McGuffey's Electric Reader Newspaper Mock-Up

MC 1746

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Jordan Frankenburger and Krista Jones, 2012.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
McGuffey's Electric Reader Newspaper
Title
McGuffey's Electric Reader Newspaper Mock-Up
Inclusive Dates
1967
Identification
MC 1746
Extent
1.5 linear feet (1 OV box)
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 McGuffey's Electric Reader Newspaper Mock-Up was donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on January 19,2008 by Morris S. "Buzz" Arnold of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordan Frankenburger and Krista Jones; completed in June 2012.

Preferred Form of Citation

McGuffey's Electric Reader Newspaper Mock-Up(MC 1746), 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

Morris S. "Buzz" Arnold first got involved with the hippie community in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas because of his involvement with the free speech movement. Arnold's connection to the hippie community was strengthened because he was a guitarist in a rock and roll band. The name of the band was McGuffey's Electric Reader, which was invented the Walter "Bucky" Sanders of Alpina, Boone County, Arkansas who was a law student and played piano in the band and Bob Kerspel of North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas who was the drummer.

In the summer of 1967, Arnold, Sanders,and Kerspel collaborated with Alan Campbell of Fayetteville and Candy Samudra Campbell of Little Rock to create a newspaper - McGuffey's Electric Reader Newspaper.

The newspaper was never printed because when Arnold took the mock-up to printer in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas the printer refused to print it claiming that he considered the artwork to be "obscene."

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes McGuffey's Electric Reader Newspaper mock-up sketches and a CD of the photographed sketches.

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

Newspaper Mock-Up Sketches, 1967 (Oversize)

Box 1 Folder 2

Photographed Sketches CD, n.d. (Oversize)

END OF COLLECTION

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