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ORVAL EUGENE FAUBUS FILES, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Investigative reports, 1954-1969
Manuscript Collection MC 1324

THE ORVAL EUGENE FAUBUS INVESTIGATION

The FBI files pertain to Orval Eugene Faubus' controversial attendance at Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas in 1935; integration of Public Schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Governor Faubus' contempt of court; and two separate extortion investigations, 1958 and 1964.

THE COLLECTION

Special Collections Division purchased photocopies of Federal Bureau of Investigation on October 30, 1994.

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, October 1995. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Contents of Collection

Box 1
  1. File #100-414077 (Part I-III): Inquiry made at the request of Assistant Attorney General William F.Tompkins. Investigation based on an allegation that Faubus, a Major in the United States Army Reserve, falsely executed a "Loyalty Certificate for Personnel of the Armed Forces," to conceal his association with Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas. This allegation came out during the primary political campaign between Faubus and Governor Francis Cherry.
  2. File #100-414077: Investigation requested by U.S. District Judge Ronald N. Davies into Governor Faubus' interfering with the Supreme Court decision on integration in Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  3. File #100-414077: Investigation prompted by Faubus's accusation that the Federal Government used the Revenue Service as a punitive measure because of his segregation stand.
Box 2
  1. File #35361 and #9-26769 (Part I-V): Correspondence and FBI Laboratory reports generated as a result of investigation regarding threatening phone calls and a letter received by Governor Faubus, September 1957.
  2. File #9-42344: Correspondence and FBI Laboratory reports concerning two threatening letters written to Faubus in June 1964.

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