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Craighead County Citizens for McClellan Collection

Identifier: ASTATE-2018-11-18

Scope and Contents

The Craighead County Citizens for McClellan Collection is comprised of 3 series, 8 subseries, and 20 folders: Receipts and Expenditures (2 subseries), Media Coverage (2 subseries), and Campaign Tools and Facts (4 subseries).


  • 1972


Conditions Governing Access

This manuscript collection consists of physical materials. This collection has not been digitized. This collection is open for research use only in the Archives' Reading Room. It is not available for request through Interlibrary Loan. Please contact the archive via email ( at least a week in advance of your arrival to ensure the availability of the material.

Biographical / Historical

John Little McClellan was born on a farm near Sheridan, Arkansas in 1896. He was active in local democratic politics and served in several public offices both at the state and federal level. During World War I, he enlisted in the army and served as first lieutenant in the aviation section of the Signal Corps. He was city attorney for Malvern, Arkansas from 1920 to 1926, after which he was elected prosecuting attorney for Hot Springs County. McClellan sought and won election to the United States House of Representatives in 1934 and re-election in 1936. In 1942, he enterered and won the United States Senate race and served as the Arkansas Senator for 35 years until his death in 1977.


0.834 Linear Feet (This collection is comprised of 20 folders within 2 document boxes. )




This collection was formed by the 1972 the Craighead County Citizens Committee created to campaign for the election of John Little McClellan to the United States Senate. This collection contains information documenting McClellan's successful campaign.


No further additions to this collection are expected.
Craighead County Citizens for McClellan Collection Finding Aid
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections - Dean B. Ellis Library Repository

Arkansas State University
Dean B. Ellis Library
P.O. Box 2040
State University AR 72467 United States
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