Earl T. Leonard, Jr. Collection of Richard B. Russell MaterialsEarl T. Leonard, Jr. Collection of Richard B. Russell Materials

Earl T. Leonard, Jr. Collection of Richard B. Russell Materials

Descriptive Summary

Title: Earl T. Leonard, Jr. Collection of Richard B. Russell Materials
Creator: Leonard, Earl T., Jr.
Dates: 1957-2007
Dates: Bulk, 1963-1971
Extent: 2.0 boxes (1.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/063/ETL
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Earl T. Leonard, Jr., served as press secretary for Senator Richard B. Russell, a board member of the Richard B. Russell Foundation, and an executive with the Coca-Cola Company. His collection documents Leonard's personal and professional relationship with Senator Russell and contains correspondence, clippings and photographs.

Collection Description

Biograpical Note

Earl T. Leonard, Jr., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in 1958. He earned his law degree from the University of Georgia in 1961, while at the same time teaching on the faculty of the School of Journalism. He then went on to serve as press secretary for Senator Richard B. Russell in Washington D.C. He was a founder of the Senate Press Secretaries Association, and served in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Leonard was a member of several boards and foundations, including the University of Georgia Foundation and the Richard B. Russell Foundation. He was a chairman of the UGA Annual Fund and School of Law. In 1964, he joined the Coca-Cola Company, and retired as senior vice president for corporate affairs. Governor Sonny Perdue appointed him to the Governor’s Commission for a New Georgia. Leonard was a Terry Executive for the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

Scope and Content

The Earl T. Leonard, Jr. Collection of Richard B. Russell Materials documents Leonard's personal and professional relationship with Senator Russell and contains correspondence, clippings and photographs.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order and by format.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Earl T. Leonard, Jr. Collection of Richard B. Russell Materials, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff.


Related Materials

Access Points

Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
United States--Congress--Senate.

Related Collections in this Repository

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

BoxFolder
11[Correspondence], 1963-1988
12[Clippings], 1964-1971
13Russell Family Article in Georgia Alumni Record -- April-May Issue, 1967
14Richard Russell: Georgia Giant, 1970
15Lyndon B. Johnson: A Very Personal Perspective, 2007
16Photographs: Russell Appreciation Day, 1957
Box
2Photograph: Richard B. Russell and Lyndon B. Johnson, circa 1966
2Photographs: Richard B. Russell during the filming of Georgia Giant, 1969