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J. Robin Harris papers

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 661

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of J. Robin Harris from 1974-1984. The collection includes correspondence, printed material, reports, and subject files related to Harris's career, primarily in the Georgia legislature.


  • 1973-1984

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biographical Note

James Robin Harris, lawyer, legislator, and bank executive, was born 5 July 1925, in DeKalb County, Georgia, and died there April 9, 1989. Harris represented DeKalb County in the Georgia legislature (1963-1970; 1973-1974); managed George Busbee's successful campaigns for Georgia governor (1974; 1978); worked as executive director of the committee to revise the 1945 state constitution (approved by the voters, 1982); and was president and chief executive officer (1974-1984), and chairman of the board (1984) of Decatur Federal Savings and Loan Association.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)


Papers of lawyer, Georgia legislator, and bank executive James Robin Harris. The papers include correspondence, printed material, reports, and subject files related to Harris's career.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


Gift, 1985 with subsequent additions.

Related Materials in This Repository

Joel Chandler Harris papers and Elliot Levitas papers.


Control level 2


File name: harris661.doc


Processed by Virginia J. H. Cain, 1989.

Control level 2

File name: harris661.doc

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J. Robin Harris papers, 1973-1984
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
May 17, 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States