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Creator:  Pace, Stephen, 1891-1970.
Collection Title:  Stephen Pace Post Office Papers 
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Abstract:  The Stephen Pace Post Office Papers consist of a small portion of the office files of U.S. Representative Stephen Pace. The files contain correspondence (letters and telegrams) regarding post office appointments from 1936 to 1951.
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 011 Antonio Ramirez interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
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Abstract:  Antonio Ramirez lived in Mexico City until moving to Athens, Georgia in 1995. After working in construction, he and his wife opened a family-owned restaurant, Tlaloc El Mexicano, in 2007. In this interview, Ramirez talks about starting the restaurant, the types of dishes served, and the relationship between the restaurant, its customers, and the community.
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 014 Aida Quinoes interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
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Abstract:  Aída Quiñones was born in Puerto Rico, but transferred to study at the University of Georgia. She worked for a year as a special education teacher, after which she worked with the Hispanic community in various roles in schools and organizations. In this interview, she discusses her focus on her work with Latino families, difficulties and highlights of her career, and compares cultural norms between Puerto Rico and the U.S. Quiñones also talks about who inspires her, her plans for the future, and her identity as Puerto Rican and as a Spanish-speaker.
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 015 Noe Ramirez interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
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Abstract:  Noe Ramirez was born in Morelia, Mexico and currently lives in Athens, Georgia where he works as chef and menu-developer at the restaurant Taqueria La Parrilla. He discusses his early cooking experience, experimenting with recipes, and his connection to the restaurant and its customers.
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 016 Lili Roberts interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
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Abstract:  Lili Roberts was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, moved to Athens, Georgia in 1996 and works as a manager at the restaurant Taqueria La Parrilla. Among other things, she discusses her work at the restaurant, her philosophy as a manager, her identity as a Latina woman, and her love for her family and the city of Athens.
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 018 Adela Rosales interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
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Abstract:  Adela Rosales was born in Mexico and moved to Athens, Georgia in 2000 with her husband. She talks about the move, raising her children, and finding access to resources and support through community organizations like the Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES). She enrolled in classes to finish her GED and learn English.
Creator:  Pannell, James L.
Collection Title:  James L. Pannell Papers 
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Abstract:  James L. Pannell served as a state representative from Georgia's 122nd District from 1985 to 1990. His papers include correspondence, bills and resolutions and legislative research files.
Creator:  Parkerson, Maria Alicia Crespo
Collection Title:  Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Collection 
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Abstract:  The Phillip T. and Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson Collection includes materials related to the diplomatic careers of Philip T. and Maria Alicia and the philanthropic and arts work of Maria Alicia. The collection includes correspondence, press materials, family papers, and artifacts from the Parkerson family and their life in Latin America in the 1970s until the 2004.
Creator:  Parks, Virginia B.
Collection Title:  Virginia B. Parks Letter from Richard B Russell, Jr. 
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Abstract:  One folder containing a 1967 personal letter from Senator Richard B. Russell to Virginia B. Parks, thanking her for her concern during a period of illness.
Creator:  Georgia Republican Party.
Collection Title:  Georgia Republican Party Records 
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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.
Creator:  Paul, Russell K. (Rusty)
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 121 Rusty Paul 
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Abstract:  Rusty Paul grew up in the Birmingham, Alabama, area during the 1950s and 60s. He has worked in journalism as a newspaper and radio reporter, chaired the Republican Party in Georgia, and served as a state senator in the Georgia General Assembly. In this interview, Paul discusses his childhood and early interest in politics growing up in segregated Birmingham, as well as his varied career. He gives an overview of his work as Georgia Chair of the Republican Party, Georgia senator, and city councilman in Stone Mountain and Sandy Springs. Other topics include the decision to change the Georgia state flag and the rise of the Republican Party.
Creator:  Paulk, James L. (Jimmy), 1949-
Collection Title:  James L. (Jimmy) Paulk Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of Democrat James L. Paulk’s state senatorial papers during his term representing the 13th District from 1977 to 1979 and a small selection of files of Senator J. Ebb Duncan (30th District). Paulk’s papers include incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, bills, speeches, constituent questionnaires. Printed and photographic materials document state fiscal concerns, environmental issues, and the state of county correctional institutions. Of particular interest are the constituent surveys and responses from 1978 and 1979 as they reflect the opinions of Paulk’s constituency on issues of the day such as the Equal Rights Amendment, tax issues, capital punishment, and teacher’s compensation. Duncan’s files, dating from 1977 to 1979, are legislative in nature and touch primarily on his efforts to secure transportation for the elderly and mentally challenged through S.B. 553.
Creator:  Paulk, James L. (Jimmy), 1949-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 120 Jimmy Paulk 
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Abstract:  James L. Paulk, known as Jimmy, was born March 26, 1949, in Fitzgerald, Georgia. He received a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Management from the University of Georgia in 1972. At the age of 26, Paulk defeated Senator Martin Young, then the longest serving member of the Georgia Senate, to represent as a Democrat the 13th District, which covered Ben Hill, Irwin, Turner Worth, Crisp, Dooley, and part of Tift counties. After leaving office in 1980, Paulk relocated to New York City to work with the National Audobon Society. Paulk discusses his early work in the legislature, the friends he had made in the capitol, and his opinion of party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Peevy, Donn
Collection Title:  Donn M. Peevy Papers 
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Abstract:  Donn M. Peevy was a Georgia state senator from 1982 to 1990. His papers document his senate career and include correspondence, campaign materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a scrapbook.
Creator:  Perdue, Sonny, 1946-
Collection Title:  George Ervin (Sonny) Perdue Official Papers 
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Abstract:  The George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue Official Papers consist of files pertaining to Perdue's tenure as Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011. Files were created by Perdue as well as his staff and consist of electronic files as well as paper and include correspondence, reports, agendas, speeches, proclamations, public commission files, scheduling files, subject files, and photographs.
Creator:  Peterson, Hugh, 1898-1961.
Collection Title:  Hugh Peterson, Sr. Papers 
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Abstract:  Hugh Peterson (1898-1961), of Ailey, Georgia, served as a representative to the Georgia legislature from 1923 to 1931, a state senator from 1931 to 1932, and a United States Representative from Georgia’s First Congressional District from 1934 to 1946. His wife, Patience Elizabeth Russell Peterson (1902-2002), was the daughter of Judge Richard B. Russell, Sr. and sister of Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. Peterson was heavily involved in creating the Georgia State Government Reorganization Bill of 1931 and, as a U.S. Representative, was active in sponsoring farm legislation. His congressional work included service on the Transportation, Territories, Rivers and Harbors, Public Lands, and Elections committees. After losing the 1946 election to Prince Preston of Statesboro, Peterson worked with General Lucius Clay in Germany in 1947 as a consultant. After his return, he devoted his time to practicing law in Ailey and serving as a lobbyist in Washington, D. C., for various businesses with interests in Georgia. The collection includes political, business and personal papers as well as campaign memorabilia, photographs, artifacts, maps, and books, all generated and collected by Hugh Peterson, Sr. The collection documents Hugh Peterson, Sr., Patience Russell Peterson (wife), Hugh Peterson, Jr. (son), their extended family (the Petersons and the Russells), and persons active in Georgia politics as well as members of Congress, other politicians and various business people active in Washington, D.C. during the 1920s through the 1960s.
Creator:  Pettys, Richard, 1946-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 102 Dick Pettys 
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Abstract:  Richard Pettys attended the University of Georgia, where he worked on the student newspaper the Red and Black. In 1965 he began working for three newspapers in Gwinnett County that would soon become the Gwinnett Daily News. In 1969 he joined the Associated Press, and the next year was named capitol correspondent for Georgia. Considered the “Dean” of the Capitol Press Corps, he covered every governor from Lester Maddox to Sonny Perdue, and 40 legislative sessions. Pettys retired from the Associated Press in 2005 and went to work for Insider Advantage Georgia, an online political and business newsletter. Pettys discusses his entrance into journalism, his experience with many politicians at the capitol, and his life after journalism.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers: Collection Summary 
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Abstract:  John Leonard Pilcher was a farmer, businessman, and politician, serving in multiple capacities in Meigs, Georgia, in the Georgia State Senate (1940-1943), and the U.S. House of Representatives (1953-1965). The papers primarily document his career in the U.S. House of Representatives and include constituent correspondence, legislative files, published materials, and campaign materials.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series I: Legislative 
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Abstract:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, I. Legislative series contains correspondence, bills, memoranda, news releases, reports, telegrams, and other printed material pertaining to legislation sponsored by Pilcher and other congressmen. There is some overlap with similar topics in the various subseries. There is also legislative correspondence filed by constituent name in the Miscellaneous series, which acts as a partial name cross-reference file to this and other series. Topics include farming and small business practices, social security, postal rates, education, and taxation. There is also documentation of Pilchers activities as a member of the Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy and Subcommittee on the Far East and the Pacific.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series II: Meigs Office 
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Abstract:  This series consists of correspondence (primarily with constituents), notes, and printed material sent to or handled by Pilcher's office in his hometown of Meigs, Georgia . Included in this series are such topics as Agriculture, the Democratic National Convention, and the 1960 Kennedy-Johnson Presidential Campaign and Election. Items of interest contained within the files include: Letters from John W. McCormack (Speaker of the House of Representatives), J. Edgar Hoover (Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation), Harry Truman (U.S. Presi­dent, 1945-1953), and Robert Kennedy (Attorney General and brother of President John F. Kennedy); transcripts of the Kennedy vs. Nixon Broadcasts, 1960; Foreign Affairs Committee notes; correspondence on impending legislation; and information pertaining to the Flint River channelization, urban renewal, housing development, military schools and service, veterans administration, and Internal Revenue Service data processing in Georgia.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series III: Miscellaneous File 
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Abstract:  The Miscellaneous File acts as a partial name cross-reference file for Series I. Legislative, IV. Personal, V. Political, and VI. Post Office. It is a partial cross-reference file because not everything that is in the Miscellaneous File is in the series it cross-references, and vice versa. The Miscellaneous File may only have a copy of Pilcher's reply to a letter, the letter but no reply, or both the letter and its reply together. Individuals may be found under their own names or under the organization they represent. The files in the series reflect constituent opinions on the topics of the day, their requests for information and assistance, various projects for the benefit of the Second District that Pilcher undertook, and Pilcher's relationship with both federal and state agencies. Items of special interest include letters to and from U.S. and state legislators such as Richard B. Russell, Herman Talmadge, Carl Vinson, E. L. Forrester, Iris Blitch, and J. Willis Conger (State Senator, 8th District); material from Pilcher's Executive Assistant, John W. Ellis; a 1958 letter from Pilcher to the National Historical Wax Museum in Washington, D.C., detailing an anecdote about Carl Vinson; the Griffin Bell file, concerning his appointment to the 5th Circuit judgeship--he later became Attorney General (1977-1979) under President Jimmy Carter; and material about the Atlantic Union, a plan to create a commonwealth including North America and Western Europe in which Pilcher was interested, and about one of its most ardent advocates, Mrs. Chase S. Osborne.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series IV: Personal 
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Abstract:  This series reflects three aspects of Pilcher's life while a congressman: the financial, the invitations he received from both dignitaries in Washington and people in the Second District, and some of the routine tasks in running his office. The subject file is composed of cor­respondence (including congratulatory letters and thank yous), bills, re­ceipts, and forms, which are primarily concerned with financial matters-­insurance, paid bills, and the operation of Pilcher's businesses in Meigs by his son Charles.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series IX: Scrapbooks 
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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.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series V: Political 
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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.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series VI: Post Office 
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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.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series X: Photographs 
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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.
Creator:  Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.
Collection Title:  John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series XI: Artifacts and Memorabilia 
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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.
Creator:  Pinholster, Garland F.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 154 Garland Pinholster 
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Abstract:  Garland Pinholster grew up in Clyatville, Georgia in a farming family. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, served at Fort Benning during the Korean War, coached college sports at Oglethorpe University, and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. In this interview he talks about his coaching career, his entry into politics, and his role in the growth of the Republican Party in Georgia. Pinholster also discusses the influence of early Republicans candidates Barry Goldwater and Paul Coverdell, his views on political extremism and the Tea Party, and his work on the State School Board and the Georgia State Board of Transportation.
Creator:  Poole, Emily
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Park Collection 
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Abstract:  This collection includes a newspaper article, program, and piece of the ribbon from the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton, Georgia celebrating improvements that were made to the park.
Creator:  Pope, Marion
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 165 Marion Pope 
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Creator:  Porter, DuBose, 1953-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 073 DuBose Porter 
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Abstract:  DuBose Porter ran a successful campaign as a Democrat for the Georgia House of Representatives, in 1982. In 1987, Porter and Griffin Lovett bought Dublin’s daily newspaper, The Courier Herald. Porter oversees the business and publishing aspect of the paper. In 1991 and 1992, he served as Governor Miller’s administration floor leader in the legislature. In 2003, he was elected speaker pro tempore in the Georgia House of Representatives. In 2005, he was elected leader of the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He served on numerous committees, including Appropriations, Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Ethics, and Rules. He served as a member of Governor Miller’s Preservation 2000 Committee, and as Chairman of Education and Higher Education. Porter disusses the newspaper business, his time in the legislature, and party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Poston, McCracken King, 1959-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 092 McCracken Poston 
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Abstract:  McCracken Poston gained his first political experience as a law student campaigning for Buddy Darden’s run for Congress. In 1988 he ran a successful campaign for the Georgia House of Representatives, where he stayed until 1996. He then made a bid for Congress against Nathan Deal, which he lost. Poston returned to Ringgold, Georgia to practice law, and serve as juvenile court judge on the Lookout Mountain Circuit. As a criminal defense attorney, Poston famously and successfully defended Alvin Ridley, who had been charged with imprisoning and killing his wife, and Ray Brent Marsh, in the Tri-state Crematory case. In this interview, Poston discusses his political career, including his working relationship with Speaker Tom Murphy and his efforts to pass an ethics reform bill. He also shares his experience practicing law in high profile cases.
Creator:  Poythress, David, 1943-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 058 David Poythress 
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Abstract:  David Poythress began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate general and became assistant attorney general in 1971. Since then, Poythress has served in a variety of elected and appointed positions, including as secretary of state, state labor commissioner, and adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard. In this interview, Poythress discusses his early life and education, his investigation into nursing home revenue and Medicaid, his time as secretary of state for Georgia, his campaign for governor in 1998, and his experiences with the Georgia Department of Defense and the Georgia National Guard.
Creator:  Preston, Prince H., Jr., 1908-1961.
Collection Title:  Prince H. Preston, Jr. Papers 
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Abstract:  The Prince Preston Papers span the dates of 1946-1961, covering his seven terms as the representative from the First District (Bryan, Burke, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, and Wheeler Counties) in the United States House of Representatives.
Creator:  Preston, Prince H., Jr., 1908-1961.
Collection Title:  Prince H. Preston, Jr. Papers, Series V. Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  Prince H. Preston, Jr. Papers, Series V. Audiovisual Materials includes 16mm films and quarter-inch open reel tapes, documenting press appearances and campaign activities and featuring Operation Ivy, a film of the first hydrogen bomb test, introduced by Preston.
Creator:  Puckett, Patricia L.
Collection Title:  Patricia L. Puckett Papers 
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Abstract:  Pat Puckett is the Executive Director of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia and an active member of many state and national organizations working to accomplish inclusive disability policy and services. Her papers document her advocacy for people with disabilities and efforts to influence the policies that affect their lives.
Creator:  Purcell, Anne
Collection Title:  Benjamin H. and Anne Grant Purcell Papers 
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Abstract:  Benjamin H. Purcell (1928-2013) was a lieutenant colonel and POW during the Vietnam War and a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. Anne Grant Purcell is a civic and church leader from Clarksville, Georgia. Their papers document Mrs. Purcell's efforts to earn the release of Col. Purcell following his capture by the Viet Cong, the Purcells' work to share their experiences, Col. Purcell's tenure as a state representative, and his work on behalf of veterans of the Vietnam War. The papers include correspondence, speeches and remarks, book manuscripts and promotional material, campaign and political files, clippings, posters, and photographs.