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Frank Porter Graham audio recordings

 Collection
Identifier: MS0050

Scope and Contents

Recordings of radio broadcasts and advertisements made during Graham's 1950 campaign for the U.S. Senate seat from North Carolina. Includes an interview and statements on his platform, political philosophy, and agricultural program. Also includes a typescript copy of his statement regarding a court test of the North Carolina Speaker Ban Law. Added 10/25/2012 (MBP): WBT AM/FM - Unrehearsed open forum Graham vs. Smith. Jack Knell, moderator; David McConnell for Graham; Richard E. Thigpen for Smith. June 23, 1950 - 4 -78rpm phonograph records (6 sides with recorded material).

Dates

  • 1950 - 1966
  • 1950 - 1950

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

1.0 linear feet (18 items, including 8 phonodiscs, 5 reel to reel tapes, and 4 audiocassette recordings).

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Graham, president of The University of North Carolina (1930-49), political liberal, and advocate of racial desegregation, was appointed to the US Senate in 1949 by NC Governor W. Kerr Scott to complete the term of J. Melville Broughton, who died in office. In 1950, Graham campaigned for election on the Democratic Party ticket against Willis Smith, Robert R. Reynolds, and Olla Ray Boyd. The first primary of May 27, 1950 resulted in a run off between Graham and Smith, with Smith prevailing the runoff primary, 281,114 to 261,789. Graham later became a UN official, primarily as mediator of international disputes. [For additional biographical information, see Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, vol. 2:332 33; and Warren Ashby, Frank Porter Graham: A Southern Liberal (Winston Salem, N. C.: J. F. Blair, 1980).]

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Overview

Recordings of radio broadcasts and advertisements made during Graham's 1950 campaign for the U.S. Senate seat from North Carolina. Includes an interview and statements on his platform, political philosophy, and agricultural program. Also includes a typescript copy of his statement regarding a court test of the North Carolina Speaker Ban Law. Added 10/25/2012 (MBP): WBT AM/FM - Unrehersed open forum Graham vs. Smith. Jack Knell, moderator; David McConnell for Graham; Richard E. Thigpen for Smith. June 23, 1950 - 4 -78rpm phonograph records (6 sides with recorded material).

Custodial History

Transfer from vertical file, 1983.

Physical Description

1.0 linear feet (18 items, including 8 phonodiscs, 5 reel to reel tapes, and 4 audiocassette recordings).
Title
Frank Porter Graham audio recordings
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated