Papers, [190-?]-[196-?].


Sparks, Chauncey, 1884-1968. Papers, [190-?]-[196-?].

Papers, [190-?]-[196-?].

The Chauncey Sparks papers contain a variety of materials relating primarily to Chauncey Sparks' legal career, banking interests, and political activities from the 1920s to the 1950s. Newspaper clippings, speeches, and scrapbooks in the collection relate mostly to his one term as governor and to his two failed campaigns for that office in 1938 and 1950. Assorted printed materials such as magazines and pamphlets collected over his long life are also in the collection. Additionally included is correspondence with prominent political figures in Alabama and the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s.

41 cubic ft. (32 records center cartons and 28 scrapbooks).

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