Clyde Roark Hoey papers, 1943-1954
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- Hoey, Clyde Roark, 1877
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211 boxes; about 167,000 items
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The Clyde Roark Hoey Papers consist of office files created during Hoey's service in the United States Senate from 1944 through April, 1954. Correspondence, typed and printed material, clippings, and pictures provide a chronicle of Hoey's national political career as well as of American affairs during the early post-World War II period.
The Clyde Roark Hoey Papers consist of Hoey's senatorial files accumulated in his offices in Washington, D. C. and Shelby N. C. The papers cover the period from 1943 through April, 1954, but there are few items for 1943. The quantity of material is greater for the years toward the end of Hoey's career. The Hoey Papers are divided into two series: Correspondence and Subjects. For information on the structure of the collection consult the Series Description.
Incoming and outgoing correspondence with related clippings, printed material, and photographs predominates in both series. Constituent mail forms the largest category of correspondence, encompassing several types of letters and varying widely in significance and content. Many letters from constituents urge Hoey to support or oppose particular legislation, such as universal military training, grain exports to India, or tax measures. They range from the mass-produced form letter to the more detailed and analytical arguments of prominent businessmen, educators, and politicians in North Carolina. Other constituent mail relates to North Carolina projects and affairs such as power dams, defense plants, and appropriations to local interest groups. Still other constituent mail consists of requests for Hoey's assistance in obtaining employment or promotions, changing military status, obtaining visas, and similar personal matters, Routine correspondence involves requests for publications, general letters of commendation, or publicity about individual constituents,
Correspondence from all areas of the country concerns legislation or provides comment on world or domestic affairs in the postwar period. Colleagues in the Senate and members of the North Carolina congressional delegation are represented in the correspondence, but frequently they write only letters of transmittal or send personal greetings. A few letters involve the Hoey family. Most of these are exchanged between Senator Hoey and his son-in-law, Dan M, Paul. For some years personal and family papers are filed with H correspondence. For more information on individuals who corresponded with Hoey, consult the Partial List of Correspondents for 1949 in the Series Description.
The main part of the Subject Series is an alphabetical file containing correspondence and printed material about national and state affairs. Most of this correspondence is also constituent or pressure mail. Specific subjects in the Series are described in more detail in the Container listing. Speeches and miscellaneous items are included in the Subject Series.
- Biographical / historical:
Date Event 1877 Clyde Roark Hoey born, 11 December 1899 Studied law, University of North Carolina 1898-1902 Served in N. C. House of Representatives 1899 Admitted to North Carolina Bar 1900 Married Bessie Gardner 1902-1904 Served in N. C. Senate 1913-1919 Appointed Assistant United States District Attorney, Western North Carolina District 1919-1921 Declined re-nomination. Resumed law practice, 1921Elected to 66th Congress to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Edwin Y. Webb. 1928 Democratic Presidential Elector-at-Large 1937-1941 Governor of North Carolina 1944-1954 United States Senator from North Carolina until his death on May 13, 1954 Committee Assignments Date Event 1945-1954 Agriculture and Forestry 1945-1946 District of Columbia 1947-1952 Expenditures in the Executive Departments 1949-1954 Finance 1953-1954 Government Operations 1945-1946 Immigration 1945-1946 Interstate Commerce
- Acquisition information:
- The Hoey Papers were presented to Duke University in 1955 by his sons and daughter.
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Processed by: Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Staff
Completed July 29, 1977
Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller
The arrangement and description of the collection was made possible through a Records Use grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Although some adjustments and consolidations were necessary, the Hoey Papers were organized and arranged according to the filing structure devised in the Senator's office. Correspondence from the offices in Washington and Shelby was merged, The year-by-year alphabetical arrangement was retained. In constructing the Subject Series, the categories originally entitled Legislation (filed often by subject and congressional session), Miscellaneous Legislation, and smaller categories such as Prisoners, Visas, Army, Navy, or specific North Carolina projects were consolidated to form one alphabetical sequence.
Certain Individual items, such as many requests for publications and arrangements for school tours, duplicates, and anniversary congratulations were discarded. Service academy applications and invitations were also removed. For the Army, Navy, and Veterans subject groups, samples of correspondence written by persons having surnames starting with the letter "C" were retained.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Governors -- North Carolina
Legislators -- Correspondence
Legislators -- United States
Pensions, Military -- Law and legislation -- United States
Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States
Draft -- Law and legislation -- United States
Education -- Law and legislation -- United States
Agricultural laws and legislation -- United States
- North Carolina -- Politics and government
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953
North Carolina -- Cleveland County -- Shelby
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Partial List of Correspondents
Abernethy, Arthur Talmage Abernethy, Charles Laban, Jr Abernethy, R. O.* Acheson, Dean (concerns nomination of George V. Allen; July 8) Adams, Hoover (editor, Dunn Dispatch)* Adams, Junius* Adamson, C. F. (Wilkes Hosiery Mills) Akers, John M (truck line) Alexander, Kelly Anderson, Mary (Chairman, National Commission on the Status of Women; Equal Rights Amendment and organizations opposing it; Feb. 5) Andrews, Charles Anthony, Graham* Armstrong, Frank (N.C. Superior Court Judge)* Ashford, G. T. (Liberty Manufacturing Company) Atkins, J. Murray Ayers, Nathan M. (President, Triangle Hosiery Company) Bacon, James E. (on investment of risk capital) Bailey, Edith Pou Bailey, James Hinton Pou Baker, J. E.* Baldwin, Raymond E. (about Cannon Mills) Barfield, Frances L (discrimination against women in government services, Sept. 22) Barnes, Wiley G. Beckerath, Herbert von (Duke University) Benoit, Henry B. (President, Charlotte Laundry Association)* Binder, Norma VanLandingham Black, Bedford Blake, William Rea (President, National Cotton Council of U. S. A ) Blythe, LeGette Boise, Vance (State Highway Commission) Bolton, Neil Banner, Herbert C. Bost, Tom Bowick, H. A (President, Columbus [Ga.] Typographical Union, no. 220) Brandis, Henry, Jr (Dean, University of North Carolina Law School) Branson, Russell (American Friends Services Committee) Braxton, H. Gait* Bridges, Henry Brimley, Ralph (See also Subject Series: Labor--Ralph Brimley)* Brower, A S. Brown, Mrs. L. E (President, Woman's Christian Temperance Union) Brown, Walter M (President, Brown's Hosiery Mills, Burlington) Buchanan, Corsey C. Bulwinkle, A L Burwell, Lewis Butler, A L. (Arista Mills, Winston-Salem, N. C.) Butler, Rev. I. B. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Wilson, N. C.) Byrd, Harry Flood* Campbell, Leslie H.* Cannon, Charles A.* Carlyle, F. Ertel Carmichael, William D. Carpenter, J. Harvey Carraway, Gertrude Carruthers, Marvin S. Chatham, Thurmond Cheek, Roma S. Chelf, Frank L. (Methodist Church) Cherry, J. Robert, Jr Clark, David Clemens, Cyril (postcard) Clement, Hunt Coates, Albert Cobb, Beatrice Cockrell, Ewing Colclough, George D. (Burlington Chamber of Commerce) Collier, Robert A. Cone, Benjamin Cone, Bonnie E.* Cone, Ceasar* Cone, Herman Cook, William D. Cooley, Harold D. Cooper, Thomas F. Couch, William T. Coxe, Fred J. Craige, Archibald Craven, J. Braxton* Crew, Winfield Cross, Hathaway Crouch, Kenneth E (The Bedford [Va.] Democrat)* Cuthbertson, W. R. (Hanker) Dalton, Robert I., Jr. Daniels, Harry* Daniels, Jonathan Davis, Durham (American Legion) Davis, Herbert L. Davis, Dr. James W. (about black hospital in Statesville, N. C.) Davis, Thomas W. Deane, Charles B. Deegan, Elizabeth DeMille, Cecil B. Dennis, Henry A. (Editor, Henderson Daily Dispatch) Dickson, Rush S. (American Yarn and Processing Company) Dillard, Rev, E. A. (of Hebron Colony, Inc., residential clinic for alcoholics) Dixon, Frank M Dixon, Richard D. Disher, Harry L. Dougherty, B. B. (President, Appalachian State Teachers' College) Doughton, Robert L. Dowd, Edward (Charlotte News) Durham, Carl* Eagles, J. C. Easley, Dr. Eleanor B. Edelman, John W. (of Textile Workers' Union of America) Edens, A. Hollis Edwards, Alonzo C. (N. C, General Assembly) Edwards, Ethel Perkins (Executive Secretary, N.C. Education Association) Edwards, Ralph Ehringhaus, J. C. B. Elias, Don S. (Asheville Citizen-Times) Elliott, P. L. (Gardner-Webb College) Elmore, Sam Ervin, Paul R. Ervin, Sam J., Jr.* Erwin, Clyde A. (N. C. Superintendent of Public Instruction)* Erwin, J. Ernest (on communism; item of Mar, 2 includes printed material, the Textile Workers' Voice, about communists in the textile industry) Etheridge, R. Bruce Eubanks, Clyde Eure, Thad* Evans, Clyde M. Evans, E. Hervey Evans, May Thompson (See also Subject Series) Fain, J. R. Falls, Watson Farnell, Newton Fechtig, F. H.* Ferebee, Percy B. Ferguson, Garland S. (Federal Trade Commissioner)* Ferrell, John A. Fesperman, Tom (Charlotte News) Fetner, Vida M. Few, Benjamin F. Few, Mrs. William Preston Ficklen, William M. Finch, Ronald E. Fink, C. A. (President, N. C. State Federation of Labor) Flack, Charles Z. Flanders, Ralph E. Fleishman, Maurice Fletcher, A, J. (President, Capital Broadcasting Co.) Flincham, Rev, Claude Edwin Forbus, Sample B. Fountain, L, H.* Frazier, Rawls Frear, J. Allen (U.S. Senate) Freeman, Mrs. Ozell K. Froneberger, Robert Brevard* Fulbright, J. William Gaffney, J. L. Galvin, Hoyt Ganderson, Harry Gann, J. R. (hosiery mill) Gant, Roger (Glen Raven Cotton Mills) Gardner, O. Max * Gardner, Ralph W. Garinger, Elmer H. Geer, William M. Geoghegan, George P.* Gettys, Claude Gillette, Guy M. (Equal Rights Amendment, Jan. 10) Gilliam, L. S., Jr. Gillin, John Glascow, Thomas Gobbel, James T.* Golden, Harry L.* Goodwin, William J. Graham, Grover C. (Methodist minister) Grant, J. Marse Gravely, Lee L. Graves, Louis* Gray, Gordon* Grayson, Alda (observations on communist takeover in China, June 20) Greene, E. C.* Griffin, Lloyd Grigg,-Horace Gross, Paul Grover, Wayne C. Guion, W. B. Rodman * Gurney, Robert J. Hackney, Thomas J. Hale, Albert S., Jr. Hamilton, James G. DeRoulhac, Jr. Hamilton, Luther (judge) Hampton, Wade B. Hancock, Frank W., Jr. Hanes, Robert M, (Wachovia) Hanner, John C, Harden, John Harding, Harry P. (educator) Harkins, Thomas J. Harlick, Wilson Harrelson, Col. J. W. Harrill, Bryan Harrington, William Harris, James J. Harris, R. L. Harry, Charles F. Hatch, William T. Hayden, Carl Hayes, Leonidas B. (minister) Haynes, Caleb H. Haynes, Frank K. Heartt, Leo D. Henderson, David E. Henderson, Thomas Hershey, Lewis B. Hester, John Hicks, Randall J. Hicks, Sterling L. Hill, L. W. Hill, Landon Hill, Lister Hilliard, J. A. Hines, Charles A. Hodges, Luther H.* Hoffman, Paul G. Hogan, George Holt, Raymond H. Hood, Eugene A. (Cone Mills) Hood, Gurney P. Horne, Joshua Lawrence* Hubbell, Jay B. Huggins, Rev. M. A. Hunter, Rev. Coyte Hutchins, Wesley Hutto, Jasper C. Hux Leonidas Ingram, Robert L. Ivie, Allan D., Jr. Jackson, Frank L. Johnson, Charles M. Johnson, Leroy Joiner, Arnold Wayne Jones, Frank Jones, G. Lyle Jordan, Charles E. Jordan, John Y., Jr. Kanipe, J. Edward Kelly, David L. Kempton, George B. Kendall, Henry E. Kennedy, Horace Kerr, John H. Kerr, Robert S. Kitchin, Thurman Kizziah, William D.* Koonts, Henry V. Kuykendall, Edward P. Lambeth, J. Walter LaMotte, Louis C. Lane, Thomas Guy, Jr. Lang, John A., Jr. Lassiter, William C. Laughinghouse, Charles O'Hagan Laughridge, Russell G. Lea Clarence F. Leak, James W. Lin, Margaret Hie Ding Lindley, J. Van Lindsay, David Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr. Long, W. Lunsford* Lowry, Herbert Lupton, D. Warren MacClamroch, James G. W. MacRae, Donald C. (judge) Maggs, Douglas B. Mahler, Fred D. Malone, Edwin H. McAfee, Hoyt* McCarran, Patrick A. McCorkle, George McCoy, Joseph B. McCrary, Frank L. McCrary, J. Frank McGirt, W. A., Jr. McGrath, J. Howard McKay, Woodrow McLesn, Dickson McMullen, Harry* McPherson, Holt* McSwain, Peyton* Menzies, Donald S.' Mitchell, Hugh G. Mooneyham, Oscar J. Moore, J. Tracy Moore, Louis Moore, Odus L. Morgan, C. Gerald Morgan, Lucy (Penland School) Morrison, Fred W. Morton, Hugh M. Moss, John H. Mull, Clarence Mundt, Karl E. National Association of Wool Manufacturers National Parks Association Neaves, W. Avery Neilson, George D. Neville, Everette W. Newmeyer, Arthur G. Newton, Adrian J. Noell, Hugh E. Nolan, Clyde (Democratic Party) Norris, Nell P. Olive, Hubert B. Padgitt, Bright Wilson Page, Reid A. Park, John A. Park, John A. Parker, Oscar L. Parker, Roy Parrott, Marion A. Parsons, Catherine Pease, J. Norman* Peck, Lewis B. Peele, Herbert Pell, Allison H.* Poe, Clarence* Poole, J. Hawley Pope Seth S. Powell, Alice Powell, Floyd Powell, Rex G. Price, Ralph C. Proctor, John C. Putnam, Robert J. Quinn, A. B. Radcliffe, George L. Radt, Dick Ragan, Caldwell Ramsey, D. Hiden Ramsey, Kerr Craige Rankin, Carl Rankin, Edward L. Rankin, William W., Jr. Ray, Frank D. Reinhardt, J. Robert Reynolds, Charles H. Richards, Thomas B. Ricks, William B. Riddle, Harry L. Riley, Jack (News and Observer editor) Riser, L. Arnold Ritch, Marvin Lee Rives, E. Earl Roberts, Coleman W. Robertson, Reuben B. Robinson, John D. Rochelle, Zalph Rodgers, Eric W. Rogers, Carroll Roister, John P. Ross, George R. Royall, Kenneth C. Rucker, Pierce* Rudisill, Justus G. Ruffin, Thomas W. Ruffin, William H. Russell, Richard B. Saleeby, A. S.* Sample, Harry Sanford, Terry* Saunders, Patrick H. Schenck, Jean W. Scoggin, Hill Scott, John A. Scott, W. Kerr Seifert, C. A. Sellers, Tommy Sentelle, John E.* Shannonhouse, Norma Sharp, Susie Shaw, R. Flake Shepard, Norman C. Shoemaker Donald Shuford, Adrian L. Shuford, Forrest H. Shuford, George Simmons, Arthur Simms, Robert N. Sinclair, David Smith, Alvin Smith, Arthur Clarendon Smith, Furman Smith, Julius C. Smith, Louis H. Snow, Edgar N. Sparkman, John Spence, H. E. Spengler, Joseph D. Spivak, Lawrence E. Stacy, Walter P. Steinkraus, Herman W. Stockton, Richard G. Stone, Charles H. Stroock, Sylvan I. Suttle, Margaret Sutton, Fred Tanner, Kenneth S. Tate, Sarah Wilson Taylor, Herbert B. Taylor, Hoyt Patrick Taylor, James T. (NCCU)* Taylor, Katherine Teague, Samuel F. Teal, J. Paul, Jr. Teu, Sanfjord B. II* Thigpen, Richard E. Thomas, Elmer Thomas, Ernest F. Thomas, James H. Thomas, John G. Thomas, Woodrow W. Thompson, Robert L. Tillett, Charles A.* Townsend, Folger L. Trotter, Ben C. Turberville, Frank B., Jr. Turner, Thomas Tuttle, Lee F. Umstead, William B.* Unger Sidney E, Uzzeli, George R. Uzzell, Thomas A.* Valentine, Itimous Vanlandingham, H. C. Veach, John B. Vick, Opal C. Vines, John H. Vogel, Paul W. Vosburgh, Ed, Wadden, Thomas A., Jr. Wallace, Robert M. Walser, Don A. Ward, Mrs. Vernon A. Ward, Philip C. Warren, Abel Warren, Addison Warren, Ernest R. Warren, Lindsay C.* Warren, Thomas D. Watkins, Arthur V. Waynick, Capus* Weathers, Lee B.* Webb, Edwin Y., Jr. Webb, James E. Weeks, Cameron S. Wells, John Whicker, Joseph H., Sr. Whisnant, Joseph C. Whitaker, Bruce White, E. L. (mayor of Wilmington, N.C.) White, Jesse A. White, John P. White, Julian J. Whitener, Basil L. Whitfield, J. Vivian Whitlock, Paul C. Wilbur, Gorton T. H. Willetts, Frederick WIlliams, Robert R. Williamson, W. Bill, Sr. Wilson, Fred C. Wilson, Louis Round Winborne, J. Wallace Winchell, Walter Wohl, Harry Woltz, Howard O., Jr. Womble, B. S. Woods, R. H. Woosley, Oscar V. Wright, Isaac C. Yandle, Parks A.* Yarbrough, Ernest Younce, George A. Young, Richard L., Jr. Yount, Hubert M, Zimmerman, Calvin*
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