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Frank Porter Graham Collection

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Graham (Frank Porter) Collection

Inventory of the Frank Porter Graham collection
MS0050

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972
Title
Frank Porter Graham collection
ID
MS0050
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1950
Date [inclusive]
1950-1966
Extent
1.0 Linear foot
General Physical Description note
1.0 linear feet (18 items, including 8 phonodiscs, 5 reel to reel tapes, and 4 audiocassette recordings).
Language
English
Language of Materials note
English
Abstract
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).

Preferred Citation note

Frank Porter Graham Collection. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

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).]

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Scope and Contents note

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).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Custodial History note

Transfer from vertical file, 1983.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • North Carolina--Politics and government

Personal Name(s)

  • Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972

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Collection Inventory

item

DRAMATIZATION ON GRAHAM'S CAMPAIGN

1 1

TWENTY SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS

2 1

GRAHAM STATING HIS PLATFORM

3 A 2

GRAHAM ON HIS AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM April 29, 1950

3 B 2

POTEAT FOR GRAHAM

4 3

POLITICAL STATEMENT BY GRAHAM May 3, 1950

5 3

RAMSEY FOR GRAHAM May 16, 1950

6 7 4

INTERVIEW WITH GRAHAM June 19, 1950

8 5
Folder

SEARCH FOR A COMMON GROUND 1966

Scope and Contents note

statement by Graham regarding a court test of the North Carolina Speaker Ban Law passed by the 1963 General Assembly and the application of that law at UNC Chapel Hill in spring, 1966. Graham delivered a portion of this statement in the commencement address at UNC CH on June 6, 1966.

1
Cassette

D. HIDEN RAMSEY

Scope and Contents note

D. Hiden Ramsey for Frank P. Graham

1

DR. MCNEIL POTEAT & FRANK P. GRAHAM

Scope and Contents note

Dr. McNeil Poteat for Frank Graham; Political talk, Frank P. Graham

2

INTERVIEW WITH FRANK GRAHAM June 19, 1950

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Frank Graham

3

SPOT ANNOUNCEMENTS & DRAMATIZATIONS FOR FRANK GRAHAM

Scope and Contents note

various spot announcements and dramatizations for Frank Porter Graham's senatorial campaign.

4