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Collection Title:  Frank O. Walsh III Collection of Massie Family Georgia Political Letters 
Creator:  Walsh, Frank O., III
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Abstract:  Ten typed, signed letters to constituent, Mrs. Gerald T. (Elizabeth) Massie of Tucker, Georgia, from Georgia politicians: Senator Richard B. Russell, Senator Herman E. Talmadge, and Governor Carl Sanders. Content of the letters includes several topics, such as: desegregation, the 1964 Presidential Election, and the "Great Society."
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 005 Carl Sanders 
Creator:  Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
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Abstract:  Carl Sanders served as governor from 1963 to 1967 and had a successful law career with his firm Troutman Sanders, LLC. In this interview, Sanders discusses his rise to governor of Georgia, the 1970 gubernatorial race, and his career after politics.
Collection Title:  S. Fletcher Thompson Papers 
Creator:  Thompson, Standish Fletcher, 1925-
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Abstract:  S. Fletcher Thompson served as a U.S. Representative (1967-1973) and as a Georgia State Senator (1965-1967). His papers document his congressional career, including material related to the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Era, and Republican Party politics.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political comprises correspondence, memoranda, and material relating to Stephens’ political supporters and his political campaigns. There is a mélange of materials including campaign contributions and expenditures, Democratic party information, information on opposition candidates, election information, and election results. Also found in this series is political correspondence arranged by county. There is a small amount of clippings, correspondent forms, candidate files, Republican civil rights files, two notebooks, and a scrapbook.
Collection Title:  Roy Vincent Harris Papers, Series V: Audiovisual 
Creator:  Harris, Roy Vincent, 1895-1985
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Abstract:  Roy Vincent Harris Papers, Series V: Audiovisual, includes 1 compact disc, 3 VHS videocassettes, 8 3/4" Umatic videocassettes, 12 audiocassettes, and nine quarter-inch open reel audio tapes containing interviews with Roy V. Harris in the 1970s and 1980s.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 039 Michael Thurmond 
Creator:  Thurmond, Michael L., 1953-
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Abstract:  Having served as a Representative in Georgia State House, the director of DFACS, chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, and Georgia Commissioner, Michael "Mike" Thurmond discusses his early life in Athens, his education, his experience with legislative policies and politics, his philosophy on labor in Georgia, and the outlook for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 132 Laughlin McDonald 
Creator:  McDonald, Laughlin
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Abstract:  Laughlin McDonald has been director of the Atlanta-based Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union since 1972. Prior to that he was in private practice and taught at the University of North Carolina Law School. He has represented racial and language minorities in numerous discrimination cases and specialized in the area of voting rights. He has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, testified frequently before Congress, and written for scholarly and popular publications on civil liberties issues. His most recent books are A Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia, and American Indians and the Fight for Equal Voting Rights. He is a South Carolina native, received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1960, and a LL.B from the University of Virginia in 1965. McDonald Discusses his work with the ACLU, the imporance of litigation in civil rights struggles, and his personal life.
Collection Title:  DeKalb County School Desegregation Case Files 
Creator:  Sams, Gary
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Abstract:  The DeKalb County School Desegregation Case Files document the work of the law firm Weekes & Candler defending the DeKalb County Schools in litigation over school desegregation from 1968 to 1997. The files document the progression of the case from the perspective of the defendants, the demographic makeup of students and to a lesser extent all of DeKalb County during this period, and the evolution of school desegregation case law. The majority of the files are pleadings, exhibits, and data about the school system, as well as other kinds of legal documents, research, and correspondence. Common subjects include attendance boundaries, the DeKalb County Schools policies and procedures, enrollment numbers of students including race, the quality of education, and statistics about teachers and staff.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 087 Tom Houck 
Creator:  Houck, Thomas, 1947-
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Abstract:  Thomas Houck dropped out of high school at age 15 and joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to work under Hosea Williams. In 1965, he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at a meeting of the SCLC, and in 1966 he came to Atlanta and became the King family’s personal driver. Later, he became an organizer for the SCLC, and was active in numerous demonstrations and marches. His case, Houck and Williams vs. Birmingham-Jefferson County, led to the desegregation of Southern jails. Houck went on to help campaign for various Atlanta mayors and governors, including Maynard Jackson and Zell Miller, and started doing commentary for WGST Radio. Houck discusses his work with the SCLC, some personal experiences with the King family, his work on various campaigns, and the state of party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Lewis R. Morgan Papers 
Creator:  Morgan, Lewis R., 1913-2001.
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Abstract:  Chambers papers of Judge Lewis R. Morgan. Papers document Judge Morgan's thirty-five-year judicial career with the United States District Court, 1961-1968, and the United States Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-1996. Includes case files (typically opinions, briefs, judicial memoranda, reports, administrative forms and correspondence), dockets, bench books, case indexes, correspondence, printed opinions, committee files, charge books and notes, newsclippings, photographs, and maps. Of note are Judge Morgan's files relating to highly publicized cases, such as Wallace Butts v. Curtis Publishing Company, civil rights cases heard in District Court in Georgia and the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and materials relating to the split of the Fifth Circuit into the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits in 1981.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 056 Mary Anne Summers 
Creator:  Summers, Mary Anne.
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Abstract:  In this interview Mary Anne Summers discusses her experiences working with a variety of Georgia politicians and public figures throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Summers became a secretary for Richard Ashford during the Vandiver administration. During the Sanders administration, she was secretary to Doug Barnard, and assistant to the governor. She then went to work as an assistant to the Georgia Senate, and helped numerous Georgia senators with speeches and bills. After that, she worked with the Tourism Committee and traveled around Georgia. She worked on Charles Weltner’s 1964 campaign for Congress and assisted Zell Miller in his 1974 campaign for lieutenant governor. She became involved with Elliot Levitas’ campaign for the house of representatives, and remained on his staff throughout his time as a Georgia congressman.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 109 Milton Jones 
Creator:  Jones, Milton, 1936-
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Abstract:  Milton Jones served in the United States Army Reserves from 1954-1962, retiring as a Sergeant 1st class. A Democrat, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1963 and served until 1970. In 1974, Governor Jimmy Carter appointed him to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents where he served until 1981. Jones discusses his time in legislature including issues with reapportionment and gubernatorial elections, his experience serving on the Board of Regents, and his impression of party poiltics in Georgia.
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:  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.
Collection Title:  Roy Vincent Harris Papers 
Creator:  Harris, Roy Vincent, 1895-1985
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Abstract:  The Roy Vincent Harris Papers consist of the papers of Roy V. Harris from 1931-1983. Includes correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, and photographs reflecting Harris’s career as a lawyer, state politician, member of the Board of Regents, and avid segregationist. Contains copies of the conservative civil rights journal The Citizen (1975-1983), which contains articles contributed by Harris. The collection also includes personal scrapbooks (1945-1946; 1956-1969); a videotaped interview with Harris, in which he discusses his service with the state legislature and the Board of Regents, the growth of the Medical College of Georgia, and Augusta politics; and audio taped interviews with Harris in which he discusses Georgia politics, education in Georgia, and his thoughts on Huey Long and Tom Watson.
Collection Title:  Foot Soldier for Equal Justice: Horace T. Ward and the Desegregation of the University of Georgia Collection 
Creator:  Daniels, Maurice
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Abstract:  Horace T. Ward: Desegregation of the University of Georgia, Civil Rights Advocacy, and Jurisprudence documents Horace Ward, the first African American to sue for admission to an all-white college or university in Georgia. The papers are mainly photocopies of transcripts from court cases, clippings, and correspondence from former University of Georgia law professor James J. Lenoir and Red and Black student editor Walter Lundy, both of whom resigned positions at the university due to the school’s resistance to desegregation. Specific court cases documented include Ward v. Regents of the University System of Georgia and Holmes v. Danner.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Civil Rights 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Civil Rights relates to many aspects of the civil rights issue. Almost all of the files deal with black-white relations in the United States, particularly those involving legislative action during Senator Russell's career in the Senate. Issues, such as the anti-lynching bill, the Fair Employment Practices Committee, racial integration, and the various civil rights bills from 1948 until 1964, are documented. There are also records related to other topics such as cloture, the literacy voting bill, the poll tax, school prayer, and some subjects which are indirectly related to the race issue. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  John W. Davis Papers, Series VI: General File 
Creator:  Davis, John W., 1916-1992
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Abstract:  John W. Davis Papers, Series VI: General File contains a variety of material and correspondence, reports, press releases, and grants especially in the early years. The General File, as well as, Legislative, reflect the increasing sophistication of Davis' filing system. In the years 1961 to 1968 (87th - 89th Congresses) General Correspondence-Subject Files includes legislative correspondence. The 1969 and 1970 material is filed together, as was 1971 and 1972. However, 1973 and 1974 were both filed separately (with the exception of the federal agencies and county files which were maintained together). Topics include roads and interstates (I-75), water resource management (Carters Dam and Coosa River), Lockheed Corporation, rural electrification, busing for integration and civil rights, county grants, housing, Medicare, and science and technology.
Collection Title:  Rodney Mims Cook Papers 
Creator:  Cook, Rodney Mims, 1924-
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the papers of Rodney M. Cook from 1951 to 1978. The political series (1951-1978) contains papers relating to Cook’s campaigns for public office including the Atlanta Board of Aldermen (1961, 1965), Atlanta Mayor (1969), Georgia Legislature (1965-1970), Congress (1972), and Georgia Governor (1978). The series also contains records relating to Cook’s involvement with Republican Party activities at the local, state, and national level. The Aldermen series (1951-1972) documents Cook’s service on the Atlanta Board of Aldermen. Records include subject files and committee files relating to such subjects as civil rights, Atlanta government, urban renewal, and zoning. The legislative papers relate to his tenure as a representative-at-large for Fulton County in the Georgia Legislature (1952-1972) and include such topics as Cook’s support of the seating of Julian Bond, the 1971 special session for redistricting, his service as chairman of the Joint Senate-House Committee on Computerized Criminal Records Study, and his involvement with the development of Atlanta.
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.
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