Basil Lee Whitener papers, 1889-1968

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Title:Basil Lee Whitener papers, 1889-1968

Basil Lee Whitener (1915-1989) was a U.S. Representative from Gastonia, N.C.; this collection includes correspondence between Congressman Whitener and his constituents, other congressmen, and government officials, legislative materials, drafts of bills, financial papers, speeches, invitations, printed material, clippings, photographs, and other papers, chiefly from congressional files (1957-1968), relating to issues of national importance during the 1960s, including the Vietnam War, crime legislation, gun control, riots, civil rights legislation, foreign aid, social security, and the Taft-Hartley Act. Correspondents include Sam Ervin, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Sargent Shriver, and Strom Thurmond.

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Subjects:Ervin, Sam J. (Sam James), 1896-1985 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | Shriver, Sargent, 1915-2011 | Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003 | Civil rights--United States | Gun control--United States | Legislators--United States--Records | North Carolina--Politics and government | Social security--Law and legislation--United States | United States--Foreign relations--Law and legislation | United States--Politics and government--20th century | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | North Carolina | Gastonia (N.C.)
Institution:David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Contributors:David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Online Publisher:Durham, N.C. : Duke University. Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library | 2013
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