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1 Title:   John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series IV: Personal  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.  
  Dates:   1946, 1953-1967, 1970  
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This series reflects three aspects of Pilcher's life while a congressman: the financial, the invitations he received from both dignitaries in Washington and people in the Second District, and some of the routine tasks in running his office. The subject file is composed of cor­respondence (including congratulatory letters and thank yous), bills, re­ceipts, and forms, which are primarily concerned with financial matters-­insurance, paid bills, and the operation of Pilcher's businesses in Meigs by his son Charles.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/131/JLP_IV  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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2 Title:   John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series V: Political  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.  
  Dates:   1952-1965  
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Series V: Political is concerned with Pilcher's involvement in the Democratic Party in Georgia and the Second District, his campaigns and speeches, and his interest in local projects. It is composed of a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, telegrams, reports, and speeches. Topics include Flint River Project, mutual security, postal pay increases, civil rights, and campaign expenditures for Pilcher's congressional campaigns.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/131/JLP_V  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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3 Title:   John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series X: Photographs  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.  
  Dates:   1940-1964  
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This series consists of photographs, primarily black and white, covering civic events Pilcher attended and various trips he made as a congressman. Because Pilcher played an important role in federal construction in his distriction, the series also includes views of the Moultrie post office and the town of Cavalry, among others. Among the some the more notable individuals appearing in the photographs are: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Francisco Franco, and Chiang Kai-shek.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/131/JLP_X  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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4 Title:   John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series I: Legislative  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.  
  Dates:   1941-1976  
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John Leonard Pilcher Papers, I. Legislative series contains correspondence, bills, memoranda, news releases, reports, telegrams, and other printed material pertaining to legislation sponsored by Pilcher and other congressmen. There is some overlap with similar topics in the various subseries. There is also legislative correspondence filed by constituent name in the Miscellaneous series, which acts as a partial name cross-reference file to this and other series (for a more detailed explanation of this cross-referencing, see the description of III. Miscellaneous File). Topics include farming and small business practices, social security, postal rates, education, and taxation. There is also documentation of Pilchers activities as a member of the Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy and Subcommittee on the Far East and the Pacific.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/131/JLP_I  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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5 Title:   John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series III: Miscellaneous File  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.  
  Dates:   1953-1964  
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The Miscellaneous File acts as a partial name cross-reference file for Series I. Legislative, IV. Personal, V. Political, and VI. Post Office. It is a partial cross-reference file because not everything that is in the Miscellaneous File is in the series it cross-references, and vice versa. The Miscellaneous File may only have a copy of Pilcher's reply to a letter, the letter but no reply, or both the letter and its reply together. Individuals may be found under their own names or under the organization they represent. The files in the series reflect constituent opinions on the topics of the day, their requests for information and assistance, various projects for the benefit of the Second District that Pilcher undertook, and Pilcher's relationship with both federal and state agencies. Items of special interest include letters to and from U.S. and state legislators such as Richard B. Russell, Herman Talmadge, Carl Vinson, E. L. Forrester, Iris Blitch, and J. Willis Conger (State Senator, 8th District); material from Pilcher's Executive Assistant, John W. Ellis; a 1958 letter from Pilcher to the National Historical Wax Museum in Washington, D.C., detailing an anecdote about Carl Vinson; the Griffin Bell file, concerning his appointment to the 5th Circuit judgeship--he later became Attorney General (1977-1979) under President Jimmy Carter; and material about the Atlantic Union, a plan to create a commonwealth including North America and Western Europe in which Pilcher was interested, and about one of its most ardent advocates, Mrs. Chase S. Osborne.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/131/JLP_III  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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6 Title:   John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series IX: Scrapbooks  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.  
  Dates:   1941, 1953-1964, 1970, 1973-1976  
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The scrapbooks consist primarily of newspaper clippings that chronicle Pilcher's state senate and congressional careers. The news clippings contain information about Pilcher's speeches, public appearances, campaigns, platform, and appointments to military academies. The scrapbooks also contain speeches, letters, certificates and photographs.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/131/JLP_IX  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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