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Collection Title:  J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series III: Constituent Services 
Creator:  Rowland, J. Roy (James Roy), 1926-
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Abstract:  Constituent Services series is organized in three subseries: A. Academies [Restricted], B. Projects and Grants, and C. Constituent Mail. The constituent mail makes up the majority of this series and contains mail on a variety of topics including form letter lobbies of Rowland and personal letters written about issues of interest to constituents. Correspondence about specific legislation is typically filed in Series II. Legislative with the staff member who handled the topic in question. In this series, however, most constituent letters do not have a personal reply from Rowland or his staff representative, but received a form reply, which is typically not attached to the letter, but filed with other form responses (see 2. Computer Mail, 103rd Congress for form replies, 1991-1994 and Series II. Legislative, A. Legislative Directors’ Files, Kathy Bryant Hennemuth’s Legislative Mail for early form responses). The only exception to this type of form reply is Intergovernmental Affairs Mail, which did receive personal responses from a staff member and/or Rowland.
Collection Title:  J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series II, Subseries A: Legislative Directors’ Files 
Creator:  Rowland, J. Roy (James Roy), 1926-
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Abstract:  J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series II, Subseries A: Legislative Directors’ Files documents the work of Rowland’s two legislative directors, Rebecca Brady (1983-1988) and Kathy Bryant Hennemuth (1987-1994). Legislative research and bill files may contain any of the following: background materials about legislative issues, staffer notes, drafts and final copies of bills, “Dear Colleague” letters to/from other members of Congress, Rowland’s statements made on the House floor, clippings, background memoranda from staff to Rowland, hearing statements by Rowland and others, and correspondence from lobbyists. Legislative mail contains letters to Rowland from constituents about legislation and copies of Rowland’s responses. Mail files also include responses to constituents’ telephone calls or visits to district offices and inquiries received at Rowland’s Washington, D.C., office. Topics in the mail files usually reflect the staffer’s assigned legislative topics. Speeches and statements files contain speeches and statements Rowland made on the House floor or in his district. See Series IV. Press and Series I. Administrative for additional speeches and statements. The Legislative Series’ main strength is health care legislation and related committee work (e.g., Energy and Commerce Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, National Commission on AIDS, National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality, Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families), and to a lesser extent the topics of transportation (Public Works and Transportation Committee) agriculture, education, defense, the environment, and foreign affairs.
Collection Title:  J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series II, Subseries B: Legislative Assistants’ Files 
Creator:  Rowland, J. Roy (James Roy), 1926-
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Abstract:  J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series II, Subseries B: Legislative Assistants’ Files document the ten legislative assistants in his Washington, D.C., office. Legislative research and bill files may contain any of the following: background materials about legislative issues, staffer notes, drafts and final copies of bills, “Dear Colleague” letters to/from other members of Congress, Rowland’s statements made on the House floor, news clippings, background memoranda from staff to Rowland, hearing statements by Rowland and others, and correspondence from lobbyists. Legislative mail contains letters to Rowland from constituents about legislation and copies of Rowland’s responses. Mail files also include responses to constituents’ telephone calls or visits to district offices and inquiries received at Rowland’s Washington, D.C., office. Topics in the mail files usually reflect the staffer’s assigned legislative topics. Speeches and statements files contain speeches and statements Rowland made on the House floor or in his district. See Series IV. Press and Series I. Administrative for additional speeches and statements. The Legislative Series’ main strength is health care legislation and related committee work (e.g., Energy and Commerce Committee, Veterans Affairs Committee, National Commission on AIDS, National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality, Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families), and to a lesser extent the topics of transportation (Public Works and Transportation Committee), agriculture, education, defense, the environment, and foreign affairs.
Collection Title:  J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series IV: Press 
Creator:  Rowland, J. Roy (James Roy), 1926-
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Abstract:  The Press Series documents Rowland’s activities, his legislative priorities, and issues affecting the Eighth District. Of particular interest are the Health Issues clippings, which cover many of Rowland’s major initiatives, such as funding for AIDS research, and the Campaign clippings, which cover Rowland’s and his opponents’ campaign activities and positions on various issues. Also included is correspondence sent to Rowland from constituents and from colleagues and various organizations. The latter are mostly form letters inviting Rowland to events or announcing upcoming meetings.
Collection Title:  J. Roy Rowland Papers: Collection Summary 
Creator:  Rowland, J. Roy (James Roy), 1926-
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Abstract:  J. Roy Rowland is a doctor who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1976 to 1982 and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1982 to 1994 and who was active in public policy related to health care. Rowland's papers document his political career and include constituent correspondence, legislative and subject files, press files, and schedules.