Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX: PersonalHerman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX: Personal

Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX: Personal

Descriptive Summary

Title: Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX: Personal
Creator: Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Dates: 1950-1980
Extent: 163.0 boxes (79 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/102/HET
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Personal series contains correspondence and material of a personal nature including invitations, greetings, thank yous, condolences and items related to the Richard B. Russell Foundation, which Senator Talmadge served as chairman from 1971 until 1974. Arrangement is chronological by topic. Especially noteworthy are the subseries Sympathy and Ham Business. Sympathy includes letters of condolence to him and his family relating to the death of his youngest son, Robert, in 1975. The Ham Business subseries contains printed materials and correspondence concerning Talmadge Hams. Betty Talmadge managed the business while the senator worked in Washington. The invitation subseries includes invitations accepted, fulfilled, or regretted.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

It was once said if you were not a Talmadge man you were a communist. The Talmadge dynasty began in 1926 when Eugene Talmadge, Herman's father, was first elected Commissioner of Agriculture. Gene would later be elected governor of Georgia to an unprecedented four terms. For over fifty years the Talmadges dominated Georgia politics until Herman was defeated in 1980.

Born on August 9, 1913, on a farm near McRae, Georgia, to Eugene and Mattie Talmadge, Herman attended public schools until his senior year when his family moved to Atlanta. In the fall of 1931, he entered the University of Georgia. By 1936, he had received his law degree and joined his father's law practice.

After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Talmadge returned to his home in Lovejoy. While continuing to practice law and to farm, Talmadge took over publishing his father's weekly newspaper, The Statesman, and started a ham-curing business.

Talmadge's first involvement in politics was as his father's campaign manager in 1946. Running for an unprecedented fourth term as governor of Georgia, Eugene Talmadge was elected in November 1946, but was in failing health. As a precaution, a small group of Talmadge supporters started a write-in campaign for Herman Talmadge during the general election. When the elder Talmadge died in December 1946, before being sworn in as governor, the Georgia General Assembly elected his son governor by a vote of 161 to 87. But outgoing Governor Ellis Arnall refused to surrender his office unless it was to elected-Lieutenant Governor Melvin E. Thompson. After a period of uncertainty, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the constitutional portion under which the General Assembly had elected Herman Talmadge did not apply. The court declared M. E. Thompson acting governor until a special election could be held. In September 1948, Talmadge was elected governor and re-elected in 1950, serving until January 1955.

As governor, Herman Talmadge concentrated on improving educational opportunities for children of all races by establishing youth centers, increasing construction of rural roads, and building additional hospitals and health care centers.

When Senator Walter George officially announced his decision not to run for United States Senate, Talmadge started campaigning to take his place. Once again he was opposed by M. E. Thompson, but defeated him in the Democratic primary. With no Republican opposition in the general election in November 1956, Talmadge was elected United States senator.

The civil rights movement of the 1950s ultimately effected equal rights legislation for African-Americans and eliminated segregated public facilities in the South. Although progress toward integrating public schools was achieved, a majority of whites in the South remained adamant in their resistance to desegregation.

As part of that majority, Talmadge had voiced his opposition as early as the 1948 Democratic Convention when President Harry Truman tried to add civil rights to the platform. And in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, Talmadge authored a book in 1955 about the wisdom of segregated education entitled You and Segregation.

When Talmadge officially began his term as the junior senator from Georgia in January 1957, he immediately joined the other Southern Democrats in their fight against civil rights legislation. "I never read a civil rights bill that didn't destroy more constitutional rights that it purported to give any group."

In response to the crisis of integrating Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, Talmadge proposed a constitutional amendment in 1959 that would have permitted the state and local governments to decide whether or not to keep their schools segregated. This proposal was the first acknowledgment from a southern senator that Brown vs. Board of Education was an established fact.

Having won a seat on the Agriculture Committee in 1957, Talmadge wielded his greatest influence on bills that affected American farmers and agriculture. By 1971, he had become chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Some of his major accomplishments in this area included guiding passage of a series of acts, which established price support programs for peanuts, cotton, wheat, and other commodities.

Talmadge probably achieved his greatest national prominence through his role on the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, which investigated the Watergate scandal and ultimately led to the resignation of the president and vice president of the United States, as well as the conviction of three cabinet members on felony charges. Talmadge thought that the Watergate investigation was one of the most important events in the history of the United States and demonstrated that a republican form of government has a way of correcting the conduct of public officials and alerting others not to make the same mistake.

At the same time he was gaining national recognition, Talmadge was besieged by a series of personal and political tragedies. In 1975, his son Robert drowned in a swimming accident at Lake Lanier; by the fall of 1977, Betty and Herman Talmadge had finalized their divorce; then, in 1978, Talmadge came to grips with a serious drinking problem. Following an alcohol treatment program at the naval hospital in Long Beach, California, he returned to Washington, ready to work, but met with scandal instead. Shortly after returning to the Capitol, Talmadge was accused of misappropriating office funds and campaign donations for his own personal use. The Senate Ethics Committee investigated the allegations and recommended that Talmadge be "denounced" for his reprehensible behavior and sentenced to reimburse the Senate for these controversial funds with interest.

Despite these problems, Talmadge sought his fifth term as senator in 1980, but was rejected by Georgia voters who chose to elect Mack Mattingly to replace him, the first Republican to hold the office since Reconstruction.

Serving twenty-four years in the United States Senate, Talmadge ranked fifth in seniority among Senate Democrats and seventh overall by the time he left office. Herman Talmadge passed away on March 21, 2002. He is survived by his one son, grandchildren, and wife Linda.

Scope and Content

The Personal series contains correspondence and material of a personal nature including invitations, greetings, thank yous, condolences and items related to the Richard B. Russell Foundation, which Senator Talmadge served as chairman from 1971 until 1974. Arrangement is chronological by topic. Especially noteworthy are the subseries Sympathy and Ham Business. Sympathy includes letters of condolence to him and his family relating to the death of his youngest son, Robert, in 1975. The Ham Business subseries contains printed materials and correspondence concerning Talmadge Hams. Betty Talmadge managed the business while the senator worked in Washington. The invitation subseries includes invitations accepted, fulfilled, or regretted.

Some of the materials found in the Personal series can also be found in both the Press Office and Political series. The researcher should examine these series in order that all information is reviewed.

Organization and Arrangement

This series is organized into nine subseries: A. Russell Foundation, B. Acknowledgments, C. Greetings, D. Sympathy, E. Invitations, F. Thank Yous, G. Betty Talmadge/Ham Business, H. Correspondence, and I. Telegrams.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Case mail restricted.

Preferred Citation

Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.

Processing Notes

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2008.


Related Materials

Access Points

Correspondence.
Interviews.
Legislators--United States.
Richard B. Russell Foundation
Richard B. Russell Memorial Library.
United States. Congress. Senate.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Subgroup C: United States Senatorial Papers,



IX. Personal

Extent: 163.0 boxes
Extent: (79 linear feet)
Scope and Contents note: The Personal series contains correspondence and material of a personal nature including invitations, greetings, thank yous, condolences and items related to the Richard B. Russell Foundation, which Senator Talmadge served as chairman from 1971 until 1974. Arrangement is chronological by topic.
Especially noteworthy are the subseries Sympathy and Ham Business. Sympathy includes letters of condolence to him and his family relating to the death of his youngest son, Robert, in 1975. The Ham Business subseries contains printed materials and correspondence concerning Talmadge Hams. Betty Talmadge managed the business while the senator worked in Washington. The invitation subseries includes invitations accepted, fulfilled, or regretted.Some of the materials found in the Personal series can also be found in both the Press Office and Political series. The researcher should examine these series in order that all information is reviewed.
A. Russell Foundation
Scope and Contents note: Contains material and correspondence relating to the organization and the creation of the Richard B. Russell Memorial Library.
1. Thank yous/Contributions
BoxFolder
11A-C
12D-G
13H-L
14M-P
15Q-T
16U-Z
17-9Thank yous - Contributions, Jun-72
110-13Thank yous - Contributions, May-72
BoxFolder
21Thank yous - Contributions, May-72
22-5Thank yous - Contributions, Apr-72
26-7Thank yous - Contributions, Mar-72
28Thank yous - Contributions, Feb-72
29Thank yous - Contributions, Dec-71
2. Correspondence
BoxFolder
31-3Book, undated
34John Bulow Campbell Foundation, undated
35Chairmen, 1972
36Chairmen, 1971
37-8Chairmen, 1970-1971
39-11Contributions and Pledges, undated
BoxFolder
41-2Contributions and Pledges, 1972
43Contributions, 1971
44Correspondence, 1974
45-6Correspondence, 1973
47-9Correspondence, 1972
BoxFolder
51Correspondence, 1972
52-7Correspondence, 1971
58-10Correspondence, 1970
3. Committee Activities
BoxFolder
61District Chairmen, undated
62Flexi, undated
63-4Georgia Giant - Cox broadcasting, undated
65-6Investment Committee, undated
67Marine Corp Flag to Richard B. Russell, undated
68Meeting, 1971
69Memorandums, undated
610Miscellaneous, undated
611Portraits, undated
612Press Coverage - Foundation, undated
BoxFolder
71Barboura Raesly, undated
72Raesly's Employment, undated
73Raesly Letter, undated
74Russell Foundation, 1977
75Russell Foundation, 1976
76Russell Foundation Account Statement - Trust Company, undated
77Russell Foundation - Atlanta Advanced Gifts Committee, undated
78Russell Foundation Brochures, undated
79Russell Foundation Bylaws, undated
710Russell Foundation - Document of Conveyance, undated
711Russell Library Foundation Luncheon Invitees
712Russell Foundation Mailing Lists, undated
713Russell Foundation Minutes, [1974]
714Russell Foundation Minutes, [1973]
715Russell Foundation Minutes, [1972]
BoxFolder
81Russell Foundation Minutes, [1972]
82Russell Foundation Minutes, [1971]
83Russell Foundation Minutes, [1970]
84Russell Foundation Trustees, undated
85-8Russell Library Dedication, undated
89Solicitations - campaign, undated
810Solicitations - churches, undated
811Solicitations - letter, undated
812Solicitations - schools, undated
813Tributes, undated
814Tributes - Russell Memorial, undated
BoxFolder
91Russell Memorial Library [Dedication Ceremony], 22-Jun-74
92Richard B. Russell - memorial tributes Delivered in Congress, undated
B. Acknowledgments
BoxFolder
101-2E-G, 1973
BoxFolder
111-2H, 1973
BoxFolder
121-3I-K, 1973
BoxFolder
131-3L-Mc-M, 1973
BoxFolder
141-2M, 1973
143-4N-O, 1973
C. Greetings
BoxFolder
151Christmas, 1977
152Christmas, 1976
153James Floyd
154Graduation, 1977
155Thank You
156Weddings
BoxFolder
161A-B [Address Cards]
BoxFolder
171G-L [Address Cards]
BoxFolder
181M-P [Address Cards]
BoxFolder
191R-S [Address Cards]
BoxFolder
201T-XYZ [Address Cards]
D. Sympathy
Scope and Contents note: Contains material relating to the death of Senator Talmadge's youngest son, Robert, in 1975 and letters of condolence to his family.
BoxFolder
211-5Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
221-5Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
231-5Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
241-5Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
251-5Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
261-5Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
271-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
281-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
291-5Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
301-5Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
311-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
321-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
331-7Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
341-5Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
351-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
361-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
371-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
381-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
391-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
401-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
411-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
421-6Robert Talmadge
BoxFolder
431-2Robert Talmadge
E. Invitations
Scope and Contents note: Shows many inconsistencies in filing. In some years, the sub series is divided into many subcategories, i.e. "Accepted", "Regretted" or "Pending". But, there is no consistency in the use of these subdivisions.
BoxFolder
441Accepted, October 1980
442Pending, October 1980
443Regretted, October 1980
444Accepted, September 1980
445Pending, September 1980
446Regretted, September 1980
447Accepted, August 1980
448Pending, August 1980
449Regretted, August 1980
4410Accepted, July 1980
BoxFolder
451Pending, July 1980
452Regretted, July 1980
453Recess, July 2nd-21st
454Accepted, June 19th-23rd
455Pending, June 1980
456Accepted, June 1980
457Schedule, June 26th-29th
458Accepted, June 5th-8th
459Regretted, June 1980
4510Pending, 1979
BoxFolder
461Accepted, May 22nd-June 1st
462Will Try, May 15th-May 19th
463Accepted, May 1980
464Pending, May 1980
465Regretted, May 1980
466Appointments, May 8th-11th
467Accepted, May 1st-4th
468Pending, April 1980
469Accepted, April 24th-27th
4610Regretted, April 1980
4611Accepted, April 1980
BoxFolder
471Easter Break Recess, April 3rd -20th
472Accepted, March 27th-30th
473Accepted, March 1980
474Pending, March 1980
475Regretted, March 1980
476Accepted, March 6th-9th
477Accepted, March 13th-18th
478Accepted, February 28th-March 2nd
479Accepted, February 21st-24th
4710Accepted, February 1980
4711Pending, February 1980
4712Regretted, February 1980
BoxFolder
481(Chicago), February 5th
482Accepted, February 8th-14th
483Pending, February 1st-3rd
484Regretted, January 1980
485Accepted, January 1980
486Pending, January 1980
487Accepted, January 23rd-27th
488Christmas Recess Accepted, December 20th- January 20th
489Accepted, December 1979
4810Schedule, November 26th-2nd
4811Regretted, December 1979
4812Accepted, November 30 - December 2
4813Regretted, December 4th-9th
4814Pending, December 1979
4815Accepted, November 15th-18th
4816Will Try, November 20th-26th
4817Accepted, November 9th-12th
4818Accepted, November 2nd-4th
4819Accepted, November 1979
4820Pending, November 1979
BoxFolder
491Accepted, October 26th-29th
492Accepted, October 19th-21st
493Pending, October 12th-14th
494Accepted, October 5th-8th
495Regretted, October 1979
496Will Try, September 1979
497Regretted, October 1979
498Pending, October 1979
BoxFolder
501Accepted, September 1979
502Schedule, July 28th-29th
503Accepted, July 1979
504Pending, July 1979
505Graduation, June 1979
506Regretted, July 1979
507Recess, 4th of July
508Regretted, June 22nd-24th
509Accepted, June 8th-10th
5010Accepted, June 1979
BoxFolder
511Pending, June 1979
512Regretted, June 1979
513Memorial Day Recess, May 25th-June 3rd
514Accepted, May 18th-20th
515Accepted, May 12th
516Pending, May 1979
517Accepted, May 1979
518Regretted, May 1979
BoxFolder
52 1-2Easter Recess, April 13th-22nd
523Accepted, April 6th
524Pending, April 1979
525Accepted, April 1979
526Regretted, April 1979
527Accepted, March 30th-April 1st
528Accepted, March 26th
529Accepted, March 17th
5210Schedule, March 8th-11th
5211Accepted, March 1979
5212Pending, March 1979
5213Accepted, March 2nd-4th
BoxFolder
531Schedule, February 1979
532Will Try, February 1979
533Accepted, February 1979
53 4-5Regretted, February 1979
536Pending, February 1979
537Accepted, January 5th
538Accepted, January 1979
539Pending, January 1979
5310Regretted, January 1979
5311Regretted, March 1979
BoxFolder
541Accepted, December 1978
542Pending, December 1978
543Regretted, December 1978
544Pre-Legislative Conference, November 27th - December 5th
545Accepted, November 1978
546Pending, November 1978
547Regretted, November 1978
548Accepted, November 9th
549Accepted, October 1978
5410Pending, October 1978
5411Accepted, October 31st
5412Pending, October 1978
BoxFolder
551Regretted, October 1978
552Regretted, September 1978
553Pending, September 1978
554Accepted, September 1978
555Regretted, August 17th-20th
556Accepted, August 3rd-6th
557Accepted, August 1978
558Pending, August 1978
BoxFolder
561Regretted, August 1978
56 2-34th of July Recess, 1978
564Accepted, July 21st-23rd
565Pending, July 1978
566Accepted, July 1978
567Regretted, July 1978
568Memorial Day Recess, May 27th-June 4th
569Accepted, June 1978
5610Pending, June 1978
BoxFolder
571Regretted, June 1978
572Accepted, May 1978
573Pending, May 1978
574Regretted, May 1978
575Accepted, May 5th-7th
BoxFolder
581Regretted, April 1978
582Accepted, April 1978
583April 30th-May 1st, April 30th-May 1st
584Accepted, April 21st-23rd
585Accepted, April 15th-16th
586Pending, April 1978
587Easter Recess, March 23rd-April 2nd
588Pending, March 1978
BoxFolder
591Regretted, March 1978
592Accepted, March 1978
593Lincoln Recess, February 10th-19th
594Accepted, February 1978
595Pending, February 1978
BoxFolder
601Regretted, February 1978
602Regretted, January 1978
603Pending, January 1978
604Accepted, January 1978
BoxFolder
611Regretted, December 1977
612December 12th-18th, December 12th-18th
613Accepted, December 1977
614Accepted, December 12th
615December 17th-18th, December 17th-18th
616Pending, December 1977
617December 1st-4th, December 1st-4th
618Accepted, November 1977
61 9-10Accepted, November 18th-27th
6111Pending, November 1977
6112Schedule, November 9th-14th
BoxFolder
621Regretted, November 1977
622Regretted, October 1977
BoxFolder
631Schedule - Rough Copy, October 28th-December 31st
632Accepted, October 1977
633Pending, October 1977
634Accepted, September-1977
635Accepted, September 23rd-25th
636Bob Reiss - Washington Post, August - September 1977
637Pending, September 1977
638Regretted, September 1977
639Accepted, August 1977
BoxFolder
641Regretted, August 1977
64 2-3Recess, August 1977
644Pending, August 1977
645Accepted, July 1977
64 6-7Fourth of July Recess, 1977
648Schedule, July 29th-31st
649Pending, July 1977
6410Regretted, July 1977
BoxFolder
651Pending, June 1977
652Accepted, June 17th-20th
653Accepted, June 1977
654Regretted, June 1977
655Accepted, June 10th-13th
656Pending, May 1977
657Accepted, May 20th-22nd
BoxFolder
661Regretted, May 1977
662Accepted, May 1977
663Easter Recess, April 7th-17th
664Regretted, April 1977
BoxFolder
671Accepted, April 1977
672Will try, April 29th-May 1st
673Easter Recess, April 7th-17th
674Pending, April 1977
675Accepted, April 23rd-25th
676Regretted, March 1977
677Pending, March 1977
678Accepted, March 4th-7th
679March 25th-28th, March 25th-28th
BoxFolder
681Accepted, March 1977
682Regretted, February 1977
683Pending, February 1977
684Lincoln Recess, February 10th-20th
BoxFolder
691February 4th-7th, February 4th-7th
692Regretted, January 1977
693Pending, January 1977
694Accepted, January 1977
BoxFolder
701Accepted, April 1976
702Easter Cards, April 1976
703Accepted, May 1976
704Pending, May 1976
705Regretted, May 1976
BoxFolder
711Regretted, May 1976
712Regretted, June 1976
713Accepted, June 1976
714Pending, June 1976
BoxFolder
721Accepted, June 1976
722Accepted, July 1976
723Recess, July 3rd-18th
724Pending, July 1976
725Regretted, July 1976
726Accepted, August 13th
727Recess, August 1976
728Accepted, August 1976
729Pending, August 1976
7210Regretted, August 1976
7211Labor Day Recess, September 2nd-6th
BoxFolder
731Accepted, September 1976
732Pending, September 1976
733Regretted, September 1976
734Accepted, October 1976
735Accepted, October 1976
736Regretted, October 1976
737Pending, October 1976
BoxFolder
741Pending, November 1976
742Regretted, November 1976
743Pending, November 1976
744Accepted, November 1976
745Invitations - Pending, May 1976
746Pending, December 1976
747Recess, October - November 1976
748Accepted, December 1976
749Regretted, December 1976
7410Speaking Schedule, February - March - 1976
BoxFolder
751Accepted, December 1976
752Birthday Party - Lovejoy, August 1975
753Birthday, 1975
754Christmas, 1975
755Christmas, 1974 - 1976
756Birthday Party - Lovejoy, August 1974
BoxFolder
761Regretted, July 1975
762Regretted, June 1975
763Regretted, May 1975
BoxFolder
771Regretted, April 1975
772Regretted, March 1975
BoxFolder
781Regretted, February 1975
782Regretted, January 1975
BoxFolder
791Accepted, April 1975
792Accepted, May 1975
793Accepted, June 1975
794Accepted, July 1975
BoxFolder
801Accepted, August 1975
802Accepted, September 1975
BoxFolder
811Regretted, December 1974
812Regretted, November 1974
813Regretted, October 1974
BoxFolder
821Regretted, September 1974
822Regretted, August 1974
823Regretted, July 1974
824Regretted, June 1974
BoxFolder
831Regretted, May 1974
832Regretted, April 1974
833Accepted, May 1974
BoxFolder
841Accepted, January 1974
842Accepted, February 1974
843Accepted, March 1974
844Accepted, April 1974
BoxFolder
851Accepted, June 1974
852Accepted, July 1974
853Accepted, August 1974
854Accepted, September 1974
BoxFolder
861Accepted, October 1974
862Accepted, November 1974
863Accepted, December 1974
864-5Regretted, January 1973
BoxFolder
871Regretted, February 1973
872Regretted, March 1973
873Regretted, April 1973
874Regretted, May 1973
BoxFolder
881Regretted, May 1973
882Regretted, June 1973
883Regretted, July 1973
884Regretted, August 1973
BoxFolder
891Regretted, September 1973
892Regretted, October 1973
893Materials, 1969-1971
BoxFolder
901Regretted, November 1973
902Regretted, December 1973
903Regretted, October 1972
904Accepted, December 1973
BoxFolder
911Accepted, November 1973
912Accepted, October 1973
913Accepted, September 1973
BoxFolder
921Accepted, August 1973
922Accepted, July 1973
923Accepted, June 1973
92 4-5Accepted, May 1973
BoxFolder
931Accepted, April 1973
932Accepted, March 1973
933Accepted, February 1973
934Accepted, January 1973
BoxFolder
941TACK, 1972
942Talmadge families, 1972
943Talmadge genealogy, undated
944Invitations possible, 1973
945Invitations possible, 1974
BoxFolder
951Senator - Further Action Required, December 1972
952General Correspondence - Pending, undated
953Problems, undated
95 4-5Appointments - Pending, 1971-1974
BoxFolder
961Regretted, December 1972
962Regretted, November 1972
963Regretted, October 1972
964Regretted, August 1972
BoxFolder
971Regretted, June 1972
BoxFolder
966Regretted, July 1972
BoxFolder
972Regretted, May 1972
973Regretted, April 1972
BoxFolder
981Regretted, March 1972
982Regretted, February 1972
983Regretted, January 1972
BoxFolder
991Regretted, December 1971
992Regretted, November 1971
993Regretted, October 1971
994Regretted, September 1971
BoxFolder
1001Regretted, August 1971
1002Regretted, July 1971
1003Regretted, June 1971
1004Regretted, May 1971
BoxFolder
1011Regretted, April 1971
1012Regretted, March 1971
1013Regretted, February 1971
1014Regretted, January 1971
BoxFolder
1021High Schools and Colleges - Invitations, 1970-1971
1022Invitations - Possible, 1969-1971
1023Invitations & Appointments, January 1971
1024Invitations & Appointments, February 1971
1025Invitations & Appointments, March 1971
1026Invitations & Appointments, April 1971
BoxFolder
1031Invitations & Appointments, May 1971
1032Invitations & Appointments, June 1971
1033Invitations & Appointments, July 1971
1034Invitations & Appointments, August 1971
1035Invitations & Appointments, September 1971
1036Invitations & Appointments, October 1971
BoxFolder
1041Invitations & Appointments, November 1971
104 2-3Invitations & Appointments, December 1971
1044Accepted, January 1972
1045Accepted, February-1972
1046Accepted, March-1972
BoxFolder
1051Regretted, January-1970
1052Regretted, February 1970
1053Regretted, March 1970
1054Regretted, April 1970
BoxFolder
1061Regretted, May 1970
1062Regretted, June 1970
1063Regretted, July 1970
1064Regretted, August 1970
1065Regretted, September 1970
BoxFolder
1071Regretted, October 1970
1072Regretted, November 1970
1073Regretted, December 1970
107 4-7Regretted, 1969
BoxFolder
1081Invitations & Appointments, January-1970
1082Invitations & Appointments, February 1970
1083Invitations & Appointments, March 1970
1084Invitations & Appointments, April 1970
1085Invitations & Appointments, May 1970
1086Invitations & Appointments, July 1970
1087Invitations & Appointments, August 1970
1088Invitations & Appointments, September 1970
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1091Invitations & Appointments, October 1970
1092Invitations & Appointments, November 1970
1093Invitations & Appointments, December 1970
1094Invitations Possible, 1970
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110 1-5Regretted, 1969
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111 1-4Regretted, 1969
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112 1-3Regretted, 1969
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113 1-5Regretted, 1967
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114 1-4Regretted, 1967
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115 1-4Regretted, 1967
1155Invitations - Possible, 1967
1156Accepted, 1967
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1161Accepted, January-July 1967
1162Accepted, August-December 1967
F. Thank Yous
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1171Thank Yous - Have been listed, July-December-1978
1172From Us, 1979
1173General, 1979
1174Christmas, 1978
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1181Long Beach Hospital, 1978
1182Birthday, 1978
1183Travel, 1978
1184Pending, 1977
1185Honoraria, 1977
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1191-2Birthday Party, 1977
1193From Us, 1977
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1201-3General, 1977
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1211-2General, 1976
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1221Thank Yous, January 1975
1222Thank Yous, February 1975
1223Thank Yous, March 1975
1224Thank Yous, April 1975
1225Thank Yous, May 1975
1226Thank Yous, June 1975
1227Thank Yous, July 1975
1228Sympathy, 1970
1229Official, undated
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1231Thank Yous, January 1974
1232Thank Yous, February 1974
1233Thank Yous, March 1974
1234Thank Yous, April 1974
1235Thank Yous, May 1974
1236Thank Yous, June 1974
1237Thank Yous, July 1974
1238Thank Yous, August 1974
1239Thank Yous, September 1974
12310Thank Yous, October 1974
12311Thank Yous, November 1974
12312Thank Yous, December 1974
12313Thank Yous, 1974
12314Thank Yous, January 1973
12315Thank Yous, February 1973
12316Thank Yous, March 1973
12317Thank Yous, April 1973
12318Thank Yous, May 1973
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1241Thank Yous, June 1973
1242Thank Yous, July 1973
1243Thank Yous, August 1973
1244Thank Yous, September 1973
1245Thank Yous, October 1973
1246Thank Yous, November 1973
1247Thank Yous, December 1973
1248Thank Yous, January 1972
1249Thank Yous, February 1972
12410Thank Yous, March 1972
12411Thank Yous, April 1972
12412Thank Yous, May 1972
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1251Thank Yous, June 1972
1252Thank Yous, July 1972
1253Thank Yous, August 1972
1254-5Thank Yous, September 1972
1256Thank Yous, October 1972
1257Thank Yous, November 1972
1258Thank Yous, December 1972
1259Thank Yous, 1972
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1261Thank Yous, January 1971
1262Thank Yous, February 1971
1263Thank Yous, March 1971
1264Thank Yous, April 1971
1265Thank Yous, May 1971
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1271Thank Yous, June 1971
1272Thank Yous, July 1971
1273Thank Yous, August 1971
1274Thank Yous, October 1971
1275Thank Yous, November 1971
1276Thank Yous, December 1971
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1281Regretted, September 1972
1282Appointment Never Concluded, 1971
1283-5Thank Yous, 1969
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1291-4Thank Yous, 1969
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1301-4Thank Yous, 1969
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1311-5Thank Yous, 1968
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1321-3Thank Yous, 1968
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1331-5Thank Yous, 1968
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1341-2Thank Yous, 1968
1343Civil Rights. States Rights. Material, 1944-1967
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1351-5Thank Yous, 1968
1356Thank Yous, 1966
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1361-3Thank Yous, 1964
1364Betty Talmadge's Birthday, 1964
1365Technology Department, February - March 1964
1366TACK, undated
G. Betty Talmadge/Ham Business
Scope and Contents note: Contains material and correspondence concerning Talmadge Hams. Betty Talmadge managed the business while the Senator worked in Washington. This sub series also contains some of the personal correspondence of Mrs. Talmadge.
BoxFolder
1371A, 1957-1960
1372-3B
1374-5C
1376Congressional
1377-8D
1379E
13710F
13711-12G
13713H
13714I
13715J
13716K
13717L
13718Mc
13719M
13720N
13721O
13722P
13723Rough Draft
13724R
13725S
13726-27T
13728V
BoxFolder
1381W
1382-4Betty
BoxFolder
1391Ham Business, 1963
1392Ham Business, 1962
1393Ham Business, 1961
1394Ham Business, 1960
1395Ham Business, 1959
1396Clayton County Federal, 1958
BoxFolder
1401Talmadge Farms
1402Relatives
1403Sympathy
1404Christmas, 1966
1405Christmas, 1969
1406Hastings Property Development
1407Recommendations
1408Campaign Mail
1409Ladies of the Senate Luncheon
14010Betty
BoxFolder
1411-2Christmas, 1967
1413Miscellaneous, 1972
1414Betty Talmadge/Ham Business, 1969
H. Correspondence
Scope and Contents note: contains personal correspondence which does not fit easily into any other category. It does, however, contain some interesting correspondence between Talmadge and other United States Senators and Congressmen. [For more information on the 1966 Gubernatorial campaign, the researcher should also review VI. Political under 1966 campaign.]
1. Undated
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1421Blitch, Mrs. Iris
1422Birthday, 1955
1423-4Bloch, Charles
1425Cadillac Company, Detroit, MI
1426Callaway, Carson and Howard, Blue Springs Farm Hamilton, GA
1427Campbell, J. A. Tallahassee, FL
1428Cheatam, J. M. Griffin, GA
1429Clark, Horace E. Mr. & Mrs.
14210Clayton Federal Savings & Loan Prospectus
14211Cook, Eugene Attorney General
14212Cook, Quitman McRae, GA
14213Davis, Congressman James C.
BoxFolder
1431Davis, Judge James
1432Democratic Committee Matters, Reports, Misc.
1433Democratic National Convention, (1952)
2. 1950-1954
BoxFolder
1434D
1435Davidson, Charles L. Sr. & Jr. Lithonia, GA
1436Lists Christmas gifts
1437A
1438Alcoholic Commission
1439Amendment fund
14310Automobile Registration slips
14311B
14312Boudurant, Herbert Southern Railway System
14313Boone, Joe Millegeville, GA
14314Bowdoin, WM. R. Trust Company of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
14315Branch, Harlee Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA
BoxFolder
1441Bryan, Mrs. Mary
1442Brunini, Ed 1st National Bank
1443Bane, Frank Secretary of Governors' Conference
1444Beard, Carl M. McRae, GA
1445Biographies, James L. Bentley, Jr.
1446Gregson and Ellis (Architects)
1447-8Griffin, Marvin
1449Gift List for 1953 Christmas Gifts to Governor and Betty
14410Gillis, James L., Sr. & Jr. Soperton, GA
14411Grant, Dan Houston, TX
14412Grant, Hugh G.
14413Getts, Clark H. New York
14414Gifts
14415H
14416-17Hand, Fred Pelham, GA
14418Harris, Roy
14419Harrison Company
14420Henson, Al
14421Highway Department
14422Highway Records
14423Hubbard, Lane
14424Hunt, H. L. Dallas, TX
14425Hunt, Tom Hunt Oil Company, Dallas, TX
14426I
14427Income Tax Matters
14428J
14429Jacksonville file
14430Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, 1953
14431K
14432Key Men list
14433Kaminsky, Sol Chatham Motors, Inc.
14434Kemper, Alan State Welfare Director
14435L
14436Lemon, Miss Sarah Marietta, GA
14437Lewis, Charles Jackson, GA
14438Linder, Tom
14439Lovell, Fulton Game & Fish Commissioner
3. 1954-1955
BoxFolder
1451C
1452County Unit
1453Corrections, Board of
1454Creal, Mr. and Mrs. George
1455Democratic National Committee, 1948
1456Democratic Executive Committee (State), 1952
1457Democratic Clubs of Georgia, Young
1458Derrick, Fred Clayton, GA
1459Dominy, Colonel W. C.
14510Drewry, Dr. John
14511Duncan, Clarke
14512Duggan, Mrs. Enda
14513Dyer, Tom
14514D. D. Eisenhower biography
14515E
14516Elliot, Robert
14517Flynn, Homer
14518Forbes, T. M.
14519Forbes, Walter T.
14520Forrest, Dr. R. A.
BoxFolder
1461F
1462E. L. Forrester
1463G
1464Gaines, Mrs. T. R.
1465Garden, Allen
1466George, Senator Walter F.
1467Georgia Education Commission
1468Georgia Game and Fish
1469Georgia Livestock Authority
14610Georgia Literature Commission
4. 1959
BoxFolder
1471A
1472-3Agriculture Committee
1474B
1475Betty - Woman of the Year in Business
1476Betty - invitations
1477Bobby
1478Paul Butler
1479Mary E. Babney
14710C
14711Civil Rights Commission
14712-13Civil Rights
14714DHIA Reports (Forsyth)
14715D
14716F
14717Family
14718Hugh Findley
14719G
BoxFolder
1481-2Gene
1483H
1484Highways
1485House
1486Howard Higgins Agency
1487I
1488J
1489K
14810L
14811Legal Matters
14812Loans
14813Mc
14814L. E. McNatt
14815M
14816Memorandums
14817Milledgeville Hospital subcommittee
14818Mineral deposits
14819Miss Mitt
14820N
14821NATO
BoxFolder
1491Infrastructure and MDAP
1492O
1493P
1494Personal Correspondence, 1959
1495P. J. Pitman - DHIA Reports
1496Proxies
1497R
1498Richmond News Leader, 7/22/59
1499SJRes 32
14910Russia
14911S
14912Senate
14913A. W. Sharp
14914Statements
14915States Rights Council
14916W. W. Stribling
14917Supreme Court Admissions
14918T
14919Tax Commissioners
14920Tech-Georgia Foundation
14921U
14922University of Georgia Alumni Society
14923UA Merger [United American Life Insurance Company]
14924Rural Road Vote
BoxFolder
1501UA JLC
1502UA Minutes
1503UA Proposed Budget
1504United effort
1505Bank of Upson - Correspondence
1506Bank of Upson - statements
1507V
1508Vulcan Press
1509W
15010Y
150111959 January-February
150121959 March-April
150131960 Convention, 1960
5. 1960
BoxFolder
1511A
1512Acquisitions of lands in Jasper, Jones and Putman counties
1513-5Appointments
1516-7Assistance
1518Gene, 1958
1519Correspondence
151 10-11Koffee Kup, Inc.
15112Lake correspondence
15113Lake reports
BoxFolder
1521B
1522-3Birthday, 1959
1524Castro
1525Christmas, 1959
1526Citizens Council
1527Civil Rights Speeches, 1960
1528Senate Cotton reports
1529Committees - 1st session
15210D
BoxFolder
1531Miss Edna Duggan
1532Joe Duke
1533E
1534Elections
1535F
1536Senate Finance Committee
1537G
1538Walter F. George Portrait
1539Georgia Power Company
15310Gifts
15311Hope, Inc.
15312J
15313K
BoxFolder
1541L
1542Life Line
1543Mc
1544M
1545Mica
1546N
1547Newspaper clippings
1548O
1549P
15410Permits
15411Q
15412R
BoxFolder
1551S
1552Special Committee
1553T
1554Tom Talmadge
1555Teachers - Georgia
1556Telephone Talks
1557Tri-City Hospital Authority
1558Frank Twitty
1559U
15510USA
15511USA FA
15512US Coast Guard
15513US Navy
15514University of Georgia
15515V
15516W
15517XYZ
6. 1960-1968
BoxFolder
1561Lovejoy Investment, 1964
1562Lovejoy Investment - Miscellaneous, undated
1563Special - Dues, 1968
1564Special - Miscellaneous, 1968
1565Reimbursements, undated
1566Senate Recording Studio, 1968
1567Special - Dues, 1967
1568C & P Telephone Company, 1968
1569Miscellaneous, 1968
15610Potomac Electric Power, 1968
15611Senate Restaurant, 1968
15612Senate Salary, undated
15613United Family salary, undated
15614Washington Gas Light, 1968
15615Air Conditioning policy, undated
15616American Bar Association policy, undated
15617Automobile invoices, undated
15618Deposits and statements, 1966
15619Betty, 1964
15620Betty -Guardian, 1959
15621Bobby, 1964
15622P. J. Pitman - Payments, undated
15623P. J. Pitman - Correspondence, undated
15624P. J. Pitman - Agreement, undated
BoxFolder
1571Ham Business - Whitman Contract, undated
1572Ham Business - Dowes Contract, undated
1573Ham Business, 1964
1574Kennedy Letter, undated
1575TDC, undated
1576Miss Mitt, undated
1577Real Estate - Miscellaneous, undated
BoxFolder
1581Talmadge Farms, undated
1582Tech-Georgia Development funds, undated
1583-4United Family Life Insurance, undated
BoxFolder
1591-3Correspondence, 1966-1968
1594Correspondence - William R. Whipp, undated
7. 1966
BoxFolder
1601-3Run for Governor, 24-May-66
1604Run for Governor, 25-May-66
BoxFolder
1611-2Run for Governor, 25-May-66
1613Run for Governor, 24-May-66
1614Run for Governor, 26-May-66
BoxFolder
1621-3Run for Governor, 26-May-66
1624Run for Governor, 27-May-66
1625Run for Governor, 31-May-66
I. Telegrams
BoxFolder
1631Grants, 1972
1632General, 1972