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 Normal School (now the University of Central Arkansas)  in Conway.  Laney received an A.B. (equivalent to a B.A.) degree in 1924 from Arkansas State Normal School, 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 had three children: Benjamin Travis III, William David, and Phillip.

Financial fortune 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, 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 by 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.

Donated by Phillip Laney, son of Governor Ben T. Laney

 

Series I

Box 1-A

 

File 1 – Arkansas Democrat Gazette Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 – Laney Papers Donated to

UCA Archives

File 2 – Ben T. Laney Mayor of Camden – 1935-1939

File 3 – Request Delayed Certification of Birth for Arkansas Governor BenjaminTravis

Laney – Aug. 9, 1945

File 4 – Donations – 1945-1949 and 1950

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

Laney was class mate)

File 6 – Hunting Trips – 1945-1946

File 7 – Hunting Trips – 1947-1948

File 8 – Hunting Trips – 1949-1950, and 1954-1955

File 9 – Memberships – Lodge, Woodmen of the World, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce

American Legion

File 10 – XV Club – Member 1945-1946

File 11 – Board of Trustees or Directors – The Citizens National Bank of Camden, Phillips

National Bank, Helena Southwest Research Inst. Southerns Extrusion Inc., Arkansas State Teachers College

File 12 – Farming – 1945-1948, 1950s

File 13 – Map (Mississippi – Arkansas Clayton Quadrangle Grid Zone “C’) Showing Farm

Acreage of R.T. Fant Plantation – c. 1949

File 14 – Property – in Camden and Conway, Arkansas – 1945-1946

File 15 – Report on Roy N. Jeffery Limestone and Silica Lands Izard County, Ark. – May 10,

1948

File 16 – Titles to Lands Beneath Navigable Waters Report (House of Representatives Report

#1778) – 1948

File 17 – Proctor Proposals (Pertaining to Patents Submerged Oil Claims) by Dr. Olin S. Proctor

– 1948

File 18 – Subsurface Study of the Oil Possibilities of Township 8 and 9, Woodruff and Jackson

County Line –1949

File 19 – Map – Oil Basins of the U.S. – 1952

File 20 – Mayo Clinic – Rochester, Minn. – May 1950

File 21 – The Augusta Courier (Vol. 2 No. 361) July 5, 1954 (Articles on Segregation) and Map

of State of Georgia

File 22 – Personal Paper (Bank Statement, Insurance, etc.) – 1950’s

File 23 – Series I-VII on Religious Beliefs (Undated)

File 24 – Personal Correspondence – 1946, ‘48 & ‘49, 1950-’53

File 25 – Correspondence – 1954-1957

File 26 – Correspondence – 1960’s

File 27 – Correspondence with Win Rockefeller and Southern Rice Farms – 1957-1967

File 28 – Correspondence – 1970’s

End of Box 1-A

 

 

Series I

Box 1-B

 

File 1 – Newspaper and News Magazine Articles Important to Former Gov. Ben Laney

– 1965-1969

File 2 – Newspaper and Magazine Articles Important to Former Gov. Ben Laney – 1970-1975

File 3 – Correspondence – Mrs. Ben T. (Lucille) Laney Correspondence – 1977-1980’s-1991

File 4 – Hendrix College Correspondence – 1949-1980

File 5 – Hendrix College Scholarships – Correspondence Mrs. Ben T. Laney – 1989-1995

File 6 – University of Arkansas at Little Rock UALR Archives – Correspondence – 1981-1982

File 7 – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. Scholarships in honor of past Governors –

1973

File 8 – Legislative Digest – Jan. 17, 1955

File 9 – “Investigation of Public School Conditions” (on Integration) – 1957

File 10 – Notes on Forced Integration – 1957-1958

File 11 – Pulp and Paper Day Address by Ben Laney – 1959

File 12 – KTHV Ch. 11 CBS Television Seminar “Problems of State Government” Gov. Faubus,

Former Gov. Homer Atkins, Dr. Henry Alexander and Former Gov. Ben T. Laney – Aug.

9, 1959

File 13 – Supreme Court of Arkansas J.H. Cottrell, Appellant, vs. Gov. Orval E. Faubus

File 14 – State Institutional Building Bonds – Controversy Act No. 502 of 1961

File 15 – Literature on Capital Punishment – 1963, 1965

File 16 – Rice Growers “Rice for Children of Hong Kong” 1965-’66 Correspondence with

Bishop Robert Brown and Win Rockefeller

File 17 – Newspaper Article – Arkansas Democrat “Former Gov. Laney Says: Only Bright,

Unscared Democrat can Beat WR” – C. Jan. 28, 1968

File 18 – Legislative Joint Auditing Committee – 1968

File 19 – United Commercial Travelers of America Certificate of Recognition – 1964-1972

File 20 – Disabled American Veteran’s Citation of Merit – Feb. 10, 1972

File 21 – Arkansas Democrat – (July 31, 1946 “Pages from the Past”) Fri., May 19,1972

File 22 – Arkansas Heart Association – 1972, 1973

File 23 – Arkansas Employee Retirement System – Correspondence May-Aug. 1973

File 24 – Two Copies – Arkansas Department of Educations News Magazine Page 3 Gov. Ben T.

Laney Vol. XII No.  5 Dec. 1974

File 25 – Ben T. Laney Speech – Magnolia Rotary Club – Friday, July 2, 1976

File 26 – Former Governor of Arkansas Ben T. Laney Dies – Friday Jan. 21 1977

File 27 – House Concurrent Resolution Number 18 of January 31, 1977

File 28 – Certificate Signed by President Jimmy Carter Honoring the Memory of the Late

Ex-Governor of Arkansas Ben T. Laney for his service in WWI Armed Forces – May 12, 1977

File 29 – Laney (Family) Newsletter – Dec. 1979 Editor – Beth Laney Smith

File 30 – Newspaper Clippings 158, 1975 and undated

File 31 – Governor’s Mansion Association – 1973-1975, 1984-1988, and 1992

File 32 – Conserving Arkansas’ First Ladies’ Gowns – 1983,1984

End of Box 1-B

 

 

Series I

Box 2

File 1 – Ben T. Laney’s Announcement as Candidate for Governor of Arkansas – 1944

File 2 – Arkansas County Map – 1944

File 3 – County Leaders and Active Supporters of Ben Laney –1944-’45

File 4 – Photos

File 5 – A Political Adv. for Attorney General Office – July 25, 1944

File 6 – Executive Secretary W. J. Smith – Congratulatory Correspondence

Nov. –Dec. 1944

File 7 – $2,000 Bond – Governor Ben T. Laney – 1945-1948

File 8 – Inaugural Address – Gov. Ben Laney before the Fifty-Fifth General Assembly

January, 1945

File 9 – Congratulatory Letters – Jan, 1945

File 10 – Governor Ben T. Laney’s Thoughts on Government

File 11 – General Assembly – A Brief Synopsis of the General Acts of the 1945

General Assembly, State of Arkansas – 1945

File 12 – Press Releases – 1945

File 13 – Comparative Statement – Number of Employees in Various State Depts.

1944-1945

File 14 – Memorandum – Handled – 1944-1945

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

File 22 – Use Tax Bill – Correspondence – March 7-31, 1945

File 23 – Beer Regulations – 1945

File 24 – “The Arkansas Story” An address delivered by Honorable Ben Laney Gov. of Arkansas

before the Municipal Forum of New York (See newspaper clippings Feb. to May 1945) –

May 3, 1945

File 25 – “The Revenue Stabilization Plan” – The State Revenue Dept. – 1945

File 26 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Last Message to the American People – April 12,

1945

File 27 – Traffic Safety Literature – 1945

File 28 – Committee to Study Election Laws – 1945-’46

File 29 – County and Township Appointments – 1945-1948

End of Box 2

 

Series I

Box 3

 

File 1 – This 27 ½” x 30” Silk Japanese flag was carried by a Japanese soldier in WWII. Many of these were taken from the battlefield. This one was sent to Gov. Ben T. Laney with a hand carved wood handle letter opener (knife) by Lt. G.W. DeLaughter Jr. of Sparkman, Ark.

File 2 – With Malice Toward None by Francis V. McCarthy – April 1945

File 3 – Paragould Trip – March 23, 1945

File 4 – New York Trip (April 29, 1945- May 12, 1945 Trip) – May 1-3 1945

File 5 – Washington, D.C. (April 29, 1945- May 12, 1945 Trip) – May 4-7 1945

File 6 – Chicago Trip (April 29, 1945- May 12, 1945 Trip) – May 9-11

File 7 – Halsey, Stuart, Land Co., Chicago – Acceptances – April-May, 1945

File 8 – Halsey, Stuart, and Land Co. – Regrets, April-June, 1945

File 9 – St. Louis Trip (April 29, 1945- May 12, 1945) – May 11

File 10 – “Hendrix College Bulletin” – July, 1945

File 11 – Southern Dairy Products Journal – (Gov. Ben Laney on front cover) – July, 1945

File 12 – Report of the Group “American Petroleum Interests in Foreign Countries”

Volume 3 – Oct. 15, 1945

File 13 – State Institutional Employee Maintenance Policies – Oct. 1945

File 14 – The Conference on Graduate Work in Negro Institutions in the South

Oct. 29, 1945

File 15 – Veterans Programs – Dec. 1945

File 16 – The Way to Greater Prosperity for The South

File 17 – Benjamin Franklin Ark. Thrift Clubs – Correspondence – Ben T. Laney Honorary

President (Sale of postal savings stamps and bonds in the schools) – 1945-1948

File 18 – Governor’s Expense – 1945-1948

End of Box 3

 

 

Series I

Box 4

 

File 1 – Democratic State Committee and Jefferson Day Dinner Little Rock, Ark. – April 11,

1945

File 2 – Jefferson Day Dinner – Grand Rapids, MI Democratic National Committee – Address by

Governor Ben Laney – April 13, 1945

File 3 – San Francisco Conference – Prayer Group – 1945

File 4 – Democrat National Committee Meeting Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. – May 4

1945

File 5 – Rules of  The Democratic Party in Arkansas – Jan. 15, 1946

File 6 – Campaign Issues… 1946 – A Handbook for Candidates, Speakers, and Workers of the Democratic Party

File 7 – The Democrat National Committee – Feb. 20, 1945 Little Rock, Ark.

File 8 – Democrat National Committee – Correspondence 1946

File 9 – Jackson Day Dinner Receipt and Expenditures Democratic National Committee – March

23, 1946

File 10 – The Democrat National Committee – Correspondence – 1947

File 11 –Democratic State Committee – 1948

File 12 – The Democrat National Committee – Correspondence – 1948

File 13 – Arkansas Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries – Hotel Marion,

Little Rock, Arkansas – Jan. 1946

File 14 – Executive Secretary Position – Applicants – 1946

File 15 – Letters in response to Radio Speech – Feb. 2, 1946

File 16 –  Arkansas Resource & Development Commission Progress Report – 1946

File 17 – Cork Oak Tree Planting and Dedication – March 19, 1946

File 18 – Will Steel for Governor political Material (Post-war) – 1946 primary

File 19 – Campaign Expenses – Primary Election July 30, 1946

File 20 – Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) May 2-July31, 1946

File 21 – Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) August 1, 1946

File 22 – Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) August 5, 1946

File 23 – Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) August 6-8, 1946

File 24 – Correspondence (Letters of Congratulation) August 10-Nov. 9, 1946

File 25 – The Anti-Poll Tax Bill – by Jesse F. Orton – 1946

File 26 – Report of the Committee on Legislative Processes and Procedures –1946

File 27 – Transportation Program for Small Business – Sept. 1946

File 28 – Song w/ Music “We are United Nations” by R. Rosencranc – 1946

File 29 – “Governor Ben Laney’s Good Will Tour to Mexico” – Sept. 7-20, 1946

File 30 – Invitation List – Keep Arkansas Green – Dec. 20, 1946

End of Box 4

 

Series I

Box 5

File 1 – Commerce/Freight Rate Issues – 1945-1947

File 2 – “Tells How New Revenue Plans Would Operate” – Arkansas Gazette

Feb. 5, 1947

File 3 – Legislative Council Correspondence – Feb.  1947

File 4 – Legislative Council Correspondence – March 5-27, 1947

File 5 – Legislative Council Correspondence – March 28-31, 1947

File 6 – Legislative Council Correspondence – Feb. 1947

File 7 – Open Letters on Foreign Policy – A New “Common Sense” Needed for the

Atomic Era – April 1947 by Dr. Oscar Cass, Editor

File 8 – Grants-in-Aid and Other Federal Expenditures Within the States – May, 1947

File 9 – Arkansas Employment Security Report – May and June, 1947 (2)

File 10 – Information on Arkansas Counties – (Population, Sales Tax, Farm, Urban, etc.)

1947

File 11 – Arkansas State Revenue Dept. Personnel – July 1947

File 12 – How Factory Workers Live Around the World – (from Factory Management and

Maintenance) July, 1947

File 13 – Arkansas Cancer Control Commission – July, 1947

File 14 – “The Arkansas Cancer Bulletin” Vol. I, No. 1 – 1947

File 15 – Governor Ben Laney’s Good Will Tour to Canada and the East – Aug. 16-29 1947

File 16 – Governors’ Thank You Letters for Arkansas Products – Sept.–Nov., 1947

File 17 – Chart – Federal Aid Division – Status of  Funds under the 1944 Federal Aid Act

Oct. 8, 1947

End of Box 5

 

 

Series I

Box 6

 

File 1 – Council of State Governments – 1948

File 2 – State of Arkansas – Statement of State Income from all Sources, Distribution of State Income, General Revenues Collected, Distribution, etc. – 1945-1948

File 3 – The Interstate Conference on Migratory Farm Labor Report – 1947-’48

File 4 – Arkansas State Highway Commission Eighteenth Biennial Report – 1947-1948

File 5 – Recent Trends in Major State Taxes 1941-1947 – Feb. 1948

File 6 – Interstate Oil Compact Commission/Southwestern Regional Oil and Gas Conservation

Conference Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Feb. 20-21, 1948

File 7 – Regional Education Interstate Compact Hearings Committee on The Judiciary

United State Senate 8th Congress, 2nd, Session – March, 1948

File 8 – Constitutional and Statutory Provision of the States – Volume VII Community

Property Laws – March, 1948

File 9 – Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Program A.M. & N College – Pine Bluff, AR – 1873-1948 –

75th Anniversary  – April 23-25, 1948

File 10 – Proposed Race Track at Memphis, Ark. – Correspondence and Petitions

June 1-17, 1948

File 11 – Proposed Race Track at Memphis, Ark. – Correspondence and Petitions

June 18-23, 1948

File 12 – 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 13 – Letters of Congratulations “Town Hall” Speech – June, 1948

File 14 – South Magazine by Delta Lines Travel Agent– June, 1948

File 15 – Biennial Report of the Treasurer of State of the State of Arkansas – July 1, 1946-June

30, 1948

File 16 – Arkansas State Penitentiary Production Fiscal Year – July 1, 1947-June 30, 1948

File 17 – Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Biennial Report State Sanatorium, Ark. From July 1, 1946 – June 30, 1948

File 18 – U.S. News and World Report Vol. XXV No. 4 – July 23, 1948

File 19 – Talleys for Governor’s Race 2nd Primary – Aug. 10, 1948

File 20 – “National Republic” (A Monthly Magazine of Fundamental Americanism)

1948

File 21 – Regional Council for Education – Minutes of Meeting – Oct. 11, 1948

File 22 – Presidential Elections – Provisions of the Constitution and of the United States

Code – Nov. 2, 1948

File 23 – Song “Let’s Send Harry Back To The Farm” – 1948

File 24 – “A Picture of Development in Arkansas During 1948” – (Arkansas Resource and

Development Commission)

File 25 – Interstate Compacts, Committees, Corporations c. 1948

End of Box 6

 

Series I

Box 7

 

File 1 – State of Alabama – Interstate Higher Education Facilities – Jan. 29, 1945

File 2 – Annual Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior – 1946

File 3 – Inaugural Address of Earl Warren Governor of the State of California – 1947

File 4 – Message of Honorable Walter W. Bacon Governor of Delaware to the 114th

General Assembly of the State of Delaware

File 5 – Governor’s Message to the Legislature of Idaho – 29th Session

  1. A. Robins, Governor – 1947

File 6 – Biennial Message of Dwight H. Green, Governor of Illinois – Jan. 8, 1947

File 7 – Addresses by Iowa Governors, Bourke B. Hickenlooper and Robert D. Blue – 1945-’47

File 8 – Messages of Kansas Governor, Frank Carlson – 1947

File 9 – Inaugural Address and Budget Message of Horace Hildreth, Governor of Maine

Jan. 1947

File 10 – Inaugural Address of Governor Luther W. Youngdahl – S. Paul Minnesota

Jan. 8, 1947

File 11 – Message of Governor Phil M. Donnelly to the 64th General Assembly of Missouri

Jefferson City, MO. – Jan. 8, 1947

File 12 – Message of Governor Sam C. Ford to the 13th Legislator Assembly of the State of

Montana – 1947

File 13 – Inaugural Message of Val Peterson, Governor of Nebraska – January 9, 1947

File 14 – Message of Governor Vail Pittman to the Nevada Legislature of 1947

File 15 – Inaugural Address of Charles M. Dale. Governor of New Hampshire – 1947

File 16 – Inaugural Address of Alfred E. Driscoll, Governor of New Jersey

January 21, 1947

File 17 – Biennial Message and Special Budget Message of Governor R. Gregg Cherry to

the North Carolina General Assembly – Jan. 9th and 13th , 1947

File 18 – Message of Thomas J. Herbert Governor of Ohio

File 19 – Message of Governor Robert S. Kerr to the State of Oklahoma on “Condition

Of the State” – Jan. 7, 1947

File 20 – Oklahoma Tourist Information

File 21 – Messages of South Carolina Governors, Ransome J. Williams and J. Strom

Thurmond –1947-1948

File 22 – Message of Governor George T. Mickelson of South Dakota

File 23 – Address of WM. M. Tuck to the General Assembly and People of Virginia Extra

Session – Jan. 6, 1947

File 24 – State of West Virginia Message to the Legislature by Clarence W. Meadows,

Governor – Jan. 8, 1947

File 25 – Special Session 28th Legislature of State of Wyoming

 

End of Box 7

 

 

Series 1

Box 8

 

File 1 – Date Books (2)– 1944 & 1945

File 2 – The Year 1945 – National Diary

File 3 – The Year 1947 – National Diary

File 4 – The Year 1948 – National Diary

File 5 – State of Arkansas – Board and Commissions

File 6 – Vocational Adjustment Center for the Adult Blind, Little Rock, Ark.

File 7 – State of Arkansas Insurance Schedule – 1947

End Box 8

 

 

Series I

Box 9

 

File 1 – Miscellaneous Political Information

File 2 – Governor’s Mansion – Tabulation of Replies to Questionnaire

File 3 – R. Walter Tucker – Independent Candidate for United States Senator – Nov. 2, 1948

File 4 – Sub-Committee Reports from the Work-Conference on Regional Education – Dec. 12,

1948

File 5 – State of Arkansas Department of Education – 1948-’49

File 6 – Minutes of the Arkansas Legislative Council – Jan. 5, 1949

File 7 – U.S. Savings Bonds Statement of Cumulative Sales – Jan. 10, 1949

File 8 – Final Official Senate and House Calendar by Authority 57th General Assembly – Jan.

10 – Mar. 10. 1949

File 9 – “An Act to Provide for a Code of Election Laws for the State of Arkansas” – 1949(?)

File 10 – Report of the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments – 1949

File 11 – Tables Showing the Effect of Proposed Laws on Various Income Categories – undated

File 12 – Congratulatory Letters (End of Term) 1949

File 13 – Invitations Declined – 1949

File 14 – Governor Ben T. Laney’s Collection of Political Cartoons

File 15 – Governor-Elect Ben T. Laney Newspaper Clippings – Nov. – Dec. 1944

File 16 – Governor Ben T. Laney – Newspaper Clippings – Feb.- May, 1945

File 17 – Governor Ben T. Laney – Newspaper Clippings – June – Nov., 1945

File 18 – Governor Ben T. Laney – Newspaper Clippings – 1946

File 19 – Governor Ben T. Laney – Newspaper Clippings – 1945-1948

File 20 – “Governor” Laney Says” – Dec. 12, 1946 – Jan, 1947

File 21 – Newspaper Clipping  – 1936-1947

File 22 – Governor Ben T. Laney – Newspaper Clippings – 1947

File 23 – Governor Ben T. Laney’s Announcement not To Run for 3rd. Term

Jan 19, 1948

File 24 – Governor Ben T. Laney – Newspaper Clippings – 1948

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

File 29 – 1945 Undated Civil Rights Correspondence

File 30 – Civil Rights Correspondence – January 1948

File 31 – Correspondence Civil Rights – Feb. 2-3, 1948

File 32 – Correspondence Civil Rights – Feb. 4, 1948

File 33 – Correspondence Civil Rights – Feb. 5, 1948

End of Box 12

 

 

Series I

Box 13

 

File 1 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 6, 1948

File 2 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 7, 1948

File 3 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 8, 1948

File 4 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 9, 1948

File 5 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 10, 1948

File 6 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 11, 1948

File 7 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 11, 1948

File 8 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 12, 1948

File 9 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 13, 1948

File 10 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 14, 1948

File 11 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 16, 1948

File 12 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 16, 1948

File 13 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 20, 1948

File 14 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 21, 1948

File 15 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 22, 1948

File 16 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 23, 1948

File 17 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 24, 1948

File 18 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 25, 1948

File 19 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 26, 1948

File 20 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 27, 1948

File 21 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 28, 1948

 

File 22 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – Feb. 29, 1948

File 23 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 1, 1948

File 24 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 2, 1948

File 25 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 3, 1948

File 26 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 6, 1948

File 27-Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 7-8, 1948

File 28 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 9-10, 1948

File 29 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 11, 1948

File 30 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 12-16, 1948

File 31 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 17, 1948

End of Box 13

 

 

Series I

Box 14

 

File 1 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 18, 1948

File 2 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 19-25, 1948

File 3 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 26-27, 1948

File 4 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – March 29, 30, 31, 1948

File 5 –Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 1, 1948

File 6 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 2, 3,1948

File 7 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 5, 1948

File 8 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 6, 1948

File 9 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 7-11, 1948

File 10 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 12, 14, 1948

File 11 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 15, 1948

File 12 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 16, 17, 1948

File 13 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 20-21, 1948

File 14 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 22-25, 1948

File 15 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – April 26, 27, 28, 1948

File 16 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – May 3-7, 1948

File 17 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – May 11-13, 1948

File 18 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – May, 14-15, 1948

File 19 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – May 18-19, 1948

File 20 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – May 22-25, 1948

File 21 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – May 26-27, 1948

File 22 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – May 28-29, 1948

File 23 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June 1, 1948

File 24 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June 2-3, 1948

File 25 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June 4-7, 1948

File 26 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June  9, 11, 1948

File 27 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June 14, 1948

File 28 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June 15, 17-19, 21 1948

File 29 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June 22-23, 1948

File 30 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June 24-26, 1948

File 31 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June 27-28, 1948

File 32 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – June 30, 1948

File 33 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – July 1, 1948

File 34 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – July 2, 1948

File 35 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – July 3, 1948

File 36 – Correspondence – Civil Rights – July 4, 1948

File 37 – 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 Agreeing 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 – The President’s Program: Civil Rights/States Rights and The Reconstruction

Background – April, 1948

 

File 34 – 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 35 – 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 36 – Constitution of the United States and The Constitution: A Compact Between

Sovereign States by James R. O’Daniel – 1948

 

File 37 – Declaration of Faith by The Dixie Press – 1946

 

End of Box 16

 

 

Series 1

Box 17

 

File 1 – The “Tidelands” Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States – 1947
File 2 – Correspondence – States Rights – Feb.-March 1948

 

File 3 – Conference for States’ Rights Democrats – Jackson Mississippi – May10, 1948

 

File 4 – Conference of States’ Rights Democrats – Jackson, Mississippi – May 10, 1948

 

File 5 – 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 6 – Declaration of Principles for the Democratic Party of Southern States to oppose Harry S.

Truman and Thomas E. Dewey and to support J. Strom Thurmond and Fielding Wright –

July 17, 1948

 

File 7-The States’ Rights Delegates Pledged to Presidential Candidate Thurmond and

Wright c. Nov. 1948

 

File 8 – Paper – “Please Stand up and Remain Standing Until Counted” (describes 3 classes of

Democrats – 1. Arkansas Democrats, 2. Truman Democrats and 3. Chameleons) – by John C. Sheffield

 

File 9 – Contributions for State’ Rights Democrats – June-Oct.  1948

 

File 10 – States’ Rights Committee – June-Sept. 1948

 

File 11 – States’ Rights publication and printed Material

 

File 12 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – May 1948

 

File 13 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – June 1 – 15, 1948

 

File 14 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – June 21 – 30, 1948

 

File 15 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – July 1 – July 6, 1948

 

File 16 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – July 7 – 15, 1948

 

File 17 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – July 16 – 30, 1948 and undated

 

File 18 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Aug. 1 – 15, 1948

 

File 19 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Aug. 16 – 30, 1948

 

File 20 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Sept. 3 – 30, 1948

 

End of Box 17

 

 

Series I

Box 18

 

File 1 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Oct. 1 – Oct. 6, 1948

 

File 2 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Oct. 7 – 10, 1948

 

File 3 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Oct. 11 – 14, 1948

 

File 4 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Oct. 15 – Oct. 19, 1948

 

File 5 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Nov. – Dec. 1, 1948

 

File 6 – National States’ Rights Committee – (Constitution and Declaration of Principles) Ben T.

Laney Chairman – 1949

 

File 7 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Jan. 1 – 31, 1949

 

File 8 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Feb. 1 – 25, 1949

 

File 9 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – March 1 – 29, 1949

 

File 10 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – April, 1949

 

File 11 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – May, 1949

 

File 12 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – June, 1949

 

File 13 – Correspondence – States’ Rights – Nov. 20, 1949 – Aug. 28, 1950

 

File 14 – Copies of Political Cartoons, Posters (Originals stored in large flat box)

 

File 15 – Proceedings of the Governors’ Conference 1944 – 36th Annual Meeting

May 28-31

 

File 16 – Southern Governors’ Conference – Biloxi, Mississippi – November 24, 25, and 26,

1944

 

File 17 – Western Governors’ Conference – Reno, Nevada – April 20-22, 1945

 

File 18 – Southern Governors’ Conference – Birmingham, Alabama – May 18-19, 1945

 

File 19 – Southern Governors’ Conference – Mobile, Alabama – July 19-22, 1945

 

File 20 – Southern Governors’ Conference – New Orleans, Louisiana – December 7-8, 1945

 

End of Box 18

 

 

Series I

Box 19

 

File 1 – 37th Annual Meeting Governors’ Conference – Mackinac Island, Michigan

July 1-4, 1945

 

File 2 – Governors’ Conference Executive Director Frank Bane – Correspondence 1945

 

File 3 – Governors’ Conference Executive Director Frank Bane – Correspondence Jan-May 1946

 

File 4 – Interstate Commerce Commission/Rate Case an Act in relation to the regulation, control

and stabilization of rents in housing accommodations during an emergency, information for the Southern Governors’ Conference – June 1946

 

File 5 – Governor’s Conference Executive Director, Frank Bane – Correspondence – June – Dec.

1946

 

File 6 – Governor’s Conference – Correspondence – Jan. – May 1946

 

File 7 – 38th Annual Governors’ Conference – Oklahoma City, Ok, – May 26-29, 1946

 

File 8 – 38th Annual Meeting Governors Conference – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

May 27-28, 1946

 

File 9 – Annual Governor’s Conference – Oklahoma City, Okla. Governor’s Speeches – May 27,

1946

 

File 10 – Governor’s Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Arkansas Governor Ben T.

Laney’s Speech May 27, 1946

 

File 11 – Proceedings of the Southern Governors’ Conference – Dec. 5-7, 1946

 

File 12 – 8th General Assembly of the States – Edge Water Beach Hotel, Chicago, Ill

Jan. 16-18, 1947

 

File 13 – Governors’ Conference – Executive Director Frank Bane Correspondence – Jan – April,

1947

 

File 14 – Governors’ Conference – Correspondence – Salt Lake City – Jan – Aug., 1947

 

File 15 – Governors’ Conference at Salt Lake City, Utah – July 13-16, 1947

 

File 16 – Statement of Joint Conference – Representatives of The Congress of The United

States and the Governors Conference – Chicago, Illinois – Sept. 27, 1947

End of Box 19

 

Series I

Box 20

 

File 1 – Southern Governors’ Conference – Correspondence – Oct. 19-21 1947

 

File 2 – Southern Governors’ Conference Proceedings – Ashville, North Carolina

Oct., 1947

 

File 3 – Southern Governors’ Conference Speeches – 1947

 

File 4 – Southern Governors’ Conference – Wakulla Springs, Florida – Feb. 7, 1948

 

File 5 – Governor Ben Laney at Southern Governors’ Conference – Jackson, Mississippi

Feb, 23, 1948

 

File 6 – National Democratic Party Transcript of Conference of Southern Governors – With

Senator J. Howard McGrath, Chairman of Democrat National Committee – Jackson,

Mississippi, Feb. 23, 1948

 

File 7 – Letter to Gov. Strom Thurmond from Gov. Ben T. Laney re: Southern Governors

Conference – Mar. 1, 1948

 

File 8 – Governor Ben Laney – Correspondence – Feb. – July, 1948

 

File 9 – 40th Annual Governors’ Conference – Executive Director Frank Bane

Correspondence – Portsmouth, New Hampshire – 1948

 

File 10 – 40th Annual Southern Governors’ Conference Meeting – Portsmouth, New Hampshire,

June 13-16,  1948

 

File 11 – Southern Governors’ Conference and Birmingham Conference on States’ Right

Dec. 16, 1948

 

File 12 – Southern Governors’ Conference – Savannah, Ga.– Dec. 1948

 

File 13 – Governors Conference – St. Louis, Mo. – on Missouri Pacific R.R. Strike – Oct. 5-7, 1949

 

End of Box 20

 

 

Series I

Box 21

 

File 1 – Correspondence – “A” – 1945-1949

 

File 2 – Correspondence – Arkansas Academy Inc. for Under-Privileged Children – James “Uncle Mack” Mackrell – 1945-1948

 

File 3 – Correspondence – Autograph Request 1945, 1949

 

File 4 – Correspondence – “B” – 1944-1949

 

File 5 – Correspondence – Bauxite Committee – 1946

 

File 6 – Correspondence – “C” – 1947-1949

 

File 7 – Correspondence – County Judges’ Suit – 1947

 

File 8 – Correspondence – Contributors to Governor’s Christmas Present – 1945

 

File 9 – John Park Cravens – Correspondence – 1944-’45

 

File 10 – Cross of Military Service – Correspondence – 1945

 

File 11 – Arkansas Commemorative Commission – Minutes 1948

 

File 12 – Rent Account – Mrs. Helen Y. Cunningham $150 mo – Sept. 1945-Dec. 1948

 

File 13 – Correspondence – “D” – 1945-1949

 

File 14 – Correspondence – “E” – 1944-1949

 

File 15 – Correspondence – “F” – 1945-1949

 

File 16 – Senator J. W. Fulbright – Correspondence – 1945

 

File 17 – Senator J.W. Fulbright – Correspondence – 1946, 1947, 1948, and 1950 Newspaper

Clipping of 1966

 

File 18 – Correspondence – Paul V. Galloway, Minister Winfield Methodist Church, Little Rock,

AR – 1948-’49

 

File 19 – Correspondence – “G” – 1945-1949

 

File 20 – Correspondence – U.S. Government Claimed Lands in Arkansas – 1943-1945

 

File 21 – Correspondence – Governors of Other States – 1945-1949

 

File 22 – Correspondence – “H” – 1945-1949

 

File 23 – Correspondence – Lord Halifax

 

File 24 – Correspondence – “I” – 1945-1949

 

File 25 – Correspondence – “J” – 1945-1949

 

File 26 – Correspondence – Carrol & Pauline Johnston – 1945-1948

 

File 27 – Correspondence – “K” – 1945-1949

 

File 28 – Address by Gen. Julius Klein, Past Commander of the Jewish War Veterans – 1945

 

File 29 – Correspondence – Mrs. Ben Laney – Personal – 1946

 

File 30 – Correspondence – Mrs. Ben Laney – Personal – 1947

 

File 31 – Correspondence – Mrs. Ben Laney – Personal – 1948

 

File 32 – Correspondence – “L” – 1945-1949

 

End of Box 21

 

 

Series I

Box 22

 

File 1 – John L. McClellan for U.S. Senator Material – 1942

 

File 2 – Senator John L. McClellan – Correspondence – 1944 and Jan.-June 1945

 

File 3 – Senator John L. McClellan – Correspondence – July-Dec. 1945

 

File 4 – Senator John L. McClellan – Correspondence – Jan.-Dec. 1946

 

File 5 – Senator John L. McClellan – Correspondence – Jan.-Dec. 1947

 

File 6 – Senator John L. McClellan – Correspondence – Jan.-Dec. 1948

 

File 7 – Senator John L. McClellan – Correspondence – Feb.-May 1949

 

File 8 – Senator John L. McClellan – Correspondence – 1964, 1972-1974

 

File 9 – Correspondence with – Rep. Wilbur Mills, Rep. E. C. Gathings, Rep. Brooks Hays, Rep.

Oren Harris, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Rep. Jim Trimble, Gov. George C. Wallace

(Alabama)

 

File 10 – Correspondence – “Mc” – 1945-1949

 

File 11 – Correspondence – “M” – 1945-1949

 

File 12 – Correspondence – Re: M & A Railroad – 1948

 

File 13 – Correspondence – “N”, “O”, “P”, “Q”, & “R” – 1945, 1947, 1949

 

File 14 – Letters of Resignation – 1946-1947

 

File 15 – Request for Governor’s Material

 

File 16 – Correspondence – “S” – 1945-1946 and 1946-1949

 

File 17 – Sympathy Letters – 1945-1949

 

File 18 – Thank You Notes to Governor for Watermelons – 1945

 

File 19 – Thank You Notes to Governor – 1945-1946, 1950

 

File 20 – Correspondence – “T”, “U”, & “V” – 1944-1948

 

File 21 – Correspondence – President Harry S. Truman

 

File 22 – United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) Americas

Leadership in Providing Relief to Europe and the Far East – 1948

 

File 23-A – Correspondence – “W” – Jan.-June 1945

 

File 23-B – Correspondence – “W” – July-Dec. 1945

 

File 23-C – Correspondence – “W” – 1946-1949

 

File 24 – Correspondence – “Y” – 1946-1949

 

End of Box 22

 

Series I

Box 23

 

File 1 – Governor Ben T. Laney’s Gavels (2)

 

File 2 – Honorary Citizen Award of Honor – Nov. 5, 1952

 

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

 

File 4 – Citizen of the Year Certificate – Jan. 19, 1954

 

File 5 – Magnolia Officially Welcomes Honorable Ben Laney Plaque

Jan. 17, 1958

 

File 6 – Certificate of Distinction – April 23, 1960

 

File 7 – Support of the Southern State College Century Club Plaque

 

File 8 – Mrs. Ben Laney – Southern Arkansas University – President Club Plaque

 

End of Box 23

 

 

Series I

Box 24

 

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

 

File 2 – State of Arkansas General Highway Map With Voting Precincts Outlined and Numbered

– 1948

 

File 3 – Photos – Come-back Campaign – 1950

 

File 4 – (2) Year books – Journal/Log – 1950

 

File 5 – List of Employees in Campaign Headquarters – 1950

 

File 6 – Lists of Women Workers in Campaign – 1950

 

File 7 – Resolution by the DAR Opposing Certain School Text Books – Feb. 23, 1950

 

File 8 – Governor Ben Laney – Campaign – 1950

 

File 9 – Campaign Material – 1950

 

File 10 – Campaign – Laney/Mackrell – July 1950

 

File 11 – Campaign Donations – 1950

 

File 12 – Plea for Campaign Contributions – 1950

 

File 13 – Campaign Correspondence – Jan.-Mar. 1950

 

File 14 – Campaign Correspondence – March-May 1950

 

File 15 – Correspondence – Campaign 1950 – June 7-July 25 & Undated

 

File 16 – Campaign Correspondence – Aug.-Dec. 1950

 

End of Box 24

 

 

Series I

Box 25

 

File 1 – Out of State Correspondence – Campaign – 1950

 

File 2 – Correspondence – After 1950 Campaign – Aug. 1950 – Feb. 1951

 

File 3 – Former Gov. Ben T. Laney – Concession Speech – July 25, 1950

 

File 4 – Thank You Letters After 1950 Campaign

 

File 5 – Former Governor Ben T. Laney Newspaper Clippings – 1949- June 1950

 

File 6 – Former Governor Ben T. Laney Newspaper Clippings – July 1950

 

File 7 – Sid McMath – Campaign Material – 1950

 

File 8 – Receipts and Disbursements in Laney Campaign – Aug. 16, 1950

 

End of Box 25

 

 

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 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

  1. 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 Series IV

 

 

 

Series V

Scrap Books

 

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

 

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

 

Scrap Book-3-Governor Ben T. Laney’s Inaugural Ceremony, January 9, 1945- February 15, 1945

 

Scrap Book-4-Governor Laney, February 15, 1945- March 31, 1945

 

Scrap Book-5-Governor Laney, April 1, 1945- August 9, 1945

 

Scrap Book-6-Governor Laney, August 10, 1945- December 31, 1945

 

Scrap Book-7-Governor Laney, January 1946- June 14, 1946

 

Scrap Book-8-Governor Laney, June 16, 1946- October 23, 1946

 

Scrap Book-9-Governor Laney, October 23, 1946- December 31, 1946

 

Scrap Book-10-Governor Laney, January 1, 1947- February 8, 1947

 

Scrap Book-11-Governor Laney, February 10, 1947- March 18, 1947

 

Scrap Book-12-Governor Laney, March 18, 1947- June 22, 1947

 

Scrap Book-13-Governor Laney, June 23, 1947- March 3, 1948

 

Scrap Book-14-Governor Laney, March 4, 1948- August 31, 1948

 

Scrap Book-15-Former Governor Laney’s Campaign for Re-election for Governor, April 6, 1950- June 15, 1950

 

Scrap Book-16-Former Governor Ben T. Laney’s Campaign for Re-election for Governor, April- July 1950

 

Scrap Book-17-Governor Sid McMath’s Campaign for Re-election for Governor, April- July 1950

 

End of Scrap Books Series V

End of Collection