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This collection consists primarily of anti-integration propaganda circulated by the Little Rock, Arkansas Capital Citizens’ Council (CCC) to Little Rock families, like the Carlands from 1957 to 1962. The contents include newsletters, booklets, business cards, and the police record of Daisy Bates, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Arkansas state president. The propaganda from the CCC provides deep insight into the strained race relations in Arkansas, but also throughout the South as the CCC included newspaper articles from states other than Arkansas. There are also newspaper clippings and photographs that Carland acquired over the years pertaining to interracial relations in the South. These items pay particular attention to the federal mandate to desegregate public schools and the subsequent decision to close public schools in Little Rock from 1958 to 1959.

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Collection Size

.22 cubic feet

Publication Date

January 2014


Anti-Integration Propaganda, Little Rock, Little Rock Nine, Capital Citizens’ Council, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP


African American Studies | History | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social History | United States History

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Finding Aid

MS-156: Integration Crisis in Little Rock, Arkansas Collection