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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 12: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1954- 1962

 Box — Box: 12
Collection number: Box 12
Scope and Contents The papers consist of a wide range of information ranging from his candidacy for Governor to his platform and speeches. There is mostly information on his campaign, and his community service works. Included are original letters, photos, telegrams, newspaper articles, cards, speeches, and itineraries. The major correspondents are Richard B. Russell, Ivan Allen Jr., and Dr. McCormack. The organizations included are the Albany lions club, Southern Life Insurance, the Credit Bureau, several...
Dates: Created: 1954- 1962

Political File, 1954- 1962

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 1
Collection number: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains original letters, telegrams, newspaper articles and cards from M.E. Thompson, Mary Roberts, Talmadge B. Echols, and Sid W. Howell associated with the Kiwanis Club, Berner Lions Club, Madison Rotary Club dated in April of 1955 through August of 1956. They discuss supporting his efforts for governor, his race for senate, alcohol taxes, the Dairy festival, and also they request pictures for television which were to help in his campaign.

Dates: Created: 1954- 1962

Platforms, 1956

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 2
Collection number: Folder 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains original papers in 1956 announcing M.E. Thompson’s platform as well as his announcement of his candidacy for governor.

Dates: Created: 1956

Albany Lions Club, 1956

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Scope and Contents

This folder contains an original hand- written and typed speech which was presented at a meeting of the Albany lions club in 1956.

Dates: Created: 1956

Miscellaneous 1, 1954-62

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 4
Collection number: Folder 4
Scope and Contents This folder contains original letters and a postcard from Melanie Grace Miller, Guy R. Dunn, M.E. Thompson Clara G. Jackson, and Hubert E. Ulmer dating in 1956 associated with Inter- club relations, Valdosta Country Club, Clinch County Board of Education, Southern Life Insurance and more concerning the paper mill in Belize, Japanese Cotton textile goods, application for admission to practice before the Treasury Department. This folder also discusses the cost of his house that he is having...
Dates: Created: 1954-62

Miscellaneous 2, 1955

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 5
Collection number: Folder 5
Scope and Contents

This folder contains newspaper clippings, letters, and a postcard dated in 1955 discussing farming, him being President of the Southern Life Insurance, the book he wrote with Dr. Merritt Pound of UGA about Georgia citizenship, angus cow herds, Air Force Academy, paved roads and the integration of public schools. Some correspondents with M.E. Thompson are P.F. Swilley, Phil Landrum, Richard B. Russell, Anita Cox Gay, and Dr Frank McCormack.

Dates: Created: 1955

Miscellaneous 3, 1954-55

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 6
Collection number: Folder 6
Scope and Contents This folder contains original letters to and from Henry A. Maddox, Roy V. Yarborough, Miles Walker Lewis, Phil Campbell, Ivan Allen Jr, and his nephew Timmy dating between December 1954 throughout 1955. In these letters they discuss M.E. Thompson buying more cows from the Gibson Sales Service, the March of Dimes, and Georgia Rotary Club’s student scholarship fund. They also discuss him teaching a Bible class at the Methodist Church, him asking for someone to be discharged from the Army, and...
Dates: Created: 1954-55

Miscellaneous 4, 1954-56

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 7
Collection number: Folder 7
Scope and Contents

This folder contains original letters from M.E. Thompson, Eddie Clark, Edward Jones, and Willie Lester dating from 1954- 1956. The organizations involved are the Thompson for Governor Club of Appling County, the Annual Stockholders Meeting, Employment Security agency, and the Vineville Methodist Church which discuss his proposals, M.E. Thompson teaching a Sunday School Class, Credit Bureau, crop sharing, and a co-op group insurance plan.

Dates: Created: 1954-56

Miscellaneous 5, 1954-59

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 8
Collection number: Folder 8
Scope and Contents This folder contains original letters, newspaper articles, an itinerary, and a congratulatory card dating from 1954 to 1959. They involve M.E. Thompson, H.T. Amon and Dewitt H. Roberts from organizations such as the Federal Housing Administration, The LaGrange Daily News, Georgians for George, and the Jenkins Quarterback Club discussing costs of airline tickets to Puerto Rico, addresses to industries in Valdosta, M.E.’s candidacy announcement, wedding announcements, as well as a list of...
Dates: Created: 1954-59

Miscellaneous 6, 1954-62

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 9
Collection number: Folder 9
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a picture, a calendar, and a city questionnaire concerning M.E. Thompson, Jas H. Parker, and Winton C. McNair discussing a personal finance statement, and a public school proposal. The organizations involved are the Economic Stabilization Agency and Woodman of the World.

Dates: Created: 1954-62

Miscellaneous 7, 1962

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 10
Collection number: Folder 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a map, a picture, and a newspaper dating around 1962. They primarily discuss the properties of Mrs. G.D. Spradley and the Chauncey estate, Riverview Memorial Gardens, Park Management Co, estate and pension planning company, as well as with ordinances of regulating a subdivision of land.

Dates: Created: 1962

Blanton, Erin Abbot: M. E. Thompson Biography, Spring 2010

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 12
Collection number: Folder 12
Scope and Contents

Graduate History Paper using primary sources, local interviews, and books on Governor M.E. Thompson

Dates: Created: Spring 2010