Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Correspondence between Abbitt from J. Barrye Wall, editor of the Farmville Herald, with enclosures. Wall sent Abbitt a clipping of a letter to the editor written by Bluitt Andrews, an African American man, in support of segregation in Prince…

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…

Landon B. Lane wrote to Abbitt, urging him to loosen his ties to the Democratic Party in the 1960 election and sending along a pamphlet from Human Events entitled "A Southern President?" The South May Very Well Rise Again. The pamphlet emphasized…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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