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Ruby Webb Collection of E. D. Rivers Materials

Ruby Webb Collection of E. D. Rivers Materials

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ruby Webb Collection of E. D. Rivers Materials
Creator: Webb, Ruby
Inclusive Dates: 1936-1941
Language: English
Extent: 1 box(es) (.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/184/RW
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The collection consists of personal correspondence, telegrams, cards, photographs and souvenirs of Ruby Webb, secretary to Downing Musgrove, who was the Executive Secretary to Georgia Governor E. D. (Eurith Dickinson) Rivers, and covers the years 1936 to 1941. Also included are pamphlets and news clippings reflecting Rivers administration, and a pictorial record of businesses in Bainbridge, Georgia.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

The materials consist of personal correspondence, telegrams, cards, photographs and souvenirs of Ruby Webb, secretary to Downing Musgrove, the Executive Secretary to Georgia Governor E. D. (Eurith Dickinson) Rivers, and cover the years 1936 to 1941. Most materials relate to her job with the Rivers administration but a few pamphlets, newspaper clippings, etc. do reflect the administration's activities, such as "Georgia Cares Now" and the Final Message to the Georgia General Assembly, 1941.

Miss Webb's twin sister, Ruth Webb; the Governor's personal secretary Gertrude Liles; and Marvin Griffin, Executive Secretary following Musgrove, are also mentioned. An Executive Order of 28 July 1939 states that Miss Liles was moved to secretary to the Executive Secretary (Miss Webb's position), while Miss Webb was moved to secretary to the Director of Division of Wild Life, Department of Natural Resources, due to a state efficiency program. One miscellaneous item, "Bainbridge , Georgia" is a pictorial record of businesses in that area during this time.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials gathered by Ruby Webb while working on the staff of Georgia Governor E. D. Rivers from 1936 to 1941. It includes Webb's personal correspondence, telegrams, cards, photographs, and souvenirs as well as pamphlets and clippings reflecting the Rivers administration. The records also include a pictorial record of businesses in Bainbridge, Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized in three series: I. Webb Material, II. Rivers Material, and III. Miscellaneous and Undated Material. Photographs were separated from the collection for preservation.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruby Webb Collection of E.D. Rivers Materials, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

Photographs separated from textual materials 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

Bainbridge (Ga.) -- Photographs.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Governors -- Georgia.
Photographs.
Rivers, Eurith Dickinson, 1895-1967.

Related Collections in this Repository

Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection

Related Collections in Other Repositories

S. Marvin Griffin Papers, Bainbridge College Library


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

I. Webb Material

2 folder(s)
This series contains material that relates to Ruby Webb. Letters from co-workers, Downing Musgrove, and the E. D. Rivers family are included. Pamphlets from dinner functions and material that relates to E. D. Rivers' time in office are also included.
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I.1 1Correspondence, 1936-1941
I.1 2Pamphlets, etc., 1941
 

II. Rivers Material

13 folder(s)
This series contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, administration reports, and pamphlets that all relate to E. D. Rivers' time in office. Included in the thirteen photographs in this series are images of E.D. Rivers, Downing Musgrove, and Marvin Griffin.
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I.1 3Correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, 1936-1941
I.1 4Administration reports, undated
I.1 5Dinner at the Ansley Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, 1936-1940. (2 b/w 4"x5")
I.1 6Informal Portrait of E.D. Rivers, Atlanta, Georgia, 1936-1940. (b/w 5"x3.25")
I.1 7Portrait of Downing Musgrove, Atlanta, Georgia, 1936-1940. (b/w 2.75"x4")
I.1 8"Traveling through Arkansaw", Atlanta, Georgia, 1936-1940. (b/w 3"x5.75")
I.1 9Autographed portrait of Downing Musgrove, Atlanta, Georgia, 1938 February 24. (b/w 8"x10")
I.1 10Inauguration of Governor E.D. Rivers, Atlanta, Georgia, 1939 January 11. (2 b/w 4.25"x5")
I.1 11Portrait of E. D. Rivers, Atlanta, Georgia, 1939 September 29. (b/w 10.5"x14")
I.1 12Marvin Griffin and friends, Atlanta, Georgia, 1939. (2 b/w 8"x10")
I.1 13Downing Musgrove running for Comptroller-General, Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1940. (2 b/w 8"x10")
I.1 14Portrait of E.D. Rivers, undated. (10"x14")
I.1 15Daniell-Kinnemier School Grade Bill (R.G. Daniel, E.D. Rivers), 1947. (b/w, 1 4.75"x5", 1 5"x7", 1 negative)
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OS17Portraits of E.D. Rivers, Inscribed to Ruby and Ruth Webb, 1939 September 29
 

III. Miscellaneous

1 folder(s)
This series contains personal cards given to Miss Webb, a magazine, letters, and a newspaper clipping.
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I.1 16Cards, letters, clippings