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George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series VI: Office

George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series VI: Office

Descriptive Summary

Title: George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Series VI: Office
Creator: Darden, George, 1943-
Inclusive Dates: 1978-2002
Language(s): English
Extent: 7 box(es) (6.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/079/GWD_VI
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: George (Buddy) Darden served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995. Series VI. Office documents the administration of Darden's D.C. office and includes files on his finances, event and travel planning, staff, office policies, and subject files.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

George Washington "Buddy" Darden was born in Sparta, Georgia, on November 22, 1943. He attended North Georgia College, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1965. He was selected to serve in Senator Richard B. Russell's patronage program in Washington, D.C. He received his law degree from the University of Georgia Law School in 1967, and served as assistant district attorney in Cobb County from 1968 to 1972, when he was elected district attorney.

In 1980, he was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives, and served on the Judiciary Committee. After the death of U.S. Representative Larry McDonald, Darden won the special election to take his seat in 1983. In congress, he served on several committees, including the House Armed Services, Ethics, and Appropriations. In 1994, he lost his reelection bid, and unsuccessfully campaigned for congress in 2002. He served under Governor Roy Barnes as chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Since 1995, he has been with the law firm McKenna, Long & Aldridge. President Clinton appointed him to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. After Clinton left office, Darden began doing work for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, traveling to various countries including Indonesia and Senegal. Darden has also represented Georgia's interests in the water disputes with Alabama and Florida.

Scope and Content

Series VI. Office documents the administration of Darden's D.C. office. It includes his financial disclosure forms, logistics for event planning and travel, files on his staff, office policies, and subject files. The subject files cover granting agencies, government programs, how areas of the government work, and topics of interest to his constituents.

Organization and Arrangement

Divided into four subseries: A. Financial, B. Events and Travel, C. Staff and Office Policies, and D. Subject Files.

The rest of Darden's papers are described in separate finding aids: Series I: Constituent Services, Series II: Legislative, Series III: Speeches and Press, Series IV: Political, Series V: Personal, Series VII: Photographs, Series VIII: Artifacts, and Audiovisual Materials.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This series is open for research use.

Preferred citation

George W. (Buddy) Darden Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Adriane Hanson, 2013-5-21.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Legislators -- Georgia.
United States. Congress. House.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series VI: Office, 1978-2002

7 box(es) (6.5 linear feet)
Series VI. Office documents the administration of Darden's D.C. office. It includes his financial disclosure forms, logistics for event planning and travel, files on his staff, office policies, and subject files. The subject files cover granting agencies, government programs, how areas of the government work, and topics of interest to his constituents.

A. Financial

VI.11Financial Disclosure (BD), 1989
VI.12Financial Disclosure Richard Patrick, 1990
VI.13Financial Disclosure, 1992
VI.14Honorariums, 1988
VI.15Honorariums, 1987
VI.16Honorariums, 1988
VI.17Honorariums, 1989
VI.18Ethics (Honoraria, etc.), 1989
VI.19Monthly Expense Reports Quarterly Expense Reports, 1987
VI.110Monthly and Quarterly Reports, 1984-1986
VI.111Honorariums, 1987
VI.112Financial Disclosure, 1988
VI.113Financial Disclosure, 1987
VI.114Financial Disclosure, 1986
VI.115Financial Disclosure, 1985
VI.116Financial Disclosure, 1990
VI.117Financial Disclosure, 1986
VI.118Financial Disclosure, 1989
VI.119Financial Disclosure, 1990-1993

B. Events and Travel

VI.120BD Travel, 1987-1989
VI.121Panama Trip, 1986
VI.122Scandinavia Trip, 1986
VI.123San Francisco, 1984
VI.124Denmark Trip, 1993
VI.125From America with Love, 1988
VI.126Office Templates, 1991
VI.127Honorary Commanders Trip, 1990
VI.128Honorary Commanders, 1990
VI.129MAC [Military Airlift Command] Trip Little Rock, Ark, Altus, Oklahoma Illinois (October 31 to November 2), 1990
VI.130South American Trip S. Montgomery, 1986
VI.131Southeastern Tourism Caucus/ Harris Corp, 1988 June 17-18
VI.132Sheriff's Department, 1987
VI.133Six Flags Over Georgia, 1987
VI.21School Visits- District, 1987-1988
VI.22Walker School Assoc. Auction, 1986
VI.23UPS, 1986
VI.24Travel Misc., 1985-1987
VI.25Committee Trips, 1989
VI.26Oglethorpe Trip, 1990
VI.27Chamber Brkfst., 1986 September 5
VI.28Trips, 1989
VI.29Trips, 1986-1988
VI.210Air Force Citizens Trip, 1986 October 1-3
VI.211Cobb County Community School Program Nick Pedro, Director, 1984
VI.212Southern Technical Institute (Walter Kelly), 1984
VI.213Cobb Chamber Music Project, 1985 January 11
VI.214Dickerson Middle School D.C. Visit, 1984 October 25
VI.215MIA [Missing in Action] Georgia Ceremony Project, 1984
VI.216Chamber of Commerce, 1985
VI.217Far East Trip, 1984
VI.218Berlin (folder 1 of 2), 1985
VI.219Berlin (folder 2 of 2), 1985
VI.220Mott [Director of the National Park Service] Visit to 7th District, 1986 October 7
VI.221Richard Russell Airport/Rome Darrell Wheeler, 1985 November
VI.222Blue Key, 1986 October 3
VI.223Wright/ Majority Leader Invitation Blue Key, Univ of GA, 1984 October 12
VI.224Cobb County School Project (Nick Pedro), 1985 October
VI.225Calendars- Historical/House, 1984
VI.226BD Central America Trip, 1984 December 7-11
VI.227Chamber Week April 28-30, 1990
VI.228Amu Boat Trip, 1990
VI.229AT&T, 1987
VI.230Australian Visa, 1986
VI.231Mertha's Somalia Trip, 1993 January
VI.232Captiva Island, 1993
VI.233National Prayer Breakfast, 1993
VI.234Spence Trip, 1993 February
VI.235Bellsouth, 1990
VI.236Colorado Springs Air Force Academy, 1987
VI.237Holiday Tours- Senior Citizens Breakfast, 1989 April 14
VI.238Codel Murtha Turkey-Macedonia-Kenya-Somalia-Kuwait, 1991 January 9-19
VI.239Directions to Darden's/ List of State Legislators, 1992
VI.240Chamber Fly-ins, 1993
VI.31CSX Trip, 1993
VI.32BD Travel, 1984-1986
VI.33GA with Wyche Fowler, 1987
VI.34General Cassidy Trip, 1986
VI.35Atlanta Air Show, 1985
VI.36Brookstone Golf and Country Club, 1988
VI.37Military Bands, 1985
VI.38Armed Services Trip, 1988
VI.39West Africa Trip, 1989 August 13-21
VI.310Israel, 1988
VI.311Puerto Rico Trip and January 1990 Schedule, 1989 December 26-30
VI.312Codel Byron Trip to Central America, 1984

C. Staff and Office Policies

VI.313White House Fellowships, 1991
VI.314Intern Housing Information, 1991
VI.315Intern (Special), 1993
VI.316Intern Selected, 1993
VI.317Intern Information, 1992-1994
VI.318Page Participants, 1990
VI.319Interns, 1984
VI.320Old Page Material, 1991
VI.321Page Information, 1992
VI.322Interns, 1987-1989
VI.323Intern Housing, 1987-1988
VI.324Job Descriptions, undated
VI.325Staff Lists Birthdays Home Phones, 1987
VI.326Journal of an Intern, 1991 January 7-9
VI.327Phone Message Book, 1991
VI.328Steno Notebooks, Jennifer Johnson (folder 1 of 2), undated
VI.329Steno Notebooks, Jennifer Johnson (folder 2 of 2), undated
VI.330Steno Notebooks, Kelly (folder 1 of 3), 1992
VI.331Steno Notebooks, Kelly (folder 2 of 3), 1992
VI.332Steno Notebooks, Kelly (folder 3 of 3), 1993
VI.333Insurance Claims, 1991
VI.334Benefits, 1991
VI.41Mail Report Info, 1992
VI.42Mail Receipts for Projects, 1986-1988
VI.43Franking, 1994
VI.44Mail Reports- Old, 1991
VI.45USPS Franked Mail Monthly Statement, 1992
VI.46Frank, 1987-1988
VI.47Frank "Official Mail Allowance", 1991
VI.48Franking Commission, 1989-1990
VI.49Postmaster, 1989
VI.410Kelly's Office Info, 1990-1991
VI.411Ads, 1993
VI.412Clerk's Office Correspondence, 1993
VI.413Academies, 1988-1989
VI.414Candidate Filing for BD, 1985
VI.415Doorkeepers, 1988
VI.416Doorkeeper's Office, undated
VI.417LaFayette District Office, 1989-1990
VI.418Moving, 1984
VI.419Meeting Rooms, 1989
VI.420Room List, 1986
VI.421Russell Memorial Library, 1987-1989
VI.422Administrative, 1989-1990
VI.423Administrative, 1986-1988
VI.424Office, 1987-1989
VI.425Office Expenses, 1987-1989
VI.426Office Equipment, 1987-1989
VI.427Memos, 1989
VI.428Cecil's Reports, 1989
VI.429Room Filing Information (Superintendent of Buildings), 1984
VI.430PR, 1988
VI.431Benchmark Info, 1986
VI.432File Status, 1985-1987
VI.433Television, 1990
VI.434Mailings, 1989-1990
VI.435Front Desk Manual, 1985-1987

D. Subject Files

VI.51Diagram of Darden's Office Floor Plan, undated
VI.52Georgia State Society, 1987-1988
VI.53Congress (Including Committees), 1988-1989
VI.54Committee Staff Growth, undated
VI.55Congress Profiles, 1983-1989
VI.56Cable Television, 1989
VI.57AA [Administrative Assistants] (Asserted), 1984
VI.58Media, 1989
VI.59Media Legislation, 1987-1989
VI.510Graphics, undated
VI.511House Admin Correspondence, 1994
VI.512Grant Guts (folder 1 of 2), 1991-1993
VI.513Grant Guts (folder 2 of 2), 1991-1993
VI.514H.I.S. [House Information Systems] Info, 1991-1993
VI.515New District Profiles, 1990
VI.516DoD [Department of Defense] Surplus Prop, 1992
VI.517Congressional Duties, 1982
VI.518Congressional Youth Leadership Council, 1990
VI.519Consumer Guides, 1990
VI.520Ethics Committee, 1990
VI.521Ethics Reform, 1989 October
VI.522Federal Register, 1987
VI.523GA Air National Guard, 1990
VI.524GA Motor Trucking Assn Luncheon, 1990
VI.525Joint Committee on Printing, 1990
VI.526Library of Congress, 1986-1987
VI.527Lillian's Recipe, undated
VI.528Cindy Martin, 1990
VI.529National Record Center, undated
VI.530Reservist Information (Army), undated
VI.531Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company/ Medicare, 1989
VI.532AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome- Fact Sheet, 1988
VI.533Agent Orange, 1984
VI.534Bidders Lists- Sale Surplus Pro. DOD [Department of Defense], undated
VI.535Congressional Research Service, 1981
VI.536Department of Army- Information, 1991
VI.537The Federal Simultaneous Oil and Gas Leasing System, 1984
VI.538Food Stamp Rules and Regulations, 1983
VI.539General Information, 1984-1986
VI.540Government Info Source (folder 1 of 2), 1989-1992
VI.541Government Info Source (folder 2 of 2), 1988
VI.542Immigration and Naturalization, 1992
VI.543Internal Revenue Service, 1986-1994
VI.544Academy Committee Letters, 1987-1988
VI.545Academy Committee Letters, 1989
VI.546Press Rease Info, 1989
VI.547Academies, 1986-1987
VI.61Federal Agencies, 1987
VI.62Ethics, 1987-1988
VI.63Congressional Terms, 1978-1988
VI.64New Member Seminar-January, 1984
VI.65White House Conference on Aging, 1994
VI.66White House Conference on Small Business, 1994
VI.67FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1991-1993
VI.68National Parents Day, 1994
VI.69Services Available to Constituents, 1990-1991
VI.610Service Organization, 1987
VI.611Library of Congress, 1991
VI.612Committee Staff Growth, undated
VI.613General Administrative, undated
VI.614CFC [Combined Federal Campaign] Campaign, 1991
VI.615Camp Sunshine, 1990
VI.616Cobb Chamber, 1987
VI.617Georgia State Society, 1992-1993
VI.618GA Chamber of Commerce, 1993
VI.619Lillian, 1993
VI.620Delta Brochures, 1992-1993
VI.621Room Reservations Complted, 1993
VI.622Job Training Partnership Act Info, 1984
VI.623Office of Civil Rights (US Dept of H+H [Health and Human] Services), 1990
VI.624Physicians Accepting Medicare, 1988-1989
VI.625Real Estate Companies in Rome, undated
VI.626Safety Belt Law, undated
VI.627Small Business Administration, 1991-1992
VI.628Social Security Info (folder 1 of 2), 1989-1992
VI.629Social Security Info (folder 2 of 2), 1986-1988
VI.630US House of Representatives Congressional Handbook (folder 1 of 2), 1993
VI.631US House of Representatives Congressional Handbook (folder 2 of 2), 1993
VI.632Research Services, 1989
VI.633Government Publications, 1990
VI.71Grants and Funding (folder 1 of 2), 1990-1993
VI.72Grants and Funding (folder 2 of 2), 1993-1994
VI.73The National Journal, 1993-1994
VI.74Members of the General Assembly of Georgia, 1991-1992
VI.75Getting a Bill through the Legislative Process, 1986
VI.76Speechwriting Guide, 1987
VI.77Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, 2002
VI.78Semiannual Report to the Congress, 1988-1989
VI.79Academy Letters, 1990
VI.710Academy Committee Letters, 1990
VI.711Academy Press Release Photos, 1990
VI.8Guest Books, 1983-1992