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Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup A: Georgia Legislative/Speaker of the House Papers 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup A: Georgia Legislative/Speaker of the House Papers contains a small amount of material which reflects some of Russell's official activities as state representative and Speaker of the House. It includes correspondence, an Armistice Day speech, and an index file that Speaker of the House Russell maintained for House committee assignments.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup B: Georgia Gubernatorial Papers 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  Although a small series, the Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup B. Georgia Gubernatorial Papers are an important source of information on the 1930 gubernatorial campaign, the Robert E. Burns extradition case, and the Georgia state budget for 1932 to 1933.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Dictation 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection comprehensively documents Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The Dictation Series is composed of letters and memoranda entirely or partially dictated by Senator Russell. The series is an integration of the copies for the Winder and Washington offices. Most of the dictated correspondence or memos contain Russell's views on upcoming legislation, political appointments, support of or opposition to bills and amendments as well as his positions on such issues as defense, the Vietnam war, agriculture issues, the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and civil rights and other national issues. Senator Russell rarely expressed his opinions regarding local and state politics in writing or in any public forum.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series III: Speech/Media 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup C, Series III. Speech/Media comprehensively reveals Richard Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The Speech/Media series consists of manuscripts, typescripts, printed copies, and transcripts of Senator Russell's speeches, articles, interviews, press releases, and related materials; daily copies of the Congressional Record; and speeches, articles, and press releases by other colleagues of the senator. Not many files survived from Russell's first eleven years in office; the main series for this time period are Early Office, Political, Political Patronage, Personal, and a few files in General.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series IV: Early Office 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series IV. Early Office reflects Russell's first years as a United States senator and reveals him as a strong supporter of New Deal legislation. Some gubernatorial papers were transferred to Russell's senate office and are found in this series. This series contains correspondence with some printed materials and is incomplete. There are few files documenting Russell's office during the first eleven years, especially from 1938 to 1943, the main series for this time period are Early Office, Political, Political Patronage, Personal, and a few files in General. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series V: Personal 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  Subgroup C, Series V. Personal contains correspondence and material of a personal nature including invitations, greetings, announcements, commendations, gifts, family material, etc. With the exception of some correspondence with his mother, all family correspondence was removed to Exhibit B and restricted by donor agreement. Especially noteworthy are the materials related to History, Miscellaneous, and Trips. While History generally has materials relating to Russell's interest in the subject, specifically the Civil War, Russell occasionally designated certain items to be placed here. For example, at his direction, research and strategy files from the 1960 civil rights debates are located here. Miscellaneous has a significant amount of correspondence from personal friends. Trips contains correspondence and material on all of Senator Russell's trips including those made in his capacity as a member or chairman of a senate committee. For example, correspondence and material from Russell's 1943 global tour of the war front as chairman of a special senate committee to investigate overseas military bases demonstrate the senator's work on such assignments. During many of these overseas trips prior to 1950, Russell had very revealing correspondence with his mother, which is included. Trips are filed under year in which they were made. If more than one trip was made within a year, the trips were filed alphabetically by country within the year.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VII: Political Patronage 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup C, Series VII: Political Patronage documents the many individuals from Georgia and elsewhere who sought Senator Russell's assistance in winning federal appointments or jobs, and materials here reflect his role in the process. Requests are for presidential appointments, federal judgeships, federal attorneys and assistant attorneys, federal marshals and deputy marshals, federal jobs, Georgia-based postmasters, and out-of-state judgeships. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VIII: Official 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VIII: Official is, for the most part, correspondence which did not readily adapt itself to filing in one of the other subject files, especially political or job files in the Political and Political Patronage series. The emphasis for research in this series is geographical, and it is a good series to consult when other files lack information. The subseries are County files, arranged alphabetically, and Out-of-State files, arranged chronologically. Some case mail, found throughout Official, was removed as restricted items. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Civil Rights 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Civil Rights relates to many aspects of the civil rights issue. Almost all of the files deal with black-white relations in the United States, particularly those involving legislative action during Senator Russell's career in the Senate. Issues, such as the anti-lynching bill, the Fair Employment Practices Committee, racial integration, and the various civil rights bills from 1948 until 1964, are documented. There are also records related to other topics such as cloture, the literacy voting bill, the poll tax, school prayer, and some subjects which are indirectly related to the race issue. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XI: Rivers and Harbors 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XI. Rivers and Harbors contains correspondence, printed materials and publications relating to federal river and harbor projects. Files are subdivided into General, Corps of Engineers, Individual Projects, and Flood Control Projects. The individual projects were relevant to the constituents of the state of Georgia and its neighbors. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: MacArthur Hearings 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: MacArthur Hearings documents the work of the Joint Senate Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Relations from Russell's perspective. The four subseries are correspondence file, subject file, hearings materials, and committee prints. This series includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, briefs, newspaper clippings, speeches, press statements, and printed materials. The hearings materials consist of an accordion folder and a black notebook, which was carried by Senator Russell to the hearings. Both contain notes written by Russell during the hearings, speeches and statements by Russell, analyses of testimony for purposes of strategy, hearing summaries, and printed reports.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIII: Kennedy Assassinations 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIII. Kennedy Assassinations concerns both the homicides of John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy. The majority of the documents, however, relate to the president's assassination and the subsequent findings of the Warren Commission. The files of this series include information prompted by the investigation, correspondence, reports, testimony transcripts, book manuscript drafts and proofs, memoranda, evidential material, manuscript drafts and proofs of the final commission report and clippings pertaining to the assassinations, the commission reports, and other related topics. Other material related to this series is in the Dictation series and in the Intra-Office Communications series of the Winder Papers. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIV: Military Installations 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIV: Military Installations contains correspondence and printed materials on military bases primarily in Georgia. This series is subdivided into general correspondence, arranged chronologically, and individual installations, arranged alphabetically and chronologically. The general correspondence concerns the location of military bases and contains some material related to government installations that were not military. Individual installations consist of correspondence and printed materials associated with military bases located in Georgia. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIX: Case Mail 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIX: Case Mail is case-like correspondence with constituents concerning confidential matters or disclosing information of a confidential nature in pursuit usually for redress from the federal government or for appointment or employment. Case Mail is closed for seventy-five years from the date of a file's creation. File headings include Army-Navy (all military branches), immigration, social security, veterans, pardon and parole, selective service, unemployment compensation, jobs, labor, and military academies.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVI: International 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVI: International consists of correspondence and printed material relating to international regions, countries, cities, topics, and incidents. It is subdivided into general correspondence and subject files. General correspondence contains writings and materials of a general international nature. The Subject files include correspondence and materials pertaining to specific geographic regions, such as Africa and the Middle East, and countries such as Cuba, Angola, the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. Materials relating to the British Loan (1942-1946), the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Pueblo Incident, and the Dominican Republic Crisis of 1965 are located in these files. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVII: Raesly File 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVII: Raesly File consists of miscellaneous items acquired, used, and maintained by Ms. Raesly during her tenure as personal secretary. Included are three secretarial notebooks, two of which were used by Raesly; the third was used by Jane McMullan as assistant personal secretary in the mid 1960s. The notebooks contain subject paragraphs dictated by Russell or approved staff for composing letters of reply. Other items include correspondence, press releases, memoranda, and dictation copies, which were maintained by Raesly for safe-keeping and ready reference.Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVIII: Exhibit B 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVIII. Exhibit B, under the terms of the original conveyance of the Russell Collection, was not to be made available until May 8, 1973. The primary intent of the executors was to avoid injuring or embarrassing any living person by the the dissemination of information contained in these documents. Exhibit B is currently available to researchers; however, this series must be reviewed by Russell Library staff prior to patron use. Family correspondence, excluding correspondence with Ina Dillard Russell and Richard B. Russell, Sr., is restricted. With the exception of family correspondence and some incoming correspondence, the documents were created primarily by Russell and his office staff. The general subject matter includes such topics as national defense, foreign policy, Vietnam, federal judgeships, the Warren Commission, office matters, legislation, and family affairs.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XX: Pinks [Limited to Staff Use] 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XX. Pinks are the copies of Senator Russell's outgoing letters which index the yellow subject copies by correspondent's surname. Arrangement is chronological by latest date and alphabetical by surname within each year. This series does provide for searching by name, but it is limited to library staff use because it includes reference to case mail and other restricted correspondence.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup D: Winder Papers 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup D: Winder Papers were gathered at the request of the Russell Estate executors in the early 1980s, Russell Library staff appraised materials at the Russell family home place in Winder, Georgia, for the purpose of identifying those items which should be added to the collection at the Library. Staff members had full access to search the house and property to locate materials. This addendum to the original conveyance of the Senator's collection documents his personal life and early career and fills gaps in documentation provided by materials already at the Library. The Winder Materials are divided into five series: Early Years, School Years, Georgia Legislative and Pre-Gubernatorial Years, Georgia Gubernatorial Years, and United States Senatorial Years. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series II: Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection contains 465 pieces of audiovisual material. Although Russell was not known for extensive media appearances, early on he did make use of radio. These appearances, which began on radio in 1930, include not only campaign related activities but also many talk shows, award presentations, Senate Recording Studio releases, news conferences, and turning points in Russell's career. In addition, Russell was often sent material of interest in audiovisual form by constituents and political associates. The most comprehensive of these materials, WSB-TV's "Richard B. Russell: Georgia Giant," contains numerous hours of interviews (edited and unedited) with Russell and several historical background films that went into the making of the 3-hour documentary.
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