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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.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series VIII: Legislation 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series VIII: Legislation subject matter pertain to legislation being considered by Congress. The researcher will find overlap between the Legislative and Press Office series in related subject matter. For more detailed information on the Watergate affair, the researcher should review Series II (Press Office) and Series IV (Watergate).
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Mailing Lists 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Mailing Lists consists mainly of mailing lists for Talmadge's newsletter from 1974 and 1976. The list from 1974 is divided into 35 volumes and specified by name and number below. The boxed material contains reference guides and computer instructions for compiling the mailing lists. Some correspondence associated with the mailings is also included.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XI: Flexys 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  Talmadge's office staff had to coordinate the organization of constituent correspondence records. The tracking system began with attaching the actual letter (incoming and outgoing), along with copies of approved response paragraphs. These materials were then organized under a subject access point. Topics of interest include tax reform, Vietnam, school desegregation, busing, gun control, social services, and the Panama Canal Treaty.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: Related Materials, 1. Photographs 
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
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Abstract:  The Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: Related Materials, 1. Photographs consists of over 2,600 unique photographs illustrates the life and career of Senator Talmadge and includes personal photographs as well as those released in public service. Early photographs include images of Talmadge's father, Eugene Talmadge, as a young man in 1910 and span his father's and Herman's political careers.
Collection Title:  Hoke Smith Papers 
Creator:  Smith, Hoke, 1855-1931.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of personal and political papers of Hoke Smith, lawyer, politician, U.S. Senator, from 1879-1931. Includes subject files (1892-1930), correspondence, (1898-1930), letterbooks (1879-1921), newsclippings (1890-1928), ledgers, and printed materials. The records document his legal career as well as some of his political activities. Documentation of the Georgia genbernatorial election of 1926, the Tacna Arica Dispute, War Risk insurance, his senate campaign in 1920, concerns regarding the Cherokee Indians, railroads, and African-American appointments are represented.
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