O. Max Gardner Papers 1932, 1945

Creator
Gardner, Oliver Max, 1882-1947
Size
0.025 linear feet
Call number
MSS 00008

Oliver Max Gardner (1882-1947), an alumnus of North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University), served as governor of North Carolina and chair of the Advisory Board of the U.S. Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion. The Oliver Max Gardner Papers consists of four items related to Gardner's governorship and chairmanship of the above-mentioned Advisory Board. Two of the items are letters to or from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and one item is a letter from the Secretary to the President Jonathan Daniels.

Biographical/historical 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.

Scope/content

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).

  • Daniels, Jonathan
  • Gardner, Oliver Max
  • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
  • U.S. Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion

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Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], O. Max Gardner Papers, MSS 00008, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

  • Oliver Max Gardner Papers (#3613), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Governor's Papers -- Oliver Max Gardner (22 March 1882 -- 6 February 1947), North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, N.C.

Source of acquisition

The acquisitions information for this collection is unknown.

Processing information

Processed by SCRC staff, 2004; updated by Susan C. Rodriguez, 2015 October.

The collection is organized into one principal series:

Correspondence 1945
Legal box MSS 1, Folder 00008-1
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

Programs 1932
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.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], O. Max Gardner Papers, MSS 00008, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.