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Collection Number: 5495

Collection Title: Bob Etheridge Papers, 1994-2010

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Size 90.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30,000 items)
Abstract The congressional papers of Bob Etheridge comprise the bulk of the collection. Etheridge served seven terms in the United States House of Representatives for North Carolina’s second congressional district from 1997 through 2010. Other collection materials pertain chiefly to Etheridge's two terms as the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction and include education files for each North Carolina county. Congressional papers include correspondence; printed items such as House resolutions and congressional reports; newspaper clippings; policy papers; transcripts of congressional hearings; talking points for public speaking engagements; and materials related to House committees on which Etheridge served. The breadth of topics in the congressional papers is extensive covering both foreign and domestic policy and reflecting the political climate of post Cold War America during the presidential administrations of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barak Obama. The collection does not contain much, if any, campaign or election materials. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Creator Etheridge, Bob, 1941-
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Bob Etheridge Papers #5495, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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1941 Born 7 August 1941 in Sampson County, N.C.
1965 Received a business degree from Campbell University. He was a first-generation college graduate, and he attended Campbell on an athletic scholarship.
1965-1967 Served in the United States Army.
1973-1976 Served as a county commissioner in Harnett County, N.C.
1978 Elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives.
1979-1988 Served five terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
1988 Elected as the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction.
1989-1996 Served two terms as the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction.
1996 Elected to the United States House of Representatives for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
1997-2010 Served seven terms in the United States House of Representatives.
2010 Lost election bid for an eighth term in the United States House of Representatives.
2011 North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue appointed Etheridge to lead the North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery and Investment.
2012 Lost the Democratic Party primary for North Carolina governor.
2014 Named State Executive Director of the North Carolina Farm Service Agency .
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Topics related to domestic policy include:

Topics related to foreign policy and foreign relations include:

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Processing Information

This summary description was created in November 2017 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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