NOTICE: The Sam Ervin Library is closed until further notice.
Web access to some materials and to the library staff is available here.
from one of North Carolina’s favorite sons.
Affectionately known as “Senator Sam,” he is most remembered as the chair of the
Senate Select Committee to Investigate Campaign Practices whose work eventually
led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon as part of the Watergate scandal.
Ervin’s life however included other important political milestones
in both the Tar Heel State and the nation.
The Library features a collection of materials from Ervin’s personal library
along with items from his Senate office and is open to the general public.