Administrative files, 1962-1978.


Administrative files, 1962-1978.

The governor is the chief executive officer of the state whose function is to administer the laws of the state. One of the activities used to accomplish this function is the administering of executive decisions and actions. This series consists of the administrative files from the gubernatorial administrations of three Alabama governors. The records of the administrations were interfiled which makes it impossible to separate them. They include correspondence, reports, publications, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and other material documenting activities in numerous state agencies; developments in the legislature; and events affecting the state. Some state agencies represented in the series include the State Highway Dept., the State Planning and Industrial Development Board, the Dept. of Education, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Dept. of Public Health, and the Dept. of Pensions and Security. A couple of federal agencies in the records include the Environmental Protection Agency and the Selective Service System. The files cover a wide variety of topics. The Civil War Centennial, the Alabama Sesquicentennial, and the American Bicentennial are covered. There are files on the conflict in Vietnam and prisoners of war resulting from the conflict. The establishment of the U.S.S. Alabama as a memorial is discussed in the records. A rising concern with the environment is evident in files on air pollution, land fills, water pollution, and water improvement. Also of interest are files on the status of women. The governor's attendance at the National Governor's Conference and the Southern Governor's Conference is recorded. Files on Hurricane Camille are also included. The files also reflect events of the civil rights struggle. Some significant issues covered by the records include the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.; the Selma to Montgomery march; voting rights; and busing for school integration. The records also contain files on the Ku Klux Klan, the Black Muslims, segregation, the Black Power movement, and the State Sovereignty Commission.

298 cubic ft. (298 records center cartons)

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