Series 84. ELECTION CAMPAIGNS OF 1942 AND 1944, 1936-1945

26 boxes
5 subseries
Office file code: uncoded, 73-F, 77, 77-d, 77-F, 77-F-2, 77-f-2, 78

Correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, campaign literature and other records relating to first Congressional campaign of 1942 and first Senate campaign of 1944. Some material from the periods prior to each campaign is included as material used by JWF in the conduct of his election campaigns.

Subseries:

Arranged topically, alphabetically and chronologically.

  1. House of Representatives Election Campaign
  2. Senate Election Campaign (General)
  3. Senate Election Campaign (County Correspondence)
  4. Senate Election Campaign (County Lists)
  5. Senate Election Campaign (Congratulations)

Subseries 1. House of Representatives Election Campaign, 1936-1942.

1 box.
Office file code: Uncoded

Records pertain primarily to political requests, support and congratulations from constituents of the ten-county Third Congressional District. Some records pertain to early period of Law School career and University of Arkansas presidency which were used in the campaign, especially for speech material.

Correspondents include: Homer Martin Adkins (1.2, 1.5), Thomas Harry Barton (1.3).


Subseries 2. Senate Election Campaign (General), 1943-1944.

9 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded, 73-F, 77, 77-d, 77-F, 77-F-2, 78

Records primarily pertain to the statewide organization of election campaign for the United States Senate seat held by Hattie Wyatt Caraway. A few records pertain to campaign literature and newspaper clippings of four opponents in Senate race.

Correspondents include: Price Addison Dickson (2.1), Samuel E. Gearhart (2.2), Arthur Paul Hammerschmidt (2.4), Chester H. Lauck (2.1), Robert Allen Leflar (2.4), Guy C. Philips (2.1), Herbert L. Thomas (2.4), Walter F. Wanger (2.4).


Subseries 3. Senate Election Campaign (County Correspondence), 1943-1944.

10 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded

Records pertain to local political organizing and communication with constituents from all seventy-five counties in Arkansas regarding first election campaign for the United States Senate.

Correspondents include: Carl Edward Bailey (17.1), Jeff Davis Duty (11.4), Jack H. Kilpatrick (11.4, 11.5), Ulysses Andrew Lovell (19.7), Roy Waymon Milum (11.6), Albert Sidney Pollard, Jr. (17.3), Robert L. Stigler (15.1), Herbert L. Thomas (19.7), Donald Trumbo (19.7), Storm Hammond Whaley (11.5), Finis F. Wood (11.5).


Subseries 4. Senate Election Campaign (County Lists), 1943-1945.

2 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded

Records pertain primarily to compilations of lists of supporters of candidate James William Fulbright and of his run-off election opponent, Governor Homer Martin Adkins. Some records pertain to post-election compilations of campaign workers, contributors, and other JWF supporters for use by the newly elected Senator.

Correspondents include: Clarence Franklin Byrns (22.14), Cecil Watson Cupp (21.10), Jay W. Dickey (21.35), Felix Pugh (21.2), Horace Eugene Thompson (21.16), Alexender H. Washburn (21.29).


Subseries 5. Senate Election Campaign (Congratulations), 1944-1945.

4 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded, 77-f-2

Records primarily pertain to messages of congratulations following preferential Democratic primary election plurality of July 25 and run off victory of August 8, 1944. Some records pertain to messages of thanks for expressions of congratulations and wishes for success. A few records pertain to messages of congratulations following the general election victory in November.

Correspondents include: John Edward Brown (23.4), Sterling Robertson Cockrill (24.23), Russell Chester Elrod (23.4), John E. Felker (23.4), Isaac McClellan (23.24), Clyde Eber Palmer (25.8), Everett W. Pate (23.4), Horace Eugene Thompson (23.13).


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