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J. B. Fuqua Public Service Papers, Audiovisual Materials

J. B. Fuqua Public Service Papers, Audiovisual Materials

Descriptive Summary

Title: J. B. Fuqua Public Service Papers, Audiovisual Materials
Creator: Fuqua, John Brooks (J.B.), 1918-2006
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1964
Language: English
Extent: 3 item(s)
Collection Number: RBRL/249/JBF_AV
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Collection Description

Biographical Note

John Brooks Fuqua was born and raised in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Fuqua became a resident of Augusta, Georgia in 1940 where he lived with his wife, Dorothy, and their two children, J. Rex and Alan. J.B. Fuqua was a self-made businessman who built a multimillion-dollar empire which included owning WJBF television and radio stations and nearly two dozen other companies. Fuqua's political career started in 1957 when he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives for Richmond County where he served four terms. Fuqua's political career ended in 1966 when he left the chair of the Georgia Democratic Party.

While in the General Assembly, he was responsible for passing legislation to finance a new governor's mansion and he was involved with helping Carl Sanders become governor in 1962. Fuqua also maintained relationships with major national politicians such as John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and other national leaders. With the assistance of U.S. Attorney General, Robert Kennedy, he and Governor Sanders were able to prevent much of the racial violence that plagued some other southern states.

Fuqua became involved with philanthropic work after leaving politics. He donated to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to establish the Fuqua School of Business in 1980, established the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in honor of his wife, and also established the Orchid House. Fuqua also gave donations to establish the Fuqua Heart Center at Piedmont Hospital, Wesley Woods Center of Emory Healthcare, and the George West Mental Health Foundation.

Fuqua passed away in Atlanta, Georgia of complications from bronchitis in April 2006.

Scope and Content

J. B. Fuqua Public Service Papers, Audiovisual Materials includes two quarter-inch open reel tapes and one phonodisc.

Organization and Arrangement

J. B. Fuqua Public Service Papers, Audiovisual Materials is arranged by format.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Though the collection is open for research, reference copies of the audiovisual recordings are available upon request. Research requests will be filled as soon as possible and will be dependent upon the condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

J. B. Fuqua Public Service Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to reproduce material for publication. Persons wishing to reproduce materials in the Russell Library collections should consult the Director. Reproduction or quotation of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2011.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Audiovisual.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Audiovisual Materials

3 item(s)
J. B. Fuqua Public Service Papers, Series II. Audiovisual Materials includes two quarter-inch open reel tapes and one phonodisc.
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RR 0029JBF RR 00011957, WNOR-TV, Governor Carl Sanders, 1957
Moving image.
Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
RR 0029JBF RR 00021957, WNOR-TV, Governor Carl Sanders, 1957
Moving image.
Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
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PD 0009JBF PD 0001Hello, Lyndon, Ed Ames with the "Hello, Dolly!" Male Chorus, 1964
Sound recording.
Resource may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.