Richard Irvine Manning papers, 1896-1932.


Richard Irvine Manning papers, 1896-1932.

Business and personal correspondence re politics, his campaigns for governor, Good Roads Commission, "Buy a Bale" movement and depression of the cotton market in 1915; Sumter-Barnwell Company; League to Enforce Peace; World Cotton Conference in Liverpool, 1921; American Products Export and Import Corporation; impact of the boll weevil on S.C. agriculture; and governor's race between Thomas Mcleod and Coleman L. Blease. Other topics include departure [i.e. "Great Migration"] of African Americans out of the Southeast, ca. 1923-1925; S.C. Land Settlement Commission; Commission on Inter-Racial Cooperation, 1924; U.S. Senate race, 1924 and 1930; S.C. Cooperative Marketing Association; Vorhees Normal and Industrial School; student riot at Clemson, 1924; U.S. Senator and governor's race, 1926; S.C. Memorial Commission; effort to have David R. Coker appointed Secretary of Agriculture, 1929; campaign to have S.H. Edmunds elected president of Winthrop College, 1929-1930; and S.C. Reclamation Committee, 1929. Other topics include Manning's interest in the Episcopal Church, his membership on the Clemson College Board of Trustees, his land holdings, farming operations, and investments; correspondents include Clemson College Extension Service, Christie Benet, Bernard Baruch, Niels Christensen, Walter Stackhouse, Bishop W.A. Guerry, David R. Coker, S.H. Edmunds, David Duncan Wallace, J.E. Blanton, and William Watts Ball.

12.5 linear ft. (10 cartons)6 rolls microfilm (R629-R634 ; Correspondence out only)

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