Letters between Reverend R.M. Myers and Governor Olin Johnston, October 1935
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- Letter from Rev. R.M. Myers to Governor Olin Johnston, October 25, 1935
- Reply from Governor Olin Johnston to Rev. R.M. Myers, October 31, 1935
Letter written by Reverend R.M. Myers and several other chuch members asking the Governor if he could support them in their attempt to raise $1000.00. They note how difficult it is to raise money during the current depression, but that they know he is the right man to ask.The reply from the Governor’s office was written by the Secretary of the Governor and says that he knows how difficult it must be, but that he already has obligations to his church in Spartanburg and Columbia and that he will not be able to make a contribution at that time.
Rev. R.M. Myers to Olin D. Johnston, 25 October 1935. Federal Correspondence. Governor Olin D. Johnston papers. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.
Olin D. Johnston to Rev. R.M. Myers, 31 October 1935. Federal Correspondence. Governor Olin D. Johnston papers. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.
2220 Elmwood Ave.
October 25, 1935
Olin D. Johnson (Chief Executive of the State of South Carolina)
Missionary Circle of Macedonia Baptist Church
This is to say that we the committee of the said church circle, desires to call your attention to the works Christ. We are struggling to do in this time of depression. Feeling you are the right man in the right place that feels you care in all walk of life we are praying that God will give you and your family long life to put the program over. For the cause of oppressed humanity we are trying to raise $1,000 by Nov. 24, 1935. We are asking you to donate us something please for the cause of Christ. Thanking you in advance for whatever you give.
Remaining yours for the cause of Christ,
D.M. LittleJohn Laura Rutherford
Rebecca Deas Jamie Wallace
L.A. Powell Rev. R. M. Myers (Pastor)
Standard 3-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the major developments in South Carolina in the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century.
Indicator 3-5.5 Explain the effects of the Great Depression and the New Deal on daily life in South Carolina, including the widespread poverty and unemployment and the role of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Standard 5-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the economic boom-and-bust in America in the 1920s and 1930s, its resultant political instability, and the subsequent worldwide response.
Indicator 5-4.2 Summarize the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, including economic weakness, unemployment, failed banks and businesses, and migration from rural areas.
Standard 8-6: The student will demonstrate an understanding of South Carolina’s development during the early twentieth century.
Indicator 8-6.5 Explain the effects of the Great Depression and the lasting impact of New Deal programs on South Carolina, including the Rural Electrification Act, the Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Progress Administration and Public Works Administration building projects, the Social Security Act, and the Santee Cooper electricity project.
Standard USHC-7: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the economic boom-and-bust in America in the 1920s and 1930s, its resultant political instability, and the subsequent worldwide response.
Indicator USHC-7.4 Explain the causes and effects of the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, including the disparity in incomes, limited government regulation, stock market speculation, and the collapse of the farm economy; wealth distribution, investment, and taxes; government policies and the Federal Reserve System; and the effects of the Depression on human beings and the environment.
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