Series 64. ARKANSAS SCHOOLS, 1958-1974

14 boxes
4 subseries
Office file code: 65

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, memoranda, printed reports and related material pertaining to educational affairs in Arkansas, especially federal funding of college programs and projects, requests for information concerning financial aid for college studies and problems relating to school desegregation.

Subseries:

Arranged chronologically and topically.

  1. Arkansas Schools (General), 1958-1974
  2. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1961-1974
  3. Other Arkansas Colleges and Universities, 1961-1974
  4. Desegregation, 1958-1962

Subseries 1. Arkansas Schools (General), 1958-1974.

5.5 boxes.
Office file code: 65

Records primarily pertain to requests for information concerning financial aid for college studies. Some records pertain to requests for assistance in obtaining admission to college; JWF's annual request for lists of graduating high school and college seniors, and, allocation of federal funds for education. A few records pertain to vocational training; career guidance; child care programs; and allegations of discrimination in Arkansas schools and colleges.


Subseries 2. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1961-1974.

4.5 boxes.
Office file code: 65

Records primarily pertain to federal grants and program funds received by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Some records pertain to freedom of speech on campus; nominations for honorary degrees; requests for information regarding admissions, loans, and scholarships; university fund raising activities and financial needs; complimentary football tickets; and recruitment of athletes. A few records pertain to donation of JWF papers to University of Arkansas, and proposed JWF Foreign Policy Institute.

(Other records pertaining to federal grants to University of Arkansas, Fayetteville are located in Series 67, Arkansas Projects by County, Washington County).

Correspondents include: Virgil William Adkisson, William Harvey Bowen (7.6, 10.1), Marvin Alwin Miller, David Wiley Mullins, Jack Pickens (10.7), Jacob Sacks (7.1), Winston Kinney Shorey, Carl Simpson Whillock, Robert Archibald Young, Jr. (9.7).


Subseries 3. Other Arkansas Colleges and Universities, 1961-1974.

4 boxes.
Office file code: 65

Records primarily pertain to federal loans, grants and program funds requested by Arkansas colleges and universities, other than University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Some records pertain to JWF's requests for rosters of graduating college seniors; requests for information regarding student loans; establishment of various campus Reserve Officer Training Corps departments, and, academic freedom. A few records pertain to labor dispute at Arkansas College; allegations of racial discrimination at Southern Arkansas University, and, allegations of financial mismanagement at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

(Other records pertaining to federal grants to Arkansas colleges and universities are located in Series 67, Arkansas Projects by County).

Correspondents include: William Harvey Bowen (14.2), McGeorge Bundy (12.7), Benjamin Elrod, Willa B. Player, Casper Willard Weinburger (13.2, 13.4).


Subseries 4. Desegregation, 1958-1962.

2 folders.
Office file code: 65c, 65b

Records pertain primarily to desegregation of Arkansas schools, and Alabama civil rights advocates. A few records pertain to Arkansas legislation concerning loyalty of college and university faculty, and racial policies of South Africa.

Correspondents include: Edgar A. Albin (14.9), John Albert Fogelman (14.9), William Roy Penix (14.9).


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