Margaret S. Appleby McCormick Materials related to Richard B. RussellMargaret S. Appleby McCormick Materials related to Richard B. Russell

Margaret S. Appleby McCormick Materials related to Richard B. Russell

Descriptive Summary

Title: Margaret S. Appleby McCormick Materials related to Richard B. Russell
Creator: McCormick, Margaret S. Appleby, 1911-
Dates: 1930s-1940s
Extent: 1.0 folder
Collection Number: RBRL/256/MSAM
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The collection includes forty-nine black and white photographs belonging to Margaret Appleby McCormick, taken during her employment with Senator Russell, and photocopies of six clippings mentioning McCormick, Lillian Coogle, Joseph E. Chappell, and Captain and Mrs. William Beard Sturtevant.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Margaret S. Appleby McCormick was Senator Richard B. Russell’s personal secretary from 1936 to 1948. She attended Young Harris Junior College in Young Harris, Georgia, and later graduated from law school. Prior to working with Senator Russell, McCormick taught for two years at Danburg Consolidated School in Georgia, and from 1932 to 1934 was secretary to Senator Russell’s brother Robert. She left the Senator’s office upon marrying Army Signal Corps Lieutenant-Colonel Harold McCormick in 1948.

Scope and Content

The collection includes forty-nine black and white photographs belonging to Margaret Appleby McCormick, taken during her employment with Senator Russell, and photocopies of six clippings mentioning McCormick. The photographs are a variety of sizes from 8x10” to 2.5x2.5”, and depict Senator Russell and McCormick at work in Senator Russell’s office or outdoors. Many are of Senator Russell’s other female staff members (Mae Viccellio, Marjorie Warren, Ann Norman, Clara Smith, and Lillian Coogle) in Washington, D.C. in the snow and in springtime. The collection also includes several photos of Senator Russell and several other men on what appears to be a fishing trip, and at an unidentified dam. The clippings document Lillian Coogle; Senator Russell’s visit with Madame Chiang Kai-shek; McCormick’s wedding announcement; an article “Crackerland in Washington,” by Ralph Smith, regarding Joseph E. Chappell becoming Russell’s newest secretary; and a full-page collage titled “A Workday with Georgia’s Junior Senator.” Only one clipping gives the newspaper title and date – a Washington Post photo dated December 19, 1944, announcing the marriage of Captain and Mrs. William Beard Sturtevant.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into photographs and clippings.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Margaret S. Appleby McCormick Materials related to Richard B. Russell, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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, 2010.


Related Materials

Access Points

Congressional secretaries.
Photographs.
Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

Folder
1Photographs and photocopies of six clippings, 1930s-1940s. (Extent: 49 [various size] b/w)