Collection Title: Bob Etheridge Papers, 1994-2010
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||90.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 30,000 items)
||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.
||Etheridge, Bob, 1941-
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||Born 7 August 1941 in Sampson County, N.C.
||Received a business degree from Campbell University. He was a first-generation college
graduate, and he attended Campbell on an athletic scholarship.
||Served in the United States Army.
||Served as a county commissioner in Harnett County, N.C.
||Elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives.
||Served five terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
||Elected as the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction.
||Served two terms as the North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction.
||Elected to the United States House of Representatives for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional
||Served seven terms in the United States House of Representatives.
||Lost election bid for an eighth term in the United States House of Representatives.
||North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue appointed Etheridge to lead the North Carolina
Office of Economic Recovery and Investment.
||Lost the Democratic Party primary for North Carolina governor.
||Named State Executive Director of the North Carolina Farm Service Agency .
Topics related to domestic policy include:
- Bankruptcy and class action lawsuit reform
- Gun control, assault weapons ban, background checks, gun show loopholes, and the National
Rifle Association (NRA)
- Redistricting and 2010 United States Census
- Prison industry
- Internet gambling
- Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, and healthcare for veterans
- Religious Liberty Protection Act
- President Bill Clinton's Initiative on Race
- Hurricane Floyd (1999) relief and recovery
- Hurricane Katrina (2005) response
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Department of Homeland Security
- 911 Commission
- Tobacco regulation and tobacco taxes
- "Baby Boom Echo" and overcrowded schools
- Education, No Child Left Behind, early childhood development, Head Start, charter
schools, and community colleges
- Military base realignments and closures
- Youth violence and violence in schools
- Domestic violence and the Violence Against Women Act
- Y2K problem leading up to the year 2000
- Human Cloning Prohibition Act
- School Prayer Amendment
- Budget and stimulus
- Identity theft
- Death penalty
- Minority owned banks
- Retirement savings
- Tax reform and the estate tax
- Migrant farm workers
- Traffic enforcement and "driving while black"
- Minimum wage
- Environmental research centers
- West Nile Virus
- Drug related crime
- Fort Bragg and Pope Airforce Base
Topics related to foreign policy and foreign relations include:
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- Cyber terror and security
- China Permanent Normal Trade Relations
- Use of torture
- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
- Climate change
- Energy policy
- Operation Desert Fox in Iraq
- Bosnia and Kosovo
- Biological weapons and anthrax attacks
- United States relations with Russia
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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