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Collection Title:  Janet B. Scarborough Merritt Papers, Series VII. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Merritt, Janet B. Scarborough, 1909-2000.
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Abstract:  Janet B. Scarborough Merritt Papers, Series II.Audiovisual Materials includes one radio cart, three audiocassettes, one DVD, and six quarter-inch open reel audio tapes.
Collection Title:  Paul Brown Family Papers 
Creator:  Brown, Frances
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Abstract:  The Paul Brown Family Papers are composed primarily of photographs of and correspondence between members of Brown's immediate family--Congressman Brown, his wife Frances, and his two children Robert ("Bobby") and Rosalyn. It includes a selection of Brown's speeches while serving in Congress from 1933-1961, Robert's letters to home during World War II, and genealogical research compiled by Frances for joining the Daughters of the American Revolution. The collection also contains information about the Congressional War Parents Association (of which Brown was a member) and the former Bobby Brown State Park, named in honor of Robert, who served aboard the U.S.S. Scorpion and was lost at sea in 1944.
Collection Title:  Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs 
Creator:  Galambos, Eva Cohn.
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Abstract:  The Eva C. Galambos Files on the City of Sandy Springs document the history and eventual incorporation of the City of Sandy Springs in 2005. Debate over the incorporation began in the 1970s when the city of Atlanta attempted to use a state law to force annexation of Sandy Springs. In response, the Committee for Sandy Springs was formed in 1975. Eva Galambos was president of Committee for Sandy Springs (1975-2005) leading the effort to incorporate Sandy Springs. She is a co-founder and former secretary of Sandy Springs Revitalization; founder of Sandy Springs Clean and Beautiful; chairwoman of services committee for the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods; and founder of Sandy Springs Civic Roundtable. Galambos was elected the first mayor of Sandy Springs in 2005. The files include clippings, correspondence, memoranda, announcements and flyers, meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, subject files, and publications related to the incorporation of Sandy Springs.
Collection Title:  Janet B. Scarborough Merritt Papers 
Creator:  Merritt, Janet B. Scarborough, 1909-2000.
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Abstract:  Janet B. Scarborough Merritt was elected to represent the Sumter County (at the time, the 68th district) in the Georgia State House in 1964. The only woman in the Georgia State House of Representatives when she was elected, and the first to represent Sumter County, Merritt called herself a “full-time” representative. The topic of the role of women in government is thoroughly documented throughout Merritt’s speeches and writings. She served four terms in that position: she was elected again in 1966, in 1968 (after reapportionment combined Sumter with Macon and Schley counties into the new 46th district), and in 1970. In 1972, after a second reapportionment, Merritt was defeated for re-election by her former colleague in the House, Oliver Oxford, in a run-off. Merritt ran against Oxford a second time in the 1974 election, but was again narrowly defeated in a run-off. The collection documents Merritt’s campaigns, her time in the state legislature and her community activities including heavy involvement in the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Of particular note are materials documenting Merritt’s ongoing battle to change Georgia’s state flag. In 1969, Merritt sponsored a bill to change the Georgia flag adopted in 1955, shortly after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, back to the 1879 version, which did not include the Confederate battle flag. Included in the collection are speeches, notes, journals, correspondence, clippings, photographs, artifacts, and audiovisual material.