Arkansas--the winning side of the war on poverty, 1964-1980.
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Published by Division of Community Services, Dept. of Human Services in Little Rock, Ark. (1306 Donaghy Bldg., Little Rock 72201) .
Written in English



  • Arkansas.,
  • United States.


  • Public welfare -- Arkansas.,
  • Federal aid to public welfare -- United States.

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Cover title.

ContributionsArkansas. Division of Community Services.
LC ClassificationsHV98.A65 A48 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination52 p. :
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3143182M
LC Control Number82620620

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