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Collection Title:  Gene Basset Editorial Cartoons 
Creator:  Basset, Gene, 1927-
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Abstract:  The collection consists of ink drawings, pencil sketches, negatives, and plates of editorial cartoons by Gene Basset from 1984 to 1992. Subject content relates to state and local (Atlanta-Fulton County) politics and feature such topics as public transportation, pension padding, and political corruption. There are also drawings relating to the Atlanta-based Falcon football team, the University of Georgia Bulldogs, the Atlanta Zoo, women's rights, Turner Broadcasting, and the Mercer University vs. Baptist Church controversy.
Collection Title:  George D. Bennett Papers 
Creator:  Bennett, George D.
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Abstract:  The collection is comprised of papers related to George D. Bennett, farmer and politician from Jackson County, Georgia. Bennett was an active particiant in local politics and he held several positions in Clarke County, Jackson County, and Oglethorpe County. The papers in this collection document his role as a local politician and farmer. Papers include correspondence from various citizens encouraging Bennett to run for State Legislature, letters from members of the Love Lodge Masons, and printed material including a speech made by Hoke Smith in 1906 and the Child Labor Bill.
Collection Title:  George Ervin (Sonny) Perdue Official Papers 
Creator:  Perdue, Sonny, 1946-
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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.
Collection Title:  George H. King File of Richard B. Russell Correspondence 
Creator:  King, George H.
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Abstract:  The file includes correspondence between Dr. George H. King, former president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Richard B. Russell from 1935 to 1938. Topics include the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College seeking funds from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (P.W.A.) and requests for Senator Russell’s endorsement for applicants to the Reconstruction Finance Commission and Resettlement Administration.
Collection Title:  George J. Berry Collection of Photographs 
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
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Abstract:  Fourteen 4x6” color photographs, depicting Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral procession on April 9, 1968 as it passed the Georgia State Capitol. Also included are photos of buses parked in front of the Capitol building, the building’s cupola, and the procession as it passed a demolished building.
Collection Title:  George J. Berry Papers 
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
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Abstract:  George J. Berry held various leadership positions with the City of Atlanta, the State of Georgia and the private sector and worked throughout his career to attract international business to Atlanta and Georgia. The papers include correspondence, reports, board meeting materials, publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia.
Collection Title:  George L. Smith II Papers 
Creator:  Smith, George Leon, 1912-1973.
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Abstract:  The George L. Smith II Papers span the dates 1943 to 1974, covering most of his twenty-nine year term as the representative from Emanuel County in the Georgia House of Representatives. The bulk of the papers represent Smith's second tenure as Speaker of the House of Representatives (1967-1973).
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George W. "Buddy" Darden, III, was born in Hancock County, Georgia, and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 7th District from 1983-1995. The George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers Audiovisual Materials contain recordings documenting Darden's career as a U.S. Congressman. Included are copies of radio and television spots for Darden's campaigns, recordings of House floor proceedings, and recordings of appearances by Darden on public programming.
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers: Collection Summary 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Darden's papers document his service in Congress and include constituent correspondence, legislative files, press files, speeches, and office files.
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series I: Constituent Services 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series I: Constituent Services contains correspondence from Darden's constituents and his responses, as well as results from a survey he sent constituents about health care reform and office materials for keeping track of constituent mail.
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series II: Legislative 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series II: Legislative documents Darden's committee service, legislation considered during his terms, and his voting record.
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series III: Speeches and Press 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series III: Speeches and Press documents Darden's public statements and includes copies of speeches, press releases, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series IV: Political 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series IV: Political includes files about Darden's campaigns, the Democratic Party, correspondence with colleagues, the Seventh District of Georgia, and subject files.
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series V: Personal 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series V: Personal includes Darden's daily schedules, general correspondence, biographical materials, and accepted invitations.
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series VI: Office 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series VI. Office documents the administration of Darden's D.C. office and includes files on his finances, event and travel planning, staff, office policies, and subject files.
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series VII: Photographs 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series VII: Photographs contains images of Darden during campaigns, at events, during visits to military bases, and with groups.
Collection Title:  George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series VIII: Artifacts 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series VIII: Artifacts contains campaign memorabilia, Congressional commissions, models of military airplanes, cartoons, awards and certificates of appreciation, and office signs.
Collection Title:  Georgia and National Political Ephemera Collection 
Creator:  Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
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Abstract:  The Georgia and National Political Ephemera Collection includes material documenting political campaigns in Georgia, in the United States as well as a small amount of material on Canadian, French, and British political parties. The bulk of the collection is comprised of bumper stickers but also includes pamphlets, brochures, clippings, matchbooks, posters, and signs from candidates' political campaigns.
Collection Title:  Georgia Council for Environmental Quality Records 
Creator:  Georgia Council for Environmental Quality.
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Abstract:  The Georgia Council for Environmental Quality Records was an organization formed in 1969 and dedicated to improving the environment in the state of Georgia. The records document the formation and work of the Council.
Collection Title:  Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project 
Creator:  Finding aid prepared by Russell staff
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Collection Title:  Georgia Disability History Archive 
Creator:  Finding aid prepared by Mat Darby and Angelica Marini
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Collection Title:  Georgia Environmental Oral History Project 
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
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Abstract:  The Georgia Environmental Oral History Project was started in 2013 via a partnership between the Russell Library and Betsy Bean. The project documents the forces that have shaped and are currently shaping the Georgia landscape, including such topics as environmental activism (with a focus on grassroots activism), legislation related to environmental issues, the environmental history of the Georgia coast, the interplay between conservation, industry, and tourism, the politics of "sustainability," and the relationship between environmental issues and public safety. Early interviews focus on Brunswick and Glynn County including numerous Superfund sites, the development issues surrounding St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, and the challenges of protecting coastal marshlands.
Collection Title:  Georgia Governors' Messages 
Creator:  Georgia Governors
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Abstract:  The collection consists of messages delivered to the Georgia General Assembly by various Georgia governors from the years 1872 to 1945. Many of these addresses are available online in the Georgia Government Publications database.
Collection Title:  Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign Speech by Robert F. Wood 
Creator:  Wood, Robert F.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of a five-page mimeographed speech presented by Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Robert F. Wood, to an audience in McDonough, Georgia on 25 June 1938.
Collection Title:  Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office Records 
Creator:  Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office
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Abstract:  The Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office, previously known as the Georgia House Public Information Office, provides media credentials and workspace for journalists who cover the Georgia House of Representatives. The Director of Media Relations for House Communications, under the direction of the Director of Media Services, supervises the Communications staff to facilitate the coverage by reporters of legislative activity. The staff provides bill texts and reports of pending legislation and disseminates press releases and calendars of business to accredited reporters. In addition, the office maintains taped excerpts from floor debates and online daily activity feeds. The majority of the collection consists of audio recordings (see separate AV finding aid) documenting the regular and special sessions of the Georgia House of Representatives, as well as some Senate proceedings, and photographs maintained by the House photographer. This collection includes biographical sketches of legislators, legislative reports, speeches, research materials, press releases, slide show scripts, audiovisual materials and photographs.
Collection Title:  Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office Records, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office
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Abstract:  Georgia House of Representatives Communications House Records, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials includes two compact discs, 1,284 audiocassettes, 236 digital audio tapes (DAT), 603 quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, and 66 VHS videocassettes, documenting the regular and special sessions of the Georgia House of Representatives, as well as some Senate proceedings. The audio reels primarily document the daily activities on the floor of the House during regular and special sessions from 1975 to 1998. The audio cassettes, from 1974 to 2004, focus more extensively on budget hearings and committee meetings, most notably those of the Appropriations Committee.
Collection Title:  Georgia Project, Inc. Records 
Creator:  Georgia Project, Inc.
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Abstract:  During the 1990s, Dalton, Georgia’s growing carpet industry brought increasing numbers of Spanish speakers into the region and the local school system. In 1996, local attorney and former U.S. congressman Erwin Mitchell recognized the need for bilingual educators in Dalton Public Schools to teach the growing number of non-English speaking students. Mitchell and a small group of Dalton citizens founded the Georgia Project, a community based non-profit organization, to serve the academic needs of Latino and Hispanic students, their teachers, and their parents. The Georgia Project developed an exchange program and brought qualified bilingual teaching assistants from Spanish speaking countries to assist in Dalton Public Schools. The collection illustrates the partnership that developed between the Georgia Project, University of Monterrey in Mexico, and the City of Dalton and Whitfield County schools. Committee files, conference and meeting files, general files, and financial records document the administrative activities of the staff of the Georgia Project. Reference material including clippings, reports, and publications demonstrate the need in the community for bilingual education and teacher training. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, clippings, financial records, statistical reports, publications, photographs, and audiovisual material.
Collection Title:  Georgia Project, Inc., Records, Series IX. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Georgia Project, Inc.
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Abstract:  Georgia Project, Inc., Records, Series IX. Audiovisual Materials includes one compact disc, three DVDs, 87 VHS videocassettes, documenting news programs, speeches, and presentations on the Georgia Project.
Collection Title:  Georgia Public Official Portraits 
Creator:  University of Georgia. School of Law
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Abstract:  This collection is comprised of eleven 8x10” triptych color portraits in 10 ½ x12 ½” gold frames of University of Georgia School of Law alumni who have served prominent roles in modern Georgia politics such as: Richard B. Russell, Jr., Herman Talmadge, S. Ernest Vandiver, and Carl E. Sanders.
Collection Title:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation Records 
Creator:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation
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Abstract:  The Georgia Public Policy Foundation, established in 1991, is a non-profit organization dedicated to conducting scholarly research and analysis of state public policy issues and working to educate citizens, policy-makers and the media. The Foundation hosts events each year throughout the state that allow members to meet and discuss issues with political, education, media and business leaders. Past speakers include the President of the United States, U.S. Speaker of the House, Supreme Court Justices, U.S. senators, representatives, presidential candidates, ambassadors, state officials, governors, members of the national media and area business leaders. The collection is comprised of a variety of printed matter created by the Research and Public Relations Departments.
Collection Title:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation Records, Series II. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation
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Abstract:  Georgia Public Policy Foundation Records, Series II. Audiovisual Materials includes 105 audiocassettes, three Umatic videocassettes, and 83 VHS videocassettes documenting the Foundation's Leadership Breakfasts, as well as other panels, talks, and awards programs featuring Georgia's political leaders.
Collection Title:  Georgia Republican Party Central Committee Campaign Files 
Creator:  Georgia Republican Party Central Committee
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Collection Title:  Georgia Republican Party Records 
Creator:  Georgia Republican Party.
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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.
Collection Title:  Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee Files 
Creator:  Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee
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Abstract:  James S. Peters served as chairman to the Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee from 1940 to 1954. This collection is comprised of bound volumes that contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, proceedings, and membership lists reflecting the activities of the Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee from 1940 to 1954. It covers events such as the Stevenson and Sparkman Presidential Campaign of 1952, the 1948 Philadelphia and 1952 Chicago National Democratic Party Conventions, and the Georgia State Democratic Party Conventions.
Collection Title:  Gilbert C. Fite Collection of Richard B. Russell, Jr. Research Files 
Creator:  Fite, Gilbert Courtland, 1918-
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Abstract:  The collection consists of oral histories and notes Dr. Gilbert C. Fite used in conducting research for the biography, Richard B. Russell, Jr., Senator from Georgia.
Collection Title:  Glenn W. (Jack) Ellard Papers 
Creator:  Ellard, Glenn W.
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Abstract:  Glenn W. (Jack) Ellard (1912-2001) served as Clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives (1959-1991). His papers document his career, World War II service, and family, and includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, awards, and militaria.
Collection Title:  Goin' Back: Remembering UGA Oral History Collection 
Creator:  Lane, Fran
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Collection Title:  Guthrie vs. Evans: Georgia State Prison Research Files 
Creator:  Chilton, Dr. Bradley S.
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Abstract:  This collection consists of material collected by Bradley Chilton pertaining to the Guthrie vs. Evans trial from 1972-1983, a law suit that led to sweeping reforms in the Georgia prison system. It includes transcripts of court proceedings, court records, minutes, printed material, correspondence, news clippings, blueprints, and photographs regarding conditions in the Georgia State Prison at Reidsville and trial proceedings. Materials were used by Chilton for his dissertation and book, Prisons Under the Gavel.
Collection Title:  Gwen Ingram O'Looney Papers 
Creator:  O'Looney, Gwen
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Abstract:  Gwen Ingram O'Looney served as the mayor of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County (1991-1998). Her papers document her service as a member of the Athens City Council and mayor, her political campaigns and activities, and her community engagement as well as the issues facing Athens-Clarke County during the 1980s and 1990s, such as increased growth, historic preservation and the impact of industry. Included are notebooks and journals, speech notes, datebooks, correspondence, campaign and political materials, clippings, programs, and photographs.