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Series 14. Records Pertaining to Little Rock School Integration Crisis, 1957-1959...1977. Boxes 496-537.

Correspondence, telegrams, speeches, press releases, police investigation reports, interviews, petitions, poems, threats, positive and negative reaction and other records pertaining to the Little Rock School Integration Crisis.

Subseries

  1. Speeches, Press Releases, Proclamations. Box 496.
  2. Correspondence with Little Rock Officials. Box 496.
  3. Documents Related to Federal Intervention. Box 496.
  4. Legislation. Box 497.
  5. Litigation. Box 497.
  6. Police Reports. Boxes 497-498.
  7. Other Correspondence and Documents. Box 498.
  8. Public Reaction. Boxes 499-530.
  9. Little Rock Private School Corporation. Box 531.
  10. Contributions to Little Rock Private School Fund. Boxes 532-537.

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Subseries 1. Speeches, Press Releases, Proclamations, 1957-1958. Box 496.

Handwritten, typewritten and printed speeches, press releases and proclamations made by OEF during and about the Little Rock School Integration Crisis.

Folders arranged by type of material and chronologically. Within folder documents arranged chronologically.

Box 496

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Subseries 2. Correspondence with Little Rock Officials, 1957-1958. Box 496.

Correspondence between OEF and the Mayor of Little Rock as well as the president and members of the Little Rock School Board.

Folders arranged alphabetically. Within folder documents arranged chronologically.

Box 496 (cont.)

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Subseries 3. Documents Related to Federal Intervention, 1957-1958. Box 496.

Correspondence, telegrams, a memorandum on martial law and other records pertaining to federal intervention during the Little Rock School Integration Crisis. Significant correspondents include Wilbur Marion Brucker, Dwight David Eisenhower, Lawrence Brooks Hays and Richard Brevard Russell Jr. Also includes material on the meeting between OEF and Eisenhower at Newport, Rhode Island.

Folders arranged alphabetically. Within folder documents arranged chronologically.

Box 496 (cont.)

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Subseries 4. Legislation, 1957-1958. Box 497.

Bills, resolutions and enacted legislation of the Arkansas General Assembly pertaining to the Little Rock School Integration Crisis. Includes a printed copy of the Arkansas Anti-Integration Acts of 1958, an act to provide the procedure under which the Governor may order the schools to be closed, an act to fix the date of opening the 1958-1959 school year and other acts.

Folders arranged alphabetically. Within folder documents arranged chronologically.

Box 497

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Subseries 5. Litigation, 1957-1959. Box 497.

Legal briefs, jurisdictional statements, court decisions, correspondence and other documents pertaining to litigation that arose out of the Little Rock School Integration Crisis. Includes Orval E. Faubus v. John Aaron et al, John Aaron et al v. William G. Cooper et al and other cases.

Folders arranged by style of case or type of material. Within folder documents arranged chronologically.

Box 497 (cont.)

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Subseries 6. Police Reports, 1957-1958. Boxes 497-498.

Interviews, memoranda, correspondence, reports and other documents collected or produced by the Arkansas State Police Department pertaining to the Little Rock School Integration Crisis.

Folders arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Within folder documents arranged chronologically.

Box 497 (cont.)
Box 498

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Subseries 7. Other Correspondence and Documents, 1957...1977. Box 498.

Correspondence, memoranda, notes, telegrams, suggested press releases and speeches, pamphlets, circulars and other records pertaining to the Little Rock School Integration Crisis. Of particular interest are interviews of OEF and correspondence from a graduate student and several university professors regarding proposed histories of the crisis.

Folders of correspondence arranged chronologically. Within folders materials arranged chronologically. Folders of documents having no dates left unarranged.

Box 498 (cont.)

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Subseries 9. Little Rock Private School Corporation, 1958-1960; 1965. Box 531.

The articles of association of the Little Rock Private School Corporation, correspondence with teachers who supported the corporation, other related correspondence and the compiled data of contributions made by citizens of Arkansas and other states to assist in opening private schools in Little Rock during and in reaction to the school integration crisis.

Folders arranged chronologically. Within folders documents arranged chronologically.

Box 531

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Subseries 10. Contributions to Little Rock Private School Fund, 1958-1960. Boxes 532-537.

Correspondence and sheets indicating amounts of contributions made to the private school fund during and in reaction to the Little Rock School Integration Crisis. A 20% sample has been retained as indicated in the container list.

Folders arranged alphabetically by state. Within folders documents arranged alphabetically by name of contributor.

Box 532
Box 533
Box 534
Box 535
Box 536
Box 537

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