M98-08 - SENATOR STANLEY RUSS COLLECTION

Stanley Russ was born in Conway, Arkansas on August 31, 1930.  He was educated in the Conway Public School System, and after graduating from Conway High School he attended Arkansas Tech University at Russellville, Arkansas from the fall of 1948 through the fall of 1950.  He was enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas in the summer of 1949 and again in the spring of 1951.  He transferred to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in the fall of 1951 where he graduated in May 1952 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture.

Mr. Russ was a Korean War Veteran and served in an army artillery division.  He continued to serve in the military as a member of the National Guard and became the Commander of the army unit in Morrilton, Arkansas.  He received an honorable discharge from the army in 1954.

His main source of income came from his insurance business, which was located on Front Street in downtown Conway.  He also was involved in agriculture and raised cattle.  Mr. Russ became Senator Russ when he was elected to the Arkansas State Senate in 1974.  He replaced Mutt Jones, another long-time State Senator from Conway.

Senator Russ served in the Arkansas Senate from 1975 to 1999.  During this lengthy period, Senator Russ became the third ranking Senator.  In addition, he was the President Pro Temp of the Senate from 1995 to 1997.  He was the Majority Leader in 1997.  He served on the following committees during his career as a State Senator, Chairman of the Joint Budget Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Insurance and Commerce Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Education Commission of the States, member of the Efficiency Committee, member of the Joint Committee on Energy, member of the Joint Legislative Facilities, and member of the Education Committee.

Senator Russ was also a member of the following civic organizations: Faulkner County United Way- Past President, Conway Kiwanis Club-Past President, Conway Chamber of Commerce-Past President, Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, Faulkner County Farm Bureau, Future Farmers of America-Past President, Conway Corporation-Past Director, Boy Scouts of America, Foothills District-Past Chairman, and Arkansas Basin Association.

Senator Russ was the recipient of many honors to include the following; Name one of 10 outstanding State Legislature in the U.S. at the Assembly of State Governmental Employees in 1981, honored by the Municipal League for distinguished service in 1985, honored by Arkansas School Boards Association in 1985, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Conway Chamber of Commerce in 1986, he was inducted into the Arkansas Tech Hall of Distinction in 1994, inducted into the U.S. Field Artillery OCS Hall of Fame in Fort Sill-Oklahoma in 1995, awarded an American Farmer Degree from the Future Farmers of America in Kansas City in 1995, awarded Paul Harris Fellow by the Conway Rotary Club in 1997, received the Counseling Associates Community

Leadership Award in 1996, and received the Faulkner County Leadership Award by the Faulkner County Leadership Institute in 1997.

Senator Russ was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for the Arkansas Livestock Show Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation of Centerville – MA, elected Chairman of the Center for Legislative Energy and Environmental Research, a member of the Legislative Advisory Council, Southern Regional Education Board, and was selected as one of only 30 state politicians throughout the United States to attend the National Education Summit as a resource person on educational issues in Palisades, New York in May 1996.

He is married to Nina Russ and they have two children, Stanley Russ Jr. and Debbie Russ-Merritt.

The bulk of the Stanley Russ Collection consists of printed materials, personal and professional correspondence during his tenure in the Arkansas State Senate.  The collection also contains a significant amount of correspondence between Senator Russ and former Governor former US President Bill Clinton.

Note: When requesting material, please specify the collection number (M98-8), the box number, and the file number.

 

 

Tracings

Arkansas – Politics and Government

Arkansas – Educational Law and Legislation

Arkansas – Governor (1979-1981: Clinton), Correspondence

Arkansas – Governor (1983-1992: Clinton), Correspondence

United States – President (1993-:  Clinton), Correspondence

Russ, Stanley

Stanley Russ – Correspondence (1930)

 

Books

The Book of the States published by the Council of State Governments

Historical Report of the Arkansas Secretary of State by Sharon Priest

Alaska On My Mind

Parliamentary Manual of the Senate

The Complete Book of Chinese Horoscopes

Photograph Tracings

Senator Stanley Russ

Governor Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton

Governor Mike Huckabee


 

Box 1

File 1 – Newsletter – UCA Contact – Covering Donation of Stanley Russ Papers – September 15, 1998

File 2 – Miscellaneous – Nina Benton Russ – 1931-2005

File 3 – Scripture/Prayer Guide and Correspondence – Religious Matters – 1991

File 4 – Miscellaneous – Awards and Certificates – 1948-1949

File 5 – Yearbook – Arkansas State Teachers College Scroll – Belonged to Stanley Russ’ Mother – 1948

File 6 – Newspaper Clippings – 19 Year Old Stanley Russ in College – 1949-1950

File 7 – Awards and Certificates – Stanley Russ – 1950’s and 1960’s

File 8 – Army Records – Stanley Russ – July 7, 1952-September 8, 1961

File 9 – Business Correspondence – First Pyramid Life Insurance – 1963

File 10 – Miscellaneous – Conway Chamber of Commerce – 1968

File 11 – Correspondences – Government Officials – 1960’s

File 12 – Awards and Certificates – Stanley Russ – 1970’s

File 13 – Newspaper Clippings – Announcement for Senate Candidate – November 26, 1974

File 14 – Correspondences – Contributors Letters – 1974-1978

File 15 – Correspondences – Congratulations Letters – December 4, 1974 – September 25, 1975

File 16 – Miscellaneous – State Senate Campaign – 1975

File 17 – Election Material/Poem – “The Election of ‘75” – Celebrating Stanley Russ Winning the Election – January 1975

File 18 – Photo – Black & White – Conway County Sheriff, Marlin Hawkins – Morrilton, Arkansas

File 19 – Speech and Stance on Issues – Stanley Russ’ Position on Political Issues

File 20 – Correspondence – Southwestern Life Insurance Company – October 1975-August 1979

File 21 – Sponsored Bills – Senator Stanley Russ – 1975-1983

File 22 – Judicial Apportionment – 1976-1984

File 23 – 2 copies – Pamphlets – “TEL”: The Election Laws Institute, Inc.  – Quarterly Newsletter – Note page 4, Act 114, “Pollwatchers Law” – Volume 1, No. 1 – August 25, 1977

File 24 – Magazine – Newsweek Magazine – Congressman Wilbur Mills, Arkansas State Senator Stanley Russ, page 13 – December 19, 1977

File 25 – Confidential Campaign Plan for Stanley Russ for Congress – 1978

File 26 – Campaign Plan for Stanley Russ for Congress - 1978

File 27 – Call List – Stanley Russ - 1978

File 28 – The Cache River Project - 1978

File 29 – Miscellaneous Correspondence – 1970s

File 30 – News Clippings – 1970s

End of Box 1

 

 

 

 

Box 2

File 1 – Awards and Certificates – 1980s

File 2 – Background materials, by-laws, Correspondence – Education Commission of the States – 1975-1985

File 3 – Correspondence – 1980-1982

File 4 – Correspondence – 1983-1989

File 5 – “Thank you” Correspondence – 1981-1990

File 6 – S.B. 470 Broadcast Rights for Razorback Games – Became Act of 599 of 1981 – Codifies 6-64-104

File 7 – Legislation – 1980s

File 8 – Program – Arkansas Development Disabilities Services – 25 Year Celebration – 1959-1984

File 9 – “Bangs” Information - 1984

File 10 – Research 1984

File 11 – Stanley Russ – U.S. Congress Candidate – 1984

File 12 – Memorabilia – Stanley Russ for Congress - 1984

File 13 – Correspondence – Faulkner County Highway Commission Fish Fry - 1985

File 14 – Instructional Microcomputer Project for Arkansas Classrooms – 1985

File 15 – Ads – First State Bank and Trust Company – Board of Directors - 1985

File 16 – Governor’s Official Sesquicentennial Address – Bill Clinton – June 15, 1986

File 17 – Letters from Students – Julia Lee Moore School – Conway, Faulkner Co., Arkansas - 1986

File 18 – The Vicissitudes of the Search Process and Bibliography - 1987

File 19 – Letters from Students – Rose Bud School, White Co. Arkansas - 1988

End of Box 2

 

 

 

 

Box 3

File 1 – 78th General Assembly – Senator Stanley Russ – 1989-1991

File 2 – 78th General Assembly – Senator Stanley Russ – 1991

File 3 – Legislative Directories – 1989-1994

File 4 – U.S. and State Constitutional Officers and Members of the 1989 Arkansas General Assembly

File 5 – Correspondence – Donation of Caboose to City of Conway by Union Pacific Railway Company - 1989

File 6 – Newspaper Clippings – 1980s

File 7 – Research on Litter Legislation – File 1 – 1988-1993

File 8 – Research on Litter Legislation – File 2 – 1993

File 9 – Correspondence – Mr. Witt Stephens – 1980s-1990s

File 10 – Booklet – Friendship Community- 1990

File 11 – Booklets – “Places in Time” – “Arkansas Historic Preservation Program” – 1992

File 12 – Letters from Students – 5th Grade – Greenbrier, Faulkner County, Arkansas – 1992

File 13 – Booklet – “Reinventing America’s Schools” – Volume 1 – Kathie Hudson – 1992

File 14 – Correspondence – Education Commission of the States – 1992-1993

File 15 – Stanley Russ – Vice Chairman of the Education Commission of the States - 1993

File 16 – Aerospace Education Center Project – 1993

File 17 –Education Commission of the States – Hunstville, Alabama – November 1993

File 18 – Education Commission of the States – Fall Steering Committee Meeting – Huntsville, Alabama – November 18-20, 1993

File 19 – State Sign – Welcome to Arkansas: The Natural State, Home of President Bill Clinton – 1993

File 20 – Building Communities to Support Education Reform – National Forum and Annual Meeting – Education Commission of the States - 1994

File 21 – Miscellaneous – Former Arkansas Governor Orval Eugene Faubus Dies – January 7, 1910 – December 14, 1994

End of Box 3

 

 

Box 4

File 1 – Speeches – Stanley Russ – 1980s-1990s

File 2 – Correspondence – 1991-1995

File 3 – State of Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research – March 25, 1994

File 4 – Program – Goals 2000 Celebration at the White House – May 16, 1994

File 5 – Miscellaneous – Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation – Jakarta, Indonesia – November 1994

File 6 – Newspaper – Trip to Indonesia – 1994

File 7 – Briefing Book – Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation – c. 1993

File 8 – Booklet – “There Oughta Be a Law: A Manual for Arkansas Legislators” – December 1994

File 9 – Miscellaneous – First Lieutenant Otis Stanley Russ Inducted – Field Artillery Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame – 1995

File 10 – Correspondence and Legislation – 1995-1999

File 11 – Correspondence – Governor Tommy G. Thompson of Wisconsin – 1995-1997

File 12 – Senate News Release – State of Arkansas – 1994-1996

File 13 – President Pro Tem Stanley Russ – Speeches – January 9, 1995

File 14 – Book – Parliamentary Manual of the Senate, Eightieth General Assembly – Senator Stanley Russ – President Pro Tempore of the Senate – 1995

File 15 – “The Story of the Arkansas Flag” – Sharon Priest, Secretary of State – c. 1995

File 16 – Sheet Music – “The Official Arkansas Waltz” – Cletus Jones and Bill Urfer - 1971

File 17 – Membership Directory – Arkansas Society of Professional Lobbyists – 1995-1996

File 18 – Miscellaneous – Acting Governor Stanley Russ – May 24, 1995 and November 20, 1996

File 19 – “The National Education Goals Report” – 1995

File 20 – Booklet – “Parliamentary Manual of the Senate Eighty-First General Assembly” – State of Arkansas – c. 1996

File 21 – Newspaper – Arkansas Times – Governor Jim Guy Tucker’s Conviction – May 31, 1996

File 22 – Request for Attorney General’s Opinion on Succession to the Office of Governor – July 15, 1996

End of Box 4

 

 

Box 5

File 1 – Acting Governor Russ – November 19, 1996

File 2 – Proclamations of Acting Governor Stanley Russ – November 20, 1996

File 3 – Florida License Plate – Go-2-LPC – November 23-26, 1996

File 4 – Directory of Business Leaders – National Education Summit – 1996

File 5 – National Education Summit – 1996

File 6 – Directory of Resource Participants – National Education Summit - 1996

File 7 – Reel Tape – Stanley Russ – undated

File 8 – Video Tape/DVD – Bill Clinton in Senate Day After Election – November 1992

File 9 – Video Tape – Roast of Senator Stanley Russ for STOPDV - undated

File 10 – Video Tape – Governor Mike Huckabee Tribute to Senator Stanley Russ – October 4, 2000

File 11 – Miscellaneous Projector Slides

File 12 – Miscellaneous

File 13 – Video Tape – Stanley Russ’ Family – c. 1962

File 14 – Photos – Family – 1945-1999

File 15 – Military Photos

File 16 – Photos – Insurance Agents

File 17 – Photos – Senator Russ

File 18a – Photo – Senator Russ – Governor David Pryor

File 18b – Photos – Senator Stanley Russ – Governor Bill Clinton

File 18c – Photos – Governor Jim Guy Tucker

File 18d – Photo – Senator Russ – Governor Mike Huckabee – October 1998

File 19 – Photos – Arkansas State Capital Building – 1985 and 1995

File 20 – Photos and Letters – Senator Russ and President Bill Clinton – 1978-1998

File 21 – Invitations to attend the inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton as President of the United States – January 20, 1993 and 1997

File 22 – Newspaper Clippings – Senator Russ and Governor/President Clinton

File 23 – Photos – Senator Russ’ Trip Abroad – 1994, 1997, 1998

File 24 – Photos – UCA/AETN Announcement – undated

End of Box 5

 

 

 

Box 6

File 1 – Letters from Students – Mayflower School, Faulkner County, Arkansas – Greenbrier School, Faulkner County, Arkansas – Sally Cone Elementary, Conway – Westside School, Cleburne County – Unidentified School – 1995, 1996, 1997

File 2 – Book –Informed Legislatures: Coping with Science in Democracy – Megan Jones, David H. Guston, and Lewis M. Branscomb – 1996

File 3 – Leadership Forum/Board Meeting – Sundance, Utah – December 6-8, 1996

File 4 – Correspondence – 1996-1997

File 5 – State Legislative Leaders Foundation – 1996, 1999

File 6 – AETN/UCA Telecommunications Center – 1996-1997

File 7 – Affirmation of Stanley Russ to Senate – January 1, 1997

File 8 – Inauguration of President Clinton Invitation – January 18, 1997

File 9 – Senate Bills Supported or Sponsored by Senator Stanley Russ – 1975-1997

File 10 – Conway Rotary Club – Paul Harris Fellow Award - 1997

File 11 – “The Arkansas Moody-Gram” – Volume 2, No. 4 – June 1997

File 12 – State Legislative Leaders Foundation Leadership Forum – Italy – July 5-11, 1997

File 13 – Correspondence concerning Indiana University’s Basketball Coach – Coach Knight - 1997

File 14 – Taiwan Trip – October 7-12, 1997

File 15 – Taiwan – 1997-1998

File 16 – Center for Legislative Energy and Environmental Research – 1997-1998

File 17 – Economic Impact of Arkansas Volunteers – 1997

File 18 – Senate Social Services Committee Report – New York State – 1997-198

File 19 – Retirement Study Commission – 1982-1998

File 20 – Arkansas State Highway Map and Metroplan Annual Report – 1998

File 21 – Arkansas Agriculture Statistics – 1998

File 22 – “RISO Education Program” – 1998

File 23 – Book – Health Affairs: Assessing the New Federalism State Health and Welfare Reform – Volume 17, No. 3 – May-June 1998

File 24 – March of Dimes Campaign Fund Raiser – 1998

End of Box 6

 

 

Box 7

File 1- Official Calendar, Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution (1988)

File 2- State of Arkansas Senate Legislative Manual (1994)

File 3- State Legislative Leaders: Keys to Effective Legislation for Children and Families (Mar. 21-24, 1996)

File 4- Pre-Summit Briefing Material for the National Education Summit (Mar. 26-27, 1996)

File 5- National Education Summit Material (Mar. 26-27, 1996)

End of Box 7

 

 

Box 8

File 1- Scrapbook, Business Achievements and Cattle Awards Ribbons (undated)

File 2- Scrapbook, Senate (1975)

File 3- Scrapbook, Senate (1975)

File 4- Scrapbook, Congressional Race (1978)

File 5- Arkansas Election Laws (Dec. 1998)

File 6- United State Field Artillery Association a Pictorial Series on Field Artillery (1998)

File 7- Valley Forge Life Insurance Company, 11 x 15 prints

End of Box 8

 

 

Box 9

File 1 – AHCPR – Federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research - 1998

File 2 – Booklet – “Policy Counsel” – Council for National Policy – Fall 1998

File 3 – Managing Accountability in Medicaid Managed Care: A Pilot Study – November 18, 1998

File 4 – Fax Sheets – National Conference of State Legislatures – October 16-December 3, 1998

File 5 – Booklet – “Report Card on American Education: A State by State Analysis 1976-1998” – December 1998

File 6 – “The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society” – Volume 95, No. 7 – December 1998

File 7 – Regional Resource – The Council of State Governments – December 1998

File 8 – The White House Fax Transmission Sheets - 1998

File 9 – Correspondence - 1998

File 10 – Book – Historical Report of the Arkansas Secretary of State 1998 – Sharon Priest – 1998

File 11 – Book – Fact Book on Higher Education – Southern Regional Education Board – 1998-1999

File 12 – Book – The Book of the States – Volume 32 – 1998-1999

File 13 – Governor Mike Huckabee’s Arkansas Agenda – 82nd General Assembly – January 12, 1999

File 14 – Book – Alaska on My Mind – Gift from Alaska Support Industry Board of Directors – February 11, 1999

File 15 – “Meet Alaska 1999” – Hilton Anchorage Hotel - Stanley Russ Addresses Alaska Energy Summit – January 22, 1999

File 16 – Booklet – “Children First” – Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation of America – 1999

File 17 – Booklet – “School Laws of Arkansas “– Volumes 1 and 2 – Acts of 1999

File 18 – Magazine – “Trust” – Volume 2, No. 2 – The Pew Charitable Trusts – Spring 1999

File 19 – Booklet – “Sino-American Relations” – Volume 25, No. 1 – An International Quarterly – 1999

File 20 – Newsletter – Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China – Concerning NATO Forces – May 7, 1999

File 21 – Senate Citation for Leadership of ACMI and IMPAC – June 7, 1999

End of Box 9

 

 

Box 10

File 1 – Awards and Certificates – 1990s

File 2 – Legislation – 1990s

File 3 – Data Book for Policy Makers – March of Dimes – Maternal, Infant, and Child Health in the United States – 1999

File 4 – Booklet – “Privatization 1999: The 13th Annual Report on Privatization” – Reason Public Policy Institute – 1999

File 5 – Rockefeller Reports – “Is There a Link Between Welfare Reform and Teenage Pregnancy?” – 1999

File 6 – Booklet – “The Ethics Process in State Legislatures: Disciplining Members in a Public Forum” – State Legislative Leaders Foundation – 1999

File 7 – Booklet – Agenda ’99: A New Vision for America” – The Heritage Foundation

File 8 – 2 copies – Booklet – “Arkansas Municipal Officials Directory” – 1999

File 9 – Booklet – “Ford Foundation Annual Report: 1998” – April 1999

File 10 – Correspondence – 1999

File 11 – The White House Fax Transmission Sheets – 1999

File 12 – Newspaper Clippings – 1990s

File 13 – 2 copies – Booklet – “Directory of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing” – 1999-2000

File 14 – Newspapers – Log Cabin Democrat – Senator Stanley Russ Career Highlights – 2000-2001

File 15 – Newspapers – Log Cabin Democrat – “26 Years of Service, Integrity” – Russ’ Retirement – January 8, 2001

File 16 – Book – Senate Memory Book of Stanley Russ

File 17 – Correspondence – 2000-2013

File 18 – Book – The Complete Book of Chinese Horoscopes – Lori Reid – A gift to Mrs. Russ from  Jeanette and Edward Feug – 1997 and April 12, 2001

File 19 – Newspaper – The Echo – Stanley Russ Hall Dedication – April 17, 2002

File 20 – Booklets – Southern Regional Education Board – “Fact Book on Higher Education” – “Arkansas: Featured Facts” – June 2003

File 21 – Booklet – Southern Regional Education Board – “Arkansas: Featured Facts” – June 2005

File 22 – Newspaper – Arkansas Democrat Gazette – “Former Senator Stanley Russ Leaves Halter Building After 40 Years” – March 12, 2006

End of Box 10

End of Collection