Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday Wonderful Collection - Hayes C. McClerkin campaign papers, MS.000168

Hayes C. McClerkin was born December 16, 1931 in Texarkana, Arkansas. He acquired his Bachelor of Arts from Washington and Lee University in 1953 and a law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1959. He served in the United States Navy Reserve, with active duty as a officer from July 1953 to December 1956, and inactive duty from 1956 to 1967.

McClerkin served five consecutive terms as a state representative from District 38, Miller County, from 1960 to 1970. He was chairman of the Public Health Committee and the Efficiency Committee, and was Speaker of the House for the 67th General Assembly, 1969-1970.

In 1970 McClerkin campaigned unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for governor.

This collection contains papers of the unsuccessful campaign of Hayes C. McClerkin for Democratic nominee for governor in 1970. Materials include his campaign schedule/itinerary, general correspondence, speeches, general reports, newspaper clippings, and financial records.

  • Biographical material
    • 1. 1970 May 25: News release, biographical sketch of Hayes McClerkin (Box 1)
    • 2. Newspaper release publicity
    • 3. Radio release publicity
    • 4. Campaign manuals
    • 5. Photographs
    • 6. Photographs
  • Campaign material
    • 7. Arkansas County (Box 2)
    • 8. Ashley County
    • 9. Baxter County
    • 10. Benton County
    • 11. Boone County
    • 12. Bradley County
    • 13. Calhoun County
    • 14. Carroll County
    • 15. Chicot County
    • 16. Clark County
    • 17. Clay County
    • 18. Cleburne County
    • 19. Cleveland County
    • 20. Columbia County (Box 3)
    • 21. Conway County
    • 22. Craighead County
    • 23. Crawford County
    • 24. Crittenden County
    • 25. Cross County
    • 26. Dallas County
    • 27. Desha County
    • 28. Drew County
    • 29. Faulkner County
    • 30. Franklin County
    • 31. Fulton County
    • 32. Garland County
    • 33. Grant County
    • 34. Greene County (Box 4)
    • 35. Hempstead County
    • 36. Hot Spring County
    • 37. Howard County
    • 38. Independence County
    • 39. Izard County
    • 40. Jackson County
    • 41. Jefferson County
    • 42. Johnson County
    • 43. Lafayette County
    • 44. Lawrence County
    • 45. Lee County
    • 46. Lincoln County
    • 47. Little River County
    • 48. Logan County
    • 49. Lonoke County (Box 5)
    • 50. Madison County
    • 51. Marion County
    • 52. Miller County
    • 53. Miller County, general correspondence, 1969 January
    • 54. Miller County, general correspondence, 1969 February
    • 55. Miller County, general correspondence, 1969 March-December
    • 56. Miller County, general correspondence, 1970
    • 57. Mississippi County
    • 58. Monroe County
    • 59. Montgomery County
    • 60. Nevada County
    • 61. Newton County
    • 62. Ouachita County (Box 6)
    • 63. Ouachita County, general correspondence, 1969-1970
    • 64. Perry County
    • 65. Phillips County
    • 66. Pike County
    • 67. Poinsett County
    • 68. Polk County
    • 69. Pope County
    • 70. Prairie County
    • 71. Pulaski County
    • 72. Pulaski County: "Thank you" letters from McClerkin
    • 73. Randolph County
    • 74. St. Francis County (Box 7)
    • 75. Saline County
    • 76. Scott County
    • 77. Searcy County
    • 78. Sebastian County
    • 79. Sevier County
    • 80. Sharp County
    • 81. Stone County
    • 82. Union County
    • 83. Van Buren County
    • 84. Washington County
    • 85. White County
    • 86. Woodruff County
    • 87. Yell County
  • Schedule/Itinerary
    • 88. 1970 May 25: Announcement day (Box 8)
    • 89. 1970 June
    • 90. 1970 July 1-14
    • 91. 1970 July 15-31
    • 92. 1970 August
  • General correspondence
    • 93. A-C
    • 94. D-G
    • 95. H-L
    • 96. M-N
    • 97. O-Z
    • 98. Out-of-state correspondence
    • 99. Memos and form letters
  • Speeches
    • 100. Undated: Ashdown Chamber of Commerce, "The Seventies" (Box 9)
    • 101. Undated: Blytheville Rotary Club
    • 102. Undated: Brinkley Rotary Club
    • 103. 1969 May 28: El Dorado Kiwanis Club
    • 104. 1969 November 12: Forrest City Kiwanis Club
    • 105. 1970 January 15: Fort Smith Exchange Club
    • 106. 1969 November 20: Hot Springs Association
    • 107. 1969 June 17: Hot Springs Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association
    • 108. 1969 June 4: Jonesboro Kiwanis Club
    • 109. 1969 March 27: Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Managers
    • 110. 1970 July 14: Arkansas Education Association
    • 111. 1969 December 1: Little Rock Burial Association
    • 112. 1969 March 7: Little Rock County Bar Association
    • 113. 1969 October 18: Little Rock Democratic Research Committee
    • 114. 1969 April 1: Little Rock Downtown Kiwanis Club
    • 115. 1969 May 15: Little Rock Downtown Rotary Club
    • 116. 1969 April 1: Little Rock Home Builders Association
    • 117. 1969 January 13: Little Rock House of Representatives
    • 118. 1969 March 11: Little Rock House of Representatives
    • 119. 1969 December 18: Little Rock Jaycees
    • 120. 1970 February 9: Little Rock Pulaski Heights Lions Club
    • 121. 1969 January 21: Little Rock School Board Association convention
    • 122. 1970 January 11: Little Rock Soil Conservation
    • 123. 1970 June 27: Little Rock state campaign headquarters
    • 124. Undated: Malvern Chamber of Commerce (Box 10)
    • 125. 1969 October 7: Russellville Lions Club
    • 126. 1969 October 16: Searcy Kiwanis Club
    • 127. 1970 May 25: Announcement of candidacy for Governor
    • 128. Undated: "Our Quest for a Better Society: The Governmental Function"
    • 129. Undated: "The Seventies"
    • 130. Undated: "State Government Reorganization"
    • 131. Undated: Television appearance
    • 132. Undated: Miscellaneous speeches
    • 133. Undated: Miscellaneous handwritten notes
    • 134. Undated: News release, Arkansas Loan and Thrift
    • 135. Undated: News release, Cummins Prison Farm
  • Topics
    • 136. Census
    • 137. Constitutional Convention
    • 138. County organization
    • 139. Marion Crank
    • 140. Democratic Committee
    • 141. Elections with maps
    • 142. Employment
    • 143. Financial plight of our cities
    • 144. Labor
    • 145. Hayes McClerkin's voting record on selected topics
    • 146. Medicaid and welfare
    • 147. Pollution control (Box 11)
    • 148. Poll watchers
    • 149. Prison reform
    • 150. Bob Riley recommendations
    • 151. Steering committee
    • 152. Poll on taxes regarding special session
    • 153. Voting (bills, constitutional excerpts, handwritten notes, and publications)
  • Lists
    • 154. 1970: Membership list, Arkansas Bus and Truck Association, Incorporated
    • 155. 1969-1970: Arkansas Democratic State Committee
    • 156. 1970: Arkansas Liquefied Petroleum Gas Dealers' Directory
    • 157. 1969: Arkansas Newspaper Directory Ratebook, (handwritten list and publication)
    • 158. 1969: Arkansas State Council on Economic Education
    • 159. 1969: Arkansas State Dental Association membership roster
    • 160. 1970: Arkansas Veterinarian Medical Association
    • 161. 1969: Chambers of Commerce in Arkansas, executive roster
    • 162. 1968-1970: County Democratic Central Committees, chairmen and secretaries
    • 163. Undated: Judges and sheriffs
    • 164. Undated: Miscellaneous lists
    • 165. Undated: Post offices and postmasters
    • 166. 1961, 1963-1964, 1967, 1969, 1970: Senate and House members
    • 167. Undated: Young Democratic clubs, state executive committee mailing list
    • Reports
      • 168. 1968-1969: Arkansas county and regional personal income estimates, (reprinted from Arkansas Business and Economics Review, 1970 November)
      • 169. Undated: Arkansas's needs for consideration prior to an extraordinary session of the legislature
      • 170. Undated: Mandate for Reform, a Report of the Commission on Party Structure and Delegate Selection to the Democratic National Committee
      • 171. Undated: Arkansas issues survey preliminary report
      • 172. Undated: Senatorial and representative analysis
      • 173. 1961-1969: Summary of action on selected subjects 5 reports
    • Newspaper clippings
      • 174. Candidates and possible candidates for governor (Box 12)
      • 175. Democratic Party
      • 176. Drugs and child abuse
      • 177. Education
      • 178. Environment, parks, pollution
      • 179. Legislature and legislation
      • 180. McClerkin
      • 181. Miscellaneous
      • 182. Miscellaneous
      • 183. Nowotney, George W., Jr.
      • 184. Nursing homes
      • 185. Prisons, prison reform, and Robert Sarver
      • 186. Purcell, Joe
      • 187. Racial issuses
      • 188. Rockefeller, Winthrop
      • 189. Special session
      • 190. Taxes and financial matters
      • 191. Thomasson, Jerry K. (racing)
      • 192. Voting, eighteen-year-olds
  • Publications
    • 193. 1972: Centrex, state offices telephone directory (Box 13)
    • 194. 1969-1970: Directory of Arkansas Lions Clubs
    • 195. 1969: Directory of the Sixty-Seventh Legislature
    • 196. 1970: Johnson County Peach Festival
    • 197. 1970: The Montessorian, centennial year
    • 198. 1969: Rules of the House of Representatives, 67th General Assembly
  • Financial matters
    • 199. Account authorization
    • 200. Billboards
    • 201. Car cards
    • 202. Car insurance
    • 203. Checkbook
    • 204. Employee withholding exemption certificates
    • 205. Expense receipts
    • 206. Overdue bill
    • 207. Print quotes
    • 208. Receipts, invoices and records
    • 209. Speech on salary, bank statements
  • Miscellaneous
    • 210. Blank forms
    • 211. "Current Issues of Campus"
    • 212. Handwritten notes
    • 213. Magazine articles
    • 214. 1968 December 6: Press release
  • Audio-visuals
    • 215. 1970 May 15: Audio tape, announcement of candidacy (Box 14)
    • 216. 1970 June 10: Cassette, press conference
    • 217. McClerkin cards and stickers
    • 218. 1970 May 25: Color silent 16mm film, announcement of candidacy
    • 219. Slides, McClerkin and family

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