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Orval Faubus collection

Orval Faubus collection

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Finding aid for the Orval Faubus collection

BC.MSS.04.06

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

July 14, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Central Arkansas Library System. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. (Little Rock, Ark.); Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994
Title: Orval Faubus collection
Dates: 1929-1994
Quantity: 4.75 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains various papers from the life and career of Orval Faubus. Much of the collection consists of newspaper clippings, especially editorial cartoons, from the years 1955 to 1967, when Faubus served as governor of Arkansas.
Identification: BC.MSS.04.06
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-0406

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains various papers from the life and career of Orval Faubus. The majority of the papers are newspaper clippings from the years that Faubus served as governor of Arkansas, with a particular focus on editorial cartoons. Faubus planned to publish a book of those cartoons, including his commentary, and many of his notes about those cartoons and surrounding events are included in the collection. Other correspondence, speeches, clippings, and documents are also included, including some diaries from Faubus's life before he entered politics.


Biographical Information

Orval Eugene Faubus (1910–1994) served six consecutive terms as governor of Arkansas, holding the office longer than any other person. His record was in many ways progressive, but he is most widely remembered for his attempt to block the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School in 1957. His stand against what he called "forced integration" resulted in President Dwight D. Eisenhower's sending federal troops to Little Rock (Pulaski County) to enforce the 1954 desegregation ruling of the Supreme Court. . . . Continuing reading this biographical information about Faubus at the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=102


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

American newspapers -- Arkansas -- Little Rock
Arkansas -- History -- 20th century
Arkansas -- Politics and government
Arkansas -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Arkansas. Governor
Civil rights movements -- Arkansas -- History -- 20th century
Elections -- Arkansas -- History -- 20th century
Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994
Madison County (Ark.)
Political participation -- Arkansas
Political satire -- Arkansas
Race relations -- Arkansas
Race relations -- Southern States
Segregation and the press

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Orval Faubus collection, MSS.04.06, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

This collection is composed of donations from various individuals.


Related Material

The bulk of Faubus's papers are available at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. You can view the finding aid to that collection online by visiting http://libinfo.uark.edu/SpecialCollections/findingaids/faubusaids/1faubusintro.html.


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