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Correspondence, Memorabilia, Photographs, Newspaper Clippings,

Audio Tapes and Film, 1948 - 1986

Manuscript Collection MC 582


INFORMATION ABOUT DAISY BATES

Daisy Lee Gatson Bates was born in the small southern Arkansas community of Huttig, in Union County, November 11, 1914. Typical of early twentieth century race relations, her natural parents experienced the violence and powerlessness of the rural South. Her mother was killed resisting the sexual advances of three local white men and her father left shortly thereafter. Daisy was reared by friends of the family, the only parents she ever knew.

In 1942, Daisy Lee Gatson married L. C. Bates (1901-1980) and settled in Little Rock. Born in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi, L. C. Bates attended Alcorn A & M College (now Alcorn State University) in Alcorn, Mississippi and Wilberforce University in Ohio. Although he was an insurance agent when Daisy met him, L. C. had previously worked for a Colorado newspaper for three years and later joined the staff of the Kansas City Call in Missouri. After working for newspapers in California and Memphis, he moved to Little Rock and established the weekly Arkansas State Press; the first issue appeared May 9, 1941. It became the largest and most influential black paper in the state.

During its eighteen-year history, the Arkansas State Press became a leading voice in the Civil Rights Movement. Unrelenting in its criticism, the paper attacked police brutality, segregation and the inequities of the criminal justice system. In 1948, the paper supported the candidacy of Sidney McMath for governor against segregationist Jack Holt and in 1952 supported former Governor Francis Cherry in his re-election bid against Orval Faubus.

The Bateses were members of the NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People] from the time of their move to Little Rock. In 1952 Daisy was elected president of the Arkansas State Conference of NAACP branches. It was in this capacity that Daisy Bates became the advisor to the Little Rock Nine. The Little Rock School Board's desegregation plan, upheld by the District Federal Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, was to begin September, 1957 at the senior high school level at Central High School.

Because of their involvement in the integration of Central High, the subsequent loss of advertising revenue forced the Bates to close the State Press in 1959. In 1960, L. C. became NAACP field director for the state until his retirement in 1971. In 1960, Mrs. Bates moved to New York City and spent two years writing her memoirs of the Central High crisis. The Long Shadow of Little Rock was published in 1962 with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. After completion of the book, Mrs. Bates moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the Democratic National Committee and for the Johnson Administration's anti-poverty programs. After suffering a stroke in 1965, she returned to Little Rock.

In 1968, Mrs. Bates moved to Mitchellville, Desha County, Arkansas, one mile north of Dumas. For six years she resided in a mobile home in the predominately black community. She was a community organizer for the Mitchellville Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] Self-Help Project. Her efforts resulted in a new water system in 1970; installation of a sewer system in 1971; paved streets, including Main Street; and the completion of a community center and swimming pool in 1972.

In 1974, Mrs. Bates retired. After the death of her husband in 1980, she revived the State Press in April, 1984. She sold the paper in December, 1987, but remained a consultant.  Daisy Bates died on November 4, 1999.

Daisy Bates was the recipient of numerous awards and honors. The year following her retirement, the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas passed a resolution commending her for her outstanding service to the state. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in May, 1984. In 1986, the University of Arkansas Press published a reprint edition of Mrs. Bates's memoirs The Long Shadow of Little Rock and in the spring of 1988, the book was the recipient of the American Book Award, the first time that honor has been bestowed on a reprint edition.

The numerous papers, correspondence and photographs collected as a direct result of the 1957 crisis were given by Mrs. Bates in 1966 to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

RESTRICTIONS.  Original reel-to-reel audio tapes have been restricted for reasons of fragility.  Copies on cassette tapes are available for research use.  Original 8 and 16 mm film of Mrs. Bates is also restricted.  Copies on 1/2" VHH videotape are available for research use.


INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION

The Daisy Bates papers were placed in Special Collections by Mrs. Daisy Bates in gifts made in April and July, 1986. Michael Dabrishus, head of Special Collections, was instrumental in the transfer. Arrangement and description of the collection was begun in January, 1988.

The collection consists of general and NAACP correspondence of Mrs. Bates; the correspondence of her husband, L. C. Bates from 1960 to 1974; correspondence, grant proposals, partial financial records and other materials relating to the Mitchellville OEO Self-Help Project, 1968-1980; memorabilia, honors and awards, photographs and newspaper clippings; and audio tape and film.

Processed by Fon Louise Gordon, May, 1988. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

(12 Manuscript Boxes, 1 Index-sized Manuscript Box, 1 Flat Storage Box) Oversize materials are in Box 14.


Series 1. Daisy Bates Files. Boxes 1- 4.

This series consists of general correspondence from 1957 to 1986; NAACP correspondence from 1957 to 1979 and NAACP publications from 1962 to 1974; honors, awards, and certificates bestowed on Mrs. Bates from 1957 to 1981; memorabilia including 1948 and 1956 Arkansas campaign literature; copies of sworn affidavits taken from 1957 to 1960; copies of resumes and speeches; magazine articles and reprints concerning the 1957 crisis; and National Democratic Party campaign materials from 1964.

Subseries 1. Correspondence Files, September, 1957-May 1986.

Box 1
1. September 1957 - January 1960
2. June 1962 - September 1962
3. October 1962
4. November 1962
5. December 1962
6. January - March 1963
7. April - June 1963
8. January 1964 - July 1965
9. June 1966 - December 1975
10. December 1975
Box 2
1. Christmas cards, December 1975
2. January - May 1976
3. June 1976
4. August - November 1976
5. December 1976
6. January - December 1977
7. February 1978 - April 1979
8. May - December 1979
9. January - September 1980
10. October - December 1980
Box 3
1. January 1981 - May 1986

Subseries 2. NAACP Correspondence and Publications, 1962-1974.

Box 3
2. February 1962 - June 1966
3. 57th Annual NAACP Convention, July 1966
4. 1971 - October 1980
5. NAACP Special Contribution Fund Correspondence, February 1974 - March 1975
6. October 1975 - April 1981
7. NAACP Publications
8. NAACP Materials, n. d.
9. Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, September 1966 - August 1971

Subseries 3. Honors and Awards, November, 1957-July, 1981.

Box 3
10. November 1957 - November 1979
11. March 1980 - March 1983

Subseries 4. Memorabilia, Speeches, Affidavits, Magazines, Partial Typewritten manuscript of memoirs, National Democratic Party materials.

Box 4
1. Memorabilia, 1948 - June 1981
2. Affidavits, 1957 - 1960
3. Resumes, n. d.
4. Speeches, 1963 - 1964
5. Manuscript copy, n. d.
6. Magazines re: Central High Crisis
7. Arkansas Arts Center Programs, 1977, 1981
8. National Democratic Party Campaign Material, 1964
9. Miscellaneous published materials
10.Miscellaneous materials 

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Series 2. L. C. Bates Files. Box 5.

The L. C. Bates correspondence coincides with Mr. Bates's tenure as state field director for the NAACP. The file also includes honors and awards bestowed on him from 1977 to 1980. Mr. Bates died on August 22, 1980. The series includes copies of his death certificate; letters, cards and telegrams of condolence to Mrs. Bates; programs of his memorial service; and guest books used at the memorial service and at the Bates home.

    Subseries 1. Correspondence Files, January, 1960-May, 1974.

    Box 5
    1. January 1960 - January 1963
    2. June 1966 - March 1971
    3. May 1971 - May 1974

    Subseries 2. Honors and Awards, 1977- 1980.

    Box 5
    4February 1977 - March 1980

    Subseries 3. Documents of Obsequy

    Box 5
    5. Death Certificate, September 1980
    6. Letters of Condolence, August 1980
    7. August 1980
    8. August 1980 - September 1980
    9. September 1980
    10. September 1980
    11. Cards of Condolence
    12. Cards of Condolence
    13. Cards of Condolence
    14. Telegrams of Sympathy
    15. Handwritten address lists for thank-you notes.
    16. Memorial Service programs, August 1980.
    17. Guest book used at Memorial Service.
    18. Guest book used at home. 

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    Series 3. Mitchellville OEO Self-Help Project Files. Boxes 6-8.

    This series contains correspondence between Mrs. Bates, in her capacity as project director of the Mitchellville project, and various state and federal agencies from 1968 to 1980; a copy of the original Mitchellville OEO grant proposal; summaries of conditions at Mitchellville prior to the project; partial financial records for Mitchellville from 1970 to 1974; Mitchellville credit union minutes for 1971 and supervisory examination reports for 1971 and 1972; and adult education materials.

    Subseries 1. Correspondence Files and Minutes, August, 1968-July, 1980.

    Box 6
    1. August 1968 - December 1973
    2. March - July 1980
    3. Mitchellville Council Minutes, August 1969 and September 1974

    Subseries 2. Mitchellville Proposal Files.

    Box 6
    4. Mitchellville OEO Project Proposal
    5. Descriptions of Mitchellville prior to the OEO Self-Help Project
    6. Mitchellville Neighborhood Center Proposal, July 1969
    7. Specifications for Mitchellville Community Center, n. d.
    8. "Suggested Activities of Neighborhood Service Centers," n. d.

    Subseries 3. Mitchellville Publications

    Box 6
    9. Mitchellville Publications

    Subseries 4. Mitchellville Organization, Adult Education and Training.

    Box 6
    10. List of Mitchellville High School students and employed residents, committees.
    Box 7
    1. Community Action Program: Adult Education, 1966
    2. OEO Training Programs
    3. Adult Education Examinations
    4. Adult Education Materials

    Subseries 5. Financial Records, 1967- 1978.

    Box 7
    5. December 1970 - December 1974
    6. January - December 1975
    7. January - December 1976
    8. January - December 1977
    9. January - August 1978
    10. Dental Clinic Invoices, 1974
    Box 8
    1. Mitchellville Federal Credit Union Insurance Handbook
    2. Supervisory Examination Reports of Mitchellville Federal Credit Union, 1971, 1972
    3. Mitchellville Credit Union Minutes, 1971
    4. National Credit Union Administration, Bulletin, October, 1971

    Subseries 6. Miscellaneous Files.

    Box 8
    5. Housing and Community Development Act, 1974
    6. "Some Causes and Problems of Poverty," n. d.
    7. Miscellaneous

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Series 4. Photographs. Boxes 9-12.

This series contains over 400 black and white, half-tone, hand- colored, and color prints, plus 82 duplicates of Daisy and L. C. Bates; the Little Rock Nine; political figures; entertainers; honors and awards bestowed on Daisy Bates; the Mitchellville OEO Self-Help Project; friends and family; and the Bateses' home. There are also 42 negatives. The majority of the photographs were taken in the 1950s and the 1960s.

All measurements are in inches, height x width. People are identified (unless otherwise noted) from left to right. Photographs are black and white unless otherwise indicated.

A "D" indicates that a photograph has one or more duplicates (see Subseries 17). Duplicates have the same number as the original print, but with the suffix "D." In many cases, these duplicates are not additional prints from the same negative, but rather almost pictures taken at the same time as the one designated the original. After the "D." the number of duplicates is noted, as well as measurements or type of picture, if different from the designated original.

An "(N)" indicates that a photograph has a negative (see Subseries 18). Negatives have the same number as the original print, but with suffix "N."

"(Postal card)" indicates that the image was printed to be used as a post card.

"(Half-tone proof)" indicates a printed halftone proof of a picture.

"(Processing print)" indicates a print made during processing.

Subseries 1. Daisy Bates.

Box 9
1. Informal portrait. "Yours forever, Daisy." 5 3/4 x 7 3/4.
2. In evening dress, posed on the floor. 8 x 10.
3. Formal portrait. M. A. Binns Studio, Little Rock, Feb. 9, 1958. 3 1/2 x 5. (N: ) (D: one print).
4. With corsage. Excelsior Photographic and Publishing Co., Great Neck, N.Y. Photo by Aldrich. 5 x 7. (D: four 5 x 7).
5. In the bedroom. 5 x 7.
6. Formal portrait. 8 x 10. (N).
7. Picture that appeared on book the jacket of the 1962 edition of The Long Shadow of Little Rock. 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 halftone print. (D: ten 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 halftone prints).
8. In front of two-story white frame house, March, 1963. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
9. In front of two-story white frame house, March, 1963. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
10. Wearing black coat, March, 1963. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color. (D: four 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 color prints).
11. Two-story white frame house. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
12. Mrs. Bates. 8 x 10.
13. In the living room of the Bateses' home. 5 x 7. Color.
14. In the den. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2. Color.
15. With arm in sling. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2. Color.
16. At home. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.

Subseries 2. L. C. Bates.

Box 9
17. With Mrs. Edna Douglas and unidentified woman. 2 1/2 x 5.
18. With Dr. Jerry Jewell (far right) and two unidentified men. Photo by Ralph W. Armstrong, Little Rock. 8 x 10.
19. With debutante. Photo by Ernest C. Withers, Memphis. 8 x 10.
20. Holding baby. Photo by Ernest C. Withers, Memphis. 8 x 10.
21. With Daisy and Hugh Patterson (see Box 5, folder 4, item 1), Feb. 19, 1977. Photo by Gary Speed, Arkansas Gazette
, Little Rock. 8 x 10.
22. At home. 3 1/2 x 5. Color. (D: one 3 1/2 x 5).
23. Sitting at home (see photo 14). 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.

Subseries 3. The Little Rock Nine.

Box 9
24. The Little Rock Nine and Mrs. Bates awarded the Spingarn Medals at the 49th annual NAACP convention at Cleveland, Ohio, July, 1958. From left, standing: Thelma Mothershed, Elizabeth Eckford, Gloria Ray, Jefferson Thomas, Melba Pattillo, Ernest Green, Carlotta Walls, Minniejean Brown, and Terrence Roberts. Sitting: Mrs. Bates (see box 3, folder 7, item 3, #43). 10 x 11 1/2 (located in box 13).
25. Six of the Little Rock Nine. From left, sitting: Thelma Mothershed, Gloria Ray, ?, ?, ?, ?, Carlotta Walls. Standing: ?, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas, Melba Pattillo, ?. 8 x 10.
26. Thelma Mothershed. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.
27. Carlotta Walls. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.
28. Carlotta Walls (sitting, 4th from left) and family. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
29. Ernest Green; formal high school graduation portrait. "To one I admire. Sincerely, Ernest Green." Photo by Ben Red Studio, Little Rock. 5 x 7 1/2.
30. Ernest Green and unidentified woman. 8 x 10.
31. Gloria Ray, July, 1958. 3 1/2 x 5.
32. Gloria Ray batting a ball. 3 1/2 x 5.
33. Jefferson Thomas and Carlotta Walls with four unidentified teenagers. 3 1/2 x 5.
34. Gloria Ray, ?, Minniejean Brown, Melba Pattillo, and Elizabeth Eckford. 3 1/2 x 5. (D: 4)
35. Melba Pattillo, Minniejean Brown, and Elizabeth Eckford. 3 1/2 x 5. (D: 2)
36. Minniejean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Gloria Ray, ?, and Jefferson Thomas. 3 1/2 x 5. (D: 5).
37. Carlotta Walls, ?, ?, Jefferson Thomas. 3 1/2 x 5. (D: 2).
38. Daisy Bates book party, Little Rock, November 11, 1962. From left: ?, Thelma Mothershed, Mrs. Bates, Minniejean Brown, ?. 5 x 7. (D: 2).
39. Book party, from left: Harvey C. Ray (Father of Gloria Ray), ?, ?, Mrs. Lois Pattillo (Mother of Melba Pattillo), ?, ?, Mrs. Brown (Mother of Minniejean Brown), and Minniejean Brown. 5 x 6. (N).
40. Mrs. Bates and two unidentified women. 5 x 7.
41. Mrs. Bates receiving roses. 5 x 7.
42. Minniejean Brown (left, rear) and two unidentified women. 5 x 7.
43. Unidentified woman. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
44. Same woman. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
45. Gloria Ray, Ernest Green, Mrs. Bates, Cleveland, Ohio policeman, and Terrence Roberts. Gayle Photography, Cleveland, Ohio. 8 x 10.
46. Mrs. Bates with three unidentified men. Gayle Photography, Cleveland, Ohio. 8 x 10.
47. Elizabeth Eckford, ?, Mrs. Bates, and Minniejean Brown, 1959. 8 x 10.
48. Mrs. Bates and two unidentified men. "This picture appeared on TV on Feb. 13, 1959." 8 x 10.
49. Mr. and Mrs. Bates and Ernest Green with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., May 29, 1958. Photo by Grey Villet, Life Magazine. 9 x 13 3/4.
50. Little Rock Central High School graduation, May 29, 1958. Photo by Grey Villet, Life Magazine. 9 x 13 3/4.
51. Jefferson Thomas, ?, ?, Gloria Ray (see photo 25). 8 x 10.
52. Daw Nyeiu Tha, Jefferson Thomas and five unidentified women at the Bateses' home (see photos 134, 135, 136, 150). Photo by Earl Davy, Little Rock. 8 x 10.
53. Jefferson Thomas and two unidentified girls (see photo 25). 8 x 10. (D: one)
54. "Ellis Thomas (father of Jefferson Thomas) Little Rock, Arkansas." M. A. Binns Studio, Nov. 15, 1959. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.
55. Ellis Thomas. Photo by Ernest C. Withers, Memphis. 8 x 10.
56. "Pine Ridge Indians preparing the feast." Post card addressed to Elizabeth Eckford, Sept. 27, 1957. Photo by Canedy's Camera Shop. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (Postal card).

Subseries 4. Political Figures.

Box 9
57. Daisy Bates with JFK at the White House. Photo by Cecil Stoughton, The White House. 8 x 10. (N).
58. Daisy Bates with LBJ at the White House, April 9, 1964. 8 x 10. (N).
59. On the White House lawn, April 9, 1964. 8 x 10.
60. Daisy Bates with Eleanor Roosevelt. 8 x 10. (N).
61. Daisy Bates with Orval Faubus, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1966. 8 x 10.
62. Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. "To Mr. and Mrs. Bates--unceasing fighters for a new world. With affectionate gratitude and regards, Rajmohan Gandhi, Nov. '59." (see photos 63, 148, 151, 152). Photo by Earl Davy, Little Rock.
63. Rajmohan Gandhi in Little Rock. Photo by Earl Davy, Little Rock (see photos 62, 148, 151, 152). 7 x 7.
64. Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune in Little Rock (see photo 149). 8 x 10.
65. Daisy Bates with Arthur Spingarn. Photo by Gayle, Cleveland, Ohio. 8 x 10. (D: one).
66. Daisy Bates with Constance Baker Motley and Roy Wilkins. Photo by O. Zane Roseberry. 8 x 10.
67. "Roy Wilkins, NAACP executive secretary, tells throng of 27,000 persons attending May 17 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.: `As loyal Americans, we believe that when the Supreme Court rules against a segregated public school system which has cheated our children these many decades, that ruling should be obeyed.'" 8 x 10.
68. Roy Wilkins. 8 x 10.
69. Thurgood Marshall. 8 x 10.
70. Thurgood Marshall. Photo by O. Zane Roseberry. 8 x 10.
71. Thurgood Marshall being bussed. Photo by Maurice Sorrell, Washington, D.C. 8 x 10.
72. ?, Virgil Blossom, ?, Wiley Branton. Photo by the Arkansas Gazette, May 5, 1956. 8 x 10.
73. ?, Wiley Branton, Daisy Bates, ?. 6 x 8.
74. Branton family: (from left) Lucille, Debbie, Wiley, Jr., Wylene, and Rickey. Photo by Ernest C. Withers, Memphis. 8 x 10.
75. George Jackson. 5 x 7.

Subseries 5. Entertainers.

76. Lena Horne. "Dear Daisy--My love and admiration, Lena." 8 x 10.
77. ?, Rosalind Russell and Daisy Bates. April 23, 1957. Photo by H. S. Rhoden. 8 x 10.
78. Dexter Gordon. "Best Wishes--Sincerely, Dexter Gordon." 5 x 7.
79. Robert Hooks with Daisy Bates (close-up). 3 1/2 x 5.
80. Robert Hooks and Daisy Bates (full-view). 3 1/2 x 5.
81. Robert Hooks at podium. 3 1/2 x 5.
82. Another view of Hooks on stage. 3 1/2 x 5.
83. Hooks, sitting on stage. 3 1/2 x 5.
84. Daisy Bates with Clara Ward, gospel singer, in Windsor, Ontario. 8 x 10.
85. Daisy Bates, ?, Clara Ward. 8 x 10.
86. Melvin Van Peebles, actor and singer. 8 x 10.

Subseries 6. NAACP 47th Annual Convention, San Francisco, June 26-July 1, 1956.

Box 9
87. Outside the convention hall. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
88. Daisy Bates in committee caucus. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
89. "L-R: John Dial, Jr., National Representative, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; Julia Brilliant, ACWA- AFL-CIO; Mrs. Blanche McSmith, Anchorage, Alaska; Sam Krips, Mgr. ACWA; Mrs. Lula Goldberg, Miss Texas; Mrs. Daisy Bates, Pres. Ark. State NAACP; Dr. George Fleming, National Bd., NAACP." Photo by Harry L. Cox Studio, San Francisco. 8 x 10.
90. "Rev. M. L. King speaking." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
91. Mrs. Bates talking with unidentified minister. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
92. Mrs. Bates on stage with two unidentified children. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
93. Mrs. Bates in the crowd. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
94. Daisy Bates with Mrs. Theresa Granger. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
95. Mary Jane Patterson, Columbus, Ohio. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
96. "Golden Gate Bridge from Telegraph Hill." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
97. Unidentified man. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
98. Fisherman's Grotto. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
99. Fisherman's Grotto No. 9. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
100. "Welcome NAACP" in flowers. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
101. Another view. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
102. Odd Fellows building, June, 1956. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
103. "Aquarium, Golden Gate Park." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
104. "City Auditorium." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
105. "From atop Telegraph Hill." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
106. "Oakland Bay Bridge from atop Telegraph Hill." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
107. "Mission Delores." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
108. "Mission Delores" (another view). 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
109. "Famous cable car." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
110. "From 22,000 feet altitude, Sierra Nevada Mt'ns. in June." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
111. "City Hall." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
112. "City from atop Twin Peaks." 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
113. Joe Dimaggio's restaurant. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
114. Daisy Bates and unidentified woman and dog. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
115. Swimming pool. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.

Subseries 7. Diamond Cross of Malta Award, Philadelphia, 1958.

Box 9
116. Daisy and L. C. Bates arriving in Philadelphia. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 8 x 10.
117. The Bateses greeted on arrival. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 8 x 10.
118. L. C. with Daisy as she receives corsage. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 5 x 7.
119. Mrs. Bates at ceremony prior to receiving awards. 5 x 7. (D: one).
120. Presentation of Philadelphia Citizens Award to Mrs. Bates by Philadelphia mayor, Richardson Dilworth. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 5 x 7.
121. Receiving Philadelphia Citizens Award. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 5 x 7.
122. Displaying Philadelphia Citizens Award with Mayor Dilworth. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 5 x 7.
123. Mrs. Bates receiving the Diamond Cross of Malta Award presented by the Philadelphia Cotillion Society. From right: Raymond Pace Alexander, Mayor Dilworth, Hobson R. Reynolds, George Padmore, Ambassador to Liberia, Ray Lessly." Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 5 x 7.
124. L. C. and Daisy Bates being interviewed. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 8 x 10. (D: one 5 x 7).
125. Enjoying the cotillion. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 5 x 7.
126. Mrs. Bates's corsage being adjusted. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 5 x 7.
127. George Padmore, ?, Daisy Bates, ?, Raymond Pace Alexander. 8 x 10.
128. Mrs. Bates receiving Award of Distinction. 8 x 10.
129. Mrs. Bates thanking City of Philadelphia and the Cotillion Society. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 8 x 10.
130. Presentation of roses to Mrs. Bates. Photo by Mosley. 8 x 10.
131. At the ball. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 5 x 7.
132. Performers at the ball. Photo by Wert S. Hooper, Philadelphia. 8 x 10.

Subseries 8. Summit Conference for the Moral Re-Armament of the World, 1958.

Box 9
133. Mrs. Bates being presented to Dr. Frank Buchman, founder of Moral Re-Armament (MRA). 7 x 9. (D: one).
134. Daisy Bates with Daw Nyeiu Tha (see photos 52, 135, 136, 150). 7 x 9.
135. From left: Daw Nyeiu Tha, Sau Sau Nu, Daw Ki Kyi. 7 x 9.
136. "Daw Nyeiu Tha, with love. Nov.7, 1959." 8 x 10.
137. "Congressman Ralph W. Gwinn of New York welcomes Buddhist leaders to Washington. The Lord Abbot of Wat Mahadhatu Monastery in Thailand (right), who is Minister of the Interior for Ecclesiastical Affairs in Thailand, and the priest who translates for him came as delegates to the Summit Conference for Moral Re-Armament at the National Theatre. MRA Photos, June 1958. (US 14922)" 7 x 9.
138. "Mackinac Island, Michigan, July 14, 1958. Asian delegates at the MRASC underscore the `urgent' need for `ideological aid' of Moral Re-Armament as `the only possible way' of uniting Asia and answering communism today. They are, left to right: Kichizaemon Sumitomo of Japan whose family before the war employed 500,000 workers; Truong Dinh Dzu, Viet Nam, Saigon's leading lawyer; R. P. Kusamawardhy, Indonesian businessman; Tran Van Khiem of Saigon, Viet Nam, recently press secretary to President Diem; Major Agerico Palapay, appointments secretary to President Garcia of the Philippines; Aryo Pierono, Chairman of the Indonesian Youth Front representing two-and-a-half million youth." (US 15098). 7 x 9.
139. "Mackinac Island, Michigan, July 14, 1958. Archbishop Gyoin Hashimoto, leader of one of Japan's oldest Buddhist sects who heads a 1300-year old monastery at the sacred city of Nara, and his accompanying priest Eiin Yasuda, right, meet with representatives of Indonesia at the MRASC. Facing camera, left, is Aryo Pierono, Chairman of the Indonesian Youth Front with two- and-a-half million youth. The Archbishop, who is one of Japan's most influential scholars, told the MRA Assembly, `I am inspired with the things I have seen happening in Moral Re- Armament. They are like those which happened around the Lord Buddha 2500 years ago. Training centers for MRA should be established in the principal cities of the world to fight for change in people.'" (US 15095) 7 x 9.
140. Three unidentified delegates at MRASC. 7 x 9.
141. Amer-Indian and African delegates. 7 x 9.
142. Amer-Indian Chief with Dr. Buchman. 7 x 9.
143. European delegates meet Dr. Buchman. 7 x 9.
144. "Mackinac Island, June 4, 1958. Masahide Shibusawa, the grandson of the founder of modern industrial Japan, makes a presentation to Dr. Frank Buchman on behalf of the Japanese delegation of the first copy of Dr. Buchman's speeches in Japanese. Shibusawa reported that MRA was directly responsible for Japan's settlement of differences with Free China, new relationship with the Philippines and the opening of negotiations with South Korea." (US 14875) 7 x 9.
145. Chinese delegation make presentation to Dr. Buchman. 7 x 9.
146. "Mackinac Island, Michigan, June 4, 1958. A German miner, Karl Brede, from Germany's largest mining concern employing 70,000, presents Dr. Frank Buchman, initiator of MRA, with a statue of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of the miners. The spokesman for the delegation, Fritz von Velson (left), a mine manager attributed the miraculous post-war economic recovery in Germany to what MRA had done there. Chancellor Adenauer, in a congratulatory message to Dr. Buchman, asked him, `to give his personal attention' to the problems confronting Europe today." (US 14876) 7 x 9.
147. African delegate with Dr. Buchman (see photos 141, 150). 7 x 9.
148. Rajmohan Gandhi with Dr. Buchman (see photos 62, 63, 151, 152). 7 x 9.
149. Wall painting. 7 x 9.
150. Wall painting (the other half). 7 x 9.
Box 10
151. Rajmohan Gandhi. "Speaking at National Theatre, Washington, D.C." during performance of MRA production of "The Crowning Experience."
152. "Col. A. T. Walden, Negro Member of the Bar for the United States Supreme Court, spontaneously addresses the distinguished audience which had just given the Moral Re-Armament musical 'The Crowning Experience' a ten-minute standing ovation in the National Theatre, Washington, D.C. 'I am thoroughly convinced that MRA offers the complete answer to all the problems perplexing the statesmanship of the world,' Walden said. With the international cast on stage behind are Asian, African and European leaders including Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi." MRA Photos, June 1958. USL 564-12. 7 x 9.
153. The cast of "The Crowning Experience." 7 x 9.
154. "Washington, D.C., July 14, 1958. Hundreds line up outside the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., to see the Moral Re-Armament musical play 'The Crowning Experience.' Washington's demand for the MRA plays has been so sustained that they will continue into August. Many members of Congress, service heads from the Pentagon, White House advisors, State Department officials, Ambassadors from every continent plus scores of diplomatic representatives have been among the crowds." (US 15052). 7 x 9.

Subseries 9. Los Angeles, n.d.

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155. Daisy Bates arriving in Los Angeles. Photo by Harry H. Adams, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
156. Mrs. Bates arriving in L. A., met by three unidentified men. Photo by Harry H. Adams, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
157. Mrs. Bates arrival in L. A., met by an unidentified man. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
158. Greetings from five unidentified people. Photo by Harry H. Adams. 8 x 10.
159. At the airport with five unidentified people. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
160. Mrs. Bates with unidentified man. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
161. With two unidentified men. Photo by Harry H. Adams, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
162. With four unidentified men. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
163. With eight unidentified people. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
164. With five unidentified people. 8 x 10.
165. With seven unidentified people. Photo by Harry H. Adams, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
166. With six unidentified women. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
167. With two unidentified men. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10. (D: one).
168. ?, ?, Daisy Bates, and actor Bill Walker. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
169. Mrs. Bates and actor Bill Walker, far right. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
170. Mrs. Bates and two unidentified men. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10. (D: one).
171. Mrs. Bates and an unidentified woman. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
172. With two unidentified men. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
173. With an unidentified couple. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
174. With four unidentified people. Photo by Earl John Griffin, Los Angeles. 8 x 10.
175. Mrs. Bates speaking at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles. McLain's Photo Service, L. A. 8 x 10. (N).
176. Mrs. Bates with Boy Scouts after address. 8 x 10.
177. Mrs. Bates on pier before taking a tour of the harbor. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
178. Daisy Bates and an unidentified man on pier. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
179. View of tour boat. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
180. View from boat. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
181. Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
182. Unidentified site in Los Angeles. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.

Subseries 10. Honors and Awards (identifiable).

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183. "Former Senator Herbert H. Lehman felicitates Mrs. L. C. Bates of Little Rock, Arkansas, on her re-election to the NAACP Board of Directors. Mrs. Bates is president of the Arkansas State NAACP. Mr. Lehman is a member of the Board of Directors. The scene is the Association's recent annual meeting in New York." Photo by Cecil Layne. 8 x 10.
184. Mrs. Bates with William Walker, left, and Michael Winston, center, at the National Press Club Award ceremony, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University. Photo by Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (see box 3, folder 1 and box 4, folder 1, item 6). 8 x 10.
185. Daisy Bates with unidentified woman, Michael Winston and William Walker. Photo by Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. 8 x 10.
186. Mrs. Bates with unidentified woman and William Walker. Photo by Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. 8 x 10.
187. Daisy Bates (picture cut out) with Michael Winston and unidentified woman. Photo by Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. 8 x 10.
188. Daisy Bates with unidentified man and copy of book, The Long Shadow of Little Rock. Photo by Ernest C. Withers, Memphis. 8 x 10. (D: one).
189. "`Parade Officials.' Roxbury, Mass: Mrs. Bates is surrounded by the various leaders of the marching units that paraded in her honor throughout the local community. Parade marshal Reuben Landrum, Commander of AMVET Post 128, stands to her left!" Photo by Delbrook, Roxbury, Massachusetts. 8 x 10.
190. "Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Award, Nov. 23. 1958, New York. Daisy Bates, Althea Gibson and Marjorie Parker, Supreme Basileus." Photo by Cecil Layne. 8 x 10.
191. Daisy Bates and Marjorie Parker. Photo by Cecil Layne. 8 x 10.
192. "L-R: Mesdames Ruth Stringer, Jo Ann Robinson, Daisy Bates. Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, 1958, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., minister." Photo by Arthur L. Freeman, Montgomery, Alabama. 8 x 10.
193. "From left to right: Mrs. Ruth Stringer, Mrs. Leola Whitted, Mrs. Jo Ann Robinson, Mrs. Daisy Bates. Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., minister." Photo by Arthur L. Freeman, Montgomery, Alabama. 8 x 10.
194. Daisy Bates with Annie Heddman, former member of FDR's black cabinet. 8 x 10.
195. Mrs. Bates at Topeka, Kansas (1964?). Photo by J. B. Anderson, Topeka, Kansas. 8 x 10.
196. Another view of Topeka engagement. Photo by J. B. Anderson, Topeka, Kansas. 8 x 10.
197. Daisy Bates with three unidentified persons in Rochester, New York. 7 x 9. (D: two).
198. Daisy Bates greeted by members of the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOE of W). "L-R: Miss Erma Henderson, Grand Directress Public Relations and Annabelle Reid, Grand Directress Education." Philadelphia, 1958. Photo by Mosley. 8 x 10.
199. Mrs. Bates greeted by two unidentified men; and by a Philadelphia police officer. 6 1/2 x 9.
200. Daisy Bates holding key to the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with two members of the IBPOE of W, April, 1958 (see box 3, folder 10, item 3). Photo by Woods Studio, Harrisburg, Pa. 8 x 10.
201. Daisy Bates with undergraduate members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., April, 1958. Photo by Woods Studio, Harrisburg, Pa. 8 x 10.
202. Daisy Bates with unidentified man (key to the city on the desk), April, 1958. Photo by Woods Studio, Harrisburg, Pa. 8 x 10.
203. Daisy Bates with Sarah Anderson, member of the Pennsylvania state legislature and Thomas McBride, April, 1958. Photo by Woods Studio, Harrisburg, Pa. 8 x 10.
204. Mrs. Bates in Newark, New Jersey. Photo by Lecoe Brown, Newark, N. J. 5 x 7. (D: one).
205. Mrs. Bates's arrival in Detroit (1958?). Photo by F. Williams, Detroit, Michigan. 5 x 7.
206. Daisy Bates meeting guests at Detroit. Photo by Hill, Jr., Detroit, Michigan. 8 x 10.
207. Mrs. Bates in receiving line, Detroit. Photo by Hill, Jr., Detroit. 8 x 10.
108. Mrs. Bates interviewed by students. Photo by Hill, Jr., Detroit. 8 x 10.
209. Daisy Bates with friends in Detroit. Photo by Hill, Jr., Detroit. 8 x 10.
210. "Detroit, May 5, 1958. The Cotillion Debutante Ball 1958. Pictured from left to right: Sylvia C. Stevens, Jill Carmen Ware, Dorothy Elizabeth Rogers, Mrs. Daisy Bates, Irma Dell Burrell, and Willie Mae Hooper." Photo by Johnson. 8 x 10.
211. Daisy Bates with Edna Douglas in Washington, D.C. Photo by Fred Harris, Washington, D.C. 8 x 10.
212. Mrs. Bates speaking at a church in Nashville, Tennessee. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.
213. "Stivenson Town, 21 Oval Place, Apt. 9D, Mrs. A. Flood." Photo by Cecil Layne. 8 x 10.
214. Mrs. Bates with two unidentified women. Photo by Cecil Layne. 8 x 10.
215. Daisy Bates with unidentified woman. Photo by Aldrich, Great Neck, New York. 8 x 10. Hand-colored.
216. Mrs. Bates arriving at speaking engagement in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Inge Hardison. 8 x 10.
217. Daisy Bates speaking in Brooklyn, New York. 8 x 10.
218. Part of the program, Brooklyn. 8 x 10.
219. Daisy Bates signing autographs at book party in Little Rock, Nov. 11, 1962 (see photos 38-44). 5 x 7.
220. Book party, Little Rock, Nov. 11, 1962. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
221. Book party. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
222. Signing more autographs. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
223. Ulysses McPherson, second from right. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
224. Autograph seekers at the book party. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
225. Book purchasers. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
226. Marjorie Porter, second from right. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
227. Mrs. Bates receiving roses at unidentified church. Photo by Earl Davy, Little Rock. 8 x 10.

Subseries 11. Honors and Awards (unidentifiable).

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228. Mrs. Bates being interviewed. 8 x 10.
229. Receiving corsage from three unidentified persons. 8 x 10.
230. Daisy Bates at reception later. 8 x 10.
231. Mrs. Bates with member of IBPOE of W and two unidentified men. 8 x 10.
232. Daisy Bates, meeting members of the audience, after speaking at a church. 8 x 10. (D: 5 x 7).
233. Mrs. Bates prior to speaking before audience/congregation (?). 4 x 5.
234. Daisy Bates addressing the audience. 4 x 5.
235. Another view from the audience of Mrs. Bates. 4 x 5.
236. A view of the audience. 4 x 5.
237. Interior view of the church. 8 x 10.
238. Exterior view of the church. 8 x 10.
239. Speaking at another church. 3 1/4 x 4 1/4.
240. Speaking at another church. 3 1/2 x 5.
241. Receiving a hat (?). Photo by Ted Bell. 8 x 10.
242. Choosing a hat (?). Photo by Ted Bell. 8 x 10.
243. Boarding an airplane. 8 x 10.
244. A funeral. Photo by Ernest C. Withers, Memphis. 8 x 10.

Subseries 12. Little Rock, Arkansas.

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245. Daisy Bates (far left) at unidentified occasion. 6 1/2 x 10.
246. A tea at the YWCA. 8 x 10.
247. Working for Christmas Seals. From left: ?, Dr. J. M. Robinson, ?, Daisy Bates, ?. Photo by the State Press, Little Rock.
248. Betty Juanita Johnson, Spirit of Cotton, and Mrs. Bates greeted by Little Rock Mayor Sam Wassell, ca. 1950. 8 x 10. (D: 8 x 10).
249. Mayor Wassell signing the Spirit of Cotton scroll. 8 x 10.
250. Spirit of Cotton Betty Johnson and Mayor of North Little Rock, Ross Lawhon. 7 1/2 x 8 1/4.
251. Mrs. Bates and Betty Johnson being interviewed on radio station KXLR. 8 x 10.
252. Mrs. Bates and Juana Hendricks, Spirit of Cotton, with Mayor of Little Rock, Pratt Remmel, ca. 1952. Photo by Earl Davy. 8 x 10.
253. Juana Hendricks, Spirit of Cotton, at television station KATV, Little Rock. Photo by Earl Davy. 8 x 10.
254. Miss Hendricks being directed for television. Photo by Earl Davy. 8 x 10.
255. Mrs. Bates with a group of women in her home. 8 x 10.
256. Same occasion. 8 x 10.
257. Mrs. Bates standing next to Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, president of Arkansas A. M. & N. College (UAPB). 4 3/4 x 9.
258. Mrs. Bates, L. M. Christophe, Dr. Cleon Flowers, Mrs. Hattie Mollette and her daughter, Marcia, at Carnation Co. sponsored event. Photo by Earl Davy. 8 1/2 x 8 1/2.
259. Mrs. Bates and a group of women. 8 x 10.
260. Eddie Mayberry and family (see box 4, folder 3, item 1). 8 x 10.
261. "International Day Tea at Union AME Church. Left to right: Anthony Layne, Barbados; Hilary Nwaokoj, Nigeria; Rafael Delgado, Puerto Rico; Elzra Barnam, Barbados; Othman Chneim, Israel; Leo Williams, Trinidad; Augustine Ekpoudom, Nigeria; Gregory C. Ohaj, Nigeria; Stephen Nwaogwugwu, Nigeria; Anton Hanania, Israel, and Reverend Cecil W. Cone, Pastor. April 24, 1966. Mrs. Daisy Bates and Mrs. Catherine Gill, co-chairpersons." 8 x 10.
262. Mrs. Bates with, from left, Dr. Evangeline Upshur Freeman and Mrs. Rosemary Smith. 4 x 4. Color.
263. L. C. Bates (in center ?). 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
264. Group of women and children. Half-tone photograph. 3 x 6.
265. Mrs. Bates and an unidentified man in her backyard. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
266. Same unidentified man in Bateses' backyard. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
267. Unidentified man in Bateses' backyard speaking to a group young people. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
268. Another view. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
269. Group of young people in the Bateses' backyard. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
270. Young people in the Bates backyard. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
271. Unidentified man in Bates backyard. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
272. Teenagers in the Bates yard. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
273. Unidentified man reading statement to the press. Photo by Earl Davy, Little Rock. 8 x 10.
274. Outside a federal (?) courtroom in Little Rock. Photo by Earl Davy. 8 x 10.
275. "Cairo: Kasr El Nil Bridge and Corniche. Please publish this photograph in your paper, a part of the Nile River in Cairo and Kasr El Nil Bridge, also a part from the Corniche El Nil. We invite our American friends for to come and visit our country (U. A. R.) for they see the Nil, Pyramids, and Sphinx etc. etc. All will be welcome here. M. F. M. Awad, Ph.D." 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (Postal card).

Subseries 13. Mitchellville OEO Self-Help Project, Mitchellville, Desha County, Arkansas.

Box 10
276. Daisy Bates leaving Mitchellville City Hall. 8 x 10.
277. Unidentified man in doorway to city hall. 8 x 10.
278. Mitchellville City Hall. 5 x 7. (D: 3 1\2 x 3 1\2).
279. Mrs. Bates inside city hall. 5 x 7. (D: one).
280. Mrs. Bates with Dr. Bob Riley (left) and an unidentified man. 5 x 7.
281. Dr. Bob Riley and Robert Cornelius. 8 x 10.
282. Dr. Bob Riley inside city hall. 5 x 7. (D: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2).
283. Mitchellville residents inside city hall. 5 x 7.
284. Other residents inside city hall. 5 x 7. (D: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2).
285. Mitchellville citizens inside city hall. 5 x 7.
286. Other residents in city hall. 5 x 7. (D: one).
287. Unidentified woman taking notes at city hall. 5 x 7. (D: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2).
288. Unidentified man speaking at city hall meeting. 5 x 7. (D: one).
289. Political science class, January 27, 1968. 5 x 7.
290. Political science class, January 27, 1968. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4.
291. Inside Mitchellville city hall. 5 x 7. (D: one).
292. Mitchellville residents. 5 x 7. (D: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2).
293. Dr. Bob Riley with Mitchellville project volunteers. 5 x 7. (D: one).
294. Children on the playground. 5 x 7. (D: one).
295. Playing baseball. 5 x 7. (D: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2).
296. At the swings. 5 x 7. (D: one).
297. Playing football. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
298. Teenagers in Mitchellville. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
299. Volunteers with Mitchellville children. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
300. Storage building on playground. 5 x 7. (D: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2).
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301. Taking athletic equipment from the storage building. 5 x 7. (D: 5 x 7 and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2).
302. Mitchellville boys posed in front of the storage building. 5 x 7. (D: one).
303. New residence at Mitchellville. 5 x 7. (D: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2).
304. Another new residence at Mitchellville. 5 x 7. (D: one).
305. A paved street at Mitchellville. 5 x 7. (D: one).
306. Mitchellville water tower. 5 x 7.
307. "A community is, at best, her people. Mesdames Mary Smith, left, and Betty Love, right, have been preparing for the dedication of the Mitchellville Community Center for many months. The public is cordially invited to attend Saturday, June 10th." 8 x 10.
308. "Just another curtain to be finished for the Mitchellville Community Center, dedicated June 11th. The town's people cordially invite you to attend." 8 x 10.
309. "The Mitchellville Community Center is more than bricks and mortar. It represents a complex that will accommodate Day Care for pre-schoolers, nutrition classes, and classes for clothing remodeling. There will be social services offered such as, adult education classes, health services furnished by a full- time volunteer doctor and dentist, retraining of unskilled workers, legal aid, and the credit union. The dedication, to which the public is invited, is Saturday, June 11th. Plan to attend." 8 x 10.
310. Finishing the Mitchellville Community Center. 8 x 10. (D: 5 x 7).
311. View of the Mitchellville Community Center. 5 x 7.
312. Mrs. Bates and Abraham McCarrell at Mitchellville Community Center ribbon-cutting ceremony. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
313. Dr. Bob Riley cutting the ribbon at the new community center. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
314. Mrs. Bates speaking at the community center dedication ceremony. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
315. Dr. Bob Riley speaking at the dedication ceremony. 5 x 7. (D: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2). (N).
316. Mrs. Bates and Dr. Riley in the background. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
317. Mr. Bates at the dedication ceremony. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
318. Another guest speaker. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (D). (N).
319. Mitchellville fire engine. 5 x 7.
320. Mitchellville fire truck. 5 x 7.
321. Mitchellville clinic with Dr. Brown (left), Mrs. Bates and Dr. Jewell. 5 x 7.
322. View of Mitchellville Community Center playground. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
323. Daisy Bates and unidentified woman examining clothes made by members of the Mitchellville Senior Citizens Project. 5 x 7.
324. Rack of clothes made by members of the Mitchellville Senior Citizens Project. 5 x 7. Color. (D: one).
325. Mitchellville children looking at clothes made by members of Senior Citizens Project. 5 x 7.
326. Sewing room at Mitchellville Community Center (?). 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
327. Mitchellville teenagers. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.
328. Unidentified family. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
329-335. Homes at Mitchellville. Color slides. 2 x 2.
336-337. Ceramics class at the Mitchellville Community Center. Color slides. 2 x 2.

Subseries 14. Friends.

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338. Daisy Bates and two unidentified women on Ninth Street in Little Rock. Caddo Photo Co., Little Rock, May 15, 1947. 3 1/4 x 5 1/2. (N).
339. Four unidentified women on Ninth Street in Little Rock. Caddo Photo Co., Little Rock, May 15, 1947. 3 1/4 x 5 1/2. (N).
340. Four women in different pose. Caddo Photo Co., Little Rock, May 15, 1947. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (N).
341. Two of the four women in photos 330 and 331. Caddo Photo Co., Little Rock, May 15, 1947. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (N).
342. Unidentified man with three of the women in front of a church on Ninth Street in Little Rock. Caddo Photo Co., Little Rock, May 15, 1947. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (N).
343. Four women (from photo 330) in front of the church. Caddo Photo Co., Little Rock, May 15, 1947. 3 1/2 x 5. (N).
344. Daisy Bates with friends in Philadelphia. 8 x 10.
345. Daisy Bates with friends in New York City. 8x10.
346. With friends in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Alexander L. Adams, Atlanta, Ga. 5 x 7.
347. Unidentified man. 5 x 8. (D: one).
348. Unidentified woman. Photo by Harris Foto, Little Rock. 8 x 10.
349. Unidentified man. 8 x 10.
350. Unidentified woman. Photo by Glamor Pix. 8 x 10.
351. Unidentified man. Photo by American Veteran's Committee, Inc., Washington, D.C. 8 x 10.
352. Same man. Photo by American Veteran's Committee, Washington, D.C. 8 x 10.
353. Unidentified man sleeping. Photo by Earl Davy, Little Rock. 8 x 10.
354. Unidentified woman, portrait. 5 x 7. Hand-colored.
355. Unidentified couple, formal portrait. Patton's Studio, Chicago. 7 x 9 1/2.
356. Unidentified couple. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (Postal card).
357. Unidentified woman. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (Postal card).
358. Two unidentified women, April, 1920 ?. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (Postal card).
359. Unidentified child. 3 1/2 x 5.
360. Four unidentified children. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. (Postal card).
361. Two unidentified children. "To Mamie (?) with love." 3 x 4 1/2.
362. Unidentified couple with dog. 3 x 4.
363. Unidentified woman with dog. Caddo Photo, Little Rock, June 8, 1940. 2 x 3.
364. Unidentified G. I. 3 x 3 1/2.
365. Unidentified soldier. 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.
366. Unidentified man. Photo by M.A. Binns, January 27, ? 2 1/2 x 3 1 /2.
367. Unidentified woman. 2 1/2 x 4.
368. Unidentified woman. 2 3/4 x 3 1/4.
369. Unidentified woman with canvas. 3 1/2 x 5. Color.
370. Unidentified group. 3 1/2 x 5. Color.
371. Unidentified interracial couple. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
372. Unidentified couple cutting their wedding cake. 4 x 5.
373. Unidentified wedding party. Photo by Tommy Dobbins, Little Rock. 4 x 5.
374. Unidentified couple. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2.
375. Daisy Bates at a baby shower. 3 x 5. Color.
376. Opening gifts at the baby shower. 3 x 5. Color.
377. Mrs. Bates with an unidentified woman. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color. March 1963
378. Mrs. Bates with the same woman. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color. March 1963.
379. Daisy Bates with three unidentified girls. 3 1/2 x 5. Color.
380. Daisy Bates with five unidentified persons. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
381. Mrs. Bates with unidentified woman, and a horse. 5 x 7. Color.
382. Mrs. Bates and the same unidentified woman in a surrey. 5 x 7. Color.
383. Mrs. Bates patting one of the horses. 5 x 7. Color.
384. Daisy Bates and an unidentified woman. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
385. Mrs. Bates and the same woman. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
386. Daisy and L. C. Bates with four unidentified women. 3 1/2 x 5. Color. (D: one).
387. Mrs. Bates at a picnic. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
388. "Four Pines--New Rochelle, N.Y. From the lawn, front view. For Daisy with love, Bill Branch." 3 1/2 x 5. Color.
389. "Four Pines--New Rochelle, N.Y. From the garden, rear view. For Daisy with love, Bill Branch." 3 1/2 x 5. Color.
390. Mrs. Bates with two unidentified children. 8 x 10.
391. Mrs. Bates with little boy from photo 381. 8 x 10.
392. "Baby Chris, 8 wks. old." 5 x 7.
393. "`Chris,' 6 wks. old." 5 x 7.
394. From left, standing: "Mrs. Gertrude Buggs, Dave, Mark, and Helen." Bottom: "Willie from So. Rhodesia, Virginia Euell, and Andy from Ghana. Princeton 1963." 3 1/2 x 5. Color.
395. "Mark Taylor, Princeton 1963." 3 1/2 x 5. Color.
396. "Mark Taylor, Princeton 1963." 3 1/2 x 5. Color.
397. "Nadine is 11 years, Sandra 8, Karen will be 7 on Feb. 26, Kenneth is 5." 3 1/2 x 5.
398. Nadine, Sandra and Karen with a snowman. 3 1/2 x 5.
399. "Christine's daughters." 3 1/2 x 5.
400. Carolyn Porter. 5 x 7.
401. Carolyn Porter and two unidentified women. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
402. Carolyn Porter and unidentified woman in graduation garb. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
403. John Albert Jones, 1959-60. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.
404. Betty Turner, 1967. 2 1/2 x 3 1/4.
405. Equilla Banks, 1967. 2 1/4 x 3 1/4.
406. From left to right: Equilla Banks, Betty Turner, ?, ?, ?. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2. Color.
407. "To Mr. Keenan my peace buddy R[emember] M[e] A[lways]-- Karen (the shipper)." 1 x 1/2. Color. (D: one).
408. In the Village Square, Little Rock. Equilla Banks, center. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
409. Carolyn Scribner, left, and ?, in the Village Square, in Little Rock. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. (N).
410. Unidentified women. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
411. Unidentified teenagers. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4.
412. Unidentified child. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.
413. Mrs. Bates with Yolanda King. 3 1\2 x 4 1\2.
414. Mrs. Bates with key to city (?). Color. 3 1\4 x 4 1\2.
415. Mrs. Bates with unidentified friends. Color. 3 1\2 x 5.
416. Mr. and Mrs. Bates with two unidentified men. Color. 3 1\2 x 5.

Subseries 15. Family.

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417. Unidentified child at the Christmas tree. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
418. Linda at the Christmas tree (see box 2, folder 10, letter dated Nov. 14, 1980). 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
419. Linda opening her presents. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
420. The Christmas tree. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color. (D: one).
421. Mrs. Bates and Linda, the Bateses' foster child. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
422. Linda and an unidentified child. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
423. Linda at desk with cat. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4.
424. Linda and Loraine with cat. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4.
425. Linda and Loraine with cat. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4.
426. "Fluffy," Mrs. Bates's cat. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4.
427.
"To Daddy--1964." 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
428. Loretta, Larry and Kenneth. 3 1/2 x 5. Color.
429. Larry Carter. 1 1/4 x 1 3/4. Color.
430. "Larry, age 9, grade 3." 2 x 2 1/2. Color. (D: one).
431. "Larry 1971-72, grade 7, age 12." 1 1/4 x 1 3/4. Color.
432. "Larry, grade 8, 1972-73, age 13." 1 1/4 x 1 3/4. Color.
433. Kenneth Arthur Brown, Dec. 18, 1970. 2 x 2 1/2. Color.
434. Larry and Kenneth. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4. Color.
435. "Jackie and Kenneth, Jr." 2 1/4 x 3. Color.
436. "Yazming Raina Carter, Larry's baby girl." 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. Color.
437. Unidentified child. 8 x 10.

Subseries 16. Bates home.

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438. Exterior, rear view. 3 1/2 x 3 3/4.
439. Living room. 3 1/2 x 3 3/4.
440. Dining and living rooms. 5 x 7. (D: one).
441. Different centerpiece on the dining room table. 8 x 10.
442. Daisy and L. C. Bates and detectives examine cross burned in the front yard. 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.
443. Unraveling the cross in the Bateses' yard. 8 x 10.
444. "Homemade bomb thrown in carport at home of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Bates, 12-31-57." 8 x 10.
445. Framed pictures of Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine on wall of the Bates home. 3 1/2 x 5. (D: one).

Subseries 17. Duplicates.

Box 12
Included here are duplicates (many of them copy prints) of all photographs in previous subseries marked with "(D)." These duplicates (aside from the suffix "D") have the same number as the photographs in Subseries 1-16. Folders 1-6.

Subseries 18. Negatives.

Box 12
Included here are negatives (either original negatives or copies) of prints in previous subseries marked with "(N)." These negatives (aside from the suffix "N") have the same number as the prints in Subseries 1-16. There are four negatives with no corresponding photographs. Folders 7-8.

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Series 5. Newspaper Clippings. Box 12.

This series contains over 150 newspaper articles from Arkansas newspapers, including the Arkansas Gazette, the Arkansas Democrat and the Arkansas State Press, as well as articles from national and other black newspapers from around the country.
Box 12

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Series 6. Audio Tapes and Film. Box 13.

This series contains thirteen cassette tapes of oral interviews, speeches and radio broadcasts with Mrs. Bates, three of the Little Rock Nine, parents of the Little Rock Nine, reporters covering the Central crisis in 1957 and Governor Faubus; radio and television broadcasts of the Special Education Committee of the Arkansas Legislative Council hearings and its investigation of subversion in the state; and appeals to the senate committee on the state constitution concerning the state sovereignty bills. The series also contains a short negative film interview with Mrs. Bates in 1957.
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