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William Fulbright 1944 Campaign Broadside

Identifier: MSS-4320

Scope and Contents

One political campaign broadside in support of J. William Fulbright during the 1945 United States Senate race against Homer Adkins in Arkansas. The broadside was created by Pulaski County Friends of Bill Fulbright for U.S. Senator and is titled, "This is a response to Adkins' Campaign of Hate." The broadside details Adkins' racial prejudice and Fulbright's opposition to it, as well as other key issues Fulbright supported.


  • 1944

Physical Description

Broadsheet is in protective laminated covering.

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Biographical / Historical

James William Fulbright (1905-1995) was a politician who represented Arkansas in the United States Senate for six terms from 1945-1974 until he was defeated and resigned. Fulbright received a Bachelor's degree in history at the University of Arkansas before he became a Rhodes Scholar and studied at Pembroke College at Oxford University. Prior to his political career, Fulbright taught law at the University of Arkansas from 1936-1939 and was appointed president of the school in 1939, becoming the youngest university president in the United States. After an abrupt firing at the University of Arkansas, Fulbright took an interest in politics. In 1942 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives for a single term. Fulbright then ran for and won the United States Senate seat for Arkansas in the 1944 election. In his senate career, Fulbright developed ideas and positions on multilateralism, the federal European union, and criticism of the Vietnam War, among many other policies. After retiring from the Senate, Fulbright practiced international law until 1993. That same year President Clinton presented Fulbright with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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Broadsheet is in protective laminated covering.
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