The Resource Papers of Louise O. Wensel, (manuscript)

Papers of Louise O. Wensel, (manuscript)

Label
Papers of Louise O. Wensel, 1958-1993
Title
Papers of Louise O. Wensel
Inclusive dates
1958-1993
Creator
Contributor
Correspondent
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Wensel's papers pertain entirely to her 1958 Senatorial campaign against Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr., and include correspondence, editorials, press releases speeches, and newspaper articles together with her own account of her candidacy "Virginia Candidate for the United States Senate in 1958: Defeating Harry Byrd's 'Massive Resistance' School-Closing Policy."
  • Letters from friends and supporters discuss her platform, views on massive resistance, segregation and integrated schools, the Byrd organization, and campaign contributions and assistance. There is scattered correspondence of her campaign manager Richard Bain
  • Of interest is a letter from Charlottesville newspaper publisher Randolph L. White explaining that he gave her a mild endorsement because a stronger one would arouse a white protest vote against any candidate endorsed by a Negro paper
  • Post campaign material includes letters concerning Senator Curry Carter's harrassing suit against Wensel, the death of Joseph Freehill, and concerns for the safety of her children. Kathryn Stone's analysis of long term results of her campaign are briefly noted. There is also an article by Paul Dawson "Can a Doctor Afford to Be Controversial."
Related
Biographical or historical data
Fisherville, Va., physician and Independent candidate for the U.S. Semate in 1958 against encumbent Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Papers of Louise O. Wensel, (manuscript)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/vivadoc.pl?file=viu01379.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • Special Collections
Extent
335 (ca.)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2237558
System control number
  • (Sirsi) AKU7720
  • (OCoLC)647841870
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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