THOMPSON, M. E. (MELVIN ERNEST), 1903-1980.
M.E. Thompson papers, 1946-1954

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zz86


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Thompson, M. E. (Melvin Ernest), 1903-1980.
Title: M.E. Thompson papers, 1946-1954
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 439
Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes) and 33 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:Papers of Georgia politician and governor Melvin E. Thompson, including thirty-three scrapbooks, loose clippings, campaign speeches, platform, and press releases.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1964, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], M.E. Thompson papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, December 15, 2000.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

M.E. Thompson (1903-1980) was born in Jenkins County, Georgia. He held various positions in public school education and in politics, including acting governor of Georgia from 1947-1948.

M.E. Thompson (1903-1980) was born in Jenkins County, Georgia. He held various positions in public school education and in politics, including acting governor of Georgia from 1947-1948.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of M.E. Thompson from 1946-1954. The papers include thirty-three scrapbooks (1946-1948) of photographs and clippings which document Thompson's term as Georgia's acting governor; loose clippings (1946-1950) relating to his life in politics; and campaign speeches, platform, and press releases pertaining to Thompson's 1954 gubernatorial campaign.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by reord type.


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Container List

Campaign materials
Box Folder Content
1 1 Contracts-Campaign
1 2 Platform
1 3 Press releases, July-September 1954
1 4 Speeches, 1953
1 5 Speeches, January-February 1954
1 6 Speeches, July-September 1954
Collected material
1 7 "The Georgia Gubernatorial Controversy of 1947," by James B. Sanders. [purported masters thesis from Emory University although there is no record in the Graduate School or Registrar's Office of Mr. Sanders having been awarded an M.A. from Emory]
Newspapers clippings
2 1 April 25-December 29, 1946
2 2 January 1-March 19, 1947
2 3 March 20, 1947
2 4 March 21-April 31, 1947
2 5 April 2-May 29, 1947
2 6 June 12-September 28, 1947
2 7 October 8-December 29, 1947
2 8 1947-unsorted
2 9 January 4-July 31, 1948
2 10 August 1-September 30, 1948
2 11 October 7-December 25, 1948
2 12 1949
2 13 January 2-May 11, 1950
2 14 May 12-August 31, 1950
2 15 1951-1953
2 16 1954
2 17 1955-1956
2 18 1957-1974
2 19 n.d.
Scrapbooks
OBV1 Office of Price Stabilization, 1944
OBV2 Political, 1946
OBV3 Political, 1947
OBV4 Political, State Reports, Tax Commissioner, Herman Talmadge, February 1947
OBV5 Gov. Thompson, Herman Talmadge, March 20, 1947
OBV6 Gov. Thompson, State Depts., Herman Talmadge, April 1947
OBV7 Gov. Thompson, State Depts., Herman Talmadge, May 1947
OBV8 State Depts., June-July 1947
OBV9 Political, June-August, 1947
OBV10 Gov. Thompson, June-October 1947
OBV11 State Depts., August 1947
OBV12 State Depts., September 1947
OBV13 Political, September-October 1947
OBV14 Gov. Thompson, November-December 1947
OBV15 Political, November-December 1947
OBV16 State Depts., November-December 1947
OBV17 Gov. Thompson "memorial to a gallant fight," 1948
OBV18 State Depts., January-February 1948
OBV19 Governor, January-March 1948
OBV20 Political, January-March 1948
OBV21 State Depts., March 1948
OBV22 Political, April-May 1948
OBV23 State Depts., April-May 1948
OBV24 State Depts., June 1948
OBV25 Political, June-July 12, 1948
OBV26 Political, July 13-31, 1948
OBV27 State Depts., July 1948
OBV28 State Depts., August 1948
OBV29 Political, August 1-21, 1948
OBV30 Political, August 22-31, 1948
OBV31 Political, September 1-15, 1948
OBV32 State Depts., September 1-3; Politics, September 16-30
OBV33 State Depts., September 1-3, 1948
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