NUNN, Samuel Augustus, 1938-



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Stein and Day Publishers records, 1963-1988.


Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: 1939- (bulk1972-1996). 2,000 linear feet. Senatorial and family papers documenting Nunn’s childhood, education, military service, work on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee; law practice and civic service in Perry, Georgia; service in the Georgia General Assembly; service in the U.S. Senate; and post-Senate activities. The papers include audio and video recordings, microfilm, photographs, political cartoons, scrapbooks, awards, books, memorabilia, computer records, and CD-ROMs documenting both his professional and personal life. The majority of the records document Nunn’s Senate career. Senate records include campaign materials and records of Senate staffs. They document his campaigns for the Senate, legislative work, Senate committee work, political activities, communication with constituents, and his decision not to run for president in 1988. Also includes Elizabeth Cannon Nunn (Nunn’s mother) scrapbooks and clippings (1954-56) and (1972-96) documenting Nunn’s activities in high school, the 1972 Senate campaign, and his career in the Senate. Some restrictions. Finding aid on-line.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Martha Wren Gaines papers, 1962-1987. Finding aid.


Georgia State University
Pullen Library Special Collections
Atlanta, GA
Papers: Correspondence in National Domestic Workers Union records, 1965-1979.

Oral History: Discussed in interview (November 8, 1978) with Tom Linder; and in interviews (1988-1989) with Lester Maddox. Maddox interviews are transcribed. Part of Georgia government documentation project.


Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing materials. Finding aid.