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United States -- Politics and government

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Adam Clayton Powell card

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.018
Scope and Contents

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a Baptist pastor and the first African American Congressman elected from New York State. The front of the card has a photo of Adam Clayton Powell standing next to and looking down at a woman holding a baby (most likely his wife Hazel Dorothy Scott and their son Adam Clayton Powell, III) and “VOTE FOR DADDY!” underneath the photo. Back of card has Powell’s listings of his accomplishments and reasons to re-elect him.

Dates: circa 1947

Amnesty Petition for Alfred Layne

Identifier: MM.2020.004
Scope and Contents

Handwritten petition addressed to “His Excellency Abraham Lincoln President of the United States” dated April 7, 1865 requesting the release of Confederate prisoner Alfred Layne (Company B 20th Tennessee) and signed by John B. Layne, T. H. Roberts, John Hugh Smith (Mayor of Nashville), W. G. Brownlow (Governor of Tennessee), and others.

Dates: 1865

Democratic Politics Scrapbook

Identifier: PAS 0022
Scope and Contents

Democratic Politics Scrapbook, 1940.

Dates: 1940

Harry T. Burn Papers

Identifier: MSC 0255
Scope and Contents Includes legal records; material about women’s suffrage, 1920. + One folder of 6 photographs (5 pcs.--one 8x10 has 2 images on it) of Harry T. Burn and a set of files on the CBS television story (The American Parade) featuring Mr. Burn in 1974. 26 photographs of Rockwood, taken by Steinwehr. One box of Harry T. Burn suffrage material, including letter from Mama, telegrams, and related material. Removed from that box and placed in a separate box (Nov....
Dates: 1919 - 1974

"Save Our Mountains" pamphlet

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.053
Scope and Contents Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association, Knoxville (Tenn.), and Great Smoky Mountains, Inc. Asheville (N. C.), pamphlet, "Save Our Mountains." No date, early 1930s, 7 pages, photo illustrated pamphlet explains the current use of the lands, future use and restrictions, and makes an appeal for the Federal Government to step in and purchase the land, as it has in the past with other Parks, instead of making the purchase a burden on the citizens of the two states. Citizen purchase is also...
Dates: 1930s

Stewart Lillard gift of national and regional political ephemera, including posters.

Identifier: MSC 0759
Scope and Contents

Stewart Lillard gift of 20th Century national and regional political ephemera, including posters.

Dates: 20th century