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1 Title:   Nelson Tift letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Tift, Nelson, 1810-1891  
  Dates:   1868 August 3, 1869 April 24  
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The collection consists of two letters: dated Albany, Georgia, August 3, 1868, to "Charles Lanman," signed "Nelson Tift," regarding Tift's inability to comply with Lanman's request; dated Albany, April 24, 1869, "My dear mother," signed "Nelson Tift," regarding family and friends. The letter to Tift's mother is written on Address of Hon. Nelson Tift to the Press & People of Georgia. From Albany News, April 23, 1869.
 
  Identifier:   ms608  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Earl P. Cook Collection of County Unit System Materials  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cook, Earl Pope  
  Dates:   1946  
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In 1946, the Georgia Veterans for Majority Rule group brought forth two lawsuits against the Georgia Democratic Executive Committee in objection to the county unit system. The Georgia Veterans for Majority Rule found the county unit system unconstitutional which gave an overwhelming advantage for candidates to win votes in rural counties despite the fact that the population of rural Georgia only comprised approximately one-third of the state's population. Earl Pope Cook was a Troup County native and Army Signal Corps veteran who testified as a plaintiff in one of the two test suits against the Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee and the Secretary of State, Ben W. Fortson.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/317/EPC  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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3 Title:   Eugene D. Canter letter to Miss Pauli  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Canter, Eugene D.  
  Dates:   1896 November 4  
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The collection consists of one letter handwritten on Atlanta Gas Light Company, Atlanta, Georgia letterhead: dated November 4, 1896, "Dear Miss Pauli," signed "Eugene," regarding results of the recent presidential election, and Georgia politics.
 
  Identifier:   ms2237  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Winston R. Withers papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Withers, Winston R.  
  Dates:   1940-1948  
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The collection consists of correspondence between Withers and Margaret Mitchel (Marsh) discussing news of friends and family, health, war activities on the home front, politics, Mitchell's reasons for not reading other writers' manuscripts, and companies to contact in the publishing industry.
 
  Identifier:   ms2666  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Colquitt, Alfred Holt, 1829-1894  
  Dates:   1853-1894  
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The collection consists of eleven volumes of scrapbooks relating to Alfred Holt Colquitt, mainly compiled by Colquitt's secretary Isaac Wheeler Avery, from 1853-1894. The scrapbooks include clippings, with a few letters, primarily pertaining to Colquitt's terms as Governor (1876-1882), but also containing obituaries of Colquitt and letters of condolence.
 
  Identifier:   ms66  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   Jack J. Spalding and Judson L. Hand letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Spalding, Jack Johnson, 1856-1938  
  Dates:   1906 January  
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The collection consists of three letters between Jack J. Spalding and Judson L. Hand in January 1906. Letters regard politics in Georgia; Spalding's opinions of several leading Georgia politicians, including Clark Howell, Hoke Smith, and Richard Russell; and the 1906 election for Governor.
 
  Identifier:   ms693  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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7 Title:   John A. Sibley Speech  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Sibley, John Adams, 1888-1986.  
  Dates:   1932  
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The collection consists of one transcript of a speech made by John A. Sibley on WSB radio (Atlanta, Ga.) on September 12, 1932. The speech was in support of Richard B. Russell, Jr.'s senatorial campaign.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/125/JAS  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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8 Title:   Marcus Wayland Beck Diaries  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Beck, Marcus Wayland, 1860-1943  
  Dates:   1899-1934  
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Marcus Wayland Beck was born in Harris County, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1881. He passed the bar in 1883 and began practicing law in Jackson County. He served as a Georgia state senator, Solicitor General of the Flint Circuit and judge for the same circuit. After fighting in the Spanish American War, he returned to Georgia and was appointed as associate justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. He was eventually appointed as the presiding judge, a position he maintained until he retired in 1937. The Marcus W. Beck Diaries reflect his day to day personal and judicial activities as Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court (1905-1937) and as Presiding Justice (1917-1937).
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/150/MWB  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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9 Title:   Ruby Webb Collection of E. D. Rivers Materials  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Webb, Ruby  
  Dates:   1936-1941  
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The collection consists of personal correspondence, telegrams, cards, photographs and souvenirs of Ruby Webb, secretary to Downing Musgrove, who was the Executive Secretary to Georgia Governor E. D. (Eurith Dickinson) Rivers, and covers the years 1936 to 1941. Also included are pamphlets and news clippings reflecting Rivers administration, and a pictorial record of businesses in Bainbridge, Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/184/RW  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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10 Title:   Thomas W. Hardwick Letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hardwick, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1872-1944.  
  Dates:   1922  
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Thomas W. Hardwick (1872-1944), a lawyer and Democrat from Thomasville, Georgia served in the Georgia House of Representatives (1898-1902), represented the 10th district (which included the counties Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson, and Baldwin) in the United State House of Representatives (1903-1914), and was elected to serve in the United State Senate (1914-1919). After an unsuccessful candidacy for renomination, Hardwick later became governor of Georgia from 1921 to 1923. The collection consists of four letters from Hardwick to constituents Dr. T. M. McIntosh and Mr. R. T. Jones and relates to Hardwick's opinions on taxation during his gubernatorial years.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/197/TWL  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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11 Title:   Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign Speech by Robert F. Wood  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Wood, Robert F.  
  Dates:   1938  
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The collection consists of a five-page mimeographed speech presented by Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Robert F. Wood, to an audience in McDonough, Georgia on 25 June 1938.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/226/RFW  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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12 Title:   Nemesis letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Oglesby, T. K.  
  Dates:   circa 1913  
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The collection consists of four handwritten copies of Nemesis letters originally published by T. M. Norwood in the Augusta chronicle and Sentinel (Augusta, Georgia) in 1871. The collection also consists of an explanatory letter: dated Augusta, Georgia, Dec. 24, 1913, to Mr. W. J. De Renne, signed "T. K. Oglesby."
 
  Identifier:   ms1650  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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13 Title:   Governor Rufus B. Bullock letter to Charles A. Sumner  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Bullock, Rufus B. (Rufus Brown), 1834-1907  
  Dates:   1871 February 18  
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The collection consists of one letter: dated Atlanta, Georgia, February 18, 1871, to "Hon. Charles Sumner," signed "Rufus B. Bullock," regarding Foster Blodgett. Bullock urges the acceptance of Blodgett as a duly elected U.S. Senator from Georgia, and discusses Blodgett's background, personal life, and political character.
 
  Identifier:   ms430  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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14 Title:   Henderson Lanham Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lanham, Henderson Lovelace, 1888-1957.  
  Dates:   1949-1957  
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Henderson Lanham Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials contains 18 8mm films and six quarter-inch open reel audio tapes. The films are home movies dating to the late 1940s and 1950s, and include footage of the 1949 Georgia vs. Georgia Tech football game, Washington, D.C.'s cherry blossoms, and the inauguration of President Eisenhower, as well as other subjects. The audio reels are copies of a recording featuring Congressman Lanham dated August 28, 1957.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/100/HLL_X  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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15 Title:   Thomas E. Watson Letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922.  
  Dates:   circa 1913  
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One two-page handwritten letter from lawyer, politician, and publisher Thomas E. Watson to Thomas A. Walden, circa 1913. In the letter, Watson expresses his current state of mental health, his support of Ben Walker for Congress, and a brief opinion on state senatorial district schemes.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/195/TEW  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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16 Title:   Commission to Revise the Constitution of Georgia Records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Commission to Revise the Constitution of Georgia  
  Dates:   1943-1945  
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In March of 1943, the Georgia General Assembly passed a resolution sponsored by Governor Ellis Arnall, for a commission of twenty-three members to revise the state's constitution. The new constitution was submitted to the Georgia General Assembly in January of 1945 and approved by the people of Georgia in a special election on 7 August 1945. This collection consists of records of the Georgia State Commission to revise the Constitution from 1943 to 1945. Included are typescript proceedings that illustrate revisions of the 1877 Georgia Constitution. These were edited by Dr. Albert Berry Saye, a professor at the University of Georgia and a leading authority on state and federal constitutional law. Also included are brief biographical sketches of the twenty-three members of the commission.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/018/CRCG  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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17 Title:   George D. Bennett Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Bennett, George D.  
  Dates:   1896-1923  
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The collection is comprised of papers related to George D. Bennett, farmer and politician from Jackson County, Georgia. Bennett was an active particiant in local politics and he held several positions in Clarke County, Jackson County, and Oglethorpe County. The papers in this collection document his role as a local politician and farmer. Papers include correspondence from various citizens encouraging Bennett to run for State Legislature, letters from members of the Love Lodge Masons, and printed material including a speech made by Hoke Smith in 1906 and the Child Labor Bill.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/076/GDB  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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18 Title:   John C. Reese Collection of Joseph M. Brown Materials  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Reese, John C.  
  Dates:   1913-1914  
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This is a collection of materials relating to Joseph M. Brown that were collected by John C. Reese from 1913 to 1914. It includes a handwritten commentary on Georgia politics, from 1914, by Georgia Governor Joseph M. Brown to his friend John C. Reese. The collection also includes several newspaper clippings concerning Governor Brown and a handwritten press release relating to Brown's candidacy against Senator Hoke Smith.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/128/JCR  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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19 Title:   Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series V: Governor  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937  
  Dates:   1926-1933  
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Lamartine G. Hardman was elected governor of Georgia in 1926 and again in 1928 (term 1927-1931). The Governor series consists of correspondence and material pertaining to political appointments, bills, speeches, and miscellaneous information used by Governor Hardman. In these files researchers can locate information relating to the initial phase of reorganizing the state government (a process completed under Hardman's successor, Richard B. Russell, Jr.), health care issues, education, and Governor Hardman's interest in fingerprinting and phrenology. For additional information on Hardman's gubernatorial years, the researcher should also review Emma G. Hardman's diaries (Series VII. Family) and Scrapbooks (Series IX.).
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/137/LGH_V  
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20 Title:   Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series VIII: General  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hardman, Lamartine Griffin, 1856-1937  
  Dates:   1890-1944  
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Lamartine Griffin Hardman Papers, Series VIII: General series consists of five subseries. World War I activities includes papers concerning Hardman's role as U.S. Fuel Administrator for the state of Georgia from 1916 to 1919. Personal Correspondence contains a wide range of material from the 1890s to 1926, including a folder of courtship letters from Rosa Taylor, correspondence concerning the unveiling of the memorial to Dr. Crawford Long, contracts, and speeches. Personal Interests contains miscellaneous publications, agricultural brochures, maps and church-related documents. Vault Papers consists of bank deposit books and financial statements. Publications includes information on public schools, speeches by others, and miscellaneous pamphlets. The 25 May 1944 issue of the Commerce News contains a feature on the 50th anniversary of Harmony Grove Mills. There are papers on prohibition, agriculture and education mixed throughout the series. Further documentation on these subjects can be found in Series IV. Legislative and Series V. Governor.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/137/LGH_VIII  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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