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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Wallace Townsend Papers, 1916-1979
2.5 Linear feet; 5 document boxes
Outgoing letters are arranged chronologically. Incoming mail is arranged alphabetically. Other files are arranged by function.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains correspondence, office files, news clippings, printed materials, photographs, and notebooks relating to the career of Wallace Townsend (1882-1979).
Among the incoming mail are letters from leading political figures such as Arkansas governors Carl Bailey and Homer Atkins; presidents Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon, and John F. Kennedy; Senator Robert Taft; and presidential candidates Alf Landon and Wendell Willkie.
Wallace Townsend (1882-1979) was a Republican Party nominee for governor in 1916 and 1921. Townsend was educated at Hendrix College and received a law degree from the University of Arkansas. In his early career he was an educator and administrator for schools in Little Rock. He began practicing law in 1911 and was active in community and civic organizations. In his bid for the governorship he promoted women’s suffrage. Later Townsend served as U.S. Attorney, State G.O.P. Chairman, and National Committeeman (1929-1961).
Republican Party (Ark.)--History--20th century
Rowland, Elizabeth T., donor
Townsend, Wallace, 1882-1979
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Wallace Townsend Papers, 1916-1979, UALR.MS.0009. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.