A. E. S. Stephens Papers, 1949-1961
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Brief Description:

The papers are divided into eight basic series, and are arranged in the following order: Correspondence; Photographs; Biographical Data; Newspaper Clippings; Campaign Records; Speeches; Statements; and Reference Material.

The Stephens papers are basically centered around his unsuccessful campaign for Governor of Virginia from December 1960, until his loss to Albertis Harrison in the Democratic Party primary in July 1961. The papers dealing with the campaign period reflect Stephens' stand on various campaign issues, and the frustrations of his attempt to win the Democratic nomination against the opposition of the Byrd organization. The majority of the papers prior to the 1960-1961 primary race focus on the issue of Massive Resistance to racial integration in Virginia schools, and date back to the early 1950s. The collection contains neither Stephens' private papers, nor the records of his service in the Virginia General Assembly, or as Lieutenant Governor.

Portions of the A.E.S. Stephens Papers have been digitized and are available in the School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia collection of the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.

Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at] odu.edu
Record Series Number: 00/MG 19
Created by: Stephens, A.E.S. (1900-1973)
Volume: 2.4 Linear Feet
Acquired: 05/20/1977.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
School integration--Massive resistance movement
Stephens, Allie Edward Stokes, 1900-1973
Virginia--Politics and government--1951-
Virginia. General Assembly
Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
Virginia. General Assembly. Senate
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Acquisition Notes: Mrs. Anna Delk Stephens and Mr. Rodham T. Delk  Gift. Accession #A77-36
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], A. E. S. Stephens Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.