The Russell Library is pleased to announce the opening of digital files from thirteen collections related to Georgia politicians, including the papers of 2 Senators, 3 Congressman, 3 State Legislators, and 3 Georgia Governors. These files can be requested from the finding aid and are shared with the researcher through Google Drive. You do not have to come to the library in order to view these files.
Mack Mattingly served in the U.S. Senate from 1981 to 1987. The digital files include slides about his involvement with the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, a clip from him talking about Savannah's ports on the TV show Mid-Morning Live, and short writings by his wife Carolyn Mattingly about their travels.
Max Cleland served in the U.S. Senate from 1997 to 2002. The digital files include constituent mail, committee files, subject files on legislation, press files (including copies of his website), campaign materials, and photographs.
An article adapted from a talk that McLeod gave at the Russell Library 40th Anniversary Symposium entitled "My Time in the Senate" about McLeod's experiences with Herman Talmadge and Hubert Humphrey on the Senate Agricultural Committee during the 1970s.
U.S. House of Representatives
Don Johnson served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 1995. The digital files include three chapters of an autobiography which focus on his service in Congress.
Charles Norwood served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2002. The digital files are mostly press files, including articles about current events, press releases, and columns and speeches. They also include a digital newsletter sent to constituents while he was campaigning.
Buddy Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. The digital files include constituent mail, subject files on legislation, press files (including speeches and a newsletter), and campaign materials.
Georgia State Legislature
Eric Johnson served in the Georgia Senate from 1994 to 2009. The digital files include email with constituents, files on legislation (especially a bill he proposed about holding owners accountable for abandoned sunken boats on the coast of Georgia), press releases, speeches, and photographs.
John C. Foster served in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1993. The digital file is an auditing spreadsheet related to his committee work.
M. Louise McBee served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1991 to 1994. The digital file is a report of the Hope Scholarship Joint Study Commission.
Carl E. Sanders was governor of Georgia from 1963 to 1967. The digital files are photographs and include images from airport dedications, the Southern Governors' Conference, flying on an Air Force plane, and a film crew for a movie starring Susan Hayward.
Ed Friend was a photographer for Georgia Governors Marvin Griffin, Herman Talmadge, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders. The digital files are scans of photographs, scrapbook pages and articles, and also include his recorded memoirs.
Perdue was Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011. Most of the digital files are published materials (press releases, speeches, proclamations, executive orders) and photographs. The files also include some subject files and files of the legal division.
Zell Miller served as Lieutenant Governor of Georgia from 1975 to 1991, Georgia Governor from 1991 to 1999, and U.S. Senator from 2000-2005. The digital files include press releases, preparation for press conference, and text for speeches given when Miller was governor.