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Collection Number: 04629

Collection Title: Boyd Cathey Papers, 1965-1998

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Size 6 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1800 items)
Abstract Boyd Cathey of Raleigh, N.C., was a political conservative; senior editor of The Southern Partisan, a conservative quarterly; and co-editor of The Conservative Perspective: A View from North Carolina (1988). The collection contains materials relating to the political campaigns of several North Carolina and national conservative political candidates. Included are clippings, campaign literature, some correspondence, and other items from the campaigns of David B. Funderburk for United States Senate, 1985-1986; Pat Robertson for president, 1987-1988; Jesse Helms for United States Senate, 1988-1990; and Pat Buchanan for president, 1991-1992. Cathey was particularly active in the Robertson and Buchanan campaigns. There are also a few letters from Senator Sam Ervin Jr., Terry Sanford, historian Gene Genovese, writer Russell Kirk, film critic Norman Stewart, and Vincent S. Waters, Roman Catholic bishop of Raleigh. Materials in additions are similar to the materials in the original political deposit and relate to elections in 1992 and 1996.
Creator Cathey, Boyd.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Boyd Cathey Papers #4629, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Boyd Cathey of Raleigh, N.C., in September 1992 with subsequent additions.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Boyd Cathey of Raleigh, N.C., was a political conservative; senior editor of The Southern Partisan, a conservative quarterly; and co-editor of The Conservative Perspective: A View from North Carolina (1988).

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The papers of political conservative and editor Boyd Cathey of Raleigh, N.C., contain materials relating to the political campaigns of several North Carolina and national conservative political candidates. Included are clippings, campaign literature, some correspondence, and other items from the campaigns of David B. Funderburk for United States Senate, 1985-1986; Pat Robertson for president, 1987-1988; Jesse Helms for United States Senate, 1988-1990; and Pat Buchanan for president, 1991-1992. Cathey was particularly active in the Robertson and Buchanan campaigns. There are also a few letters from Senator Sam Ervin Jr., Terry Sanford, historian Gene Genovese, writer Russell Kirk, film critic Norman Stewart, and Vincent S. Waters, Roman Catholic bishop of Raleigh. Materials in additions are similar to the materials in the original political deposit and relate to elections in 1992 and 1996.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. David B. Funderburk for President, 1985-1986.

About 150 items.

Clippings, position papers, campaign materials, and a few letters. Cathey served on the statewide steering committee to elect Funderburk and was a personal friend of the candidate.

Folder 1-4

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

David B. Funderburk for president #04629, Series: "1. David B. Funderburk for President, 1985-1986." Folder 1-4

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988.

About 4000 items.

Clippings, a few routine letters, campaign materials, and other items relating to political matters; a few items relating to The Southern Partisan; and copies of The Conservative Perspective, 1984-1988.

Folder 5

Bill Boyd for lieutenant governor #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 5

Pat Buchanan, 1988 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 5

Folder 6

George Bush for president #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 6

Cartoons and other political clippings, 1984 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 6

Folder 7

The Conservative Perspective #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 7

Folder 8

Robert Done, 1986 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 8

Elections, 1986 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 8

Tom Fetzer for Congress, 1987-188 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 8

Folder 9

James C. Green for governor, 1984 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 9

Hart/Mondale primaries, 1984 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 9

Folder 10

Jack Kemp campaign, 1988 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 10

Folder 11

North Carolina governor and lieutenant governor races, 1988 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 11

Folder 12

Graham Penny for state Senate #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 12

Presidential races, 1984, 1987-1988 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 12

Primary, 1988 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 12

Folder 13

The Southern Partisan, 1984-1988 #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 13

Folder 14

Miscellaneous bumper stickers and other campaign materials #04629, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Political Papers, 1965, 1984-1988." Folder 14

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About 600 items.

Clippings, form letters, planning documents, press releases, and some correspondence relating to the North Carolina Americans for Robertson, which Cathey co-chaired with Representative Edgar Starnes. Also included are two commercially produced campaign cassettes.

Folder 15-27

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Pat Robertson for president #04629, Series: "3. Pat Robertson for President, 1987-1988." Folder 15-27

Audiotape T-4629/1-2

T-4629/1

T-4629/2

Pat Robertson commerical recordings #04629, Series: "3. Pat Robertson for President, 1987-1988." T-4629/1-2

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Jesse Helms/James Hunt, 1982-1984.

About 50 items.

Clippings, letters to editors, and other materials relating to controversies between Senator Jesse Helms and North Carolina Governor James Hunt.

Folder 28-29

Folder 28

Folder 29

Jesse Helms/James Hunt #04629, Series: "4. Jesse Helms/James Hunt, 1982-1984." Folder 28-29

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Jesse Helms for Senate, 1988-1990.

About 50 items.

Clippings, campaign materials, a few letters, and other items relating to the campaign.

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

Jesse Helms for Senate #04629, Series: "5. Jesse Helms for Senate, 1988-1990." Folder 30-31

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About 150 items.

Clippings, campaign materials, planning documents, and a few letters relating to the campaign for which Cathey was North Carolina chair.

Folder 32-36

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Pat Buchanan for President #04629, Series: "6. Pat Buchanan for President, 1991-1992." Folder 32-36

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7. Correspondence, 1967-1991.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of February 1994 (Acc. 94023), 1985-1992

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of January 1997 (Acc. 97011), 1985-1992

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of December 1997 (Acc. 97197), 1996-1997

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of December 1998 (Acc. 98266), 1991-1998

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, Linda Sellars, 1992, 1999

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, August 2006

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