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Harold D. Hantz Collection

Manuscript Collection 1039

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Lee Flowers, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Hatz, Harold D.
Title
Harold D. Hantz Collection
Inclusive Dates
1959-1968
Identification
MC 1039
Extent
0.75 linear feet (300 items in 2 Boxes)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Papers concerning Act 10 of the Arkansas Legislature (1958), as well as the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) were donated to the Special Collections Department by Harold D. Hantz, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Fayetteville, November 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Nan Lawler, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in July 1990.

Preferred Form of Citation

Harold D. Hantz Collection MC 1039, Special Collections, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Biographical Note

Act 10, passed by a special session of the Arkansas Legislature, August 1958, required every teacher in Arkansas to file a sworn affidavit listing organizations that the teacher was a member of or had contributed to in the past five years. Many University of Arkansas faculty members filed under protest, some resigned rather than comply, and four (Max Carr, Frederick G. Friedmann, John L. McKenney, and Thelma W. Taylor) refused to comply and were fired. After Act 10 was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in 1960, an attempt was made to have the four reinstated. When the University of Arkansas refused reinstatement, AAUP censured the president and board of trustees. After improvements in faculty participation in university government, academic freedom, clarification of tenure policy, and compensation for the four faculty members (through privately raised funds), censure was lifted in 1968.

Harold D. Hantz was elected to the National Council of AAUP in 1959. Included in the collection are correspondence and other papers pertaining to the University of Arkansas chapter of AAUP and the National Council during Hantz's three-year term.

Scope and Content Note

In addition to correspondence, clippings and papers pertaining to Act 10 and the AAUP, a copy of Hantz's own affidavit is included as well as some correspondence pertaining to the presentation of AAUP's Meiklejohn Award to Guerdon Nichols, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences during the Act 10 struggle. Many items have notes by the donor attached.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials have been arranged into two topical series, and then ordered chronologically by format. Undated items have been left in the order established by the donor.

Series I. Act 10 and Its Aftermath

Series II. AAUP Papers

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series I: Act 10 and its aftermath

Box 1

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Sample affidavit, copy of affidavit filed by Harold D. Hantz, and correspondence pertaining to Guerdon Nichols and the Meiklejohn Award., n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Briefs and opinions on Act 10 lawsuit, United States Supreme Court, 1960., 1960

series I Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence and other papers pertaining to Act 10 and its aftermath, October 1958 - December 1960., October 1958 - December 1960

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence and other papers pertaining to Act 10 and its aftermath, January - August 1961., January - August 1961

series I Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence and other papers pertaining to Act 10 and its aftermath, September - December 1961., September - December 1961

series I Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence and other papers pertaining to the attempt to reinstate faculty, January - May 1962., January - May 1962

series I Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence and other papers pertaining to the attempt to reinstate faculty, 1964-1968., 1964-1968

series I Box 1 Folder 8

Clippings pertaining to Act 10 and the censure of the University of Arkansas, 1959-1973., 1959-1973

series II: AAUP Papers

Box 2

series II Box 2 Folder 1

AAUP papers, mostly pertaining to local matters, including off-campus duty assignments, Social Security, and Lake Wedington, 1953-1955, n.d., 1953-1955, n.d

series II Box 2 Folder 2

AAUP papers, mostly pertaining to academic freedom and tenure, 1955-1975., 1955-1975

series II Box 2 Folder 3

AAUP papers, mostly national and regional, pertaining mainly to faculty participation in college and university government, 1959-1960., 1959-1960

series II Box 2 Folder 4

AAUP papers, mostly pertaining to the economic status of the professional, 1960., 1960

series II Box 2 Folder 5

Drafts, copies, and letter pertaining to "On the Role of AAUP in Higher Education," a paper prepared for a meeting of the Arkansas State Conference of AAUP in Little Rock, March 23, 1963., n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 6

Other AAUP Council correspondence and papers, 1959., 1959

series II Box 2 Folder 7

Other AAUP Council correspondence and papers, 1960., 1960

series II Box 2 Folder 8

Other AAUP Council correspondence and papers, January - April 1961., January - April 1961

series II Box 2 Folder 9

Other AAUP Council correspondence and papers, May - December 1961., , May - December 1961

series II Box 2 Folder 10

Other AAUP Council correspondence and papers, 1962., 1962

END OF COLLECTION