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Buffalo National River (Ark.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Gus Albright Scrapbooks: The Buffalo River

Identifier: MC 1295
Scope and Content Note Gus Albright, one-time Arkansas Gazette sports columnist, created two scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, letters, maps, and other papers, pertaining to the controversy over development of the Buffalo River in the northern part of Arkansas. The attempts by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s and 1960s to dam the river at Gilbert and Lone Rock met with a strong opposition from the National Park Service, various organizations such as the...
Dates: 1957-1993

T. L. Bass Video and Audio Cassette Tapes

Identifier: MC 1113
Scope and Content Note

Video and audio cassette tapes created by T. L. Bass in preparation for his 1991 film, The Buffalo River: A National Treasure. Audiocassette 1 contains an interview conducted by Bass with Bill and Orphera Villines, Mt. Sherman (Newton County) Arkansas, in 1989. Audiocassette 2 and the videotape contain an interview with Orphea Duty conducted on October 1, 1989.

Dates: 1989-1991

Neil Compton Papers

Identifier: MC 1091
Scope and Content Note The collection includes both Compton's personal and professional materials. These include medical log books, calendars, correspondence, clippings, and various memorabilia relating to his past as a student of Bentonville High School, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. Also included are drafts and notes Compton used in writing his books. The collection contains materials relating to Compton's activities as a conservationist and outdoor...
Dates: 1914-1998

Orval E. Faubus Speech (about Buffalo River)

Identifier: MC 1034
Scope and Content Note

Notes for speech (about Buffalo River) by Governor Orval E. Faubus, honored as Conservationist of the Year, National Wildlife/Sears Award Program, 1966, and printed program.

Dates: 1966

Mary Virginia Ferguson Scrapbook

Identifier: MC 2662
Content Description Scrapbook created by Mary Virginia Ferguson related to the campaign to save the Buffalo River and to her service on the Governor's Committee on Stream Preservation. The bulk of the scrapbook's contents are newspaper clippings; also included is an April 1963 "Suggested Buffalo National River" map created by the Ozark Society; correspondence from the Ozark Society, including a letter from Secretary Evangeline Archer to Ferguson; correspondence from Charlie Johnson to members of the Governor's...
Dates: circa 1960-1979

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

Highlands Chapter of the Ozark Society Records

Identifier: MC 1533
Scope and Content Note

The records include by-laws; correspondence; meeting minutes; membership lists; financial records comprising bank statements, bills, receipts, invoices and the income and expenditure ledger; subject files pertaining to such subjects as Buffalo National River and nature conservation; newsletters and photographs.

Dates: 1967-1997

Ozark Society Records

Identifier: MC 477
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of administrative files that include, among other records, the Society's by-laws, certificate of incorporation and membership lists; general correspondence as well as the one received and generated by the Society's presidents, secretaries, newsletter editors, and other officers; financial records comprising bank statements, treasurers reports, federal and state tax returns and others; minutes of the Board meetings as well as materials relating to general membership...
Dates: circa 1922-2013

Kenneth L. Smith Papers

Identifier: MC 1423
Scope and Content Note The collection includes photographs, interviews, notes, research materials, organizational records, and other materials documenting the life and work of Kenneth L. Smith, particularly related to his involvement in environmental conservation in Arkansas and to his research and writings on the lumber industry in the Ouachita region of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Series 1 contains materials related to Arkansas environmental organizations, including the Ozark Society, the Arkansas...
Dates: circa 1850-2021

Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties Research Materials

Identifier: MC 2143
Scope and Content Note These research materials for Jenny Barnes Butler's 2014 book, Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties: A True Story of Life Along Arkansas' South Highway 14 and the Buffalo River, consist of four CDs with recordings from 1978-1979 public meetings between National Park Service staff and Buffalo River canoe and fishing businesses, as well as Butler’s notes on the recordings. The CDs were reformatted from original reel-to-reel audiovisual materials held by Charles...
Dates: 1978-1979; ca 2010-2014

"The Justice Douglas Trip" by Margaret Hedges

Identifier: MC 1203
Scope and Content Note

Typescript reminiscence of a visit by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas to the Buffalo River, with appendix of instructions to the organizers of the event.

Dates: 1962

Robert W. Vater Records Pertaining to Proposed Buffalo National River

Identifier: MS V453 402
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, news releases, clippings (electro­static copy), report, memorandum, list, April 1964, December 3, 1964 to March 2, 1965 and undated, created received, or collected by Fort Smith, Ark. lawyer Robert W. Vater and pertaining to efforts by Ozark Society and others on behalf of Congressional legislation to estab­lish the Buffalo National River. Correspondents include Evangeline Pratt Waterman Archer, Neil Ernest Compton, William Orville Douglas, Edmond Augustus...
Dates: 1964-1965