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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.|
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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.Back to Top
This summary description was created in June 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Hart, June 2019Back to Top