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Albert Sidney Camp Papers

Albert Sidney Camp Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Albert Sidney Camp Papers
Creator: Camp, Albert Sidney, 1892-1954
Inclusive Dates: 1892-1954
Language(s): English
Extent: 6 box(es) (2 linear feet), including 15 photographs
Collection Number: RBRL005ASC
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The collection consists of the papers of Albert S. Camp from 1892 to 1954. It includes personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, telegrams regarding Camp's death, and clippings. The bulk of the collection contains letters from Camp to his wife Sarah and their children while other materials document his activities as a member of the United States House of Representatives, his World War I military service, and his work with the American Legion.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Albert Sidney Camp was born on a farm near Moreland, Georgia, in Coweta county. He graduated from the law department at the University of Georgia in 1915. During World War I Camp served overseas as a member of Headquarters Detachment of the Eighty-second Division from 1917 to 1919.

After the war, Camp returned to Georgia and served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1923 to 1928. Camp then worked as assistant United States attorney for the northern district in Georgia from 1934 to 1939. He was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1939 to fill the unexpired term of Emmett M. Owen. He represented the Fourth District of Georgia 1939 to 1954. His death in July 1954 prevented his completing the seventh term.

Scope and Content

The papers of Albert Sidney Camp consist of personal and business correspondence, news clippings, telegrams, tributes (resolutions), small books, memorabilia and photographs. The years represented are mainly 1930 to 1954, with a few family letters and financial/legal papers dating back to 1879.

Handwritten letters from Mr. Camp to his wife and from their children to him form a large part of the collection. Tributes to Representative Camp at his death include the bound volume of Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress, telegrams and letters of condolence sent to his wife, and news articles and editorials. His activities in the American Legion are documented and there is a record of his military service. His early career, assistant district attorney in Northern Georgia, 1934 to 1939, and service in the state legislature 1923to 1928, is scantily represented.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series: I. Personal Papers, II. Family Letters, III. Artifacts, and IV. Photographs.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions


Preferred Citation

Albert Sidney Camp Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Congressional records.
George, Walter F. (Walter Franklin), 1878-1957
Legislators -- United States.
Little White House (Warm Springs, Ga.)
Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953.
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


I. Personal, 1892-1954

1 box(es) (.5 linear feet)
This series includes tributes to Camp at his death, condolence letters, family papers, and biographical information.
11Estate of Albert Sidney Camp, 1892-1954
12Condolences on death of Albert S. Camp, 1954 July
13Tribute in U.S. House of Representative for Camp
14Early Career
15U.S. House of Representatives
16American Legion
17Foreign Bonds, 1919
18Military Service Records
19American Legion business cards; Commanders' Club of American Legion membership card (1948); Member's Pass House of Representatives; Invitation to insepect the renovated White House (1952); Invitation to Jefferson-Jackson Dinner (1950); Invitation third annual President's Birthday Ball benefit for Warm Springs Foundation (1936); Co-Op Dollar "One Tax Free Buck" "Federal Income Taxes, You pay em, we dodge em", 1936-1952
OS11Certificate from Supreme Court of the United States, qualifying Camp as an Attorney and Counsellor [oversize], 1935 February 4
OS11Certificate from Supreme Court of Georgia, qualifying Camp as a member of the Bar [oversize], 1921 May 21
OS11Certificate from the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, qualifying Camp as a member of the Bar [oversize], 1921 May 18
OS11Certificate from Governor E. D. Rivers to A. Sidney Camp, election of Camp to fill the unexpired term of Hon. E. M. Owen [oversize], 1939 August 3
OS2Scrapbook, WWII (World War II), 1939-1942

II. Family Letters

1 box(es) (.25 linear feet)
This series consists of correspondence between Camp and his wife and children.
110Family papers from 1879 [correspondence and financial information], 1879
21Family correspondence, 1939-1944
22Family correspondence, 1934-1943
23Family correspondence, 1932-1938

III. Artifacts

1 box(es) (1 linear foot)
This series consists of various badges from various meetings Camp attended, and a bullet casing.
3American Legion, Fifteenth National Convention medal and ribbon , 1933
3American Legion Annual Convention, Stone Mountain, Georgia, medal and ribbon, 1939 June
3Kiwanis International, Montreal, delegate ribbon and medal, 1926 June 7-10
3Kiwanis International, Annual Convention Georgia District, delegate ribbon and medal, 1930
3Grand Promenade, Savannah, Georgia, ribbon, 1934 June 7
3American Legion, Sixteenth Annual Convention, Miami, delegate medal and ribbon, 1934
3Annual Convention, Georgia Bar Association, Biltmore Hotel, ribbon , 1939 May
3American Legion, Twentieth Annual Convention, ribbon, 1938
3Boy Scout pin, "Do a Good Turn Daily"
3Shell casing, DEN42 [possibly WWII shell?]
3American Legion pin
3Blue Star Service Tack
3Wooden cut out of Camp in military uniform
3Dick Russell Rally, Warm Springs, Georgia button and ribbon, 1936 August 29

IV. Photographs

14 photograph(s)
This series consists of images largely documenting Albert Sidney Camp's time in the U.S. House of Representatives. Several of the photographs are formal portraits of Camp while others are candid group photos of Camp with other former members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
4ASC-PF-001Albert Sidney Camp and associates [perhaps in the Atlanta district attorney's office], circa 1934. ( 2 (3.5x4.5") b/w )
4ASC-PF-002Albert Sidney Camp on an airplane wearing an oxygen mask, circa 1940s. ( 2 (3.5x4.5") b/w )
4ASC-PF-003Albert Sidney Camp formal portrait [Photo by Harris and Ewing (Washington, D.C.)], circa 1940s. ( 2 (10.5x13.5") b/w )
4ASC-PF-004Camp formal portrait [Photo by Harris and Ewing (Washington, D.C.)], circa 1950s. ( (10.5x13.5") b/w )
4ASC-PF-005Phillips Moore party attended by Dr. Gill (Ryden College), Mrs. Phillips Moore, Albert Sidney Camp, Morris, Dr. Mooney, Beckworth, Richard B. Russell, Jr., Phillips Moore, and Gen. Rieboen, 1957 September 27. ( 3 (8x10") b/w )
4ASC-PF-006Albert Sidney Camp in front of the Mayflower Hotel (Washington, D.C.), early 1950s. ((3x4") b/w)
4ASC-PF-007Albert Sidney Camp and members of the Georgia delegation at a dinner, early 1950s. ( (8x10") b/w )
4ASC-PF-008American Vocational Association honors Walter F. George in the presence of the Georgia Delegation, 1954 March 17. ( (8x10") b/w )
MapcaseHouse Ways and Means Committee, 83rd Congress, Washington, D.C. [oversize], 1953 July ((10x32") b/w)