ACLU Of Arkansas Materials

MC 1580

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

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

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

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Arkansas Civil Liberties Union Of Arkansas
ACLU Of Arkansas Materials
Inclusive Dates
MC 1580
.3 linear ft. (1 box)
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

The ACLU Of Arkansas Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on November 2, 1988 by Susan Maberry of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Krista Jones; completed in February 2006.

Preferred Form of Citation

ACLU Of Arkansas Materials (MC 1580), 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

In the wake of Epperson v. Arkansas (1968) in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Arkansas's 1928 anti-evolution law, Charles Blackburn, Field Development Director for the ACLU Southern Regional office, sought to form a chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Arkansas. Questionnaires were mailed to Arkansas members of the national ACLU and an organizational meeting was held on November 23, 1968, in Little Rock. A second membership meeting attended by 150 people took place in Little Rock on January 11, 1969. At this meeting, Morton Gitleman of Fayetteville was elected President; John Sizemore of Little Rock, Vice President; Dr. Otto H. Zinke of Fayetteville, Secretary; and Darragh, Fred K.Fred K. Darragh Jr. of Little Rock, Treasurer. Board members were also appointed, including Little Rock attorney Jim Guy Tucker as well as Dr. Guerdon Nichols and Sam Sizer, both of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The effort to establish an Arkansas ACLU chapter proved successful, and it continues its efforts to protect civil liberties.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include questionnaires, correspondence, meeting minutes, account information, mailing lists, and miscellaneous notes.

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

Exploratory Questionnaire A-F

Box 1 Folder 2

Exploratory Questionnaire G-L

Box 1 Folder 3

Exploratory Questionnaire M-P

Box 1 Folder 4

Exploratory Questionnaire Q-Z

Box 1 Folder 5

Steering Committee Minutes, November 23, 1968

Box 1 Folder 6

Account Sheet

Box 1 Folder 7

Mailing List

Box 1 Folder 8



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