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Collection Title:  Aaron Cohn Papers 
Creator:  Cohn, Aaron
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Abstract:  Aaron Cohn (1916-2012) served as a juvenile court judge in Columbus, Georgia (1965-2011). His papers include correspondence, clippings, reports, programs, awards, scrapbooks and photographs.
Collection Title:  Abit Nix Papers 
Creator:  Nix, H. Abit (Hosea Abit), 1888-1959
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Abstract:  The collection consists of papers of Hosea Abit Nix, a Georgia attorney (1888-1959), from 1907 to 1984 with the bulk from 1940 to 1956. Includes correspondence, clippings, written notes, and printed materials, the bulk of which document Nix's 1940 gubernatorial campaign against Eugene Talmadge.
Collection Title:  ADA Training Materials Collection 
Creator:  Southeast ADA Center.
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Abstract:  The ADA Training Materials Collection includes curricula created by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) for states and organizations to use in implementing ADA education and training.
Collection Title:  Albert Sidney Camp Papers 
Creator:  Camp, Albert Sidney, 1892-1954
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the papers of Albert S. Camp from 1892 to 1954. It includes personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, telegrams regarding Camp’s death, and clippings. The bulk of the collection contains letters from Camp to his wife Sarah and their children while other materials document his activities as a member of the United States House of Representatives, his World War I military service, and his work with the American Legion.
Collection Title:  Alvan S. Arnall Collection of Ellis G. Arnall Materials 
Creator:  Arnall, Alvan S., 1938-2012
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Abstract:  The materials in this collection have been gathered by Alvan S. Arnall, son of Governor Ellis G. Arnall. Ellis Gibbs Arnall was Attorney General of Georgia from 1939 to 1941 and was governor of Georgia from 1943 to 1947. The majority of this collection includes research materials used for Arnall’s biography, The Politics of Change in Georgia: A Political Biography of Ellis Arnall, written by Harold Paulk Henderson. Files include correspondence, clippings, programs, speeches, research materials, resolutions, and bills. Materials are a mix of original documents and photocopies. Other papers in this collection document portions of Arnall’s legal career and his campaigns.
Collection Title:  American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia Records 
Creator:  American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia.
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Abstract:  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1963 that is focused on protecting civil liberties in the state of Georgia. The records document their litigation and lobbying work, the subjects that they are concerned with, and their daily operations and include correspondence, case files, research files, and publications. Common subjects include the criminal justice system, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and assembly, LGBT rights, open government, racial discrimination, and student and juvenile rights.
Collection Title:  American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books 
Creator:  American Turpentine Farmers Association
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Abstract:  Judge Harley Langdale of Valdosta, Georgia, along with 900 other men from the Southern turpentine industry established the American Turpentine Farmers Association (ATFA) in March of 1936. ATFA was formed to represent the interests of gum naval stores factors, producers, and dealers in the United States "turpentine belt" (Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas). Activities of ATFA document the interconnection of land use and environmental stewardship to the broader issues and policies of modern Georgia's rural development. The American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books provide the administrative record of the organization. The minute books are available online at http://russelldoc.galib.uga.edu/atfa/.
Collection Title:  Annette Bowling Papers 
Creator:  Bowling, Annette
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Abstract:  Annette Bowling served as the executive director of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center for over forty years. Her papers include materials related to her work advocating for people with disabilities, notably her service as chair of the Commissioner’s Oversight Committee, which oversaw the closures of the Brook Run Center in 1997 and the Georgia Mental Health Institute (GMHI) in 1998.
Collection Title:  Annie Beth Abney Collection of Nathaniel E. Harris Research Files 
Creator:  Abney, Annie Beth
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Abstract:  The Annie Beth Abney Collection of Nathaniel E. Harris Research Files consists of photographs and correspondence gathered by Abney while writing a master's thesis at the University of Georgia on Nathaniel Harris who served as Governor of Georgia from 1915 to 1917. Prior to his term as governor he also served in the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate, and as a judge in the Superior Court of the Macon Circuit. Harris was an attorney by profession. The photographs document Harris family gravesites and Governor Harris's affiliation with the Mulberry Street Methodist Church (Macon, GA) where he was an active member for fifty years. Correspondence in the collection includes letters written by Governor Harris; Warren Roberts, a fellow church member; and Governor Harris's son, Walter Harris. The subject matter of the letters centers on Harris's church activities and personal family matters dated 1866 (copy) and 1957.
Collection Title:  Armour v. Nix Case Files 
Creator:  Sams, Gary
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Abstract:  Armour v. Nix, litigated from 1972 to 1980, challenged school segregation in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The case files include depositions, compliance reports, correspondence, and research on factors influencing racial patterns in housing, the use of busing to desegregate schools, and population changes in metropolitan areas.
Collection Title:  Arthur K. Bolton Scrapbooks 
Creator:  Bolton, Arthur K. (Arthur Key), 1922-1997
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Abstract:  Arthur K. Bolton served as the fiftieth attorney general of the State of Georgia (1965-1981). The scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, certificates and other ephemera related to his life and career.
Collection Title:  Athens League of Women Voters Records 
Creator:  Athens League of Women Voters
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Abstract:  The Athens League of Women Voters (ALWV) Records consist of meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and membership information documenting league activities from 1940 to 2006. Other files in this collection include publications such as annual political directories listing public officials and municipal services in the Athens-Clarke County area. The collection also has materials studied by the league regarding local, state, and national issues, including action studies, political studies, documents related to pending legislation, as well ass voter education information and candidate questionnaires. Also included are files from the League of Women Voters of Georgia, the National League, and other regional leagues.
Collection Title:  Athens League of Women Voters Records, Series VII. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Athens League of Women Voters
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Abstract:  Athens League of Women Voters Records, Series VII. Audiovisual Materials includes one DVD, one betacam videocassette, three audiocassettes, and six VHS videocassettes.
Collection Title:  Athens Music Project Oral History Collection 
Creator:  Kidula, Jean
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Abstract:  The Athens Music Project Oral History Collection is part of the Athens Music Project (AMP), a Willson Center for Humanities and Arts research cluster co-directed by Jean Kidula and Susan Thomas. Interviews in this collection document the development of Athens as a breeding ground for multiple musical communities--the most prominent of them being the Southern independent rock scene. Other areas to be documented include a variety of African-American musical traditions, hip-hop, jazz, bluegrass, folk music traditions, Latin music, new music and conceptual sound art, classical music, and musical theater, and AthFest.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project 
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
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Abstract:  The Athens Oral History Project was initiated in 2014 to document modern Athens history, roughly from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Interviews cover topics such as neighborhoods and communities in Athens, civil rights demonstrations, African American history, as well as personal histories of narrators.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 001 Homer Wilson interviewed by Alexander Stephens 
Creator:  Stephens, Alexander Maxwell, 1988-
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Abstract:  Homer Wilson was born on May 22, 1946 and grew up in Madison County. He earned a certificate in forest from Fort Valley State College. In this interview, he discusses how he began working in his father’s barbershop, Wilson’s Styling Shop, in downtown Athens, Georgia. He talks about helping found the Hot Corner Association to share the history of the Hot Corner business district and promote minority entrepreneurship in downtown Athens.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 002 Bennie McKinley interviewed by Alexander Stephens 
Creator:  McKinley, Bennie
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Abstract:  Bennie McKinley was born in Athens, Georgia in 1945 and grew up in segregated neighborhoods in Athens. She attended Reese Street School and Athens High and Industrial School. In this interview, she discusses her early experiences with segregation, her student activism with the civil rights movement and integration, the community role of the Hot Corner district, and female leaders from African American communities in Athens. She talks about the process of desegregation, racism, her retail career at the University of Georgia, and her mission to educate new generations about the past.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 003 Archibald Killian interviewed by Alexander Stephens 
Creator:  Killian, Archibald
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Abstract:  Archibald Killian was born in Athens, GA in 1933. He studied at the Burdett School of Business in Boston, and served as a police officer overseas in the U.S. Air Force. In this interview, Killian discusses the process of desegregation of the University of Georgia and his decision to house Hamilton Holmes, one of the first two African-American students admitted to UGA, despite threats from the Klu Klux Klan. Killian also reflects on being one of the first African Americans to integrate the police department, his eventual decision to leave that job and join the postal service., and his role as pastor of the St. Mark AME Church after his retirement. Killian also comments on both positive and negative changes that he has witnessed in Athens over the years, and the importance of teaching history to young people.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 004 Gwen O'Looney interviewed by Betsy Bean, Part 1 
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
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Abstract:  Gwendolyn Ingram O’Looney grew up on St. Simon’s Island, graduated from the University of Georgia, and has worked in human service positions throughout her career. In this interview, she talks about her public service career in local politics, as a city council member and two-term mayor of Athens-Clarke County. She describes issues affecting Athens during the 1980s, as well as the race relations and women and minority representation at the time. O’Looney discusses the city-county unification process that created Athens-Clarke County, its ramifications, and her involvement in carrying out consolidation in her role as mayor.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 005 Gwen O'Looney interviewed by Betsy Bean, Part 2 
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
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Abstract:  Gwendolyn Ingram O’Looney grew up on St. Simon’s Island, graduated from the University of Georgia, and has worked in human service positions throughout her career. In this follow-up interview, O’Looney discusses more specifically the initiatives relating to solid waste management, water management, and economic development that she coordinated during her terms in office as mayor of Athens-Clarke County. She also discusses the partnership created between the city-county government and the University of Georgia, the improvement of transportation infrastructure, and the redevelopment of East Athens.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 006 Anne Brightwell interviewed by Betsy Bean 
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
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Abstract:  Anne Brightwell grew up in the small town of Union, Missouri, outside of St. Louis. She graduated from Lindenwood College, and was involved in social activism relating to race and integration alongside her husband Frank. After moving to Athens, Georgia, they became involved in activism there, including printing the newspaper United Free Press, from their home. In this interview, Brightwell discusses her experiences as a teacher in Clarke Central High School in Athens-Clarke County. She talks about administrational support, school diversity, white flight, the connection between poverty and education, and the positive influence of the school’s athletic program on developing interracial understanding.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 007 Lemuel LaRoche (Life the Griot) and Alexander Stephens 
Creator:  LaRoche, Lemuel
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Abstract:  Lemuel LaRoche, also known as a LIFE The Griot, is a poet, community activist, and founder of the Athens non-profit, Chess and Community. He grew up in New York, and moved to Georgia where he attended Gordon College and later transferred to the University of Georgia. In this interview, LaRoche talks about his upbringing and early influences, his experience of the intersection between race and education, his decision to study social work at the master’s level, and his growing involvement in community engagement in Athens. He discusses Dreaded Mindz and Chess and Community, two community engagement initiatives he helped to spearhead. He discusses social conditioning, structural issues that affect the African-American community in Athens, and the relationship between the University of Georgia and the community. He reflects on fatherhood and working towards creating a better future.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 011 Antonio Ramirez interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
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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.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 012 Florinda Arroyo interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
Creator:  Arroyo, Florinda
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Abstract:  Florinda Arroyo was born in the state Michoacán, Mexico and moved to Athens, Georgia with her husband, where they opened the restaurant Tlaloc, El Mexicano. In this interview, she talks about learning to cook as a child, the idea to start the restaurant, the initial difficulties, the restaurant’s growth, and the relationship between Tlaloc, its customers, and the community.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 013 Alonso Haro interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
Creator:  Alonso, Haro
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Abstract:  Alonso Haro grew up in Zacatecas, Mexico, after which he moved back to the U.S. in 1992, where he eventually settled in Athens, Georgia. Haro worked in his father’s restaurant, Taqueria La Parrilla, where he is currently a co-owner. In this interview, he talks about his family, his father's inspiration for opening a restaurant, an employee-focused work culture, and the restaurant's relationship to its customers and the community.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 014 Aida Quinoes interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
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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.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 015 Noe Ramirez interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
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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.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 016 Lili Roberts interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
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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.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 017 Miriam Hernandez interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
Creator:  Hernandez, Miriam
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Abstract:  Miriam Hernandez grew up in Athens, Georgia and currently works at her uncle’s restaurant, Tlaloc El Mexicano. In this interview, she talks about her family, her stepfather’s deportation, working from an early age, and becoming a young mother. She also reflects on her life experiences and how they have shaped her attitude.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 018 Adela Rosales interviewed by Soledad Palacios 
Creator:  Palacios, Soledad
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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.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 020 Lora Smothers interviewed by Iva Dimitrova 
Creator:  Dimitrova, Iva
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Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 021 Iliana Rodriguez interviewed by Iva Dimitrova 
Creator:  Dimitrova, Iva
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Collection Title:  Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) Unification Files 
Creator:  Hardy, Paul T.
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Abstract:  The Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) Unification Files document the dissolution of the governments of the city of Athens and Clarke County and the creation of a new consolidated government known as Athens-Clarke County on January 14, 1991. Documented to a lesser degree is Paul Hardy, University of Georgia Carl Vincent Institute of Government professor and attorney, and his role in the unification process and drafting of the final charter. The files consist of correspondence and memos, charter drafts and summary reports, commission meeting agendas and minutes, research materials, legal and financial information, organization charts, maps, clippings, and advertising materials.
Collection Title:  Aubrey Evans Collection on Richard B. Russell, Jr. 
Creator:  Evans, Aubrey.
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Abstract:  The collection contains 20 letters and one 7-page speech transcript. The correspondence is primarily between Aubrey Evans and Richard B. Russell, Jr. They span nearly forty years and follow the developing careers of Aubrey Evans and Senator Russell. The correspondence begins with a 1932 letter from Russell to Honorable Philip Weltner, recommending Evans for college financial aid. In following letters, Evans and Senator Russell express gratitude for each other’s support, as well as congratulations and interest in the other’s career progress.
Collection Title:  Aubrey R. Morris Collection of Richard B. Russell, Jr. Materials 
Creator:  Morris, Aubrey R., 1922-2010.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of three photographs of Richard B. Russell, Jr. and one of Aubrey R. Morris in addition to an article from the Atlanta Journal concerning Senator Russell's battle with lung cancer.
Collection Title:  Augustus Turnbull Collection of Carl Sanders Speech/Press Records 
Creator:  Turnbull, Augustus
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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.