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Collection Title:  M. E. Thompson Papers 
Creator:  Thompson, M. E. (Melvin Ernest), 1903-1980.
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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.
Collection Title:  M. Louise McBee Papers 
Creator:  McBee, Mary Louise, 1924-
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Abstract:  The M. Louise McBee Papers documents the political activities of Louise McBee who served as a democratic legislator in the House of Representatives from 1991 until 2004. Prior to serving as a legislator for Athens-Clarke County, McBee was an educator and held administrative positions at the University of Georgia from 1963 until 1988. At UGA, Dr. McBee held positions as: the Dean of Women, the Dean of Students, the Assistant Vice President for Instruction, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs. This collection includes records of McBee’s activities as a legislator. Records include correspondence and research files as well as files relating to different legislative committees McBee served on. Topics covered in this collection includes: the HOPE scholarship, higher education, Teachers’ Retirement System, Gay Marriage Amendment, Georgia World Congress Center, transportation, and issues relating to Athens-Clarke County. This collection also includes some personal files, photographs, and artifacts.
Collection Title:  M. Louise McBee Papers, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  McBee, Mary Louise, 1924-
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Abstract:  M. Louise McBee Papers, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials includes seven VHS videocassettes and one compact disc.
Collection Title:  Mableton (GA) Coal Company Account Book 
Creator:  Adair, Rufus
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Abstract:  This collection consists of one ledger belonging to Rufus Adair whose family owned the Mableton Coal Company after it was owned by the family of Georgia Governor Roy Barnes.
Collection Title:  Mack F. Mattingly Papers 
Creator:  Mattingly, Mack Francis, 1931-
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the papers of Mack F. Mattingly from 1956 to 2016, including correspondence, clippings, press releases, speeches, printed materials, photographs, audiotapes, and videotapes. The press files include mainly speeches, press releases, and clippings. Records relating to office administration contain telelphone logs, appointment books, schedule books, guest books, accepted and declined invitations files, files of office staff, and general files that consist of weekly and monthly reports from regional representatives in Georgia. The legislative files include subject files pertaining to legislation being considered by Congress, bill files, Mattingly's voting records from 1981 through 1987, and his personal legislative files, which contain legislative topics of particular interest to the Senator. These materials document Mattingly's work on legislation relating to the line-item veto, anti-drug measures, tax policy, trade policy, agriculture policy, and the conservative economic and federal defense budget policy. Of particular interest are records relating to Mattingly's work as chair of the Subcommittee on Military Construction Appropriations, which included aid to the "Contras" in Nicaragua, his tenure on the Ethics Committee while it investigated the ABSCAM bribery scandal, and legislation that reduced expenditures on consultants and studies by the government. The records of the constituent services staff consist primarily of issue correspondence containing information on constituents' views and questions about current events or public issues. The scrapbooks (1979-1985) were compiled by the Senator's family and staff which record highlights of the Senator's political career and campaigns. Also included are journals and letters written by Carolyn Mattingly.
Collection Title:  Mack F. Mattingly Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Mattingly, Mack Francis, 1931-
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Abstract:  Mack F. Mattingly Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials includes betacam videocassettes, DVDs, audiocassettes, digital audio tape (DAT), microcassettes, quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, Umatic videocassettes, and VHS videocassettes documenting campaign ads, speeches, press appearances, and policy-related activities.
Collection Title:  Malcolm C. Tarver Papers 
Creator:  Tarver, Malcolm Connor, 1885-1960.
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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.
Collection Title:  Map Collection 
Creator:  Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell Library of Political Research and Studies Map Collection consists of world, regional, country, state, county, city, and trip maps from various collections housed at the Russell Library.
Collection Title:  Marcus Wayland Beck Diaries 
Creator:  Beck, Marcus Wayland, 1860-1943
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Abstract:  Marcus Wayland Beck was born in Harris County, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1881. He passed the bar in 1883 and began practicing law in Jackson County. He served as a Georgia state senator, Solicitor General of the Flint Circuit and judge for the same circuit. After fighting in the Spanish American War, he returned to Georgia and was appointed as associate justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. He was eventually appointed as the presiding judge, a position he maintained until he retired in 1937. The Marcus W. Beck Diaries reflect his day to day personal and judicial activities as Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court (1905-1937) and as Presiding Justice (1917-1937).
Collection Title:  Margaret S. Appleby McCormick Materials related to Richard B. Russell 
Creator:  McCormick, Margaret S. Appleby, 1911-
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Abstract:  The collection includes forty-nine black and white photographs belonging to Margaret Appleby McCormick, taken during her employment with Senator Russell, and photocopies of six clippings mentioning McCormick, Lillian Coogle, Joseph E. Chappell, and Captain and Mrs. William Beard Sturtevant.
Collection Title:  Margaret V. Clute Collection of Carl Vinson Papers 
Creator:  Clute, Margaret Vinson
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Abstract:  The collection is comprised of materials collected by Margaret Vinson Clute, great-niece of Carl Vinson. The materials in this collection span the years 1949 to 1984 and primarily include letters, photographs, and clippings. Letters written by Carl Vinson to his family, include his brother, Colonel Wilbur Vinson, and his great-niece, Margaret Vinson Clute. This collection also includes some photographs of Carl Vinson at various events and clippings which primarily document events such as the launching of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, retirement from Congress, 90th birthday celebration, President Richard Nixon’s visit to Warner Robins and Mercer University, and other events honoring Vinson.
Collection Title:  Mark Johnson Papers 
Creator:  Johnson, Mark
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Abstract:  Mark Johnson is the Director of Advocacy at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta and has been an advocate and leader in the disability rights movement for over thirty years. His papers contain subject and chronological files, artifacts, t-shirts, and audiovisual materials related to his work as a disability advocate, organizer, and professional.
Collection Title:  Martha Brown Stacy Papers 
Creator:  Stacy, Martha Brown, 1924-2003.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of correspondence, printed materials, and clippings primarily relating to Martha Brown Stacy's work as chair of radio and television for the Forth Worth (Texas) City Council of the Parent-Teachers Association and substitute teacher for the Forth Worth Public School system.
Collection Title:  Martha Zoller Papers 
Creator:  Zoller, Martha, 1959-
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Abstract:  Martha Zoller was host of the conservative radio talk show The Martha Zoller Show and is active in Georgia's political discourse. Her papers document her broadcast, publishing, and political career and include audio and video recordings from her show, opinion pieces, research materials, and photographs.
Collection Title:  Martin J. Hillenbrand Oral History Collection 
Creator:  Hillenbrand, Martin Joseph, 1915-2005.
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Abstract:  Collection consists of 18 interviews conducted by John Stark, Gary Bertsch, and Mary McKay with Dr. Martin J. Hillenbrand, for Stark's internship with the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) in 2004. The Russell Library hired Stark, in May 2004, to transcribe the interviews, and he continued to conduct interviews with Dr. Hillenbrand through July of that year. The last interview Stark did with Hillenbrand was video recorded, with Gary Bertsch acting as co-interviewer. In September 2004 Mary McKay of the Russell Library interviewed Dr. Hillenbrand regarding his collection of photographs. Topics include the Berlin Crisis, European Union and its future, Hillenbrand's experience in Burma and India, origins of the Center for East-West Trade Policy (currently the CITS), meeting and marrying his wife, Hillenbrand's monograph Power and Morals, and international economics post-World War II.
Collection Title:  Martin J. Hillenbrand Papers 
Creator:  Hillenbrand, Martin Joseph, 1915-2005.
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Abstract:  Ambassador Martin J. Hillenbrand served for thirty-five years as a professional United States Foreign Service Officer, including service in Burma, India, Mozambique, Hungary, France, and Germany. He was appointed as the first U.S. Ambassador to Hungary (1967-1969), Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (1969-1972) and Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (1972-1976). The collection consists of Hillenbrand's personal papers and provides an overview of his life and career in diplomatic service. The papers also document his academic career at The University of Georgia (1982-1997) and involvement in international diplomatic organizations. Of particular interest are his personal, hand-written journals and notebooks which begin with adolescence and extend through retirement. Included in the collection are published and unpublished articles, drafts, speeches, notes, journals, correspondence, clippings, photographs, artifacts and audiovisual material.
Collection Title:  Martin J. Hillenbrand Papers, Series VIII: Audiovisual 
Creator:  Hillenbrand, Martin Joseph, 1915-2005.
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Abstract:  Martin J. Hillenbrand Papers, Series VIII: Audiovisual, includes 35 VHS videocassettes, two betacam videocassettes, and one quarter-inch open reel tape. The audiovisual resources are primarily copies of programs produced by the Southern Center for International Studies.
Collection Title:  Marvin Griffin Papers 
Creator:  Griffin, Marvin, 1907-1982
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Abstract:  Marvin Griffin (1907-1982) served as Lieutenant Governor and Governor of the State of Georgia (1948-1955; 1955-1959). His papers include speeches, campaign files, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Collection Title:  Mary Frances Early Papers 
Creator:  Early, Mary Frances, 1936-
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Abstract:  This collection documents Mary Frances Early, the first African American to graduate from the University of Georgia. Ms. Early’s transcripts, grades, financial aid documents, photographs, diaries, and notebooks illustrate her student life. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1962, with her master’s in music education, she worked for the Atlanta Public Schools and was involved in local, state and national educational organizations. Ms. Early’s involvement with organizations such as Georgia Music Educators Association, National Endowment for the Arts, and Music Educators National Conference is illustrated by correspondence, photographs, and speeches. Also included are materials regarding her education at Clark Atlanta University (1957) and honors received from the University of Georgia Alumni Association and College of Education. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, programs and event files, official documents from the University of Georgia, diaries, and notebooks.
Collection Title:  Mary Hollingsworth Collection of Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix University of Georgia Grades 
Creator:  Nix, H. Abit (Hosea Abit), 1888-1959
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Abstract:  One folder containing two grade reports and two absence reports for Hosea Abit (H. A.) Nix at the University of Georgia, from June 1909 and February 1910.
Collection Title:  Mary Kissel Papers 
Creator:  Kissel, Mary
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Abstract:  Mary Kissel is a founder and interim executive director of Georgia Options. Her papers document her advocacy for person-centered care for individuals with developmental disabilities and her work with Georgia Options and other advocacy organizations.
Collection Title:  Mary M. Wood Papers 
Creator:  Wood, Mary M.
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Abstract:  Mary M. Wood is an educator, researcher and founder of the Developmental Therapy Institute, which focuses on training, research, development and outreach in Developmental Therapy-Teaching (DTT). Her papers document her work to improve the lives of troubled children, teens, and their families through effective interventions and includes publications, research and grant files.
Collection Title:  Maston O'Neal Papers 
Creator:  O'Neal, Maston, 1907-1990.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the congressional papers of Maston E. O'Neal, Jr. from 1962-1972. Includes personal and official correspondence, speeches, financial records, press releases, appointment books, news clippings, photographs, and printed materials reflecting O'Neal's activities in Congress. The materials particularly document his committee work regarding civil rights, agriculture, forestry, dairy and poultry, oilseed (peanuts), and rice concerns. Correspondents include Jimmy Carter, Lester Maddox, Carl Sanders, and Howard H. "Bo" Callaway.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers: Collection Summary 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Cleland's papers predominantly document his career as a U.S. Senator and include constituent correspondence, legislative subject files, files from his committee service, press files, and files from his district office.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series I. Constituent Services 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series I. Constituent Services contains correspondence between Max Cleland and his constituents about the wide variety of issues that concerned them.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series II. Legislative Files 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series II. Legislative Files documents Cleland's committee service, staff research on legislation, and voting record.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series III. Press 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series III. Press documents the various ways Cleland communicated his views, including speeches, his biography, press releases, newspaper clippings, and his website.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series IV. Political and Personal 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series IV. Political and Personal contains general information about Cleland's political career, including campaign materials, brief correspondence, financial disclosure reports, and weekly schedules.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series IX. Artifacts 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series IX. Artifacts contains materials from throughout Cleland's life and political career, including his military service, political campaigns, and awards.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series V. Atlanta District Office 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series V. Atlanta District Office includes correspondence with constituents, reports on the activities of district representatives, files on event planning and Cleland's travel schedule, office policies, project and research files, and the files of state director Bill Chapman.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series VI. Prior Political Career 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series VI. Prior Political Career documents the positions Cleland held prior to becoming a U.S. senator and includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, memos, and research materials.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series VII. Photographs 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series VII. Photographs contains photographs of Cleland at events and with constituents.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series VIII. Office 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series VIII. Office contains the computer files of Cleland's staff.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  The Audiovisual Materials series contains video and audio in various formats that document all areas of Max Cleland's career, especially his service as Georgia Secretary of State (1882-1996) and U.S. Senator (1997-2002).
Collection Title:  Maxine S. Goldstein Papers 
Creator:  Goldstein, Maxine S., 1926-
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the political and personal papers of Maxine S. Goldstein from 1968 to 2010. It includes political files containing correspondence, clippings, publications, meeting minutes, agendas, and memorabilia relating to national and Georgia Democratic party organizations and events including the Democratic National Conventions, Democratic National Committee, Association of State Democratic Chairs, State Executive Committee, Select Committee on Women’s Issues, and the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women. Appointive position files reflect Goldstein's activities in state and regional public service positions including the Georgia State Commission on Indian Affairs. Community activities files containing correspondence, clippings, awards, and yearbooks document Goldstein's involvement in social organizations such as the Garden Club of Georgia and the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. Personal files contain information on the Shapiro and Goldstein families as well as Jewish organizations.
Collection Title:  Maxine S. Goldstein Papers, Series VII. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Goldstein, Maxine S., 1926-
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Abstract:  Maxine S. Goldstein Papers, Series VII. Audiovisual Materials includes one compact disc, four audiocassettes, one quarter-inch open reel audio tape, and seven VHS videocassettes.
Collection Title:  Melba R. Williams Papers 
Creator:  Williams, Melba R.
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Abstract:  The Melba Williams Papers span the dates 1954-1994, with the bulk of the papers representing personal documents generated through Williams’ work in the Democratic Party at the local, state and national level, and during her tenure as a member of the State Elections Board.
Collection Title:  Mell Traylor Papers 
Creator:  Traylor, Mell Randolph, 1949-
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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.
Collection Title:  Melvin Hill Files on the Select Committee to Revise State Constitution 
Creator:  Hill, Melvin
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Abstract:  The Melvin Hill Files on the Select Committee to Revise State Constitution collection includes materials related to Hill’s position as staff director for the Committee. The collection contains files related to drafts and revisions of amendments and versions of the 1983 Georgia constitution.
Collection Title:  Michael R. McLeod Article on Herman Talmadge 
Creator:  McLeod, Michael R.
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Abstract:  The Michael R. McLeod Article on Herman Talmadge consists of an article by McLeod about his experiences with Herman Talmadge and Hubert Humphrey on the Senate Agricultural Committee during the 1970s.
Collection Title:  Milner S. Ball Democratic National Convention File 
Creator:  Ball, Milner Shriver.
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Abstract:  The file consists of material relating to Milner Ball’s involvement as a delegate at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago including letters, pamphlets, magazines, and memorabilia, such as buttons and door tickets.
Collection Title:  Mississippi Agriculture Oral History Collection 
Creator:  Williams, Brian
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Collection Title:  Music Teachers Stories Collection 
Creator:  Legette, Roy
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Collection Title:  Myles Godfrey Collection of Georgia Political Materials 
Creator:  Godfrey, Myles R.
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Abstract:  The Myles Godfrey Collection of Georgia Political Materials includes photographs, ephemera and correspondence related to Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge, U.S. Senators Richard B. Russell and Herman Talmadge, and Max Cleland as Georgia Secretary of State.