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L. Mendel Rivers papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0094
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, legislative files, political files, and committee files of L. Mendel Rivers (1905-1970), Democratic United States Representative from South Carolina's 1st Congressional District from 1941 to 1970. Materials primarily relate to Rivers' service in Congress from 1955 to 1962 with topics including the Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs invasion, Civil Rights, public school desegregation, and the United States Armed Services and defense programs. Also...
Dates: 1940-1962; Majority of material found within 1957-1962

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  • Subject: South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 20th century X
  • Subject: congressional committee records X
  • Subject: Legislators -- United States X
  • Names: Rivers, L. Mendel (Lucius Mendel), 1905-1970 X