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Arkansas Gazette Project

About the Project

William E. Woodruff, founder of the Arkansas Gazette Sketch of William Woodruff sailing up the Mississippi River with his printing presses in 1819.

The Arkansas Gazette Project was begun in January, 2000, to collect and preserve the history of the "oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi," which ended operations in 1991.  The project director is Roy Reed, a former reporter for the Gazette and The New York Times, and emeritus professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas.  He and others conducted interviews with former Gazette employees who experienced it as Arkansas's "newspaper of record."  The project received generous financial support from Hugh B. Patterson, Jr., Ralph B. Patterson, and Carrick H. Patterson.

Interviews

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  Interviewee Interviewer Date
PDF transcript online  Allbright, Charles Haddigan, Michael 3/30/2000
PDF transcript online  Allen, Nate Douglas, Bob 10/20/2000
PDF transcript online  Allen, Richard Reed, Roy 11/12/2000
PDF transcript online  Allin, Richard Garrison, Jerol 5/10/2000
PDF transcript online  Ashmore, Harry Reed, Roy 6/20/1992
PDF transcript online  Bailey, Jim McConnell, Jerry 3/31/2000
PDF transcript online  Baldridge Speed, Julie Garrison, Jerol 3/1/2000
PDF transcript online  Barden, Jim Ayres, Drummond 2/14/2001
PDF transcript online  Bell, Charles W. (Bill) Barden, Jim 8/30/2001
PDF transcript online  Best, Eddie Garrison, Jerol 1/10/2001
PDF transcript online  Best, Pat Garrison, Jerol 1/10/2001
PDF transcript online  Bolick, Wayne Garrison, Jerol 5/19/2000
PDF transcript online  Brantley, Max Dumas, Ernie 2/25/2000
PDF transcript online  Brummett, John Dumas, Ernie 6/25/2000
PDF transcript online  Carpenter, Liz Henson, Maria 1/11/2002
PDF transcript online  Clark, T. Patterson (“Patt”) Farris, Anne 9/19/2000
PDF transcript online  Coger, Fred Garrison, Jerol 3/6/2000
PDF transcript online  Cooper, Harvey Barden, Jim 3/14/2001
PDF transcript online  Crow, C. P. [Pat] Barden, Jim 4/3/2001
PDF transcript online  Danforth, Ken Farris, Anne 5/24/2000
PDF transcript online  Davis, Tom Reed, Roy 8/7/2000
PDF transcript online  Dhonau, Jerry Dumas, Ernie 3/3/2000
PDF transcript online  Donald, Leroy Thompson, John 3/9/2000
PDF transcript online  Douglas, Bob Reed, Roy 2/6/1997
PDF transcript online  Douglas, Bob Reed, Roy 2/14/1997
PDF transcript online  Douglas, Bob Reed, Roy 2/14/1997
PDF transcript online  Douglas, Bob Reed, Roy 6/8/2000
PDF transcript online  Douglas, Martha Reed, Roy 3/2/2000
PDF transcript online  Drury, Gerald Jones, Julia 7/20/2003
PDF transcript online  Dumas, Ernest Reed, Roy 2/17/2000
PDF transcript online  Dumas, Ernest Reed, Roy 5/10/2000
PDF transcript online  Dumas, Ernest Reed, Roy 10/24/2000
PDF transcript online  Dumas, Ernest Reed, Roy 10/19/2001
PDF transcript online  Duncan, Dean Reed, Roy 9/7/2000
PDF transcript online  Dungan, Rodney Stuck, Dorothy 11/13/2000
PDF transcript online  DuVall, Leland and Lettie Dumas, Ernie 5/11/2000
PDF transcript online  Farrar, Ronald Hinshaw, Dawn 9/29/2000
PDF transcript online  Farris, Anne Troop, Don 6/22/2000
PDF transcript online  Fisher, George Dumas, Ernie 8/5/2000
PDF transcript online  Foreman, Gene Jordan, Gerald 8/4/2000
PDF transcript online  Garrison, Jerol Reed, Roy 2/9/2000
PDF transcript online  Griffee, Carol Haddigan, Michael 10/14/2001
PDF transcript online  Hamburger, Thomas Farris, Anne 9/18/2000
PDF transcript online  Hamburger, Thomas Farris, Anne 1/10/2001
PDF transcript online  Hanchette, John Farris, Anne 1/29/2001
PDF transcript online  Harrison, Sean Morris, Scott 5/22/2002
PDF transcript online  Heinbockel, Charles S. Haddigan, Michael 3/12/2000
PDF transcript online  Henry, Orville Bailey, Jim 2/12/2001
PDF transcript online  Henson, Maria Beeber, Denise 7/2/2001
PDF transcript online  Holmes, Martin Morris, Scott 9/27/2002
PDF transcript online  Johnson, Paul Garrison, Jerol 11/29/2000
PDF transcript online  Jones, Julia Drury, Gerald 7/20/2003
PDF transcript online  Jordan, Wayne Dumas, Ernie 11/18/2000
PDF transcript online  Karnatz, Laurie Morris, Scott 7/2/2002
PDF transcript online  Keesee, Steve Haddigan, Michael 2/2/2001
PDF transcript online  King, Harry McConnell, Jerry 6/8/2001
PDF transcript online  Lancaster, Bob McCord, Bob 5/5/2000
PDF transcript online  Lewis, Willard (Bill) Reed, Roy 9/5/2000
PDF transcript online  McConnell, Jerry Reed, Roy 8/22/2000
PDF transcript online  McCord, Robert (Bob) McConnell, Jerry 10/20/2000
PDF transcript online  Meriwether, Jack Dumas, Ernie 11/28/2000
PDF transcript online  Moore, Wadie Haddigan, Michael 12/6/2000
PDF transcript online  Morris, Scott Reed, Roy 3/2/2001
PDF transcript online  Mosby, Joe Garrison, Jerol 2/28/2000
PDF transcript online  Moseley, Ray Reed, Roy 11/4/2000
PDF transcript online  Neuharth, Al Farris, Anne 5/25/2000
PDF transcript online  Nielsen, Paul Barden, Jim 2/21/2001
PDF transcript online  Oswald, Mark Dumas, Ernie 9/20/2001
PDF transcript online  Owens, Patrick Long, Ben 2/23/2001
PDF transcript online  Parker, Ken McCord, Bob 4/1/2002
PDF transcript online  Patterson, Carrick Reed, Roy 3/20/2000
PDF transcript online  Patterson, Hugh Reed, Roy 3/16/2000
PDF transcript online  Patterson, Hugh Reed, Roy 3/21/2000
PDF transcript online  Patterson, Hugh Reed, Roy 2/17/2000
PDF transcript online  Patterson, W. L. (Pat) Garrison, Jerol 6/1/2001
PDF transcript online  Peacock, Leslie Newell White, Mel 6/6/2005
PDF transcript online  Pine, Linda Garrison, Jerol 2/29/2000
PDF transcript online  Portis, Charles Reed, Roy 5/31/2001
PDF transcript online  Portis, Richard Reed, Roy 9/6/2000
PDF transcript online  Powell, James O. Dumas, Ernie 2/3/2000
PDF transcript online  Prescott, Gene McCord, Bob 7/6/2000
PDF transcript online  Reed, John Garrison, Jerol 8/27/2004
PDF transcript online  Reed, Leon Reed, Roy 1/14/2001
PDF transcript online  Reed, Roy (Part3) Baker, Harri 3/15/2000
PDF transcript online  Reed, Roy (Part4) Baker, Harri 5/5/2000
PDF transcript online  Reed, Roy (Part5) Baker, Harri 5/31/2000
PDF transcript online  Reed, Roy (Part6) Baker, Harri 7/7/2000
PDF transcript online  Reed, Roy (Part7) Baker, Harri 9/6/2000
PDF transcript online  Reed, Roy (Part8) Baker, Harri 11/29/2000
PDF transcript online  Reed, Roy (Part9) Baker, Harri 3/9/2001
PDF transcript online  Rixse, Charles McConnell, Jerry 10/8/2000
PDF transcript online  Ross, Margaret Reed, Roy 2/7/2000
PDF transcript online  Rouby, Jason McConnell, Jerry
PDF transcript online  Shelton, Bill Dumas, Ernie 2/23/2000
PDF transcript online  Shepherd, Aubrey James Reed, Roy 10/15/2000
PDF transcript online  Simmons, Bill Garrison, Jerol 1/4/2001
PDF transcript online  Smith, Doug Haddigan, Michael 3/24/2000
PDF transcript online  Speed, Julie Baldridge Garrison, Jerol 3/1/2000
PDF transcript online  Stephens, Donna Lampkin Garrison, Jerol 3/10/2000
PDF transcript online  Stern, Mort Reed, Roy 9/25/2000
PDF transcript online  Stroud, Scott Hinshaw, Dawn 2/28/2001
PDF transcript online  Terrell, David Dumas, Ernie 6/18/2003
PDF transcript online  Tirey, Brenda Dumas, Ernie 3/25/2001
PDF transcript online  Trimble, Travis Mac (Mike) Dumas, Ernie 10/14/2000
PDF transcript online  Walker, Tommy Garrison, Jerol 1/9/2002
PDF transcript online  Wells, George Dumas, Ernie 12/1/2001
PDF transcript online  White, Ray Garrison, Jerol 5/10/2000
PDF transcript online  Whitworth, William (Bill) McCord, Bob 2/2/2001
PDF transcript online  Williamson, Gaston Reed, Roy 10/25/2000
PDF transcript online  Wood, Farris Dumas, Ernie 4/12/2001
PDF transcript online  Woodruff, Dianne Garrison, Jerol 11/20/2000
PDF transcript online  Woodruff, John Garrison, Jerol 10/27/2000
PDF transcript online  Workman, John Stephens, Donna Lampkin 4/6/2001
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