J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series V: PhotographsJ. Roy Rowland Papers, Series V: Photographs

J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series V: Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title: J. Roy Rowland Papers, Series V: Photographs
Creator: Rowland, J. Roy (James Roy), 1926-
Dates: 1986-1994
Extent: 1.0 box (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/112/JRR
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The photographs include 106 photo files and 35mm negatives of J. Roy Rowland with constituents and at various events. Of note are the photos of Rowland with Ginger Rogers and Woody Allen.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Roy Rowland, Jr., was born in Wrightsville, Johnson County, Georgia, on February 3, 1926, to Superior Court Judge and Mrs. J. Roy Rowland, Sr. He attended Wrightsville Primary School and Wrightsville High School, graduating in 1943. He was also an Eagle Scout. Rowland briefly attended Emory University at Oxford, Georgia, as a pre-med student prior to his enlistment in the U.S. Army, serving from 1944 to 1946. He achieved the rank of sergeant and earned a Bronze Star. After returning from Europe, he attended South Georgia College, the University of Georgia, and eventually enrolled in the Medical College of Georgia where he earned his M.D. in 1952. Soon after, he established a family medical practice in Dublin, Georgia, which he maintained until 1980.

In 1976, Rowland ran for the 119th District seat (part of Laurens County) in the Georgia House of Representatives. He was elected and served three terms until 1982.

In 1982, he defeated incumbent Billy Lee Evans for the 8th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and served for six consecutive terms as a Democrat. In 1994, he chose not to seek reelection. When Rowland was elected in 1982, the 8th District consisted of the following thirty counties in middle and south Georgia, including the city of Macon: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baldwin, Bibb, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Dodge, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Pierce, Putnam, Taliaferro, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Ware, Washington, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Wilkinson. After redistricting in 1992, Rowland was reelected to the new 8th District in November. The district then comprised thirty-two counties, now including the cities of Macon, Warner Robins, Albany, and Valdosta: Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Echols, Houston, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Jones, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, Pulaski, Telfair, Tift, Treutlen, Turner, Twiggs, Wheeler, Wilcox, and Worth.

As one of the few medical doctors in Congress (the only doctor in Congress from 1985 to 1988), Rowland capitalized on his experience as a family physician in a largely rural district of Georgia to develop new legislation and contribute to commissions, coalitions, caucuses, and task forces. Rowland belonged to the following House committees and subcommittees: Energy and Commerce Committee (1989-1994), Health and the Environment subcommittee, Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness subcommittee, Transportation and Hazardous Materials subcommittee; Veterans’ Affairs Committee (1983-1994), Hospitals and Health Care subcommittee (chairman, 1993-1994), Housing and Memorial Affairs subcommittee; Public Works and Transportation Committee (1983-1989), Airports and Aviation subcommittee; Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families (1983-1994).

Rowland also served on a number of boards (e.g. Biomedical Ethics Board), coalitions (e.g., Rural Health Care Coalition), task forces (e.g., Conservative Democratic Forum: Education Task Force), caucuses (e.g., Congressional Sunbelt Caucus, Congressional Arts Caucus) and commissions, including many that were related to health care. Of particular note is his service on the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), an independent, bi-partisan commission charged with making recommendations to Congress and the president towards the creation of a uniform national policy on AIDS and HIV. Rowland drafted the legislation for the commission’s founding (H.R. 2881) and Vice President George H. W. Bush appointed Rowland a member of the commission in 1988. Rowland was also appointed to the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality by the Speaker of the House Thomas P. O’Neil in 1987, and served as vice-chairman. This commission was charged with developing a uniform policy and making recommendations to Congress about infant mortality.

Rowland has received numerous awards, including Peace through Strength Award for his support of defense issues, the Guardian of Small Business Award, and the Legislator of the Year Award in Georgia (1986). In 1998, the Dublin Federal Courthouse was renamed the J. Roy Rowland Federal Courthouse in his honor.

After his congressional career, Rowland has continued to be active in public policy and health care. In 2003, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Rowland to the Commission for a New Georgia to assist with health care issues in the state. In 2005, Perdue appointed him to the Board of Directors of Medical College of Georgia Health, Inc. He has also served as an Advisory Board member to Prevent Child Abuse, Georgia.

Rowland married Luella Price in 1945, and they have three children. He and his wife currently reside in Dublin, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The photographs include 106 photo files and 35mm negatives of J. Roy Rowland with constituents and at various events. Of note are the photos of Rowland with Ginger Rogers and Woody Allen.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

J. Roy Rowland Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Note

Thermofax and fax paper has been copied onto bond paper for protection of content. Originals have been kept in addition to preservation photocopies when Rowland or his staff made additional notations.

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.


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Access Points

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

V. Photographs

Extent: 1.0 box
Extent: (.25 linear feet), 106 photo files and negatives
Scope and Content: The photographs include 106 photo files and 35mm negatives of J. Roy Rowland with constituents and at various events. Of note are the photos of Rowland with Ginger Rogers and Woody Allen.
BoxFolder
1JRR PF 01J. Roy Rowland and Delisa Dickerson of Macon standing on steps of the U.S. Capitol, 1988.
Extent: (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 02J. Roy Rowland and Rosa Taylor School (Macon, Ga.) group on steps of the U.S. Capitol, 1988.
Extent: (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 03J. Roy Rowland head shot with U.S. flag on left side, circa 1987.
Extent: (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PH 04Older man and 2 ladies outside of a tent, wearing hats and coats. Woman on right is wearing a lampshade-style hat, undated.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 05Older man and 1 woman at table, eating. Related to PF 04, undated.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 06J. Roy Rowland with members of the 7th grade class of Gatewood School (Eatonton, Ga.) pictured in hallway, perhaps outside Rowland’s office in the Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 1988 March.
Extent: (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 07Contact sheet of office staff, constituents posing with J. Roy Rowland in his office and of a hearing of the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality. See prints JRR PF 88 – 100, circa 1988.
Extent: (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 08Contact sheet of office staff, constituents posing with J. Roy Rowland in his office, and dark images of a ceremony or hearing, undated.
Extent: (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 09Contact sheet (overexposed) of constituents posing with J. Roy Rowland in his office and in a board room (group), undated.
Extent: (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 10-16Snapshots of congressional hearing, J. Roy Rowland presiding, undated.
Extent: 7 (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 17J. Roy Rowland and wife, Luella, posing with actress Ginger Rogers, circa 1987.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 18J. Roy Rowland watches as wife, Luella, shakes hands with film director/actor Woody Allen. Related to PF 17, circa 1987.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 19J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents (man, woman). Photo has double image, undated.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 20Contact sheet of congressional hearing, office staff, constituents posing with J. Roy Rowland in his office. Congressional hearing images are PF 10 – 16, undated.
Extent: (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 21J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: woman (right) and three children (left), undated.
Extent: (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 22J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: woman and son (left) and other son (pink shirt, right), undated.
Extent: (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 23-24J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: three women (two left, one right), undated.
Extent: (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 25J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: woman (left) and two sons (one wearing “I love NY” shirt), undated.
Extent: (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 26J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: young man wearing blazer and tie, undated.
Extent: (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 27-28J. Roy Rowland with group of four men dressed in suits and ties, posing in Rowland’s office, undated.
Extent: 2 (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 29J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: man, woman, and two children (boy wearing sunglasses around his neck), undated.
Extent: (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 30J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: woman (right) and young man wearing Georgia Southern Football t-shirt (left), undated.
Extent: (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 31-33J. Roy Rowland with group of four men in suits and ties in his office, man with white hair and mustache is presenting Rowland with a framed certificate, undated.
Extent: (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 34J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: three women (two left, one right). Enlargement of PF 24, undated.
Extent: 2 (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 35J. Roy Rowland (second from right) chatting/laughing informally with three women and one man, undated.
Extent: (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 36J. Roy Rowland (back row, seventh from left) with students and staff of Putnam County Middle School on steps of the U.S. Capitol, 1987.
Extent: (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 37J. Roy Rowland shaking hands and posing with boxer Sugar Ray Leonard at social gathering, undated.
Extent: 2 (7x9”) color
1JRR PF 38J. Roy Rowland (bottom right) posing with Girl Scouts on steps of the U.S. Capitol, 1987 June 16.
Extent: 4 (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 39Unidentified man and JoAnn White (Rowland staff member?) posing in an office, 1987 February 26.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 40Posed picture of unidentified man, JoAnn White (Rowland staff member?), unidentified woman in red, and Hugh Gillis posing in an office, 1987 February 26.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 41J. Roy Rowland (right) posing with G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery (Democratic Congressman from Mississippi), both holding a copy of H.R. 1085, a bill introduced by Montgomery and co-sponsored by Rowland, circa 1987.
Extent: 2 (8x10”) b/w
1JRR PF 42-48J. Roy Rowland at event with numerous unidentified people at CATRALA (Car and Truck Renting and Leasing Association) event. Most all informal shots except for two images of Rowland alone, facing camera. Thought bubbles are adhered to the photographs. Photos are stamped on verso with “Compliments of Ann’s Trailer/Equipment Sales, Inc., P.O. Box 760, Riverdale, GA, 30274, Ann Long, 1987 June 8.
Extent: 7 (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 49J. Roy Rowland posing with group from Wesleyan College (Macon, Ga.) around his desk, undated.
Extent: 3 (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 50J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: Don McGouirk (left) of WMAZ-TV, Channel 13 of Macon, and son, Pat (right), 1987.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 51J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: Jaye Butts (?), undated.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 52J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: woman in floral suit, undated.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 53J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: woman in navy suit, undated.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 54J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office: three ladies, undated.
Extent: (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 55J. Roy Rowland posing with a group from the Southeast Georgia Area Planning and Development Commission in front of U.S. Capitol, 1987.
Extent: (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 56Contact sheet of J. Roy Rowland posing with constituents in his office, undated.
Extent: (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 57J. Roy Rowland posing with Georgia state representative Roger Byrd in the Georgia House Chamber, 1986.
Extent: (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 58J. Roy Rowland posing with students and staff of Gatewood Academy (Eatonton, Ga.) on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, undated.
Extent: (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 59Image of horses and jockeys racing at the Columbus (Ga.) Steeplechase. Clear sticker adhered to front left corner of image “Photographed by Congressman Richard Ray”, circa 1987.
Extent: (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 60Profiles of J. Roy Rowland and actress Susan Sullivan attending the screening of the film Suffer Not the Little Children, 1987.
Extent: (5x7”) b/w
1JRR PF 61J. Roy Rowland with Jean Perry, president-elect of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the president-elect of the Georgia association, circa 1987.
Extent: (5x7”) b/w
1JRR PF 62J. Roy Rowland posing with Dr. Terepai Maoate, Deputy Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, in Rowland’s office, 1987 May 14.
Extent: (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 63-67Several images of Rowland and others attending an event sponsored by Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Snapshots of Rowland speaking at podium, in buffet line, and other attendees conversing, 1988 September.
Extent: 5 (3.5x5”) color
1JRR PF 68-76Several images of J. Roy Rowland, Richard Ray, and several unidentified men and one woman at airport in Valdosta, Georgia. Most photos taken outside, next to airplane, although one also taken inside airport office. Clear sticker adhered to front right corner of image “Photographed by Congressman Richard Ray.” When Ray appears in the photo, he has autographed himself in silver pen, 1991 July.
Extent: 9 (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 77J. Roy Rowland posing with male intern wearing suit and tie on steps of U.S. Capitol, 1987.
Extent: 3 (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 78J. Roy Rowland posing with female intern wearing printed blouse on steps of U.S. Capitol, 1987.
Extent: 3 (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 79J. Roy Rowland shaking hands with male intern wearing striped tie on steps of U.S. Capitol, 1987.
Extent: (7x9”) b/w
1JRR PF 80Posed group shot of members of the National Commission on AIDS. Rowland is in back row, third from right, circa 1989.
Extent: (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 81-87Snapshots of members of the National Commission on AIDS in conversations with unidentified individuals. J. Roy Rowland is pictured in three images, circa 1990.
Extent: 7 (4x6”) color
1JRR PF 88-100Several images taken during a hearing of the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality. Includes images of commissioners (Rowland pictured near center of group in several images) seated with microphone and names plates identifying themselves, listening to testimonies. Staff are seated behind commissioners, also listening. Other images include shots of those testifying (facing commissioners), seated at a long table with microphones. See contact sheet JRR PF 07., circa 1988.
Extent: 5 (5x7”) color
1JRR PF 101Posed group shot of the former secretaries of the Health and Human Services Department at the Corporate Summit for Children, sponsored by the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality. Image is autographed to “Roy” by Dick Schweiker, David Matthews, and Elliot Richardson. Pictured L-R are: Arthur S. Flemming, Robert H. Finch, Elliot L. Richardson, Joseph A. Califano, Richard S. Schweiker, Margaret M. Heckler, F. David Matthews, Otis R. Bowen, 1988 August.
Extent: (8x10”) color
1JRR PF 102Snapshot of the closing ceremony for the Oconee National Forest. Two unidentified men are shaking hands in center; man on left is presenting man on right with a blue certificate. Other unidentified men are present on either side of the two center men. Rowland is in back row, fourth from right, standing next to the podium, circa 1991.
Extent: (4x6”) color
1JRR PF 103J. Roy Rowland and two unidentified congressmen reviewing a piece of paper, presumably in Rowland’s office. Three staffers (two women, one man) are sitting in corner of office, circa 1990s.
Extent: (8x10”) b/w
1JRR PF 104Michael Bilirakis (R-Fl) (left), J. Roy Rowland, and two unidentified congressmen reviewing a piece of paper, presumably in Rowland’s office. Three staffers (two women, one man) are sitting in corner of office, circa 1990s.
Extent: (8x10”) b/w
1JRR PF 105(L-R) Paul M. Lieberman (cancer patient from Connecticut), J. Roy Rowland, Eugene Schoenfeld (Ph.D. of National Kidney Cancer Association), and James T. Driscoll (Ph.D. and chairman of Direct Action for Treatment Access, Washington, D.C.) in meeting in Rowland’s office. Lieberman and Schoenfeld holding large document as other two look on, 1994 May 14.
Extent: (5x7”) b/w
1JRR PF 106J. Roy Rowland and Eugene Schoenfeld (Ph.D. of National Kidney Cancer Association) talking in Rowland’s office, with caption adhered to verso, 1994 May 17.
Extent: (5x7”) b/w
1JRR VN 0118 negatives/Set of 5 strips and 5 blank strips. Images of office staff and J. Roy Rowland and others at a social gathering. No matching prints in collection.
1JRR VN 025 negatives/1 strip. Matches JRR PF 08 contact sheet.
1JRR VN 0320 negatives/Set of 4 strips and 1 blank strip. Matches JRR PF 17, 18, 19, 49.
1JRR VN 0422 negatives/Set of 4 strips. Matches JRR PF 20.
1JRR VN 0517 negatives/Set of 3 strips. Images of J. Roy Rowland with constituents and of meeting around large table. No matching prints in collection.
1JRR VN 0622 negatives/Set of 4 strips. Matches JRR PF 07.
1JRR VN 0713 negatives/Set of 3 strips and 2 blank strips. Matches JRR PF 56.