S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Papers

S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Papers
Creator: Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918-2005.
Inclusive Dates: 1954-1998
Language(s): English
Extent: 139 box(es) (49 linear feet), including 459 photographs, 13 cartoons, and 13 scrapbooks
Collection Number: RBRL186SEV
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Papers consist of office files and personal papers including correspondence, speeches, press releases, reports from state agencies, news stories, editorials, photographs, and scrapbooks from Vandiver's career as governor of Georgia (1959-1963), lieutenant governor of Georgia (1955-1958), lawyer, and from his post-career years. There are also materials related to Vandiver's campaign activities, including his campaign for governor of Georgia in 1966 and for the United States Senate in 1972. Series I. Governor's Office Files, 1959-1962, contains Vandiver's unofficial papers. His official gubernatorial papers are located at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Atlanta, Georgia.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Samuel Ernest Vandiver was born to Samuel Ernest and Vanna Bowers Vandiver in Canon, Franklin County, Georgia, on July 3, 1918. He attended Lavonia High School and Darlington School in Rome before attending and graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in history in 1940 and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 1942. While a student at the university, Vandiver was the president of numerous campus organizations, including Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Blue Key leadership fraternity, Phi Kappa Literary Society, and the Pan-Hellenic Council. He was also the president of his freshman law class, as well as a member of the Sphinx Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Gridiron Society, the Pelican Club, and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

After graduation, Vandiver enlisted as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force and received a second lieutenant commission in March 1944. Health complications prevented him from continuing service as a pilot, and he was reassigned as defense counsel for the Air Force in Arizona and later, as a legal advisor to individual airmen. By 1945 and the end of his military obligation, Vandiver left the Air Force at the rank of captain.

Upon return to Lavonia, Vandiver ran for city mayor and won the election unopposed in November 1945. In addition to his mayoral duties, in December 1946, Vandiver passed the Georgia Bar and joined Joseph D. Quillian's law firm in Winder, which then became Quillian and Vandiver in May 1947. On September 3, 1947, he married Sybil Elizabeth (Betty) Russell, niece of Senator Richard B. Russell.

In 1948, newly-elected Governor Herman Talmadge appointed Vandiver his adjutant general. Only thirty years old, Vandiver was the youngest adjutant general in the nation. In 1952, he took a leave of absence from his post as director of the Selective Service of Georgia to assist in Senator Richard B. Russell's 1952 presidential campaign. In 1954, Vandiver was elected lieutenant governor and served under Governor S. Marvin Griffin, Sr. from 1955 to 1959.

In the most remarkable gubernatorial election landslide in recent Georgia history, Vandiver won the Democratic primary on September 10, 1958. He carried 156 counties, 400 county unit votes, and 499,477 popular votes compared to his two opponents' (William Bodenhamer and Lee Roy Abernathy) total of 120,929 votes. Due to the functions of Georgia's county unit system, Vandiver's primary win meant that he had also won the gubernatorial seat. Vandiver was the last Georgia governor elected under this system, which was abolished in 1963 with the decision of Gray v. Sanders in the U.S. Supreme Court.

When Vandiver came to office in 1959, it was in the midst of a spending scandal throughout Georgia's state departments. He immediately ordered most of the state departments and agencies to reduce their expenditures by ten percent, implemented efficient business practices, and appointed competent directors to the most troubled departments. No further fiscal scandal plagued his administration.

Segregation, described by Vandiver as "the most over-riding internal problem ever to confront the people of Georgia in our lifetime," was his next major challenge. Under his administration, the University of Georgia was integrated in 1961, ending 175 years of segregated education. In an effort to enforce the federal court order directing Atlanta to desegregate its public schools by September 1961, Vandiver oversaw the entrance of nine black students to formerly all-white high schools.

The Vandiver administration also oversaw the transfer of Georgia's neglected historical records to a new seventeen-story building constructed in Atlanta to house the archives. He also influenced the Georgia General Assembly to increase appropriations and federal assistance to the Milledgeville hospital for the mentally ill.

After his term as governor, Vandiver returned to practicing law in Atlanta, but eventually moved his business back to Lavonia. He again ran for governor in 1966, but was forced to withdraw from the race due to a heart attack. In 1971, he served under Governor Jimmy Carter as adjutant general. In 1972, he ran unsuccessfully for Georgia's senatorial seat left vacant at the death of Senator Russell. Vandiver received twenty percent of the vote in the fifteen-man senatorial race, but ultimately lost to Sam Nunn.

Vandiver was active in civic and business endeavors in Lavonia and the state. In Lavonia, he served as chairman of the board of directors of the Northeast Georgia Bank of Lavonia, president of the board of directors of the Lavonia Development Corporation, and deacon in the First Baptist Church. He also served as president of the Georgia Seed Company and the Independent Bankers of Georgia from 1976 to 1977, and he was a member of the "President's Club" of the University of Georgia.

The Vandivers lived in Lavonia and have three children: S. Ernest "Chip" Vandiver III, Vanna Elizabeth Vandiver, and Jane Brevard Kidd. Vandiver died in 2005.

Scope and Content

The S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Papers consist of office files and personal papers including correspondence, speeches, press releases, reports from state agencies, news stories, editorials, photographs, and scrapbooks from Vandiver's career as governor of Georgia (1959-1963), lieutenant governor of Georgia (1955-1958), lawyer, and from his post-career years. There are also materials related to Vandiver's campaign activities, including his campaign for governor of Georgia in 1966 and for the United States Senate in 1972. Series I. Governor's Office Files, 1959-1962, contains Vandiver's unofficial papers. His official gubernatorial papers are located at the Georgia Department of Archives and History in Morrow, Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized in seven series: I. Governor's Office Files; II. Lieutenant Governor's Office Files; III. Campaigns; IV. Speech and Press; V. Legal Office Files; VI. Related Materials and VII. Post-Career.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Papers Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

Newspaper clippings have been copied onto bond paper for protection of content. Photographs have been separated for preservation purposes and cataloged. The scrapbooks will be microfilmed.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2007.

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Subject Terms

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


I. Governor's Office Files

62 box(es)
(37 linear feet)
This series is organized in three subseries: A. Subject Files, B. County Files, and C. Personal Files. The series contains correspondence, clippings, reports and printed materials. The subject files contain information on yearly budgets, education, legislative apportionment in 1960, the highway department, industry, the general assembly, and segregation. There is also a small amount of information on the integration of the University of Georgia and the Commission on Economy and Reorganization. For a retrospective assessment of Vandiver's role in the Martin Luther King arrest in Georgia in 1960, see Series VII. Post Career. County files consist of correspondence from individuals residing in their particular county. Also included are lists of county officials and legislative members. The personal files mainly consist of governor's conference information and invitations.

A. Subject Files

The subject files are organized three sub-subseries: 1. 1961-1962, 2. 1960, and 3. 1959. Arrangement within each sub-subseries is alphabetical. The files contain information about yearly budgets, education, 1960 legislative apportionment, the highway department, industry, the general assembly, and segregation. There is also a small amount of information on the integration of the University of Georgia and the Commission on Economy and Reorganization. For a retrospective assessment of Vandiver's role in the Martin Luther King arrest in Georgia in 1960, see Series VII. Post-Career, Subseries A. Correspondence.
1. 1961-1962
I.12Administrative Policy, 1962
I.13Administrative Policy, 1959-1963
I.14Administrative Policy, 1961
I.15Administrative Policy, 1960
I.18Garland Byrd
I.19Phil Campbell
I.110Budget Allocations
I.111Budget (Increases)
I.21Battle of the Budget (folder 1 of 2), 1961
I.22Battle of the Budget (folder 2 of 2), 1961
I.23Budget No. 1
I.24Budget No. 2
I.31Budget (Two Year Projection)
I.32Budget Notes
I.33Commerce Department
I.34Commerce Department Statistics
I.35Commerce and Industry
I.37County Government
I.38Criminal Division (Investigations)
I.39Criminal Division-Investigations (Clippings)
I.310Criminal Division (Reports) (folder 1 of 2)
I.41Criminal Division (Reports) (folder 2 of 2)
I.42Democratic Party
I.43Economy and Reorganization
I.44Education (General)
I.45Education (School Building Authority)
I.46Education Progress
I.47Federal Aid
I.49Game and Fish
I.410General Assembly, 1961
I.51General Assembly (Bills)
I.52General Assembly (Clippings), 1961
I.53Georgia History
I.54Government Finance
I.55Marvin Griffin, (1962)
I.56Marvin Griffin, (1960-1961)
I.57Marvin Griffin (Notes)
I.58Cheney Griffin
I.61W. Vaughan Rice and T.V. Williams
I.62Highway Department
I.63Highway Department (Interstate)
I.64Highway Maintenance Authority
I.65Industry No. 1
I.66Industry No. 2
I.67Jekyll Island
I.68Legislative Apportionment, 1962
I.71Legislative Apportionment (1542 Analyses)
I.72Legislative Apportionment (1701 Analyses)
I.73Legislative Apportionment (Unit Votes By County: A)
I.74Legislative Apportionment (Unit Votes By County: B 1701)
I.75Legislative Apportionment (Unit Votes By County: C 1542)
I.76Legislative Apportionment (Unit Votes By County: D)
I.77Legislative Apportionment (Messages, April 1962) No. 1, 1962 April
I.78Legislative Apportionment (Messages, April 1962) No. 2, 1962 April
I.710Mental Health
I.711Milledgeville Hospital
I.712Municipal Government
I.713National Civil Defense Commission
I.714Newspaper Lists
I.715Nuclear Energy
I.717Peace Officers
I.719Personnel - Lt. Colonel (Rejected)
I.84Public Safety Department
I.86Radio and Television
I.87Rural Electrification Administration (R.E.A.)
I.89Republican Party (folder 1 of 2)
I.810Republican Party (folder 2 of 2)
I.811Revenue No. 1
I.812Revenue No. 2
I.813Segregation (General)
MapcaseHighlander Folk School "Labor Day Weekend at Communist Training School, 1957" [Removed from Segregation (General)]
I.814Segregation (Atlanta School Suit)
I.815Segregation (General Assembly Committee on Schools)
I.816Segregation (Schools)
I.91Segregation--Schools (Clippings)
I.92Segregation (Universities)
I.94States Rights Council
I.95Stone Mountain
I.96Herman E. Talmadge
I.99University Crisis (Clippings)
I.910University Crisis (Statements)
I.911University Crisis (Texts)
I.101University System Building Authority
I.102University System (General)
I.104Veto Message
I.105Voter Registration
I.108Carl Sanders (Clippings), 1962
I.109Message Notes, (1962)
I.1010Goody File
I.1011The Augusta Courier
I.1012Gilreath Press - Sid Williams
2. 1960
I.112Alcohol Commission
I.113Battey Hospital
I.114Biographical, (1960)
I.116Budget Allocations
I.117Budget Material
I.118Civil Rights
I.119Civil Rights (Clippings)
I.121Commerce Department
I.122Commerce Department (Statistics) (folder 1 of 2)
I.123Commerce Department (Statistics) (folder 2 of 2)
I.126County Government
I.128Defense Department
I.131Democratic Party (No. 1), 1960
I.132Democratic Party (No. 2), 1960
I.133Democratic Party (Clippings), August-December 1960
I.134Democratic Party (Clippings, including Convention and Georgia Delegates), January-July 1960
I.135Democratic Party (Vandiver Speeches for Kennedy - Johnson Ticket)
I.136Democratic Party (Print Material)
I.141Economy and Reorganization Committee
I.142Education (General)
I.143Education (Clippings)
I.144Education (County Allotments)
I.151Education (School Building Authority)
I.152Vocational Education
I.153Election, 1962
I.154Federal Aid
I.156Game and Fish
I.157General Assembly, (1960)
I.158General Assembly (Bills), 1960
I.159General Assembly (Clippings), 1960
I.1510General Assembly (Address and Budget Message), January 11, 1960
I.1511General Assembly (Message Notes), 1960
I.161General Assembly 1960 (Message Notes Vandiver's Program), No. 1, 1960-1961
I.162General Assembly 1960 (Message Notes Vandiver's Program), No. 2, 1960-1961
I.163General Assembly 1960 (Message Notes Vandiver's Program), No. 3, 1960-1961
I.164General Assembly (Message Notes, Mental Health), No. 4, 1960
I.165General Assembly (Message Notes, Withholding Tax), No. 5, 1960
I.172Government Finance
I.174Health (Speech Material, Georgia Public Health Association)
I.175Health Centers and Hospitals
I.176Health (Milledgeville Hospital)
I.178Highways (Safety)
I.179Industry (Correspondence)
I.1710Industry (Clippings)
I.181Industry (Print Material)
I.183Interstate 85
I.184Jekyll Island
I.185Martin Luther King, Jr.
I.189Lobby Display
I.1810Mental Health
I.191Mental Health (Print Material)
I.192Mineral Leasing Commission (State of Georgia)
I.193Mineral Leasing Commission (Clippings and Print Material)
I.194Mitchell, U.S. Representative Erwin Mitchell
I.195Municipal Government
I.196Newspaper Lists
I.198Pardons and Parole
I.1910Peace Officers Pension Fund
I.203Ports - Clippings and Print
I.204Radio and TV
I.206Rural Electrification Association (REA)
I.207School Building Authority
I.209Soil Conservation
I.211Southern Governor's Conference
I.212Stone Mountain
I.214Taxes - Clippings
I.215Taxes - Print Material
I.216Segregation (General)
I.217Segregation (General) - Clippings and Print
I.218Segregation - Atlanta School Suit, April-December 1960
I.221Segregation - Atlanta School Suit (folder 1 of 2), 1960 January-March
I.222Segregation - Atlanta School Suit (folder 2 of 2), 1960 January-March
I.223Segregation - General Assembly Committee on Schools (GACS)
I.224Segregation - "Local Option"
I.225Segregation - Savannah School Suit
I.226Segregation - School
I.227Segregation - Supreme Court
I.228Segregation - Universities
I.229Textiles and Imports
I.2210Tight Money and rising interest rates, 1960-1961
I.231University System (General)
I.232University System Building Authority
I.234Vocational Rehabilitation
I.235Voter Registration
I.238Welfare - Print Material
I.239Water Resources
I.241Northside News
I.242Gilreath Press - Sid Williams
3. 1959
I.243Editorials, 1959
I.245Atomic Energy
I.246Battey Hospital
I.248Budget, 1959-1960
I.249Budget File, 1959
I.251Budget, 1958-1959
I.252Budget Allocations, 1958-1959
I.253Budget Allocations - News Clippings, 1958-1959
I.254Civil Rights (folder 1 of 2)
I.255Civil Rights (folder 2 of 2)
I.256Civil Rights - News Clippings, 1958-1959
I.257Civil Rights - Print Material, 1959
I.261Commerce Department
I.262Commerce Department - Statistics
I.263Commission on Constitutional Government
I.265County Government
I.266Crime Commission
I.267Dams and Waterways
I.268Doctors, Dentists, etc.
I.269Defense Department
I.2610Democratic Party
I.271Commission on Economy and Reorganization, Final Report, 1959 December 28
I.272Commission on Economy and Reorganization, Second Interim Report, 1959 October 29
I.273Commission on Economy and Reorganization, An Interim Report, 1959 August 13
I.274Commission on Economy and Reorganization, Preliminary Report, 1959 June 26
I.281Economy and Reorganization – Reports
I.282Economy and Reorganization – Rural Roads Authority Report, 1959 January 15
I.283Economy and Reorganization – Rural Roads Authority Report, 1956-1959
I.284Economy and Reorganization – Rural Roads Authority, Report, 1955-1958
I.285Economy and Reorganization – Executive Department, Report, 1957
I.286Economy and Reorganization – Correspondence, 1959
I.291Economy and Reorganization – (Staff Papers, Plans, Memos) (folder 1 of 2), 1959 October-December
I.292Economy and Reorganization – (Staff Papers, Plans, Memos) (folder 2 of 2), 1959 October-December
I.293Economy and Reorganization – (Staff Papers, Plans, Memos), 1959 May-July
I.294Economy and Reorganization – (Staff Papers, etc.), 1959 March-April
I.301Economy and Reorganization - Clippings, (1959 August-December)
I.302Economy and Reorganization - Clippings, (1958 December-1959 July)
I.303Economy and Reorganization, 1958
I.304Economy and Reorganization - Clippings, (1958 September-1959 January)
I.305Economy and Reorganization - Print Material
I.306Education - General
I.307Education - Clippings
I.311Education - Georgia Publications
I.312Education - Print Materials
I.313Education - School Building Authority
I.314Education - Vocational
I.315Executive Department Audits
I.316Federal Aid
I.317Federal-State Relations
I.323Game and Fish
I.324Georgia Municipal Association
I.328Highway Department
I.331Highway Department - Press Releases and Speeches
I.332Highway Department - Clippings
I.333Highway Department - Reports
I.334Highway Department - Interstate 85
I.335Highway Safety
I.336Hospitals and Health Centers
I.337Hospitals and Health Services
I.341Industry - Correspondence and Speeches
I.342Industry - Clippings (General)
I.343Industry - Clippings (Face of Georgia 1958), 1958
I.344Industry - Pamphlets, Newsletters
I.345Industry - Print Material (folder 1 of 2)
I.346Industry - Print Material (folder 2 of 2)
I.352Investigations - Correspondence
I.353Investigations - Clippings
I.354Jekyll Island
I.356Legislature 1960, (1959)
I.357Legislature - Clippings
I.358Legislature - Reports
I.362Mailing Lists
I.363Mental Health
I.364Milledgeville Hospital
I.365Milledgeville Hospital - Clippings
I.366Municipal Government
I.369Newspaper Lists
I.3610Nuclear Energy
I.372Peace officers
I.374Personnel - Applications
I.377Public Safety Department
I.382Purchasing - Clippings
I.383Radio and TV
I.385Revenue - Clippings
I.386Rural Electrification (REA)
I.391Segregation - Atlanta School Suit
I.392Segregation - Atlanta School Suit (Clippings)
I.393Segregation (Bus)
I.394Segregation - Clippings (folder 1 of 2), (1958 November-December)
I.395Segregation - Clippings (folder 2 of 2), (1958 November-December)
I.396Segregation - Clippings, (1958 February-October)
I.397Segregation - Clippings, (1956-1957)
I.401Segregation - Clippings, (1954-1955)
I.402Segregation (General)
I.403Segregation - Local Option
I.404Segregation - Savannah School Suit
I.405Segregation (Schools)
I.406Segregation (Schools) Clippings, (1959 June-December)
I.407Segregation (Schools) Clippings, (1959 January-May)
I.411Segregation (Schools) - Court Cases [of note are memoranda regaring the establishment of "white, Negro, and mixed schools" and the sale of public school property if the schools are closed]
I.412Segregation - Supreme Court [includes a copy of The South in Crisis]
I.413Segregation - Universities
I.414Sheriffs [The Georgia Sheriff, Georgia Sheriffs Association newsletter], 1959
I.415Soil Conservation, 1958-1959
I.416States Rights Council, 1959
I.417Stone Mountain [Park and Tourist Center], 1959
I.418Talmadge Hospital [rules for admittals clipping]
I.4110Taxes - Clippings
I.4111Textile Imports
I.421University System - Authority
I.422University System - General
I.424Veto Messages
I.425Voter Registration
I.432Newsworthy Executive Orders
I.433Gilreath Press - Sid Williams
I.434Savannah Newspapers

B. County Files

County Files is arranged alphabetically by county. The files consist of correspondence from individuals residing in a particular county. Also included are lists of county officials and legislative members.
I.449Ben Hill
I.4412Bibb - Charles J. Bloch (folder 1 of 3)
I.451Bibb - Charles J. Bloch (folder 2 of 3)
I.452Bibb - Charles J. Bloch (folder 3 of 3)
I.461Chatham #1
I.462Chatham #2
I.465Clarke #1
I.466Clarke #2
I.4812Fulton (A - C)
I.4813Fulton (D - L)
I.491Fulton (M - P)
I.492Fulton (R - Z)
I.4910Gwinnett - County Solicitor
I.509Jeff Davis
I.5020Lowndes - City Court of Valdosta
I.513Mitchell - Small Claims Court
I.536Out of State, 1962 September-December
I.537Out of State, 1962 January-August
I.538Out of State, 1961
I.539Out of State, 1960
I.541Name Lists by County
I.542County Officials and Legislative Members

C. Personal Files

Personal Files is arranged in alphabetical order. The personal files mainly consist of governor's conference information and invitations.
I.551Southern Governors' Conference, 1962 September 30-October 4
I.552National Governors' Conference- Hershey, Pennsylvania, 1962 July
I.553Governors' Conference (Hawaii), 1961 June
I.554Chapel of All Faiths, 1961 December-1962 December
I.555Chapel of All Faiths at Milledgeville State Hospital, 1961 November
I.556Miscellaneous Correspondence, undated
I.557European Trip (Trade Mission), 1962 March
I.558South American Trip [U.S. Governors to Argentina & Brazil], 1960 December
I.561Congratulations on SEV TV Talk, 1961 August 9
I.562Congratulations After Inauguration, 1959 January
I.563Inaugural Reception, 1959 January 13
I.564Invitations, 1962 October-December
I.565Invitations, 1962 August-September
I.571Invitations, 1962 June-July
I.572Invitations (folder 1 of 2), 1962 April-May
I.573Invitations (folder 2 of 2), 1962 April-May
I.574Invitations, 1962 March
I.575Invitations, 1962 February
I.576Invitations, 1962 January
I.581Invitations, 1961 November-December
I.582Invitations (folder 1 of 2), 1961 September-October
I.583Invitations (folder 2 of 2), 1961 September-October
I.584Invitations, 1961 July-August
I.585Invitations, 1961 June-July
I.586Invitations (folder 1 of 2), 1961 January
I.587Invitations (folder 2 of 2), 1961 January
I.591Invitations, 1960 December
I.592Invitations, 1960 November
I.593Invitations, 1960 October
I.594Invitations, 1960 September
I.595Invitations, 1960 August
I.596Invitations, 1960 July
I.597Invitations, 1960 June
I.601Invitations, 1960 May
I.602Invitations, 1960 April
I.603Invitations, 1960 March
I.604Speaking Engagements (Cancelled), 1959-1962
I.605Governor's "Special File", 1962 October-1963 September
I.606Thank You Notes, 1962
I.607Thank You Letters from Insurance Companies, undated
I.611Second Increment Insurance, undated
I.612Travel Brochures, undated
I.613Hospital File (folder 1 of 6), 1960 March 25-April 13
I.614Hospital File (folder 2 of 6), 1960 March 25-April 13
I.615Hospital File (folder 3 of 6), 1960 March 25-April 13
I.616Hospital File (folder 4 of 6), 1960 March 25-April 13
I.621Hospital File (folder 5 of 6), 1960 March 25-April 13
I.622Hospital File (folder 6 of 6), 1960 March 25-April 13

II. Lieutenant Governor's Office Files, 1955-1958

13 box(es)
(6.5 linear feet)
This series is organized in three subseries: A. County Files, B. Correspondence, and C. Subject Files. The series documents Vandiver's work as lieutenant governor of Georgia. The subject files relate to the 1958 legislature, rural road bonds, and segregation. Of interest are materials related to Vandiver's pre-campaign political interests, especially in 1958. Both the county and subject files indicate prospective supporters in his upcoming race for governor. Arrangement is alphabetical.

A. County Files

County Files is arranged alphabetically by county. Both the county and subject files indicate prospective supporters in his upcoming race for governor.
II.11Appling, 1958
II.12Atkinson, 1958
II.13Bacon, 1958
II.14Baker, 1958
II.15Baldwin, 1958
II.16Banks, 1958
II.17Barrow, 1958
II.18Bartow, 1958
II.19Ben Hill, 1958
II.110Berrien, 1958
II.111Bibb, 1958 September-December
II.112Bibb, 1958 January-June
II.113Bleckley, 1958
II.114Brantley, 1958
II.115Bulloch, 1958
II.116Brooks, 1958
II.117Bryan, 1958
II.118Burke, 1958
II.119Butts, 1958
II.21Calhoun, 1958
II.22Candler, 1958
II.23Camden, 1958
II.24Carroll, 1958
II.25Catoosa, 1958
II.26Charlton, 1958
II.27Chatham #1 (folder 1 of 2), 1958
II.28Chatham #1 (folder 2 of 2), 1958
II.29Chatham #2, 1958
II.210Chattooga, 1958
II.211Chattahoochee, 1958
II.212Cherokee, 1958
II.213Clarke #1, 1958
II.214Clarke #2 (folder 1 of 2), 1958
II.215Clarke #2 (folder 2 of 2), 1958
II.31Clay and Clayton, 1958
II.32Clinch, 1958
II.33Cobb, 1958
II.34Coffee, 1958
II.35Colquitt, 1958
II.36Columbia, 1958
II.37Cook, 1958
II.38Coweta, 1958
II.39Crawford, 1958
II.310Crisp, 1958
II.311Dade and Dawson, 1958
II.312Decatur, 1958
II.313Dekalb, 1958
II.314Dodge, 1958
II.315Dooly, 1958
II.316Dougherty, 1958
II.317Douglas, 1958
II.41Early, 1958
II.42Echols and Effingham, 1958
II.43Elbert, 1958
II.44Emanuel, 1958
II.45Evans, 1958
II.46Fannin, 1958
II.47Fayette and Forsyth, 1958
II.48Floyd, 1958
II.49Franklin, 1958
II.410Fulton #1, 1958
II.411Fulton #2, 1958
II.51Fulton #3, 1958
II.52Fulton #4, 1958
II.53Fulton #5, 1958
II.54Fulton #6, 1958
II.55Fulton #7, 1958
II.56Fulton #8, 1958
II.61Fulton #9, 1958
II.62Fulton #10, 1958
II.63Fulton #11, 1958
II.64Fulton #12, 1958
II.65Fulton #13, 1958
II.71Gilmer and Glascock, 1958
II.72Glynn, 1958
II.73Gordon, 1958
II.74Grady and Greene, 1958
II.75Gwinnett, 1958
II.76Habersham, 1958
II.77Hall, 1958
II.78Hancock and Haralson, 1958
II.79Harris, 1958
II.710Hart and Heard, 1958
II.711Henry, 1958
II.712Houston, 1958
II.713Irwin, 1958
II.714Jackson, 1958
II.715Jasper, 1958
II.716Jeff Davis and Jefferson, 1958
II.81Jenkins, 1958
II.82Johnson, 1958
II.83Jones, 1958
II.84Lamar, 1958
II.85Lanier, 1958
II.86Laurens, 1958
II.87Lee and Liberty, 1958
II.88Lincoln and Long, 1958
II.89Lowndes, 1958
II.810Lumpkin, 1958
II.811McDuffie, 1958
II.812McIntosh and Macon, 1958
II.813Madison and Marion, 1958
II.814Meriwether, 1958
II.815Miller, 1958
II.816Mitchell, 1958
II.817Monroe, 1958
II.818Montgomery, 1958
II.819Morgan and Murray, 1958
II.91Muscogee, 1958
II.92Newton, 1958
II.93Oconee and Oglethorpe, 1958
II.94Paulding, 1958
II.95Peach, 1958
II.96Pickens, 1958
II.97Pierce and Pike, 1958
II.98Polk, 1958
II.99Pulaski, 1958
II.910Putnam and Quitman, 1958
II.911Rabun, 1958
II.912Randolph, 1958
II.913Richmond (folder 1 of 2), 1958
II.914Richmond (folder 2 of 2), 1958
II.915Rockdale, 1958
II.916Schley, 1958
II.917Screven, 1958
II.918Seminole, 1958
II.101Spalding, 1958
II.102Stephens, 1958
II.103Stewart, 1958
II.104Sumter, 1958
II.105Talbot and Taliaferro, 1958
II.106Tattnall, 1958
II.107Taylor, 1958
II.108Telfair, 1958
II.109Terrell, 1958
II.1010Thomas, 1958
II.1011Tift, 1958
II.1012Toombs, 1958
II.1013Towns and Treutlen, 1958
II.1014Troup, 1958
II.1015Turner and Twiggs, 1958
II.1016Union, 1958
II.1017Upson, 1958
II.111Walker, 1958
II.112Walton, 1958
II.113Ware, 1958
II.114Warren, 1958
II.115Washington, 1958
II.116Wayne, 1958
II.117Webster, 1958
II.118Wheeler, 1958
II.119White, 1958
II.1110Whitfield, 1958
II.1111Wilcox and Wilkes, 1958
II.1112Wilkinson and Worth, 1958

B. Correspondence

Correspondence is arranged chronologically and consists of three miscellaneous files from 1958.
II.1113Miscellaneous, 1958 July-December
II.1114Miscellaneous, 1958 March-June
II.1115Miscellaneous, 1958 January-February

C. Subject Files

Subject Files is arranged in reverse chronological order. Topics relate to the 1958 legislature, rural road bonds, and segregation. Of interest are materials related to Vandiver's pre-campaign political interests, especially in 1958. Both the county and subject files indicate prospective supporters in his upcoming race for governor.
II.1211958 Legislature - Clippings, (1958 February-April)
II.1221958 Legislature - Clippings and Press Releases, (1957 November-1958 January)
II.1231958 Legislature - Statements, Bills, Etc.
II.124Committee Appointments, 1958
II.125Department of Audits - Reports
II.126Investigative Committees, 1958
II.131Rural Roads Bonds (folder 1 of 2)
II.132Rural Road Bonds (folder 2 of 2)
II.133Rural Roads Bonds - Clippings No. 1
II.134Rural Roads Bonds - Clippings No. 2
II.135Segregation - Clippings, 1954, 1957, 1958
II.136Segregation - Statements, Press Releases

III. Campaigns, 1954-1972

15 box(es)
(8.5 linear feet)
Campaigns is organized in five subseries: A. United States Senate 1972, B. Governor of Georgia 1966, C. Governor of Georgia 1958, D. Lieutenant Governor of Georgia 1954, and E. Alphabetical Name File. Vandiver's four major political campaigns are documented in this series. Major types of materials include county files, subject files, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Files in Series V. Legal Office Files contain frequent references to Vandiver's political interests and should be consulted in connection with Series III. Campaigns.

A. United States Senate

United States Senate 1972 is organized in five sub-subseries: 1. Announcements, Platform, Speaking Schedules, 2. Speeches and Press Releases, 3. Subject files, 4. Correspondence by county, and 5. Contributions by county. Arrangement within each sub-subseries is alphabetical or in original order. The 1972 United States Senate materials include announcements, platforms, speaking schedules, speeches, press releases, subject files, county files and contribution files.
1. Announcements, Platform, Speaking Schedules
III.11Announcement Speech - news releases, 1972 February 16
III.12Fields Whatley
III.13Historical Material
III.14Gambrell on Civil Rights
III.151972 Platform
III.16Old Biography - Revised,, 1972 February 15
III.17Rome Endorsement
III.18Weekly Schedules, 1972 January 31-August 8
III.19Vandiver "Vanwagon" – news release
III.110Releases from Press Ready News
III.111News Release: Vandiver Blasts Appointed Senator
2. Speeches and Press Releases
III.112Speech to Atlanta press Club, 1971 December 17
III.113Speech to Georgia State and Press Release, 1972 January 20
III.114Press Releases - Vandiver on Amnesty, 1972 January-February
III.115Speech Against Amnesty
III.116"MAPS" Speech and Press Releases, 1972 February 25
III.117"SPOILS" Speech and Press Release, 1972 February 24
III.118"SAR" Speech, 1972 February 26
III.119Speech to West Point Lions Club, 1972 January 26
III.120Speech at Columbus High School - Columbus Interact, 1972 February 9
III.121Speech at Beech Haven Baptist Church, Athens, 1972 February 20
III.21Speech to Tallapoosa Jaycees, 1972 April 18
III.22Speech at Milledgeville: Dedication of Hatcher Square, 1972 April 25
III.23Opening of State Headquarters at Quality Central - Speech, 1972 May 1
III.24E.E.O.C. Speech, 1972 May 17
III.25Sermon, 1972 May 21
III.26Speech - Austell Day, 1972 May 27
III.27Press Release, 1972 July 6
III.28Speech to Atlanta Independent Automobile Dealers Association, 1972 July 11
III.29Patriotic Speech #1
III.210Patriotic Speech #2
III.211Attack on Atlanta Papers – Speech
III.212Big Government Speech
III.213Expressways Speech
III.214"Hire Me" Speech
III.215SST Speech
III.216Doubletalk Speech
III.217Interstate Speech
III.218News Release-"Hot rods, slowpokes endanger country", 1972 February 4
III.220Maddox Blasts Gambrell
3. Subject files
III.222Additions to Schedule
III.223Address List for Press Releases
III.225Airplane Flight Schedules
III.226Albany Endorsement
III.227Allan - Grayson Realty Company
III.228Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
III.229Altamaha River Basin
III.230Gene Asher - Tax and Financial Planning Report
III.231Automobiles on Loan
III.232Bates County Officials' Letter
III.233Betty's Notes
III.235Biography of Vandiver, 1971 January 14
III.236The Brian Bex Report
III.237Bureau of State Planning and Urban Affairs
III.238Bulk Rate Materials
III.239Callaway, Howard H. (Bo)
III.240Campaign Cards, 1972
III.241Carter Contributions
III.242Clipping Service (Georgia Newspapers) - Charles A. Rawson & Assoc., Atlanta
III.243College Newspapers
III.244College Roommates
III.245Committee to Elect Vandiver to the U.S. Senate
III.246Confidential Election Report
III.247Contributions - Chip's Letter
III.248Correspondence to Area High Schools - George Woelper
III.249Correspondence - Murphy
III.250Davis - Newman - Payne - Griffith (Ad Agency)
III.251Davis - Newman Advertising Copy
III.252Democratic Party of Georgia
III.254Editors—Political (Georgia)
III.256Engagements for Week
III.257Engagements - Tentative
III.259Expenditure Releases
III.260"Facing the Issues" by John Crown, Atlanta Journal, 1972 May 29
III.261Floyd County - Political
III.262Follow - up Letters After Fund Raising Dinner
III.263Fund Raising Dinner
III.264Gambrell - Receipt and Expenditures Report
III.265Gambrell's Voting Record
III.266Georgia National Guard
III.267Gilreath Press Syndicate
III.268Golf Classic
III.269Gridiron Secret Society
III.270Gwinnett County List
III.271Industry and Trade Board
III.31Invitations Accepted
III.32Invitations Regretted
III.33Kiwanis Clubs
III.34Lake Lanier Islands Newsletter
III.35Letters - Contributors by County Committees
III.36Mailing File - Materials Completed
III.38Harry Murphy (Personal)
III.39Names to Contact in case of Runoff
III.310News Releases to Accompany Schedules
III.311Non – Endorsement
III.312Other Candidates
III.313"Politics on Parade" - Column by Sid Williams
III.314Position Papers (SEV)
III.315Press Releases
III.317Radio and Television
III.318Regulation of Advertising
III.319School Bus Drivers' Letter
III.320Shaheen and Company
III.321Sheriffs - State of Georgia
III.322John Simpkins, Columbus
III.324Thank Yous for Holiday Remembrances
III.325Vandiver - Business
III.326Vandiver - Personal
4. Correspondence by county
III.328Appling - Butts
III.329Calhoun - Clayton
III.330Cobb - Crisp
III.41Dade - Evans
III.42Fannin - Franklin
III.44Gilmer - Gwinnett
III.45Habersham - Jones
III.46Lamar - Muscogee
III.47Newton - Rockdale
III.48Schley - Turner
III.49Union - Worth
III.51Correspondence - Out of State
5. Contributions by county
III.52Appling - Floyd
III.54Glynn - Worth
III.55Out of State

B. Governor of Georgia

Governor of Georgia 1966 is organized in four sub-subseries: 1. Correspondence, 2. Letters of Support, 3. Newspaper Clippings, and 4. Platform. Arrangement within each sub-subseries is in reverse chronological order or in original order. The 1966 campaign was aborted in May on the advice of Vandiver's physician. Letters of support began in September 1965, and continued through May 1966. Also included are correspondence, newspaper clippings and platform information.
1. Correspondence
III.61Correspondence After Withdrawal From Race, 1966 May 17-31
III.62Personal Correspondence, 1966 May 1-17
III.63Correspondence, April 1966
III.64Correspondence, 1965 July- 1966 April
2. Letters of support
III.65Letters of Support, 1966 May
III.66Letters of Support, 1966 April
III.71Letters of Support, 1966 March
III.72Letters of Support, 1966 February
III.73Letters of Support, 1966 January
III.74Letters of Support, 1965 November-December
III.75Letters to Legislators, 1965 May-July
3. Newspaper Clippings
III.81Clippings - May 18 and Following (SEV Leaves Race)
III.82Clippings, 1966 April 1- May 17
III.83Clippings, 1965 December-1966 March
4. Platform
III.85Platform Materials
III.86Democratic Party of Georgia
III.91Carl Sanders' Platform

C. Governor of Georgia

Governor of Georgia 1958 is organized in five sub-subseries: 1. Post-Campaign, 2. Announcement and Platform, 3. Plans and Speeches, 4. Publicity, and 5. Newspaper Clippings 1956-1958. Files for the 1958 race for governor include announcements, platform, speeches, publicity, newspaper clippings, and post-campaign news stories.
1. Post – Campaign
III.91Carl Sanders' Platform
III.92Contributions by County for 1958 Campaign (folder 1 of 2)
III.93Contributions by County for 1958 Campaign (folder 2 of 2)
III.94Post - Campaign News Stories, 1958 November-1959 January
III.95Post - Campaign News Stories, 1958 October
III.96Post - Campaign News Stories, 1958 September
III.97Election Returns, 1958 September
III.98Post - Campaign Editorials
2. Announcement and Platform
III.101Announcement for Governor, 1958 May 24 and June 14
III.102Campaign Letters
III.1031958 Platform (folder 1 of 2)
III.1041958 Platform (folder 2 of 2)
III.1051958 Platform - Clippings
3. Plans and Speeches
III.106Talmadge Support
III.111Campaign Speeches
III.112Speech Material
4. Publicity
III.113TV Scripts
III.114TV and Radio Schedule
III.115TV and Radio Spots
III.116Vandiver – Biographical
III.117The Vandiver News
III.118Vandiver - Pamphlet
III.121Appointments to Campaign
MapcaseAdvertising, Vandiver News logo designs
5. Newspaper Clippings , 1956-1958
III.123Campaign Opener in Dublin, 1958 July 12
III.124News Stories, 1958 June-August
III.125News Stories, 1958 April-May
III.126News Stories, 1958 January-March
III.127Editorials, 1958 July-August
III.128Editorials, 1958 January-June

D. Lieutenant Governor of Georgia

Lieutenant Governor of Georgia 1954 is arranged in reverse chronological order. Material in this series is limited, but does include his candidacy announcement and newspaper clippings.
III.131Unannounced Candidate - Clippings, 1957 May-December
III.132Unannounced Candidate - Editorials, 1956-1957
III.133Unannounced Candidate - News Stories, 1956-1957
III.134Unannounced Candidate - Statements by and about SEV
III.135Announcement, 1954 March 7
III.136Statements and Clippings
III.137Campaign Card, 1954

E. Alphabetical Name File

Alphabetical Name File is arranged alphabetically by surname and by county. A card file of names was kept through the years. Only a partial listing by county has survived.
III.14Name File 3x5" Cards
III.15Name File 3x5" Cards

IV. Speech and Press

15 box(es)
(7.25 linear feet)
Speech and Press is arranged in reverse chronological order and consists of speeches, press releases, newspaper clippings, and rough drafts. All campaign speeches are filed in this series except for those made during Vandiver's race for United States Senate in 1972, which are located in Series III. Campaign.
IV.11Speech on Conservation - Lavonia, 1966 September 21
IV.12Speech Schedule, 1966
IV.13Speeches by Others and Press Releases, undated
IV.14Campaign Speeches, 1966
IV.15Speeches, 1966 May
IV.16Speeches, 1966 April
IV.17Speeches, 1966 March
IV.18Speeches, 1966 February
IV.19Speeches, 1966 January
IV.110Highway Department Newsletter, undated
IV.21Speech at Association of County Commissioners, 1966 April 24
IV.22Speeches (Rough Drafts and Notes), 1966 April-May
IV.23Speeches (Rough Drafts and Notes), 1966 January-March
IV.24Speeches, 1965 December
IV.25Speeches, 1965 November
IV.26Speeches, 1965 September-October
IV.31Speeches, 1965 July-August
IV.32Speeches, 1965 April- June
IV.33Speeches, 1965 January, undated
IV.341965 Speaking Schedule, undated
IV.35Speeches - Rough Drafts and Notes, 1965 August-December
IV.36Speeches - Rough Drafts and Notes, 1965 January, April-July
IV.37Speeches, 1964
IV.38Speech by Peter Zack Geer, 1964 April 20
IV.39Speeches, 1963 June, August
IV.310Speech Texts, 1963 January
IV.311Press Releases, 1963
IV.41Texts, 1962 November-December
IV.42Texts, 1962 September-October
IV.43Texts, 1962 August
IV.44Texts, 1962 June-July
IV.45Texts, 1962 April-May
IV.46Texts, 1962 January-March
IV.47Speeches by Others, 1962
IV.48Introductions of S.E.V., undated
IV.49Remarks to General Assembly at Closing, 1962 February
IV.51Address before General Assembly, 1962 January 10
IV.52Departmental Reports, 1961 December
IV.53Governor's Progress Report, Finished Copy, 1959-1962
IV.54Governor's Progress Report - Specifications, undated
IV.55Governor's Progress Report, Report to Legislature - Drafts, undated
IV.56Governor's Progress Report - Copies for Department P.R. Heads, undated
IV.57Press Releases, 1962 November-December
IV.58Press Releases, 1962 September-October
IV.59Press Releases, 1962 July-August
IV.510Press Releases, 1962 May-June
IV.511Press Releases, 1962 March-April
IV.512Press Releases, 1962 January-February
IV.61Speeches and Releases, 1961 November-December
IV.62Speeches and Releases, 1961 September-October
IV.63Speeches and Releases, 1961 July-August
IV.64Speeches and Releases, 1961 May-June
IV.65Speeches and Releases, 1961 February, March, April
IV.66Speeches and Releases, 1961 January
IV.67Message to General Assembly (Drafts), 1961
IV.71Message Notes [handwritten notes about the State of the State and Budget Message] (folder 1 of 2), 1961
IV.72Message Notes [handwritten notes about the State of the State and Budget Message] (folder 2 of 2), 1961
IV.73Speeches by Aides of Governor Vandiver, 1961
IV.74Press Releases, 1961 November-December
IV.75Press Releases, 1961 September-October
IV.76Press Releases, 1961 July-August
IV.77Press Releases, 1961 April-June
IV.78Press Releases [covering various topics including Vandiver dispatching state troopers to Athens and UGA], 1961 January-March
IV.81Texts (S.E.V.) [remarks of Governor Vandiver, including his remarks during Senator John F. Kennedy's trip to Georgia], 1960 October, December
IV.82Texts (S.E.V.) [remarks of Governor Vandiver], 1960 May-September
IV.83Texts (S.E.V.) [remarks of Governor Vandiver, including his address at a States' Rights Dinner], 1960 January-March
IV.84Speech by Peter Zack Geer [Annual Convention of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia], 1960 March 28
IV.85Rough Drafts - Georgia Education Association (GEA) Message, 1960 March 18
IV.86Rough Drafts - Budget Message [State of the State and Budget message before General Assembly], 1960 January 11
IV.87Georgia Committee on Schools - Segregation (Press Releases, Memos, Bills), undated
IV.88Georgia Committee on Schools (Clippings No.1), undated
IV.89Georgia Committee on Schools (Clippings No. 2), undated
IV.91Press Releases, 1960 October-December
IV.92Press Releases, 1960 July-September
IV.93Press Releases, 1960 June
IV.94Press Releases, 1960 April-May
IV.95Press Releases, 1960 January-March
IV.96Texts (S.E.V.), 1959 October-December
IV.97Texts (S.E.V.), 1959 July-September
IV.98Texts (S.E.V.), 1959 June
IV.99Texts (S.E.V.), 1959 May
IV.101Texts (S.E.V.), 1959 April
IV.102Texts (S.E.V.), 1959 January-March
IV.103Statewide TV Report, 1959 July 21
IV.104Georgia Press Association, 1959 June 13
IV.105GEA Address, 1959 March 20
IV.106Columbus Lions, 1959 March 16
IV.107Testimony of S.E.V. on SJ Res.32., 1959 March 12
IV.108States' Rights Council, 1959 February 11
IV.1091959 Address and Budget Message, 1959 January 15
IV.1010Inaugural Address and Program, 1959 January 13
IV.1011Report of Senate Committee on Government Operations, 1959 January 7
IV.1012Governor's Plans for Fiscal Operations, undated
IV.1013Speech to General Assembly, undated
IV.111Rough Drafts, 1959 September-November
IV.112Rough Drafts, 1959 May-August
IV.113Press Releases, 1959 July-December
IV.114Press Releases, 1959 April-June
IV.115Press Releases, 1959 January-March
IV.116Post Campaign Speeches, 1958
IV.117Post Campaign Press Releases, 1958
IV.121American Legion and other civic clubs, undated
IV.122Civil Defense Speech, 1955 April 4
IV.123Civil Rights, undated
IV.124Communism, undated
IV.125Government Reorganization
IV.126High School Graduation, undated
IV.127Law School Speech, undated
IV.128Miscellaneous Speeches, undated
IV.129Pinetree Festival, undated
IV.1210Segregation Speech, undated
IV.1211Senate (Georgia) Adjournment, 1957-1958 session, 1957-1958
IV.1212Supreme Court's Decision on Segregation in Public Schools, undated
IV.1213Woman's Club Speech, undated
IV.1214Tomato Festival, Tifton, 1958 June 26
IV.1215National Guard Armory Dedication Speech - Toccoa, undated
IV.1216Pulp and Paper Industry, Valdosta, 1958 April 15
IV.1217Johnson County Centennial, Wrightsville, 1958 May 16
IV.1218Short Articles by S.E.V. in Georgia Reports, 1956
IV.1219Brotherhood - Atlanta, undated
IV.1220Lieutenant Governor Inaugural Address, undated
IV.1221Herman E. Talmadge Portrait Dedication, 1958 April 7
IV.1222Georgia Hotel Association, 1958 April 3
IV.1223Future Homemakers of America, 1958 April 25
IV.1224Prison Wardens, 1958 June 16
IV.1225Exchange Club, 1958 May 8
IV.1226Fulton County Vandiver Dinner, 1958 August 11
IV.1227Speech by Garland Byrd, 1958 October 14
IV.1228Report of Rural Roads Senate Committee, undated
IV.1229Association of County Commissioners, 1957 April 16
IV.1230Albany Speech, 1958 August 9
IV.1231Peace Officers Association, 1957 October 31, 1958 April 30
IV.131Press Releases, 1958
IV.132County Commissioners - Clippings, 1958
IV.133Thomson, 1958 August 16
IV.134Valdosta, 1958 August 30
IV.135Summerville, 1958 August 23
IV.136State Democratic Convention, Macon (folder 1 of 2), 1958 October 14
IV.137State Democratic Convention, Macon (folder 2 of 2), 1958 October 14
IV.138Television, 1958 September 9
IV.139Gainesville, 1958 September 6
IV.1310Opening Campaign, Dublin, 1958 July 12
IV.1311Rough Drafts, Dublin Speech (folder 1 of 2), undated
IV.1312Rough Drafts, Dublin Speech (folder 2 of 2), undated
IV.141Qualifying Speech, 1958 June 14
IV.142Campaign Releases No. 1, undated
IV.143Campaign Releases No. 2, undated
IV.144Vandiver Texts - Pre - campaign, undated
IV.145Georgia School Boards Association, Athens, 1958 October 24
IV.146Plant Hammond Dedication, Rome, 1958 May 27
IV.147Kiwanis Club, Thomasville, 1958 May 1
IV.148Farm Bureau Federation, 1958 May 14
IV.149Joint Civic Clubs, Camilla, 1958 March 18
IV.1410Parent-Teacher Association, Griffin, 1958 March 12
IV.1411Phi Delta Theta, undated
IV.1412Junior Chamber of Commerce, Marietta, 1958 March 11
IV.1413Chamber of Commerce, Athens, 1958 March 29
IV.1414"Eggs and Issues," Atlanta, 1958 February 4
IV.1415Political Science Club, University of Georgia, 1957 November 12
IV.1416Cotton Manufacturers' Association, Nassau, 1957 May 3
IV.1417Old Midway Church, undated
IV.1418High School Graduation, Mount Vernon, undated
IV.1419White County Centennial, 1957 August 3
IV.151Georgia Bar Association, Savannah, 1956 May 26
IV.152Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville, undated
IV.153Armed Forces Day, Douglas, 1954 May 15
IV.154Cobb County Jaycees, undated
IV.155R.E.A., Reidsville, undated
IV.156By R. Carter Pittman: "The Law of the Land", undated

V. Legal Office Files

16 box(es)
(10 linear feet)
Legal Office Files is organized in two subseries: A. General Correspondence and B. Personal/Political. This series contains the files that Vandiver kept during his years of private law practice, but are not case files. Files in this series contain frequent references to Vandiver's political interests and should be consulted in connection with papers in Series III. Campaigns.

A. General Correspondence

General Correspondence is organized in two sub-subseries: 1. Chronological and 2. Subject. General correspondence is arranged in reverse chronological order and all other correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order by either surname of correspondent, company name, or general subject. The subseries includes materials concerning volunteer and appointive work in which Vandiver was engaged on the state level.
1. Chronological
V.11General Correspondence, 1965 September
V.12General Correspondence, 1965 August
V.13General Correspondence, 1965 June-July
V.14General Correspondence, 1965 April-June
V.15General Correspondence, 1965 January-March
V.16General Correspondence, 1964 October-December
V.17General Correspondence, 1964 July-September
V.18General Correspondence, 1964 January-June
V.19General Correspondence, 1963 August-December
V.21General Correspondence, 1963 April-July
V.22General Correspondence, 1963 January-March
2. Subject
V.23O.C. Aderhold Library Endowment Fund
V.24Department of Agriculture, European Trip
V.25Atlanta Country Club
V.26Atlanta Cultural Center Campaign
V.27Atlanta World's Fair Study Commission
V.28Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
V.29Beachem, J.W.
V.210Campaign Checks, [1958]
V.211Cheyenne, Inc.
V.212Chamber of Commerce (State of Georgia)
V.213Department of Commerce (State of Georgia)
V.31Georgia Exposition of Commerce and Industry
V.32Laurence W. Dabney and Associates
V.33Deering Milliken, Inc.
V.34State Department of Education
V.35First National Bank
V.36First Readers in Senate
V.37Foundation Life Insurance Company
V.38Charles E. Furbee (Tax Matter)
V.39Democratic Party of Georgia
V.310Georgia Bar Association
V.311Georgia Heart Association Luncheons
V.312Georgia Podiatry Association
V.313Georgia Society for Prevention of Blindness
V.314University of Georgia
V.315J. E. Greiner Company
V.316Harland Bartholomew and Associates
V.317Harvey Hunt Tax File
V.318International Savings Life Insurance Company
V.319Jekyll Island Baptist Mission
V.320L & N Railroad, 1965
V.41L & N Railroad, 1964
V.42L & N Railroad, 1963
V.43L & N Railroad (Western and Atlantic Bill), 1963
V.44March of Dimes
V.45Marshallville, Georgia Bank
V.46Massey College of Atlanta
V.47Mental Health Association (Metropolitan Atlanta)
V.48Mercer University
V.49Moultrie - Colquitt County Industrial Commission
V.51National Guard Association of the U.S.
V.52Henry G. Neal [State employee retirement system]
V.53Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia [Billboard zoning]
V.54Pat Pattillo [rapid transit]
V.55People-to-People, Inc. (folder 1 of 2)
V.56People-to-People, Inc. (folder 2 of 2)
V.57Phelan Finance Corporation
V.58Railroad Correspondence
V.59Rapid Transit - Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1965
V.510Rapid Transit, 1964 July-December
V.61Rapid Transit, 1964 January-June
V.62Rapid Transit - Committee of 100, 1963 July-December
V.63Rapid Transit - Committee of 100, 1963 January-June
V.64Rapid Transit, Citizen's Committee to Study, 1963-1964
V.65Rapid Transit - Print Material
V.66Rapid Transit - Other Cities (folder 1 of 2)
V.67Rapid Transit - Other Cities (folder 2 of 2)
V.68Red Carpet Tours, 1963-1965
V.69Governor Carl Sanders [Georgia Game and Fish Department; Educating Georgia's People]
V.71Savannah - Chatham County School Case [desegregation], 1963, 1966
V.72Ralph Stell v. Savannah - Chatham County Board of Education [transcript of proceedings] [desegregation] (folder 1 of 2), 1963 June 28
V.73Ralph Stell v. Savannah - Chatham County Board of Education [desgregation] (folder 2 of 2), 1963 June 28
V.74Seaboard Airline Railroad Company
V.75Siegel, Harry L. [Eastburn-Siegel Advertising], 1963
V.76Snyder, Hugh [Georgia liquor laws]
V.77South Penn Oil Company, 1963
V.78Southern Railway System v. Interstate Commerce Commission
V.79State House File [Highway contracts awarded by the State Highway Department, Georgia Rural Roads, and State Bridge Authority]
V.710Status of Legislation, 1963 February 27, March 1
V.711Status of Stock
V.712Stone Mountain Grit, Inc.
V.81Summer - Minter and Associates
V.82Tech - Georgia Development Fund (folder 1 of 2)
V.83Tech - Georgia Development Fund (folder 2 of 2)
V.84Tomberlin - Sheetz, Architects
V.85Orville Marion Tucker v. S. Ernest Vandiver
V.86United Trust Life Insurance Company, circa 1966
V.87United Trust Life Insurance Company (folder 1 of 2), 1965
V.88United Trust Life Insurance Company (folder 2 of 2), 1965
V.89United Trust Life Insurance Company, 1964
V.810United States Legislation re: Savings and Loan Associations
V.811Vidalia Banking Company
V.813Ward Wight
V.91Sid Williams - Politics on Parade, 1963-1964
V.92Allen West Wood

B. Personal/Political

Personal/Political is organized into three groups: Chronological, Subject, and Invitations, Cards, and Letters of Thanks.
V.93Personal/Political (folder 1 of 2), 1966 April
V.94Personal/Political (folder 2 of 2), 1966 April
V.95Personal/Political (folder 1 of 2), 1966 March
V.96Personal/Political (folder 2 of 2), 1966 March
V.97Personal/Political, 1966 February
V.101Personal Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1966 January
V.102Personal Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1966 January
V.103Personal Correspondence, 1965 December
V.104Personal Correspondence, 1965 November
V.105Personal Correspondence, 1965 August-October
V.106Personal Correspondence, 1965 June-July
V.107Personal Correspondence, 1965 January-May
V.108Personal Correspondence, 1964 September-December
V.111Personal Correspondence, 1964 July-August
V.112Personal Correspondence, 1964 January-June
V.113Personal Correspondence, 1963 August-December
V.114Personal Correspondence, 1963 June-July
V.115Personal Correspondence, 1963 January-May
V.116Very Important Papers, undated
V.117Chapel of All Faiths, undated
V.118Executive Orders, 1959-1962
V.119Inaugural Ceremonies, 1963 January 15
V.121Recommendations (folder 1 of 2), 1963 February-1964 June
V.122Recommendations (folder 2 of 2), 1963 February-1964 June
V.123Congratulations on Joining the Firm, undated
V.124Political Clippings, 1965
V.125Political Clippings (folder 1 of 2), 1964
V.126Political Clippings (folder 2 of 2), 1964
V.127Congratulations to Legislators, 1964
V.128Political Miscellany, undated
V.131Invitations to Speak, 1966 January-April
V.132Invitations to Speak, 1965
V.133Invitations Accepted, 1965 January-May
V.134Invitations Regretted, 1965 January-May
V.135Breakfast Invitations to Legislators (SEV), undated
V.136Invitations, 1964 July-December
V.137Invitations, 1964 May-June
V.141Invitations, 1964 January-April
V.142Invitations to Legislature, 1964
V.143Invitations, 1963 June-December
V.144Invitations, 1963 January [February]-May
V.145Christmas Cards, 1965
V.151Christmas Cards, 1964
V.152Thanks for Cards and Gifts - No. 1 (folder 1 of 2), 1964 Christmas
V.153Thanks for Cards and Gifts - No. 1 (folder 2 of 2), 1964 Christmas
V.154Thanks for Cards and Gifts - No. 2, 1964 Christmas
V.155Thanks for 1963 Christmas Cards and Gifts No. 1, 1963
V.156Thanks for 1963 Christmas Cards and Gifts No. 2, 1963
V.161Thanks for 1963 Christmas Cards and Gifts No. 3, 1963
V.162Thanks for 1963 Christmas Cards and Gifts No. 4, 1963
V.163Letters of Thanks for Gifts, 1963 January-April

VI. Related Materials

21 box(es)
13 scapbooks, 372 photographs, and 13 cartoons
Related Materials is organized in three subseries: A. Scrapbooks, 1948-1972, B. Photographs, 1957-1972, and C. Editorial Cartoons.

A. Scrapbooks

( 13 volume(s) )
Thirteen scrapbooks that document Vandiver's political experience. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, brochures, and press releases. Topics include the 1962 governor's conference, the opening of I-75, the National Guard, 1958 gubernatorial campaign, and his senatorial race.
VI.1General scrapbook, 1948-1950
VI.2General scrapbook, 1952-1958
VI.3Gubernatorial election scrapbook, 1958 February-1958 September
VI.4Gubernatorial election scrapbook, 1958 July-1958 September
VI.5"Lowndes County Activities for Ernest Vandiver": a gift to Vandiver to support his campaign for Governor in 1958, 1958
VI.6General scrapbook [Includes list of talking points on various issues such as ethics in government, government finances, and segregation.], 1958 December-1959 December, 1963 January
VI.7I-75 opening, includes photographs, 1959
VI.8General scrapbook, 1960
VI.9The National Executive Commission of the 150th Anniversary of the May Revolution in Argentina, 1960
VI.10General scrapbook; 1961, 1 page of December 1962-January 1963, 1961, 1962 December-1963 January
VI.11General scrapbook, 1962
VI.12Southern Governors' Conference, includes photographs, 1962
VI.13Senatorial campaign, 1971-1972
VI.14General scrapbook
VI.17Inauguration scrapbook, 1959
VI.17Inauguration day [clippings and photographs], 1959 January

B. Photographs

( 459 photographs and 52 negatives )
Photographs were removed from original collection for preservation purposes and separately cataloged. Subjects include Vandiver's 1958 campaign for governor, the 1961 governor's conference, state buildings, and individuals. Each photograph has been assigned a number and given a brief description including individuals, event and date, if known.
VI.15SEV PF 01Portrait of S. Ernest Vandiver, used in 1972 U.S. Senate Campaign, 1972
VI.15SEV PF 02Portrait of S. Ernest Vandiver, gubernatorial campaign, 1966
VI.15SEV PF AS 03Portrait of S. Ernest Vandiver, gubernatorial campaign. Three poses, also "post-card" size, autographed, 1958
VI.15SEV PF AS 04Portrait of S. Ernest Vandiver, Lt. Governor campaign. Two autographed copies, 1954
VI.15SEV PF 05Portrait of Herman E. Talmadge, undated
VI.15SEV PF 06Portrait of Jimmy Bentley, undated
VI.15SEV PF 07Portrait of Peter Zach Geer, undated
VI.15SEV PF 08Swearing-in of S. Ernest Vandiver as governor of Georgia, 1959 January
VI.15SEV PF 09Election night, 1958
VI.15SEV PF 10Opening of campaign at Dublin, GA, 1958 July 12
VI.15SEV PF 11S. Ernest Vandiver campaigning in Gainesville, GA, 1958
VI.15SEV PF 12Campaign speeches for S. Ernest Vandiver, Jim Gillis, Jimmy Bentley, other, 1958
VI.15SEV PF 13Miscellaneous campaign images, 1958
VI.15SEV PF 14S. Ernest Vandiver speaking in Valdosta, GA, 1958 August 30
VI.15SEV PF 151958 Campaign - Barbecue and Speaking, 1958
VI.15SEV PF 16Campaign rally in Macon, GA, 1958
VI.15SEV PF 17S. Ernest Vandiver campaigning at outdoor rally, 1958
VI.15SEV PF 18Governor's Conference, Hawaii, 1961 June
VI.15SEV PF 19Skylift opening, Stone Mountain, GA, 1962
VI.15SEV PF 20Governor S. Ernest Vandiver, purchasing agent at A.C. Gillem and former agent W.R. Bowdoin, 1959 August
VI.15SEV PF 21Pencil sketch of S. Ernest Vandiver at Governor's Conference, 1960
VI.15SEV PF 22Governor Wesley Powell and Richard L. Coffman, president of Governor's Conference, undated
VI.15SEV PF 23Charles A. Collier, director of Georgia Parks, 1959
VI.15SEV PF 24Gordon Brown and William Wieland, U.S. Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, undated
VI.15SEV PF 25Governor S. Ernest Vandiver and Agriculture Commissioner Phil Campbell with dairy princesses, 1962 May
VI.15SEV PF 26Charles T. White, administrative assistant to Governor S. Ernest Vandiver with E.C. Kickhaefer, 1962
VI.15SEV PF 27Preston Cobb, murder suspect, 1961 October 10
VI.15SEV PF 28House in Dillard, GA built by S. Ernest Vandiver's father, undated
VI.15SEV PF 29Remodeling plan for Little White House Museum, Warm Springs, GA includes newspaper plate, undated
VI.15SEV PF 30Angus M. Harrison, Climax, GA, undated
VI.15SEV PF 31U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, Savannah CDR John J. Hennessy, undated
VI.15SEV PF 32Signs on Ty Cobb baseball shrine, undated
VI.15SEV PF 33Charles T. White, administrative assistant to Governor S. Ernest Vandiver, and Governor S. Ernest Vandiver, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 34W.D. Padgett, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 35Governor S. Ernest Vandiver with Georgia Red Carpet Tour, 1964.
VI.15SEV PF 36Governor Connally of Texas with Betty and S. Ernest Vandiver, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 37Governor S. Ernest Vandiver speaking at Rotary Club, Thomasville, GA, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 38Betty and S. Ernest Vandiver, 1960 January 17.
VI.15SEV PF 39Governor S. Ernest Vandiver speaking outdoors, 1961 April.
VI.15SEV PF 40Kennedy inaugural parade, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 41School children holding "Kennedy for President" poster, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 42Portraits of S. Ernest Vandiver, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 43S. Ernest Vandiver addressing "Optimist International", Sandy Springs, GA, 1966 May 9.
VI.15SEV PF 44Eugene Talmadge speaking outdoors, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 45Brunswick State Docks, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 46Milledgeville State Hospital proposed buildings, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 47Atlanta Farmers Market under construction, 1957 December 11.
VI.15SEV PF 48The Dittler property, 120 Hunter St., S.E. Atlanta, GA, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 49Church (Methodist Lavonia, GA?), undated.
VI.15SEV PF 50Bainbridge gas terminal, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 51One Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA, 1966 April.
VI.15SEV PF 52Highway dedication, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 53Governor S. Ernest Vandiver and unidentified associates, undated.
VI.15SEV PF 54African American students in a variety of academic settings, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver posed at desk, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver in Governor's Office with others, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver in Army helicopter, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Kids in school yard-Moultrie, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver at speaking engagement, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver, Betty Vandiver, and unidentified man at Brunswick State Docks, 1960 August 25.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia Department of Labor building, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Crowd waiting for John F. Kennedy, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54M-48 tanks at Fort Stewart Field Equipment Concentration Site, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Man on tractor, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Two men at machine, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Two children with sheep, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia Military Institute, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Woman at computer, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54530th Air Force Band, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Wildfire in Georgia, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54East Point Health Center, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia Forestry Commission aircraft, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia Forestry Commission employees in field, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54District Office of the Georgia Forestry Commission, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54[National Guard] on field, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Two men surveying construction site, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia Forestry Commission forestors, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia Forestry Commission-Law Enforcement Investigation, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54DeKalb General Hospital, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia Forestry Commission employee broadcasting weather forecasts (Georgia Forestry Center, Macon), 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Unknown bridge, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Chickens in barn, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver speaking before a crowd, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Two men at tree collecting turpentine, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Lab workers, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54[Georgia State Penitentiary], 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Refinery, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Augusta State Docks, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Scenes from Savannah and Brunswick docks, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Savannah Armory Dedication, 1962 April 20.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia Forestry Commission department officers training, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Solid-propellant rockets, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Meeting of the Southern Governors' Association (SGA) [?]. Includes Vandiver (front row, far left), 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Banquet gathering, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54W.S. Richards, Sixth and Seventh Grade Science Teacher, on WETV, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Brick church, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Coils of wire, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Deer in Field, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Tractors in corn field, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia Forestry Commission employee operating mist blower, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Interstate Highway System-Interstate 16, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Sketch of National Guard Armory, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Sketch of building, aerial view, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Fish and Game Division-two men in creek, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54High Falls Lake, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54State Route 75, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Cloudland Canyon State Park, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Two men in boat, testing water, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver at ribbon cutting ceremony, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver signing documents with two men and two children in wheelchairs looking on, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Candidates taking exam, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Sailing along the Chattahoochee, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Man with car on barge, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Dr. James F. Hackney (Fulton County Health Department) administering dose of polio vaccine, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver, wife, and others at Banquet at Atlanta Marriott, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver, two officers, outside Georgia Air Guard Aircraft, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Seed Orchards, Georgia Forestry Commission, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Tomatoes on the vine, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Field-graded seedlings, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Men and machinery, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Cars on highway, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Men in cornfield, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Unidentified National Guardsman with Vandiver, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia military personnel, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Haystacks in field, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver at hunting lodge, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Savannah Armory, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Georgia State Patrol employees, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Unknown soldier taking off his combat boots in the Army barracks, 1959-1962
VI.15SEV PF 54Official opening of new rail lift, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Inside an architecture firm [?], 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Unknown man speaks at podium. Vandiver seated at table, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Warehouse with rolls of jute burlap used for carpet backing , 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Bird in tree, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 54Vandiver greeting men outside airplane labeled "Provisional Airworthiness", 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 55Governor S. Ernest Vandiver hunting with friends: R.L. Nagle, Grocery Prod., A.E. Staley, Mfg. Co., Carl J. Reith, Col. Stores, L.E. Doxsie, Corn Div., A.E. Staley Mfg. Co., William Brock, Jr. , Brock Candy, S. Ernest Vandiver, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 56Presentation of Georgia state flag to U.S. Naval Training Center for Women Recruits, 1962 July 6.
VI.15SEV PF 57Photos from scrapbooks: Vandiver speaking at Stephens County campaign event with Richard B. Russell; Vandiver shakes hands with unknown man in Georgia Senate Chamber, 1959-1962.
VI.15SEV PF 58Ernest Vandiver, Vivien Leigh, David Selznick, and Olivia de Havilland at the Gone with the Wind premiere, 1961
VI.15SEV PF 59Ernest and Betty Vandiver with Govenor and Mrs. Marvin Griffin, 1954
VI.1560Wedding photo of S. Ernest Vandiver and Betty Russell Vandiver, personal family photos [photos attached to notebook paper], 1950-1959
VI.1561S. Ernest and Betty Vandiver at unveiling of the Ernest Vandiver Armory, [1960s]
VI.1562S. Ernest Vandiver and unidentified man, 1960s
VI.1563S. Ernest Vandiver speaking at event with unidentified people, 1960s
VI.1564Six unidentified men at event honoring S. Ernest Vandiver, 2000s
VI.1565Unidentified man barbecuing outdoors, undated
VI.1566S. Ernest Vandiver, Betty Vandiver at ground breaking event with two unidentified men, [1960s]
VI.1567Photos of unidentified man, woman, and event, [1950s-1960s]
VI.1568S. Ernest Vandiver speaking at The Governor's Conference on Trade Commerce, [1960]
VI.1569S. Ernest and Betty Vandiver at event with unidentified men giving pledge of allegiance, 1960s
VI.1570S. Ernest and Betty Vandiver, [2000s]
VI.1571Photo of "Welcome Home Governor" celebration in Lavonia, Georgia, [1960s]1
VI.1572Photo of S. Ernest Vandiver speaking at event, 1960s
VI.1573S. Ernest Vandiver sitting at his desk in governor's office with unidentified men, [1960]
VI.1574John Wayne and unidentified man in Fort Clark, Texas, 1959 September 1
VI.1575[Betty Vandiver standing in room with Christmas gifts for Governor Vandiver?], 1961 December
VI.1576[Vandiver family posing for press conference?], [circa 1970?]
VI.1577S. Ernest Vandiver speaking at event and sitting with wife, Betty Vandiver, [1960s]
VI.1578S. Ernest and Betty Vandiver at various events, [1950s-1960s]
VI.1579S. Ernest and Betty Vandiver with wedding party, 1947
VI.1580S. Ernest Vandiver hunting photos, undated
VI.1581Vandiver family in front of "Congratulations Georgia's Governor" cake, photo of two men decorating cake, 1959
VI.1582S. Ernest Vandiver at opening of the Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad, 1962
VI.1583Dean William Tate, Dean Edith Stallings, Dr. O.C. Aderhold, Dr. Joe Williams, and Governor Ernest Vandiver at the site of 6 new dormitories at the University of Georgia, [1960]
VI.1584Richard B. Russell, Herman E. Talmadge, S. Ernest Vandiver, Betty Vandiver at Richard B. Russell Welcome Event, 1957 October 26
VI.1585S. Ernest Vandiver and Carl Sanders waving outside airplane, [1963]
VI.1586Photos of Vandiver family, Governor Vandiver and son standing by Highway 17 sign, [1960s]
VI.1587Vandiver campaign event, 1958
VI.1588Personal photos of Vandiver family in black "Insurance Record" binder, 1957
VI.1589Metal Plates (Portrait), undated
VI.18Photo album, Vandiver campaigning and in chambers, 1960s
VI.18Photo album, Vandiver at various events, 1950s-1960s
VI.19Photo albums, Vandiver at various events
VI.20Photo albums, Vandiver at various events, 1960s
VI.21Photographs of Vandiver and associates during his tenure as Governor, 1960s
Note: Photographs are curled and will require special handling.

C. Editorial Cartoons

( 13 item(s) )
All cartoons document Vandiver's tenure as Governor and various campaigns including 1972 Senate race. Six of the cartoons were drawn by Clifford H. (Baldy) Baldowski. The remaining cartoons were drawn by John Redmond, Somerville, and Wells.
VI.161Gambrell in suit observes racing contenders stretching under starting banner for 1972 Senate Race: Burson, Caldwell, Maddox, 'Bo'. Carter, Sanders, Vandiver/ [Clyde] Wells, The Augusta Chronicle, 1972
VI.162"Fetch!" Vandiver sics dog (Senate Watchdog Committee) into pool of Efficiency-Honesty ringed by Board Duplicating Waste and Squanderings/ Somerville, Atlanta Journal, 1958 September 29
VI.163"Mind If I Join You?" OFFICIAL SECRECY ATTACKS ON FREE PRESS Vandiver taps shoulder of press man carrying torch with banner Georgia's newspapers/ John Redmond, The Macon Telegraph, [1958]
VI.164"An Early Start Won't Hurt" '58 Gubernatorial Race; oversized, smiling man with Association of County Commissioners on suit jacket front carries jockey Vandiver who is convention speaker on horseback around race track/ John Redmond, The Macon Telegraph, 1958
VI.165Vandiver and rider sit on thirsty horse "Vadmin" staring at posted, dried-up "State Surplus Fund Water Hole."/ Somerville, Atlanta Journal, 1958
VI.166The Only Name We See. Ernest Vandiver nameplate lit by "Reform Hopes" torch held by extended arm; "Wholesale Corruption" in shadow/ Somerville, [1958]
VI.167Griffin drives passenger in huge auto labelled "Griffin-Machine Demonstrator Try the Rural-Road Multi-Million-Dollar Ride! Vandiver passes in opposite direction in turnkey minicar with roof sign, Buy the Vandiver and Save! And with rear $3 Auto Tag/ Somerville, [1958]
VI.168"Grandstand Event" Marvin Griffin and Ernest Vandiver shoot basket of '58 Election. Griffin's ball is labelled Super Road-building Rumors; Vandiver's is $3 Tag Talk/ Baldy [autographed "Best Wishes to Mrs. Vandiver and family"], 1958 January 14
VI.169"Now, To Take Stock!" Questioning Vandiver writes "Leeches, Opportunists, Influence-Peddlers, Profit Seekers" as crowd of well-wishers congratulate him under Victory banner/ Baldy, 1958
VI.1610"Gentlemen of The Jury…" 1958 election, Vandiver holds pristine volume of "Facts and Figures 1958 Edition. Griffin holds battered 1910 edition of Court House Politics. Both surrounded by word Roadsand dollar signs/ Baldy, 1958
VI.1611"An Early Start Won't Hurt" '58 Gubernatorial Race; oversized, smiling man with Association of County Commissioners on suit jacket front carries jockey Vandiver who is convention speaker on horseback around race track/ John Redmond, The Macon Telegraph [missing], 1958
VI.1612"…Sure, I Came In Like A Lamb!" Gov. Vandiver as wounded lion leaning back against a tree, "Appropriations Fight" on stomach, picking teeth, debris of human bones at feet. Lt. Gov. Garland Byrd to side holding bone overhead. State Capitol in background/ Baldy [autographed, To Governor Vandiver at His Best. Best Wishes, Baldy.], [1959-1963]
VI.1613"From Top to Bottom" Vandiver sweeper pushes away Capitol 'hangers-on" labelled Scandal, Reckless Spending, Cronyism, Laxities, Waste, Bureaucracy/ Baldy, [1959-1963]
VI.1614Vandiver fires canon at Gambrell in dingy, 1972 campaign/ Baldy [autographed], 1972

VII. Post Career

1 box(es)
VII.11Correspondence and articles, 1992, 1997-1998

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