Congressman J. Howard Coble Papers
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the materials relate to Coble's time as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. These include campaign materials, financial materials, legsilative materials relating to his work as a Congressman, government documents, and audiovisual and photographic materials related to his role as a Congressman.
The constituent correspondence documents the local concerns and interests of North Carolina's 6th District citizens regarding local, state, national, and global issues. It also highlights their interactions with Coble's office as they actively assisted constituents with a wide range of requests and concerns. The correspondence is arranged by month and year. Among many features in the collection, there are local reactions to Don't Ask Don't Tell, the War on Terror, NAFTA legislation, net neutrality, tobacco legislation, defining marriage laws, global warming, etc.
The collection also contains materials related to his personal life and service in the U.S. Coast Guard. These include records, artifacts, photographs, and scrapbooks. Some highlights include elementary school report cards, Coast Guard performance reviews, and family scrapbooks.
- 1942 - 2015
- Majority of material found within 1984 - 2015
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Biographical or Historical Information
273.80 Linear Feet (193 boxes)
Language of Materials
Howard Coble is a former United States Representative for North Carolina's 6th District. Elected in 1984, Coble served in Congress from 1985 until he retired in 2015. As a Greensboro native, he attended Guilford College after serving with the United States Coast Guard. He later studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his early career, Coble was a practicing attorney. He also served as a North Carolina House Representative before being elected into the United States Congress.
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- Campaign paraphernalia
- Coble, Howard, 1931-2015
- Legislators -- North Carolina
- Legislators -- United States
- North Carolina -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- North Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives
- Politcians -- North Carolina
- Political campaigns
- Republican Party (N.C.)
- United States -- Politics and government
- United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- United States. Coast Guard.
- United States. Congress. House.
- Congressman J. Howard Coble Papers
- Initial processing by Andrea Cole. Bulk and final processing by Patrick Dollar.
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