M99-15 - GOVERNOR BEN T. LANEY COLLECTION

Ben T. Laney, Jr. was born on November 25, 1896, on a farm in the Jones Chapel community of Ouachita County, Arkansas.  He was one of eleven children of Ben T. Laney, Sr. and Martha Ella (Saxon) Laney.  Ben Laney, Sr. was a small farmer, who through hard work and thrift was able to see six of eleven children receive college degrees.  According to Governor Laney, his father was frugal by nature and did not spend money he did not have.  This familial philosophy of "thrift" eventually made its way into Arkansas Government via Governor Laney's landmark Revenue Stabilization Act of 1945.

Laney attended public school at Smackover, Arkansas in Union County, but dropped out prior to graduating.  However, he did go on to teach a year in rural Ouachita County without the benefit of a high school education.  Absent a high school degree, Laney was allowed entrance into Hendrix College in Conway, in 1915, after passing the entrance examination.  Laney dropped out of college after one year and began a teaching career.  During World War I Laney served in the U.S. Navy, and after the war returned to college, this time at Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway.  Laney received an A.B. (equivalent to a B.A.) degree in 1924 from Arkansas State Teachers College, and later did graduate work at Utah University.

In 1925, Mr. Laney and one of his brothers bought a drug store in Conway, Greeson Drug Store, located at the corner of Oak and Front Street.  Also, at about this time, Laney went to work in a local bank.  He married Miss Lucille Kirtley of Lewisville, Arkansas, in 1926, and they would have three children: Benjamin Travis III, William David, and Phillip.

Good financial would visit the Laney family when oil was discovered on the family farm in 1922.  Laney later moved from Conway to Camden where he was involved in the oil business, farming and banking, cotton gins, and grocery and hardware stores.  He was elected mayor of Camden in 1935 and held this position until 1939 when he was named to the Arkansas Penitentiary Board of Governor Homer Adkins.  Laney's first experience into state politics came in 1942 when he was active in the campaign of future United States Senator John L. McClellan.

Laney's opponents in the 1944 Governor's Democratic Primary race were United States Representative David D. Terry of Little Rock, and former state Comptroller J. Bryan Sims.  Laney led the three-way race during the primary with Sims coming in second.  Terry threw his support to Laney and Mr. Sims withdrew from the runoff race two days later.  This unusual move by Sims gave Laney the Democratic Primary victory, and set up a November general election that Laney easily won against his Republican opponent, H.C. Stump.  Laney received 85% of the vote in the general election compared to only 15% for Stump.  Laney's re-election of 1946 was almost as lopsided in the general election with Laney receiving 84% and his Republican opponent, W.T. Mills, receiving 16% of the vote.

When Ben T. Laney ran for governor in 1944 he remarked: "I am not a politician."  Laney emphasized an economic and efficient means of operating state government.  He campaigned on the platform that the state should not spend money it doesn-t have.  His desire to administer a cost-effective state budget based on economic solvency would culminate in his legislation creating the Revenue Stabilization Act of 1945.

The Revenue Stabilization Act of 1945 is considered by many to be Laney's greatest achievement and was adopted by many other states.  This act allowed for money to be put into a single fund and disbursed as needed to various departments.  In addition, the Revenue Stabilization Act prevented the state from becoming involved in deficit spending.  The house passed Laney's bill unanimously while the senate only had negative vote.

Governor Laney did not seek a third term in 1948, and chose to become very involved in the issue of states' rights.  Laney became chairman of the States' Rights Democrats, also known as the Dixiecrats.  This body of states rights proponents was made up of governors and leaders from several southern states.  The States' Rights Democrats were in disagreement with President Harry Truman over his speech on civil-rights that he delivered to Congress on February 2, 1948.  Laney, and the other States' Rights Democrats, felt changes in American society should originate with the individual states and not with the federal government.

Laney would run a third time for governor when he challenged Governor Sidney Sanders McMath in 1950.  Laney's campaign slogan was: Let's Re-Elect Ben Laney Governor, for a Second Time.  He lost the election to McMath but remained active in politics and the states- rights cause.  In 1969 Laney was a delegate to the Arkansas Constitutional Convention and was a member of the finance and taxation committee.

In the 1960's former Governor Laney managed the rice farms of Winthrop Rockefeller and spent time looking after his own business affairs in south Arkansas.  He died of a heart attack on January 21, 1977, and was buried in Camden Memorial Cemetery.

 

Series I

Box 1

File 1 - Arkansas Democrat Gazette Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 - Laney Papers Donated to UCA Archives and Jan. 23, 1977 Arkansas Gazette accounts of Laney's Death

File 2 - John L. McClellan for U. S. Senator material, 1942

File 3 - Ben T. Laney's Announcement as Candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1944

File 4 - Photos

File 5 - Seventh Annual Cross Roads School Reunion - Saturday June 10, (1944 or 1972?)

File 6 - A Political Adv. for Attorney General Office, July 25, 1944

File 7 - Executive Secretary W. J. Smith - Congratulatory Correspondence, Nov.-Dec. 1944

File 8 -Inaugural Address - Gov. Ben Laney before the Fifty-Fifth General Assembly, January 1945

File 9 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Thoughts on Government

File 10- Congratulatory Letters, Jan. 1945

File 11- General Assembly - A Brief Synopsis of the General Acts of the 1945 General Assembly, State of Arkansas, 1945

File 12- Comparative Statement - Number of Employees in Various State Depts., 1944-1945

File 13- Memoranda - Handled, 1944-1945

File 14- Personal Correspondence, 1945-1966

File 15- Commerce Department Reports, 1945

File 16- Correspondence Concerning Montgomery County Sheriff Appointment Jan. 1945

File 17- Daily Visiting List to Governor's Office - Jan., Feb., & March 1945

File 18- Budget Manual - 55th General Assembly, Jan. 15, 1945

File 19- Bridge Project (Mississippi River), Feb. 1945

File 20- Use Tax Bill - Correspondence, Feb. 1945

File 21- Use Tax Bill - Correspondence, March 1-6, 1945

End of Box 1

 

Series I

Box 2

File 1 - Halsey, Stuart, Land Co., Chicago - Acceptances, April-May 1945

File 2 - Halsey, Stuart, and Land Co. - Regrets, April-June 1945

File 3 - Traffic Safety Literature, 1945

File 4 - Duties, Activities and Information on the State Revenue Dept., 1945

File 5 - "The Arkansas Story" An Address delivered by Honorable Ben Laney, Gov. of Arkansas before The Municipal Forum of New York, May 3, 1945

File 6 - Chicago Trip, April 29, 1945- May 12, 1945

File 7 - St. Louis Trip, April 29, 1945- May 18, 1945

File 8 - New York Trip, April 29, 1945- May 18, 1945

File 9 - San Francisco Conference, April 1945

File 10-Washington, D.C., April 29, 1945- May 18, 1945

File 11-"Hendrix College Bulletin," July 1945

File 12-Southern Dairy Products Journal - (Gov. Ben Laney on front cover), July 1945

File 13-Report of the Group "American Petroleum Interests in Foreign Countries" Volume 3, Oct. 15, 1945

File 14-State Institutional Employee Maintenance Policies, Oct. 1945

File 15-The Conference on Graduate Work in Negro Institutions in the South Oct. 29, 1945

File 16-Veterans Programs, Dec. 1945

File 17-The Way to Greater Prosperity for The South

File 18-Will Steel for Governor political Material (post-war)

File 19-R. Walter Tucker - Independent Candidate for United State Senator

End of Box 2

 

Series I

Box 3

File 1 - Committee to Study Election Laws - 1945-1946

File 2 - County and Township Appointments - 1945-1948

File 3 - Democratic National Committee - Correspondence - 1945-1948

File 4 - Benjamin Franklin Arkansas Thrift Clubs - Correspondence - Ben T. Laney Honorary President (Sale of Postal Savings Stamps and Bonds in the Schools) 1945-1948

File 5 - "A Brief Synopsis of the General Acts of the 1945 General Assembly of the State of Arkansas"

File 6 - Rules of  The Democratic Party in Arkansas - Jan. 15, 1946

File 7 - Arkansas Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries - Hotel Marion, Little Rock, Arkansas - Jan. 1946

File 8 - Campaign Issues -1946 - A Handbook for Candidates, Speakers, and Workers of The Democratic Party

File 9 - Letters in response to Radio Speech - Feb. 2, 1946

File 10-Cork Oak Tree Planting and Dedication - March 19, 1946

File 11-Jackson Day Dinner - Report of Receipts and Expenditures - 1946

File 12-Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) May 2-July 31, 1946

File 13-Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) August 1, 1946

File 14-Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) August 5, 1946

File 15-Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) August 6-8, 1946

File 16-Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) August 10-Nov. 9, 1946

File 17-Legislative Council Correspondence - April, 1947-April, 1948

File 18-Correspondence - 1950's

File 19-Correspondence - 1960's

File 20-Correspondence with Win Rockefeller - 1960's - 1970's

File 21-Hendrix College Correspondence - 1960's - 1970's

File 22-Correspondence with U. S. Senator John L. McClellan - Jan. 1972-Sept. 1972

File 23-Correspondence with Governor Dale Bumpers, U. S. Senator J. W. Fulbright, U.S. Representative E. C. Gatlings, U. S. Representative Oren Harris, U. S. Representative Brooks Hays, General Douglas MacArthur, U. S. Representative Wilbur D. Mills, U. S. Representative Jim Trimble - 1946-1972

File 24-Correspondence - 1970's

End of Box 3

 

Series I

Box 4

File 1 - Report of the Committee on Legislative Processes and Procedure - 1946

File 2 - Biennial Report of the Treasurer of State of the State of Arkansas July 1, 1946-June 30, 1948

File 3 - Transportation Program for Small Business - Sept. 1946

File 4 - Song w/Music "We Are United Nations" by R. Rosencranz - 1946 Copyrighted 1946

File 5 - Arkansas Resource and Development Commission Progress Report - 1946

File 6 - Governor Ben Laney's Good Will Tour to Mexico - Sept. 7-20, 1946

File 7 - Invitation List - Keep Arkansas Green - Dec. 20, 1946

File 8 - Legislative Council Correspondence - Feb. 1947

File 9 - Legislative Council Correspondence - March 5-27, 1947

File 10-Legislative Council Correspondence - March 28-31, 1947

File 11-Sub-Committee Reports from the Work-Conference on Regional Education Dec. 12, 1948

File 12-Use Tax Bill - Correspondence - March 7-31. 1945

File 13-Jefferson Day Dinner - Grand Rapids, MI - April, 1945

File 14-Paragould Trip - March, 1945

File 15-With Malice Toward Non by Francis V. McCarthy - April, 1945

File 16-Governor's Expense - 1945-1951

File 17-Governor's Mansion - Tabulation of Replies to Questionnaire

File 18-Commerce/Freight Rate Issues - 1945-1947

File 19-President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Last Message to the American People April 12, 1945

File 20-Report of the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments - 1949

File 21-Congratulatory Letters (End of Term) 1949

File 22-Correspondence - 1940's

End of Box 4

 

Series I

Box 5

File 1 - Tables showing the effect of proposed laws on various income categories

File 2 - "Tells How New Revenue Plans Would Operate" - Arkansas Gazette Feb. 5, 1947

File 3 - Open Letters on Foreign Policy - A New "Common Sense" Needed for theAtomic Era - April 1947 by Dr. Oscar Cass, Editor

File 4 - Grants-in-Aid and Other Federal Expenditures Within the States - May, 1947

File 5 - Arkansas Employment Security Report - May and June, 1947 (2)

File 6 - Information on Arkansas Counties - (Population, Sales Tax, Farm, Urban, etc.) 1947

File 7 - Arkansas Cancer Control Commission - July, 1947

File 8 - "The Arkansas Cancer Bulletin" Vol. I, No. 1 - 1947

File 9 - How Factory Workers Live Around the World - (from Factory Management and Maintenance) July, 1947

File 10-Governors' Thank You Letters for Arkansas Products - Sept.-Nov., 1947

File 11-Chart - Federal Aid Division - Status of  Funds under the 1944 Federal Aid Act Oct. 8, 1947

File 12-The Interstate Conference on Migratory Farm Labor Report - 1947-1948

File 13-Arkansas State Highway Commission Eighteenth Biennial Report - 1947-1948

File 14-Arkansas State Penitentiary Production Fiscal Year - 7/1/1947 to 6/30/1948

File 15-Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Biennial Report State Sanatorium, Ark. from July1, 1946 thru June 30, 1948

File 16-Recent Trends in Major State Taxes 1941-1947 - Feb. 1948

File 17-Titles to Lands Beneath Navigable Waters Report (House of Representative's Report #1778) - 1948

End of Box 5

 

Series I

Box 6

File 1 - Constitutional and Statutory Provision of the States - Volume VII Community Property Laws - March, 1948

File 2 - Regional Education Interstate Compact Hearings Committee on The Judiciary United State Senate 8th Congress, 2nd, Session - March, 1948

File 3 - Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Program - April 23-25, 1948

File 4 - Report on Roy N. Jeffery Limestone and Silica Lands - Izard County, Ark. May 19, 1948

File 5 - The Town Hall, Inc. - America's Town Meeting of the Air - Radio Station WHGB Speakers include Gov. Ben T. Laney of Arkansas - June 15, 1948

File 6 - Goodwill Tour - June, 1948

File 7 - Letters of Congratulations - June, 1948

File 8 - Proposed Race Track at Memphis, Ark. - Correspondence and Petitions June, 1948

File 9 - South Magazine - June, 1948

File 10-U. S. News and World Report - (Gov. Ben Laney - Page 21) - July 23, 1948

File 11-Talleys for Governor's Race 2nd Primary - Aug. 10, 1948

File 12-M & A Railroad - Correspondence - Sept. 1948

File 13--National Republic- (A Monthly Magazine of Fundamental Americanism) 1948

File 14-Retional Council for Education - Minutes of Meeting - Oct. 11, 1948

End of Box 6

 

Series I

Box 7

File 1 - Council of State Governments - 1948

File 2 - Democratic State Committee - 1948

File 3 - Presidential Elections - Provisions of the Constitution and of the United States Code - 1948

File 4 - Proctor Proposals (Pertaining to Patents) by Dr. Olin S. Proctor - 1948

File 5 - Song "Let's Send Harry Back To The Farm" - 1948

File 6 - State of Arkansas Department of Education - 1948-1949

File 7 - "A Picture of Development in Arkansas During 1948" - (Arkansas Resource and Development Commission)

File 8 - Vocational Adjustment Center for the Adult Blind, Little Rock, Arkansas

File 9 - Miscellaneous Political Information

File -10-Minutes of The Arkansas Legislative Council - Jan. 5, 1949

File 11-U. S. Savings Bonds Statement of Cumulative Sales - Jan. 10. 1949

File 12-"Final Official Senate and House Calendar" by Authority 57th General Assembly - Jan. 10-Mar. 10, 1949

File 13-"An Act to Provide for a Code of Election Laws for the State of Arkansas" 1949?

File 14-Invitations Declined - 1949

End of Box 7

 

Series I

Box 8

Item 1 - Date Book

Item 2 - The Year 1945 - National Diary

Item 3 - The Year 1947 - National Diary

Item 4 - The Year 1948 - National Diary

Item 5 - State of Arkansas - Board and Commissions

Item 6 - State of Arkansas Insurance Schedule - 1947

End of Box 8

 

Series I

Box 9

File 1 - Rules of the Democratic Party in Arkansas - March 1, 1950

File 2 - Governor Ben Laney - Campaign - 1950

File 3 - Governor Ben Laney Campaign - Lamey/Truman - c. 1950

File 4 - List of Employees in Campaign Headquarters - 1950

File 5 - Lists of Women Workers in Campaign - 1950

File 6 - Plea for Campaign Contributions - 1950

File 7 - Out of State Correspondence - Campaign 1950

File 8 - Thank You Letters After 1950 Campaign

File 9 - Speech given at Helena, Ark. for Rotary Club - April 14, 1952

File 10-The Augusta Courier - Vol. 2 No.361 - July 5, 1954 (Articles on Segregation)

File 11-Personal Papers (Bank Statement, Insurance, etc.) 1950's

File 12-Legislative Digest - Jan. 17, 1955

File 13-"Investigation of Public School Conditions" - 1956

File 14-Supreme Court of Arkansas - J. H. Cottrell, Appellant, vs. Gov. Orval E. Faubus 1960-s

File 15-Literature on Capital Punishment - 1963

File 16-Rice Growers "Rice for Children of Hong Kong" 1965-1966

File 17-Legislative Joint Auditing Committee - 1968

File 18-United Commercial Travelers of America Certificate of Recognition - 1964-1972

File 19-Disabled American Veterans Citation of Merit

File 20-Arkansas Heart Association - 1972, 1973

File 21-Ben T. Laney Speech - Magnolia Rotary Club - 1976

File 22-Map (Mississippi - Arkansas Clayton Quadrangle Grid Zone "C") Showing Farm Acreage

File 23-Series I - VII on Religious Beliefs (undated)

End of Box 9

 

Series I

Box 10

File 1 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches to Agriculture Groups

File 2 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches on Arkansas

File 3 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches at Arkansas State Democratic Convention

File 4 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Campaign Speeches

File 5 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Concession Speech

File 6 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches on Civil Rights

File 7 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches to Civic Clubs and Organizations

File 8 - Governor Ben T. Laney Speech on Crime

File 9 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Speech Concerning Disabled Individual

File 10-Governor Ben T. Laney's Speech on Education

File 11-Governor Ben T. Laney's Farewell Address

File 12-Governor Ben T. Laney's Conference on Fire Prevention - Nov. 21, 1947

File 13-Governor Ben T. Laney's Address to Graduating Class

File 14-Governor Ben T. Laney's Address on Infantile Paralysis - Jan. 19, 1945

File 15-Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches at Industries

File 16-Governor Ben T. Laney's Address at Jefferson Day Dinner Grand Rapids, Michigan - April 13, 1945

File 17--Three Hundred Billion Dollars- An Address Before the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce - Aug. 31, 1945

File 18-Governor Ben T. Laney's Radio Series of Speeches

File 19-Governor Ben T. Laney's Speech Concerning American Red Cross

File 20-Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches for -States Rights-

File 21-Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches on Savings Bonds

File 22-Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches on Taxes and Finances

File 23-Governor Ben T. Laney's Dedicatory Address at Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway, Ark. - Nov. 30, 1948

File 24-Governor Ben T. Laney's Speech on Stewardship

File 25-Governor Ben T. Laney's Speeches on U. S. Defense - Sept. 21, 1945

File 26-Research Material for Speeches

File 27-Duplicate Copies of Speeches

End of Box 10

 

Series I

Box 11

File 1 - Political Mailing Lists

File 2 - Signatures Supporting Ben T. Laney's Administration

File 3 - Citizens Supporting Gov. Ben T. Laney's Expression of Dissatisfaction with the National Organization of the Democratic Party

File 4 - Petitioners Listed by County

File 5 - Arkansas County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 6 - Ashley County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 7 - Baxter County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 8 - Benton County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 9 - Bradley County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 10-Calhoun County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 11-Carroll County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 12-Chicot County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 13-Clark County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 14- Clay County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 15-Cleburn County - Letters of Support - 1947

File 16-Cleveland County - Petition for Governor's Re-election - 1948

File 17-Conway County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 18-Craighead County - Petition for Governor's Re-election - 1948

File 19-Crawford County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 20-Crittenden County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 21-Cross County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support - 1948

File 22-Dallas County - Letters of Support - 1947-1948

File 23-Desha County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support - 1948

File 24-Drew County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 25-Faulkner County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support 1948

File 26-Franklin County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 27-Fulton County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 28-Garland County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support -1948

File 29-Greene County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support - 1948

File 30-Hempstead County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support 1948

File 31-Howard County - Letters of Support - 1947-1948

File 32-Independence County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 33-Izard County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 34-Jackson County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 35-Jefferson County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1947-1948

File 36-Johnson County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 37-Lafayette County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support 1948

File 38-Lawrence County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support 1948

File 39-Lee County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support - 1948

File 40-Lincoln County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 41-Little River County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters or Support 1948

File 42-Logan County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 43-Lonoke County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support, 1948

File 44-Madison County - Petition of Governor Re-election and Letters of Support -1948

File 45-Marion County - Letters of Support - 1947

End of Box 11

 

Series I

Box 12

File 1 - Miller County - Petition for Governor - Re-election and Letters of Support, 1948

File 2 - Mississippi County - Petition for Re-election and Letters of Support - 1947-1948

File 3 - Monroe County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support, 1948

File 4 - Montgomery County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 5 - Nevada County - Letters of Support - 1947

File 6 - Newton County - Petition for Governor Re-election

File 7 - Ouachita County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support 1947-1948

File 8 - Perry County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support 1947-1948

File 9 - Phillips County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support, 1948

File 10-Pike County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 11-Poinsett County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support, 1948

File 12-Polk County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters - 1948

File 13-Pope County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 14-Prairie County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 15- Pulaski County - Letters of Support - 1947-1948

File 16-Randolph County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 17-St. Francis County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support 1948

File 18-Saline County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 19-Sebastian County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support 1947-1948

File 20-Sevier County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support - 1948

File 21-Sharp County - Petition for Governor Re-election - 1948

File 22-Union County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support, 1948

File 23-Election Returns for Governor in Union Co. Ark. - 1948

File 24-Van Buren County - Letters of Support -1948

File 25-White County - Letters of Support - 1947-1948

File 26-Washington County - Petition for Governor Re-election and Letters of Support 1948

File 27-Woodruff County - Letters of Support - 1948

File 28-Yell County - Letters of Support - 1948

End of Box 12

 

Series I

Box 13

File 1 - 1945 undated Civil Rights Correspondence

File 2 - Civil Rights - Correspondence - January, 1948

File 3 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 2-3, 1948

File 4 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 4, 1948

File 5 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 5, 1948

File 6 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 6, 1948

File 7 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 7, 1948

File 8 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 8, 1948

File 9 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 9, 1948

File 10-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 10, 1948

File 11-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 11, 1948

File 12-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 11, 1948

File 13-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 12, 1948

File 14-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 13, 1948

File 15-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 14, 1948

File 16-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 16, 1948

File 17-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 16, 1948

File 18-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 17, 1948

File 19-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 17, 1948

File 20-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 18, 1948

File 21-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 20, 1948

File 22-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 21, 1948

File 23-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 23, 1948

File 24-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 24, 1948

File 25-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 25, 1948

File 26-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 26, 1948

File 27-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 27, 1948

File 28-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 28, 1948

File 29-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Feb. 29, 1948

End of Box 13

 

Series I

Box 14

File 1 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 1, 1948

File 2 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 2, 1948

File 3 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 3, 1948

File 4 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 6, 1948

File 5 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 9, 1948

File 6 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 11, 1948

File 7 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 12, 1948

File 8 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 13, 1948

File 9 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 14, 1948

File 10-Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 15, 1948

File 11-Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 16, 1948

File 12-Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 17, 1948

File 13-Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 18, 1948

File 14-Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 19, 1948

File 15-Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 20, 1948

File 16- Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 22, 1948

File 17-Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 24, 25, 1948

File 18-Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 26, 1948

File 19-Correspondence - Civil Rights - March 29, 30, 31,1948

File 20-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 1, 1948

File 21-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 2, 3,1948

File 22-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 5, 1948

File 23-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 6, 1948

File 24-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 7, 1948

File 25-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 8, 11, 1948

File 26-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 12, 14, 1948

File 27-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 15, 1948

File 28-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 16, 17, 1948

File 29-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 20, 1948

File 30-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 21, 1948

File 31-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 22, 1948

File 32-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 23, 25, 1948

File 33-Correspondence - Civil Rights - April 26, 27, 28, 1948

File 34-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 3, 1948

File 35-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 5, 1948

File 36-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 7, 1948

File 37-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 11, 1948

File 38-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 12, 1948

File 39-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May, 13, 1948

File 40-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May, 14, 1948

File 41-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 15, 1948

File 42-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 18, 1948

File 43-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 19, 1948

File 44-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 22, 1948

File 45-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 23, 1948

File 46-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 25, 1948

File 47-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 26, 1948

File 48-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 27, 1948

File 49-Correspondence - Civil Rights - May 28, 1948

File 50-Correspondence - Civil Rights -  May 29, 1948

File 51-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 1, 1948

File 52-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 2, 1948

File 53-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 3, 1948

File 54-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 4, 1948

File 55-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 7, 1948

File 56-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 9, 1948

File 57-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 11, 1948

File 58-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 14, 1948

File 59-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 15, 1948

File 60-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 17-19, 1948

File 61-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 21, 1948

File 62-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 22, 1948

File 63-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 23, 1948

File 64-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 24, 1948

File 65-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 25, 1948

File 66-Correspondence  - Civil Rights - June 26, 1948

File 67-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 27, 1948

File 68-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 28, 1948

File 69-Correspondence - Civil Rights - June 30, 1948

File 70-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 1, 1948

File 71-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 2, 1948

File 72-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 3, 1948

File 73-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 4, 1948

File 74-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 5, 1948

End of Box 14

 

Series I

Box 15

File 1 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 6, 1948

File 2 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 7, 1948

File 3 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 10, 1948

File 4 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 11, 1948

File 5 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 12, 1948

File 6 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 13 1948

File 7 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 14, 1948

File 8 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 15, 1948

File 9 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 16, 1948

File 10-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 17, 1948

File 11-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 18, 1948

File 12-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 19, 1948

File 13-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 20, 1948

File 14-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 21, 1948

File 15-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 22, 1948

File 16-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 24, 1948

File 17-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 26, 1948

File 18-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 27, 1948

File 19-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 28, 1948

File 20-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 29, 1948

File 21-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 30, 1948

File 22-Correspondence - Civil Rights - July 31, 1948

File 23-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug.  1, 1948

File 24-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 2, 1948

File 25-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 3, 1948

File 26-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 4, 1948

File 27-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 6, 1948

File 28-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 7, 1948

File 29-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 9, 1948

File 30-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 11, 1948

File 31-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 14, 1948

File 32-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 16, 1948

File 33-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 21, 1948

File 34-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Aug. 24, 1948

File 35-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Sept. 20, 1948

File 36-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Sept. 21, 1948

File 37-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Sept. 22, 1948

File 38-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Sept. 25, 1948

File 39-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Sept. 30, 1948

End of Box 15

 

Series I

Box 16

File 1 - Correspondence - Civic Rights - Oct. 3, 1948

File 2 - Correspondence - Civic Rights - Oct. 5. 1948

File 3 - Correspondence - Civic Rights  - Oct. 6, 1948

File 4 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Oct. 7, 1948

File 5 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Oct. 13-18, 1948

File 6 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Oct. 22-23, 1948

File 7 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Oct. 26-30, 1948

File 8 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Nov. 1 - 5, 1948

File 9 - Correspondence - Civil Rights - Nov. 6 - 10, 1948

File 10-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Nov. 12 - 15, 1948

File 11-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Nov. 17 - 22, 1948

File 12-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Dec. 3 - 31, 1948

File 13-Correspondence - Civil Rights - Jan. 3 - 4. 1949

File 14-National Freedom Day - Joint Resolution, February 1, Annually - Sept. 1, 1944

File 15-Miscellaneous Articles on Civil Rights - 1948

File 16-Original of Political Cartoon by F. J. Dougherty

File 17-Draft of Speech - "On Race Question"

File 18-Notes for a Speech? Undated

File 19-"Will the South Ditch Truman?" Article from The Saturday Evening Post. May, 1948

File 20-Speech of Palmer Bradley, Aug. 4, 1948

File 21-The Report of The Kentucky Commission on Negro Affairs, Nov. 1, 1945

File 22-"The Individualist" U.N. Bill of Rights - Jan. 22, 1948

File 23-Governor Ben T. Laney's Newspaper Clippings - Opinions on Content (copies and original)

File 24-Governor Ben T. Laney's Newspaper Clippings - National Democratic Conflict/States Rights/South/Civil Rights - 1946-1948 (original)

File 25-Governor Ben T. Laney's Newspaper Clippings - National Democratic Conflict/State Rights/South/Civil Rights - 1946-1948

File 26-Governor Ben T. Laney's Newspaper Clippings - Arkansas Politics/Elections (originals)

File 27-Governor Ben T. Laney's Newspaper Clippings Arkansas Politics/Elections (copies)

File 28-Fredrick Woltman - Kansas City meeting of the Methodist Federation for Social Action - Dec. 1947

File 29-Letters denouncing Gov. Laney's Stand on Civil Rights - 1948

File 30-Letter from a black Woman - Feb. 26, 1948

File 31-Letters Disagreeing with Gov. Laney's stand on Truman's Civil Rights Program

File 32-Southern Association for the Improvement of Colored Citizens, and Good Citizenship Inc. - 1948

File 33-National Democratic Party - Transcript of Conference of Southern Governorswith Senator J. Howard :McGrath - Chairman Democratic National Committe Feb. 23, 1948

File 34-Letter to Gov. Strom Thurmond from Gov. Ben T. Laney - Southern Governor's Conf..- March 1, 1948

File 35-The President's Program: Civil Rights/States Rights and The Reconstruction Background - April, 1948

File 36-American Heritage Magazine - "The Conversion of Harry Truman: The Racist President" who started Modern Civil Rights (Gov. Laney, Dixiecrats mentioned in this Article - Nov. 1991 - (Article on p. 64)

File 37-Encrochment by Federal Administrative and Executive Officers with Judicial Approval upon the Structure and Substance of Constitutional Government by O.R. McGuire - Sept. 8, 1948

File 38-Constitution of the United States and The Constitution: A Compact Between Sovereign States by James R. O'Daniel - 1948

File 39-Declaration of Faith by The Dixie Press - 1946

End of Box 16

 

Series I

Box 17

File 1 - The "Tidelands" Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States - 1947

File 2 - Conference for States' Rights Democrats - Jackson Mississippi - May10, 1948

File 3 - J. Strom Thurmond, Governor of South Carolina Address before Democrat Party Rally, Jackson, Mississippi May10, 1948 and Dec. 5, 2002 News Article on Senator Thurmond's 100th Birthday and Senator Trent Lott's Controversial Statement

File 4 - Conference of States' Rights Democrats - Jackson, Mississippi - May 10, 1948

File 5 - Contributions for State' Rights - 1948

File 6 - Correspondence - States' Rights - July 1 - July 6, 1948

File 7 - Correspondence - States' Rights - Oct. 15, - Oct. 29, 1948

File 8 - National States' Rights Committee (Constitution and Declaration of Principles)1949

File 9 - States' Rights Committee

File 10-The States' Rights Delegates Pledged to Presidential Candidate Thurmond and Wright

File 11-States' Rights publication and printed Material

End of Box 17

 

Series I

Box 18

File 1 - Correspondence - States' Rights - Feb. - March 1948

File 2 - Correspondence - States' Rights - May 1948

File 3 - Correspondence - States' Rights - June 1 - 15, 1948

File 4 - Correspondence - States' Rights - June 21 - 30, 1948

File 5 - Correspondence - States' Rights - July 7 - 8, 1948

File 6 - Correspondence - States' Rights - July 12 - 27, 1948 and undated

File 7 - Correspondence - States' Rights - Aug. 1 - 15, 1948

File 8 - Correspondence - States' Rights - Aug. 16 - 30, 1948

File 9 - Correspondence - States' Rights - Sept. 3 - 30, 1948

File 10-Correspondence - States' Rights - Oct. 1 - Oct. 6, 1948

File 11-Correspondence - States' Rights - Oct. 7 - 10, 1948

File 12-Correspondence - States' Rights - Oct. 11 - 14, 1948

File 13-Correspondence - States' Rights - Nov. - Dec. 1948

File 14-Correspondence - States' Rights - Jan. 1 - 15, 1949

File 15-Correspondence - States' Rights - Jan 17 - 31, 1949

File 16-Correspondence - States' Rights - Feb. 1 - 25, 1949

File 17-Correspondence - States' Rights - March 1 - 29, 1949

File 18-Correspondence - States' Rights - April, 1949

File 19-Correspondence - States' Rights - May, 1949

File 20-Correspondence - States' Rights - June, 1949

File 21-Corresponcence - States' Rights - May 1950

End of Box 18

 

Series I

Box 19

File 1 - Proceedings of the Governors' Conference 1944 - 36th Annual Meeting May 28-31

File 2 - Southern Governors' Conference - Biloxi, Mississippi - Nov. 24, 25, 26, 1944

File 3 - Southern Governors' Conference - Birmingham, Alabama - May 18-19, 1945

File 4 - Southern Governors' Conference - Mobile, Alabama - July 19-22, 1945

File 5 - Southern Governors' Conference - New Orleans, Louisiana - Dec. 7-8, 1945

File 6 - Proceedings of the Southern Governors' Conference - Dec. 5-7, 1946

File 7 - Western Governors' Conference - Reno, Nevada - April 20-22, 1945

File 8 - 37th Annual Meeting Governors' Conference - Mackinac Island, MichiganJuly 1-4, 1945

File 9 - 38th Annual Governors' Conference - Oklahoma City, Ok, - May 26-29, 1946

File 10-38th Annual Meeting Governors Conference - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma May 27-28, 1946

File 11-Governors' Conference Executive Director Frank Bane - Correspondence 1945

File 12-Governors' Conference - Correspondence - 1946

End of Box 19

 

Series I

Box 20

File 1 - 8th General Assembly of the States - Edge Water Beach Hotel, Chicago, Ill. Jan. 16-18, 1947

File 2 - Governors' Conference - Salt Lake City, Utah - April, 1947

File 3 - Governors' Conference at Salt Lake City, Utah - July 13-16, 1947

File 4 - Statement of Joint Conference - Representatives of The Congress of The United States and the Governors Conference - Chicago, Illinois - Sept. 27, 1947

File 5 - Southern Governors' Conference Proceedings - Ashville, North Carolina Oct., 1947

File 6 - Southern Governors' Conference Speeches - 1947

File 7 - Southern Governors' Conference Correspondence - 1947

File 8 - Governors' Executive Director Frank Bane - Correspondence - 1947

File 9 - 40th Annual Governors' Conference - Executive Director Frank Bane Correspondence - Portsmouth, New Hampshire - 1948

File 10-Southern Governors' Conference Correspondence - 1948

File 11-Southern Governors' Conference - Wakulla Springs, Florida - Feb. 7, 1948

File 12-Governor Ben Laney at Southern Governors' Conference - Jackson, Mississippi Feb, 23, 1948

File 13-Governor Ben Laney - Correspondence - Feb. - July, 1948

File 14-Southern Governors' Conference and Birmingham Conference on States- Right Dec. 16, 1948

End of Box 20

 

Series I

Box 21

Item 1 - 1 pair Navy Pin-stripe Pants - Size 35" W 29"

Item 1 - 1 pair Gray Pin-stripe Pants - Size 35" W 29"

End of Box 21

 

Series I

Box 22

File 1 - Newspaper Clipping - 1936

File 2 - Governor-Elect Ben T. Laney Newspaper Clippings

File 3 - Governor Ben T. Laney - Newspaper Clippings - Feb.- May, 1945

File 4 - Governor Ben T. Laney - Newspaper Clippings - June - Nov., 1945

File 5 - Governor Ben T. Laney - Newspaper Clippings - 1946

File 6 - "Governor Laney Says" - Dec. 12, 1946 - Jan, 1947

File 7 - Governor Ben T. Laney - Newspaper Clippings - 1947

File 8 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Announcement not To Run for 3rd. Term Jan 19, 1948

File 9 - Governor Ben T. Laney - Newspaper Clippings - 1948

File 10-Former Governor Ben T. Laney - Newspaper Clippings - 1949 to 1950

File 11-Former Governor Ben T. Laney - Newspaper Clippings - July 1950

File 12-Governor Ben T. Laney's Collection of Political Cartoons

File 13-Newspaper and News Magazine Articles Important to Former Gov. Ben Laney 1965 -1969

File 14-Newspaper and News Magazine Articles Important to Former Gov. Ben Laney 1970 -1975

File 15-Governor Ben T. Laney - Newspaper Clippings - undated

File 16-Arkansas Democrat - (July 31, 1946 "Pages From the Past") Friday, May 19, 1972

File 17-Congratulations on Bicentennial talk to Magnolia Rotarians - Newspaper Clippings - July 1976

File 18-State of Alabama - Interstate Higher Education Facilities - Jan. 29, 1945

File 19-Annual Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior - 1946

File 20-Inaugural Address of Earl Warren Governor of the State of California - 1947

File 21-Message of Honorable Walter W. Bacon Governor of Delaware to the 114th General Assembly of the State of Delaware

File 22-Governor's Message to the Legislature of Idaho - 29th Session C. A. Robins, Governor - 1947

File 23-Biennial Message of Dwight H. Green, Governor of Illinois - Jan. 8, 1947

File 24-Addresses by Iowa Governors, Bourke B. Hickenlooper and Robert D. Blue

File 25-Message of Kansas Governor, Frank Carlson

File 26-Inaugural Address and Budget Message of Horace Hildreth, Governor of Maine Jan. 1947

File 27-Inaugural Address of Governor Luther W. Youngdahl - S. Paul Minnesota Jan. 8, 1947

File 28-Message of Governor Phil M. Donnelly to the 64th General Assembly of Missouri Jefferson City, MO. - Jan. 8, 1947

File 29-Message of Governor Sam C. Ford to the 13th Legislator Assembly of the State of Montana - 1947

File 30-Inaugural Message of Val Peterson, Governor of Nebraska - January 9, 1947

File 31-Message of Governor Vail Pittman to the Nevada Legislature of 1947

File 32-Inaugural Address of Charles M. Dale. Governor of New Hampshire - 1947

File 33-Inaugural Address of Alfred E. Driscoll, Governor of New Jersey January 21, 1947

File 34-Biennial Message and Special Budget Message of Governor R. Gregg Cherry to the North Carolina General Assembly - Jan. 9th and 13th , 1947

File 35-Message of Thomas J. Herbert Governor of Ohio

File 36-Message of Governor Robert S. Kerr to the State of Oklahoma on "ConditionOf the State" - Jan. 7, 1947

File 37-Oklahoma Tourist Information

File 38-Messages of South Carolina Governors, Ransome J. Williams and J. Strom Thurmond

File 39-Message of Governor George T. Mickelson of South Dakota

File 40-State Governors- Conference of Utah  - August, 1947

File 41-Address of WM. M. Tuck to the General Assembly and People of Virginia Extra Session - Jan. 6, 1947

File 42-State of West Virginia Message to the Legislature by Clarence W. Meadows, Governor - Jan. 8, 1947

File 43-Special Session 28th Legislature of State of Wyoming

End of Box 22

 

Series I

Box 23

Item 1 - Governor Ben T. Laney's Gavels (2)

Item 2 - Honorary Citizen Award of Honor - Nov. 5, 1952

Item 3 - (2) Boy Scout Council President Trophies - 1954-1955

Item 4 - Citizen of the Year Certificate - Jan. 19, 1954

Item 5 - Magnolia Officially Welcomes Honorable Ben Laney Plaque Jan. 17, 1958

Item 6 - Certificate of Distinction - April 23, 1960

Item 7 - Support of the Southern State College Century Club Plaque

Item 8 - Mrs. Ben Laney - Southern Arkansas University - President Club Plaque

Item 9 - House Concurrent Resolution Number 18 of 1977 - In Respectful Memory of Former Governor Ben T. Laney, Died Friday, Jan. 21, 1977.

File 10-Ben T. Laney Mayor of Camden - 1935-1939

End of Box 23

End of Series I

 

Series II

Box 1

File-1-Boy Scouts of America Certificate

File-2-Boy Scouts of America Correspondence, 1953

File-3-Boy Scouts of America- 45th Annual Report, 1954

File-4-Boy Scouts of America Correspondence, 1954

File-5-Boy Scouts of America Correspondence, 1955

File-6-Boy Scouts of America- The Arrow, 1954

File-7-Boy Scouts of America- The Arrow, 1955

End of Box 1

End of Series II

 

Series III

Box 1

File-1-Arkansas Constitutional Revision Study Commission Analysis and General Recommendations, 1967

File-2-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Former Governor Ben T. Laney's Personal Notes and Messages

File-3-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Former Governor Ben T. Laney's Personal File

File-4-Arkansas Constitutional Convention Correspondence, 1964-1970

File-5-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Letters of Appreciation, 1970

File-6-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Directory of Delegates and Mailing Addresses

File-7-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Committee List

File-8-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Committee Meetings

File-9-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Statements and Comments

File-10-Arkansas Constitutional Convention Bibliography, February 1, 1969

File-11-Arkansas Constitutional Convention Addresses by Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, June 4, 1969 and July 10, 1969

File-12-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Calendar Agenda

File-13-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Daily Journal

File-14-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Digest for the Week

File-15-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Minutes of the Meetings of the Administrative Committee, May 26, 1969 and November 30, 1969

File-16-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Minutes of the County Government Committee, May 28, 1969- June 3, 1969

File-17-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Declaration of Rights Committee Meetings Minutes, May 1969-1970

File-18-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Minutes of the Education Committee Meetings

File-19-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Finance and Taxation Committee

File-20-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Minutes of the General Provision Committee Meetings

File-21-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Minutes of the Judicial Branch Committee Meetings

File-22-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Minutes of the Legislative Branch Committee Meetings

File-23-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Minutes of the Municipal Government Committee Meetings

File-24-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Proposals and Regulations in Committee

File-25-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Public Information Committee

File-26-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Minutes of the Suffrage and Elections Committee Meetings

File-27-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Amendment Forms

File-28-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Amendment Forms

End of Box 1

 

Series III

Box 2

File-1-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Committee Proposals

File-2-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Delegate Proposals

File-3-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Discussion Proposals

File-4-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Memorandums

File-5-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Resolutions

File-6-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- First Report of Schedule and Transitional Provisions Committee

File-7-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Style and Drafting Committee

File-8-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- First Draft of Proposed Constitutional Amendment

File-9-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Survey with Comments

File-10-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Proposed Constitution as Approved on Second Reading

File-11-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Proposed Constitution as Approved on 2nd Reading (supplement to Hope AR Star Newspaper) (2 copies), October 2, 1969

File-12-"Proposed Constitution for the State of Arkansas" (Special Sunday Magazine Supplement- Arkansas Democrat), October 5, 1969

File-13-Proposed Constitution of 1970 (Draft following 3rd Review)

File-14-Proposed Arkansas Constitution of 1970 with comments (15 copies), February 10, 1970

File-15-Proposed Arkansas Constitution of 1970 with comments (A Report to the People by the 7th Arkansas Constitutional Convention)- 3 copies

File 16- Arkansas Constitutional Convention - Public Service Advertisement - Radio Spot Advertisement, September 10, 1970 - November 2, 1970

File-17-Arkansas Constitutional Convention- Miscellaneous Papers

File-18-Political Paradox: Constitutional Revision in Arkansas by Walten Nunn and Kay G. Collett, 1973

File-19-Revising the Arkansas Constitution by Revision Study Commission

File-20-State and Local Revenue Potential by Kenneth E. Quindry

File-21-Little Rock Chamber of Commerce- Report of the State Constitution Committee to the Board of Directors

File-22-Courts in Arkansas Trying Traffic Cases : A Survey of 1968 Activities, June 1969

File-23-Newspaper Clippings

End of Box 2

 

Series III

No Box - Stored on bottom shelf beneath Series III Box 2

Item 1 - 22.5" x 26.5"- Group Photo - Seventh Constitutional Convention of Arkansas - 1969-1970 (Former Govenor Ben T. Laney, 4th row, 2nd from left)

Item 2 – Oversized book – The Constitution of the State of Arkansas proposed by the Seventh Constitutional Convention of Arkansas – February 10, 1970

End of Series III

 

Series IV

Box 1

File-1-Arkansas Municipalities, July 1969

File-2-Arkansas Postcards

File-3-Behind the Scenes in Arkansas Politics by Harry Lee Williams, 1940-s

File-4-The Highway Traveler Vol. XVII No. 3, June-July 1945

File-5-Is Civilization Gaining or Losing Ground?  By Emile E. Watson, September 1948

File-6-Let the People Know by Norma Angell, 1942

File-7-"The National Society of Arts and Letters"- Yearbook and Roster, 1954-1956

File-8-One World by Windell L. Willkie, 1943

File-9-The People Look at Radio by Paul F. Lazarfeld and Harry Field, 1946

File-10A-Places of Interest in Greater Little Rock, Arkansas

File-10B-Poet-s Roundtable of Arkansas 1947-1948- given to Laney by Olive Nelson

File-11-The Sportsman-s Digest of Fishing and Hunting, 1946

File-12-State- Local Relations- The Council of State Governments, 1946

File-13-Stories of New Orleans by Andre Cajun, 1941 and 1945

File-14--A Report to the People: The First Four Years of the Arkansas State

File-15-Newspaper Articles- 1961

File-16-Ben T. Laney's Campaign Stationary

End of Box 1

End of Series IV

 

Series V

Scrap Books

Scrapbook-1-Ben T. Laney and other Gubernatorial Hopefuls Campaign, 1944

Scrapbook-2-Governor Elect Ben T. Laney, July 1944- January 11, 1945

Scrapbook-3-Governor Ben T. Laney's Inaugural Ceremony, January 9, 1945- February 15, 1945

Scrapbook-4-Governor Laney, February 15, 1945- March 31, 1945

Scrapbook-5-Governor Laney, April 1, 1945- August 9, 1945

Scrapbook-6-Governor Laney, August 10, 1945- December 31, 1945

Scrapbook-7-Governor Laney, January 1946- June 14, 1946

Scrapbook-8-Governor Laney, June 16, 1946- October 23, 1946

Scrapbook-9-Governor Laney, October 23, 1946- December 31, 1946

Scrapbook-10-Governor Laney, January 1, 1947- February 8, 1947

Scrapbook-11-Governor Laney, February 10, 1947- March 18, 1947

Scrapbook-12-Governor Laney, March 18, 1947- June 22, 1947

Scrapbook-13-Governor Laney, June 23, 1947- March 3, 1948

Scrapbook-14-Governor Laney, March 4, 1948- August 31, 1948

Scrapbook-15-Former Governor Laney's Campaign for Re-election for Governor, April 6, 1950- June 15, 1950

Scrapbook-16-Former Governor Ben T. Laney's Campaign for Re-election for Governor, April- July 1950

Scrapbook-17-Governor Sid McMath's Campaign for Re-election for Governor, April- July 1950

End of Scrapbooks Series V

End of Collection