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Sue Myrick Campaign and Congressional Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0449

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of items documenting Myrick’s service as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina's 9th district. The papers highlight the congresswoman’s work on health care issues, most notably her work as the co-chair of the Congressional Cancer Caucus; as well as her work as the founder of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus. In addition to the congressional material, there is a limited amount of campaign material documenting Myrick's earlier city council tenure, her time as mayor of Charlotte, and her 1992 U.S. Senate campaign.

Dates

  • 1983 - 2012
  • 1994 - 2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Use of this collection is restricted without the express written consent of Sue Myrick.

Access to any of the Congressman's personal papers included in the Collection shall be restricted during the lifetime of the Congressman. Access to the rest of the Collection is restricted until 15 years after the Congressman leaves public service. During these periods of restriction, the Library shall grant access to the Collection only to the Congressman, or persons designated or approved by the Congressman in writing.

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 note

Suellen Wilkins Myrick was born in Tiffin, Ohio, on August 1, 1941. She attended Heidelberg College for a year, 1959-60. Myrick began her political career as a Republican at-large member of the Charlotte City Council, 1983-85. In 1987, she ran for mayor of Charlotte and defeated to the two-term incumbent, Harvey Gantt. Myrick was re-elected to a second term in 1989. She did not seek a third term in 1991. Myrick campaigned unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1992, losing to eventual winner Lauch Faircloth in the Republican primary. In 1994, as the Republican nominee, she ran and won the vacant seat for the U.S. House of Representatives, North Carolina 9th district, which includes much of Mecklenburg County. She served in nine consecutive Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2013). She was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012 and retired in January of 2013. Myrick is president and chief executive officer of Myrick Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations. A resident of Charlotte since 1970, she and her husband, Ed, have five children.

Extent

197 Linear Feet (147 records center boxes, 8 oversize boxes)

29.8 Gigabytes

Overview

Sue Wilkins Myrick is the former U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 9th congressional district, serving from 1995 to 2013. She is a member of the Republican Party. She was the first Republican woman to represent North Carolina in Congress. This collection is comprised of items documenting Myrick’s service as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina's 9th district. The papers highlight the congresswoman’s work on health care issues, most notably her work as the co-chair of the Congressional Cancer Caucus; as well as her work as the founder of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus.

Creator

Title
Sue Myrick Campaign and Congressional Records
Status
In Progress
Date
2013 July 25
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
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