Oliver Max Gardner Papers (#3613) 1892-1966

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Oliver Max Gardner Papers (#3613) 1892-1966

Oliver Max Gardner (1882-1947), lawyer of Shelby, N.C., and Washington, D.C.; state senator, 1910-1915, lieutenant governor, 1916-1920, and governor, 1929-1933, of North Carolina. He married Fay Webb (1885-1969), who was active in the Democratic Party and in women's organizations. The collection includes corrrespondence, legal documents, financial records, speeches, press releases, political campaign materials, photographs, college notebooks, and scrapbooks of O. Max Gardner, 1892-1947; of Gardner family members, 1905-1966; of Shelby lawyer, businessman, and politician Odus M. Mull, 1930-1942; and of Shelby educator Isaac C. Griffin, 1917-1918. Included are items relating to Fay Webb Gardner and other family members. Legal papers give insight into adoption, child custody cases, land sales, and estate and debt settlements in Cleveland County, N.C.; into corporate litigation, 1920s-1930s; into the establishment of the Ackland Art Museum; and into legal affairs of the textile, soft drink, and aviation industries. Political papers describe the state State Democratic Executive Committee's organizing efforts, 1908-1915, 1930-1936; state and national political campaigns, 1900s-1950s; and the offices of North Carolina lieutenant governor, 1916-1921, and governor, 1929-1933. Letters comment the New Deal; Democratic Party patronage; the Supreme Court packing controversy of 1937; and economic policy, taxation, and industrial policy. Business papers document Shelby Public Schools during World War I and the operation of family businesses. Personal correspondence, photographs, notebooks, and scrapbooks document the Gardners' courtship; family activities during World War II; the endowment of Gardner-Webb College; administration of North Carolina State College and the University of North Carolina; the role of the political wife; and the activities of women's organizations. Significant correspondents include Graham Anthony, Josiah W. Bailey, William T. Bost, J. Melville Broughton, Cale K. Burgess, Josephus Daniels, Victor Emanuel, William C. Friday, Edwin M. Gill, Ben Gossett, Frank P. Graham, John W. Hanes, Robert M. Hanes, Clyde R. Hoey, H. Wiseman Kendall, Russell Leonard, A. J. Maxwell, Angus McLean, Holt McPherson, Julian S. Miller, Cameron Morrison, Fred W. Morrison, Odus M. Mull, John Parker, D. Hiden Ramsey, Harry Riemer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Rogers, W. Kerr Scott, Robert Stevens, Vernon Taylor, Bess Truman, Harry S Truman, William B. Umstead, Lindsay Warren, Lee Weathers, Edwin Y. Webb, James E. Webb, J. Wallace Winborne, and Robert Woodruff. Additions include deeds and other documents relating to real estate transactions in and around Shelby, N.C.; items relating to the death of O. Max Gardner; and family correspondence, particularly of Gardner's sisters, one of whom lived in Alberta, Canada, and his niece, who lived in rural Washington state.

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Broughton, J. Melville, 1922-1997

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Kimbrough Veazey Company

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A. J. Maxwell

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Reynolds, Bob

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Cotton-Textile Institute.

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Ralph Gardner

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Claude Kitchin

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George Rogers

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Burgess, Cale K., 1891-1961

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Ben Gossett

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; Chero-Cola Bottling Company

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North Carolina State Fair Association

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Cannon Mills

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hp0bxm (corporateBody)

Kendall, H. Wiseman

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Thurman Kitchin

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Gardner

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Webb

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R. C. Lawrence

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Scott, William Kerr, 1896-1958

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Elias, Don S.

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Hathaway Cross

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Friday, William C. (William Clyde)

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William Clyde Friday was born in 1920 in Raphine, Va., and grew up in Dallas, Gaston County, N.C. He graduated from the Law School of the University of North Carolina in 1948, after which he served as assistant dean of students and was named assistant to University President Gordon Gray in 1951. Friday was appointed secretary of the University in 1955, named acting president of the Consolidated University of North Carolina (North Carolina State College (Raleigh), the University of North Carolina...

Aaron B. Quinn

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Margaret Love Gardner Burgess

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Farley, James A.

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R. E. Williams

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Robert Woodruff

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Daughters of the American Revolution.

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D. A. R. chapters from Washington, DC and surrounding areas. From the description of Papers, 1948-1949. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36009706 ...

Lindsay Warren

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Bess Hoey

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Kansas Webb

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Myers, A. G.

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Leonard, Russell

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Carter Fabrics Corporation.

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Webb, James E., 1895-1973

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by Fay Gardner

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Jack Garner

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Edwin Gill

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Miller, Julian S. (Julian Sidney), 1886-1946

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North Carolina State Advisory Board of Paroles

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Doughton, R. L.

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Cannon Mills Company

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First Baptist Church of Shelby

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W. T. Chambliss

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Vernon Taylor

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Sheriff, Seymour

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Williams, R. E. (Fleet)

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United Nations

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In 1945, four individuals who had worked on the Manhattan project-John L. Balderston, Jr., Dieter M. Gruen, W.J. McLean, and David B. Wehmeyer-formed a committee and wrote a letter to 154 public figures asking for their opinions about the possibility of the creation of a world government. Over the next year, as the various public figures responded to the letter, the responses were correlated into a report that was released in 1947. From the guide to the Balderston, John L., Jr. Colle...

J. A. Anthony

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Don Elias

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Addie Gardner

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Coca-Cola Company

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d65q3j (corporateBody)

Boiling Springs Water Works

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North Carolina State Senate

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United States. Federal Reserve.

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Democratic National Committee.

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George, Walter F. (Walter Franklin), 1878-1959

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Walter Franklin George was born on a farm near Preston, Webster County, Georgia on 29 January 1878. He graduated from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, in 1900 and from its law department in 1901. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Vienna, Georgia . He served as Solicitor General of the Cordele judicial circuit 1907-1912 and Judge of the Superior Court 1912-1917. From that bench he was elevated to Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia from January to October 1917. H...

Gardner Foundation, Inc.

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Howard Odum

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Hoey, Clyde Roark, 1877-1954

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U.S. senator and governor of North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1938. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122381802 U.S. Senator and governor of North Carolina, from Shelby (Cleveland Co.), N.C. From the description of Papers, 1943-1954; (bulk 1944-1954). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19642850 From the description of Papers, 1942-1995 ; (bulk 1944-1954). (Duke Universit...

Gossett, B. B.

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Bost, W. T.

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Morrison, Fred

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Willie Webb

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Madge Webb Riley

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Eva Flowers Taylor

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Broughton, J. Melville, 1922-1997

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Odus Mull

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Reynolds, Robert R

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Josiah Bailey

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North Carolina State College

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Addie Gardner Farthing

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Southern Wood Preserving Company

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N. E. Burgess

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Cameron Morrison

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United States. Army

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The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...

Edwin Gardner

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Victor Emanuel

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McPherson, Holt

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Hoey, Clyde Roark, 1877-1954

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U.S. senator and governor of North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1938. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122381802 U.S. Senator and governor of North Carolina, from Shelby (Cleveland Co.), N.C. From the description of Papers, 1943-1954; (bulk 1944-1954). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19642850 From the description of Papers, 1942-1995 ; (bulk 1944-1954). (Duke Universit...

Johnson, Curtis B., 1954-

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Pan American Airways

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Gill, Edwin M. (Edwin Maurice), 1899-1978

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Edwin Maurice Gill was born in Laurinburg, N.C., 20 July 1899. He served in the General Assembly in 1929 and 1931 and was private secretary to Governor O. Max Gardner, 1931-1933. He was Commissioner of Paroles, 1933-1942; Commissioner of Revenue, 1942-1949; and Collector of Internal Revenue, 1950-1953. He was elected State Treasurer in 1953, an office he held until his retirement in 1977. From the description of Edwin M. Gill papers, 1935-1978 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 253007...

Hanes, John W.

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Gardner, Morrison & Rogers

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Peerless Oil & Gas

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Harold McGuire

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Umstead, William Bradley, 1895-1954

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William Bradley Umstead of Durham, N.C., served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 1932-1938; as a United States senator, 1946-1948; and as governor of North Carolina, 1952-1954. From the description of William Bradley and Merle Davis Umstead papers, 1863-1978 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 26243142 William Bradley Umstead William Bradley Umstead served North Carolina as a United States representative, a...

Seymour Sheriff

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Stephany Joy

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Gaffney Livestock Company

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Gardner & Suttle

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Zeno Wall

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June Gardner

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Mrs. James L. Webb

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Woman's Missionary Union

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