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Campaign(82)- Opposition, George Grimsley, 1982

 File — Box: 181

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The Campaign Files include correspondence, organizational materials, campaign literature, schedules, press materials, and other information pertaining to Bennett's campaigns from 1941 until the early 1990s. The files are primarily arranged chronologically by campaign year and then alphabetically by folder title within each campaign. The earliest files document Bennett's successful campaign for a seat in the 1942 Florida State legislature. The latest files are from Bennett's last successful campaign in 1990 and there are files from 1992 campaign, in which Bennett did not run for re-election. There are also several files dating from 1966-1967 that pertain to Bennett's possible campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1968 (he decided not to run).

The Campaign Files also include materials pertaining to Bennett's opponents and other politicians running for office (e.g., gubernatorial and presidential campaigns), including Earl Faircloth, George Smathers, Sam Gibbons, and George Grimsley, among others. Subjects covered include campaign ethics, congressional redistricting, campaign finance, and the Democratic Party.


  • Creation: 1982



The collection is open for research. The presence of constituent mail in this collection requires mediated access. Access to constituent mail is restricted for a period of 30 years from creation. Researchers must consult with Special Collections staff before using the collection and must agree in writing to the following conditions: Congressional constituent mail is considered a type of privileged correspondence. Reproduction of constituent mail in any format is prohibited. Further, researchers using constituent mail must agree not to divulge the names or addresses of constituents or provide information that could conceivably identify constituents.


From the Collection: 253.5 Linear feet (190 Boxes, 9 Volumes and 1 Oversize Folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America