ORVAL EUGENE FAUBUS FILES, FEDERAL BUREAU OF
Investigative reports, 1954-1969
Manuscript Collection MC 1324
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.
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,
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- File #9-42344: Correspondence and FBI Laboratory reports
concerning two threatening letters written to Faubus in June
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