Zell Miller Papers, Series III: Lieutenant Governor of GeorgiaZell Miller Papers, Series III: Lieutenant Governor of Georgia

Zell Miller Papers, Series III: Lieutenant Governor of Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Title: Zell Miller Papers, Series III: Lieutenant Governor of Georgia
Creator: Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Dates: 1974-1990
Extent: 18.0 boxes (3 linear feet), including 17 scrapbooks and 6 cartoons
Collection Number: RBRL/213/ZM
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series III. Lieutenant Governor documents Miller’s service as Georgia’s longest serving Lieutenant Governor, including promotional material from campaigns, speeches, clippings, correspondence, news releases, memoranda, political cartoons and scrapbooks.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Zell Bryan Miller was born on February 24, 1932 to Stephen Grady Miller, Dean of Young Harris College and former state senator (40th district, 1926-1928), and Birdie Bryan Miller, an art teacher at the same institution. Seventeen days after his son’s birth, Stephen Miller passed away. Birdie Miller and their two children, Jane and Zell, remained in Young Harris until the onset of World War II, when they moved to Atlanta so that Mrs. Miller could work at the Bell Bomber plant making buckles for gas masks in support of the war effort. While there, Miller attended Williams Street Elementary School and Luckie Street Elementary School and developed a life-long love of baseball.

At the end of the war, the Miller family moved back to Young Harris and Miller continued his education at Young Harris Academy, graduating in 1949. He continued on to Young Harris Junior College and graduated in 1951. During that time he met Shirley Ann Carver of Cherokee County, North Carolina, who was attending college in preparation for law school; they were married on January 15, 1954. Miller joined the United States Marine Corps in 1953 and spent three years in service. After basic training, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, serving in an artillery regiment and writing for the base newspaper, The Globe, and editing the regimental newspaper, The Cannoneer. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the Expert Rifleman’s Medal and left the Marine Corps with the rank of sergeant.

After receiving an honorable discharge in 1956, Miller entered the University of Georgia and was awarded a bachelor’s (1957) and master’s (1958) degree in history. During his time in Athens he held a variety of jobs, including tutor for members of the football team and cook at Allen’s Hamburgers. After graduation he accepted a position teaching history and political science at Young Harris College and also served as faculty advisor for the Enotah Echoes and coached the baseball team.

Echoing his parents’ civic involvement, Miller became active in local politics and was elected as Mayor of Young Harris in 1958. He won a seat in the state senate representing the 40th district (Towns, Union, and Rabun counties) in 1960 after making an agreement with college administrators that he could take off winter quarter to serve in the Capitol if he taught extra classes during the other quarters. During the 1961 and 1962 sessions, Miller served on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the County and Municipal Government Committee, and as secretary of the Educational Matters Committee.

In 1962, the county-unit system of voting in Georgia was abolished due to the judicial panel ruling of the Gray vs. Sanders lawsuit. The area that fell under Miller’s representation changed from three counties to sections of eight (Towns, Union, Rabun, White, Habersham, Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens counties). He won his seat again and was able to enter the session with seniority that might not have been afforded him had redistricting not taken place. His committee appointments in 1963 and 1964 were the Appropriations Committee, Educational Matters Committee, Rules Committee, and he acted as Chair of the Health and Welfare Committee.

Miller opted to run for the U.S. House of Representatives against Phil Landrum in the 1964 Democratic Primary to represent the ninth district. He lost by 5,176 votes according to the Georgia Statistical Register but carried Banks, Barrow, Cherokee, Fannin, Forsythe, Gwinnett and Towns counties. The same year he served on the State Board for Children and Youth but resigned in 1965 to be the Director of the State Board of Probation. He ran against Landrum again in 1966 for the same congressional seat but lost the primary by a wider margin than two years earlier.

Miller spent 1967 and 1968 serving as a personnel officer on the State Board of Corrections then becoming the assistant director until January 22, 1970. In 1969, Governor Lester Maddox appointed him to be his executive secretary after former Executive Secretary Tommy Irvin was named State Commissioner of Agriculture. Miller was concurrently selected to be the State Commissioner of Conservation, a post he held until 1970. He continued to work with Maddox through June of 1971, when he was named Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, a position he held until 1973. Miller represented the state of Georgia as a delegate at the 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami. In April 1973, he took a position on the Board of Pardons and Parole.

On December 31, 1973, Miller tendered his resignation to the Board in order to run for the office of Lieutenant Governor. Together, he and Shirley Miller spent 1974 campaigning around the state against nine other candidates including Max Cleland and J. B. Stoner. The Democratic Primary in August resulted in a run-off between Miller and Mary Hitt on September 3, 1974 in which he received 60.82% of the vote. In November he ran against Republican John Savage and won by almost 300,000 votes.

Zell Miller’s tenure as lieutenant governor lasted for sixteen years and was the longest term of any lieutenant governor in the state of Georgia’s history. His successive terms of service in that position were also a first in the history of the office since its establishment in 1946. Miller’s time in office was notably marked by his relationship with Thomas “Tom” Murphy, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1973 to 2002. Their positions as leaders of the state senate and house, respectively, put them publicly at odds on numerous issues. Although both were Democrats, their personal leanings within the party also added to their differences as Miller was widely considered more progressive than Murphy.

During his time in office, Miller worked on such projects and initiatives as opening previously closed senate committee meetings to the press and public, supporting the ratification of ERA, campaign finance reform, hand gun legislation, tax reform, welfare increase, and state-wide kindergarten programs. He and other top state officials began engaging in trade missions to countries such as Germany and Japan to generate interest in capital investments in the state.

Miller’s love of country music was well-known and proven by his repeated use of country music lyrics in his speeches as well as his use of music to support his campaigns, beginning with Whispering Bill Anderson in 1964. The annual Zell Miller Birthday Party, which began in 1968 as a small gathering featuring friends who were musicians, rose to its height in 1978 as a campaign fundraiser when Miller was running for his second term as lieutenant governor. He was a major supporter of a tape and record anti-piracy bill (sponsored by Representative Al Burns), which was signed into law by Governor George Busbee in 1975, and one of the biggest advocates for establishing the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

In 1980, Senator Herman Talmadge was up for reelection and Miller opted to run against him. Although he made it through the Democratic Primary and forced a run-off with Talmadge, their negative campaigns and a series of bitter debates cost Miller the party nomination and Talmadge the election (which he lost to Republican Mack Mattingly). In 1988, Miller decided to run for governor in the 1990 election. He assembled a campaign staff including Paul Begala, James Carville, Jim Andrews, Doug Kelly, Keith Mason, and Steve Wrigley. In the primary, Miller defeated Andrew Young and then Johnny Isakson in the general election. His chosen platform and the most important reform of his administration was the adoption of the state lottery. By law all lottery revenue had to be spent on education, and Miller directed the bulk of it to the HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship for students who had earned at least a B average and to improve technology in the schools and colleges.

In addition to the lottery, Miller gained approval for an ethics bill that required lobbyists to report what they spend trying to influence legislation and set new limits on campaign financing, an anti-crime package, welfare reform, and “boot camp” prisons for non-violent criminals, mountain protection legislation and congressional reapportionment. He drew the ire of many Georgians for calling for a change in the state flag, which had flown since 1956, but was unsuccessful in his attempt.

In 1994, Miller defeated Guy Millner in the general election and was elected to a second term as governor. One of the major hallmarks of his second term was the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, which were held in Atlanta. His other achievements included abolishing sales tax for groceries, raising the salaries of teachers, and advocating the Preservation 2000 and RiverCare 2000 programs, which promoted state acquisition of undeveloped land and waterways for conservation and public access purposes.

Miller’s involvement with the Democratic National Party reached its zenith in the 1990s. His friendship with Arkansas Governor and later President Bill Clinton placed him in a position to influence the party. Miller introduced his 1990 campaign advisor James Carville to Clinton and also gave the keynote at the 1992 Democratic National Convention. He was also active in drafting the party platform in 1996.

Upon leaving the Governor’s Mansion in January of 1999, Miller accepted adjunct teaching positions at the University of Georgia, Emory University, and Young Harris College. In June of 2000, Republican United States Senator Paul Coverdell died and Governor Roy Barnes appointed Miller to the vacant seat in July. He won a special election in November of 2000 to remain in Washington, D.C. and finish Coverdell’s original term, promising to fulfill the late senator’s conservative objectives. It is widely noted that Miller did this in his service in the Senate through his increased support of the Republican Party, which culminated in his keynote address at the 2004 Republican National Convention in support of President George W. Bush. He also authored two books critiquing the Democratic Party, A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat (2004) and A Deficit of Decency (2005).

Miller has authored several other books outside of his political career. They include: The Mountains Within Me (1975), Great Georgians (1983), They Heard Georgia Singing (1985), Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines (1997), Listen to This Voice: Selected Speeches of Governor Zell Miller (1999), The Miracle of Brasstown Valley (2007), and Purt Nigh Gone: The Old Mountain Ways (2009).

Scope and Content

Series III. Lieutenant Governor documents Miller’s service as Georgia’s longest serving Lieutenant Governor, including promotional material from campaigns, speeches, clippings, correspondence, news releases, memoranda, political cartoons and scrapbooks. Campaign files include information about fundraising events as well as the campaign handbook for the 1978 race, clippings, and promotional materials, including the Miller Messenger newspaper and the Zellmobile. General Files include clippings and magazine articles as well as personal files involving trade missions to China and Greece in 1986 and research on courthouses around the state of Georgia. There are also personal notes and correspondence as well as copies of memoranda from the office of lieutenant governor and speeches made while Miller was in office. Six original political cartoons with personalized inscriptions by Clifford Baldowski of the Atlanta Journal Constitution are located in this series as are seventeen scrapbooks of clippings dating from 1975 to 1989. The Messer Files are those of Shirley Miller’s executive assistant, Beverly Messer. They contain correspondence and news releases from Mrs. Miller’s office as well as speeches that she gave and information regarding events she attended.

Organization and Arrangement

Series III. Lieutenant Governor of Georgia is organized into the following subseries: A. Campaign, B. General Files, and C. Messer Files.

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: Zell Miller Papers: Collection Summary.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This series is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Notes

Clippings and thermofax papers have been copied onto bond paper for protection of content. Photographs, artifacts, oversized items, and audiovisual materials have been separated for preservation. Scrapbooks have been microfilmed.

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Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2010.


Related Materials

Access Points

Advertising, Political Georgia.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government--20th century.
Baldowski, Clifford H. (Baldy), 1917-1999
Busbee, George, 1927-2004
Campaign literature--Democratic--Georgia.
Campaign paraphernalia--Georgia.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Democratic Party (Ga.)
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Education--Georgia.
Georgia--Music.
Georgia--Politics and government--1951-
Georgia. General Assembly. Senate.
Georgia. Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
Harris, Joe Frank, 1936-
Legislative records.
Legislators--United States.
Literacy--Georgia.
Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Murphy, Thomas Bailey, 1924-2007
Speeches.

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Zell Miller Commercials, Political Commercial Archive, University of Oklahoma


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

III. Lieutenant Governor of Georgia

Extent: 14 boxes, including 17 scrapbooks and 6 cartoons
Scope and Content: Series III. Lieutenant Governor documents Miller’s service as Georgia’s longest serving Lieutenant Governor, including promotional material from campaigns, speeches, clippings, correspondence, news releases, memoranda, political cartoons and scrapbooks. The series is divided into the following subseries: A. Campaign, B. General Files, and C. Messer Files. Campaign files include information about fundraising events as well as the campaign handbook for the 1978 race, clippings, and promotional materials, including the Miller Messenger newspaper and the Zellmobile. General Files include clippings and magazine articles as well as personal files involving trade missions to China and Greece in 1986 and research on courthouses around the state of Georgia. There are also personal notes and correspondence as well as copies of memoranda from the office of lieutenant governor and speeches made while Miller was in office. Six original political cartoons with personalized inscriptions by Clifford Baldowski of the Atlanta Journal Constitution are located in this series as are seventeen scrapbooks of clippings dating from 1975 to 1989. The Messer Files are those of Shirley Miller’s executive assistant, Beverly Messer. They contain correspondence and news releases from Mrs. Miller’s office as well as speeches that she gave and information regarding events she attended.



A. Campaign

Extent: 41.0 folders
Scope and Contents note: Campaign files include information about fundraising events as well as the campaign handbook for the 1978 race, clippings, and promotional materials, including the Miller Messenger newspaper and the Zellmobile.
BoxFolder
III.11Analyses and Examination of 1974 and 1978, 1974, 1978
III.12[Campaign Handbook], 1978
III.13Congratulations, 1974
III.1478 Election Data, 1978
III.15Endorsements, 1978
III.16Lt. Governor Campaign Material, 1974-1986
III.17Media Campaign, 1978
III.18ZM Film, [1978]
III.19“Miller Messenger”, 1978-1979
III.110Miller Messenger, 1977-1979
III.111NR’s [News Releases], [1978] July
III.112NR’s [News Releases], [1978] August
III.113What the Press Says About Lt. Gov. Zell Miller (Campaign), 1978
III.114Zell-Shirley Schedule, 1978
III.115Zellmobile, 1976-1979
BoxFolder
III.21Mac Barber, 1982
III.22Campaign Materials, 1981-1982
III.23Cordele Watermelon Festival, 1982 July 10
III.24[Costs of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor], 1982
III.25Dalton Breakfast, 1982 July 12
III.26Elberton, 1982 July 13
III.27Pat Jarvis Breakfast, 1982 July 16
III.28GOE and Selma Cheeley, 1982 July 16
III.29Picnic: Billy Jones, 1982 July 17
III.210Ansley Park, 1982 July 18
III.211Pat Jarvis Breakfast, 1982 July 19
III.212Savannah/Jesup, 1982 July 21
III.213Pat Jarvis Breakfast, 1982 July 22
III.214Adam’s Party, 1982 July 25
III.215Macon, 1982 July 29
III.216Democratic Party, 1982 September 25, 26
III.217Cobb County Fundraiser, 1982 October 14
III.218Telfair County, 1982 October 6
III.219Georgia Mountain Fair Park, 1982 October 12
III.220Silver Party, 1982 October 31
III.221General, 1981-1982
III.222[Research and endorsements], 1982
III.223Schedule, 1981-1982
III.224Franklin Sutton, 1982
III.225Joe Smith, 1982
III.226Valdosta, 1982 July 7
Box
OS1"Get Georgia Together with Zell Miller" puzzle, 1974



B. General Files

Extent: 61 folders, 17 scrapbooks, 6 cartoons
Scope and Contents note: Material includes clippings and magazine articles as well as personal files involving trade missions to China and Greece in 1986 and research on courthouses around the state of Georgia. There are also personal notes and correspondence as well as copies of memoranda from the office of lieutenant governor and speeches made while Miller was in office. Six original political cartoons with personalized inscriptions by Clifford Baldowski of the Atlanta Journal Constitution are located in this series as are seventeen scrapbooks of clippings dating from 1975 to 1989.
BoxFolder
III.31Appalachian State University’s Special Forum-re: Mountain Area Management Act, 1988 November-1989 October
III.32The Atlanta Journal Constitution Magazine, 1979 April 15
III.33Atlanta Weekly, 1980 July 6
III.34[Roy Barnes File], [1981-1990]
III.35Buckhead Atlanta, 1979 March 1
III.36Gov. George Busbee’s 1st State of the State Address [photograph removed], 1975 January
III.37[Jimmy Carter campaign for President] (items removed), 1976
Folder
mapcase 1Jimmy Carter for President poster [oversize]
BoxFolder
III.38[China Mission], [1986]
III.39[Clippings], [1986-1989]
III.310[Clippings], [1983-1985]
III.311[Clippings], [1980-1982]
III.312[Clippings], [1974-1979]
III.313[Clippings], [1974-1979]
III.314[Clippings], [1974-1990]
III.315Correspondence –Personal (Lieutenant Governor) [photograph removed], 1976-1982
III.316TLS Merton Coulter to Zell Miller, 1981 March 19
III.317Courthouses, 1980-1981
III.318Democratic Dialogue, 1990 November
III.319Democratic Party of Georgia State Convention, World Congress Center, 1979 September 9
III.320The Georgia Democrat, 1974
III.321Georgia Trend, 1987 February
III.322Georgia Informer, 1983
III.323Georgia’s Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, 1976,1979,1975,1980,1982
III.324Georgie Nomination, 1985
III.325[Greece Trip], [1988]
III.326[Joe South sheet music], [1965-1975]
III.327Jan Howard Friends Clubs Newsletter, 1985 March
III.328Inaugural Program, 1979,1974,1983
III.329Inaugural Speech, 1975 January
III.330Inauguration, Lt. Governor Zell Miller, Presented by State Dept. of Defense, Maj. Gen. Billy M. Jones, Adj. Gen. [photographs removed], 1975 January 14
III.331Intros: Old, 1974-1979
III.332Alan Jackson autographed picture [printed-not photograph], undated
III.333Imp. Memos, 1978
III.334Memos, 1982
III.335Mercer University, Doctor of Laws, 1988 June 5
III.336Zell Miller Country Music Rally [photograph removed], 1978 May 3
III.337Zell Miller’s Georgia History Calendar, 1986
III.338Zell Miller Memorial Parkway Dedication [photographs removed], 1987 July 21
III.339Lt. Gov. Zell Miller’s The Georgia That Can Be: A Blueprint for the 1990s, undated
III.340Zell Miller Profile Packet, 1982
III.341Statement by Lt. Gov. Miller [re: mountain protection], 1987 December 2
III.342Lt. Governor Zell Miller’s The Georgia That Can Be: A Blueprint for 1990s, undated
III.343Zell Miller Appreciation Night, Magnolia Springs, Millen, GA, 1985 August 28
III.344Zell Miller Prospectus, 1990
III.345Mondale to Miller [correspondence], 1984 January 10
III.346More Than You Wanted to Know About Zell Miller, undated
III.347Position Papers, 1975-1978
III.3481978 Primary Election Memo, 1978 November 6
III.349[Atlanta Women in Network], 1990 August 28
BoxFolder
III.41Martin, Elizabeth B. (folder 1 of 2), 1974-1986
III.42Martin, Elizabeth B. (folder 2 of 2), 1974-1986
III.43Mountain Regional Library, 1980-1981
III.44Personal Notes, 1977-1982
III.45Keepsakes, 1978
III.46Recording, 1979-1980
III.47Ross [William “Bill”], 1981 August-September
III.48Alan Secrest, 1989 November 3
III.49State of Georgia, prepared by Secretary of State, 1974, 1982
III.410The Telegraph, 1985 July 17
III.411[Voter Survey], 1989
III.412“You Can’t Ration Nothing I Ain’t Done Without” 45 RPM (2), undated
III.413[Speeches], 1975-1979
Box
OS2[Clifford Baldowski cartoons] 1. George Busbee driving a school bus "Somebody move up. I still feel comfortable with the old crowd." A group of people holding "GAE demands" attempting to board bus.Miller with feet on desk "Oh, I'll just wait around, something else may come along." 2. Tom Murphy riding away in carriage labeled "house" and "tax relief" with sign that says "coffee money". Clock nearing midnight. Miller leans out of window labeled "senate" with a sign "unmet state needs". Caption "Remember it turns into a pumpkin at midnight". 3. Miller, Tom Murphy, and others in fist fight over branch banking bill. Caption: All we're really doing is looking out for the consumer. 4. Miller and others examining the Georgia Report. Caption "Who are these guys?" 5. George Busbee driving bus, with Miller and Tom Murphy looking out of back, off broken bridge labeled education. Other politicians including Lester Maddox and Ernest Vandiver lie in rubble. Caption "Hold on! We're gonna show 'em how it's done ... I think!" 6. Miller chasing Tom Murphy with papers labeled tax reform, caption "It's new! Different! Fairer! More equitable! Sensible! Progressive!", [1978-1980]
BoxFolder
III.61[Scrapbook, available on microfilm reel ZM 1], 1975
BoxFolder
III.71[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 1], 1976
III.72[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 1], 1976
BoxFolder
III.81[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 2], 1977
III.82[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 2], 1978
BoxFolder
III.91[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 2], 1979
BoxFolder
III.101[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 2], 1980
III.102[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 2], 1980
BoxFolder
III.111[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 3], 1980
III.112[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 3], 1981
III.113[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 3], 1982
BoxFolder
III.121[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 4], 1983
III.122[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 4], 1984
BoxFolder
III.131[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 5], 1986
III.132[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 5], 1987
BoxFolder
III.141[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 5], 1988
III.142[Scrapbook, available on microfilm roll ZM 6], 1989
BoxFolder
III.151[Election to Georgia Music Hall of Fame], 1985
III.152[Remarks re: Appalachia], 1982
III.153[Remarks re: Not Running for Congress], 1976
III.154[Campaign and Inauguration], 1979
III.155[Newspaper Clippings], 1962, 1976-1989



C. Messer Files

Extent: 17.0 folders
Scope and Contents note: The Messer Files are those of Shirley Miller’s executive assistant, Beverly Messer. They contain correspondence and news releases from Mrs. Miller’s office as well as speeches that she gave and information regarding events she attended.
BoxFolder
III.51Shirley Miller Awards Banquet, Northwest Regional Hospital, Rome, 1978 June 28
III.52Shirley Miller-Correspondence, 1981 July-October
III.53Shirley Miller-Correspondence, 1982 January-July
III.54Shirley Miller’s Correspondence, 1983 September
III.55Shirley Miller- Georgia Association of Educational Leaders- Jekyll Island, 1978 July 17
III.56Shirley Miller- Introductions, 1978
III.57Shirley News Clippings, 1978 July-1981 March
III.58Shirley Miller- News Releases, 1976-1977
III.59Shirley Miller- News Releases, 1978 June-November
III.510Shirley News Releases, 1979 May-June
III.511Prayer by Mrs. Shirley Miller before Ladies Legislative Luncheon, 1978 February 15
III.512Shirley Miller in Press Conference for Southwest Community Hospital, 1978 February 8, January-February
III.513Shirley Miller- Profile, 1978
III.514Remarks, Continental Societies National Conclave Dunfey’s Royal Coach, Atlanta, 1978 June 30
III.515Remarks by Shirley Miller Redbook Magazine’s Judy Carter Luncheon- Atlanta, GA, 1978 February 21, January-February
III.516Shirley Miller- Resume, 1978
III.517Shirley Miller- Speeches, 1978 February-April
III.518Shirley Miller- Speeches, 1980 January-October
III.519Shirley Miller- Speeches, 1981 April-October
III.520Shirley Miller- Speeches, 1982 January-October
III.521Shirley Miller- Speeches, 1983 February-October
III.522Shirley Miller- Speeches, 1990
III.523To Do- Shirley, 1978 August-1979 July
III.524Shirley Miller Volunteer of the Year Award Breeze Nursing Home, Marietta, GA, 1978 April 17
III.525[Zell Miller- Author], [1984]
III.526[Zell Miller- Bio “Loving the Law: Its Miller Time in the Senate” by Jack Esco], [1985]
III.527[Zell Miller Speeches], [1988 April-June]