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Arkansas Council on Human Relations Office Records: Sound Recordings

Series 2. Sound recordings. 13 tapes.

Box 1.

Tape 1. Side 1. Interview, n.d., of Mrs. Knight Laird and Mrs. Gladys Crumpler on radio station KBTM, Jonesboro, Ark., concerning "Operation Friendship."

Side 2. [blank]

Tape 2. Side 1. Ordination of Ralph Leach to the diaconate, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock, Ark., c 1958.

Side 2. Speech, Governor Orval Eugene Faubus, before unidentified biracial meeting in Little Rock, Ark., regarding forthcoming Little Rock School Board election, c 1958-1959. Harry Boyte, John A. Griffin and Devereaux McClatchey of the Georgia Council on Human Relations interviewing in Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Carl Francis Hansen, Superintendent of Washington, D.C. public schools; original interview was broadcast on WAGA-TV, Atlanta, May 3, 1959.

Tape 3. Side 1. Church service, n.d. [at 1220 West Capitol St., Little Rock, Ark., the residence of Mrs. Josephine Ewing until 1961, her home and the office of the ACHR from 1962 to 1963, and listed in the city directory thereafter as ACHR office], at which Nat Griswold was speaker.

Side 2. [blank]

Tape 4. Side 1. [blank]

Side 2. Speech, James McBride Dabbs, president of the Southern Regional Council, n.d., before unidentified group meeting in Little Rock, Ark. [February 12, 1960, before meeting of Pulaski Council on Intergroup Relations?]; speaker is introduced by Harry Scott Ashmore. Book review [fragment only] of William Hollingsworth Whyte's The Organizational Man, by unidentified reviewer before unidentified audience, c 1956. Private recording of unidentified man bathing unidentified infant, n.d., n.p.

Tape 5. Side 1. [blank]

Side 2. Interview, by two unidentified newscasters from unidentified radio or television station, of Fr. Walter Clancey and Ozell Sutton, [1964].

Tape 6. Side 1. Sermon, by unidentified preacher and before an unidentified congregation, n.d.

Side 2. The Rev. Samuel C. Sharp commenting, in a broadcast from Youngstown [Ohio?] radio station, on the racial integration of several interdenominational churches, c 1964.

Tape 7. Side 1. Fragments of unidentified conversations, music and singing, n.d., n.p.

Side 2. Testimony of Oren Harris, U.S. Congressman representing the 4th District of Arkansas, before the Arkansas Legislative Council's Special Education Committee, conducting hearings on alleged subversion in Arkansas, December 16, 1958.

Box 2

Tape 8. Side 1. [continuation of side 2, q.v.]

Side 2. Testimony of Joseph B. Matthews, professed "expert on Communism", before the Arkansas Legislative Council's Special Education Committee, conducting hearings on alleged subversion in Arkansas, December 17, 1958.

Tape 9. Side 1. [same content as Tape 8, Side 2]

Side 2. [same content as Tape 8, Side 1]

Tape 10. Side 1. Testimony of Manning Johnson, former Communist, before the Arkansas Legislative Council's Special Education Committee, conducting hearings on alleged subversion in Arkansas, December 18, 1958.

Side 2. Continuation of testimony of Joseph B. Matthews [see tapes 8 & 9]

Tape 11. Side 1. Continuation of testimony of Manning Johnson [see Tape 10, Side 1]

Side 2. Testimony of Manning Johnson, of Arkansas Attorney General Bruce Bennett, of newsmen Herbert R. Byrd and Clark H. Ralston, and of unidentified law enforcement officer [W. Guy Bannister?] before the Arkansas Legislative Council's Special Education Committee, conducting hearings on alleged subversion in Arkansas, December 18, 1958.

Tape 12. Side 1. [same content as Tape 10, Side 2]

Side 2. [a more complete recording, with greater continuity, of the testimony recorded in part on Tape 11, Side 1, q.v.]

Tape 13. Side 1. Conclusion of testimony before the Arkansas Legislative Council's Special Education Committee, conducting hearings on alleged subversion in Arkansas, are including the closing statements of Arkansas Attorney General Bruce Bennett, December 18, 1958.

Side 2. Concluding testimony of Manning Johnson [see Tape 10, Side 1 and Tape 11.

Index to Series 2 (Boxes 35-36, Tapes 1-13)

Citations are to sound recordings by Tape number and by Side of tape. Example: "Church Service. T2, S1; T3, S1; T6, S1" indicates that recorded church services can be found on Side 1 of Tape 2, on Side 1 of Tape 3, and on Side 1 of Tape 6.


Arkansas. Attorney General. Testimony before Arkansas Legislative Council hearings on subversion, December 18, 1958. T11, S2; T12, S2; T13, S1.

Arkansas. Governor. Speech regarding forthcoming Little Rock, Ark. School Board election. c1958-1959. T2,S2.

Arkansas. Legislative Council Special Education Committee. Hearings on subversion, December, 1958. T7, S2 - T13, S2.

Ashmore, Harry Scott, introducing speaker James McBride Dabbs in Little Rock, Ark. [1960?]. T4, S2.

Atlanta, Ga station WAGA-TV, interview on. T2, S2.

[Bannister, W. Guy?], testimony before Arkansas Legislative Council hearings on subversion, December 18, 1958. T11, S2 - T12, S2.

Bennett, Bruce, testimony before Arkansas Legislative Council hearings on subversion, December 18, 1958. T11, S2; T12, S2; T13, S1.

Boyte, Harry, interview of Carl Francis Hansen, ca. May 1959. T2, S2.

Byrd, Herbert R., testimony before Arkansas Legislative Council hearings on subversion, December 18, 1958. T11, S2; T12, S2.

Church service. T2, S1; T3, S1; T6, S1.

Churches, racial integration of, radio broadcast comments on, ca. 1964. T6, S1. Clancey, Walter, interview of, [1964]. T5, S1.

Communist subversion in Arkansas, Legislative Council hearings on, December, 1958. T7, S2 - T13, S2.

Crumpler, Gladys, interview on Jonesboro, Ark. radio program. T1, S1.

Dabbs, James McBride, speech in Little Rock, Ark, [1960?]. T4, S2.

Ewing, Josephine, church service at residence of. T3, S1.

Faubus, Orval Eugene, speech regarding forthcoming Little Rock, Ark., School Board election, ca. 1958-1959. T2, S2.

Georgia Council on Human Relations officials, interview of Carl Francis Hansen, ca. May, 1959. T2, S2.

Griffin, John A., interview of Carl Francis Hansen, ca. May, 1959. T2, S2.

Griswold, Nat, speaker at Little Rock, Ark. church service. T3, S1.

Hansen, Carl Francis, interview of, ca. May, 1959. T2, S2.

Harris, Oren, testimony before Arkansas Legislative Council hearings on subversion, December 16, 1958. T7, S2.

Johnson, Manning, testimony before Arkansas Legislative Council hearings on subversion, December 18, 1958. T10, S1; T11, S1 & S2; T12, S1; T13, S2.

Jonesboro, Ark. radio station KBTM, interview on. T1, S1.

KBTM, Jonesboro, Ark., interview on. T1, S1.

Laird, Mrs. Knight, interview on Jonesboro, Ark. radio program. T1, S1.

Leach, Ralph, ordination to diaconate. T2, S1.

Little Rock, Ark. School Board election, speech regarding, ca. 1958-1959. T2, S2.

McClatchey, Devereaux, interview of Carl Francis Hansen, ca. May, 1959. T2, S2.

Matthews, Joseph B., testimony before Arkansas Legislative Council hearings on subversion, December 17, 1958. T8, S1-T9, S2; T10, S2; T12, S1.

"Operation Friendship", interview regarding, on Jonesboro, Ark. radio program. T1, S1.

The Organization Man, book review of. T4, S2. Pulaski County on Intergroup Relations meeting, February 12, 1960, speech at ? T4, S2.

Ralston, Clark H., testimony before Arkansas Legislative Council hearings on subversion, December 18, 1958. T11, S2; T12, S2.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Little Rock, Ark, ordination service in, ca. 1958. T2, S1.

Sermon. T6, S1.

Sharp, Samuel C., radio broadcast comments on racial integration of churches, ca. 1964. T6, S1.

Southern Regional Council president, speech in Little Rock, Ark. [1960?]. T4, S2

Subversion in Arkansas, Legislative Council hearings on, December, 1958. T7, S2-T13, S2.

Sutton, Ozell, interview of, 1964. T5, S1.

WAGA-TV, Atlanta, Ga. interview on. T2, S2.

Washington, D. C. public schools, superintendent of interviewed, ca. May, 1959. T2, S2.

Whyte, William Hollingsworth, The Organization Man, book review of. T4, S2.

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