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Arkansas Committee Records

Identifier: MC 1250

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Arkansas Committee primarily consist of photocopies members made of public documents such as court records and depositions, along with newspaper and magazine clippings. Some original letters from persons interested in the work of the Arkansas Committee are also included. Sound cassette interviews with various parties conducted by Committee members and video cassette tapes of Committee hearings and productions are also included. The records have been inventoried by file folder titles which correspond to the topic or material type of the file's contents. Sound and video cassette titles listed are those created by the Arkansas committee. Sound cassettes have been removed from the inventoried boxes for separate storage.


  • 1989-1992


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Audio cassette tapes in Master Cassette Box are restricted for preservation reasons; researchers should use access copies in User Cassette Box.

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

Use Information

Three sound cassette tapes, consisting of interviews conducted by Mark Swaney with June and Joel Hanley, have been removed from the collection and will remain unavailable for research use until their review five years from the donation date.

Use of originals is restricted for preservation reasons. Access copies are available for use.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Note

The Arkansas Committee was a registered student organization with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, concerned with investigating allegations of corruption in government. Of particular interest to the group were the Iran-Contra scandal and the possible involvement of government officials at all levels.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by type.

Acquisition Information

Letters, sound and video cassette tapes, and photocopies of public records, newspaper articles, court depositions and miscellaneous documents gathered or created by the Arkansas Committee were donated to the Special Collections Department by Mark Swaney on June 1, 1993.

NOTE: File 13, box 2, "Bill Holmes material" was added to the collection on April 8, 1994 after its donation by Mark Swaney. For security considerations every sheet in the entire collection was individually numbered on July 1, 1994. These sheet numbers have been added to the folder listings in the following inventory.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott; completed in February 1994.



Arkansas Committee Records
Kim Allen Scott
February 1994
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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