Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIII: News ReleasesRobert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIII: News Releases

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIII: News Releases

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIII: News Releases
Creator: Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
Dates: 1967-1973
Extent: 3.0 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/177/RGS
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIII: News Releases contain lists of radio, newspaper, television and unaffiliated persons to which Stephens sent news releases. The rest of the series contains telegram and printed news releases from Stephens’ office with a notation of the subject files in which a copy is place. These releases are arranged chronologically (latest date first). For other copies of the releases and related material (especially for years not covered by these releases) see II. General, News Releases. Speech material is located in Series II. General under the folder titles: “Speeches-Stephens” and “Stephens-Speeches.”

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 contains lists of radio, newspaper, television and unaffiliated persons to which Stephens sent news releases. The rest of the series contains telegram and printed news releases from Stephens’ office with a notation of the subject files in which a copy is place. These releases are arranged chronologically (latest date first). For other copies of the releases and related material (especially for years not covered by these releases) see II. General, News Releases. Speech material is located in Series II. General under the folder titles: “Speeches-Stephens” and “Stephens-Speeches.”

Organization and Arrangement

The series is arranged in chronological order


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

Georgia--Politics and government--1951-
Legislators--United States.
Press releases.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

XIII. News Releases

Scope and Content: This series contains lists of radio, newspaper, television and unaffiliated persons to which Stephens sent news releases. The rest of the series contains telegram and printed news releases from Stephens’ office with a notation of the subject files in which a copy is place. These releases are arranged chronologically (latest date first). For other copies of the releases and related material (especially for years not covered by these releases) see II. General, News Releases. Speech material is located in Series II. General under the folder titles: “Speeches-Stephens” and “Stephens-Speeches.”
BoxFolder
11News Release List- Newspapers and Radio, 1968-1971
12News Release List- Individuals, 1968-1971
13News Release List- Additions and Changes, 1968-1974
14News Releases, 1971 July-December
15News Releases, 1971 January-June
16News Releases, 1970 January-June
17News Releases, 1969 July-December
18News Releases, 1969 January-June
19News Releases, 1968 July-December
110News Releases, 1968 January-June
111News Releases, 1967
112News Releases, 1966
113News Releases- Temporary File, 1966
114News Releases- Summary File, 1966
115News Releases, 1965
116News Releases, 1964
BoxFolder
21News Releases, 1963
22News Releases, 1962
23News Releases, 1961
BoxFolder
31Newsletters, no. 1-149, 1963 June-1970 April
32Newsletters, no. 150-265, 1970 May-1976 February