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1 Title:   Journalism and Civil Rights in Georgia and the South Oral History Collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Georgia Humanities  
  Dates:   2016 2016  
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This oral history collection is a part of the larger Look Forward project, which was created as a celebration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes. Oral histories are one component of the larger project. To see the full Look Forward digital exhibition, which contains interviews with journalism historians and Pulitzer prize winners as well as other historical resources, visit www.LookFowardGA.org.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/419/JCR  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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2 Title:   South Georgia Civil Rights Oral History Collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Wall, James  
  Dates:   2017  
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Oral histories with members of the Albany Movement's civil rights campaign in southwest Georgia document that time period as well as the local politics and initiatives in its aftermath. "In November 1961, residents of Albany, Georgia, launched an ambitious campaign to eliminate segregation in all facets of local life. The movement captured national attention one month later when local leaders invited Martin Luther King, Jr. to join the protest. Despite King's involvement, the movement failed to secure concessions from local officials and was consequently deemed unsuccessful by many observers. Subsequent appraisals, however, have identified the movement as a formative learning experience for King and other civil rights organizers, and credited it with hastening the ultimate desegregation of Albany's facilities, which occurred only one year following the movement's conclusion in August 1962." -- Civil Rights Digital Library
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/424/SGCR  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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3 Title:   Georgia Department of Law Runoff Election Research Files  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   none  
  Dates:   1964-1990  
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This collection includes election files from the 1950's to the 1990s. These election files include information on county tabulation records, election results by precinct and county, documents recording the race of both voters and candidates, and election results for runoffs and special elections. There are various papers in different colors (yellow, blue, etc.) that are used for dividers; these papers have no pertinent information regarding the collection.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/037/SBE  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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4 Title:   DeKalb County School Desegregation Case Files  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Sams, Gary  
  Dates:   1946-1996  
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The DeKalb County School Desegregation Case Files document the work of the law firm Weekes & Candler defending the DeKalb County Schools in litigation over school desegregation from 1968 to 1997. The files document the progression of the case from the perspective of the defendants, the demographic makeup of students and to a lesser extent all of DeKalb County during this period, and the evolution of school desegregation case law. The majority of the files are pleadings, exhibits, and data about the school system, as well as other kinds of legal documents, research, and correspondence. Common subjects include attendance boundaries, the DeKalb County Schools policies and procedures, enrollment numbers of students including race, the quality of education, and statistics about teachers and staff.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/056/DCS  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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5 Title:   Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003  
  Dates:   1947-1975  
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Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political comprises correspondence, memoranda, and material relating to Stephens' political supporters and his political campaigns. There is a mélange of materials including campaign contributions and expenditures, Democratic party information, information on opposition candidates, election information, and election results. Also found in this series is political correspondence arranged by county. There is a small amount of clippings, correspondent forms, candidate files, Republican civil rights files, two notebooks, and a scrapbook.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/177/RGS_XI  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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6 Title:   S. Fletcher Thompson Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Thompson, Standish Fletcher, 1925-  
  Dates:   1967-1971  
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S. Fletcher Thompson served as a U.S. Representative (1967-1973) and as a Georgia State Senator (1965-1967). His papers document his congressional career, including material related to the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Era, and Republican Party politics.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/021/SFT  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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7 Title:   Frank O. Walsh III Collection of Massie Family Georgia Political Letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Walsh, Frank O., III  
  Dates:   1961-1971  
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Ten typed, signed letters to constituent, Mrs. Gerald T. (Elizabeth) Massie of Tucker, Georgia, from Georgia politicians: Senator Richard B. Russell, Senator Herman E. Talmadge, and Governor Carl Sanders. Content of the letters includes several topics, such as: desegregation, the 1964 Presidential Election, and the "Great Society."
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/073/FOW  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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8 Title:   Roy Vincent Harris Papers, Series V: Audiovisual  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Harris, Roy Vincent, 1895-1985  
  Dates:   1977-1983  
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Roy Vincent Harris Papers, Series V: Audiovisual, includes 1 compact disc, 3 VHS videocassettes, 8 3/4" Umatic videocassettes, 12 audiocassettes, and nine quarter-inch open reel audio tapes containing interviews with Roy V. Harris in the 1970s and 1980s.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/183/RVH_V  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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9 Title:   Lewis R. Morgan Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Morgan, Lewis R., 1913-2001.  
  Dates:   1961-1995  
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Chambers papers of Judge Lewis R. Morgan. Papers document Judge Morgan's thirty-five-year judicial career with the United States District Court, 1961-1968, and the United States Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-1996. Includes case files (typically opinions, briefs, judicial memoranda, reports, administrative forms and correspondence), dockets, bench books, case indexes, correspondence, printed opinions, committee files, charge books and notes, newsclippings, photographs, and maps. Of note are Judge Morgan's files relating to highly publicized cases, such as Wallace Butts v. Curtis Publishing Company, civil rights cases heard in District Court in Georgia and the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and materials relating to the split of the Fifth Circuit into the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits in 1981.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/142/LRM  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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10 Title:   Lillian Eugenia Smith papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Smith, Esther  
  Dates:   circa 1920-1980  
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The collection consists of papers of Lillian Smith from ca. 1920-1980. The papers contain personal correspondence, manuscripts of her works, writings by and about her, files on various organizations she was interested in or involved with (many dealing with human rights), audiotapes containing interviews with and readings by Smith, speeches, financial records, photographs, and printed material. Part of the collection contains records relating to her involvement with the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls including correspondence, applications for admission, printed material, and scrapbooks. The collection also has papers (mainly correspondence) of her friend, Paula Snelling; her sister, Esther Smith; and the Barnett family. Also included is a film reel entitled "Miss Smith of Georgia."
 
  Identifier:   ms1283  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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11 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Civil Rights  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1922-1971  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Civil Rights relates to many aspects of the civil rights issue. Almost all of the files deal with black-white relations in the United States, particularly those involving legislative action during Senator Russell's career in the Senate. Issues, such as the antilynching bill, the Fair Employment Practices Committee, racial integration, and the various civil rights bills from 1948 until 1964, are documented. There are also records related to other topics such as cloture, the literacy voting bill, the poll tax, school prayer, and some subjects which are indirectly related to the race issue. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_C_X  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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12 Title:   Foot Soldier for Equal Justice: Horace T. Ward and the Desegregation of the University of Georgia Collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Daniels, Maurice  
  Dates:   1940s-2001  
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Horace T. Ward: Desegregation of the University of Georgia, Civil Rights Advocacy, and Jurisprudence documents Horace Ward, the first African American to sue for admission to an all-white college or university in Georgia. The papers are mainly photocopies of transcripts from court cases, clippings, and correspondence from former University of Georgia law professor James J. Lenoir and Red and Black student editor Walter Lundy, both of whom resigned positions at the university due to the school's resistance to desegregation. Specific court cases documented include Ward v. Regents of the University System of Georgia and Holmes v. Danner.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/072/FSEJ  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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13 Title:   John W. Davis Papers, Series VI: General File  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Davis, John W., 1916-1992  
  Dates:   1941, 1958-1974  
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John W. Davis Papers, Series VI: General File contains a variety of material and correspondence, reports, press releases, and grants especially in the early years. The General File, as well as, Legislative, reflect the increasing sophistication of Davis' filing system. In the years 1961 to 1968 (87th - 89th Congresses) General Correspondence-Subject Files includes legislative correspondence. The 1969 and 1970 material is filed together, as was 1971 and 1972. However, 1973 and 1974 were both filed separately (with the exception of the federal agencies and county files which were maintained together). Topics include roads and interstates (I-75), water resource management (Carters Dam and Coosa River), Lockheed Corporation, rural electrification, busing for integration and civil rights, county grants, housing, Medicare, and science and technology.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/132/JWD_VI  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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14 Title:   Roy Vincent Harris Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Harris, Roy Vincent, 1895-1985  
  Dates:   1931-1983  
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The Roy Vincent Harris Papers consist of the papers of Roy V. Harris from 1931-1983. Includes correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, and photographs reflecting Harris's career as a lawyer, state politician, member of the Board of Regents, and avid segregationist. Contains copies of the conservative civil rights journal The Citizen (1975-1983), which contains articles contributed by Harris. The collection also includes personal scrapbooks (1945-1946; 1956-1969); a videotaped interview with Harris, in which he discusses his service with the state legislature and the Board of Regents, the growth of the Medical College of Georgia, and Augusta politics; and audio taped interviews with Harris in which he discusses Georgia politics, education in Georgia, and his thoughts on Huey Long and Tom Watson.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/183/RVH  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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15 Title:   American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia Records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia  
  Dates:   1938-2014  
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1963 that is focused on protecting civil liberties in the state of Georgia. The records document their litigation and lobbying work, the subjects that they are concerned with, and their daily operations and include correspondence, case files, research files, and publications. Common subjects include the criminal justice system, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and assembly, LGBT rights, open government, racial discrimination, and student and juvenile rights.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/025/ACLU  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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16 Title:   Gilbert C. Fite Collection of Richard B. Russell, Jr. Research Files  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Fite, Gilbert Courtland, 1918-  
  Dates:   1971-1984  
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The collection consists of oral histories and notes Dr. Gilbert C. Fite used in conducting research for the biography, Richard B. Russell, Jr., Senator from Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/089/GF  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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17 Title:   John W. Davis: Collection Summary  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Davis, John W., 1916-1992  
  Dates:   1936-1975  
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John W. Davis was a lawyer and judge who served in the U.S. House from 1961 to 1974, including service on the House Administration Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Science and Astronautics Committee. Davis's papers document his political career and includes correspondence, legislative files, speech and press files, and campaign materials.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/132/JWD  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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18 Title:   Rodney Mims Cook Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cook, Rodney Mims, 1924-  
  Dates:   1946-2013  
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The collection consists of the papers of Rodney M. Cook from 1951 to 1978. The political series (1951-1978) contains papers relating to Cook's campaigns for public office including the Atlanta Board of Aldermen (1961, 1965), Atlanta Mayor (1969), Georgia Legislature (1965-1970), Congress (1972), and Georgia Governor (1978). The series also contains records relating to Cook's involvement with Republican Party activities at the local, state, and national level. The Aldermen series (1951-1972) documents Cook's service on the Atlanta Board of Aldermen. Records include subject files and committee files relating to such subjects as civil rights, Atlanta government, urban renewal, and zoning. The legislative papers relate to his tenure as a representative-at-large for Fulton County in the Georgia Legislature (1952-1972) and include such topics as Cook's support of the seating of Julian Bond, the 1971 special session for redistricting, his service as chairman of the Joint Senate-House Committee on Computerized Criminal Records Study, and his involvement with the development of Atlanta.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/180/RMC  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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19 Title:   Lillian Eugenia Smith papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Smith, Lillian Eugenia, 1897-1966  
  Dates:   circa 1910-2001  
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The collection consists of papers of Lillian Smith from circa 1920-1980. The papers contain personal correspondence, manuscripts of her works, writings by and about her, files on various organizations she was interested in or involved with (many dealing with human rights), audiotapes containing interviews with and readings by Smith, speeches, financial records, photographs, and printed material. Part of the collection contains records relating to her involvement with the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls including correspondence, applications for admission, printed material, and scrapbooks. The collection also has correspondence, photographs, and papers of her partner, Paula Snelling; her sister, Esther Smith; and the Barnett family. The audiovisual materials related to this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archives.
 
  Identifier:   ms1283a  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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20 Title:   Janet B. Scarborough Merritt Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Merritt, Janet B. Scarborough, 1909-2000.  
  Dates:   1900-2011  
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Janet B. Scarborough Merritt was elected to represent the Sumter County (at the time, the 68th district) in the Georgia State House in 1964. The only woman in the Georgia State House of Representatives when she was elected, and the first to represent Sumter County, Merritt called herself a "full-time" representative. The topic of the role of women in government is thoroughly documented throughout Merritt's speeches and writings. She served four terms in that position: she was elected again in 1966, in 1968 (after reapportionment combined Sumter with Macon and Schley counties into the new 46th district), and in 1970. In 1972, after a second reapportionment, Merritt was defeated for re-election by her former colleague in the House, Oliver Oxford, in a run-off. Merritt ran against Oxford a second time in the 1974 election, but was again narrowly defeated in a run-off. The collection documents Merritt's campaigns, her time in the state legislature and her community activities including heavy involvement in the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Of particular note are materials documenting Merritt's ongoing battle to change Georgia's state flag. In 1969, Merritt sponsored a bill to change the Georgia flag adopted in 1955, shortly after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, back to the 1879 version, which did not include the Confederate battle flag. Included in the collection are speeches, notes, journals, correspondence, clippings, photographs, artifacts, and audiovisual material.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/121/JSM  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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