Sarah Alderman Murphy (1924-) was an educator and activist, and a member of the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC) during the movement to integrate public schools in Little Rock, AR. Murphy held leadership positions in the Arkansas Department of Education during the 1970s and 1980s. This collection includes interviews by Sarah Alderman Murphy, with participants in the Little Rock school integration crisis.
This collection includes photocopies of typewritten transcripts of oral history interviews from Columbia University's Oral History Collection. Includes interviews with J. Bill Becker, Orval Eugene Faubus, Nathaniel R. Griswold, Archie F. House, Elizabeth Huckaby, Robert Lile, Sidney S. McMath, Terrel E. Powell, Everett Tucker, and Wayne Upton.
The Archives was begun in 1975 by Dr. Jimmie Rogers of the University of Arkansas' Department of Communications. A substantial portion of the Archives pertains to the career of Bill Clinton. In addition to the Clinton materials, the Archives includes materials from the political campaigns of almost 400 other politicians. Especially noteworthy are items pertaining to the political campaigns of David Pryor, Dale Bumpers, J. William Fulbright, Jim McDougal, John Paul Hammerschmidt, Winthrop Rockefeller, and Orval Faubus. Formats in the collection include audiocassette tapes; reel-to-reel audio tapes; Beta video tapes, VHS video tapes; and reel-to-reel video tapes.
Roy Reed is author of a biography of Governor Orval Faubus, a writer and reporter for the Arkansas Gazette and The New York Times, and a journalism professor for sixteen years at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. This collection includes oral history interviews conducted by Roy Reed as research for his book, Faubus: The Life and Times of an American Prodigal.
IMatthew R. McNair earned a M.A. in Communication from the University of Arkansas and currently works as a Project Officer and Environmental Review Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's Outdoor Recreation Grants Program. The collection consists of four audiocassette tapes containing interviews that Matthew McNair conducted as part of research for his 2008 master’s thesis, “Another brick in the wall: the rhetoric of creationism, science, and education, and the fate of the establishment clause in the American classroom."
Trey Berry is an expert in Arkansas and Southern history and is currently the Director of the Pete Parks Center for Regional Studies and an Associate Professor for the History Department at Ouachita Baptist University. This collection includes recorded interviews with Orval Faubus, Sid McMath, and Bill Clinton.
John Elvis Miller was a United States Representative and Senator from Searcy, Arkansas. This collection includes an oral history interview and transcript conducted by Walter L. Brown, Bruce Parham, and Samuel A. Sizer at Fort Smith, Arkansas in March 1976.
Interviewees include members and former members of the Arkansas General Assembly, and topics include their political careers, education, and family histories, as well as their advice for future female politicians.
Roy Reed (1930-2017) was an Arkansas journalist who wrote for the Arkansas Gazette and the New York Times and taught journalism at the University of Arkansas. This collection includes a series of oral history interviews conducted by journalist Roy Reed with architect Fay Jones from 2000-2004.
George M. Goodwin is an archivist who has written and lectured on Frank Lloyd Wright. This collection includes oral history interviews conducted with E. Fay Jones and with Mr. and Mrs. Fontaine Richardson in 1993. Interviews were collected by George M. Goodwin on behalf of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives.
Rebecca Newth Harrison is a Fayetteville, Arkansas-based writer, as well as a former public radio host. This collection includes the audio recordings of interviews Newth conducted as part of “Arkansas Voices,” a series by the KUAF radio station from 1991-1998. Interviewees include Shirley Abbott, Diane Blair, Myron Brody, Roy Reed, and James Whitehead.
Ben F. Johnson III was a Southern Arkansas University history professor. This collection includes three audiocassettes of oral history interviews conducted by Ben F. Johnson III while engaged in researching a biography of Arkansas poet John Gould Fletcher. Subjects interviewed included Mary Fletcher Worthen, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Terry, Mrs. George Rose Smith, and Dr. Woodbridge Morris.
The Washington-Willow Historic District is a historic area of Fayetteville, Arkansas. This collection contains taped interviews arranged alphabetically by the name of the interviewee, transcripts of these interviews, and a slide show Washington Willow Historical District: A September Song, consisting of a tape, transcript, and 253 slides of mostly residential buildings in the Washington-Willow Historic District.
The historical collection of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (CU), formerly the Division of Cultural Relations, documents the development of U.S. international educational and cultural exchange activities, including the Fulbright Program. Organized in 1961 within the Department of State, the bureau was responsible for administering the principal provisions of the Fulbright-Hays Act. It functioned as a part of the State Department until 1978 when it merged with the United States Information Agency. The collection consists of papers generated while CU was in the State Department, from 1938 until 1978. The remainder consists of papers produced after CU moved to USIA in 1978.
The sanatorium was established in rural Booneville, Arkansas where tuberculosis patients could be treated in an isolated setting in order to prevent infection from spreading to other citizens of the state. The Booneville Sanatorium Project Records contain over fifty oral histories of former patients, medical staff members, employees, and family members who were impacted by the Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium from 1930 to 1970. Interviewees discuss early treatments for tuberculosis as well as what life was like at the sanatorium.
Clyde David Dollar (1932-1983) was an anthropologist and historian interested in American Indians. This collection includes oral interviews and other recordings of participants in the Wounded Knee occupation collected by Clyde Dollar.
Louis (Lou) Alexander Pritchett is a business speaker, former executive of Procter & Gamble, and author of Stop Paddling and Start Rocking the Boat. This collection consists of materials pertaining to the personal life, business career, and writings of businessman Lou Pritchett.
Roy Edwin Thomas was a folklorist, oral historian, and writer from Conway, Arkansas. Beginning in 1970, Thomas conducted oral history interviews in the Ozarks region as well as the Appalachians. This collection consists primarily of Roy Edwin Thomas' oral history interview projects, writings, and research materials.
Janet Allured is a historian and academic, and currently a history professor at McNeese State University. This collection consists of research materials created and compiled as part of Janet Allured's research for her doctoral dissertation, Families, Food and Folklore: Women's Culture in the Post-Bellum Ozarks, including transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Allured; topics discussed by interviewees include farming, transportation, shivarees, and family life.
Zula Zanzibar Deeter (1891-1996), was a long-time resident of Arkansas' Petit Jean Mountain. This collection includes a transcript of an interview with Deeter on topics ranging from agriculture to child rearing to the impact of Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the region.
The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project was a community outreach effort initiated by University of Arkansas professor David Jolliffe that involved collaboration between University of Arkansas students and Arkansas high school students in the Arkansas Delta region. The collection includes interviews, documentation, and research project materials created as part of the Arkansas Delta Oral History Project.
Stella Scurlock (1895-1989) attended the University of Arkansas between 1914-1917, and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She later worked with the YWCA and was an active member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. This collection includes an audio cassette tape containing a March 21, 1986, oral history interview of Stella Scurlock.
Twelve cassette tapes record extensive interviews with six of Dr. Charles Eugene Swift's children and family friends. The tapes were made in 1976-1977 and in 1988. Subjects covered are: life in Goshen and Elkins, Dr. Swift's practice and character, and biographical information.