Butler Center for Arkansas Studies 100 Rock Street Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201 (501) 320-5700
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Little Rock 150th Celebration Records
4.25 Linear feet
This collection contains the administrative records of Charles Rixse as it relates to his position as Executive Director of the Little Rock 150th Celebration.
This collection is arranged topically according to the original filing system of Charles Rixse.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the administrative records of Charles Rixse as it relates to his position as Executive Director of the Little Rock 150th Celebration. The collection is arranged using his original filing system. The categories cover Administration, Publicity, Financial, Membership, Programs, 150th Club, Statewide Relations, and the particular events sponsored by the Corporation. The types of documents include correspondence, minutes, press releases, financial statements, mailing lists, memorabilia, and programming information. In addition, there is an official scrapbook with information and photographs.
The Little Rock 150th Celebration was a summer long, planned celebration of Little Rock's 150th year as the Capital of Arkansas. The celebration's planning and implementation was directed by Charles Rixse, the Executive Director of the Little Rock 150th Capital City Anniversary Celebration, Incorporated. It was organized in November 1970, to plan a series of events to commemorate this 150th anniversary. The Celebration was based on the legislative act moving the seat of government from Arkansas Post to Little Rock in June 1821. The activities, which culminated during the week of June 8-13, 1971, included parades, musical events, presentations, contests, and sports events. The dates of this collection begin with October 1970 when the first steps were taken to charter the Corporation and end with the administrative and financial phase out in February 1972.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- Anniversaries
Little Rock 150th Capital City Anniversary Celebration, Inc.. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
Non-circulating; in-house only.
Little Rock 150th Celebration Records, MSS 97-18, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute
50 photographs have been moved to the Butler Center Photograph Collection.