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John C. Foster, Sr. Papers

John C. Foster, Sr. Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John C. Foster, Sr. Papers
Creator: Foster, John Charles, 1934-
Inclusive Dates: 1970-2005
Bulk Dates: 1973-1993
Language: English
Extent: 20 box(es) (16 linear feet, 8 audiovisual items, and 1 megabyte)
Collection Number: RBRL/127/JCF
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The John C. Foster, Sr. Papers contain materials related to his time in office as a Georgia State Senator from 1975 to 1993. Senator Foster represented the Fiftieth District in North Georgia. The John C. Foster, Sr. Papers include constituent correspondence and issue mail, bill files, news clippings, speeches, campaign and political files, and photographs and artifacts.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

John C. Foster served as a state senator for the Fiftieth District of Georgia, which included Habersham, Stephens, Dawson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White Counties in the North Georgia Mountains from 1975 to 1993. He graduated from Piedmont College with a Business Administration Degree and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree. In addition to serving in the State Senate for eighteen years, Foster was a businessman who owned a broom company and a radio station in his hometown of Cornelia, Georgia. He was a member of the Habersham County Rotary Club, the First Baptist Church, and he served on the Board of Trustees for Piedmont College.

Senator Foster served as the Chairman of the Education Committee, the Secretary of the Corrections Committee, and as a member of the Appropriations and Agriculture committees. Between 1975 and 1993 he served on the following sub committees: Continuation, K-12 Appropriations, Probation, Pardons, and Paroles and Corrections. Foster introduced bills in the senate related to state government and taxation issues, social programs, insurance, and education. Foster was especially interested in and advocated for a number of reforms in state education legislation including raising standards for teachers and increasing funding.

Scope and Content

The John C. Foster, Sr. Papers contain materials related to his time in office as a Georgia State Senator from 1975 to 1992. Senator Foster represented the Fiftieth District in North Georgia. The John C. Foster, Sr. Papers include constituent correspondence and issue mail, bill files, news clippings, speeches, campaign and political files, and photographs and artifacts.

Series I. Constituent Services Records contains Senator Foster's issue mail and correspondence from his time in office from 1975-1993. Series II contains Legislative Records of Committee and Bill Files. Series III. contains Press Relations and Media Activities materials like news clippings and speeches. Series IV. Political Records includes Foster's political campaign files, political finance files, and political and administrative files. Series V. Photos contains official portraits and staged photographs for public relations from Foster's tenure in office. Series VI. Artifacts contains political ephemera and artifacts associated with Senator Foster's tenure in office.

Organization and Arrangement

The papers are arranged into six series: Series I. Constituent Services Records, Series II. Legislative Records, Series III. Press Relations and Media Activities, Series IV. Political Records, Series V. Photos, and Series VI. Artifacts.


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Series II contains a digital file. To access this file, please request the folder through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the file. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.

Preferred citation

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

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Angelica Marini, 2013-8-5.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Audiovisual.
Democratic Party (Ga.)
Education -- Georgia.
Georgia -- General Assembly -- Senate.
Georgia -- Legislature.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1970-1980.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Habersham County (Ga.)
Legislators -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

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Related Collections in Other Repositories

The Georgia Government Documentation Project (GGDP), Georgia State University Library, Atlanta, GA

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series I. Constituent Services Records, 1973-1993

11 box(es) (10.5 linear feet)
Series I. Constituent Services Records contains Senator Foster's issue mail and correspondence from his time in office from 1975-1993. Some business and case mail is included in this series. Common topics include legislative issues, environmental issues, and education issues.
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11GMPDC [Georgia Mountain Planning and Development Commission] File, 1973-1977
12GMPDC [Georgia Mountain Planning and Development Commission], 1976-1978
13Gasoline, 1976
14General Correspondence, 1977-1978
15General Correspondence, 1979
16General Correspondence 1978, 1978
17Georgia Council Emmett Henderson, 1978-1979
18Georgia Industrial Institute, 1975-1978
19Georgia Industrial Institute (Dr. Green), 1973-1975
110Georgia Peace Officers, 1974-1975
111Georgia 400, 1977-1978
112Gilmer County, 1974-1976
113Gilmer County School System, 1976
114Gun Control, 1976-1977
115G - Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
116Georgia Power Company, 1975
117Dept. of Family and Children Services, 1976
118Fannin County, 1976
119Federal Lands, 1974
120Federal Parks and Recreation FAC. 50th Senatorial District, 1977
121Harvey Finley, 1977
122Fieldale Corp., 1978
123F-Miscellaneous, 1977-1980
124Flood Damage, 1977
125Georgia Funeral Directors Assoc., 1976
126Energy Production Study Commission, 1975-1977
127E - Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
128Dawson County, 1976
129Dawson County Airport, 1974-1975
130The Learning Tree Day Care Center and Towns County Child Development Program, 1979
131Deacons, 1974
132Democratic Party Platform and By Laws, 1976-1980
133D - Miscellaneous, 1977
134Foster's Correspondence Aug-Nov '81, 1981
135CESA, 1975-1977
136CETA Funds, 1977
137Carter's Portrait, 1979
138Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign, 1977
139Chaplains, 1979
140CPA [Certified Public Accountant] Legislation, 1976
141Political Campaign Literature, 1975-1976
142Chamber of Commerce, 1976-1977
143Civic Clubs, circa 1975-1993
144College Entrance Etc., 1977
145Community Development, Dept. of, 1976
146Comptroller General, 1976
147Congratulatory Letters, 1974-1977
148Congressional Delegation - Senators and Representatives, 1976-1977
149Contributions - Breakfast 1986, 1986-1987
150Campaign Letters, 1978
151John C. Foster Donation and Campaign, 1982
152John Foster's Breakfast, 1978
153Invitations, 1980
154Invitations, 1981
155News Releases, 1980
156General Correspondence Dec. 1980, 1980
157Correspondence Nov. 1980, 1980
1581980 October-April, 1980
159July-August 1980, 1980
160January-May 1981, 1981
161Closed-Shop Law, 1980
162Jaycees, 1974-1977
163Ed Jenkins, 1977
164Judges---Justices of the Peace, 1976-1977
165J-Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
166Kindergarten Program, 1975-1977
167K-Miscellaneous, 1977-1978
168Jury Commission File, 1974
169Bert Lance, 1977
170LARC [Lanier Area Regional Committee], 1975
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21Department of Labor, 1975
22Law Enforcement Officers Imput, 1978
23Law Enforcement Officials, 1976
24Legislative Counsel, Office of, 1976
25Legislature Meetings, 1977
26Listening Tour, 1977
27Listening Tour Sessions, 1976
28Lions Club, 1971
29London, 1973-1974
210Lumpkin County, 1974-1976
211Lumpkin County School System, 1976
212L-Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
213Dept. of Industry and Trade, 1977
214Insurance Agencies, 1976
215Invitation, 1982
216Invitations - July, August, September, 1981
217Invitations - Responses - In and Out, 1977-1979
218I - Miscellaneous, 1977
219Gambling, 1977
220Hall of Fame, 1977
221HR 17677 [Amending the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965], 1974-1975
222Habersham County, circa 1975-1993
223Habersham County Medical Center, 1977
224Habersham County School System, 1976-1977
225Health Insurance Coverage for Non-Professional Employees of the School Board, 1979
226Health System Agencies, 1976-1977
227Seeking Help, 1977
228Holidays, 1976
229Human Resources, Department of, 1976
230Hunting Regulations, 1976
231H - Miscellaneous, 1976-1980
232State Conserv. Soil Cons. Serv., 1977
233Cooperative Extension Service, 1976
234Corrections, State Board of, 1976
235County Government, 1976-1977
236Crime, 1976
237Cross on Black Rock Mountain, 1979
238C - Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
239Foster's Breakfast, Helen, GA, 1978
240Foster's Campaign Letters to Elected Public Officers - Mayors, Councilmen, etc., 1978
241Campaign - "Thank You" and Congratulations, 1978
2421982, 1981-1982
2431981, 1981
2441980 Campaign Donations, 1980-1981
245Bankholding Bill, 1976
246Bicentennial, 1976
247Bills - 657, 6, 7, 355, 40, 58, 133, 134, 600, 16, 89, 455, 1979
248Bill #322, 1977
249Bill #S-1883 and Others, 1977-1978
250New Buildings, 1977
251Governor George Busbee, 1977-1979
252AARP [American Association of Retired Persons], 1977
253B - Miscellaneous, 1976-1979
254APEG, 1978
255Advertising, circa 1975-1993
256Alcohol - HB #1304, 1978
257Army, US Department of, 1976
258Attorney General, 1976
259A - Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
260ERA [Equal Rights Amendment] - Against, 1980
261ERA [ Equal Rights Amendment] - For, 1980
262EDA [Economic Development Administration] Grant, 1977
263ERA [Equal Rights Amendment], 1979-1980
264ERA [Equal Rights Amendment] '82, 1981-1982
265Equal Rights Amendment, 1976-1979
266Equal Rights Amendment, 1978-1980
267Foster [Miscellaneous], 1980
268Education, 1976-1978
269Education, Department of, 1975-1977
270Employment Seekers, 1977-1978
271July, August 1979 - General Correspondence, 1979
272General Correspondence - September, October, November 1979, 1979
273General Correspondence March 1980, 1980
274May, June '79, 1979
275Day Care Centers, 1979-1980
276Senator John foster - Gilmer County Board of Education, 1979
277Jan, Feb General Correspondence 1980, 1980
278Maternal and Infant Care, 1976
279Mental Health Associations, 1976
280Merit System Re-Classification, 1977
281Metropolitan River Protection Act, 1977
282Meetings, 1977-1978
283Zell Miller, 1976-1979
284Mobile Homes, 1976
285Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
286M - Miscellaneous, 1975-1976
287Natural Resources, Deptartment of, 1976
288Newspaper File, 1976-1977
289News Releases, 1975-1978
290North Georgia Tech, 1973-1977
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31Sam A. Nunn, 1978
32Nursing Homes, 1976-1977
33N - Miscellaneous, 1977-1978
34Labels - 1989 - Empire, 1989
35Platte Valley Broom Co., 1983-1986
36News Release, 1982-1990
37Employee Information, 1982-1983
381990 March-May, 1990
39Jan '90 - Feb '90, 1990
310Mail 1986, 1986
311Hamersham Broom Co., circa 1975-1993
3121991, 1991
3131990, 1990
314Mail 1990-1991, 1990-1991
315Sept. '91, 1991
316August 1991, 1991
317July 1991, 1991
318Dean's List, 1985
3191991, 1991
320Teachers' Salaries, 1979
321Teachers, 1976-1977
322Thank You!, 1978-1979
323Towns County School System, 1976-1977
3241986 Jan-March, 1986
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41Water Resources, 1976-1977
42Water Level, 1976
43White County, 1975-1976
44Unemployment Compensation, 1976
45Union County, 1975-1976
46Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District, 1973-1977
47Tax Reform (Incoming), 1974-1975
48Volunteer Letter, 1985-1986
49September-December 1986, 1986
4101989, 1989
411May '88 June '88, 1988
412Zip #, 1978
413Habersham Broom Co., 1982-1985
414July-December 1988, 1988
415March-May 1989, 1989
416January-May 1990, 1990
417January-July 1989, 1989
418August-December 1989, 1989
419January-March 1988, 1988
420Contributions - Letter Copies, 1992
421January-July 1992 Correspondence, 1992
422June, July, August '90, 1990
423April, May 1986, 1986
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511986, 1986
52[Education-Related 1992], 1985-1992
53A, 1975-1976
54B, 1975
55C, 1975-1976
56D, 1975
57E, 1975
58F, 1975
59Foster [Miscellaneous], 1975
510G, 1975
511Georgia Dept. of Transportation, 1974
512H, 1975-1976
513I, 1975
514J, 1975
515K, 1975
516L, 1975-1976
517M, 1975
518N, 1975
519O, 1975
520P, 1975-1976
521R, 1975
522S, 1975-1976
523T, 1975-1976
524U, 1975
525V, 1975
526W, 1975-1979
527X,Y, Z, 1975
528Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1971-1975
529Form Letters, 1976
530Drafts (Political), 1974
531Political Letters, Carbon Copies, Drafts, 1974
532Incoming Letters from Senators, Governor, and Lt. Governor, 1974-1975
533Letters - Recent - (To Public) - Drafts, 1974-1975
534Incoming Letters (Attorneys), 1974-1975
535EMC [Electric Membership Corporation], 1983
536Christmas Letter 1982, 1982
537Nov. Dec. '82, 1982
538November, December 1989, 1989
539March-June 1988, 1988
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61January-February 1987, 1987
62Oct. 1989, 1989
63Jan '88, Feb. '88, 1988
641987, 1987
65January-April 1987, 1987
66Georgia Public Education Foundation 1986, 1986
67December 1987, 1987
68Nov. '87, 1987
69July, August 1987, 1987
610September-October 1987, 1987
611March-April '87, 1987
612May-June '87, 1987
613Lake Lanier, 1982
614[Office Staff/Files 1982], 1982
615January-June 1986, 1986
616July '86, 1986
617August '86, 1986
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71July-September 1986, 1986
72Dec. '88, Jan '88, 1988
73Price Increase Notified, 1988
741988, 1988
75March 1984, 1984
76October-December 1984, 1984
77Foster 1984, 1984
78Invitations '83-'84, 1983-1984
79Donations 1984, 1984
710Invitations 1985, 1985
711Invitations 1986, 1986
712Donations 1985, 1986, 1985-1986
713December 1984-April 1985, 1984-1985
714May-August 1985, 1985
715Sept.-Oct. '85, 1985
716November '85-December '85, 1985
717Jan. '85, 1985
718Feb. '85, 1985
719March '88, 1988
720April '85, 1985
721May-August 1985, 1985
722Septmeber-December 1985, 1985
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81Incoming Letters, 1978-1979
82Insurance, 1979
83Invitations '82, 1982
84Invitations, 1979
85Veteran's Benefits, 1979
86February-June 1982, 1982
87General Correspondence - December 1979, 1979
88July-October 1982, 1982
891983, 1983
810July 1986, 1986
811Teacher's Retirement Letters, 1985
812Education Committee Seminar 1986, 1986
813US Government Forms - 129, circa 1975-1993
814September-October 1988, 1988
815Letters from HCHS [Habersham Central High School] November 1986, 1986
816PACT [Parents and Church Together], 1982
817Mini Red Carpet Tour, 1983
818Class 69, 1984-1985
819Questionnaire Letters, 1984
820Questionnaires, circa 1975-1993
821Miscellaneous Bill Correspondence (1 of 2), 1990
822Miscellaneous Bill Correspondence (2 of 2), 1990
823GA Indigent Defense Council 1990, 1990
824Judiciary/Drug Info, circa 1975-1993
825Drug Update/Status - Senate Judiciary Committee 2/28/90, 1990
826Letter File, 1990
827Invitations, 1990
828Pages, 1990
829Personal, 1990
830[Education Related], 1990
831Education Summaries, circa 1975-1993
832Chaplain of the Day, 1989
833Budget Items - Misc., 1989
834Miscellaneous, 1989
8351989 - Miscellaneous, 1989
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91Dental Hygienist, 1989
92Foster Personal, 1989
93Invitations, 1989
94Letter File, 1989
95Budget, 1990
96Library, 1989
97Lottery, 1989
98Pages, 1989
99Teacher Pay Raise, 1989
910Teacher-Miscellaneous, 1989
911Corrections, 1989
912Education, 1989
913Education Agenda, 1989
914Education Summaries, circa 1975-1993
915Industry and Labor, 1989
916Georgia Military College Study Committee, 1989
917Public School Choice Study Committee, 1989
918Biographical Sketch, circa 1975-1993
919Correspondence '92 Apr-Dec., 1992
920Correspondence March '92, 1992
921Correspondence Feb. '92, 1992
922Correspondence Jan '92, 1992
923Chaplains, 1990
924Dean's List '92, 1992
925Pages '92, 1992
926Speeches - Clippings, 1985
927Listening Forum - 1991, 1991
928Speeches, circa 1975-1993
929Correspondence Aug.-Dec. '91, 1991
930August-December 1991, 1991
931Correspondence - March - General, 1991
932Correspondence - Feb. - General, 1991
9331991 - February, 1991
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101Natural Resources, Department of, 1975-1976
102Ninth District Legislative Association, 1980-1982
103Merit System, circa 1975-1993
104Lumpkin County, 1976-1982
105Legislative Counsel, Office of, 1976-1985
106Labor, Department of, 1978-1986
107Leadership Academy, circa 1975-1993
108Kindergarten Program, 1976
109Insurance Agencies, 1976-1986
1010Habersham County Hospital, 1977
1011Habersham County, 1974-1977
1012Governor's Emergency Fund Forms, circa 1975-1993
1013Georgia Industrial Institute, 1974
1014Education, Dept. of, 1990
1015White County, 1976-1977
1016Water Resources, 1976
1017U - Miscellaneous, 1977-1988
1018Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District, circa 1975-1993
1019Transportation, Department of, 1974-1975
1020"Thank You" Letters and/or Congratulations, 1977
1021Turner, 1987
1022Truett-McConnell, 1983-1984
1023Truett-McConnell, 1982-1984
1024Right to Work Law, 1976
1025Rabun County, 1979
1026North Georgia Tech, circa 1975-1993
1027Questionnaire, 1981-1982
1028Legislative Questionnaire, circa 1975-1993
1029Questionnaires, 1976
1030PACE [Political Action Committee for Education], 1976
1031Pages, 1976
1032Parimutuel Betting, 1976-1977
1033Planned Growth, North Ga. Citizens for, circa 1975-1993
1034Political Information, 1972-1974
1035P - Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
1036Religious Education, 1981
1037Resource Conservation and Development Program, 1978
1038RC&D [Research Conservation and Development] Steering Committee, 1972-1976
1039Recreation, 1977
1040Research Materials, 1976
1041House of Representatives, 1976-1977
1042Request Info, 1977
1043Request for Review of Bill, 1977
1044Retirement Benefits, 1976
1045Right to Work Law, 1976
1046Rotary Club, 1973-1974
1047Rabun County, 1975
1048R - Miscellaneous, 1976-1978
1049Soil and Water Conservation Districts, 1974-1977
1050Senate Information, 1971-1978
1051Salary Increases (Incoming), 1975
1052School - Recommendation, 1977-1978
1053Social Security Administration, 1975-1977
1054Solar Energy, 1976
1055State Senators and Leg., 1976
1056S - Miscellaneous, 1976-1979
1057Towns County, 1974-1977
1058Transportation, Department of, 1976-1978
1059T - Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
1060C - Miscellaneous, 1976-1991
1061Cities of the World, 1987
1062A - Miscellaneous, 1983-1990
1063Atlanta Organizing Committee, 1989-1991
1064Attorney General, 1982-1991
1065Correspondence - January - General, 1991, Janaury
1066Corresppondence - Gun Control, 1991
1067Dean's List Letters, 1989
1068Developmental Studies, 1991
1069Pages, 1991
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111SIS [Student Information System] Meeting, Education Committee 4/19/91, 1991
112Letterhead/Envelopes, circa 1975-1993
113Correspondence 1970-1979, 1977-1979
114Miscellaneous Correspondence 1976-1977, 1976-1977
115Miscellaneous Correspondence 1980-1992, 1980-1992
116Miscellaneous Correspondence 1980-1992, 1980-1992
117N-Miscellaneous, 1978-1991
118Purcell, Claude, 1992
119B-Miscellaneous, 1981-1990
1110D-Miscellaneous, 1978-1992
1111E-Miscellaneous, 1981-1991
1112Democratic Party of Georgia, 1987-1988
1113Correspondence, 1981-1992
1114Education - New Harmony, Indiana (MA Thesis), 1972, 1986
1115White House, 1992
 

Series II. Legislative Records, 1975-2001 (1975-1993)

1 box(es) (0.5 linear feet and 1 megabyte)
Series II. Legislative Records contains papers related to the Education Committee and Probation Committees on which Foster served from 1975 until 1993. It also contains the "Bill Files," of materials related to specific state congressional bills introduced by Senator Foster.
Subseries A. Committee Files contains a digital file. To access this file, please request the folder through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the file. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.



Subseries A. Committee Files

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121Georgia 2000 The Next Generation School Project, 1991
122Facilities Description Book, circa 1975-1993
123Publications, 1993
124Education Materials, circa 1975-1993
125"Source Unknown" by Jeff Henderson, 1997
126Georgia Department of Corrections - Facilities Description Book, circa 1975-1993
127Education Reform Act 2000 - HB 1187, 2001
128GA Department of Corrections, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Corrections, 1998
129Board of Education Book One, circa 1975-1993
1210Board of Education Book Two (1 of 2), circa 1975-1993
1211Board of Education Book Two (2 of 2), circa 1975-1993
1212Committee of Conference Report on SB 82, circa 1975-1993
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ER 1AuditsFedsForm_1 [digital files], 2002
Schedules of federal financial assistance grants for schools.



Subseries B. Bill Files

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1213Senate Bills and Resolutions, circa 1975-1993
1214State Bills, circa 1975-1993
1215SB 1055, circa 1975-1993
1216[Education Info], circa 1975-1993
1217SR 270, circa 1975-1993
1218SR 423, circa 1975-1993
1219SB 504 [Non-English Speaking Jurors], 1992
1220SR 466, circa 1975-1993
1221SB 502, circa 1975-1993
1222SB 503 [Full-Time Chaplains for Correctional Institutions], circa 1975-1993
1223SB 506, circa 1975-1993
1224SB 507, circa 1975-1993
1225SB 784, circa 1975-1993
1226SB 537 [Financing Under Quality Basic Education Program], circa 1975-1993
1227SB 545 [Multicounty Public Defender], circa 1975-1993
1228SB 660, circa 1975-1993
1229SB 689, circa 1975-1993
1230SB 769, circa 1975-1993
1231SB 777, circa 1975-1993
1232SB 786, circa 1975-1993
1233Burton Expenses to File, circa 1975-1993
1234[Downtown Development Authorities Bill], 1990
1235[Georgia Military College], 1988-1989
1236SR 358, circa 1975-1993
1237[Chaplains], 1992
1238SB 623, 1989
1239SB 362 [School Financing], circa 1975-1993
1240SR 374, circa 1975-1993
1241SR 379, 1991
1242SR 382 [Commending Jack Ellard], circa 1975-1993
1243SR 384 [Creating Joint Georgia Business Climate Study Committee], circa 1975-1993
1244SR 399, 1992
1245SR 472, circa 1975-1993
1246SB 514 [Quality Basic Education Act], 1992
1247SR 329 [Governmental Organization Study Committee], 1988
1248[Bills], 1988
1249[Education Committee], 1987
1250SB 507, 1990
1251HB 1470 ["The Reach of Song" as Official State Historic Drama], 1989
1252SB 597, circa 1975-1993
 

Series III. Press Relations and Media Activities, 1975-2001 (1975-1993)

3 box(es) (3 linear feet)
Series III. Press Relations and Media Activities contains Subseries A. News Clippings and Subseries B. Speeches. This series includes official packets of news clippings about his political career arranged by the Georgia state Senate Information Office and clippings collected by Foster personally and from his staff. The speeches of John C. Foster are related to major issues from his time in congress. There are speeches on social issues, government issues, legislation, education, taxation, and other community, state, and national issues.



Subseries A. Newspaper Clippings

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131Newsletters, 1992
132Newspapers 1986-1992, 1992
133Carter Center, 1986-1987
134Newspaper Clippings April-July 1992, 1992
135Press, 1981-2001
136State Senate Memo: Newspaper Clippings, 1992
137Press, 1992-2001
138Promotional - Habersham County, circa 1975-1993
139Raiders vs. Tucker, 1975-1976
1310Speech - School Reform, circa 1975-1993
1311Newspaper Clippings 1992, 1992
1312News Clippings, 1974-1989
1313News Clippings, 1984-1989
1314News Clippings, 1982-1984
1315News Clippings, 1983-1990
1316News Clippings, 1985-1991
1317News Clippings, 1980-1992
1318News Clippings, 1978-1987
1319News Clippings, 1986-1987
1320News Clippings, 1981-1987
1321Press (Smaller Items), 1978-1992
1322Certificates/Awards, 1974-1982
1323Awards, 1987-1988
1324News Clippings, 1988-1991
1325News Clippings, 1984-1985
1326News Clippings, 1985-1986
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141Press Mementos, 1979-1986
142Certificates, 1974-1986
143Clippings, 1980-1991
144Newsletters, 1981
145Clippings, 1983
146Clippings, 1976-1991
147Clippings, 1985-1990
148Clippings, 1981-1986
149Clippings, 1976-1977
1410Press Clippings, 1975-1976
1411Newspaper Clippings, 1980-1988
1412Clippings, 1986-1990
1413Clippings, 1975
1414Media Relations, 1987-1992
1415News Release, 1989



Subseries B. Speeches

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1416Speeches, 1975
1417Speeches, 1977-1980
1418Speeches, circa 1975-1993
1419Speeches, circa 1975-1993
1420Speeches, circa 1975-1993
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151Speeches - Miscellaneous, circa 1975-1993
152Speeches, circa 1975-1993
153Speeches, circa 1975-1993
154Speeches, circa 1975-1993
155Speeches, circa 1975-1993
156Speeches, circa 1975-1993
157Speeches, circa 1975-1993
 

Series IV. Personal, Political, and Official, 1975-1993

1 box(es) (0.5 linear feet)
Series IV. Political Records includes Foster's political campaign files, political finance files, and political and administrative files. This series includes promotional and campaign materials, financial disclosure statements, event invitations, and event programs.
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161Campaign Stickers, circa 1975-1993
162Campaigns, 1974
163Campaign Materials, 1978
164Campaigns, 1986
165Campaign Mailing Lists, 1986-1992
166The 1992 Democratic Primary in the 50th Senatorial District of Georgia, 1992
167Campaigns, 1991-1992
168Financial Disclosure Statements, 1991-2003
169Invitations, GA Inaugural Events, 1991
1610Campaigns/Invitations, 1977-1987
1611Inaugural Program - Joe Frank Harris, 1983
1612Personal Holiday Cards, 1990-2001
1613Georgia Senate Office/Admin., 1979-1980
1614Carter Portrait Unveiling Program, 1979
1615Campaign Sign, circa 1975-1993
1616Bill Status Systems, 1987-1992
1617Listening Tour, circa 1975-1993
1618Rules and Conduct, 1990
1619Staff Files, 1999-2000
1620Members of the Georgia Assembly Directory, 1991-1992
 

Series V. Photos, 1975-1993

1 box(es) (0.5 linear feet)
Series V. Photos contains official portraits and staged photographs for public relations from Foster's tenure in office. The photos show Senator Foster at various official and community events and with other politicians and celebrities. Some of the photos are signed.
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171Foster with Governors (Georgia), circa 1975-1993
172Foster with Celebrities, circa 1975-1993
173Family Photos c. 1946, 1946
174Seanate Photos 1970s-1990s, 1970-1990
175Foster with Burt Reynolds, circa 1975-1993
176Joe Frank Harris Inauguration, 1983
177Georgia Senate Photos, 1970-1980
178Event Photos, circa 1975-1993
179Senate Photos, 1970-1990
1710Jimmy Carter Visit, 1983
1711Senate Photos 1970s-1990s, 1970-1990
1712Senate Photos c. 1975-1991, circa 1975-1993
1713Photos, Events c. 1985-1992, circa 1975-1993
1714Senate Photos, 1975-1986
1715Seante Photos circa 1975-1991, 1975-1991
1716Foster with Gov. Sanders, 1963-1967
1717Signed Photos, circa 1975-1993
1718Betty Ford Photo, circa 1975-1993
1719Racing Memorabilia, circa 1975-1993
1720Southern Regional Education Board with NC Governor James Martin, 1987
1721Senate Photos circa 1975-1992, circa 1975-1993
1722Group and Event Photos, circa 1975-1993
1723Signed Photos, circa 1975-1993
 

Series VI. Artifacts, 1975-1993

2 box(es) (1 linear foot)
Series VI. Artifacts contains political ephemera and artifacts associated with Senator Foster's tenure in office. The items include name badges, paperweights, and items received as gifts.
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18Wood Carving "The Gooneybird" by Barbara Shirley, circa 1975-1993
18John C. Foster Ninth District Sign, circa 1975-1993
18Foster Printing Plant, circa 1975-1993
18Friend of Taipei City Council Gift, circa 1975-1993
18Taipei Rotary Club Flag, circa 1975-1993
18Taipei China Trip Cards and Name Badges, circa 1975-1993
18"Tomorrow's Leaders" Award, circa 1975-1993
18Standard Telephone Company Ground Breaking Award, 1976, 1976
18Gainesville, Georgia Rotary Club Dish, circa 1975-1993
18Northeast Georgia Council Scout Show 1983 Badge Mounted on Wood, 1983
18Assorted Buttons, circa 1975-1993
18Two Desk Paper Weights, circa 1975-1993
18Community VFW Award, circa 1975-1993
18Three John Foster Name Plates, circa 1975-1993
18MADD Paper Weight, circa 1975-1993
18Blairsville Framed Postcard, circa 1975-1993
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19Resolutions, circa 1975-1993
19News Clippings, circa 1975-1993
19Certificates and Awards, circa 1975-1993
19Senate Asssembly Photo Posters, circa 1975-1993
19Senate Commissions, circa 1975-1993
19Gerogia State of the Arts Poster 1984, 1984
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20Commissions, circa 1975-1993
20Certifcates, circa 1975-1993
20Senate Asssembly Photo Posters, circa 1975-1993
20Sealed Commissions in Tubes, circa 1975-1993
 

Series VII. Audiovisual Materials

8 item(s)
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UC RBRL/127/JCF/VHS_0001BCOT Recruiting Video, undated ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC RBRL/127/JCF/VHS_0002Johnny Isakson, Georgia General Assembly on Education, undated ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC RBRL/127/JCF/VHS_0004Political Forum, 2002 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC RBRL/127/JCF/VHS_0005Teach the Children (GPTV), undated ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC RBRL/127/JCF/Umatic_0001Out of the Hills of Habersham, circa 1976 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC RBRL/127/JCF/DVD_0001Out of the Hills of Habersham, hosted by Bill Hale, 1976 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC RBRL/127/JCF/DVD_0002Habersham County Politcal Forum, 2006 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC RBRL/127/JCF/DVD_0003Voice of People Who Care About Quality Education; The Page Story (Professional Assocation of Georgia Educators); WSB TV Interview; Tribute to Lester Maddox (2001 March 24); Commercial, circa 2001 ( 1 moving_image(s) )