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Collection Number: 03829

Collection Title: James Carson Gardner Congressional and Political Papers, 1967-1968.

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Size About 27,600 items (34.5 linear feet).
Abstract United States Representative of Rocky Mount, N.C.; later lieutenant governor of North Carolina. Congressional office files of Gardner of Rocky Mount, N.C., United States Representative from the 4th District (Nash, Wake, Orange, Chatham, Randolph, Montgomery, and Moore counties) in the 90th Congress, 1967-1968, and Republican gubernatorial candidate in 1968. The bulk of the collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, much of which deals with military service and benefits. Legislative materials, speeches, reports, press releases, and items related to Gardner's bid for the governorship are also included.
Creator Gardner, James Carson, 1933-
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 James Carson Gardner Congressional and Political Papers, #3829, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from J.C. Knowles in June 1971; purchased from Doug Mattox in June 1993 (Acc. 93089).
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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United States Representative of Rocky Mount, N.C.; later lieutenant governor of North Carolina.

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Congressional office files of Gardner of Rocky Mount, N.C., United States Representative from the 4th District (Nash, Wake, Orange, Chatham, Randolph, Montgomery, and Moore counties) in the 90th Congress, 1967-1968, and Republican gubernatorial candidate in 1968. The bulk of the collection consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, much of which deals with military service and benefits. Legislative materials, speeches, reports, press releases, and items related to Gardner's bid for the governorship are also included.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1967-1968.

Letters to and from individual persons, servicemen and veterans, agencies, committees, and various organizations, often with Gardner's replies. Letters on contested issues are labeled "Pressure Mail," and concern issues such as Vietnam, highway safety, and firearms. There are also letters from post office employees and individuals seeking employment in the post office department.

Case files, 1967-1968, consist of letters to Gardner with his replies and other pertinent notes attached. Folders are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person writing. These letters are generally to and from armed servicemen, veterans, and the families of servicemen and veterans. They involve questions of the selective service, VA benefits, Social Security benefits, military discharge and assignment, and other issues. In most cases, there is a separate folder for each correspondent. At the end of Box 3, there is a bundle of loose letters and replies of the same type marked "Miscellaneous Military." At the beginnng of Box 4, there is a similar bundle of loose papers, also marked "Miscellaneous Military."

General files, 1967, contain copies of Gardner's letters to individual persons, agencies, and committees. Folders are arranged alpahbetically, and numerous letters to the same person or agency are roughly in reverse chronological order.

Name files, 1968, contain copies of Gardner's letters to individual persons only. Folders are arranged alphabetically.

General files, 1968, contain letters to and from various agencies, committees, and other organizations, with Gardner's replies and other pertinent notes attached to letters of specific inquiry. There are also letters from Gardner's constituents filed under "Constituents (A-Z)." Letters are arranged in subject folders, including: "Soil and Water Conservation"; "Social Security"; "Budget"; "Atomic Energy"; and "Welfare". Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Box 1

Case files, 1967-1968: Ab-Fris #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 1

Box 2

Case files, 1967-1968: Ga-Lyn #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 2

Box 3

Case files, 1967-1968: M-Rud #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 3

Box 4

Case files, 1967-1968: S-You #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 4

Box 5

General files, 1967: A-G #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 5

Box 6

General files, 1967: H-O #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 6

Box 7

General files, 1967: P-Z #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 7

Box 8

Name files, 1968: A-Z #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 8

Box 9

General files, 1968: A-Constituents B #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 9

Box 10

General files, 1968: Constituents C-Employment, Cartaret County #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 10

Box 11

General files, 1968: Farmers Bulletins-HEW Department #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 11

Box 12

General files, 1968: NASA-Miscellaneous Requests #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 12

Box 13

General files, 1968: Politics-OEO Thank You's #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 13

Box 14

General files, 1968: Radio and TV Stations-Riots #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 14

Box 15

General files, 1968: Welfare #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 15

Box 15-17

Box 15

Box 16

Box 17

Pressure mail, 1967-1968 #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 15-17

Letters to Gardner on contested issues, with his replies attached. Letters are arranged in subject folders, including: "Vietnam"; "Highway Safety"; and "Firearms". There is no particular alphabetical or chonronical arrangement of folders.

Box 17

Post Office employment files, 1967-1968 #03829, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1967-1968." Box 17

Contains letters from postal employees in North Carolina, along with Gardner's replies, and inquiries from and replies to persons seeking employment in the Post Office Department. Arranged alphabetically by the name of the person making the inquiry.

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Folders labeled with the names and numbers (HR# or S#) of particular legislative bills. Folders contain correspondence (inquiries and replies), telegrams, drafts of bills, newspaper clippings, press releases, and notes pertaining to the particular bill. No apparent alphabetical, numerical, or chronological arrangement of folders.

Box 17-20

Box 17

Box 18

Box 19

Box 20

Legislation, 1967-1968 #03829, Series: "2. Legislation, 1967-1968." Box 17-20

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Weekly radio and television reports, monthly newsletters and weekly reports to Gardner's constituents, and press releases. Weekly reports are similar to and seem to have replaced the monthly newsletters.

Box 20

Weekly radio and television reports and montly newsletters, 1967 #03829, Series: "3. Press Materials, 1967-1968." Box 20

Multiple copies of each report and newsletter. Arranged chronologically.

Box 21

Weeky reports, 1967-1968 #03829, Series: "3. Press Materials, 1967-1968." Box 21

Reports numbered 1-69 and arranged numerically by weeks. Multiple copies of each report.

Box 21-22

Box 21

Box 22

Press releases, 1967-1968 #03829, Series: "3. Press Materials, 1967-1968." Box 21-22

Chronologically arranged. Multiple copies.

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Contains, campaign materials from the 1968 North Carolina gubernatorial election, announcements of births and marriages from North Carolina's 4th District, requests for the Agricultural Yearbook, and materials on the nomination and appointment of cadets to the various military academies.

Box 22

Campaign materials, 1968 #03829, Series: "4. Other Materials, 1966-1968." Box 22

1968 North Carolina gubernatorial campain materials, including speeches, campaign press releases, and lists of supporters.

Births and marriages #03829, Series: "4. Other Materials, 1966-1968." Box 22

Announcements of births and marriages from North Carolina's 4th District, along with copies of letters of congratulations from Gardner.

Agricultural Yearbook requests, 1967 #03829, Series: "4. Other Materials, 1966-1968." Box 22

Letters of request for the 1967 Agricultural Yearbook.

Box 23

Academies, 1967-1968 #03829, Series: "4. Other Materials, 1966-1968." Box 23

Folders pertaining to the nomination and appointment of cadets to the various military academies, including application forms, correspondence, reports of cadets' grades, and other materials. Arranged according to branches of the service, including Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine.

Addition of 1993 (Acc. 93089): Miscellaneous congressional correspondence, 1966-1968 #03829, Series: "4. Other Materials, 1966-1968." Box 23

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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