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49th governor's conference in Williamsburg, Virginia

Repository: Library of Virginia

Collection Description (Extant): Jack Clements reports from the 49th Governor's Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia from June 24-26, 1957. The recordings include commentary on the various issues addressed at the conference, speeches, and resolutions. Also includes excerpts of speeches and interviews with participants. The major issues the Governors discussed were civil rights, transportation, and school overcrowding. The recordings contain a recap of Eisenhower's speech on states' right, and an in-depth discussion of his proposal to study how more power can be returned to the states. There is also considerable discussion on various resolutions covering such topics as civil rights, states' rights, military pay structure, air pollution, and the classification of FBI files. The recordings were broadcast from Williamsburg to Richmond over the telephone lines.

Access Copy Note: This item is cataloged individually but is part of the WRVA Radio Collection, Accession 38210. This collection includes audio files of all the radio station's broadcasts during the civil rights era.

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Date(s): 1957

Digital Status: Yes

Extent: 2 sound discs: digital; 4 3/4 in.

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Civil rights movements--Virginia
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
School integration--Massive resistance movement
Virginia--Politics and government


Sound recordings


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