Max Cleland Papers, Series VIII. OfficeMax Cleland Papers, Series VIII. Office

Max Cleland Papers, Series VIII. Office

Descriptive Summary

Title: Max Cleland Papers, Series VIII. Office
Creator: Cleland, Max, 1942-
Dates: 1992-2002
Extent: 0.5 gigabytes (13,700 files)
Collection Number: RBRL/157/MC
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series VIII. Office contains the computer files of Cleland's staff.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Max Cleland was born in 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned a B.A. from Stetson University and a M.A. in history from Emory University in 1968. After one year at Emory, he joined the Army to fight in the Vietnam War, reaching the rank of captain. He served from 1965 to 1968, when he was injured by a grenade and lost both legs and his right arm.

Cleland began a life-long career in politics when he was elected to the Georgia state senate in 1970, the youngest member ever elected. He served as a consultant to Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs (1975-1977) and was appointed head of the Veterans Administration in 1977 by President Carter. He was the first Vietnam veteran to hold that post.

Following the end of Carter’s presidential term, Cleland returned to Georgia and was elected as Georgia Secretary of State in 1982. In this position, he was responsible for enforcing regulations related to commerce, industry and licensing in the state, maintaining the state’s records, and overseeing elections. He was re-elected for three more terms. He resigned during the fourth term to run for U.S. Senate to replace retiring senator Sam Nunn. Cleland, a Democrat, was elected to the Senate in 1996. Among his contributions were working on campaign finance reform, military policy (including advocating caution with U.S. peacekeeping efforts in the Balkans), taxes, commerce, improved conditions for armed services personnel, maintaining a competitive air travel industry, and voting reform. He was also part of a bipartisan panel that investigated the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Cleland represented Georgia in the Senate until 2002, when he lost a close race to Saxby Chambliss.

After leaving the Senate, Cleland has remained active in politics, campaigning for Democrats and giving motivational speeches around the country. Since 2009, he has served as Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Source: Grant, Chris. "Max Cleland (b. 1942)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 26 August 2013. Web. 17 April 2014.

Scope and Content

Series VIII. Office contains the computer files of Cleland's staff. The majority of these files are drafts of correspondence to constituents, research files, and drafts for Cleland's upcoming speeches. Common subjects include the military, veterans, and government affairs, and to a lesser extent the government's budget, the judiciary, labor, medicare, social security, and health care.

Organization and Arrangement

This series is not organized into subseries.

Because of the size of this collection, the remainder of the series are described in separate finding aids. A collection summary, including links to each of these series finding aids, is available online: Max Cleland Papers: Collection Summary.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This series is open for research use.

This entire series is composed of digital 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

Max Cleland Papers, 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 permissions. 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 Adriane Hanson, 2014 May.


Related Materials

Access Points

Governmental investigations--United States.
Politicians--Georgia.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States. Congress. Senate.
Veterans--United States.

Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 079 Max Cleland

Zell Miller Papers

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Max Cleland Papers at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

Max Cleland Collection at Stetson University Special Collections


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series VIII. Office, 1992-2002

Extent: 0.5 gigabytes (13,700 files)
Scope and Content: Series VIII. Office contains the computer files of Cleland's staff. The majority of these files are drafts of correspondence to constituents, research files, and drafts for Cleland's upcoming speeches. Common subjects include the military, veterans, and government affairs, and to a lesser extent the government's budget, the judiciary, labor, medicare, social security, and health care.
Access Restrictions: This entire series is composed of digital 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.
Digital_Records
ER 20Administrative [digital files]
Scope and Contents note: View an inventory of this folder online.
There is significant duplication between this folder and rbrl157er000159, but there are also unique files in each folder.
[General] [digital files], 1996-2002
Advisory Boards [digital files], 1999
Budget [digital files], 1997-2002
Computers [digital files], 2001
Directory [digital files], 1998-2002
Employee Related [digital files], 1997-2002
Forms [digital files], 1997-2002
Gifts and Loans [digital files], 1999
Job Descriptions [digital files], 1997-2000
Leave [digital files], 2002
Mail Labels [digital files], 1998-1999
Policy, Old [digital files], 1997-2000
Digital_Records
ER 21Advisory Committees [digital files], 1999-2000
All Staff Folders [digital files]
Scope and Content: View an inventory of this folder online.
Digital_Records
ER 22[General] [digital files], 1995-2002
Scope and Content: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. Subjects are varied and include many on healthcare.
Digital_Records
ER 90Adil [digital files], 2001-2002
Scope and Contents note: Majority are responses to constituent mail.
Digital_Records
ER 91Amy [digital files], 1998-2000
Scope and Contents note: Includes birthday calendars and templates.
Digital_Records
ER 92Andy [digital files], 1992-2002
Scope and Contents note: Includes background information on issues, responses to member requests, letters to constituents, and prepared remarks for Cleland. The majority are about the military, including appropriations, Robbins Air Force Base, the Senate Armed Services Committe (SASC), the Veterans Administration (VA), and Iraq. Other common subjects include the federal budget, government affairs, medicare, and social security.
Digital_Records
ER 93Charlotte O [digital files], 2000-2001
Scope and Contents note: Invitations and a congratulatory letter to the Pineview Fire Department.
Digital_Records
ER 94Cooper [digital files], 2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. Subjects are varied and include education, healthcare, homeland security, immigration, and law enforcement.
Digital_Records
ER 95Daniel [digital files], 2000-2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. The majority are about the military, especially weapons systems, compensation for personnel, the Veterans Administration (VA), and Iraq, as well as homeland security and terrorism, and VA-HUD (Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development) appropriations.
Digital_Records
ER 96Daniel J [digital files], 2000-2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents about the military and veterans.
Digital_Records
ER 97Derek [digital files], 1997-2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. Subjects are varied and include agriculture, bioterrorism, the CDC (Center for Disease Control), healthcare and Medicare, homeland security, and taxes.
Digital_Records
ER 98Donni [digital files], 2000-2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. Subjects are varied and include children's issues, education, election reform, and law enforcement.
Digital_Records
ER 99Elaine [digital files], 1998-2002
Scope and Contents note: Includes lists of people who called Cleland's office, memos, and updates.
Digital_Records
ER 100Elizabeth [digital files], 2001-2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. Subjects are varied and include appropriations, the CDC (Center for Disease Control), election reform, healthcare, labor, law enforcement, and welfare.
Digital_Records
ER 101Elsie [digital files], 1997-2002
Scope and Contents note: Majority are notes about meetings, including the Character Summit and various round tables.
Digital_Records
ER 102GBS [digital files], 2000-2002
Scope and Contents note: Correspondence to constituents.
Digital_Records
ER 103Jamie [digital files], 2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence with constituents. The main subjects include civil rights, the judiciary, labor, and welfare.
Digital_Records
ER 104Jane Greaves [digital files], 1996-2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. Subjects are varied and include the federal budget, the military, and the Veterans Administration (VA).
Digital_Records
ER 105Jane Terry [digital files], 1998-2002
Scope and Contents note: Memos and meeting notes, most related to the Commerce Committee.
Digital_Records
ER 106Jay [digital files], 1997-2000
Scope and Contents note: Correspondence to constituents and memoranda about upcoming events that Cleland would attend.
Digital_Records
ER 107Krista [digital files], 2001-2002
Scope and Contents note: Lists of senior centers and a presentation about wavelet technology.
Digital_Records
ER 108Kristi N [digital files], 1997-2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. The main subjects are education and health.
Digital_Records
ER 109Leslie [digital files], 2001
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. Subjects are varied and include appropriations, agriculture, and the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act.
Digital_Records
ER 110Lynn [digital files], 2000
Scope and Contents note: Memos about transportation infrastructure projects in Georgia.
Digital_Records
ER 111Macio [digital files], 2000
Scope and Contents note: Family tree of Willie Jasper Banks and Corrine Ethel Johnson Banks.
Digital_Records
ER 112Mark [digital files], 2000-2002
Scope and Contents note: Issue memos and correspondence to constituents. Subjects are varied and include energy, government affairs, the judiciary, labor, the military, the post office, the space program, telecommunications, transportation, and veterans.
Digital_Records
ER 113Michael [digital files], 2002
Scope and Contents note: Memo about the Federal Agriculture Improvement Reform (FAIR) act and copies of his resume.
Digital_Records
ER 114Neal M [digital files], 2000-2002
Scope and Contents note: Correspondence to constituents about animal welfare and international relations.
Digital_Records
ER 115Paul Shailendra [digital files], 2002
Scope and Contents note: Correspondence to constituents.
Digital_Records
ER 116Amy K [digital files], 2000
Scope and Contents note: Floor speech about permanent normal trade relations with China and photographs.
Digital_Records
ER 117Appropriations [digital files], 2001-2002
Scope and Content: Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services.
Digital_Records
ER 118A Weekly Economic Digest [digital files], 2001
Digital_Records
ER 119[Budget, Veterans Affairs (VA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD)] [digital files], 2001-2002
Digital_Records
ER 120Carole [digital files], 2002
Scope and Contents note: Address lists.
Digital_Records
ER 121Character Summit [digital files], 2000-2001
Digital_Records
ER 122Character Summit [digital files], 2000-2001
Digital_Records
ER 123Charles [digital files], 1999-2002
Scope and Content: Internal memos about how to respond to constituent requests, mostly commonly for assistance in business.
Digital_Records
ER 124Charlie [digital files], 2002
Scope and Content: Press releases and floor speeches. Subjects are varied and include intelligence failures leading to September 11, funding for the CDC (Center for Disease Control), and commemorative events.
Digital_Records
ER 125Cleland GA PAB [Microsoft Outlook Address Book] [digital files], 2001
Digital_Records
ER 126[Correspondence and Press Releases] [digital files], 1996-2002
Scope and Content: View an inventory of this folder online.
Digital_Records
ER 127Directory [digital files], 1998-2000
Digital_Records
ER 128Department of Defense [digital files], 1999-2000
Digital_Records
ER 129Elsie [digital files], 2001-2002
Scope and Content: Response to a constituent about social security and Notch babies.
Digital_Records
ER 130End Of Year Schedule [digital files], 1999-2001
Digital_Records
ER 131Enron [digital files], 2002
Digital_Records
ER 132Erin [digital files], 2000-2001
Scope and Content: Meeting minutes and correspondence about the Character Summit, correspondence with constituents about Cleland's internship program, schedules, and codes for casework.
Digital_Records
ER 133Forms [digital files], 2000-2002
Digital_Records
ER 134Georgia [digital files], 2000-2002
Scope and Contents note: Reports of Cleland's local representatives about their activities and about important events and issues in their area.
Digital_Records
ER 135Ginneh [digital files], 1999
Scope and Content: Address lists, brief correspondence with constituents.
Digital_Records
ER 137High Tech [digital files], 2000-2001
Digital_Records
ER 138Home_files [digital files], 2001
Scope and Content: Menu icons.
Digital_Records
ER 139Howell [digital files], 2001
Scope and Content: Address list.
Digital_Records
ER 140Intern [digital files], 1998-2002
Scope and Content: Manual and training materials.
Digital_Records
ER 141interns [digital files], 2000-2002
Scope and Content: Work produced by interns. Subjects are varied and include healthcare and the military.
View an inventory of this folder online.
Digital_Records
ER 142Issue Updates [digital files], 2002
Scope and Content: Subjects include agriculture, healthcare , Iraq, law enforcement, and partial birth abortion.
Digital_Records
ER 143ITEM [digital files], 1994-1997
Scope and Contents note: Brief letters in response to constituent mail.
Digital_Records
ER 144JCC [digital files], 2001
Scope and Content: Script for running reports on constituent mail.
Digital_Records
ER 145Jessica [digital files], 2002
Scope and Content: Constituent mail, including concern about quality of water provided by the military for soldiers.
Digital_Records
ER 146joec [digital files], 2002
Scope and Content: Congratulatory letter to a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Digital_Records
ER 147John Allen [digital files], 2000-2002
Scope and Content: Correspondence about veterans and about a Chosen Heirs event for girls.
Digital_Records
ER 148Kodak Photos [digital files], 2000-2001
Digital_Records
ER 149Kodak Photos [digital files], 1999-2002
Digital_Records
ER 150Law Enforcement Roundtable [digital files], 2001
Digital_Records
ER 151Mail Lists [digital files], 1999-2000
Digital_Records
ER 152Max Speeches [digital files], 1999-2000
Scope and Content: Quotes for use in speeches, including quotes focused on the military, religion, and perseverance.
Digital_Records
ER 153Max's font [digital files], 2001
Digital_Records
ER 154McGowan [digital files], 1999-2002
Scope and Content: Form letters for accepting or declining invitations.
Digital_Records
ER 155PDOXDATA [digital files], 2002
Digital_Records
ER 156PDOXSHR [digital files], 1999
Digital_Records
ER 157PDOXSHR [digital files], 1997-2002
Scope and Contents note: Majority are databases about Georgia media outlets.
Digital_Records
ER 158Phone [digital files]
Scope and Contents note: View an inventory of this folder online.
There is significant duplication between this folder and rbrl157er000020, but there are also unique files in each folder.
[General] [digital files], 1996-2001
[Monthly Reports] [digital files], 1997-1999
Advisory Boards [digital files], 1999
Budget [digital files], 1997-2001
Computers [digital files], 2001
Directory [digital files], 1998-2001
Employee Related [digital files], 1997-2001
Forms [digital files], 1997-2001
Gifts and Loans [digital files], 1999
Job Descriptions [digital files], 1997-2000
Mail Labels [digital files], 1998-1999
Policy, Old [digital files], 1997-2000
Digital_Records
ER 159Policy [digital files], 1999-2002
Scope and Content: View an inventory of this folder online.
Digital_Records
ER 160Q [digital files], 2001-2002
Scope and Contents note: Financial data.
Digital_Records
ER 161Report [digital files], 2001
Scope and Content: Program for generating reports.
Digital_Records
ER 162Reports [digital files], 2000
Scope and Content: Program for generating reports.
Digital_Records
ER 163Schedule [digital files], 2000
Digital_Records
ER 164Shannon [digital files], 2002
Scope and Content: List of agencies.
Digital_Records
ER 165Shirley [digital files], 1997-2002
Scope and Content: Form letters for casework, including the military academy nominations, social security, and status of unresolved casework at the end of his term.
Digital_Records
ER 166Speeches [digital files], 1999-2002
Scope and Content: Subjects include the attacks of September 11, MLK observances, giving awards, and material for speeches at churches.
Digital_Records
ER 167Thom [digital files], 2002
Scope and Content: Constituent mail response about the Department of Veterans' Affairs increase in prescription drug copayments and invitation to an event hosted by Cleland.
Digital_Records
ER 168Trey Temp [digital files], 1997-1998
Scope and Content: Quotes from books and speeches, most related to the military.
Digital_Records
ER 136UserData Backup [digital files], 1998-2000
Scope and Content: Files of Elsie Hand.