Frank O. Walsh III Collection of Massie Family Georgia Political LettersFrank O. Walsh III Collection of Massie Family Georgia Political Letters

Frank O. Walsh III Collection of Massie Family Georgia Political Letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frank O. Walsh III Collection of Massie Family Georgia Political Letters
Creator: Walsh, Frank O., III
Dates: 1961-1971
Extent: 1.0 box (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/073/FOW
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
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 Description

Biographical Note

Mrs. Gerald T. (Elizabeth) Massie, was born on December 18, 1903, and resided in Tucker, Georgia at her death in 1981. Frank O. Walsh III, a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, is the proprietor of Yesteryear Book Shop located in Atlanta, Georgia. He donated Mrs. Massie’s collection of letters to the Richard B. Russell Library in 2006.

Scope and Content

Ten typed, signed letters, some with enclosures, 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.” The collection does not include the original letters by Mrs. Massie; but instead features the responses and reactions to her opinions and questions. The original letters from Mrs. Massie to the three politicians possibly exist in the Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection and Carl E. Sanders Papers held by the Richard B. Russell Library.

Organization and Arrangement

The letters are arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Frank O. Walsh III Collection of Massie Family Georgia Political Letters, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

Letters were removed from original sleeves and re-housed in folders during accessioning.

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.


Related Materials

Access Points

Civil rights--Georgia.
Civil rights--United States.
Correspondence.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
School integration--Law and legislation--United States.
Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
United States--Social policy.

Related Collections in this Repository

Herman E. Talmadge Collection

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection

Carl E. Sanders Papers


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

I. Letters

Extent: 10.0 letters
Scope and Content: The letters are arranged chronologically and consist of responses by Richard B. Russell, Herman E. Talmadge and Carl E. Sanders to the constituent Mrs. Gerald T. (Elizabeth) Massie. Of interest, individual responses of both Richard B. Russell and Herman E. Talmadge to questions about Federal abuses of power in the education system, 24 May 1961, and the Kennedy Administration and Supreme Court decision to enforce desegregation polices in the South, 19 June 1963. Also included are statements by Senator Talmadge on the 1964 presidential election and the source of funding of travel by Martin Luther King, Jr. to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The single letter from Carl Sanders, dated 3 September 1964, provides a brief reaction to President Johnson’s “Great Society” initiative. The final letter in the collection is Senator Russell’s thank you letter, written thirteen days before his death in 1971, to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Massie.
BoxFolder
11Letters [Herman E. Talmadge and Richard B. Russell’s responses to Federal abuses of power, May 24, 1961, and desegregation policies in the South], May 24, 1961, June 19, 1963
12Letters [Herman E. Talmadge responses to the 1964 election and Dr. Martin Luther King’s trip to Europe, September 25 and October 7, 1964. Richard B. Russell, response to the 1964 election, September 23, 1964, and Carl E. Sanders’ definition of the “Great Society”], 1964
13Letters [Herman E. Talmadge, response to desegregation, March 31, 1965, and Richard B. Russell’s thank you note.], March 31, 1965, January 8, 1971