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Good Government League

Records, 1933-1936

MS G591.300-E Good





INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Correspondence, lists, notes, legal documents, transcripts of County Court records, and other materials created or received by leaders of the citizens' reform group organized to correct alleged electoral abuses and political corruption in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION (42 items)

Folder 1

1. Report of all fees collected by circuit clerk, Washington Co., Ark., 1933, 4 p.
 
2. W. O. Davis to Lessie S. Read re: 1934 local option petition, undated, 4 p.
 
3. Justices of the Peace elected in Washington County, 1934, 2 p.
 
4. Lists of names, by Washington County Township, G. G. L. Members (2), undated, 13 p.
 
5. Lists of names, by Washington County Township, G. G. L. Members, undated, 4 p.
 
6. Resolution to end political corruption in Washington Co., Ark., 12/08/1934, 1 p.
 
7. Erwin Funk to Lessie S. Read re: a newspaper photo of L. S. R., 05/30/1934, 1 p.
 
8. P. J. Burk to John Mase re: fear of political corruption, 12/11/1934, 1 p.
 
9. Unsigned to Lessie S. Read re: alliances and political corruption, 12/12/1934, 1 p.
 
10. "Dear Fellow Citizen" flyer re: recruitment, 12/10/1934, 1 p.
 
11. "Isn't He Wrong?" brief editorial statement, undated, 1 p.

12. Washington County claims as of 1935, undated, 1 p.

13. Washington County claims as of 1935, undated, 5 p.

14. Request of Neal Cruse for more specific details, re: charges of corruption, 01/07/1935, 1 p.
 
15. State of Arkansas v. Harley Grover, Charge and specification of corruption by H.G., 10/1935, 3 p.
 
16. Amendment to reasons for discharge of Neal Cruse, undated, 2 p.
 
17. Judgment: dismissing charges against Neal Cruse, undated, 1 p.

18. Notice: to Neal Cruse, notifying of charges and potential dismissal, undated, 1 p.
 
19. Washington County claims as of 1935, undated, 2 p.

20. Resolution: seeking removal of Circuit Judge John S. Combs, for corruption, undated, 2 p.
 
21. "A Leaguer" to D. Y. Thomas re: misstatements about G. G. L., 03/08/1936, 1 p.
 
22. State of Arkansas v. Harley Grover; charge and specification of corruption by H.G., 10/1935, 3 p.
 
22. Resolution: seeking removal of Circuit Judge John S. Combs for corruption, undated, 2 p.
 
23. Rex Perkins v. Fayetteville Dem. Pub. Co. related to news stories claimed false, 03/04/1936, 4 p.

24. Damages sought in relation to defamation charges, undated, 5 p.

25. Warrants issued in February, undated, 2 p.

26. Claims allowed by County Judge Homer, first term of County Court, undated, 3 p.

27. List of names identified as "trustworthy," undated, 1 p.

28. List of names useful within Springdale Wards, undated, 2 p.

29. D. Y. Thomas to L. S. Read re: election to lead G.G.L., undated, 1 p.

30. "Can Be Trusted" - List of names according to precincts, undated, 1 p.

31. List of names, identifying townships and address, undated, 3 p.

32. Petition of support from Lincoln, Ark., for Arthur B. Davidson as Washington County Sheriff, undated, 1 p.
 
33. Note regarding the calling of a meeting, undated, 1 p.

34. Resolution stating commitment to maintaining traditions and institutions of Washington County, Arkansas, undated, 1 p.

35. Statement to Griffin Smith, State Comptroller, re: local corruption, undated, 2 p.

36. Petition for candidates on school board, undated, 1 p.

37. Resolution: from Washington County Workers Association and Baptist churches re: corruption and local politics, undated, 1 p.
 
38. Resolution: PTA members of Fayetteville re: corruption, undated, 1 p.

39. Resolution: Southern Memorial Association re: corruption and local politics, undated, 1 p.
 
40. Girl Scout Council Resolution re: corruption and local politics, undated, 1 p.

41. U.S. House Bill 403: to prevent illegal or improper voting in Arkansas, undated, 11 p.

42. H. H. Taylor v. Tom L. Hart re: fraud and misrepresentation, undated, 6 p.


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