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Arkansas -- Politics and government

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

Norwood Family Papers

Identifier: MC 2536
Content Description

Photographs, correspondence, scrapbook, business ledger, and other materials pertaining to the Norwood family of Sevier County, Arkansas. The bulk of the materials are related to J. P. Norwood and to his wife, Demma Dooley Norwood.

Dates: circa 1853-1982

Oren Harris Supplementary Papers

Identifier: MC 138C
Scope and Content Note This supplement to the Oren Harris Papers complements the gift to the University of Arkansas Libraries by Judge Harris in 1966 and a second increment received in 1972 and 1973. The present collection consists of materials in a variety of formats documenting a considerable span of Harris's life and career. Series 1, Speeches and Reports, reflects Congressman Harris's role as chairman of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, as well as other national and Arkansas issues. ...
Dates: ca 1940s-1980s

John Herbert Page Notebook and Correspondence

Identifier: MS P14
Scope and Content Note Notebook, compiled in 1912 by Arkansas political leader John Herbert Page, listing persons who were members of the Jeff Davis "political machine" in various Arkansas communities, together with correspondence, 1932-1942, exchanged between Page, serving as Arkansas Commissioner of Mines, Manufactures and Agriculture in 1932 and as Chairman of the Arkansas Corporation Commission in 1941, and various Arkansas public officials. Correspondents include Carl Edward Bailey, Junius Marion Futrell, and...
Dates: 1912; 1932-1942

Harvey Parnell Speeches

Identifier: MC 80
Scope and Content Note

The material consists of speeches delivered by Governor Parnell, as well as articles written by him, and two newspapers.

Dates: 1928-1931

Harvey Parnell Speeches and Scrapbooks

Identifier: MS P24
Scope and Content Note

Speeches by Harvey Parnell, clippings scrapbooks, and miscellaneous materials. 88 items.

Dates: 1928-1932

Phillip Pennywit Telegram

Identifier: MS L34 Pennywit
Scope and Content Note

Telegraph agent's delivery copy of telegram dated at Van Buren, Arkansas March 19, 1861, from Van Buren merchant Pennywit to convention delegates Jesse Turner and Hugh F. Thomason, Little Rock, Arkansas, approving the action of the Arkansas Secession Convention and the "immortal thirty nine who...voted down the ordinance of Secession."

Dates: 1861

People's Party Broadside

Identifier: MC 661
Scope and Content Note

Printed broadside "To the Voters of Arkansas," by Thomas Fletcher, Chairman, and J. B. Suttler, exposing Democrat activities and advising votes for four Populist and four Republican electors.

Dates: 1892

Benjamin H. Pierson Letters

Identifier: MS L34 Pierson
Scope and Content Note

Letters dated at Fayetteville, Arkansas May 24 and 25, 1844, from Washington County Circuit Clerk Pierson to Samuel Adams, Acting Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock, regarding Washington County Sheriff Presly R. Smith's delinquency in posting bond as county tax collector.

Dates: 1844

Albert Pike Letter

Identifier: MS P635 300C
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter, signed, dated Alexandria, VA, July 4, 1874, from Albert Pike to David Walker (Fayetteville, Ark.), urging him to run for U.S. Senate and reviewing history of Whig Party in Arkansas.

Dates: 1874

Pine Bluff League of Women Voters Records

Identifier: MC 904
Scope and Content Note

The material consists of annual reports, minutes of annual meetings, audits and budgets, membership lists, research notes, and other records.

Dates: 1952-1983

David H. Pryor Papers

Identifier: MC 336
Scope and Content Note The collection is divided into four major groups. Group I includes materials from Senator Pryor's time as publisher of the Ouachita Citizen, his terms in the Arkansas General Assembly and United States House of Representatives, and his two terms as governor of Arkansas. Group II includes materials related to his term in the United States Senate; this group also includes materials related to Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign and inauguration as well...
Dates: 1934-2004

Pulaski County Democratic Central Committee Records

Identifier: MC 1126
Scope and Content Note

Record book containing proceeding minutes, clippings, and tally sheets pertaining to party activities in Pulaski County, and one folder of laid-in materials.

Dates: 1882-1896

Hiram Heartsill Ragon Papers

Identifier: MS R126 388
Scope and Content Note Scrapbooks, correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, photographs, clippings, news releases, political campaign literature, and other published or unpublished materials pertaining to: the life and career of Hiram Heartsill Ragon, U.S. Congressman from Arkansas, 1923-1933, and judge of the U.S, District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, 1933 until his death, and to the life and career of his son, Hiram Heartsill Ragon, Jr. (1917-1975), Prosecuting Attorney for the Twelfth Judicial...
Dates: 1915-1962; undated

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

Bill Reifenberger Collection of J. William Fulbright Materials

Identifier: MC 2641
Content Description

The collection consists of materials related to Arkansas politician and statesman J. William Fulbright that were acquired by Bill Reifenberger as part of research for a 2006 documentary about Fulbright, Fulbright: The Man, The Mission, & The Message, for which Reifenberger served as a co-screenwriter and co-producer. Materials are primarily photographs; also included are newspaper clippings and political cartoons.

Dates: circa 1900-1995

Harmon Liveright Remmel Papers

Identifier: MS R23
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, notes, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, maps, scrapbook and other material relating to the business interests, political activity and other affairs of Arkansas businessman and Republican Party leader Harmon Liveright Remmel, Sr., especially to the appointment of Jacob Trieber as U.S. District Judge, to the visit of William Howard Taft to Little Rock in 1918, to Remmel's opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, to his political opposition to Jeff Davis, to his...
Dates: 1879-1927

Harmon Liveright Remmel, Jr., Papers

Identifier: MC 605
Scope and Content Note Scrapbooks, letters, and other items pertaining to the family of Harmon Liveright Remmel, Jr. of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Included are newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, broadsides, and other items concerning Harmon Liveright Remmel, Sr., who led the Arkansas State Republican Party from the 1890s until his death October 14, 1927. The collection also includes a number of items in German. Among these are letters to the senior Mr. Remmel from various relatives, and a Wanderbuch of...
Dates: 1835-1985; Majority of material found within 1919-1927

Pratt C. Remmel Arkansas State Republican Party Archive

Identifier: MS R28 235
Scope and Content Note MS, TS, TS Copy, Proc TS, PR, Photo. Correspondence, reports, minutes of proceedings, lists, scrapbooks, photographs, broadsides and other printed materials, mostly dated 1896-1933, pertaining to the activities of the Republican party in Arkansas. Correspondents from whom or to whom one or more letters are received or addressed include: Bernie Smade Babcock, Milton Drew Bowers, Charles Hillman Brough, William Morgan Butler, Gordon Hensley Campbell Thaddeus Horatius...
Dates: 1882-1956; Majority of material found within 1896-1933

John Hugh Reynolds Letter and Associated Material

Identifier: MS L34 1907
Scope and Contents

Xeroxed copies of typed, signed letter (2 leaves) dated Fayetteville, Ark., Mar. 30, 1907, from John Hugh Reynolds to the Hon. James W. Thompson, Little Rock, and accompanying "Arguments" (2 leaves) and publisher's advertisement (1 leaf). Material pertains to proposed legislation regarding the Arkansas History Commission and to publication of volume one of Publications of the Arkansas Historical Association.

Dates: 1907

Rabie Guthrie Rhodes Papers

Identifier: MC 931
Scope and Content Note The papers contain correspondence; financial and professional records; bank ledgers; appointment and address books; diplomas, certificates, awards, and plaques; photographs; a scrapbook; twelve black and white reproductions on silk by Italian artist Oscar D'Amico, and other materials and records pertaining to Rabie Rhodes' personal life, business affairs, and professional and civic activities. Notable correspondents include: Dale Bumpers, William Jefferson Clinton, Orval Faubus, J. William...
Dates: 1914-1987

Roy Riales Papers

Identifier: MC 1631
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence written by various politicians. Much of the collection contains newspaper clippings, tracing Riales' political career, and the restoration of Queen Wilhelmina State Park, and Arkansas highways. Also included in the collection, are several photographs documenting his career in the Arkansas Legislature.

Dates: 1935-1981

Willis Ricketts Papers

Identifier: MC 1283
Scope and Content Note The collection contains materials related to Ricketts’ 1962 gubernatorial campaign as well as materials related to the Arkansas and national Republican parties in 1960-1962. Also included are materials related to his involvement with the Jaycees. Materials include political and personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, texts of speeches and miscellaneous campaign documents. The Marlin Hawkins item is an article...
Dates: 1958-1962

Susan B. Riley Albert Pike Materials

Identifier: MS R45
Scope and Content Note

Prof. Riley's unpublished Ph.D. dissertation (George Peabody College for Teachers, 1934) on the life and works of Pike, together with correspondence and other collected or compiled supporting material, published and unpublished, relating to her doctoral and subsequent research on the subject.

Dates: 1916-1963

Joseph T. Robinson Research Materials

Identifier: MC 1959
Scope and Content Note This collection consists of research materials gathered by Dennis Rhodes, concerning the life of Joseph T. Robinson. Much of Rhodes'research concerns Robinson's work in foreign relations, his stance on Prohibition, and general newspaper and periodical clippings regarding Robinson's life and death. Many of the folders appear to contain original or copied correspondence of Senator Robinson, or his staff. Also included in the collection are: speeches, press releases, and newspaper and...
Dates: 1908-1943

Joseph Taylor Robinson Papers

Identifier: MS R563 18
Scope and Content Note

The Joseph Taylor Robinson papers (primarily 1900-1937) contain correspondence, memoranda, speeches, legislative bills, business and financial records, legal files, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and other materials created or received by or pertaining to Robinson's life and career, especially to his service as U. S. Senator from Arkansas, 1913-1937.

Dates: 1900-1954; Majority of material found within 1900-1937