Stuart E. Brown papers [manuscript] 1946 (1959-1972) 1978.


Stuart E. Brown papers [manuscript] 1946 (1959-1972) 1978.

The papers contain correspondence, press releases, campaign memorabilia and photographs from Brown's campaign work for Charles R. Fenwick, 1953, John F. Kennedy, 1960, William Spong, 1966 and 1972, and William Battle, 1969, as well as his own unsuccessful campaign for a House of Delegates nomination in 1961. Of interest are letters, 1961-70, to Battle on the Virginia political scene particularly in the 7th district; correspondence, 1966-70, with Spong regarding his campaign against A. Willis Robertson and on the Carswell nomination; correspondence, 1959-1960, with Stephen Smith on the Kennedy campaign in Virginia; and correspondence 1959-1960, regarding procurement of speakers for 1960 Democratic rallies. There is also material on the Democratic organization in Clarke County in the 1950s including voting lists, candidate declarations, and abstracts of votes. In addition the collection contains files on water pollution, particularly regarding the Shenandoah River, and the 1959 public school crisis. Virginia politicians with whom Brown corresponded include James Lindsay Almond, William Cullen Battle, Armistead Lloyd Boothe, Harry Flood Byrd, Guy O. Farley, Mills Edwin Godwin, Burr Powell Harrison, Albertis Sydney Harrison, William Pat Jennings, Flournoy L. Largent, Charles McCurdy Mathias, Harrison Mann, jr., Andrew Pickens Miller, Francis Pickens Miller, John O. Marsh, Fred G. Pollard, and William Belser Spong. There is also correspondence from Lawrence Francis O'Brien; and Claudia Alta (Taylor) Johnson, Ethel (Shakel) Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) Kennedy, William H. Maudlin and Vermont Royster are represented by routine letters or thank-you notes.

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