Correspondence, reports, notes,
tape, and photographs
Manuscript Collection 216
records pertain to the establishment of the Fort Smith National
Historic Site in 1961 and its restoration in the 1970s. Records
include correspondence to Fort Smith Judge Paul Wolfe and
Restoration Committee Chairman R. K. Rodgers from Congressmen
Jim Trimble and John Paul Hammerschmidt, Senators J. William
Fulbright and Dale Bumpers, and officials of the National
Records contain an audiocassette tape of the January 27-28,
1975 conference on Fort Smith history, which was chaired by
Joseph C. Rumberg, Jr., of the National Park Service and attended
by Robert Utley, Jackson Moore, Ed Bearss, and Clyde Dollar.
This collection also contains historical reports written about
Fort Smith by Paul Wolfe and J. C. Harrington, local and national
resolutions in favor of the Historic Site, and Judge Wolfe's
research notes. Lastly, the records contain photographs of
and clippings about the historic site.
Paul Wolfe, of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Clyde D. Dollar, of
Fayetteville, Arkansas, donated these records to Special Collections
on January 8, 1975 and August 5, 1976.
Processed by Anthony J. Wappel, Special Collections,
University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas,
in December 1988.
of the Collection - Box 1 (165 items)
1. Correspondence, 1957.
2. Correspondence, 1958.
3. Correspondence, 1959.
4. Correspondence, 1960.
5. Correspondence, 1961.
6. Correspondence, 1972.
7. Correspondence, 1975.
8. Correspondence, 1976.
9. Fort Smith History Conference, January 27-28, 1955 [audiocassette
tape produced by Clyde Dollar].
10. Historical reports, and resolutions, 1953-1961.
11. Notes, ca. 1955-1961.
12. Clippings, 1958-1960.
13. Photographs, ca. 1955-1961.
1) Aerial view of Fort Smith Historic Site.
2-7) Court House.
10-11) Archeological excavations.
modified: Friday, January 23, 2009