Democratic Women of North Carolina Collection

1960-1962, 1986, undated
Manuscript Collection #518
Democratic Women of North Carolina; Cromartie, J. Henry, Mrs., 1922-2001
Physical description
0.25 Cubic Feet, 134 items
Preferred Citation
Democratic Women of North Carolina Collection (#518), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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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.

Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

October 8, 1986, 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.

Source of acquisition

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

Copyright notice

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

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Correspondence to answer file (1961-1972)
Box 1 Folder b Contains First Convention Files (1960-1961, 1986)
Box 1 Folder c Contains key women list correspondence file photocopies (1960-1962)
Box 1 Folder d Contains key women list files (1960)
Box 1 Folder e Contains the North Carolina Regional Coordinators file photocopies (1961)
Box 1 Folder f Contains the Democratic Party "a History" by an unknown author (1961)
Box 1 Folder g Contains Why be a Democratic?, by an unknown author (1961)
Box 1 Folder h Contains "The Role of Political Parties in Government" by an unknown author (1961)
Box 1 Folder i Contains the "Demoncratic Women's Club by-laws (undated)