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Arkansas electors list collection

Arkansas electors list collection

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Finding aid for the Arkansas electors list collection

BC.MSS.99.33

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

July 5, 2016



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Central Arkansas Library System. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: Arkansas electors list collection
Dates: 1928-1963
Quantity: 3.0 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection contains the official list of legal voters for counties in Arkansas during the 1960-1961 election year, and electors and poll taxes paid in Pulaski County from 1928-1963 (various).
Identification: BC.MSS.99.33
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains the official list of legal voters for counties in Arkansas during the 1960-1961 election year, and electors and poll taxes paid in Pulaski County from 1928-1963 (various).


Biographical Information

During a time in American history the payment of a poll tax was a prerequisite to voter registration. The poll tax was a fixed amount of money that a person was required to pay in order to vote. The official list of legal voters was comprised of voters who had met this requirement. Poll tax laws effectively restricted voter rights and disenfranchised a large segment of African American and poor white citizens.

In 1964, the 24th Amendment made poll taxes illegal in federal elections, and its use was finally banned in state elections in 1966 by the United States Supreme Court.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas
Poll Tax
Pulaski County (Ark.)
Voters lists
Voting--Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arkansas electors list collection, MSS. 99.33, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute.


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