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The Byers Newsletter, 1964-1975

The Byers Newsletter, 1964-1975

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The Byers Newsletter, 1964-1975 UALR.MS.0069

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
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Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: The Byers Newsletter, 1964-1975
Dates: 1964-1975
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feetTwo document boxes
Identification: UALR.MS.0069
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Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains issues of The Byers Newsletter, a biographical sketch, and a photograph of Merle Eugene Byers. The newsletter, published 1964-1975, focused on social, economic, political, and racial issues. Byers addressed many issues in the newsletter, from local events in Arkansas to national events and international affairs. Political and social issues addressed in the newsletter include: John F. Kennedy's assassination, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, racism, Communism, and health care.


Biographical Note

Merle Eugene Byers was born 1901/02/24 in Coleta, Illinois. He graduated from high school in Chicago, enrolled in the La Salle Extension University of Chicago and later received a Ph.D in Philosophy from the Minnesota Institute of Philosophy. While in college he worked for the U.S. Post Office, Western Electric, International Harvester, and H.R. Haldeman and Company. In 1964, he retired and began publishing The Byers Newsletter in Mokena, Illinois. He wrote on social, economic, and political issues of the day. Byers moved to Hamburg, Arkansas, in 1967 and lived there until his death 1981/06/30. He was survived by his wife, Anna Byers.


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Bibliographic citation: The Byers Newsletter

The Byers Newsletter, UALR.MS.0069. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

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Description of item, file number, box number, The Byers Newsletter, 1964-1975, UALR.MS.0069.


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