MACKAY, JAMES A. (JAMES ARMSTRONG), 1919-2004.
James A. Mackay papers, 1963-2002

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

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

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mackay, James A. (James Armstrong), 1919-2004.
Title: James A. Mackay papers, 1963-2002
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No.456
Extent: 38.5 linear feet (42 boxes) and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Georgia Congressman James A. Mackay including correspondence, printed material, photographs, and writings.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Related Materials in This Repository

James C. Davis papers, Mackay family papers, Sam Nunn papers, Wyche Fowler papers, Elliott Levitas papers.

Source

Gift, 1968, with subsequent additions.

Citation

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


Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Armstrong Mackay, congressman and attorney, was born June 25, 1919, in Fairfield, Alabama. He married Mary Caroline Lee. He was a DeKalb County, Georgia, representative for six terms from 1951-1952 and 1955-1964, and served as a United States Congressman from 1965-1967. He received a law degree from Emory University (1947), where he later taught law courses and served on the Board of Trustees. He worked as an attorney in Decatur, Georgia. He died in Hamilton, Tennessee on July 2, 2004.

James Armstrong Mackay, congressman and attorney, was born June 25, 1919, in Fairfield, Alabama. He married Mary Caroline Lee. He was a DeKalb County, Georgia, representative for six terms from 1951-1952 and 1955-1964, and served as a United States Congressman from 1965-1967. He received a law degree from Emory University (1947), where he later taught law courses and served on the Board of Trustees. He worked as an attorney in Decatur, Georgia. He died in Hamilton, Tennessee on July 2, 2004.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of James A. Mackay from 1963-2002. The papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, and speeches. Materials concern his congressional campaigns, term as a United States Congressman, his service on the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, the passage of the Traffic Safety Act of 1966; the subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare; his childhood, education, and marriage; and various Atlanta and Georgia organizations in which he was active, including the Georgia Conservancy (which he helped found), Fernbank Science Center, and the Atlanta Bar Association

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection; partial inventory available.


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Container List

Original acquisition [collection file has detailed description of contents in Boxes 1-8 and 11-19]
Box Folder Content
1 Traffic Safety
2 Traffic Safety
3 Files, 1965, and prior
4 Files, 1965, and prior
5 Files, 1966
6 Files, 1966
7 Additions, January 1978
8 Additions, January 1978
9 Additions, February 1978
10 Additions, November 1978
11 Publicity file
12 Administrative file, 1965 (1966)
13 Correspondence, 1965 (1966)
14 Administrative file, 1966
15 Appointments, 1966 A-Z
16 Correspondence, 1966
17 Traffic Safety Hearings, 1966
18 Traffic Safety
19 Miscellaneous materials
20 Notebooks
21 Notebooks
22 Notebooks[
23 Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings
24 Folders of newspaper clippings and photographs
Addition [2003]
25 Personal correspondence (unsorted)
26 Personal correspondence (unsorted)
27 Personal correspondence (unsorted)
28 Personal correspondence (unsorted)
29 Family correspondence
30 Condolence letters
31 Condolence letters
32 Congressional subject files
33 Congressional campaign contributions (card files) / Voting record, 1965-1966
34 Subject files
35 Subject files
36 Photographs
37 Appointment books, 1950s
38 Plaques
39 Plaques
40 - Sound recordings
40 - Mackay, Edward G., church service at Glenn Memorial Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 1956
40 - Mackay, James A., interviewed by Dot Young (WGKA), about medical illustration program at Emory, August 11, 1966
40 - Mackay, James A., Steinharse Coffee Campaign Speech and Q and A, August 20, 1968
40 - Blackburn, Ben (WRNG Radio), comparing and contrasting the Republican and Democrat platforms and answering audience Q and A, September 20, 1968; James A. Mackay talking to the Tucker Women's Club about his platform
40 - Mackay, James A., "Atlanta Now" interview on WQXI, talking platforms and answering caller questions about Vietnam and the upcoming election, September 24, 1968
40 - Mackay, James A., Charles Weltner and Fletcher Thompson, address to Atlanta Kiwanis Club, September 24, 1968
40 - Mackay, James A., "Young Men on the Go," October 29, 1968
40 - Mackay, James A., campaign speech for Congress, undated
40 - Mackay, James A., campaign radio spots, six 60-second spots, undated
40 - Mackay, James A., Easter Methodist Church Service, undated
40 - Mackay, James A., and Ben Blackburn, debate at Kiwanis Club in Atlanta, undated
40 - Mackay, James A., on WRNG Radio discussing 2 party system and issues of congressional campaign, undated
40 - Mackay, James A., campaign speech for congressional election in Atlanta for the Atlanta Women's Club, undated
40 - Mackay, James A., 1968 election program on WSB TV, interview with James Mackay followed by speech and Q and A; interview with Congressman Ben Blackburn, 1968
41 Correspondence
OP1 1 Oversized photographs and certificates
Addition [2006]
42 Correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed material
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