Clyde Roark Hoey papers, 1943-1954

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Hoey, Clyde Roark, 1877
100 Linear Feet (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
Clyde Roark Hoey born, 11 December
Studied law, University of North Carolina
Served in N. C. House of Representatives
Admitted to North Carolina Bar
Married Bessie Gardner
Served in N. C. Senate
Appointed Assistant United States District Attorney, Western North Carolina District
Declined re-nomination. Resumed law practice, 1921
Elected to 66th Congress to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Edwin Y. Webb.
Democratic Presidential Elector-at-Large
Governor of North Carolina
United States Senator from North Carolina until his death on May 13, 1954
Committee Assignments
Date Event
Agriculture and Forestry
District of Columbia
Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Government Operations
Interstate Commerce
Acquisition information:
The Hoey Papers were presented to Duke University in 1955 by his sons and daughter.
Processing information:

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.

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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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
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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