Charles R. Black Jr. Papers

MC 1482

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Black Jr., Charles R., 1913-2002
Title
Charles R. Black Jr. Papers
Inclusive Dates
1921-1980
Identification
MC 1482
Extent
3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
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

The Charles R. Black Jr. Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on August 12, 2002 by Katherine Black.

Processing Information

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.

Biographical Note

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

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

Joke Records

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

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