Screenshot of Dale Bumpers exhibit

Dale Bumpers Gubernatorial Papers

Dale Bumpers’ governorship and his legislative program occurred at a pivotal time in Arkansas and set a new tone for the state when the rest of the South was also undergoing many changes. Historians and commentators consider the 1971-1973 regular and special legislative sessions among the most important in the state’s history. Bumpers’ gubernatorial papers will serve as a rich, permanent source of research into this important shift in the state’s direction.