George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series IV: PoliticalGeorge W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series IV: Political

George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series IV: Political

Descriptive Summary

Title: George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series IV: Political
Creator: Darden, George, 1943-
Dates: 1942-2004
Dates: Bulk, 1985-1995
Extent: 8.0 boxes (8 linear feet, 400 kilobytes)
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 IV: Political includes files about Darden's campaigns, the Democratic Party, correspondence with colleagues, the Seventh District of Georgia, and subject files.

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 IV: Political includes files about Darden's campaigns, the Democratic Party leadership and policy positions, correspondence with colleagues about upcoming legislation, the Seventh District of Georgia, and subject files. Papers about the Seventh District include constituent surveys, discussions about redistricting, publications on area industries and local issues, logistics for meetings between Darden and citizen groups, and files on the annual art competition for high school students. Main topics covered by the subject files include analysis of the 1990 U.S. Census data, how aspects of Congress function, government programs, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Organization and Arrangement

Divided into five subseries: A. Campaigns, B. Democratic Party, C. Correspondence, D. Seventh District of Georgia, and E. Subject Files.

The rest of Darden's papers are described in separate finding aids: Series I: Constituent Services, Series II: Legislative, Series III: Speeches and Press, 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

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Finding Aid Publication

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


Related Materials

Access Points

Democratic Party (U.S.)
Georgia--Population.
Legislators--Georgia.
Olympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Political campaigns--Georgia.
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

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J. Roy Rowland Papers

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series IV. Political, 1942-2004 (Bulk, 1985-1995)

Extent: 8.0 boxes (8 linear feet, 400 kilobytes)
Scope and Content: Series IV: Political includes files about Darden's campaigns, the Democratic Party leadership and policy positions, correspondence with colleagues about upcoming legislation, the Seventh District of Georgia, and subject files. Papers about the Seventh District include constituent surveys, discussions about redistricting, publications on area industries and local issues, logistics for meetings between Darden and citizen groups, and files on the annual art competition for high school students. Main topics covered by the subject files include analysis of the 1990 U.S. Census data, how aspects of Congress function, government programs, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Conditions Governing Access note: Access Note: Subseries A 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.



A. Campaigns

BoxFolder
IV.11Campaign, 1985
IV.121985 October 30
IV.13Luncheons, 1986
IV.14Breakfast "Meet and Greet" Chuck Merin, 1986 September 18
IV.15Barbecue Steering Committee, 1986 August 14
IV.16FEC [Federal Election Commission], 1986
IV.17Atlanta, 1986 June 1
IV.18Atlanta Fundraiser, 1986
IV.191986 May 15
IV.110American Security Council, 1986
IV.111Endorsements, 1986
IV.112Endorsements, 1986
IV.113Mailing, 1986
IV.114FEC [Federal Election Commission], 1986
IV.115Election Results, 1988
IV.116Endorsements '88, 1988
IV.117Background Information on Darden For Libraries, 1988
IV.118FEC [Federal Election Commission] '88, 1988
IV.119Opponents, 1988
IV.120Voter Turnout/ Electorate, 1988
IV.121Campaign, 1988
IV.122Records and Registration, 1988
IV.123PACs [Political Action Committees], 1988
IV.124PAC [Political Action Committee] Contributors, 1988
IV.125Campaign - Receipts and Disbursements, 1988
IV.126Campaign, 1988
IV.127Fundraiser, 1988 March 30
IV.128Energy Fundraiser, 1988
IV.129Darden Personal: Campaign, 1988
IV.130The National Journal "Election '88: A Guide to the Candidates, Issues, and Voters", 1988
IV.131Campaign, 1989
IV.132Special Election Press Pack, 1989
IV.133Ads, Promos, 1989
BoxFolder
IV.21Campaign Funding Issues, 1989
IV.22FEC [Federal Election Commission] '89, 1989
IV.23Opponents?, 1989
IV.24Fundraiser, 1989
IV.25Atlanta Fundraiser, 1989 October
IV.26Campaign, 1990
IV.27Campaign - Materials, 1990
IV.28Fundraiser Fliers, 1992
IV.29'94 Telephone Banking Information (1 of 2), 1994
IV.21094 Telephone Banking Information (2 of 2), 1994
IV.211Darden Fact Sheets, 1994
IV.212Blank comment Sheets, undated
IV.213Comment Sheets, 1994 October 6
IV.214Comment Sheets, 1994 October 8
IV.215Comment Sheets, 1994 October 10
IV.216Comment Sheets, 1994 October 11
IV.217Comment Sheets, 1994 October 12
IV.218Comment Sheets, 1994 October 13
IV.219Comment Sheets, 1994 October 15
IV.220Yard sign - LaGrange, 1994
IV.221Yard Sign - Carroll, 1994
IV.222Photos and Clippings, 1994
IV.223Post Election, 1994
IV.224Campaign 1994, 1994
IV.225Sabato Analysis of the 1994 U.S. Senate Election, 1994
IV.226Campaign Contribution Reports, 2002
IV.227Survey of Marginal Congressional Districts, 2002
IV.228RSVP Cards, 2004
IV.229Financial Accounts, 2004
IV.230Financial, 2004
IV.231Photos, 2004
BoxFolder
IV.312002 Candidates Forum (Historic Rome Business Association), 2002
IV.32Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Programs, 2002
IV.33"Darden for Congress" Publicity Packets, undated
IV.34Newspaper Articles about Elections, undated
IV.35Campaign Contributions Report, 2002 March 19
IV.36Financial Disclosure, 2002
IV.37Bartow, 2002
IV.38Douglas, 2002
IV.39Columbus, 2002
IV.310Coweta, 2002
IV.311Chattooga, 2002
IV.312Rome, 2002
IV.313Talbot, undated
IV.314Press Clips, 2002
IV.315Campaign Contributions Reports - Thomas B Murphy, 2002
Digital
ER 15RBRL-079-FD5-6 NARAL '92 Election Kit Vol. I [electronic files], 1992
Scope and Content: Materials to help politicians advocate the pro choice position on abortion.



B. Democratic Party

BoxFolder
IV.316Caucus (Info, Letters), 1988
IV.317Demos, 1989
IV.318DSG [Democratic Study Group], 1987-1989
IV.319DLC [Democratic Leadership Council], 1987-1989
IV.320Larry McDonald, 1988
IV.321Part. Issues, 1988-1989
IV.322Young Democrats, 1987
IV.323Sunbelt Census, 1994
IV.324Lead. [Leadership] Contests, 1989
IV.325Arts Caucus, 1988-1991
IV.326Caucus Materials, 1993
IV.327Ga. Democratic Party, 1988
IV.328DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee], 1987
IV.329DLC [Democratic Leadership Council] 12/10/86- 12/12/86, 1986 December 10-12
IV.330Floyd Co. Congressional Club, 1987-1989
IV.331Demo. Issues Conf. (Greenbriar), 1988
IV.332DLC [Democratic Leadership Council], 1990
IV.333DNC [Democratic National Committee], 1987
IV.334Democratic National Committee Atlanta Convention, 1988
IV.335Democratic Issues Conference, 1994 January 27-28
IV.336Arts Caucus 1993 New York Trip, 1993
IV.337Whip Advisory, 1993
BoxFolder
IV.41Democratic Convention, 1992
IV.42McDonald, 1991-1992
IV.43Leadership Information, 1986-1989
IV.44Convention '92, 1992
IV.45Clinton/Gore Campaign, 1992
IV.46Convention, 1988
IV.47Wright, 1988-1989
IV.48Draft/ National Service, 1987-1989
IV.49Congressional Arts Caucus New York Trip, 1993 April



C. Correspondence

BoxFolder
IV.410Carl Vinson, 1942, 1963, 1989, 1992
IV.411EIC [Earned Income Credit] Mailing, circa 1994
IV.412Congrats Letters, 1988-1992
IV.413Correspondence (Special), 1993
IV.414So. Conference Legis. MTG [Southern Legislative Conference], 1989 July 18
IV.415Southern Medical Association Auxiliary, 1989
IV.416Sid Yates, 1989-1990
IV.417State Government, Speech by Max Cleland, 1987 December
IV.418'91 Budget Agreement, 1990
IV.419Budget- Fiscal 91, 1990
IV.420National Taxpayers Union, 1990
IV.421Vice President Gore, 1993-1994
IV.422Attorney General Janet Reno, 1993-1994
IV.423Secretary Hazel O'Leary, 1993
IV.424Secretary Richard Riley, 1993-1994
IV.425Hillary Clinton, 1993
IV.426Chairman Powell, 1993
IV.427Various Important, 1993
IV.428Academy Information, 1985-1986
IV.429Correspondence with Big Shots, 1993-1994
IV.430Favors, 1987-1989
IV.431Bush Administration, 1989
IV.432Recommendation Letters, 1988-1989
IV.433Statements/Surveys, 1986-1988
IV.434Presidential Candidates, 1988
IV.435Jim Wright Letters, 1985 February 8
IV.436Members- Political, 1990
IV.437Physicians Mtg, 1990
IV.4381994



D. Seventh District of Georgia

BoxFolder
IV.517th Congressional District, 1988
IV.52New District Contacts, 1991
IV.537th District Luncheon, 1991
IV.54Community Forums '90, 1990
IV.55Georgia Information, 1990-1993
IV.56Town Meeting Notices, Postal Postcards/Newsletters, 1988
IV.57Benchmark Poll on Voter Opinions, 1987
IV.58Voter Demographics, 1993
IV.591986 Town Meetings, 1986
IV.510District History, 1989
IV.511Local Issues, 1989
IV.512Lockheed-General, 1985-1989
IV.513Advisory Committees, undated
IV.514Southern Pol. RPT./ Shipp ["Bill Shipp's Georgia: A Weekly Newsletter on Government and Business"], 1988-1989
IV.515Committee for Citizen Awareness Videotape on Congress, 1987-1989
IV.516Forums, 1988-1989
IV.517Lists, 1988
IV.518Postal Patron Survey (Voter Opinions), 1981-1984
IV.519BD Advisory Committees, 1984
IV.520DeKalb County Publicity, 1996
IV.521Passport to Georgia (GA Statistical Data), 1995
IV.522GA Medical Facilities, 1994
IV.523Colorado Trip Civic Leaders, 1989 October 19-21
IV.524Romeo Hudgins Vo-Tech Foundations, Inc., 1988 December 21
IV.525Leadership Cobb Nominating Committee, 1989
IV.526Leadership Cobb May 1987, 1987-1988
IV.527MAC [Military Airlift Command] Trip, 1989 September
IV.528Nellis AFB [Air Force Base] Civic Leaders Tours June 21-23rd, 1990
IV.529Leadership Chattooga 1990 Class, 1990
IV.530Leadership Cobb/Rome Fly In 1990, 1990
IV.531Leadership Cobb/Chattooga, 1989-1990
IV.532Leadership Georgia, 1989-1990
IV.533Nominations For Clubs, Leadership Cobb, Leadership Georgia, 1990 February 1
IV.534Postal Service Delivery Report (1 of 2), 1991 November 15
IV.535Postal Service Delivery Report (2 of 2), 1991 November 15
BoxFolder
IV.61Federal Dollars Spent in Cobb, undated
IV.62Delegation, 1987-1992
IV.63Reapportionment, 1988-1989
IV.64Artistic Discovery, 1988
IV.65Seventh District Congressional Art Competition, 1986-1990
IV.66Art Competition, 1987
IV.67Art Competition, 1998
IV.68Art Competition, 1986
IV.69Art Competition, 1991
IV.610Art Competition, 1992
IV.611Art Competition, 1993
Digital
ER 16RBRL-079-FD5-4 Georgia 7th District Map (image) [electronic files], 1990



E. Subject Files

BoxFolder
IV.612ACOG [Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games], 1996
IV.613ACOG [Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games] Olympic Legislative Support Group, 1994
IV.614Olympics, 1991-1992
IV.615Olympics, 1990-1994
IV.616Olympic Coins, 1988
IV.617Olympics, 1988
IV.618Newt Gingrich, 1988-1989
IV.619Incumbency, undated
IV.620Nunn, 1983-1988
IV.621Congress, 1985-1991
IV.622Reapportionment, 1989
IV.623The Speech, 1990
IV.624Postal Service Commemoratives, 1993 January
IV.625War Powers Act, 1973, 1983-1987
IV.626Flag (Incl. Burning), 1989
IV.627Programs, 1985-1994
IV.628Right, 1986-1989
BoxFolder
IV.71IMPAC 2000 [Democratic Redistricting Committee Charged with Raising Funds for State Legislative and Gubernatorial Races], 1989-1990
IV.72Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989, 1990
IV.73Inauguration, 1988-1989
IV.74Clinton Inauguration 1993, 1992-1993
IV.75Inaugural Information, 1985
IV.76Special- Waste, 1991 November
IV.77FDR [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] Memorial, 1993-1994
IV.78FDR [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] Memorial, 1993-1994
IV.79Key Facts about American Car Companies, 1994
IV.710Congressional Award, 1983
IV.711Reagan, 1984-1988
IV.712VIP, 1971, 1984-1989
IV.713Constitution Bicen. [Bicentennial], 1984-1989
IV.714Bicentennial of the US Constitution, 1987-1990
IV.715Worley vs. Gingrich Sixth District- GA, 1987-1988
IV.716Academy Committees 88/89, 1988-1989
BoxFolder
IV.81Global Fibers, 1990
IV.82Defense Info, 1990
IV.83Moynihan Tax Cut, 1990
IV.84U.S.S. Shiloh Commissioning, 1992
IV.85Department of Energy Appropriations, 1994-1998
IV.86Ethics in Government Act, Lobbyist Reporting, 1993-1995
IV.87Electric Industry, PMAs [Power Marketing Administrations], 1995
IV.88Census '90, 1991
IV.89Census- Pubs [Publications], 1988-1990
IV.810Census-General, 1988-1990
IV.8111990 Census- Reapportionment and Redistricting, 1990-1991
IV.8121990 Census- Demographics, 1990-1991
IV.813Census Bureau Reports (1 of 3), 1990-1994
IV.814Census Bureau Reports (2 of 3), 1990-1993
IV.815Census Bureau Reports (3 of 3), 1990-1993