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Capus Miller Waynick papers, 1775-1980, undated (bulk 1932-1966).

Scope and content Waynick's personal papers, the majority of which is correspondence, summarize his career as journalist, legislator, administrator, diplomat, and arbiter. Subjects discussed include North Carolina politics, as well as state Democratic party's activities; W. Kerr Scott's gubernatorial campaign; international affairs; public health; business and labor; race relations; state taxes; and highways and public works. Items describe Waynick's work with the High Point Enterprise; North Carolina State Planning Board; Venereal Disease Education Institute; the N.C. Social Hygiene Society; American Social Hygiene Association; National Citizens' Committee for Community Relations; the Richardson Foundation; Harry S. Truman's Point IV program, for which Waynick was the director; the Buenos Aires Trade Fair; his work as an arbiter, including the Thomasville Chair Company and High Point hosiery mill strikes; the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina; and the High Point Housing Authority. A diary and scrapbook describe his ambassadorship to Nicaragua and include information regarding Anastasio Somoza. Miscellaneous items include speeches; essays regarding the Public Works Administration, conditions in Nicaragua and Central America, race relations during the 1946 gubernatorial campaign, and the Cold War; Waynick's typescript memoir; newspaper clippings; and photographs.
Access restrictionNo access restrictions.
Cite as Capus Miller Waynick Papers (#421), Special Collections Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Terms of useLiterary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Acquisitions source Gift of Capus M. Waynick.
Biographical noteCapus Miller Waynick (1889-1986), born in Rockingham County, N.C., was the son of Joshua James Newton and Anna (Moore) Waynick. He attended the University of North Carolina, and he married Elizabeth McBee in 1915. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and began his political career as a member of the North Carolina House in 1931. He later served as a North Carolina state senator, chairman of the North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission, Ambassador to Nicaragua and Colombia, campaign manager for W. Kerr Scott's gubernatorial campaign, director of the National Re-Employment Service, Adjutant General, and Director of the Venereal Disease Education Institute. Waynick was also a reporter and city editor for the Greensboro Daily News, reporter for the Charlotte Observer, and editor of the High Point Enterprise.

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Joyner Manuscript Collection #421 - DOES NOT CIRCULATE ✔ Available Request Material