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Creator:  Baker, Thurbert E., 1952-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 059 Thurbert Baker 
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Abstract:  Thurbert Baker worked in Fulton County in the public defender’s office. He then worked as a lawyer for the Environmental Protection Agency. In 1989, he ran his first campaign for the Georgia House of Representatives, where he subsequently served five terms. He served in the House Judiciary Committee and was Governor Zell Miller’s House floor leader. As floor leader, he helped to pass the state-wide lottery for the HOPE Scholarship. In 1997, Governor Miller appointed him attorney general. He was reelected three times. Baker recalls his early interest in law, his education at UNC-Chapel Hill and Emory, and his time as Attorney General. He also discusses difficult cases he has seen, legislation he has been involved with, and party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Baldowski, Clifford H. (Baldy), 1917-1999
Collection Title:  Clifford H. (Baldy) Baldowski Editorial Cartoons 
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Abstract:  This collection consists of editorial cartoons drawn by Clifford "Baldy" Baldowski during his career at the Augusta Chronicle and the Atlanta Constitution. Subject content relates to international, national, state and local (Augusta and Atlanta-Fulton County) politics and to society in general, and features such topics as individual politicians, world leaders, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam conflict, and the Cold War. Over 2,500 cartoons are available through the Digital Library of Georgia.
Creator:  Baldowski, Clifford H. (Baldy), 1917-1999
Collection Title:  Jane Webb Smith Collection of “Baldy” Caricature 
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Abstract:  This collection contains one caricature of Jane Webb Smith drawn by Clifford Baldowski during the Phoenix Society debutante party. Baldowski drew sketches of the party guests. This collection also includes one photograph of Smith and her date, Chris Moore, at the Phoenix Society party; clippings about the debutante party; and a photocopy of the party invitation.
Creator:  Ball, Milner Shriver.
Collection Title:  Milner S. Ball Democratic National Convention File 
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Abstract:  The file consists of material relating to Milner Ball’s involvement as a delegate at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago including letters, pamphlets, magazines, and memorabilia, such as buttons and door tickets.
Creator:  Banks, Peter Louis, 1938-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 100 Peter Banks 
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Abstract:  Peter Louis Banks worked as a congressional intern for U.S. Representative John James Flynt, Jr., from Georgia during law school. After graduating from law school, he worked as an attorney for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He was elected to the Georgia Senate as a Democrat in 1974 and served for four years. In 1978 he ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress, losing in the Democratic primary to Virginia Shapard. He was elected mayor of Barnesville, Georgia, in 2007. Banks discusses his time as a congressional intern, his time in the Georgia legislature, and party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Barnard, Druie Douglas, 1922-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 032 Doug Barnard 
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Abstract:  Doug Barnard discusses his early life and his career in banking and in Georgia and national politics. Barnard worked for the Georgia Railroad Bank and chaired the Democratic Executive Committee before becoming Governor Carl Sanders’ executive secretary during his term of office. He then worked on the State Highway Board from 1966 to 1976. In 1977, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served on the Banking Committee where he pushed for improvements to the Internal Revenue Service and promoted the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act.
Creator:  Barnes, Roy E. (Roy Eugene), 1948-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 008 Roy Barnes 
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Abstract:  Roy Barnes was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1974, serving for eight years. In 1990 he made his first run for governor, but lost to Zell Miller. From 1992 to 1998 he served in the Georgia House of Representatives, followed by a successful run for governor against Guy Millner. In this interview, Barnes talks about growing up in Cobb County, Georgia, his political career, and his term as governor from 1999 to 2003.
Creator:  Barnes, Marie Dobbs, 1948-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 069 Marie Barnes 
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Abstract:  Marie Dobbs Barnes married Roy Barnes in 1970. In 1974, Roy ran a successful campaign for the Georgia State Senate; Marie was active in this and subsequent campaigns, while also raising their three children. Marie became an active advocate for early childhood education upon her husband's election to governor in 1998. She began the Georgia Early Learning Initiative, which created early childcare learning facilities, and Safe Kids Georgia, which checked the safety of car seats. Barnes discusses how she met her husband, her work on his campaigns, and programs she championed during her tenure as First Lady, including the Georgia Early Learning Initiative and Safe Kids Georgia. She also discusses Gov. Roy Barnes' work with the state flag, transportation, and water conservation.
Creator:  Barrett, David M., 1951-
Collection Title:  David M. Barrett Research Files 
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Abstract:  The David M. Barrett Research Files are materials collected and produced by Barrett while researching and writing his book The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy (University Press of Kansas, 2005). The files consist primarily of copies of documents (such as correspondence, memos, telegraphs, congressional records, news clippings, statements and releases, budget information, and reports) from other archival repositories, historical studies, and researcher notes.
Creator:  Barrett, Jacquelyn H., 1950-
Collection Title:  Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers 
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Abstract:  The Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers document her career as Sheriff of Fulton County where she managed the operation of Georgia’s largest Sheriff’s Department and oversaw the operations of the Fulton County Jail. The papers include speech and event files, policy and procedural manuals, photographs, reports, campaign files, schedules, and plaques and awards.
Creator:  Barrett, Jacquelyn H., 1950-
Collection Title:  Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  Jacquelyn H. Barrett Papers, Audiovisual Materials includes five VHS videocassettes and one DVD.
Creator:  Barron, W. Frank
Collection Title:  W. Frank Barron Papers 
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Abstract:  The W. Frank Barron Papers document his central role in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce (and locally, the Rome Chamber of Commerce) and Georgia Business and Industry Association. Both groups promote business and its interests in local and state government in Georgia. The papers document the various activities of these organizations, particularly, their merger in 1982. The Rome Chamber of Commerce files reflect Barron’s involvement with the organization that includes his hometown. There is also a file about the development of the Interstate 75 (I-75) and Lake Allatoona and the commissioning of a Trident submarine as the U.S.S. Georgia (SSBN 729). There are 272 color slides of Korea in 1953.
Creator:  Barron, W. Frank
Collection Title:  W. Frank Barron Papers, Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  W. Frank Barron Papers, Audiovisual Materials includes seven 16mm films and 30 8mm films.
Creator:  Basset, Gene, 1927-
Collection Title:  Gene Basset Editorial Cartoons 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of ink drawings, pencil sketches, negatives, and plates of editorial cartoons by Gene Basset from 1984 to 1992. Subject content relates to state and local (Atlanta-Fulton County) politics and feature such topics as public transportation, pension padding, and political corruption. There are also drawings relating to the Atlanta-based Falcon football team, the University of Georgia Bulldogs, the Atlanta Zoo, women's rights, Turner Broadcasting, and the Mercer University vs. Baptist Church controversy.
Creator:  Baxter, Tom.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 127 Tom Baxter 
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Abstract:  Tom Baxter was a reporter, editor of the Sunday Perspective section, national editor, and chief political correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has written about politics in the South since 1987, joining InsiderAdvantage in 2007 to edit a website and newsletter devoted to that subject. He has witnessed many of the groundbreaking political developments of the past four decades in the South, and covered every presidential election since 1988, as well as the first integrated election in South Africa in 1994. Baxter comments on his time covering the South, the state of journalism in the present day, and party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project 
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Abstract:  The Athens Oral History Project was initiated in 2014 to document modern Athens history, roughly from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Interviews cover topics such as neighborhoods and communities in Athens, civil rights demonstrations, African American history, as well as personal histories of narrators.
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 004 Gwen O'Looney interviewed by Betsy Bean, Part 1 
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Abstract:  Gwendolyn Ingram O’Looney grew up on St. Simon’s Island, graduated from the University of Georgia, and has worked in human service positions throughout her career. In this interview, she talks about her public service career in local politics, as a city council member and two-term mayor of Athens-Clarke County. She describes issues affecting Athens during the 1980s, as well as the race relations and women and minority representation at the time. O’Looney discusses the city-county unification process that created Athens-Clarke County, its ramifications, and her involvement in carrying out consolidation in her role as mayor.
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 005 Gwen O'Looney interviewed by Betsy Bean, Part 2 
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Abstract:  Gwendolyn Ingram O’Looney grew up on St. Simon’s Island, graduated from the University of Georgia, and has worked in human service positions throughout her career. In this follow-up interview, O’Looney discusses more specifically the initiatives relating to solid waste management, water management, and economic development that she coordinated during her terms in office as mayor of Athens-Clarke County. She also discusses the partnership created between the city-county government and the University of Georgia, the improvement of transportation infrastructure, and the redevelopment of East Athens.
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 006 Anne Brightwell interviewed by Betsy Bean 
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Abstract:  Anne Brightwell grew up in the small town of Union, Missouri, outside of St. Louis. She graduated from Lindenwood College, and was involved in social activism relating to race and integration alongside her husband Frank. After moving to Athens, Georgia, they became involved in activism there, including printing the newspaper United Free Press, from their home. In this interview, Brightwell discusses her experiences as a teacher in Clarke Central High School in Athens-Clarke County. She talks about administrational support, school diversity, white flight, the connection between poverty and education, and the positive influence of the school’s athletic program on developing interracial understanding.
Creator:  Bean, Betsy
Collection Title:  Georgia Environmental Oral History Project 
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Abstract:  The Georgia Environmental Oral History Project was started in 2013 via a partnership between the Russell Library and Betsy Bean. The project documents the forces that have shaped and are currently shaping the Georgia landscape, including such topics as environmental activism (with a focus on grassroots activism), legislation related to environmental issues, the environmental history of the Georgia coast, the interplay between conservation, industry, and tourism, the politics of "sustainability," and the relationship between environmental issues and public safety. Early interviews focus on Brunswick and Glynn County including numerous Superfund sites, the development issues surrounding St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, and the challenges of protecting coastal marshlands.
Creator:  Beazley, Mary.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 119 Mary Beazley 
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Abstract:  Mary W. Beazley was bonh on November 8, 1929 in Athens, Georgia. She attended the Georgia State College for Women and the University of Georgia. Beazley worked as a staffer for Gov. Vandiver, Lt. Gov. Geer, Gov. Maddox, Gov. Carter, Lt. Gov Miller, Carter's presidential campaign and presidential administration, and Gov. Miller. Beazley discusses her experiences working for politicians and her life outside of politics.
Creator:  Beck, Marcus Wayland, 1860-1943
Collection Title:  Marcus Wayland Beck Diaries 
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Abstract:  Marcus Wayland Beck was born in Harris County, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1881. He passed the bar in 1883 and began practicing law in Jackson County. He served as a Georgia state senator, Solicitor General of the Flint Circuit and judge for the same circuit. After fighting in the Spanish American War, he returned to Georgia and was appointed as associate justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. He was eventually appointed as the presiding judge, a position he maintained until he retired in 1937. The Marcus W. Beck Diaries reflect his day to day personal and judicial activities as Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court (1905-1937) and as Presiding Justice (1917-1937).
Creator:  Beck, Jay
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 157 Jay Beck 
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Abstract:  Jay Beck was born in Albany, Georgia, and was a close friend of Hamilton Jordan. Beck served on Carter’s staff during his presidency, and later worked as financial consultant for the Carter Center. Beck discusses Hamilton’s Jordan’s role as campaign manager and Chief of Staff for Jimmy Carter, Jordan and Carter’s political partnership, and the types of policy that they initiated, relating to issues of energy, education, economy, and international relations. Beck also comments on Carter’s unsuccessful 1980 reelection campaign.
Creator:  Bell, Griffin Boyette, 1918-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 015 Griffin Bell 
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Abstract:  Griffin Bell was born Americus, Georgia, on October 31, 1918 and received his law degree at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. In this interview, Bell discusses his early years growing up in Americus, his law career, his role as chief of staff under Governor Ernest Vandiver, and his service as Attorney General under President Jimmy Carter. He addresses the legal and judicial aspects of civil rights--particularly school integration--and talks about his work challenging white collar crime and corruption. Bell also discusses his relationship with President Jimmy Carter during his tenure as Attorney General.
Creator:  Bell, Griffin Boyette, 1918-
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 002 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Judge Griffin B. Bell 
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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.
Creator:  Benfield, Ethel Stephanie Stuckey, 1965-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 098 Stephanie Benfield 
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Abstract:  Stephanie Stuckey Benfield was born in Eastman, Georgia, on December 25, 1965. The daughter of Congressman Bill Stuckey, Benfield grew up in Washington, D.C. While building her own practice, Stuckey and Manheimer, she worked as legislative aide and attorney to Georgia Senator Mary Margaret Oliver. In 1998, she ran a successful campaign for the Georgia State House of Representatives, currently representing District 85. She discusses the Stuckey family, her time as a state legislator, and party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Bennett, George D.
Collection Title:  George D. Bennett Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection is comprised of papers related to George D. Bennett, farmer and politician from Jackson County, Georgia. Bennett was an active particiant in local politics and he held several positions in Clarke County, Jackson County, and Oglethorpe County. The papers in this collection document his role as a local politician and farmer. Papers include correspondence from various citizens encouraging Bennett to run for State Legislature, letters from members of the Love Lodge Masons, and printed material including a speech made by Hoke Smith in 1906 and the Child Labor Bill.
Creator:  Bennett, Margaret R.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 006 Margaret R. Bennett interviewed by Ieda Siqueira Wiarda 
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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.
Creator:  Bennett, Tom
Collection Title:  Tom Bennett Files on Herman E. Talmadge 
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Abstract:  The Tom Bennett Files on Herman E. Talmadge are a subject file compiled by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for writing Talmadge's advance obituary.
Creator:  Bennett, W. Tapley, 1917-1994.
Collection Title:  William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of personal and official papers of diplomat William Tapley Bennett from 1941 to 1980. The papers mainly document Bennett's diplomatic and ambassadorial service with the United States Department of State, the United Nations Security Council (1971-1977), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's North Atlantic Council (1977-1983). Of particular note, are the materials from Bennett's assignment as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic during the 1965 Dominican Crisis. Other assignments documented include Austria, Portugal, and Maxwell Air Force Base. The papers also document his military service, personal life, and involvement in international diplomatic organizations. Included are correspondence, speeches, clippings, printed material, photographs, and appointment books.
Creator:  Bennett, W. Tapley, 1917-1994.
Collection Title:  William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Audiovisual, includes moving images of Haiti and the Dominican Republic from the 1960s, as well as other audiovisual resources documenting Bennett's career.
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
Collection Title:  George J. Berry Collection of Photographs 
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Abstract:  Fourteen 4x6” color photographs, depicting Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral procession on April 9, 1968 as it passed the Georgia State Capitol. Also included are photos of buses parked in front of the Capitol building, the building’s cupola, and the procession as it passed a demolished building.
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
Collection Title:  George J. Berry Papers 
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Abstract:  George J. Berry held various leadership positions with the City of Atlanta, the State of Georgia and the private sector and worked throughout his career to attract international business to Atlanta and Georgia. The papers include correspondence, reports, board meeting materials, publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia.
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-02 George Berry on James Carmichael 
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Abstract:  George Berry discusses the political career of James Carmichael, including the 1946 governor's race against Eugene Talmadge and three governors controversy. Berry served as deputy chief administrative officer in Mayor Ivan Allen's administration and under Mayor Sam Massell as chief administrative officer during Atlanta's critical transition from primarily white to mixed race leadership. In 1983, Berry became the commissioner of Industry, Trade and Tourism for the state of Georgia. He remained in that position until 1990, when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor.
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 071 George Berry 
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Abstract:  George J. Berry went to work in the finance department of the city of Atlanta in 1962. Berry was chosen to be the deputy chief administrative officer in Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen's administration. Mayor Sam Massell promoted him to chief administrative officer during Atlanta's critical transition from primarily white to mixed race leadership. Under Mayor Maynard Jackson, Berry was appointed Commissioner of Aviation in 1978. There, he oversaw the development of terminals and runways in the Atlanta Airport. In 1983, Berry became the commissioner of Industry, Trade and Tourism for the state of Georgia. He remained in that position until 1990, when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. Berry discusses his support for Henry Grady's vision of the New South, his work as Commissioner of Aviation, and the relationship between businesses, Georgians, and the city of Atlanta.
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 148 George Berry on James Carmichael 
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Abstract:  George Berry discusses the political career of James Carmichael, including his early life, his involvement with Rickenbacker Field and the Bell Aircraft Corporation in Marietta, his work with Governor Ellis Arnall, and the 1946 governor's race against Eugene Talmadge and Three Governors Controversy. Berry also discusses Carmichael's civic involvement in Marietta and Cobb County. Berry served as deputy chief administrative officer in Mayor Ivan Allen's administration and under Mayor Sam Massell as chief administrative officer during Atlanta's critical transition from primarily white to mixed race leadership. In 1983, Berry became the commissioner of Industry, Trade and Tourism for the state of Georgia. He remained in that position until 1990, when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor.
Creator:  Blackburn, Benjamin Bentley, 1927-
Collection Title:  Ben Blackburn Congressional Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of papers of Benjamin B. Blackburn from 1969 to 1974. The papers include correspondence, both incoming constituent letters and copies (green forms) of Blackburn's outgoing correspondence; clippings; speeches; reports; press releases; printed materials; photographs; and maps. The materials document Blackburn's activities in the United States House of Representatives including his tenure on the Banking and Currency Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Housing and Domestic Finance Committee. The correspondence mainly pertains to concerns of Blackburn's constituents and contains information on the 1974 Watergate investigation and Richard M. Nixon, the Vietnamese conflict and prisoners of war, the United Nations, foreign policy and trade, health care, taxation, and environmental issues.
Creator:  Blackburn, Benjamin Bentley, 1927-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 054 Ben Blackburn 
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Abstract:  Ben Blackburn was elected as a Republican to the US Congress from Georgia's fourth district and served from 1967 to 1975. While in Congress, Blackburn served on several committees, including Banking and Currency, the Housing Subcommittee, the Joint Economic Committee, the Subcommittee on International Trade of the Bank and Currency Committee, and the Housing and Domestic Finance Committee. Blackburn recalls his time in Congress, his committee assignments, the environment among the Georgia delegation, and his participation in the Republican Study Committee. He discusses his reelections, including being the only Republican congressman from Georgia in 1972. Blackburn mentions Watergate, the Republican Convention in 1972, and Gerald Ford's political outlook after pardoning Nixon.
Creator:  Blackmon, John A., 1933-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 038 John Blackmon 
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Abstract:  John Blackmon discusses attending law school at Emory University, working in the state law department and in the Georgia Revenue Department. He mentions his experiences working under Governor Lester Maddox as state revenue commissioner and explains how he improved the state tax structure by modeling it more closely after the federal one.
Creator:  Blitch, Iris Faircloth, 1912-1993.
Collection Title:  Iris F. Blitch Papers 
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Abstract:  The Iris F. Blitch Papers document her two terms representing Georgia's Eighth District in the United States Congress from 1955 to 1963, and, to a lesser extent her campaigns and personal life. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, legislative bills, research and campaign materials, scrapbooks and photographs. Well-documented throughout the entire collection, particularly in the Legislative and Subject Series, are the issues that were important to Blitch and to the twenty counties that composed the Eighth District, including agriculture and environmental issues. Bills sponsored or supported by Blitch include: Okefenokee Conservation Bill (secured funding for water conservation and fire protection in and around the swamp); Small-Watershed Bill (allowed the building of small watershed projects with government grants and loans to conserve water for farmers, municipalities, industry, recreation and the conservation of fish and wildlife); Water Pollution Bill; forestry development; anti-subversive activities; improved drug laws; livestock sales; and benefits to beekeepers, among others. Additionally, the papers provide insight into the political climate for women in the second half of the 1950s and the early 1960s as well as into social mores regarding their participation. Blitch's personal beliefs and opinions regarding women's roles and responsibilities in government and politics are evident in the speeches and interviews she gave throughout her career. To a lesser extent, and primarily through correspondence found in the Personal Series, is information relating to her immediate and extended family as well as her fragile health, which ultimately forced her retirement in 1963. Correspondents include the following prominent Georgians: D. W. Brooks, Phil Campbell, John Flynt, Jr., E. L. Forrester, Ed Friend, Henderson Lanham, Herman Talmadge, John Pilcher, Prince Preston, and Richard B. Russell, Jr.
Creator:  Bloch, Charles J. (Charles Julian), 1893-1974.
Collection Title:  Charles Julian Bloch Files on General Douglas MacArthur 
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Abstract:  This collection contains eleven items related to Charles J. Bloch’s connection with the inquiry into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur. Charles Bloch served as Senator Russell's personal aid in the Senate’s inquiry into United States policy in Asia, particularly concerning the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur.
Creator:  Bolden, Willie, 1938-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 088 Willie Bolden 
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Abstract:  Willie Bolden was born in Sumter, South Carolina on December 7, 1938. and was raised in Savannah, Georgia. He is best known for his work as a civil rights activist. In this interview, Bolden discusses his activity with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Poor People’s Campaign, and the Summer Community Organization for Political Education (SCOPE). Specifically, he addresses his work with voter registration drives in Albany, Georgia, the efforts to integrate hotels and restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida, and his role as “wagon master” for the Poor People’s Campaign. Other topics include the events of Bloody Sunday and his relationship with civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hosea Williams.
Creator:  Bolton, Arthur K. (Arthur Key), 1922-1997
Collection Title:  Arthur K. Bolton Scrapbooks 
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Abstract:  Arthur K. Bolton served as the fiftieth attorney general of the State of Georgia (1965-1981). The scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, certificates and other ephemera related to his life and career.
Creator:  Bond, Julian, 1940-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 133 Julian Bond 
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Abstract:  Julian Bond was a civil rights activist who held leadership roles in several organizations, including the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He helped organize civil rights activities such as sit-ins, protests, and voter registration drives across Georgia. He also held public office as a member of the Georgia House, and, later, senate. In this interview, Bond discusses his early years, his education at Morehouse College, and his involvement in the civil rights movement, including his activities with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He talks about the racial and political climate in Atlanta in the 1960s. Bond also describes his experience in the political arena as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and, later, the Georgia senate.
Creator:  Bowden , Charles L., 1892-1952
Collection Title:  Charles L. Bowden Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection documents the growth and development of the City of Macon primarily during the administration of Mayor Charles L. Bowden (1938-1947). Included are City of Macon financial statements (1928, 1937-1938); Macon Hospital Commission files (1945-1952); correspondence and photographs documenting the commission of USS Macon (1945) and the Macon premiere of God is my Co-pilot (1945); copies of Bowden’s speeches and radio announcements; and general correspondence. Of note is the correspondence with Carl Vinson, especially in relation to the commissioning of the USS Macon. Correspondence between Bowden, his wife, Urney Fields Bowden, and their children, Charlotte and Patsy, illustrate family life in Macon in the 1930s and 1940s. The Bowden and Fields families are documented through genealogical research files and correspondence (1883-1889) between Urney Bowden’s grandparents, W. G. Fields and Emma Massey (-1902). The papers include correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, financial reports, speeches and announcements, publications and clippings, and memorabilia.
Creator:  Bowers, Michael Joseph, 1942-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 027 Mike Bowers 
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Abstract:  Mike Bowers formerly served as Georgia's Attorney General (1981-1997) and made an unsuccessful run for governor in 1998. In this interview Bowers discusses his relationships with former Attorney General Arthur Bolton and George Busbee. He addresses his work in support of open government and recalls important cases on which he has worked.
Creator:  Bowling, Annette
Collection Title:  Annette Bowling Papers 
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Abstract:  Annette Bowling served as the executive director of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center for over forty years. Her papers include materials related to her work advocating for people with disabilities, notably her service as chair of the Commissioner’s Oversight Committee, which oversaw the closures of the Brook Run Center in 1997 and the Georgia Mental Health Institute (GMHI) in 1998.
Creator:  Brawley, Eloise Gay
Collection Title:  Eloise Gay Brawley Collection of Richard B. Russell Letters 
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Abstract:  Eloise Gay Brawley was a supporter of Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. The collection consists of letters written by Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr., to Mrs. Eloise Gay Brawley and newspaper clippings pertaining to the activities of Senator Russell and the Russell family.
Creator:  Brooks, D. W. (David William), 1901-1999
Collection Title:  D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection 
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Abstract:  D. W. Brooks was a major figure in American agriculture. He was the founder and leader of Gold Kist, a farm cooperative, for almost fifty years and also served as an agricultural advisor to several U.S. Presidents. This collection consists primarily of oral history interviews with D.W. Brooks conducted by Brian S. Wills. D.W. Brooks discusses his family background, his childhood in Royston, Ga., his education, and his involvement with the Methodist church. He speaks extensively about topics related to farming and agriculture in Georgia, including the founding and development of Gold Kist, the poultry industry, fish and cattle production, cotton farming, and the federal government's involvement with farming co-ops. Brooks also discusses his contribution as an agricultural advisor to United States presidents and world leaders. Complimentary interviews in this collection with individuals such as former President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Dean Rusk provide additional perspectives on Brooks and his contributions.
Creator:  Brooks, D. W. (David William), 1901-1999
Collection Title:  D. W. Brooks Papers 
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Abstract:  D. W. Brooks (1901-1999) was a farmer and cooperative executive, running the Cotton Producers Association (later renamed Gold Kist) as well as insurance companies for farmers. His papers document his businesses and Georgia agriculture, as well as his service to the U.S. government, several universities, and the Methodist Church. The papers include correspondence, business and committee reports, meeting materials, and subject files.
Creator:  Brooks, Tyrone L., 1945-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 085 Tyrone Brooks 
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Abstract:  Tyrone L. Brooks was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1980. He has sat on numerous committees, including Economic Development and Tourism, Governmental Affairs and Retirement, and Appropriations. Brooks has served as president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, and is a member of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. Brooks discusses his activities as a civil rights activist, his time in the legislature, and his work with the SCLC.
Creator:  Broun, Paul C. (Paul Collins), 1916-2005
Collection Title:  Paul Broun, Sr. Collection of Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign Memorabilia 
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Abstract:  This collection is comprised of Jimmy Carter campaign material from the 1976 presidential election. The materials in this collection were collected by Senator Paul Broun from various campaign events and rallies he attended such as the Democratic National Convention. The materials in this collection include campaign buttons, posters, t-shirts, and a framed caricature of Jimmy Carter.
Creator:  Broun, Paul C. (Paul Collins), 1916-2005
Collection Title:  Paul Broun, Sr. Papers 
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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.
Creator:  Brown, Tom Watson, 1934-2007.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 008 Tom Watson Brown interviewed by Bill Shipp 
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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.
Creator:  Buck, Thomas Bryant III, 1938-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 110 Tom Buck 
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Abstract:  Thomas Bryant Buck, III, was first elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1966. He served for thirty-eight years in the Georgia House of Representatives, one of the longest tenures of any lawmaker in the state's history. He became a committee chairman during his third year in the house, and worked his way steadily up the house leadership ladder, serving in turn as chairman of the Retirement Committee, the University System Committee, and the powerful Ways and Means and Appropriations Committees. In 2004, Buck retired from political office after nineteen legislative sessions. Buck discusses his time in the legislature, the process of drafting a budget, and the state of party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  New York Times Atlanta News Bureau
Collection Title:  New York Times Research Materials 
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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.
Creator:  Burger, W. Henry
Collection Title:  W. Henry Burger Quit Deed on Russell Family Property 
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Creator:  Burson, Forrest.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 112 Forrest Burson on Bill Burson 
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Abstract:  Bill Burson served as an aide to Senator Herman Talmadge and later to Governor Carl Sanders. In 1967, the newly elected governor, Lester Maddox, appointed Burson Director of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. Over the next three years Burson fought a “War on Hunger” attempting to create food stamps programs across Georgia. Burson was elected State Treasurer in 1970 and campaigned for the U.S. Senate in 1972. After losing the senatorial campaign, he worked as a lobbyist for business interests in the Southeast. In 1975, he became Zell Miller’s administrative and special assistant, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. Forrest Burson, son of Bill Burson, discusses his father's work in journalism, as a public servant, and as an important figure in the Miller administration.
Creator:  Burson, William H. (Bill), 1928-1997.
Collection Title:  William H. (Bill) Burson Papers 
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Abstract:  This collection documents the life of William H. (Bill) Burson (1928-1997) and the various positions he held under Senator Herman Talmadge; Governors Carl Sanders, Lester Maddox, and Jimmy Carter; and Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller. Burson graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Journalism in 1948 and served as a war correspondent in the Korean War. After the war, Burson served as an aide to Senator Herman Talmadge and later to Governor Carl Sanders. In 1967, the newly elected governor, Lester Maddox, appointed him to be director of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. Over the next three years Burson fought a “War on Hunger” attempting to create food stamps programs across Georgia. Burson was elected as State Treasurer in 1970 and campaigned for the U.S. Senate in 1972. After losing the senatorial campaign, Burson worked as a lobbyist for business interests in the Southeast. In 1975, he became Zell Miller’s administrative and special assistant, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. The collection is comprised primarily of twenty-five scrapbooks that detail Burson’s life and career from 1933 to 1991. Also included are photographs, editorial cartoons, books, certificates, and plaques.
Creator:  Butler, Patrica Collins, 1907-2009
Collection Title:  Patricia Collins Butler Collection 
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Abstract:  The Patricia Collins Butler Collection includes documentation of the romance and engagement of Patricia Collins and Richard B. Russell, Jr., in 1938.