RUSSELL, Richard Brevard, Jr., 1897-1971


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Guide to Research Collections

Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA
Papers: Correspondence in United Church Women records, 1946-1976; and Jesse Draper papers, 1917-1946.


Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 5 audiotapes (1960-1969) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.


Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: Ca. 100 items (1927-1969) in various collections including Robert Jesse Travis papers, 1818-1966; Comer McDonald Woodward papers, 1892-1942; Costen Jordan Harrell papers, 1828-1970; Mildred Hicks papers, 1917-1945; Mildred Seydell papers, 1842-1978; Josephine Mathewson Wilkins papers, 1920-1977; Richard H. Rich papers, 1902-1981; Charles F. Palmer papers, 1903-1973; Harvey Warren Cox papers, 1865-1961; Glenn Weddington Rainey papers, 1917-1974; and William Berry Hartsfield papers, 1892-1980.


Georgia Department of Archives and History
Atlanta, GA
Papers: Gubernatorial papers.


Georgia Historical Society
Savannah, GA
Papers: Correspondence in Meldrim family papers, 1809-1973; Lowry Axley papers, 1926-1949; Jones family papers, 1723-1936; Pleasant Alexander Stovall papers, 1846-1974; and David McCord Wright papers, 1812-1978. Finding aid.


Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Papers: In transcripts and audio recordings of telephone conversations held by Lyndon Johnson, 1 September - 31 October 1964. Finding aid.


Sioux City Public Museum
Sioux City, IA
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Barnett Huff papers, 1907-1968.


University of Georgia
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Athens, GA
Papers: Correspondence in Margaret Davis Cate papers, 1890-1964; and Milton Luther Fleetwood papers, 1839-1966.


University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Papers: 1933-1971. 1,818 linear feet. Official and personal correspondence and papers organized into eighteen series: dictated letters (1944-1970); intra-office communications (1943-1971) between the senator and his staff; speech/media files (1933-1971); office files (1931-1938); personal files (1928-1971) comprised of correspondence and materials relating to his travel; political files (1932-1971) relating to each senatorial campaign, his presidential bid, political correspondence on various topics, and an extensive newspaper file; political patronage files (1933-1970); official constituent correspondence files (1943-1971); legislative files (1934-1971) relating to committee assignments; Civil Rights files (1943-1971); rivers and harbors files (1937-1970); MacArthur hearings (1951-1953); Warren Commission files (1963-1970); military installation files (1945-1970); general files (1943-1971) comprised mainly of material relating to federal agencies and departments; international files (1940-1971); case files; and cross-reference files. Finding aid. Case files are closed for 75 years after their creation and portions of other series are restricted.

Papers: 1897-1970. 59 linear feet. Personal papers formerly maintained at his home, organized into five series: early years; school years; pre-gubernatorial and Georgia legislature; gubernatorial; and senatorial years. Includes personal and family correspondence (1897-1918); legislative, political, and personal correspondence, and subject files (1921-1931); campaign material, correspondence, subject files, newsclippings, and speeches (1931-1933); and senatorial materials (1933-1971) including intra-office materials, speeches and newsclippings, political campaign files, patronage files, committee related files, and files relating to civil rights issues and international affairs. Finding aid. Portions of the collection are restricted.

Oral History: 1971-ongoing. 157 transcripts. Includes interviews with family members, staff, other senators and public figures, and friends. Cover entire life. Finding aid.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Stella Brunt Osborn papers, 1916-1983; Blair Moody papers, 1928-1954; and Owen J. Cleary papers, 1944-1959. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1929-1988.