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Arkansas -- Politics and government

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 188 Collections and/or Records:

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

Joseph Taylor Robinson Papers Supplement

Identifier: MS R563s 368 368a
Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the life and work of Joseph Taylor Robinson, and supplementing the Joseph Taylor Robinson Papers, 1900-1937 (216 feet).

Dates: 1879-1965; Majority of material found within 1905-1937

Joseph Taylor Robinson Papers, Supplement 2

Identifier: MC 1193
Scope and Content Note The papers consist of correspondence, speeches, press releases, financial records, and other papers pertaining mostly to the professional, political, and governmental career of Robinson, especially as regards to his role as a Congressman and chairman of the Committee on the Public Lands; the Arkansas gubernatorial election in 1912, mainly congratulatory messages to Robinson on his election as Arkansas Governor; and Robinson's senatorial career. Specific areas to which records relate include:...
Dates: 1904-1952

Roots Family Papers

Identifier: MS R679 348
Scope and Content Note Copies of correspondence, diaries, certificates, lists, map, military, genealogical, business and legal records, photographs, and other published and unpublished materials created, received, or collected by Logan Holt Roots (1841-1893), Philander Keep Roots (1838-1921), or members of their families. Material pertains to: the military, business, political, personal, familial, and other activities and interests of soldier, planter, political leader, banker, and railroad developer L.H. Roots,...
Dates: 1842-1907

Charles B. Roscopf Papers

Identifier: MC 2631
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials created or collected by Arkansas lawyer and legislator Charles B. Roscopf. Included are materials related to the 1969-1970 Arkansas Constitutional Convention, at which Roscopf served as a delegate; correspondence with elected officials, particularly on topics related to Phillips County, Arkansas; and two telegrams sent to Roscopf by Gov. Orval E. Faubus when Faubus called a special session of the Arkansas General Assembly in response to court-ordered school...
Dates: 1928-2010

Hardy "Spider" Rowland Papers

Identifier: MC 458
Scope and Content Note Papers and scrapbooks concerning the Arkansas Gazette newspaper columnist, Hardy "Spider" Rowland. The papers consist of correspondence, scrapbooks and memorabilia, as well as notes about Rowland which his son Ray Rowland, collected while researching a biography of his father. A notable segment of the correspondence is contained in Folder 1, which includes material concerning alleged attempts by Little Rock's two leading newspapers to violate section 7a of the National Recovery...
Dates: 1934-1952

Walter E. Rowland Faubus, Arkansas and Education Typescript

Identifier: MC 1109
Scope and Content Note

Typescript of Walter E. Rowland's book, Faubus, Arkansas and Education, published in 1989 by River Road Press, Conway, Arkansas. 302 pages.

Dates: 1989

Elsijane Trimble Roy Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 1394a
Scope and Content Note Materials in this addendum focus on her career and reveal the types of people she corresponded with, such as other judges and justices, religious figures, and many prominent political leaders. These materials are organized by people she corresponded with and with miscellaneous materials at the end. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings about the people that Roy interacted with, many holiday and birthday cards that Roy received over the years and other materials...
Dates: 1944-1999

Grandison Delaney Royston Correspondence

Identifier: MS L34 Royston
Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of printed text of correspondence exchanged at Washington, Arkansas, July 9 and 13, 1863, between Rufus King Garland and Royston, pertaining to Garland's candidacy for election to the Congress of the Confederate States.

Copied from original printed text, torn from an unidentified work in the Robert Wilson Trimble Collection, Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock.

Dates: 1863

Andrew J. Russell Papers

Identifier: MC 898
Scope and Content Note The collections contains microfilmed copies of thirteen diaries, a few newspaper clippings, and an undated photograph of Russell. For the most part, the diaries pertain to the day-to-day aspects of Russell's life as a student, teacher, father, publisher, lawyer, and citizen of Green Forest and Berryville (Carroll County) Araksnas. However, Russell's awareness of and involvement with local, state, and national politics is evident throughout his diaries. From time to time Russell comments on...
Dates: 1886-1956

Bill and Gladys Russell Papers

Identifier: MC 2276
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials created and collected by Gladys and Bill Russell, primarily memorabilia and correspondence pertaining to the University of Arkansas and to their support of Arkansas and national politicians. Notably, the collection contains scrapbook pages regarding and correspondence from former Arkansas governor and senator Dale Bumpers, who was a friend of Bill Russell.

Dates: circa 1948-2010

Billie Schneider Papers

Identifier: MC 943
Scope and Contents

Papers pertaining to Billie Schneider (1925-1985), a member of the Washington County Central Democratic Committee and the Arkansas Democratic Committee. Papers contain correspondence, 1984-1985; copies of political cartoons created by George Fisher, undated; and eulogy for Billie Schneider delivered by David Pryor, 1985.

Dates: 1937-1985

Lee A. Seamster Papers

Identifier: MC 637
Scope and Content Note

The Lee A. Seamster Papers include Seamster's correspondence, copies of his judicial decisions, and legal documents. Fannie Presley Seamster, Seamster's wife, was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; her papers, and Seamster's collection of sermons, are contained here as well. The collection concludes with family photographs.

Dates: ca 1880-1986

Vada Webb Sheid Papers

Identifier: MC 930
Scope and Content Note The papers contain legislative research files, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers. For the most part, file titles assigned by Vada Sheid have been retained. Research files contain correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and other papers, and are arranged alphabetically by topic. Speeches and recordings contain speeches prepared by Sheid arranged alphabetically by topic. Audio-cassette recordings include recordings of campaign speeches and speeches by Arkansas Senator...
Dates: 1934-1987

Lindsley Smith Arkansas Women Legislators Oral History Project Records

Identifier: MC 1755
Scope and Contents The collection consists of video and audio recordings produced or collected by Lindsley Smith as part of her Arkansas Women Legislators Oral History Project, as well as a related film and video slideshow produced by Smith. Interviewees include members and former members of the Arkansas General Assembly, and topics include their political careers, education, and family histories, as well as their advice for future female politicians. The bulk of the interviews were conducted by Smith; an...
Dates: 2006-2013

Ray S. Smith Papers

Identifier: MC 1837
Scope and Content Note

Materials in the Ray S. Smith Papers include correspondence, congressional activities, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, plaques, and various ephemera materials.

Dates: 1950-2007

Socialist Party Documents

Identifier: MC 1531
Scope and Content Note Two are "membership cards," small red pasteboard folders. The front contains the words Socialist Party of America and Issued by Authority of the National Committee, Socialist Party. Filled in blanks indicate that the cards were issued by the Springdale Local in the State of Arkansas. They are membership cards of F. W. Letch or Letsch of ...
Dates: 1915-1926

South by Southwest Collection

Identifier: MC 971
Scope and Content Note Letters, diaries, ledgers, legal documents, and printed items dealing with a wide variety of Arkansas subjects and people. In addition, fragile ledgers may be viewed on 2 reels of microfilm. Included are nine letters, written from 1866 to 1876 from Fort Smith (Sebastian County), Fayetteville (Washington County), Little Rock (Pulaski County), and Washington, D.C., by James E. Trott, George William Sellers, Charles Whiting Walker, Elias C. Boudinot, Margaret Waterson, James M....
Dates: 1828-1992

Albert Howard Stebbins, Jr. Collection

Identifier: q MS St3
Scope and Content Note

Historical documents collected by Albert Howard Stebbins, Jr. related to the history of Arkansas.

Dates: 1838-1839; 1861

Frank A. Storey, Jr., Papers

Identifier: MC 1589
Scope and Content Note

Materials include correspondence, reports, speeches, and other papers. Also included are daily planners, spreadsheets, newspapers clippings, photographs, a master’s thesis, and a scrapbook.

Dates: 1922-1986

Sue H. Walker Papers

Identifier: MC 11
Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and papers

Dates: 1818-1936

Jonas M. Tebbetts Collection

Identifier: MC 1553
Scope and Content Note

The collection contains three types of materials: a folder of family and secondary writings concerning Jonas Tebbetts, his family, and the Tebbetts Collection; thirty volumes of diaries, memo books, expense and account books, and other miscellaneous notebooks, written by Jonas M. Tebbetts. The volumes span the period 1847-1905.

Dates: 1847-2011

David Yancey Thomas Papers

Identifier: MS T362 12
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, speeches, notes, diary, literary manuscripts, songs, notices, lists, photograph, clippings, leaflets, broadsides, programs, and other published or unpublished material created, received, or collected by University of Arkansas professor of history and political science David Yancey Thomas. Includes materials pertaining to: his academic career, especially at the University of Arkansas and specifically as regards his retirement; his research and publication in areas of United...
Dates: 1872-1966; Majority of material found within 1905-1943

Ray Thornton Papers

Identifier: MC 1964
Scope and Content Note Materials pertain to both personal and professional aspects of Ray Thornton’s life. Personal materials include correspondence from family and friends; annotated books; and collected mementoes. Other personal materials encompass genealogical notes, including research materials related to A.J. Stephens: As Remembered by His Family (1983) and an unpublished biography of Witt Stephens. Professional materials pertain to Thornton’s multifaceted career,...
Dates: 1898, 1928-2017; Majority of material found within 1945-2011