Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Historical Sketch
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Trapp, E. Philip
- E. Philip Trapp Collection
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1038
- 0.5 linear feet (210 items in 1 box)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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Correspondence and clippings concerning Act 10 of the Arkansas Legislature (1958) were donated to the Special Collections Department by Professor Emeritus of Psychology E. Philip Trapp, Fayetteville, February 1990.
Processed by Nan Lawler, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in July 1990.
Preferred Form of Citation
E. Philip Trapp Collection (MC 1038), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
Act 10, passed by a special session of the Arkansas Legislature, August 1958, required every teacher in Arkansas to file a sworn affidavit listing organizations that the teacher was a member of or had contributed to in the past five years. Many University of Arkansas faculty members filed under protest, some resigned rather than comply, and four refused to comply and were fired.
Students as well as faculty organized to protest the law and collect funds for a lawsuit. The American Association of University Professors financed legal costs as well as providing financial assistance to the four University of Arkansas teachers who had been fired for refusing to comply. Act 10 was finally declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in 1960.
E. Philip Trapp, president of the University of Arkansas chapter of AAUP at the time, generated this collection.
Scope and Content Note
It includes correspondence from individuals and organizations, memos and announcements concerning the fight against Act 10, and newspaper clippings. Trapp had started a scrapbook of clippings, but none were fastened down, so all clippings were photocopied on acid-free paper for preservation purposes.
Arrangement of the Papers
The materials are arranged by format.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||
Correspondence, April - June 1959
|Box 1||Folder 2||
Correspondence, July - August 1959
|Box 1||Folder 3||
Correspondence, September - December 1959
|Box 1||Folder 4||
Correspondence, January 1960 - April 1967
|Box 1||Folder 5||
Statements returned by University of Arkansas faculty on action taken on Act 10, ca. July 1959., July 1959
|Box 1||Folder 6||
Information concerning the four faculty members who refused to comply., n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 7||
Notes, memoranda, and other papers concerning Act 10, undated., n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 8||
Copies of complaint, appeal, and decision, Arkansas Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court, 1959-1960., 1959-1960
|Box 1||Folder 9||
Clippings, April 1959
|Box 1||Folder 10||
Clippings, May 1-5, 1959
|Box 1||Folder 11||
Clippings, May 6-27, 1959
|Box 1||Folder 12||
Clippings, June 1959 - February 1962
END OF COLLECTION