Paul Broun, Sr. PapersPaul Broun, Sr. Papers

Paul Broun, Sr. Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul Broun, Sr. Papers
Creator: Broun, Paul C. (Paul Collins), 1916-2005
Dates: 1974-2001
Dates: Bulk, 1990-2000
Extent: 11.0 boxes (9.75 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/169/PB
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Paul Broun, Sr. Papers documents Broun's senatorial career in the Georgia General Assembly (1962-2000), especially his service on the Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee. The papers include meeting minutes, committee reports, newspaper clippings, and constituent correspondence.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Paul Broun, Sr. was a Georgia state senator for District 46, representing Oconee County and parts of Clarke and Walton counties. He was elected in 1962 in the first election after the federal courts had ruled that Georgia's county unit election system was invalid. He served for nineteen consecutive terms in the senate until he lost the Democratic primary to Dough Haines in 2000 after voting for an unpopular education reform act of Governor Roy Barnes.

Broun was known for his leadership in the areas of budget and education, serving as chairman of the Appropriations Committee and the University System Committee. Notable accomplishments included budget allocation to develop the University of Georgia, passing legislation to establish the World Congress Center in Atlanta, and working with Governor Zell Miller to create a state lottery with the proceeds funding the HOPE scholarships for high school seniors to attend college.

Paul Collins Broun was born on March 1, 1916 and earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Georgia in 1937. He married Gertrude Margaret Beasley in 1938 and they had three sons: Paul Jr., Conway, and Michael. Prior to his senate career, Broun served in the U.S. Army during World War II (1941-1945) and was an Athens businessman, operating a Studebaker-Packard dealership and a Firestone tire store. Broun died on February 14, 2005.

Scope and Content

The Paul Broun, Sr. Papers documents Broun's senatorial career, especially his service on the Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee and legislation related to education. The majority of the papers date from after 1990 and include meeting minutes, committee reports, newspaper clippings, and constituent correspondence.

Organization and Arrangement

The Paul Broun, Sr. Papers is organized into four series: I. Legislative Files, II. Press, III. Constituent Services, and IV. Administrative Files.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Paul Broun, Sr. Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2012.


Related Materials

Access Points

Broun, Paul C. (Paul Collins), 1916-2005
Economic development--Georgia.
Education--Georgia.
Georgia Ports Authority.
Georgia--Politics and government--1951-
Georgia. General Assembly. Senate.
Georgia. General Assembly. Senate. Economic Development, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Committee.
Jekyll Island (Ga.)
Lotteries--Georgia.
Medical laws and legislation.
Sidney Lanier, Lake (Ga.)

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

I. Legislative Records, 1988-2000

Scope and Content: The Legislative Records Series documents Broun's service on the Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee, as well as other areas of legislation. The files include meeting minutes, committee reports, drafts and comments on legislation, budget files, and correspondence. The Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee records cover topics including areas for potential development, the Ports Authority, and the lottery. Other legislative topics represented in the series include medical care, public education, retirement communities, transportation, and the University System of Georgia.
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11[Athens-Atlanta Transportation Corridor Major Investment Study], 1999
12Broun Legislation, 1993-1994
13Broun Legislation, 1996
14[Broun Legislation], undated
15Charitable Gift Contributions (SB 300), 1999-2000
16CCRC-CON Revision [Continuing Care Retirement Communities - Certificate of Need] (SB 75), 1999-2000
17Certificate of Need for Long Term Care Fac [Facilities] Study Committee (SR 613), 2000
18[Continuing Care Retirement Communities], 1999
19[Department of Public Education], 1994-1996
110[Department of Public Education - Technology Training], 1994-1996
111Drugs and Narcotics Vehicles, 1999
112Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Butler, Selena Portrait in Capitol (SR 518), 2000
113Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Econ Devl [Economic Development] Trip to Savannah, 2000 May 21-23
114Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Jekyll Island, 1999
115Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Jekyll Island, 2000
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21Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Jekyll Island Authority Coastal Tourism Study, 2000
22Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Jekyll Island Meeting, 2000
23Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Lake Lanier Islands, 1999
24Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Lake Lanier Islands, 2000
25Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Lottery] (folder 1 of 3), 1993
26Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Lottery] (folder 2 of 3), 1993
27Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Lottery] (folder 3 of 3), 1993
28Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Lottery, 1999
29Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Lottery, 2000
210Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Lottery - Minority Business Participation], 2000
211Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Minutes, 1991-1992
212Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Minutes], 1993
213Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Minutes], 1994
214Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Minutes], 1996
215Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Minutes, 1997
216Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Minutes, 1998
217Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Minutes, 1999
218Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Minutes, 2000
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31Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee [National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS)], 1999
32Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Northwest Georgia Travel Association (NGTA) Proclamation], 1988
33Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Ports Authority], 1998
34Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Ports Authority, 1999
35Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Ports Authority, 2000
36Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - Stone Mountain Authority, 1999
37Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee - [Stone Mountain Conceptual Plan, Proposal from Silver Dollar City], 1997
38Education Reform - Barnes Education Reform Legislation (HB 1187), 2000
39Federal Retirees Tax Refund, 1994-1995
310Fire Chiefs [Retirement], 2000
311First Stop Business Information Center [Department of State Service], 1995
312Flag of GA - Change (SB 420), 2000
313Georgia DFCS [Department of Family and Child Services], 2000
314[Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission Reports for Fiscal Year 1997 and Fiscal Year 1998], circa 1999
315GA Rail Passenger Authority Overview Committee, 1999
316[Georgia RiverCare 2000 River Assessment], 2000
317Gilbert Civil Rights Museum (SB 224), circa 2000
318[Governor's Development Council - "Workforce Preparedness …the next step"], 1995
319Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) [Concept Summary], 1998
320Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) Meeting, 1998
321Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) [Infrastructure and Developmental Planning of Potential Sites for Regional and/or Statewide Economic Development Opportunities], 1998
322Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) Orkin Property Clarke-Oconee Co. [County], 1998
323Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) [Meeting with Governor Zell Miller], 1998
324Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) Pkts [Packets] Sent, 1998
325Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) Pkts [Packets] Sent, 1998
326Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) [Soliciting Input], 1998
327Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) News Articles, 1998
328Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) Gov. Barnes, 1998
329Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) Ltrs [Letters] of Support, 1998
330Mtg w/ DOT [Meeting with Department of Transportation], 1998
331Linear Research and Technology Park (Athens) Mtg [Meeting], 1998
332Living Wills (SB 7) [and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care], 1998-1999
333[Local Academy - Peace Officer and Prosecutors Training Fund], 1998
334Local Assistance Grant Funding Application Forms, 2000
335[More Health Bicycle Safety Project], 1994
336Music Committee, 1995-1997
337Natural Gas Deregulation, 1999
338NCSL [National Conference of State Legislatures] and SLC [Southern Legislative Conference] Dues, 1995
339Outer Loop, 1994
BoxFolder
41Parole, 1997-1998
42Prescription Drugs, 1994-1997
43Prescription Drug Network State Health Benefit, 1992
44Qualified State Tuition Program (HB 1189), 2000
45[School to Work System], 1993-1994
46[Senate Subcommittee on Rural Hospitals and Rural Health Final Report], 1998
47Shared Parenting/Joint Custody [SB 187], 1997
48Small Consumer Loan Study Comm [Committee], 1998
49State Sales Taxes - Local Governments, 1998
410State Use Council and Sign Language Interpretation, 1998
411TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] Block Grant Funding Defacs [Department of Family and Child Services], 1998-1999
412Telephone Slamming, 1997
413Tobacco Settlement, 1999
414University of Georgia, 1994-2000
415University System of Georgia Board of Regents (folder 1 of 2), 1994-2000
416University System of Georgia Board of Regents (folder 2 of 2), 1994-2000
417University System of Georgia - Yamacraw Mission, 2000
418New Vehicle Tags and Taxes, 1997
419Venue Bill, 2000
420Veterans Services, 1998
421World Congress Center Authority, 1999
422World Congress Center, 2000
 

II. Press, 1974-2000

Scope and Content: The majority of the Press Series is composed of clippings from Georgia newspapers which mention Broun that were collected by the Senate Information Office. The series also includes a file of publicity materials about Broun and research materials for some of his speeches.
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423Media - 46th District, 1992-1997
424Publicity [Senate Information Office Newspaper Clippings], 1974
425Publicity [Senate Information Office Newspaper Clippings], 1975
42646th Senatorial District Newspaper Clippings [Senate Information Office Newspaper Clippings], 1977
42746th District News Packet [Senate Information Office Newspaper Clippings], 1978
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51Clipping Packet [Senate Information Office Newspaper Clippings], 1979
52Newspaper Clippings [Senate Information Office Newspaper Clippings], 1980
53Newspaper Clippings [Senate Information Office Newspaper Clippings], 1993
54Newspaper Clippings [Senate Information Office Newspaper Clippings], 1995
55Newspaper Clippings [Senate Information Office Newspaper Clippings], 1996
56Publicity, 1993-1998
57Speech Materials, 1999-2000
 

III. Constituent Services, 1993-1999

Scope and Content: The Constituent Services Series contains requests for aid from individuals in Broun's district on issues such as obtaining papers to work in the United States legally, becoming U.S. citizens, custody of children, and medical care assistance. The series also includes files on legislation, projects, and events affecting different regions within his district.
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58Correspondence, 1993
59Correspondence, 1997
510Correspondence, 1999
511Athens-Clarke County, 1999
512Barrow County, 1999
513Oconee County, 1999
514City of Statham, 1999
 

IV. Administrative Files, 1985-2001

Scope and Content: The Administrative Files Series includes materials related to the logistics of Broun's work, notably his appointment diaries and some correspondence. The series also includes memorabilia that Broun collected during his career, such as name tags, pins, and posters.
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515Appointment Diaries (3 volumes), 1992-1993
Box
6Appointment Diaries (6 volumes), 1994-1999
BoxFolder
71Campaign Support, 1994
72Jay Campbell - Candidate Senate District 46, 1996
73[Correspondence], 2000 January
74[Correspondence], 2000 February
75[Correspondence], 2000 March
76[Correspondence], 2000 April
77[Correspondence], 2000 August
78[Correspondence], 2000 October
79[Georgia House of Representatives Orientation Booklet], 1998
710Senate Resolution 276 [Honoring Broun on His 79th Birthday], 1995
711Trip Expense Deficit, 1994
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8[University of Georgia Bicentennial Coke Bottle], 1985
Box
9[Agrirama Railroad Spike from Tifton, Georgia], undated
9[Baldwin County Sherriff Patch], undated
9[Dog Tag with Broun's Address], undated
9[Georgia Lottery Pins], undated
9[“Gold n Fresh Genuine Georgia Chicken" Medal], undated
9[Senate Name Badges], undated
9[University of Georgia Bulldog Patches], undated
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10[Poster for the 1989 National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting Showing a Quilt Made with State Flags], 1989
10[Signed Color Photograph of Hughs Gillis Sr., Paul Broun, and Culver Kidd], 1991
10[Senate Rosters (5 posters)], 1993-2000
10[Commissions as Senator (3 certificates with seals)], 1988-1996
10[Georgia Centennial Poster with Painted Image of Capitol Building (1 poster)], 1989
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11[Members of the Senate 1995-1996 Term - Photographs of Senators on a Map of the Districts and Committee Membership (1 poster)], 1995
11[Year of the River 2001 - Color Map of the Chattahoochee - Flint - Apalachicola Watershed with Nature Illustrations (2 posters)], 2001