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Arkansas Public Policy Panel records

Arkansas Public Policy Panel Records

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Finding Aid for the Arkansas Public Policy Panel Records

MSS.99.37

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Arkansas Public Policy Panel.
Creator:Ledbetter, Brownie Williams, 1932-2010
Title: Arkansas Public Policy Panel Records
Dates: 1987-1999
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains records of the Arkansas Public Policy Panel, a significant force in the legislative process in Arkansas.
Identification: MSS.99.37
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically and chronologically in three boxes.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains records of the Arkansas Public Policy Panel, a significant force in the legislative process in Arkansas.


Biographical Note

The Arkansas Public Policy Panel, which grew out of the Panel of American Women, is a significant force in the legislative process in Arkansas. In the 1960s, the Panel of American Women was composed of about thirty women from varied ethnic backgrounds. In groups of five, they spoke to school and civic groups with the aim of promoting racial understanding. In the 1970s, the Panel incorporated as a non-profit organization, changed its name to Arkansas Public Policy Panel, and obtained grants to expand its work in the schools. Brownie Ledbetter became executive director in the mid-1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, the Arkansas Public Policy Panel widened its scope. Members became concerned with the economic effects of racial prejudice, and they added other issues to their list of concerns, such as women's issues, tax reform, and environmental issues. Panel members organized and trained grassroots groups to speak out on issues of concern to them. Representatives of these groups met in Hot Springs in 1998 as the Arkansas Citizens First Congress. The Arkansas Public Policy Panel continues to organize and train citizens' groups in educating the public and influencing public policy at the state and local level.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Ledbetter, Brownie Williams, 1932-2010
Ledbetter, Cal, Jr.
Little Rock (Ark.)
Panel of American Women. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Women -- Arkansas.
Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Women's Environment and Development Organization. (New York, NY)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arkansas Public Policy Panel Records, MSS 99-37, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Brownie Ledbetter, 1999


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