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1 Title:   John Leonard Pilcher Papers, Series VI: Post Office  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pilcher, John Leonard, 1898-1981.  
  Dates:   1941-1961  
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The Post Office series consists of correspondence, memos, regulations, reports, and telegrams, the series is concerned with the opening, closing, or construction of post offices; routes; constituent comments on and postal investigations/inspections into service; legislation pertaining to the operation of post offices; and the appointment of postmasters and rural carriers in the Second Congressional District.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/131/JLP_VI  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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2 Title:   Stephen Pace Post Office Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Pace, Stephen, 1891-1970.  
  Dates:   1936-1951  
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The Stephen Pace Post Office Papers consist of a small portion of the office files of U.S. Representative Stephen Pace. The files contain correspondence (letters and telegrams) regarding post office appointments from 1936 to 1951.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/192/SP  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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3 Title:   Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series VII: Political Patronage  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002  
  Dates:   1957-1971  
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Many individuals in Georgia and elsewhere sought Senator Talmadge's assistance in winning federal appointments or jobs, and materials here reflect his role in this process. Requests for federal judgeships, federal attorneys and assistant attorneys, federal marshals, Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation committee and Georgia-based postmasters. The files were divided by regions-Northern, Middle, and Southern. Nominations were a standard part of the senator's job, as documented in these files.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/102/HET_C_VII  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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4 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VII: Political Patronage  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1932-1971  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup C, Series VII: Political Patronage documents the many individuals from Georgia and elsewhere who sought Senator Russell's assistance in winning federal appointments or jobs, and materials here reflect his role in the process. Requests are for presidential appointments, federal judgeships, federal attorneys and assistant attorneys, federal marshals and deputy marshals, federal jobs, Georgia-based postmasters, and out-of-state judgeships. 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_VII  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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5 Title:   Joseph Wheaton papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Wheaton, Joseph, 1755-1828  
  Dates:   1805-1808  
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The collection consists of papers of Joseph Wheaton pertaining to the development of the U.S. postal route from Washington D.C. to New Orleans, Louisiana from 1805-1808. Correspondence and legal dispositions regard misuse of federal funds against Wheaton and the U.S. Post Office under Postmaster Gideon Granger. Materials also document the development of the road, the frontier postal system, problems with mail delivery, and descriptions of the territory from "Coweta Town to the Tombigby" river, the "high Shoals of Appalachy River on the frontier of Georgia" to Fort Stoddert and the Athens, Georgia vicinity.
 
  Identifier:   ms1124  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers: Collection Summary  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-  
  Dates:   1975-1996  
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Robert Lindsay Thomas served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1938 to 1992, where he served on the Agriculture Committee, Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Appropriations Committee, and gained a reputation for supporting environmental causes. His papers document his career in Congress and include constituent correspondence, committee and legislative files, press files, and subject files.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/179/RLT  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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7 Title:   Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series V: Constituent Services  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-  
  Dates:   1978-1992  
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Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series V: Constituent Services is composed of correspondence between Thomas and his constituents.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/179/RLT_V  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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8 Title:   William H. (Bill) Burson Papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Burson, William H. (Bill), 1928-1997.  
  Dates:   1933-1997  
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This collection documents the life of William H. (Bill) Burson (1928-1997) and the various positions he held under Senator Herman Talmadge; Governors Carl Sanders, Lester Maddox, and Jimmy Carter; and Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller. Burson graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Journalism in 1948 and served as a war correspondent in the Korean War. After the war, Burson served as an aide to Senator Herman Talmadge and later to Governor Carl Sanders. In 1967, the newly elected governor, Lester Maddox, appointed him to be director of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. Over the next three years Burson fought a "War on Hunger" attempting to create food stamps programs across Georgia. Burson was elected as State Treasurer in 1970 and campaigned for the U.S. Senate in 1972. After losing the senatorial campaign, Burson worked as a lobbyist for business interests in the Southeast. In 1975, he became Zell Miller's administrative and special assistant, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. The collection is comprised primarily of twenty-five scrapbooks that detail Burson's life and career from 1933 to 1991. Also included are photographs, editorial cartoons, books, certificates, and plaques.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/206/WHB  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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