Friday, August 07, 2015

Open for Research: New Collections Available Now

The Russell Library is pleased to announce the opening of eight new collections documenting the work of a disability rights activist, a community leader, a member of Congress, two judges, commissioners of agriculture and industry & trade, and a press secretary for Senator Russell. These diverse collections include material for the study of economic development and agricultural policy in Georgia; the state’s legal and judicial community; political and legislative issues, including healthcare and immigration; and housing advocacy for disabled citizens. Follow the links below for guides to these collections.

George J. Berry Papers, 1951-2008 (bulk, 1970-2004)
George J. Berry held various leadership positions with the City of Atlanta, the State of Georgia and the private sector and worked throughout his career to attract international business to Atlanta and Georgia. The papers include correspondence, reports, board meeting materials, publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia.

J. Phil Campbell, Jr. Papers, 1926-1996
J. Phil Campbell, Jr. (1917-1998) was an agricultural expert with a career spanning over sixty years that included work as a farmer, Georgia state representative, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture, and consultant. His papers document his entire career and include correspondence, research materials, speeches, and appointment calendars.

Aaron Cohn Papers, 1931-2012 (bulk, 1945-2000)
Aaron Cohn (1916-2012) served as a juvenile court judge in Columbus, Georgia (1965-2011). His papers include correspondence, clippings, reports, programs, awards, scrapbooks and photographs.

Duross Fitzpatrick Papers, 1918-2008 (bulk, 1983-2001)
Duross Fitzpatrick (1934-2008) served as a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia (1985-2001). His papers document his judicial career and his engagement with the broader legal community and include correspondence, legal notes, clippings, oral histories, photographs, awards, and audiovisual materials.

Jacob L. Goldstein Papers, 1940-2009
Jacob L. Goldstein (1923-2013) was a community leader and businessman in Milledgeville, Georgia. His papers document his civic involvement as well as his military career.

Earl T. Leonard, Jr. Collection of Richard B. Russell Materials, 1957-2007 (bulk, 1963-1971)
Earl T. Leonard, Jr., served as press secretary for Senator Richard B. Russell, a board member of the Richard B. Russell Foundation, and an executive with the Coca-Cola Company. His collection documents Leonard's personal and professional relationship with Senator Russell and contains correspondence, clippings and photographs.

Charles W. Norwood, Jr. Papers, 1967-2009 (bulk, 1994-2007)
Charles W. Norwood, Jr. (1941-2007) represented Georgia’s 9th and 10th Districts of in the U.S. House of Representative (1995-2007) and was previously a prominent dentist in Augusta, Georgia. His papers document his time in Congress and the legislation he supported through constituent services, legislative files, press materials, and personal and political files.

Eleanor Smith Papers, 1976-2014
Eleanor Smith founded and directed Concrete Change, an Atlanta-based, national organization focused on establishing home construction practices that welcome people with disabilities. The papers document her work to create visitable homes, in a move towards universal basic access, as well as her activism across a wide range of disability rights and justice issues. The papers are part of the Georgia Disability History Archive.

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