William C. Wampler Congressional Papers
Scope and Contents
The William C. Wampler Congressional Papers include legislative files, committee files (including the House Agriculture Committee and the Select Committee on Aging), constituency correspondence, U.S. and Virginia government departmental files, public relations and campaign material, and photographs.
- 1953 - 1990
- Majority of material found within ( 1967-1982)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
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The collection is open for research.
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William Creed Wampler, Sr. (1926-2012) was a Congressman from Virginia from 1953 to 1955 and 1967 to 1983. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) in 1948 and studying law at the University of Virginia. Wampler became a journalist in Virginia and Tennessee, while also supporting the work of the Republican Party in the Ninth Congressional District. In 1953, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, losing his seat in 1955. Wampler then joined the Atomic Energy Commission and in 1957 became the vice president and manager of the Wampler Brothers Furniture Company, followed by the Wampler Carpet Company in 1961, in Bristol. In 1967, he left the company upon successfully winning his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving until he lost his seat once more in 1983. Wampler also served on the boards of visitors of Emory and Henry College and of VPI.
Source: "Wampler, William Creed (1926-2012)," entry in Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000121, accessed July 20, 2020.
260.42 Cubic Feet (250 boxes)
William C. Wampler, Sr. was a U.S. Congressman from Virginia in the 1950s through 1980s. His papers primarily document his tenure in Congress during the 1970s and 1980s, including correspondence with constituents, committees, and government departments, legislative files, public relations and campaign materials, and photographs.
This collection is arranged by box. Within each box, files are in original order, usually arranged alphabetically by folder title.
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Source of Acquisition
The William C. Wampler Congressional Papers was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 1982, 1984, and 1988.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the William C. Wampler Congressional Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing and description of the William C. Wampler Congressional Papers was completed in August 2015. The collection remains in order received, and hanging folders were replaced with archival folders retaining the same folder title.
- William C. Wampler Congressional Papers, 1953-1990
- LM Rozema, Archivist, and Ryan Mair, Student Worker
- 2020 (CC0 1.0)
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