Dale Bumpers’ governorship and his legislative program occurred at a pivotal time in Arkansas and set a new tone for the state when the rest of the South was also undergoing many changes. Historians and commentators consider the 1971-1973 regular and special legislative sessions among the most important in the state’s history. Bumpers’ gubernatorial papers will serve as a rich, permanent source of research into this important shift in the state’s direction.
The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, located in the Arkansas Studies Institute, offers a collection of resources, including significant papers of Arkansas governors Carl Bailey, Winthrop Rockefeller, Dale Bumpers, Frank White, and Jim Guy Tucker. In total, the collections comprise about 10,000 linear feet, 70,000+ images, and approximately 8,000 books.
The collection is available at the
Arkansas Studies Institute:
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Research Room Hours
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.