John Paul Carter Papers, 1965-1997, undated
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Brief Description: The Carter papers date from 1965 to 1997, although the main focus is on the late 1960's and early 1970's. These papers deal mainly with the Airlie Group, Democratic politics, and Henry Howell's gubernatorial campaigns.
Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at]
Record Series Number: 00/MG 63
Created by: Carter, John Paul (1923-1997)
Volume: 0.4 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1999.

These papers are divided into five series: I. Correspondence; II. Airlie Group; III. Henry Howell; IV. Politics; and V. News Clippings.

Series I: Correspondence. Correspondence dates from 1965-1996. Material from the late 1960's and early 1970's pertains to: Airlie Foundation business, meetings, and conferences; Liberal Democratic political strategy; redistricting; the poll tax; populism; the Byrd Organization in Virginia; allocation of State surplus funds in 1965; revision of the Virginia election laws; and the political campaigns of Henry Howell and George Rawlings. Later material from the mid-1970's through the mid-1990's is largely personal correspondence with some references to politics.

Series II: Airlie Group. This series includes agendas, minutes, conference/meeting registration forms, notes, and an essay on Virginia. Topics include: Virginia politics, integration, candidates for office, and other Airlie business. Material dates from 1965-66.

Series III: Henry Howell. This series pertains specifically to Henry Howell. Information includes: a 1967 appeal brief by Henry Howell to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Virginia regarding Virginia automobile insurance rate increases; campaign photographs; Henry Howell's Action Program for Virginia in 1969; Howell's campaign newsletter from 1973; the program for Henry Howell's inauguration as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 1971; and his campaign speeches. Material dates from 1965-73.

Series IV: Politics. This series contains: an undated list of Clarke County Democratic members; Virginia Democratic Party Organization Plan (as adopted June 9, 1932); 1966 election results from the 8th District Democratic Primary; "Rawlings for Senate" campaign material from 1966 and 1970; a press release and campaign flyer for "Bingo" Stant for Congress; a Democratic precinct worker's handbook from 1965; material on redistricting Virginia in 1966 and 1971; an outline on a seminar on Virginia State government in 1965; and Virginia Independent newsletters from 1991. This series also includes news clippings and notes. Material dates from 1965-71. One folder has material from 1991.

Series V: News Clippings. This series contains: news clippings on the 1966 Democratic Primary and General Assembly Session; Henry Howell's election as Lt. Governor in 1971; various other clippings on Mr. Howell in the 1970's; and Henry Howell's obituary from 1997. Material dates sporadically from 1966 to 1997.

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
Airlie Foundation
Carter, John Paul, 1923-1997
Democratic Party (Va.)
Episcopal Church--Clergy
Howell, Henry E. (Henry Evans), 1920-1997
Virginia--Politics and government--1951-
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Unknown provenance  Gift.
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], John Paul Carter Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.