Wood and Associates Political Advertising CollectionWood and Associates Political Advertising Collection

Wood and Associates Political Advertising Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Wood and Associates Political Advertising Collection
Creator: Wood, Dorothy, L., 1930-2008
Dates: 1969-1980
Extent: 2.0 boxes (1.0 linear foot), 81 slides, 1 negative strip
Collection Number: RBRL/211/WA
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The collection documents Wood & Associates' public relations and advertising work for numerous political campaigns (1969-1980) including Georgia gubernatorial campaigns for Jimmy Carter (1970) and George Busbee (1974 and 1978), the U.S. senatorial campaigns of Sam Nunn (1972) and Norman Underwood (1980), Smith Foster (1976) and Marge Thurman (1977), and the Atlanta mayoral campaign of Rodney Mims Cook (1969).

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dorothy L. “Dot” Wood was born on October 3, 1930 in Macon, Georgia to Walter Lundy, Sr. and Ruth Holden Lundy. She attended the University of Georgia where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. She graduated in 1952 and was named Woman of the Year in her graduating class. She served as the Women’s Editor of the Red and Black and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and then vice president of the Rafshoon advertising agency where she directed the Governor’s ad campaign for Jimmy Carter in 1970. In 1972 she opened her own agency, Wood and Associates. For the next twenty years, she was a major player in Southern politics. Clients included Sam Nunn, Zell Miller, George Busbee, William Winter, Norman Underwood, and David Poythress. Her successes with political campaigns also lead to taking on more lucrative clients such as banks and MARTA. She also held the Democratic Party of Georgia account. Wood passed away on June 9, 2008, after battling stomach cancer.

Scope and Content

The Wood and Associates Political Advertising Collection documents Wood & Associates' public relations and advertising work for numerous political campaigns (1969-1980) including Georgia gubernatorial campaigns for Jimmy Carter (1970) and George Busbee (1974 and 1978), the U.S. senatorial campaigns of Sam Nunn (1972) and Norman Underwood (1980), Smith Foster (1976) and Marge Thurman (1977), and the Atlanta mayoral campaign of Rodney Mims Cook (1969).

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged loosely by chronology and format.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Wood and Associates Political Advertising Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.

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 Russell staff, 2012.


Related Materials

Access Points

Advertising, Political
Busbee, George, 1927-2004
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Cook, Rodney Mims, 1924-
Foster, Smith
Nunn, Samuel Augustus, 1938-
Political campaigns--1970-1980.
Political campaigns--Georgia.
Wood, Dorothy, L., 1930-2008

Related Collections in this Repository

Walter A. Lundy Files, Red and Black (Fall 1953) Integration Issue Papers

George Busbee Collection

Zell Miller Papers

Rodney Mims Cook Papers

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Sam Nunn Papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University

Pre-Presidential Papers, 1961 – 1976, Jimmy Carter Library


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

BoxFolder
11[Campaign Pamphlets for: Smith Foster, Jimmy Carter, Norman Underwood, Terrell Starr, Walt Russell, David Poythress, Wash Larsen, Sam Nunn, Marge Thurman, and Rodney Cook; Bumper Stickers for MARTA campaign], circa 1970s
12[George D. Busbee Campaign Material], circa 1974
BoxFolder
281 35mm slides and 1 35mm negative strip of George D. Busbee campaign, circa 1974
BoxFolder
OS 11Sam Nunn Ad Slicks, Norman Underwood for Governor Newspaper, 1972, 1980