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UPDATE: The Sam Ervin Library is now open for visitation.
Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday & 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday


The Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Library & Museum is a curated collection of materials
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.

Photo of Sam Ervin

The Man

Here’s an introduction to Senator Sam and his achievements.
Sam Ervin As A Child

His Life

Explore Sam’s life as a child, student, lawyer, soldier, and politician.
Photo of Sam Ervin holding glasses and pencil

The Library

Learn about the Sam Ervin Library and Museum and plan your visit.
Howard Baker and Sam Ervin at the Watergate Committee hearings in 1972


Browse our collection of online photos, audio, video and links.
Photo of Sam Ervin at the Watergate hearings

Last of the Founding Fathers

Enjoy interesting tidbits about Senator Sam on our blog.
Sam Ervin talks on the phone

Contact Us

Question? Comment? Schedule a visit? This is where you go.

Our Website

We hope you enjoy browsing our site, featuring collections of information and links, along with our a blog, Last of the Founding Fathers. We’d like to know what you think. Make sure to visit our Contact Us page and send us your impressions about the new design along with any suggestions you may have on how we can make it even better.