Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Kelly Bryant papers, MS.000304

Kelly Bryant was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1909. His parents later moved to Hope, Arkansas, where he was raised. He first ran successfully for the Secretary of State Office in the 1962 election. Bryant served as Arkansas Secretary of State from 1963 until he died in 1975. He served as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State in 1971. Bryant was in the middle of his seventh term and planning a re-election bid in 1976 at the time of his death.

This collection contains correspondence, office memos, press releases, election material, state printing contracts, speeches, newsclippings, and publications and correspondence concerning the National Association of Secretaries of State.


  • 1. National Association of Secretaries of State Convention, 1969 (Box 1)
  • 2. National Association of Secretaries of State Convention, 1970
  • 3. National Association of Secretaries of State trademark panel, 1970
  • 4. National Association of Secretaries of State correspondence, 1971-1972
  • 5. National Association of Secretaries of State convention, 1972
  • 6. National Association of Secretaries of State executive committee meeting, 1972
  • 7. National Association of Secretaries of State correspondence, 1973
  • 8. National Association of Secretaries of State, convention, 1973
  • 9. National Association of Secretaries of State watches, 1973
  • 10. National Association of Secretaries of State correspondence, 1974
  • 11. National Association of Secretaries of State convention, 1974
  • 12. National Association of Secretaries of State executive committee meeting, 1974
  • 13. National Association of Secretaries of State correspondence, 1975
  • 14. National Association of Secretaries of State convention, 1975
  • 15. National Association of Secretaries of State executive committee meeting, 1975
  • 16. National Association of Secretaries of State Liberty Bell, 1975
  • 1. National Association of Secretaries of State newsletters, 1971-1975 (Box 2)
  • 2. National Association of Secretaries of State newsclippings
  • 3. National Association of Secretaries of State general materials, 1970-1975
  • 4. National Association of Secretaries of State general materials, undated
  • 5. National Association of Secretaries of State bicentennial, 1976
  • 6. Secretaries of State correspondence, 1963-1965
  • 7. Index of speeches
  • 8. Speech, Arkansas Girls' State, 1965
  • 9. Speech, Arkansas Constitutional Convention, 1969
  • 10. Speech, Arkansas State Licensed Practical Nurses Association meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1969
  • 11. Speech, Hope Jaycees, 1969
  • 12. Speech, Lake Village Jaycees, 1970
  • 13. Speech, Mablevale, Arkansas Eagle Scout award, 1971
  • 14. Speech, Jacksonville Jaycees, Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, 1971
  • 15. Speech, Arnold Air Society, 1972
  • 16. Speech, Assembly of Nurse Anesthetists, Little Rock, 1972
  • 17. Speech, Hempstead County Democratic Central Committee, 1972
  • 18. Speech, Kiwanis Club, Pulaski Heights, Little Rock, 1972
  • 19. Speech, Saline County Young Democrats, 1972
  • 20. Speech, Tri-County Chapter, Order of the Arrow, Pine Bluff, 1972
  • 1. Speech, American Legion, eternal flame, 1973 (Box 3)
  • 2. Speech, Daughters of American Revolution Constitution Day luncheon, 1973
  • 3. Speech, Lafayette County Historical Society, 1973
  • 4. Speech, Little Rock Eagle Scout award, 1973
  • 5. Speech, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, 1973
  • 6. Speech, Arkansas Association of Registered Land Surveyors, 1974
  • 7. Speech, 4-H Club Youth Conference on Electric Co-ops, 1974
  • 8. Speech, Greenwood flag presentation, 1974
  • 9. Speech, Hope, Arkansas, artist dinner, 1974
  • 10. Speech, Order of the Amaranth, North Little Rock, 1974
  • 11. Speech, Paris, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, 1974
  • 12. Speech, restoration of Arkansas State Supreme Court room, 1974
  • 13. Speech, Asbell Parent Teacher Association, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1975
  • 14. Speech, Devil's Den, Civilian Conservation Corps reunion, 1975
  • 15. Speech, Winfield Methodist Church, 1975
  • 16. Speech, Belleville High School graduation, Yell County, Arkansas, undated
  • 17. Speech, Sheridan Rotary Club, undated
  • 18. Speech, Williford High School graduation, Sharp County, Arkansas, undated
  • 19. Press releases, 1964-1972
  • 20. Miscellaneous correspondence, undated
  • 1. State printing contracts, 1958 (Box 4)
  • 2. Cemeteries, 1963
  • 3. Arthritis Foundation, 1963
  • 4. Chiropractors, 1963-1964
  • 5. Criminal laws, 1963-1964
  • 6. State printing contracts, 1964-1974
  • 7. Navy trip, 1966
  • 8. Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1967-1969
  • 9. City manager government, 1967-1968
  • 10. Arkansas Farmers' Union, Tony DeChant speech, 1967
  • 11. Governor Orval Faubus farewell remarks, 1967
  • 12. Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, 1967-1970
  • 13. Little Rock Methodist Church, sermon by Robert L. Bearden, 1968
  • 14. Governor Orval Faubus election material, 1968
  • 15. Republican Party information, 1968-1970
  • 16. Arkansas State Capitol plan, 1968-2000
  • 17. Testimony at United States Senate hearing on aging, 1969
  • 18. Arkansas legislature seating arrangements, 1969 and 1971
  • 19. Couchdale, 1969-1975
  • 1. Election year thank-you ads, 1970 (Box 5)
  • 2. Election information, 1970
  • 3. Governor Winthrop Rockefeller speech to Arkansas General Assembly, 1970
  • 4. Bryan Sterns speech, 1970
  • 5. Inaugural activities, 1970 and 1971
  • 6. Arkansas agriculture, 1971
  • 7. Christmas requests, 1971
  • 8. Wilbur Mills speech to Young Democrats, 1971
  • 9. Vernon Whitten newsclippings, 1972
  • 10. Oscar Alagood newsclippings, 1972
  • 11. Proclamation for special session, 1972
  • 12. National Prayer Breakfast, 1973
  • 13. International Fair Day, 1973
  • 14. Secretary of State staff, 1973-1974
  • 15. National Prayer Breakfast, 1974
  • 16. Postcard voter registration, 1974
  • 17. Printing resolution, 1974
  • 18. Arkansas Girls' State, 1974
  • 19. Political party filing fee, 1974
  • 20. Freedom shrine display, 1975
  • 21. Arkansas Sheriffs' Association publication, 1976
  • 22. Hayes McClerkin speech to Arkansas House, undated
  • 23. Logan County historical material, undated
  • 1. Miscellaneous newsclippings, 1963-1975 (Box 6)
  • 2. Miscellaneous newsclipppings, 1963-1975
  • 1. Greeting cards (Box 7)
  • 2. Greeting cards
  • 1. Kelly Bryant appointment book (Box 8)
  • 1. Miscellaneous materials (Box 9)
  • 1. Election memorabilia (Box 10)
  • 1. Miscellaneous oversized materials (Box 11)

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