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This collection is essentially a continuation of the Orval Eugene Faubus Papers, 1910...(1939-74)-1978 (MS/F27/301/FAUBUS). Materials in this collection pertain primarily to the life of Orval Faubus following his six terms as governor of Arkansas. Included are items pertaining to his marriage to Elizabeth (Beth) Drake Thompson Westmoreland (1969); his adoption of her daughter, Kim Elizabeth, and son, Frederick ("Ric" or "Ricci") King (1971); Beth's death (1983); and his marriage to Janice (Jan) Wittenburg (1986).
The collection includes correspondence, materials pertaining to the books written by Orval Faubus, speeches, diaries and appointment books, souvenirs and mementos, clippings, items pertaining to Faubus's military service, photographs, and sound and video recordings. Much of the collection, especially the photographs, pertains to Beth and her family.
RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Grade books ("Arkansas School Registers") from 1928-1935, when Faubus taught school in Madison County are restricted in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (U. S. Code). Researchers desiring access to the material should consult with the Head of Special Collections.
Processed by Vera Ekechukwu and Nan Lawler, August 1995. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.