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Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series IX: Scrapbooks 
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
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Abstract:  The scrapbooks consist primarily of newspaper clippings that chronicle Pilcher's state senate and congressional careers. The news clippings contain information about Pilcher's speeches, public appearances, campaigns, platform, and appointments to military academies. The scrapbooks also contain speeches, letters, certificates and photographs.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series V: Political 
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
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Abstract:  Series V: Political is concerned with Pilcher's involvement in the Democratic Party in Georgia and the Second District, his campaigns and speeches, and his interest in local projects. It is composed of a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, telegrams, reports, and speeches. Topics include Flint River Project, mutual security, postal pay increases, civil rights, and campaign expenditures for Pilcher's congressional campaigns.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series VI: Post Office 
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
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Abstract:  The Post Office series consists of correspondence, memos, regulations, reports, and telegrams, the series is concerned with the opening, closing, or construction of post offices; routes; constituent comments on and postal investigations/inspections into service; legislation pertaining to the operation of post offices; and the appointment of postmasters and rural carriers in the Second Congressional District.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series X: Photographs 
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
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Abstract:  This series consists of photographs, primarily black and white, covering civic events Pilcher attended and various trips he made as a congressman. Because Pilcher played an important role in federal construction in his distriction, the series also includes views of the Moultrie post office and the town of Cavalry, among others. Among the some the more notable individuals appearing in the photographs are: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Francisco Franco, and Chiang Kai-shek.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series XI: Artifacts and Memorabilia 
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
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Abstract:  The artifacts and memorabilia document the career of John L. Picher and include plaques, certificates, commissions, newspaper articles, drawings, and a Somerville political cartoon.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series I: Speech/Press Files 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  The John Davis Papers, Series I. Speech/Press Files consists of clippings; grant files; insertions in the Congressional Record; newsletters; radio scripts and tapes; press releases; and speeches, addresses and statements by Davis on various topics. Some of the topics include: techonology, fire research and safety, Interstate 75, Daylight Savings Time, Coosa-Alabama River System, Watergate and Nixon, National Science Foundation, Lockheed, and Vietnam.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series II: Political Campaigns 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  The John Davis Papers, Series II: Political Campaigns contains clippings, campaign files, and memorabilia documenting Davis' campaigns from 1954 to 1974.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series III: Personal 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  The John Davis Papers, Series III: Personal contains correspondence, invitations, thank you letters and other personal material.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series IV: Intra-Office 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series IV: Intra-Office files contains nine appointment books which record the hourly appointments (9:00-6:00) of Davis' Committee and Club meetings and his speaking engagements for 1961 to 1965 and 1970 to 1974. There are also two guests books.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series V: Legislative 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series V: Legislative is arranged by Congress and contains legislative material and correspondence for the 91st, 92nd, and 93rd Congresses (1979-1974). It contains Davis Bills from 1961 to 1974. Each Congress is arranged by House Committee followed by Davis's Committees (ones he served on) and Subcommittee followed by Davis's bills. Topics include Watergate, NASA, the National Science Foundation, fire research and training, metric hearings, energy, and the Panama Canal.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series VI: General File 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series VI: General File contains a variety of material and correspondence, reports, press releases, and grants especially in the early years. The General File, as well as, Legislative, reflect the increasing sophistication of Davis' filing system. In the years 1961 to 1968 (87th - 89th Congresses) General Correspondence-Subject Files includes legislative correspondence. The 1969 and 1970 material is filed together, as was 1971 and 1972. However, 1973 and 1974 were both filed separately (with the exception of the federal agencies and county files which were maintained together). Topics include roads and interstates (I-75), water resource management (Carters Dam and Coosa River), Lockheed Corporation, rural electrification, busing for integration and civil rights, county grants, housing, Medicare, and science and technology.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XI: Rivers, Harbors, and Watersheds 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XI: Rivers, Harbors, and Watersheds files contain correspondence, clippings, news releases, and Department of Agriculture reports on the federal watershed projects in the Seventh District. The file was maintained separately in Davis' office and therefore was kept as a distinct series, although the file is small and somewhat similar to folders found in Series VI. General File. The series is arranged alphabetically by name of project, then chronologically within each category.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XII: Seventh District Federal Funding 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XII: Seventh District Federal Funding files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence, notices, and lists of contacts regarding federal funding (from landfills to ballet projects) that Davis helped to obtain for the counties in his district from 1972 to 1974. These files represent a more complete set of records than is found in the "grants" portion of Series I. Speech-Press.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XIII: Office Administration 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XIV: Technology Assessment 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XIV: Technology Assessment files contain documents that relate both to Davis's position on the Technology Assessment Board, while still in Congress, and his position in the Office of Technology Assessment, after leaving office in 1975. The series is arranged chronologically, latest date first.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XV: Scrapbooks 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XV: Scrapbooks contains two scrapbooks. They are filled with news clippings and photographs which detail Davis's political life in the 1960s. One book deals with the 1960 election exclusively, while the other deals with various events in the 1960s.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XVI: Artifacts and Memorabilia 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XVI: Artifacts and Memorabilia include campaign buttons, name tags, printing plates, license plates, and plaques.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XVII: Photographs 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XVII: Photographs consist of images of John W. Davis focusing primarily on his political career. The photographs contain images of Davis as a young man, lawyer, jurist, and politician. Contents of this series range from photographs of Davis at fundraisers, formal dinners, and at work on various congressional duties.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XVIII. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series XVIII. Audiovisual Materials includes one 16mm film, one phonodisc, 91 audiocassettes, 335 quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, and five two-inch video tapes, documenting campaign ads, speeches, press appearances, and policy-related media.
Collection Title:  Joseph C. Frierson, Jr. Collection of William J. Thompson Sketches 
Creator:  Thompson, William J.
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Abstract:  The Joseph C. Frierson, Jr. Collection of William J. Thompson Sketches is comprised of three framed sketches of Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. The sketches were originally done by William J. Thompson in preparation to sculpt the bronze statue of Russell for the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol. The sketches were originally hung in the Athens office of Joseph C. Frierson before coming to the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
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