Cecil Shane Papers

MC 1331

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Lee Flowers, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Shane, Cecil
Cecil Shane Papers
Inclusive Dates
MC 1331
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu 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

Patricia Shane Fendler of Fayetteville, Arkansas, donated the papers of her father, Cecil Shane, to Special Collections on November 10, 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, December 1995. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Preferred Form of Citation

Cecil Shane Papers (MC 1331), 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

Cecil Shane was born in 1887 in Paragould, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1911 and two years later received his degree in law from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. He was admitted to the bar in Arkansas shortly afterwards. Shane practiced law for almost twenty-nine years and became one of the most prominent lawyers in Arkansas at that time. Throughout the years he held many public and civic offices. He served as mayor of Blytheville, Arkansas. He was a president of Blytheville Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the state Educational Committee, a chairman of the Defense Stamps and Bonds Committee in North Mississippi County, whose purpose was to promote the sale of government bonds during the WWI, and a vice president of the Bar Association of Arkansas. Shane died untimely in 1942 at the age of fifty-five.

Scope and Content Note

The papers contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, typescript material, and photographs pertaining to the life and career of Cecil Shane.

Included is correspondence (letters of condolence), newspaper clippings, University publications (University Songs ..., Annual Junior-Senior Banquet, March 30, 1911, Sophomore Class Reception, November 19, 1909), certificates, and snapshots from Shane's photo album, mainly from when he was a student at the University of Arkansas ca. 1909-1912.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1942

Box 1 Folder 2

Newspaper clippings, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 3

University publications and certificates, 1909-1911

Box 1 Folder 4

Images, 1-58, ca 1909-1912


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