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Robert A. and Vivian Young Papers

Identifier: MC 789

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.


  • 1928-1978


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

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.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel; completed in March, 1989.



Robert A. and Vivian Young Papers
Anthony J. Wappel
Language of description
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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
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