ERVIN, Samuel James, Jr., 1896-1985

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 57 audiotapes (1968-1974) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Cornell University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Curtis Putnam Nettels papers, 1917-1981.

East Carolina University
Joyner Library
Greenville, NC
Papers: Correspondence in John Albert Lang papers, 1932-1974. Finding aid.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

Harvard University
Law School Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Arthur E. Sutherland papers, 1923-1972 (bulk 1950-1972); and William Hastie papers, 1916-1976 (bulk 1937-1976).

Howard University
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection
Washington, DC
Oral History: 1971. 37 pages. Topics include busing, Harrold Carswell, civil rights, Clement Haynesworth. Part of Civil Rights Documentation project.

Mississippi State University
Mitchell Memorial Library
Mississippi State, MS
Oral History: June 9, 1976. 37 pages. In John C. Stennis collection. Characterizes Stennis as senator, discusses the Watkins committee, McCarthy censure, civil rights legislation, the “Senate Club,” Watergate, Vietnam, and the seniority system.

New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Robert Erskine papers, 1956-1982.

North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Raleigh, NC
Papers: Correspondence and speeches in various collections.

St. John’s University
Jamaica, NY
Papers: Correspondence in James Lane Buckley senatorial personal correspondence, 1973-1975.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: In William W. Finlator papers, 1935-1992; and Howard K. Smith papers, 1941-1963.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Oral History: 1971. 19 pages. Limited to reminiscences of Russell.

Oral History: Discussed in Jack Spain, Ervin’s administrative assistant, interview. 14 pages.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1917-1987. 568 feet. Correspondence, speeches, hearing materials, photographs and portrait, and legislative, subject, and personal files documenting his senatorial career. Includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes of meetings, transcripts of testimony, briefs, drafts of legislation, and clippings. Topics include investigation of Richard M. Nixon, civil rights, foreign affairs, Vietnam War, government reform, political appointments, Equal Rights Amendment, Democratic party, North Carolina prisons and prisoners, and Senator Joseph McCarthy. Also 10 reels of film and audio tape, 559 audio discs, and 83 videotapes and films.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Atkins Library
Charlotte, NC
Oral History: April 1971. 26 pages. Primarily a discussion of Ervin’s ideas on the Constitution, especially as it relates to civil liberties.

Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
Papers: Correspondence in three collections.

Western Piedmont Community College
Senator Sam J. Ervin Library and Museum
Morganton, NC
Papers: Ca. 12,000 items. Personal and political memorabilia, selected personal and political correspondence, and the senator’s private library. Indexing and cataloging underway.

Winthrop College Library
Rockhill, SC
Papers: Correspondence in Marion Allan Wright papers, 1924 1976. Finding aid.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: State University of New York, Buffalo, NY; University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA; University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, MI; University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and University of Virginia, Alderman Library, Charlottesville, VA.