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Georgia Governors' Messages

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Governors' Messages
Creator: Georgia Governors
Dates: 1872-1943
Extent: 2.0 boxes (1 linear foot)
Collection Number: RBRL/081/GGM
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The collection consists of messages delivered to the Georgia General Assembly by various Georgia governors from the years 1872 to 1945. Many of these addresses are available online in the Georgia Government Publications database.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

The governor of Georgia traditionally gives an annual address to the Georgia General Assembly summarizing the condition of the state and any changes since the previous year. The governors' messages generally focus on the economy of Georgia but also address various pressing issues including new legislature, education, transportation, health care, labor, and crime.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of eighty messages by various governors of Georgia between the years 1872 to 1945. The governors direct the messages to either the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives or the Georgia General Assembly. The publications are primarily annual gubernatorial messages, although some are special messages discussing such topics as taxation, paroles and pardons, transportation, and the military. Many of these addresses are available online in the Georgia Government Publications database.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Georgia Governors' Messages, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

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 permission. 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 Russell staff, 2008.


Related Materials

Access Points

Arnall, Ellis Gibbs, 1907-1992.
Atkinson, William Yates, 1854-1899.
Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932.
Candler, Allen D. (Allen Daniel), 1834-1910.
Colquitt, Alfred Holt, 1829-1894.
Dorsey, Hugh Manson, 1871-1948.
Georgia--General Assembly.
Georgia. Office of the Governor.
Governors--Georgia.
Governors--Messages.
Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937
Hardwick, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1872-1944.
Harris, Nathaniel, 1805-1878.
McDaniel, Henry Dickerson, 1836-1926.
Northen, William J. (William Jonathan), 1835-1913.
Rivers, Eurith Dickinson, 1895-1967.
Russell, Richard Brevard, 1861-1938.
Slaton, John M., 1866-1955.
Smith, Hoke, 1855-1931.
Smith, James Milton, 1823-1890.
Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946.
Terrell, Joseph Meriweather, 1861-1912.
Walker, Clifford, 1877-1954.

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia

Joseph M. Brown Papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia

Henry Dickerson McDaniel Family and Business Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History

William J. Northen Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History

John M. Slaton Collection, Georgia Department of Archives and History


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Governers' Messages

Extent: 2.0 boxes
Extent: (1 linear foot)
BoxFolder
11Governor's Message [James M. Smith], July 17, 1872
12Annual Message of Governor James M. Smith to the General Assembly of Georgia, January 14, 1874
13Annual Message of Governor James M. Smith to the General Assembly of Georgia, January 13, 1875
14Annual Message of Governor James M. Smith to the General Assembly of Georgia, January 10, 1877
15Biennial Message of Governor Alfred H. Colquitt to the General Assembly of Georgia, November 1, 1882
16Governor's Message [Henry D. McDaniel], July 8, 1885
17Governor's Message [Henry D. McDaniel], November 3, 1886
18Message of the Governor of Georgia to the General Assembly, W.J. Northen Governor, October 25, 1893
19Special Message on Military Affairs [W.J. Northen], October 26, 1894
110Message of the Governor of Georgia to the General Assembly, Governor W.Y. Atkinson, October 23, 1895
111Special Message of the Governor of Georgia [W.Y. Atkinson], November 12, 1895
112Message of the Governor of Georgia to the General Assembly, Governor W.Y. Atkinson, October 27, 1897
113Message of the Governor of Georgia to the General Assembly, Governor A.D. Candler, October 24, 1900
114Annual Message of the Governor of Georgia to the General Assembly, October 23, 1901
115Annual Message of the Governor of Georgia [Allen D. Candler] to the General Assembly, October 22, 1902
116Message of the Governor of Georgia [Joseph M. Terrell] to the General Assembly, November 8, 1902
117Message of the Governor of Georgia [Joseph M. Terrell] to the General Assembly, June 24, 1903
118Message of the Governor of Georgia [Joseph M. Terrell] to the General Assembly, June 22, 1904
119Message of the Governor of Georgia [Joseph M. Terrell] to the General Assembly, June 28, 1905
120Message of the Governor of Georgia [Joseph M. Terrell] to the General Assembly, June 27, 1906
121Message of the Governor of Georgia [Joseph M. Terrell] to the General Assembly, June 26, 1907
122Inaugural Address of Governor Hoke Smith, Delivered Before the General Assembly of Georgia, Atlanta, June 29, 1907
123Message of the Governor of Georgia [Hoke Smith] to the General Assembly, June 24, 1908
124Governor's Message to the General Assembly of Georgia [Hoke Smith], August 26, 1908
125Inaugural Address of Joseph M. Brown, Delivered Before the General Assembly, June 26, 1909
126Message of the Governor of Georgia [Joseph M. Brown] to the General Assembly, July 1, 1909
127Governor's Message to the General Assembly of Georgia [Joseph M. Brown], June 22, 1910
128Message of Governor Joseph M. Brown to the General Assembly of Georgia, July 5, 1910
129Message of Governor Joseph M. Brown to the General Assembly of Georgia, July 25, 1910
130Message of Governor Joseph M. Brown to the General Assembly of Georgia, June 28, 1911
131Inaugural Address of Governor Hoke Smith, July 3, 1911
132Governor's Message with Reference to the Financial Matters Connected with the Business of the State [Hoke Smith], July 19, 1911
133Governor Smith's Reasons for Vetoing the State Auditor Bill, the W&A Commission Bill and the Newspaper Bill, August 23, 1911
134Message of Governor Joseph M. Brown to the General Assembly of Georgia, June 26, 1912
135Message of the Governor Vetoing the Tippins Bill [Joseph M. Brown], July 31, 1912
136Governor's Message to the General Assembly of Georgia [Joseph M. Brown], June 25, 1913
137Special Message of Governor Joseph M. Brown to the General Assembly of Georgia, June 25, 1913
138Inaugural Address of Governor John M. Slaton before the General Assembly, June 28, 1913
139Special Message to the General Assembly from Governor John S. Slaton, August 11, 1913
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21Governor's Message to the General Assembly of Georgia [John M. Slaton], June 24, 1914
22Governor's Message to the General Assembly of Georgia [John M. Slaton], June 23, 1915
23Inaugural Address of Nathaniel E. Harris, Governor of Georgia, June 26, 1915
24Governor's Message to the General Assembly of Georgia [Nathaniel E. Harris], November 3, 1915
25Supplement to Message of the Governor to the General Assembly of Georgia Extraordinary Session [Nathaniel E. Harris], November 3, 1915
26Message of Governor Nathaniel E. Harris to the General Assembly of Georgia, June 28, 1916
27Governor's Message [Nathaniel E. Harris], July 11, 1916
28Message of Governor Nathaniel E. Harris to the General Assembly of Georgia, June 27, 1917
29Inaugural Address of Hugh M. Dorsey, Governor of Georgia, June 30, 1917
210Governor's Message to the General Assembly of Georgia [Hugh M. Dorsey], July 25, 1917
211Message of Governor Hugh M. Dorsey to the General Assembly of Georgia, July 3, 1918
212Report of the Governor [Hugh M. Dorsey] to the General Assembly of Georgia in Re Paroles, Commutations, Reprieves and Pardons, July 8, 1918
213Message of the Governor [Hugh M. Dorsey] Transmitting Report of the Highway Commission (2), June 26, 1919
214Inaugural Address of Hugh M. Dorsey, Governor of Georgia (2), June 28, 1919
215Message of Governor Hugh M. Dorsey to the General Assembly of Georgia (3), July 6, 1920
216Message of Governor Thomas W. Hardwick to the General Assembly of Georgia, July 6, 1921
217Message of Governor Thomas W. Hardwick to the General Assembly of Georgia, June 29, 1922
218Message of Governor Thomas W. Hardwick to the General Assembly of Georgia, June 29, 1923
219Inaugural Address of Governor Clifford Walker, Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, June 30, 1923
220Tax Message of Governor Clifford Walker to the General Assembly of Georgia, July 5, 1923
221Message of Governor Clifford Walker to the General Assembly of Georgia, November 8, 1923
222Message of Governor Clifford Walker Delivered to the General Assembly of Georgia, June 27, 1924
223Message of Governor Clifford Walker Delivered to the General Assembly of Georgia, July 7, 1925
224Message of Governor Clifford Walker Delivered to the General Assembly of Georgia, February 24, 1926
225Message of Governor Clifford Walker Delivered to the General Assembly of Georgia, June 22, 1927
226Final Address to the General Assembly, Clifford Walker, Governor, June 23, 1927
227Message of His Excellency Governor L.G. Hardman to the Legislature of Georgia, June 27, 1927
228Second Message to the General Assembly of the State of Georgia by Governor L.G. Hardman, July 18, 1927
229State of Georgia Inaugural Address of Lamartine Griffin Hardman, June 29, 1929
230Message of Lamartine Griffin Hardman, Governor of Georgia to the General Assembly, July 2, 1929
231Second Message of Lamartine Griffin Hardman, Governor of Georgia to the General Assembly, July 17, 1929
232Message of Governor L.G. Hardman to the Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly of Georgia, January 6, 1931
233Message of Lamartine Griffin Hardman, Governor of Georgia to the General Assembly, June 25, 1931
234Message of Governor Richard B. Russell, Jr. to the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, June 29, 1931
235Message of His Excellency, Governor Eugene Talmadge to the Legislature of Georgia, January 13, 1933
236Inaugural Address of Governor Eugene Talmadge Delivered to the General Assembly of Georgia, January 16, 1935
237Governor E.D. Rivers' First Message to the General Assembly, January 25, 1939
238Final Message to the General Assembly of Georgia by Governor E.D. Rivers, January 1, 1941
239Inaugural Address of Governor Ellis Arnall (2), January 12, 1943
240Budget Message of Governor Ellis Arnall, January 14, 1943
241Message of Governor Ellis Arnall to the General Assembly of Georgia, January 9, 1945