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1 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIII: Kennedy Assassinations  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1963-1970  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIII. Kennedy Assassinations concerns both the homicides of John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy. The majority of the documents, however, relate to the president's assassination and the subsequent findings of the Warren Commission. The files of this series include information prompted by the investigation, correspondence, reports, testimony transcripts, book manuscript drafts and proofs, memoranda, evidential material, manuscript drafts and proofs of the final commission report and clippings pertaining to the assassinations, the commission reports, and other related topics. Other material related to this series is in the Dictation series and in the Intra-Office Communications series of the Winder Papers. 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_XIII  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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2 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIX: Case Mail  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1931-1935  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIX: Case Mail is case-like correspondence with constituents concerning confidential matters or disclosing information of a confidential nature in pursuit usually for redress from the federal government or for appointment or employment. Case Mail is closed for seventy-five years from the date of a file's creation. File headings include Army-Navy (all military branches), immigration, social security, veterans, pardon and parole, selective service, unemployment compensation, jobs, labor, and military academies.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_C_XIX  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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3 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVII: Raesly File  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1957-1973  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVII: Raesly File consists of miscellaneous items acquired, used, and maintained by Ms. Raesly during her tenure as personal secretary. Included are three secretarial notebooks, two of which were used by Raesly; the third was used by Jane McMullan as assistant personal secretary in the mid 1960s. The notebooks contain subject paragraphs dictated by Russell or approved staff for composing letters of reply. Other items include correspondence, press releases, memoranda, and dictation copies, which were maintained by Raesly for safe-keeping and ready reference.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_XVII  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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4 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVIII: Exhibit B  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1930-1971  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVIII. Exhibit B, under the terms of the original conveyance of the Russell Collection, was not to be made available until May 8, 1973. The primary intent of the executors was to avoid injuring or embarrassing any living person by the the dissemination of information contained in these documents. Exhibit B is currently available to researchers; however, this series must be reviewed by Russell Library staff prior to patron use. Family correspondence, excluding correspondence with Ina Dillard Russell and Richard B. Russell, Sr., is restricted. With the exception of family correspondence and some incoming correspondence, the documents were created primarily by Russell and his office staff. The general subject matter includes such topics as national defense, foreign policy, Vietnam, federal judgeships, the Warren Commission, office matters, legislation, and family affairs.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_C_XVIII  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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5 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection: Collection Summary  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1840-1978  
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Richard B. Russell Jr. served in public office for fifty years as a state legislator (1920-1931), governor of Georgia (1931-1932), and U.S. Senator (1933-1971). Best known for his opposition to civil rights legislation, Russell also focused on national defense, agriculture, soil and water conservation, and economic growth in Georgia. Russell's papers document the entirety of his career, with the vast majority of the materials focusing on his terms in the U.S. Senate. The records include constituent correspondence and other correspondence files, speeches and media files, legislative files, files on civil rights, and published materials.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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6 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XV: General  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1935-1971  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XV: General is composed mainly of correspondence and printed materials relating to federal agencies and departments. Arrangement is chronological by latest date, and within each year date, file headings are by agency or by subject and arranged alphabetically. Because of the close relationship between the passage of legislation by the Congress and its implementation by the federal government, there is significant overlap between the General series and the Legislative series. 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_XV  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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7 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series IV: Vertical Files  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1935-1970  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup E, IV. Vertical Files are composed of articles, magazines, pamphlets, and brochures containing items of interest to Senator Russell. These files include popular national publications such as Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report as well as those less known. Many items are marked for filing and annotated by Russell. Where possible, arrangement follows the series headings of the senatorial papers, then alphabetical by article title. Subject matter includes the 1952 presidential campaign, civil rights, defense, agriculture and forestry, international events, the United Nations, and Civil War history.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_E_IV  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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8 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Dictation  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1944-1970  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection comprehensively documents Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The Dictation Series is composed of letters and memoranda entirely or partially dictated by Senator Russell. The series is an integration of the copies for the Winder and Washington offices. Most of the dictated correspondence or memos contain Russell's views on upcoming legislation, political appointments, support of or opposition to bills and amendments as well as his positions on such issues as defense, the Vietnam war, agriculture issues, the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and civil rights and other national issues. Senator Russell rarely expressed his opinions regarding local and state politics in writing or in any public forum.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_C_I  
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9 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series II: Intra-Office Communications  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1943-1971  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, series II. Intra-Office Communications comprehensively reveals Richard Russell's daily activities as a United States Senator representing the state of Georgia. Materials in this series are divided into four categories: Memoranda, Appointment Books, Guest Registers, and Mail Desk Diaries. Not many files survived from Russell's first eleven years in office; the main series for this time period are Early Office, Political, Political Patronage, Personal, and a few files in General.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_C_II  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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10 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series III: Speech/Media  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1933-1971  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup C, Series III. Speech/Media comprehensively reveals Richard Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The Speech/Media series consists of manuscripts, typescripts, printed copies, and transcripts of Senator Russell's speeches, articles, interviews, press releases, and related materials; daily copies of the Congressional Record; and speeches, articles, and press releases by other colleagues of the senator. Not many files survived from Russell's first eleven years in office; the main series for this time period are Early Office, Political, Political Patronage, Personal, and a few files in General.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_C_III  
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11 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX: Legislative  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1933-1971  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX. Legislative is primarily constituent mail, but includes legislative drafts, memoranda, hearing transcripts, and correspondence with congressional colleagues. Although official senate committee records remain with each committee and, when retired by the committee, they are transferred to the Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, in Washington, D.C., as part of the permanent records of Congress, Senator Russell retained copies of some materials related to these committees. 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_IX  
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12 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series V: Personal  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1928-1971  
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Subgroup C, Series V. Personal contains correspondence and material of a personal nature including invitations, greetings, announcements, commendations, gifts, family material, etc. With the exception of some correspondence with his mother, all family correspondence was removed to Exhibit B and restricted by donor agreement. Especially noteworthy are the materials related to History, Miscellaneous, and Trips. While History generally has materials relating to Russell's interest in the subject, specifically the Civil War, Russell occasionally designated certain items to be placed here. For example, at his direction, research and strategy files from the 1960 civil rights debates are located here. Miscellaneous has a significant amount of correspondence from personal friends. Trips contains correspondence and material on all of Senator Russell's trips including those made in his capacity as a member or chairman of a senate committee. For example, correspondence and material from Russell's 1943 global tour of the war front as chairman of a special senate committee to investigate overseas military bases demonstrate the senator's work on such assignments. During many of these overseas trips prior to 1950, Russell had very revealing correspondence with his mother, which is included. Trips are filed under year in which they were made. If more than one trip was made within a year, the trips were filed alphabetically by country within the year.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_C_V  
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13 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series I: Photographs  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1840-1970  
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Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series I. Photographs consists of over 4,500 unique photographs illustrating the life and career of Senator Russell. Early photographs include images of family members and scenes from Russell's childhood and span his life through 1 October 1970, when he made a military inspection tour at Key West, Florida. Of particular interest are the photos documenting the Senate Military Affairs Committee touring the European Theatre of Operation in 1945.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_E_I  
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14 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VI: Political  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 VI. Political not only spans the entire senate career of Russell but also carries over the gubernatorial office with the 1932 senatorial campaign and the early senate office procedures through Russell's office filing reorganization circa 1943. The Political series is a rich source of documentation for studying political campaigns in the mid-twentieth century. The campaign files cover Senator Russell's campaigns of 1932, 1936, 1942, 1948, 1954, 1960, and 1966. In addition to the senatorial campaign files, the series contains files documenting Russell's unsuccessful 1952 race for United States president. 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. The Special Name files contain information at a particular point in time on individuals whom Senator Russell considered of enough interest to warrant an individual folder. Such individuals include Lyndon B. Johnson, Eugene Talmadge, Charles Crisp, Herman E. Talmadge, Ralph McGill, Strom Thurmond, Orval Faubus, and Barry Goldwater, among others.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_C_VI  
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15 Title:   Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series II: Audiovisual Materials  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971  
  Dates:   1931-1978  
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The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection contains 465 pieces of audiovisual material. Although Russell was not known for extensive media appearances, early on he did make use of radio. These appearances, which began on radio in 1930, include not only campaign related activities but also many talk shows, award presentations, Senate Recording Studio releases (view playlist of digitized Senate Recording Studio films), news conferences, and turning points in Russell's career. In addition, Russell was often sent material of interest in audiovisual form by constituents and political associates. The most comprehensive of these materials, WSB-TV's "Richard B. Russell: Georgia Giant," contains numerous hours of interviews (edited and unedited) with Russell and several historical background films that went into the making of the 3-hour documentary. Digitized audiovisual materials from this collection are available for viewing on the Russell Library Audiovisual account on YouTube.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/001/RBR_E_II  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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