Rick Mayes Dickson Street Materials

MC 1935

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Valerie Robertson, 2012.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Mayes, Rick
Title
Rick Mayes Dickson Street Materials
Inclusive Dates
1985-1993
Bulk Dates
1986-1987
Identification
MC 1935
Extent
2.4 linear feet (1 box and 2 framed paintings)
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 Rick Mayes Dickson Street Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on December 21, 2011 by Rick Mayes of West Fork, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Valerie Robertson; completed in May 2012.

Preferred Form of Citation

Rick Mayes Dickson Street Materials (MC 1935), 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

Pride In Dickson Street (PIDS) was a group of merchants working to improve Dickson Street and its image in 1983. One of the group’s first actions was a massive cleanup, mobilizing merchants and volunteers to pick up the litter, sweep up glass shards and other refuse. With the city’s cooperation, the PIDS group soon had better lighting and litter receptacles installed curbside. The Fayetteville police established a volunteer Dickson Street foot patrol on Friday and Saturday nights to help discourage crime.

Rick Mayes, formerly manager of Campus Bookstore in Fayetteville and general manager of Lakeland Marine of Springdale, was president of Pride In Dickson Street and executive director of the Dickson Street Improvement District during the transition from a down trodden, crime ridden area to the Dickson Street we know today. He played a pivotal role organizing and helping to grow Springfest—a daylong celebration that included a parade, farmers’ market, crafts booths, sidewalk sales, street performers, live music, and a bed race. He also lobbied hard to bring the Walton Arts Center to Dickson Street. In 1987, thanks to the efforts of Rick Mays, Dickson Street was chosen for the new home of the Walton Arts Center by the joint Fayetteville-University of Arkansas Arts Committee. The Walton Arts Center was the catalyst that connected the area with the University of Arkansas.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes materials pertaining to the Dickson Street Central Business Improvement District, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs,and DVDs.

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

Correspondence, 1986-1988

Box 1 Folder 2

Minutes Of The Dickson Street Central Business Improvement District Number One, June 17, 1987, August 20, 1987

Box 1 Folder 3

Dickson Street Central Business Improvement District Proposals and Resolutions, 1986-1987

Box 1 Folder 4

Dickson Street Central Business Improvement District Financial Materials, 1986

Box 1 Folder 5

Dickson Street Central Business Improvement District Maps, 1986

Box 1 Folder 6

Dickson Street Planning Study Fayetteville, Arkansas for Dickson Street Central Business Improvement District University of Arkansas/Fayetteville Arts Center Council, September 25, 1987

Box 1 Folder 7

Dickson Street Newspaper Clippings, 1986-1987

Box 1 Folder 8

Dickson Street Central Business Improvement District General Materials, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 9

Pride in Dickson Street Materials, 1993

Box 1 Folder 10

Pride in Dickson Street Plaque, 1993

Box 1 Folder 11

Campus Book Store & Springfest Photographs, 1985-1989 (Images 1-30)

Box 1 Folder 12

Springfest 1985, Fayetteville Open Channel Interview 1985, Springfest 1987 (DVD)

Box 1 Folder 13

Springfest 1987 (DVD)

Oversize Item 1

Dickson Street Pencil and Watercolor Framed Painting By Richard Wharton, 1986

Oversize Item 2

Dickson Street Pencil and Watercolor Framed Painting By Richard Wharton, 1986

END OF COLLECTION

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