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Linton B. West, Sr. Collection 1930 Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign Materials

Linton B. West, Sr. Collection 1930 Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign Materials

Descriptive Summary

Title: Linton B. West, Sr. Collection 1930 Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign Materials
Creator: West, Linton Burnside, Sr., 1894-1988.
Inclusive Dates: 1919, 1930
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 box(es) (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL143LBW
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The collection consists of newspapers and printed materials concerning the Georgia gubernatorial election of 1930.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

1930 Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign George H. Carswell and Richard B. Russell, Jr. campaigned for Georgia governor in 1930. Russell won the largest majority in the history of Georgia's gubernatorial history with 99,505 votes to Carswell's 47,157.

Linton Burnside West, Sr. was born in Springvale, Randolph County, Georgia on January 30, 1894. West earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1915 and an LL.B. in 1918, both from the University of Georgia. In 1919, West began practicing law in Cuthbert, Georgia. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I and mayor of Cuthbert from 1920 to 1924. He also served as member of the Georgia House of Representatives for Randolph County from 1925 to 1926.

West died in January 1988 in Cuthbert, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of eight folders containing newspapers and printed materials related to the 1930 gubernatorial campaign between Richard B. Russell and George Carswell. Richard B. Russell's platform and election ballots from the Georgia gubernatorial election of 1930 are also part of the collection. One folder contains an issue of the Albany Herald dated 28 June 1919.

Organization and Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Linton B. West, Sr. Collection of 1930 Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign Materials, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

Newspaper clippings were copied onto bond paper for preservation.

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

Carswell, George Henry, 1912-1961.
Governors -- Georgia -- Election -- 1930.
Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Linton Burnside West, Sr. Collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign Materials

1 box(es)
(.25 linear feet)
11Richard B. Russell, Jr. platform for governor of Georgia, 1930
12Georgia Gubernatorial election ballots, 1930
13List of registered voters in Randolph County, Georgia, 1930
14Albany Herald, June 28, 1919
15Wiregrass Farmer and Stockman, September 18, 1930
16Wiregrass Farmer and Stockman, September 25, 1930
17Wiregrass Farmer and Stockman, October 2, 1930
18Stewart-Webster Journal, October 3, 1930