Joseph C. Frierson, Jr. Collection of William J. Thompson SketchesJoseph C. Frierson, Jr. Collection of William J. Thompson Sketches

Joseph C. Frierson, Jr. Collection of William J. Thompson Sketches

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph C. Frierson, Jr. Collection of William J. Thompson Sketches
Creator: Thompson, William J.
Dates: 1975
Extent: 3.0 items
Collection Number: RBRL/133/WJT
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Joseph C. Frierson, Jr. Collection of William J. Thompson Sketches is comprised of three framed sketches of Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. The sketches were originally done by William J. Thompson in preparation to sculpt the bronze statue of Russell for the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol. The sketches were originally hung in the Athens office of Joseph C. Frierson before coming to the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Joseph C. Frierson grew up in Elberton, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1966 with a degree in Political Science. He married Ann Fortson Smith in 1965 and together they have three sons. In 1966, Frierson joined the Athens office of the investment firm, Goodbody & Co., which was subsequently acquired by Merrill Lynch. Frierson is the managing director of Merrill Lynch's Athens office. The sketches of Richard B. Russell, Jr. were drawn by renowned sculptor and printmaker, William J. Thompson, who was comissioned to create a sculpture of Russell for the Georgia State Capitol grounds. The sketches originally hung in the office of Frierson before they were donated to the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

Scope and Content

This collection contains three framed 16 x 14" sketches of Richard B. Russell, Jr. by artist William J. Thompson. Each print has the series number the print belongs to (#49), date (1-2-75), and the artist's signature.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Joseph C. Frierson, Jr. Collection of William J. Thompson Sketches, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2012.


Related Materials

Access Points

Frierson, Joseph C., Jr.
Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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SR 1Signed Artist Sketch of Richard B. Russell, Jr., 1975 January 2
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SR 2Signed Artist Sketch of Richard B. Russell, Jr., 1975 January 2
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SR 3Signed Artist Sketch of Richard B. Russell, Jr., 1975 January 2