M86-12 - JAMES KNOTT MACKRELL

The papers of James "Uncle Mac" MacKrell are mainly comprised of newspaper clippings from the gubernatorial races of 1948 and 1970. MacKrell ran for governor first in 1948 on the Democratic ticket, but in 1970 he changed his allegiance to the Republican party.

MacKrell was well known in Arkansas as a radio personality on Little Rock station KLRA. He also founded Arkansas Academy, a Christian but non-sectarian children's home at Arlberg. A Baptist minister, he wrote numerous articles and pamphlets promoting the "Bible Lovers Revival."

MacKrell died while interviewing a group of teenagers on a radio show in 1972.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in one series with MacKrell's religious and philanthropic materials coming first, followed by photographs, and finally by political newspaper clippings.

NOTE: When requesting material please specify collection number [ M86-12 ], box and file number.

 

Box 1

File 1 – Personal Papers, Newspaper Clippings, Printed Material, including funeral remarks made by Ben F. Jordan at James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell Memorial Service

File 2 – Religious pamphlets written by James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell (undated)

File 3 – Photographs of James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell and Miscellaneous (undated)

Envelope 1 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, 4 b/w, 1 neg. (c. 1935)

Envelope 2 - James Mackrell, Evangelist and Pastor, 3 b/w (c. 1937)

Envelope 3 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell (c. 1970)

Envelope 4 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell (c. 1971)

Envelope 5 - Autographed b/w, Jim McKeil – TV Personality, son of the late James and Bessie Mackrell of Conway (1970’s)

Envelope 6 - Park Place Baptist Church, Pastored by James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell (undated)

Envelope 7 - Congregation, East Side Mission, Second Baptist , James Mackrell – Evangelist (undated)

Envelope 8 - House at 124 Cedar, North Little Rock (undated)

Envelope 9 - House at 124 Cedar, North Little Rock (undated)

Envelope 10 - Unidentified (c. 1950)

Envelope 11 - Unidentified (c. 1950)

File 4 – Photographs, Gubernatorial Race (1948 & 1970)

Envelope 1 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Gubernatorial Race (1948)

Envelope 2 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Gubernatorial Race (1970)

Envelope 3 - “Uncle Mac” Campaign Poster, Gubernatorial Race (1970)

Envelope 4 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell campaigning in the Gubernatorial Race (1970)

Envelope 5 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell campaigning in the Gubernatorial Race (1970)

Envelope 6 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Sid McMath, Winthrop Rockefeller, Maurice “Footsie” Britt Gubernatorial Campaign (1970)

Envelope 7 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Gubernatorial Race (1970)

Envelope 8 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Gubernatorial Race (1970)

Envelope 9 - Gubernatorial Campaign (1970)

Envelope 10 - Mrs. Tilda Butler, Gubernatorial Race (1970)

Envelope 11 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Miscellaneous Campaign Photograph (1970)

Envelope 12 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Miscellaneous campaign photographs (1970)

Envelope 13 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Miscellaneous campaign photographs (1970)

Envelope 14 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Miscellaneous Campaign Photographs (1970)

Envelope 15 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Miscellaneous Campaign Photographs (1970)

Envelope 16 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Miscellaneous Campaign Photographs (1970)

Envelope 17 - James “Uncle Mac” Mackrell, Miscellaneous Campaign Photographs (1970)

End of Box 1

 

Box 2

File 1 - Newspaper Clippings - 1948 Gubernatorial Race, July - August

File 2 - Printed Material Concerning the 1948 Gubernatorial Race

File 3 - The Voice of Arkansas - Published by James "Uncle Mac" MacKrell, 1949-50 issues

File 4 - Newspaper Clippings - 1970 Gubernatorial Race June 1-15 and Speaking Itinerary

File 5 - Newspaper Clippings - 1970 Gubernatorial Race June 16-30

File 6 - Newspaper Clippings - 1970 Gubernatorial Race July 1-9

File 7 - Newspaper Clippings - 1970 Gubernatorial Race, July 11-16

File 8 - Newspaper Clippings - 1970 Gubernatorial Race July 17-27

File 9 - Newspaper Clippings - 1970 Gubernatorial Race July 28-31

File 10- Newspaper Clippings - 1970 Gubernatorial Race August 3-14

File 11- Newspaper Clippings - 1970 Gubernatorial Race August 15-21

File 12- Newspaper Clippings - 1970 Gubernatorial Race August 22-26

File 13- 1970 Gubernatorial Race - Press Release and Resource Material for a Speech

End of Box 2

End of Collection