A Guide to the Records of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, 1952-1978 Arlington County Democratic Committee, Records of RG 137

A Guide to the Records of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, 1952-1978

A Collection in Arlington Public Library, Center for Local History

Collection number RG 137


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Heather Crocetto

Repository
Arlington Public Library, Center for Local History
Collection number
RG 137
Title
Records of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, 1952-1978
Extent
12 boxes.
Creator
Arlington County Democratic Committee
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Records of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, Collection # RG 137, Arlington Public Library, Center for Local History

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Arlington County Democratic Committee in 2002.

Scope and Content

Record Group 137 houses the records of the Arlington County Democratic Committee. The record group measures approximately 5.5 linear feet and dates from 1952 to 1978, with the majority of the materials dating from the 1960s. Types of materials include minutes, campaign flyers, sample ballots, delegate forms for local and state political conventions, precinct poll books, financial records, and clippings.

The Arlington Democratic committee has as its function the promotion of the objectives and platform of the Democratic Party. Series 1, Subseries 1 concerns Arlington and Virginia conventions, chiefly for 1964. Subseries 2 contains internal party papers including voter lists and election returns, political surveys, minutes, and correspondence. Series 2 contains local and state, with some national campaign flyers and promotional materials, chiefly for the 1960s with some from the 1950s and 1970s. Series 3 contains clippings removed from the other series.

The records document the changing attitudes of the Arlington Democrats throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as well as concerns about race relations, poll taxes, education, city growth, voting irregularities and Hatch Act compliance. Clippings, correspondence, and minutes show tensions between the conservative and liberal wings of the party, especially during the 1964 campaign, when conservatives were not enthusiastic about the national ticket.

A few representative names appearing in the records are: William Graham, chairman of the committee in 1964; Ralph Kaul, the 1960 candidate from the 10th District; Augustus C. (Gus) Johnson, the 1964 candidate for Congress from the 10th Virginia District; Joel T. Broyhill, longtime Republican congressman for the 10th District; and Mary A. Marshall, long serving delegate in the Virginia House.

Arrangement

Record Group 137 is organized into three series. Series 1, Subseries 1 is arranged chronologically, and Subseries 2 alphabetically. Series 2 and Series 3 are arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Researchers interested in Arlington and Virginia politics may consult a variety of record groups, including for example Record Group 65, Personal Papers of Mary A. Marshall ; Record Group 94, Arlingtonians for a Better County ; and Record Group 19, Personal Papers of Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell , an Arlington School Board member and activist.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Arlington (Va.)
  • Arlington County (Va.)
  • Arlington County (Va.) -- Politics and government.
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Democratic Party (Va.)
  • Political parties -- United States.
  • Virginia -- Politics and government

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Arlington (Va.)
  • Arlington County (Va.)

Contents List

Series 1: Arlington Democratic Committee Convention and Internal Affairs
  • Subseries 1: Arlington and State Conventions
    • Box 1
      File 1: Democratic Convention Delegate Ballot, 1956
    • Box 1
      File 2: Resolution Calling for the Arlington County Democratic Convention, 1956
    • Box 1
      File 3: Arlington County Democratic Convention Rules of Order, 1956
    • Box 1
      File 4: Arlington County Democratic Convention Credentials, 1956
    • Box 1
      File 5: Arlington County Democratic Convention Slate Ballot, 1956
    • Box 1
      File 6: Miscellaneous Papers re: 1956 Virginia State Democratic Convention, 1956
    • Box 1
      File 7: Resolution Calling for the Arlington County Democratic Convention, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 8: Arlington County Democratic Convention Minutes, Rules of Order, and Resolutions, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 9: Arlington County Democratic Convention Committees, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 10: Arlington County Democratic Convention Delegate Declarations, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 11: Arlington County Democratic Convention Precinct Lists, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 12: Arlington County Democratic Convention Financial Papers, May-June 1964
    • Box 1
      File 13: Arlington County Democratic Convention Delegate Legality Correspondence, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 14: Slate of the Committee for Good Democratic Government Nominated by William Graham, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 15: Arlington County Democratic Convention Ballots, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 16: Arlington County Democratic Convention Proxies, May 28, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 17: Resolutions Concerning State Democratic Convention, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 18: Steering Committee Report from Arlington Delegation to State Convention, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 19: Lists of Arlington Democratic Delegates to State Convention, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 20: Democratic Delegates Caucus Minutes, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 21: Memo to Delegates to State Convention, June 7, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 22: Room Reservation Request Forms for State Convention
    • Box 1
      File 23: Arlington County Democratic State Convention Delegate Declarations, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 24: Correspondence re: Arlington and State Democratic Conventions, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 25: Arlington Delegation Proxies for State Democratic Convention, June-July 1964
    • Box 1
      File 26: Arlington Delegation Alternate Appointment Forms for State Convention, June-July 1964
    • Box 1
      File 27: State Democratic Convention Programs and Badges, 1964
    • Box 1
      File 28: Arlington County Democratic Convention Materials, 1970
  • Subseries 2: Committee Affairs
    • Box 2
      File 1: Action Course in Practical Politics
    • Box 2
      File 2: Application for Ballot
    • Box 2
      File 3: Assorted LIsts, n.d., 1962-1964
    • Box 2
      File 4: Assorted Lists, 1965
    • Box 2
      File 5: Assorted Lists, 1966-1975
    • Box 2
      File 6: Arlington Democratic Committee Bylaws, 1962-1965
    • Box 2
      File 7: Campaign Technique Brochures, 1950s-1960s
    • Box 2
      File 8: Caucus: Agreements, Memoranda, correspondence, 1961-1967
    • Box 2
      File 9: Chairman's Report, 1961-1963
    • Box 2
      File 10: Committee Correspondence, 1961-1962
    • Box 2
      File 11: Committee Correspondence, 1963
    • Box 2
      File 12: Committee Correspondence, 1964-1966
    • Box 2
      File 13: Committee Correspondence, 1967-1970
    • Box 2
      File 14: Doctors for Broyhill Correspondence, 1963
    • Box 3
      File 15: Committee Election Materials, 1960-1961
    • Box 3
      File 16: Committee Election Materials, 1963-1969
    • Box 3
      File 17: Election Returns, 1957-1961
    • Box 3
      File 18: Election Irregularities, 1964
    • Box 3
      File 19: Financial Statements, 1965-1967
    • Box 3
      File 20: Hatch Act Lawsuit in Maryland: Legal Papers, Correspondence, 1965
    • Box 3
      File 21: Jefferson Jackson Day Dinners: Brochures, Correspondence, Lists, 1964-1967
    • Box 4
      File 22: Lists Used in School Board Race, 1970-1972
    • Box 4
      File 23: Lists Used in School Board Race: Directory of Teachers and Administrators
    • Box 4
      File 24: Lusk Reports, 1961
    • Box 4
      File 25: Lyon Village Poll List
    • Box 4
      File 26: Madison Precinct Poll Books, 1961-1963
    • Box 4
      File 27: Marshall Precinct Poll Books, 1954, 1956, 19611965, 1967
    • Box 4
      File 28: Marchal Precinct Voters Lists, 1968
    • Box 4
      File 29: Mass Meeting Papers, 1972
    • Box 4
      File 30: Minutes, Agendas, 1961, 1962, 1967
    • Box 4
      File 31: Report re: Non-Partisans in Arlington
    • Box 4
      File 32: Oak Ridge Poll Book, 1963
    • Box 4
      File 33: Political Surveys: Fairfax County, 1965
    • Box 4
      File 34: Political Surveys: Master Breakdown, 1966
    • Box 5
      File 35: Political Surveys: Joseph Napolitan Association, 1966
    • Box 5
      File 36: Political Surveys: Tenth Congressional District, 1962
    • Box 5
      File 37: Political Surveys: Tenth Congressional District, 1966
    • Box 5
      File 38: Poll Tax Repeal: Correspondence, Petitions, 1963
    • Box 5
      File 39: Precinct Revision Reports, 1961-1962
    • Box 5
      File 40: Precinct Worker Guides -- Democratic, 1962-1968
    • Box 5
      File 41: Precinct Worker Guide -- Republican, 1962
    • Box 5
      File 42: Primary Election of Committeemen Report, 1965
    • Box 5
      File 43: Programs, 1966-1968
    • Box 5
      File 44: Redistricting Materials, 1964
    • Box 5
      File 45: Resolutions
    • Box 5
      File 46: Sample Ballots: Democratic, 1961-1976
    • Box 5
      File 47: Sample Ballots: Republican and Independent, 1968-1976
    • Box 5
      File 48: Street Directory Information
    • Box 5
      File 49: Transportation Research Forum Bylaws and Ballot, 1965
    • Box 5
      File 50: Virginia State Democratic Materials, 1968
    • Box 5
      File 51: Committee Vote Tally on Ricks-Fisher Recommendation
    • Box 5
      File 52: Voting Information
Series 2: Election Materials
  • Box 6
    File 1: Campaign Flyers, Guide for Canvassers, Voting Information, Democratic Party Plans, 1932, 1959
  • Box 6
    File 2: Kaul for Congress Campaign Materials, 1960
  • Box 6
    File 3: 1961 Campaign Correspondence, 1961
  • Box 6
    File 4: Arlington Democratic Campaign Materials (General), 1962
  • Box 6
    File 5: 1962 Campaign Correspondence, 1962
  • Box 6
    File 6: 1962 Congressional Election: Joel Broyhill Flyers, 1962
  • Box 6
    File 7: 1962 Congressional Election: Gus Johnson: Flyers, Sample Ballots, 1962
  • Box 6
    File 8: 1962 Campaign Contribution Records, 1962
  • Box 6
    File 9: Inaugural Anniversary Salute Materials, 1962
  • Box 6
    File 10: Press Releases, Republican, 1962
  • Box 6
    File 11: 1963 Election Democratic Flyers, Sample Ballot, Candidate Questionnaire, 1963
  • Box 6
    File 12: 1963 Election Correspondence, 1963
  • Box 6
    File 13: Press Releases, 1963
  • Box 6
    File 14: 1963 Election Republican Flyers, Sample Ballot, 1964
  • Box 6
    File 15: 1964 Congressional Election: Gus Johnson: Flyers, Sample Ballots, Report, 1964
  • Box 6
    File 16: 1964 Presidential Campaign Flyers, Brochures, 1964
  • Box 6
    File 17: Campaign Correspondence, 1964
  • Box 6
    File 18: Press Releases, 1964
  • Box 7
    File 19: 1965 Virginia Election: Correspondence, Press Releases, 1964-1965
  • Box 7
    File 20: 1965 Virginia Election Campaign Materials, 1965
  • Box 7
    File 21: 1966 Campaign Delegate and Field Worker Information, 1966
  • Box 7
    File 22: 1966 Campaign and Primary Flyers, Sample Ballots, etc., 1966
  • Box 7
    File 23: Correspondence re: 1966 Election, 1966
  • Box 7
    File 24: 1967 Campaign Flyers, Sample Ballots, 1967
  • Box 7
    File 25: 1967 Campaign Correspondence, Candidate Information, Precinct Information, 1967
  • Box 7
    File 26: 1968 Campaign Flyers, Democratic, 1968
  • Box 7
    File 27: 1968 Campaign Flyers, Republican and Independent, 1968
  • Box 8
    File 28: Joe Wholey Campaign Problem Research Report, 1968
  • Box 8
    File 29: 1969 Campaign Flyers, Sample Ballots, Bumper Stickers, 1969 (1)
  • Box 8
    File 30: 1969 Campaign Flyers, Sample Ballots, Bumper Stickers, 1969 (2)
  • Box 8
    File 31: 1969 Campaign Correspondence, 1969
  • Box 8
    File 32: Statement re: Interstate 66, 1970
  • Box 8
    File 33: 1971 Election Brochures and Convention Tallies, 1971
  • Box 8
    File 34: 1973 Campaign Flyers, 1973
  • Box 8
    File 35: 1974 Campaign Flyers, 1974
  • Box 8
    File 36: 1975 Campaign Flyers, 1975
  • Box 8
    File 37: 1976 Campaign Flyers, 1976
  • Box 8
    File 38: 1978 Campaign Flyers, 1978
Series 3: Clippings
  • Box 9
    File 1: Clippings re: Virginia Politics, 1955-1960
  • Box 9
    File 2: Campaign Clippings, 1961
  • Box 9
    File 3: Clippings re: 1961 Virginia Election, 1961
  • Box 9
    File 4: Election Returns Clippings, 1960-1962
  • Box 9
    File 5: Campaign Clippings, 1962-1963
  • Box 9
    File 6: Election Returns Clippings, 1963-1965
  • Box 9
    File 7: Clippings re: Arlington Democratic Convention, 1964
  • Box 9
    File 8: Clippings re: Democratic State Convention, 1964
  • Box 9
    File 9: Campaign Clippings, 1964
  • Box 9
    File 10: Clippings re: 1965 Virginia Election, 1965
  • Box 10
    File 11: Campaign Clippings, 1966
  • Box 10
    File 12: Election Returns Clippings, 1966-1969
  • Box 10
    File 13: Campaign Clippings, 1967
  • Box 10
    File 14: Clippings re: 1968 Election, 1968
  • Box 10
    File 15: Clippings re: 1969 Election, 1969
  • Box 10
    File 16: Clippings re: 1970 Election, 1970
  • Box 10
    File 17: Election Returns Clippings, 1970
  • Box 11
    File 18: Clippings re: 1971 Election, 1971
  • Box 11
    File 19: Clippings re: Elections, 1972
  • Box 11
    File 20: Election Returns Clippings, 1973
  • Box 11
    File 21: Election Returns Clippings, 1975
  • Box 11
    File 22: Election Returns Clippings, 1976
ARTIFACTS BOX 1
  • Fisher Ricks button from Series 4, Subseries 1, File 5
  • Yes We Need Pools button from Series 4, Subseries 3, File 5
  • Charles Wood Arlington County Board Button, from Series 4, Subseries 3, File 5