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Donn M. Peevy Papers

Donn M. Peevy Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Donn M. Peevy Papers
Creator: Peevy, Donn
Inclusive Dates: 1975-1996
Bulk Dates: 1982-1990
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 box(es) (3 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL336
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Donn M. Peevy was a Georgia state senator from 1982 to 1990. His papers document his senate career and include correspondence, campaign materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a scrapbook.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Donn M. Peevy earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice in 1974 from Georgia State University and a J.D. degree from the Atlanta Law School in 1980. He has practiced criminal, civil, domestic and appellate law in State, Superior and Federal Courts. He also served as head of the Gwinnett County Police Department Vice and Intelligence Division from 1969 to 1975 and served in the Georgia National Guard from 1969 to 1975.

Peevy's political career began when he worked as legislative assistant to U.S. Congressman Edgar Jenkins from 1976 to 1979 and as the Gwinnett County State Court Prosecutor in 1980. He was elected as a Georgia State Senator for the 48th District in 1982 and served until 1990. While in the Senate, he served on the Transportation Committee, Appropriations Committee, and as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary.

Scope and Content

Peevy's papers document his Georgia senate career and include correspondence, campaign materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a scrapbook. Topics of note include a vote recount in 1986, crime bills, the Senate Special Judiciary Committee, and issues facing the elderly.

Organization and Arrangement

Divided into 4 Series: I: Legislative, II: Campaigns, III: Personal, and IV: Audiovisual Materials.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

User reference copies of the audiovisual recordings may be available upon request. Availability is dependent upon the condition of the recordings.

Preferred citation

Donn M. Peevy Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Conditions Governing Use

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 by Adriane Hanson, 2013-5-29.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Elections -- Georgia.
Georgia -- Politics and government.
Legislation -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Ed L. Jenkins Papers

C. Donald (Don) Johnson Papers, Record Group A: State Senate Files

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Georgia State Senate Oral History Project (Peevy Interview Available Online)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series I: Legislative, 1981-1990

1 box(es) (0.5 linear feet)
Series I: Legislative documents the legislation considered by the Georgia State Senate while Peevy was in office and includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, publications, and summaries of legislation passed during different General Assemblies. Topics include crime bills, prisons, the elderly, and gay rights.
11Newspaper Clippings and Correspondence [Includes Recall of Officials, Prison Sentencing and Overcrowding, and Nuclear Power Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro GA], 1986-1989
12Elderly Issues, 1987-1988
13Election Board, 1986-1989
14Letters/Responses [Also includes a Summary of Major Legislation Passed by the 1984 General Assembly, Speeches, and Peevy's Response to an Article about School Prayer.], 1983-1990
15[Gay Rights], 1981-1983
16Misc. News Articles, 1982-1984
17Bills [Crime Bills, Major Legislation of the 1990 Georgia Assembly], 1988-1990
18Summary of Major Legislation Passed by the 1985 General Assembly, 1985
19Newspaper Clippings, 1987 January-March
110Newspaper Clippings, 1988 January-March
111Senate Special Judiciary Committee 1987 Session Journal, 1987
112Georgia State Patrol Ticket-Fixing, 1986

Series II: Campaigns, 1982-1991

2 box(es) (2.25 linear feet)
Series II: Campaigns documents Peevy's campaigns for Georgia State Senate and includes correspondence, ads and memorabilia, newspaper clippings, election results, financial records, publications, and files on a recount in 1986.
113[Campaigns (Includes Correspondence, Ads, Meeting Notes, Financial Records, and Newspaper Clippings)], 1982-1986
114Recount, 1986
115Election Results, 1982-1986
116Photographs [With Staff or Colleagues], Certificate of Election, 1984, undated
117"The Georgia Report" Special Issues on Elections, 1985
118Gwinnett County [Criticism of the Republican Party; Presentments of March Term 1986 Grand Jury], 1986
21Scrapbook [Newspaper Clippings and Campaign Memorabilia], 1982-1991
22Commissioning Certificate, 1987

Series III: Personal, 1975-1996

1 box(es) (0.25 linear feet)
Series III: Personal includes an article Peevy wrote about Jimmy Carter leaving the Southern Baptist denomination, text for sermons that he delivered, and the publication "The Georgia Senate 1983-1984" with biographies of each senator for that term.
119Religion [Article about Jimmy Carter Leaving the Southern Baptist Denomination, Text for Sermons given by Peevy], 1996
120"The Georgia Senate 1983-1984" (Biographies), 1983

Series IV: Audiovisual Materials, 1988-2012

6 moving_image(s)
Series IV. Audiovisual Materials include 5 videocassettes dating from 1988-90 during Peevy's last term as a Georgia state senator. The tapes document legislative activities and campaigns. The series also includes an oral history of Peevy conducted by the Senate Oral History Project in 2012.
The audiovisual material is arranged by format.
Original and transfer media formats for this collection include VHS videocassettes.
User reference copies of the audiovisual recordings may be available upon request. Availability is dependent upon the condition of the recordings.
UC 336 VHS 001Buford High School Baccalaurete Services, 30 May 1990 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
UC 336 VHS 002General Assembly, Assault Weapons, 1990 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
UC 336 VHS 003Donn M. Peevy and Jerrie Lynn Peevy, 1990 Campaign, 1990 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
UC 336 VHS 004State Legislative Report. Rep. John Mobley and Sen. Don Peevy, 1988 May ( 1 moving_image(s) )
UC 336 VHS 005[Unidentified VHS videocassette], undated ( 1 moving_image(s) )
UC 336 DVD 001Georgia State Senate, Senate Oral History Project, Donn Peevy Interview, 2012 October 4 ( 1 moving_image(s) )