Creator

Date Original

1969-1973

Description

This collection contains correspondence, memos, minutes and entries to and from the Arkansas Creed Selection Committee.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Arkansas Creed Selection Committee was formed after the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 2 of 1969, introduced by state representative Roscoe Brown of Jonesboro. State historian, Dr. John Ferguson, was officially appointed head of the Creed Commission on March 3, 1970. Thirteen semifinalists were selected from ninety-one entries. The thirteen were narrowed down to a further top three, but no clear winner was selected. Instead, Dr. Ferguson wrote a new creed using the best elements from the top three. The new creed was introduced in the summer of 1972.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.040.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Creed Selection Committee papers, SMC.040.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Creed Selection Committee papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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