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M.E. Thompson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-27
Scope and Contents Melvin Thompson, the first person elected to the office of lieutenant governor of Georgia, served as the state's governor in 1947-48. He is best remembered for his fight with Herman Talmadge over the governorship after the death of Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in 1946. The papers of M.E. Thompson consist primarily of correspondence relating to the Three Governors Controversy and Thompson’s subsequent campaign years.  The major correspondents include Jimmy Carter, Phil Landrum, Herman...
Dates: 1947-1980; Other: Majority of material found in 1947, 1954, 1956

Box 9: 1954 Campaign for Governor, 1954

 Box — Box: 9
Collection number: Box 9
Scope and Contents Box 9 consist of a series of mailing list that former Georgia governor M.E. Thompson used during his campaign and after his term. All of the documents are dated during the mid 1950’s , but the ones that are not dated are simply list of people that Governor Thompson wrote to for support during his campaign. All of the documents in this box are originals and should be handled delicately. Some notable names that appear in this box are of course M.E. Thompson, but also Eugene F. Greneker,...
Dates: Created: 1954

Paul Ginsburg Correspondence, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 1
Collection number: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Folder 1 contains mailing lists with names of heads of different organizations that supported M.E. Thompson during his tenure as governor.

Dates: Created: 1954

Gene Greneker Correspondence, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 2
Collection number: Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Folder 2 contains bills and other moneys owed to hotels and organizations. It also contains a personal letter that was written by M.E. Thompson to a Jean Wadsworth who seems to be a close friend.

Dates: Created: 1954

Guest List, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Folder 3 contains mailing list and letters to former supporters of M.E. Thompson’s campaign for governor. There is also a personal letter written by M.E. Thompson to a Mr. Grizzle whose first name is not stated.

Dates: Created: 1954

Guest List, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 4
Collection number: Folder 4
Scope and Contents

This folder contains mailing list and letters to various supporters of M.E. Thompson. It also includes a letter to a friend of M.E. Thompson thanking him for hosting a dinner in Athens, Georgia, and for his support.

Dates: Created: 1954

Key Man List, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 5
Collection number: Folder 5
Scope and Contents

Folder 5 contains a list of supporters in each county. The list is organized alphabetically from A to Z and the names in each county are also organized alphabetically from A to Z.

Dates: Created: 1954

Key Man List, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 6
Collection number: Folder 6
Scope and Contents

Folder 6 concludes the list of names and counties from Folder 5. It then begins a new list of supporters by county and city in alphabetical order from A to Z. It is unclear what the distinctions between the two lists are, as each list has different names from each county.

Dates: Created: 1954

Bill Lester, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 7
Collection number: Folder 7
Scope and Contents

Folder 7 contains two letters, one is written to M.E. Thompson, and the other is written to M. E. Thompson’s representative, William Lester.

Dates: Created: 1954

Letters Run on Robotype, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 8
Collection number: Folder 8
Scope and Contents

Folder 8 contains letters to and from supporters of M.E. Thompson’s campaign. It also contains a list of high schools in the state of Georgia in 1954.

Dates: Created: 1954

Letters Sent by Friends, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 9
Collection number: Folder 9
Scope and Contents

Box 9 contains letters sent to M. E. Thompson from friends and supporters mainly in Lowndes County, Georgia, more specifically Valdosta, Georgia.

Dates: Created: 1954

Loan Company, 1954

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 10
Collection number: Folder 10
Scope and Contents

Folder 10 contains letters written by M.E. Thompson to different law offices and loan companies mainly in Valdosta, Georgia. The letters are requesting permission to purchase property in Valdosta.

Dates: Created: 1954