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Box 1, 1947-1959

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: id167692

Scope and Contents

From the Series: Box: Folder: 1-15:1-325 This series is comprised of Godwin's personal, political and business correspondence. Included are letters, telegrams, statements, memoranda, reports, clippings, photographs, legal documents, announcements, notes, invitations and other material. This material concerns such things as personal letters, news clippings and other documents relating to Godwin's political career, including election to the House of Delegates, Senate of Virginia, lieutenant- governor and his two terms as governor. Additionally, the series contains a collection of correspondence and other documentation relating to his personal life, church and civic endeavors, as well as such items relevant to critical events of his political career such as the school integration crisis, revision of the State Constitution and bonded indebtedness referenda. Individual folders made for certain specific topics have been placed at the end of the year in which they occurred. For example, the role Godwin played as a private citizen in connection with the Virginians for the Constitution in 1970 and with the U. S. Senate campaign of Harry F. Byrd, Jr. and the correspondence pertaining thereto will be found filed at the end of 1970. Other topics arranged in the same manner are: Commission on Constitutional Government, 1958-1962; George Kostel for lieutenant-governor campaign, 1971-1972; and Virginians for the Re-election of the President, 1972.


  • 1947-1959

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 53.50 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository