2 lin. ft.
Boxes 131-132

Contents: Correspondence, press statements, advertising, speeches

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by topic under a subseries for each election year: 1946, 1952, 1958, 1964, 1970.

Description: Senator Williams never had a campaign manager during his four successful campaigns for the Senate. The few existing files that constitute the campaign series reveal a far simpler style of campaigning than exists today. The series is organized with subseries for the election years. There is a considerable amount of correspondence demonstrating support for Senator Williams during his embattled 1964 election, and also a large quantity of mail from constituents urging Senator Williams to reconsider running for the 1970 election.

The files include correspondence, statements, advertising, speeches, and background material for campaign issues. The 1952 race against A.I. du Pont Bayard and the 1958 race against Elbert Carvel are the most well-documented campaigns. Both of these subseries contain Senator Williams's reference files on political issues of the elections.