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Arkansas -- Politics and government

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 188 Collections and/or Records:

Orval E. Faubus Papers

Identifier: MC 467
Scope and Content Note The papers document the tenure of Faubus as director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, an assistance agency for veterans and their dependents. The collection is arranged in four series and consists of biographical information, employment correspondence, miscellaneous correspondence, and invitations and engagements. The bulk of the two series of correspondence consists of request from veterans seeking intervention by Faubus on their behalf and requests for interviews and...
Dates: 1981-1983

Orval Eugene Faubus Files, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Identifier: MC 1324
Scope and Content Note

The FBI files pertain to Orval Eugene Faubus' controversial attendance at Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas in 1935; integration of Public Schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Governor Faubus' contempt of court; and two separate extortion investigations, 1958 and 1964.

Dates: 1954-1969

Orval Eugene Faubus Interview

Identifier: MC 512
Scope and Content Note

Interview of Orval Eugene Faubus conducted by Jacquelyn R. George for credit in a political science course at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Topics discussed by Faubus include his administration's tax increases, accomplishments, and legacy. Brief synopsis of interview in accession file.

Dates: 1981

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

Orval Eugene Faubus Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 922
Scope and Content Note This collection is essentially a continuation of the Orval Eugene Faubus Papers, 1910...(1939-74)-1978 (MS/F27/301/FAUBUS). Materials in this collection pertain primarily to the life of Orval Faubus following his six terms as governor of Arkansas. Included are items pertaining to his marriage to Elizabeth (Beth) Drake Thompson Westmoreland (1969); his adoption of her daughter, Kim Elizabeth, and son, Frederick ("Ric" or "Ricci") King (1971); Beth's death (1983); and his marriage to Janice...
Dates: 1928-1994

Fayetteville City Council Minute Book

Identifier: MC 1420
Scope and Content Note

The ledger contains handwritten minutes of the Council meetings from April 11, 1883 to December 12, 1887.

Dates: 1883-1887

George Fisher Papers

Identifier: MC 1495

Cartoons, art, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and artifacts from the life of George Fisher, a political cartoonist from Arkansas.

Dates: 1918-2003

Forrest Ford Manuscript

Identifier: MS F751
Scope and Content Note

"What Was Stephen W. Dorsey?" typescript, photograph, and map.

Dates: 1967

J. William Fulbright Papers, Second Accession

Identifier: MS F956 144-B
Scope and Content Note The second increment of the J. William Fulbright papers (primarily 1960-1975) comprises approximately nine hundred linear feet of materials and documents the tenure of the Arkansas Democrat in the U.S. House and Senate. The collection consists of constituent, official, and personal correspondence, memoranda, legislative bills, speeches, photographs, and other records related to the political, governmental, and diplomatic interests and activities of the senator. An important component of the...
Dates: 1940-1975; Majority of material found within 1960-1975

J. William Fulbright Post-Senatorial Papers

Identifier: MS F956 144-C
Scope and Content Note

Papers associated with Fulbright's activities and interests from 1975-1994.

Dates: 1943-1994

Junius Marion Futrell Letter

Identifier: MS L34 1913
Scope and Content Note

Letter dated at Little Rock, Arkansas June 19, 1913, from Acting Governor J. M. Futrell to Professor L. E. Aylsworth, Lincoln, Nebraska, advising that he is forwarding, under separate cover, copies of the messages delivered to the Arkansas General Assembly by his gubernatorial predecessors, George Washington Donaghey and Joseph Taylor Robinson.

Dates: 1913

Zella Hargrove Gaither Manuscript

Identifier: MS L34 Gaither
Scope and Content Note

"The Life of Archibald Yell", Intro by Frederick W. Allsop. Unpublished manuscript.

Impressionistic account of Yell's life with a description of his two burial ceremonies. Includes poetry by Albert Pike, John Greenleaf Whittier and George Smoote. Also includes a long prose essay on the Mexican War by Anna Robinson Watson.

Dates: 1939

Augustus H. Garland Letter

Identifier: MC 1543
Scope and Content Note

A letter written by Augustus Hill Garland, written on the stationery of the United States Senate Chamber, Washington, October 31, 1877. The collection consists of a note written in ink on a sheet of lined paper torn across the middle. The address of the Senate Chamber is printed in Gothic type at the upper right.

The senator is apparently writing to confirm the date of his service as Governor of Arkansas. The note is addressed to Frank Thomas Esq.

Dates: 1877

Augustus Hill Garland Letters

Identifier: MS G18
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two letters by Arkansas politician Augustus Garland Hill: a letter dated July 30, 1886 from United States Attorney General Garland to Samuel Jackson Randall, regarding a Congressional appropriation for "Law clerks of the Supreme Judges...," and a letter dated July 15, 1879 from Senator Garland to someone named Christie[?] that mentions the high temperatures and the yellow fever concerns in Memphis.

Dates: 1879-1886

Gilleylen-Eley-Stokes Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1653

This collection consists of materials related to the Gillylen, Eley, and Stokes families of Pike County, Arkansas.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1885-2000

Good Government League Records

Identifier: MS G591 300-E
Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, lists, notes, legal documents, transcripts of County Court records, and other materials created or received by leaders of the citizens' reform group organized to correct alleged electoral abuses and political corruption in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Dates: 1933-1936

Nathan Gordon Papers

Identifier: MC 1004
Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks, clippings, letters, photographs, and other papers concerning Nathan Gordon.

A major part of the collection consists of scrapbooks kept by Nathan Gordon's mother, Ada Ruth Bearden Gordon. Materials concerning family history were collected by Nathan Gordon's brother, Edward Gordon, Jr.

Dates: 1852-1989

John Wellington Grabiel Political Papers

Identifier: MS G752 259
Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, newspapers, clippings, speeches, broadsides and other material pertaining to the political career of John Wellington Grabiel, the Ohio-born attorney of Fayetteville, Arkansas, who, in 1922 and 1924, was Republican candidate for governor of Arkansas.

Dates: 1916-1928

Green Party of Arkansas Materials

Identifier: MC 1803
Scope and Content Note

The collection mainly consists of materials of the Green Party candidates, Abel Tomlinson and Rebekah Kennedy, from the 2008 election which includes website materials, campaign ephemera, DVDs, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 2000-2008

C. G. "Crip" Hall Campaign Folder

Identifier: MC 675
Scope and Content Note

Printed ("Typographical Union Label, Fort Smith, Ark." on front) brochure, folded to 4 pages, for the reelection of C. G. "Crip" Hall as Arkansas Secretary of State. Includes halftones of Hall and many views of Capitol.

Dates: circa 1938

C.G. "Crip" Hall Materials

Identifier: MC 1847
Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of four scrapbooks documenting Crip Hall’s personal and political life, a signed print of Harry Truman, Hall's attorney license, a portrait, a signed political cartoon depicting Hall, and a signed Dennis the Menace cartoon. The collection also contains two 78 rpm records, a CD recording of a 1952 interview, a newspaper clipping, and Hall's signature stamp.

Dates: 1922-1961

John Paul Hammerschmidt Papers

Identifier: MC 1230
Scope and Content Note

The collection is divided into twenty-one series. Materials include biographical data, correspondence, legislative and committee materials, personal and office financial records, speeches, press releases, posters, audio and video tapes, and ephemera.

Dates: 1964-2009

James Millinder Hanks Diaries

Identifier: MC 1335
Scope and Content Note The collection contains forty-five diaries dating from 1865 to 1907 and seven bound volumes of transcripts of the diaries for the period 1865-1896. The remaining diaries were transcribed by Special Collections and the transcriptions added to the collection. Added to the collection in 2002 in Box 7 are Mr. Hanks's copy of the Methodist Hymnal and a glass plate photograph identified as "Mill, Anne Amelia Hanks, and John."Master unbound...
Dates: 1865-1907

Oren Harris Congressional Papers

Identifier: MS H242
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, legislative bills, reports and other materials comprising, for the most part, Oren Harris' Congressional files. Harris, a native of Hempstead County, Arkansas, represented the fourth Congressional district of Arkansas in the 77th-89th United States Congresses, from January 3, 1941 until his resignation February 2, 1966 to accept appointment as United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. For 23 years a member of the House Committee...
Dates: 1926-1966

Oren Harris Supplementary Papers

Identifier: MS H242 138-A 138-B Harris
Scope and Content Note Articles, clippings, photocopies, photos, reports, and correspondence which primarily documents some of the work of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce and the Special Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight, both chaired by Representative Oren Harris. A small number of records pertain to other aspects of Harris' legislative and judicial careers. Arranged in 3 series, the material covers investigations of the Allied Telephone Company of Conway, Arkansas [1965], the...
Dates: 1941-1969