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Jimmy Carter correspondence

Collection number: ahc.MSS768f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of correspondence written to and from Carter related to his personal life and public service. There is also a letter from a group of Atlantans endorsing Carter's 1970 gubernatorial candidacy.


  • 1970-1983


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

James Earl (Jimmy) Carter (1924- ) was born in Plains, Georgia, to James Earl Carter Sr. (1894-1953) and Lillian Gordy Carter (1898-1983). After he served in the Navy and Naval Reserves from 1951 to 1961, he became a Georgia state senator (1963-1967), the Governor of Georgia (1971-1975), and the President of the United States (1977-1981). During his presidential term, he laid the groundwork for the Camp David Accords and later signed the SALT II Treaty with the Soviet Union. President Ronald Reagan defeated Carter in the 1980 general election. Carter has spent much of his post-presidential career promoting humanitarian causes, and in 2002 received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center and other humanitarian organizations.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991, with subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Jimmy Carter correspondence
Joshua Whitfield
June, 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305