Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: PoliticalRobert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political
Creator: Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
Dates: 1947-1975
Extent: 9.0 boxes (8 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/177/RGS
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political comprises correspondence, memoranda, and material relating to Stephens’ political supporters and his political campaigns. There is a mélange of materials including campaign contributions and expenditures, Democratic party information, information on opposition candidates, election information, and election results. Also found in this series is political correspondence arranged by county. There is a small amount of clippings, correspondent forms, candidate files, Republican civil rights files, two notebooks, and a scrapbook.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 14, 1913. He attended public school, graduating from Boys’ High School in 1931, and he received an A.B. (1935), M.A. (1937), and LL.B. (1941) from the University of Georgia. Stephens enlisted in the Army in September 1941 and served in Germany until March 1946. He was released from active duty with the rank of lieutenant colonel, his last assignment being on the legal staff of Justice Robert Jackson at the Nuremberg trials of major Nazi war criminals. After being discharged from the Army, Stephens returned to the states and taught at the Georgia Law School from 1946 to 1947. He served as Athens’ city attorney (1947-1950) before being elected as a member of the Georgia State Senate (1951-1953). Stephens went on to serve as a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives (1953-1959). In 1960, he campaigned, as a Democrat, and was elected to the 87th U.S. Congress where he served until January 3, 1976. Stephens died on February 20, 2003, in Athens, Georgia and is buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery.

Scope and Content

This series comprises correspondence, memoranda, and material relating to Stephens’ political supporters and his political campaigns. There is a mélange of materials including campaign contributions and expenditures, Democratic party information, information on opposition candidates, election information, and election results. Also found in this series is political correspondence arranged by county. There is a small amount of clippings, correspondent forms, candidate files, Republican civil rights files, two notebooks, and a scrapbook.

Organization and Arrangement

The series is organized into seven subseries: A. General, B. Counties, C. Clippings, D. Correspondence, E. Candidate Files, F. Republican Civil Rights Files, and G. Books.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. 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, 2008.


Related Materials

Access Points

Civil rights--Georgia.
Democratic Party (Ga.)
Georgia--Politics and government--1951-
Legislators--United States.
Political campaigns--United States--Georgia.
Republican Party (Ga.)

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

XI. Political

Scope and Content: This series comprises correspondence, memoranda, and material relating to Stephens’ political supporters and his political campaigns. There is a mélange of materials including campaign contributions and expenditures, Democratic party information, information on opposition candidates, election information, and election results. Also found in this series is political correspondence arranged by county. There is a small amount of clippings, correspondent forms, candidate files, Republican civil rights files, two notebooks, and a scrapbook.



A. General

BoxFolder
11Campaign Material, 1974
12Democrats- General, 1974
13Democrats- Georgia, 1974-1975
14Democratic National Committee, 1972-1975
15Georgia, 1974
16General, 1974
17Mulherin, Matthew, 1973
18Newspaper Advertisements, 1974 October
19Pleger, Gary, 1974
110Republicans- General, 1972
111Republicans- 10th District, 1975
112Stephens- Democratic, 1974
113Tarkenton, Fran, 1974
114Voting Assistance Guide, 1973
115Campaign- Expense Reports, 1972
116Campaign Material, 1972
117Election, 1972
118General, 1972
119Ruark, Charles G., 1972
120Americans for Constitutional Action, 1970
121Americans for Democratic Action, 1970
122Campaign Specialties, 1970
BoxFolder
21Contributions, 1972
22Democratic Executive Committee 10th District, 1970
23Democrats- General, 1970
24Democrats- Georgia, 1970
25Democratic National Committee, 1970
26Democratic National Congressional Committee, 1970
27Election- General, 1970
28Governor- Democratic Primary and Runoff, 1970
29Election Results, 1970
210Georgia, 1970
211General, 1970-1973
212Tenth District Executive Committee- Luncheon, 1970 June 5
213Campaign Funds, 1970 June 5
214Majority Leader, 1970
215Maloney, 1972
216Nixon Administration, 1970
217Politics on Parade- Sid Williams, 1970
218Republicans- General, 1970
219Republicans- 10th District Georgia, 1970
220Speaker’s Race, 1970-1971
221Stephens- Democratic, 1970
222Zip Code Directory- Georgia, 1967
223Advertising, 1967-1968
224Appreciation Dinner, 1967-1968
225Armed Services- Absentee Voting, 1967
226Campaign, 1968
227Candidates- 1968 Campaign, 1967-1968
228Contributions, 1968
229Democratic National Convention, 1968
230Democratic- General, 1967-1968
BoxFolder
31Democrats- Georgia, 1969-1970
32Democratic Party- Georgia, 1967-1968
33Democrats- Young, 1967-1968
34Election, 1968
35General Election Results, 1966
36Democratic Executive Committee, 1967
37General, 1969-1970
38General, 1967-1968
39Grand Old Party- Calendar, 1968
310Government Guide- 10th District, 1967
311League of Women Voters- Augusta Area, 1968
312League of Women Voters- 10th District, 1967-1969
313Democratic National Committee, 1967-1969
314Democratic National Congressional Committee, 1969
315Democratic National Convention, 1968-1969
316Ninetieth Congress- Major Congressional Actions, 1967-1968
317Postmasters, 1967
318Reapportionment, 1967-1968
319Republicans- General, 1967-1968
320Republicans- Georgia, 1969-1970
321Georgia Federation of Republican Women, 1967-1968
322Republicans- 10th District, 1968-1969
323Stephens- Biography, 1968
324Stephens- Personal, 1967-1968
325Thigpen, Dr. Corbett- Augusta, Georgia, 1967-1968
326Weltner, Charles L., 1967
BoxFolder
41Brochure, 1966
42Campaign Fund, 1966
43Campaign Contributions, 1966
44Campaign Bills, 1966
45Campaign- Unpaid Bills, 1966
46Campaign- Material (1), 1966
47Campaign- Material (2), 1966
48Campaign- Material (3), 1966
49Campaign- Records, 1966
410Campaign- Statistics, 1966
411Darden, Buddy, 1966
412Election, 1966
413Election Results, 1966
414Executive Committee Meeting- 10th District, 1966 October 11
415Executive Committee- 10th District, 1966 June 30
416Georgia Outdoor Advertising, 1966
417Cooperative Extension Service List, 1966
418Telephone Calls List, 1966
419Mayne [Elder], 1966
420New Releases- Potential, 1966
421New Releases- Tapes, 1966
422Postal Patrons, 1966
423Radio and Television Rates, 1966
424Radio and Newspaper Advertisements, 1966
BoxFolder
51Tenth District (1), 1966
52Tenth District (2), 1966
53Tenth District (3), 1966
54Vote- Count, 1966
55Vote- Results, 1966 November 8
56Political Advertisements, 1964
57Athens Barbecue (1), 1964 August 27
58Athens Barbecue (2), 1964
59Athens Barbecue (3), 1964
510Congratulations, 1964
511Democratic Congressional Dinner, 1964
512Contributions, 1964
513Democratic Convention, 1964 September
514Democratic Information, 1964
515Democratic National Convention, 1964
516Democratic Party of Georgia, 1964
517Democratic Committee- Tenth District, 1964
518Deposit Slips, 1964
519Election (1), 1964 September 9
520Election (2), 1964
521Election Results, 1964
522Democratic Executive Committee- 10th District (1), 1964 April 18
523Democratic Executive Committee- 10th District (2), 1964
524General (1), 1964
525General (2), 1964
526General (3), 1964
527General (4), 1964
BoxFolder
61Knox Clippings, 1964
62National Election, 1964
63Padgett, 1964-1965
64Primary Results, 1964
65Republicans (1), 1964
66Republicans (2), 1964
67Speech, 1964
68Tudor (1), 1962-1964
69Tudor (2), 1964
610Advertising, 1962
611Campaign, 1962
612Campaign for Congress, 1962
613Campaign Contributions and Expenditures, 1962
614Candidates, 1962
615Convention (1), 1962
616Convention (2), 1962
617Cox Pictures, 1962
618Election Results, 1962
619Executive Committee, 1962
620General, 1962
621Harper, Robert H., 1962
622Lottery in Augusta, 1962
623Names of Young People, 1966
624Old Rates, 1960
625Stephens- Personal, 1962
626Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1960
627Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1960
628Election Results, 1960
Box
9Campaign fliers, pins, bumperstickers
Box
OS1Re-elect Stephens for Congress campaign poster



B. Counties

BoxFolder
71Clarke, 1974
72Columbia, 1974
73Elbert, 1974
74Glascock, 1974
75Greene, 1974
76Hancock, 1974
77Jefferson, 1974
78Lincoln, 1974
79Madison, 1974
710Morgan, 1974
711McDuffie, 1974
712Newton, 1974
713Oconee, 1974
714Oglethorpe, 1974
715Putnam, 1974
716Richmond, 1974
717Taliaferro, 1974
718Walton, 1974
719Warren, 1974
720Washington, 1974
721Wilkes, 1974
722Clarke, 1970
723Elbert, 1970
724Glascock, 1970
725Hancock, 1970
726Jasper, 1970
727McDuffie, 1970
728Oconee, 1970
729Clarke, 1967-1968
730Columbia, 1967-1968
731Glascock, 1967-1968
732Greene, 1967-1968
733Hancock, 1967-1968
734Jasper, 1967-1968
735Jefferson, 1967-1968
736Lincoln, 1967-1968
737McDuffie, 1967-1968
738Morgan, 1967-1968
739Newton, 1967-1968
740Oconee, 1967-1968
741Putnam, 1967-1968
742Richmond, 1967-1968
743Taliaferro, 1967-1968
744Walton, 1967-1968
745Warren, 1967-1968
746Washington, 1967-1968
747Wilkes, 1967-1968
748Baldwin, 1964
749Clarke, 1964
750Glascock, 1964
751Greene, 1964
752Hancock, 1964
753Jasper, 1964
754Jefferson, 1964
755Lincoln, 1964
756McDuffie, 1964
757Morgan, 1964
758Newton, 1964
759Oconee, 1964
760Oglethorpe, 1964
761Putnam, 1964
762Richmond, 1964
763Taliaferro, 1964
764Walton, 1964
765Warren, 1964
766Washington, 1964
767Wilkes, 1964
768Clarke, 1962
769Columbia, 1962
770Elbert, 1962
771Franklin, 1962
772Greene, 1962
773Hart, 1962
774Lincoln, 1962
775Madison, 1962
776McDuffie, 1962
777Morgan, 1962
778Oconee, 1962
779Oglethorpe, 1962
780Richmond, 1962
781Taliaferro, 1962
782Walton, 1962
783Warren, 1962
784Wilkes, 1962



C. Clippings

BoxFolder
785Richmond, 1964
786Walton, 1963
787Warren, 1961
788General, 1962
789Columbia, 1962
790Elbert, 1962
791Franklin, 1962
792Greene, 1962
793McDuffie, 1962
794Madison, 1962
795Morgan, 1962
796Oglethorpe, 1962
797Richmond, 1962
798Taliaferro, 1962
799Walton, 1962
7100Warren, 1962
7101Wilkes, 1962



D. Alphabetical Correspondence

BoxFolder
81Alphabetical Correspondence- A (1), 1964
82Alphabetical Correspondence- B (2), 1964
83Alphabetical Correspondence- C (3), 1964
84Alphabetical Correspondence- D (4), 1964
85Alphabetical Correspondence- E (5), 1964
86Alphabetical Correspondence- F (6), 1964
87Alphabetical Correspondence- G (7), 1964
88Alphabetical Correspondence- H (8), 1964
89Alphabetical Correspondence- I (9), 1964
810Alphabetical Correspondence- J (10), 1964
811Alphabetical Correspondence- K (11), 1964
812Alphabetical Correspondence- L (12), 1964
813Alphabetical Correspondence- M (13), 1964
814Alphabetical Correspondence- Mc (14), 1964
815Alphabetical Correspondence- N (15), 1964
816Alphabetical Correspondence- O (16), 1964
817Alphabetical Correspondence- P (17), 1964
818Alphabetical Correspondence- Q (18), 1964
819Alphabetical Correspondence- R (19), 1964
820Alphabetical Correspondence- S (20), 1964
821Alphabetical Correspondence- T (21), 1964
822Alphabetical Correspondence- W (22), 1964



E. Candidate File

BoxFolder
823Candidate File, 1962-1972



F. Republicans Civil Rights File

BoxFolder
824Republican Party and Civil Rights, 1965-1970



G. Books

BoxFolder
825Democratic Fact Book, 1970
826Notebook of Supporters, 1970
827Scrapbook (Congressional Clippings), 1947-1953