A Guide to the W. C. Thomas Papers, 1840 Thomas, W. C. Papers Ms1988-013

A Guide to the W. C. Thomas Papers, 1840

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-013


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1988-013
Title
W. C. Thomas Papers, 1940
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Thomas, W. C.
Language
English
Abstract
The W. C. Thomas Papers were created by Thomas on his trip to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, during July 1940.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from W. C. Thomas Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: W. C. Thomas Papers, Ms1988-013, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The W. C. Thomas Papers was acquired by Special Collections before 1988.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the W.C. Thomas Papers was completed in October 2013.


Biographical Note

William Crockett Thomas was born in Wytheville, Virginia, March 30, 1881. He went to King College in Bristol, Tennessee, and then got his Law Degree from Washington & Lee University. He eventually became a Judge in Wythe County. He married Czarina Pettit, and he had three children. He was on the Town Council of Wytheville and was also mayor. He was a member of the Democratic Party, Wythe County Democratic Committee Chairman, and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. He died on May 8, 1963.

Sources:

Find a Grave
Political Graveyard
Kegley Library

Scope and Content

The W. C. Thomas Papers were created by Thomas during his trip to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois during July 1940. The papers describe Thomas' experiences traveling to the convention by multiple modes of public transportation, his daily activities while in Chicago, and the convention events. He reports on the Virginia delegates meetings, as well as speeches by then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. After leaving Chicago, he recounts his travels in Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee, on route home.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Wythe County (Va.)

Contents List

Folder 1
Papers, 1940