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Collection Number: 03248-z

Collection Title: Philip Charles Cocke Speeches, 1907-1948.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 50 items
Abstract Philip Charles Cocke (1879-1949) of Asheville, N.C., was a lawyer, Democratic Party worker, local official, and member of many fraternal orders. He was known as an impromtu speaker and orator for local occasions and celebrations. The collection includes speeches, mostly undated, made by Philip Charles Cocke. Speech topics include the Democratic Party, history, and politics.
Creator Cocke, Philip Charles, 1879-1949.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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No usage restrictions.
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 Philip Charles Cocke Speeches, #3248-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William J. Cocke of Asheville, N.C., 1956.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Philip Charles Cocke (1879-1949) of Asheville, N.C., was the son of William J. Cocke, Jr. and Maria Johnston Cocke. He attended Wofford College and law school at the University of North Carolina. He was a Democratic Party worker; judge of City Police Court, 1909; special judge of Superior Court; reading clerk in the North Carolina state senate, 1923; and a member of many fraternal organizations including the Elks, Masons, Knights Templars, Shriners, Odd Fellows, Moose, and others. He was known as an impromptu speaker and orator for local occasions and celebrations and a writer of feature stories.

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The collection includes speeches, mostly undated, made by Philip Charles Cocke. Speech topics include the Democratic Party, history, and politics.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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