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James A. Mackay papers

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No.456

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of James A. Mackay from 1963-2002. The papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, and speeches. Materials concern his congressional campaigns, term as a United States Congressman, his service on the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, the passage of the Traffic Safety Act of 1966; the subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare; his childhood, education, and marriage; and various Atlanta and Georgia organizations in which he was active, including the Georgia Conservancy (which he helped found), Fernbank Science Center, and the Atlanta Bar Association


  • 1963-2002

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Biographical Note

James Armstrong Mackay, congressman and attorney, was born June 25, 1919, in Fairfield, Alabama. He married Mary Caroline Lee. He was a DeKalb County, Georgia, representative for six terms from 1951-1952 and 1955-1964, and served as a United States Congressman from 1965-1967. He received a law degree from Emory University (1947), where he later taught law courses and served on the Board of Trustees. He worked as an attorney in Decatur, Georgia. He died in Hamilton, Tennessee on July 2, 2004.


40.125 linear feet (44 boxes)


Papers of Georgia Congressman James A. Mackay including correspondence, printed material, photographs, and writings.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection; partial inventory available.


Gift, 1968, with subsequent additions.

Related Materials in This Repository

James C. Davis papers, Mackay family papers, Sam Nunn papers, Wyche Fowler papers, Elliott Levitas papers.


Control level 2


File name: mackay-james456.doc


Control level 2

File name: mackay-james456.doc

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James A. Mackay papers, 1963-2002
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
July 3, 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