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Senator Tim Golden Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-143

Scope and Contents

Tim Golden was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1990-1998. Starting in 1998 Golden served Georgia as a Democratic Senator of the 8th District, and continued to serve his district despite his switch to the Republican Party in 2010. In 2014 he announced he would not be seeking reelection. An alumni of Valdosta State University, Golden served as Chairman of the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee, Vice-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, which is charged with writing the state’s tax laws and Secretary of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for the annual state budget. Golden also served on the Higher Education Committee and the OneGeorgia Overview Committee. His collection mostly contains materials from his time as a Senator, especially from the years 2000-2015. The files included are correspondence, research, proposed and revised bills, as well as unofficial committee meeting minutes. These materials focus on such subjects as: Autism Insurance Coverage, the 2000 Reapportionment of Districts of Georgia, and the annual state budget. Other bills are included in the collection, as well as correspondence from Senator Golden’s constituents concerning their problems and complaints. He also donated a number of his awards, and personal photographs.


  • Majority of material found within 2000 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


6.00 Boxes

21 items



Source of Acquisition

Senator Tim Golden

Method of Acquisition

draft deed of Gift created by VSU Attny for Tim Golden Collection

Archon Finding Aid Title
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-19: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
229-259-5055 (Fax)