NUNN, SAM.
Sam Nunn papers (bulk 1972-1996)
> Family and childhood papers

Series 1
Family and childhood papers, 1861-2009
Boxes 49, 603 - 612, and 661 - 662

Biographical Note

Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr. was born on September 8, 1938, in Macon, Georgia, to Samuel Augustus Nunn, Sr. (1888-1965) and Mary Elizabeth Cannon Nunn (1903-2000). Samuel A. Nunn, Sr. practiced law in Perry, Georgia, where he also owned a farm, and served in World War I. He served one term in the Georgia House of Representatives (1915-1917) and was active in Democratic party politics. He was mayor of Perry from 1938-1945.

Sam Nunn, Jr. was a member of the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in 1951. He attended Perry High School from 1952-1956. Sam Nunn, Jr. is the grand-nephew of Carl Vinson, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly 50 years, including as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of Sam Nunn's family and childhood papers from 1861-1996. The papers of Elizabeth Cannon Nunn, Sam Nunn's mother, were compiled by her to document Sam Nunn’s life and career. Her scrapbooks document Sam Nunn’s childhood through Senate career; they primarily contain clippings but also include photographs, speeches, printed material, and other memorabilia. Other materials collected by Elizabeth Cannon Nunn, most of which pertain to Sam Nunn, include personal papers, correspondence, photographs, event programs, and loose clippings. The series also contains other materials relating to Sam Nunn's childhood, his father Samuel A. Nunn, Sr., and other family members. Correspondents include Carl Vinson, Elizabeth Cannon Nunn, Samuel A. Nunn, Sr., and various Vinson and Parker relatives. Of particular interest is correspondence between Sam Nunn and Carl Vinson from the early 1970s.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Due to preservation concerns, Wilbur Vinson's Masonic certificate is closed to researchers.

Processing

Archivists kept materials compiled by Elizabeth Cannon Nunn together and arranged them separately from the more general family and biographical materials found elsewhere in the collection. Archivists left loose items found in scrapbooks inserted between the scrapbook pages when possible. The Elizabeth Cannon Nunn papers also include other materials that were loose, and the relationship between loose items and the scrapbooks was not clear to the archivists. Loose clippings not related to Nunn or his family, as well as press releases and newsletters from Nunn's Senate office, were deaccessioned. Archivists foldered and titled the loose items.

Elizabeth Cannon Nunn papers
Box Folder Content
608 1 Big Heart Award banquet, 1983
608 2 Clippings about Carl Vinson, circa 1972-1981
608 3 Clippings about Colleen Nunn, circa 1973-1996
608 4 Clippings about Elizabeth Cannon Nunn, circa 1976-1981
608 5 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1952-1956
608 6 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1956-1959
608 7 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1965-1971
608 8 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1972
608 9 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1973-1979 [1 of 3]
608 10 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1973-1979 [2 of 3]
608 11 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1973-1979 [3 of 3]
608 12 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1980s [1 of 6]
609 1 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1980s [2 of 6]
609 2 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1980s [3 of 6]
609 3 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1980s [4 of 6]
609 4 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1980s [5 of 6]
609 5 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1980s [6 of 6]
610 1 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1990s [1 of 2]
610 2 Clippings about Sam Nunn, circa 1990s [2 of 2]
610 3 Clippings about Samuel A. Nunn, Sr., circa 1915-1970
610 4 Congressional districts, creation of a Middle Georgia District, circa 1971
610 5 Cordele-Crisp County Bicentennial, 1976
610 6 Correspondence to Elizabeth Cannon Nunn from others, circa 1962-1989
610 7 Georgia Army National Guard armory dedication ceremony, 1980
610 8 Georgia Farm Equipment Association meeting, 1977
610 9 Georgia Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of the Year Award, 1970
610 10 Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park dedication ceremony, 1978
610 11 Institute of Human Relations dinner, 1981
610 12 Georgia Institute of Technology, 1957-1958
610 13 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, 1987
610 14 Macon Judicial Circuit, circa 1969
610 15 Magee Carpet Company, plant opening in Perry, Georgia, circa 1967
610 16 Mental Health Association of Georgia, 1981-1990
610 17 Mercer University commencement, 1982
610 18 Mercer University School of Engineering dedication, 1986
610 19 Middle Georgia Area Planning Commission, circa 1967-1970
610 20 Morris Brown College Man of the Year in Georgia Award dinner, 1977
610 21 National Eagle Scout Association bicentennial gathering, 1976
610 22 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Georgia Chapter Dinner of Champions, 1986
610 23 Negatives of family photographs, undated
610 24 Nunn, Sam, campaign materials, circa 1972-1978
610 25 Nunn, Sam, dance studio booklet, circa 1950s
610 26 Nunn, Sam, Emory University grade report, 1962
610 27 Nunn, Sam, Georgia Boys' State certificate, 1955
610 28 Nunn, Sam, Georgia House of Representatives, circa 1969-1972
610 29 Nunn, Sam, Georgia Institute of Technology transcript, 1956
610 30 Nunn, Sam, Honorary Citizen of the City of Atlanta certificate, 1972
610 31 Nunn, Sam, insurance card, circa 1950s
610 32 Nunn, Sam, Peace Officers Association of Georgia Traffic Safety Award, 1968
610 33 Nunn, Sam, United States Coast Guard, circa 1960
610 34 Nunn, Sam, United States House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, circa 1962
611 1 Ocmulgee Soil and Water Conservation District award ceremony, 1976
611 2 Panama Canal Treaty, circa 1977
611 3 Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, 1972-1973
611 4 Perry Civitan Club, 1969
611 5 Perry High School, circa 1956-1967
611 6 Perry Junior High School, 1952
611 7 Photograph of Betty Nunn and Sam Nunn, 1943 April
611 8 Photograph of Betty Nunn and Sam Nunn, 1944 September
611 9 Photograph of Colleen Nunn at an event, undated
611 10 Photograph of Nunn family, circa 1952
611 11 Photograph of Sam Nunn, circa 1947
611 12 Photograph of Sam Nunn and Dr. [?] Stephenson, circa 1972
611 13 Photograph of Sam Nunn and unidentified man, 1982
611 14 Photograph of Sam Nunn campaigning, circa 1972
611 15 Photograph of Sam Nunn in U.S. Coast Guard uniform, circa 1959-1960
611 16 Photograph of Samuel A. Nunn, Sr. and Betty Nunn at building site, circa 1937
611 17 Photograph of Samuel A. Nunn, Sr., Betty Nunn, and Sam Nunn, circa 1938
611 18 Photograph of Samuel A. Nunn, Sr., Betty Nunn, and Sam Nunn, circa 1940
611 19 Photographs of children campaigning for Sam Nunn and Richard Nixon, circa 1972
611 20 Ray, Richard, circa 1982
611 21 Sam Nunn Appreciation Dinner program, 1972
603 1 Scrapbook of early marriage and Sam Nunn's childhood, circa 1935-1939
604 1 Scrapbook of Nunn's high school years, circa 1953-1956
611 22 Scrapbook of Nunn's high school years, loose items, circa 1953-1956
605 1 Scrapbook of Nunn's Senate campaign, 1972 [Book I]
49 4 Scrapbook of Nunn's Senate campaign, loose pages, 1972
605 2 Scrapbook of Nunn's Senate campaign, 1972 [Book II]
606 1 Scrapbook of Nunn's Senate campaign, 1972 [Book III]
606 2 Scrapbook of Nunn's Senate career, 1973-1974 [Book IV]
607 1 Scrapbook of Nunn's Senate career, 1974-1975 [Book V]
604 2 Scrapbook of Nunn's Senate career, circa 1978-1979
611 23 Tolleson, Buddy, 1987
611 24 USS Carl Vinson, circa 1982
611 25 Vinson, Carl, birthday celebration, 1973
611 26 Warner Robins, Georgia, city government, circa 1969
611 27 Wesleyan College commencement, 1987
Other family and childhood papers
611 28 Cannon family history, circa 1958-2000
611 29 Cannon, Silas K., Confederate service records, circa 1864-1982
611 30 Cattle show ribbons, 1949-1951
611 31 Correspondence, undated
611 32 Correspondence, 1907-1939
611 33 Correspondence, 1940-1995
612 1 Correspondence, condolence letters on the death of Elizabeth Cannon Nunn, 2000
612 2 Correspondence, empty envelopes, circa 1936-1939
612 3 Correspondence, empty envelopes, 1940-1941
612 4 List of charter members of unidentified institution [Perry Federal Savings and Loan Association?], circa 1948
612 5 Mount Vinson, Antarctica, 2007
612 6 Nunn, Elizabeth Cannon, 80th birthday, 1983
612 7 Nunn, Elizabeth Cannon, funeral and obituary, 2000
612 8 Nunn, Elizabeth Cannon, hospital bill for birth of Sam Nunn, 1938
612 9 Nunn family genealogy, circa 1990s-2009 [1 of 2]
49 5 Nunn family genealogy, circa 1990s-2009 [2 of 2]
49 6 Nunn, George C., Confederate service records and pension records, circa 1861-1982
612 10 Nunn, George C., obituary, 1909
612 11 Nunn, Sam, birth certificate, 1938
612 12 Nunn, Sam, and Colleen Nunn, wedding photograph and memorabilia, 1965
612 13 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., appointment as Lieutenant Colonel by Herman Talmadge, 1948
612 14 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., article about Courtney Hicks Hodges, circa 1945
612 15 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., Atlanta Law School commencement program, 1911
612 16 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr. biographical sketch as candidate for judgeship of the Macon Judicial Circuit, 1932
612 17 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., biographical sketch of Clinton C. Duncan, undated
612 18 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., biographical sketch of Roger H. Lawson, undated
49 7 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., certificate from Universite de Toulouse, 1919
612 19 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., clippings, circa 1936-1965
612 20 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., military discharge form, 1917
612 21 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech background materials and inspirational quotes, circa 1940-1964
612 22 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech endorsing Eugene Talmadge for Senate, 1936
612 23 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech endorsing Walter George for Senate, circa 1938
612 24 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech materials on prohibition, undated
612 25 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech on compulsory education, undated
612 26 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech on Confederate Memorial Day, undated
612 27 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech on George Washington's birthday, undated
612 28 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech on the formation of the Civic Improvement Club of Perry, Georgia, undated
612 29 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech on the popular election of the state judiciary, undated
612 30 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech on the United States president serving a six-year term, undated
612 31 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., speech outlines, undated
612 32 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., statement on Brown v. Board of Education decision, circa 1956
612 33 Nunn, Samuel A., Sr., tribute by Superior Court of Houston County, 1965
661 1 Perry High School yearbook, 1948
661 2 Perry High School yearbook, 1954
661 3 Perry High School yearbook, 1955
661 4 Perry High School yearbook, 1956
661 5 Sistrunk, S.H.J., 1959
- - Vinson, Wilbur Henry, Masonic certificate, 1923 [RESTRICTED]
661 6 USS Atlanta, 1980-1982
661 7 USS Carl Vinson, circa 1974-2002
662 1 Vinson, Carl, clippings, circa 1949-1971
662 2 Vinson, Carl, joint service review in honor of Vinson, 1964
662 3 Vinson, Carl, last will and testament, 1981
662 4 Vinson family history, circa 1983-2007
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