The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Arkansas Council on Human Relations records
Repository: University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Special Collections
Collection Description (CRHP): Includes interviews and speeches of members of the organization, a speech by Governor Orval Faubus before unidentified biracial meeting in Little Rock, Ark., regarding forthcoming Little Rock School Board election, and several tapes of testimony before the Arkansas Legislative Council's Special Education Committee, conducting hearings on alleged subversion in Arkansas.
Collection Description (Extant): The Arkansas Council on Human Relations was organized in December 1954 and incorporated and staffed in 1955 as a voluntary non-profit, non-political organization. It was associated with the Southern Regional Council. The purpose of the ACHR was to seek improved human relations by working to secure equal opportunity for all people.
The records of the Arkansas Council on Human Relations for the period 1954-1968 were given to the University of Arkansas Libraries by the Little Rock office in April 1968. The records pertain to the creation, organization, and functioning of the Council, and to the activities and interests of its officers, directors, staff, membership, supporters and opponents in regard to race relations in Arkansas. They include office files and sound recordings.
Existing IDs: MS Ar4 ACHR
Extent: 36 containers
Finding Aid URL: http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/achr/
Interviewees: Orval Faubus, Mrs. Knight Laird, Gladys Crumpler, Carl Francis Hansen, James McBride Dabbs, Walter Clancey, Ozell Sutton, Rev. Samuel C. Sharp, Oren Harris, Joseph B. Matthews, Manning Johnson, Bruce Bennett, Herbert R. Byrd, Clark H. Ralston
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights.
Arkansas--Politics and government
School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock
Southern Regional Council