Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday Wonderful Collection: Elvin and Ruby Faubus papers, MS.000343

Elvin and Ruby Faubus were the brother and sister-in-law of Arkansas Governor Orval E. Faubus. Elvin Carl Faubus was born in Combs, Arkansas (Madison County), on August 15, 1913. He married Ruby Casteel on October 2, 1935. He later moved to Fayetteville where he served on the Arkansas Commerce Commission. He died April 13, 1983. Ruby Casteel Faubus was born in St. Paul, Arkansas (Madison County), on July 7, 1915. She died in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 4, 1984.

The Elvin and Ruby Faubus papers contain scrapbooks, newsclippings, photos and campaign memorabilia concerning Elvin's brother, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus. The correspondence contained in this collection covers the time Orval Faubus served in Europe during World War II.

  • Correspondence 1944-1947
    • 1. 1944: Orval Faubus World War II letters to Elvin Faubus (Box 1)
    • 2. 1944-1945: Orval Faubus World War II memorabilia
    • 3. 1945: Orval Faubus World War II letters to Elvin Faubus
    • 4. 1947: Elvin and Ruby Faubus correspondence
    • 5. Undated: Elvin and Ruby Faubus correspondence
    • 6. Undated: Miscellaneous postcards
  • Governor material
    • 1. 1955, 1961: Governor Orval Faubus inauguration programs (Box 2)
    • 2. 1960: Southern Governor's Conference packet
    • 3. 1964: Presidential inauguration packet
    • 4. 1964: Governor Orval Faubus Christmas card
    • 5. 1967: Governor Orval Faubus farewell address
  • Newspapers and magazines (Box 3)
  • Orval Faubus campaign memorabilia (Box 4)
  • Scrapbook, newsclippings (Box 5)
  • Scrapbooks (Box 6)
  • Photos (Box 7)

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