Series 66. ARKANSAS STATE GOVERNMENT, 1947-1974

8 boxes
3 subseries
Office file code: 63

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, memoranda, printed reports and related materials pertaining to state and local issues in Arkansas; publicity concerning Arkansas; and integration of Arkansas schools.

Subseries:

Arranged chronologically and topically.

  1. Arkansas State Government (General), 1961-1974
  2. Arkansas State Publicity, 1947-1962
  3. Integration, 1957-1958

Subseries 1. Arkansas State Government (General), 1961-1974.

6.33 boxes.
Office file code: 63, 64

Records primarily pertain to appeals and complaints of constituents relating to Arkansas state or local issues, particularly road construction and repairs, utility rate increases, property taxes, pollution and environmental problems, and criminal justice, especially conditions in Arkansas prisons. Some records pertain to reports from state commissions, and constituent appeals for assistance with personal and domestic problems.

Correspondents include: Dale Leon Bumpers (7.4), Robert C. Downie, Henry Gray, J.T. Herron, Marcus Holbrook.


Subseries 2. Arkansas State Publicity, 1947-1962.

2 folders.
Office file code: 63

Records pertain primarily to growth and development of state of Arkansas. Some records pertain to JWF's public relations activities, and out-of-state requests for information concerning Arkansas.

Correspondents include: Willard Alvin Hawkins.


Subseries 3. Integration, 1957-1958.

1.33 boxes.
Office file code: 63

Records primarily pertain to controversy over school integration, especially regarding Little Rock Central High School. A few records pertain to United States Congressional election of 1958 in Arkansas involving Lawrence Brooks Hays and Thomas Dale Alford.

Correspondents include: John Lloyd Godley (8.3), H. Charles Johnston (8.3), Warren Olney III (8.2), Frederic Maxfield Pickens, Jr. (8.3), Lee Ward (7.7), W. Scott Wilkinson (8.2).


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