Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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…

Letter to Abbitt from frequent correspondent, Ernest S. Jones of Petersburg, Virginia, regarding school integration, the validity of the Fourteenth Amendment, and communist influence in the NAACP. Abbitt thanked Jones for his insight and noted that…

This copy of the anti-communist newspaper, Common Sense, no. 304, July 15, 1958, was sent to Abbitt by frequent correspondent Landon B. Lane. This newspaper publication was published by the Christian Educational Association, centered in Union, New…

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…

Letter written to President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a frequent correspondent of Abbitt, Landon B. Lane. The letter draws connections between segregation and the preservation of a white race. Lane asked the president questions like, "would [you]…

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.

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…

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…

A letter with an enclosed article, titled "Ex-Communist Testifies On Red Goals in South" from frequent correspondent Landon Lane to Abbitt. The article suggested that the Communist Party of the United States of America sought to foster racial…

Grace Ruffin, a frequent correspondent of Abbitt, wrote to him asking to present information on her scientific discoveries to the United States Congress. Abbitt replied that he had discussed these ideas with various departments and suggested that…
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