Robert L. (Robb) Pitts papers, circa 1947-2014

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/mr7gs

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: Pitts, Robert L.
Title: Robert L. (Robb) Pitts papers, circa 1947-2014
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1316
Extent: 65 linear feet (65 boxes) and 15 GB born digital material (12,095 files)
Abstract:Papers of professor and politician Robb Pitts including subject files, scrapbooks, photographs, printed material, and audiovisual and born digital material.
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.

Access to processed born digital materials is only available in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (the Rose Library). Use of the original digital media is restricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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


Gift, 2015.


[after identification of item(s)], Robert L. (Robb) Pitts papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Unprocessed collection.

Born digital materials processed, arranged, and described by Brenna Edwards, 2020. Born digital materials include files taken from a file transfer.

Forensic disk images were created from the file transfer using CygWin. Individual files were extracted using FTK Imager and scanned for viruses using McAfee’s anti-virus software; none were found. Duplicate and system files have been removed, and files were scanned for personally identifiable information; none were found. Text-based files were migrated to PDF using Adobe Acrobat and image files were migrated to JPG using Microsoft Paint. File dates have been changed from the original creation date. Access copies retain original folder titles and file names.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert L. (Robb) Pitts (circa 1947-) is an Atlanta, Georgia, politician and businessman. He served on the Atlanta City Council for 20 years and was elected president of that body in 1997. He has been a member of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners since 2002. As commissioner, he is a vocal proponent of bringing casino gambling to Fulton County.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Robert L. (Robb) Pitts from circa 1947-2014 including subject files, scrapbooks, Fulton County Board of Commissioners records, photographs, printed material, and audiovisual material. The papers primarily document Pitts' political career and work with Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Atlanta City Council. Born digital materials include correspondence, Fulton County Board of Commissioners records, photographs, and subject files.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Binders: Fulton County Commission materials
2 - Binders: Fulton County Commission materials
3 - Binders: Scrapbooks
4 - Binders: Scrapbooks
5 - Binders: Scrapbooks
6 - Binders: Scrapbooks
7 - Binders: Fulton County Commission materials
8 - Casino materials
9 - Casino materials
10 - Binders: Scrapbooks, Bond family materials
11 - Binders: Fulton County Commission and casino materials
12 - Binders: Campaign disclosures
13 - Subject files: Thank yous, media information, and others
14 - Binders and files relating to NASCAR
15 - Subject files
16 - Subject files
17 - Subject files
18 - Binders: Op-eds, Robb Pitts' views
19 - Binders and subject files
20 - Subject files
21 - Subject files
22 - Subject files: Grady hospital
23 - Subject files: Police housing program, Alex Wan
24 - Subject files: Prisoner reforms, Grady hospital, marijuana decriminalization
25 - Binders: Campaign contribution disclosures
26 - Binders and subject files
27 - Binders: Articles, election materials, and other material
28 - Binders: Newspaper clippings, political information
29 - Binders: Fulton County Commission
30 - Binders: Fulton County elections
31 - Binders: Grady hospital, clippings
32 - Binders: Clippings
33 - Binders: Clippings
34 - Subject files
35 - Subject files
36 - Binders: Clippings, elections
37 - Binders: Clippings
38 - Binders: Clippings
39 - Binders: Campaign plan, clippings, and other material
40 - Binders: 1996 Olympics, photographs and negatives
41 - Fulton County Commissioners board meeting minutes
42 - Subject files: India, W and W fund increase, horse racing, and others
43 - Subject files: Voting rights, Fort McPherson, rogue warriors, Fulton County 2007 budget book
44 - Binders: Clippings, contribution records, finance committee statements
45 - Subject files: Fundraising activities, Wheat Street Baptist Church, campaign materials
46 - Subject files: Elected officials forum, desk help original office manual
47 - Subject files, memorabilia, campaign items
48 - Subject files, memorabilia, campaign items
49 - Photographs
50 - Photographs
51 - VHS tapes
52 - VHS tapes
53 - VHS tapes
54 - VHS tapes
55 - CDs, DVDs, Betacam tapes
56 - Oversized materials: Broadsides, posters, matted political cartoons
57 - CDs and DVDs
58 - Binders: Articles
59 - Binders: Articles, subject files
60 - Subject files
61 - Subject files and photo albums
62 - Binders: Office retreats, 2003-2009
63 - Binders: Atlanta Repeat Offender Commission, 2014 departmental budget hearings
64 - Binders and photo albums
65 - VHS tapes
RRL Access copies of processed born digital material [Reading room access ONLY]