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Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Dictation

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Dictation

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Title: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Dictation
Creator: Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
Inclusive Dates: 1944-1970
Language(s): English
Extent: 35 box(es) (17.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL001RBR_C_I
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: 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.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Richard Brevard Russell, Jr. held public office for fifty years as a state legislator, governor, and U.S. senator. The highlights of his legislative career included support of non-interventionist foreign policy, passage of the National School Lunch Program, securing funding for military installations and research facilities—including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and his opposition to equal rights for African Americans, most evident in the filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Russell was born in Winder, GA on November 2, 1897, to Judge Richard B. Russell, Sr. and Ina Dillard Russell, a teacher. He was the fourth of thirteen children and the first son. He earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Georgia in 1918. After a brief period practicing law, Russell ran for and won a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1920. In 1927, he was elected Speaker of the House, a position he held until 1931. In 1930, Russell ran for governor against a crowded field of seasoned candidates, but he was victorious thanks to a grassroots campaign and his skill in door-to-door canvassing. He took the oath of office in June 1931 but only spent eighteen months as governor before the death of Senator William J. Harris presented him with the opportunity to run for the United States Senate.

Russell entered the U.S. Senate in 1933 and served until his death in 1971. He became one of the Senate's most influential members. During his tenure, he served sixteen years as chair of the Armed Services Committee and held a seat on the Appropriation Committee that spanned his tenure in the Senate. Additionally, Russell held positions on the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, the Committee on Immigration, the Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee, and the Democratic Policy and Democratic Steering Committees.

Although he wielded considerable power through these committee appointments, Russell did not seek a position in the Senate leadership. Instead, he supported the ambitions of his protégé, Senator Lyndon Johnson from Texas for majority whip and later for majority leader. Russell ended his career as president pro tempore of the Senate—a post reserved for the member with the longest tenure in the Senate—making him third in the line of presidential succession.

Russell was known for his support of national defense, non-interventionist foreign policy, and his advocacy for agricultural interests (particularly those in Georgia). Russell opposed the United States entangling itself in international conflicts, especially in Vietnam and the Congo. In agricultural policy, the creation of the National School Lunch Program in 1946 was his most significant achievement for the nation's farmers. The program had the double effect of providing nutritious meals for schoolchildren while avoiding an economic crash by giving farmers a way to sell their surplus produce.

Russell's opposition to civil rights legislation overshadowed his many legislative achievements. He began contesting civil rights legislation as early as 1935 when he joined other southern senators to block anti-lynching bills. Over three decades, Russell developed a reputation as a defender of "white traditions" and white supremacy.

During the Senate's debate of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Russell led the Southern Bloc in a sixty-day filibuster in an attempt to prevent the bill's passage, vowing to "resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races." The filibuster came to an end only after a partnership of moderate Republicans and northern Democrats introduced a compromise bill that garnered the sixty-seven votes needed to invoke cloture and end the filibuster. The substitute civil rights bill passed on June 19 by a margin of 73-27.

Though Russell advised against attempts to resist the Civil Rights Act at the state level, he remained unapologetic in his criticism of it. In a speech given in the Senate on June 18, 1964, Russell sought to encourage the other members of the Southern Bloc, saying "…there will never come a time when it will be necessary for any one of us to apologize for his conduct or his courage."

Russell left behind a list of political and legislative achievements and a reputation for mastery of legislative strategy. Despite his other distinctions, racial animus and obstructionism would become the most remembered aspects of his legacy. As biographer Gilbert Fite noted, Russell might well have achieved more, were it not for his racial views.

Scope and Content

Subgroup C. United States Senatorial Papers comprehensively reveals Richard 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. Thus, in many instances duplication occurs, but often only one copy has been preserved. 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.

Organization and Arrangement

Subgroup C, Series I. Dictation is organized into ten subseries: Speech/Media; Personal; Political; Political Patronage; Legislative; Civil Rights; Rivers and Harbors; Kennedy Assassination; Military Instalations; General; Military Academy [CLOSED]; and Case Mail [CLOSED]. Each series is arranged in reverse chronological order.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Case mail, cross-reference copies, and military academies are closed for 75 years from the date of creation. Additional files are restricted throughout the collection, as noted in the container listing.

Preferred Citation

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, The University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.

Processing Notes

Clippings have been copied onto bond paper for protection of content.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African Americans -- Civil rights
Agricultural laws and legislation
Agriculture -- Georgia
Agriculture -- United States
Assassination -- Investigation -- United States.
Civil rights movements -- Georgia.
Civil rights movements -- United States.
Cotton -- Prices -- United States.
Cotton trade -- United States.
Governmental investigations -- United States.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Judges -- Selection and appointment -- United States.
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- Assassination.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States.
Lawrence, Alexander A., 1906-
Legislative hearings -- United States.
Literacy tests (Election law) -- United States.
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
Military bases -- Georgia.
Patronage, Political -- United States.
Poll tax -- United States.
Prayer in the public schools -- United States.
Presidential candidates -- United States.
Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994
Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock.
School integration -- United States.
Secretary of State, 1960-
Textile industry -- Georgia.
United States -- Defenses.
United States -- Foreign policy -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Race relations
United States. Congress. Senate -- Cloture.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.

Related Collections in this Repository

Richard B. Russell, Sr. Papers

Russell Family Collection

Patience Elizabeth Russell Peterson Papers

Hugh Peterson, Sr. Papers

Herman E. Talmadge Collection

Lamartine G. Hardman Collection

Related Collections in Other Repositories

John C. Stennis Papers, Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Gubernatorial Papers, Georgia Department of Archives and History

Lyndon B. Johnson Papers, Lyndon B. Johnson Library

U.S. Senate. Committee on Appropriations, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA

U.S. Senate. Committee on Armed Services, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Subgroup C. United States Senatorial Papers

This subgroup of papers comprehensively reveals Richard Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The papers are divided into twenty series, two of which are closed; some files are restricted. Closed or restricted files are governed by donor agreement, Executive Orders, or privacy considerations. 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. In 1943 and 1944, Russell's staff members reorganized the office filing system, and from that point on, the files are very complete. The 1943 filing system places the incoming letter with a copy of Russell's reply (the yellows) attached, and the correspondence is filed by subject; these files compose the majority of the senatorial papers. Subsequent letters from the constituent and copies of Russell's replies on the same subject continued to be attached to the original correspondence and filed under the date of the latest communication from Russell. Theoretically, at the end of each Congress, these files would have been retired to storage (with the possible exception of case mail); in practice, however, there was no consistency to the length of time the subject files were retained in the active status. To respect provenance of the files and to preserve the utility of the cross reference copies, the subject files are subdivided so that within each series they are arranged chronologically by the most recent date of correspondence (with all other correspondence attached thereto). A second copy of a Russell letter (the pinks, or Cross-Reference Copies Series) was made and filed separately by correspondent's surname in a chronological file. Intra-Office Communications and Speech/Media are form files. If Russell personally dictated any portion of a letter or added a postscript, two extra copies on onionskin paper (one for the Winder office and one for the Washington office) were made and filed by subject (Series I. Dictation), separate from the yellow and pink copies. The flexibility of the system allowed for much divergence in filing according to the discretion of the staff member involved. Thus, as personnel changed, their interpretations on how broad or specific they should be were reflected in the filing system itself. For example, "Foreign Aid" under the General Series and "Foreign Relations" under Legislative Series. The filing system indicates that correspondence relating to proposed or pending legislation was filed under committee in Legislative and relating to action taken on passed legislation or programs administered by government agencies was filed accordingly in General. In reality, two subject headings as similar as foreign aid and foreign relations could easily be interfiled. For the most part, original order was maintained for the senatorial papers. Exceptions are Civil Rights and MacArthur Hearings Series, which were originally part of the Legislative Series. These were separated from the main body of senate office records to facilitate easier use. The Barboura G. Raesly File was added to the papers subsequent to the library's establishment and contains records and materials she kept in her position as personal secretary to Russell.

I. Dictation , 1944-1970

( 35 box(es) (17.5 linear feet) )
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. Thus, in many instances duplication occurs, but often only one copy has been preserved. The letters have been arranged by topic and then in reverse chronological order.
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. Dictation copies were, as a rule, filed much more broadly than any other division of correspondence. As a result, letters concerning an agriculture bill, a farmer involved in a case of some sort, an action of the Agriculture Department or a problem of a general nature involved with agriculture might all appear in a file folder labeled "Farm." One should research similar subdivisions under different subseries in the Dictation Series. When Russell personally dictated any portion of a letter or added a postscript, two extra copies on onionskin paper (one for the Winder office and one for the Washington office) were made and filed by subject (Dictation Series), separate from the yellow and pink copies.The initials of composer and typist of each letter is located on the bottom left of the front page of the letter. If someone other than the composer typed the letter, the composer's initials were on the left, followed by full colon and typist initials. From 1969 to 1971 there are pink copies furnished by the Senate Appropriations Committee staff. On these copies Senator Russell's initials will always appear followed by the composer, the Senator did not compose these letters. The left top of the first page has a subject title under which the yellow copy is filed and the top right has a name heading under which the pink copy is filed. Two check marks beneath the signature mean Senator Russell read the letter but that it was signed by automatic pen. One check mark indicates that the Senator read and signed the letter and no check mark indicates that the Senator did not read the letter. Letters marked Personal or Personal and Confidential meant that correspondents were not to release them, also the staff were not to use views expressed as models for other letters. When letters were rewritten by the Senator the section was blocked off by brackets and all handwritten additions were also made on the copies. Some staff members were authorized to send out communications in the Senator's name without his seeing them and his signature would be forged or signed by automatic pen. The following staff members were authorized to approve out-going mail: Leeman Anderson (1933-1936, 1942-1969); Joe Wattson (1937-1941), Babs Raesly (1965-1971); Bill Jordan (1965-1968); Charles Campbell (1969-1971); Proctor Jones (1968-1971); Marge Warren (1965-1969).

A. Speech/Media

11Speech, 1964-1969
1 2-5 Speech, 1963-1964
16Speech, 1961-1962
17Speech, 1959-1960
18Speech, 1958-1959
19Speech, 1958
110Speech, 1957
111Radio/television/press, 1964-1969
112Radio/television/press, 1965-1966
113Radio/television/press, 1963-1964
114Radio/television/press, 1958-1963
115Radio/television/press, 1961-1962
21Radio/television/press, 1958-1960
22Radio/television/press, 1957
23Radio/television/press, 1953-1954
24News Releases, 1965-1969
25News Releases , 1958-1965
26News Releases, 1958-1969
27News Releases, 1955-1957
28News Releases, 1952

B. Personal

1. General , 1949-1970
29General, 1969-1970
210General, 1968
211General, 1967
212General, 1966 July-December
213General, 1966 January-June
214General, 1965 July-December
215General, 1965 January-June
216General, 1960
217General, 1959 July-December
218General, 1959 January-June
219General, 1952 July-December
220General, 1952 January-June
221General, 1951 July-December
222General, 1951 January-June
31General, 1950 July-December
32General, 1950 January-June
33General, 1949 October-December
34General, 1949 January-September
2. Civil War , 1961-1966
35Civil War, 1964-1966
36Civil War, 1961-1963
3. Carolyn Cobb , 1954-1957
37Carolyn Cobb, 1954-1957
4. Commencement , 1957-1966
38Commencement, 1966
39Commencement, 1962
310Commencement, 1957
5. Condolences
311Condolences, 1969
312Condolences, 1967-1968
313Condolences, 1966
314Condolences, 1965
315Condolences, 1964-1966
316Condolences, 1963-1964
317Condolences, 1958-1963
318Condolences, 1961-1962
319Condolences, 1958-1960
320Condolences, 1953-1957
321Condolences, 1952
322Condolences, 1949-1952
6. Congratulations
323Congratulations, 1968-1969
324Congratulations, 1964-1967
325Congratulations, 1965-1966
326Congratulations, 1963-1964
41Congratulations, 1958-1963
42Congratulations, 1961-1962
43Congratulations, 1958-1960
44Congratulations, 1953-1957
45Congratulations, 1950-1952
7. Contributions
46Contributions, 1964-1969
47Contributions, 1965-1966
48Contributions, 1963-1964
49Contributions, 1961-1962
410Contributions, 1958-1963
411Contributions, 1958-1960
412Contributions, 1953-1957
413Contributions, 1949-1952
8. Gift [Book]
414Gift [Book], 1964-1969
415Gift [Book], 1961-1963
9. Invitations
416Invitations, 1967 June-1969 November
417Invitations, 1966-1967 May
418Invitations, 1964-1965
419Invitations, 1965-1966
420Invitations, 1964
4 21-22 Invitations, 1963
423Invitations, 1962
424Invitations, 1961-1962
425Invitations, 1961
4 26-27 Invitations, 1960
5 1-2 Invitations, 1959
5 3-4 Invitations, 1958
55Invitations, 1957
56Invitations, 1955-1956
57Invitations, 1954
58Invitations, 1953 July-December
59Invitations, 1953 January-June
510Invitations, 1952 July-December
511Invitations, 1952 January-June
512Invitations, 1951
513Invitations, 1950
514Invitations, 1949
10. Praise
515Praise, 1958-1961
516Praise, 1957
11. Trips
517Trips, 1966-1969
518Trips, 1955-1957
519Trips, 1949

C. Political

1. Political General
The majority of the general political correspondence consists of thank you letters or congratulatory statements from Russell to a wide variety of people. There are also letters that address the platform of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party in the south, the importance of the two party system, states rights and "anti-southern" legislation, the 1952 presidential campaign, civil rights, Democratic Caucus, Senate Majority Leadership, and John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson campaign platform.
61General Correspondence, 1966 May-December
62General Correspondence, 1966 January-March
63General Correspondence, 1965-1966
64General Correspondence, 1965 October-December
65General Correspondence, 1965 May-September
66General Correspondence, 1964 September-December
67General Correspondence, 1964 June-August
68General Correspondence, 1964 January-May
69General Correspondence, 1963
610General Correspondence, 1960 August-December
611General Correspondence, 1960 January-July
612General Correspondence, 1958-1962
613General Correspondence, 1959
614General Correspondence, 1957-1958
615General Correspondence, 1956
616General Correspondence, 1955
617General Correspondence, 1954
618General Correspondence, 1953
619General Correspondence, 1952
71General Correspondence, 1951 July-December
72General Correspondence , 1951 January-June
73General Correspondence, 1950 August-December
74General Correspondence, 1950 January-July
75General Correspondence, 1949
76Democratic Caucus, 1966
77Majority Leadership, 1950-1951
78Democratic Party, 1964-1969
79Democratic Party, 1961-1963
710Democratic Party, 1960 August-December
711Democratic Party, 1960 January-July
712Democratic Party, 1958-1959
713Lyndon Johnson, 1960
714Governor's Race, 1958-1962
2. Personal Political
The personal political correspondence includes topics such as the Humprey-Muskie ticket, civil rights and segregation, John F. Kennedy and the Democratic Party platform, Southern Manifesto and Southern-bloc, taxation and appropriations, senatorial campaigns, and the 1952 Presidential campaign. Also included are Russell's responses to the accusation of anti-semitism and criticisms of his political record.
715Political criticism [Russell's responses to criticism of his political record], 1964-1969
716General Correspondence , 1967 June-1968 November
717General Correspondence, 1963
7 18-19 General Correspondence, 1962
7 20-21 General Correspondence, 1961
722General Correspondence, 1960
723General Correspondence, 1958-1959
724Winder Appreciation Day, 1957 October 26
725Senatorial Campaigns, 1958-1963
726Senatorial Campaigns, 1957
727Senatorial Campaign Funds and Expenses, 1960-1963
728Presidential Campaigns, 1952 October-December
729Presidential Campaigns, 1952 July-September
730Presidential Campaigns, 1952 May-June
731Presidential Campaigns, 1952 April 11-23
732Presidential Campaigns, 1952 April 1-10
81Presidential Campaigns, 1952 March 18-31
82Presidential Campaigns, 1952 March 1-15
83Presidential Campaigns, 1952 January-February
84Presidential Contribution, 1952 March-December
85Presidential Delegates, 1952
86Presidential Delegates, 1952 June
87Presidential Delegates, 1952 May
88Presidential Delegates, 1952 April
89Presidential Delegates, 1952 March
810Presidential Future, 1958-1960
811Presidential Future, 1953-1957
812Third Party, 1958-1961

D. Political Patronage

1. Judgeships , 1949-1969
813Judgeships, 1964-1969
814[Southern District], 1967-1968
8151965-1966 March
8 18-19 1961-1962
2. Presidential Patronage , 1953-1969
91Presidential Patronage - Appointments and Nominations [includes Justice Abe Fortas], 1964-1969
92Presidential Patronage - Appointments and Nominations [includes Justice Abe Fortas and D. W. Brooks], 1965-1969
93Presidential Patronage, 1964-1966
94Presidential Patronage, 1963-1964
95Presidential Patronage - Appointments and Nominations [includes Robert Kennedy for Attorney General, nominations for the Supreme Court, D. W. Brooks, appointments to Civil Rights Commission], 1963
9 6-7 Presidential Patronage - Appointments [state attorney generals, judgeships, U.S. marshalls, and other posts], 1960-1963
98Presidential Patronage - Appointments and Nominations [Supreme Court nominations; appointment of U.S. Marshals, duputy marshalls, and district attorneys; Civil Rights Commission appointments], 1961-1962
99Presidential Patronage - Appointments, 1958-1960
910Presidential Patronage, 1957
911Presidential Patronage - Appoinments [includes nomincation of Chief Justice Earl Warren and Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan], 1953-1957
3. Patronage General , 1958-1969
912Patronage General, 1965-1969
913Patronage General, 1958-1961
914Patronage General, 1958-1959

E. Legislative

1. Agriculture
915Department of Agriculture, 1964-1969
916Department of Agriculture, 1960-1963
917Agriculture and Forestry, 1964-1969
918Agriculture and Forestry, 1958-1963
919Agriculture and Forestry, 1949-1952
920Agriculture Yearbook, 1958
921Agriculture Yearbook, 1951-1952
922Agriculture Yearbook [folder empty]
923Corn, 1958
924Cotton, 1964-1965
925Cotton and Textile industry, 1958-1963
926Cotton - Two Price Bill, 1958
927Cotton, 1949-1952
928Farm [topics include rural electrification, forestry roads, tobacco], 1965-1966
929Farm, 1964-1965
930Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including forestry roads, cotton, peanuts, and the sale of wheat to Russia], 1963-1964
931Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including the sale of wheat to Russia and Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson's policies] , 1958-1963
932Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including appropriations, Dukes Creek Road, soil conservation, rural electrification, cotton and textiles, and the farm bill], 1961-1962
933New Farm Bill, 1961
934Farm [topics include forestry and poultry], 1960
935Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson's policies and appropriations], 1959
936Farm Farm [topics cover a wide range of issues including Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson's policies, poultry inspection, soil conservation, cotton], 1958
101Farm, 1957
102Farm, 1956
103Farm, 1955
104Farm, 1954
105Farm, 1953
106Farm, 1948-1952
107Forestry, 1964-1969
108Forestry, 1959-1963
109Naval Stores, 1949-1951
1010Oleo, 1949
1011Peanuts, 1964
1012Peanuts, 1959-1963
1013Peanuts, 1961-1962
1014Peanuts, 1949-1951
1015Poultry, 1968-1969
1016Poultry, 1958-1962
1017School Lunch Debate, 1958-1963
1018School Lunch Debate, 1954-1956
1019School Lunch Debate, 1949-1952
1020Tobacco, 1964-1965
1021Tobacco, 1958
1022Tung Oil, 1949
2. Appropriations
1023Appropriations - General, 1964-1969
1024Appropriations - General, 1965-1966
1025Appropriations - General, 1963-1964
1026Appropriations - General, 1958-1963
1027Appropriations - General, 1961-1962
111Appropriations - General, 1958-1960
112Appropriations - General, 1953-1957
113Appropriations - General, 1949-1952
114Agriculture appropriations, 1964-1966
115Agriculture appropriations, 1958-1963
116Laboratories - water pollution, 1969
117Laboratories, 1965
11 8-9 Laboratories, 1963-1964
1110Laboratories, 1962-1963
11 11-12 Laboratories - water pollution, 1961-1962
1113Civil Functions, 1949
1114Area Redevelopment, 1964-1965
1115ARA [Area Redevelopment Administration], 1962-1963
3. Armed Services
11 16-17 Armed Services - General, 1967-1969
1118Armed Services - General, 1967
1119Armed Services - General, 1966 July-December
1120Armed Services - General, 1966 January-June
1121Armed Services - General, 1966
11 22-23 Armed Services - General, 1965
12 1-2 Armed Services - General, 1964
123Armed Services - General, 1963 July-December
124Armed Services - General, 1963 January-June
125Armed Services - General, 1961-1963
126Armed Services - General, 1962
127Armed Services - General, 1961
128Armed Services - General, 1958-1961
129Armed Services - General, 1958
1210Armed Services - General, 1957
1211Armed Services - General, 1953-1956
1212Armed Services - General, 1949-1952
1213Preparedness [Empty]
131Walker Hearings, 1961-1962
132Universal Military Training, 1950-1952
4. Banking and Currency
133Banking and Currency, 1964-1967
134Banking and Currency, 1965
135Banking and Currency, 1963-1964
136Banking and Currency, 1958-1963
137Banking and Currency, 1961
138Banking and Currency, 1958-1960
139Banking and Currency, 1953-1957
1310Banking and Currency, 1949-1952
5. District Committee
1311District Committee, 1951, 1966
1312District Committee, 1959
6. Ethics
1313Ethics, 1966-1967
7. Finance
1314Finance, 1965-1966
1315Finance, 1964-1966
1316Finance, 1963-1964
1317Finance, 1963
1318Finance, 1962
1319Finance, 1958-1959
1320Finance, 1953-1957
1321Finance, 1951
8. Foreign Relations
1322Foreign Relations, 1965
1323Foreign Relations, 1964
1324Foreign Relations, 1963-1964
1325Foreign Relations, 1958-1963
1326Foreign Relations, 1961-1962
1327Foreign Relations, 1958-1959
1328Foreign Relations, 1953-1957
1329Foreign Relations, 1949-1952
9. Government Operations
1330Government Operations, 1965
1331Government Operations, 1964
1332Government Operations, 1963-1964
1333Government Operations, 1958-1963
1334Government Operations, 1958
1335Government Operations, 1953-1957
10. Interior and Insular
1336Interior and Insular, 1965-1969
1337Interior and Insular, 1958
1338Interior and Insular, 1953-1956
1339Interior and Insular, 1949-1952
11. Interstate and Foreign Commerce
1340Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1965-1967
1341Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1967
1342Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1964-1965
1343Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1963
1344Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1958-1963
1345Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1961-1962
14A1Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1958-1959
14A2Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1953-1957
14A3Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1949-1950
12. Judiciary
14A4Judiciary, 1964-1969
14A5Judiciary, 1965-1966
14A6Judiciary, 1963-1964
14A7Judiciary, 1958-1963
14A8Judiciary, 1962
14A9Judiciary, 1958-1960
14A10Judiciary, 1953-1957
14A11Judiciary, 1949-1952
13. Labor and Public Welfare
14A12Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1964-1969
14A13Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1965-1966
14A14Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1963-1964
14A15Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1958-1963
14A16Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1963
14A17Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1958-1963
14A18Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1961-1962
14A19Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1961
14A20Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1958-1960
14A21Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1959-1960
14A22Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1958-1959
14A23Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1953-1957
14A24Labor and Public Welfare - General, 1949-1952
14A25Minimum Wage, 1965-1969
14A26Minimum Wage, 1959-1963
14A27Minimum Wage, 1949-1951
14B1Taft-Hartley, 1949
14. Miscellaneous Legislation
14B2Miscellaneous Legislation, 1966
14B3Miscellaneous Legislation, 1964-1966
14B4Miscellaneous Legislation, 1963-1964
14B5Miscellaneous Legislation, 1958-1963
14B6Miscellaneous Legislation, 1961-1962
14B7Miscellaneous Legislation, 1958-1960
14B8Miscellaneous Legislation, 1953-1957
14B9Miscellaneous Legislation, 1949-1952
15. Post Office and Civil Service
14B10Post Office and Civil Service, 1964-1969
14B11Post Office and Civil Service, 1964-1968
14B12Post Office and Civil Service, 1967-1968
14B13Post Office and Civil Service, 1965-1966
14B14Post Office and Civil Service, 1963-1964
14B15Post Office and Civil Service, 1961-1963
14B16Post Office and Civil Service, 1958-1963
14B17Post Office and Civil Service, 1961-1962
14B18Post Office and Civil Service, 1960
14B19Post Office and Civil Service, 1958-1960
14B20Post Office and Civil Service, 1958-1959
14B21Post Office and Civil Service, 1953-1957
14B22Post Office and Civil Service, 1949-1951
16. Private Bills (Russell Bills)
14B23Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1967-1969
14B24Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1966
14B25Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1961
14B26Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1958-1961
14B27Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1958-1959
14B28Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1953-1956
14B29Private Bills (Russell Bills), 1951
17. Public Works
14B30Public Works, 1965-1969
14B31Public Works, 1965
14B32Public Works, 1963-1964
14B33Public Works, 1959-1963
14B34Public Works, 1954-1956
14B35Public Works, 1949-1950
18. Railroad
14B36Railroad, 1950-1951
151Railroad, 1950-1951
19. Retirement Cases and Legislation
152Retirement Cases and Legislation, 1965
153Retirement Cases and Legislation, 1963-1964
154Retirement Cases and Legislation, 1962
155Retirement Cases and Legislation, 1958-1959
20. Rivers and Harbors
21. Rules and Administration
157Rules and Administration, 1965-1969
158Rules and Administration, 1958-1963
159Rules and Administration, 1958
1510Rules and Administration, 1953-1954
1511Rules and Administration, 1951
22. Small Business Committee
1512Small Business Committee, 1958-1959
1513Small Business Committee, 1949-1950
23. Space
1514Space, 1964-1969
1515Space, 1958-1963
1516Space, 1961-1962
1517Space, 1962
1518Space, 1958-1959
24. Steering Committee
1519Steering Committee, 1964-1969
1520Steering Committee, 1965
1521Steering Committee, 1963
1522Steering Committee, 1960-1963
1523Steering Committee, 1961-1962
1524Steering Committee, 1958-1960
25. Watkins Committee
1525Watkins Committee, 1954

F. Civil Rights

1. General
1526General Correspondence, 1964-1968
1527General Correspondence, 1965-1966
1528General Correspondence, 1964 June-December
1529General Correspondence, 1964 May-July
1530General Correspondence, 1964 March-June
1531General Correspondence, 1964 February-May
1532General Correspondence, 1964 January-March
1533General Correspondence, 1964 January-February
1534General Correspondence, 1963 September-December
161General Correspondence, 1963 September-December
162General Correspondence, 1963 July-September
163General Correspondence, 1963 July-August
164General Correspondence, 1963 May-June
165General Correspondence, 1963 June
166General Correspondence, 1963 January-May
167General Correspondence, 1962 July-December
168General Correspondence, 1961-1962
169General Correspondence, 1961-1963
16 10-11 General Correspondence, 1960
1612General Correspondence, 1959
171General Correspondence, 1958-1959
172General Correspondence, 1958
17 3-4 General Correspondence, 1957
175General Correspondence, 1957 January-1957 August
176General Correspondence, 1956
177General Correspondence, 1955
178General Correspondence, 1954
179General Correspondence, 1952
1710General Correspondence, 1950
17 11-12 General Correspondence, 1949
1713General Correspondence, 1948
1714General Correspondence, 1944-1947
2. Cloture
181Cloture, 1965-1968
182Cloture, 1958-1963
3. Equal Employment Committee
183Equal Employment Committee, 1961
4. Guidelines
184Guidelines, 1967-1970
5. Little Rock
185Little Rock, 1958
6. Manifesto
186Southern Manifesto, 1958
7. Prayer
8. Poll Tax
189Poll Tax, 1962
9. Racial
1810Racial, 1958-1963
10. Relocation
1811Relocation, 1958-1962
11. Segregation
1812Segregation - General, 1958-1963
1813Segregation - School, 1958-1959, 1963
12. Southern Caucus
1814Southern Caucus, 1963
1815Southern Caucus, 1960-1968
13. States Rights
1816States Rights, 1958-1963
14. Supreme Court
1817Supreme Court - General, 1964-1968
1818Supreme Court - General, 1963-1964
1819Supreme Court - General, 1961-1962
1820Supreme Court - General, 1958-1960
1821Impeachment, 1958
1821Impeachment, 1953-1957

G. Rivers and Harbors

1823Rivers and Harbors, 1964-1969
1824Rivers and Harbors, 1966
1825Rivers and Harbors, 1965-1966
1826Rivers and Harbors, 1963-1964
1827Rivers and Harbors, 1958-1963
191Rivers and Harbors, 1963
192Rivers and Harbors, 1961-1962
193Rivers and Harbors, 1958-1960
194Rivers and Harbors, 1953-1957
195Rivers and Harbors, 1949-1953
196Rivers and Harbors, 1949-1952

H. Kennedy Assassination

1. Assassination Commission
197Assassination Commission, 1963-1967
2. President Kennedy
19 8A President Kennedy and Assassination Commission, 1963-1964
19 8B President Kennedy, 1963-1964

I. Military Installations

1. General
199Military Installations - General, 1964-1969
1910Military Installations - General, 1965-1966
1911Military Installations - General, 1963-1964
1912Military Installations - General, 1958-1963
1913Military Installations - General, 1961-1962
1914Military Installations - General, 1958-1960
1915Military Installations - General, 1953-1957
2. Reactivated War Camps
1916Military Installations - Reactivated War Camps, 1951

J. General

1. America's Welfare
1917America's Welfare, 1964-1968
1918America's Welfare, 1965-1966
201America's Welfare, 1963-1964
202America's Welfare, 1961-1963
203America's Welfare, 1961-1962
2. Appointments
204Appointments, 1964-1968
205Appointments, 1965-1966
206Appointments, 1963-1964
207Appointments, 1958-1963
208Appointments, 1961-1962
209Appointments, 1958-1960
2010Appointments, 1953-1957
2011Appointments, 1949-1952
3. Atomic Energy
2012Atomic Energy, 1964-1969
2013Atomic Energy, 1958-1961
2014Atomic Energy, 1958-1959
2015Atomic Energy, 1953-1957
2016Atomic Energy, 1950-1951
4. Cancer
2017Cancer, 1964
2018Cancer, 1963
2019Cancer, 1956-1957
5. CIA [Central Intellegence Agency]
2020CIA [Central Intellegence Agency], 1966-1967
6. Civil Aeronautics Board
2021Civil Aeronautics Board, 1967
2022Civil Aeronautics Board, 1958-1960
2023Civil Aeronautics Board, 1962
2025Civil Aeronautics Board, 1956-1957
7. Congressional Record
2026Congressional Record, 1964-1968
2027Congressional Record, 1958-1963
2028Congressional Record, 1958-1960
2029Congressional Record, 1953-1955
8. Critical and Disaster Areas
2030Critical and Disaster Areas, 1958-1960, 1966
2031Critical and Disaster Areas, 1953-1955
9. Defense Department
2032Defense Department, 1964-1970
10. Disarmament
2033Disarmament - General, 1964-1968
211Disarmament - General, 1965
212Disarmament - General, 1960-1963
213Nuclear Tests, 1963
11. Economic Problems
214Inflation, 1958-1969
215Inflation, 1958-1959
216Inflation, 1957
217Price control, 1953
218Rationing and Hoarding, 1950-1952
12. Education
219Education - General, 1964-1969
2110Education - General, 1965
2111Education - General, 1963-1964
2112Education - General, 1958-1963
2113Education - General, 1961-1962
2114Education - General, 1958-1960
2115Education - General, 1955-1957
2116Education - General, 1949-1951
2117Defense Education, 1959
2118Education for Freedom, Inc., 1967
2119Science Education, 1958
13. Electoral College
2120Electoral College, 1964-1969
2121Electoral College, 1961-1962
14. Endorsements
2122Endorsements, 1965-1969
2123Endorsements, 1964
2124Endorsements, 1961-1962
15. Executive Expenditures
2125Executive Expenditures, 1949-1952
16. FHA [Farmers Home Administration]
2126FHA, 1964-1965
2127FHA, 1958
2128FHA, 1950
2129FHA Ruling, 1949
17. FAA [Federal Aviation Administration]
2130FAA, 1968
2131FAA, 1964-1965
2132FAA, 1963-1964
2133FAA, 1961-1962
2134FAA, 1959-1963
18. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
2135Federal Communications Commission, 1964-1968
2136Federal Communications Commission and radio applications, 1965
2137Federal Communications Commission and radio applications, 1963-1964
2139Federal Communications Commission and radio applications, 1962
2140Federal Communications Commission, 1958-1959
2141Federal Communications Commission, 1955-1957
19. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
221FDIC, 1966
20. Federal Land Bank
222Federal Land Bank, 1956
21. Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications
223Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1966
224Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1963
225Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1961
22 6-7 Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1958
228Federal Power Commission and Gas Applications, 1957
22. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
229Federal Trade Commission, 1966
2210Federal Trade Commission, 1958
23. Flag
2211Flag, 1961
24. Football Tickets
2212Football Tickets, 1961
25. Foreign Aid
2213Foreign Aid - General, 1965-1966
2214Foreign Aid - General, 1964-1966
2215Foreign Aid - General, 1963-1964
2216Foreign Aid - General, 1958-1963
2217Foreign Aid - General, 1961-1962
2218Foreign Aid - General, 1958-1960
2219Foreign Aid - General, 1957
2220ECA (Economic Cooperative Act), 1949-1952
2221Mutual Security, 1958-1960
2222Mutual Security, 1953-1956
26. Georgia
2223Georgia - General, 1964-1969
2224Georgia - General, 1965
2225Georgia - General, 1961-1963
2223Georgia - General, 1958-1963
2227County Unit System, 1964-1966
2228Reapportionment, 1964-1969
27. Government Expenditure
2229Government Expenditure, 1965-1966
2230Government Expenditure, 1963-1964
2231Government Expenditure, 1960-1963
2232Government Expenditure, 1961-1962
28. Grants
2233Grants, 1967-1969
29. HEW [Department of Health, Education, and Welfare]/ Health
2234HEW, 1964-1969
2235HEW, 1960-1962
30. Highways
2236Highways, 1964-1969
2237Highways, 1965-1966
2238Highways, 1963-1964
2239Highways, 1961-1962
2240Highways, 1958-1963
231Highways, 1958-1960
232Highways, 1953-1957
233Highways, 1949-1950
31. Hospitals
234Hospitals, 1964
235Hospitals, 1960-1961
236Hospitals, 1951
32. Housing
237Housing, 1964-1969
238Housing, 1965-1966
239Housing, 1963
2310Housing, 1958-1962
2311Housing, 1961-1962
2312Housing, 1958-1960
2313Housing, 1955-1957
2314Housing, 1950-1952
33. Inauguration
2315Inauguration - General, 1960-1968
34. International
2316General, 1964-1969
2317General, 1965-1966
2318General, 1963-1964
2319General, 1958-1963
2320General, 1961-1962
2321General, 1958-1960
2322General, 1953-1957
2323China, 1949-1952
2324Korea, 1949
2325Korea, 1958
241Korea [Korean War, includes letter regarding Corporal Dickenson case], 1953-1954
242Korea [Korean War], 1950-1952
243Middle East [Six-Day War and War of Attrition], 1967-1969
244Middle East [Lebanon], 1958
245Vietnam, 1964-1969
35. Letters of Recommendation and Introduction
246Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1964-1969
247Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1965-1966
248Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1963-1964
249Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1958-1963
2410Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1961-1962
2411Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1958-1960
2412Letters of Recommendation and Introduction, 1953-1957
2413Letters of Recommendation and Introduction - Medical Schools, 1958
2414Letters of Recommendation and Introduction - Medical Schools, 1953-1952
2415Letters of Recommendation and Introduction - Medical Schools, 1949
36. Letters to Save , 1958-1969
2416Letters to Save - Famous People [includes letters to Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mehmed Ekrem], 1967-1969
2417Letters to Save - Special Name [includes letters to Carter Pittman and Luci Baines Johnson], 1964-1966
2418Letters to Save - Special Name [includes letters to Charles Bloch and a note to Dwight Eisenhower], 1958
2419Letters to Save, 1961-1962
2420Letters to Save - Famous People [includes letters to Admiral H. G. Rickover, Mohammad Khan, Harry Truman, Bernard Baruch], 1958
2421Letters to Save [includes letters to Charles Bloch, Herman Talmadge, and Harry Truman], 1958-1959
37. Library of Congress
2422Library of Congress, 1960
38. Liquor
2423Liquor, 1958-1962
2424Liquor, 1954-1955
2425Liquor, 1951
39. Memorials
251Memorials - General, 1965-1966
252Memorials - [Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial], 1963-1964
253Memorials - General, 1961
254Memorials - General, 1958-1961
255Memorials - General, 1958-1960
256Memorials - General, 1953-1957
257Memorials - General, 1949-1951
258Andersonville, 1967
259Jefferson Davis, 1960
2510Oglethorpe, 1966
40. Miscellaneous
The miscellaneous letters cover a wide variety of topics including grants, senate committees, various legislation, requests for information, surplus property, and crime. The majority of the letters have other copies filed under their appropriate topic.
2511Miscellaneous , 1967-1969
25 12-13 Miscellaneous , 1966
2514Miscellaneous , 1965
2515Miscellaneous, 1964-1965
2516Miscellaneous, 1964
2517Miscellaneous, 1963
2518Miscellaneous, 1962
2519Miscellaneous, 1961
2520Miscellaneous, 1960
2521Miscellaneous, 1959
2522Miscellaneous, 1958
41. National Defense
262Civil Defense Program, 1959-1962
263National Defense [surrender, missile program, appropriations], 1958-1962
264National Defense and Civil Defense, 1961
265National Defense and Civil Defense [missile program and surrender], 1958-1960
266National Defense [missile program and appropriations], 1953-1957
267Civil Defense, 1951-1952
268National Defense [military information leaks, total mobilization, rearmament program], 1950-1952
42. National Production Authority
269National Production Authority, 1950-1952
43. Natural Gas
2610Natural Gas, 1958
44. Visits and Office Matters
26 11-12 Visits and Office Matters, 1964-1968
2613Visits and Office Matters, 1965-1966
2614Visits and Office Matters, 1963-1964
2615Visits and Office Matters, 1961-1963
2616Visits and Office Matters, 1958-1963
2617Visits and Office Matters, 1961-1962
2618Visits and Office Matters, 1958-1960
2619Visits and Office Matters, 1956-1957
45. Official
2620Official, 1964-1969
2621Official, 1965-1966
2622Official, 1963-1964
2623Official, 1962-1963
2624Official, 1961-1962
2625Official, 1959-1961
2626Official, 1959-1960
2627Official, 1958-1959
2628Official, 1958
2629Official, 1957
2630Official, 1956
271Official, 1955
272Official, 1954
273Official, 1953
274Official, 1952
275Official, 1951
276Official, 1950
277Official, 1949
46. Passes
278Passes, 1964-1969
279Passes, 1963
2710Passes, 1950-1952
47. Peace Corps
2711Peace Corps, 1961-1963
48. Poverty
2712Poverty, 1964-1969
49. Publications
50. Public Buildings
2714General [Empty]
2715General, 1965
2716General, 1958-1963
2717General, 1960
2718General, 1953-1955
2719General, 1950
2720Atlanta Federal Building, 1967
2721Government Hospitals, 1953
51. Recession
2722Recession, 1958
52. RFC (Reconstruction Finance Corporation)
281RFC, 1953-1954
282RFC, 1949-1951
53. Request for Information
283General, 1964-1969
284General, 1958-1963
285General, 1961-1962
286General, 1958-1960
287General, 1954-1957
28 8-9 Autographs and Photographs, 1962
2810Autographs and Photographs, 1958-1959
2811Autographs and Photographs, 1953-1956
2812Autographs and Photographs, 1949-1951
2813School Matters, 1967
2814School Matters, 1958
2815School Matters, 1951
54. Riots
2816Riots, 1967-1969
55. Rural Electrification Administration (REA)
2817Rural Electrification Administration, 1964-1966
2818Rural Electrification Administration, 1958-1962
2819Rural Electrification Administration, 1950-1952
56. Scholarships
2820Scholarships, 1960-1963
57. Small Business
2821Small Business [empty]
2822Small Business, 1958-1963
2823Small Business, 1958-1960
2824Small Business, 1955-1957
58. Social Security
2825General, 1964-1968
2826General, 1965-1966
2827General, 1963-1964
2828General, 1961-1963
2829General, 1961-1962
2830General, 1958-1960
28 31-32 General, 1958-1960
2833General, 1955-1957
2834General, 1953-1954
2835General, 1949-1952
2836Medicare, 1964-1965
2837Medicare, 1962-1963
2838Socialized Medicine, 1949-1950
59. Soil Bank
291Soil Bank, 1958-1962
60. State Department
292State Department, 1964-1969
293State Department, 1965
294State Department, 1963-1964
295State Department, 1958-1963
296State Department, 1961-1962
297State Department, 1958-1960
298State Department, 1953-1957
299State Department, 1950-1952
61. Statehood
2910Statehood, 1958-1959
2911Statehood, 1958-1959
2912Statehood, 1957
62. Surplus Property
2913Surplus Property, 1966-1967
2914Surplus Property, 1958-1961
2915Surplus Property, 1954-1955
2916Surplus Property, 1952
63. Tax
2917Tax, 1964-1970
2918Tax, 1965
2919Tax, 1963-1964
2920Tax, 1962-1963
2921Tax, 1961-1962
29 22-23 Tax, 1958-1960
2924Tax, 1950-1952
64. TVA [Tennessee Valley Authority]
2925TVA [Empty]
2926TVA, 1958-1959
2927TVA, 1958-1959
65. Tariff
2928Tariff, 1949-1951
2929Tariff [Empty]
2930Tariff, 1966-1969
2931Tariff, 1965
2932Tariff, 1963
2933Tariff, 1958-1963
2934Tariff, 1958-1963
2935Tariff, 1961-1962
2936Tariff, 1958-1960
2937Tariff, 1958-1960
66. Textiles
2938Textiles, 1953-1957
2939Textiles, 1949-1950
2940Textiles, 1967
2941Textiles [Empty]
2942Textiles, 1961-1963
67. Tragedy of Errors
301Tragedy of Errors, 1958-1959
302Tragedy of Errors, 1958
68. Treaties
303General, 1965-1969
304General, 1965-1966
305General, 1963
306General, 1962
30 7-8 General, 1958-1960
309General, 1953-1957
3010Genocide Convention, 1950-1952
3011NATO [Empty]
3012NATO, 1961
69. Un-American
3013Un-American, 1964-1969
3014Un-American, 1965-1966
3015Un-American, 1963-1964
3016Un-American, 1958-1963
3017Un-American, 1961-1962
3018Un-American, 1958-1960
3019Un-American, 1953-1957
3020Un-American, 1949-1952
70. United Nations
3021United Nations, 1964-1967
3022United Nations, 1965-1966
3023United Nations, 1963-1964
3024United Nations, 1958-1963
3025United Nations, 1961-1962
3026United Nations, 1960
3027United Nations, 1953-1957
3028United Nations, 1951-1952
71. Unemployment
3030Unemployment, 1962
72. Urban Renewal
3032Urban Renewal, 1961-1962
73. Vatican
3033Vatican, 1961
3034Vatican, 1954
3035Vatican, 1950-1952