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Series Part II, II: Correspondence on Political Appointments and Job Applications, 1948-1950

Call Number: MS 628, Series Part II, II

Scope and Contents

This series illuminates an important part of the role of a state governor. It contains correspondence recommending individuals for positions on state boards and commissions, jobs in state agencies, judgeships on several levels, and other types of appointments, such as the U.S. Senate seat in 1949. The correspondence is arranged in four main categories:

1. General Recommendations

2. State Agencies, Boards, and Commissions

3. Judgeships

4. Other appointments (U.S. Senator and miscellaneous posts)

There is some correspondence with individuals also contained in Series V, General Correspondence, which is not always cross-referenced. Correspondence within the folders is unarranged.


  • 1948-1950

Physical Description

(6 boxes)

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: Boxes 220-223, which contain constituent correspondence, are restricted until 2035 Jan 1.

The transcript of the oral history interview with Douglas Bennet, Jr. in Box 399b is closed until the deed of gift is secured from Bennet.

Box 408, which contains restricted personal and financial papers is closed until 2025 Jan 1.

Box 409, which contains audio tapes of oral history interviews with Bowles's associates, is not open to researchers.

Original audiotapes, videotapes, and motion picture films, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or pay for the creation of a use copy, retained by the repository, if none exist.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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