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Warren Ashby Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0052

Scope and Contents

The Warren Ashby Papers date from 1906 to 1990 and contain correspondence; research materials; speeches; photographs; typescripts; interview transcripts and tape recordings; and sound recordings of political announcements used during Frank Porter Graham's (FPG) 1950 Senate campaign.

Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972) was president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1930 until 1949. He resigned this position when Governor Kerr appointed him to the US Senate to complete the unexpired term of the deceased Sen. Joseph Melville Broughton. Graham lost his bid for election to his own seat in the Senate in 1950 and spent the next nineteen years as a United Nations mediator. He died in 1972 in Chapel Hill.

Dates

  • 1906 - 1990
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Warren Ashby, professor of religious studies at UNCG from 1949 until his death in 1985, gathered these materials for the purpose of writing a biography of Frank Porter Graham. His book, Frank Porter Graham: a Southern Liberal, was published in 1980 after more than twenty years of research.

Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972) was president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1930 until 1949. He resigned this position when Governor Kerr appointed him to the US Senate to complete the unexpired term of the deceased Sen. Joseph Melville Broughton. Graham lost his bid for election to his own seat in the Senate in 1950 and spent the next nineteen years as a United Nations mediator. He died in 1972 in Chapel Hill.

Extent

6.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Dr. Warren Ashby, professor of religious studies at UNCG from 1949 until his death in 1985, gathered these materials for the purpose of writing a biography of Frank Porter Graham (FPG). His book, Frank Porter Graham: a Southern Liberal, was published in 1980 after more than twenty years of research.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into three series. The first series includes Warren Ashby's Biographical Information, which includes two volumes of personal journals and personal correspondence. The second series, Writings, contains an early draft and typescript of Ashby's book, Frank Porter Graham: a Southern Liberal, arranged by chapter. The third series, constituting the largest portion of the collection, contains research materials for Ashby's book on FPG. Research materials are arranged as follows: Ashby's research notes, FPG correspondence, FPG speeches, interviews with or about FPG, FPG news clippings (general and family), subject files, photographs, and audio material. The subject files are categorized according to Ashby's original organization and contain information on the following areas of FPG's career: education, United Nations work, Untied States Government work, Social and Race issues, and the 1950s Senate Campaign. Ashby's notes were retained in the original order throughout the collection whenever possible.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Paul Ashby in December 1992

Accruals and Additions

This collection was recieved in two parts, both as a gift of Paul Ashby. The first part of the collection was received in December of 1992, and the addition was recieved in October of 2011.

Other Descriptive Information

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill serves as the primary depository for Frank Porter Graham's manuscript collection.

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Processing Information

Processed by Stacey Krim in February 2012.
Title
Warren Ashby Papers
Author
Stacey Krim
Date
02/09/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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