Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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This pamphlet, published by the Duval County Federation for Constitutional Government of Jacksonville, Florida, accused the NAACP, Americans for Democratic Action, World federalists, and other "leftist organizations” of carrying out “an organized…

This postcard was sent to Abbitt from Wenatchee, Washington by Mrs. Hicks, who wrote, "this is our country don't let the unions wreck it" and called on Abbitt to pass legislation to limit the power of labor unions.

A.E. Hyatt of Petersburg, Virginia wrote to Abbitt about a $5 million plan for revisions to the U.S. Capitol Building. Hyatt objected to the materials, cost, and potential "radical" style of "modern architects.". Hyatt prefered to let the "sandstone…

This particular immigration case dealt with a technical sergeant in the U.S. military who wished to bring his adopted son to the United States. Sergeant Thomas L. Brown was African American and his son was Japanese. This particular letter in the set…

Letter to Abbitt from frequent correspondent Landon B. Lane with an enclosure titled "Immigration by Deception" published by the National Economic Council. Abbitt's brief letter of thanks is also included.

A letter to Abbitt from constituent Helen Shouse regarding the Walter-McCarran Immigration Act. Shouse called for a strengthening of immigration restrictions, especially in the case of communist countries, and Abbitt agreed that the Walter-McCarran…

George S. Benson, president of Harding College, wrote to Abbitt about the testimony of Harry Bridges, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, before House Un-American Activities Committee on April 21, 1959. Objecting to…

A collection of correspondence sent to Abbitt from constituent Elizabeth Jordan addressing the Walter McCarran Immigration Act, foreign aid, welfare, and "The Song of Hate" in "South Pacific."

This is a letter sent by nine year old Richard Emmerson, with a response from Abbitt. Emmerson implored Abbitt to prevent the sale of tobacco products, in the wake of the Surgeon General's declaration on the dangers of smoking in 1964. Abbitt…

A letter sent to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Harry F. Byrd, and Abbitt following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. which talks of rioting and the loss of law and order. The author wrote that "the Nation stands on the brink of…
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