Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - C.P. Newton papers, SMC.13.3b

Clarence P. Newton was born July 31, 1879, in Pettus Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas. He became editor for the "England Courier" in 1902, and remained in the position for almost ten years. He was appointed superintendent of the Confederate Home at Sweet Home, Arkansas, by Governor Joe T. Robinson in 1913. Newton's political career began as a state representative for Lonoke County, 1909-1913. He returned to the legislature in 1919 as Speaker of the House. In 1920, Newton was appointed Prohibition Inspector for the federal government, and in 1921 became Governor Thomas McRae's private secretary. He was elected county judge for Pulaski County in 1924, 1940, and 1942. Newton married Hazel Wilson of Yell County, Arkansas, in 1924. He was also a Mason, and a member of the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, where he taught a men's Bible study group. He died in 1958.

This collection contains correspondence, documents, news clippings, and memorabilia belonging to Clarence P. Newton and his wife, Hazel.


  • 1. 1919 October 15: Joe T. Robinson, Washington, District of Columbia, to C.P. Newton, Little Rock, Arkansas (Reel MG00207)
  • 2. 1920 March 20: Thomas C. McRae, Prescott, Arkansas, to C.P. Newton
  • 3. 1920 October 14: Thomas C. McRae, Prescott, Arkansas, to C.P. Newton, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 4. 1920 December 24: Thomas C. McRae, Prescott, Arkansas, to C.P. Newton
  • 5. 1921 May 1: Thomas C. McRae, Prescott, Arkansas, to C.P. Newton
  • 6. 1925 January: "The Journal of Arkansas Education"
  • 7. 1934 July 31: J.M. Futrall, Little Rock, Arkansas, to "Those Interested in Our Common Schools"
  • 8. 1935 April 15: George Vaughan, Fayetteville, Arkansas, to C.P. Newton, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 9. 1935 April 25: C.P. Newton to George Vaughan, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 10. 1949 January 11: Napkin from inaugural reception of Governor Sid McMath
  • 11. 1949 March 10: Commission, Judge C.P. Newton as member of the Arkansas Tax Commission
  • 12. 1949 March 17: C. Hamilton Moses, Little Rock, Arkansas, to C.P. Newton, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 13. 1949 June 10: Invitation to a reception for the President of the United States
  • 14. 1949 July 15: Bert Webb, Little Rock, Arkansas, to C.P. Newton, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 15. 1949 July 29: Program, Judge Newton's birthday dinner, Pulaski Heights Methodist Church
  • 16. 1953 February 20: Lawrence Mitchell, Prescott, Arkansas, to C.P. Newton, autobiography of William Vernon Tompkins, attorney of Prescott, Arkansas included
  • 17. 1959 January 12: J.T. Johnson, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Mrs. C.P. Newton, Little Rock, Arkansas, Resolution upon the passing of Judge Clarence Price Newton and adoption of a new class name in his memory
  • 18. 1959 January 15: Mrs. C.P. Newton to "To the Men's Bible Class Pulaski Heights Methodist Episcopal Church, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 19. 1959 March 22: Newsclipping, "Pulaski Heights Men to Dedicate Lecturn"
  • 20. 1959 April 10: J. Kenneth Shamblin, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Mrs. C.P. Newton, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 21. Undated: Newsclipping, "Are you Listening?"
  • 22. Undated: Invitation, "Governor and Mrs. Sid McMath request the pleasure of Judge and Mrs. C.P. Newton's company at dinner"
  • 23. Undated: Letterhead, Arkansas Legislative Council
  • 24. Undated: Identification card, Judge C.P. Newton, Chairman, Tax Commision, signed by Sid McMath
  • 25. Undated: Letterhead, Arkansas Tax Commission
  • 26. Undated: Letterhead, Pulaski County, Arkansas, C.P. Newton, County and Juvenile Courts Judge
  • 27. Undated: Thomas C. McRae, Prescott, Arkansas, to C.P. Newton

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