McNeill Smith Papers, 1975-1979 (bulk 1975-1978) undated

Manuscript Collection #373

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Series 1 :
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • McNeill Smith, excerpt of a letter to Albert Coates (1975) Typescript; describing lawsuit against The University of North Carolina; mentions include the Forsyth Bar, Colonel Joyner and Gardner Hudson. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #1)
      • McNeill Smith Letter to Bill Snider with attached letter to the Greensboro Daily Press Editor (25 January 1979) correcting an article about the Speaker Ban Law regarding who got rid of the law (Paul Dickinson III, George E. Nicholson III, Robert S. Powell, Jr., James A. Medford, Eunice H. Milton, Gary E. Waller, Stuart E. Matthews, John McSween, Henry N. Patterson Jr., Frank Wilkinson and Herbert Aptheker). 1 item. 3 p.  (item #2)
      • McNeill Smith letter to Vermont Royster (2 February 1979) regarding the court rulings of the Speakers Ban Law and the Order of the Tar Heel 100 talk entitled "Change and Controversy in Chapel Hill". 1 item. 3 p.  (item #3)
Series 2 :
Press Releases
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Press release (9 January 1978) in Charlotte, North Carolina from the Conference on Balanced Growth and Development announcing McNeill Smith's speech and his goal to establish a legislation to support preservation . 1 item. 1 p.  (item #4)
      • Press release ( 27 January 1978) at the opening of the statewide office in Raleigh, North Carolina criticizing McNeill Smith's opponent Jesse Helms on his welfare programs. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • Press Release (1 March 1978) in Raleigh, North Carolina outlining McNeill Smith's proposal to break the back of the OPEC cartel with a proposed boycott in response to the oil cartel. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #6)
      • Press release (26 April 1978) in Greenville, North Carolina outlining McNeill Smith's proposal to aide the young American family while boosting the economy. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #7)
      • Press release (27 April 1978) in New Bern, North Carolina outlining his proposal for federal tax reform by simplifying the tax code to make it more clear and defined to insure the minimum tax be paid by all. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • Press release (28 April 1978) in High Point, North Carolina addressing High Point Kiwanis Club discussing a need for a long term low interest loan for individuals wanting to get into farming and a strengthening of the community college system. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #9)
      • Press release (29 April 1978) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina outlining a plan for conservative government spending by highlighting targeted employment incentives, inducing a temporary prohibition on government spending and a balanced budget with a cost saving plan. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #10)
Newspaper Clippings
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Daily Tar Heel Newspaper clipping (10 February 1978) written by Stephen Harris. Photocopy. Clipping discusses McNeill Smith's talk with law students at UNC Law school on Middle Eastern peace. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #11)
      • Greensboro Daily News Newspaper clipping (10 April 1978) Photocopy which is a letter to the editor of a reader expressing concern about voting for a candidate. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #12)
      • Charlotte Observer Newspaper clipping photocopy (15 April 1978) written by Henry Scott discussing McNeill Smith's speech to the N.C. Association of Educators outlining the differences between himself and his rival candidate. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #13)
      • Daily News Raleigh Bureau Newspaper clipping (undated) photocopy discussing the Democratic party chairman A.B. Swindell and his efforts to get a large turnout for the Democratic election. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #14)
      • Asheville Citizen Newspaper clipping (14 April 1978) photocopy written by Jay Hensley discussing Smith's criticisms of his opponent Luther Hodges. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #15)
Series 3 :
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Joe and Jean Berry, et al. (undated) invitation to McNeill Smith candidacy reception at the Alumni House on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #16)
      • Campaign Brochure (ca. 1978) outlining McNeill Smith's views on the times, employment, the environment, aging, race, education, human spirit, foreign policy and commitment by using his direct quotes. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #17)
      • Campaign Brochure (ca. 1978) criticizing his opponent Jesse Helms and discussing his democratic platform and staff. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #18)
Fundraiser Materials
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Donation envelope for McNeill Smith's Skinny Cats for Smith campaign and promotional newspaper clipping (19 September 1977) from the Shelby Daily Star discussing how to make a donation to his campaign . 1 item. 3 p.  (item #19)
      • Campaign Letter (18 October 1977) addressed to "Friend". Letter presumably sent to the masses as part of McNeill Smith's Democratic primary campaign for U.S. Senate discussing his Skinny Cats for Smith campaign by inviting supporters to donate via a monthly bank draft. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #20)
      • Friends of McNeill Smith Fundraiser Request sheet (ca. 1978) soliciting donations to support his campaign. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #21)
      • McNeill Smith Democratic Campaign Card for U.S. Senate primary election (ca. 1978). 1 item. 1 p.  (item #22)
      • McNeill Smith Biographical Profile written by Stan Swofford (Fall 1977) outlining McNeill Smith's education, professional experience, community involvement, personal life and honors received; taken from the Greensboro Magazine, Volume 2, Number 5. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #23)
      • Campaign brochure (ca. 1978) outlining his career accomplishments that qualify him as a valid opponent to Jesse Helms for US. Senate. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #24)
      • Campaign poster (ca. 1978) outlining his right on the record for his democratic platform for U.S. Senate. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #25)
      • Campaign packet (10 March 1978) including example of informational packet sent by mail to supporters including a letter introducing his campaign, brochure outlining his platform, a donation card, and return envelope. 1 item. 6 p.  (item #26)
      • Program (8 April 1978) Brochure for the Appreciation Gala in honor of McNeill Smith for U.S. Senate. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #27)
Promotional Materials
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Invitation to Rally and Entertainment (8 April 1978) for McNeill Smith at the Carolina Theatre. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #28)
      • Poster for a Car Wash (8 April 1978) promoting McNeill Smith for U.S. Senate; Located at Texaco at Aycock and Lee Amoco on Battleground. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #29)
      • Louise Huske Jordan Smith's [Mrs. McNeill Smith] Resume/Curriculum Vitae (undated) outlining her education at St. Mary's College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her work experience in the Commission on International Student Relations, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Human Betterment League of North Carolina, Inc. and her volunteer experience in the YWCA, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Greensboro Family Life Council, North Carolina Citizens Conference on Public Heath and the Junior League. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #30)
Series 4 :
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Campaign Statement Letter (14 November 1977) introducing himself as a candidate in opposition to Jesse Helms in the Democratic Primary Election for U.S. Senate . 1 item. 2 p.  (item #31)
      • Transcribed Campaign speech (20 September 1977) given at the Wake County Young Democrats Club in which Smith introduces himself as a candidate in the Democratic Primary Election to replace Jesse Helms as U.S. Senator and describing his views on energy spending, education, the tax reform and how he is going to successfully run for office with his campaign. 1 item. 6 p.  (item #32)
      • Campaign Statement (ca. 1978) about spending in the McNeill Smith for U.S. Senate campaign and focusing on the unemployment problem in the U.S. Duplicate. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #33)
      • Campaign Statement (ca. 1978) on National Health Care describing a commitment to health care via a proposal for a national health insurance plan. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #34)
      • Campaign statement (ca. 1978) on Community Action Agencies expressing his support for an amendment to the appropriations bill. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #35)
      • Campaign Statement (ca. 1978) on Utility Rate Reform targeting the utility companies for outrageous rates and proposing the end to high rates that are subsidized by residential consumers and support for the adoption of a mandatory time-of-day pricing and other measures to cut the demand for power. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #36)
      • Campaign statement (ca. 1978) supporting legislation for the elderly outlining his key elements for support. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #37)
      • Campaign statement (ca. 1978) on the Humphrey-Hawkins "Full Employment" Bill. Statement expresses his support for the bill and his memorialization of Humphrey-Hawkins. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #38)
      • Campaign statement (ca. 1978) on Deficit Spending outlining his stance on unemployment and support for a incentive program for any industry located in a high unemployment area in order to decrease the unemployment rate. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #39)
      • Campaign statement (ca. 1978) on Home and High Interest Rates outlining loans and inflation and expressing support for a low cost loan package and conservation educational effort to help homeowners save money. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #40)
      • Campaign statement (ca. 1978) on proposed Labor Reform Act discussing the remedies that the Act would perform. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #41)
      • Campaign statement (ca. 1978) outlining McNeill Smith's platform on farming by supporting long term low interest rate loans and to assist farmers by using and improving the community college system in North Carolina. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #42)
      • Campaign Statement (ca. 1978) on why teachers support McNeill Smith. Statement gives and describes four reasons and explanations. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #43)
      • Campaign Statement (ca. 1978) on what the American Policy in the Middle East Should Be, including his fundamental principles on the Middle East. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #44)
      • Campaign Statement (ca. 1978) on Challenging OPEC concerning energy use including a discussion on oil usage and discusses why the government must act to strengthen the security of our foreign oil supplies. 1 item. 8 p.  (item #45)
      • Campaign statement (23 September 1977) regarding the real concern of the women of North Carolina including points about the Displaced Homemaker's Act, federal funding for daycares and the issue of the Equal Rights Amendment. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #46)
      • News Conference Statement (17 January 1978) on the issues of his campaign including points such as utility rate reform, inflation, unemployment health care and education. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #47)
      • Campaign Statement (ca. 1978) on Energy issue discussing the need for conservation of the energy that we already have, the development of alternate sources of energy and the prevention of oil, gas and utility companies from taking advantage of consumers. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #48)
      • Campaign statement (25 April 1978) to Morganton Democrats discussing the democratic primary selection of candidate with hopes that they will support him. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #49)
      • Campaign Statement (27 April 1978) on Tax Reform in New Bern, North Carolina discussing the guidelines for a just tax system to insure lower incomes do not bear a bigger burden than those who earn more. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #50)
      • Wilmington Press Conference statement (24 January 1978) confirming his position on tobacco in North Carolina. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #51)
      • Campaign Statement (19 January 1978) on Inflation and Unemployment expressing McNeil Smith's approach to deal with inflation and offering a tax incentive and wage subsidies to businesses for aiding in unemployment problems. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #52)

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