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FBI: Little Rock School Crisis Report, 1954-1958

FBI: Little Rock School Crisis Report, 1954-1958

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FBI: Little Rock School Crisis Report, 1954-1958 UALR.MS.0044

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
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Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-21T16:32-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: FBI: Little Rock School Crisis Report, 1954-1958
Dates: 1954-1958
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet; 4 document boxes
Identification: UALR.MS.0044
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Arrangement

Numerical, by FBI case file/sub-number with the Director’s Brief filed first.44-12284-2673: Collection UALR.0044 Reference – 2673 [13 files – various pagings]Director's BriefReports to J. Edgar Hoover concerning the investigations. Note: The Director's Brief was updated every two weeks; Revision Memos and corresponding superceded pages are included, although not all are extant in this collection.Volume I: 8 files, 350 pp.Volume I: Revision Memoranda/Superceded Pages – 2 filesVolume II: 2 files, 410 pp.Director's Statement/Questions and Answers: 1 file, 41 pp.44-12284-855: Collection A-39 Reference – 855 [1 file – 58 pp.] Interviews concerning motor caravans from East Arkansas allegedly assembled to demonstrate at Central High School.44-12284-933: Collection A-39 Reference – 933 [8 files – 500 pp.]Investigation to determine responsibility for interference or failure to comply with federal court order directing integration of Little Rock schools.44-12284-937: Collection A-39 Reference – 937 [7 files – 396 pp.] Investigation concerning alleged conspiracy to use National Guard for political purposes.44-12284-971: Collection A-39 Reference – 971 [10 files – 569 pp.] Investigations concerning petition filed to restrain activities of 101st Airborne and Arkansas Military District.44-12284-990: Collection A-39 Reference – 990 [6 files – 501 pp.] Interviews and investigations concerning individuals reportedly participating in possible riots.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the interviews and investigations conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during the Little Rock School Integration Crisis.


Historical Note

On 1957 September 4, after receiving information that the National Guard had turned away nine African American students who had tried to attend classes at Central High School, Judge Ronald N. Davies requested that the U.S. Attorney authorize an FBI investigation.

Specifically, Davies was concerned with allegations concerning the failure to comply (and interference) with Davies' order to proceed with the integration of Central High School. However, there were additional related investigations concerning protesters, the National Guard, 101st Airborne, the Arkansas Military District, and possible riots and violence. [Material released by the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act.]


Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)
Freyer, Tony Allan, donor
Little Rock (Ark.)--History--20th century
School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

FBI: Little Rock School Crisis, 1957, UALR.MS.0044. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, file number, box number, FBI: Little Rock School Crisis, 1957, UALR.MS.0044.


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