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Collection Title:  W. Fred Orr and Fred Orr II Papers 
Creator:  Orr, Fred, 1941-2010
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Abstract:  The W. Fred Orr and Fred Orr II Papers consists of papers, clippings, and photographs documenting the activities of W. Fred Orr and his son, Fred Orr II. In particular, the collection includes papers regarding the 1983 case of the GSEA vs. Governor George Busbee, challenging an early pension granted by the trustees of the Employees Retirement System based on Busbee’s contention that his constitutional inability to run for re-election was an “involuntary separation” as a state employee. Fred Orr II represented the GSEA in the case. The GSEA was successful in its challenge of Busbee’s claim, as well as influenced permanent change in state legislation. The collection also includes certificates, photographs, and clippings detailing the career of Fred Orr II with his involvement with the Walt Russell campaign for Dekalb County Commissioner as well as clippings detailing his own attempt to run for Dekalb County Commissioner in 1970. This collection also includes clippings detailing Orr’s role as cross-examiner for the defense team for Mayor Bill Campbell’s criminal trial.
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:  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.