Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Black Jr., Charles R., 1913-2002
- Charles R. Black Jr. Papers
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1482
- 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The Charles R. Black Jr. Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on August 12, 2002 by Katherine Black.
Processed by Nicholas Candido; completed in July 2009.
Preferred Form of Citation
Charles R. Black Jr. Papers (MC 1482), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.
Charles R. Black Jr. was born in Corning, Clay County, Arkansas on July 11, 1913. His grandfather founded J.W. Black Lumber Company in 1895, of which Charles R. Black Jr. eventually took control. Black was very interested in politics. He frequently wrote letters to congressmen and other politicians about pressing political issues such as the Iran hostage crisis and the Panama Canal turnover under the Carter administration. Black was a conservative. He was also a member of the Lions Club and gave political and motivational speeches about leadership, finance, and even communism. During his membership in the Lions Club, Black participated in many minstrels from the fifties to the seventies. These minstrels included song, dance, and comedy.
Black was also strongly against the proposal to construct a dam at the Eleven Point River. Black fought hard with others to prevent the construction of the dam. The dam was never built.
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains Eleven Point Dam materials, J.W. Black Lumber Company materials, correspondence with political leaders, sheet music and joke books for minstrels, and Lion's Club materials.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by topic.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||
General Correspondence, 1936-1960
|Box 1||Folder 2||
Europe Trip, 1936
|Box 1||Folder 3||
Charles R. Black Jr. Employment Search, 1935-1943
|Box 1||Folder 4||
J.W. Black Lumber Company Expansion and Modernization Materials, 1939
|Box 1||Folder 5||
J.W. Black Lumber Company Expansion and Modernization Materials, 1940-1956
|Box 1||Folder 6||
Survey Report on Water Resources Development, 1964
|Box 1||Folder 7||
Transcript of Public Hearing in Connection to the Eleven Point River Development (Volume I), 1962
|Box 1||Folder 8||
Transcript of Public Hearing in Connection to the Eleven Point River Development (Volume III), 1962
|Box 1||Folder 9||
Transcript of Public Hearing in Connection to the Eleven Point River Development (Volume IV), 1962
|Box 1||Folder 10||
Eleven Point Dam Materials, 1969-1977
|Box 1||Folder 11||
General Eleven Point Dam Materials, ca. 1955-1964
|Box 1||Folder 12||
Eleven Point River Video and Audio Materials, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 13||
Eleven Point River VHS, n.d.
|Box 2||Folder 1||
Panama Canal Materials, 1977-1978
|Box 2||Folder 2||
Iran Hostage Crisis Materials, July 21, 1979-November 19, 1979
|Box 2||Folder 3||
Iran Hostage Crisis Materials, November 23, 1979-June 23, 1980
|Box 2||Folder 4||
Speech Materials, 1962-1972
|Box 2||Folder 5||
Corning Minstrel Materials, 1921
|Box 2||Folder 6||
Corning Minstrel Materials, 1954-1956
|Box 2||Folder 7||
Corning Minstrel Materials, 1957-1958
|Box 2||Folder 8||
Corning Minstrel Materials, 1959-1962
|Box 2||Folder 9||
Corning Minstrel Materials, 1963-1964
|Box 2||Folder 10||
Corning Minstrel Materials, 1968-1973
|Box 2||Folder 11||
Corning Minstrel Materials, 1974-1977
|Box 2||Folder 12||
Corning Minstrel Materials, n.d.
|Box 2||Folder 13||
Sheet Music A-C
|Box 2||Folder 14||
Sheet Music D-F
|Box 2||Folder 15||
Sheet Music G-L
|Box 2||Folder 16||
Sheet Music M-W
|Box 3||Folder 1||
Joke Materials, n.d.
|Box 3||Folder 2||
Joke Books A-D
|Box 3||Folder 3||
Joke Books E-W
|Box 3||Folder 4||
"Over Sixteen Sequel"
|Box 3||Folder 5||
"Over Sixteen Vol. 3"
|Box 3||Folder 6||
"Over Sixteen Vol. 4"
|Box 3||Folder 7||
"Over Sixteen Vol. 6"
|Box 3||Folder 8||
|Box 3||Folder 9||
Minstrel Photographs (Images 1-8)
|Box 3||Folder 10||
Other Minstrel Materials, 1953-1964
|Box 3||Folder 11||
Lions Club Official Materials, 1952-1955
|Box 3||Folder 12||
Corning Lions Club Presentation of "Aunt Silly", 1950
|Box 3||Folder 13||
General Photographs (Images 9-15)
|Box 3||Folder 14||
J.W. Black Biographical Materials, 1960-1966 (Image 16)
END OF COLLECTION