Finding Aid of the Terry Sanford Governor's Papers, General Correspondence, 1961, MARS Number 368.1


Finding Aid of the Terry Sanford Governor's Papers, General Correspondence, 1961, MARS Number 368.1


Terry Sanford was born in Laurinburg, N.C. on August 20, 1917 to Cecil L. Sanford and Elizabeth Martin Sanford. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, he work for two years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and then served in World War II as a member of the 517th Parachute Combat Team. Sanford returned to the University of North Carolina for his law degree and, after two years as assistant director of the Institute of Government, began practicing in Fayetteville in 1948. He served as president of the North Carolina Young Democratic Clubs in 1949 and as a state senator from 1953-1955. The following year he managed former Governor W. Kerr Scott's campaign for the United States Senate. On June 25, 1960, he was nominated as the Democratic candidate for governor; he won the election and served as governor from 1961-1965.
The general correspondence of the governor includes letters, speeches statements, reports, etc.

Descriptive Summary

Terry Sanford Governor's Papers, General Correspondence
Call Number
MARS Number 368.1
Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998.
127.00 boxes, 50.80 cubic feet
State Archives of North Carolina

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], MARS Number 368, Terry Sanford Governor's Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically. This material has not been weeded and the original order as maintained in the governor's office has been strictly adhered to.

Biographical Note


Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
General Correspondence,1961

Subject Headings

  • Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998.
  • North Carolina. Dept. of Administration.
  • North Carolina. Dept. of Conservation and Development.
  • North Carolina. Dept. of Labor.
  • North Carolina. Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
  • North Carolina. General Assembly.
  • Southern Regional Education Board.
  • United States. Congress--North Carolina delegation.
  • White House Conference on Aging.
  • Agriculture
  • Civil defense.
  • Dinners and dining--North Carolina--Raleigh.
  • Education
  • Federal government--United States--History--20th century.
  • Governors--North Carolina--Archives.
  • Hospitals.
  • Politicians
  • Roads--North Carolina--History.
  • Segregation--Southern States--History--20th century.
  • Strikes and lockouts--North Carolina--Henderson.
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--History.
  • Research Triangle Park (N.C.)
  • Invitations.
  • Speeches.
  • Acquisitions Information

    Accessioned March 8, 1963

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Frances T. Council, March, 1963; Additional "Collection Overview" information added by Ashley Yandle, October, 2006
  • Encoded by Dietra Stanley, August, 2006; Additonal coding by Ashley Yandle, October, 2006