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University of Georgia-Special Collections

300 South Hull Street

Athens, Georgia 30605

Description:

The mission of the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries is to acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to unique and rare materials related to the history and culture of Georgia.

The Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building houses the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, including University Archives, the Richard B. Russell Jr. Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.

http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/about/mission.html

Categories: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama,

Collections:
Joshua Hill to Ulysses S. Grant, 24 May 1869
Joseph Rucker and Clarinda Pendleton Lamar Papers, 1792-1936
Joseph Mackey Brown Papers, 1860-1930
The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
U. S. presidential letters, 1780-1972
John Howard Payne letter books, 1842-1850

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Joshua Hill to Ulysses S. Grant, 24 May 1869

2 items.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Collection number: MS1490.
The collection consists of a letter from Joshua Hill to President Ulysses S. Grant, May 24, 1869 in which Hill assures Grant that Georgia supports the Federal government's reconstruction policy and that the recent murders and problems with race relations do not represent the feelings of the majority of Georgians.
Joshua Hill, letter to President Ulysses S. Grant. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Typescript of letter available.
Joshua Hill (1812-1891), U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Georgia.
Finding aid available in repository.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/38476199

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Joseph Rucker and Clarinda Pendleton Lamar Papers, 1792-1936

Lamar, Joseph Rucker, 1857-1916. Joseph Rucker Lamar (1857-1916), lawyer, Georgia House of Representatives (1886-1889), Georgia Supreme Court (1901-1905), and U.S. Supreme Court (1911-1916), born in Elbert County, Georgia. Clarinda Huntington Pendleton (b. 1856) married Lamar in 1879.

The collection consists of papers of Joseph Rucker and Clarinda Pendleton Lamar from 1792-1936. Includes correspondence, scrapbooks, certificates, engagement books, invitations, speeches, and telegrams pertaining to Joseph Lamar's service on the Georgia and U.S. Supreme Courts, Clarinda Lamar's involvement with the Colonial Dames of America and the Lamars' personal and public life in Augusta, Georgia and Washington, D.C. Notable correspondents include William Jennings Bryan, James A. Garfield, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Charles Evans Hughes, Mary Custis Lee, Juliette Gordon Low, Helen and William H. Taft, Octave Thanet, and Edith and Woodrow Wilson. The collection also contains early materials (1792-1853) including two letters (1792) to the District Judge of Georgia, one from Alexander Hamilton and one from Nathan Pendleton, concerning a fraudulent manifest for the ship Minerva; religious tracts from the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (1813); land deeds; and slave bills of sale.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/38477947

Size
6.5 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Woodrow Wilson

- William Taft

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Joseph Mackey Brown Papers, 1860-1930

Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932. Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932), railroad executive, Georgia Governor (1909-1911; 1912-1913), son of Joseph E. and Elizabeth Grisham Brown, born in Cherokee County, Georgia. The collection consists of papers of Joseph Mackey Brown from 1860-1930. The papers contain correspondence, drafts of essays, and an 1869 diary. The early correspondence to Brown is mainly from family numbers including his mother Elizabeth Grisham Brown, his sister Mary V. Connally, his brother Julius L. Brown, and his uncles James Steele and N.V. Brown. The later correspondence includes a few letters to Brown from Alexander S. Clay, William H. Taft, Clifford Walker, Lamartine G. Hardman, John M. Slaton, Tom Watson, Hugh Dorsey, N.E. Harris and W.J. Harris dealing mainly with Georgia political matters. Of particular interest are letters written by Brown discussing labor relations within the state. The diary was written by Brown in 1869 while residing in Atlanta. The entries discuss schooling and the activities of his family, including his father Joseph E. Brown. The collection also includes typescripts of Brown's historical writings on Mexico.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/38476250

Size
1.5 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Congressional archive. Details to come.

Presidential content includes:

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Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

This collection holds the Nixon-Gannon Interviews: http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/collections/nixon/

Presidential content includes:

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U. S. presidential letters, 1780-1972

71 items (0.25 linear feet).
The collection consists of the signatures from presidents of the United States have been pulled from various collections, purchases and gifts at some time and placed in one collection. There are signatures of twenty-seven presidents. This compilation of the signatures will identify the source when it is known on the box list. There are letters, autographs and signatures from John Quincy Adams, Buchanan, Coolidge, Fillmore, Garfield, Grant, Harding, Hoover, Jackson, Jefferson, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lincoln, Madison, Monroe, Nixon, Pierce, Polk, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, Taylor, Truman, Tyler, Van Buren, Wilson, and Washington. Correspondence from others include letters from Eleanor Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Roosevelt, and Telamon Cuyler.
U. S. presidential letters. MS 956. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
The President of the United States is the chief executive office of the United States. In contrast to many countries with parliamentary forms of government, where the office of president, or head of state, is mainly ceremonial, in the United States the president is vested with great authority and is arguably the most powerful elected official in the world. The nation's founders originally intended the presidency to be a narrowly restricted institution. They distrusted executive authority because their experience with colonial governors had taught them that executive power was inimical to liberty, because they felt betrayed by the actions of George III, the king of Great Britain and Ireland, and because they considered a strong executive incompatible with the republicanism embraced in the Declaration of Independence (1776). Accordingly, their revolutionary state constitutions provided for only nominal executive branches, and the Articles of Confederation (1781-89), the first "national" constitution, established no executive branch. Encyclopedia Britannica http://www.britannica.com (Retrieved December 14, 2009).
Finding aid available in repository.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/298343983

Size
71 items

Presidential content includes:

This collection contains information about all 43 presidents.

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John Howard Payne letter books, 1842-1850

6 v.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Collection number: MS2654.
The collection consists of letter books of John Howard Payne from 1842-1850. The letters document Payne's writing career; his interest in American and English literature; his ambassadorship to Tunisia including descriptions of the county, people, and its relationship with the United States; the U.S. political patronage system; the Cherokee Indian Nation; and U.S. politics. Notable correspondents include George Catlin, Samuel Colt, Charles Dickens, Anna Mary Freeman, Washington Irving, John Ross, President John Tyler, and Robert Tyler.
John Howard Payne letter books. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
John Howard Payne (1791-1852), dramatist, diplomat, and American Consul at Tunisia (1843-1848).
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/38476747

Size
6 volumes

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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