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John Samuel Faubus Correspondence and Miscellaneous Records

Identifier: MS F27js 301

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other records created or received by John Samuel Faubus.

Records consist principally of correspondence, exchanged 1942-1966 with political leaders and with political sympathetic "Free-thinkers" and "Liberals," in expression of political opinions. Included are copies of Faubus' letters, many pseudonymous, addressed to editors of newspapers and intended for publication.

Other records, pertaining to Orval E. Faubus, include war-time (1944-1945) souvenirs, letters (1944 1946) from and poems (c 1959-1965) by him. Correspondents include Clyde Taylor Ellis, James William Fulbright, Wilton Robert Stephens, and James William Trimble.


  • Creation: 1913-1966


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

John Samuel "Little Sam" Faubus (1887-1966), was a native-born Madison County, Ark, farmer and sometime miner, migrant farm worker, lumberjack, door-to-door salesman, wartime defense plant worker, and Justice of the Peace who was a life-long observer and commentator on the national, state, and local political scene, a member of the Socialist Party (1913-1933), and the father of Orval Eugene Faubus, six-term (1955-1967) Governor of Arkansas.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Arranged in 4 series.

  1. Biographical Materials, 1913-1963
  2. Personal Correspondence, 1942-1966
  3. Records Pertaining to His Son, Orval Eugene Faubus, 1934-1946
  4. Letters to Carl Doss, 1953-1966

Acquisition Information

The John Samuel Faubus Correspondence and Miscellaneous Records were separated from MC 301, the Orval Eugene Faubus Papers, in November 1980. MC 301 was gifted to Special Collections by the University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc. in September, 1978.

Related Materials

Records relating to the John Samuel Faubus Correspondence and Miscellaneous Records include:

Orval Eugene Faubus Papers MS F27 301

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel Sizer; completed in March 1981.

John Samuel Faubus Correspondence and Miscellaneous Records
Samuel Sizer
March 1981
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444