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This collection contains a final grant report, and a three-volume inventory of recording documents and artifacts contained in the Bates House Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection consists of a final grant report from the L. C. and Daisy Bates Museum Foundation. The Bates were newspaper publishers and civil rights activists in Arkansas and Little Rock. The foundation received a Curtis H. Sykes Memorial grant from the Black History Commission of Arkansas. The Black History Commissioner of Arkansas (BHCA) was created by Act 1233 of 1991 and is composed of seven members appointed by the governor with approval of the Senate. The BHCA is charged with preserving the history of black Arkansans and black communities in Arkansas. This commission also encourages research of Arkansas’ black history and promotes teaching black history in Arkansas schools. Grants are awarded from the BHCA in a concerted effort to ensure Arkansas’ black history is collected and preserved. The Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program was established in 2009 by Act 660 to honor the program’s namesake who served as chair of the commission from 1993-2007.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)





Resource Type



L.C. and Daisy Bates Museum Foundation grant report, BHC.001.012


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

L.C. and Daisy Bates Museum Foundation grant report, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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