Friday, September 13, 2013

New Collections Now Open for Research

Three new collections are now open for research at the Russell Library. Each represents an important aspect of Georgia’s history and the diversity of those who call themselves Georgians.

Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Collection (1807-2008; bulk, 1965-2004) Documenting the diplomatic careers and philanthropic endeavors of Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Parkerson, the collection includes correspondence, press materials, family papers, and artifacts from the Parkerson family and their life in Latin America.

The John C. Foster, Sr. Papers (1970-2005)
Foster’s papers document his tenure as a State Senator from the 50th District in North Georgia and include constituent correspondence, issue mail, bill files, news clippings, speeches, campaign and political files, and photographs and artifacts. The papers cover many concerns important to modern Georgians: education, environment, development, and correctional issues.

The Melvin Hill Files on the Select Committee to Revise State Constitution (1977-1983)
The collection documents Melvin Hill’s role as staff director for the Select Committee and contains files related to drafts and revisions of amendments and versions of the 1983 Georgia constitution.

Post by Angelica Marini, Processing Intern, Russell Library

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