Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Georgia vs. Fire Ants

Fire ants have been vilified as a plague, a menace to innocent civilians, a killer of babies, and a damaging economic force for the agriculture industry. Georgia and other affected southern states have been engaged in a battle to eradicate them for at least 60 years. The ants are winning.

1.    Image of fire ant from The Daily News, 1979
(Campbell Papers Box 27, Folder 3)
 Fire ants journeyed to the U.S. from Brazil in 1918 through the port at Mobile, Alabama. After 30 years adjusting to the climate, they began to expand rapidly - by the end of the next decade they had spread to nine southern states.

Map showing the spread of fire ant infestations, circa 1960-1969 
(Campbell Papers, Box 8, Folder 5)
Because of the ants’ ability to migrate to new territories, the affected states called for a nation-wide eradication program to combat the invasive species and the federal government got into the fire ant eradication business in 1957. They spent millions of dollars each year and halted the spread of the fire ants’ territory but made little progress with removing them from already-infected states.

Cartoon depiction of dropping
pesticides from the air,
circa 1960-1969
(Campbell Papers, Box 30, Folder 2)
Hopes were raised in 1962 with the first use of the chemical mirex. With enough applications of this pesticide, it was possible to decimate fire ant populations.

During the 1960s, Georgia’s state-wide fire ant eradication program succeeded in pushing their territory back to the southwestern corner of the state. But conditions were still so bad in 1969 that Mississippi led the southern states in putting pressure on the USDA to end the problem once and for all.

But eradication was not to be. In the 1970s, the EPA banned mirex after studies linked it to cancer and birth defects. Researchers looked into thousands of chemicals and found others with some promise, including AMDRO (still in use but with limited effectiveness) and ferriamicide (later banned for being worse than mirex), but none proved as effective as mirex had been and conversations turned from “eradication” to “containment.” By 1980, reports estimate that the government had spent $100-150 million on the war against fire ants and yet the ants keep spreading.

Cover of USDA brochure
on fighting fire ants, 1973
(Campbell Papers, Box 8, Folder 5)
Georgia’s J. Phil Campbell, Jr. was in the middle of the action for much of his career as Georgia’s
Commissioner of Agriculture (1954-1969), Under Secretary of Agriculture (1969-1975), and agricultural consultant (1975-1998). In each position he participated in groups that studied the problem, advocated for government funding for eradication initiatives, and travelled the country speaking about the importance of the fire ant issue. As Under Secretary of Agriculture, he was involved in the negotiations between the USDA and the EPA about mirex and other pesticide use.  Campbell’s papers are housed at the Russell Library and were recently opened for research.  They include correspondence, reports, internal government memos, and research files about his work with fire ants and a myriad of other agricultural issues.

Photograph of Campbell at the USDA
Computer Center, 1969
(Campbell Papers, Box 57, Photograph JCP-pf-alb1969-03)
The battle continues to this day. Fire ants continue to spread and the USDA has an active research project, Imported Fire Ants and Household Pests, on how to stop them. But nearly a hundred years after they first appeared in this country, fire ants may be here to stay.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

First Person Project Day - June 19th

Join the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies for the First Person Project, an oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians, on Friday, June 19, 2015 in the Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries.

Six sets of partners will be accepted for this First Person Project session, scheduled for Friday, June 19th between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Each audio recording session takes one hour to complete. Photographs of interview pairs will also be taken for each session. The Russell Library will archive the interviews to add to its documentation of life in post 20th century Georgia and will provide participants with a free digital download of the recording and photographs. A $10 donation is suggested for each participant pair.

If you have a friend or family member with a story to tell, become a part of the First Person Project. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and can be made by calling 706-542-5782 or emailing clopez@uga.edu.

More About the First Person Project

Modeled roughly on StoryCorps, a national initiative partnered with National Public Radio and the Library of Congress, the First Person Project is smaller in scale but similar in concept, providing tools to would-be oral history interviewers and interviewees, including tips on how to create questions and conduct interviews. The project was inspired by the belief that everyone is an eyewitness to history, and that everyone, sometimes with a little encouragement, has a story to tell.

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Monday, June 01, 2015

Summer Reading List from The Rest of the Story Book Club!

Have you visited the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building? Would you like to learn more about some of the topics address in the exhibits on display? Looking for great books to add to your summer reading list? Then join us for our new monthly book club! We’ve just announced our summer selections, which include


June’s selection ties into the Native American collections found in our Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross and A Great American Land Grab examines the tumultuous relationship between Andrew Jackson and John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Ross lived in the Indian Lands along the Georgia-Tennessee border, which Jackson wished to claim for the U.S. Ross stood in strict opposition to Jackson’s ideals, and did all that he could to advocate for the Indian cause. However, his effort was no match for Jackson’s power and political influence. June’s meeting will take place Tuesday, June 23 from 5:30-7:00PM

In July, we’ll take a look at Drifting into Darien – a book written by one of the 2015 Georgia Writer’s Hall of Fame inductees, Janisse Ray. The book describes her devotion to the Altamaha River and its preservation. Considered the largest free-flowing river in the East, this “mighty waterway,” says the Nature Conservancy “is vital to the health of the Georgia coast.” Ray details her kayaking journey down the full length of the river, reflecting on both beauty and man-made devastation along the river’s banks. The second half of the work details ongoing conservation efforts. This work is a personal reflection and call to preservation from the author of the popular Ecology of a Cracker Childhood! July’s meeting will take place Tuesday, July 28 from 5:30-7:00PM.

And finally, the month of August always has us thinking about football. Curator Jason Hasty, who creates our annual fall football exhibit in the SCL's Rotunda, made this month’s book selection -- The Courting of Marcus Dupree by Willie Morris. This is the story of a black high school quarterback from Mississippi who was the most sought-after recruit in America, “a swift and powerful running back whom many were already comparing with the legendary Herschel Walker of Georgia.”  As Dupree’s talents on the football field drew attention to him and his town, the conversation turned from football to the lingering tensions of a recently desegregated South. August’s meeting will take place Tuesday, August 25 from 5:30-7:00PM

“The Rest of the Story” Book Club is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served at each meeting, and discussions will be followed by staff-led gallery tours to highlight displays related to the readings. For more information please call (706) 542-5788 or email Jan Hebbard at russlib@uga.edu, or visit our Goodreads group page at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/160379-the-rest-of-the-story-book-club

Friday, May 22, 2015

Brown Bag Film Screening, First Lady of Peace: Jeanette Rankin

On Thursday, June 11th the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, in partnership with the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, will host a lunch-time screening of the 1970 documentary film, The First Lady of Peace: Jeannette Rankin.

Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and was a notable activist for peace and women's suffrage. She served two non-consecutive terms in Congress (1917-1919 and 1941-1943), where she voted against United States entry into World War I and later became the only member of Congress to oppose entry into World War II. During her first term, she was also instrumental in passing the Nineteenth Amendment, granting all American women the right to vote, in the House of Representatives.

This film project was a labor of love for filmmaker David Fisher, who operated on a slim budget to produce the short film documenting the unique activist who spent her final years living in nearby Watkinsville. The film features extensive interviews with Rankin, who reflects on her long career and shares her vision for the future.

Archivists Jill Severn and Margie Compton will introduce the film. Sue Lawrence, director of the Jeannette Rankin Foundation, will offer closing remarks.

This brown bag lunch event will take place from 12:00-1:30PM in room 285 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries (300 S. Hull Street). The event is free and open to the public; beverages and dessert will be provided, but attendees should plan to bring their own lunch. For more information about the event email russlib@uga.edu or call (706) 542-5788. For more information about Jeannette Rankin, follow #Rankin135 on Twitter throughout the month of June 2015!

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies hold the Jeannette Rankin Papers and is the official repository for the records of the Jeannette Rankin Foundation.  The Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection holds the film The First Lady of Peace: Jeannette Rankin as well as other commercial and non-commercial audiovisual materials that document Jeannette Rankin.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lost: One Nuclear Bomb

In 1958, during a practice exercise for the U.S. military, a B-47 bomber plane collided with an F-86 fighter plane off the coast of Tybee Island. No one was injured, partially because the bomber’s crew ejected the Mark 15 nuclear weapon they were carrying. After several recovery missions, the bomb was presumed lost. It’s still somewhere off the island’s coast.

Photograph of MK15
(source: Wikimedia Commons)
As a native Savannahian, I have heard and repeated this “missing bomb” story approximately a million times. But while “There’s a nuclear bomb out there” is a great conversation starter on beach days, until recently I was unsure if the bomb was fact or only an urban legend. It didn’t help that I first heard this unbelievable tale from an intimidating economics teacher who liked to tell his students that the bomb could go off at any second.

Though the “go off at any second” part is an exaggeration, the weapon really was ejected into the waters off Tybee Island. The incident even has its own Wikipedia page, which comes in handy for convincing incredulous beach-goers. In more detail, a folder from Senator Max Cleland’s papers entitled “Savannah Nuclear Bomb” gives a good picture of the situation (Series V, Box 38, Folder 24).

Apparently, it was not uncommon for nuclear weapons to go missing. Military historian Doug Keeney was quoted in a newspaper article about the Tybee case saying that the military lost seven other bombs around the same time as the Mark 15. This became such a problem that the military ended these types of tests in 1966 because of the number of accidents.

A little less than 50 years after the bomb was dropped into the ocean, Savannah residents started to become concerned. In response to citizens’ worries, the 2000 newspaper article, “Bomb Lost off Coast May Hold Plutonium,” assured that the bomb would “probably would not blow up unless jarred by a strong force.” But if those ‘may’s and ‘probably’s did not put minds at ease, the Department of Defense conducted another search for the bomb, which was estimated to be anywhere between one and 10 miles off the coast.

Photograph of Senator Max Cleland
at the Capitol, 1997.
(source: Max Cleland Papers, Electronic Records
ER 14)
At the onset of the search that began in 2003, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted an Air Force official as stating that “although the bomb shell contains some radioactive material, it is not an amount that would endanger public health.” This half-century old bomb got so much attention in the early days of the new millennium that Senator Cleland offered a public statement calling for “the most environmentally safe and common sense solution.”

Whether the bomb posed any real threat or not, an extensive search which utilized a $2 million GPS search vessel followed. Despite all these efforts, after two months, the bomb was declared “irretrievably lost.”

So, it’s probably still out there, and this Summer I can continue to spread my favorite bomb fact in good conscience.

Post by Rachael Zipperer, student assistant, Russell Library 

Monday, May 18, 2015

135 Tweets for 135 years: Rankin Matters!

In June 2015 the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will mark the 135th anniversary of Congresswoman and activist Jeannette Rankin’s birth with the social media series, 135 tweets for 135 years: Rankin Matters.

Throughout the month, our Twitter feed @RussellLibrary will spotlight selected quotes, events, and achievements drawn from the life and career of this trailblazer for equity, justice, fairness, and peace in American politics. You can follow the Rankin Matters Series at #Rankin135. We're also planning a little birthday party, so stay tuned to the blog for details on that event happening June 11th!

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies holds the Jeannette Rankin Papers and is the official repository for the records of the Jeannette Rankin Foundation.  

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spotlight: Athens Oral History Project

This post was written by Alexander M. Stephens, a graduate student in UGA's Department of History and Russell Library Oral History Interviewer. He spotlights the Athens Oral History Project -- a new initiative of the Russell Library's Oral History and Media Unit led by Callie Holmes and Christian Lopez. This article also appears in the latest edition of Beyond the Pages, the newsletter of the UGA Libraries.  

About 500 yards from the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, there is a place in downtown Athens that is unknown to the vast majority of UGA students and alumni. Its history is one of struggle and triumph, ingenuity and community, each renewed on a daily basis. This is Hot Corner, and for most people in Athens, it hides in plain sight.

For the better part of the twentieth century, Hot Corner was the center of commerce and culture for black communities in the Athens area. The Morton Theatre, which opened in 1910, was the crowning achievement of local entrepreneur Monroe Bowers “Pink” Morton. It became the creative center of the Hot Corner district and, thanks to Athenians who forged a partnership between the Morton Theatre Corporation and Athens-Clarke County, it remains vital to Athens civic life. But there always was, and still is, much more to Hot Corner than the Morton Theatre. As Homer Wilson puts it, there is a unique spirit that courses through this section of downtown. For him, the owner of Wilson’s Styling Shop on Hull Street, this spirit has never faded. The commitments of the Wilson family, the Browns, the Wades, and countless others have embedded this area deep within the beating heart of Athens history. For this reason, Hot Corner is one of the community spaces at the center of the Athens Oral History Project, an initiative of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies designed to ensure that the history of our town reflects the people who call it home.

Christian Lopez, oral history archivist, gets the studio set
up for interviewee Rev. Archibald Killian, July 2014.
Wilson first began working as a barber in his father’s shop in the early 1960s. Wilson’s Styling Shop and neighboring Brown’s Barber Shop have kept local residents looking their best for fifty years. But more than that, these establishments are centers of social and political life. As Wilson told us in our first interview for the Athens Oral History Project, these barber shops have always been forums for community debates and regular stops for local politicians looking to hear people’s thoughts and make things happen. Whether Athenians go to Hot Corner to talk politics at Wilson’s, have a drink at Manhattan Cafe, or compete in world-class checkers matches at Brown’s, the intersection of Hull Street and Washington Street remains vital to the overall composition of our town. Some of the families with roots at Hot Corner joined together in 2000 to form the Hot Corner Association, an organization dedicated to honoring the district’s history and promoting minority entrepreneurship. The Russell Library’s goal is to support efforts like these by documenting the history of important community members and spaces—the ways things have changed and the ways they have remained the same.

But preservation is not our only goal. The Athens Oral History Project is also about learning to see what we normally don’t, the blocks that we may walk by every day without thinking about the people who live and work there. It’s these places, the ones perhaps least likely to end up in a brochure, that are most important to Lemuel LaRoche. Known around town as “Life,” LaRoche has been working in Athens communities for 15 years. As an undergraduate and later a master’s student in the UGA School of Social Work, LaRoche began looking for ways to bridge the gaps that he observed between local black communities and the university. He helped form the Dreaded Mindz Collective, a group of artists and activists who used spoken word poetry and hip hop to forge a closer bond between UGA and the town. LaRoche still uses poetry and music as a way to reach people in performances throughout the Southeast, but for a number of years his main method for connecting people around town has been the game of chess. LaRoche founded the Chess and Community Conference in 2012 to bring together youth from all over the Athens area. Chanting the mantra, “Think before you move,” he carries chess sets wherever he goes, inciting spontaneous play and honest conversations among people who otherwise might have never met. He has an uncanny ability to provoke introspection in both kids and adults while sitting at the chess board. And people are starting to notice. LaRoche received the 2015 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award presented by UGA for his efforts to “build bridges of unity and understanding” in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

AOHP Interviewer Alexander Stephens talking with
Bennie McKinley, July 2014.
This building process, though exciting and often joyful, is also marked by pain. In our recent interview, LaRoche demonstrated that oral history is not only about recalling the past. This research method causes time to twist. In the act of remembering, past and present and future meld into fears and hopes and visions. This became clear when LaRoche spoke about his aspirations for Athens, the place where he and his wife will raise their son, now just 15 months old. Evoking the concerns that scholar W.E.B.

Du Bois expressed for his son in Atlanta in 1903 and echoing lessons that Homer Wilson’s father taught him in the 1950s, Laroche spoke of wanting to live in a community—and in a world—where his son can grow into a man and not have to fear for his life because of the color of his skin. After a year marked by the violent deaths of young black men around the country, our interview with LaRoche reminds us of the stakes history holds for the present.

Oral history has the potential to amplify voices that have been muted in the historical record. In some cases, interviewees offer new takes on familiar events, as Rev. Archibald Killian did when he spoke of hosting Hamilton Holmes in his house during Holmes’s years at UGA. In other instances, interviewees shed light on aspects of our past that might otherwise be forgotten, as Bennie McKinley demonstrated when she talked about the support that Hot Corner businesses offered her and other high school students who led local civil rights actions in the 1960s. The Russell Library’s Athens Oral History Project is about bringing together these voices—from political leaders like Gwen O’Looney, to business owners like Homer Wilson, to educators like Anne Brightwell—so that history will reflect not just the people who have made headlines, but the people who have made history happen every day.

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Tribute to Eva Galambos

Our staff was saddened to learn about the death of Eva Galambos, who passed away on Sunday, April 19th at the age of  87.

Galambos was president of the Committee for Sandy Springs from 1975-2005, a group which lead efforts to incorporate the city. She also served as the city's first mayor, holding the office for two terms before stepping down in 2013. The collection she donated to the Russell Library includes correspondence, memoranda, announcements and flyers, meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, subject files, photographs, publications, and more related to the incorporation and activities of the Committee for Sandy Springs, Friends of Sandy Springs, Citizens for Sandy Springs, Georgia Future Communities Commission, and Northside Woods Neighborhood Association. 

In 2012 Galambos sat down with interviewer Bob Short to record on oral history for the Reflections on Georgia Politics oral history series. 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Making the Case (Available): Preparing ACLU Case Files for Research

ACLU of Georgia logo, 2005/2006
annual report (ACLU of Georgia
Records, Series I., Box 8, Folder 40)
This semester I have the great fortune of reviewing a collection donated to the Russell Library by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Georgia. The ACLU seeks to defend the principles and freedoms granted to individuals in the Bill of Rights. To do this, the ACLU of Georgia (along with 52 other ACLU affiliates) advocates for civil liberties by working toward changes in case law and legislation. As a second-year law student at the University of Georgia School of Law, I have been asked to review the ACLU’s records for a variety of legal restrictions - including attorney-client communications, attorney work-product, and confidential materials. It can be difficult for a layperson to know the differences between these restrictions and determine when they apply, so having the documents reviewed by someone with legal knowledge is important. I can scan documents for restrictions more quickly, and, when there is a question about whether a restriction should apply, I know what kind of legal sources (ex. law journals, the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, and the Official Code of Georgia) I should consult for an answer. Working on the ACLU of Georgia’s records has been useful for me as well. I enjoy learning more about the lives and work of people who live in Georgia and I get to review the files of some pretty interesting cases.

As many of the researchers who visit the Russell Library know, wading through documents that are sometimes more than ten years old can be tedious. However, the rewards from working on this collection far outweigh any challenges that this research can bring. What rewards could one possibly get from searching through these records? Well, to begin, the ACLU of Georgia’s records offer unique insight into the legal issues that Georgians faced over the past forty years -- issues that, in many ways, continue to exist. Challenges to unlawful searches and arrests, abuses of prisoners’ rights, abrogation of free speech, including free speech of children while at school, and the commingling of church and state can all be found in these records. The ACLU records offer so much more than what you can read about these issues in a ten-page court opinion! These records contain a unique perspective into the kinds of legal arguments parties filed with the court and the debate surrounding these issues. That kind of lawyerly jostling for a favorable opinion cannot always be captured in the final opinion issued by the court. For that reason alone, the ACLU of Georgia records will be worth a visit.
"Know Your Rights" brochure
(ACLU of Georgia Records, Series I., Box 8, Folder 48) 

Additionally, the records provide an interesting look at the kinds of pleadings, memoranda, and other legal filings that are part and parcel to a case. As a law student, it has been interesting to come across types of pleadings that I have never heard of before. I enjoy having the opportunity to read through those pleadings and get a sense of how lawyers practice on a daily basis. But even individuals without a legal education can find interest in the form arguments take when they are presented to a court and the procedure for doing so.

Overall working on the ACLU of Georgia records has been immensely rewarding, and I look forward to learning more about the kinds of legal issues that affect Georgians and the ways the ACLU has sought to address those issues.

For researchers interested in accessing these records, the case files will be available for research following the completion of the review, expected in early 2016.  Other portions of the records, including administrative, issue, and legislative files, will be opened this.

Post by Shaniqua Singleton, Russell Library student assistant

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Come In – We’re Open: New Collections Available for Research, April 2015

The Russell Library is pleased to announce the opening of several new collections.

Extensive collections documenting U.S. Senators Max Cleland and Zell Miller, the Democratic Party of Georgia, the Georgia Republican Party, State Senator Eric Johnson and the work of scholar Howard J. Wiarda are available now. We also are opening a number of smaller collections documenting, among other things, Athens-Clarke County politics, World War II veterans, masonic orders, desegregation, Dean Rusk, two prominent legal figures, and early 20th century politics. Follow the links below for full inventories of these collections.

Beth Abney Collection of Campaign Material, 1964-1993
The Beth Abney Collection of Campaign Material includes campaign ephemera from the gubernatorial campaigns of Joe Frank Harris, Lester Maddox and Zell Miller and a 1964 article about Grace Stephens, wife of Congressman Robert G. Stephens.

Leeman Anderson Collection of Masonic Lodge Records, 1848-1914
The Leeman Anderson Collection of Masonic Lodge Records documents the activities of two masonic lodges, Erin Lodge, No. 70, in Meriwether County, Georgia, and Hollonville Lodge, No. 70, in Pike County, Georgia, which were active from the middle of the 19th century into the early part of the 20th century

Arthur K. Bolton Scrapbooks, 1965-1993
Arthur K. Bolton served as the fiftieth attorney general of the State of Georgia (1965-1981). The scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, certificates and other ephemera related to his life and career.

Eloise Gay Brawley Collection of Richard B. Russell Letters, 1930-1971
Eloise Gay Brawley was a supporter of Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. The collection consists of letters written by Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr., to Mrs. Eloise Gay Brawley and newspaper clippings pertaining to the activities of Senator Russell and the Russell family.

Patricia Collins Butler Collection, 1938-2009
The Patricia Collins Butler Collection includes documentation of the romance and engagement of Patricia Collins and Richard B. Russell, Jr., in 1938.

Max Cleland Papers, 1947-2008
Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Cleland's papers predominantly document his career as a U.S. Senator and include constituent correspondence, legislative subject files, files from his committee service, press files, and files from his district office.

Homer Cooper Papers, 1945-2005
Homer Cooper was a professor of sociology, a veteran of World War II, and an active member of the Democratic Party. His papers document his involvement in the China-Burma-India Veterans Association and University of Georgia governance issues.

Charles R. Crisp Papers, 1875-1932
Charles R. Crisp served in the U.S. Congress from Georgia's 3rd district (1913-1932). The papers contain speeches and related notes, clippings, correspondence, and a legal document.

Democratic Party of Georgia Records, 1960-2007
The Democratic Party of Georgia Records include materials from the political organization related to the running of the state party, including materials related to administrative and financial departments, committee files, convention materials, and photographs.

John English File on Dean Rusk, 1966-1979
The John English File on Dean Rusk contains newspaper clippings covering Rusk's time at the University of Georgia and his commentary on foreign policy throughout the 1970s. The material includes a few memos from Rusk to English.

Freedom on Film Oral History Collection, 2007
Freedom on Film Oral History Collection includes three miniDV videocassettes containing interviews from 2007 with Mary Roberts-Bailey, Pete McCommons, and Joe Willie Wyms, who discuss their experiences in the desegregation of Georgia.

Georgia and National Political Ephemera Collection, 1906-1974
The Georgia and National Political Ephemera Collection includes material documenting political campaigns in Georgia, in the United States as well as a small amount of material on Canadian, French, and British political parties. The bulk of the collection is comprised of bumper stickers but also includes pamphlets, brochures, clippings, and matchbooks from candidates' political campaigns.

Georgia Republican Party Records, 1974-1999
The Georgia Republican Party Records contain materials from the political organization related to the running of the state party. The records represent the functions of the state party and include: the election of statewide and national candidates to political office, statewide political planning, gathering of voting statistics, and fundraising for the party.

W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr. Papers, 1965-1969
W. Colbert Hawkins, Sr., was a lawyer in Sylvania, Georgia and a Superior Court Judge, Ogeechee Judicial Circuit. His papers include correspondence with Georgia politicians, the legal community, and the business community (1965-1969).

Cardee Kilpatrick Papers, 1975-2010
Cardee Kilpatrick served Athens, Georgia, as a member of the Clarke County Board of Education (1979-1984), the Athens City Council (1986-1990) and the Athens-Clarke County Commission (1990-2004). Her papers include correspondence, planning documents, campaign materials, speeches, news clippings, photographs and artifacts.

Zell Miller Papers, Series V. United States Senator, 1928-2012, bulk, 2000-2005
Series V. United States Senator documents Miller's service as a U.S. Senator for Georgia from 2000 to 2005. The series includes his correspondence with constituents, committee and legislation files, and press files.

Richard B. Russell Statue Dedication Materials, 1996
The Richard B. Russell Statue Dedication Materials document the dedication on January 24, 1996, of the Russell statue that stands in the Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The materials include photographs, clippings, a certificate, a speech and related correspondence.

Howard J. Wiarda Papers, 1928-2012
Howard J. Wiarda is a scholar, consultant, think tanker, and political advisor in the fields of international relations, foreign policy, and comparative politics. His papers document his academic and political career, including his research, advising of government officials, and participation in Washington think tanks, and are predominantly composed of research files and writings.