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Collection Title:  Myles Godfrey Collection of Georgia Political Materials 
Creator:  Godfrey, Myles R.
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Abstract:  The Myles Godfrey Collection of Georgia Political Materials includes photographs, ephemera and correspondence related to Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge, U.S. Senators Richard B. Russell and Herman Talmadge, and Max Cleland as Georgia Secretary of State.
Collection Title:  New York Times Research Materials 
Creator:  New York Times Atlanta News Bureau
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Abstract:  The New York Times Research Materials documents the political and social climate of Georgia, the South and, to a lesser extent, the nation as a whole from the early 1960s to the 1990s, with particular attention given to former President and Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter.
Collection Title:  Newton Augustus Morris Letter 
Creator:  Morris, Newton Augustus, 1869-1941.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of one letter written by Newton Augustus Morris, during his campaign for re-election to Judge of the Superior Courts of the Blue Ridge Circuit in Marietta, Georgia.
Collection Title:  Parks Rusk Collection of Dean Rusk Papers 
Creator:  Rusk, Parks
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Abstract:  The collection consists of materials relating to Dean Rusk, collected by Rusk’s brother, Parks Rusk, from 1935 to 1985. Includes correspondence, speeches, programs and printed material, photographs, and newsclippings documenting his private and public careers. The correspondence includes letters written by Rusk to his family while attending Oxford University (1931-1934), while teaching at Mills College (1934-1940), and while in India and Europe during World War II. The letters reflect his personal activities, plans and feelings, his political views, and his impression of the areas which he visited and of the people with whom he came in contact.
Collection Title:  Paul Broun, Sr. Papers 
Creator:  Broun, Paul C. (Paul Collins), 1916-2005
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Abstract:  Paul Broun, Sr. Papers documents Broun's senatorial career in the Georgia General Assembly (1962-2000), especially his service on the Economic Development, Tourism, and Cultural Affairs Committee. The papers include meeting minutes, committee reports, newspaper clippings, and constituent correspondence.
Collection Title:  Prince H. Preston, Jr. Papers 
Creator:  Preston, Prince H., Jr., 1908-1961.
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Abstract:  The Prince Preston Papers span the dates of 1946-1961, covering his seven terms as the representative from the First District (Bryan, Burke, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, and Wheeler Counties) in the United States House of Representatives.
Collection Title:  Prince H. Preston, Jr. Papers, Series V. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Preston, Prince H., Jr., 1908-1961.
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Abstract:  Prince H. Preston, Jr. Papers, Series V. Audiovisual Materials includes 16mm films and quarter-inch open reel tapes, documenting press appearances and campaign activities and featuring Operation Ivy, a film of the first hydrogen bomb test, introduced by Preston.
Collection Title:  R. Chappelle Matthews Papers 
Creator:  Matthews, Robert Chappelle, 1908-1986
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Abstract:  The Chappelle Matthews Papers span the dates 1951 to 1977, with the bulk of the papers representing Matthew's years service in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1949-1976.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Ray Papers 
Creator:  Ray, Richard B.
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Abstract:  Richard B. Ray represented the third district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993. His papers document his congressional service and include constituent mail, committee and legislation files, press files, office files, and photographs.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 001 No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech 
Creator:  Adams, Michael F., 1948
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Abstract:  No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech is a public oral history that documents the experiences of the editors of the University of Georgia's newspaper, Red and Black, who in 1953 resigned in protest following their defense of Horace Ward's right to attend the University of Georgia Law School. Moderated by Harry Montevideo, the program includes interviewers Dr. Maurice Daniels and Dr. Kent Middleton, as well as University of Georgia President Michael Adams.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 002 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Judge Griffin B. Bell 
Creator:  Bell, Griffin Boyette, 1918-
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Abstract:  Bill Shipp interviews Griffin Bell about his career and his tenure as U.S. Attorney General (1977-1979). Bell comments on the integration of Georgia schools and the University of Georgia, the Kennedy presidential campaign in Georgia, and Martin Luther King's releases from jail in Georgia. Griffin discusses the abolished county unit system and on the E.F. Hutton and Exxon Valdez cases. Bell recalls his time as an attorney supporting the civil rights movement, his relationship with Charlie Block, and the confirmation of Judge Alex Lawrence. He reflects on the estrangement between President Johnson and Richard B. Russell and his own confirmation as attorney general. Bell discusses his time as attorney general under President Carter, attending the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and his support of President George H.W. Bush. Bell also weighs in on the Iran-Contra affair, his role in the Florida Election Controversy, and the Watergate source Deep Throat.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 003 Robert A. “Bobby” Rowan interviewed by Sheryl Vogt 
Creator:  Rowan, Robert A., 1935-
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Abstract:  Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Bobby Rowan about his tenure in the Georgia Senate (1963-1974) and as a Public Service Commissioner (1989-1994). Rowan discusses his early life, including schooling, family, church attendance, and conversations at home about the Bible and politics. He recalls his early involvement with the 4-H Club, public speaking, and the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University of Georgia. He reflects on his work as Public Service Commissioner, State Senator, and his service in the Army and National Guard. He also comments on food stamps, including nutritional programs for pregnant women and the Child and Infant Healthcare Act. Rowan reflects on his multiple political campaigns, his political relationships, and his upcoming gubernatorial race. Other topics discussed include women in the General Assembly, his battle with cancer, and PeachCare.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 004 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Anthony A. Alaimo 
Creator:  Alaimo, Anthony A., 1920-
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Abstract:  Charles Campbell interviews Anthony Alaimo about his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, his time as an attorney in Atlanta, and his tenure as a judge in the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Georgia). Judge Anthony Alaimo discusses his early life and education. He comments on his perception of and involvement with World War II, his enlistment and training in the Army Air Corps, and the crash which led to his time as a POW. Regarding his time as a POW, Alaimo discusses his experiences during captivity and his multiple escape attempts. He discusses his role in the film "Great Escape" and his subsequent education at the Emory Unviersity School of Law. Alaimo reflects on serving as an attorney in both Atlanta and Brunswick and as a judge. He comments on the Georgia prison system and the Guthrie V. Evans case and the significant changes he made as a federal judge.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 005 Sandy Creek Park Oral Histories 
Creator:  Chandler, George
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Abstract:  Sarah Duncan interviews participants in the building and growth of Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 006 Margaret R. Bennett interviewed by Ieda Siqueira Wiarda 
Creator:  Bennett, Margaret R.
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Abstract:  UGA Political Science Professor Dr. Ieda Siqueira Wiarda interviews Margaret Bennett about her life in the diplomatic corps and as the wife of Foreign Service Officer and U. S. Ambassador William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Bennett discusses her experiences coming to America, growing up as the daughter of Foreign Service workers, and becoming an ambassador's wife. She reflects on meeting famous people such as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Bennett recalls living in Greece, Lisbon, Austria, Australia, Italy, the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Spain, the United States, and Panama. Bennett also discusses her husband's work with the United Nations, the University of Georgia, as well as their time at NATO.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 007 Pete Wheeler interviewed by William Stueck and James C. Cobb 
Creator:  Cobb, James C.
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Abstract:  A Conversation with Pete Wheeler is a discussion, with Dr. William Stueck and Dr. James Cobb, of Wheeler's long career as Georgia's Commissioner of Veterans Services. Wheeler discusses his early life, attending Emory at Oxford and the University of Georgia, and his work with the Office of Price Administration after getting out of the service after World War II. Wheeler discusses the importance of the Department of Veterans Services and explains the duties of the Commissioner of Veteran Affairs. He mentions a specific project he undertook to identify all the Veterans in the former state mental hospital, Central State Hospital, in Milledgeville and to provide the services these veterans are entitled to. Wheeler also discusses his work with veterans from other wars such as the Spanish-American War and the widows of soldiers who had faught in the American Civil War. He explains his wife's experience during World War II and the employment of the rest of his family during the war. Wheeler recalls the desegregation of the veteran's home in Milledgeville and the importance of the Veteran's Administration.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 008 Tom Watson Brown interviewed by Bill Shipp 
Creator:  Brown, Tom Watson, 1934-2007.
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Abstract:  William R. "Bill" Shipp interviews Tom Watson Brown. Topics include Tom Watson (Brown's great-grandfather and national Populist leader), the Leo Frank case, Walter J. Brown, James F. Byrnes, Strom Thurmond, MARTA, the Watson-Brown Foundation, and the T.R.R. Cobb House. Brown discusses his family and southern populism, the start of World War II, and his early life. He recalls Strom Thurmond's 1954 Senatorial Campaign in South Carolina, his service in the military, and his experience at Princeton and Harvard Law School. Brown also discusses his involvement in MARTA, the murder of Mary Phagan, and the rehabilitation of the T.R.R. Cobb House. He discusses his interest in the Civil War, including the preservation of Civil War battlefields and books on Southern history. Brown comments on the effect of technology and the internet on scholarship and literacy, his investment in the Atlanta Falcons, and his political contributions.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 009 Carl E. Sanders interviewed by George Justice 
Creator:  Justice, George
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Abstract:  George Justice interviews Carl E. Sanders about his activities as a Georgia state senator, governor, and business leader. Sanders discusses his early life, his involvement with the YMCA, and the state of youth during the Great Depression. He recalls serving in the ROTC, Army Air Corps, and World War II. Sanders comments on his time in law school at the University of Georgia and his competitive spirit. He reflects on his campaigns the general assembly and for governor. Sanders recalls the integration of the University of Georgia, the establishment of Augusta College (later Georgia Regents University), and the effect of World War II on young politicians. He discusses his relationships with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard B. Russell. Sanders discusses his political legacy, Georgia's progress, and the effect of press on the office of governor.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 010 Kil Townsend interviewed by Sheryl Vogt 
Creator:  Townsend, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1918-2008, 1916
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Kil Townsend about his life as a lawyer, businessman, author, and maverick Republican legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1965 to 1992. Townsend discusses his early work developing the Republican Party in Georgia and supporting Repblican candidates such as Eisenhower and Bo Callaway. Townsend also discusses the careers of Dick Freeman and Rodney Cook and his initial run for the newly created Buckhead seat in the State House. He explains how his support of seating Julian Bond invited racially-focused criticism from early Georgia Republicans. Townsend reflects on his legislative fights regarding pensions, abortion, infrastructure, and teachers. He discusses the large number of counties in Georgia, how the county unit system influenced that number, and efforts to consolidate counties in Georgia. Townsend comments on being reelected, campaign contributions, and mobile home manufacturing. Townsend reflects on current affairs issues such as the wars in the Middle East, party politics in America, and international trade.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 011 Charles Campbell interviewed by Sally Russell Warrington 
Creator:  Campbell, Charles E., 1942-
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell's niece Sally Russell Warrington interviews Charles Campbell about his work for Senator Richard B. Russell and Russell’s activities from 1965 to 1971. Campbell discusses growing up in Jackson, Georgia, and attending the University of Georgia. He recalls joining Senator Russell's Washington, D.C. staff in 1965. Campbell recalls working his way from legislative assistant to executive secretary and subsequently administrative assistant. He discusses the nature of Senator Russell's relationship with his staff. Campbell comments on Russell's attitude toward Georgia and his perception of the Civil Rights Movement, sit-ins, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Campbell reflects on Senator Russell's reputation and work on Congressional issues other than civil rights, including his work with agriculture policy, national defense, education, rural electrification, and the space program. He discusses Russell's mentorship of younger senators. Campbell discusses Senator Russell's relationship with Lyndon Johnson and the media. Campbell comments on his work as the Chairman of the Russell Foundation and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. He discusses Russell's eulogies and funeral.
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