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Creator:  Cagle, Casey
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 151 Casey Cagle 
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Abstract:  Casey Cagle was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1994 at the age of twenty-eight. He served in the Senate for 12 years before being elected Lieutenant Governor of Georgia in 2006. In this election, Cagle defeated Ralph Reed, a prominent conservative political activist and former director of the Christian Coalition. Casey Cagle discusses his early life in Gainesville and his start in the business world, when he took over the management of a tuxedo shop and expanded the business. Cagle talks about his decision to run for the State Senate and his later campaign against Ralph Reed for the lieutenant governorship. Cagle also discusses issues such as education, transportation, ethics in government and politics, and the role of the lieutenant governor in Georgia.
Creator:  Callaway, Howard H. (Howard Hollis), 1927-
Collection Title:  Howard H. (Bo) Callaway Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of personal and political papers of Howard H. (Bo) Callaway from 1947 to 1993. Includes congressional files containing press releases, subject files, and correspondence; political files containing campaign material from his 1966 bid for Governor of Georgia, state and national Republican Committee material, and 1968 Nixon campaign material; personal files reflecting Callaway’s involvement in private organizations; and scrapbooks recording his activities as Secretary of the Army.
Creator:  Camp, Albert Sidney, 1892-1954
Collection Title:  Albert Sidney Camp Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the papers of Albert S. Camp from 1892 to 1954. It includes personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, telegrams regarding Camp’s death, and clippings. The bulk of the collection contains letters from Camp to his wife Sarah and their children while other materials document his activities as a member of the United States House of Representatives, his World War I military service, and his work with the American Legion.
Creator:  Campbell, James Philander, 1917-
Collection Title:  J. Phil Campbell, Jr. Papers 
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Abstract:  J. Phil Campbell, Jr. (1917-1998) was an agricultural expert with a career spanning over sixty years that included work as a farmer, Georgia state representative, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture, and consultant. His papers document his entire career and include correspondence, research materials, speeches, and appointment calendars.
Creator:  Campbell, James Philander, 1878-
Collection Title:  J. Phil Campbell, Sr. Papers 
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Abstract:  The J. Phil Campbell, Sr. Papers document his work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and include correspondence, materials related to the National Honors Extension Fraternity Epsilon Sigma Phi, reports about soil conservation, histories that Campbell wrote about the USDA, and clippings about his life and career.
Creator:  Campbell, Charles E., 1942-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 078 Charles Campbell 
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Abstract:  Charles Campbell met Senator Richard B. Russell when he introduced him for a Blue Key speech at UGA. He went to work as Russell’s legislative assistant in Washington, D.C., and eventually became his executive secretary. Upon Senator Russell’s death in 1971, Campbell returned to Georgia and practiced law in Atlanta while remaining involved in politics and managing campaigns for Herman Talmadge. Campbell discusses Senator Russell's personality and ideals, and recalls several personal stories about Senator Russell. He also discusses his work on other campaigns after Senator Russell's death and party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Campbell, Charles E., 1942-
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 011 Charles Campbell interviewed by Sally Russell Warrington 
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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.
Creator:  Carpenter, Joel.
Collection Title:  Joel Carpenter Collection on Richard B. Russell’s 1955 Trip to the USSR 
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Abstract:  The folder contains one nine-page Air Intelligence Information Report and six photo slides. The report details the Senator’s observations during the trip, including the sighting of a pair of unidentified flying objects (“flying saucers”) by Senator Russell and two others; descriptions of Dnieperpetrovsk airfield, passenger and military aircraft, and radar receivers near Moscow; observations on Russian trains, railroad mechanisms and procedures; and hand-drawn diagrams of a Russian jet bomber and a railroad gauge switching operation. Slides depict Senator Russell with companions at a war memorial in Baku, beside a train carriage, at the Intourist Hotel, and in Tbilisi or Sochi; and passengers standing by the train between Baku and Tbilisi.
Creator:  Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Collection Title:  Jimmy Carter Souvenir Campaign Materials Kit 
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Abstract:  The collection contains a brochure titled "Jimmy Carter for President," two photographs of Carter, two campaign buttons, and two Carter/Mondale bumper stickers.
Creator:  Carter, James Earl III, 1950-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 036 Chip Carter, III 
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Abstract:  Carter discusses his life as the son of President Jimmy Carter, from campaigning for his father to establishing free elections in Liberia. Throughout his life, he was active in many of his father’s affairs, from the peanut business to political campaigns and the Carter Center. He was also a member of the Plains City Council and the Democratic National Committee.
Creator:  Castellow, Bryant T. (Bryant Thomas), 1876-1962.
Collection Title:  Bryant T. Castellow Papers 
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Abstract:  The Bryant T. Castellow Papers span the dates from 1932 to 1967, with the bulk of the papers representing Castellow's tenure in the House of Representatives for the Third District of Georgia from 1932 to 1936. Also included in this collection are posthumous letters of sympathy and tribute.
Creator:  Cedar Creek Civic Association, Inc.
Collection Title:  Cedar Creek Civic Association Records 
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Abstract:  The collection documents the administrative and community activities of the Cedar Creek Civic Association which formed in the 1960s with the formation of the Cedar Creek subdivision in Athens, Georgia. Over the years, the Cedar Creek Civic Association has been involved with community issues including water taxes, traffic studies, and re-zoning. This collection also includes the records of the Cedar Creek Garden Club
Creator:  Southeast ADA Center.
Collection Title:  ADA Training Materials Collection 
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Abstract:  The ADA Training Materials Collection includes curricula created by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) for states and organizations to use in implementing ADA education and training.
Creator:  Southeast ADA Center.
Collection Title:  Southeast ADA Center Resource Collection 
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Abstract:  The Southeast ADA Center Resource Collection provides information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and disability access for business, government, and individuals at the local, state, and regional levels. The collection includes materials created and distributed by the center for education, instruction and compliance with the ADA.
Creator:  Chambliss, Clarence Saxby, 1943-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 019 Saxby Chambliss 
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Abstract:  Clarence Saxby Chambliss was born in Warrenton, North Carolina on November 10, 1943. He attended Louisiana Tech University and the University of Georgia, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1966. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1968. In this interview, Chambliss discusses his early years practicing law in south Georgia, as well as his experience serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. In the House, Chambliss served on the Armed Services Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and served on the House Intelligence Committee leading up to 9/11. He addresses a wide range of policy issues, including the War on Terror, immigration, agriculture, environmental issues, the military, tax policy, and social security. He also comments on former Georgia Governor George Busbee.
Creator:  Chandler, Otis A.
Collection Title:  Otis A. Chandler Papers 
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Abstract:  The papers consist of permits, forms, and regulations given to Otis A. Chandler by the War Food Administration Food Distribution Administration to regulate the number of animals he could slaughter as part of food rationing during World War II.
Creator:  Chandler, George
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 005 Sandy Creek Park Oral Histories 
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Abstract:  Sarah Duncan interviews participants in the building and growth of Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.
Creator:  Chilton, Dr. Bradley S.
Collection Title:  Guthrie vs. Evans: Georgia State Prison Research Files 
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Abstract:  This collection consists of material collected by Bradley Chilton pertaining to the Guthrie vs. Evans trial from 1972-1983, a law suit that led to sweeping reforms in the Georgia prison system. It includes transcripts of court proceedings, court records, minutes, printed material, correspondence, news clippings, blueprints, and photographs regarding conditions in the Georgia State Prison at Reidsville and trial proceedings. Materials were used by Chilton for his dissertation and book, Prisons Under the Gavel.
Creator:  Clark, Kathleen
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 012 Lorena Weeks interviewed by Kathleen Clark 
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Abstract:  UGA History Professor Dr. Kathleen Clark interviews Lorena Weeks about her life and her discrimination case against Southern Bell in the 1960s. Lorena Weeks recalls how she started working at Southern Bell Telephone Company. She discusses her early life working several jobs to provide for her family. Weeks reflects on her decision to apply for a switchman job after President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. She discusses her reaction upon being denied on the basis of being a woman. Weeks comments on her attempt to get union backing and subsequent decision to sue. Weeks recalls appealing the decision with Sylvia Roberts after losing her suit in district court. She recalls Sylvia Roberts' personality and attitude toward the case. Weeks discusses the effect of the lawsuit on her family. She recalls testifying in Washington, D.C. to the FCC. Weeks discusses the circumstances surrounding her childhood and the early death of her parents.
Creator:  Clarke, Harold G., 1927-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 070 Harold G. Clarke 
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Abstract:  Harold G. Clarke was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1960. In the legislature, he authored several bills and plans, including Abolish Atlanta and the Clarke Plan. In 1966, he participated in the legislative initiative to elect Governor Lester Maddox over Bo Callaway. He left the legislature to practice law in Forsyth. In 1979, he was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court, where he handled several important cases and issues. Clarke discusses his childhood, his time in the Georgia House of Representatives, and his experience as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Creator:  Clay, Charles C., 1950-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 091 Chuck Clay 
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Abstract:  Charles C. “Chuck” Clay worked as assistant solicitor in Marietta. He went on to become district attorney, and then, in 1986, commissioner, for Cobb County. In 1988, Clay was elected to the Georgia State Senate as a Republican. After his election, Clay served as chairman of the Cobb County Legislative Delegation and minority leader. He went on to serve six terms in the senate. In 2000 he was chairman of the Georgia Republican Party during George W. Bush’s campaign for the presidency. Clay discusses his family history, the time he served in legislature, and party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Clay, Charles C., 1950-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 097 Chuck Clay 
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Abstract:  Charles C. “Chuck” Clay worked as assistant solicitor in Marietta. He went on to become district attorney, and then, in 1986, commissioner, for Cobb County. In 1988, Clay was elected to the Georgia State Senate as a Republican. After his election, Clay served as chairman of the Cobb County Legislative Delegation and minority leader. He went on to serve six terms in the senate. In 2000 he was chairman of the Georgia Republican Party during George W. Bush’s campaign for the presidency. Clay discusses his legislative history, the outlook for the Republican Party in Georgia, and current events such as the War on Terror and the Obama administration.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers: Collection Summary 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Cleland's papers predominantly document his career as a U.S. Senator and include constituent correspondence, legislative subject files, files from his committee service, press files, and files from his district office.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series I. Constituent Services 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series I. Constituent Services contains correspondence between Max Cleland and his constituents about the wide variety of issues that concerned them.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series II. Legislative Files 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series II. Legislative Files documents Cleland's committee service, staff research on legislation, and voting record.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series III. Press 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series III. Press documents the various ways Cleland communicated his views, including speeches, his biography, press releases, newspaper clippings, and his website.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series IV. Political and Personal 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series IV. Political and Personal contains general information about Cleland's political career, including campaign materials, brief correspondence, financial disclosure reports, and weekly schedules.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series IX. Artifacts 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series IX. Artifacts contains materials from throughout Cleland's life and political career, including his military service, political campaigns, and awards.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series V. Atlanta District Office 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series V. Atlanta District Office includes correspondence with constituents, reports on the activities of district representatives, files on event planning and Cleland's travel schedule, office policies, project and research files, and the files of state director Bill Chapman.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series VI. Prior Political Career 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series VI. Prior Political Career documents the positions Cleland held prior to becoming a U.S. senator and includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, memos, and research materials.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series VII. Photographs 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series VII. Photographs contains photographs of Cleland at events and with constituents.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series VIII. Office 
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series VIII. Office contains the computer files of Cleland's staff.
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  The Audiovisual Materials series contains video and audio in various formats that document all areas of Max Cleland's career, especially his service as Georgia Secretary of State (1882-1996) and U.S. Senator (1997-2002).
Creator:  Cleland, Joseph Maxwell, 1942-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 079 Max Cleland 
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Abstract:  Joseph Maxwell Cleland first became interested in politics during his Washington Semester Program. In 1965, he was asked by Senator Richard B. Russell to become a congressional intern. Cleland then joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Silver Star for valorous conduct in battle. At the Battle of Khe Sanh in 1968, he was severely wounded by a grenade, resulting in the amputation of both legs and his right forearm. In 1971, he was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia Senate. In 1974, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. From 1977 to 1981, he served as administrator of the U.S. Veterans Administration under President Jimmy Carter. In 1982, he ran a successful campaign for Georgia Secretary of State, and served in that office for fourteen years. In 1996, Senator Sam Nunn retired, and Cleland won Nunn’s seat. He lost his bid for reelection in 2002 to Saxby Chambliss. In 2009, he was appointed by President Obama to serve as secretary of the American Battle Monuments. Cleland discusses the Vietnam War, the role of Georgia's secretary of state, and the current state of the military, both at home and abroad.
Creator:  Clute, Margaret Vinson
Collection Title:  Margaret V. Clute Collection of Carl Vinson Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection is comprised of materials collected by Margaret Vinson Clute, great-niece of Carl Vinson. The materials in this collection span the years 1949 to 1984 and primarily include letters, photographs, and clippings. Letters written by Carl Vinson to his family, include his brother, Colonel Wilbur Vinson, and his great-niece, Margaret Vinson Clute. This collection also includes some photographs of Carl Vinson at various events and clippings which primarily document events such as the launching of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, retirement from Congress, 90th birthday celebration, President Richard Nixon’s visit to Warner Robins and Mercer University, and other events honoring Vinson.
Creator:  Cobb, James C.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 007 Pete Wheeler interviewed by William Stueck and James C. Cobb 
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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.
Creator:  Cohen, John S., 1870-1935.
Collection Title:  John S. Cohen Certificate 
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Abstract:  A certificate documenting the official appointment of John S. Cohen as U.S. Senator on April 25, 1932, following the death of Senator William J. Harris, to serve until a replacement was duly elected. The certificate is dated April 25, 1932, and signed by John B. Wilson, Secretary of State and Richard B. Russell, Jr., Governor.
Creator:  Cohn, Aaron
Collection Title:  Aaron Cohn Papers 
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Abstract:  Aaron Cohn (1916-2012) served as a juvenile court judge in Columbus, Georgia (1965-2011). His papers include correspondence, clippings, reports, programs, awards, scrapbooks and photographs.
Creator:  Cohn, Bob.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 115 Bob Cohn 
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Abstract:  Bob Cohn began his career as a news writer and photojournalist after graduating from the University of Alabama. He has worked on Olympic and event marketing for many years and has served as a chairman of the National Parade and March Oversight Committee for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and as Governor Zell Miller's appointee to the Metropolitan Atlanta Olympic Games Authority. Cohn discusses his work as a journalist, his experience working in the field of public relations, and his influence on several Olympic Games.
Creator:  Coleman, Terry Lewis, 1943-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 025 Terry Coleman 
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Abstract:  Terry Coleman was born in Dodge County, Georgia, and his legislative career began when he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1972, where he served on the Appropriations Commitee. In this interview Coleman discusses his political career in the Georgia General Assembly working on various committees, his role succeeding Tom Murphy as Speaker of the House in 2003, and his work as Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture. He also discusses his working relationships with Murphy and the governors under whom he served, beginning with Jimmy Carter.
Creator:  Beehive Design Collective.
Collection Title:  Beehive Design Collective Mesoamerica Resiste Poster 
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Abstract:  Mesoamerica Resiste is a graphic poster produced in 2013 by the Beehive Design Collective of Machias, Maine in response to the social, economic, and environmental impact of globalization on the Americas.
Creator:  Middle Georgia College
Collection Title:  Russell Hall (Middle Georgia College) Dedication Program 
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Abstract:  The collection contains one program from the dedication of Russell Hall at Middle Georgia College on November 2, 1972 in Cochran, Georgia.
Creator:  Colwell, Carlton, 1926-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 009 Carlton Colwell and Eric Holmes on Politics and Lobbying 
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Abstract:  Carlton Colwell was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964. He represented several North Georgia mountain counties for thirty years. Colwell served on various committees, including Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Fiscal Affairs. He served as chairman of the State Institution and Property Committee, and oversaw the prison system in Georgia. In the early 1980s Colwell helped rewrite the Georgia Constitution as a member of the Constitutional Revision commission. In this interview, Colwell and Eric Holmes discuss lobbying’s role in politics from the perspectives of both the lobbyist and the legislator.
Creator:  Colwell, Carlton, 1926-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 064 Carlton Colwell 
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Abstract:  Carlton Colwell he ran a successful campaign for the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964. He represented several North Georgia mountain counties for thirty years. Colwell served on various committees, including Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Fiscal Affairs. He served as chairman of the State Institution and Property Committee, and oversaw the prison system in Georgia. Speaker Murphy appointed him to the constitutional revision commission, and he helped rewrite the Georgia Constitution. Colwell discusses his appointment to the Appropriations, Ways and Means, and State Institution and Property Committees in the State House. He recalls his time on the constitutional revision commission and his experience in the house when the first African Americans were elected to the legislature. Colwell discusses state-owned property and the involvement of the state in determining prison locations. He explains the origin of the nickname "the sawmill gang". Colwell also discusses party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Georgia Republican Party Central Committee
Collection Title:  Georgia Republican Party Central Committee Campaign Files 
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Creator:  Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee
Collection Title:  Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee Files 
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Abstract:  James S. Peters served as chairman to the Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee from 1940 to 1954. This collection is comprised of bound volumes that contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, proceedings, and membership lists reflecting the activities of the Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee from 1940 to 1954. It covers events such as the Stevenson and Sparkman Presidential Campaign of 1952, the 1948 Philadelphia and 1952 Chicago National Democratic Party Conventions, and the Georgia State Democratic Party Conventions.
Creator:  Cook, Earl Pope
Collection Title:  Earl P. Cook Collection of County Unit System Materials 
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Abstract:  In 1946, the Georgia Veterans for Majority Rule group brought forth two lawsuits against the Georgia Democratic Executive Committee in objection to the county unit system. The Georgia Veterans for Majority Rule found the county unit system unconstitutional which gave an overwhelming advantage for candidates to win votes in rural counties despite the fact that the population of rural Georgia only comprised approximately one-third of the state’s population. Earl Pope Cook was a Troup County native and Army Signal Corps veteran who testified as a plaintiff in one of the two test suits against the Georgia State Democratic Executive Committee and the Secretary of State, Ben W. Fortson.
Creator:  Cook, James F., 1940-
Collection Title:  James F. Cook Research Files 
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Abstract:  This collection primarily focuses on the research and publication of the book Carl Vinson: Patriarch of the Armed Forces by James F. Cook. Photocopies of research material, notes, correspondence, photographs, and transcripts of interviews make up the majority of the files. There are three albums containing original correspondence between Carl Vinson and Louis Stockstill, journalist for Army-Navy Times, and Neta Stockstill, secretary for the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, dating from 1962 to 1976. Also, there are a few of Cook’s early writings and a small amount of material related to his book Governors of Georgia, 1754-2004.
Creator:  Cook, James F., 1940-
Collection Title:  James F. Cook Research Files, Series IV: Audiovisual 
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Abstract:  James F. Cook Research Files, Series IV: Audiovisual, includes 18 audiocassettes and 10 microcassettes containing interviews with Georgia political figures including Ellis Arnall, Roy V. Harris, Leroy Johnson, Sam Nunn, George T. Smith, Carl Sanders, and Louis and Neta Stockstill.
Creator:  Cook, Rodney Mims, 1924-
Collection Title:  Rodney Mims Cook Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the papers of Rodney M. Cook from 1951 to 1978. The political series (1951-1978) contains papers relating to Cook’s campaigns for public office including the Atlanta Board of Aldermen (1961, 1965), Atlanta Mayor (1969), Georgia Legislature (1965-1970), Congress (1972), and Georgia Governor (1978). The series also contains records relating to Cook’s involvement with Republican Party activities at the local, state, and national level. The Aldermen series (1951-1972) documents Cook’s service on the Atlanta Board of Aldermen. Records include subject files and committee files relating to such subjects as civil rights, Atlanta government, urban renewal, and zoning. The legislative papers relate to his tenure as a representative-at-large for Fulton County in the Georgia Legislature (1952-1972) and include such topics as Cook’s support of the seating of Julian Bond, the 1971 special session for redistricting, his service as chairman of the Joint Senate-House Committee on Computerized Criminal Records Study, and his involvement with the development of Atlanta.
Creator:  Cooper, Homer Chassell, 1923-2014.
Collection Title:  Homer Cooper Papers 
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Abstract:  Homer Cooper was a professor of sociology, a veteran of World War II, and an active member of the Democratic Party. His papers document his involvement in the China-Burma-India Veterans Association and University of Georgia governance issues.
Creator:  Coram, Robert
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 018 Robert Coram interviewed by Bill Shipp 
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Abstract:  Bill Shipp interviews journalist and writer Robert Coram. Robert Coram recalls working on Cumberland Island first as a caretaker and then a park ranger. He comments on the preservation of Georgia's barrier islands and shark fishing. Coram discusses his involvement with covering the war on drugs, including the development of the drug trafficking industry, the ineffectiveness of the war on drugs, the potential legalization of drugs, and Coram's novels regarding drugs. Coram discusses his biographies of military figures including Bud Day and Col. Scott "Flying Tiger". He recalls serving as press secretary for Carl Sanders' 1970 reelection campaign. Coram comments on desegregation, Carter's campaign, the Atlanta Hawks' champagne photo, and Larry Lloyd. Coram reflects on Georgia's shift from being an overwhelmingly Democratic to an overwhelmingly Republican state, Carter's presidential administration, and his current work. Coram comments on the political management of the Georgia barrier islands, including topics of mass tourism, littering, Camden County's request for a bridge, and the undeveloped islands serving as a monument to robber barons. He expands on his knowledge of drug culture, the Turks and Caicos, and his Esquire magazine article. Coram discusses his experience with "cowboy journalism" and his experience as an advocate versus as a reporter.
Creator:  Coughlin, David.
Collection Title:  David Coughlin File of the Herman Talmadge Speech at Buford Dam 
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Abstract:  This file contains a transcript of an address given by Herman E. Talmadge at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Buford Dam. In the speech, Talmadge lauds the construction of the dam as a boon to the state of Georgia, providing electricity and stabilizing transport in the region. He laments Georgia’s dependence on out-of-state processing and industry, and encourages citizens and local government to strive toward building a more industrialized and self-reliant state.
Creator:  Cowan, Joel, 1958-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 030 Joel Cowan 
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Abstract:  Joel Cowan discusses the planning and development of Peachtree City, urban development in Atlanta, and broader infrastructure issues in Georgia, such as transportation, housing, watershed management, and the roles that the public and private sectors play in development. Cowan graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in industrial management. Before graduation, he planned the community of Peachtree City, and served as its first mayor in 1959. He served as campaign manager, honorary chief of staff, and chair of the Growth Strategies Commission for Governor Joe Frank Harris. Cowan was the founding chairman of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District. From 1990-1995 he served on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
Creator:  Cox, Lera Catherine (Cathy), 1958-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 020 Cathy Cox 
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Abstract:  Lera Catherine "Cathy" Cox was born in Bainbridge, Georgia, in 1958 and has served as a state representative, Secretary of State, and as the 21st president of Young Harris College. Cox discusses her early years in Bainbridge, Ga., and her career path in journalism and law before serving in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996. She also talks about becoming Secretary of State in 1999, and her efforts to update voting equipment and voter ID laws. She also addresses her unsuccessful run in the 2006 campaign for governor, and shares her thoughts on issues facing Georgia such as early childhood education, rail transportation, and water resource management. Furthermore, she discusses her experience as president of Young Harris College, a role she took in 2007, and her plans for the college in the near future.
Creator:  Craddock, Fred.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 003 Religion and Politics forum 
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Abstract:  Bob Short moderates a panel discussion on the relationship between religion and politics in the United States. Panel members are Dr. Fred Craddock, Dr. Charles Gillespie, Dr. Jim Hale, and Dr. David Franklin. Topics covered include the role of religion in the U.S. Constitution, public opinion about religion, the concept of a Christian nation, and school prayer.
Creator:  Crisp, Charles Robert, 1870-1937
Collection Title:  Charles R. Crisp Papers 
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Abstract:  Charles R. Crisp (1870-1937) served in the U.S. Congress from Georgia's 3rd district (1913-1932). The papers document Crisp's tenure as a member of Congress and select members of the Crisp family and contain speeches and related notes, clippings, correspondence, legal documents, photographs, and a scrapbook.