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Congressman J. Howard Coble Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0275

Scope and Contents

The Congressman J. Howard Coble Papers consist of constituent correspondence, photographs, videos, issue files, newspaper clippings, legislative materials, and personal papers.

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.

Dates

  • 1942 - 2015
  • Majority of material found within 1984 - 2015

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

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 in 1984.

Extent

273.80 Linear Feet (193 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of constituent correspondence, photographs, videos, issue files, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, government and legislative documents, and personal files.

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.

Arrangement Note

Series 1: Correspondence Subseries 1: Constituent Correspondence Subseries 2: General Correspondence Series 2: Issue Files Series 3: Press Materials Subseries 1: Newspaper Clippings Subseries 2: Press Releases and Editorials Series 4: Campaign Materials Subseries 1: General Campaign Materials Subseries 2: Political Action Committee (PAC) Materials Series 5: Legislative Materials Subseries 1: Clinton Impeachment Materials Suberies 2: General Legislative Materials Subseries 3: Joint Letters Subseries 4: Legislative Activity Guides Subseries 5: Scheduling Files Subseries 6: Surveys and Ratings Series 6: Financial Materials Series 7: Photographs Series 8: Audiovisual Materials Subseries 1: VHS Tapes Subseries 2: CDs, DVDs, and Other Audiovisual Materials Series 9: Events Series 10: Publications Series 11: Coast Guard and Personal Materials Series 12: Artifacts

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Congressman Howard Coble, 2007-2015. Additional materials received from the National Archives in 2017.

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Processing Information

Initial procesing by Andrea Cole. Bulk and final processing by Patrick Dollar.
Title
Congressman J. Howard Coble Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Initial processing by Andrea Cole. Bulk and final processing by Patrick Dollar.
Date
2016
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

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246