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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 115 items)|
|Abstract||A. J. (Allen Jay) Maxwell (1873-1946) of North Carolina was a newspaper editor, politician, and state official. The collection is chiefly speeches and papers prepared by Maxwell for the Watauga Club of Raleigh, N.C., and other organizations and public events, mostly concerning North Carolina history, biography, taxation, and highway safety.|
|Creator||Maxwell, A. J. (Allen Jay), b. 1873.|
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A. J. (Allen Jay) Maxwell (1873-1946), a native of Duplin County, N.C., was a newspaper editor, politician, and state official. He worked in various capacities for multiple publications including the Goldsboro Argus, Wilmington Messenger, Columbus County News, Senate Journal, and the Rockingham County Rocket and Republic, whose name he changed to the Anglo-Saxon. As a public official, he served in numerous agencies and commissions including the Corporation Commission, 1910-1929; State Tax Commission, 1927-1932; Constitution Commission, 1931-1932; Local Government Commission, 1931-1942; Classification Amendment Commission, 1937-1938; National Tax Association, 1940-1941; and North Carolina Department of Tax Research, 1942-1946. He was a prominent member of the Democratic party and unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1932 and 1940. In his early journalistic and political endeavors he advocated white supremacy and suffrage disfranchisement. His later political interests included issues of taxation and spending allocation. Maxwell married Della Ward in 1892, and after her 1933 death, Minnie Bradshaw.Back to Top
The collection includes chiefly speeches and papers prepared by A. J. Maxwell for the Watauga Club of Raleigh, N.C., and other organizations and public events, mostly concerning North Carolina history, biography, taxation, and highway safety. There is also a copy of a biography of Maxwell entitled Life and Works of Allen Jay Maxwell by Raymond C. Maxwell (1949) and a photograph of Governor Thomas Walter Bickett.Back to Top
Other speeches and papers, 1927-1930 #03649, Series: "A. J. Maxwell Papers, 1927-1946 and undated." Folder 8
Includes speeches entitled Classified Taxation of "Reproducing Timber Lands," "Progress and Problems of our Social Democracy," and other items.
Other speeches and papers, 1931-1937 #03649, Series: "A. J. Maxwell Papers, 1927-1946 and undated." Folder 9
Includes speeches entitled "A Return to Actual Local Self Government at Protection of Taxpayers," "North Carolina's Plan of Consolidation, Retrenchment, and Control of Expenditures, Governmental Reorganization," "Neglected North Carolina," and other items.
Other speeches and papers, 1938-1946 #03649, Series: "A. J. Maxwell Papers, 1927-1946 and undated." Folder 10
Includes speeches and radio addresses entitled "Highway Safety," "A Comprehensive Safety Program," "The Way to Achieve Highway Safety," "Know Your State," "Some Aspects of Economic Development in North Carolina since 1900," and other items.
Other speeches and papers, undated #03649, Series: "A. J. Maxwell Papers, 1927-1946 and undated." Folder 11
Includes speeches and radio addresses entitled "The Question of a Sales Tax in North Carolina," "The Tax Dollar--Who Pays it, and Where it Goes," "The Effect of the MacLean Resolution, The House Revenue Bill and the General Sales Tax on the People of North Carolina," and other items.
|Image Folder PF-3649/1|
Photograph (PF-3649/1).Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top