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Edwina Glenn Garfield and Dora F. Welti Correspondence Collection

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Personal Letters A - H

Personal Letters L - P

Personal Letters: Randolph McPherson and Marvin Mobley

Personal Letters R - W

Personal Letters: Marcia and Jason Matthews

Subject Files: A - Lib.

Subject Files: M - W

Subject Files: Gerald L. K. Smith

Subject Files: Mental Health Materials

Ephemera and Political Tracts

Destiny Magazine

Newsletters A - F

Newsletters: H - I

Newsletters: O - W

Legal-Size Mental Health Documents

Legal Size Subject Files/Personal Letters

Legal Size Newsletters:

Oversize Materials

Matthews Oversize



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Edwina Glenn Garfield and Dora F. Welti Correspondence Collection, 1947-1959 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Savanna Stiff

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Collection Overview

Title: Edwina Glenn Garfield and Dora F. Welti Correspondence Collection, 1947-1959Add to your cart.

ID: M0663

Creator: Garfield, Edwina Glenn (b. 1895)

Extent: 19.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Personal letters exchanged by Garfield and Welti with persons around the country occupy the first five boxes of the collection. They are organized by sender as many of the writers sent multiple letters with periodic updates on issues and projects they were working on, as well as events in their personal lives. The next four boxes labeled "subject files" contain mailings sent out by various organizations as well as articles, transcripts of speeches, and a variety of materials that deal with political and social causes. The "subject files" are arranged alphabetically except for the box devoted to Gerald L. K. Smith, which is arranged by date, and the box devoted to anti-mental health activism, which is also arranged by date. The next set of materials, the newsletters, are arranged alphabetically by folder and then by date within the folders.

Date Acquired: 04/04/0012

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of around 1000 letters, pamphlets, and documents pertaining to 1950's conservative activism. Garfield and Welti lived in South Florida and corresponded via letter, newspaper clippings, and self-produced pamphlets to conservative extremists around the country. The collection reflects anti-Communist, anti-African American, anti-mental health, and anti-semitic sentiment and activism.

The combination of personal letters, newsletters, newspaper clippings and magazine articles in the collection presents an incredibly well-rounded representation of the day to day lives the Americans who resisted the Civil Rights Movement and lived in fear of Communism and the U.S.S.R. The many newsletters and political tracts within the collection are invaluable research materials, while the personal letters create an intimate, nuanced picture of the lives of the writers in 1950s America.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


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[Box 1: Personal Letters A - H],
[Box 2: Personal Letters L - P],
[Box 3: Personal Letters: Randolph McPherson and Marvin Mobley],
[Box 4: Personal Letters R - W],
[Box 5: Personal Letters: Marcia and Jason Matthews],
[Box 6: Subject Files: A - Lib., 1954],
[Box 7: Subject Files: M - W],
[Box 8: Subject Files: Gerald L. K. Smith],
[Box 9: Subject Files: Mental Health Materials],
[Box 10: Ephemera and Political Tracts],
[Box 11: Destiny Magazine],
[Box 12: Newsletters A - F],
[Box 13: Newsletters: H - I],
[Box 14: Newsletters: O - W],
[Box 15: Legal-Size Mental Health Documents],
[Box 16: Legal Size Subject Files/Personal Letters],
[Box 17: Legal Size Newsletters:],
[Box 18: Oversize Materials],
[Box 19: Matthews Oversize],
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Box 8: Subject Files: Gerald L. K. SmithAdd to your cart.
Gerald L. K. Smith was a prominent political and religious figure in the 1950's. He was the leader of the Share Our Wealth Movement, the Christian Nationalist Crusade, and the America First Party, under which he unsucessfully ran for President in 1944. He lobbied extensively in congress and his organization sent out a good deal of promotional mailings both soliciting for donations and updating supporters on his activites in Washington. This box contains a sampling of those materials collected by Welti and Garfield.
Folder 1: Subject Files: Gerald L. K. Smith, N.D.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Subject Files: Gerald L. K. Smith, Jan - July 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Subject Files: Gerald L. K. Smith, Aug - Dec 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Subject Files: Gerald L. K. Smith, Jan - Mar 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Subject Files: Gerald L. K. Smith, Mar - July 1955Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Personal Letters A - H],
[Box 2: Personal Letters L - P],
[Box 3: Personal Letters: Randolph McPherson and Marvin Mobley],
[Box 4: Personal Letters R - W],
[Box 5: Personal Letters: Marcia and Jason Matthews],
[Box 6: Subject Files: A - Lib., 1954],
[Box 7: Subject Files: M - W],
[Box 8: Subject Files: Gerald L. K. Smith],
[Box 9: Subject Files: Mental Health Materials],
[Box 10: Ephemera and Political Tracts],
[Box 11: Destiny Magazine],
[Box 12: Newsletters A - F],
[Box 13: Newsletters: H - I],
[Box 14: Newsletters: O - W],
[Box 15: Legal-Size Mental Health Documents],
[Box 16: Legal Size Subject Files/Personal Letters],
[Box 17: Legal Size Newsletters:],
[Box 18: Oversize Materials],
[Box 19: Matthews Oversize],
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