J. Robin Harris papers,1973-1984

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zdf7

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harris, J. Robin (James Robin), 1925-1989.
Title: J. Robin Harris papers,1973-1984
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 661
Extent: 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of lawyer, Georgia legislator, and bank executive James Robin Harris. The papers include correspondence, printed material, reports, and subject files related to Harris's career.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Joel Chandler Harris papers and Elliot Levitas papers.


Gift, 1985 with subsequent additions.


[after identification of item(s)], J. Robin Harris papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Virginia J. H. Cain, 1989.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Robin Harris, lawyer, legislator, and bank executive, was born 5 July 1925, in DeKalb County, Georgia, and died there April 9, 1989. Harris represented DeKalb County in the Georgia legislature (1963-1970; 1973-1974); managed George Busbee's successful campaigns for Georgia governor (1974; 1978); worked as executive director of the committee to revise the 1945 state constitution (approved by the voters, 1982); and was president and chief executive officer (1974-1984), and chairman of the board (1984) of Decatur Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of J. Robin Harris from 1974-1984. The collection includes correspondence, printed material, reports, and subject files related to Harris's career, primarily in the Georgia legislature.

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Container List

Correspondence and Printed Material - Elliott Levitas
Box Folder Content
1 1 April 15, 1975 - December 26, 1978
1 2 January 24 - November 5, 1979
1 3 January 7 - December 1, 1980 -
1 4 March 19, 1981 - November 8, 1984
2 7 1975-1977 [additions]
General Assembly Files, 1973
1 5 General legislation and correspondence
General Assembly Files, 1973-1974
1 6 Code of ethics, undated House and Senate bills, letter, and pamphlet
General Assembly Files, 1974
1 7 Code of Ethics, 2 January 4, and undated House and Senate bills
1 8 Consumer Credit Code
1 9 Consumer Credit Code - House Bill 1417
1 10 Consumer Credit Code
1 11 Consumer Credit Code
1 12 Consumer Credit Code
1 13 Consumer Credit Code
2 1 DeKalb County legislation
2 2 Equal Rights Amendment
2 3 Equal Rights Amendment
2 4 General Correspondence
2 5 General Correspondence
2 6 Georgia Heritage Trust