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Morris (Robert P.) Papers

 

(Mss. 4137)


 

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Summary

Dates: 1986-1987

Size: 14 items (0.2 cu. ft.; includes 3 tapes)

Locations: Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1986-1987

Summary: Correspondence and taped interviews, 1986-1987, of historian Robert P. Morris with attorneys, federal judges, U.S. senators, and journalists concerning President Richard M. Nixon's "Southern Strategy," 1968-1970, and his nominations of Judge Clement Haynsworth, Jr. and Judge G. Harrold Carswell for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Related: Russell B. Long Collection (#3700)

Index Terms

Haynsworth, Clement F. (Clement Furman), 1912
Carswell, G. Harrold
Cook, Marlow Webster
Graham, Fred
Totenberg, Nina
Winter, Harrison L.
Bell, Griffin B., 1918
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913
United States. Supreme Court-Appointments
Saxbe, William B.
McConnell, Addison Mitchell, Jr., 1942
Read, Frank T.
Van Alstyne, William W.
Presidents--United States--Election--1968
Oral histories

Series Descriptions

  1. Correspondence, 1986-1987, 11 items (0.1 cu. ft.)

 

Letters from federal judges, U.S. senators, attorneys, and journalists concerning President Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy" of 1968 and his nomination of Judge Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court. Some of the letters also discuss President Nixon's nomination of Judge G. Harrold Carswell. The correspondents are: Judge Harrison L. Winter, Senator William Saxbe, Senator Mitch McConnell, Professor Frank T. Reid, Attorney General Griffin Bell, and Professor William van Alstyne.

  1. Oral History Interviews, 1986-1987, 4 interviews (3 cassette tapes; 0.3 linear ft.)

 

Telephone interviews and taped replies to questions posed by Robert P. Morris concerning the Haynsworth nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court and the reactions of the public and the media to President Nixon's evolving "Southern Strategy."

Interview 1 consists of a telephone conversation between Robert P. Morris and Judge Haynsworth centering on questions posed by Mr. Morris. In the interview Judge Haysnworth refers to previous conversations with author John B. Frank about the nomination.

Interviews 2 and 3 are telephone conversations with journalists Fred Graham of CBS News and Nina Tottenburg of National Public Radio (formerly with the National Observer) concerning the bias of the print and electronic media during the nomination controversy.

Interview 4 consists of the taped comments of former U.S. Senator Marlow Cook to questions posed by Mr. Morris in a letter to Cook. Sen. Cook had been a supporter of the Haynsworth nomination on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
 

Container List

Box 1 of 1
 
Folder 1:Correspondence, 1978-1979
 
Cassette Tapes:
        Tape 1:Nina Tottenburg, National Public Radio, 
        Feb. 18, 1987
        Length: 20 minutes
 
  
        Tape 2: Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr.
        December 3, 1986
        Length: 24 minutes
 
 
        Fred Graham, CBS News,
        December 11, 1986
        Length: 36 minutes
 
 
        Tape 3:Senator Marlow Cook
        April 5, 1987
        Length: 30 minutes