Jonathan Daniels papers, 1865-1982 (bulk 1935-1980).

Creator: Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-1981.
Collection number: 3466
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Abstract: Jonathan Daniels (1902-1981) of Raleigh, N.C., editor of the Raleigh News and Observer and author of numerous historical and political books and articles. Daniels was also administrative assistant to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and worked in the Harry S. Truman administration. Correspondence, writings, notes, clippings, pictures, and other materials, chiefly 1935-1980, relating to Daniels’s work in newspaper publishing, Democratic Party politics, and historical and political writing. Much material relates to writings about the South and race relations, including school integration. Correspondents include his father Josephus Daniels, Virginius Dabney, Ralph McGill, Mark McCloskey, Thad Stem, Barry Bingham, and David Lilienthal.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Material throughout the collection relates to race relations, including school integration in the South. Of particular note are the General files (Series 1), and Daniels’s personal diaries (Subseries 2.3).