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Collection Number: 03847B

Collection Title: Sam J. Ervin Papers, Subgroup B: Private Papers, 1898-1990

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Size 40,350 items (63.0 linear feet)
Abstract Samuel James Ervin, Jr., was a Burke County, N.C., attorney, North Carolina legislator, judge, United States senator, and long-time champion of civil liberties. Ervin was first appointed to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1923, where he also served in 1925 and 1931. After the death of his brother Joseph W. Ervin (1901-1945), Ervin was appointed to the House of Representatives. In 1954, Ervin was appointed to the United States Senate, where he served on the Judiciary Committee, the Rackets Committee (Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor Management), and the Watergate Committee (Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities. The Private Papers Subgroup contains letters, subject files, financial material, and writings chiefly of Ervin and his wife Margaret. The bulk of the material is dated after his Senate appointment in 1954. Earlier items include letters from Ervin while he was stationed in France during World War I, 1917-1919; collegiate material from the University of North Carolina, 1913-1917, and Harvard University Law School, 1919-1922; and letters relating to Ervin's judicial appointments, 1930s-1954. Post-1954 items include letters from colleagues, family members, and others; subject files documenting his chief interests, including constitutional law, Watergate, the Equal Rights Amendment, and school desegregation; and speeches, articles, and books by and about Ervin. Also included are Ervin family history materials; biographical materials; items relating to the estates of Ervin family members; photographs of Ervin; films, videos, and audio tapes he recorded; and items relating to trips the Ervins made and to organizations in which they were active, especially the North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C.
Creator Ervin, Sam J. (Samuel James), 1896-1985.
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 Sam J. Ervin Papers, Subgroup B: Private Papers #3847B, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Samuel James Ervin, Jr., 1979-1984; the estate of Samuel James Ervin, Jr., 1985-1989; and Jean Conyers Ervin, 1987.
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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See biographical note in Sam J. Ervin Papers, Subgroup A: Senate Records (#3847A).

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Subgroup B contains the letters, subject files, financial material, and writings of Sam J. Ervin and his family. The bulk of the material dates after his Senate appointment in 1954.

Early items include letters from Ervin while he was stationed in France during World War I (1917-1919), collegiate material from the University of North Carolina (1913-1917) and Harvard University Law School (1919-1922), and letters relating to Ervin's judicial appointments (1930s-1954). The post-1954 items include letters, subject files, collected material, and writings. Files on Ervin's financial dealings with the William Morris Agency of New York City highlight his contracts with ABC News and American Express.

Writing show that Ervin was a prolific writer. He wrote numerous articles on the United States Constitution. He was the author of three books: The Whole Truth (a work on Watergate), Preserving the Constitution (autobiography); and Humor of a Country Lawyer. Ervin was also the subject of many books. The most acrimonious correspondence surrounds Richard L. Dabney's A Good Man: The Life of Sam J. Ervin (1975).

Ervin and his wife Margaret Bell Ervin maintained memberships in several historical and genealogical organizations, such as the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the Confederacy. There are also family histories and genealogical materials about the Ervin family.

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Contents list

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17. Correspondence, 1898-1987.
17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985.
17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated.
17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983.
17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985.
18. Writings, 1920s-1985.
18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983.
18.2. Articles, 1917-1985.
18.3. Books, 1964-1985.
18.4. Notes, 1920s-1980s.
19. Subject Files, 1915-1985.
19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985.
19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954.
19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974.
20. Financial and Legal Materials, 1927-1985.
20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984.
20.2. Advertising Contracts, 1971; 1975-1984.
20.3. Insurance Policies and Claims, 1969; 1981-1986.
20.4. Banking Information, 1965; 1986.
20.5. Property, 1962; 1979.
20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985.
20.7. Estate of Laura Powe Ervin, 1944-1958.
20.8. Estate of Margaret J. Bell, 1924; 1937-1947.
20.9. Travel, 1958-1977.
20.10. Organizations, 1979-1985.
20.11. Social Security Benefits, 1965-1983.
21. Biographical Material, 1918-1987.
21.1. Books, 1970s-1980.
21.2. Articles, ca. 1967-1974.
21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated.
21.4. Awards and Citations, 1918-1987.
21.5. Calendars, 1956-1983.
21.6. Interviews, 1970-1977.
21.7. Editorials, 1954-1979.
21.8. Programs from Speaking Engagements, 1923-1983.
21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985.
21.10. Biographical Sketches, undated.
21.11. Miscellaneous, 1958-1982 and undated.
22. Margaret Bell Ervin, 1948-1990.
22.1. Calendars, 1960-1964, 1971, 1985.
22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985.
22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984.
22.4. Printed Material, 1950-1978.
22.5. Presbyterian Church, 1948-1970s.
22.6. Converse College, 1950-1964.
22.7. Funeral Documents, 1956, 1986.
23. Collected Material, 1914-1986 and undated.
23.1. Newsletters, 1974-1975.
23.2. Printed Materials, 1914-1981 and undated.
23.3. Watergate Materials, 1972-1973 and undated.
23.4. Ruth Kramer Materials, 1973-1986.
23.5. Family History, undated.
24. Audio-Visual Materials, 1940s-1980s.
24.1. Pictures, 1940s-1980s.
24.2. Film, 1956 and undated.
24.3. Videotape, 1982.
24.4. Audiotape, 1973-1983.
25. Museum Items, undated.

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About 18,400 items.

Letters, cards, and invitations relating to Sam Ervin and his wife, Margaret Bell Ervin. It is divided into four subseries. The general correspondence consists primarily of letters written to Ervin by his friends, political colleagues, and admirers across the country. The subjects covered by the letters changed as Ervin became more well known. Family correspondence includes letters written by Ervin's children, as well as more distantly related relatives and close friends. The third subseries contains greeting cards and notes from family members, friends, and political associates. The final subseries includes invitations, accepted and declined, for some of the political and private social functions the Ervins were asked to attend.

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About 9,600 items.

Arrangement: chronological and alphabetical by last name.

Letters written to Sam Ervin on various subjects and copies of his replies. Topics changed over time as Ervin moved from the local political scene to the national arena. The earliest letters discuss the Ervins' upcoming marriage. On 24 May 1924, Edwin Bridges wrote, "I congratulate you and extend to her my sympathy." As Ervin became more widely known in North Carolina as an able lawyer, the letters shifted from personal matters to political ones. On 10 November 1936, P. Cleveland Gardner wrote to Ervin that he would make a fine North Carolina Supreme Court justice: "[Y]our friends know and admit that your age, training, learning and all around qualifications point to you alone as the most logical man for an able judge--one that would be progressive, liberal minded, and a representative of our age and generation, and not a `moss back' type of the stone age."

The letters jump very quickly from discussions of North Carolina politics and Kiwanis Club activities to the post-Watergate era. After his retirement, Ervin received large amounts of mail. Because of the fame Ervin gained as a result of his Watergate hearing activities, the bulk of the letters in the 1970s are requests for assistance. Correspondents asked for Ervin's advice on their own legal problems, appointments to the service academies, and money. One letter, dated 5 February 1975, asked Ervin to help start a movement to pardon Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Some of the correspondents wrote Ervin just to tell him what a fine job he had done on the Watergate Committee and to wish him happy retirement. On 4 April 1975, the sixth grade class of Shiply Elementary School in Wilmington, Del., sent Ervin a copy of the class constitution. Ervin responded by telling the class, "This is a tremendous document and the writers are to be commended for the diligent efforts in behalf of the Sixth Grade." Ervin also received a few letters from people who were obviously emotionally and mentally troubled.

Ervin's fellow legislators in Congress frequently wrote to him. folder 19 contains copies of letters from President Gerald Ford thanking Ervin for his work on bills that passed after his retirement. Other letter writers were senators Thurmond, Kennedy, Baker, Dole, Inouye, and Helms. Ervin gave advice and, when asked, spoke for or against various pieces of legislation his former colleagues were working on.

By the early 1980s and until his death, Ervin's correspondence became more involved in subjects that interested him personally. He wrote many letters urging North Carolinians not to amend the state constitution to allow governors successive terms. He also wrote in favor of a balanced budget amendment to the United States constitution. Letters from admirers still arrived, but most of these writers asked for autographs (many filed as "Requests") rather than personal assistance. Despite the large volume of mail, Ervin answered every letter.

Folder 1

1921-1944 #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 1

Folder 2

1945-1966 #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 2

Folder 3

1967-1974 #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 3

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

1975: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 4-5

Folder 6-10

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

1975: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 6-10

Folder 11-14

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

1975: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 11-14

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

1975: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 15-16

Folder 17-18

Folder 17

Folder 18

1975: E #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 17-18

Folder 19-20

Folder 19

Folder 20

1975: F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 19-20

Folder 21-22

Folder 21

Folder 22

1975: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 21-22

Folder 23-25

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

1975: H #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 23-25

Folder 26

1975: I #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 26

Folder 27-28

Folder 27

Folder 28

1975: J #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 27-28

Folder 29-30

Folder 29

Folder 30

1975: K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 29-30

Folder 31-33

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

1975: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 31-33

Folder 34-35

Folder 34

Folder 35

1975: Mc #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 34-35

Folder 36-39

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

1975: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 36-39

Folder 40-41

Folder 40

Folder 41

1975: N #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 40-41

Folder 42

1975: North: Carolina: Press: Association: Letters #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 42

Folder 43

1975: O #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 43

Folder 44-46

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

1975: P #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 44-46

Folder 47

1975: Q #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 47

Folder 48-49

Folder 48

Folder 49

1975: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 48-49

Folder 50-52

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

1975: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 50-52

Folder 53-56

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

1975: S #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 53-56

Folder 57-58

Folder 57

Folder 58

1975: T #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 57-58

Folder 59

1975: U #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 59

Folder 60

1975: V #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

1975: W #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 61-62

Folder 63

1975: X-Z #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 63

Folder 64

1976: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 64

Folder 65

1976: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 65

Folder 66

1976: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 66

Folder 67

1976: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 67

Folder 68

1976: E #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 68

Folder 69

1976: F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 69

Folder 70

1976: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 70

Folder 71-72

Folder 71

Folder 72

1976: H #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 71-72

Folder 73

1976: I #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 73

Folder 74

1976: J #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 74

Folder 75

1976: K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 75

Folder 76

1976: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 76

Folder 77

1976: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 77

Folder 78

1976: N #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 78

Folder 79

1976: O #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 79

Folder 80

1976: P #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 80

Folder 81

1976: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 81

Folder 82-83

Folder 82

Folder 83

1976: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 82-83

Folder 84

1976: S #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 84

Folder 85

1976: T #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 85

Folder 86

1976: V #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 86

Folder 87

1976: W #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 87

Folder 88

1976: X-Z #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 88

Folder 89

1977: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 89

Folder 90-91

Folder 90

Folder 91

1977: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 90-91

Folder 92

1977: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 92

Folder 93

1977: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 93

Folder 94

1977: E #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 94

Folder 95

1977: F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 95

Folder 96

1977: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 96

Folder 97

1977: H-I #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 97

Folder 98

1977: J #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 98

Folder 99

1977: K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 99

Folder 100

1977: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 100

Folder 101

1977: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 101

Folder 102

1977: N-P #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 102

Folder 103

1977: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 103

Folder 104-105

Folder 104

Folder 105

1977: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 104-105

Folder 106

1977: Succession Amendment #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 106

Folder 107

1977: S-V #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 107

Folder 108

1977: W-Z #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 108

Folder 109

1978: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 109

Folder 110-111

Folder 110

Folder 111

1978: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 110-111

Folder 112

1978: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 112

Folder 113

1978: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 113

Folder 114

1978: E-F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 114

Folder 115

1978: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 115

Folder 116

1978: H #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 116

Folder 117

1978: I-K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 117

Folder 118

1978: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 118

Folder 119-120

Folder 119

Folder 120

1978: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 119-120

Folder 121

1978: N-O #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 121

Folder 122

1978: P #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 122

Folder 123

1978: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 123

Folder 124-125

Folder 124

Folder 125

1978: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 124-125

Folder 126

1978: S #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 126

Folder 127

1978: T-V #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 127

Folder 128

1978: W-Z #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 128

Folder 129

1979: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 129

Folder 130-131

Folder 130

Folder 131

1979: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 130-131

Folder 132

1979: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 132

Folder 133-134

Folder 133

Folder 134

1979: Constitutional Convention #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 133-134

Folder 135

1979: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 135

Folder 136

1979: E #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 136

Folder 137

1979: F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 137

Folder 138

1979: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 138

Folder 139

1979: H #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 139

Folder 140

1979: I #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 140

Folder 141

1979: J #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 141

Folder 142

1979: K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 142

Folder 143

1979: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 143

Folder 144

1979: Mc #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 144

Folder 145

1979: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 145

Folder 146

1979: N #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 146

Folder 147

1979: O #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 147

Folder 148

1979: P #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 148

Folder 149

1979: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 149

Folder 150-151

Folder 150

Folder 151

1979: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 150-151

Folder 152-153

Folder 152

Folder 153

1979: S #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 152-153

Folder 154

1979: T #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 154

Folder 155

1979: V #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 155

Folder 156

1979: W #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 156

Folder 157

1979: X-Z #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 157

Folder 158

1980: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 158

Folder 159-160

Folder 159

Folder 160

1980: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 159-160

Folder 161

1980: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 161

Folder 162

1980: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 162

Folder 163

1980: E #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 163

Folder 164

1980: F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 164

Folder 165

1980: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 165

Folder 166

1980: H #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 166

Folder 167

1980: I #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 167

Folder 168

1980: J #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 168

Folder 169

1980: K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 169

Folder 170

1980: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 170

Folder 171

1980: Mc #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 171

Folder 172

1980: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 172

Folder 173

1980: N #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 173

Folder 174

1980: O #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 174

Folder 175

1980: P #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 175

Folder 176

1980: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 176

Folder 177-178

Folder 177

Folder 178

1980: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 177-178

Folder 179-180

Folder 179

Folder 180

1980: S #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 179-180

Folder 181

1980: T #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 181

Folder 182

1980: V #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 182

Folder 183-184

Folder 183

Folder 184

1980: W #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 183-184

Folder 185

1980: X-Z #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 185

Folder 186

1981: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 186

Folder 187

1981: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 187

Folder 188-189

Folder 188

Folder 189

1981: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 188-189

Folder 190

1981: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 190

Folder 191

1981: E #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 191

Folder 192

1981: F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 192

Folder 193

1981: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 193

Folder 194

1981: H #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 194

Folder 195

1981: I #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 195

Folder 196

1981: J #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 196

Folder 197

1981: K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 197

Folder 198

1981: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 198

Folder 199

1981: Mc #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 199

Folder 200

1981: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 200

Folder 201

1981: N #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 201

Folder 202

1981: O #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 202

Folder 203-204

Folder 203

Folder 204

1981: P #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 203-204

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1981: Q #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 205

Folder 206

1981: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 206

Folder 207-208

Folder 207

Folder 208

1981: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 207-208

Folder 209

1981: S #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 209

Folder 210

1981: T #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 210

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1981: U #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 211

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1981: V #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 212

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1981: W #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 213

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1981: X-Z #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 214

Folder 215

1982: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 215

Folder 216

1982: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 216

Folder 217

1982: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 217

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1982: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 218

Folder 219

1982: E #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 219

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1982: F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 220

Folder 221

1982: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 221

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1982: H #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 222

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1982: I #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 223

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1982: J #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 224

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1982: K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 225

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1982: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 226

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1982: Mc #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 227

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1982: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 228

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1982: N #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 229

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1982: O #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 230

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1982: P #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 231

Folder 232

1982: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 232

Folder 233

1982: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 233

Folder 234

1982: S #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 234

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1982: T #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 235

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1982: U #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 236

Folder 237

1982: V #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 237

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1982: W #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 238

Folder 239

1982: X-Z #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 239

Folder 240

1983: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 240

Folder 241

1983: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 241

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1983: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 242

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1983: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 243

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1983: E #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 244

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1983: F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 245

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1983: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 246

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1983: H #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 247

Folder 248

1983: J #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 248

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1983: K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 249

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1983: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 250

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1983: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 251

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1983: N #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 252

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1983: O #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 253

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1983: P-Q #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 254

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1983: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 255

Folder 256

1983: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 256

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1983: S #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 257-258

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1983: T #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 259

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1983: U-V #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 260

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1983: W #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 261

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1984-1985: A #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 262

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1984-1985: B #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 263

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1984-1985: C #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 264

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1984-1985: D #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 265

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1984-1985: E #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 266

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1984-1985: F #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 267

Folder 268

1984-1985: G #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 268

Folder 269-270

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1984-1985: H #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 269-270

Folder 271

1984-1985: I #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 271

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1984-1985: J #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 272

Folder 273

1984-1985: K #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 273

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1984-1985: L #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 274

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1984-1985: M #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 275

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1984-1985: N #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 276

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1984-1985: O #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 277

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1984-1985: P-Q #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 278

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1984-1985: R #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 279

Folder 280

1984-1985: Requests #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 280

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1984-1985: S #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 281-282

Folder 283

1984-1985: T #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 283

Folder 284

1984-1985: U #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 284

Folder 285-286

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1984-1985: W #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 285-286

Folder 287

1984-1985: X-Z #03847B, Subseries: "17.1. General Correspondence, 1921-1985." Folder 287

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated.

About 1,800 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters, sympathy cards, wedding invitations, thank you letters, and vacation post cards documenting the Ervins' daily family life.

Letters dated through 1963 are primarily from close family members, including those from the Ervins' children Samuel J. Ervin III, Laura Powe Ervin, and Leslie Ervin at college. In 1948, Samuel J. Ervin III began his studies at Harvard Law School after being graduated from Davidson College. Samuel J. Ervin III letters from Harvard discuss how difficult his studies were, his lack of preparation, and bad weather. He also asked his parents to send money: "If you'd send me a check for $15.00 I'll stop bothering you" (6 April 1949).

Leslie Ervin attended Duke University for a while and then transferred to the University of North Carolina. Unhappy at Duke she wrote on September 1948, "[I]t took me the whole night to discover a North Carolinian. I didn't realize there were so many Yankees in spite of all the warnings." Laura Powe Ervin attended St. Mary's College in Raleigh and the Woman's College at Greensboro.

After the Ervins' children left college and started families of their own, correspondence is chiefly with friends and more distantly related relatives. Cousin Bertha, a patient at the State Hospital in Morganton, N.C., frequently wrote poignant letters, including one, dated 21 January 1956, in which she thanked the Ervins for their Christmas gift of The State magazine and remarked that "I was pretty well informed about dear old North Carolina ('before I went crazy' got 'dumped' in the 'bug house' You know why people gave it that name? So many roaches on these wards running everywhere)."

Letters in this series contain only occasional references to the political scene, chiefly in postscripts to letters that ask if "everything was okay in Washington" following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Even Ervin's work on the Watergate hearings did not elicit much commentary except for pride in his achievements.

Folder 288

1898-1947 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 288

Folder 289

1948 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 289

Folder 290

1949-1950 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 290

Folder 291

1951 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 291

Folder 292

1952 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 292

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Folder 293

Folder 294

1953 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 293-294

Folder 295

1954-1957 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 295

Folder 296

1958-1960 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 296

Folder 297

1961-1963 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 297

Folder 298

1964 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 298

Folder 299

1965 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 299

Folder 300

1966 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 300

Folder 301

1967 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 301

Folder 302

1968 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 302

Folder 303

1969-1970 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 303

Folder 304

1971-1972 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 304

Folder 305-308

Folder 305

Folder 306

Folder 307

Folder 308

1974 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 305-308

Folder 309

1975 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 309

Folder 310

1976-1977 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 310

Folder 311

1978 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 311

Folder 312

1979 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 312

Folder 313

1980 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 313

Folder 314

1981-1982 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 314

Folder 315

1983-1984 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 315

Folder 316

1985-1987 #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 316

Folder 317-319

Folder 317

Folder 318

Folder 319

Undated #03847B, Subseries: "17.2. Family Correspondence, 1898-1987 and undated." Folder 317-319

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983.

About 1,000 items

Arrangement: by type.

A sample of greeting cards including birthday, Christmas, Easter, and get-well cards received by the Ervins. There are also cards, letters, and telegrams for the Ervins' 50th wedding anniversary and congratulatory letters concerning Ervin's appointment to and retirement from the Senate and his receiving the Congressional Distinguished Service Award in 1976 (see also series 24.4 for an audio tape from the award ceremony). Many of Ervin's congratulatory letters are alphabetized by correspondent and bound into books.

Folder 320-321

Folder 320

Folder 321

Greeting cards and notes #03847B, Subseries: "17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983." Folder 320-321

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Folder 322

Folder 323

Christmas cards #03847B, Subseries: "17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983." Folder 322-323

Folder 324-327

Folder 324

Folder 325

Folder 326

Folder 327

50th Wedding Anniversary, 1974 #03847B, Subseries: "17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983." Folder 324-327

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Folder 328

Folder 329

Letters of congratulation, 1954 #03847B, Subseries: "17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983." Folder 328-329

Folder 330

Telegrams of congratulation, 1954 #03847B, Subseries: "17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983." Folder 330

Folder 331

Letters of congratulation, 1975 #03847B, Subseries: "17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983." Folder 331

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Folder 332

Folder 333

Folder 334

Letters of congratulation, 1976 #03847B, Subseries: "17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983." Folder 332-334

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Folder 335

Folder 336

Folder 337

Folder 338

Folder 339

Retirement letter acknowledgements #03847B, Subseries: "17.3. Greeting Cards and Notes, 1950-1983." Folder 335-339

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985.

About 6,000.

Arrangement: chronologial.

Invitations to speaking engagements and social functions, including symposia, installations, graduation ceremonies, and various club functions. The vast majority of these occasions occurred after Ervin's retirement from the Senate in 1974. From 1975 to 1985, files are split between engagements accepted and those declined.

Folder 340

1923-1956 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 340

Folder 341

1957 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 341

Folder 342

1959 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 342

Folder 343

1960 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 343

Folder 344

1961 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 344

Folder 345

1962 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 345

Folder 346-347

Folder 346

Folder 347

1963 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 346-347

Folder 348

1964-1965 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 348

Folder 349

1966 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 349

Folder 350

1967-1969 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 350

Folder 351

1970 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 351

Folder 352

1971 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 352

Folder 353-354

Folder 353

Folder 354

1972-1974 #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 353-354

Folder 355-372

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Folder 372

1975: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 355-372

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Folder 396

1975: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 373-396

Folder 397-408

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Folder 408

1976: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 397-408

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1976: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 409-424

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Folder 434

1977: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 425-434

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Folder 446

1977: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 435-446

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Folder 458

1978: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 447-458

Folder 459-470

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Folder 470

1978: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 459-470

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Folder 482

1979: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 471-482

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Folder 494

1979: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 483-494

Folder 495-504

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Folder 504

1980: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 495-504

Folder 505-516

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Folder 516

1980: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 505-516

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1981: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 517-526

Folder 527-538

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Folder 538

1981: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 527-538

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1982: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 539-550

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1982: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 551-562

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1983: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 563-569

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1983: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 570-581

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Folder 591

1984: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 582-591

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1984: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 592-603

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Folder 605

1985: Accepted #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 604-605

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Folder 607

Folder 608

1985: Declined #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 606-608

Folder 609

Invitations pending #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 609

Folder 610

Invitations without response #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 610

Folder 611

Invitations, undated #03847B, Subseries: "17.4. Invitations Accepted and Declined, 1923-1985." Folder 611

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 18. Writings, 1920s-1985.

About 8,300 items.

Articles, books, and speeches written by Sam Ervin. Most writings are on political or constitutional topics, however, some early articles are on colonial North Carolina history. In many writings, Ervin displayed his love for the American Constitution and its unique nature. "The Constitution is the most precious instrument of government the earth has ever known," he wrote in a speech on the Supreme Court. Many speeches were later printed as articles, often in law reviews, although one of his articles on privacy was printed in Prism, a journal of the American Medical Association. Among his books are The Whole Truth, which is about Watergate; Preserving the Constitution, an autobiography; and Humor of a Country Lawyer.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983.

About 4,800 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Speeches and statements, the earliest of which is Ervin's address to his graduating class at the University of North Carolina in 1917. Most speeches are from his senatorial days.

Ervin often kept several copies of the same speech adapted for presentation to different groups. Only those that were changed significantly have been retained.

In addition to his speeches, Ervin also kept copies of his official press statements. Some of these statements were acknowledgements of deaths; the Condolences and Eulogies folder contain announcements of the deaths of Winston Churchill, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and William Kerr Scott.

In many speeches, Ervin cited the Constitution as the premier instruction manual for governing society, his narrow interpretation making him an opponent of civil rights legislation and the Equal Rights Amendment and an advocate of separation of church and state and the right to privacy.

The themes of many of Ervin's speeches overlap (e.g., his views on privacy can be found in the privacy folders, as well as folders on government spying, the computer and privacy).

Folder 612

ABM #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 612

Folder 613

Administrative Procedures Act #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 613

Folder 614

Agriculture #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 614

Folder 615

America's Magnificent Dream #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 615

Folder 616

America's Vanished Dream #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 616

Folder 617

American Legion #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 617

Folder 618

Anecdotes of Senator Sam Ervin, Jr. #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 618

Folder 619

Anti-Trust Law and Organized Sports #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 619

Folder 620

Appalachian State University: Dorm Dedications #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 620

Folder 621

Appointments and Resignations #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 621

Folder 622-623

Folder 622

Folder 623

Army Spying #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 622-623

Folder 624

Averasboro: Dedication of Monument #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 624

Folder 625

Aycock, Charles Brantly #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 625

Folder 626

Bail Reform #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 626

Folder 627

Barnhill, Maurice V. #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 627

Folder 628

Belk, William Henry #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 628

Folder 629

Bicentennial #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 629

Folder 630

Brown Mountain Lights #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 630

Folder 631

Budget: Federal #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 631

Folder 632

Burke County #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 632

Folder 633

Campus Disorders #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 633

Folder 634-638

Folder 634

Folder 635

Folder 636

Folder 637

Folder 638

Civil Rights and Desegregation #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 634-638

Folder 639

Commencement Speeches #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 639

Folder 640

Compulsory Unionism #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 640

Folder 641

Computers and Privacy #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 641

Folder 642

Condolences and Eulogies #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 642

Folder 643

Congressional Budget and Impoundment Act #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 643

Folder 644

Congressional Salamagundi #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 644

Folder 645

Constitution and Founding Fathers #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 645

Folder 646

Constitution and Freedom #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 646

Folder 647-648

Folder 647

Folder 648

Constitution and Religion #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 647-648

Folder 649

Consumer Protection Agency #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 649

Folder 650

Craven, Judge J Braxton #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 650

Folder 651

Crisis in Confidence #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 651

Folder 652-653

Folder 652

Folder 653

D.C. Crime Bill, 1970 #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 652-653

Folder 654

Darlington Case #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 654

Folder 655

Democratic Party #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 655

Folder 656

Direct Election of the President #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 656

Folder 657

U.S.S. Durham: Commissioning #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 657

Folder 658

Equality and Liberty #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 658

Folder 659-662

Folder 659

Folder 660

Folder 661

Folder 662

ERA #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 659-662

Folder 663

Everlasting Things #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 663

Folder 664

Executive Privilege #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 664

Folder 665-666

Folder 665

Folder 666

Federal Employees Bill of Rights #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 665-666

Folder 667

Federal Jury Reform #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 667

Folder 668-669

Folder 668

Folder 669

First Amendment #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 668-669

Folder 670

Flag Day Speech #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 670

Folder 671

Foreign Aid #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 671

Folder 672

Fortas, Abe #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 672

Folder 673

Fourth Amendment: Exclusionary Rule #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 673

Folder 674

Free Enterprise #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 674

Folder 675

Freedom #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 675

Folder 676

Freedom of Peril #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 676

Folder 677

Freemasonry #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 677

Folder 678

Genocide Convention #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 678

Folder 679

Gettysburg #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 679

Folder 680

Good Government Society #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 680

Folder 681

Government in Caring Society #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 681

Folder 682

Gravel Case #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 682

Folder 683

Hibernians #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 683

Folder 684

Huffman, Robert O. #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 684

Folder 685

Huguenots, Contributions to America #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 685

Folder 686

Humanities #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 686

Folder 687

Humor, Wise and otherwise #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 687

Folder 688

Indians #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 688

Folder 689

Jackson, Andrew #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 689

Folder 690

Jones, John Paul #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 690

Folder 691

Judicial Verbicide #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 691

Folder 692

Junior Order #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 692

Folder 693

John F. Kennedy Library: Interview #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 693

Folder 694

Kings Mountain Battle #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 694

Folder 695

Labor #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 695

Folder 696-668

Folder 696

Law Day Speeches #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 696-668

Folder 699

Law Enforcement #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 699

Folder 700

Lie Detector: Twentieth Century Witchcraft #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 700

Folder 701

Lincoln, Abraham #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 701

Folder 702-703

Folder 702

Folder 703

Lung Cancer and Smoking #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 702-703

Folder 704

Marshall, Thurgood #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 704

Folder 705

McCarthy, Joseph: Censure Resolution #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 705

Folder 706

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 706

Folder 707

Meditation on Old Age #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 707

Folder 708

Memorial Day Speech #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 708

Folder 709

Mentally Ill #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 709

Folder 710-711

Folder 710

Folder 711

Military Justice #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 710-711

Folder 712

Military Justice Act #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 712

Folder 713

Military Personnel and Constitutional Rights #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 713

Folder 714

Miranda v. Arizona #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 714

Folder 715-718

Folder 715

Folder 716

Folder 717

Folder 718

Miscellaneous, 1955-1980s and undated #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 715-718

Folder 719

Moose, Loyal Order of #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 719

Folder 720

National Penitentiary Reform #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 720

Folder 721

News Column, 31 December 1974 #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 721

Folder 722

Nixon, Richard M.: Pardon and Impeachable Offenses #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 722

Folder 723-725

Folder 723

Folder 724

Folder 725

No-Knock Laws #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 723-725

Folder 726

Our Heritage: A Blessing and an Obligation #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 726

Folder 727

Our Inheritance: An Indestructible Union of Indestructible States #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 727

Folder 728

Poetical Sense and Political Nonsense #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 728

Folder 729

Prayer in Public Schools #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 729

Folder 730

Presidential Succession and Disability #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 730

Folder 731-732

Folder 731

Folder 732

Press, Rights and Responsibilities of #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 731-732

Folder 733-735

Folder 733

Folder 734

Folder 735

Preventive Detention #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 733-735

Folder 736-139

Folder 736

Privacy #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 736-139

Folder 740

Psychosurgery #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 740

Folder 741

Public Works #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 741

Folder 742

Pugh, Robert L. #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 742

Folder 743

Pursuit of Happiness #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 743

Folder 744-745

Folder 744

Folder 745

Religious Liberty #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 744-745

Folder 746

SALT Agreement #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 746

Folder 747

School Busing #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 747

Folder 748

Senatorial Responsibility #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 748

Folder 749

Separation of Powers #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 749

Folder 750

Sir Walter Raleigh's Dream #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 750

Folder 751

Speedy Trial #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 751

Folder 752-753

Folder 752

Folder 753

Subversive Activities Board #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 752-753

Folder 754-755

Folder 754

Folder 755

Supreme Court #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 754-755

Folder 756

Truth We Hold Concerning the Individual #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 756

Folder 757

Trade Policies (Textiles and Tariffs) #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 757

Folder 758

University of North Carolina #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 758

Folder 759

Veterans' Day #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 759

Folder 760

Vietnam #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 760

Folder 761-762

Folder 761

Folder 762

Voting Rights Act, 1965 #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 761-762

Folder 763

Warlick, Judge Wilson #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 763

Folder 764-766

Folder 764

Folder 765

Folder 766

Watergate #03847B, Subseries: "18.1. Speeches and Statements, 1917-1983." Folder 764-766

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 18.2. Articles, 1917-1985.

Arrangement: chronological.

Articles published in various journals, including the American Bar Association Journal , Vital Speeches, and Modern Age. Many of Ervin's speeches were later turned into articles. The earliest articles, written while studying at the University of North Carolina, are on colonial history. Both of these articles appeared in the James Sprunt Historical Collection series.

Also included is correspondence between Ervin and journal editors about editorial changes and offprint requests.

Folder 767

1917-1968 #03847B, Subseries: "18.2. Articles, 1917-1985." Folder 767

Folder 768

1968-1970 #03847B, Subseries: "18.2. Articles, 1917-1985." Folder 768

Folder 769

1971-1972 #03847B, Subseries: "18.2. Articles, 1917-1985." Folder 769

Folder 770

1973 #03847B, Subseries: "18.2. Articles, 1917-1985." Folder 770

Folder 771-772

Folder 771

Folder 772

1974 #03847B, Subseries: "18.2. Articles, 1917-1985." Folder 771-772

Folder 773

1975-1981 #03847B, Subseries: "18.2. Articles, 1917-1985." Folder 773

Folder 774

1982-1985 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "18.2. Articles, 1917-1985." Folder 774

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 18.3. Books, 1964-1985.

About 2,600 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by title.

Drafts, publicity, and correspondence relating to Humor of a Country Lawyer , Preserving the Constitution, "Freedom Against Tyranny," "Essentials of the Constitution," and The Whole Truth. Two books, "Essentials of the Constitution" and "Freedom Against Tyranny," were not published. "Essentials of the Constitution" was to be a guidebook to the Constitution, but the Ervin's duties kept this work from being finished. "Freedom Against Tyranny" was to be a collection of his articles and speeches, but Ervin was unable to find a publisher.

Correspondence is chiefly between Ervin and his publishers. There are also letters requesting autographed copies of books. Publicity files contain book reviews and advertisements.

Folder 775-777

Folder 775

Folder 776

Folder 777

Essentials of the Constitution: Draft #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 775-777

Folder 778

Essentials of the Constitution: Correspondence #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 778

Folder 779-782

Folder 779

Folder 780

Folder 781

Folder 782

Freedom Against Tyranny: Draft #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 779-782

Folder 783-787

Folder 783

Folder 784

Folder 785

Folder 786

Folder 787

Freedom Against Tyranny: Final Draft #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 783-787

Folder 788

Freedom Against Tyranny: Correspondence #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 788

Folder 789-791

Folder 789

Folder 790

Folder 791

Humor of a Country Lawyer: Draft #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 789-791

Folder 792-794

Folder 792

Folder 793

Folder 794

Humor of a Country Lawyer: Edited Draft #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 792-794

Folder 795

Humor of a Country Lawyer: Index Manuscript #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 795

Folder 796

Humor of a Country Lawyer: Orders #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 796

Folder 797

Humor of a Country Lawyer: Publicity #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 797

Folder 798-800

Folder 798

Folder 799

Folder 800

Humor of a Country Lawyer: Business Correspondence, 1981-1982 #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 798-800

Folder 801-806

Folder 801

Folder 802

Folder 803

Folder 804

Folder 805

Folder 806

Humor of a Country Lawyer: Correspondence #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 801-806

Folder 807

Humor of a Country Lawyer: Miscellaneous #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 807

Folder 808-812

Folder 808

Folder 809

Folder 810

Folder 811

Folder 812

Preserving the Constitution: Draft #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 808-812

Folder 813

Preserving the Constitution: Lists #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 813

Folder 814

Preserving the Constitution: Publicity #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 814

Folder 815

Preserving the Constitution: Miscellaneous #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 815

Folder 816-823

Folder 816

Folder 817

Folder 818

Folder 819

Folder 820

Folder 821

Folder 822

Folder 823

Preserving the Constitution: Correspondence #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 816-823

Folder 824

The Whole Truth: Uncorrected Proof #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 824

Folder 825-828

Folder 825

Folder 826

Folder 827

Folder 828

The Whole Truth: Draft #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 825-828

Folder 829

The Whole Truth: Publicity #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 829

Folder 830-838

Folder 830

Folder 831

Folder 832

Folder 833

Folder 834

Folder 835

Folder 836

Folder 837

Folder 838

The Whole Truth: Correspondence #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 830-838

Folder 839

The Whole Truth: Miscellaneous #03847B, Subseries: "18.3. Books, 1964-1985." Folder 839

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 18.4. Notes, 1920s-1980s.

About 750 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by topic; bound volume at end.

Notes probably relating to "Freedom from Tyranny." There is also a folder of miscellaneous notes on a variety of subjects and a notebook on partnership law from Ervin's Harvard Law School days.

Folder 840-841

Folder 840

Folder 841

"Every Man's Home is his Castle" #03847B, Subseries: "18.4. Notes, 1920s-1980s." Folder 840-841

Folder 842-843

Folder 842

Folder 843

First Amendment #03847B, Subseries: "18.4. Notes, 1920s-1980s." Folder 842-843

Folder 844-846

Folder 844

Folder 845

Folder 846

McCarthy, Joseph #03847B, Subseries: "18.4. Notes, 1920s-1980s." Folder 844-846

Folder 847

Miscellaneous #03847B, Subseries: "18.4. Notes, 1920s-1980s." Folder 847

Folder 848-849

Folder 848

Folder 849

Religious Freedom #03847B, Subseries: "18.4. Notes, 1920s-1980s." Folder 848-849

Folder 850-852

Folder 850

Folder 851

Folder 852

Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights #03847B, Subseries: "18.4. Notes, 1920s-1980s." Folder 850-852

Folder 853

Partnership Notes #03847B, Subseries: "18.4. Notes, 1920s-1980s." Folder 853

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 19. Subject Files, 1915-1985.

About 7,950 items.

Letters, articles, and other items relating to topics that were of special interest to Ervin, privately and professionally. Subseries 19.2 is devoted to Ervin's tenure as a North Carolina Superior and Supreme Court justice. Subseries 19.3 relates to the North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., in which Ervin and his wife were active.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985.

About 6,600 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Professional and personal files, including some on his brother Congressman Joseph W. Ervin (1901-1945), who committed suicide on Chirstmas day 1945. Ervin took his brother's place in Congress as a compromise candidate. Ervin also kept files on his brother-in-law, James King Hall (1975-1948), psychiatrist and president of the American Psychiatric Association, 1941-1942.

Ervin's subject files show the wide range of his views. Some of the most interesting letters involve Ervin's fight against school prayer.

Folder 854

Bail and Preventive Detention #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 854

Folder 855-858

Folder 855

Folder 856

Folder 857

Folder 858

Busing School Children #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 855-858

Folder 859

Campaign Reports, 1955-1974, 1981 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 859

Folder 860-861

Folder 860

Folder 861

Civil War Veterans #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 860-861

Folder 862

Coates, Albert #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 862

Folder 863-864

Folder 863

Folder 864

Commission to Study the Administration of Justice in North Carolina, 1932, 1947-1949 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 863-864

Folder 865

Committee on Constitutional Integrity #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 865

Folder 866

Congress, Directories and Miscellaneous Items #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 866

Folder 867-870

Folder 867

Folder 868

Folder 869

Folder 870

Congress #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 867-870

Folder 871-872

Folder 871

Folder 872

Congress, 1946 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 871-872

Folder 873

Congressional Record, Copies #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 873

Folder 874-876

Folder 874

Folder 875

Folder 876

Constitutional Convention #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 874-876

Folder 877

Consumer Protection Agency #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 877

Folder 878

Counterpart Funds, 1965-1966 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 878

Folder 879-880

Folder 879

Folder 880

Democratic National Convention, 1964 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 879-880

Folder 881

Editorials (Senator McCarthy's Censure), June-December 1954 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 881

Folder 882-883

Folder 882

Folder 883

Equal Rights Amendment, 1975 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 882-883

Folder 884

Equal Rights Amendment, 1976 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 884

Folder 885-889

Folder 885

Folder 886

Folder 887

Folder 888

Folder 889

Equal Rights Amendment, 1977 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 885-889

Folder 890-894

Folder 890

Folder 891

Folder 892

Folder 893

Folder 894

Equal Rights Amendment, 1978 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 890-894

Folder 895-896

Folder 895

Folder 896

Equal Rights Amendment, 1979 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 895-896

Folder 897

Equal Rights Amendment, 1980 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 897

Folder 898

Equal Rights Amendment, 1981-1982 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 898

Folder 899-900

Folder 899

Folder 900

Equal Rights Amendment, 1983 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 899-900

Folder 901

Equal Rights Amendment, 1984-1985 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 901

Folder 902

Equal Rights Amendment, Miscellaneous #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 902

Folder 903-907

Folder 903

Folder 904

Folder 905

Folder 906

Folder 907

Ervin, Joseph W. #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 903-907

Folder 908

Exclusionary Rule #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 908

Folder 909

Federal Courts #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 909

Folder 910

Filing Guidelines for Federal Records Center #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 910

Folder 911-914

Folder 911

Folder 912

Folder 913

Folder 914

First Amendment Notes #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 911-914

Folder 915

First Amendment Notes and Articles #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 915

Folder 916

Freedom of Speech #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 916

Folder 917

General Alumni Association of University of North Carolina #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 917

Folder 918

Genocide Convention #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 918

Folder 919

Great American Achievements Program #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 919

Folder 920-924

Folder 920

Folder 921

Folder 922

Folder 923

Folder 924

Hall, James King #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 920-924

Folder 925

Helms-Hunt Senatorial Campaign #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 925

Folder 926

Kings Mountain Correspondence #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 926

Folder 927

Lobbying Act, 1983 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 927

Folder 928

Lenoir-Morganton Airport, September 1943-July 1945 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 928

Folder 929-930

Folder 929

Folder 930

Mayflower Society #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 929-930

Folder 931

McMurray, John: Court case #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 931

Folder 932-936

Folder 932

Folder 933

Folder 934

Folder 935

Folder 936

Miscellaneous, 1915-1985 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 932-936

Folder 937

Morganton Kiwanis Club, 1922, 1924, 1941, 1953 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 937

Folder 938-939

Folder 938

Folder 939

National Election Reports, 1964 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 938-939

Folder 940-942

Folder 940

Folder 941

Folder 942

National Guard, 1932-1937 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 940-942

Folder 943

National Guard: Strike at Belmont, N.C., 1934 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 943

Folder 944-945

Folder 944

Folder 945

New River Correspondence #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 944-945

Folder 946

Nixon, Richard M.: Pardon, September 1974 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 946

Folder 947

North Carolina Congress: Miscellaneous Items #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 947

Folder 948

North Carolina Courts: Notes and 1936 Audit #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 948

Folder 949

North Carolina State University #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 949

Folder 950

Office Personnel Information #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 950

Folder 951-953

Folder 951

Folder 952

Folder 953

Panama Canal Treaty, 1978 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 951-953

Folder 954

Photographic Information #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 954

Folder 955-956

Folder 955

Folder 956

Politics #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 955-956

Folder 957

Printed Material, 1954, 1964 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 957

Folder 958

Rabbitt, Robert W. #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 958

Folder 959

Religion, Federal Cases #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 959

Folder 960-963

Folder 960

Folder 961

Folder 962

Folder 963

Religion, Prayer and Constitution #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 960-963

Folder 964-965

Folder 964

Folder 965

South Piedmont Plan, 1944-1949 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 964-965

Folder 966

Taxes: Withholding, 1983 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 966

Folder 967

Tuition Tax Credit #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 967

Folder 968

United States Courts: Various Cases #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 968

Folder 969-970

Folder 969

Folder 970

University of North Carolina and HEW #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 969-970

Folder 971

Voting Record, 1974-February 1975 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 971

Folder 972-973

Folder 972

Folder 973

Voting Rights Act #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 972-973

Folder 974

Watergate Reorganization and Reform Act #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 974

Folder 975

Watergate Committee Letters #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 975

Folder 976

World War I #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 976

Folder 977

World War II, 1942-1946 #03847B, Subseries: "19.1. General Subject Files, 1918-1985." Folder 977

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954.

About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by type of court.

Correspondence and clippings about Ervin's judicial appointments and elections. Ervin served as both a North Carolina Superior Court judge and a Supreme Court hustice. There are many letters of congratulations on both positions, as well as letters urging Ervin to consider running for governor.

Folder 978

North Carolina Supreme Court, 1939-January 1948 #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 978

Folder 979

North Carolina Supreme Court, 1 February 1948-5 February 1948 #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 979

Folder 980

North Carolina Supreme Court, 6 February 1948-10 February 1948 #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 980

Folder 981

North Carolina Supreme Court, 11 February 1948-1954 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 981

Folder 982

North Carolina Supreme Court, 1948-1950 #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 982

Folder 983

North Carolina Supreme Court, 1951-1954 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 983

Folder 984

North Carolina Superior Court, 1931-February 1932 #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 984

Folder 985

North Carolina Superior Court, March 1932 #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 985

Folder 986

North Carolina Superior Court, April-December 1932 #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 986

Folder 987

North Carolina Superior Court, 1933-January 1937 #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 987

Folder 988

North Carolina Superior Court, April 1937-1943 #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 988

Folder 989

North Carolina Superior Court, undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.2. North Carolina Courts, 1932-1954." Folder 989

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974.

About 350 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Correspondence, membership information, account books, press releases, and scrap books for the North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., founded on 1 February 1913. The Society was a social club, one of many state clubs in the District of Columbia. Its purpose was to bring together "men and women from the State of North Carolina; to foster acquaintance and friendship among its members through social entertainment; to stimulate and strengthen patriotism, pride of citizenship and loyalty to the Nation and the State of North Carolina, its traditions and institutions." The club offered a non-political social arena for North Carolinians working or living in the area. The Ervins were active members of the organization; Margaret Ervin served as the second vice-president and on the board of governors. Laura Powe Ervin was the 1957 Cherry Blossom Princess.

Folder 990

Account Book, 1946-1947 #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 990

Folder 991

Banquets, Balls, Parties, 1937-1974 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 991

Folder 992

Constitutions, 1930, 1938, 1942 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 992

Folder 993

Correspondence, 1935-1966 #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 993

Folder 994

Membership. 1941-1944, 1958-1959 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 994

Folder 995

Officers' Reports and Meeting Minutes, 1937-1939 #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 995

Folder 996

Press Releases and Newsletters, 1935-1938, 1947-1948 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 996

Folder 997

Scrapbook, 1935-1936 #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 997

Folder 998

Scrapbook, 1937-1938 (oversized volume) #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 998

Folder 999

The State Magazine, 24 December 1938 #03847B, Subseries: "19.3. North Carolina Society of Washington, D.C., 1930s-1974." Folder 999

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 20. Financial and Legal Materials, 1927-1985.

About 2,090 items.

Tax records, tax returns, banking transactions, insurance policies, automobile information, and information about income generated from stocks, bonds, property, speaking engagements, and advertising contracts. Included are notes documenting how much Ervin tipped bell-boys, taxi drivers, and maids on his 1977 European trip.

Also found here are papers from the estates of Ervin's mother Laura Powe Ervin and mother-in-law Margaret J. Bell.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984.

About 850 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Joint federal and state income tax returns filed by the Ervins. From 1975 until 1981, Ervin received honoraria from several states where he had lectured. When applicable, he paid state income tax in these states. Ervin also paid state taxes on income generated from his American Express commercials, television contracts, and insurance commercials. Along with the tax returns, there is some correspondence with tax officials about depreciations allowed for a law library, stock dividend information, and other states' tax laws.

Folder 1000

1927-1936: United States Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1000

Folder 1001

1928-1936: North Carolina Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1001

Folder 1002

1933: North Carolina Tax Return for Mrs. Ervin #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1002

Folder 1003

1937-1941: United States Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1003

Folder 1004

1937-1941: North Carolina Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1004

Folder 1005

1942: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1005

Folder 1006

1942: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1006

Folder 1007

1943: United States Tax Return (no 1943 North Carolina return) #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1007

Folder 1008

1943: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1008

Folder 1009

1944: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1009

Folder 1010

1944: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1010

Folder 1011

1945: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1011

Folder 1012

1945: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1012

Folder 1013

1946: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1013

Folder 1014

1946: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1014

Folder 1015

1947: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1015

Folder 1016

1947: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1016

Folder 1017

1948: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1017

Folder 1018

1948: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1018

Folder 1019

1949: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1019

Folder 1020

1949: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1020

Folder 1021

1950: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1021

Folder 1022

1950: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1022

Folder 1023

1951: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1023

Folder 1024

1951: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1024

Folder 1025

1952: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1025

Folder 1026

1952: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1026

Folder 1027

1953: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1027

Folder 1028

1953: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1028

Folder 1029

1954: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1029

Folder 1030

1954: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1030

Folder 1031

1955: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1031

Folder 1032

1955: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1032

Folder 1033

1956: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1033

Folder 1034

1956: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1034

Folder 1035

1957: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1035

Folder 1036

1957: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1036

Folder 1037

1958: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1037

Folder 1038

1958: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1038

Folder 1039

1959: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1039

Folder 1040

1959: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1040

Folder 1041

1960: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1041

Folder 1042

1960: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1042

Folder 1043

1961: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1043

Folder 1044

1961: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1044

Folder 1045

1962: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1045

Folder 1046

1962: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1046

Folder 1047

1963: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1047

Folder 1048

1963: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1048

Folder 1049

1964: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1049

Folder 1050

1964: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1050

Folder 1051

1965: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1051

Folder 1052

1965: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1052

Folder 1053

1966: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1053

Folder 1054

1966: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1054

Folder 1055

1967: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1055

Folder 1056

1967: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1056

Folder 1057

1968: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1057

Folder 1058

1968: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1058

Folder 1059

1969: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1059

Folder 1060

1969: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1060

Folder 1061

1970: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1061

Folder 1062

1970: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1062

Folder 1063

1971: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1063

Folder 1064

1971: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1064

Folder 1065

1972: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1065

Folder 1066

1972: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1066

Folder 1067

1973: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1067

Folder 1068

1973: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1068

Folder 1069

1974: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1069

Folder 1070

1974: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1070

Folder 1071

1975: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1071

Folder 1072

1975: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1072

Folder 1073-1074

Folder 1073

Folder 1074

1975: Other States Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1073-1074

Folder 1075

1976: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1075

Folder 1076

1976: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1076

Folder 1077

1976: Other States Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1077

Folder 1078

1977: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1078

Folder 1079

1977: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1079

Folder 1080

1977: Other States Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1080

Folder 1081

1978: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1081

Folder 1082

1978: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1082

Folder 1083

1978: Other States Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1083

Folder 1084

1979: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1084

Folder 1085

1979: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1085

Folder 1086

1979: Other States Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1086

Folder 1087

1980: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1087

Folder 1088

1980: North Carolina Tax Return (no returns for other states) #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1088

Folder 1089

1981: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1089

Folder 1090

1981: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1090

Folder 1091

1981: Other States Tax Returns #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1091

Folder 1092

1982: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1092

Folder 1093

1982: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1093

Folder 1094

1983: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1094

Folder 1095

1983: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1095

Folder 1096-1097

Folder 1096

Folder 1097

1984: United States Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1096-1097

Folder 1098

1984: North Carolina Tax Return #03847B, Subseries: "20.1. Income Tax Returns, 1927-1984." Folder 1098

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.2. Advertising Contracts, 1971; 1975-1984.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence and other documents about Ervin's work in television, film, and records. After the Watergate hearings, Ervin became a celebrity, in high demand for graduation speeches and civic groups. He worked as a television commentator on the AM America show for ABC News, spokesman for American Express Cards and National Home Life Assurance Company, and recording artist. Ervin contracted his advertising and television appearances through the William Morris Agency of New York City. He also made a series of films for junior high school students with Alexsa Company on politics and the Constitution.

Ervin made television commercials. He is best known for his American Express Card commercials, but he also did advertisements for National Home Life Assurance Company. The correspondence and contracts surrounding the National Home Life Assurance Company make up the bulk of these materials. Some letters criticized these activities; Ervin also had problems with receiving regular payment from National Home Life.

Folder 1099

1971?, December 1974 #03847B, Subseries: "20.2. Advertising Contracts, 1971; 1975-1984." Folder 1099

Folder 1100

January 1975-February 1976 #03847B, Subseries: "20.2. Advertising Contracts, 1971; 1975-1984." Folder 1100

Folder 1101

October 1977-December 1978 #03847B, Subseries: "20.2. Advertising Contracts, 1971; 1975-1984." Folder 1101

Folder 1102

January 1979-May 1984 #03847B, Subseries: "20.2. Advertising Contracts, 1971; 1975-1984." Folder 1102

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.3. Insurance Policies and Claims, 1969; 1981-1986.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.4. Banking Information, 1965; 1986.

4 items.

Sample of check stubs from Ervin's bank accounts with First National Bank and Wachovia Bank in Morganton, N.C.

Folder 1113

1965 #03847B, Subseries: "20.4. Banking Information, 1965; 1986." Folder 1113

Folder 1114

1969-1970 #03847B, Subseries: "20.4. Banking Information, 1965; 1986." Folder 1114

Folder 1115-1116

Folder 1115

Folder 1116

1985-1986 #03847B, Subseries: "20.4. Banking Information, 1965; 1986." Folder 1115-1116

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.5. Property, 1962; 1979.

About 75 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters, rent agreements, tax returns, tax receipts, and information about a addition to the Ervins' home and about a building Ervin and his siblings owned in Morganton.

Folder 1117

1962, 1970-1973 #03847B, Subseries: "20.5. Property, 1962; 1979." Folder 1117

Folder 1118

1967, 1979 #03847B, Subseries: "20.5. Property, 1962; 1979." Folder 1118

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985.

21 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Annual ledgers kept by the Ervins detailing their financial affairs. These ledgers include information about income and expenditures. Some ledgers also contain lists of guests, members of the "Sandwich Club," and Christmas card lists. During the 1968 campaign, Ervin kept a ledger on campaign contributions. In addition to the ledger, there is a photocopy of a list of 1968 campaign contributions from the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. Most volumes have indexes compiled by Ervin.

Folder 1119

1927-1946 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1119

Folder 1120

1936-1947 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1120

Folder 1121

1945-1947 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1121

Folder 1122

1947-1952 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1122

Folder 1123

1956-1961 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1123

Folder 1124

1963-1964 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1124

Folder 1125

1965-1966 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1125

Folder 1126

1967-1968 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1126

Folder 1127

1968 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1127

Folder 1127A

1968 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1127A

Folder 1128

1969-1971 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1128

Folder 1129

1972-1973 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1129

Folder 1130

1974 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1130

Folder 1131

1975-1976 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1131

Folder 1132

1977-1978 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1132

Folder 1133

1979-1980 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1133

Folder 1134

1981 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1134

Folder 1135

1982 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1135

Folder 1136

1983 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1136

Folder 1137

1984 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1137

Folder 1138

1985 #03847B, Subseries: "20.6. Ledger Books, 1927-1985." Folder 1138

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.7. Estate of Laura Powe Ervin, 1944-1958.

About 250 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly court documents, correspondence, tax returns, and other documents relating to Ervin's serving as co-executor of his mother's estate. Laura Powe Ervin died on 14 June 1956. The earlier folders contain income tax returns and information about the estate of Ervin's father Samuel J. Ervin, Sr. In the 1954-1955 folder, there is a small calendar in which Laura Powe Ervin wrote out bequests before her death. Of her son, Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. she wrote, "Samuel never seemed to need help. ... He did much for us."

Folder 1139

1944 #03847B, Subseries: "20.7. Estate of Laura Powe Ervin, 1944-1958." Folder 1139

Folder 1140

1950-1953 #03847B, Subseries: "20.7. Estate of Laura Powe Ervin, 1944-1958." Folder 1140

Folder 1141

1954-1955 #03847B, Subseries: "20.7. Estate of Laura Powe Ervin, 1944-1958." Folder 1141

Folder 1142-1144

Folder 1142

Folder 1143

Folder 1144

1956 #03847B, Subseries: "20.7. Estate of Laura Powe Ervin, 1944-1958." Folder 1142-1144

Folder 1145-1147

Folder 1145

Folder 1146

Folder 1147

1957 #03847B, Subseries: "20.7. Estate of Laura Powe Ervin, 1944-1958." Folder 1145-1147

Folder 1148

1958 #03847B, Subseries: "20.7. Estate of Laura Powe Ervin, 1944-1958." Folder 1148

Folder 1149

Undated #03847B, Subseries: "20.7. Estate of Laura Powe Ervin, 1944-1958." Folder 1149

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.8. Estate of Margaret J. Bell, 1924; 1937-1947.

About 175 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly papers from the estate of Margaret J. Bell for which Margaret Bell Ervin served as executor. Margaret J. Bell died 24 January 1943. Also included are letters regarding the estates of Margaret J. Bell's brother John C. Leslie and father William Bell.

Folder 1150

1924, 1937-1942 #03847B, Subseries: "20.8. Estate of Margaret J. Bell, 1924; 1937-1947." Folder 1150

Folder 1151

1943 #03847B, Subseries: "20.8. Estate of Margaret J. Bell, 1924; 1937-1947." Folder 1151

Folder 1152

1943 #03847B, Subseries: "20.8. Estate of Margaret J. Bell, 1924; 1937-1947." Folder 1152

Folder 1153

1944-1947 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "20.8. Estate of Margaret J. Bell, 1924; 1937-1947." Folder 1153

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.9. Travel, 1958-1977.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Materials relating to the Ervins' various trips to Europe, Acapulco, and San Diego, especially their September 1977 trip to England, Scotland, Sweden, Austria, and Switzerland. The trip was organized around a speaking engagement at Uppsala University's quincentennial celebrations.

Folder 1154

Itineraries, Flight Schedules, and Financial Receipts #03847B, Subseries: "20.9. Travel, 1958-1977." Folder 1154

Folder 1155

Business Cards, Invitations, Travel Brochures #03847B, Subseries: "20.9. Travel, 1958-1977." Folder 1155

Folder 1156

General Correspondence #03847B, Subseries: "20.9. Travel, 1958-1977." Folder 1156

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.10. Organizations, 1979-1985.

About 65 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Membership renewals, correspondence, and other papers about the many professional and other organizations to which the Ervins belonged.

Folder 1157

Organizations #03847B, Subseries: "20.10. Organizations, 1979-1985." Folder 1157

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 20.11. Social Security Benefits, 1965-1983.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence about the Ervin's social security benefits and Medicare services.

Folder 1158

Social Security Benefits #03847B, Subseries: "20.11. Social Security Benefits, 1965-1983." Folder 1158

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 21. Biographical Material, 1918-1987.

About 1,850 items.

Books, articles, news clippings, awards, engagement calendars, interviews, editorials, and items relating to Ervin's funeral. The series focuses on various aspects of Ervin's life through the print media, through his own records, and through awards given to him. His Watergate activities made him the topic of a few books. His judicial stance and knowledge of the Constitution gave him renown in legal circles. Ervin was honored by his home state, by the nation, and by other states throughout his life.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.1. Books, 1970s-1980.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by author's surname.

An unpublished manuscript, an imprint, and a finished manuscript on Ervin. The unpublished manuscript is a collection of Ervin's humorous stories and sayings. Author Bruce G. Tindall, son of George B. Tindall, a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, did not publish his work. Ervin's sister, Jean Conyers Ervin, published a pamphlet entitled The Sam Ervin I Know. This imprint is a series of remarks and reminiscences by Jean Conyers Ervin, Harry Gatton, Archie K. Davis, Dan K. Moore, and Albert Coates. The pamphlet is a part of the North Caroliniana Society's series of imprints and was issued as part of the awards ceremony given in Ervin's honor.

Most items relate to the writing of A Good Man: The Life of Sam J. Ervin by Richard L. Dabney. At first, Ervin was enthusiastic about the project, but he was later horrified at Dabney's portrait of him. In one letter, dated 17 November 1975, Ervin wrote, "The manuscript is not in any real sense a biography of me. It is in the main a fictitious story of a reprobate created in large measure by your imagination. ... The manuscript is as full of untrue and libellous statements as a mangy hound is of fleas." Dabney did very little to alter the book's content, but in a letter to Ervin dated 9 January 1976, he expressed remorse: "If I could have my wish, it would be that you had not seen my biography of you, because it has given you pain, and this has been a torturing experience for me."

Folder 1159-1163

Folder 1159

Folder 1160

Folder 1161

Folder 1162

Folder 1163

Dabney Manuscript #03847B, Subseries: "21.1. Books, 1970s-1980." Folder 1159-1163

Folder 1164

Dabney, A Good Man Correspondence #03847B, Subseries: "21.1. Books, 1970s-1980." Folder 1164

Folder 1165

Dabney, Letters from Ervin about A Good Man #03847B, Subseries: "21.1. Books, 1970s-1980." Folder 1165

Folder 1166

Dabney, A Good Man, Edited Galleys #03847B, Subseries: "21.1. Books, 1970s-1980." Folder 1166

Folder 1167

Dabney, A Good Man, Ervin's notes #03847B, Subseries: "21.1. Books, 1970s-1980." Folder 1167

Folder 168

Dabney, A Good Man, Publicity #03847B, Subseries: "21.1. Books, 1970s-1980." Folder 168

Folder 1169

Ervin, Jean Conyers, The Sam Ervin I Know #03847B, Subseries: "21.1. Books, 1970s-1980." Folder 1169

Folder 1170-1171

Folder 1170

Folder 1171

Tindall Manuscript #03847B, Subseries: "21.1. Books, 1970s-1980." Folder 1170-1171

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.2. Articles, ca. 1967-1974.

7 items.

Articles from publications such as the New Republic, Progressive, and Church & State . Topics include Ervin's strict constitutional interpretations as they pertained to various Senate bills and civil rights legislation.

Folder 1172

Articles #03847B, Subseries: "21.2. Articles, ca. 1967-1974." Folder 1172

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Newspaper and magazine clippings about Ervin and his family, including wedding announcements for his daughters and daughter-in-law, obituaries of friends and family members, and articles about Watergate. The bulk of these clippings concern Ervin's role in Watergate. The clippings are from North Carolina, Washington, other newspapers around the United States, and from weekly news magazines such as Time and Newsweek.

Folder 1173

1920s-1940s #03847B, Subseries: "21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated." Folder 1173

Folder 1174

1950s-1960s #03847B, Subseries: "21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated." Folder 1174

Folder 1175

1970 #03847B, Subseries: "21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated." Folder 1175

Folder 1176-1176

Folder 1176

1971 #03847B, Subseries: "21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated." Folder 1176-1176

Folder 1178

1972 #03847B, Subseries: "21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated." Folder 1178

Folder 1179-1185

Folder 1179

Folder 1180

Folder 1181

Folder 1182

Folder 1183

Folder 1184

Folder 1185

1973 #03847B, Subseries: "21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated." Folder 1179-1185

Folder 1186-1188

Folder 1186

Folder 1187

Folder 1188

1974 #03847B, Subseries: "21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated." Folder 1186-1188

Folder 1189

1975-1987 #03847B, Subseries: "21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated." Folder 1189

Folder 1190

Undated #03847B, Subseries: "21.3. Clippings, 1920s-1987 and undated." Folder 1190

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.4. Awards and Citations, 1918-1987.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Certificates and other honors granted Ervin, beginning with a commendation of Ervin's activities in France during World War I. Ervin was awarded a Purple Heart, the Silver Star, and the Distinguished Service Cross. Also included are certificates honorary degrees from Colgate, Drexel, UNC-Charlotte, and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Fraternal orders such as the Knights of Pythias, Free Masons, and the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine also presented awards to Ervin. Ervin was accorded the title of Colonel by the Confederate States of America's "Air Force" and the Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was proclaimed an honorary citizen of Lubbock, Tex., and an honorary Texas citizen. Ervin was also acknowledged later in life by various veterans association.

Other organizations honoring Ervin included the National Wildlife Federation, the North Carolina Navy, First Presbyterian Church, and various North Carolina historical societies.

Folder 1191

1918-1945 #03847B, Subseries: "21.4. Awards and Citations, 1918-1987." Folder 1191

Folder 1192

1951-1967 #03847B, Subseries: "21.4. Awards and Citations, 1918-1987." Folder 1192

Folder 1193

1968-1973 #03847B, Subseries: "21.4. Awards and Citations, 1918-1987." Folder 1193

Folder 1194

1974-1979 #03847B, Subseries: "21.4. Awards and Citations, 1918-1987." Folder 1194

Folder 1195

1980-1987 #03847B, Subseries: "21.4. Awards and Citations, 1918-1987." Folder 1195

Folder 1196

Undated #03847B, Subseries: "21.4. Awards and Citations, 1918-1987." Folder 1196

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.5. Calendars, 1956-1983.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.6. Interviews, 1970-1977.

3 items.

Interviews from Liberty magazine, Yale Reports, and the newsletter of the American Waldensian Aid Society. The issues discussed are Ervin's constitutional views and the Waldensians' connection with Ervin.

Folder 1210

Interviews #03847B, Subseries: "21.6. Interviews, 1970-1977." Folder 1210

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.7. Editorials, 1954-1979.

About 40 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Editorials primarily from North Carolina newspapers commenting on Ervin's public service.

Folder 1211

Editorials #03847B, Subseries: "21.7. Editorials, 1954-1979." Folder 1211

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.8. Programs from Speaking Engagements, 1923-1983.

About 80 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Programs from various ceremonies at which Ervin was a speaker, including high school graduations, Democratic Party functions, and dedications. Also included is a transcript of Ervin's television appearance on Firing Line.

Folder 1212

1923-1965 #03847B, Subseries: "21.8. Programs from Speaking Engagements, 1923-1983." Folder 1212

Folder 1213

1967-1974 #03847B, Subseries: "21.8. Programs from Speaking Engagements, 1923-1983." Folder 1213

Folder 1214

1975-1983 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "21.8. Programs from Speaking Engagements, 1923-1983." Folder 1214

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985.

About 550 items.

Sympathy cards, condolence letters, memorial gifts, and newspaper clippings relating to Ervin's death on 23 April 1985. The cards, letters, and gifts came from all over the country from friends, former political colleagues, and admirers. The memorial gifts were given mainly to the Burke County Historical Society.

Folder 1215-1219

Folder 1215

Folder 1216

Folder 1217

Folder 1218

Folder 1219

Sympathy Cards #03847B, Subseries: "21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985." Folder 1215-1219

Folder 1220-1225

Folder 1220

Folder 1221

Folder 1222

Folder 1223

Folder 1224

Folder 1225

Condolence Letters #03847B, Subseries: "21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985." Folder 1220-1225

Folder 1226

Flowers #03847B, Subseries: "21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985." Folder 1226

Folder 1227-1229

Folder 1227

Folder 1228

Folder 1229

Memorial Contributions #03847B, Subseries: "21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985." Folder 1227-1229

Folder 1230

Acknowledgements #03847B, Subseries: "21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985." Folder 1230

Folder 1231-1234

Folder 1231

Folder 1232

Folder 1233

Folder 1234

Newspaper Clippings #03847B, Subseries: "21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985." Folder 1231-1234

Folder 1235

Clippings Scrap Book #03847B, Subseries: "21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985." Folder 1235

Folder 1236

Miscellaneous #03847B, Subseries: "21.9. Death of Sam J. Ervin, 1985." Folder 1236

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.10. Biographical Sketches, undated.

16 items.

Biographical sketches of Ervin, some of which appeared in Current Biography , The Americana Annual, and The Celebrity Register. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader did an in-depth study of Ervin and his voting patterns, printed in 1972, highlighting not only Ervin's voting records and congressional work, but reviewing the North Carolina political scene in the early 1970s.

Folder 1237

Biographical Sketches #03847B, Subseries: "21.10. Biographical Sketches, undated." Folder 1237

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 21.11. Miscellaneous, 1958-1982 and undated.

13 items.

Term papers, poems, and pages from books on Watergate and North Carolina politics. The term papers examine Ervin's legislative record, the New York Times portrayal of Ervin, and Ervin and the Watergate tapes. The book pages are from David Halbersham's The Powers That Be, Neal R. Peirce's The Border South States, and two other books. Poems are from staff members and admirers.

Folder 1238

Miscellaneous #03847B, Subseries: "21.11. Miscellaneous, 1958-1982 and undated." Folder 1238

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 22. Margaret Bell Ervin, 1948-1990.

About 770 items.

Engagement calendars, financial records, personal correspondence, and other items of Margaret Bell Ervin. Many of the records in this series are concerned with her work with the alumnae association of Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and her work with the Presbyterian Church.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Information primarily about the stocks owned by Margaret Bell Ervin, her monthly dividend received, and other interest-bearing accounts. The remainder of this series includes financial and medical documents from Ervin's death in 1985, her own death in August 1986, and repayment of a loan to her estate in 1990.

Folder 1246

Ledger, 1948-1964 (152 pp.) #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1246

Folder 1247

Ledger, 1965-1975 (152 pp.) #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1247

Folder 1248

Ledger, 1970-1981 (284 pp.) #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1248

Folder 1249

Ledger, 1982-1990 (284 pp.) #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1249

Folder 1250

Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Leslie Ross #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1250

Folder 1251-1252

Folder 1251

Folder 1252

Deeds #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1251-1252

Folder 1253-1255

Folder 1253

Folder 1254

Folder 1255

Hospital and Medical Claims, 1985 #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1253-1255

Folder 1256

Tax Information, 1985 #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1256

Folder 1257-1258

Folder 1257

Folder 1258

Financial Information, 1985 #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1257-1258

Folder 1259

Insurance Policies #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1259

Folder 1260-1261

Folder 1260

Folder 1261

Medicare and Medical Insurance, 1986 #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1260-1261

Folder 1262

Social Security, 1986 #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1262

Folder 1263

Monthly Household Account, 1986 #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1263

Folder 1264

1986 Tax Information #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1264

Folder 1265-1267

Folder 1265

Folder 1266

Folder 1267

Domestic Social Security and Unemployment #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1265-1267

Folder 1268

Miscellaneous Financial #03847B, Subseries: "22.2. Financial and Legal Materials, 1948-1985." Folder 1268

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984.

About 250 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters, programs, invitations, and meeting minutes kept by Margaret Ervin. Files from the late 1940s to the early 1950s contain invitations, rosters, church programs and other church-related materials, newspaper clippings, corporate notices, and minutes of meetings from the Converse College Alumnae Association of which Margaret Ervin was a board member. From the 1950s through 1984, documents consist primarily of congressional invitations and itineraries, including notices from the Women's Democratic Club and the Ladies of the Senate. Also included are a number of carbon copies of invitations sent to Ervin and a compendium of history and anecdotes about the "Ladies of the Senate." An assortment of guest lists from parties and events organized by Margaret Ervin are also included.

Folder 1269

1948-1952 #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1269

Folder 1270

1953-1954 #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1270

Folder 1271

1955-1956 #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1271

Folder 1272

1957-1960 #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1272

Folder 1273

1961 #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1273

Folder 1274

1962 #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1274

Folder 1275-1276

Folder 1275

Folder 1276

1963 #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1275-1276

Folder 1277

1964-1972 #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1277

Folder 1278

1973-1984 #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1278

Folder 1279

Undated #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1279

Folder 1280

Ladies of the Senate #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1280

Folder 1281

Clippings #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1281

Folder 1282-1283

Folder 1282

Folder 1283

Guest Lists #03847B, Subseries: "22.3. Correspondence, 1948-1984." Folder 1282-1283

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 22.4. Printed Material, 1950-1978.

About 150 items.

An assortment of printed materials ranging from pamphlets on women's dresses and housewares, congressional banquet guides, theater programs, and various church-related materials.

Folder 1284-1288

Folder 1284

Folder 1285

Folder 1286

Folder 1287

Folder 1288

Printed Materials #03847B, Subseries: "22.4. Printed Material, 1950-1978." Folder 1284-1288

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 22.5. Presbyterian Church, 1948-1970s.

About 50 items.

Programs, yearbooks, directories, lists, and a constitution from the First Presbyterian Church in Morganton, N.C. There are also three copies of the newsletter Our Mountain Work, 1952-1953, detailing efforts of the Asheville Presbytery.

Folder 1289-1290

Folder 1289

Folder 1290

First Presbyterian Church #03847B, Subseries: "22.5. Presbyterian Church, 1948-1970s." Folder 1289-1290

Folder 1291

"Our Mountain Work" #03847B, Subseries: "22.5. Presbyterian Church, 1948-1970s." Folder 1291

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 22.6. Converse College, 1950-1964.

7 items.

Materials relating to Alumnae Day and other Converse College matters.

Folder 1292

Converse College #03847B, Subseries: "22.6. Converse College, 1950-1964." Folder 1292

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 22.7. Funeral Documents, 1956, 1986.

About 100 items.

Two funeral memorial books and an assortment of sympathy notes, telegrams, and contribution cards from the deaths of Ervin's mother in 1956 and Margaret Ervin in 1986.

Folder 1293-1294

Folder 1293

Folder 1294

Memorial Books #03847B, Subseries: "22.7. Funeral Documents, 1956, 1986." Folder 1293-1294

Folder 1295-1296

Folder 1295

Folder 1296

Death of Mrs. S.J. Ervin, Sr. #03847B, Subseries: "22.7. Funeral Documents, 1956, 1986." Folder 1295-1296

Folder 1297

Death of Mrs. S.J. Ervin, Jr. #03847B, Subseries: "22.7. Funeral Documents, 1956, 1986." Folder 1297

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 23. Collected Material, 1914-1986 and undated.

About 870 items.

Arrangement: by type.

Items collected by or for the Ervins, especially materials on Watergate. There is also material on Ervin family history, senatorial newsletters, and brochures the Ervins collected during their travels.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 23.1. Newsletters, 1974-1975.

14 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Newsletters sent out by Ervin and his staff while he served in the Senate, including a weekly newletter for North Carolinians called Sen. Sam Ervin Says , which discussed bills Ervin voted on and other political matters. These newsletters record the last three months of Ervin's senatorial career. On 19 December 1974, Ervin wrote, "As I contemplate retirement, I am grateful to the people of North Carolina for permitting me to serve them. ... I always demed [sic.] it comparatively easy to represent North Carolina in so far as my ideological views are concerned."

Folder 1298

Newsletters #03847B, Subseries: "23.1. Newsletters, 1974-1975." Folder 1298

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 23.2. Printed Materials, 1914-1981 and undated.

About 80 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Social engagement programs, sightseeing brochures, religious tracts, and historical societies' membership lists, including the Mayflower Descendants Society and the Roanoke Island Historical Association. Included are programs from luncheons in honor of Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon, a program card for the University of North Carolina's Sophomore Dance of 1915, and a restaurant souvenir from Antoine's in New Orleans dated 1940.

Folder 1299

1914-1949 #03847B, Subseries: "23.2. Printed Materials, 1914-1981 and undated." Folder 1299

Folder 1300

1950-1951 #03847B, Subseries: "23.2. Printed Materials, 1914-1981 and undated." Folder 1300

Folder 1301

1952-1961 #03847B, Subseries: "23.2. Printed Materials, 1914-1981 and undated." Folder 1301

Folder 1302

1962-1966 #03847B, Subseries: "23.2. Printed Materials, 1914-1981 and undated." Folder 1302

Folder 1303

1967-1973 #03847B, Subseries: "23.2. Printed Materials, 1914-1981 and undated." Folder 1303

Folder 1304

1974-1981 and undated #03847B, Subseries: "23.2. Printed Materials, 1914-1981 and undated." Folder 1304

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 23.3. Watergate Materials, 1972-1973 and undated.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Photocopies of newspaper articles about the Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up, originally mounted in a notebook or scrapbook, compiled by Bob Smith (probably Robert Bland Smith, Ervin's chief counsel on the Senate Government Operations Committee). The majority of the articles are from either the Washington Post or the New York Times. There is also an appendix of excerpts from the Congressional Quarterly. Also included are a transcript from a "60 Minutes" interview with Donald Segretti, notes and transcripts from the Watergate hearings, and some handwritten questions asked during those hearings.

Folder 1305

Press Clippings, 18 June 1972-9 September 1972 #03847B, Subseries: "23.3. Watergate Materials, 1972-1973 and undated." Folder 1305

Folder 1306

Press Clippings, 11 September 1972-28 October 1972 #03847B, Subseries: "23.3. Watergate Materials, 1972-1973 and undated." Folder 1306

Folder 1307

Press Clippings, 4 November 1972-27 January 1973 #03847B, Subseries: "23.3. Watergate Materials, 1972-1973 and undated." Folder 1307

Folder 1308

Press Clippings, 28 January 1973-3 March 1973 #03847B, Subseries: "23.3. Watergate Materials, 1972-1973 and undated." Folder 1308

Folder 1309

Press Clippings, 4 March 1973-31 March 1973 #03847B, Subseries: "23.3. Watergate Materials, 1972-1973 and undated." Folder 1309

Folder 1310

Incident Enclosures, undated. #03847B, Subseries: "23.3. Watergate Materials, 1972-1973 and undated." Folder 1310

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 23.4. Ruth Kramer Materials, 1973-1986.

About 250 items.

Material collected by Ruth Kramer and correspondence with her. Kramer started a scrapbook on Watergate and sent it to Ervin. Over the years, she continued to send articles and to correspond with Margaret Ervin. Her correspondence with the Ervins discusses political issues, her health, and how much she admired the Ervins.

Folder 1311

Clippings, 1974-1980 #03847B, Subseries: "23.4. Ruth Kramer Materials, 1973-1986." Folder 1311

Folder 1312

Correspondence, 1975-1986 #03847B, Subseries: "23.4. Ruth Kramer Materials, 1973-1986." Folder 1312

Folder 1314

Greeting Cards #03847B, Subseries: "23.4. Ruth Kramer Materials, 1973-1986." Folder 1314

Miscellaneous #03847B, Subseries: "23.4. Ruth Kramer Materials, 1973-1986." Folder 1314

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 23.5. Family History, undated.

About 20 items.

Material Ervin compiled on his and his wife's families. Ervin was an enthusiastic genealogist and member of many historical organizations, such as the Sons of the Confederacy, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, and the Sons of the American Revolution. Included is an article by Anne King Gregorie on Ervin's grandfather John Witherspoon Ervin, South Carolina newspaper editor and fiction writer.

Folder 1315-1316

Folder 1315

Folder 1316

Ervin Family Histories #03847B, Subseries: "23.5. Family History, undated." Folder 1315-1316

Folder 1317

Ervin Family Miscellaneous #03847B, Subseries: "23.5. Family History, undated." Folder 1317

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 24. Audio-Visual Materials, 1940s-1980s.

96 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 24.1. Pictures, 1940s-1980s.

88 items.

Pictures of Ervin, 1946-1970s, and miscellaneous photographs. Included are an assortment of photographs from Japan--shots from Tokyo, Asahigawa, and various military and diplomatic buildings--and a small satirical poster of Ervin as Uncle Sam, which was used as a publicity poster for the Sam Ervin Fan Club.

Folder P-3847B/1

Portraits and sketches of Ervin, 1946, 1959 #03847B, Subseries: "24.1. Pictures, 1940s-1980s." Folder P-3847B/1

Folder P-3847B/2

Portraits, ca. 1960 #03847B, Subseries: "24.1. Pictures, 1940s-1980s." Folder P-3847B/2

Folder P-3847B/3

Portraits, 1970s #03847B, Subseries: "24.1. Pictures, 1940s-1980s." Folder P-3847B/3

Folder P-3847B/4

Publicity photographs #03847B, Subseries: "24.1. Pictures, 1940s-1980s." Folder P-3847B/4

Folder P-3847B/5

Japan photographs #03847B, Subseries: "24.1. Pictures, 1940s-1980s." Folder P-3847B/5

Folder P-3847B/6

Miscellaneous photographs #03847B, Subseries: "24.1. Pictures, 1940s-1980s." Folder P-3847B/6

Folder P-3847B/7

Poster of "Uncle Sam" Ervin #03847B, Subseries: "24.1. Pictures, 1940s-1980s." Folder P-3847B/7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 24.2. Film, 1956 and undated.

2 items.

A reel of film shot during the 1956 primary campaign and a small reel containing what appears to be an American Express commercial with 30-second and 10-second spots.

F-3847B/1: 1956 primary campaign #03847B, Subseries: "24.2. Film, 1956 and undated." Folder P-3847B/7

F-3847B/2: American Express commercial #03847B, Subseries: "24.2. Film, 1956 and undated." Folder P-3847B/7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 24.3. Videotape, 1982.

1 item.

A VHS cassette of an Ervin program on public affairs at North Carolina State University.

V-3847B/1: Videotape #03847B, Subseries: "24.3. Videotape, 1982." Folder P-3847B/7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 24.4. Audiotape, 1973-1983.

5 items.

Taped copies of radio programs, interviews, and a speech. Two of the cassettes contain a 1983 radio interview of Ervin on the Larry King Show. There is also a cassette tape of a meeting of former members of Congress held in Williamsburg, Va., in 1976, and an unrehearsed interview conducted by William Cooper, Jr., with Ervin in his office in 1977. Also included is a reel-to-reel tape of a speech given by Ervin at Delaware University in 1973 called "Crisis in Confidence."

T-3847B/1-2: Larry King Show, 1983 #03847B, Subseries: "24.4. Audiotape, 1973-1983." Folder P-3847B/7

T-3847B/3: Williamsburg, Va., meeting, 1976 #03847B, Subseries: "24.4. Audiotape, 1973-1983." Folder P-3847B/7

T-3847B/4: Interview with William Cooper, Jr., 1977 #03847B, Subseries: "24.4. Audiotape, 1973-1983." Folder P-3847B/7

T-3847B/5: "Crisis in Confidence," 1973 #03847B, Subseries: "24.4. Audiotape, 1973-1983." Folder P-3847B/7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 25. Museum Items, undated.

22 items.

MU-3847/1-6: Stones painted as "Watergate bugs." Each "bug" bears the name of one of the senators on the Senate Watergate Committee. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/7: Key to the city of High Point, N.C. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/8-11: Confederate flag, North Carolina flag, state of North Carolina, and Tar Heel tie tacks. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/12: United States Senate spouse photo identification card for Margaret Bell Ervin. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/13: Engraving plate for Mr. and Mrs. Samuel James Ervin, Jr. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/14: Medal, 13 January 1963. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/15: Tape measure with the initials "SE." #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/16-18: United States Senate cufflinks and tie tack. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/19: United States Army captain's bars. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/20: Commemorative coin from the first national observance of Columbus Day, 11 October 1971. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/21: Large gold bank ring. #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

MU-3847/22: Black-and-gold plastic button with the inscription "Watergate Mafia: Member in Good Standing." #03847B, Series: "25. Museum Items, undated." Folder P-3847B/7

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Separated items include oversize papers (OP-3847B/1-21); an oversize volume (V-3847B/S-1); photographs (P-3847B/1-88); audiotapes (T-3847B/1-5); films (F-3847B/1-2); and museum items (MU-3847/1-22).

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Processing Information

Sam Ervin's Senate papers have been filed and described as Sam J. Ervin Papers, Subgroup A: Senate Records (#3847A).

Series 16 is not used.

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