Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Kenneth Hooley of Falls Church Virginia, wrote Abbitt to share a pamphlet by Aldrich Blake, entitled "Are 'Civil Rights’ Worth it?“ Based in Laguna Beach, California, Blake was the author of My Kind! My Country! (1950), a dystopian novel set …

A brief message with an enclosure, titled "In The Mercury's Opinion" by Russel Maguire, sent to Abbitt from frequent correspondent Landon Lane, The piece of extremist literature contains two articles, one title "The Police State" which draws…

Frequent correspondent Landon Lane sent Abbitt a pamphlet entitled "Fable of the Ducks and the Hens," writen by head of the American Nazi Party George Lincoln Rockwell evoking George Orwell's "Animal Farm," Rockwell critiqued Jewish power in the…

An anti-NAACP pamphlet, printed by American Nationalist, which argued that NAACP fomented a plot for "black supremacy" through voter registration

A letter to Abbitt from a constituent in opposition to the Vietnam War with radical literature pamphlets enclosed from the Cinema Educational Guild, Inc., which included headings like "Our Brainwashed People Must Be Unbrainwashed" and "The LBJ Death…

Arkansas Faith, a segregationist magazine, focused on resistance to desegregation in general and the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board decision. This issue of the magazine included articles on "race mixing" between African American soldiers and white…

Landon Lane of Atavist, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt expressing his concern that nations could become a client state of the United Nations. He included with his letter a copy of the January 1960 issue of The Canadian Intelligence Service. The…

A copy of a Jan. 1959 issue of Dan Smoot Report sent by frequent correspondent Landon Lane, the main subject of which is "Anarchy: U.S.A." written by Archibald B. Roosevelt, son of former president Theodore Roosevelt.

When Abbitt ran for re-election in 1966, he was faced with an opponent by the name of Edward Silverman. In this pamphlet, Abbitt's "valuable assets" are listed.

Frequent correspondent, J.R. Orgain, Jr., wrote to Abbitt informing him that Reverend G.W. Walker of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, African American publisher of National Christian Magazine, was “willing to go any place called to neutralize the…
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