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David J. Worley papers

 Collection
Identifier: P2011-01M

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.

Dates

  • 1974-1991

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. This collection has not been processed and may contain material that is subject to restriction.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.

Extent

23.75 Linear Feet (in 19 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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.

Arrangement

This is a preliminary finding aid for an unprocessed collection. Some portions of the collection consist of unfoldered materials.

Acquisition Information

Donated by David J. Worley, 2011.

Processing Information

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.
Title
David J. Worley:
Subtitle
A Preliminary Inventory of His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2011: Electronic finding aid created by William W. Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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