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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 11: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1947-1976

 Box — Box: 11
Collection number: Box 11
Scope and Contents Correspondence of the Department of Justice (Bureau of Prisons); Georgia High School Association; State Highway Association correspondence; Letters to and from M.E. Thompson and his son M.E. Thompson Jr.; Valdosta State College Rotary Club; Lowndes County Heart Council; Gridiron Secret Society; Correspondence of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association; State Board of Pardon and Parole; Bainbridge Junior College correspondence; Lowndes County Board of Commissioners correspondence;...
Dates: 1947-1976

1947-1959, 1947-1959

 Series — Box: 11, Folder: Series 1
Collection number: 1
Scope and Contents

There were various letters to M.E. Thompson such as a letter from his son, a “thank you for the luncheon” letter, and a letter from inmate Ivan Allen Jr. addressing M.E. Thompson as an attorney. There was also a paper back book from the Research Institute entitled “Guide to Price Control”.

Dates: Created: 1947-1959

1960-1969, 1960-1969

 Series — Box: 11, Folder: Series 2
Collection number: Series 2
Scope and Contents

Various letters concerning transactions, land prices, land development, and stock exchanges were included along with letters to M.E. Thompson's son. One letter contained two checks made out to the I.R.S. on M.E. Thompson Jr.'s behalf and the other was to inform his son that he was giving him one hundred shares of his National Preferred Stock.

Dates: Created: 1960-1969

1960-1969, 1960-1969

 Series — Box: 11, Folder: Series 3
Collection number: Series 3
Scope and Contents

Various letters and newspaper clippings about M.E. Thompson's purchase of Jekyll Island were included, as well as many letters from National Preferred Stock informing M.E. Thompson about stock holder meetings. There were also a series of letters to M.E. Thompson and Coach Griffith, of the University of Georgia's football team, from a Rooks Boynton, a former player who was institutionalized for a suicide attempt.

Dates: Created: 1960-1969

1960-1969, 1960-1969

 Series — Box: 11, Folder: Series 4
Collection number: Series 4
Scope and Contents

There were letters to M.E. Thompson from friends apologizing that they missed seeing him on their trip. There were also letters sent to a G. Fowler of Dinkler Plaza Hotel to reserve rooms for M.E. Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1960-1969

1960-1969, 1960-1969

 Series — Box: 11, Folder: Series 5
Collection number: Series 5
Scope and Contents

Many letters concerning a mill's groundbreaking ceremony were included along with information concerning M.E. Thompson being an official in the ceremony. A copy of the Georgia Journal was included.

Dates: Created: 1960-1969

1970-76, 1970-76

 Series — Box: 11, Folder: Series 6
Collection number: Series 6
Scope and Contents

Various letters concerning real estate as well as some letters from inmate Richard Lightfoot were included. M.E. Thompson wrote the state board of pardon and parole on behalf of Mr. Lightfoot.

Dates: Created: 1970-76

1970-76, 1970-76

 Series — Box: 11, Folder: Series 7
Collection number: Series 7
Scope and Contents

Many of the letters contained pertained to real estate affairs, focusing on the Oak Street Extension area of land. There was also a certificate of appreciation for three years of service on the General Advisory Committee from Valdosta Area Vocational-Technical School to M.E. Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1970-76

1961-1966 and 1972-1976, 1961-1966 and 1972-1976

 Series — Box: 11, Folder: Series 8
Collection number: Series 8
Scope and Contents

There were many letters with the minutes from meetings of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority. There were also letters about the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and M.E. Thompson's involvement.

Dates: Created: 1961-1966 and 1972-1976

1960-61 and 1959 and 1954, 1960-61 and 1959 and 1954

 Series — Box: 11, Folder: Series 9
Collection number: Series 9
Scope and Contents

Many credit reports, verification of deposits and employment, as well as consumer reports were contained. There were also many letters to and from M.E. Thompson and Judge Grice; Thompson also sent many letters to Georgians asking them to support Judge Grice in his political campaign.

Dates: Created: 1960-61 and 1959 and 1954