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Marion Orton Posters, ca 1965-2005

Manuscript Collection 2160

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Orton, Marion, 1928-2011
Marion Orton Posters
Inclusive Dates
ca 1965-2005
MC 2160
2.5 linear feet (1 OV box, 1 folder)
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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

Use Information

Use Restrictions Apply: Access copies of the collection materials have been created for researcher use. Due to preservation concerns, access to original posters requires permission from the Head of Special Collections.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Marion Orton Posters were donated to the Special Collections Department by Marion Orton’s daughter, Lisa Marion Orton of Fayetteville, Arkansas, in November 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in February 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

Marion Orton Posters (MC 2160), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Marion Claire Rogers Orton was a civic and political leader in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She served as mayor from 1975-1976, and was the first manager of the city’s recycling center, which she helped to establish in 1971, and which is now named in her honor. She also helped to found Fayetteville Public Access Television.

Orton was born June 22, 1928, in Rochester, Minnesota. She received a bachelor of arts in Philosophy from the University of Illinois in 1950, and also studied at Carlton College, the University of Washington, and the University of Arkansas. Along with her husband, Dr. William Roten Orton, she traveled widely, including time abroad with the Fulbright program in Paris, France (in 1951) and Tehran, Iran (in 1977). The Ortons moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, in the 1960s, and Marion Orton became very active in civic and volunteer organizations, including the Ozark Society, the Ozark Guidance Center, Habitat for Humanity, and the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology. In addition to her service as mayor, Orton spent 12 years on the City of Fayetteville Board of Directors, and she worked with the League of Women Voters of Washington County on a number of initiatives on topics such as voting rights, city beautification, recycling, and public parks. For her contributions, she was honored during Fayetteville’s Women’s History Month in 2001, and was named to the League of Women Voters of Arkansas Hall of Fame in 2005. She passed away September 12, 2011, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of seven handmade posters related to recycling or the Arkansas/Washington County League of Women Voters, as well as two sets of eight handmade placards relating to aspects of Fayetteville city planning.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Yellow placards regarding Fayetteville city planning, ca 1965-1975

Box 1 Folder 2

Orange placards regarding Fayetteville city planning, ca 1965-1975

Box 1 Item 1

League of Women Voters of Washington County, AR poster. The poster features informational materials about the LWV and about Washington County, ca 1979

Box 1 Item 2

Arkansas League of Women Voters poster. The poster features copy prints of photographs of ALWV members with politicians; those identified in photographs include David Pryor, Gloria Cabe, John Paul Hammerschmidt, Pat Frick, Marilyn Hudgens, Asa Hutchinson, Orval Faubus, Esther Clark, John Tyler Caldwell, Bill Clinton, and John F. Kennedy, ca 1965-1980

Box 1 Item 3

Arkansas League of Women Voters poster. The poster features copy prints of photographs of ALWV members, including Esther Clark, and of the LWV 75th anniversary cake, ca 1995

Box 1 Item 4

Arkansas League of Women Voters poster. The poster features a list of ALWV presidents from 1955-2005, as well as their portraits. Four portraits are missing from the poster, ca 2005

Box 1 Item 5

Fayetteville Recycling Center poster. The poster has two sides; one side features a map locating the center as well as recycling instructions; the other features information about bottle recycling, ca 1974

Box 1 Item 6

Bottle Recycling poster. Poster features clippings from Arkansas newspapers regarding Oregon's Bottle Bill, ca 1973-1974

Box 1 Item 7

"Recycle: Save Energy" poster. Poster features information about recycling different types of materials, ca 1970-1975

Box : Small Manuscripts Box 1

Box : Small Manuscripts Box 1 Folder 15

Access copies of collection materials, 2017