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Gubernatorial Series

The Gubernatorial Papers consists of affidavits, appointment books, articles, biographical sketches, budgets, clippings, correspondence, daily schedule books, drafts of letters and speeches, election returns, financial records, invitations, lists, memos, minutes, notes, petitions, photographs, political advertisements, postcards, press releases, proclamations, promotional materials, reports, resolutions, routing slips, scrapbooks, speeches, statements, copies of completed surveys, telegrams, teletypes and warrants. The Papers date from 1923 to 1955, although the bulk of the material is from the period 1946 to 1951, encompassing Thurmond’s gubernatorial campaign and governorship.

The Papers are arranged in six subseries: Official, Personal, Campaigns, Scrapbooks, Speeches and Additional Material. The subseries are generally arranged alphabetically by folder title and then chronologically except for the Scrapbooks subseries, which is in chronological order. The Official, Personal and Campaigns subseries make up the Gubernatorial series in the Thurmond Collection, while the Scrapbooks and Speeches subseries are actually separate series within the Collection and the Additional Material subseries is a subseries of the Speeches series. These disparate elements of the Collection have been brought together to create this microfilm publication.


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