Oliver Max Gardner Papers 1932-1945

Creator
Gardner, Oliver Max, 1882-1947
Size
0.025 linear feet
Location

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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

Physical description

0.05 archival storage box[1 folder]

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

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

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

Source of acquisition

The acquisitions information for this collection is unknown.

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Correspondence 1945
Letter to President Roosevelt April 5, 1945

Expresses concerns regarding U.S. economy during and post World War II and support for Director Vinson

Folder 1
Letter from President Roosevelt April 6, 1945

Expresses direction in which he hoped to see reconversion in the United States move

Folder 1
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

Folder 1
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.

Folder 1

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Preferred Citation

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

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.