McDowell County



Welch

John F. Kennedy came on May 9, 1959, and during the campaign on April 26 and May 3.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 11 and was scheduled to return on May 6.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. visited on April 26.
Keystone

John F. Kennedy visited on April 26.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 11.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. visited on April 26.
Kimball

John F. Kennedy visited on April 26.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 11.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. visited on April 26.
Northfork

John F. Kennedy visited on April 26.
Hubert Humphrey visited on April 11.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. visited on April 26.
Gary

John F. Kennedy visited on May 9, 1959.
Maybeury

John F. Kennedy was scheduled to visit on April 26.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. was scheduled to visit on April 26.

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Campaign in McDowell County

John F. Kennedy was in Welch on May 9, 1959, and twice during the campaign on April 26 and May 3. He also visited the Gary mining facilities in May 1959. In addition to visiting Welch, on April 26, 1960, Kennedy also stopped in Keystone, Kimball, and Northfork, and was scheduled to visit Maybeury. Hubert Humphrey made a campaign stop in Welch, Keystone, Kimball, and Northfork on April 11 and was scheduled to return to Welch on May 6.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. accompanied Kennedy on his April 26 stops at Welch, Keystone, Kimball, and Northfork, and was scheduled to visit Maybeury.

Newspapers
Article, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, May 10, 1959
Article, Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 10, 1959
Article, Welch Daily News, May 11, 1959
Article, Welch Daily News, April 11, 1960
Article, Welch Daily News, April 12, 1960
Article, Welch Daily News, April 26, 1960
Article, Hinton Daily News, April 27, 1960
Article, Welch Daily News, April 27, 1960
Article, Pineville Independent Herald, April 29, 1960
Article, Huntington Advertiser, May 2, 1960
Article, Charleston Gazette, May 4, 1960
Article, Welch Daily News, May 4, 1960
Article, Charleston Daily Mail, May 7, 1960

Documents
Program, Dinner Honoring Harry S. Truman’s 75th Birthday, McDowell County Democratic Executive Committee, May 9, 1959
Letter, Robert C. Byrd to Sidney L. Christie, February 27, 1959
Letter, Sidney L. Christie to Robert C. Byrd, April 22, 1959
Letter, Sidney L. Christie to Robert C. Byrd, April 23, 1959
Letter, Robert C. Byrd to Sidney L. Christie, April 24, 1959
Letter, Jennings Randolph to Sidney L. Christie, April 27, 1959
Letter, Robert C. Byrd to Sidney L. Christie, May 9, 1959
Note Card, detailing travel schedule of John F. Kennedy, May 9-10, 1959
Letter, Robert C. Byrd to John F. Kennedy, May 13, 1959
Letter, John F. Kennedy to Jennings Randolph, May 15, 1959
Letter, Jennings Randolph to Laurence E. Tierney, May 15, 1959
Letter, Jennings Randolph to Sidney L. Christie, May 15, 1959
Letter, Jennings Randolph to John F. Kennedy, June 9, 1959

Oral Histories
Oral History, Stewart Calhoun, McDowell County
Oral History, Sidney Christie, McDowell County
Oral History, Samuel Solins, McDowell County

Photographs
Photograph, John F. Kennedy with Jennings Randolph and Paul Watson, assistant general superintendent, U. S. Steel Cleaning Plant, Gary, McDowell County
Photograph, John F. Kennedy with Jennings Randolph and unidentified miners, U. S. Steel Cleaning Plant, Gary, McDowell County
Photograph, John F. Kennedy with Jennings Randolph and unidentified miners, U. S. Steel Cleaning Plant, Gary, McDowell County
Photograph, Hubert H. Humphrey and his wife Muriel at a private luncheon in the Central Café, Welch
Photograph, John F. Kennedy with Sam Solins and Charles W. Conner Jr. in McDowell County
Photograph, John F. Kennedy speaking to crowd at parking building, Welch
Photograph, John F. Kennedy, Sam Solins, Otis St. Clair, Tony Lambert, at reception in Welch
Photograph, John F. Kennedy at reception, Appalachian Community Room, Welch

Speeches
Speech, John F. Kennedy, Welch


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