Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Subject Terms
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- 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
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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).
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.
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.
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.
The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:
- League of Women Voters of Arkansas
- Fayetteville (Ark.)
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:
|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
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