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Richard Yarbrough papers

Richard Yarbrough papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Yarbrough papers
Creator: Yarbrough, Richard
Inclusive Dates: 1991-1997
Language(s): English
Extent: 5 box(es)
Collection Number: ms4439
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Richard Yarbrough joined the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games as managing director of communications in April 1993 till the organization's conclusion in 1996. There he reported to Billy Payne, the president and chief executive officer and was responsible for public, state and federal government relations, and public information and press operations. During the games, he distinguished himself with his handling of the Centennial Park bombing and its aftermath.

Scope and Content

Collection includes transcriptions of tapes recorded by Richard Yarbrough each day on his drive home from work which date from July 1993 to September 1996, as well as binders for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee containing meeting minutes, press operations, fact sheets, staff manuals and briefings, news advisories, press releases, venues, contact lists, agreements and policies, federal government projects, and facilities and services. Tapes discusses everyday life, organizational and PR challenges, workplace friction and relevant press coverage. Also included are preliminary mock-ups of the Atlanta Olympics mascot Izzy, an Izzy plush, an archery pictogram tile, and a Centennial Olympic Games silver medal. Silver medals were given to high ranking officials who aided in organizing the Olympic games.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Richard Yarbrough papers, ms4439, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)
Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games
Centennial Olympic Park Bombing, Atlanta, Ga., 1996
International Olympic Committee
Plans (reports)
Yarbrough, Richard

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Tape transcriptions, 1993-07-02-1993-12-13
12Tape transcriptions, 1993-12-18-1994-02-24
13Tape transcriptions, 1994-02-11-1994-04-19
14Tape transcriptions, 1994-05-17-1994-09-28
15Tape transcriptions, 1994-10-18-1994-12-06
16Tape transcriptions, 1994-03-04-1995-01-11
17Tape transcriptions, 1995-02-02-1995-05-11
18Tape transcriptions, 1995-05-11-1995-07-24
19Tape transcriptions, 1995-07-24-1995-09-14
110Tape transcriptions, 1995-09-18-1995-11-27
111Tape transcriptions, 1995-11-29-1995-12-22
112Tape transcriptions, 1995-12-22-1996-02-01
113Tape transcriptions, 1996-02-01-1996-02-29
114Tape transcriptions, 1996-02-29-1996-04-01
115Tape transcription, 1996-04-01-1996-05-02
116Tape transcriptions, 1996-05-03-1996-06-07
117Tape transcriptions, 1996-06-10-1996-07-03
118Tape Transcriptions, 1996-07-04-1996-07-23
119Tape transcriptions, 1996-07-24-1996-09-26
120Miscellaneous tape transcription, 1996-03-04-1996-03-31
121-23Atlanta Coordination Commission meeting binder, 1993-11-08-1993-11-09
124-25Atlanta Coordination Committee meeting binder, 1993-04-06-1993-04-07
126Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games : press operations report to the IOC Press Commission, 1995-04-24
127-31International Olympic Committee meeting binder, 1994-02-19-1994-02-20
21-3International Olympic Committee meeting binder, 1994-11-14-1994-11-15
24-5International Olympic Committee meeting binder, 1996-02-19-1996-02-20
26Atlanta sports fact sheets, June, 1994
27-8The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games administrative support manual binder
29-10Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games bylaws, 1993
211Atlanta Olympic games staff training kit, 1996
212Atlanta Olympic torch relay caravan staff briefing book, 1994-09-16
213Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games : press news advisories and news releases, 1991-1992
214Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games : news releases and mailing list, 1992
215The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games : press information guide, November, 1992
216The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games sponsor PR workshop, 1995-07-10-1995-07-12
217International Olympic Committee facts sheet
218The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games sports binder
219Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games accreditation, venues and contact lists
220The Atlanta Centennial Olympic Stadium overview
221Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games agreements and policies
31Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games agreements and policies
32Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games interagency task force
33Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games federal government projects
34Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games White House Olympic interagency task force, 1995
35Questions for the Atlanta Coordination Committee binder, 1995
36-7ANOC meeting prep, 1994-12-12
38Le Comité d'Atlanta pour les Jeux Olympiques binder, 1993-12-08
39Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games employee handbook and class list
310Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games : International Olympic Committee presentation, 1994-09-04
311Proposed list of prime events for the Centennial Olympic Games, 1996
312Official report of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, February, 1994
313Olympic games sports financing, July-September, 1996
314The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games facilities and services booklet, 1996
315Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games media press meeting, 1995-04-01
316Report to the Atlanta Coordination Commission, 1995
317IOC memorandums, 1995-1996
318Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games dental package
319Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games employee financial package
320Miscellaneous background material
322Handwritten notes
323Drafted IOC speech
324Atlanta Olympic mascot "Izzy and Friends" design drafts and decisions
4Izzy plush
4Atlanta Centennial Olympics archery pictogram tile, 1996
VBCentennial Olympic Games silver medal, 1996