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Last updated on Friday, March 28, 2014, 9:22 am

UA Opens Bumpers Papers to the Public

The University of Arkansas on March 19 officially made available to the public the papers of former Arkansas Gov. and U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers. The archive, which was donated to the university’s special collections department by Bumpers in 2000, is comprised of 1,200 boxes of material, including tokens of his personal life and legislative career, personal and office records, campaign materials, correspondence and photographs.  It took years to sort through the “treasure trove of information” Bumpers amass ed over several decades, said UA provost Sharon Gaber, during a ceremony marking the opening. “This collection will help confirm his legacy and ensure the historical record is accurate.” Before entering politics, Bumpers was influential in his hometown, urging... [ MORE ]

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