Collection Number: 05715

Collection Title: Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s

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Size 21 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3800 items)
Abstract Collection contains professional files of Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., a politician who represented eastern North Carolina in the mid-to-late-20th century. Files include materials from Warren's time as state senator in the North Carolina General Assembly including constituent letters, speeches, and political subject files. The collection also includes papers from Warren's service on several North Carolina political and civic committees, including the Joint Courts Commission, American 400th Anniversary Committee, and the Governor's Study Commission on Structure and Organization of Higher Education.
Creator Warren, Lindsay C., Jr. (Lindsay Carter), 1924-2016
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers #5715, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Emily McNair in December 2016 (Acc. 103010).
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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Lindsay C. Warren Jr., 1924-2016, served as state senator in the North Carolina General Assembly from from 1963 to 1969. During his time in the legislature he chaired the North Carolina Courts Commission which during his tenure implemented sweeping changes to the state's court system and was also responsible for setting up the state's District Court and Court of Appeals systems. Following his legislative career, Warren chaired the Governor’s Study Commission on Structure and Organization of Higher Education and served as a member and chair of the America’s Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee. Warren also served as president of UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association, the UNC-Chapel Hill Law Alumni Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association. He also served as amember of the UNC Board of Visitors.

Warren was a native of Washington, N.C. He received his undergraduate degree in 1948 and his J.D. degree in 1951, both from from the University of North Carolina. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. His father, Lindsay Carter Warren, served in the United States House of Represenatives and was later Comptroller General of the United States.

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Collection contains personal and professional files for Lindsay C. Warren, Jr. Files include materials from Warren's time as state senator, including constituent letters, speeches, and political subject files. The collection also includes papers from Warren's service on several important North Carolina political and civic committees, including the Courts Commission, American 400th Anniversary Committee, and the Governor's Study Commission on Structure and Organization of Higher Education.

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Contents list

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About 3800 items.

Arrangement: The order of the materials as received at the repository has, for the most part, been retained. The container list is shown in intellectual rather than numerical order, roughly chronological by box.

Box 7

Courts Commission papers, 1963-1967, Board of Higher Education papers, 1971-1972, and Taylor for Governor papers, 1971-1972 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 7

Box 14

Courts Commission files, 1964-1965; photocopies of correspondence between Ford S. Worthy and several North Carolina legislators, 1929-1942; and Albert J. Ellis Memorial Fund papers, 1971 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 14

Box 13

North Carolina General Assembly files, 1965 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 13

Box 6

North Carolina General Assembly files, 1965-1970 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 6

Box 12

Correspondence, 1966-1967 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 12

Box 11

North Carolina General Assembly files, 1967 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 11

Box 5

North Carolina General Assembly files, 1969 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 5

Box 8

Courts Commission papers, 1965-1969, Board of Higher Education papers, 1969-1971 and 1984, and Taylor for Governor papers, 1971 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 8

Box 10

Report of the Courts Commission to the North Carolina General Assembly, 1965, 1967, and 1969; America's Four Hundredth Anniversary papers, 1984-1988; and additional reports #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 10

Box 9

America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee files, 1979-1987, and correspondence #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 9

Box 3-4

Box 3

Box 4

America's Four Hundredth Anniversary papers, 1981-1985 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 3-4

Box 2

America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee papers, 1982-1983 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 2

Box 1

America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee papers, 1984-1989 #05715, Series: "Lindsay C. Warren, Jr., Papers, 1960s-1980s." Box 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Amy Morgan, January 2017

Encoded by: Jackie Dean, January 2017

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