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Arkansas Council on Human Relations Records

Identifier: MS Ar4 ACHR
Scope and Content Note

The records pertain to the creation, organization, and functioning of the Council, and to the activities and interests of its officers, directors, staff, membership, supporters and opponents in regard to race relations in Arkansas. They include office files and sound recordings.

Dates: 1954-1968

Arkansas Educational Television Network "As We See It..." Videotapes

Identifier: MS Ar4e AETN 377
Scope and Contents

Television film, "As We See It...," produced by WWTW/Chicago Public Television Station in May 1978, for Public Broadcasting System series of 24 half-hour programs on school desegregation. Part I, on Hope High School, Hope Ark., shown by AETN Feb. 16, 1980; another segment, on Little Rock's Central High School, shown by AETN May 25, 1980. 2 U-matic videotapes, without soundtracks.

Dates: 1978

Daisy Bates Papers

Identifier: MC 582
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of twelve boxes of correspondence and other documents, photographs, audio cassettes, and film. The files include correspondence resulting from her work and that of her husband, L.C. Bates, with the NAACP between 1957 and 1974. Significant correspondents include Harry Ashmore, Dale Bumpers, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Orval Faubus, and Roy Wilkins. An index of correspondents is located at the end of this finding aid. Other materials in the collection include honors and...
Dates: 1940-1988

Melba Pattillo Beals Papers

Identifier: MC 1795
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of letters, photographs, magazines, newspaper and other publication clippings, commemorative materials, and related materials regarding Melba Pattillo Beals and detailing the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957-1958. Also included are materials associated with Beals’ book manuscript and publications titled Warriors Don’t Cry and White is a State of Mind. Family materials include correspondence and materials associated with Lois Pattillo, Melba...
Dates: 1957-2001

Virgil T. Blossom Papers

Identifier: MC 1364
Scope and Content Note Papers pertaining to Virgil T. Blossom's career as Superintendent of the Little Rock Public Schools, 1953-1958, especially his role in the desegregation crisis in 1957-58. The papers pertain to the Central High crisis. Blossom became a central figure in the controversy, and he was removed as superintendent in November 1958. He wrote an account of the crisis, published as a series of articles, "The Untold Story of Little Rock," in Saturday Evening Post (May 23 - June 27, 1959) and...
Dates: 1952-1960

Colbert S. Cartwright Scrapbooks

Identifier: MC 1026
Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks pertain to Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister Colbert S. Cartwright's involvement with race relations in Little Rock (Pulaski County), and particularly to the Little Rock Central High Integration Crisis.

Dates: 1954-1963

Faubus Oral History Interview Project Materials

Identifier: MC 1762
Scope and Content Note

The Faubus Oral History Interview Project Materials contains notes, transcripts, newspaper clippings, photocopied reproductions of archival materials, and tape cassette recordings of interviews that were conducted as part of Tom Wagy's project. The materials are divided into three series and are arranged according to original order.

Dates: 1855-1999

Orval Eugene Faubus Papers

Identifier: MS F27 301 FAUBUS
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, diary, lists, notes, petitions, certificates, clippings, literary manuscripts, legislative bills, scrapbooks, sound recordings, motion picture film, financial, legal, military, and other records created, received, or collected by Faubus (1910-1978) or by staff members of the Arkansas gubernatorial office (1955-1967). Records pertain, for the most part, to the operations (1955-1967) of Arkansas state constitutional and other offices,...
Dates: 1910-1978; Majority of material found within 1939-1974

Frank N. Gordon Papers

Identifier: MC 232
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of Gordon's materials from the Arkansas Conference on Human Relations (founded in 1954), a descendant of the Southern Regional Council of Atlanta, founded a decade earlier. Gordon's papers from such related groups as the Greater Little Rock Conference on Religion and Human Relations and the Greater Little Rock Conference on Religion and Race are included, as are pertinent materials dealing with desegregation, economics, civil rights, and racial and religious...
Dates: 1954-1971

Lawrence Brooks Hays Papers

Identifier: MS H334p
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, diaries, notes, literary manuscripts, reports, speeches, clippings, political campaign materials, academic records, business and legal documents, clippings, photographs, sound recordings and other materials pertaining to the life and career of Lawrence Brooks Hays, an Arkansas lawyer, politician, legislator, government official, educator, social worker, author, and civic and religious leader. Records, most of which date from 1915 to 1972, pertain to Hays'...
Dates: circa 1844-1978; Majority of material found within 1915-1972

Harlan Hobbs Papers

Identifier: MC 1356
Scope and Content Note The collection includes significant materials pertaining to celebrities such as Bob Burns, Chester Lauck, Gail Patrick, and others. Also, significant materials pertain to the relationship between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Kevin McCann. Materials pertaining to Dr. Thomas Dooley, famed for his volunteer work in Laos and co-founder of MEDICO, the Medical International Cooperation Organization, include items related to his visit to Winnetka, Illinois, in 1959, as well as efforts to...
Dates: 1926-2002

Elizabeth Paisley Huckaby Records Pertaining to the Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

Identifier: MC 428
Scope and Content Note The journals, correspondence, notes, school bulletins, memoranda, reports, interview transcripts, programs, school handbook, school directories and other material in this collection were created or collected by Mrs. Huckaby in the course of her administrative duties or as the result of her personal experiences during the academic year 1957-1958. The collection also contains two drafts, rough and revised, of Huckaby's book, Crisis At Central High: Little...
Dates: 1957-1963

Elizabeth Jacoway Oral History Interviews

 Collection — Box: Small Manuscript Collections Box 9
Identifier: MC 1481
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of copies of the transcriptions of interviews she conducted with Daisy Gatson Bates and Vivion Lenon Brewer, two leaders of the effort to desegregate Central High School. N.B. The transcripts were copied from the Southern Historical Collection, the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and were given to the University of Arkansas Libraries by Ms. Jacoway.

Dates: 1976

Betty E. Lile Papers

Identifier: MC 1455
Scope and Content Note

Papers pertain to the participation of Betty E. Lile's husband, R. A. Lile, in the events of the fall of 1957 when attempts to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock resulted in deployment of Federal troops and a major crisis.

Dates: 1971-1997

Little Rock Central High Integration Crisis, Federal Bureau of Investigation Records

Identifier: MC 1027
Scope and Content Note

The files are photocopies of serials 855, 933, 937, 971, and 990 from Bureau File No. 4412284. They pertain to contempt of court actions stemming from the integration crisis, and are composed mostly of interviews.

Dates: 1957

Little Rock Desegregation Crisis Oral History Interview Transcripts

Identifier: MS L72 310
Scope and Content Note

Xerox copy of typewritten transcripts of oral history interviews conducted, 1970-1972, by Columbia University's Oral History Research Office.

Dates: 1970-1973

Little Rock Racial Integration Collection

Identifier: MC 2495
Content Description

Ephemera and correspondence related to segregation and racial issues in Little Rock, Arkansas around the time of the Little Rock Crisis. Collection includes an Urban League of Greater Little Rock brochure, "How Is Your Platform Appeal...White Speakers before Colored Audiences and Colored Speakers before White Audiences"; an anonymous supportive message mailed to Gov. Orval Faubus; and a political cartoon and a letter produced by the segregationist Capital Citizens' Council.

Dates: 1957-1958

Sarah Alderman Murphy Papers

Identifier: MC 1321
Scope and Content Note This collection is a combination of papers accumulated by Murphy during her years as an activist and materials used in writing her book. Among the latter are the papers of Billie Wilson, a former member of WEC. Wilson gave Murphy her papers, which included correspondence, pamphlets, and press clippings, to aid in the writing of Breaking the Silence. Because of the overlapping subject matter in Murphy's and Wilson's papers, Wilson's materials have been...
Dates: 1950-1994

Larry Obsitnik Photo Archives

Identifier: MC 1280
Scope and Content Note Materials in this collection include almost 700 prints and more than 10,000 negatives. They include items spanning the entire length of Obsitnik's career as a photographer. One series features photographs taken while he was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. The collection includes approximately one hundred prints of prominent persons, including American presidents, Arkansas politicians, and celebrities; it contains a substantially larger number of negatives depicting these subjects. Several...
Dates: 1918-1984

Roy Reed Papers

Identifier: MC 1083
Scope and Content Note The collection comprises personal, academic and professional/research records. The personal records consist mostly of correspondence and files pertaining to Reed’s studies at Harvard University. The academic records pertain to the classes taught by Reed, such as classroom lecture notes, syllabi, tests, newspaper and magazine articles, typescripts, and other classroom items created and collected by him. The professional/research records contain subject files that concern primarily Reed’s...
Dates: 1951-1998

Herbert L. Thomas, Sr. Papers

Identifier: MS T38
Scope and Contents

16 items relating to racial issues in Little Rock, and particularly to school integration.

Dates: 1958

Velma and J. O. Powell Collection

Identifier: MC 1367
Scope and Content Note Papers pertaining to the Little Rock Central High School integration crisis (1957-1959) and the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC). The collection includes an account of the events by J. O. Powell, along with notes and correspondence to a nephew, Tim DeLaney. Also included in the collection are photocopies of several other accounts: an unpublished book, The Embattled Ladies of Little Rock, by Vivion Lenon Brewer, one of the founders of WEC;...
Dates: ca 1958-1979

Thelma Mothershed Wair Papers

Identifier: MC 1868
Scope and Content Note This collection contains correspondence between the Little Rock Nine Scholarship Fund and individuals who worked to support the fund and correspondence between the Little Rock Nine Scholarship Fund and universities attended by the Little Rock Nine. The checkbook and check receipts included in Box 2 of the collection provide supplementary documentation of how the funds were distributed to the different academic institutions attended by the Little Rock Nine. The Thelma Mothershed Wair Papers...
Dates: 1958-2005

Henry Woods Papers

Identifier: MC 1386
Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of materials documenting Judge Woods' career from the 1940s to the 1990s, and are arranged in three series. Series 1 contains personal and professional correspondence and other papers and photographs. The bulk of the collection is in Series 2, pertaining to Little Rock school desegregation cases, 1950s-1990s. Series 3 contains papers and videocassettes pertaining to other court cases.

Dates: ca 1940s to 1990s

Henry Woods Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 1386a
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, travel information, daily calendars, plaques and awards received by Henry Woods during his career.

Dates: 1936-2002

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Civil Rights -- Arkansas -- Little Rock 6
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Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) 12
Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994 7
Bates, Daisy 4
Griswold, Nat R., 1901-1991 3
Huckaby, Elizabeth Paisley 3
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Woods, Henry, 1918-2002 3
Arkansas Council on Human Relations 2
Beals, Melba 2
Cartwright, Colbert S. , 1924-1996 2
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
McMath, Sid 2
Murphy, Sara Alderman, 1924-1995 2
Terry, Adolphine Fletcher, 1882-1976 2
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 2
Wair, Thelma Mothershed, 1940- 2
Women's Emergency Committee (Little Rock, Ark.) 2
Arkansas Basin Development Association 1
Arkansas Council on Children and Youth 1
Arkansas Educational Television Network 1
Arkansas Municipal League 1
Arkansas. Office of Economic Opportunity 1
Arkansas. State Highway Commission 1
Bates, L. C. (Lucious Christopher), 1904–1980 1
Blossom, Clarrene Tribble 1
Blossom, Virgil T. 1
Brewer, Vivion Lenon, 1900-1991 1
Bumpers, Dale 1
Cash, Johnny 1
Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
Columbia University. Oral History Research Office 1
Deal, Diane 1
Democratic Party (Ark.) 1
Drake, Don 1
Eccles, Kathy DeLaney 1
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 1
Gordon, Frank N. 1
Greater Little Rock Conference on Religion and Human Relations 1
Greater Little Rock Conference on Religion and Race 1
Harper, Joe 1
Harper, Larry 1
Hays, Brooks 1
Hays, Marion Prather 1
Hays, Steele, 1872-1959 1
Henry, Thomas W. 1
Hobbs, Harlan 1
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 1
Jacoway, Elizabeth 1
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007 1
Jones, Euine Fay, 1921-2004 1
Lauck, Chester, 1902-1980 1
Lazerson, Ann 1
Lile, Betty E. 1
Lile, R. A., 1908-1987 1
McMath, Anne, 1920-1994 1
Moore, Gail B. 1
Murphy, Patrick C. 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
Obsitnik, Lawrence W. 1
Obsitnik, Nina 1
Old State House Museum (Ark.) 1
Panel of American Women 1
Peace Links 1
Powell, J. O. 1
Powell, Velma 1
Reed, Roy, 1930-2017 1
Stephens, Witt (Wilton Robert), 1907–1991 1
Streng, Betty Sue 1
Thomas, Herbert L., 1899-1982 1
United States. Congress. House 1
United States. National Archives and Records Administration 1
University of Arkansas Foundation 1
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.) 1
Wagy, Tom, 1946- 1
Wilson, Billie Brown, 1912-2001 1
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