Robert E. Argo, Jr. PapersRobert E. Argo, Jr. Papers

Robert E. Argo, Jr. Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert E. Argo, Jr. Papers
Creator: Argo, Robert E., 1923-
Dates: 1977-1987
Extent: 6.0 boxes (6 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/020/REA
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Robert E. Argo, Jr. Papers consist of files of a Georgia legislator from the Clarke County District. He served in the General Assembly from 1977 to 1986. This collection contains campaign finance reports, legislative correspondence, copies of bills and resolutions, Southern Legislative Conference and Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) meeting files, National Conference of State Legislatures correspondence and meeting files, and appropriation committee files. Topics include the University System of Georgia and University of Georgia, education, teachers retirement, Travel Industry Study Committee, computerized telephone solicitation, local legislation for Athens and Clarke County, and energy.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert E. Argo, Jr. served as a democratic Georgia legislator from the Clarke County District from 1977 to 1986. Argo was born in Georgia in 1923 and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1950.

Scope and Content

This collection contains campaign finance reports, legislative correspondence, copies of bills and resolutions, Southern Legislative Conference and Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) meeting files, National Conference of State Legislatures correspondence and meeting files, and appropriation committee files. Topics include the University System of Georgia and University of Georgia, education, teachers retirement, Travel Industry Study Committee, computerized telephone solicitation, local legislation for Athens and Clarke County, and energy.

Organization and Arrangement

The files are loosely grouped by campaign files and legislative files.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Robert E. Argo, Jr. Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2008.

Revisions made by Russell staff, 2012.


Related Materials

Access Points

Athens-Clarke County (Ga.)--Politics and government.
Council of State Governments. Southern Legislative Conference.
Education--Georgia.
Energy development--Law and legislation--Southern States.
Georgia--Politics and government--1951-
Georgia. General Assembly--Appropriations and expenditures.
Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
Legislators--Georgia.
National Conference of State Legislatures.
Telephone selling--Georgia.
Tourism--Georgia.
University System of Georgia. Board of Regents.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

BoxFolder
11Campaign reports, 1978
12Results of Primary and run-off, 1978
13Campaign reports, 1980
14Candidates, 1980
15Campaign disclosure reports filed, 1977-1980
16Campaign contributions, 1982
17Campaign reports, 1982
18Campaign disclosure reports, 1984
19Campaign contributions, 1984
110Campaign announcements, 1984
111Pending legislation, 1980
112Correspondence - upcoming legislation, 1980
113Legislative correspondence, 1980
114Correspondence - legislation, 1980
115Legislative correspondence, 1981
116Legislative correspondence, 1981
117Correspondence - other legislators, 1982
118Letters received from lobbyists, 1982
119UGA Legislative letters, 1982
120Legislative correspondence, 1982
121Miscellaneous legislative letters received, 1982
122Legislative reports and correspondence, 1982-1983
123Legislative correspondence, 1983
124Legislative correspondence, 1983
125Legislative reports and correspondence, 1984
126Letters from Mr. Argo correspondence during session, 1984
127Legislative correspondence received, 1984
128Answered correspondence during session (Athens), 1984
BoxFolder
21Legislative correspondence, 1984
22Letters various bills, 1984
23Local legislation, 1984-1985
24Local legislation, 1982, 1985
25Correspondence - local legislation, 1985
26Legislative correspondence, 1985
27Legislative correspondence, 1985
28Legislative reports and correspondence, 1985
29Legislative correspondence, 1986
210Fowler Drive School thank yous, 1982
211Timothy Elementary School thank yous, 1985
212Thank yous, 1986
213Telephone solicitation information, 1984
214Telephone harassment study committee, 1984
215Telephone harassment, 1984
216Automatic dialing/recorded messages, 1984
217Correspondence - Telephone harassment study committee, 1985
218Telephone solicitation, 1985
219Georgia Public Service Commission - computerized calls, 1986
220Computerized telephone solicitation, 1986
221Travel industry study commission rep. Hanson Carter, 1985
222Travel industry study commission rep. Bob Argo, 1985
223Travel industry study committee HR 326, 1985
224Travel industry study committee, 1985
BoxFolder
31Teacher salary increase correspondence, 1984
32Teacher salary increase correspondence, 1984
33State employees compensation study committee/state merit system, 1984
34State merit insurance correspondence, 1984
35Teacher retirement system correspondence - Athens, 1984
36Librarians pay scale, 1984-1985
37Georgia Retired Teachers Association cost of living increase, 1985
38Teacher retirement system board of trustees, 1983 September
39Georgia Retired Teachers Association, 1984
310Teachers Retirement System Investment Committee, 1983
311Georgia Retired Teachers Association, 1984
312HB 256/HB 169 Benefits for retired teachers, 1984
313Teacher retirement, 1982-1983
314Teachers’ concerns correspondence, 1986
315Private schools, 1983-1985
316Quality Basic Education (QBE) Act, 1985
317Psycho-educational Network, 1985
318State school superintendent fact sheet, 1984
319Georgia Department of Education, 1982, 1984
320Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), 1984
321Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 1982
322Plan for further desegregation of the University System of Georgia, 1983
323University System of Georgia Committee, 1985
324University System of Georgia budget, 1987
325University System of Georgia, 1984-1985
326University System of Georgia, 1983-1984
327University System of Georgia - Sea Grant Program, 1979
328University System of Georgia Committee, 1984-1985
329University of Georgia correspondence, 1983
330University of Georgia - Department of risk management and insurance, 1978
331Dean Tate Student Center Opening, 1983
332University of Georgia - Traffic Department (Police Department), 1978
333University of Georgia correspondence, 1981-1985
334University of Georgia proposed student center, 1978-1979
335University of Georgia - School of Journalism, Museum of Natural History, Congress of International Federation of Landscape Architects, School of Veterinary Medicine, Student Career Center, 1976-1984
336University of Georgia letters received, 1984-1986
337Georgia Military Scholarship Act (North Georgia College), 1982
338Education legislation and appropriation, 1984
339Vocational education, 1984
340Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, 1982-1983
BoxFolder
41Transportation Department [includes Athens By-pass], 1977-1979
42Local House bills, resolutions, and general Senate bills passed, 1979
43City of Athens - Water and Sewer Rates proposed legislation, 1980, 1984
44Local House bills, resolutions, and general Senate bills passed, 1981
45Proposals for Clarke County reapportionment, 1981
46Vote HB 3, 1981
47New constitution, 1982
48Athens water rates correspondence, 1982-1983
49Title XX day care, 1983
410Clarke County airport bill, 1983
411Magistrates Court Act, 1983
412Motorcycle helmets, 1983
413Department of Transportation [includes UGA roadways, Appalachian Development Highway and Corridor Z, etc.], 1983-1985
414Raising drinking age 21, 1983-1984
415Department of Human Resources [appropriations and legislative summaries], 1983-1985
416Clarke County Board of Education [unofficial opinion of the Attorney General], 1984
417Department of Offender Rehabilitation, 1984-1986
418Polygraph licensing law, 1985
419Plant Vogtle [Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant] correspondence, 1985
420Chiropractic licensing, 1985
421ICJE [Institute of Continuing Judicial Education] appropriations, 1985
422House Bill no. 867 - Relating to Organization of County Government, 1985
423Annual report Joint Board of Family Practice, 1985
424Reorganization of Georgia Department of Labor, 1985
425National Transplant Act, 1985
426Branch banking legislation, 1985
427Licensing therapists, social workers, counselors, 1985
428Corridor Z [Appalachian Development Corridor], 1985
429Georgia Pharmaceutical Association, 1985
430State of the City of Atlanta, 1985
431Tax Guide for Georgia Legislators, 1984
432Report on State Pension Commissions, 1983
433Deer hunting legislation, 1985
434Turkey hunting legislation, 1985
435Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1984-1986
436Appropriations Committee, 1983-1985
437Appropriations, 1985
438Secretary of State (budget), 1985
439Appropriations, 1982-1983
440Appropriations, 1984-1985
441House Appropriations Committee substitute to HB 1300, 1986
442Comparative summary HB 1300, 1986
443House Bill 1045 comparative summary, 1984
444Local Grants, 1985-1986
445State Grants Requested (Clarke County Area), 1983-1984
446Clarke County Education, 1977-1978
447District Attorney staff, 1986
448Jekyll Island/Drama Department/Advisory Board, 1984
449State Court Judgeship, 1985
450Georgia High School Associations study committee, 1980-1981
451England trip, 1983 June 26-July 3
452Lisa Williams (Legislative Aide), 1985
453Robin Gary (intern), 1984
454Georgia Real Estate Commission, 1984
455Speaker of the House - Thomas Murphy, 1978
456League of Women Voters, 1976-1977
BoxFolder
51Newspaper articles (upcoming session), 1983
52Memos from Governor’s Office, 1980
53Letters to the editor, newspaper releases, 1981-1982
54Pages for General Assembly, 1978-1986
55Bob Argo [notes], undated
56Daily planner, 1985
57Notes for introducing Thomas Murphy, 1985
58Certificate of appreciation, Athens Chapter, Georgia Rehabilitation Association, 1985
59Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Work Conference (New Orleans), 1984
510Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Legislative Work Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 1982
511Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) Meeting New Orleans, 1983
512Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) Meeting New Orleans, 1979
513Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) correspondence, 1983
514Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) Meeting European Coal Dialogue, 1983
515Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) Meeting Palm Beach, 1983
516Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) by laws [includes transcript of Executive Committee meeting and International Satellite Teleconference on Coal Exports], 1982-1984
517Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) [includes minutes of Executive Committee meeting (1982) and report on gasohol (1979)], 1979-1982
518Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, 1980
519Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) Meeting, New Orleans, 1983
520Southern Legislative Conference annual meeting, West Virginia, 1980
521Southern Legislative Conference committee on energy, 1978-1979
522Southern Legislative Conference, Greenbrier, 1985
523Southern Legislative Conference, Savannah, Georgia, 1983
524Southern Legislative Conference Energy Committee meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1982
525Southern Legislative Conference Energy Committee meeting, 1980
526Southern Legislative Conference annual meeting, Greenbrier, 1980
527Southern Legislative Conference Energy Committee meeting, 1981
528Southern Legislative Conference annual meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1981
529Southern Legislative Conference annual meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, 1981
530Southern Legislative Conference annual meeting, New Orleans, 1982
531Southern Legislative Conference correspondence, 1983
532Southern Legislative Conference, Energy, correspondence, 1980
533Southern Legislative Conference energy committee [Southern State Energy Board (SSEB)], 1981
534Southern Legislative Conference [energy committee], 1977-1981
535Southern Legislative Conference and Southern State Energy Board (SSEB), 1977-1982
536Southern Legislative Conference, 1979-1983
537Southern Legislative Conference, 1979-1982
538National Conference of State Legislatures, New York, 1980
539National Conference of State Legislatures correspondence, 1983
540National Conference of State Legislatures, Boston, 1984
BoxFolder
61National Conference of State Legislatures, 1985
62Georgia House selections for committee officers, 1982
63State campaign and Financial Disclosure Commission, 1983
64Bill, 1982-1986
65Resolutions, 1985-1986
66Resolutions, 1984
67Resolutions, 1984-1985
68Resolutions, 1985-1986
69Radio feeds, 1986
610Weekly Legislative Reports, 1981-1984
611Weekly Legislative Reports, 1985-1986
612House and Senate first readers, 1985
613House and Senate first readers, 1985
614House Education Committee Reports, 1982-1983
615House and Senate Committee Reports, 1984-1985
616Bills/resolutions composite reports, 1977-1980
617Bills/resolutions composite reports, 1981-1982
618Bills/resolutions composite reports, 1982-1984
619Bills/resolutions composite reports, 1984-1987