Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Come In – We’re Open: New Collections Available for Research, April 2015

The Russell Library is pleased to announce the opening of several new collections.

Extensive collections documenting U.S. Senators Max Cleland and Zell Miller, the Democratic Party of Georgia, the Georgia Republican Party, State Senator Eric Johnson and the work of scholar Howard J. Wiarda are available now. We also are opening a number of smaller collections documenting, among other things, Athens-Clarke County politics, World War II veterans, masonic orders, desegregation, Dean Rusk, two prominent legal figures, and early 20th century politics. Follow the links below for full inventories of these collections.

Beth Abney Collection of Campaign Material, 1964-1993
The Beth Abney Collection of Campaign Material includes campaign ephemera from the gubernatorial campaigns of Joe Frank Harris, Lester Maddox and Zell Miller and a 1964 article about Grace Stephens, wife of Congressman Robert G. Stephens.

Leeman Anderson Collection of Masonic Lodge Records, 1848-1914
The Leeman Anderson Collection of Masonic Lodge Records documents the activities of two masonic lodges, Erin Lodge, No. 70, in Meriwether County, Georgia, and Hollonville Lodge, No. 70, in Pike County, Georgia, which were active from the middle of the 19th century into the early part of the 20th century

Arthur K. Bolton Scrapbooks, 1965-1993
Arthur K. Bolton served as the fiftieth attorney general of the State of Georgia (1965-1981). The scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, certificates and other ephemera related to his life and career.

Eloise Gay Brawley Collection of Richard B. Russell Letters, 1930-1971
Eloise Gay Brawley was a supporter of Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. The collection consists of letters written by Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr., to Mrs. Eloise Gay Brawley and newspaper clippings pertaining to the activities of Senator Russell and the Russell family.

Patricia Collins Butler Collection, 1938-2009
The Patricia Collins Butler Collection includes documentation of the romance and engagement of Patricia Collins and Richard B. Russell, Jr., in 1938.

Max Cleland Papers, 1947-2008
Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Cleland's papers predominantly document his career as a U.S. Senator and include constituent correspondence, legislative subject files, files from his committee service, press files, and files from his district office.

Homer Cooper Papers, 1945-2005
Homer Cooper was a professor of sociology, a veteran of World War II, and an active member of the Democratic Party. His papers document his involvement in the China-Burma-India Veterans Association and University of Georgia governance issues.

Charles R. Crisp Papers, 1875-1932
Charles R. Crisp served in the U.S. Congress from Georgia's 3rd district (1913-1932). The papers contain speeches and related notes, clippings, correspondence, and a legal document.

Democratic Party of Georgia Records, 1960-2007
The Democratic Party of Georgia Records include materials from the political organization related to the running of the state party, including materials related to administrative and financial departments, committee files, convention materials, and photographs.

John English File on Dean Rusk, 1966-1979
The John English File on Dean Rusk contains newspaper clippings covering Rusk's time at the University of Georgia and his commentary on foreign policy throughout the 1970s. The material includes a few memos from Rusk to English.

Freedom on Film Oral History Collection, 2007
Freedom on Film Oral History Collection includes three miniDV videocassettes containing interviews from 2007 with Mary Roberts-Bailey, Pete McCommons, and Joe Willie Wyms, who discuss their experiences in the desegregation of Georgia.

Georgia and National Political Ephemera Collection, 1906-1974
The Georgia and National Political Ephemera Collection includes material documenting political campaigns in Georgia, in the United States as well as a small amount of material on Canadian, French, and British political parties. The bulk of the collection is comprised of bumper stickers but also includes pamphlets, brochures, clippings, and matchbooks from candidates' political campaigns.

Georgia Republican Party Records, 1974-1999
The Georgia Republican Party Records contain materials from the political organization related to the running of the state party. The records represent the functions of the state party and include: the election of statewide and national candidates to political office, statewide political planning, gathering of voting statistics, and fundraising for the party.

W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr. Papers, 1965-1969
W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr., was a lawyer in Sylvania, Georgia and a Superior Court Judge, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. His papers include correspondence with Georgia politicians, the legal community, and the business community (1965-1969).

Cardee Kilpatrick Papers, 1975-2010
Cardee Kilpatrick served Athens, Georgia, as a member of the Clarke County Board of Education (1979-1984), the Athens City Council (1986-1990) and the Athens-Clarke County Commission (1990-2004). Her papers include correspondence, planning documents, campaign materials, speeches, news clippings, photographs and artifacts.

Zell Miller Papers, Series V. United States Senator, 1928-2012, bulk, 2000-2005
Series V. United States Senator documents Miller's service as a U.S. Senator for Georgia from 2000 to 2005. The series includes his correspondence with constituents, committee and legislation files, and press files.

Richard B. Russell Statue Dedication Materials, 1996
The Richard B. Russell Statue Dedication Materials document the dedication on January 24, 1996, of the Russell statue that stands in the Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The materials include photographs, clippings, a certificate, a speech and related correspondence.

Howard J. Wiarda Papers, 1928-2012
Howard J. Wiarda is a scholar, consultant, think tanker, and political advisor in the fields of international relations, foreign policy, and comparative politics. His papers document his academic and political career, including his research, advising of government officials, and participation in Washington think tanks, and are predominantly composed of research files and writings.

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