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Estes Kefauver Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0307
The Estes Kefauver Papers, 1943-1964, contains 51 folders of correspondence between Kefauver and political figures. Many of the letters are thank you notes, opinions on particular bills, and for political appointments. There is also a photograph of Kefauver and Walter Scheel of Germany, as well as two letters that do not pertain to Kefauver, both of which are to Edwin Michael Hoffman of North Carolina.

Dates

  • 1943-1964

Language of Materials note

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives .

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives .

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The Estes Kefauver Papers, 1943-1964, contains 51 folders of correspondence between Kefauver and political figures. Many of the letters are thank you notes, opinions on particular bills, and for political appointments. There is also a photograph of Kefauver and Walter Scheel of Germany, as well as two letters that do not pertain to Kefauver, both of which are to Edwin Michael Hoffman of North Carolina.

Biographical/Historical Note

Carey Estes Kefauver (1903-1963) was a U.S. House Representative (1939-1949), U.S. Senator (1950-1963), and 1956 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1924 and Yale Law School in 1927. In 1935 he married Nancy Piggott, a native of Scotland. During his years in the Senate, he served on the Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, voted for the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960, and sponsored the Kefauver-Harris Drug Control Act of 1962. He lost favor among Southerners with his support of the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision to desegregate schools and when he and Albert Gore, Sr., were the only southern senators to refuse to sign the Southern Manifesto, intending to block school integration, in 1956. In 1952, he lost to Adlai Stevenson for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, but in 1956 he was Stevenson's Vice Presidential running mate.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.2337.
Title
Finding Aid for the Estes Kefauver Papers, 1943-1964
Status
completed
Author
Matthew Brown
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
Knoxville USA