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Collection Number: 05794

Collection Title: J.P. Huskins Papers, 1940s-1990s

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1000 items)
Abstract The collection of white newspaper publisher and North Carolina state legislator J.P. (Joseph Patterson) Huskins contains correspondence; documents related to Huskins's military service during the Second World War; speeches delivered by Huskins to various social and civic organizations in Iredell County, N.C.; campaign materials; and subject files and other materials related to his tenure in the North Carolina General Assembly and his public service activities. Letters to the editor of the Statesville Record & Landmark newspaper, which Huskins published, comprise the bulk of the correspondence from the 1940s through the 1960s and pertain to contemporary local and national matters including the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and school integration. Of note is a brief 1960 telegram received from then United States Senator John F. Kennedy. Later correspondence, including letters from legislative constituents, and subject files document Huskins's career in the General Assembly and memberships on state and local boards, including the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. Major topics of the materials from the 1970s through the 1990s include profits made at ABC stores (state-owned liquor distribution), bonds for hospitals, community colleges, and the establishment of a medical school at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.
Creator Huskins, J.P., 1908-2002.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
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 J.P. Huskins Papers #05794, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Awburn Huskins Power in September 2015 (Acc. 102346).
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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J.P. (Joseph Patterson) Huskins (1908-2002) was a newspaper publisher for the Statesville Record & Landmark in Iredell County, N.C., from the 1940s through the 1960s, state legislator in North Carolina General Assembly during the 1970s and 1980s, and member of state and local boards including University of North Carolina Board of Governors and North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. He also helped to establish the medical school at East Carolina University.

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Processing Information

This summary description was created in June 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Hart, June 2019

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