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Collection Title:  Russell Family Collection, Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Russell family.
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Abstract:  Russell Family Collection, Audiovisual Materials document birthdays and family reunions of the Russell Family in Winder, Georgia. Also included is a copy of the short version of Richard Russell: A Georgia Giant on 16mm film.
Collection Title:  Albert Sidney Camp Papers 
Creator:  Camp, Albert Sidney, 1892-1954
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the papers of Albert S. Camp from 1892 to 1954. It includes personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, telegrams regarding Camp’s death, and clippings. The bulk of the collection contains letters from Camp to his wife Sarah and their children while other materials document his activities as a member of the United States House of Representatives, his World War I military service, and his work with the American Legion.
Collection Title:  Aubrey R. Morris Collection of Richard B. Russell, Jr. Materials 
Creator:  Morris, Aubrey R., 1922-2010.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of three photographs of Richard B. Russell, Jr. and one of Aubrey R. Morris in addition to an article from the Atlanta Journal concerning Senator Russell's battle with lung cancer.
Collection Title:  William Armstrong Smith Papers 
Creator:  Smith, William Armstrong, 1914-1996.
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Abstract:  William Armstrong Smith was a Georgia state senator from the 34th District (Fulton County), from 1966 to 1974. During this time, Smith introduced various bills, served on and/or chaired numerous senate committees, and actively supported the development of the Republican Party in Georgia. The collection documents his career and to a lesser degree his campaigns as well as his continued interest in legislative matters after his senate career ended (1975-1978). The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, financial records, and legislative bills. There are approximately six linear feet of publication materials produced by various sources covering subjects such as education, insurance, transportation, and planning. Another important aspect of the collection is correspondence Smith created after his senate career with Georgia politicians. Correspondents include: Howard "Bo" Callaway, John J. Flynt, Jr., Wyche Fowler, Zell Miller, Sam Nunn, as well as United States Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon.
Collection Title:  Clifford H. (Baldy) Baldowski Editorial Cartoons 
Creator:  Baldowski, Clifford H. (Baldy), 1917-1999
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Abstract:  This collection consists of editorial cartoons drawn by Clifford "Baldy" Baldowski during his career at the Augusta Chronicle and the Atlanta Constitution. Subject content relates to international, national, state and local (Augusta and Atlanta-Fulton County) politics and to society in general, and features such topics as individual politicians, world leaders, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam conflict, and the Cold War. Over 2,500 cartoons are available through the Digital Library of Georgia.
Collection Title:  Gene Basset Editorial Cartoons 
Creator:  Basset, Gene, 1927-
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Abstract:  The collection consists of ink drawings, pencil sketches, negatives, and plates of editorial cartoons by Gene Basset from 1984 to 1992. Subject content relates to state and local (Atlanta-Fulton County) politics and feature such topics as public transportation, pension padding, and political corruption. There are also drawings relating to the Atlanta-based Falcon football team, the University of Georgia Bulldogs, the Atlanta Zoo, women's rights, Turner Broadcasting, and the Mercer University vs. Baptist Church controversy.
Collection Title:  Ben Blackburn Congressional Papers 
Creator:  Blackburn, Benjamin Bentley, 1927-
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Abstract:  The collection consists of papers of Benjamin B. Blackburn from 1969 to 1974. The papers include correspondence, both incoming constituent letters and copies (green forms) of Blackburn's outgoing correspondence; clippings; speeches; reports; press releases; printed materials; photographs; and maps. The materials document Blackburn's activities in the United States House of Representatives including his tenure on the Banking and Currency Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Housing and Domestic Finance Committee. The correspondence mainly pertains to concerns of Blackburn's constituents and contains information on the 1974 Watergate investigation and Richard M. Nixon, the Vietnamese conflict and prisoners of war, the United Nations, foreign policy and trade, health care, taxation, and environmental issues.
Collection Title:  William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Bennett, W. Tapley, 1917-1994.
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Abstract:  William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual, includes moving images of Haiti and the Dominican Republic from the 1960s, as well as other audiovisual resources documenting Bennett's career.
Collection Title:  Iris F. Blitch Papers 
Creator:  Blitch, Iris Faircloth, 1912-1993.
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Abstract:  The Iris F. Blitch Papers document her two terms representing Georgia's Eighth District in the United States Congress from 1955 to 1963, and, to a lesser extent her campaigns and personal life. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, legislative bills, research and campaign materials, scrapbooks and photographs. Well-documented throughout the entire collection, particularly in the Legislative and Subject Series, are the issues that were important to Blitch and to the twenty counties that composed the Eighth District, including agriculture and environmental issues. Bills sponsored or supported by Blitch include: Okefenokee Conservation Bill (secured funding for water conservation and fire protection in and around the swamp); Small-Watershed Bill (allowed the building of small watershed projects with government grants and loans to conserve water for farmers, municipalities, industry, recreation and the conservation of fish and wildlife); Water Pollution Bill; forestry development; anti-subversive activities; improved drug laws; livestock sales; and benefits to beekeepers, among others. Additionally, the papers provide insight into the political climate for women in the second half of the 1950s and the early 1960s as well as into social mores regarding their participation. Blitch's personal beliefs and opinions regarding women's roles and responsibilities in government and politics are evident in the speeches and interviews she gave throughout her career. To a lesser extent, and primarily through correspondence found in the Personal Series, is information relating to her immediate and extended family as well as her fragile health, which ultimately forced her retirement in 1963. Correspondents include the following prominent Georgians: D. W. Brooks, Phil Campbell, John Flynt, Jr., E. L. Forrester, Ed Friend, Henderson Lanham, Herman Talmadge, John Pilcher, Prince Preston, and Richard B. Russell, Jr.
Collection Title:  Walt Lardner Collection of Jimmy Carter Editorial Cartoons 
Creator:  Lardner, Walt, 1931-
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Abstract:  The collection consists of original ink drawn, editorial cartoons by Walt Lardner from 1976 to 1980. Created for a South Carolina newspaper, the cartoons depict issues surrounding Jimmy Carter and his term as President including the energy crises, welfare reform and Carter’s relationship with Congress. Other personalities depicted by the cartoons include Burt Lance, Herman Talmadge, and Israeli Prime Minister Begin.
Collection Title:  Bryant T. Castellow Papers 
Creator:  Castellow, Bryant T. (Bryant Thomas), 1876-1962.
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Abstract:  The Bryant T. Castellow Papers span the dates from 1932 to 1967, with the bulk of the papers representing Castellow's tenure in the House of Representatives for the Third District of Georgia from 1932 to 1936. Also included in this collection are posthumous letters of sympathy and tribute.
Collection Title:  Commission to Revise the Constitution of Georgia Records 
Creator:  Commission to Revise the Constitution of Georgia
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Abstract:  In March of 1943, the Georgia General Assembly passed a resolution sponsored by Governor Ellis Arnall, for a commission of twenty-three members to revise the state’s constitution. The new constitution was submitted to the Georgia General Assembly in January of 1945 and approved by the people of Georgia in a special election on 7 August 1945. This collection consists of records of the Georgia State Commission to revise the Constitution from 1943 to 1945. Included are typescript proceedings that illustrate revisions of the 1877 Georgia Constitution. These were edited by Dr. Albert Berry Saye, a professor at the University of Georgia and a leading authority on state and federal constitutional law. Also included are brief biographical sketches of the twenty-three members of the commission.
Collection Title:  Ed Jackson's Files on the Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government 
Creator:  Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government
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Abstract:  The Commission’s papers span the dates of 1955–1973 and represent agency reports collected by the Commission as well as studies of the Commission’s findings.
Collection Title:  Robert E. Argo, Jr. Papers 
Creator:  Argo, Robert E., 1923-
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Abstract:  The Robert E. Argo, Jr. Papers consist of files of a Georgia legislator from the Clarke County District. He served in the General Assembly from 1977 to 1986. This collection contains campaign finance reports, legislative correspondence, copies of bills and resolutions, Southern Legislative Conference and Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) meeting files, National Conference of State Legislatures correspondence and meeting files, and appropriation committee files. Topics include the University System of Georgia and University of Georgia, education, teachers retirement, Travel Industry Study Committee, computerized telephone solicitation, local legislation for Athens and Clarke County, and energy.
Collection Title:  S. Fletcher Thompson Papers 
Creator:  Thompson, Standish Fletcher, 1925-
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Abstract:  S. Fletcher Thompson served as a U.S. Representative (1967-1973) and as a Georgia State Senator (1965-1967). His papers document his congressional career, including material related to the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Era, and Republican Party politics.
Collection Title:  Thomas Gresham Collection of Lester Maddox Speech/Press Files 
Creator:  Gresham, Thomas Talmadge, 1922-1990.
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Abstract:  The collection consists primarily of speeches and press releases written by members of Governor Lester Maddox’s press department. Thomas Talmadge Gresham drafted over 200 speeches during his tenure as a speechwriter for the Governor from 1968 to 1970. Also included are research files maintained by Gresham and various other press department office files, including schedules and assignments. There are also seven photographs and a few pieces of memorabilia from Maddox’s gubernatorial years.
Collection Title:  Alvan S. Arnall Collection of Ellis G. Arnall Materials 
Creator:  Arnall, Alvan S., 1938-2012
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Abstract:  The materials in this collection have been gathered by Alvan S. Arnall, son of Governor Ellis G. Arnall. Ellis Gibbs Arnall was Attorney General of Georgia from 1939 to 1941 and was governor of Georgia from 1943 to 1947. The majority of this collection includes research materials used for Arnall’s biography, The Politics of Change in Georgia: A Political Biography of Ellis Arnall, written by Harold Paulk Henderson. Files include correspondence, clippings, programs, speeches, research materials, resolutions, and bills. Materials are a mix of original documents and photocopies. Other papers in this collection document portions of Arnall’s legal career and his campaigns.
Collection Title:  American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books 
Creator:  American Turpentine Farmers Association
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Abstract:  Judge Harley Langdale of Valdosta, Georgia, along with 900 other men from the Southern turpentine industry established the American Turpentine Farmers Association (ATFA) in March of 1936. ATFA was formed to represent the interests of gum naval stores factors, producers, and dealers in the United States "turpentine belt" (Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas). Activities of ATFA document the interconnection of land use and environmental stewardship to the broader issues and policies of modern Georgia's rural development. The American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books provide the administrative record of the organization. The minute books are available online at
Collection Title:  Annie Beth Abney Collection of Nathaniel E. Harris Research Files 
Creator:  Abney, Annie Beth
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Abstract:  The Annie Beth Abney Collection of Nathaniel E. Harris Research Files consists of photographs and correspondence gathered by Abney while writing a master's thesis at the University of Georgia on Nathaniel Harris who served as Governor of Georgia from 1915 to 1917. Prior to his term as governor he also served in the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate, and as a judge in the Superior Court of the Macon Circuit. Harris was an attorney by profession. The photographs document Harris family gravesites and Governor Harris's affiliation with the Mulberry Street Methodist Church (Macon, GA) where he was an active member for fifty years. Correspondence in the collection includes letters written by Governor Harris; Warren Roberts, a fellow church member; and Governor Harris's son, Walter Harris. The subject matter of the letters centers on Harris's church activities and personal family matters dated 1866 (copy) and 1957.
Collection Title:  Athens League of Women Voters Records 
Creator:  Athens League of Women Voters
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Abstract:  The Athens League of Women Voters (ALWV) Records consist of meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and membership information documenting league activities from 1940 to 2006. Other files in this collection include publications such as annual political directories listing public officials and municipal services in the Athens-Clarke County area. The collection also has materials studied by the league regarding local, state, and national issues, including action studies, political studies, documents related to pending legislation, as well ass voter education information and candidate questionnaires. Also included are files from the League of Women Voters of Georgia, the National League, and other regional leagues.
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