A Democrat, Carroll Gartin served three terms as Mississippi's Lieutenant Governor (1952-1956, 1956-1960, and 1964-1966). He lost a 1953 campaign against incumbent James O. Eastland for the U.S. Senate and a 1959 race against Ross Barnett to become governor of the state. In 1966, Gartin announced his intention to run for governor again but died of a heart attack in December of that year.
Digital Collection Information
The material provided here represents only a fraction of a much larger physical collection whose finding aid is available online. At the moment, the digital collection holds only photographs and recordings, and most of the latter are related to Gartin's political campaigns.
Although descriptions for everything are available to anyone on the internet, only some of the recordings are accessible on the web due to copyright. Researchers may view restricted recordings through onsite computers in the J.D. Williams Library.
The Carroll Gartin Collection finding aid provides further information about the lieutenant governor and his extensive collection. For other politically-related holdings at the Archives & Special Collections, see the Politics & Government Subject Guide.
The digitization and preservation of recordings in this collection are the result of a project supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Browse this collection