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Collection Title:  Georgia Public Official Portraits 
Creator:  University of Georgia. School of Law
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Abstract:  This collection is comprised of eleven 8x10” triptych color portraits in 10 ½ x12 ½” gold frames of University of Georgia School of Law alumni who have served prominent roles in modern Georgia politics such as: Richard B. Russell, Jr., Herman Talmadge, S. Ernest Vandiver, and Carl E. Sanders.
Collection Title:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation Records 
Creator:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation
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Abstract:  The Georgia Public Policy Foundation, established in 1991, is a non-profit organization dedicated to conducting scholarly research and analysis of state public policy issues and working to educate citizens, policy-makers and the media. The Foundation hosts events each year throughout the state that allow members to meet and discuss issues with political, education, media and business leaders. Past speakers include the President of the United States, U.S. Speaker of the House, Supreme Court Justices, U.S. senators, representatives, presidential candidates, ambassadors, state officials, governors, members of the national media and area business leaders. The collection is comprised of a variety of printed matter created by the Research and Public Relations Departments.
Collection Title:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation Records, Series II. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation
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Abstract:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation Records, Series II. Audiovisual Materials includes 105 audiocassettes, three Umatic videocassettes, and 83 VHS videocassettes documenting the Foundation's Leadership Breakfasts, as well as other panels, talks, and awards programs featuring Georgia's political leaders.
Collection Title:  Georgia Republican Party Records 
Creator:  Georgia Republican Party.
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Abstract:  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. The records date from 1975 to 1999, with the bulk from 1980 to 1996.
Collection Title:  Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee Files 
Creator:  Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee
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Abstract:  James S. Peters served as chairman to the Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee from 1940 to 1954. This collection is comprised of bound volumes that contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, proceedings, and membership lists reflecting the activities of the Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee from 1940 to 1954. It covers events such as the Stevenson and Sparkman Presidential Campaign of 1952, the 1948 Philadelphia and 1952 Chicago National Democratic Party Conventions, and the Georgia State Democratic Party Conventions.
Collection Title:  Gilbert C. Fite Collection of Richard B. Russell, Jr. Research Files 
Creator:  Fite, Gilbert Courtland, 1918-
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Abstract:  The collection consists of oral histories and notes Dr. Gilbert C. Fite used in conducting research for the biography, Richard B. Russell, Jr., Senator from Georgia.
Collection Title:  Guthrie vs. Evans: Georgia State Prison Research Files 
Creator:  Chilton, Dr. Bradley S.
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Abstract:  This collection consists of material collected by Bradley Chilton pertaining to the Guthrie vs. Evans trial from 1972-1983, a law suit that led to sweeping reforms in the Georgia prison system. It includes transcripts of court proceedings, court records, minutes, printed material, correspondence, news clippings, blueprints, and photographs regarding conditions in the Georgia State Prison at Reidsville and trial proceedings. Materials were used by Chilton for his dissertation and book, Prisons Under the Gavel.
Collection Title:  Helen M. Lewis Collection of James V. Carmichael Campaign Material 
Creator:  Lewis, Helen M., 1924-
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Abstract:  The collection contains materials relating to James V. Carmichael’s 1946 race for governor of Georgia. The bulk of the collection consists of promotional materials and leaflets for Carmichael, including a pamphlet outlining his campaign platform, as well as letters and clippings about the campaign and candidates. The collection also includes letters addressed to Helen M. Lewis regarding the race and a report by Lewis on her experience working for Carmichael’s campaign.
Collection Title:  Henderson Lanham Papers 
Creator:  Lanham, Henderson Lovelace, 1888-1957.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the papers of Henderson L. Lanham from his service in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1957. Includes subject files, correspondence, legislative files, case files, newspaper clippings, press releases, speeches, and political campaign material. The bulk of the materials document Lanham's activities with the House Committees on Public Works, Foreign Affairs, Expenditures in the Executive Departments, and its Special Subcommittee investigating the Veterans Administration. There is also a small amount of personal material.
Collection Title:  Henderson Lanham Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Lanham, Henderson Lovelace, 1888-1957.
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Abstract:  Henderson Lanham Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials contains 18 8mm films and six quarter-inch open reel audio tapes. The films are home movies dating to the late 1940s and 1950s, and include footage of the 1949 Georgia vs. Georgia Tech football game, Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms, and the inauguration of President Eisenhower, as well as other subjects. The audio reels are copies of a recording featuring Congressman Lanham dated August 28, 1957.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup A: Pre-Gubernatorial 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  The Pre-Gubernatorial subgroup consists of the subject files for The Statesman and includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed material and photographs. Materials relate to letters to the editor, elections in Georgia and his father, Eugene Talmadge, religion, taxes, communism, and African Americans.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup B: Georgia Gubernatorial Papers 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  The Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup B: Georgia Gubernatorial Papers reflects Talmadge's duties as the governor of Georgia and include personal correspondence, subject files and guest registers.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Early Senate Office 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Early Senate Office includes clippings, reports, printed materials, press releases, speeches and Talmadge's personal notes on various subjects. There is material relating to the federal budget, communism, the county unit system, education, the Eisenhower administration, farm legislation, foreign affairs, Georgia history, Marvin Griffin, Rule XXII, Melvin Thompson and the two governor controversy in Georgia, the Truman administration, and the United Nations.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series II: Press Office 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series II: Press Office files include constituent correspondence, grant information, speeches, working files, legislative files, radio and television scripts, news releases, newsletters mailed to Georgia constituents, columns written by Talmadge, and clippings. The majority of the materials date from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. Topics include the Vietnam Conflict, the Watergate investigation, ratification of the Panama Canal Treaty, civil rights, rural development, Lockheed C-5A, development of Lake Lanier Islands, forced school busing, the textile trade, the poultry industry, and works incentive program.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series III: Civil Rights 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series III: Civil Rights files document aspects of the federal government's expansion over state authority in this area, and Talmadge's efforts against such infringement. Included is constituent correspondence, mainly for the year 1968, dealing with the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, social unrest, freedom marches, and the Poor People's Campaign. Legislative files contain correspondence, printed materials, and legal opinions pertaining to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, 1964, and 1966, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and busing.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series IV: Watergate 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series IV: Watergate files document the United States Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, known as the Ervin Committee. The committee was ordered to investigate the Watergate break-in and cover-up as well as other matters relating to the 1972 presidential campaign. These files reflect Talmadge's involvement on the Senate Select Committee and include committee and subject files, witness information, and proceeding reports. The files also contain correspondence, legal documents, lists, memorandums, and reports relating to committee business, political espionage, and the Bellino subcommittee. The Bellino subcommittee was composed of Senators Talmadge, Edward Gurnery and Daniel Inouye, and was created to investigate allegations that Carmine Bellino had spied on Republican party campaign officials during the 1960 presidential campaign on behalf of the Democratic party. The subject files consist of witness summaries, statements, exhibits, and correspondence. Materials pertain to illegal campaign contributions by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and Braniff Airways, ITT anti-trust and milk pricing cases, and the Responsiveness Program, an attempt to make government departments more "responsive" to the political needs of Nixon's re-election campaign.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX: Personal 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  The Personal series contains correspondence and material of a personal nature including invitations, greetings, thank yous, condolences and items related to the Richard B. Russell Foundation, which Senator Talmadge served as chairman from 1971 until 1974. Arrangement is chronological by topic. Especially noteworthy are the subseries Sympathy and Ham Business. Sympathy includes letters of condolence to him and his family relating to the death of his youngest son, Robert, in 1975. The Ham Business subseries contains printed materials and correspondence concerning Talmadge Hams. Betty Talmadge managed the business while the senator worked in Washington. The invitation subseries includes invitations accepted, fulfilled, or regretted.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series V: Administration 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  From 1957 until 1971, the Administration and Press offices shared the same secretary and files. After 1971, the two offices were separated, as were their filing systems. Therefore some of the subseries are identical to those in the Press Office files series. This series consists of those activities that are not directly associated with "legislating" or providing constituent services but are nevertheless part of the routine of every officeholder. Also included are visitor cards, guest books, the Senator's appointment books, telephone records, and White House tour requests. Topics include the desegregation of the University of Mississippi in 1962; the civil action suit between Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor of Atlanta, and Rev. Robert Hunter, leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967; Vietnam; reaction to the Gulf of Tonkin and Mansfield Resolutions in 1967; the Pueblo incident; and the Whitten Amendment of 1969 which proposed the freedom of choice as an acceptable desegregation plan.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series VI: Political 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series VI: Political files document Talmadge's campaigns for the United States Senate seat in 1956 and his re-election campaigns of 1966, 1974 and 1980. Included in this series are correspondence, mailing lists, newspaper clippings, speeches, guest registers, scrapbook, receipts, expenditure reports, printed materials, newsletters, tax returns, and political opinion polls. The purpose of the opinion polls was to reflect support that Talmadge might expect during an election year. There are also materials pertaining to an attempt by some Georgians to persuade Talmadge to run for governor of Georgia in 1966.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series VII: Political Patronage 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  Many individuals in Georgia and elsewhere sought Senator Talmadge's assistance in winning federal appointments or jobs, and materials here reflect his role in this process. Requests for federal judgeships, federal attorneys and assistant attorneys, federal marshals, Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation committee and Georgia-based postmasters. The files were divided by regions-Northern, Middle, and Southern. Nominations were a standard part of the senator's job, as documented in these files.
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