Richard E. Yates was born in Whitefish, Montana, in 1910, but was raised in the family’s native North Carolina in Mocksville.  In 1932, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in general business from North Carolina State in Raleigh.  He immediately went to Vanderbilt University in Nashville where in 1933 he received his Master of Arts degree and in 1936 his Ph.D. in American history.  Mr. Yates taught at South Georgia College in Douglas for two years.  He was hired by Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas in the summer of 1938.  In 1943 he was drafted as a private in the U. S. Army, was discharged as a captain and resumed teaching at Hendrix.  He was a member of the Arkansas Historical Association and Faulkner County Historical Society, a member of “The Book Club” in Little Rock and for four years he had a weekly commentary on political events on Conway radio station KCON.  Mr. Yates married Helon Sanders Smith, a Hendrix colleague, in December 1970.  He retired from the Hendrix faculty in 1974.  He died on June 21, 1986.  This collection consists of typewritten newspaper columns which Yates submitted to several newspapers in Arkansas.


Box 1

File 1 – Newspaper Columns, June 25, 1980- Oct. 22, 1980

File 2 – Newspaper Columns, November 5, 1980- Feb. 25, 1981

File 3 – Newspaper Columns, March 4, 1981- June 24, 1981

File 4 – Newspaper Columns, July 1, 1981- Sept. 30, 1981

File 5 – Newspaper Columns, October 7, 1981- Jan. 13, 1982

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