Arthur Smith, a Charlotte-based country music radio and television host with a national audience, died April 3, 2014. Smith's two programs, "The Arthur Smith Show" and "Carolina Calling," kept Smith on the airwaves from 1951 until his retirement in 1982. Smith's programs featured numerous musicians and a variety of public figures including Andy Griffith, Vince Gill, Glen Campbell, Roy Clark, and Johnny Cash, as well as Bob Hope and Richard Nixon.
Once more beneath the patronage of good St. Valentine,
Who ever cheers us with his day when we our hopes resign;
Again I come fair lady mine some tribute slight to bring,
And wish thee health and happiness for the ensuing spring.
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On July 12, 1984, nearly thirty years ago, Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announced that he had chosen Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate. Ferraro, a daughter of Italian immigrants, had previously gained notoriety as a vocal advocate of women's rights in Congress.
Visit Special Collections and explore the many manuscript collections related to “Women and Politics.” Here are just a few.