George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series III: Speeches and PressGeorge W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series III: Speeches and Press

George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series III: Speeches and Press

Descriptive Summary

Title: George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series III: Speeches and Press
Creator: Darden, George, 1943-
Dates: 1984-1994
Extent: 4.0 boxes (3.5 linear feet, 1.4 MB)
Collection Number: RBRL/079/GWD
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series III: Speeches and Press documents Darden's public statements and includes copies of speeches, press releases, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

George Washington “Buddy” Darden was born in Sparta, Georgia, on November 22, 1943. He attended North Georgia College, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1965. He was selected to serve in Senator Richard B. Russell’s patronage program in Washington, D.C. He received his law degree from the University of Georgia Law School in 1967, and served as assistant district attorney in Cobb County from 1968 to 1972, when he was elected district attorney.

In 1980, he was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives, and served on the Judiciary Committee. After the death of U.S. Representative Larry McDonald, Darden won the special election to take his seat in 1983. In congress, he served on several committees, including the House Armed Services, Ethics, and Appropriations. In 1994, he lost his reelection bid, and unsuccessfully campaigned for congress in 2002. He served under Governor Roy Barnes as chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Since 1995, he has been with the law firm McKenna, Long & Aldridge. President Clinton appointed him to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. After Clinton left office, Darden began doing work for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, traveling to various countries including Indonesia and Senegal. Darden has also represented Georgia’s interests in the water disputes with Alabama and Florida.

Scope and Content

Series III: Speeches and Press documents Darden's public statements and includes copies of speeches, press releases, radio addresses, address from the floor, newsletters sent to his constituents, and newspaper clippings about Darden's career and views. Major topics include the military, the government budget, business and economy, and events in his district in Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Divided into five subseries: A. Press Assistant Files, B. Speeches, C. Newsletter, D. Congressional Record, and E. Press Clippings.

The rest of Darden's papers are described in separate finding aids: Series I: Constituent Services, Series II: Legislative, Series IV: Political, Series V: Personal, Series VI: Office, Series VII: Photographs, Series VIII: Artifacts, and Audiovisual Materials.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This series is open for research use.

This series contains electronic files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.

Preferred citation

George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Conditions Governing Use note

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

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.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Adriane Hanson, 2013-5-21.


Related Materials

Access Points

Legislators--Georgia.
Speeches.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Economic conditions.
United States. Congress. House.

Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 035 Buddy Darden

Democratic Party of Georgia Papers, Audiovisual Materials

Ed L. Jenkins Papers

Mack F. Mattingly Papers

Zell Miller Papers, Series IX: Audiovisual Material

J. Roy Rowland Papers

Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series III: Speeches and Press, 1984-1994

Extent: 4.0 boxes (3.5 linear feet, 1.4 MB)
Scope and Content: Series III: Speeches and Press documents Darden's public statements and includes copies of speeches, press releases, radio addresses, address from the floor, newsletters sent to his constituents, and newspaper clippings about Darden's career and views. Major topics include the military, the government budget, business and economy, and events in his district in Georgia.
Conditions Governing Access note: Access Note: Subseries A, B, C, and D contain electronic files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.



Subseries A. Press Assistant Files

Box
III.11984-1990
Extent: 17.0 folders
Box
III.21990-1993
Extent: 4.0 folders
Digital
ER 7RBRL-079-FD5-18 BG Releases, Letters, 1 min, CR, Misc [electronic files], 1988-1990
Digital
ER 8RBRL-079-FD5-29 Press Releases 102nd [electronic files], 1990



Subseries B. Speeches

Box
III.21987-1994
Extent: 11.0 folders
Digital
ER 9RBRL-079-FD5-14 Speeches and Columns [electronic files], 1988-1992
Digital
ER 10RBRL-079-FD5-15 Old Speeches [electronic files], 1989-1991
Digital
ER 11RBRL-079-FD5-17 Backup Speeches [electronic files], 1988-1991
Digital
ER 12RBRL-079-FD5-21 BG - Speeches [electronic files], 1988-1992



Subseries C. Newsletter

Box
III.21987-1991
Extent: 12.0 folders
Digital
ER 13RBRL-079-FD5-31 Newsletter Information [electronic files], 1990



Subseries D. Congressional Record

Box
III.21985-1993
Extent: 2.0 folders
Digital
ER 14RBRL-079-FD5-27 Congressional Records [Excerpts] 102nd Congress [electronic files], 1990-1992



Subseries E. Press Clippings

Box
III.21984-1986
Extent: 8.0 folders
Box
III.31986-1991
Extent: 19.0 folders
Box
III.41991-1992
Extent: 6.0 folders