Robert Thomas Ashmore papers, 1930-2001.

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Ashmore, Robert T. (Robert Thomas), 1904-1989. Robert Thomas Ashmore papers, 1930-2001.

Robert Thomas Ashmore papers, 1930-2001.

Chiefly correspondence, speeches, and clippings from Ashmore's time in the U.S. House. Also included are records of his campaigns for office, 1935-1970, and work with the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments, 1970-1985. General correspondence includes both personal and public correspondence. Letters written to S.C. from Washington, D.C. reflect some private expressions of the pressures and frustrations of public service. Letters written during World War II describes Ashmore's experiences during his tour of duty in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps. Speeches, and copies of legislation sponsored by Robert Thomas Ashmore; records: House Subcommittee on Contested Elections, 1965-1968, in Minnesota, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, and elsewhere; election campaigns, 1936-1970; his work in the passage of 1966 legislation that eliminated "two price cotton"; and South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments, 1970-1985. Also includes topical files re communism and civil rights; clippings and photographs of Congressman Ashmore. Audiovisual materials include an audio tape containing a June 1966 CBS radio broadcast, Capitol Cloakroom, in which Ashmore is joined by fellow House Administration Committee member Charles E. Goodell to discuss a proposal from the President concerning campaign finance reform. Photographs from throughout Ashmore's private and political career are present. Of note are two photographs believed to have been taken in Greenville, S.C., showing President Lyndon B. Johnson on a campaign whistle-stop with Ashmore and South Carolina's senior senator, Olin D. Johnston.

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