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

Manuscript Collection #518

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Democratic Women of North Carolina Collection
    Creator: Cromartie, J. Henry, Mrs., 1922-2001
    Democratic Women of North Carolina
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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,
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of 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.

    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

Container List

  • Box 1
     
    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.
    Doris M. Cromartie (Mrs. J. Henry Cromartie) Democratic Women of North Carolina: First Convention File (1960-1961, 1986) Photocopies. 49 items. 108 p.
    Key Women List Correspondence file (1960-1962) photocopies. 28 items. 63 p.
    Key Women List file (1960) Photocopy typescript. 2 items. 15 p.
    North Carolina Regional Coordinators file (1961) Photocopies. 39 items. 45 p.
    Democratic Party [A History] by an unknown author (1961) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 31 p.
    Why Be A Democrat, by an unknown author (1961) Photocopy holograph. 1 item. 26 p.
    The Role of Political Parties in Government, by an unknown author (1961) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 6 p.
    Democratic Women's Club By-laws (undated) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p.

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Container List

  • Box 1
     
    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.
    Doris M. Cromartie (Mrs. J. Henry Cromartie) Democratic Women of North Carolina: First Convention File (1960-1961, 1986) Photocopies. 49 items. 108 p.
    Key Women List Correspondence file (1960-1962) photocopies. 28 items. 63 p.
    Key Women List file (1960) Photocopy typescript. 2 items. 15 p.
    North Carolina Regional Coordinators file (1961) Photocopies. 39 items. 45 p.
    Democratic Party [A History] by an unknown author (1961) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 31 p.
    Why Be A Democrat, by an unknown author (1961) Photocopy holograph. 1 item. 26 p.
    The Role of Political Parties in Government, by an unknown author (1961) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 6 p.
    Democratic Women's Club By-laws (undated) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p.


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