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Guide to the Benjamin Everett Jordan Papers, 1896-1974 and undated

Abstract

Textile manufacturer, politician, and United States Senator from North Caroina (1958-1972).

Collection includes Senate office files from Jordan's Washington office consisting mainly of correspondence, committee and legislative files, speeches, memoranda, clippings, photographic negatives, and background materials. Topics include public works projects in North Carolina, especially those related to water resources such as rivers, harbors, beaches, inland navigation, flood control, the B. Everett Jordan Lake, and the New Hope Dam. Other subjects represented in the files are U.S. foreign relations, in particular with the Middle East as well as the Vietnam War; agricultural laws; civil rights; school desegregation and busing; pollution; the National Park Service; transportation and highways; social security; public health; the United Nations; the Senate Rules Committee investigation of Bobby Baker, 1963-1966; labor laws; economic policy; library legislation; and economic conditions in North Carolina.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Benjamin Everett Jordan papers, 1896-1974 and undated
Creator
Jordan, Benjamin Everett
Extent
110 Linear Feet, circa 104,000 items
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Durham, North Carolina 27708-0185
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The papers of B. Everett Jordan span the years 1936 to 1974, with the bulk of the items dating from his years of service in the United States Senate, 1958 to 1972. The collection consists strictly of files from the Senator's Washington office; there are no personal or business papers or materials documenting his political campaigns, the activities of his Senate offices in North Carolina, or political activities prior to 1958. The few pre-1958 items in the collection include background information on several topics and a few files of Jordan's predecessor Senator W. Kerr Scott.

The papers are organized into ten series, most of which are divided into topical subseries. Consisting largely of correspondence, memoranda, legislative documents, and background materials, the collection confirms Jordan's reputation as a diligent and concerned public servant, who was considered by his colleagues to be reliable, genial, and hard-working.

Beginning his service in the Senate at the age of 62, Jordan quickly demonstrated his political savvy and areas of legislative interest. He labored throughout his Senate career on behalf of the interests of agriculture, education, and manufacturing and was proud of his record of doing "the little things" to help his constituents. He worked particularly to encourage the enhancement of water resources in North Carolina, continuing the efforts of W. Kerr Scott on public works projects. His stance on most issues was conservative to moderate. Although usually in accord with his North Carolina colleague Senator Sam Ervin, Jordan at times took an independent stand, casting votes in opposition not only to Ervin but the bloc of other Southern Senators as well, especially from 1964 on.

The Legislation Files contain a complete or nearly-complete record of bills which Jordan sponsored or co-sponsored or on which he participated in debates. In most years, Jordan fell into the bottom third of Senators in terms of numbers of bills which bore his name as sponsor or co-sponsor, though his activity increased over the years. He was a strong proponent of a broad range of major agriculture bills including nutrition programs, farm credit and insurance, agricultural and forestry research, crop marketing, and especially tobacco programs. In the area of natural resources, the files show Jordan's active support for the creation of the Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras National Seashores in North Carolina. Some of the larger files in the Legislative Series contain extensive constituent correspondence related to particular bills. As in most of the series, correspondence with other senators found here is largely routine in nature. There is considerable overlap of topics among the Legislation, Committee, and Subject series, with related material often located, too, in the Writings and Speeches Series and among the Clippings.

The Committee Files are fullest for the Agriculture and Forestry Committee. Documentation of Rules and Administration Committee activity is somewhat limited during the period of Jordan's chairmanship, at least in part because committee chairmen's files are maintained by the committee or with committee records at the National Archives. As Rules Committee chairman Jordan received the most national exposure of his Senate years--and engendered the greatest partisan controversy--presiding at the televised hearings investigating the financial dealings of Robert G. (Bobby) Baker, the former Senate staff member considered a protege of Lyndon Johnson. Although the material in Jordan's papers about the Baker affair is very limited, substantial records of the investigation are preserved at the National Archives (as part of RG 46, Records of the U.S. Senate). The Public Works Committee files are also sparse, and only minimal information survives here about Jordan's minor committee assignments.

The Subject Files are the largest part of the Jordan collection; the bulk of these papers consists of constituent correspondence and examples of Jordan's replies, which were most often handled by form letters. Samples of out-of-state mail were also retained in many subseries. The sections on Agriculture, Foreign Relations, and Public Works contain the fullest documentation of Jordan's activities. Other topics of less central concern to Jordan or files containing many repetitions of Jordan's or constituents' opinions, have been sampled, with ten to thirty percent of the original size of the subseries retained. The Foreign Relations files are overwhelmingly devoted to the war in Southeast Asia in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jordan's incoming mail on this topic shifted increasingly to anti-war opinions with each passing year, and in June 1970, following the invasion of Cambodia, Jordan became the first Southern senator publicly to renounce the Nixon Administration's military policy. The Public Works Files document, often in considerable political and technical detail, Jordan's efforts on behalf of flood control, navigation, and beach protection projects. Notable among the best-documented projects is the New Hope Dam and Reservoir Project in the Cape Fear River Basin, which in 1973 was renamed Jordan Lake in honor of the Senator. Among the smaller files, the Judiciary Files are important in illustrating major concerns of the period, notably civil rights, civil unrest, gun control, and school prayer. While Jordan took a conservative states' rights position on many of these issues, the papers also show that he supported the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972.

The next two series, U.S. and N.C. Government Branches and Departments, further illustrate the diligent activity of Jordan's well-organized staff on behalf of constituents. Only a very few of the large numbers of case files documenting the problems of individuals as they tried to interact with the government have been kept. The letters in the retained files contain constituents' opinions and questions on local, regional, or national issues, along with the replies from Jordan's office and the government agency to which the letter was referred. The U.S. Government series is by far the larger and more informative set of records.

The Federal Loans and Grants Series contains widely varying amounts of information about projects. Some files hold merely notifications of action taken on grants; others contain documented grant applications, clippings, and correspondence which contribute to understanding the interaction of governments for local and regional development.

Miscellaneous Series (so labelled by Jordan's office) consist mainly of General files (correspondence from constituents covering multiple issues), Legislative files (correspondence about multiple bills), and a small number of Personal files (correspondence from personal friends and political allies, often on multiple topics). The letters in these subseries are largely similar to other constituent correspondence. The Personal files contain letters to and from Jordan in his senatorial role, not private correspondence.

The Writings and Speeches Series appears to be a nearly complete record of Jordan's speeches, statements, newsletters, and press releases. Remarks made on the Senate floor in connection with particular bills are filed in the Legislation series.

The Clippings Series was honed down substantially from the hundreds of envelopes sent to Jordan's office by clipping services. Editorials, major news and feature stories, Jordan's regular column ("Senator Jordan Reports"), and cartoons--nearly all from North Carolina newspapers--were retained; thousands of duplicates, minor news stories, and general background articles on most topics were discarded.

The single folder of oversize material contains several large maps of flood control projects and a full-page campaign advertisement from a newspaper.

The Photographs Series contains negatives for photographs taken of Jordan while he carried out his Senate duties, 1958-1972. Jordan is the primary subject of each photograph, although several photos feature Jordan with others, most often his wife, visitors, or fellow Senate members, including Sen. John Kennedy and Vice-president Lyndon Johnson.

The Jordan papers are useful for documenting Jordan's public career in the Senate and his views on many issues but not his personal life or private thoughts. In addition the extensive incoming correspondence provides an overview of public concerns on many issues of the period and documents the sense of regional and national crisis that was widespread especially in the mid-to-late 1960s. The correspondence throughout the collection includes scattered letters from a number of prominent North Carolina and national politicians, agricultural and business leaders, but these have not been indexed. The Jordan Papers are complemented by the papers of Senator Samuel J. Ervin, which are housed in the Wilson Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Ervin's Senate service, from 1954 to 1974, closely paralleled Jordan's; the two collections together extensively document on a regional and national level many of the political, economic, and social concerns of the era.

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Contains sleeved negatives; gloves are required when handling.

Contents of the Collection

Chiefly relates to legislation which Jordan sponsored or co-sponsored; material includes printed copies of bills, staff memoranda, Congressional and constituent correspondence, printed copies of Jordan's remarks on specific bills. Arranged chronologically by Congress, then numerically by bill number. Only the more substantial files are identified by topic or bill title in the container list.

Summaries of Jordan's legislative activities
Box 1
Bills (S.1-H.R.8601), 1959-1960
(3 folders)
Box 1
Remarks and miscellaneous, 1959-1960
Box 1
Bills (S.3-S.1872), 1961-1962
(2 folders)
Box 1
Bills (S.1922-H.R.641), 1961-1966
(4 folders)
Box 2
Remarks and miscellaneous, 1961-1962
(2 folders)
Box 2
Bills (S.3-S.1155), 1963-1964
Box 2
Bills (S.1511-S.Res.375), 1963-1964
(2 folders)
Box 3
Remarks and miscellaneous (General), 1963-1964
Box 3
Remarks and miscellaneous (Civil Rights, Salinger, Cotton, and Wheat), 1964
Box 3
Bills (S.2-S.218), 1965
Box 3
Bills (S.251/Cape Lookout National Seashore), 1955- 1965 May
(2 folders)
Box 3
Bills (S.251/Cape Lookout, cont.), 1965 June- 1970
Box 4
Bills (S.622-S.Res.240), 1965-1970
(5 folders)
Box 4
Bills (H.R.821-H.R.9811), 1965
Box 5
Remarks and miscellaneous, 1965-1966
Box 5
Bills (S.355/Legislative Reference Service), 1967
Box 5
Bills (S.561/Cape Hatteras National Seashore), 1966- 1968
Box 5
Bills (S.600-S.2095), 1967-1968
(2 folders)
Box 5
Bills (S.2197/Income Tax Exemption), 1967-1968
(2 folders)
Box 6
Bills (S.2226-H.R.1340), 1967-1968
(3 folders)
Box 6
Remarks and miscellaneous, 1967-1968
(2 folders)
Box 6
Bills (S.362-S.1811), 1968-1971
(5 folders)
Box 7
Bills (S.1836/Seed Act), 1969
Box 7
Bills (S.1864-S.2910), 1969
Box 8
Bills (S.2547/Food Stamps), 1970-1971
Box 8
Bills (S.2548/School Lunch), 1969-1971
Box 8
Bills (S.3070/Plant Variety Protection Act), 1968-1972
(2 folders)
Box 8
Bills (S.3127-S.3339), 1969-1970
Box 8
Bills (S.3418-S.4162), 1970
(2 folders)
Box 9
Bills (S.4244/Federal Commodity Account Insurance Corporation) 1970
Box 9
Bills (S.4358-H.R. 12781), 1969-1971
(3 folders)
Box 9
Bills (H.R.13270/Tax Reform), 1969-1970
Box 10
Bills (H.R.13763/Appropriations), 1969
Box 10
Bills (H.R.14452-H.R.17399), 1970
Box 10
Bills (H.R.17654/Legislative Reorganization), 1970
Box 10
Bills (H.R.18515/Appropriations), 1970-1971
Box 10
Bills (H.R.18686/Tobacco Allotments), 1970
Box 10
Remarks and miscellaneous, 1969-1970 July
Box 10
Remarks and miscellaneous, 1970 Aug.-Dec.
Box 11
Bills (S.4-S.1438), 1971
(3 folders)
Box 11
Bills (S.1483/Farm Credit), 1971-1972
(2 folders)
Box 11
Bills (S.1483/Farm Credit correspondence), 1971 Jun.-July
(2 folders)
Box 12
Bills (S.1519-S.2076), 1971
(2 folders)
Box 12
Bills (S.2223/Rural Development), 1971-1972
(3 folders)
Box 12
Bills (S.2227/Depository Libraries), 1971-1972
Box 13
Bills (S.2266-S.2267), 1971
Box 13
Bills (S.2302/Technology Assessment), 1971-1972
Box 13
Bills (S.2317-S.2392), 1971
Box 13
Bills (S.2441/Great Dismal Swamp), 1971-1972
Box 13
Bills (S.2515-S.2724), 1971-1972
Box 13
Bills (S.2763/Lumbee Indians), 1971-1972
Box 13
Bills (S.2770/Water Pollution), 1971-1972
Box 14
Bills (S.2809-S.3459), 1971-1972
(3 folders)
Box 14
Bills (S.3462/Rural Development), 1972
(2 folders)
Box 14
Bills (S.3462, continued), 1972
Box 15
Bills (S.3463-S.J.Res.153), 1971-1972
(4 folders)
Box 15
Bills (S.J.Res.157/School Lunch), 1971
Box 15
Bills (S.J.Res.157, continued), 1971
Box 16
Bills (S.J.Res.165-H.R.8825), 1971-1972
Box 16
Bills (H.R.10729/Pesticide Control), 1971-1972
Box 16
Bills (H.R.14896/Child Nutrition), 1972
Box 16
Bills (H.R.14989-H.J.Res.1278), 1972
Box 16
Remarks and miscellaneous, 1971-1972
(2 folders)
Box 16

Materials document Jordan's work primarily on Senate committees, with a small amount of information about his service on Joint, Special, and Select committees. Includes copies of committee schedules, memoranda, bills, reports, committee prints, correspondence, and background material. Arranged by name of committee, then chronologically by Congress, with bills filed by number in the larger files.

General, 1962-1972
(5 folders)
Box 17
Bills: 86th Congress (S.129-S.Res.131), 1959
Box 17
Bills: 87th Congress (S.665-S.2158), 1961-1962
Box 18
Bills: 87th Congress (S.2442/School Lunch), 1961-1962
Box 18
Bills: 87th Congress (S.2493-S.3609), 1961-1962
Box 18
Bills: 87th Congress (H.R.2010/Mexican Farm Labor), 1961
(2 folders)
Box 18
Bills: 87th Congress (H.R.4939-H.R.12712), 1961-1962
Box 18
Bills: 88th Congress (S.109-H.R.9811), 1963-1964
(2 folders)
Box 18
Bills: 89th Congress (S.109-H.R.14929), 1965-1966
(3 folders)
Box 19
Bills: 90th Congress (S.109/Fair Trade Practices), 1967-1967 May
(3 folders)
Box 19
Bills: 90th Congress (S. 109, cont.) 1967 Jun.-Nov.
(2 folders)
Box 20
Bills: 90th Congress (S.225-S.1063), 1967-1968
Box 20
Bills: 90th Congress (S.1149/Packers and Stockyards), 1967-1968
Box 20
Bills: 90th Congress (S.1205-S.1724), 1967-1968
Box 20
Bills: 90th Congress (S.1725/Tennessee Walking Horses) 1967
Box 20
Bills: 90th Congress (S.1725, cont.), 1967-1968
Box 21
Bills: 90th Congress (S.1734-S.2188), 1967-1968
Box 21
Bills: 90th Congress (S.2147 and others/Meat Inspection), 1967-1968
(3 folders)
Box 21
Bills: 90th Congress (S.2194/amend Commodity Exchange Act), 1967
Box 22
Bills: 90th Congress (S.2218-S.2891), 1967-1968
Box 22
Bills: 90th Congress (S.2932 and others/Poultry), 1967- 1968
(2 folders)
Box 22
Bills: 90th Congress (S.2956 - S.J. Res. 168), 1967- 1968
(2 folders)
Box 22
Bills: 90th Congress (H.R. 472-H.J. Res. 263) 1967- 1968
Box 23
Bills: 91st Congress (S.6 and others/Food Stamps), 1969
Box 23
Bills: 91st Congress (S.36 - S.858), 1969
Box 23
Bills: 91st Congress (S.1101 - S.1799), 1969-1970
Box 24
Bills: 91st Congress (S.1832/National Timber Supply Act), 1969-1970
(2 folders)
Box 24
Bills: 91st Congress (S.1852 - S.2190), 1969-1970
Box 24
Bills: 91st Congress (S.2202/Rural Telephone Bank), 1969-1970
Box 24
Bills: 91st Congress (S.2203/Consumer Agricultural Food Protection Act), 1969-1970 Feb.
(2 folders)
Box 24
Bills: 91st Congress (S.2203, cont.), 1970, Mar.-Oct.
(4 folders)
Box 25
Bills: 91st Congress (S.2214/Potatoes), 1969-1970
Box 25
Bills: 91st Congress (S.2225/Agricultural Marketing and Bargaining Act), 1969 Sept.-Nov.
Box 25
Bills: 91st Congress (S.2225, cont.), 1969 Dec.- 1970
(2 folders)
Box 26
Bills: 91st Congress (S.2226-S.3387) 1969-1970
(2 folders)
Box 26
Bills: 91st Congress (S.3152 and others/Meat Inspection), 1969-1970
Box 26
Bills: 91st Congress (S.3593-S.J. Res. 183), 1970
Box 26
Bills: 91st Congress (H.R. 6244-H.R. 15770), 1969- 1970
Box 27
Bills: 91st Congress (H.R. 18546/Agricultural Act of 1970), 1970
(3 folders)
Box 27
Bills: 91st Congress (H.R. 18546-H.R. 19888), 1970
Box 27
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.70-S.571), 1971-1972
Box 27
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.660/Pesticides-S.727), 1971
Box 27
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.745/Pesticides), 1971
Box 28
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.781 and misc./Food Stamps), 1971-1972
Box 28
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.789/Burley Tobacco), 1971
Box 28
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.896-S.1300), 1971-1972
Box 28
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.1316/Meat Inspection), 1971- 1972
Box 28
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.1379-S.1794), 1971-1972
Box 28
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.1833-S.2864), 1971-1972
(2 folders)
Box 29
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.2895/Egg Industry), 1971-1972 Apr.
(3 folders)
Box 29
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.3104-S.3195), 1972
Box 29
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.3224 and others/Wild Areas in National Forests), 1972
Box 29
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.3229-S.3547), 1972
Box 29
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.3661/School Lunch), 1971-1972
Box 30
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.3745-S.Res. 153), 1971-1972
Box 30
Bills: 92nd Congress (H.R.1163 and others/Commodity Reserves), 1971-1972 Feb.
(2 folders)
Box 30
Bills: 92nd Congress (H.R.3146-H.R.9634), 1971-1972
Box 30
Bills: 92nd Congress (H.R.10729/Pesticides-H.R.18582), 1971-1972
Box 30
General, 1958-1972
(3 folders)
Box 31
Air and Water Pollution Subcommittee, 1967-1969
(2 folders)
Box 31
Air and Water Pollution Subcommittee, 1970-1972
(2 folders)
Box 32
Flood Control/Rivers and Harbors Subcommittee, 1958-1972
(2 folders)
Box 32
Public Buildings and Grounds Subcommittee, 1959-1967
(2 folders)
Box 32
Public Buildings and Grounds Subcommittee, 1968-1972
Box 33
Roads Subcommittee, 1963-1972
(2 folders)
Box 33
Rules and Administration
Box 33
General, 1959-1964
(6 folders)
Box 34
General, 1965-1971, Oct.
(7 folders)
Box 35
General, 1971, Nov. - 1972
Box 36
Baker Investigation (Congressional Record extracts) 1963 Nov.- 1966
(3 folders)
Box 36
Baker Investigation (Bills and Reports), 1963-1967
Box 36
Baker Investigation (Statements and Press Releases), 1963-1965
Box 36
Baker Investigation (Committee Correspondence), 1963-1965
Box 36
Baker Investigation (Constituent and Out-of-State Correspondence), 1963-1966
(4 folders)
Box 37
Baker Investigation (Articles and misc.), 1958, 1964
Box 37
Rule 22, 1958-1971
Box 37
Seniority, 1971
Box 37
Veterans, 1962-1964
Box 38
Bills: 86th Congress (S.Res. 19/Veterans), 1959-1960
(2 folders)
Box 38
Bills: 86th Congress (H.R. 519/Depository Libraries), 1959
Box 38
Bills: 87th Congress (S.2029/Depository Libraries), 1962
(2 folders)
Box 38
Bills: 88th Congress (S.Res. 19/Alcoholic Beverages), 1963-1964
Box 38
Bills: 90th Congress (S.Res 150), 1967
Box 38
Bills: 92nd Congress (S.382 and others)/Campaign Spending), 1971-1972
(2 folders)
Box 39
Bills: 92nd Congress (H.R. 15276/Campaign Spending), 1972
Box 39
Atomic Energy Committee, 1961-1972
Box 39
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, 1964-1965
(2 folders)
Box 39
Joint Committee on the Library of Congress, 1963-1971
(2 folders)
Box 40
Joint Committee on Organization of Congress, 1966-1972
Box 40
Joint Committee on Printing, 1964-1972
(2 folders)
Box 40
Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, 1969-1971
Box 40
Select Committee on Small Business, 1959, 1969-1972
Box 40
Special and Select Committees, General, 1966-1967, 1969-1972
Box 40

Divided into seventeen subseries which contain mainly constituent correspondence, with some letters from other Congressmen and Congressional staff, as well as background material on some issues. Arranged alphabetically by broad topic, subdivided by more specific topics, then chronologically within each division. Except for Agriculture and Forestry, Foreign Relations, and Public Works, which were retained virtually intact, the files have been sampled, with a retention rate of between 10% and 35%.

General, 1960-1971
Box 41

About 1/3 of the files are devoted to cotton and tobacco, evenly split between them. Rural electrification and farm programs are other prominent topics. Much related material is found in the Agriculture and Forestry Committee files.

General, 1958-1962
(6 folders)
Box 41
General, 1963-1966
(5 folders)
Box 42
General, 1967-1968 May
(5 folders)
Box 43
General, 1968 June- 1969
(5 folders)
Box 44
General, 1970
(5 folders)
Box 45
General, 1971-1972 May
(5 folders)
Box 46
General, 1972 June-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 47
Commodity Reserves, 1968 Feb.-July
(2 folders)
Box 47
Cotton, 1958 May- 1962
(3 folders)
Box 47
Cotton, 1963-1965
(5 folders)
Box 48
Cotton, 1966-1972
(2 folders)
Box 49
Farm Program, 1958-1962 May
(4 folders)
Box 49
Farm Program, 1962 June- 1963
Box 50
REA, 1966-1967
(4 folders)
Box 50
Tobacco, 1958-1965 Mar. 3
(5 folders)
Box 51
Tobacco, 1965 Mar. 4- 1972
(4 folders)
Box 52
Tobacco Research, 1963-1966
Box 52
Wheat, 1959-1965
Box 52

Topics include federal spending and deficits; materials document Jordan's interest in funding libraries, agriculture, medical research, and education.

General, 1958-1968
(4 folders)
Box 53
General, 1969-1972
(2 folders)
Box 54
Agriculture, 1966-1972
(3 folders)
Box 54
Education, 1968-1972
(2 folders)
Box 55
Federal Spending, 1967-1972
(2 folders)
Box 55
Health, Education, and Welfare, 1969-1970 May
Box 55
Health, Education, and Welfare, 1970 June- 1972
(2 folders)
Box 56
Supersonic Transport (SST), 1971
Box 56

Highest proportion of mail is from military personnel and families about Army pay and pensions; other topics include the draft and ABM.

General, 1958-1964
(2 folders)
Box 56
General, 1965-1972
(3 folders)
Box 57
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM), 1969-1970
(2 folders)
Box 57
Draft, 1967, 1969-1972
(2 folders)
Box 58

Correspondence mainly from the business community on specific banking and insurance bills, housing, federal loans to Lockheed Corp. (1971), and documenting general concern (1966+) about economic problems and inflation.

General, 1958-1966 July
(3 folders)
Box 58
General, 1966 Aug.- 1972
(3 folders)
Box 59
Bank Holding, 1969-1970
Box 59
Housing, 1958-1962, 1964-1966
Box 59
Housing, 1967-1972
(2 folders)
Box 60

Commerce, 1962-1972

(1-1/2 boxes)

Topics include gun control, cigarette health warnings, pornography, environment, consumer protection, and transportation.

General, 1962-1967
(3 folders)
Box 60
General, 1968-1972
(3 folders)
Box 61
Consumer Subcommittee, 1968-1972
Box 61
No-fault Insurance, 1971
Box 61
Supersonic Transport (SST), 1971
Box 61
Transportation, 1963-1964, 1972
Box 62
General, 1958-1972
Box 62

Finance, 1958-1972

(8-1/2 boxes)

Includes files on taxation, tariffs, welfare measures including Medicare and especially Social Security.

General, 1958-1960 June
(3 folders)
Box 62
General, 1960 July-1968 May
(5 folders)
Box 63
General, 1968 June- 1972
(5 folders)
Box 64
Excise Taxes, 1958 1960-1970
(3 folders)
Box 65
Family Assistance, 1970-1971
Box 65
Imports, 1967-1972
(2 folders)
Box 65
Income Tax, 1958, 1960-1970
(3 folders)
Box 66
Medicare, 1963-1972
(2 folders)
Box 66
President's Economy, 1971-1972
Box 67
Reciprocal Trade, 1958-1964
(2 folders)
Box 67
Revenue Sharing, 1971-1972
Box 67
Social Security, 1958-1960
(2 folders)
Box 67
Social Security, 1961-1965
(5 folders)
Box 68
Social Security, 1966-1972
(2 folders)
Box 69
Taxation, 1959-1966, 1969 Jan.-Oct.
(3 folders)
Box 69
Taxation, 1969 Nov.- 1972
Box 70
Tax Cut, 1962-1964
Box 70
Unemployment Compensation, 1958, 1966
Box 70
Veterans, 1959-1972
(3 folders)
Box 70

Two thirds of material relates to the war in Southeast Asia (1965-1972), with the remainder divided among virtually all the other foreign relations issues of the era.

General, 1958-1961 July
(6 folders)
Box 71
General, 1961 Aug.-1963 June
(5 folders)
Box 72
General, 1963 July-1963 Sept. 12
(5 folders)
Box 73
General, 1963 Sept. 12-1967 March
(6 folders)
Box 74
General, 1965-1967 Mar.
(5 folders)
Box 75
General, 1967 Apr.-1968 Aug.
(6 folders)
Box 76
General, 1968 Sept.-1970 June
(6 folders)
Box 77
General, 1970 July-1972 Oct.
(5 folders)
Box 78
China, 1971
Box 78
Drug Traffic, 1971
Box 79
Foreign Aid, 1959-1962
(4 folders)
Box 79
Foreign Aid, 1963-1970
(5 folders)
Box 80
Foreign Aid, 1971 Jan.-1972 Aug.
(3 folders)
Box 81
Genocide Convention, 1970 Feb.-Nov.
(2 folders)
Box 81
Genocide Convention, 1970 Dec.- 1972
(4 folders)
Box 82
Mutual Security, 1958-1961
Box 82
Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, 1969
Box 82
Panama Canal, 1964-1966, 1971
Box 83
Peace Corps, 1961
Box 83
Southeast Asia, 1965-1966 Jan.
(4 folders)
Box 83
Southeast Asia, 1966 Feb.-June
(6 folders)
Box 84
Southeast Asia, 1966 July-1967 June
(6 folders)
Box 85
Southeast Asia, 1967 July-Oct.
(6 folders)
Box 86
Southeast Asia, 1967 Nov.-1968 Mar. 21
(6 folders)
Box 87
Southeast Asia, 1968 Mar. 22-1969 Apr.
(7 folders)
Box 88
Southeast Asia, 1969 May-Oct.
(6 folders)
Box 89
Southeast Asia, 1969 Nov.-Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 90
Southeast Asia (Chapel Hill Vigil), 1969-1972
Box 90
Southeast Asia, 1970 Jan.-Apr.
(3 folders)
Box 91
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 May 1-8
(3 folders)
Box 91
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 May 9-15
(5 folders)
Box 92
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 May 16-20
(6 folders)
Box 93
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 May 20-25
(7 folders)
Box 94
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 May 25
(4 folders)
Box 95
Southeast Asia: Anti-War (North Carolina Petitions), 1970 May
Box 95
Southeast Asia: Anti-War (Out-of-State Petitions), 1970 May
Box 95
Southeast Asia: Anti-War (Kent State), 1970 May
(2 folders)
Box 96
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 June 1-5
(4 folders)
Box 96
Southeast Asia: Anti-War (Durham form letters), 1970 June 15-16
Box 97
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 June 15-18
Box 97
Southeast Asia: Anti-War (Byrd Amendment), 1970 June 18-19
Box 97
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 June 19-24
Box 97
Southeast Asia: Anti-War (The Vietnam Myths), 1970 June 22
Box 97
Southeast Asia: Anti-War (Byrd Amendment), 1970 June 22
Box 97
Southeast Asia: Anti-War (Byrd Amendment), 1970 June 22-30
(2 folders)
Box 98
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 June 25-July 2
Box 98
Southeast Asia: Anti-War (Out-of-state letters) 1970 July 3-4
(3 folders)
Box 98
Southeast Asia: Anti-War(Out-of-state letters), 1970 July 4-23
(3 folders)
Box 99
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 July 3-23
(3 folders)
Box 99
Southeast Asia: Anti-War 1970 July 24-Oct. 31
(5 folders)
Box 100
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1970 Nov.-1971 Jan.
Box 101
Southeast Asia: Pro-Administration Policy, 1970 May 1-25
(4 folders)
Box 101
Southeast Asia: Pro-Administration Policy, 1970 May 25-June 3
(5 folders)
Box 102
Southeast Asia: Pro-Administration Policy, 1970 June 4-25
(5 folders)
Box 103
Southeast Asia: Pro-Administration Policy, 1970 June 26-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 104
Southeast Asia 1971 Feb.-Mar. 23 (3 fodlers)
Box 104
Southeast Asia 1971 Mar. 24-June 8
(6 folders)
Box 105
Southeast Asia 1971 June 9-21
(5 folders)
Box 106
Southeast Asia 1971 June 22-Aug.
(5 folders)
Box 107
Southeast Asia 1971 Sept.- 1972
(6 folders)
Box 108
Southeast Asia 1972 Mar-May
(5 folders)
Box 109
Southeast Asia 1972 June-Aug.
(3 folders)
Box 110
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1972 June 5
(2 folders)
Box 110
Southeast Asia: Anti-War, 1972 June 5
Box 111
Southeast Asia: Pro-Administration Policy, 1972 June 5
Box 111
Southeast Asia, 1972 Sept.-1973 Jan.
Box 111
Southeast Asia: Prisoners of War, 1970-1971 Apr.
(3 folders)
Box 111
Southeast Asia: Prisoners of War, 1971 May- 1972
(2 folders)
Box 112
Southeast Asia: Individuals' Correspondence (Dr. N.A. Coulter), 1970-1972
Box 112
Southeast Asia: Individuals' Correspondence (Gulick Family), 1970-1972
Box 112
Southeast Asia: Individuals' Correspondence (Hugh Hester), 1970-1971
Box 112
Southeast Asia: Individuals' Correspondence (Frazier T. Woolard), 1969-1971
Box 112
Southeast Asia: Clippings, 1968-1971
Box 112
Southeast Asia: Remarks and Miscellaneous, 1968-1972
Box 112
Southeast Asia: Reports, Documents, Articles, 1970 May-Sept.
(2 folders)
Box 113
United Nations, 1961
Box 113
United Nations, 1962-1971 Nov. 2
(5 folders)
Box 114
United Nations, 1971 Nov. 2- 1972
Box 115
U.S.- USSR Consular Treaty, 1965 Aug.-1967 Feb. 15
(5 folders)
Box 115
U.S.-USSR Consular Treaty, 1967 Feb. 16-Aug. 8
(5 folders)
Box 116

Topics covered briefly include the establishment of several Federal agencies, the NLRB, federal surplus property, with a separate folder on the urban riots of 1967-1970.

General, 1958-1972
(3 folders)
Box 117
Riots, 1967-1970
Box 117
Miscellaneous Legislation, 1964, 1966-1967, 1970
Box 117

Includes material on national parks, land and water resource management, American Indians. Topics of regional interest include extension of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Cherokee and Lumbee Indian tribes.

General, 1958-1965, 1967-1972
(5 folders)
Box 118

Contains material of regional interest on trucking, timber, and textile imports.

General, 1958-1962
(3 folders)
Box 119
Transportation, 1958-1961
Box 119
Import-Export, 1959-1962
Box 119

Most voluminous files are civil rights and gun control. Other issues include school prayer, Equal Rights Amendment, "freedom of choice" (against school bussing), crime, and Electoral College reform.

General, 1958-1961
(6 folders)
Box 120
General, 1962-1965 Feb.
(5 folders)
Box 121
General, 1965 Mar.- 1966
(5 folders)
Box 122
General, 1967-1968 Sept.
(5 folders)
Box 123
General, 1968 Oct.-1970 Mar.
(5 folders)
Box 124
General, 1970 Apr.- 1972
(5 folders)
Box 125
Bussing, 1970
Box 126
Civil Rights, 1958-1963 Sept.
(4 folders)
Box 126
Civil Rights, 1963 Oct.-1964 Apr. 16
(5 folders)
Box 127
Civil Rights, 1964 Apr. 17-Dec.
(4 folders)
Box 128
Civil Rights (Sample of unanswered out-of-state mail), 1964
Box 128
Civil Rights, 1965-1967
(5 folders)
Box 129
Civil Rights, 1968-1970
(3 folders)
Box 130
Crime, 1967-1972
Box 130
Electoral College Reform, 1969-1972
Box 130
Equal Rights Amendment, 1970-1972
Box 130
Gun Control, 1965-1972
(2 folders)
Box 131
Preyer School Bill (H.R. 16484), 1970
Box 131
School Prayer Amendment, 1966-1972
Box 131

Almost half the folders document labor union topics; the rest of the subseries covers a wide variety of topics briefly.

General, 1958
Box 131
General, 1959-1963 May
(5 folders)
Box 132
General, 1963 June- 1966
(5 folders)
Box 133
General, 1967-1970 Oct.
(5 folders)
Box 134
General, 1970 Nov.- 1972
(5 folders)
Box 135
Animal Research, 1963-1971
Box 136
Bussing, 1972
Box 136
Cancer Research, 1971-1972
Box 136
Federal Aid to Education, 1958-1971
(2 folders)
Box 136
Health and Safety, 1968-1972
Box 136
Labor Management, 1960-1968, 1970-1972
(4 folders)
Box 137
Labor Reform, 1959 Jan.-July
Box 137
Labor Reform, 1959 Aug.-Dec.
Box 138
Minimum Wage, 1959-1961, 1966-1972
(2 folders)
Box 138
Population, 1971-1972
Box 138
Poverty, 1964, 1968-1969
Box 138
Public Welfare, 1958-1960, 1969-1970
Box 138
Railroads, 1958-1961, 1970-1972
Box 138
Veterans, 1960-1972
Box 139
Wages and Hours, 1964-1966
Box 139

Primarily correspondence from postal employees and unions concerning pay and retirement benefits. Also documents efforts to adjust postal rates and Jordan's opposition to a 1970 postal reform bill.

General, 1958-1962
(3 folders)
Box 139
General, 1963-1972
(4 folders)
Box 140
Pay Raises, 1958-1972
Box 140
Retirement, 1958-1972
(3 folders)
Box 141

Over half the material is devoted to flood control and navigation projects, of which the most fully documented is the Cape Fear River Basin. Other topics include protection and enhancement of coastal areas, pollution, and roads.

General, 1958-1967
(5 folders)
Box 142
General, 1968-1970 July
(5 folders)
Box 143
General, 1970 Aug.-1972 Sept.
(5 folders)
Box 144
General, 1972 Oct.-Dec.
Box 145
Appalachia/Poverty, 1964-1965
Box 145
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: General, 1946- 1964, 1971-1972
Box 145
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: Beaufort, 1972; Beaufort Inlet-Bogue Inlet, 1965-1966; Bodie Island, 1970-1971; Bogue Inlet-Moore Inlet, 1965-1972
Box 145
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: Brunswick Co. Beaches, 1958-1972
(2 folders)
Box 145
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: Cape Hatteras, 1969-1972; Cape Lookout, 1967-1972
Box 146
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: Carolina Beach and vicinity, 1959-1972
Box 146
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: Eastern N.C., 1965-1972; Ft. Fisher, 1964-1971; Ft. Macon/Atlantic Beach, 1962-1972; Hatteras to Va. State Line, 1965-1968
Box 146
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: Kure Beach, 1969; Mainland Areas of N.C., 1965-1966; New Bern and vicinity, 1963-1969; North River Dike, 1970-1971; Okracoke Inlet to Beaufort Inlet, 1965-1968
Box 146
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: Okracoke Inlet to Bogue Inlet, 1964-1965; Okracoke Island, 1960- 1972; Okracoke Island to Cape Lookout, 1960-1969
Box 146
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: Outer Banks, 1971-1972; Pamlico Co. (Oriental), 1958-1959; Pamlico River, 1967-1972; Topsail Beach and Surf City, 1970-1971; Washington, NC and vicinity, 1966-1972
Box 146
Beach Erosion and Hurricane Protection: Wrightsville Beach 1961-1972
Box 147
Federal Highway Program, 1958-1961, 1964
Box 147
Flood Control: Adkins Branch (Lenoir Co.), 1966-1971; Beech Creek Dam (Sanford), 1961; Benaja Station (Cape Fear Basin), 1964-1965; Beulahtown Dam (Neuse Basin), 1966-1971; Black River (Harnett Co.), 1961- 1968; Black River (Sampson and Pender Co.), 1966-1967; Broad Creek (Beaufort Co.), 1963-1966; Buck Creek, 1966-1970; Buckhorn Dam (Neuse Basin), 1966-1972
Box 147
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Correspondence, 1957-1962 Nov.
(3 folders)
Box 147
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Correspondence, 1963-1971
(6 folders)
Box 148
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Correspondence, (pro-New Hope Dam), 1961-1966
Box 149
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Correspondence, (anti-New Hope Dam), 1962-1964
Box 149
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Mailing Lists, 1957-1964, 1970-1972 and undated
Box 149
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Maps, 1960-1968
Box 149
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Resolutions, 1962-1963
Box 149
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Statements, memos, etc., 1955-1962
Box 149
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Statements, memos, etc. 1963-1964, 1969-1972 and undated
Box 150
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Studies and documents (Record of Public Hearing), 1957
Box 150
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Studies and documents (Joint Land and Water Resources Study) 1957
Box 150
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Studies and documents, 1957-1959
Box 150
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Studies and documents (Jt. Report of Land and Water Resources Study), 1961 (2 volumes)
Box 151
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Studies and documents (Comprehensive Report of Cape Fear River Basin), 1961-1962 (2 volumes and 2 addenda)
Box 151
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Studies and documents, 1962-1963, 1967
Box 151
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Studies and documents, 1968-1971 May
Box 151
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Studies and documents, 1971 June - 1972
Box 152
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Studies and documents (Environmental Impact Statement), 1971 (3 volumes)
Box 152
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Randleman and Howard's Mill Dams, 1958-1960, 1964-1972
(2 folders)
Box 153
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Upper Basin 1966-1972
Box 153
Flood Control: Cape Fear River Basin: Clippings, 1956-1958, 1961-1972
(3 folders)
Box 153
Flood Control: Clinchfield Dam, 1967-1971
Box 153
Flood Control: Clinchfield Dam, 1972 May-Oct.
(2 folders)
Box 54
Flood Control: Collie Swamp, 1971-1972; Ellerbee Creek, 1959; Fairfield Drainage, 1958
Box 54
Flood Control: Falls of the Neuse, 1967-1972
(2 folders)
Box 54
Flood Control: First Broad River, 1971-1972; Gap Way Swamp, 1963-1966; Greater Gaston Shoals, 1972; Haw River, 1964-1968; Hyde County Dike, 1968-1971
Box 54
Flood Control: Keowee-Toxaway Project (Duke Power Co.), 1965-1969
Box 54
Flood Control: John H. Kerr Reservoir, 1952-1964, 1968-1972
(3 folders)
Box 155
Flood Control: Lumber River, 1961-1971; Lyon Swamp, 1960; Mill Creek, 1964-1971
Box 155
Flood Control: Neuse River (incl. Public Hearing record), 1932, 1956-1957 (1 folder and 1 volume)
Box 155
Flood Control: Neuse River, 1958-1972
(5 folders)
Box 156
Flood Control: New River/Kanawha Basin, 1959, 1963-1964
Box 156
Flood Control: New River/Kanawha Basin, 1965-1967
(5 folders)
Box 157
Flood Control: New River/Kanawha Basin, 1968-1971 May
(5 folders)
Box 158
Flood Control: New River/Kanawha Basin, 1971 Jun.- 1972
(3 folders)
Box 159
Flood Control: New River/Kanawha Basin (Appalachian Power Co.), 1967-1971
Box 159
Flood Control: New River/Kanawha Basin (Clippings), 1959, 1963-1972
Box 159
Flood Control: Northeast Cape Fear River, 1965-1971; Northeastern North Carolina Project, 1963-1971
Box 159
Flood Control: Pamlico River Causeway, 1966-1971; Pantego and Cucklers Creeks, 1959-1960; Perquimas River, 1961 and 1965; Roanoke River, 1961-1968
Box 160
Flood Control: Santee River, 1961-1967
Box 160
Flood Control: Tar-Pamlico River, 1962-1971
Box 160
Flood Control: Thoroughfare Swamp, 1963-1971; Toisnot Swamp 1959; Tranters Creek, 1963-1971; Trent River, 1964-1967
Box 160
Flood Control: Upper French Broad River, 1958 and 1965 Mar.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 160
Flood Control: Upper French Broad River, 1966-1970 Oct.
(5 folders)
Box 161
Flood Control: Upper French Broad River, 1970 Oct.- 1971 Oct.
(5 folders)
Box 162
Flood Control: Upper French Broad River, 1971 Nov.- Dec.
Box 163
Flood Control: Upper French Broad River: "Record of Public Hearing on the Proposed Mills River Project," 1971 (2 volumes)
Box 163
Flood Control: Upper French Broad River, 1972
Box 164
Flood Control: Upper French Broad River (Clippings), 1965-1972
Box 164
Flood Control: Waccamaw River, 1959-1971
Box 164
Flood Control: Yadkin River (High Rock), 1963-1968
Box 164
Flood Control: Yadkin River (Reddies River Reservoir), 1967-1972
Box 164
Flood Control: Yadkin River (Roaring River), 1964-1971
Box 164
Flood Control: Yadkin River (W. Kerr Scott Reservoir), 1942, 1952, 1956-1959
(2 folders)
Box 164
Flood Control: Yadkin River (W. Kerr Scott Reservoir), 1960-1971
(3 folders)
Box 165
Flood Control: Yadkin River-PeeDee River, 1962, 1968, 1970-1971
Box 165
Flood Control and Navigation: General, 1952-1958
(2 folders)
Box 165
Flood Control and Navigation: General, 1959-1963
(6 folders)
Box 166
Flood Control and Navigation: General, 1964-1967
(6 folders)
Box 167
Flood Control and Navigation: General, 1968-1969
(5 folders)
Box 168
Flood Control and Navigation: General, 1970-1972
(6 folders)
Box 169
Flood Control and Navigation: General, 1972-1973 (1 vol. and 1 folder)
Box 170
Flood Control and Navigation: General, 1973
Box 171
Government Buildings, 1958-1959, 1963-1966, 1968-1972
(3 folders)
Box 171
Highway Beautification, 1965, 1967
(2 folders)
Box 171
Highway Beautification, 1968
Box 172
Navigation: Avon Harbor and Channel, 1963, 1965
Box 172
Navigation: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 1958-1972
Box 172
Navigation: Beaufort Harbor and Inlet, 1958-1972
Box 172
Navigation: Belhaven Harbor, 1966, 1972; Black River, 1965-1966
Box 172
Navigation: Bogue Inlet and Swansboro Harbor, 1957-1972
Box 172
Navigation: Cape Fear River at and below Wilmington, 1939-1972
Box 172
Navigation: Cape Fear River above Wilmington, 1958- 1972
(2 folders)
Box 173
Navigation: Carolina Beach, 1961-1972
Box 173
Navigation: Corn Cake Inlet, 1972; Dismal Swamp Canal, 1958-1962, 1970-1972
Box 173
Navigation: Little River, 1966-1972
Box 173
Navigation: Drum Inlet, 1958-1972
Box 173
Navigation: Hatteras Inlet Channel and Rollinson Channel, 1958-1972
Box 174
Navigation: Lockwoods Folly River, 1958-1960, 1968- 1972
Box 174
Navigation: Manteo (Shallowbag Bay), 1958-1971
Box 174
Navigation: Masonboro Inlet, 1959-1972
Box 174
Navigation: Morehead City Harbor, 1958-1972
(2 folders)
Box 174
Navigation: Neuse River, 1959-1968
Box 175
Navigation: New Bern Channel, 1959, 1967
Box 175
Navigation: New River, 1962-1972
Box 175
Navigation: Ocracoke Inlet, 1958-1960, 1965-1972
Box 175
Navigation: Oregon Inlet, 1959-1971
(3 folders)
Box 175
Navigation: Pamlico and Tar Rivers, 1961-1970
Box 175
Navigation: Pamlico Sound and Beaufort Harbor, 1958-1972
Box 176
Navigation: Roanoke River, 1965-1972
(2 folders)
Box 176
Navigation: Shallotte River, 1959-1960, 1970-1972
Box 176
Navigation: Silver Lake Harbor, 1960-1972; Southport Harbor, 1960-1966; Stumpy Point Bay, 1958-1961, 1966, 1972
Box 176
Navigation: Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal, 1971-1972 (1 folder and 1 vol.)
Box 176
Navigation: Surf City and Topsail Inlet 1958-1966; Tar River 1865-1966; Wanchese 1961; West Onslow Beach 1971-1972
Box 177
Navigation: Wilmington Harbor, 1959-1972
(3 folders)
Box 177
Navigation: Wilmington Harbor (Hilton Bridge Project), 1964-1972
Box 177
Navigation: Wilmington Harbor (Channel to Hilton RR Bridge), 1967-1972
Box 177
Navigation: Wilmington Harbor (NE Cape Fear River Project), 1958-1967
Box 177
Navigation: Wilmington Harbor (NE Cape Fear River Project), 1968-1972
Box 178
Navigation: Wright's Creek (Pungo River), 1959-1965
Box 178
Pollution, 1967-1970 Mar.
(5 folders)
Box 178
Pollution, 1970 Apr.-Sept.
(6 folders)
Box 179
Pollution, 1970 Oct.-1971 June
(5 folders)
Box 180
Pollution, 1971 July- 1972
(6 folders)
Box 181
Roads, 1968-1970
(6 folders)
Box 182
Roads, 1971-1972 Oct.
(4 folders)
Box 183
Small Watershed Projects: General, 1958-1971
(2 folders)
Box 183
Small Watershed Projects: Ahoskie Creek 1960-1961; Back Swamp 1965, 1969-1970; Bryant Swamp 1970-1972; Cane Creek 1968-1970; Chicod Creek 1966-1972
Box 184
Small Watershed Projects: County Line Creek 1969- 1972; Crabtree Creek 1964-1972; Dutchman's Creek 1964-1972; Flea Hill 1971-1972
Box 184
Small Watershed Projects: Haw River 1959-1964; Little Contentnea Creek 1966, 1971-1972; Little Yadkin River 1965-1966; Lyon Swamp-White Oak 1964-1966; Mid-East Resource Conservation and Development 1972; Second Broad River 1971; Shoal Creek 1966 Tallulah Creek 1972
Box 184
Water Miscellaneous: Photographs (6) of Lake Junaluska, N.C., (1966?)
Box 184
Water Miscellaneous: Saline Water Research, 1959-1960
Box 184
Water Miscellaneous: Soil and Water Conservation Research, 1960
Box 184
Water Miscellaneous: Stream Pollution, 1962-1965
Box 184

Primarily correspondence from constituents for whom Jordan served as intermediary with appropriate government agencies, with replies from the agencies and the Senator's office. Arranged alphabetically by branch or department, then chronologically within each agency. Prominent topics include school desegregation (Dept. of HEW), National Park Service (Interior), and Federal Highway Administration (Transportation).

Appalachian Regional Commission, 1965-1970
Box 185
Atomic Energy Commission, 1958-1972
Box 185
Civil Aeronautics Board, 1958-1970
Box 185
General, 1958-1966 Mar.
(5 folders)
Box 186
General, 1966 Apr.-1970
(5 folders)
Box 187
General, 1971-1972
(4 folders)
Box 188
Agricultural Marketing Service, 1959-1962
(2 folders)
Box 188
Agricultural Marketing Service, 1963-1965
Box 189
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, 1958-1968
(4 folders)
Box 189
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, 1969-1972
(2 folders)
Box 190
Earl Butz Nomination, 1971
Box 190
Consumer and Marketing Service, 1966-1969
(2 folders)
Box 190
Consumer and Marketing Service, 1970-1972
(2 folders)
Box 191
Cotton, 1967-1969, 1971-1972
(2 folders)
Box 191
Farmers Home Administration, 1961-1970
(2 folders)
Box 191
Farmers Home Administration, 1971-1972
Box 192
FHA Rural Housing Program, 1971
Box 192
Hurricane Damage, 1971
Box 192
Forest Service, 1961, 1963-1972
(3 folders)
Box 192
Rural Electrification Administration, 1959-1971
Box 193
School Lunch Program, 1966
Box 193
Soil Conservation Service, 1959-1971
(2 folders)
Box 193
Tobacco, 1966
Box 193
Tobacco, 1967-1972
(4 folders)
Box 194
General, 1960-1964
(2 folders)
Box 194
General, 1965-1972
(4 folders)
Box 195
Area Redevelopment Administration, 1961-1966
Box 195
Bureau of International Commerce, 1970, 1972
Box 195
Bureau of Public Roads, 1958-1967
(2 folders)
Box 196
Bureau of Public Roads (Bryson City/Fontana Road), 1960-1961
(2 folders)
Box 196
Bureau of Standards, 1967, 1971
(2 folders)
Box 196
Cape Fear Technical Institute, 1971
Box 197
Coastal Plains Regional Commission, 1972
Box 197
Economic Development Adminsitration, 1966-1972
(2 folders)
Box 197
Environmental Sciences Service Administration, 1967, 1970
Box 197
Walnut Logs and Veneer Export Controls, 1970
Box 197
Weather Bureau, 1959-1961, 1963-1964
Box 197
General, 1958, 1960-1969
(6 folders)
Box 198
General, 1970-1972
(5 folders)
Box 199
Air Force, 1958-1961
Box 199
Air Force, 1962-1972
(3 folders)
Box 200
Army: General, 1958, 1960-1969
(3 folders)
Box 200
Army: General, 1970-1972
(3 folders)
Box 201
Army: Calley Trial, 1970 Mar.-Sept.
(3 folders)
Box 201
Army Corps of Engineers, 1960-61, 1964-1966, 1969-1972
(2 folders)
Box 201
Army: Nerve Gas, 1970
Box 202
Civil Defense, 1962
Box 202
Defense Supply Agency, 1967, 1969
Box 202
Marine Corps, 1958, 1965, 1972
Box 202
National Guard Bureau, 1967-1968, 1970-1971
Box 202
Navy, 1958-1969
(3 folders)
Box 202
Navy, 1970-1972
(2 folders)
Box 203
General, 1958-1960, 1962-1964, 1966-1969
(4 folders)
Box 203
General, 1970-1972
(3 folders)
Box 204
Adult Education, 1967
Box 204
Beaver Creek Head Start Program (Fayetteville, N.C.), 1972
Box 204
Blackman's Development Center (Washington, DC), 1972
Box 204
Food and Drug Administration, 1959-1960, 1962-1965
Box 204
Food and Drug Administration, 1966-1972
(4 folders)
Box 205
Food and Drug Administration: Combination Drugs, 1971
Box 205
Hospital Reimbursement, 1971
Box 205
National Institutes of Health, 1962, 1967, 1969-1972
(2 folders)
Box 205
Office of Education, 1959-1960, 1964-1967
(6 folders)
Box 206
Office of Education, 1968-1972
(3 folders)
Box 207
Public Health, 1958, 1960-1961, 1963-1965
(3 folders)
Box 207
Public Health, 1966-1967, 1969-1972
(4 folders)
Box 208
Public Health: Hospitals, 1971
Box 208
School Desegregation: General, 1969-1970
(2 folders)
Box 208
School Desegregation: General, 1971-1972
(3 folders)
Box 209
School Desegregation: Alamance County, 1968-1970
(2 folders)
Box 209
School Desegregation: Beaufort-Currituck Counties, 1968-1970
Box 209
School Desegregation: Davidson-Edgecombe Counties, 1968-1970
Box 210
School Desegregation: Forsyth County, 1970
(2 folders)
Box 210
School Desegregation: Franklin-Guilford Counties, 1968-1970
Box 210
School Desegregation: Halifax-Martin Counties, 1967-1970
Box 210
School Desegregation: Mecklenburg County, 1969-1970 Feb.
(2 folders)
Box 210
School Desegregation: Mecklenburg County,1970 Feb.- 1970 Oct.
(2 folders)
Box 211
School Desegregation: Nash-Pitt Counties, 1968-1970
Box 211
School Desegregation: Randolph-Rutherford Counties, 1968-1970
Box 211
School Desegregation: Sampson-Union Counties, 1968-1970
Box 211
School Desegregation: Vance County, 1967-1970
Box 211
School Desegregation: Wake County, 1967
Box 211
School Desegregation: Wake County, 1968-1970
(2 folders)
Box 212
School Desegregation: Warren-Wilkes Counties, 1968-1970
Box 212
School Desegregation: Wilson-Yadkin Counties, 1969-1970
Box 212
School Desegregation: Bussing, 1971 Aug.-Sept.,
(3 folders)
Box 212
School Desegregation: Bussing, 1971 Oct.-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 213
General, 1966-1967 July
(4 folders)
Box 213
General, 1971 Aug.-1972
(3 folders)
Box 214
Federal Housing Administration, 1967, 1969, 1971-1972
(2 folders)
Box 214
General, 1958-1961, 1963
Box 214
General, 1964-1972
(6 folders)
Box 215
Alaska Pipeline, 1971-1972
(2 folders)
Box 216
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 1972
(2 folders)
Box 216
Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1959-1962, 1965-1968
(2 folders)
Box 216
Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1969-1972
(2 folders)
Box 217
Coal Shortage, 1970
Box 217
Fish and Wildlife Service, 1959-1964, 1966-1970
(4 folders)
Box 217
Fish and Wildlife Service, 1971-1972
Box 218
Fishmeal Imports, 1968
Box 218
Hickel Appointment, 1969
Box 218
National Park Service, 1958 Jan.-1966 Apr.
(3 folders)
Box 218
National Park Service, 1966 May-1969
(6 folders)
Box 219
National Park Service, 1970-1972
(2 folders)
Box 220
National Park Service: Transmountain Road, 1968-May 1971
(4 folders)
Box 220
National Park Service: Transmountain Road, 1971
Box 221
Orange County Mining, 1967
Box 221
Water Pollution Control Administration, 1966-1970
Box 221
General, 1959-1965
(3 folders)
Box 221
General, 1966-1971
(6 folders)
Box 222
General, 1972
Box 223
Butner Prison, 1972
Box 223
F.B.I., 1958, 1964-1971
Box 223
General, 1958-1962
(3 folders)
Box 223
General, 1963-1968
(6 folders)
Box 224
General, 1969, 1971-1972
(4 folders)
Box 225
Airline Strike, 1966
Box 225
Farm Minimum Wage, 1967
Box 225
Neighborhood Youth Corps, 1966-1969
Box 226
Seacap, 1970
Box 226
General, 1959-1963 Apr.
(5 folders)
Box 226
General, 1963 May-1969 Apr.
(6 folders)
Box 227
General, 1969 May-1971 June
(5 folders)
Box 228
General, 1971 July-1972
(3 folders)
Box 229
Agency for International Development, 1963-1965, 1967, 1969-1970
(2 folders)
Box 229
Biafra, 1969
Box 229
Ceramic Tile Imports, 1967-1968
Box 229
Israel, 1967
Box 230
Kennedy Round, 1967-1968
Box 230
Pakistan, 1971 Apr.-1972
(2 folders)
Box 230
Middle East, 1968-1969
(2 folders)
Box 230
Middle East, 1970 Jan.-1972
(4 folders)
Box 231
Panama Canal, 1967
Box 231
Peace Corps, 1962, 1966
Box 231
Pueblo Incident, 1968
Box 232
Pueblo Inquiry, 1969
Box 232
Rhodesia, 1967
Box 232
Territorial Fishing Rights, 1970-1972
Box 232
Textile Imports, 1967-1970
(3 folders)
Box 232
USSR-US Fishing Negotiations, 1970-1972
(2 folders)
Box 233
General, 1967-1971
(4 folders)
Box 233
General, 1972
Box 234
Coast Guard, 1970, 1972
Box 234
Federal Aviation Administration, 1967 Apr.-1970
(4 folders)
Box 234
Federal Aviation Administration, 1971-1972
Box 235
Federal Aviation Administration: Airlines, 1970
Box 235
Federal Aviation Administration: Air Traffic Limitations, 1968-1969
Box 235
Federal Highway Administration, 1969-1971
(3 folders)
Box 235
Federal Highway Administration, 1972
Box 236
Federal Highway Administration: Additional Interstate Mileage, 1968
Box 236
Federal Highway Administration: Beaucatcher Mountain 1968-1972
(2 folders)
Box 236
Federal Highway Administration: Bureau of Public Roads, 1967
Box 236
Federal Highway Administration: Farm Regulations, 1971
Box 236
Federal Highway Administration: Philadelphia Plan, 1969
Box 236
Federal Highway Administration: Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, 1969
Box 237
Interstate 40, 1971-1972
Box 237
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, 1970-1972
(2 folders)
Box 237
Railpax, 1971
Box 237
Railroad Strike, 1971
Box 237
Tires, 1971
Box 237
General, 1959, 1961-1964, 1966-1972
(3 folders)
Box 238
Bureau of Customs, 1969
Box 238
Environmental Protection Agency, 1971-1972
Box 238
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1964-1972
Box 238
Executive Branch: General, 1960-1972
Box 238
Federal Communications Commission, 1958, 1960-1972
(3 folders)
Box 239
Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1963-1972
Box 239
Federal Power Commission, 1965-1971
Box 239
Federal Reserve System, 1968-1970, 1972
Box 239
Federal Trade Commission, 1958-1971
Box 239
General Services Administration, 1958-1969
Box 239
Housing and Home Finance Agency, 1958-1965
Box 240
Independent Agencies: General, 1958-1972
(2 folders)
Box 240
Interstate Commerce Commission, 1958-1962, 1966-1972
Box 240
Judicial Branch: General, 1963-1964, 1969-1970
Box 240
Judicial Branch: Supreme Court, 1958-1959, 1962-1971
(2 folders)
Box 240
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1961-1970
Box 241
National Labor Relations Board, 1958-1971
Box 241
Office of Economic Opportunity, 1966-1972
(4 folders)
Box 241
Office of Emergency Preparedness, 1964-1971
Box 242
Office of the President, 1961-1972
(2 folders)
Box 242
Office of Trade Negotiations, 1964-1969
Box 242
Selective Service System, 1960-1972
Box 242
Small Business Administration, 1958-1972
(2 folders)
Box 242
Tariff Commission, 1958-1972
Box 243
Tennessee Valley Authority, 1958-1969
Box 243
Veterans' Administration: General, 1958-1972
Box 243

Material documenting Jordan's contact with agencies of North Carolina state government, usually on behalf of constituents. Arranged alphabetically by agency, then chronologically.

General, 1958-1967 Apr.
(5 folders)
General, 1967 May-1972 Apr.
(6 folders)
Box 244
General, 1972 May-Dec.
Box 245
General: Soul City, 1969
Box 245
Board of Health, 1959, 1970-1972
Box 245
Department of Conservation and Development, 1959-1972
Box 245
Department of Conservation and Development: Baldhead Island (Smith Island), 1970-1972
Box 245
Department of Justice, 1958-1971
Box 245
Department of Public Instruction, 1959, 1965- 1967, 1969
Box 245
Department of Social Services, 1970-1971
Box 245
Department of Water and Air Resources, 1961-1971
(2 folders)
Box 245
Department of Water and Air Resources: Yadkin River Fish Kill, 1970-1971
Box 246
General Assembly, 1963-1965, 1969, 1971
Box 246
Highway Commission, 1958-1972
(5 folders)
Box 246
North Carolina Fund, 1967-1968
Box 246
Ports Authority, 1961-1972
Box 246
Seashore Commission, 1962-1969
(2 folders)
Box 247
Utilities Commission, 1959, 1961-1962
Box 247
Utilities Commission: Natural Gas, 1970-1971
Box 247
General, 1966-1972
Box 248
Aberdeen; Ahoskie
Box 248
Alamance Co., 1968-1972
Box 248
Albermarle; Alexander Co.; Alexander Mills; Alleghany Co.; Andrews; Angier; Anson Co.; Apex; Appalachia (Eastern); Asheboro; Ashe Co.
Box 248
Asheville, 1968-1972
Box 248
Avery Co.; Ayden; Bailey; Bakersville; Banner Elk; Bath
Box 248
Beaufort, 1966-1972
Box 248
Beaufort Co.; Belhaven; Belmont; Bennett; Benson; Bertie Co.; Bethel; Biscoe; Bladen Co.; Bladenboro; Blowing Rock; Bogue Banks; Boiling Springs; Bolivia; Boone; Boonville; Brevard; Broadway
Box 248
Brunswick Co., 1968-1969
Box 248
Bryson City; Buncombe Co.; Bunn; Burgaw; Burke Co.
Box 248
Burlington, 1967-1971
Box 248
Burnsville; Cabarrus Co.
Box 249
Caldwell Co., 1966-1972
Box 249
Calypso; Camden Co.; Candor; Canton; Carolina Beach Carrboro; Carteret Co.; Carthage; Cary; Caswell Co.; Catawba Co.; Chadbourn
Box 249
Chapel Hill, 1967-1971
Box 249
Charlotte, 1966-1972
(2 folders)
Box 249
Chatham Co.; Cherokee Co.; Cherokees (Eastern Band) Chimney Rock; Chowan Co.; Clarkton; Clay Co.; Clayton; Cleveland Co.; Clinton; Clyde
Box 249
Columbia, 1972
Box 249
Columbus; Columbus Co.; Concord; Conover; Conway; Craven Co.; Cumberland Co.; Cumnock; Currituck Co.; Dare Co.; Davidson Co.; Davie Co.; Denton; Dillsboro; Dobson; Dover; Drexel; Dunn; Duplin Co.
Box 249
Durham, 1966-1972
Box 249
Durham Co. (Grant Application), 1968
Box 250
East Bend; Eden; Edenton; Edgecombe Co.; Elizabeth City; Elkin; Elm City; Enfield; Englehard; Erwin; Fair Bluff; Fairmont; Faison; Faith; Falcon; Farmville
Box 250
Fayetteville, 1964-1970
Box 250
Fletcher; Forest City; Forsyth Co.; Franklin; Franklinton; Fremont; Garner; Gaston; Gaston Co.; Gastonia; Gates Co.; Gatesville; Goldsboro; Goldston; Graham
Box 250
Granite Falls; Granite Quarry; Grantsboro; Granville Co.; Greene Co.
Box 250
Greensboro, 1967-1968
Box 250
Greensboro, 1969-1972
Box 251
Greenville, 1967-1972
Box 251
Grifton
Box 251
Guilford Co., 1971-1972
Box 251
Halifax Co.; Hamilton; Harkers Island; Harnett Co.; Havelock; Henderson; Henderson Co.; Hendersonville; Hertford; Hertford Co.; Hickory
Box 251
High Point, 1967-1972
Box 251
Hillsborough; Hoke Co.; Hyde Co.; Iredell Co. Jackson Co.; Jacksonville; Jefferson; Johnston Co.; Jones Co.; Jonesville; Kannapolis; Kenansville; Kenly; Kernersville
Box 251
King's Mountain, 1968-1972
Box 251
Kinston; Kittrell; Knightdale; Lake Waccamaw; Landis Laurinburg; Lee Co.; Lenoir; Lewiston; Lexington; Liberty; Lillington; Lincoln Co.; Lincolnton; Littleton; Long Beach; Lowell
Box 252
Lumberton, 1967-1972
Box 252
McDowell Co.; Macon Co.; Madison; Madison Co. Maiden; Manteo; Marble; Marion; Mars Hill; Marshall Marshville; Martin Co.; Matthews; Maxton; Mayodan Maysville; Mebane; Mecklenburg Co.; Middlesex
Box 252
Mid-East Economic Development District; Mitchell Co. Mocksville; Moncure; Monroe; Montgomery Co.; Montreat; Moore Co.; Mooresboro; Mooresville; Moravian Falls; Morehead City
Box 252
Morganton; Mount Airy; Mount Gilead; Mount Olive; Murfeesboro; Murphy; Nash Co.; Nashville
Box 252
New Bern, 1965-1972
Box 252
New Hanover Co.; Newland; Newport; Newton; Northampton Co.; North Wilkesboro; Norwood
Box 252
Ocean Isle Beach
Box 252
Okracoke, 1969-1970
Box 253
Old Fort
Box 253
Onslow Co., 1965-1972
Box 253
Orange Co.; Oxford; Pamlico Co.; Pasquotank Co.; Peachland; Pembroke; Pender Co.; Perquimans Co.; Person Co.; Pilot Mountain; Pink Hill; Pitt Co.; Plymouth; Polk Co.
Box 253
Princeville, 1966-1971
Box 253
Raeford
Box 253
Raleigh, 1968-1972
Box 253
Ramseur; Randleman; Randolph Co.; Red Springs; Reidsville; Research Triangle; Rich Square; Richmond Co.; Roanoke Rapids; Robbinsville; Robersonville; Robeson Co.
Box 253
Rockingham Co., 1965-1972
Box 253
Rocky Mount; Rosman; Rowan Co.; Roxboro; Rutherford Co.; Rutherfordton; Salemburg; Salisbury; Saluda; Sampson Co.; Sanford; Scotland Co.; Scotland Neck; Selma; Seven Springs; Severn
Box 254
Shelby; Siler City; Smithfield; Snow Hill; Southern Pines; South Mills; Southport; Sparta; Spencer; Spindale; Spring Lake; Spruce Pine; Stanly; Stanly Co.; Stantonsburg; Star; Statesville; Stokes Co.; Stoneville; Stovall; Surf City; Surry Co,; Swain Co.; Swan Quarter; Swansboro; Sylva
Box 254
Tabor City, 1968-1972
Box 254
Tarboro, 1967-1972
Box 254
Taylorsville; Thomasville; Topsail Beach; Transylvania Co.
Box 254
Troy, 1969-1972
Box 254
Tryon; Tyrrell Co.; Union Co.; Vance Co.; Vanceboro; Wadesboro; Wake Co.; Wallace; Walnut Cove; Walstonburg; Warren Co.; Warrenton; Warsaw; Washington; Watauga Co.; Waxhaw; Wayne Co.; Waynesville; Weaverville; Wendell; West Jefferson; White Oak; Whiteville
Box 254
Wilkes Co., 1967-1972
Box 254
Wilkesboro; Williamston; Wilmington; Wilson; Wilson Co.; Windsor; Winfall; Wingate
Box 255
Winston-Salem, 1967-1972
Box 255
Winterville; Woodville; Wrightsville Beach; Yadkin Co.; Yancy Co.; Yaupon
Box 255
Zebulon, 1968-1972
Box 255
A and T State University; College of the Albemarle; Appalachian State Teachers; Asheville-Biltmore; Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute; Atlantic Christian; Barber-Scotia; Bennett; Brevard; Caldwell Technical Institute; Campbell; Carteret Technical Institute; Catawba; Central Piedmont Community; Chowan; Davidson County; Duke University; East Carolina University; Eastern Carolina; Elizabeth City State; Elon; Fayetteville State; Fayetteville Technical Institute
Box 255
Forsyth Technical Institute; High Point; Isothermal Community; Kittrell; Lees McRae; Lenoir Rhyne; Livingstone; Louisburg; Marion-McDowell Technical Institute; Meredith; Mitchell; Montreat-Anderson; Mt. Olive Junior; North Carolina Central; North Carolina State; North Carolina Wesleyan; Peace; Pembroke State; Richmond Technical Institute
Box 255
Robeson Technical Institute, 1966-1970
Box 256
Rockingham Community; St. Andrew's; St. Augustine's; Salem; Shaw University; Southeastern Community; Southwestern Community; Southwestern Technical Institute; Wilkes Community; Wilmington; Wilson County Technical Institute; Winston-Salem State
Box 256
University of North Carolina, 1965-1972
Box 256
Wake Forest University; Warren-Wilson
Box 256
Western Carolina, 1968-1972
Box 256
Western Piedmont Community
Box 256

Correspondence with constituents, personal friends, political supporters, and other Congressional representatives on a wide variety of topics. Divided into General Files (mainly letters from constituents that cover multiple issues), Legislative Files (document individuals' opinions on multiple pieces of legislation), and Personal Files (contain general letters from friends, supporters, and colleagues). Also contains biographical information, a small number of photographs, and several small files documenting miscellaneous aspects of Jordan's Senate career. Arranged chronologically within each subdivision.

General: Biographical Information, 1931, 1958-1974
Box 257
General: N.C. Charter Tercentenary Commission, 1962- 1964
(2 folders)
Box 257
General: Photographs
Box 257
General: W. Kerr Scott Memorial Book, 1959
Box 257
General, 1958-1959
(3 folders)
Box 257
General, 1959-1967 Feb.
(7 folders)
Box 258
General, 1967 Mar.-1968
(7 folders)
Box 259
General, 1969-1971 Sept.
(5 folders)
Box 260
General, 1971 Oct.-1972 Oct.
Box 261
Legislative, 1958-1959
(4 folders)
Box 261
Legislative, 1960-1961 July
(5 folders)
Box 262
Legislative, 1961 Aug.-1964 Mar.
(5 folders)
Box 263
Legislative, 1964 Apr.-1966 Apr.
(5 folders)
Box 264
Legislative, 1966 May-1968
(5 folders)
Box 265
Legislative, 1969-1971 May
(5 folders)
Box 266
Legislative, 1971 June-1972
(4 folders)
Box 267
Personal, 1958(alphabetical)
Box 267
Personal, 1959, 1961-1972(alphabetical)
(4 folders)
Box 268

Speeches and statements, press releases, newsletter, column ("Senator Jordan Reports"), and a few articles.

Speeches and Statements, 1958-1959
Speeches and Statements, 1960-1969 Nov.
(6 folders)
Box 269
Speeches and Statements, 1969 Dec.-1972
(4 folders)
Box 270
"Senator Jordan Reports," 1958-1968
(2 folders)
Box 270
"Senator Jordan Reports," 1969-1972
(2 folders)
Box 271
Press Releases, 1958-1972
(3 folders)
Box 271
Writings, 1958-1971
Box 271

Photocopies of clippings, nearly all from North Carolina newspapers, including editorials and editorial cartoons, major news and feature stories about Jordan.

1958-1963 Oct.
(6 folders)
Box 272
1963 Nov.-1971 Feb.
(6 folders)
Box 273
1971 Mar.-1972
(3 folders)
Box 274

The Photographs Series contains negatives for photographs taken of Jordan while he carried out his Senate duties, 1958-1972. Jordan is the primary subject of each photograph, although several photos feature Jordan with others, most often his wife, visitors, or fellow Senate members, including Sen. John Kennedy and Vice-president Lyndon Johnson.

1959 May 25-1972 Dec 7 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 275
Maps, 1962, 1968, 1970, undated

Several maps of flood control projects.

Oversize Folder 1
Campaign advertisement, 1972

Full-page newspaper political campaign advertisement.

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1896, Sept. 8Born, Ramseur, Randolph County, N. C., son of the Rev. Henry Harrison and Annie Elizabeth Sellers Jordan
1914-1915Attended Trinity College (now Duke University), Durham, N.C.
1918-1919Served with U.S. Army Tank Corps
1919Served with U.S. Army occupation forces in Germany
1920sWorked in textile mills in Gastonia, N.C., rising to position of superintendent after four years
1924Married Katherine McLean of Gastonia
1927Organized Sellers Manufacturing Company at Saxapahaw, N.C., serving thereafter as Secretary-Treasurer and General Manager, and also as an officer in several other textile manufacturing companies
1936Worked for the successful gubernatorial campaign of Clyde R. Hoey
1948Worked for the successful gubernatorial campaign of W. Kerr Scott
1949-1951Chairman of the North Carolina State Democratic Executive Committee
1954-1958Served as Democratic National Committeeman from North Carolina
1955Named Alamance County Man of the Year
1958, Apr. 19Appointed by Governor Luther Hodges to United States Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator W. Kerr Scott
1958, Nov.Elected to U.S. Senate for remainder of Scott's term
1958-1963Member of Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee
1958-1972Member of Senate Public Works Committee
1959-1972Member of Senate Agriculture and Forestry Committee
1959-1972Member of Senate Rules and Administration Committee, serving as Chairman 1963-1972
1960Re-elected to Senate for full six-year term, defeating Republican Kyle Hayes
1960Awarded honorary LL.D. degree by Elon College
1962-1972Member of Joint Committee on the Library of Congress, serving alternately as Vice-Chairman and Chairman 1963-1972
1963-1972Member of Joint Committee on Printing, serving alternately as Chairman and Vice-Chairman, 1970-1972
1963Member of North Carolina Tercentenary Celebration Commission
1963-1965As Chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, chaired the televised hearings investigating the financial dealings of former Senate staff member Robert G. (Bobby) Baker and associates
1964-1965Chairman of Joint Congressional Committee on the Inaugural and master of ceremonies at inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson
1964-1972Member of Library of Congress Trust Fund Board
1966Re-elected to the Senate, defeating Republican John Shallcross
1972, JuneDefeated in Democratic primary runoff election by Congressman Nick Galifinakis
1973, Jan.Left office and retired to Saxapahaw
1974, Mar. 16Died, Saxapahaw, N.C., age 77

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benjamin Everett Jordan Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The papers of Benjamin Everett Jordan (1896-1974), textile manufacturer, politician, and United States Senator, were donated to the Rubenstein Library in 1973 by the Senator. A gift from the Jordan family partially supported the processing of the collection.

Processing Information

Accessions from 1973 and an addition (2008-0076) are described in this finding aid.

The Rubenstein Library received the Jordan Papers in packing cases which, when emptied, filled over 1000 Hollinger archival storage boxes occupying over 440 linear feet of shelf space. Most of the papers were filed in good order in well-labelled folders, but the folders--over 5000 of them--had become badly disarranged in transit. The first step in processing was to re-establish the series that had been set up and maintained in excellent fashion throughout Jordan's Senate tenure by his staff, under the continuous direction of William M. Cochrane. The series that came to Duke seemed remarkably complete; no major obvious gaps were found. It is possible, though, that whole sections of sensitive or personal material, along with appointment calendars, staff files, and possibly other records, were removed before the collection was shipped. Nearly all the series and subseries titles used in Jordan's office have been retained; they are consistent and useful guides to the collection. Contents of the majority of folders were arranged in reverse chronological order; that filing order usually was maintained in processing the collection.

The collection contained much published material, much routine material, and many duplicates which were separated from the collection. Selected printed items were offered to other departments in Perkins Library to be considered for addition to the library's holdings. Other categories which were not retained include the large files of service academy applications, local post office matters, routine thank you letters, get well cards, and congratulatory messages; the requests for souvenirs, tours, jobs, or general information handled by all Congressional offices; and most case files (requests by constituents for the Senator's aid usually in personal matters). The publication Records Management Handbook for U.S. Senators and Their Repositories, by Karen Dawley Paul, issued by the U.S. Senate Historical Office in 1985, provided useful guidance in making separation decisions.

Many of the large files of constituent mail on a variety of topics have been sampled. Material constituting between about ten and thirty percent of these files has been retained to illustrate both the nature of public opinion and Jordan's response to it. Files documenting topics of greatest concern to Jordan, the state of North Carolina, the South, or the era--e.g. agriculture, water projects, and foreign relations (especially Southeast Asia)--have been retained virtually intact. Only duplicates and all but a sample of organized pressure mail have been discarded from these parts of the collection.

Bulky envelopes of clippings received weekly by Jordan's office from clipping services were heavily weeded to reduce duplication (e.g. multiple copies of wire service stories) and to remove inconsequential items. Clippings retained were then photocopied to preserve a chronological outline of Jordan's Senate career, including his electoral campaigns of 1960, 1966, and 1972, which are not documented elsewhere in the collection.

Upon receipt of the Jordan Papers in 1973, Duke University Library agreed to restrict access "to any correspondence or memoranda concerning matters of a personal or private nature of any person" until January 3, 1993. Virtually all of the case files for individuals (dealing with employment, military service, pensions, medical care, parole, and the like) have been removed from the collection and disposed of; it appears therefore that this restriction is no longer applicable.

Processed by Ellen G. Gartrell

Assisted by Andrew Neather, Philip Van Vleck, Shawn Wellons, Sandra Yonkoski

Date Completed: May 24, 1989

Encoded by Alvin Pollock

Updated because of addition in November 2008 by Alice Poffinberger and Noah Huffman

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.