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A Guide to the Scrapbooks Regarding Claude Pepper

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2011

Descriptive Summary

Title: Scrapbooks Regarding Claude Pepper
Dates: 1948-1958
Abstract: Two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings relating to Claude Pepper, U.S. Senator from Florida (1936-1951), covering the period 1948-1952 and his unsuccessful 1958 senatorial primary campaign against Spessard L. Holland.
Extent: 0.5 Linear feet. 2 volumes.
Identification: MS 18
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Politician. Born and educated in Alabama; received law degree at Harvard; taught law at the University of Arkansas, 1924. Began law practice in Perry, Florida, in 1925. Moved to Tallahassee to practice law in 1930. Served in Florida House of Representatives, 1929-1936; U.S. Senate, 1936-1951; U.S. House of Representatives, 1963-1989. Died in 1989.

Scope and Content

Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating primarily to Claude Pepper's last term as U.S. Senator and to his unsuccessful primary campaign against Senator Spessard L. Holland in 1958. The clippings date from 1948 to 1958.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Scrapbooks Regarding Claude Pepper, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Elections -- Florida
Florida -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Holland, Spessard L., (Spessard Lindsey), 1892-1971
Pepper, Claude, 1900-1989
United States -- Congress -- Florida delegation

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