THURMOND, James Strom, 1902-2003



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Clemson University
Special Collections
Clemson, SC
Papers: 1840-2003. Ca. 3,000 cubic feet. Gubernatorial, senatorial, and family papers. Gubernatorial papers,1923-1955 (bulk 1946-1951), include affidavits, appointment books, articles, biographical sketches, budgets, clippings, correspondence, daily schedule books, drafts of letters and speeches, election returns, financial records, invitations, lists, memos, minutes, notes, petitions, photographs, political advertisements, postcards, press releases, proclamations, promotional materials, reports, resolutions, routing slips, scrapbooks, speeches, statements, copies of completed surveys, telegrams, teletypes, and warrants. They are arranged into six subseries of official, personal, campaigns, scrapbooks, speeches, and additional material. Topics of interest include civil rights, railroad freight rate equalization, regional education, women in government, and Thurmond’s 1948 presidential campaign as the States’ Rights (Dixiecrat) Party candidate. Available on microfilm. The Strom Thurmond Collection, 1840-2003, includes senatorial and family papers arranged in the following series: administrative assistant, certificates, executive assistant, interim, legal, legislative assistant, memorabilia, military, military assistant, personal, photographs, pinks (correspondence), president pro tempore, press assistant, scrapbooks, special preparedness investigating subcommittee, state senate, Jean Crouch Thurmond, John William Thurmond, White House correspondence, speeches, subject correspondence, applications and employment, correspondence management, and volume mail. Finding aid available on-line. Additional Papers: Correspondence in Paul Quattlebaum papers, 1860-1964 (bulk 1936-1963); Floyd Drayton Johnson papers, 1939-1984 (bulk 1960-1984); Edward Lunn Young papers, 1929-1980; and James Evan Duffy papers, 1960-1973.


College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
Papers: Correspondence in Septima Clark papers, 1919-1978.


Cornell University
Labor Management Documentation
Ithaca, NY
Oral History: Discussed in National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees Moe Foner interview (1975-1981), 247 pages. Includes discussion of Charleston, SC hospital workers strike (1969). Also in Henry Nichols interviews (1975,1982), 53 pages.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: Correspondence in Basil Lee Whitener papers, 1889-1968.


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


Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: 22 pages.


Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Edith Nourse Rogers papers, 1854-1961 (bulk 1881-1961).


South Carolina Historical Society
Charleston, SC
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas R. Waring papers, ca. 1850-ca. 1977; and Theodore Wilbur Thornhill papers, 1914-1978.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: Interview transcript in Howard K. Smith papers, 1941-1963; and correspondence in Clark R. Mollenhoff papers, 1936-1990.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Wilber M. Bruckner papers, 1877-1968. Finding aid.


University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Columbia, SC
Papers: Correspondence in John Kinard Aull papers, 1905-1957; Daniel Rogers McLeod papers, 1957-1983; Mattie Sue Crawford papers, 1920-1979; Frace Annette Dupre papers, 1901-1978; Wil Lou Gray papers, 1900-1976; Henry Savage papers, 1927-1985; (bulk 1933-1971); significant materials relating to Thurmond in William Jennings Bryan Dorn papers, 1912-1988; William D. Workman, Jr. papers, 1915-1985; material relating to Thurmond in Democratic Party of South Carolina records, ongoing; and cartoons in Walt Lardner papers.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983; and M. J. Menefee papers, 1861-1982 (bulk 1914-1982).


Wayne State University
Walter P. Reuther Library
Detroit, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Ofield Dukes papers, 1964-1969.


Winthrop College Library
Rock Hill, SC
Papers: 1943-1961. 1 foot. Scrapbooks (photocopies) of newspaper clippings. Additional Papers: Correspondence in Jimmie Ernest Nunnery papers, 1958-1972; Jessie Laurence papers, 1894-1967; South Carolina Clergy Consultation Service on Problem Pregnancy records, 1970-1976; Samuel Brooks, Mendenhall papers, 1962-1977; South Carolina Association of Future Homemakers of America records, 1933-1977; and Surasky Pinck papers, 1889-1979. Finding aid.