M87-03 - ARKANSAS ECOLOGY CENTER

This collection contains the newsletters, correspondence, publications, news clippings, films, and reports from the Arkansas Ecology Center.  The organizations purpose was to conduct environmental research and offer its findings to the public.  The majority of the papers deal with the Cache River controversy and the rest of the collection consists of papers from the organization itself.  The bulk of the papers are from the period of 1970 to 1981.

The Arkansas Ecology Center was first known as the "Friends of Arkansas" and then later as the "Environmental Information Center."  On May 1, 1970, the Arkansas Ecology Center became an official domestic non-profit corporation.

The main purpose of the Center was to conduct environmental research and provide information to the public. They accomplished this goal by maintaining a library of books, newspaper clipping files, and copies of environmentally relevant publication.

A seven-member board of directors conducted the official business for the Center.  The Center was funded by public donations and small grants.  They became defunct by c. July 1981.

 

Arrangement

Series I - Organization.  Listing of the Board of Directors, Board minutes, By-Laws of the organization, correspondence, photographs and projects.

Series II- Finance.  Checking and saving account statements, Ford Foundation Grant information, money receipts and tax withholding forms.

Series III- Newsletters. From the period of 1970 to 1977.

Series IV- Cache River

Subseries I - General Correspondence, economic studies, environmental statements, reports and testimonials.

Subseries II- Correspondence.  General, Richard Arnold, Gale Eddins, Samuel Hamill, Jr., and Pratt  Remmel, Jr.

Subseries III- Legal.  Litigation document and petitions.

Subseries IV- News Clippings.  From the period of 1970 to 1984, also includes political cartoons.

Subseries V- Publications.  Articles, task force reports, environmental impact statements,  reports from the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers.

Series V- Oversized Map. The White River Basin and a publication on the Cache River Basin.

 

Tracings:  Arkansas Ecology Center, Arnold, Richard, Cache River, Ecology, Eddins, Gale, Environment, Floods and Flood Control, Remmel, Pratt Jr., U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Waterways

 

Series I - Organization

Box 1

File 1 - Articles of Incorporation (May, 1970)

File 2 - Purpose of the Arkansas Ecology Center

File 3 - Board of Directors

File 4 - Board of Directors Minutes

File 5 - By-Laws of the Arkansas Ecology Center

File 6 - Certificate of Copyright Registration

File 7 - Correspondence

File 8 - Photographs

File 9 - Programs and Workshops

File 10- Projects

File 11- "Arkansas and Energy:  A Look at the Alternatives," by Paul Butt

File 12- The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss

File 13- "The Natural Divisions of Arkansas," by Thomas Foti

End of Box 1

 

Series II - Finance

Box 1

File 1 - Checking Account Statements (July, 1970-1971)

File 2 - Checking Account Statements (1972)

File 3 - Checking Account Statements (1973)

File 4 - Checking Account Statements (1974)

File 5 - Checking Account Statements (1975)

File 6 - Checking Account Statements (1976)

File 7 - Checking Account Statements (1977-1979)

File 8 - Checking Account Statements (1980-1981)

File 9 - Saving Account Statement (1973-1979)

File 10- Check Stubs (July 30, 1970-Sept. 28, 1971)

File 11- Check Stubs (Aug. 31-Dec. 28, 1971)

File 12- Check Stubs (Jan. 12, 1975-Jan. 14, 1976)

File 13- Check Stubs (Jan. 28, 1976-Feb. 13, 1978)

File 14- Check Stubs (Feb. 20, 1978-May 25, 1979)

File 15- Contributions (1971-1973)

File 16- Money Receipts (Dec., 1971-May, 1973)

File 17- Money Receipts (June, 1973-April, 1975)

File 18- Tax Withholding Form (1970-1972)

File 19- Tax Withholding Form (1973)

File 20- Tax Withholding Form (1974)

File 21- Tax Withholding Form (1975)

File 22- Tax Withholding Form (1976)

File 23- Tax Withholding Form (1977)

File 24- Tax Withholding Form (1978)

File 25- Tax Withholding Form (1979)

File 26- Tax Withholding Form (1980)

File 27- Tax Withholding Form (1981)

File 28- Tax Exempt Status

File 29- Final Report to the Ford Foundation (1975)

File 30- Ford Account - Check Stubs (Sept., 1973-Feb., 1975)

File 31- Ford Account - Check Stubs (March, 1975-May, 1976)

File 32- Ford Account - Checking Account Statements (Dec., 1973-June, 1976)

File 33- Ford Account - Receipts (1975-1976)

File 34- Ford Foundation Grant Funds - Audit Report (1973)

File 35- Ford Grant Background Information

End of Box 2

End of Series II

 

Series III - Newsletters

Box 1

File 1 - Arkansas Ecology Center Newsletter (1970)

File 2 - Arkansas Ecology Center Newsletter (1971)

File 3 - Arkansas Ecology Center Newsletter (1972)

File 4 - Arkansas Ecology Center Newsletter (1973)

File 5 - Arkansas Ecology Center Newsletter (1974)

File 6 - Arkansas Ecology Center Newsletter (1975)

File 7 - Arkansas Ecology Center Newsletter (1976)

File 8 - Arkansas Ecology Center Newsletter (1977)

End of Box 1

End of Series III

 

 

Series IV - Cache River

Sub-series I - General

Box 1

File 1 - Cache River Project (1949-1959)

File 2 - Cache River Project (1961-1968)

File 3 - Cache River Project (1969)

File 4 - Cache River Project (1970)

File 5 - Cache River Project (Jan.-April, 1971)

File 6 - Cache River Project (May-Dec., 1971)

File 7 - Cache River Project (1972)

File 8 - Cache River Project (Jan.-June, 1973)

File 9 - Cache River Project (July-Dec., 1973)

File 10- Cache River Project (1974)

File 11- Cache River Project (1975)

File 12- Cache River Project (Jan.-May, 1976)

File 13- Cache River Project (June-Dec., 1976)

File 14- Cache River Project (Jan.-March, 1977)

File 15- Cache River Project (April-Aug., 1977)

File 16- Cache River Project (Sept.-Dec., 1977)

File 17- Cache River Project (1978)

File 18- Cache River Project (1980)

File 19- Cache River Project

File 20- Commentaries on Impact Statement

File 21- Comparative Studies (1973)

File 22- Draft Reports (1971)

File 23- Economic Studies

End of Box 1

 

 

Series IV

Sub-series I

Box 2

File 1 - Economic Study - Robert K. Davis

File 2 - Environmental Statements

File 3 - Maps

File 4 - Mississippi River and Tributaries Project (1959-1964)

File 5 - Mitigation Plans

File 6 - Profile - U.S. Soil Conservation Service

File 7 - Reports (1 of 2)

File 8 - Reports (2 of 2)

File 9 - Reports - Gib Stamel

File 10- Study (1973)

File 11- Testimonials - Clarendon, Arkansas

End of Box 2

 

 

Series IV

Sub-series II - Correspondence

Box 1

File 1 - Correspondence (March-May, 1971)

File 2 - Correspondence (June-Sept., 1971)

File 3 - Correspondence (Oct.-Nov., 1971)

File 4 - Correspondence (Dec., 1971-April, 1972)

File 5 - Correspondence (Aug., 1972-Feb., 1973)

File 6 - Richard Arnold (May-Sept., 1971)

File 7 - Richard Arnold (Oct., 1971)

File 8 - Richard Arnold (Nov., 1971)

File 9 - Richard Arnold (Dec., 1971)

File 10- Richard Arnold (Jan., 1972)

File 11- Richard Arnold (Feb., 1972)

File 12- Richard Arnold (March-April, 1972)

File 13- Richard Arnold (1973-1974)

File 14- Roland Clement

File 15- Gale Eddins

File 16- Samuel M. Harill, Jr.

File 17- Charles McKinney

File 18- Raymond R. McMaster

File 19- Pratt Remmel, Jr.

File 20- U.S. Soil Conservation Service

File 21- Washington, D.C.

End of Box 2

End of Sub-serires II

 

 

Series IV

Sub-series III - Legal

Box 1

File 1 - Legal Petitions (1970)

File 2 - Legal Petitions (1971)

File 3 - Legal Petitions (Jan.-June, 1972)

File 4 - Legal Petitions (July-Dec., 1972)

File 5 - Legal Petitions (Jan., 1973-Dec., 1974)

End of Box 1

 

 

Series IV

Sub-series III

Box 2

File 1 - Legal Petitions (Jan.-July, 1975)

File 2 - Legal Petitions (Aug.-Dec., 1975)

File 3 - Legal Petitions (1976)

File 4 - Litigation Documents (Oct., 1971-March, 1973)

End of Box 2

End of Sub-series III

 

 

Series IV

Sub-series IV - News Clippings

Box 1

File 1 - Cache River (1970)

File 2 - Cache River (Jan.-June, 1971)

File 3 - Cache River (July-Dec., 1971)

File 4 - Cache River (Jan.-June, 1972)

File 5 - Cache River (July-Dec., 1972)

File 6 - Cache River (Jan.-June, 1973)

File 7 - Cache River (July-Dec., 1973)

File 8 - Cache River (1974)

File 9 - Cache River (1975)

File 10- Cache River (1976)

File 11- Cache River (Jan.-June, 1977)

File 12- Cache River (July-Dec., 1977)

File 13- Cache River (1978)

File 14- Cache River (1979-1984)

File 15- Cache River - Political Cartoons

File 16- Miscellaneous

End of Box 1

End of Sub-series IV

 

 

Series IV

Sub-series V - Publications

Box 1

File 1 - Articles (1970-1972)

File 2 - Articles (1973)

File 3 - Articles (1975)

File 4 - "Cache Basin, Arkansas Flood Control Project"

File 5 - "Cache River Basin Arkansas"

File 6 - "Cache River Basin:  A Waterfowl Habitat Preservation Project"

File 7 - "Cache River Basin Feature Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, Arkansas"

End of Box 1

 

 

Series IV

Sub-series V

Box 2

File 1 - "Cache River Basin Project"

File 2 - "Cache River Basin Project" (1 of 2)

File 3 - "Cache River Basin Project" (2 of 2)

File 4 - Appendix A and Appendix B

File 5 - Appendix C

End of Box 2

 

 

Series IV

Sub-series V

Box 3

File 1 - Appendix D (1 of 2)

File 2 - Appendix D (2 of 2)

File 3 - "Comprehensive Basin Study"

File 4 - "Developing a Multi-Use Approach to Resource Management for the Cache River Basin, Arkansas"

File 5 - "The Effect of Federal Water Projects on Cultural Resources"

File 6 - "Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Plan"

File 7 - "Flood Control Mississippi River and Tributaries - Cache River Basin, Arkansas" (1 of 2)

File 8 - "Flood Control Mississippi River and Tributaries - Cache River Basin, Arkansas" (2 of 2)

File 9 - "Lower Cache and White River"

File 10 - "Public Meeting"

File 11 - "Response to Critique of Task Force Report"

File 12- "S. 2798"

File 13- "Well Records, Water-level Measurements, Logs of Test Holes, and Chemical Analysis of Ground Water in the Cache River Alluvial Aquifer-Stream System"

Item 1 - "Cache River" - Film (2)

End of Box 3

End of Sub-series V

End of Series IV

 

Series V - Oversized

Box 1

Item 1 - White River Basin Map

Item 2 - "Cache River Basin:  A Study of Floodplain Management"

End of Box 1

End of Series V

End of Collection