Part of The Emory Folmar Papers
The “Office Files” series dominates the Emory Folmar Papers collection, consisting of 121 of the 126 boxes in the collection. The series contains a wide assortment of topic matter, including everything from Folmar’s work as mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, to his run for governor of Alabama in 1982. Press clippings, correspondence, materials related to Folmar’s multiple mayoral re-election campaigns, records created in the course of the day-to-day functioning of the city, are among the records represented in this series. Because Folmar served as mayor of Montgomery for so long, 1977-1999, the “Office Files” series provides a fascinating glimpse into Montgomery’s political, social, and economic spheres over a twenty-two year period. The one sub-series of Series I, “Over-sized newspaper clippings” trace Folmar’s political career over time, as well as—like the office files—providing an engrossing look at political, economic, and social life in Montgomery.