Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A pamphlet, prepared by the Prince Edward County School Foundation, describing the objectives, curriculum, personnel, financial situation, and future plans of the all-white Prince Edward Academy,

A photographic portrait of Watkins M. Abbitt


This political advertisement, from Abbitt's 1968 re-election campaign, featured a photograph of Abbitt on the steps of the U.S. capitol and listed as Abbitt's major qualifications his twenty years of experience, tobacco subcommittee, and sponsorship…

A photo taken from the 1968 Democratic National Congressional Convention

Note from Special Assistant to the President, Lawrence F. O'Brien, to Abbitt with an enclosed photograph of Abbitt with President John F. Kennedy. The photograph was taken during Abbitt's visit to the White House earlier in the week.

This newspaper clipping contains a collage of photographs of Abbitt going about his daily routines at the Capitol, including arriving, talking on the phone, walking with students, taking the subway, and attending a committee meeting.

An article, clipped from the Southside Virginia News
Clipping, reporting on Abbitt’s receipt of the "Watchdog of the Treasury" award from Natioal Associated Businessmen, Inc., for "“consistent support of economy in government operations.” …

Photograph of Abbitt Receiving the Watchdog of the Treasury Award from John C. Mason, president of National Associated Businessmen

A page from 1931 edition of The Web, the University of Richmond's yearbook, showing Watkins Moorman Abbitt and his brother G.F. Abbitt, Jr. Abbitt's listed accomplishments included membership in Delta Theta Pi, vice-president of student…

Two articles in the National Education Association Journal,, describing the education situation in Prince Edward County Schools from two different perspectives. Includes a photograph of authors, William Vanden Heuvel, Special Assistant to the…
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