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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 19: General Files: R-Z

 Box — Box: 19
Collection number: Box 19
Scope and Contents Box 19 consists of many different types of documents about M.E. Thompson and his term as governor of Georgia in 1946. Some more notable documents are some letters, moneys owed, speeches, and a grade report from the University of Georgia. All documents are dated during the late 1940’s which was during Thompson’s stint as governor. The documents are also originals and should be handled delicately. Some notable names that appear in this box besides Thompson are W.R. Neel, Judge David S....
Dates: 1947-1980; Other: Majority of material found in 1947, 1954, 1956

J.W. Sikes, 1945-49

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 1
Collection number: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Folder 1 contains a list of purchases of different hospitals and high schools.

Dates: Created: 1945-49

Smith Property, 1945-49

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 2
Collection number: Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Folder 2 contains letters written by M.E. Thompson to various people concerning the Smith property and other local properties in Valdosta, Georgia.

Dates: Created: 1945-49

Speeches, 1945-49

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Folder 3 contains speeches given by M.E. Thompson over the radio on the WSB station. It also contains some speeches giver by Georgia judges, also over the radio.

Dates: Created: 1945-49

State Highway, 1945-49

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 4
Collection number: Folder 4
Scope and Contents

Folder 4 contains a telegram declaring W.R. Neel the Director of the State Highway Department of Georgia. It also contains a list of where state highways are located in Georgia.

Dates: Created: 1945-49

UGA Athletic Department, 1945-49

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 5
Collection number: Folder 5
Scope and Contents

Folder 5 contains letters written by M.E. Thompson trying to obtain Georgia Tech and Georgia football tickets and other athletics tickets.

Dates: Created: 1945-49

UGA Grades, 1956

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 6
Collection number: Folder 6
Scope and Contents

Folder 6 contains a grade report for M. E. Thompson Jr. from the University of Georgia. It also contains a letter written to M.E. Thompson by S. Walter Martin, who is a dean at the University of Georgia, notifying M. E. Thompson that his son is on academic probation.

Dates: Created: 1956

Vacancies, 1945-49

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 7
Collection number: Folder 7
Scope and Contents

Triplicate of vacant governmental positions and salaries for those positions.

Dates: Created: 1945-49

Statement of Georiga Financial Condition, 1948

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 8
Collection number: Folder 8
Scope and Contents

Folder 6 contains a Statement of Financial Condition which could be the yearly budget and a record of spending of the Georgia State Treasury.

Dates: Created: 1948

United Fund of Lowndes County, 1960

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 9
Collection number: Folder 9
Scope and Contents

Folder 9 contains letters written by M. E. Thompson to various organizations asking for support in his 1960 campaign.

Dates: Created: 1960

WGST, 1947

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 10
Collection number: Folder 10
Scope and Contents

Folder 10 contains a bill telling how much money is owed to WGST Radio for airtime spent by M. E. Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1947

Vienna News, 1954

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 11
Collection number: Folder 11
Scope and Contents

Folder 11 contains newspaper clippings with a story about the importance of paving roads in Georgia and the support given by M. E. Thompson for this cause.

Dates: Created: 1954

Warner Robins News, 1948

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 12
Collection number: Folder 12
Scope and Contents

Contains a copy of The Warner Robins Press, dated August 6, 1948. The article "Paving Project is a Real Service" discusses the Warner Robins Lion Club's ability to secure a promise from M.E. Thompson to pave a street.

Dates: Created: 1948

Watershed Authority Act

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 13
Collection number: Folder 13
Scope and Contents

Folder 12 contains a notification of the passing of the Watershed Authority Act, which gave more water for farmer’s crops.

Dates: 1947-1980; Other: Majority of material found in 1947, 1954, 1956

Wilcox-New Jersey, 1947

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 14
Collection number: Folder 14
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondences pertaining to the extradition of Jacob Wilcox, a fugitive in Georgia from New Jersey. Includes two telegrams o the matter.

Dates: Created: 1947

Veal Dallas, 1946-47

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 15
Collection number: Folder 15
Scope and Contents

Contains letters written by M. E. Thompson to a magazine writer to show support for his article.

Dates: Created: 1946-47

Donation Articles

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 16
Collection number: Folder 16
Scope and Contents

Contains news articles on Thompson's donation of his papers to the VSC archives

Dates: 1947-1980; Other: Majority of material found in 1947, 1954, 1956

M.E. Thompson Papers Pictures

 File — Box: 19, Folder: 17
Collection number: Folder 17
Scope and Contents From the Box: Box 19 consists of many different types of documents about M.E. Thompson and his term as governor of Georgia in 1946. Some more notable documents are some letters, moneys owed, speeches, and a grade report from the University of Georgia. All documents are dated during the late 1940’s which was during Thompson’s stint as governor. The documents are also originals and should be handled delicately. Some notable names that appear in this box besides Thompson are W.R. Neel, Judge David S....
Dates: 1947-1980; Other: Majority of material found in 1947, 1954, 1956