David J. Worley papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
Newspaper clippings make up much of the David Worley papers. Almost all of the collection is from the 1988 and 1990 Congressional races. The Worley campaign staff collected extensive information on Gingrich, so newspaper clippings appear throughout the files, some dating to the congressman's early career. Gingrich campaign letters to his supporters also appear throughout the collection. Also included is information on Worley's campaign platforms, and correspondence with supporters and other Democratic party officials, some of them national figures like Pat Schroeder. Some rough drafts of speeches and schedules also appear in the collection, as does campaign material from both the Worley and Gingrich operations. The titles are precisely as they appeared, and much of the collection is unsorted.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use. This collection has not been processed and may contain material that is subject to restriction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Biographical Note about David Worley
David Worley, an Atlanta attorney, ran unsuccessful Congressional campaigns against Republican Newt Gingrich in 1988 and 1990. In 1990 Worley came within a few percentage points, or a few hundred votes, of unseating Gingrich. Worley was born September 30, 1958 and was educated in Spalding and Clayton county schools. He graduated first in his class from Jonesboro High School, where he served as class president, and was a National Merit Scholar and a STAR student. Worley received a government degree from Harvard University, graduating with honors. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law after working as an aide to former Georgia congressman Elliott Levitas.
23.75 Linear Feet (in 19 boxes)
Language of Materials
David Worley, an Atlanta attorney, ran unsuccessful Congressional campaigns against Republican Newt Gingrich in 1988 and 1990. Newspaper clippings make up much of the David Worley papers. Almost all of the collection is from the 1988 and 1990 Congressional races.
This is a preliminary finding aid for an unprocessed collection. Some portions of the collection consist of unfoldered materials.
Donated by David J. Worley, 2011.
Preliminary inventory created by Robert Woodrum, 2003. This collection guide is based off of an inventory made at the time of accessioning. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases.
- David J. Worley:
- A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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