Series A: Senatorial Papers, 1971-1986 (bulk, 1985-1986)
Series Description: Series A, Senatorial Papers, concern Broyhill's partial term as a senator from July to November 1986, with additional related materials dating from 1971 to 1986. It includes speeches, press releases, and Broyhill's weekly newspaper column, the "Washington Report," in which he reported on his activities and other political events in Washington. Constituent and agency correspondence and Broyhill's replies are organized by the constituent district and an assigned number, which references a standardized form letter used to respond. Voting records and legislative profiles record Broyhill's voting history, sponsored and co-sponsored bills. There is also a 1986 telecommunications directory containing entries for citizens in the North Carolina 10th District, including names and addresses. Subject files include material concerning regional and national issues, including crime, aging, the environment, foreign affairs, trade, health, judiciary, labor, social security, taxes, transportation, veterans, welfare, defense, communications, civil rights, civil service, banking, art, and the economy. There are also legislative files relating to various congressional committees Broyhill was connected to, including Armed Services, Education and Labor, Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Interior, Judiciary, Small Business, Ways and Means, and Finance. There is also additional information on Superfund, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Clean Water Act, the U. S. Forest Service, AIDS, and Acid Rain.
Container Lists for Series A:
Series A, Subseries 1: Voting Records
Series A, Subseries 2: Legislative Profile
Series A, Subseries 3: Extensions of Remarks
Series A, Subseries 4: Sponsored Bills
Series A, Subseries 5: Press Releases
Series A, Subseries 6: Speeches
Series A, Subseries 7: Washington Reports, 1982-1986
Series A, Subseries 8: Dialcom Master Directories, November 23, 1986
Series A, Subseries 9: Correspondence
Series A, Subseries 10: Subject Files
Series B: Representative Papers, 1957-1986
Series Description: Series B, U. S. Representative Papers, 1957 - 1986, contains papers from Broyhill's 23-year term as a U. S. Representative from 1963 to 1986, covering the 87th through the 99th U. S. Congressional terms. The bulk of the collection consists of constituent correspondence, working papers, campaign materials, speeches, general and legislative files. There are a smaller amount of voting records, casework files, academy files, post office files, and political files. The current organization of the collection was established by the centralized filing system used by Broyhill's office staff. This series is divided into eighteen subseries, most by congressional session and date. Each subseries includes legislative and general files, while some also contain casework files, academy applications, political files, post office files, and photo files. Academy files, casework files, and some district correspondence are restricted. There are also files relating to Broyhill's trips to Vietnam and China, Broyhill's appointment calendars, and personal correspondence.
Series B contains a significant amount of material on regional Appalachia and North Carolina state issues, primarily through correspondence addressing issues important to his congressional district in western North Carolina (including Alexander, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, and Watauga counties). Specific topics of local interest include agriculture, the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Tennessee Valley Authority, New River Dam controversy, and the textile industry, as well as localized institutions like the Watauga County Hospital, Broughton Hospital, and Morganton School for the Deaf, the Hickory Airport, local colleges and universities like Western Piedmont, Appalachian State University, Caldwell Technical Institute, and Belmont Abbey College, local attractions such as the Overmountain Victory Trail, Daniel Boone Trail, Horn in the West, Grandfather Mountain, and federal assistance for county projects in the 10th district. There are also materials relating to the state of North Carolina, state agencies, state-wide issues such as health care, education, and road infrastructure, Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores, prisons, recreation, water quality, constituent questionnaires, and agricultural issues like boll weevil infestations, tobacco, cotton and milk prices, and blue mold. There is also a study of epilepsy in North Carolina, the North Carolina Drought of 1977, desegregation at the University of North Carolina, and Broyhill Furniture Industry. Some national topics discussedinclude agriculture, trade, elections, medical care and hospitals, education, budget, veterans affairs, labor, social security, arms control, civil rights, railroads, air and water pollution, welfare, and fossil fuels. Other topics include the the Cold War, the war in Southeast Asia, and foreign affairs in Israel, Ireland, the Middle East, South Africa, Cuba, China, Panama, and the Soviet Union. It also includes many federal agencies related to committees and current events.
The bulk of the series is divided into legislative and general files. Legislative files consist of unofficial papers related to Broyhill's committee work, voting histories, and notes, as well as materials from several related committees. They are labeled "L/" in the container list. Committee papers are organized by committee name, then by topic, and can include notes, research, correspondence, and related materials. Committees include Agriculture, Appropriations, Banking and Currency, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Armed Services, Judiciary, Post Office and Civil Service, Small Business, Interior and Insular Affairs, Government Operations, House Administration, Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Veteran's Affairs, and Public Works. Official committee papers are not contained in individual member's papers but are located in the office of the Clerk of the House or Senate in Washington, D.C.
General files consist of press releases, newspaper clippings, and constituent correspondence addressing issues important to the 10th District. They are marked "G/" in the container list, and contain reference and departmental files maintained by Broyhill's office staff. They include office files, employment and staff information, general topical research, correspondence, and project files. They relate primarily to state or district concerns and often involve projects receiving federal funds. In several instances, sections of the General Files relating to Federal Assistance grants were separated from the general file organization by Broyhill's office. These files generally relate exclusively to projects within the 10th District counties. Correspondence included in legislative files is primarily from constituents concerning various contemporary political issues. Letters are organized by a system of codes referencing the specific reply letters sent for all letters concerning the addressed topic. There are also copies of the standardized opening and closing paragraphs used in the form reply letters sent to constituents. Form letter codes and addressed topics are included in the folder titles. Some correspondence concerning district constituents or containing personal information are restricted. Some discussed subjects include abortion, agriculture, cable television, civil and equal rights, commerce, crime, education, fossil fuels and alternative energy sources, the environment, foreign aid, firearms control, health care, desegregation, labor, nuclear waste disposal, political and postmaster appointments [restricted], Superfund, pollution, taxation, textile industry, tobacco, trade, veterans, voting rights, transportation, product safety, selective service, trucking and railroad strikes, strip mining and mine safety, and aircraft anti-hijacking. Specific events include Vietnam Conflict, Watergate, Three Mile Island, CBS Contempt Citation, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, Ku Klux Klan, Alaskan pipeline, OPEC, Wounded Knee reparations, Arab boycott, Panama Canal, PLO, Resolution Condemning Terrorist Killings of Israeli School Children, Resolution Prohibiting Unionization of Armed Forces, 55 mph speed limit, War Claims Act, Chrysler Assistance, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Davis Bacon Act, Fast Breeder Reactors, and raising the drinking age to 21. There are also railroad issues such as deregulation, shortline railroads, Rock Island railroad, coal rates, and Amtrack improvement. Veterans affairs files include pensions and other issues with veterans. Soviet Union relations include materials on the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (S.A.L.T.) and arms control and nuclear disarmament.
Other files include Academy, Political, Post Office, and Photograph Indexes. Academy files are primarily applications and correspondence relating to appointments to military service academies. These files often contain resumes, applications, and other personal information, and are restricted for 75 years after their creation. They are organized by date and applicant name (accompanying photographs have been removed to Series F, Subseries 1). Political files, marked "P/" in the container list, largely relate to Broyhill's campaigns and election results. Post office files consist of constituent correspondence concerning mail service, rural routes, patron lists. Many include civil service requests, and are sometimes located within the legislative or general files. Photographs are mostly images of Broyhill with visitors to Washington, D.C., constituents, other politicians, and families. They are separated from the larger collection into Series F, Subseries 1. Separated photographs include photocopies and separation sheets referencing their current location in their original folders. Color photographs are located in cold storage and require advanced notice to view. A photo index including a select list of photographs with dates and names is located in Series B, Subseries 11. Speech files include both speech transcripts and notes made by Broyhill for appearances at official functions, organizations, and events, organized primarily by date. They include, when available, the date and organization or event. Series B, Subseries 18 contains exclusively speeches Broyhill made as a representative at various different organizations and events. They date from 1962 to 1984. Other speeches are located in Series A and Series C.
Container Lists for Series B:
Series B, Subseries 1: 87th - 89th Congress, Legislative and General Files, 1963 - 1966
Series B, Subseries 2: 87th - 89th Congress, General Files, 1963 - 1976
Series B, Subseries 3: 89th - 90th Congress, Legislative Files, 1966 - 1967
Series B, Subseries 4: 90th Congress, General Files, 1967 - 1968
Series B, Subseries 5: 90th Congress, Legislative Files, 1967 - 1968
Series B, Subseries 6: 90th - 91st Congress, 1968 - 1970
Series B, Subseries 7: 92nd Congress, 1971 - 1972
Series B, Subseries 8: 93rd Congress, Legislative Files, 1973-1974
Series B, Subseries 9: 93rd Congress, 1963 - 1968, 1973 - 1974
Series B, Subseries 10: 94th Congress Legislative Files, 1974 - 1976
Series B, Subseries 11: 94th Congress General, Photo, Political Files, 1963 - 1976
Series B, Subseries 12: 94 - 95th Congress, 1970 - 1978
Series B, Subseries 13: 95th Congress, 1977 - 1979
Series B, Subseries 14: 96th Congress, 1978 - 1980
Series B, Subseries 15: 97th Congress, 1980 - 1982
Series B, Subseries 16: 98th Congress, 1957 - 1975, 1982 - 1984
Series B, Subseries 17: 99th Congress, 1984 - 1986
Series B, Subseries 18: Speeches, 1962 - 1984
Series C: North Carolina Secretarial Papers, 1990
Series Description: Series C, NC Secretarial Papers, 1990, includes correspondence, forms, programs, and speeches from Broyhill's term as North Carolina Secretary of Commerce. It contains materials relating to Broyhill's public appearances, including correspondence and scheduling information, research, and speech notes. Speeches are organized by date and include event or sponsoring organization. Secretarial speeches are dated from 1990.
Container List for Series C:
Series C: NC Secretarial Papers, 1990
Series D: Additions, 1971-1991
Series Description: Series D, Additions, 1971 - 1991, contains later additions to the collection after the larger collection was processed. It includes publications, voting records, and correspondence. Subseries 1, Publications 1971 - 1986, includes two 1976 editions of U. S. News and World Reports, testimonials and transcriptions from the impeachment proceedings of Richard Nixon from 1971 to 1973, and copies of Member's Personal Voting Records for James Broyhill for 1973 - 1974. There is also a small collection of largely undated campaign materials, including bumper stickers, a 1986 newsletter, postcards, brochures. Subseries 3, Correspondence 1989 - 1991, is a small collection of correspondence, mostly relating to the Overmountain Victory Trail, along with a letter concerning Broyhill's appearance in the OPEN/net program on Global Air Cargo facility (see Series F, Subseries 2 for VHS copy of presentation), and a letter from the N. C. Department of Natural Resources and Community Development concerning a video recording of Dr. Dennis Swytt.
Container Lists for Series D:
Series D, Subseries 1: Publications, 1971 - 1986
Series D, Subseries 2: Voting Records, 1973 - 1974
Series D, Subseries 3: Correspondence, 1989 - 1991
Series E: Newspaper Clippings, 1963-1986
Series Description: Series E, Newspaper Clippings, 1963 - 1986, contains thirty-five microfilm reels of newspaper articles clipped from various local newspapers concerning Broyhill's terms as a Representative and a Senator. Possibly originally press files, this series includes Broyhill's official press releases and related articles from national and local papers, the Associated Press, and others. Articles come from primarily newspapers from Broyhill's district in North Carolina. Clippings are searchable online by title, subject, newspaper, and date, and will provide the microfilm reel and frame for the article itself. Articles are available only on microfilm. Additional newspaper clippings are found throughout the collection.
Container Lists for Series E:
Series E: Newspaper Clippings, 1963-1986
Series F: Audiovisual Materials
Series Description: Series F, Audiovisual Materials, consists of photographs, video and film, computer media, and artifacts. Subseries 1, Photographs, consists of approximately 1500 black and white and 100 color photographs. Many photographs have descriptions and identifications handwritten or typed on the back. A selection of digitized photographs are available online at Selected Photographs from the James Thomas Broyhill Papers. Photographs include White House photographs, publicity and campaign photographs, public events, other members of Congress, the Blue Ridge Parkway, National Park Servce, head shots of Broyhill, and group photographs of visitors, politicans, friends, and co-workers. Negatives primarily 120 mm film, black and white, and are for printed photographs, arranged by date. Most images include Broyhill, but other people are largely unidentified. However, some of the people are identified on the print versions of the images. Color photographs and negatives are housed separately within a cold storage unit and require advanced notice to view.
Series F, Subseries 2, Video and Film, consists of Beta, VHS, U-MATIC, and 16mm film materials. Video tapes include prerecorded commercial videos and home recordings of films such as Gone with the Wind, Annie, Mary Poppins, Chariots of Fire, and Jaws. It also includes video clips from promotional recordings, debates and interviews, and several unlabeled tapes. There is one 16mm color film of an unidentified and undated speech by Broyhill (Special Collections currently has no hardware for viewing Beta, U-MATIC, or 16mm formats. Contact Special Collections for viewing options). Subseries 3, Audio Recordings, consists of two audio recordings on two different formats, audio cassettes and reel-to-reels. There is a copy of a radio broadcast titled "Operation Patriotism with Alexander Montgomery," and a collection of songs by The Forresters, identified as Pat Brown, George Groove, Jerry McDowell, and Graydon Eggers, recorded from a WFDD broadcast in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Both recordings are on audio cassette and reel-to-reel. Subseries 4, Computer Media, includes an IBM reel of computer tape and three 3 1/2 inch floppy drives of files relating to the Broyhill Brochure created for the Appalachian Collection (Special Collections currently has no hardware for viewing on computer tape).
Series F, Subseries 5, Artifacts, includes three-dimensional objects that have been removed from the collection because of the material type. They include Broyhill's campaign stick pins, two Republican party pins, a silver engraved box, a piece of lead, slug coins, two electrical devices, identified as "2 and 3 Watt register bodies," a metal negative plate of U. S. Senator Thruston B. Morton, and a campaign button with an image of Broyhill and his wife.
Container Lists for Series F:
Series F, Subseries 1: Photographs, 1963 - 1986, undated
Series F, Subseries 2: Video, undated
Series F, Subseries 3: Audio Recordings, 1968, undated
Series F, Subseries 4: Computer Media, undated
Series F, Subseries 5: Artifacts
Series G: Separated Materials
Series Description: Series G, Separated Materials, includes materials separated from the larger collection because of size constraints or security purposes. Subseries 1, Autographed Materials, include letters, telegrams, and photographs signed by national figures. They are separated as a security measure, and photocopies are placed in their originating folders. Originals are restricted unless permission is obtained by the Appalachian Collection Librarian. Subseries 2, Oversize, consists of documents larger than 8" x 14", and are housed separately in the oversize mapcases. Oversize documents are noted throughout the collection by separation sheets which indicate their current location.
Container Lists for Series G:
Series G, Subseries 1: Autographed Materials
Series G, Subseries 2: Oversize