Congressional Papers of James W. Trimble of Arkansas (1945-1967)

Collection Summary

Title: Congressional Papers of James W. Trimble of Arkansas (1945-1967)
Call Number: MS 75-13
Size: 1.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Ruth Trimble
Processed by: KJB, 9-14-1983; SMC, 7-11-1999; MN, 11-26-2013
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

This collection of James W. Trimble's papers contains his congressional files from 1945 to 1967. The papers cover such issues as agriculture, the Beaver Dam, Buffalo River, Crooked Creek Dam, Farmers Home Administration, Federal Communications Commission, Indian Land Claim (Kaw), and the Office of Economic Opportunity. Also included in the collection are miscellaneous speeches, Washington correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs.


James W. Trimble was born in Carroll Country, Arkansas, in 1894. After graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1917, he served as a lawyer, prosecuting attorney and circuit judge. He was elected to Congress as Representative from the Third District of Arkansas in 1944 and served continuously in Congress until he was defeated for re-election in 1966. He died March 10, 1972.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 2 FF 13 Work Files. Arranged alphetically.
Series 2 Box 2 FF 14-17 Other Files. Includes newspaper clippings, photographs and miscellaneous materials.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Work Files

Box 1 FF 1 Academies
Box 1 FF 2 Agriculture Department
Box 1 FF 3 Agriculture Department – Forest Services Southern Region
Box 1 FF 4 Air Force Academy
Box 1 FF 5 Arkansas River Newspaper Clippings
Box 1 FF 6 Beaver Dam
Box 1 FF 7 Berryville Restoration Plans
Box 1 FF 8 Bills Introduced by Congressman Trimble (printed material)
Box 1 FF 9 Buffalo River Gilbert Dam
Box 1 FF 10 Bulls Shoals Norfolk – Dedication
Box 1 FF 11 Constituent Correspondence
Box 1 FF 12 Constituent Requests
Box 1 FF 13 Crooked Creek Dam
Box 1 FF 14 Election Materials
Box 1 FF 15 Farmers Home Administration
Box 1 FF 16 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Box 1 FF 17 Fort Smith National Historical Site
Box 1 FF 18 Inauguration 1961
Box 1 FF 19 Indian Land Claim (Kaw) – John Moncravie
Box 1 FF 20 Invitations and Programs
Box 1 FF 21 La Belle Point Historical Site
Box 1 FF 22 Lake Leatherwood Project, Eureka Springs (File 1)
Box 1 FF 23 Lake Leatherwood Project, Eureka Springs (File 2)
Box 2 FF 1 Military Academy Applications, Class of 1966
Box 2 FF 2 Naval Academy Applications, Class of 1966
Box 2 FF 3 News Releases
Box 2 FF 4 OEO (Office of Economic Opportunity)
Box 2 FF 5 Ozarks Region Program
Box 2 FF 6 Post Office
Box 2 FF 7 Pea Ridge Park
Box 2 FF 8 Report of Special Study Mission on Visits to Headquarters of Six Specialized Agencies of the UN, September 1957
Box 2 FF 9 Speeches
Box 2 FF 10 Trimble Defeated
Box 2 FF 11 Washington Correspondence
Box 2 FF 12 White River Basin
Box 2 FF 13 Wolf House National Historic Site

Series 2 ‒ Other Files

Box 2 FF 14 Newspaper Clippings (File 1)
Box 2 FF 15 Newspaper Clippings (File 2)
Box 2 FF 16 Photographs
Box 2 FF 17 Miscellaneous