Claude Pepper Papers
Additional Printed Materials.
The Collection also includes more than 425 linear feet of monographic materials, including serials and pamphlets, reflecting Claude Pepper's wide variety of reading interests during his lifetime. Subjects include banking, China, Communism, crime, the elderly, foreign affairs, Germany, John F. Kennedy, Lend-Lease, the minimum wage, the New Deal, organized labor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the United Nations. He routinely consulted many of these materials, such as the Congressional Record, in his daily activities. Many of these books are presentation copies, with pages of personal inscriptions from the authors or friends who presented the books to Claude Pepper. Included among the monographs in the Collection, is the autobiography written by Claude Pepper in 1987:
Pepper, Claude Denson, with Hays Gorey. Pepper: Eyewitness to a Century. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.
There are several Master's Theses and papers examining the Claude Pepper-George Smathers 1950 Florida U.S. Senate primary and Senator Pepper's role in U.S. foreign policy:
Hutto, Richard D. "Political Feud in the Palmettos: A Chronology and Analysis of the 1950 Florida Senatorial Campaign." 1968. 98p. (Research Paper).
Kabat, Ric A. "From New Deal to Red Scare: The Political Odyssey of Senator Claude D. Pepper." Dissertation. Florida State University, 1995. 376p.
Malafronte, Anthony F. "Claude Pepper: Florida Maverick, the 1950 Florida Senatorial Primary." Master's Thesis. Coral Gables: University of Miami, 1964. 140p.
Moore, John Lovell, Jr. "Good Reason, Bad Reason, No Reason at All, A Study of Florida Politics, with Special Reference to the Pepper-Smathers Primary." Senior Honors Thesis, Class of 1951. Awarded the James Gordon Bennett Prize, June 5, 1951.
Patterson, Joseph A. "War" and "Peace." Claude Pepper's Foreign Policy. Paper submitted to the Department of History, Hobart College, May 25, 1947.
Rhodes, Robert Lee, Jr. "Claude Denson Pepper, His Role in Foreign Policy." Honors Paper submitted to the Department of History, Emory University, 1969.
Russell, Dayton L. "The Claude Pepper Story." Final paper for the New College-External Degree Program, University of Alabama, 1990.
Stoesen, Alexander Rudolph. "The Senatorial Career of Claude D. Pepper." Thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of History. Chapel Hill, 1964.
Stoesen, Alexander Rudolph. "Spokesman or Seer, Claude Pepper and New Deal Foreign Policy." Read at the Southern Historical Association Meeting, Richmond, Virginia. 1965.
Wilkins, William R. "Saving Greece: George Phillies, the Justice for Greece Committee, and the Truman Doctrine." Paper presented to Dr. James Giglio, Department of History, Southwest Missouri State University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a seminar in History, May 2002.
The Collection includes several dozen maps documenting various U.S. Senate projects and topics with which Claude Pepper was concerned. These include U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Navigation and Flood Control Projects, Florida county maps, Florida campaign district maps, Florida airport maps, Florida Congressional District maps, Florida surveyor's maps, and World War II operations maps.