Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Oscar B. Robbins Collection, MS.000174

Oscar B. Robbins was born in Rose Bud (White County), Arkansas, on December 26, 1885.  Robbins graduated from Ouachita College in Arkadelphia, where he had participated in football and track. He was principal at schools in Rose Bud and Floyd, and helped organize Woodmen of the World insurance benefits for Arkansas. He was also a representative in the Arkansas legislature prior to his service in World War I. Robbins began a successful business career by purchasing a Ford dealership in Heber Springs in 1919 and was later president of Cleburne County Bank.

This collection focuses on the World War I era, describing some aspects of Oscar Robbins' life as a college student, educator, representative, and soldier.

Finding aid:

  • Personal (Box 1)
    • 1. Correspondence, 1912-1919
  • Financial
    • 2. Bank and tax records, 1913-1942
    • 3. Retirement and insurance records, 1918-1943
    • 4. John Robbins, 1938-1939
  • Ouachita Baptist University
    • 5. Official records
    • 6. Class notes, papers, exams
    • 7. Miscellaneous
  • Educator, high school
    • 8. Miscellaneous, 1914
  • House of Representatives (Box 2)
    • 9. Petitions, elections, miscellaneous
    • 10. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings
  • Service in World War I
    • 11. Service records
    • 12. Final rosters, passenger lists, 1919
    • 13. Miscellaneous
  • Woodmen of the World
    • 14. Miscellaneous, 1915-1919
  • Miscellaneous
    • 15. Miscellaneous

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