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Collection Number: 03841

Collection Title: Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972

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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 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 800 items)
Abstract Claude Currie of Durham, N.C., was a Democratic state senator representing the 11th District (Durham, Orange, and Person counties), and chairman of the Committee on Public Health, 1971-1972. The collection includes the political papers of Currie relating to the 1971 session of the North Carolina General Assembly. Included are correspondence, brochures, and other papers relating to various issues before the legislature. About half of the collection consists of letters received from constituents regarding abortion legislation.
Creator Currie, Claude, 1890-1978.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
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 Claude Currie Papers, #3841, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Claude Currie of Durham, N.C., August 1973.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Claude Currie was a Democratic state senator of Durham, N.C. Currie was born in Montgomery County, N.C., and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He first served as state senator in 1927 and subsequently served 1945-1972, excepting the 1951 session. In 1971 Currie represented the 11th District, composed of Durham, Orange, and Person counties, and he was chairman of the senate Committee on Public Health. As a private citizen in Durham he was chairman of the board of directors of Security and Loan Association.

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The collection includes political papers of Claude Currie, 1971-1972. Included are correspondence, brochures, and other papers relating to the 1971 session of the North Carolina General Assembly. About half of the collection consists of letters received from constituents regarding abortion legislation. The remainder of the correspondence is related to various issues before the state senate during the 1971 session including taxes, public works and programs, and other matters.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 1a

Folder 1-2

Folder 1

Folder 2

Miscellaneous papers #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 1-2

Folder 3-14

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Correspondence: Abortion #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 3-14

Folder 15-19

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Miscellaneous materials on abortion #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 15-19

Folder 20

Correspondence: Self-service gas stations #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 20

Folder 21

Correspondence: Shop-lifting bill #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 21

Folder 22

Correspondence: State parks #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 22

Folder 23

Correspondence: State Museum of Natural History #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 23

Folder 24

Correspondence: Speed limits for trucks #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 24

Folder 25

Correspondence: Sales tax #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 25

Folder 26-27

Folder 26

Folder 27

Correspondence: Savings and loan #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 26-27

Folder 28

Correspondence: School lunch program #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 28

Folder 29

Correspondence: School for the deaf #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 29

Folder 30-31

Folder 30

Folder 31

Correspondence: Soft drink tax #03841, Series: "Claude Currie Papers, 1971-1972." Folder 30-31

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 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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