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Democratic Women of North Carolina Collection, 1960-1986, undated (bulk 1960-1962)

Manuscript Collection #518

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Title: Democratic Women of North Carolina Collection
Creators: Cromartie, Doris M.
Democratic Women of North Carolina
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1960-1962, 1986, undated) compiled by Doris M. Cromartie, during her service as vice chair of the executive committee of the Democratic Women of North Carolina, including correspondence, lists of workers, by-laws, newsletter, articles, and miscellaneous materials pertaining to Democratic Party activities in North Carolina.
Extent: 0.25 Cubic feet, 134 items.

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Accessions Information

October 8, 1986, (unprocessed), 134 items; Papers (1960-1962, undated) of Doris M. (Mrs. J. Henry) Cromartie, compiled during her service as Vice Chairman of the North Carolina State Democratic Executive Committee and as a founder and organizer of the Democratic Women of North Carolina, including correspondence, first convention file, key women lists, North Carolina regional coordinators file, Democratic Women's Club by-laws, and historical materials relating to the history of the Democratic Party. Photocopies. Donor: Doris M. Cromartie.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Democratic Women of North Carolina Collection (#518), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Doris M. Cromartie

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services; Processing, inventory, and finding aid by Katherine Parrish, 4/25/2012; revised by Jonathan Dembo, 10/15/2012


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Doris M. Cromartie (Mrs. J. Henry Cromartie) was a leader among women in the Democratic Party in the 1950s and 1960s. From Charlotte, North Carolina, Mrs. Cromartie became interested in the Democratic Party during the mid-1950s. This collection documents her efforts to set up and expand Democratic Women’s Clubs all over the state and her involvement as the Vice-Chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee and during the period 1960-1962. Mrs. Cromartie helped to write the by-laws for the Democratic Women’s Clubs that were followed by all the clubs that she helped to organize.

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The Democratic Women of North Carolina Collection consists of photocopies of documents compiled by Doris M. (Mrs. Henry J.) Cromartie, of Charlotte, North Carolina, who was a member of the North Carolina Democratic Party's state executive committee. The collection includes unfiled parts of her correspondence files, her file on the first convention of the Democratic Women of North Carolina. In addition, the collection includes Mrs. Cromarties correspondence list of "key women" and North Carolina regional coordinators. It also includes manuscripts of articles on the Democratic Party and a copy of the Democratic Women's Club by-laws.

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Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

  • Box 1#0518.1
    • Folder a#0518.1.a
      Doris M. Cromartie (Mrs. J. Henry Cromartie) Vice-Chairman of the Executive Democratic Committee: Correspondence to Answer File (1961-1862) Photocopies. 12 items. 17 p.
    • Folder b#0518.1.b
      Doris M. Cromartie (Mrs. J. Henry Cromartie) Democratic Women of North Carolina: First Convention File (1960-1961, 1986) Photocopies. 49 items. 108 p.
    • Folder c#0518.1.c
      Key Women List Correspondence file (1960-1962) photocopies. 28 items. 63 p.
    • Folder d#0518.1.d
      Key Women List file (1960) Photocopy typescript. 2 items. 15 p.
    • Folder e#0518.1.e
      North Carolina Regional Coordinators file (1961) Photocopies. 39 items. 45 p.
    • Folder f#0518.1.f
      Democratic Party [A History] by an unknown author (1961) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 31 p.
    • Folder g#0518.1.g
      Why Be A Democrat, by an unknown author (1961) Photocopy holograph. 1 item. 26 p.
    • Folder h#0518.1.h
      The Role of Political Parties in Government, by an unknown author (1961) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 6 p.
    • Folder i#0518.1.i
      Democratic Women's Club By-laws (undated) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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