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Robert A. Leflar Papers, 1946-1971


Research notes

Manuscript Collection 206


About Robert Leflar

Dr. Robert A. Leflar, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, donated papers pertaining to his book, The First 100 Years (University of Arkansas Foundation, 1972), to Special Collections on July 29, 1974.

When plans were initiated for observance of the University of Arkansas centennial, it was agreed that publication of a history of the first 100 years should be a part of the observance. The Centennial Committee asked Robert Leflar, a member of the University of Arkansas class of 1922 and a Law School professor at the University since 1927, to write such a book.


Information about the Collection

The papers consist of drafts of The First 100 Years and research notes. Research notes consist of correspondence, annual reports, and notes taken from newspapers and oral interviews. Series 1 consists of correspondence, ideas, and memos, as well as handwritten and typed drafts. Series 2 consists of Leflar's research files. Box 8 includes a set of note cards organized by subject.

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel, Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in October 1988.


Contents of the Collection - 7 boxes (3 linear feet)

Series 1. Correspondence and drafts. Boxes 1-3.

Box 1

1. Correspondence--U of A departments, 1964-1971.
2. Correspondence--off campus, 1946-1971.
3. Ideas and plans, 1964-1971.
4. Memos, 1964-1971.
5-9. Handwritten drafts.

Box 2. Typed drafts, first writing.

1. pp. 1-102.
2. pp. 103-201.
3. pp. 202-293.
4. pp. 294-419.
5. pp. 420-520.
6. Index and appendices.

Box 3. Typed drafts, second writing.

1. Foreword - p. 92.
2. pp. 93-180.
3. pp. 181-260.
4. pp. 261-353.
5. pp. 354-464.
6. pp. 465 - appendices.

Series 2. Research Files. Boxes 4-7.

Box 4

1. Agricultural Experiment Station.
2. Architecture School.
3. Athletics Program.
4. Bankers' Agricultural Revolt.
5. Board of Trustees--Bills.
6. Board of Trustees--Mergers.
7. Chemistry Department.
8. Edmiston affair.
9. Education School.
10. Engineering College.
11. Faculty activities.
12. Faculty publications.
13. Fichtner case.
14. Fraternities.

Box 5

1. Geology Department.
2. Graduate Institute of Technology.
3. Graduate Institute of Technology [annual reports].
4. Honors Program [includes annual reports].
5. Journalism.
6. Law School.
7. Library.
8. Medical Center.
9. Medical Center [press releases].
10. Military Department.
11. Museum.
12. President's Office.

Box 6

1. [Departments P-S].
2. Student dissent (X-Ray, 1912).
3. Student dissent (SATC, 1918-1919).
4. Student dissent (Preview incident).
5. Student dissent (SSOC and BAD)
6. Student dissent [misc].
7. University research.
8. University Senate.
9. War (Manpower Commission 1941-1943).
10. War (National Defense Training 1941-1942).
11. War (Navy V-1 Training 1942).
12. Yeater case.
13. Miscellaneous clippings and press releases.
14. Photographs [4].

Box 7. Card File

 

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