Creator

Date Original

1912-1943

Description

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

Biographical/Historical Note

Oscar B. Robbins was born in Rose Bud (White County), Arkansas, on December 26, 1885. He married Minnie Lee Jones of Mt. Vernon (Faulkner County) on Christmas day, 1917, at the Marion Hotel in Little Rock. The couple had no children. 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 his successful business career by purchasing a Ford dealership in Heber Springs in 1919. Among his other professional endeavors, he was president of the Cleburne County Bank. Oscar Robbins died July 23, 1946 and is buried in the Robbins family plot in the Heber Springs Cemetery.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000174

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Oscar B. Robbins collection, MS.000174

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Oscar B. Robbins collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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