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Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Public Works

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Public Works

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Public Works
Creator: Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1976
Language: English
Extent: 4 box(es) (4 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/177/RGS_VII
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Public Works series contains correspondence, news releases, reports, memos, news clippings, maps, and other printed material related to federal public works projects (dams, bridges, etc) in Georgia. The series is arranged alphabetically by topic – generally the project name or an organization involved. Topics include the Russell Dam, Hartwell Dam, Savannah River, and Trotters Shoals. For related topics see the General series.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on August 14, 1913. He attended public school, graduating from Boys' High School in 1931, and he received an A.B. (1935), M.A. (1937), and LL.B. (1941) from the University of Georgia. Stephens enlisted in the Army in September 1941 and served in Germany until March 1946. He was released from active duty with the rank of lieutenant colonel, his last assignment being on the legal staff of Justice Robert Jackson at the Nuremberg trials of major Nazi war criminals. After being discharged from the Army, Stephens returned to the states and taught at the Georgia Law School from 1946 to 1947. He served as Athens' city attorney (1947-1950) before being elected as a member of the Georgia State Senate (1951-1953). Stephens went on to serve as a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives (1953-1959). In 1960, he campaigned, as a Democrat, and was elected to the 87th U.S. Congress where he served until January 3, 1976. Stephens died on February 20, 2003, in Athens, Georgia and is buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery.

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence, news releases, reports, memos, news clippings, maps, and other printed material related to federal public works projects (dams, bridges, etc) in Georgia. Topics include the Russell Dam, Hartwell Dam, Savannah River, and Trotters Shoals. For related topics see the General series.

Organization and Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by topic – generally the project name or an organization involved.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Dams -- Georgia
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Legislators -- United States.
Richard B. Russell Dam (Ga. and S.C.)
Rivers -- Georgia.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

VII. Public Works

This series contains correspondence, news releases, reports, memos, news clippings, maps, and other printed material related to federal public works projects (dams, bridges, etc) in Georgia. Topics include the Russell Dam, Hartwell Dam, Savannah River, and Trotters Shoals.
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11Altamaha River, 1971-1976
12Army Engineers, 1976
13Army Engineers, 1974-1975
14Army Engineers, 1970-1973
15Army Engineers, 1961-1969
16Brown, Paul Dam, 1962
17Carters Island, 1961
18Cemeteries, 1961
19Claims, 1961
110Clark Hill General, 1974-1975
111Clark Hill General, 1972-1973
112Clark Hill General, 1961-1971
113Clark Hill Reconveyance, 1961-1968
114Clark Hill Reconveyance- Boy Scouts, 1961-1963
115Clark Hill Roads, 1962-1963
116Clark Hill- Anderson, R. E., 1961-1966
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21Clark Hill Leases, 1961-1967
22Curry Creek Dam & Reservoir Project, 1968-1976
23District Engineers Office, 1961-1972
24Duke Power, 1961
25Flint River, 1962-1973
26General, 1964-1972
27General, 1961-1963
28George, Walter F.- Dam (Eufaula Dam), 1962
29Hartwell Dam General, 1961-1976
210Hartwell Dam Reconveyance, 1962-1963
211Hartwell Dam Roads, 1961-1965
212Hearings, 1960
213Oconee River- Laurens Shoals, 1963-1972
214Ogeechee River Basin, 1967-1976
215Richard B. Russell Dam (1), 1975-1976
216Richard B. Russell Dam (2), 1974-1976
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31Russell Dam Hearing, 1974 April
32Russell Dam, 1964-1976
33Russell Dam, 1963 February-June
34Russell Dam, 1963 July-October
35Russell Dam, 1961-1962
36Russell Dam, 1976 March 10
37Russell Dam (1), 1975-1976
38Russell Dam (2), 1975-1976
39Russell Dam (3), 1975-1976
310Richard Russell Dam and Lake, 1975-1976
311Savannah River Basin, 1967-1969
312Savannah River Channel, 1961-1970
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41Savannah Harbor, 1961-1976
42Savannah River Plant, 1965-1969
43Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA), 1961-1970
44Spewrell Bluff Dam, 1973-1976
45Southeastern Power Administration Banking, 1961-1964
46Tallow Hill (Madison, Franklin, Elbert Counties), 1962-1973
47Timber Contracts, 1963
48Trotters Shoals, 1963 April 23-24
49Trotters Shoals, 1963-1972
410Trotters Shoals- Newspaper Clippings, 1963-1976