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The papers consist of correspondence relating to M.E. Thompson’s campaign for governor. Also included are newspaper clippings, speeches, “while you were out” slips, and numerous bills and receipts. Moreover, this box contains Thompson’s announcement of candidacy. In addition, there are names of many Thompson supporters.
Bills and receipts for utilities, transportation, office equipment, hotel stays, radio services, and an insurance policy can be found in this folder. In addition, there is a letter notifying Thompson of a donation to his campaign.
Numerous bills paid to Valdosta Letter Service that detail the number of letters and envelopes sent for Thompson’s campaign. Also, there is a bill from Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company that was paid by Thompson’s personal account.
Press releases to many Georgia radio stations concerning Thompson’s desire for continued school segregation, free roads, and no new taxes, as well as, events planned for his arrival to numerous towns and cities. Also included is a newspaper article about the Governor’s Race.
Receipts included are for hotel stays, transportation, a new Ford truck, office supplies, letter services, and telegraphs for Thompson’s campaign. In addition, there is a list of newspapers from around the state of Georgia and the monies owed to them. Also included are letters to Thompson and a list of names from the Department of Revenue.
The letter included is to D.F. Lynch about Thompson’s political platform.
Several lists are included of 1954 high school seniors from various high schools around the state.
Included are numerous lists of people to solicit for support. Also, there are countless letters of solicitation for campaign support. In addition, there are a couple of newspaper articles concerning Herman Talmadge, politics in Florida, and Thompson meeting with Representative Charles Gowen in Dalton, Georgia.
In this folder are lists of Georgia counties and Thompson supporters in those counties. Also, included is D.R. Tanner’s opinion of Thompson support in these places and whether it will be hard to gain votes there.
Speeches having to do with M.E. Thompson’s political platform are included.
Included in this folder are telegrams of support, arrival times, public services, his platform, and instructions for his campaign workers. Additionally, there are telegrams having to do with the Homestead Exemption Law and an invitation to one of his speeches.
Countless “While You Were Out” slips with the names of people Thompson needed to call back and where they were from.