Eunice L. Mixon PapersEunice L. Mixon Papers

Eunice L. Mixon Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eunice L. Mixon next hit Papers
Creator: previous hitMixon next hit, Eunice Lastinger, 1931-
Dates: 1970s-2010s
Extent: 3.0 boxes (3 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/069/ELM
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Eunice Lastinger previous hitMixon next hit was born in Tifton, Georgia, in 1931 to a family of farmers. She married Albert previous hitMixon next hit in 1948, and beginning in 1956 she attended the University of Georgia, attaining a master’s degree and specialist degree in education. She taught eighth-grade science, and high school biology, chemistry and physics for thirty years in the Tift County School System, and was an instructor at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. In 1974, gubernatorial candidate George Busbee, acquainted with previous hitMixon next hit through his advocacy for teachers in the legislature, appointed her as his Tift County campaign chairman, and her success at grassroots organizing gained her a reputation as a valuable political ally in South Georgia. Since then she has campaigned for President Bill Clinton, Senator Sam Nunn, Congressmen Charles Hatcher and Roy Rowland, and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin. She served as a delegate to the 1988 and 1992 National Democratic Conventions, and as a member of the Georgia Democratic Executive Committee. The papers document previous hitMixon next hit’s involvement with the state and national Democratic Parties, her appointment to several state boards and commissions, and community activities in Tifton, Georgia.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Eunice Lastinger previous hitMixon next hit was born in Tifton, Georgia, in 1931 to a family of farmers. She married Albert previous hitMixon next hit in 1948, and beginning in 1956 she attended the University of Georgia, attaining a master’s degree and specialist degree in education. She taught eighth-grade science, and high school biology, chemistry and physics for thirty years in the Tift County School System, and was an instructor at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. In 1974, gubernatorial candidate George Busbee, acquainted with previous hitMixon next hit through his advocacy for teachers in the legislature, appointed her as his Tift County campaign chairman, and her success at grassroots organizing gained her a reputation as a valuable political ally in South Georgia. Since then she has campaigned for President Bill Clinton, Senator Sam Nunn, Congressmen Charles Hatcher and Roy Rowland, and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin. She served as a delegate to the 1988 and 1992 National Democratic Conventions, and as a member of the Georgia Democratic Executive Committee. The Georgia House of Representatives named her one of the twenty-five distinguished women for the twenty-first century. She has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Vocational Education Task Force, Advisory Council on Consolidation of Education Programs, Georgia Civil War Commission, Joint Board Liaison Committee, and the Georgia State Bar Disciplinary Board. Eunice L. previous hitMixon next hit died on November 22, 2018.

Scope and Content

The papers primarily consist of correspondence documenting Eunice previous hitMixon next hit’s involvement in the state Democratic Party and various appointed positions. The political series includes correspondence and ephemera from the Democratic National Convention, Democratic Party of Georgia, and campaign material from local, state and national campaigns. The appointed positions series consists of correspondence and reports from the Georgia Student Finance Committee, Georgia Civil War Commission, Joint Board Liaison Committee, State Election Board, Vocational Education Task Force, Advisory Council on Consolidation of Education Programs, and Heritage Trust Commission. The correspondence series contains both personal and political correspondence, including letters from Zell Miller, Jack Nix, George Busbee, Tommy Irvin, Joe Frank Harris, Max Cleland, Charles Hatcher, Pierre Howard, Sam Nunn, and Roy Barnes. The photographs document the many gatherings previous hitMixon next hit held at her home in support of various campaigns, the Bill Clinton rally in Decatur, Joe Frank Harris’ kickoff campaign, and the 1992 Democratic National Convention. The artifacts include bumper stickers, buttons, key rings, signs, and fans from various state and national campaigns.

Organization and Arrangement

These papers are organized into nine series: I. Politics, II. Appointed Positions, III. Community Activities, IV. Personal, V. Correspondence, VI. . Clippings, VII. Photographs, VIII. Artifacts, and IX. Audiovisual Material.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Eunice L. previous hitMixon next hit Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2012.

Finding aid updated by Brandon Pieczko, 2018.


Related Materials

Access Points

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., 1947-
Busbee, George, 1927-2004
Campaign paraphernalia--Georgia.
Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Deal, John Nathan, 1942-
Democratic National Convention (1988 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Democratic National Convention (1992 : New York, N.Y.)
Democratic Party (Ga.)
Democratic Party.
Fowler, William Wyche, 1940-
Georgia Federation of Democratic Women.
Georgia Student Finance Commission.
Harris, Joe Frank, 1936-
Irvin, Thomas T. (Tommy), 1929-
Photographs.
Political campaigns--Georgia.
Political campaigns.
Presidents--United States--Election--1988.
Presidents--United States--Election--1992.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

I. Political

Extent: 12.0 folders
BoxFolder
11National Democratic Party [includes Democratic Party Convention]
12Democratic Party of Georgia
13Democratic Party of Georgia
14Speeches [drafts of speeches given by previous hitMixon next hit at various events]
15Georgia Federation of Democratic Women
16-9Campaign material [ephemera from local, state, and national campaigns]
110Campaign material [George Busbee]
111Contributions [requests for campaign contributions]
112Invitations [received by previous hitMixon next hit to attend various political functions]
 

II. Appointed Positions

Extent: 8.0 folders
BoxFolder
113Georgia Student Finance Committee
114Georgia Civil War Commission
115Joint Board Liaison Committee
116State Election Board
117Vocational Education Task Force
118Advisory Council on Consolidation of Education Program
119Heritage Trust Commission
120Qualifications and Recommendations Committee
 

III. Community Activities

Extent: 1.0 folder
BoxFolder
121Tifton/Tift County activities
 

IV. Personal

Extent: 5.0 folders
BoxFolder
122-23Genealogical research
BoxFolder
21Biographical information
22Calendar
23Farm expenses
 

V. Correspondence

Extent: 6.0 folders
BoxFolder
24-8Correspondence, 1970s-2000s, undated
29Christmas cards and greeting cards
 

VI. Clippings

Extent: 2.0 folders
BoxFolder
210Clippings
211Articles
 

VII. Photographs

Extent: 17.0 folders
BoxFolder
212Southeast Census Bureau party at Eunice’s house
213Clinton rally, Decatur, Georgia
214Dedication of school addition named for George Busbee
215George Busbee event
216Joe Frank Harris campaign kickoff
217Albert and Eunice previous hitMixon next hit with Bill and Hillary Clinton
218Party at Eunice’s house
219Democratic National Convention
220Albert and Eunice previous hitMixon next hit and Sam Nunn and Pierre Howard
221Eunice being filmed by camera crew
222Party at Eunice’s house
223George Busbee campaign event
224Photographs - some identified
225-28Photographs
 

VIII. Artifacts

BoxFolder
229Campaign memorabilia
230Governor Busbee napkins
231Eunice previous hitMixon next hit name badges
232Democrat napkin and inauguration of the President napkin
233Larry Walker fan
234Vote for Busbee ribbons
235Ford Spinks homemade button
236Bumper stickers
237Presidential Inauguration Ceremony program, 1913
238Lady Bird Johnson autograph, 1970s
BoxFolder
31Campaign buttons
32Inauguration of the President yo-yos
33T-shirts
34Nathan Deal inauguration cup
35United States Senate matchbooks
36White House pen
Box
4Elect Joe Frank Harris campaign hat
4Democratic National Convention Atlanta hat, 1988
Democratic National Convention delegate badge, 1992
 

IX. Audiovisual Materials

Extent: 8.0 items
Boxitem
CD/DVD 0034ELM DVD 001Miss Eunice's Hollywood Debut, 5/16/07, 2007 May 16
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CD/DVD 0034ELM DVD 002Tift County Chamber of Commerce, 2010 Induction to the Tifton Chamber of Commerce Wall of Fame, 2010
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
CD/DVD 0034ELM DVD 003Miss Eunice's Hollywood Debut, 5/16/07, 2007 May 16
General note: Moving image. Stickie note stuck in case reads: "2 different 30 sec spots. My son made some copies for me to give away and Debbie, my daughter-in-law gave it this dramatic title - sorry. Eunice"
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
Boxitem
VHS 0206ELM VHS 0001Eunice previous hitMixon, 1988, original, 1988
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
VHS 0206ELM VHS 00021990 Political Season, 1990
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
VHS 0206ELM VHS 0003Clinton Infomercial night before first election, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
VHS 0206ELM VHS 0004Party, Democrats, undated
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
VHS 0206ELM VHS 0005Bill Clinton, 1992, Agrirama Barbecue, Georgia Bus Tour, 1992
General note: Moving image.
Conditions Governing Access note: Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.