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University of Arkansas Vice President for Governmental Relations and Public Affairs Records

Manuscript Collection 341

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Heath Robinson, 2014

Finding Aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
University of Arkansas Vice President for Governmental Relations and Public Affairs
Title
University of Arkansas Vice President for Governmental Relations and Public Affairs Records
Inclusive Dates
1963-1975
Identification
Manuscript Collection 341
Extent
9.8 linear feet (20 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

Restrictions Apply: All materials in Box 20 are restricted and not available for research use.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Vice President for Governmental Relations and Public Affairs Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1979 by Julian A. Streett through Mabel L. Brown.

Processing Information

Amy Allen and Heath Robinson; completed in June 2014

Preferred Form of Citation

University of Arkansas Vice President for Governmental Relations and Public Affairs Records (MC 341), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville

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

Historical Note

The office of Director of University Relations was created in 1971 by University president David Mullins. The position had many responsibilities, including coordinating the legislative liaison activities of university personnel and lawmakers on the local, state, and federal level; helping develop policies pertaining to pending legislation and relating those policies to legislators; maintaining good relations between the university and local, state, and federal leaders; keeping university administration and personnel up to date on legislation; and interpreting the larger trends that individual pieces of legislation represent. This position was first held by Carl Simpson Whillock, an alumnus of the University of Arkansas. Carl Whillock had previously served in many positions including state representative of Van Buren County, 1953-1955; executive assistant to J.W. Trimble, 1955-1963; prosecuting attorney of Arkansas’ fourteenth judicial district, 1963-1966, and assistant to the U of A President, 1966-1971. Whillock left the University briefly in 1974 to manage David Pryor’s campaign for governor of Arkansas.

Whillock returned to the University in 1975 as the Vice President of Governmental Relations and Public Affairs. While at the University, Whillock was also a special lecturer in the Political Science department as well as the chairman of the Fayetteville Housing Authority. Much of his energy in his primary position as head of University Relations was directed toward a few specific areas. One area included a series of mergers among institutions of higher education in Arkansas which would result in the creation of the University of Arkansas System. Another area was the planning of legislative weekends in which Arkansas political figures from all levels of government visited the University for a weekend. A third area was a series of informational meetings which took place across the state to educate the populace on the benefits of the University. A fourth area was corresponding with lawmakers when constituents raised concerns about the University. Whillock left the University in 1978 to become president of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Whillock would go on to serve on various boards and commissions across the state including the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas. He would also advise notable Arkansas Democrats such as Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, and Bill Clinton.

The duties of the Director of University Relations have become so complex that the position was split in two. In 2014, the two different positions are titled the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations and the Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations. The office of University Relations works to advance the university’s institutional goals by providing information through print, digital media and events. The office of the Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations is responsible for the coordination of University of Arkansas activities related to government and community organizations at the local, state, and federal levels.

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of correspondence, legislation, reports, photographs, and general materials.

Arrangement of the Papers

Collection retains its original folder titles and arrangement. Folder titles are in alphabetical order. Unfoldered materials were placed at the end of the collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Ad Hoc Committee on System-wide Governance Correspondence, 1972

Box 1 Folder 2

Administration Building Materials, 1969

Box 1 Folder 3

Adult Education (Arkansas Rehabilitation Center) Materials, 1968

Box 1 Folder 4

Advisory Committee for Chancellor of University of Arkansas-Little Rock Correspondence, 1972

Box 1 Folder 5

Agricultural Extension Service Materials, 1966-1971 (5 Images)

Box 1 Folder 6

Agriculture Correspondence, February 1973

Box 1 Folder 7

Airport (Regional) for Northwest Arkansas Materials, 1970-1971

Box 1 Folder 8

Alumnus, Citation of Distinguished, Materials, ca. 1970

Box 1 Folder 9

American College Public Relations Association Materials, 1968-1971

Box 1 Folder 10

American Council on Education Higher Education and National Affairs Newsletter, 1971-1973

Box 1 Folder 11

Annual Report of the President of the University of Arkansas Materials, 1969

Box 1 Folder 12

Arkansas Legislative Council Materials, 1968-1973

Box 1 Folder 13

Arkansas Museum and Cultural Commission, Hot Springs, AR Correspondence, 1973

Box 1 Folder 14

Arkansas Office of Economic Opportunity Rural Training Program Report, August 1971

Box 2

Box 2 Folder 1

Arkansas Revenue Collections, General and Special Reports, 1972-1973

Box 2 Folder 2

Arkansas Revenue Reports, 1972-1973

Box 2 Folder 3

Arkansas State Administration Department Materials, 1971

Box 2 Folder 4

Arts and Humanities Materials, 1966-1974

Box 2 Folder 5

Black Americans for Democracy Materials, ca. 1969

Box 2 Folder 6

Behavior of Crowds-Football Games/Pep Rallies Correspondence, 1973

Box 2 Folder 7

Bills by House and Senate, Amateur Athletics Correspondence, 1973

Box 2 Folder 8

Board of Trustees Materials, 1972-1973

Box 2 Folder 9

Bond Issue-State Buildings Program Materials, 1961

Box 2 Folder 10

Budget Requests Materials, 1973-1975

Box 2 Folder 11

Campus Unrest Materials, 1969-1970

Box 2 Folder 12

Candidates for November 1970 Elections Materials, 1970

Box 2 Folder 13

Cash Fund Materials, 1970-1972

Box 3

Box 3 Folder 1

Centennial Dinner Materials, 1971-1972

Box 3 Folder 2

Children of Legislators Materials, 1972

Box 3 Folder 3

College of Agriculture Correspondence, September-October 1972

Box 3 Folder 4

College of Agriculture and Related Activities Materials, 1967-1970

Box 3 Folder 5

College of Agriculture and Related Activities Materials, July-November 1971

Box 3 Folder 6

College of Arts and Sciences Correspondence, 1969-1972

Box 3 Folder 7

College of Business Administration Materials, 1972-1973

Box 3 Folder 8

College of Business Chair in Real Estate Materials, 1970-1971

Box 3 Folder 9

College of Education Materials, 1972-1973

Box 3 Folder 10

College of Education and Related Activities Materials, 1968-1970

Box 3 Folder 11

College of Engineering Correspondence, 1972

Box 3 Folder 12

Commission on Coordination of Higher Educational Finance (CCHEF) Materials, 1968-1971

Box 3 Folder 13

Committee-ad hoc Committee on Student Assistance Correspondence, 1972

Box 3 Folder 14

Committee-Campus Planning and Development Materials, June-July 1970

Box 3 Folder 15

Committee-Centennial Planning Materials, 1967-1971

Box 3 Folder 16

Committee-Centennial Materials, 1969-1971

Box 4

Box 4 Folder 1

Committee-Federal Legislation Committee, National Associate on State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box 4 Folder 2

Committee-Public Information Committee University-Wide Correspondence, August 1, 1969

Box 4 Folder 3

Committee-Legislative Liaison Committee Correspondence, 1968-1972

Box 4 Folder 4

Committee-Legislative Liaison Committee (Whillock, McDonald, Noland, Rice) Correspondence, 1969- 1970

Box 4 Folder 5

Committee-Public Information Committee Materials, 1968-1970

Box 4 Folder 6

Committee-Steering Committee for Arkansas Mechanical & Normal (AM&N) Merger Correspondence, October 1, 1971

Box 4 Folder 7

Committee-Steering and Planning Committee for Central Arkansas Long Range Plans Materials, 1970

Box 4 Folder 8

Committee-Steering and Planning Committee for Central Arkansas Long Range Plans Materials, 1971

Box 4 Folder 9

Committee-University Faculty Senate Correspondence, May 1969

Box 4 Folder 10

Communications Center-Journalism Correspondence, November 29, 1968

Box 4 Folder 11

Comprehensive Study of Higher Education in Arkansas by the CCHEF Materials, ca. November 1968

Box 4 Folder 12

Constitutional Convention Materials, 1968-1970

Box 4 Folder 13

Construction Needs of the University Materials, 1972-1973 (7 Images)

Box 4 Folder 14

Contribution of the Johnny Cake Child Study Center to the Residential Child Care System in Arkansas Report, June 1970

Box 4 Folder 15

Contributions to University Correspondence, 1969-1971

Box 5

Box 5 Folder 1

Contributions-University Band and Schola Cantorum to Perform in Little Rock During Inauguration Materials, 1971

Box 5 Folder 2

Dr. K.R. Cook Materials, March-May 1971

Box 5 Folder 3

Visit by Dr. Olin Cook Correspondence, April-June 1972

Box 5 Folder 4

Correspondence A-H, 1971

Box 5 Folder 5

Correspondence A-H, 1972-1973

Box 5 Folder 6

Correspondence I-O, 1971-1973

Box 5 Folder 7

Correspondence P-S, 1971-1973

Box 5 Folder 8

Correspondence T-Z, 1971-1973

Box 5 Folder 9

Correspondence-Campus and Office, 1970-1971

Box 5 Folder 10

Correspondence-Fulbright and McClellan, 1970-1973

Box 5 Folder 11

Correspondence-Mills, Alexander, Hammerschmidt, and Pryor, 1971-1973 (1 Image)

Box 5 Folder 12

Correspondence-Memos to Dr. Mullins, 1969-1970

Box 6

Box 6 Folder 1

Correspondence-Memos, etc. from Dr. Pilcher, 1967-1968

Box 6 Folder 2

Correspondence-Memos, etc. from Dr. Pilcher, 1969-1971

Box 6 Folder 3

Correspondence-Requests for Student Aid, Scholarships, Housing etc., 1967-1969

Box 6 Folder 4

Chronological File Materials, January-May 1973

Box 6 Folder 5

Chronological File Materials, June-August 1973

Box 6 Folder 6

Chronological File Materials, September-December 1973

Box 6 Folder 7

County Meetings Materials, January 1972

Box 6 Folder 8

County Meetings Materials, June 1972

Box 6 Folder 9

County Meetings- Regional Dinner Meetings Seeking Legislative Support Materials, August 1972

Box 6 Folder 10

Data Processing Correspondence, October 1971

Box 6 Folder 11

Dental Education Annual Report, 1972

Box 6 Folder 12

Department of Athletics Materials, February 1972

Box 6 Folder 13

Department of Defense-Project THEMIS Materials, 1967

Box 6 Folder 14

Development Council Materials, 1970-1972

Box 7

Box 7 Folder 1

Development Program-University of Arkansas Materials, 1966-1970

Box 7 Folder 2

Director for Campus Planning and Development Materials, 1971-1972

Box 7 Folder 3

Division of Continuing Education Materials, 1966-1971

Box 7 Folder 4

Division of Student Affairs Materials, 1967-1969

Box 7 Folder 5

Division of Student Affairs Materials, 1971-1972

Box 7 Folder 6

Election Info Materials, 1972

Box 7 Folder 7

Enrollment Information Materials, 1972

Box 7 Folder 8

Enrollment Information Materials, 1971-1972

Box 7 Folder 9

Faculty Letters to Congressmen, 1971-1972

Box 7 Folder 10

Federal Legislation Materials, ca. 1973

Box 7 Folder 11

Football Ticket Requests Materials, 1975

Box 7 Folder 12

Forms, Blank, 1963-1973

Box 7 Folder 13

Fulbright Papers for University Library Materials, April 1972

Box 7 Folder 14

Funding of Higher Education Materials, June-October 1970

Box 8

Box 8 Folder 1

Graduate Institute of Technology Correspondence, February 1972

Box 8 Folder 2

Oren Harris Chair on Transportation Materials, May-September 1972

Box 8 Folder 3

Jerome Leavell Correspondence, July 1972

Box 8 Folder 4

Job Applicants, Basic Economic Opportunity Grant Requests, Loan and Other Grant Requests, Representative and Senator Referrals Correspondence, August 1973

Box 8 Folder 5

Junior Colleges in Arkansas Materials, March 1972

Box 8 Folder 6

Industrial Research and Extension Center Materials, 1972

Box 8 Folder 7

Law School Materials, 1970-1972

Box 8 Folder 8

Legal Counsel Materials, 1967-1970

Box 8 Folder 9

Legislation, 1969

Box 8 Folder 10

Legislation-Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 Materials, September-October 1972

Box 8 Folder 11

Legislation-1967 Session Committee Reports, 1967

Box 8 Folder 12

Legislation-1968 Special Session Arkansas General Assembly Materials, 1967-1968

Box 8 Folder 13

Legislation-1968 Special Sessions Committee Materials, February-June 1968

Box 8 Folder 14

Legislation-1969 Regular Session Materials, 1968-1969

Box 8 Folder 15

Legislation-1969 Regular Session Committee Reports, January-May 1969

Box 9

Box 9 Folder 1

Legislation-1969 Session Arkansas General Assembly Memos from Mr. Trammell Materials, 1969

Box 9 Folder 2

Legislation-1969 Session Tax Increases Materials, 1968-1969

Box 9 Folder 3

Legislation-1971 Arkansas General Assembly Materials, 1971

Box 9 Folder 4

Legislation-U.S. Congress Buffalo River Project Materials, 1968

Box 9 Folder 5

Legislation-U.S. Congress Materials, 1966-1968

Box 9 Folder 6

Legislation-U.S. Congress Materials, 1969

Box 9 Folder 7

Legislation-U.S. Congress Materials, 1970-1971

Box 9 Folder 8

Legislative Committees Materials, 1968-1970

Box 9 Folder 9

Legislative Liaison Position Materials, 1966

Box 9 Folder 10

Legislative Reports, January-April 1971

Box 10

Box 10 Folder 1

Legislative Weekend Acceptance Letters, September 1968

Box 10 Folder 2

Legislative Weekend Second Letter, September-October 1973

Box 10 Folder 3

Legislative Weekend-Lists of Letters Sent Materials, 1969-1971

Box 10 Folder 4

Legislative Weekend Materials, 1967

Box 10 Folder 5

Legislative Weekend Materials, 1968 (Folder 1 of 2)

Box 10 Folder 6

Legislative Weekend Materials, 1968 (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 10 Folder 7

Legislative Weekend Materials, 1969-1970 (Folder 1 of 2)

Box 10 Folder 8

Legislative Weekend Materials, 1969-1970 (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 10 Folder 9

Legislative Weekend Correspondence, October 1971

Box 10 Folder 10

Legislators-Correspondence not Related to Legislation, 1967-1971

Box 10 Folder 11

Legislators-Correspondence, etc. Pertaining to Legislation, 1969-1970

Box 10 Folder 12

Legislators-Luncheons Held at Medical Center and University of Arkansas Little Rock Correspondence, September-October 1972

Box 10 Folder 13

Legislature-Faculty/Staff Filing or Serving in State Legislature Materials, October 1967

Box 11

Box 11 Folder 1

Legislature-General Assembly Legislative Reports, January-April 1973

Box 11 Folder 2

Legislature-Special Session Materials, 1961-1970

Box 11 Folder 3

Legislature-Special Session-Bills, ca. 1970

Box 11 Folder 4

Legislature-Special Session-Commerce Commission Transportation Curriculum, 1969-1970

Box 11 Folder 5

Legislature-Special Session Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 11 Folder 6

Legislature-Special Session-Mr. Trammell's Memos, February-March 1970

Box 11 Folder 7

Letters, Drafts of Letters, and Statements Prepared for Dr. Mullins, 1968-1969

Box 11 Folder 8

Letters, Drafts of Letters, and Statements Prepared for Dr. Mullins, 1970-1971

Box 11 Folder 9

Letters Pertaining to County Meetings, 1971-1972

Box 11 Folder 10

Library Materials, September 1970

Box 12

Box 12 Folder 1

Lists Used in County Meetings-Additional Lists and Parents of Students, Counties A-B, February 1972

Box 12 Folder 2

Lists Used in County Meetings-Additional Lists and Parents of Students, Counties C-F, February 1972

Box 12 Folder 3

Lists Used in County Meetings-Additional Lists and Lists of Parents of Students, Counties G-J, 1971-1972

Box 12 Folder 4

Lists Used in County Meetings-Additional Lists and Lists of Parents of Students, Counties M-O, 1969-1972

Box 12 Folder 5

Lists Used in County Meetings-Additional Lists and Lists of Parents of Students, Counties P , February 1972

Box 12 Folder 6

Lists Used in County Meetings-Additional Lists and Lists of Parents of Students, Counties R-S , February 1972

Box 12 Folder 7

Lists Used in County Meetings-Additional Lists and Lists of Parents of Students, Counties U-Y , ca. 1972

Box 12 Folder 8

Lists Used in County Meetings-Additional Lists and Lists of Parents of Students, Assorted Counties, ca. 1972

Box 12 Folder 9

Medical Center Materials, 1967-1970

Box 13

Box 13 Folder 1

Medical School Materials, 1970-1971

Box 13 Folder 2

Medical School Materials, January-July 1972

Box 13 Folder 3

Medical School Materials, August-December 1972

Box 13 Folder 4

Medical School Correspondence, 1973

Box 13 Folder 5

Medical School Residency Applicants Materials, 1966-1973

Box 13 Folder 6

Memos to the President, 1966-1967

Box 13 Folder 7

Memos to the President, 1968

Box 13 Folder 8

Merger-Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal (AM&N) Materials, 1970

Box 14

Box 14 Folder 1

Merger-AM&N Materials, 1971

Box 14 Folder 2

Merger-AM&N Materials, 1972

Box 14 Folder 3

Merger Committee-University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Materials, October-November 1973

Box 14 Folder 4

Merger Count Materials, 1967-1968

Box 14 Folder 5

Merger Correspondence, 1967-1968

Box 14 Folder 6

Merger-Legislative Measures Materials, 1967-1968

Box 14 Folder 7

Merger-U of A-Ark. A&M College, Monticello Materials, 1970-1971

Box 14 Folder 8

Merger Newsclippings, 1966-1969

Box 15

Box 15 Folder 1

Mid-America Center-Hot Springs, Arkansas Materials, 1970-1973

Box 15 Folder 2

Midcontinent Environmental Center Association Materials, October-December 1970

Box 15 Folder 3

Minutes of Board Meetings, College Financial Statements, and Land-Grant College Bulletins, 1973

Box 15 Folder 4

Mount Seqouyah Maps, ca. October 1968

Box 15 Folder 5

Museum-Hot Springs Materials, ca. 1973

Box 15 Folder 6

National Association of State Univerisities and Land-Grant Colleges Materials, 1973

Box 15 Folder 7

National Center for Toxological Research Correspondence, May 1972

Box 15 Folder 8

Operating and Construction Funds Materials, 1972-1973

Box 15 Folder 9

Parks and Tourism Meeting Materials, August-September 1972

Box 15 Folder 10

Albert Pike Schoolhouse Transfer Correspondence, 1968-1972

Box 15 Folder 11

Pine Bluff Arsenal Materials, 1970-1971

Box 15 Folder 12

"Preview"-1966 Issue Materials, 1967-1969

Box 15 Folder 13

Residency Materials, 1972

Box 15 Folder 14

Retreat for Presidents and Chancellors Materials, August 1972

Box 15 Folder 15

Revenue Stabilization Act Materials, April 1972

Box 15 Folder 16

Robinson Papers (Correspondence with Beloit Taylor and the Grady Millers) , April 1972

Box 15 Folder 17

Rockefeller Gifts or Estate Correspondence, July-August 1973

Box 15 Folder 18

Salaries Materials, 1968-1969

Box 15 Folder 19

Salary Authorizations Materials, 1973

Box 15 Folder 20

Scholarships Materials, 1967-1970

Box 16

Box 16 Folder 1

Security Personnel Materials, 1966

Box 16 Folder 2

Security Procedures Correspondence, 1970-1972

Box 16 Folder 3

Selective Service System Materials, 1967-1968

Box 16 Folder 4

Southeast Fast Oxide Reactor Project Materials, March-September 1972

Box 16 Folder 5

Special Session of Legislature Materials, January-February 1972

Box 16 Folder 6

Speeches Materials, 1966-1969

Box 16 Folder 7

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Materials, June-July 1969

Box 16 Folder 8

SREB-18th Annual Legislative Work Conference, Hot Springs Correspondence, June-July 1969

Box 16 Folder 9

SREB-Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine Materials, 1967-1972

Box 16 Folder 10

SREB- State Legislation Affecting Higher Education in the South Report, 1967

Box 16 Folder 11

State Appropriations Materials, ca. 1973

Box 16 Folder 12

State College Presidents Association Materials, 1968-1969

Box 17

Box 17 Folder 1

State Department of Higher Education Materials, 1972-1973

Box 17 Folder 2

State-wide Information Program Materials, July-September 1968

Box 17 Folder 3

State-wide Informational Meetings Materials, September-October 1968

Box 17 Folder 4

State-wide Meetings Materials, 1969-1970

Box 17 Folder 5

State-wide Meetings Materials, 1971

Box 17 Folder 6

State-wide Meetings Materials, 1972

Box 17 Folder 7

State-wide Meeting-Invitation Lists-Parents of Medical Center Students, April 1970

Box 17 Folder 8

Statewide Meetings-Invitation Lists-Parents of Students University of Arkansas, Little Rock, 1970

Box 17 Folder 9

State-wide Meetings-Lists of Parents of Fayetteville Students, ca. 1972

Box 17 Folder 10

Taxes Materials, December 1970

Box 17 Folder 11

Teachers Insurance and Anuity Association (TIAA) Materials, 1968

Box 18

Box 18 Folder 1

TIAA Materials, 1969

Box 18 Folder 2

TIAA Materials, 1970-1971

Box 18 Folder 3

Title I Program-Elementary and Secondary Education by the University of Arkansas Materials, January 1968

Box 18 Folder 4

Ray Trammell>Comments on Revenue Stabilization Act Correspondence, April-July 1971

Box 18 Folder 5

Trammell Memorandum on Legislation, February 1971

Box 18 Folder 6

Trammell Memos, 1970-1972

Box 18 Folder 7

Trammell Memos, January-April 1973

Box 18 Folder 8

Tuition Costs at State Colleges and Universities Materials, 1968-1971

Box 18 Folder 9

Uarkettes Materials, 1968-1970

Box 18 Folder 10

University Faculty Turnover Materials, ca. 1969

Box 18 Folder 11

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Materials, 1972-1973

Box 19

Box 19 Folder 1

University of Arkansas at Monticello Materials, June-August 1971

Box 19 Folder 2

University of Arkansas Enrollments-Degrees Granted Report, ca. 1972

Box 19 Folder 3

University of Arkansas-Organization Materials, 1970

Box 19 Folder 4

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Report, July 1972

Box 19 Folder 5

University of Missouri Materials, August-September 1967

Box 19 Folder 6

University (Second) for State of Arkansas Materials, 1966-1967

Box 19 Folder 7

University Systems Materials, ca. 1971

Box 19 Folder 8

U.S. Congressional Legislation Materials, June 1972

Box 19 Folder 9

U.S. Office of Education Materials, 1965-1968

Box 19 Folder 10

Washington County Airport Materials, January 1971

Box 19 Folder 11

Washington Trip Materials, March 1972

Box 19 Folder 12

Carl Whillock-From Trammell Materials, January-April 1973

Box 19 Folder 13

General Materials, ca. 1975

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