Skip to main content

James B. Meriwether Papers

Identifier: MC 878

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist primarily of records accumulated by Meriwether during his chairmanship of the Board of Foreign Scholarships and include the Board’s minutes of the meetings, correspondence, and other material pertaining to educational exchange.


  • 1979-1989


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

James B. Meriwether is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. He received his B.A. degree at the University of South Carolina and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Princeton University. He served as Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas, and Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Meriwether was a Fulbright professor at the University of Paris, France, from 1970 to 1971 and at the University of Bonn, Germany, in 1980. Meriwether was an American Council of Learned Societies fellow from 1960 to 1961 and a Guggenheim fellow from 1963 to 1964. He authored The Literary Career of William Faulkner, 1961 and edited Essay, Speeches and Public Letters of William Faulkner, 1966. He has authored other works and is a contributor to professional journals. James B. Meriwether was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Board of Foreign Scholarships (now the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board) in 1983. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1984 to 1988.


6.8 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in two series:

  1. Series I. Organizational Files
  1. Series II. Fulbright Exchange Program

Acquisition Information

The James B. Meriwether Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, in 1989 by James B. Meriwether.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu; completed June 2009.

Box 6 processed in by Samuel Ownbey in February 2020.



James B. Meriwether Papers
Vera Ekechukwu
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444