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81 Title:   Ed Friend Visual Materials  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Friend, Edwin Hugo (Ed), Sr.  
  Dates:   1918-1990  
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This photograph collection contains black and white photographic prints, negatives, slides, and 16-mm film. There are numerous photographs related to Friend's service in the South Pacific during World War II, nature and wildlife in Georgia, Georgia politicians and his travels around the United States and the world. Of special interest is a film Friend shot in 1958 of the a two day seminar held at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee, which was attended by Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks and others. The collection also contains personal files with images and articles about his life.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/064/EF  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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82 Title:   Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office Records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office  
  Dates:   1971-2006  
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The Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office, previously known as the Georgia House Public Information Office, provides media credentials and workspace for journalists who cover the Georgia House of Representatives. The Director of Media Relations for House Communications, under the direction of the Director of Media Services, supervises the Communications staff to facilitate the coverage by reporters of legislative activity. The staff provides bill texts and reports of pending legislation and disseminates press releases and calendars of business to accredited reporters. In addition, the office maintains taped excerpts from floor debates and online daily activity feeds. The majority of the collection consists of audio recordings (see separate AV finding aid) documenting the regular and special sessions of the Georgia House of Representatives, as well as some Senate proceedings, and photographs maintained by the House photographer. This collection includes biographical sketches of legislators, legislative reports, speeches, research materials, press releases, slide show scripts, audiovisual materials and photographs.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/082/GGA  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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83 Title:   Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office Records, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Georgia House of Representatives Communications Office  
  Dates:   1974-2003  
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Georgia House of Representatives Communications House Records, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials includes two compact discs, 1,284 audiocassettes, 236 digital audio tapes (DAT), 603 quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, and 66 VHS videocassettes, documenting the regular and special sessions of the Georgia House of Representatives, as well as some Senate proceedings. The audio reels primarily document the daily activities on the floor of the House during regular and special sessions from 1975 to 1998. The audio cassettes, from 1974 to 2004, focus more extensively on budget hearings and committee meetings, most notably those of the Appropriations Committee.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/082/GGA_VIII  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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84 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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85 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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86 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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87 Title:   George Ervin (Sonny) Perdue Official Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Perdue, Sonny, 1946-  
  Dates:   2002-2011  
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The George Ervin "Sonny" Perdue Official Papers consist of files pertaining to Perdue's tenure as Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011. Files were created by Perdue as well as his staff and consist of electronic files as well as paper and include correspondence, reports, agendas, speeches, proclamations, public commission files, scheduling files, subject files, and photographs.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/275/GEPO  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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88 Title:   Zell Miller Papers, Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries E: Personal Political Files  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-2018  
  Dates:   1989-2000  
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The Zell Miller Papers document Miller's forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries E. Personal Political Files includes materials about events held at the Governor's mansion, Miller's involvement with the Democratic Party, and subject files.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/213/ZM_IV_E  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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