James Thomas Broyhill Papers
Abstract: James Thomas Broyhill served as a United States Congressman from North Carolina, 1963-1986. He was elected to serve as a Republican Representative to the Eighty-eighth Congress and to the eleven succeeding Congresses. He served in the United States House of Representatives until July 14, 1986, when he accepted an appointment to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator John East. Broyhill served in the United States Senate until January, 1987, after an unsuccessful Senate campaign. Senator Broyhill continued to serve the state of North Carolina as Chairman of the North Carolina Economics Development Board, 1987-1989, and as North Carolina Secretary of Commerce, 1989-1991.
The James Thomas Broyhill Papers cover the twenty-three and a half years he served in the United States House of Representatives and the six months Broyhill served in the United States Senate. Also included are papers generated from his office as North Carolina Secretary of Commerce. The collection contains a total of 1132 boxes, measuring 535 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of constituent correspondence and legislative files. The papers are arranged in three series: Senatorial Papers, Congressional Papers, and Secretarial Papers. Arrangement of the collection generally follows the file arrangement established by Senator Broyhill's staff. Further details for each subseries are available in the finding aid.
Access: The Broyhill papers may be used only for scholarly research. Names or identifying personal information from them may not be cited. Certain records may be used only with the permission of the Appalachian Collection Librarian. Military academy applications, case work, and confidential correspondence have limited access and are marked "restricted" in the Folder Index.
Processing Note: The James Thomas Broyhill Papers are organized into three series: Series 100A. Senatorial Papers; Series 100B. Representative Papers; and Series 100C. NC Secretarial Papers.
Provenance: The bulk of the papers were received from the Federal Records Center and the Senatorial Office, December 1986-March 1987. Additional materials were received from Senator Broyhill, May 1987-July 1989. All items are the gift of Senator James Thomas Broyhill
Copyright: Literary rights have been transferred to Appalachian State University for all items originating from the Senator or his office. Copyright for other items is retained by the authors or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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