- Existence: 1947-
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Series — Box: 1-143
Scope and contents This series contains financial files, thank you letters, volunteer records, and records of special events and constituency groups. The subseries are: 1968-1969 U.S. Senate and Vice Mayoral Campaign; 1973 Mayoral Campaign; 1977 Mayoral Campaign; 1989 Mayoral Campaign; and Oversized materials. Campaign 1968-1969 provides a brief glimpse into Jackson's run for the United States Senate against Herman Talmadge, in which he was defeated; however, it primarily includes his successful race for Vice...
Series — Box: 1-149
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...
Series — Box: 1-92
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...
Series — Box: 1-162
Scope and contents The Third Term Series represents Jackson's final term as Mayor of Atlanta, during the years of 1989 to 1993; it is also the largest series in the collection. In the beginning of Jackson's third term, a Transitional Task Force was established to identify candidates for administrative appointments and staffing, the creation of departments, organizational structure and policy. Also during this term, Jackson was working diligently to bring the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games to Atlanta. This...