Arkansas Committee Records

MC 1250

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Zachary Morgan, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Arkansas Committee
Arkansas Committee Records
Inclusive Dates
MC 1250
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Three sound cassette tapes, consisting of interviews conducted by Mark Swaney with June and Joel Hanley, have been removed from the collection and will remain unavailable for research use until their review five years from the donation date.

Use of originals is restricted for preservation reasons. Access copies are available for use.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Letters, sound and video cassette tapes, and photocopies of public records, newspaper articles, court depositions and miscellaneous documents gathered or created by the Arkansas Committee were donated to the Special Collections Department by Mark Swaney on June 1, 1993.

NOTE: File 13, box 2, "Bill Holmes material" was added to the collection on April 8, 1994 after its donation by Mark Swaney. For security considerations every sheet in the entire collection was individually numbered on July 1, 1994. These sheet numbers have been added to the folder listings in the following inventory.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott; completed in February 1994.

Preferred Form of Citation

Arkansas Committee Records (MC 1250), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

Biographical Note

The Arkansas Committee was a registered student organization with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, concerned with investigating allegations of corruption in government. Of particular interest to the group were the Iran-Contra scandal and the possible involvement of government officials at all levels.

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Arkansas Committee primarily consist of photocopies members made of public documents such as court records and depositions, along with newspaper and magazine clippings. Some original letters from persons interested in the work of the Arkansas Committee are also included. Sound cassette interviews with various parties conducted by Committee members and video cassette tapes of Committee hearings and productions are also included. The records have been inventoried by file folder titles which correspond to the topic or material type of the file's contents. Sound and video cassette titles listed are those created by the Arkansas committee. Sound cassettes have been removed from the inventoried boxes for separate storage.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by type.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

box 1

box 1 folder 1

Deposition: Terry Kent Reed, May 24, 1991 pp. 1-266

box 1 folder 2

Terry Reed, n.d. pp. 267-322

box 1 folder 3

Clippings, n.d. pp. 323-389

box 1 folder 4

Clippings, n.d. pp. 390-472

box 1 folder 5

Clippings, n.d. pp. 473-528

box 1 folder 6

Clippings, n.d. pp. 529-593

box 1 folder 7

Charles and Virginia Hendricks, n.d. pp. 594-720

box 1 folder 8

Charles and Virginia Hendricks, n.d. pp. 721-737

box 1 folder 9

Charles and Virginia Hendricks, n.d. pp. 738-788

box 1 folder 10

Miscellaneous documents, n.d. pp. 789-848

box 2 folder 1

Gunther Russbacher, n.d. pp. 849-937

box 2 folder 2

Justin Adams, n.d. pp. 938-954

box 2 folder 3

Financial papers, n.d. pp. 955-1032

box 2 folder 4

Pan-Am 103 and Houston Post, n.d. pp. 1033-1074

box 2 folder 5

Inslaw Grand Jury, n.d. pp. 1075-1150

box 2 folder 6

Mena Grand Jury, n.d. pp. 1151-1171

box 2 folder 7

Charles Hays, n.d. pp. 1172-1198

box 2 folder 8

Telephone logs, n.d. pp. 1199-1259

box 2 folder 9

State Police report, n.d. pp. 1260-1290

box 2 folder 10

Letters and FOI requests, n.d. pp. 1291-1325

box 2 folder 11

Video cassette: The Brenneke Tape, n.d.

box 2 folder 12

Video cassette: The Saga of "Sludge" Willie Slippin & Slidin of the Tarmac at Mena, n.d.

box 2 folder 13

Bill Holmes material, n.d.

box User Cassette Tapes Box 5 item 1

Sound cassette: Fred Hampton, August 10, 1992

box User Cassette Tapes Box 5 item 2

Sound cassette: Joel Hanley/Charles Hayes, August 18, 1992

box User Cassette Tapes Box 5 item 3

Sound cassette: Michael Riconsiuito, August 24, 1992

box User Cassette Tapes Box 5 item 4

Sound cassette: Bill Holmes [1 of 2], August 8, 1992

box User Cassette Tapes Box 5 item 5

Sound cassette: Bill Holmes [2 of 2], August 8, 1992

box User Cassette Tapes Box 5 item 6

Sound cassette: Bill Holmes, n.d.


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