Gus Albright Scrapbooks: The Buffalo River

MC 1295

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 Lee Flowers, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Albright, Gus
Gus Albright Scrapbooks: The Buffalo River
Inclusive Dates
MC 1295
2 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
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

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

Gus Albright, Little Rock, Arkansas, donated his scrapbooks to the Special Collections Division on July 5, 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in January 1999.

Preferred Form of Citation

Gus Albright Scrapbooks: The Buffalo River (MC 1295), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Augustus Garland (Gus) Albright (1915-2005) was a Publicity Director for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission; he was also an Arkansas Gazette sports columnist.

Scope and Content Note

Gus Albright, one-time Arkansas Gazette sports columnist, created two scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, letters, maps, and other papers, pertaining to the controversy over development of the Buffalo River in the northern part of Arkansas.

The attempts by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s and 1960s to dam the river at Gilbert and Lone Rock met with a strong opposition from the National Park Service, various organizations such as the Ozark Society, the Arkansas Audubon Society, and the Nature Conservancy Society, the national and state government officials, and private citizens. In 1972, the Buffalo River was designated by the U.S. Congress as the first national river and became a part of the National Rivers System. There are also two publications in this collection: The Buffalo National River Canoeing Guide, The Ozark Society, 1991 and Buffalo National River, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Richmond, Virginia, April 1963.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Item 1

Scrapbook, 1957-1965

Box 1 Item 2

Scrapbook, 1965-1993

Box 1 Item 3

Publications, n.d.


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