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Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records. Series B: First and second term mayoral records

 Series — Box: 1-149
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075b
Scope and contents The First and second mayoral terms series documents Jackson’s ascension as the first African American mayor of Atlanta. Arranged in alphabetical order, this series chronicles Jackson’s political life between the years of 1973 and 1981. Notable achievements within this series include the formation of the city council, his efforts towards the revitalization of Atlanta’s neighborhoods, and mandating inclusion of Blacks in the city’s growing economic development. Major business deals Jackson...

Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records: Series D: Speeches and speaking requests

 Series — Box: 1-92
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075d
Scope and contents This series is comprised of approximately 800 speeches, most of which were given by Maynard Jackson during the three terms he served as Mayor of Atlanta. As Mayor, Jackson made speeches before business groups, political groups, church assemblies, colleges, private clubs, and conventioneers. The topics of his speeches centered around Atlanta, its attractions, and its problems, as well as urban issues such as poverty, economic conditions, rezoning, health care, water resources and waste...

Maynard Jackson mayoral administrative records. Series A: Vice Mayoral records

 Series — Box: 1-15
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0075a
Scope and contents The Vice Mayoral series is a small series that provides a glimpse into Jackson’s introduction into political office, including his brief campaign for the U.S. Senate. Arranged alphabetically, this series documents his political career from 1968-1973. This series contains records pertaining to the various committees Jackson served on while Vice Mayor such as: the Police Committee; Zoning Committee; Aviation Committee; Water Committee; and Democratic National Committee. Correspondence from...

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