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Estes Kefauver Personal and Political Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0145
This collection consists of Estes Kefauver's personal papers that span from 1933-1957. It contains letters from family members and documentation on his sister Nancy's stay in the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. The majority of letters however come from Estes' admirers and his soon to be wife Nancy while she was in Glasgow, Scotland. This collection also contains some of his political papers and taped copies of interviews and speeches.

Dates

  • 1933 - 1970

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

3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

Estes Kefauver was born in Madisonville, Tennessee in July of 1903. He attended the University of Tennessee in the early 1920's, before going to Yale to study law and graduating in 1927 with honors. He then moved to Chattanooga to practice law in the 1930's. He began his political career in the mid 1940's, and ran with Adalai Stevenson in 1956 as his vice presidential nominee.

This collection consists of Estes Kefauver's personal papers that span from 1933-1957. It contains letters from family members and documentation on his sister Nancy's stay in the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. The majority of letters however come from Estes' admirers and his soon to be wife Nancy while she was in Glasgow, Scotland. This collection also contains some of his political papers and taped copies of interviews and speeches.

Biographical/Historical Note

Estes Kefauver was born in Madisonville, Tennessee in July of 1903. He attended the University of Tennessee in the early 1920's, before going to Yale to study law and graduating in 1927 with honors. He then moved to Chattanooga to practice law in the 1930's. He began his political career in the mid 1940's, and ran with Adalai Stevenson in 1956 as his vice presidential nominee.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.2025.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480