Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Young Family
- Robert A. and Vivian Young Papers
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 789
- .5 linear feet (1 box)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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The Robert A. and Vivian Young Papers was donated to the Special Collections Department by Robert A. Young, III, of Fort Smith, Arkansas on March 30, 1987.
Processed by Anthony J. Wappel; completed in March, 1989.
Preferred Form of Citation
Robert A. and Vivian Young Papers (MC 789), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
Robert A. Young, Jr. (1908-1973) was born at Greenwood (Sebastian County), Arkansas. He attended Greenwood public schools and Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri before attending Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas where he graduated in 1930. Young then attended the University of Arkansas Law School where he graduated in 1933.
Immediately upon graduating, Young formed the law partnership of Miles, Armstrong, and Young. In 1940, he secured a permit for the operation of the Chaffee Transit Company between Ft. Smith and Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. Eleven years later, in 1951, Young purchased Arkansas Motor Freight Lines, Inc. In 1957, he added to this the Best Motor Lines, of Dallas, Texas, combining the two companies under the name Arkansas-Best Freight Systems, Inc.
Robert A. Young, Jr. was also a member of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, the Transport Insurance Company Board of Directors, and the City National Bank of Fort Smith Board of Directors. Young's wife was the former Vivian Curtis, another native of Greenwood, Arkansas. Young had three children--Mrs. Janelle Hembree, Mrs. Marilyn Speed, and Robert A. Young, III.
Scope and Content Note
The papers contain a biographical sketch of Robert A. Young, clippings pertaining to Vivian Young's involvement with the Women's Arkansas State Golf Tournament, and a collection of photographs of various dignitaries, including Orval Faubus, Hubert Humphrey, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials arranged by format.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||
Biographical sketch of Robert A. Young, Jr., ca. 1960
|Box 1||Folder 2||
Arkansas Best Freight System annual reports, 1959 and 1961; system map, n.d.; and other papers, 1961-1968
|Box 1||Folder 3||
Arkansas Best Freight System magazine By-Lines,and other publications, 1953-1977
|Box 1||Folder 4||
Papers and photographs pertaining to Robert A. Young, Jr.'s visit to the U. S. Army Infantry Center at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Sep-63
|Box 1||Folder 5||
Clippings pertaining mostly to the Hardscrabble Country Club in Ft. Smith and the Women's Arkansas State Golf Tournament, 1942-1957
|Box 1||Folder 6||
Christmas cards from John F. Kennedy, Orval Faubus, and Winthrop Rockefeller, ca. 1960-1965
|Box 1||Folder 7||
Awards--Robert A. Young Jr., 1930-1972
|Box 1||Folder 8||
Awards--Vivian Young, 1928 and 1978
|Box 1||Folder 9||
Photographs: Blue Angels, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 10||
Photographs: City National Bank Board of Directors, 1964
|Box 1||Folder 11||
Photographs: Orval Faubus, ca. 1957
|Box 1||Folder 12||
Photographs: Judge Ben Geren, 1959
|Box 1||Folder 13||
Photographs: Ivo Gilbert, ca. 1925
|Box 1||Folder 14||
Photographs: Golf Tournament, 1959-1960
|Box 1||Folder 15||
Photographs: Greenwood High School students class reunion, 1978
|Box 1||Folder 16||
Photographs: Oren Harris, 1958
|Box 1||Folder 17||
Photographs: Hubert Humphrey, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 18||
Photographs: Lyndon Johnson, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 19||
Photographs: Jack Kennedy, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 20||
Photographs: Transport Insurance Company Directors, 1964
|Box 1||Folder 21||
Photographs: University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 22||
Photographs: Unidentified groups, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 23||
Photographs: ABF Truck, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 24||
Photographs: Greenwood Coal Mine, 1937
|Box 1||Folder 25||
Photographs: Sketch of Robert A. Young, III, n.d.
END OF COLLECTION