Chairman of County Councils of Defense

County Council Members

Andrews, C.B.
Atkins, W.S.
Bevens, Edwin
Bloodworth, C.T.
Brown, W.W.
Browning, J.K.
Burke, F.N.
Burrow, P.L.
Carroll, J.W.
Carson, J.F.
Casey, S.M.,
Cole, W.D., Jr.
Compton, R.T.
Condray, C.E.
Cooley, H.M.
Curry, Jack,
Dillion, J.P.
DuLaney, A.D.
Duncan, S.K.
Dunlap, D. Ward
Eberts, H.F.H.
Elbert, Godwin
Elsken, Conrad
Emory, Houston
Fairfield, A.B.
Galloway, W.E.
Garrett, Lon
Garvin, F.M.
Gates, J.M.
Gillespie, C.E.
Guthrie, L.M.
Hampton, John R.
Hardage, Joe
Harville, R.T.
Henry, G.A., Dr.
Hudspeth, A.T.
Jernigan, A.W.
Johnson, Smith A.
Johnson, C.G.
Johnson, W.H.
Killgore, A.S.
Killough, O.N.
Ladd, E.P.
Langley, S.S.
Lewis, A.T.
Lindsey, J.H., Dr.
Longley, N.A.
Mahony, Joe
Mann, S.H.
Mason, J.E.
McKnight, J.S.
McMasters, T.E.
Meiser, Eli
Metcalf, J.R.
Milwee, R.F.
Moore, J.W.
Morley, K.G.
Norman, George
Parker, E.A.
Payne, W.B.
Pettigrew, T.A.
Ponder, H.L.
Rainwater, Loid
Rector, George L.
Reed, Howard
Rowell, A.H.
Russel, R.H.
Sain, J.G.
Scott, P.D.
St. John, V.W.
Stayton, Jos. M.
Stewart, W.D.
Streett, W.G.
Sullivan, Arthur
Thompson, R.R.
Thorn, H.B.
Ward, J.B.
Whyte, H.R.
Williams, C.X.
Wilson, J.R.
Winham, Allen
Womble, W.E.

Arkansas State Council of Defense Members

Brough, Charles H., Governor of Arkansas
Townsend, Wallace, Director

State Council Members

Bond, John L.
Brasher, Walter G.
Calvert, C.C.
Couch, Harvey C.
Dean, J.W.
England, Lloyd,
Frauenthal, Ida
Futrall, John C.
Futrall, Junius M.
Garrison, Charles W., Dr.
Gibbons, John R.
Hamp, Williams
Harper, Clio
Hemingway, John H.
Hemingway, W.L.
House, Joseph W., Jr.
Pace, Frank
Reaves, E.T.
Remmel, Harmon L.
Speed, J. Smith
Sprague, W.G.
Taylor, Chas. E.
Townsend, Wallace
Trieber, Jacob Judge
Vinsonhaler, Frank, Dr.
Vision, J.R.
Whipple, Durand Major
Wright, Hamp

Correspondence from the Council of National Defense, 1918 October 8

The National Council of Defense sent a letter to the Southern State Division of the Woman’s Committee letting them know that the National Council did not want a separate organization for black women as was done for white women.  The National Council felt that if a separate organization were formed, that it would put an overemphasis on black people

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_08_20_08, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Correspondence to Victor Olander, Illinois State Council of Defense, 1917 July 5

Victor Olander from the Illinois State Council of Defense suggested that the Arkansas State Council of Defense suppress the spread of the “Chicago Defender” in Arkansas. Olander states that this paper influenced the exodus of the black population from the south.

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_01_05_47, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Correspondence from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1918 October 10

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wrote to the Arkansas Council of National Defense asking them to ban the showing of “The Birth of a Nation” in the interest of national morale.

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_03_11_27,  Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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“Scipio Jones to Give 200 to War Fund Drive,” Arkansas Democrat

The Arkansas Democrat, 1918 November 8, states that Scipio Jones was giving $200 of his own money to the war fund drive on top of what he had already given. Scipio Jones was an influential black attorney and community leader that served as the State Chairman of the Colored Auxiliary Council where he was tasked with organizing and running the council’s agenda.

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Sections 107-118) which allows for the reproduction of the copyrighted material “for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research.” (17 U.S.C. Section 107) Any use of these materials for commercial purposes or in excess of Title 17 Section 107 will be subject to the law for copyright infringement. 

 

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Correspondence to J.L. Bond, 1918 December 19

The Arkansas State Council of Defense wrote to tell John L. Bond that they would wait to make any decision on the recommendation made by P.L. Dorman. The black council members were not allowed to manage themselves, they were under the direct supervision of John Bond and Wallace Townsend.

Source: Arkansas State Council of Defense, MS.000490, ASA_CouncilDefense_MS490_08_20_21,  Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

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“Colored Patriots of Arkansas, Attention!,” Arkansas Democrat

This article from the Arkansas Democrat, 1918 November 2, showcases the different black leaders who worked with the Council of Defense on the Colored Auxiliary Council. The leaders of the community were trying to raise a minimum of $400,000 dollars during the month of November. The Auxiliary Council had its first meeting on August 10, 1918 and by November the committee was working hard to rise money for the war effort.

Rights: Fair Use” copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code,
Sections 107-118) which allows for the reproduction of the copyrighted material “for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research.” (17 U.S.C. Section 107) Any use of these materials for commercial purposes or in excess of Title 17 Section 107 will be subject to the law for copyright infringement. 

 

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“Colored People and the War Work Campaign,” Arkansas Democrat

This article from the Arkansas Democrat, 1918 October 23, details the black communities’ work on the War Campaign for the Colored Auxiliary Council.  The Council wanted to raise $400,00 on behalf of the African American population. Prior to the advent of the Colored Auxiliary Council, the work of the black community in Arkansas was counted with the rest of the Arkansas population, but after this point, the donations were to be keep separated.

Rights: Fair Use” copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code,
Sections 107-118) which allows for the reproduction of the copyrighted material “for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research.” (17 U.S.C. Section 107) Any use of these materials for commercial purposes or in excess of Title 17 Section 107 will be subject to the law for copyright infringement. 

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Council of Defense Registration Cards, Mrs. A. Henry

The Women’s Council of Defense registration card for enrollment to work in the war effort. Information includes name, age, address, marital status, country of birth, color, time that could be devoted for service, occupation, education, physical health, and information about what kind of work each woman was qualified to do. This card was filled out by Mrs. A. Henry from Van Buren, Arkansas registering for the Women’s Council.

Source: Council of Defense Records, MS.000490, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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