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Series 2
Campaign Files, 1946-1952
Boxes 8-14, OP1

1946 Campaign
Box Folder Content
8 1 Campaign strategy (primary), mainly correspondence
8 2 Campaign strategy (general election), mainly correspondence
8 3 Election Contest file - Helen Mankin, mainly correspondence to JCD re expenses, financial matters, contest with Mankin; some printed material
8 4 Election Contest file of Wyman C. Lowe, mainly correspondence from JCD re formalities, legalities of contest with Lowe
8 5 Election Contest file, Correspondence concerning Mankin and Lowe contests mainly correspondence from JCD re support in contests; also to JCD re expenses
8 6 Primary - Misc. Correspondence, both to and from JCD re support, "thanks"
8 7 Misc. Notes/Scrap Paper, mainly daily correspondence, notes of JCD
8 8 Political Lists, printed and typed lists of constituents/voters
8 9 Public Speeches, typed and handwritten
8 10 Financial Information, correspondence, receipts, checks
8 11 Miscellaneous Pamphlets and Literature, printed material re Democratic Party in general (not JCD)
8 12 Campaign Pictures of Davis, photographs taken in one sitting
8 13 Correspondence (Davis Personal), mainly to JCD from concerned constituents
8 14 Work on Behalf of Constituents, mainly correspondence to JCD from citizens groups wanting action on various matters
8 15 Letters of Support, correspondence asking for and pledging support
8 16 Letters of Congratulations (General Election), all correspondence to JCD re victory
8 17 Miscellaneous, information on governmental matters
8 18 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, mainly whole editions (Georgia papers) concerning general politics - national
8 19 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, mainly whole editions of Georgia and Tennessee papers
8 20 Newspaper Clippings re Davis vs. Mankin, mainly editions of and clippings from Atlanta Constitution
1948 Campaign
9 1 Bills/Invoices, mainly for JCD's campaign headquarters - Grady Hotel
9 2 Political List File, contributors and voters lists
9 3 Bill Edens Personal, mainly correspondence from Sec. Bill Edens re money, personal
OP1 5 Certificate, Representative to Congress from the 5th District of Georgia, December 29, 1948
9 4 Davis' Voting Record (79th Congress), one many-paged vote-by-vote record of JCD
9 5 Work for Constituents, mainly correspondence to and from JCD
9 6 Speeches by Davis ,2 speeches by JCD and 2 fact sheets on JCD
9 7 Engagements, mainly correspondence to JCD asking him to appear at various functions
9 8 Strategy (General Election), mainly correspondence to JCD from his sec., Bill Edens
9 9 Strategy (Primary), mainly correspondence to JCD and Bill Edens
9 10 Letters of Support (Primary), mainly correspondence from JCD thanking for support, and many such letters accompanied by support letters
9 11 Letters of Support (Primary), same as above
9 12 Letters of Congratulation (Primary), same as above, but all re congratulations
9 13 Letters of Congratulations (General Election), mainly correspondence from dignitaries in Washington, D.C. and responses from JCD
9 14 Contributions (Primary), mainly correspondence from JCD expressing thanks
9 15 Contributions (General Election), same as above; also a list of contributors
9 16 Election Totals, breakdown of votes by race, precinct, candidate - 3 lists
9 17 Literature/Pamphlets, mainly printed material for JCD and Mankin; several photographs of JCD
9 18 Congressional Record, Fulton Co. Yearbook, mainly printed material - 2 copies of Congressional Record and Fulton Co. Yearbook
9 19 Miscellaneous Scrap/Note Papers, mainly memos
9 20 Clippings, mainly editions of The North Side News, clippings
1950 Campaign
10 1 Miscellaneous Financial Information, mainly correspondence to and from JCD; also receipts, etc.
10 2 Correspondence Concerning Davis' Service in the Army in the Judge Advocate General's Corps., correspondence - 2 letters to JCD stating his record in Army
10 3 Correspondence/and Resolutions of/the Democratic Executive Committee of Georgia
10 4 Letters of Acknowledgement of Davis' Appointment of Delegates to the 5th District Democratic Convention, mainly correspondence to JCD
10 5 Strategy (Primary), mainly correspondence to and from JCD
10 6 Davis vs. Lowe (Correspondence, Clippings), mainly correspondence (JCD and his lawyers), clippings, and documents re contested Davis vs. Lowe primary election
10 7 Political List File, list of fire and police stations, jury list, and V.A. hospital patients
10 8 Correspondence of Contributors (Primary), mainly correspondence from JCD acknowledging contributions
10 9 Correspondence From Davis Thanking Supporters for non-financial support
10 10 Congratulatory Letters (General Election), mainly correspondence to JCD and acknowledgements from him
10 11 Work for Constituents, mainly correspondence to and from JCD
10 12 Letters of Congratulations (Primary) and responses from JCD
10 13 Letters of Support (Primary) and responses from JCD
10 14 Letters from Supporters (Primary) same as above
10 15 Davis' Gift of Washington Portraits to Masonic Lodges mainly correspondence from JCD re Geo. Washington portraits and to JCD thanking him
10 16 Clippings newspaper clippings re JCD, general politics
10 17 Lowe, Wyman C. mainly clippings
OP1 6 Certificate, Representative to Congress from the 5th District of Georgia, November 27, 1950
1952 Campaign
11 1 Misc. Political Pamphlets, Campaign Literature, Congressional Record Copies, mainly printed material for JCD; some against
11 2 Letters of Support (Primary), and responses from JCD
11 3 Letters of Support (Primary), same as above
11 4 Letters of Support (Primary), same as above
11 5 Proclamation Certifying Davis the Winner of General Election official correspondence to JCD from Clerk of House and Herman Talmadge, Gov. - responses from JCD
11 6 Letters of Congratulations (General Election), correspondence to JCD from people in Wash., D.C. and responses
11 7 Letters of Congratulations (Primary), and responses from JCD
11 8 Letters of Congratulations (Primary), same as above
11 9 Contributions (Primary), mainly correspondence to and from JCD; several lists of contributors
11 10 Newspaper Clippings, re: Davis' campaign, general politics
11 11 Miscellaneous Financial Correspondence, 3 letters - 2 from Bill Edens, 1 from Atlanta Chief of Police
11 12 Engagements, mainly correspondence (invitations) to JCD
11 13 Miscellaneous (Congressional), mainly correspondence to and from JCD from constituents re: Congressional action requests
11 14 5th District Convention - 1952, mainly correspondence to and from JCD: invitations, responses
11 15 Georgia Democratic Executive Committee, mainly correspondence to and from JCD
11 16 Correspondence concerning the Stevenson-Sparkman Campaign Fund, mostly thanks from JCD
11 17 Davis Family Photos, six 8" x 10" glossies
11 18 Davis Roll Call Notes, 1947-April 1952, lists of JCD's votes in Congress
11 19 Television Broadcast after Primary Election, May 16, 1952, 2 copies of speech text
11 20 Statement of Contributions, Campaign Expenses and Copy of Affidavit -1952 Primary, self-explanatory
11 21 Correspondence Concerning the County Unit System, to and from JCD - mostly constituents
11 22 Photos - Misc., 2 large photos of a meeting
11 23 Strategy (Primary), mainly correspondence to and from JCD, voters lists
11 24 Speeches, texts of several of JCD's speeches
1954 Campaign
12 1 Expense Reports - General Election, various official documents, lists re: expenses
12 2 Expense Report - 1954 Primary, several official lists of contributors
12 3 Totals of Vote by Precinct of Fulton, DeKalb, and Rockdale, several lists - general election results
12 4 Invoices, Receipts, self-expanatory
12 5 Speeches Given by Davis, test of 2 speeches
12 6 Political List File, county lists of voters, lists of supporters
12 7 Lists of Contributors, 2 lists
12 8 Campaign Strategy (Primary), mainly correspondence
12 9 Contributions (Primary), correspondence to and from JCD
12 10 Strategy (General Election), mainly correspondence between JCD and his chief strategists
12 11 Contributions (Primary), correspondence to and from JCD
12 12 Letters of Support (Primary), correspondence between JCD and constituents
12 13 Letters of Support (Primary), same as above
12 14 Contributions (General Election), correspondence between JCD and contributors
12 15 Contributions (General Election), same as above
12 16 Letters of Support (General Election), and responses from JCD
12 17 Letters of Support (General Election), same as above
12 18 Congressional Record Copies, printed material - those issues with JCD's speeches or which mention JCD
12 19 Clippings, re: opponent Abrams, JCD
12 20 Campaign Literature, Miscellaneous Pamphlets, Congressional Yearbook, printed material re: anti-communism, Democratic Party, JCD
12 21 Letters of Congratulation (General Election), and responses from JCD
12 22 Work for Constituents, correspondence to and from JCD
12 23 Work for Constituents, same as above
12 24 Work for Constituents, same as above
1956 Campaign
13 1 Contributions (Primary), correspondence to and from JCD
13 2 Contributions (Primary), same as above
13 3 Letters of Congratulations (Primary), correspondence to and from JCD
13 4 Letters of Congratulations (Primary), same as above
13 5 Letters of Support (General Election), correspondence to and from JCD
13 6 Letters of Support (General Election), same as above
13 7 Letters of Support (Primary), same as above
13 8 Letters of Support (Primary), same as above
13 9 Letters of Congratulations (General Election), same as above
13 10 Contributions (General Election), correspondence to and from JCD
13 11 Contributions (General Election), correspondence to and from JCD and Henry Trouteman
13 12 Contributions (General Election) same as above
13 13 Correspondence Regarding the National Democratic Party Convention, 3 sets of correspondence to and from JCD re: convention in Knoxville
13 14 Strategy (Primary), correspondence between JCD, his managers, and constituents
13 15 Strategy (General Election), mainly correspondence, some notes on strategy
13 16 Correspondence, concerning the homicide of Dr. T. H. Brewer includes several affadavits from witnesses
13 17 Invoices/Financial Information, mainly invoices from Bowen Press Printers
13 18 Speeches by Davis, 2 texts of JCD's speeches
13 19 Political Lists, 3 lists (untitled)
13 20 Campaign Literature of Davis and Opponents, 10 form letters from Mrs. Davis asking for support; form letters from Cone Maddox asking for support; form letters from JCD asking for support; printed material for Randolph Thrower (JCD's opponent)
13 21 Clippings for and against JCD
1958 Campaign
14 1 Clippings, three editions of local papers with information on JCD
14 2 Davis Personal, an anniversary card to JCD, a note to Mrs. Davis, and an invitation to JCD to go bird hunting
14 3 Contributions (General Election), correspondence between JCD and big contributors
14 4 M. C. Turman (re: campaign fund), mainly correspondence between JCD and Turman (treasurer)
14 5 Speech by Davis in Primary, 3 copies of 1 speech
14 6 Letters of Congratulations (General Election), correspondence between JCD and official in Washington, D.C. (including J. Edgar Hoover)
14 7 Letters of Support (General Election), correspondence (fairly personalized) between JCD and local supporters
14 8 Letters of Support (Primary), correspondence to and from JCD
14 9 Correspondence Concerning the State Democratic Executive Committee, 2 letters - one from JCD to chairman, one to JCD from a hopeful delegate
14 10 Strategy (Primary), 2 pieces of correspondence to and from JCD; list of key votes in Congress
14 11 Strategy (General Election), 1 letter from JCD, 2 voting lists
14 12 Correspondence Concerning the Postal Pay Increase, mainly to JCD thanking him for help in this matter
14 13 Campaign Literature, many copies of letter sent to JCD from Chief of Police in Washington, D.C. thanking him for work in passing the Police and Fire Pay Bill
14 14 Work on Behalf of Constituents, mainly correspondence between JCD, constituents, government agencies
14 15 Work on Behalf of Constituents, same as above
14 16 Work on Behalf of Constituents. same as above
14 17 Work on Behalf of Constituents, same as above
14 18 Work on Behalf of Constituents, same as above
14 19 Work on Behalf of Constituents, same as above
14 20 Work of Behalf of Constituents (Re: Post Office), same as above, except all deal with post office in some way
14 21 Court Case: U.S. vs. Robert C. Worthy, verbatim account of this case
1958 Campaign and 1962 Campaign
14 22 1962 Campaign - Engagements, mainly correspondence, schedules of JCD
14 23 1962 Campaign - Invoice, Bill, and Ticket, speeding ticket for JCD and campaign expenses
14 24 1962 Campaign - Letter of Condolences (re Davis' Defeat), and response from JCD
14 25 1962 Campaign - Campaign Literature, mainly printed material
14 26 1962 Campaign - Clippings
14 27 1962 Campaign - Strategy (Primary), mainly voters and campaign workers lists
14 28 1962 Congressional Record Copies, printed material
14 29 Photos of JCD, mainly 1958
14 30 Campaign, printed material, no date
14 31 Speeches, no date
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