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Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection: Collection Summary 
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Abstract:  Herman E. Talmadge was Governor of Georgia from 1948 to 1955 and a U.S. Senator from 1957 to 1980. His papers primarily document his service in the U.S. Senate and include constituent correspondence, press files, legislative files, campaign files, and files related to Watergate. Also included are files related to his father's newspaper, The Statesman, and to his service as governor.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup A: Pre-Gubernatorial 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup B: Georgia Gubernatorial Papers 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Early Senate Office 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series II: Press Office 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series III: Civil Rights 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series IV: Watergate 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX: Personal 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series V: Administration 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series VI: Political 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series VII: Political Patronage 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series VIII: Legislation 
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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).
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Mailing Lists 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XI: Flexys 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: Related Materials, 1. Photographs 
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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.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: Related Materials, 2. Audiovisual 
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Abstract:  The Herman E. Talmadge Collection Audiovisual materials document Herman Talmadge's career as governor of Georgia and later in the U.S. Senate, including his involvement in the Three Governors Controversy (1946-48), the Southern Caucus and segregation, and his final campaign for United States Senate (1980). The wire recordings in this collection document Talmadge's successful campaign against M.E. Thompson for the Georgia governorship in 1948, immediately following the Three Governor's Controversy.
Creator:  Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Collection Title:  Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: Related Materials, 3. Artifacts 
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Abstract:  Throughout this public service career, Talmadge received many plaques, citations, proclamations, honorary degrees, resolutions, and presentation certificates. Some of the more prestigious were Georgia Forestry Association appreciation award (1980), Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith Atlanta Division 1973 Abe Goldstein Human Relations Award and an Atlanta Braves appreciation award (1971).
Creator:  Tanenblatt, Eric J., 1966-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 066 Eric Tanenblatt 
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Abstract:  Eric J. Tanenblatt graduated from Emory University with a degree in economics. He immediately started as a campaign worker for George H.W. Bush, organizing college campuses. There, he met and worked with Senator Paul Coverdell. When Bush was elected President, Tanenblatt moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the administration. He served as a special assistant to Secretary Louis Sullivan in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was then appointed director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Peace Corps, serving as its liaison to the White House. In 1992, he directed Paul Coverdell’s senate campaign, and served as his state director in Georgia. In 2000, he served as chairman of George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in Georgia. In 2001, he left to serve as Governor Sonny Perdue’s chief of staff. In 2004, he served as finance chairman for Perdue’s reelection campaign. Tanenblatt discusses his experience with political campaigns, Republican party politics in Georgia, and his passion for volunteerism.
Creator:  Tarver, Malcolm Connor, 1885-1960.
Collection Title:  Malcolm C. Tarver Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of twenty pieces of Malcolm Tarver's correspondence from 1944, at which time he served as a Democrat representing Georgia's Seventh District in the United States Congress.
Creator:  American International Television
Collection Title:  Eye of the Storm Documentary Film Collection 
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Abstract:  In 1995, Jack Barnette and his son Mark Barnette engaged John Ehrlichman, White House Counsel on Domestic Affairs to President Richard Nixon, to collaborate with them on a film project to tell the inside story of those working in the White House during the Watergate scandal that ultimately brought down the Nixon presidency. The project culminated in long and short versions of the video documentary In the Eye of the Storm, hosted by author Tom Clancy, the video production An Evening with Ehrlichman at London University, and video footage of Bob Woodward’s interview of Ehrlichman. This collection consists of production files, interview transcripts, Ehrlichman’s files related to the film, depositions from John and Maureen Dean v. St. Martin’s Press, and stills and footage contracts.
Creator:  American International Television
Collection Title:  Eye of the Storm Documentary Film Collection, Series V. Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  In 1995, Jack Barnette and his son Mark Barnette engaged John Ehrlichman, White House Counsel on Domestic Affairs to President Richard Nixon, to collaborate with them on a film project to tell the inside story of those working in the White House during the Watergate scandal that ultimately brought down the Nixon presidency. The project culminated in long and short versions of the video documentary In the Eye of the Storm, hosted by author Tom Clancy, the video production An Evening with Ehrlichman at London University, and video footage of Bob Woodward’s interview of Ehrlichman. Nearly half of Series V. Audiovisual is comprised of video-recorded depositions from John and Maureen Dean v. St. Martin's Press, a lawsuit brought by the Deans over Len Colodny's book on Watergate, Silent Coup. The remainder of the series includes production media for In the Eye of the Storm, comprised of original interviews with people involved in the Watergate scandal, an interview with John Ehrlichman by Bob Woodward, interviews with Ehrlichman by Tom Clancy, the London production An Evening with John Ehrlichman, the Boca Raton, Florida production Watergate Revisited, footage of Tom Clancy's narration, video transfers of John Ehrlichman's home movies, soundtrack and score media, and footage purchased from NARA and other sources.
Creator:  Teper, Douglas Clark "Doug", 1958-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 138 Doug Teper 
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Abstract:  Douglas Clark Teper attended Georgia State University both for his bachelor's degree and law school. He was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives in 1988 and served through 2005. He served on the Industry, Judiciary, and Rules Committees. Teper discusses his early forays into politics, his time in the legislature, and his work in Iraq.
Creator:  Terrell, Hope and Quillian, Kelly.
Collection Title:  Biographical Material and Clippings on J. H. and J. R. Terrell, State Legislators 
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Abstract:  Memorials, notes, clippings and typescripts of clippings on James Render Terrell, Sr. (1868-1948), Joel Hood Terrell (1902-1957) and James Render Terrell, Jr. (1899-1956). Includes biographies and obituaries for the three, as well as articles relevant to their careers.
Creator:  Terrell, Joseph Meriweather, 1861-1912.
Collection Title:  Joseph M. Terrell Papers 
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Abstract:  The Joseph M. Terrell papers reflect Terrell's political career at the state and, to a lesser extent, national levels. The majority of the collection consists of scrapbooks and photographs.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 137 Lindsay Thomas 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas is a U.S. Representative from Georgia. He was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (1983-1993). Thomas discusses his involvement with agriculture, his experience in Washington, D.C. and his work with water resource management in Georgia.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Audiovisual Materials includes 47 audiocassettes, 41 quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, three Umatic videocassettes, and 53 VHS videocassettes documenting campaign ads, speeches, press appearances, and policy-related activities.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers: Collection Summary 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1938 to 1992, where he served on the Agriculture Committee, Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Appropriations Committee, and gained a reputation for supporting environmental causes. His papers document his career in Congress and include constituent correspondence, committee and legislative files, press files, and subject files.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series I: District Office 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series I: District Office documents the work of his Savannah District Office and includes constituent correspondence, speeches and press releases, administrative files, and research files.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series II: Political 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series II: Political documents Thomas's campaigns for election and re-election to the U.S. House, including financial records, publicity materials, election results, and voter opinion surveys. The series also contains files on other aspects of his political career such as appointment books, phone logs, and subject files.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series III: Personal 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series III: Personal contains personal files related to Thomas's political career, service on the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, and involvement with other organizations.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series IV: Legislative 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series IV: Legislative documents Thomas's committee service and his research on legislation, especially on bills related to the environment.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series IX: Artifacts 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series IX: Artifacts contains memorabilia from Thomas's campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives and his service in Congress, awards certificates, and other items that Thomas collected.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series V: Constituent Services 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series V: Constituent Services is composed of correspondence between Thomas and his constituents.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series VI: Press Relations and Media Activities 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series VI: Press Relations and Media Activities contains text for Thomas's speeches, press releases issued by Thomas's office, newspaper clippings from media coverage of Thomas, and materials documenting the interaction between Thomas's office and the press.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series VII: Office Administration 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series VII: Office Administration documents the work of Thomas's Washington D.C. office and includes correspondence, records from event and travel planning, office policies, staff lists, and information that the staff gathered to serve Thomas and his constituents.
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series VIII: Photographs 
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series VIII: Photographs series is composed of images of Thomas at events, with constituents and Congressmen in Washington D.C. and in Georgia, delivering speeches, and campaigning.
Creator:  Thompson, William J.
Collection Title:  Joseph C. Frierson, Jr. Collection of William J. Thompson Sketches 
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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.
Creator:  Thompson, M. E. (Melvin Ernest), 1903-1980.
Collection Title:  M. E. Thompson Papers 
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Abstract:  These papers document the personal life of Melvin Ernest (M. E.) Thompson, Georgia’s first lieutenant governor and participant in the famed “Three Governors Controversy.” The collection consists of personal correspondence, certificates and diplomas, history regarding the Thompson and Edenfield families, clippings, campaign speeches and announcements, and Sunday school sermons delivered by M. E. Thompson. Two hundred and nineteen, primarily black-and-white, photographs depict the Thompson family; the dedication of the Little White House at Warm Springs in 1947; Thompson’s campaigns; members of the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate (1947-1948); and the unveiling of Thompson’s portrait at the State Capitol. Of particular interest are the six television campaign advertisements featuring Thompson’s views about the county unit system, automobile tags, taxation, the state highway system and toll roads, and the integration of Georgia’s public schools. These television advertisements may be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/user/RussellLibraryAV Also, there is a reel-to-reel paper tape containing seven one-minute campaign spots.
Creator:  Thompson, Standish Fletcher, 1925-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 075 Fletcher Thompson 
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Abstract:  Fletcher Thompson was elected as a Republican to the Georgia General Assembly as a state senator in 1964. In 1966, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served in the two succeeding congresses, but was unsuccessful in a bid for reelection in 1972 and returned to his law practice in Atlanta. Thompson discusses his military service, campaigns for public office, and the Republican Party of Georgia.
Creator:  Thompson, Standish Fletcher, 1925-
Collection Title:  S. Fletcher Thompson Papers 
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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.
Creator:  Thurmond, Michael L., 1953-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 039 Michael Thurmond 
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Abstract:  Having served as a Representative in Georgia State House, the director of DFACS, chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, and Georgia Commissioner, Michael "Mike" Thurmond discusses his early life in Athens, his education, his experience with legislative policies and politics, his philosophy on labor in Georgia, and the outlook for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Creator:  Todd, Martha D.
Collection Title:  William M. Todd Case File 
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Abstract:  Six letters and one photograph documenting Martha D. Todd’s attempts to collect her husband’s, William McClintock Todd, pension for service as a civilian employee in the Panama Canal Zone and disability pension for Navy service in World War I.
Creator:  Towery, Matthew, 1959-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 089 Matt Towery 
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Abstract:  Matthew Towery was an unofficial page for Governor Lester Maddox, and continued in an official capacity during Maddox’s term as lieutenant governor. He became a speech writer in Mattingly’s successful run for senate in 1980. In 1989 with the encouragement of Newt Gingrich, Towery started the Campaign for Georgia’s Future, and the next year ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. In 1992, he served as Gingrich’s campaign chairman for his successful race for the U.S. House of Representatives. Towery won a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, making him the first Republican to preside over the Democratic House. In this interview, Towery comments on his experience working on several political campaigns, his own experience in legislature, and on party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Townsend, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1918-2008, 1916
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 010 Kil Townsend interviewed by Sheryl Vogt 
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Kil Townsend about his life as a lawyer, businessman, author, and maverick Republican legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1965 to 1992. Townsend discusses his early work developing the Republican Party in Georgia and supporting Repblican candidates such as Eisenhower and Bo Callaway. Townsend also discusses the careers of Dick Freeman and Rodney Cook and his initial run for the newly created Buckhead seat in the State House. He explains how his support of seating Julian Bond invited racially-focused criticism from early Georgia Republicans. Townsend reflects on his legislative fights regarding pensions, abortion, infrastructure, and teachers. He discusses the large number of counties in Georgia, how the county unit system influenced that number, and efforts to consolidate counties in Georgia. Townsend comments on being reelected, campaign contributions, and mobile home manufacturing. Townsend reflects on current affairs issues such as the wars in the Middle East, party politics in America, and international trade.
Creator:  Traylor, Mell Randolph, 1949-
Collection Title:  Mell Traylor Papers 
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Abstract:  The Mell Traylor Papers documents the career of the former State Senator who served two terms from 1974 to 1978. At the age of 25, Traylor became the youngest Georgia to get elected to the State Senate in 1974. This collection includes papers which document Traylor’s involvement with politics as a high school student when he was a summer intern for Herman E. Talmadge to his involvement with the Young Democrats at the University of Georgia. Other papers in this collection include campaign material from his 1974 bid for the Senate, correspondence, reports, photographs, and state government publications.
Creator:  Truitt, S. D. (Selvia Devanie), 1894-1975.
Collection Title:  Truitt and Billings Family Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection comprises the papers of S. D. Truitt (1894-1975) and family, and Ray Henry Billings (1922-1979) and family. It includes materials relating to S. D. Truitt’s career as county extension agent from 1917 to 1966, his acceptance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Superior Service Award in 1959 (including slides of the 1959 trip to Washington D.C. to accept the award) and items relating to the family’s friendships with several prominent Georgia politicians. Also included is material relating to Ray Henry Billings’ career as a communications engineer for the Atlanta Police Department. The collection includes awards, clippings, photographs, correspondence, color slides, and a scrapbook.
Creator:  Turnbull, Augustus
Collection Title:  Augustus Turnbull Collection of Carl Sanders Speech/Press Records 
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Abstract:  Augustus Turnbull was the Assistant Press Secretary to Governor Carl Sanders during the last year of his term in office (1966-1967). The materials in this collection, however, are from Sanders entire term, 1963-1967, and document his interest in efficiently maintaining state government departments as well as his public addresses and press relations.
Creator:  Tysinger, James, 1921-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 034 James Tysinger 
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Abstract:  James Tysinger discusses his early life and political career. He became interested in politics during Barry Goldwater’s campaign and became active with the Dekalb Republican Party. He was later elected to the Georgia Senate, where he served from 1968 to 1998 and served on overview committees for the Georgia World Congress Center and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).