Papers of J. Carson Adkerson [manuscript], 1913-1981.

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Adkerson, J. Carson (Joseph Carson), 1892-. Papers of J. Carson Adkerson [manuscript], 1913-1981.

Papers of J. Carson Adkerson [manuscript], 1913-1981.

Include correspondence, financial and legal papers, reports, press releases, and photographs. Correspondence is chiefly with various manganese mining company officials re: legislation affecting the industry particularly the 1939 Strategic Materials Act and the Manganese War Claims Bill (amendment to the Contract Settlement Act of 1944); property development; mining and production problems; increased wartime production; and conflict with steel producers over foreign manganese purchases. There are financial and legal papers from manganese companies, in many of which Adkerson had an interest. The collection also contains minutes, 1927-1930, and some correspondence of the American Manganese Producers Association, maps, surveys, newsclippings, press releases, miscellaneous articles and reports, manganese property reports, photographs, biographical and astrological material on Adkerson, and correspondence, legal papers, and other data re: the railplane system, an overhead transportation system in which Adkerson was interested. Correspondents, many of whom are represented by single routine letters re: the War Claims Bill, include Harry F. Byrd, Gordon Canfield, Clifford P. Case, Fadjo Cravens, George H. Dern, Everett Dirksen, Carter Glass, William Green, H.D. Hatfield, Thomas C. Hennings, Jesse H. Jones, W.F. Maginnis, Edward Martin, Wilbur D. Mills, James E. Murray, W. Lee O'Daniels, Tom Pickett, A. Willis Robertson, Daniel C. Roper, Edward R. Stettinius, and Lowell Stockman.

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