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Arkansas -- Politics and government

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 192 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur Brann Caldwell Papers

Identifier: MS C127 209 209A-F
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, memoranda, addresses, reports, photographs, printed materials, and other records created, received, or collected by Caldwell. Most items are dated in the period 1950-1970, Specific areas to which materials pertain include: University of Arkansas Glee Club, 1927-1928; Arkansas and national political affairs, ca. 1917-1974; Japanese-Americans in the U.S. armed forces and the U.S. War Relocation Authority relocation centers in World War II; civil rights legislation...
Dates: 1912-1975

Caraway Family Scrapbook

Identifier: MC 2550
Content Description Scrapbook of materials related to the Caraway family, and particularly to Arkansas Senator Hattie Wyatt Caraway. The scrapbook was compiled primarily by Mary Sue Todd Renfro (a grand-niece of Hattie Caraway) and her daughter, Nancy Todd Renfro. The scrapbook includes correspondence, photographs, genealogical research, newspaper clippings, and copies of vital records such as marriage and death certificates. Those identified in photographs include Hattie Wyatt Caraway, Thaddeus Caraway, Paul...
Dates: circa 1900-2007

Hattie Wyatt Caraway Papers

Identifier: MS C176
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, 1919-1950; photographs, c. 1884-1943; journal, 1931-1934; scrapbooks of clippings, 1927-1931 and 1934-1944; and other material pertaining to Thaddeus Horatius Caraway's political and other activities, 1927-1931, and Hattie Wyatt Caraway's political and other activities, 1931-1945, while serving as U.S. Senators from Arkansas (1920-1931 and 1931-1945, respectively); to T.H. Caraway's death, 1931; to H.W. Caraway's post-Senatorial career as U.S. civil servant, 1945-1950; and to...
Dates: ca 1884-1950

August Barnwell Clark Papers

Identifier: MC 576
Scope and Content Note

The material consists of correspondence and documents relating to Clark's careers and political interests in the area. A large portion concerns political appointments and Clark's ties to Senator Hattie W. Caraway and Congressman Ben Cravens. Also included are several newspaper clippings (primarily obituaries of Clark) and one broadside (folder 4) concerning the national elections of 1932.

Dates: 1931-1940

August Barnwell Clark Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 704
Scope and Content Note The material relating to Clark's bid for himself or his friends to be appointed U. S. Marshall dates from 1932 to 1940. It comprises primarily copies of letters of reference in Clark's behalf, but also includes two petitions and an incomplete index created by Clark of the reference letters. The general correspondence spans 1931-1940. It is primarily business correspondence related to Clark's banking interests and involvement with the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. Some political matters...
Dates: 1931-1940

Powell Clayton Letter

Identifier: MC 1554
Scope and Content Note

The letter is written in ink on lined stationery of the Headquarters, Republican State Committee, Arkansas, dated from Little Rock, Oct. 21st, addressed to Hon. S. Fessenden in New York, and apologizes for the later return of a dispatch.

Dates: 1884

Congressional Obituaries

Identifier: MS C76
Scope and Content Note 29 items. Photoduplicates of obituary notices, news articles, and editorial eulogies appearing in the Arkansas Gazette, the New York Times, and other newspapers, 1868-1916, reporting the deaths of 13 of the 16 congressmen who represented Arkansas in the Senate and House of the 40th-43rd U.S. Congresses (Jun 23, 1868-Mar 3, 1875) during "Congressional Reconstruction." Includes obituaries for Thomas Boles (1837-1905),...
Dates: 1868-1916

Conway League of Women Voters

Identifier: MC 1411
Scope and Content Note

Materials include correspondence, reports, publications, forms, financial records, brochures, action alerts, newspaper clippings, photographs, membership records, minutes of meetings, and miscellaneous items including buttons, bumper stickers, name tags and a wooden gavel.

Dates: 1975-1986

Mary Frances Drake Cooley Film Recordings

Identifier: MC 1251
Content Description The collection contains film recordings of home videos created by the family of Mary Frances Drake Cooley, as well as VHS and DVD access copies of the film recordings.Footage is primarily of children and other family members, and also includes footage of cityscapes and landscapes taken from a moving vehicle. According to the donor, footage includes a Southern Methodist University vs University of Arkansas football game (likely the football game that occurs around 58:38 on the...
Dates: circa 1940-1960

D. H. Creekmore Broadside

Identifier: MS C86
Scope and Content Note

Political handbill, published at Van Buren, Arkansas, pertaining to Creekmore's candidacy for election to office of Crawford County judge.

Dates: circa 1874

Edward Cross Political and Familial Papers

Identifier: MS C884 354
Scope and Content Note Photocopies of, for the most part, correspondence created or received by Edward Cross. Series I consists principally of incoming correspondence, 1838-1843, from Cross' relatives, friends, constituents, and political supporters during and immediately prior to his three terms in Congress, including election campaigns, patronage, and legislation relating to mail routes, petitions for redress of grievances, agriculture, land surveys, military affairs, banking and the monetary system, human...
Dates: 1838-1843; 1856-1857

John Fuller Cross Oral History Interview

Identifier: MC 2435

Transcript of oral history conducted by Tom Dillard of Cornerstone Bank (Eureka Springs, AR) chairman John Fuller Cross on September 2, 2011.

Dates: 2011

Jeff Davis Materials

Identifier: qMS D29
Scope and Content Note Political campaign and other material relating to Jeff Davis. Two printed broadsides, issued during the Arkansas Democratic Party primary campaign of 1903 by state Supreme Court Justice Carroll David Wood and by supporters of his gubernatorial candidacy in opposition to the re-election of Jeff Davis, together with an affidavit, executed at Van Buren, Arkansas March 22, 1912 by four citizens of that city, testifying that Davis, candidate for the Democratic nomination to a second...
Dates: circa 1903-1924

Wallace Davis Political Leaflet

Identifier: MC 660
Scope and Content Note

Printed (Allied Printing, Little Rock) leaflet, folded to 4 pages, by Wallace Davis, son of Jeff Davis, concerning the political enmity between his father and candidate James P. Clarke; in form of letter addressed to Hon. W. F. Kirby, Little Rock.

Dates: 1914

Peter Deisch Materials

Identifier: MC 1679
Scope and Content Note

The materials include photocopies of genealogical information, correspondence, photographs and a partial autobiography. Materials are divided into two volumes. The volumes were compiled by the donor, Richard Cochran, who married Deisch's great-granddaughter in 2000.

Dates: 1880-1968

Tom W. Dillard Collection

Identifier: MS D58
Scope and Content Note

The collection contains leaflets, brochures, press releases, broadsides, bulletin, newsletter, report, and other printed or duplicated political campaign materials created by or received by the Arkansas Republican Party. The material is now contained in the Broadside Collection.

Dates: circa 1967-1970

George Washington Donaghey Broadside and Proclamation

Identifier: qMS D714
Scope and Contents

Political broadside from Democratic gubernatorial primary election campaign of 1910, "The Naked Truth. Kavanaugh Denounces Donaghey"; gubernatorial proclamation, May 13, 1911, calling a special session of General Assembly.

Dates: circa 1910-1911

George Washington Donaghey Miscellaneous Material

Identifier: MS D714m
Scope and Contents Activities to which the material specifically relates include: Donaghey's role in the construction of the Arkansas state capitol; his work as governor and as member of the state Capitol Arts Commission, Centennial Commission, Board of Charities and Corrections, and Planning Board; his work as member of the (Little Rock) Broadway-Main Street Bridge Commission and of the National Board of Finance of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; creation of the Donaghey Foundation and endowment of...
Dates: 1856-1947

Stephen Wallace Dorsey Letter

Identifier: MS D738
Scope and Content Note

Signed letter, dated "United States Senate Chamber, Washington, June 1874," to "Hon Geo H Williams, Attorney General," signed by Dorsey, William J. Hynes, Asa Hodges, and O. P. Snyder, endorsing William H. H. Clayton's candidacy for appointment as U.S. District Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

Dates: 1874

Robert R. Douglas Papers

Identifier: MC 1472
Scope and Contents The collection contains the personal and professional papers of journalist and educator Robert R. Douglas; the bulk of the materials relate to his work at the Arkansas Gazette, his work as Chair of the Journalism Department at the University of Arkansas, or to his interest and involvement in legal cases related to libel, defamation, and freedom of the press.Collection materials include correspondence, clippings, legal documents, writings by Douglas...
Dates: 1940-2001

Draft Mills for President Committee Materials

Identifier: MC 1853
Content Description

Campaign packet distributed by the Draft Mills for President Committee, which was organized to support a campaign by U.S. Representative Wilbur D. Mills of Arkansas for President of the United States in 1972. The packet includes correspondence, a newsletter, campaign stickers and pins, and a volunteer form.

Dates: 1971

Election Research Council Materials

Identifier: MC 1542
Scope and Content Note

Papers include absentee voter forms, correspondence, press releases, reports, and miscellaneous papers.

Dates: 1964-1965

Clyde T. Ellis Papers

Identifier: MS E15 258 258A-E
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, memoranda, scrapbooks, diary fragment, legislative bills, broadsides, photographs, clippings and other published and unpublished materials created or received by the Arkansas lawyer, politician, state legislator and administrator who served in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1939 to 1943 and who was, from 1942 his retirement in 1968, Executive Manager of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Part of the materials pertain to Ellis’ personal...
Dates: 1933-1976

John Samuel Faubus Correspondence and Miscellaneous Records

Identifier: MS F27js 301
Scope and Content Note Correspondence and other records created or received by John Samuel Faubus. Records consist principally of correspondence, exchanged 1942-1966 with political leaders and with political sympathetic "Free-thinkers" and "Liberals," in expression of political opinions. Included are copies of Faubus' letters, many pseudonymous, addressed to editors of newspapers and intended for publication. Other records, pertaining to Orval E. Faubus, include war-time (1944-1945)...
Dates: 1913-1966

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