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Charles L. Abernethy Sr. papers, 1713-1972, bulk 1907-1959 85 Linear Feet — 160 boxes; 2 oversize folders — Approximately 60,855 items

Charles L. Abernethy, Sr. (1872-1955) was a Democratic Congressman representing eastern North Carolina from 1922-1935. His professional papers consist chiefly of correspondence and records from his law practice and legal cases, with smaller amounts of writings and speeches, financial papers, printed materials, diaries, and some personal papers, including early deeds. There is also a large group of photographs, photo albums, and clippings scrapbooks chiefly documenting Abernethy's political career. One album from 1907 contains postcards of Beaufort, N.C.; another contains photographs of a three-month Congressional trip to Alaska, 1923, and includes images of President and Mrs. Harding and a diary transcript of the trip. Other items include some papers of his son, Charles Laban Abernethy, Jr., also a lawyer, and a volume of his poetry.

The collection principally comprises a large series of correspondence and legal records accumulated by North Carolina lawyer and politician Charles L. Abernethy, Sr. during his tenure as U.S. Congressman. There are papers relating to the senior Abernethy's law practice and business dealings in Beaufort and New Bern, N.C. (including legal papers concerning land development in Carteret County, Cape Lookout, and Horse Island maintained by both father and son).

Other materials include deeds and other early papers, political speeches, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks of Abernethy's political career, a diary, and the Abernethy coat-of-arms. There are also papers assembled by Abernethy's son, Charles L. Abernethy, Jr., a lawyer in his father's firm, and a volume of his poetry.

A lare group of photographs and albums includes a photograph album containing snapshots the elder Abernethy took during a congressional trip to Alaska for three months of 1923 (including photographs of President and Mrs. Harding), as well as a typescript of his diary from the trip; and an album containing postcards of Beaufort, N.C, in 1907, featuring a celebration of either the 200th anniversary of the town's founding or the opening of passenger and rail service to the town (or both).

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Walter Eugene Johnston papers, 1980-1982 20 Linear Feet — Approx. 19,300 Items

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina; served on the House Budget and Labor and Education Committees. The papers of Walter Eugene Johnston, III, U.S. Representative from the 6th District of North Carolina, span the years 1980 to 1982, the time during which he served the 97th Congress. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and committee files, with subjects including current legislation, congressional caucuses, North Carolina public events, and regulatory reform. Committee files cover topics including budgets, banking, finance, urban affairs, education and labor, bills, health and safety, education, labor, energy, commerce, tax, and trade.

The papers of Walter Eugene Johnston, III, U.S. Representative from the 6th District of North Carolina, span the years 1980 to 1982, the time during which he served the 97th Congress. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and committee files, with subjects including current legislation, congressional caucuses, North Carolina public events, and regulatory reform. Committee files cover topics including budgets, banking, finance, urban affairs, education and labor, bills, health and safety, education, labor, energy, commerce, tax, and trade.