The series Personal Papers is divided into General Papers and Campaign Records. General Papers chiefly consist of correspondence and memoranda, 1948 to 1978, concerning political affairs and particularly the Democratic Party. Of particular interest are drafts of Mann's acceptance speech as chairman of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, January 1965, and financial statements for 1978.
Campaign Records document Mann's 1948 campaign for the South Carolina House, his five campaigns for Congress, and his efforts in 1962 and 1966 to help elect Ernest F. Hollings to the U.S. Senate.
Records concerning Mann's congressional campaigns consist of General, Democratic Party, Financial Records, and Media files. General files include correspondence, press releases, and speeches. Financial Records contains receipts for campaign material and advertisements, lists of contributions, and the transaction register for the Mann for Congress Committee. The FEC Reports file consists of summary reports of deposits and expenditures. The 1978 Campaign Financial Records file contains financial information of the Mann for Congress Committee, although he did not seek reelection. Media files include notes on slogans, drafts for radio and television advertisements, campaign pamphlets and bumper stickers. Of particular interest is an “Analysis of the Political Climate in the Fourth Congressional District,” prepared by Oliver Quayle and Co. of New York in March 1968. It examines attitudes towards President Lyndon Johnson and candidates for the Fourth Congressional seat. The Greenville County Democratic Party prepared their own report called “Consent of the Governed,” located in the Democratic Party, State and Local file.
- 1948 - 2010
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From the Collection: 28.75 Linear Feet
Part of the South Carolina Political Collections Repository
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
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University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA