Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Richard S. Arnold 1972 campaign records, MS.0002

Richard S. Arnold was born on March 26, 1936, in Texarkana, Arkansas. He was the son of Richard Lewis and Janet Sheppard Arnold. Her father, John Morris Sheppard, served for thirty-nine years in the United States House of Representatives and Senate from Texas, and was Senate Democratic Whip.

Richard Arnold graduated from Yale College in 1957, and Harvard Law School in 1960, graduating first in his class at both schools. Before he became a partner of the law firm of Arnold and Arnold in Texarkana, he served as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan of the United States Supreme Court, and was associated with the law firm of Covington and Burling, Washington, District of Columbia. Arnold also worked as a newspaper reporter and editorial writer for the Texarkana Gazette News for the summers of 1955 and 1958.

In 1966, he launched an intensive but unsuccessful campaign for the fourth district seat in the United States Congress, which included south and southwestern Arkansas. Arnold was defeated by David Pryor. In 1972 Arnold ran again and was defeated by Ray Thornton. Arnold was appointed United States District Court Judge in 1978 and to the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1980.
This collection contains correspondence and campaign materials from Richard S. Arnold's 1972 bid for the fourth district seat for Arkansas in the United States Congress.
  • Correspondence
    • 1. Altheimer, Jefferson County (Box 1)
    • 2. Arkadelphia, Clark County
    • 3. Ashdown, Little River County
    • 4. Bentonville
    • 5. Blytheville
    • 6. Bradley, Lafayette County
    • 7. Camden, Ouachita County
    • 8. Carthage
    • 9. Chidester, Ouachita County
    • 10: Conway County
    • 11. Crossett, Ashley County
    • 12. Dardanelle
    • 13. Dermott
    • 14. DeQueen, Sevier County
    • 15. Dierks
    • 16. Dumas, Desha County
    • 17. El Dorado, Union County
    • 18. Emmet
    • 19. Eudora
    • 20. Fayetteville
    • 21. Fordyce, Dallas County
    • 22. Garland City
    • 23. Glenwood
    • 24. Gould, Lincoln County
    • 25. Hampton, Calhoun County
    • 26. Hope, Hempstead County
    • 27. Horatio
    • 28. Kirby, Pike County
    • 29. Lake Village, Chicot County
    • 30. Lewisville, Lafayette County
    • 31. Lists, form letters
    • 32. Little Rock, North Little Rock
    • 33. Magnet Cove
    • 34. Southern State College
    • 35. Magnolia, Columbia County
    • 36. Malvern, Hot Spring County
    • 37. Manning, Dallas County
    • 38. McGehee
    • 39. Mineral Springs, Arkansas
    • 40. Monticello, Drew County
    • 41. University of Arkansas at Monticello (Box 2)
    • 42. Murfreesboro
    • 43. Nashville, Howard County
    • 44. News releases, newsclippings
    • 45. Okolona
    • 46. Out-of-state
    • 47. Parkdale, Ashley County
    • 48. Pine Bluff, Jefferson County
    • 49. Sheridan
    • 50. Portland, Ashley County
    • 51. Prescott, Nevada County
    • 52. Rison
    • 53. Stamps, Lafayette County
    • 54. Star City, Lincoln County
    • 55. Texarkana, Millier County
    • 56. Tillar, Drew County
    • 57. Warren, Bradley County
    • 58. Wilmot, Ashley County
    • 59. Wilton, Little River County
    • 60. Miscellaneous
    • 61. Royce's letters
  • Campaign materials
    • 62. Arnold for Congress (Box 3)
    • 63. Arnold for Congress pamphlets
    • 64. Receipt book
    • 65. Election statistics
    • 66. Letter of appreciation
    • 67. Voter registration list, Miller county
    • 68. Arkansas Democratic State Committee
    • 69. Pine Bluff Commercial for Richard Arnold
    • 70. State supporters' addresses
    • 71. Texarkana map
    • 72. Ashley County Democratic Committee
    • 73. Lafayette County Democratic Committee
    • 74. Names of supporters
    • 75. Ashley County
    • 76. Dallas County
    • 77. Hempstead County
    • 78. Television advertisements
    • 79. Addresses of potential supporters
    • 80. Map, Miller County (Box 4)
    • 81. 1972 calendar
    • 82. Richard Arnold television commercials
    • 83. Arnold Listens film
    • 84. Miller County list
    • 85. Election returns
    • 86. Precinct totals
    • 87. Cities to campaign in
    • 88. Directory of elementary schools
    • 89. Campaign sign
    • 90. Campaign techniques
    • 91. Blank checks
    • 92. Arkansas Democratic State Committee and county committees
    • 93. Advertising and publicity budget
    • 94. Voter information sheets
    • 95. Arkansas Bus and Truck Association
    • 96. Howard and Jefferson counties
    • 97. Media fact sheets
    • 98. Television commercials
    • 99. Campaign speech
    • 100. Radio commercials
  • 101. Index

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