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Betty Talmadge papers, 1932-1981

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



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

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: Talmadge, Betty.
Title: Betty Talmadge papers, 1932-1981
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1016
Extent: 50.125 linear feet (49 boxes) and 1 oversized papers folder (OP)
Abstract:Personal, political, and business papers of Betty Talmadge, businesswoman, author, former first lady of Georgia, and ex-wife of Senator Herman E. Talmadge.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: boxes 15-27 are closed to researchers until 2025.

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.


Gift, 1982, with subsequent additions.


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


Unprocessed collection

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Betty Singler Talmadge (1923-2005), businesswoman, author, former first lady of Georgia, and ex-wife of Senator Herman E. Talmadge.

Betty Singler Talmadge (1923-2005), businesswoman, author, former first lady of Georgia, and ex-wife of Senator Herman E. Talmadge.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the personal, political, and business papers of Betty Talmadge from 1932-1981. The papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, material concerning her husband's campaigns, and typescripts of her cookbooks.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 Washington files, 1972-1973
2 Washington files, 1974-1975
3 Washington files, 1975-1976
4 Campaign, speech, and subject files
5 Family material and memorabilia
6 Articles and clippings, 1932-1978
7 Articles and clippings, 1979-1981
8 Articles and clippings, January 1977-October 1981
9 Scrapbooks, 1934-1948
10 Photographs
11 Framed photographs and photograph albums
12 Herman Talmadge-Meet the Press scrapbooks, 1952
13 Herman Talmadge-Souvenir albums, 1952-1962
14 Betty Talmadge-Miscellaneous clippings, photographs, and memorabilia
15 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
16 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
17 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
18 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
19 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
20 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
21 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
22 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
23 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
24 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
25 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
26 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
27 Restricted materials [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2025]
28 Unsorted additions: clippings
29 Unsorted additions: artwork photographs, clippings
30 Unsorted additions: correspondence
31 Unsorted additions: correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings
32 Unsorted additions: photographs, 1978 campaign
33 Unsorted additions: correspondence, printed materials
34 Unsorted additions: memorabilia
35 Unsorted additions: clippings
36 Unsorted additions: photographs and clippings
37 Unsorted additions: printed material
38 Unsorted additions: printed materials related to the Senate investigation of Talmadge
39 Unsorted additions: photographs
40 Unsorted additions: correspondence
41 Unsorted additions: printed material
42 Unsorted additions: photographs and audiovisual materials
43 Unsorted additions: photographs
44 Unsorted additions: memorabilia
45 Unsorted additions: periodicals
46 Unsorted additions: correspondence, printed materials
47 Unsorted additions: Audiovisual material and photographs
48 - Unsorted additions: certificates and photographs
49 - Unsorted additions: certificates and photographs
OP1 - Unsorted additions: mock Gone With the Wind posters, photographs