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
- Hamilton, Don
- Don Hamilton Arkansas Wilderness Act Papers
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 560
- 1.5 linear feet (243 items + 6 volumes in 2 boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The Don Hamilton Arkansas Wilderness Act Papers was donated to the Special Collections Department by Don Hamilton of Little Rock, Arkansas on July 29, 1986.
Processed by Anthony J. Wappel; completed in September 1988.
Preferred Form of Citation
Don Hamilton Arkansas Wilderness Act Papers (MC 560), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.
Don Hamilton, a Little Rock attorney, has served on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Wildlife Federation since 1981. He is also a member of the Wilderness Steering Committee, which is involved with the management of the wilderness areas in Arkansas's two national forests. In 1977, Hamilton and the Arkansas Wildlife Federation actively pursued the preservation of wilderness areas within Arkansas national forests. The Arkansas Wilderness Act was introduced in the House of Representatives on May 5, 1983 by Congressman Ed Bethune and later in the Senate by Senators Dale Bumpers and David Pryor on November 7, 1983. Public hearings were held in the House of Representatives and the Senate, in Little Rock and Washington D.C., in which Mr. Hamilton testified as a witness supporting the adoption of the Act in all of these hearings. The Arkansas Wilderness Act required that certain undeveloped national forest lands in the Ouachita and Ozark - St. Francis National Forests be preserved as wilderness areas. It was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on October 19, 1984.
Scope and Content Note
The papers consist of correspondence, policy studies, newspaper clippings and a videotape pertaining to the passage of the Arkansas Wilderness Act of 1984. Mr. Hamilton bound much of the material together into volumes. These volumes consist mostly of correspondence to and from Mr. Hamilton as well as other individuals involved with the passage of the Arkansas Wilderness Act. Volumes 5-6, R.A.R.E., consist of papers pertaining to Roadless Area Review Evaluations. The U.S. Forest Service conducts these studies prior to designating forest lands as wilderness areas.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged in chronological order.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||
Newspaper clippings, 1979-1982
|Box 1||Folder 2||
Newspaper clippings, 1983
|Box 1||Folder 3||
Newspaper clippings, 1984-1985
|Box 1||Folder 4||
Paper entitled "How Congress Came to Designate Wilderness Areas in Arkansas", 1986
|Box 1||Folder 5||
VHS, 1) Congressman Ed Bethune's speech in the U.S. House of Representatives regarding his Arkansas Wilderness Bill given in October 1983 2) Passage of the Arkansas Wilderness Act of 1984 in the U.S. House of Representatives in October 1984 3) Channel 4 (Little Rock) coverage of Senator Bumpers's award by the Arkansas Conservation Coalition in February 1985 4) Channel 11 (Little Rock) coverage of Senator Bumpers's award by the Arkansas Conservation Coalition in February 1985, 1983-1985
|Box 2||Volume 1||
Arkansas Wilderness Act, January 1983 - June 1983
|Box 2||Volume 2||
Arkansas Wilderness Act, July 1983 - December 1983
|Box 2||Volume 3||
Arkansas Wilderness Act, January 1984 - December 1984
|Box 2||Volume 4||
Arkansas Conservation Coalition Wilderness Study Task Force Report, March 1982
|Box 2||Volume 5||
R.A.R.E. II, 1977-1981
|Box 2||Volume 6||
R.A.R.E. II, 1982
END OF COLLECTION