Robert M. Willingham Democratic Party of Georgia Files

Robert M. Willingham Democratic Party of Georgia Files

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert M. Willingham Democratic Party of Georgia Files
Creator: Willingham, Robert M.
Inclusive Dates: 1974-1976
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 box(es) (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL225RMW
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert M. Willingham, a well-known author and historian for Wilkes County, Georgia, compiled and donated this collection of materials on the Democratic Party of Georgia, 1974 to 1976. Willingham was elected as a delegate to the Democratic Party's State Charter Convention (1975) and was very involved in Georgia's Democratic campaigns and elections between 1974 and 1976. This collection represents Robert Willingham's personal files from this period. Individual files contain letters from Doug Barnard (Democrat from Augusta, U.S. Representative 1977-1993), Tom Harrold (candidate for U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10 th District), Irving Kaler (chairman of the State Ethics Commission of Georgia), C. C. Moreland (candidate for U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10 th District), and a gift card from Marge Thurman (Chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia). There are typescripts, correspondence, and ephemera relating to Georgia's State Charter Convention for the Democratic Party, County District Committee, the National Democratic Convention (Delegate Selection), State Committee, and News Releases relating to the Democratic Party of Georgia from 1974 to 1976.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of typescripts, correspondence, and ephemera collected by Robert M. Willingham relating to the activities of the Democratic Party in Georgia from 1974 to 1976. The bulk of the materials pertain to the party's charter convention and 10th District party activities. Also included are materials on the delegate selection procedure for the 1976 Democratic National Convention.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert M. Willingham Democratic Party of Georgia Files, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

User Restrictions

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Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2008.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Doug Barnard
12State Charter Convention
13State Charter Convention
14County and District Committees
15National Democratic Convention - Delegate Selection
16State Committee
17Press releases
18Tom Harrold
19Irving Kaler
110Dr. C. C. Moreland
111Marge Thurman

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