MSS 00008 Guide to the Oliver Max Gardner Papers, 1932 - 1945

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Letter to President Roosevelt, April 5, 1945
Expresses concerns regarding U.S. economy during and post World War II and support for Director Vinson
Letter from President Roosevelt, April 6, 1945
Expresses direction in which he hoped to see reconversion in the United States move
Letter from Jonathan Daniels, Secretary to the President, April 21, 1945
States that letter of 6 April 1945 was the last letter President Roosevelt wrote concerning reconversion
Program/menu from the "Live-At-Home Dinner," held in Gardner's honor, December 16, 1932
Held by the Press Association of North Carolina in honor of the Governor of North Carolina, Oliver Max Gardner and Governor-Elect J.C.B. Ehringhaus.


Gardner, Oliver Max, 1882-1947


0.025 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

0.05 archival storage box[1 folder]


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Scope and Content Note

The papers contain three letters written during Oliver Max Gardner's term as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion including: a letter from Jonathan Daniels to Gardner (21 April 1945), a copy of a letter from Franklin Roosevelt to Gardner (6 April 1945), and a copy of a letter to Roosevelt from Gardner (5 April 1945) all correspondence pertaining to the Advisory Board of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion. The collection also includes a program from the "Live-At-Home-Dinner" an event by the Press Association of North Carolina in honor of Gardner and Governor Elect J. C. B. Ehringhaus (1932).

Biographical Note

Democrat Oliver Max Gardner was a legislator, lieutenant governor (1916) and governor of North Carolina (1929-1933); president of Cleveland Cloth Mills in Shelby, North Carolina; director of Sperry Corporation (1942); chair of the Advisory Board of the U.S. Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion (1942-1946); under-secretary of the United States Treasury (1946); alumnus of North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (1903) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's law school; lawyer in Shelby, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. President Harry Truman appointed Gardner ambassador to the Court of St. Jamess, but he died before reaching England.

Controlled Terms

  1. Governors--North Carolina
  2. Letters (correspondence)
  3. North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts--Alumni and alumnae.
  4. Presidents--United States--Correspondence
  5. Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Related Material

Oliver Max Gardner Papers, 1901-1966, Collection #3613, at UNC-Chapel Hill
Mrs. Oliver Max Gardner Papers, 1774, 1784, 1956, Collection #511, at North Carolina State Archives
Oliver Max Gardner Papers at North Carolina State Archives

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Oliver Max Gardner Papers, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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