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Culbert L. Pearce Papers, 1941-1956

Culbert L. Pearce Papers, 1941-1956

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Culbert L. Pearce Papers, 1941-1956 UALR.MS.0041

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-21T16:30-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Culbert L. Pearce Papers, 1941-1956
Dates: 1941-1956
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet; 1 half-document box
Identification: UALR.MS.0041
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Arrangement

Chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence relating to the activities of Judge Culbert Lee Pearce (1877-1954) concerning revision of the Arkansas Statutes and the Arkansas Constitution.

Selected correspondents:

Campbell, Tom W.

Fulbright, J. W.

Laney, Ben

Laflar, Robert

Marshall, Terrell

Norton, Charles W.

Perkins, Duval L.

Reid, Max B.

Williamson, Lamar


Biographical Note

Culbert Lee Pearce was born 1877 October 8 in Oil Trough, Arkansas, to William C. and Sarah A. (Calhoun) Pearce. He went to public school in Independence County before attending Cushman Academy for two years. From 1900 to 1904, he taught in rural schools in Northeast Arkansas.

Pearce then served as a circuit clerk of Independence County, followed by probate judge. He was admitted to the bar in 1912 and practiced in circuit and chancery courts. He began practicing in federal courts in 1916 after being admitted by the Supreme Court of Arkansas.

Pearce moved to Bald Knob and practiced law until 1924, at which time he moved to Searcy and formed a partnership with John E. Miller. He also partnered with his son, Owen Pearce, from 1946-1947, and served as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of White County several times. Pearce was serving as City Attorney of Searcy at the time of his death, 1954 December 5.

Pearce married Mabel Owen of Sulphur Rock on 1910 October 22. The couple had two children, Margaret Alice, born 1912 February 24, and Owen Calhoun, born 1916 April 30. He was also a member of both the Odd Fellows and the Freemasons at Bald Knob, as well as a consecrated Steward of the Methodist Church.


Arkansas--Politics and government--20th century
Constitutional law--Arkansas
Judges--Arkansas--History--20th century
Metcalf, Marguerite Pearce, donor
Pearce, Culbert L., 1877-1954

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.


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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Culbert L. Pearce Papers, 1941-1956, UALR.MS.0041. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, file number, box number, Culbert L. Pearce Papers, 1941-1956, UALR.MS.0041.


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