Guide to the Ed Broyhill Collection, 2004, undated

Summary Information

Title: Ed Broyhill Collection, 2004, undated
Collection: AC.432
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Ed Broyhill Collection consists of four campaign materials from Ed Broyhill's unsuccessful U.S. Congress campaign in 2004.

Creator: Broyhill, Ed

Biographical/Historical Note

Ed Broyhill was born in Lenoir, North Carolina to James Thomas and Louise Robbins Broyhill. His grandfather James Edgar Broyhill (1892 - 1988) built a Lenoir-based furniture company and was involved in the Republican Party of North Carolina. His father James Broyhill represented the Fifth Congressional District from 1963 to 1986. Ed was raised in Washington, D.C. while his father served as U.S. Representative. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1976 and 1978. He was the CEO of Edgar B Catalog Furniture. He married Melanie Pennell, and they raised three children, Elizabeth, James, and Penn.

Broyhill ran for the Fifth Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004. He came in third in the heated Republican primary election against Vernon Robinson, Virginia Foxx, State Senator Jay Helvey, Nathan Tabor, Joseph H. Byrd, Edward L. Powell, and David Stephen Vanhoy. Because none of the candidates received 40%, the top two vote recipients, Vernon Robinson and Virginia Foxx, had a July Primary in which Foxx won. In turn, she won the November election.

Scope and Contents

The Ed Broyhill Collection consists of four campaign materials from Ed Broyhill's unsuccessful U.S. Congress campaign in 2004.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use without restrictions in the Dougherty Reading Room.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Row by Row in April 2008. Its accession number is AC.2008.043. Its original title is "Capitol Cook Book with Best Wishes from Ed and Melanie Broyhill." It opened to the public in September 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, September 2008; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, September 2008

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.432: Ed Broyhill Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

 

Broyhill for Congress letter, (31 March 2004). Includes a return mailing. Box 1.1
Ed Broyhill, U.S. Congress: A North Carolina Tradition brochure, undated. Box 1.1
Broyhill, U.S. Congress bumpersticker, undated. Box 1.1
Broyhill, U.S. Congress: A North Carolina Tradition Capitol Cook Book, undated. Box 1.1

While a Congressman, James Broyhill created a Capitol Cook Book with recipes from the families of various Washington politians for each election. His son Ed choose to repeat this tradition.