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Creator:  Mabry, Herb, 1929-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 023 Herb Mabry 
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Abstract:  Herb Mabry studied labor law at Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta and entered union politics in 1950 through his carpentry work with Sears Roebuck and his membership with the Union Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. In 1969 he became president of this union. In this interview, Mabry discusses these early years as well as his work as secretary, and later, president of the Georgia AFL-CIO, his labor advocacy with the Democratic National Committee, and his friendship and support of Jimmy Carter and Zell Miller. He also shares his thoughts on other past governors like Carl Sanders and Lester Maddox, and fellow Georgia union leaders Al Kara and Herb Butler. Mabry gives an overview of the ways organized labor fits into to both the state and national political climate, including the effect of illegal immigration and NAFTA.
Creator:  Maddox, Lester G., 1915-2003.
Collection Title:  Clifford H. Brewton Collection of Lester Maddox Speech/Press Records, Series III: Audiovisual 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of materials collected by Reverend Clifford H. Brewton relating to Lester Maddox's terms as governor (1967-1971) and lieutenant governor (1971-1975), as well as his 1966 gubernatorial and 1968 campaigns. Brewton collected the materials for the purpose of writing a biography of Maddox, although it was never published. Audiovisual materials in the collection supplement the paper materials documenting Maddox’s term as governor of Georgia and his subsequent campaigns for president of the United States in 1968 and for lieutenant governor of Georgia in 1970. Included among the four audiocassettes and 22 reels of ¼” audiotape are recordings of several campaign commercials for radio broadcast for both campaigns and speeches delivered for public events and private organizations throughout Georgia in his official capacity of governor.
Creator:  Maddox, Lester G., 1915-2003.
Collection Title:  Clifford Hodges Brewton Collection of Lester G. Maddox Speech/Press Research Files 
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Abstract:  Reverend Clifford Hodges Brewton served as press aide to Lester Maddox during his terms as governor and lieutenant governor of Georgia. This collection contains materials Brewton compiled in order to write a book (never published) about Governor Maddox. The scope of the collection covers both the gubernatorial (1967-1971) and the lieutenant governor (1971-1975) administrations of Maddox including the campaigns for each office as well as his 1968 bid for the U.S. presidency. The collection includes press releases, speeches, research materials, clippings, magazine articles, photographs, audiocassettes, and ¼-inch audiotapes.
Creator:  Maddox, Lester G., 1915-2003.
Collection Title:  Lester G. Maddox Biographical File 
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Abstract:  The file contains writings by Maddox expressing his grief over the death of his wife, Virginia; writings relating to his term as governor of Georgia; his last "State of the State Address"; prints of Lester and Virginia Maddox; a booklet on the construction of the Lester and Virginia Maddox Bridge over the Chattahoochee River on I-75; and information on the Board of Regents' budget increase between 1967 and 1971.
Creator:  Marcus, Sidney J., 1928-1983.
Collection Title:  Sidney J. Marcus Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the legislative papers of Sidney J. Marcus from 1968 to 1983. It includes correspondence, bills, speeches, appointment books, printed material, and photographs. The collection primarily pertains to his legislative career, but also includes material relating to his 1981 campaign for Atlanta mayor against Andrew Young, and some personal papers.
Creator:  Martin, James Francis (Jim), 1945-
Collection Title:  James F. (Jim) Martin Papers 
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Abstract:  Jim Martin is a lawyer who served in the Georgia House of Representatives (1983-2001) and is known for his advocacy work. His papers document his entire career, with the majority related to his service in the Georgia House of Representatives, and include legislative and subject files. Common subjects include the criminal justice system, education, health care, and programs to support children, the elderly, and the poor.
Creator:  Martin, James Francis (Jim), 1945-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 065 Jim Martin 
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Abstract:  James Francis “Jim” Martin drafted legislation as part of the legislative council before joining Legal Aid, an organization representing low income families. In 1983, he ran for office, and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives as a progressive Democrat. He served as a chairman of numerous committees, including Human Services Subcommittee for Appropriations, MARTOC, Ethics, and Judiciary. In 2001, he left the legislature and was appointed commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Resources by Governor Roy Barnes. From 2004 to 2005, he served as chief legal officer of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council. In 2006, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. He then helped develop the Master’s Program in Public Policy at the Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In 2008, he ran for U.S. Senate against incumbent Saxby Chambliss, and was defeated in a runoff. Martin discusses his political campaigns, his committee work, and his passion for working with the underrepresented.
Creator:  Mason, Keith, 1960-
Collection Title:  Keith Mason Papers 
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Abstract:  Keith Mason’s collection primarily includes personal papers from 1977 to 1995 from his position as Deputy Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs as well as his personal collection of campaign memorabilia.
Creator:  Mason, Keith, 1960-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 057 Keith Mason 
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Abstract:  Keith Mason volunteered for Jimmy Carter and worked for Zell Miller in Miller’s 1974 run for lieutenant governor. He continued to work for Miller, establishing himself as an advisor during Miller’s gubernatorial race in 1990, and becoming Governor Miller’s executive secretary during Miller’s first term. In 1993, he joined President Bill Clinton’s administration, and served as deputy assistant and deputy director for Intergovernmental Affairs, making him the liaison between the White House and state governors. He also served as a transition advisor to Governor Roy Barnes and as an advisor during Miller’s time in the senate. In this interview, Mason discusses his work on political campaigns, his work with Zell Miller, and his time with Clinton's administration.
Creator:  Massell, Samuel, 1927-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 046 Sam Massell 
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Abstract:  In 1969, Sam Massell was elected as a Democrat to be the Atlanta's first Jewish mayor. He discusses his early political career and his time as mayor, including the development of MARTA, his support for the advancement of minorities, and the role of Buckhead in Atlanta and Fulton County.
Creator:  Massey, Lewis A., 1962-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 077 Lewis Massey 
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Abstract:  Lewis Massey helped Joe Frank Harris campaign for governor. In 1990, he went to work with Pierre Howard’s campaign for lieutenant governor. Howard was elected, and Massey was appointed Chief of Staff. In 1994, he successfully managed Howard's campaign for reelection. Governor Zell Miller appointed Massey to the position of Georgia Secretary of State upon Max Cleland’s resignation. In 1996, Massey won a successful reelection campaign. As Secretary of State, he devised bills to stop telemarketing fraud, and to pass the first Voter ID law. In 1998, he campaigned for governor, but came second to Roy Barnes. Massey discusses his work on several political campaigns, his time as Secretary of State, and comments on party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Massey, Abit
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 131 Abit Massey 
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Abstract:  Abit Massey was born on November 14, 1927, in Hall County, Georgia. Abit Massey is a past Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership and past President of the Georgia Society of Association Executives. Massey has served as the dean of the state's lobbyist corps. He is the former director of the Georgia Department of Commerce, how the Department of Economic Development, where he created the Tourist Division and built the first Georgia Welcome Station. Massey has worked at the Georgia Poultry Federation and served as the President of the UGA Alumni Association. Massey discusses his childhood in Athens, Georgia, his work with several politicians, and his time lobbying for poultry intersts in Georgia.
Creator:  Mathis, Marvin Dawson, 1940-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 045 Dawson Mathis 
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Abstract:  Marvin Dawson Mathis served as the news director of WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia, before running a successful campaign for Congress in 1971. He served on several committees, including Agriculture, House Administration, and Steering and Policy. Mathis discusses how being a news anchor became an asset when running for Congress, his experience campaignin, his service on committes in Wahsington, and issues that polarized the American people while he was in Congress such as Watergate and the Vietnam War.
Creator:  Matthews, Robert Chappelle, 1908-1986
Collection Title:  R. Chappelle Matthews Papers 
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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.
Creator:  Mattingly, Mack Francis, 1931-
Collection Title:  Mack F. Mattingly Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the papers of Mack F. Mattingly from 1956 to 2016, including correspondence, clippings, press releases, speeches, printed materials, photographs, audiotapes, and videotapes. The press files include mainly speeches, press releases, and clippings. Records relating to office administration contain telelphone logs, appointment books, schedule books, guest books, accepted and declined invitations files, files of office staff, and general files that consist of weekly and monthly reports from regional representatives in Georgia. The legislative files include subject files pertaining to legislation being considered by Congress, bill files, Mattingly's voting records from 1981 through 1987, and his personal legislative files, which contain legislative topics of particular interest to the Senator. These materials document Mattingly's work on legislation relating to the line-item veto, anti-drug measures, tax policy, trade policy, agriculture policy, and the conservative economic and federal defense budget policy. Of particular interest are records relating to Mattingly's work as chair of the Subcommittee on Military Construction Appropriations, which included aid to the "Contras" in Nicaragua, his tenure on the Ethics Committee while it investigated the ABSCAM bribery scandal, and legislation that reduced expenditures on consultants and studies by the government. The records of the constituent services staff consist primarily of issue correspondence containing information on constituents' views and questions about current events or public issues. The scrapbooks (1979-1985) were compiled by the Senator's family and staff which record highlights of the Senator's political career and campaigns. Also included are journals and letters written by Carolyn Mattingly.
Creator:  Mattingly, Mack Francis, 1931-
Collection Title:  Mack F. Mattingly Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  Mack F. Mattingly Papers, Series X. Audiovisual Materials includes betacam videocassettes, DVDs, audiocassettes, digital audio tape (DAT), microcassettes, quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, Umatic videocassettes, and VHS videocassettes documenting campaign ads, speeches, press appearances, and policy-related activities.
Creator:  Mattingly, Mack Francis, 1931-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 014 Mack Mattingly 
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Abstract:  Mack Mattingly was born in Anderson, Indiana on January 7, 1931 and had a career in both business and politics in Georgia for many decades. In 1980 he became the first Republican from Georgia to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. In this interview Mattingly discusses his entrance into politics with his role in the Georgia Republican Party as chairman of the 8th district for Barry Goldwater’s campaign, as well as his service in the U.S. Senate, working primarily on tax and trade policy. He also addresses his work with NATO and national defense issues surrounding the Cold War and the War on Terror. Other topics include his early years in Indiana, his Air Force service in the Korean War, and his long career with IBM.
Creator:  McBee, Mary Louise, 1924-
Collection Title:  M. Louise McBee Papers 
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Abstract:  The M. Louise McBee Papers documents the political activities of Louise McBee who served as a democratic legislator in the House of Representatives from 1991 until 2004. Prior to serving as a legislator for Athens-Clarke County, McBee was an educator and held administrative positions at the University of Georgia from 1963 until 1988. At UGA, Dr. McBee held positions as: the Dean of Women, the Dean of Students, the Assistant Vice President for Instruction, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs. This collection includes records of McBee’s activities as a legislator. Records include correspondence and research files as well as files relating to different legislative committees McBee served on. Topics covered in this collection includes: the HOPE scholarship, higher education, Teachers’ Retirement System, Gay Marriage Amendment, Georgia World Congress Center, transportation, and issues relating to Athens-Clarke County. This collection also includes some personal files, photographs, and artifacts.
Creator:  McBee, Mary Louise, 1924-
Collection Title:  M. Louise McBee Papers, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  M. Louise McBee Papers, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials includes seven VHS videocassettes and one compact disc.
Creator:  McBee, Mary Louise, 1924-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 055 Louise McBee 
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Abstract:  Louise McBee was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives from Athens-Clarke County in 1991. McBee served on and chaired several committees, including the Appropriations Committee, the Retirement Committee, the World Congress Center Overview Committee, and the Women’s Legislative Caucus. She discusses her election to the Georgia General Assembly and the various committees she worked on. She specifically mentions topics such as the HOPE scholarship, vouchers, the Equal Rights Amendment, and No Child Left Behind. McBee discusses the education legislation she introduced in the General Assembly as well as her work on retirement legislation. She also discusses the importance of education in the home.
Creator:  McCormack, Ellen Cullen
Collection Title:  Ellen Cullen McCormack Campaign Advertisements 
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Abstract:  Ellen Cullen McCormack Campaign Advertisements consist of one 16mm film containing three presidential campaign television spots from 1976, for pro-life candidate Ellen Cullen McCormack.
Creator:  McCormick, Margaret S. Appleby, 1911-
Collection Title:  Margaret S. Appleby McCormick Materials related to Richard B. Russell 
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Abstract:  The collection includes forty-nine black and white photographs belonging to Margaret Appleby McCormick, taken during her employment with Senator Russell, and photocopies of six clippings mentioning McCormick, Lillian Coogle, Joseph E. Chappell, and Captain and Mrs. William Beard Sturtevant.
Creator:  McDonald, Lauren, 1938-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 010 Bubba McDonald on Tom Murphy 
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Abstract:  Bubba McDonald was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1971. He served on various committees throughout his political career, including his five-year chairmanship of the Industry Committee and, later, the Appropriations Committee. Governor Zell Miller appointed McDonald to the Public Service Commission (PSC) in 1998, and McDonald was elected to the PSC again in 2008. In this interview, McDonald discusses Tom Murphy, Speaker of the House for Georgia from 1973 to 2002. He addresses Murphy’s strong independence from the power of the governor, his emphasis on fiscal responsibility, and his fiery temperament. McDonald also covers Murphy’s similarities to and conflicts with Zell Miller, his support for the city of Atlanta, and the reasons for his lack of success running in his own district.
Creator:  McDonald, Lauren, 1938-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 026 Bubba McDonald 
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Abstract:  Bubba McDonald grew up in Commerce, Georgia, and served as a commissioner in Jackson County before being elected to the state House in 1971, where he worked on the Industry Committee and the Appropriations Committee. He was later appointed to the Public Service Commission by Governor Zell Miller in 1998. In this interview, McDonald discusses his early years and his public service as a state Representative and Public Service Commissioner. He focuses primarily on his working relationships with governors and speakers, his ideas about energy policy and regulation, and the process of shaping Georgia's budget.
Creator:  McDonald, Laughlin
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 132 Laughlin McDonald 
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Abstract:  Laughlin McDonald has been director of the Atlanta-based Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union since 1972. Prior to that he was in private practice and taught at the University of North Carolina Law School. He has represented racial and language minorities in numerous discrimination cases and specialized in the area of voting rights. He has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, testified frequently before Congress, and written for scholarly and popular publications on civil liberties issues. His most recent books are A Voting Rights Odyssey: Black Enfranchisement in Georgia, and American Indians and the Fight for Equal Voting Rights. He is a South Carolina native, received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1960, and a LL.B from the University of Virginia in 1965. McDonald Discusses his work with the ACLU, the imporance of litigation in civil rights struggles, and his personal life.
Creator:  McKinley, Bennie
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 002 Bennie McKinley interviewed by Alexander Stephens 
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Abstract:  Bennie McKinley was born in Athens, Georgia in 1945 and grew up in segregated neighborhoods in Athens. She attended Reese Street School and Athens High and Industrial School. In this interview, she discusses her early experiences with segregation, her student activism with the civil rights movement and integration, the community role of the Hot Corner district, and female leaders from African American communities in Athens. She talks about the process of desegregation, racism, her retail career at the University of Georgia, and her mission to educate new generations about the past.
Creator:  McLeod, Michael R.
Collection Title:  Michael R. McLeod Article on Herman Talmadge 
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Abstract:  The Michael R. McLeod Article on Herman Talmadge consists of an article by McLeod about his experiences with Herman Talmadge and Hubert Humphrey on the Senate Agricultural Committee during the 1970s.
Creator:  Mellichamp, Josephine, 1923-1988.
Collection Title:  Josephine Mellichamp Georgiana Research Papers 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of clippings, printed material, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, and ephemera documenting a broad range of events, activities, people, and places in the state of Georgia from the earliest American Indian settlements through the early 1980s and, specifically, the history of senators in Georgia through the late 1970s. Drafts and research materials for Josephine Mellichamp's book, Senators from Georgia, provide an abundance of information on the careers of Georgia senators. The drafts of "Georgia Heritage" contained in these papers may be the only extant copies of the manuscript since the material was never published. The collection also contains a small collection of printed works.
Creator:  Merritt, Janet B. Scarborough, 1909-2000.
Collection Title:  Janet B. Scarborough Merritt Papers 
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Abstract:  Janet B. Scarborough Merritt was elected to represent the Sumter County (at the time, the 68th district) in the Georgia State House in 1964. The only woman in the Georgia State House of Representatives when she was elected, and the first to represent Sumter County, Merritt called herself a “full-time” representative. The topic of the role of women in government is thoroughly documented throughout Merritt’s speeches and writings. She served four terms in that position: she was elected again in 1966, in 1968 (after reapportionment combined Sumter with Macon and Schley counties into the new 46th district), and in 1970. In 1972, after a second reapportionment, Merritt was defeated for re-election by her former colleague in the House, Oliver Oxford, in a run-off. Merritt ran against Oxford a second time in the 1974 election, but was again narrowly defeated in a run-off. The collection documents Merritt’s campaigns, her time in the state legislature and her community activities including heavy involvement in the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Of particular note are materials documenting Merritt’s ongoing battle to change Georgia’s state flag. In 1969, Merritt sponsored a bill to change the Georgia flag adopted in 1955, shortly after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, back to the 1879 version, which did not include the Confederate battle flag. Included in the collection are speeches, notes, journals, correspondence, clippings, photographs, artifacts, and audiovisual material.
Creator:  Merritt, Janet B. Scarborough, 1909-2000.
Collection Title:  Janet B. Scarborough Merritt Papers, Series VII. Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  Janet B. Scarborough Merritt Papers, Series II.Audiovisual Materials includes one radio cart, three audiocassettes, one DVD, and six quarter-inch open reel audio tapes.
Creator:  Methvin, Eugene H.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 013 Eugene Methvin interviewed by Powell Moore 
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Abstract:  Powell Moore interviews Eugene Methvin about his Georgia roots and his life as a journalist and writer and editor for Reader's Digest. Eugene Methvin discusses his early life in Vienna, Georgia, and his family history of journalism and newspaper ownership. He recalls his starting position in the back end of the print shop and attending the University of Georgia to study journalism. He discusses working for the student newspaper the Red & Black. Methvin reflects on playing football for the University of Georgia and interning at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He discusses covering the police beat and courts. Methvin comments on his experience in the Air Force after graduating in 1955. He discusses his first assignment for Reader's Digest. Methvin discusses his coverage of rural electrification and organized crime. He discusses his findings regarding organized crime and how they lead to the Omnibus Crime Act in 1970. Methvin comments on contemporary treatment of Al Qaeda and on how US courts should approach them. Methvin discusses his opinion on Scientology and reflects on the article he wrote denouncing the religion. He comments on his experience writing his two books. Methven reflects on his research on riots and his perception of the Soviet Union as unstable. Methvin discusses the similarities between the mafia and communism. He recalls the effect of the draft on the University of Georgia and discusses his involvement with the university.
Creator:  Miller, Birdie Bryan, 1893-1986.
Collection Title:  Birdie Bryan Miller Papers 
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Abstract:  The Birdie Bryan Miller Papers document Miller’s life and career in Young Harris, Georgia, where she taught at Young Harris College and was active in local politics, including twice serving as mayor of the town and sitting on the city council. The collection includes personal files that consist of clippings, correspondence, and civic records as well as certificates, clippings and campaign material pertaining to her son, former Georgia Governor and United States Senator Zell Miller. The collection also includes items that belonged to her late husband, Stephen Grady Miller, including his diplomas from Young Harris College and King’s College of the University of London, postcards and photographs from his service in World War I, and material from his time in the Georgia State Senate in the 1927-1928 session.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-03 Zell Miller 
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Abstract:  In this interview Zell Miller discusses his early life and political career. Miller served as lieutenant governor of Georgia from 1975 to 1991, was elected governor of Georgia in 1990, and served as a United States senator. As governor he founded the HOPE scholarship, which used lottery funds to pay for student tuition to Georgia universities.
Creator:  Miller, Shirley Carver, 1936-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 061 Shirley Miller 
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Abstract:  Shirley Carver Miller is the wife of former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller. Her platform as first lady was adult literacy, and she campaigned to increase the number of people passing General Education Development tests. Miller discusses her husband's political campaigns, her work as first lady, and her time in Washington D.C. while Zell was a senator.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers: Collection Summary 
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Abstract:  Zell Miller served as Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Georgia Governor (1991-1999), and U.S. Senator (2000-2005). His papers document all areas of his career, particularly as governor and senator, and include campaign files, constituent correspondence, legislative files, press files, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series I: Personal 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). This series includes materials from his childhood, Marine Corps service, and education at the University of Georgia.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series II: Early Political 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). This series contains materials from his political career prior to serving as Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, including scrapbooks and campaign memorabilia.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series III: Lieutenant Governor of Georgia 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series III. Lieutenant Governor documents Miller’s service as Georgia’s longest serving Lieutenant Governor, including promotional material from campaigns, speeches, clippings, correspondence, news releases, memoranda, political cartoons and scrapbooks.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries A: Campaign 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries A. Campaign includes opposition files, voter surveys, lists of contributors, debate research, memoranda, travel schedules, press releases, and chronologies, which are condensed compilations of clippings that document issues and events of which Miller was a part.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries B: Press 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries B. Press includes newspaper clippings, press logs, press releases, and speeches.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries C: Personal Assistants 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries C. Personal Assistants includes the files of Keith Mason, Steve Wrigley, and Beverly Messer.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries D: Trade Missions 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries D. Trade Missions documents Miller's marketing missions around the world as governor and includes itineraries, executive briefings, and tourism information.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries E: Personal Political Files 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series IV. Governor of Georgia, Subseries E. Personal Political Files includes materials about events held at the Governor’s mansion, Miller's involvement with the Democratic Party, and subject files.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series IX: Audiovisual Material 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series IX. Audiovisual Material documents inaugurations, public appearances, speeches, debates, interviews, press conferences, campaign commercials, television news mentions, and Miller’s appearances on the television shows Lawmakers (on Georgia Public Broadcasting) and The Georgia Gang (on WAGA in Atlanta).
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series V: United States Senator 
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Abstract:  Series V. United States Senator documents Miller's service as a U.S. Senator for Georgia from 2000 to 2005. The series includes his correspondence with constituents, committee and legislation files, and press files.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series VI: Photographs 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series VI. Photographs contains a variety of photographs from Miller’s career in politics. The majority were generated during his tenure as Lieutenant Governor and Governor and document events in which he took part, including speaking engagements, state dinners, dedications, awards ceremonies, and conventions.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series VII: Artifacts 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). The artifacts in the Zell Miller Papers include gifts of state that Miller received as Lieutenant Governor and Governor as well as memorabilia generated by his political campaigns from the early 1960s through the 1990s, Democratic Party memorabilia, and memorabilia from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta.
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
Collection Title:  Zell Miller Papers, Series VIII: Publications 
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Abstract:  The Zell Miller Papers document Miller’s forty-five year career in Georgia politics, including his service as a U.S. Senator (2000-2005), Governor of Georgia (1991-1999), Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (1975-1991), Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party (1971-1973), member of the State Boards of Pardons and Paroles, Probation, and Children and Youth (1964-1973), Executive Secretary to Governor Lester Maddox (1969-1971), State Senator (1961-1965), and Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia (1959-1960). Series VIII. Publications includes notebooks containing drafts, uncorrected proofs and galleys, correspondence, and clippings relating to five of Miller’s books.
Creator:  Harmony Grove Mills (Ga.).
Collection Title:  Harmony Grove Mills Records 
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Abstract:  Harmony Grove Mills, Inc. was a cotton manufacturing corporation operating in Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia from 1893 to 1991. The records document the founding of the mill, its operations, its sale to Mount Vernon Mills, and its employees and members of the Commerce community. Includes original and drafts of the corporate charter, board of directors minutes, property records and plats for mill locations and facilities, payroll and time books for employees, ledgers documenting production and sales, as well as consulting reports assessing Harmony Grove’s financial health.
Creator:  Minter, James G., 1930-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 052 Jim Minter 
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Abstract:  James G. “Jim” Minter worked as a sportswriter for UGA’s The Red and Black newspaper, and then went on to the Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution, where he worked with Lewis Grizzard, Bill Shipp, and Reg Murphy. He was appointed executive editor of the newly created Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He retired from the vice presidency of Cox Enterprises in 1988. Minter discusses his early life, his time managing the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Reg Murphy kidnapping, and the relationship between politics and the press.
Creator:  Mitchell, Harlan Erwin, 1924-
Collection Title:  Erwin Mitchell Papers 
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Abstract:  Papers document Mitchell's single congressional term and include subject files, correspondence, magazine and newspaper clippings, reports, receipts and releases reflecting Mitchell's work on the U.S. House of Representatives' Science and Astronautics and Veteran Affairs committees.
Creator:  Mitchell, Harlan Erwin, 1924-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 053 Erwin Mitchell 
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Abstract:  Erwin Mitchell practiced law in Dalton, Georgia, before serving as a solicitor general for the Cherokee Judicial Circuit and subsequently as a Superior Court judge on the same circuit. In 1958 Mitchell was elected as a Democrat to the 85th Congress, serving until 1961. Mitchell served on the House Subcommittee on Patents and Scientific Inventions, the Committee on Science and Astronautics, and the Veterans' Affairs Committee. He was elected state senator to the Georgia General Assembly in 1960. Mitchell recalls the turmoil of the integration issue, the Sibley Commission, the Three Governors Controversy, the University System's loss of accreditation during the Talmadge administration, and the River-Arnall and Talmadge factions of the Georgia Democratic Party.
Creator:  Mixon, Eunice Lastinger, 1931-
Collection Title:  Eunice L. Mixon Papers 
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Abstract:  Eunice Lastinger Mixon was born in Tifton, Georgia, in 1931 to a family of farmers. She married Albert Mixon in 1948, and beginning in 1956 she attended the University of Georgia, attaining a master’s degree and specialist degree in education. She taught eighth-grade science, and high school biology, chemistry and physics for thirty years in the Tift County School System, and was an instructor at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. In 1974, gubernatorial candidate George Busbee, acquainted with Mixon through his advocacy for teachers in the legislature, appointed her as his Tift County campaign chairman, and her success at grassroots organizing gained her a reputation as a valuable political ally in South Georgia. Since then she has campaigned for President Bill Clinton, Senator Sam Nunn, Congressmen Charles Hatcher and Roy Rowland, and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin. She served as a delegate to the 1988 and 1992 National Democratic Conventions, and as a member of the Georgia Democratic Executive Committee. The papers document Mixon’s involvement with the state and national Democratic Parties, her appointment to several state boards and commissions, and community activities in Tifton, Georgia.
Creator:  Mixon, Eunice Lastinger, 1931-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 050 Eunice Mixon 
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Abstract:  Eunice Lastinger Mixon taught eighth grade science and high school biology, chemistry and physics for thirty years in the Tift County School System, and was an instructor at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. In 1974, gubernatorial candidate George Busbee, acquainted with Mixon through his advocacy for teachers in the legislature, appointed her as his Tift County campaign chairman, and Mixon's success at grassroots organizing earned her a reputation as a valuable political ally in south Georgia. Mixon discusses applying her teaching skills to the campaign trail, her conflicts with Busbee's campaing headquarters, campain radio ads, and her attempts at balancing life as a grandmother and as a campaign chair. Mixon talks about her experiences with the Democratic Party and discusses the Georgia flag controversy, the economy, and Democratic Party's dependence on minorities and labor unions.
Creator:  Moore, Powell A., 1938-
Collection Title:  Powell A. Moore Papers 
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Abstract:  Powell A. Moore served Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and George W. Bush and Senators Richard B. Russell and Fred Thompson during his government service. While in the private sector, Moore started his own company, worked for the Lockheed Corporation, and was part of a number of firms in the capacity of a lobbyist and consultant. His papers consist of correspondence, news clippings, invitations, programs, speeches, photographs, and artifacts. The collection material documents his government service, private sector work, his political interests, his family history, and personal interests.
Creator:  Moore, Powell A., 1938-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 095 Powell Moore 
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Abstract:  Powell A. Moore began his career in politics in 1966, when Senator Richard B. Russell appointed him as his press secretary. After Russell’s death, Moore went to work in the Justice Department as deputy director of Public Information under President Nixon. He then developed a foundation client and consulting business called the Marketing Corporation of America. In 1981, he was appointed to serve President Ronald Reagan as deputy assistant to the president for Legislative Affairs. In 1982, he was appointed assistant secretary of state for Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs. In 1998, he became chief of staff for Senator Fred Thompson in Tennessee. Moore was later sworn in as assistant secretary of defense for Legislative Affairs under President Bush in 2001. In 2006, he was appointed representative of the U.S. Secretary of Defense to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and in this capacity was stationed in Vienna, Austria. Moore discusses the various presidents he has worked under, his opinion of party politics in Georgia, and his friendship with Richard B. Russell.
Creator:  Moore, Ray
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 149 Ray Moore 
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Abstract:  Ray Moore (b. 1922) was an Atlanta TV newsman for twenty-three years. In 1951, he joined WSB Radio and then WSB-TV the following year. Moore resigned as news director of WSB, in 1969, and joined WAGA-TV (Channel 5) until he retired from broadcasting entirely in 1974. Moore produced a number of documentaries on penal reform, school desegregation, hunger, religion, and urban development. Moore discusses his work with WSB, covering legislative news in Georgia, and his experience making documentaries.
Creator:  Moore, Frank
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 162 Frank Moore 
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Abstract:  Frank Moore worked in Jimmy Carter’s gubernatorial and presidential administrations. In this interview he discusses his specific roles as Deputy Chief of Staff to Hamilton Jordan, national finance chairman of Carter’s campaign, and congressional lobbyist in Carter’s administration. Moore also discusses campaign strategy, the relationship between Congress and Carter’s administration, and Carter’s legislative agenda. He further discusses notable events from the Carter presidency, including policy change and the United States’ role in international politics and peacekeeping.
Creator:  Morgan, Lewis R., 1913-2001.
Collection Title:  Lewis R. Morgan Papers 
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Abstract:  Chambers papers of Judge Lewis R. Morgan. Papers document Judge Morgan's thirty-five-year judicial career with the United States District Court, 1961-1968, and the United States Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-1996. Includes case files (typically opinions, briefs, judicial memoranda, reports, administrative forms and correspondence), dockets, bench books, case indexes, correspondence, printed opinions, committee files, charge books and notes, newsclippings, photographs, and maps. Of note are Judge Morgan's files relating to highly publicized cases, such as Wallace Butts v. Curtis Publishing Company, civil rights cases heard in District Court in Georgia and the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and materials relating to the split of the Fifth Circuit into the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits in 1981.
Creator:  Morris, Aubrey R., 1922-2010.
Collection Title:  Aubrey R. Morris Collection of Richard B. Russell, Jr. Materials 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of three photographs of Richard B. Russell, Jr. and one of Aubrey R. Morris in addition to an article from the Atlanta Journal concerning Senator Russell's battle with lung cancer.
Creator:  Morris, Christopher Lee
Collection Title:  Christopher Lee Morris Collection of Political Materials 
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Abstract:  This collection is comprised of political material relating to Eugene Talmadge's Senate race, Carl Sanders gubernatorial campaign from 1972, copies of "Will the Real Jimmy Carter Please Stand Up?" from the 1972 gubernatorial campaign, a brochure for Homer C. Parker for Comptroller General, and a 1948 "Jim Crow Must Go" flyer for Henry A. Wallace's presidential campaign for the Progressive Party.
Creator:  Morris, John B., 1930-
Collection Title:  John B. Morris Papers 
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Abstract:  These papers consist of correspondence, newspaper articles, newsletters, pamphlets, memoranda, briefs, and card files related to Reverend John B. Morris' involvement in Write-In Georgia (1966 gubernatorial campaign to write-in Ellis Arnall as a candidate), the Georgia Democratic Party Forum, Georgia Convention of Loyal Democrats, the Democratic National Convention (1968), and the Georgia Democratic Party.
Creator:  Morris, Newton Augustus, 1869-1941.
Collection Title:  Newton Augustus Morris Letter 
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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.
Creator:  Morris, Aubrey R., 1922-2010.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 076 Aubrey Morris 
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Abstract:  Aubrey R. Morris was born in 1922 in Roswell, Georgia, and grew up writing for the local newspaper. In this interview, Morris discusses his long journalism career, including his days as a journalism student at the University of Georgia, his work at the Atlanta Journal, and his reporting at WSB Radio. He describes his experience working closely with Atlanta’s mayors and reporting on major events like the 1962 Orly plane crash and the Winecoff Hotel fire. Morris also talks about reporting on events of the civil rights movement, such as an early speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. near the state capitol and the integration of the University of Georgia.
Creator:  Morrison, David
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 130 David Morrison 
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Abstract:  David Morrison is a political journalist that covered Georgia politics for the Atlanta Constitution during the 1970s. He discusses his work in journalism, his experiences with prominent politicians, and the state of party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Moultrie, Roy D., 1932-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 136 Roy Moultrie 
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Abstract:  Roy D. Moultrie was born in Hamilton, Georgia, on April 2, 1932. He attended West Georgia College and obtained his J.D. from Mercer University. Moultrie served as a probate judge in Harris County, Georgia, before running for state representative for the 93rd district in 1984. He served as a state representative from 1985 to 1993. Moultrie discusses his experiences as a judge, his work in the legislature, and the many Georgia politicians with whom he has worked.
Creator:  Murphy, Harold Lloyd, 1927-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 060 Harold Murphy 
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Abstract:  Harold Lloyd Murphy was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1950 and served until 1961. He also served as an assistant state solicitor general of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit in 1956. From 1971 to 1977, he served as a superior court judge for the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter nominated him as a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In this interview Murphy discusses his early life and education, his career before being appointed to a federal judgeship, the federal court system, and his cousin Tom Murphy who was an influential Speaker of the House in Georgia. Murphy also discusses several famous cases he was involved with, including Knight v. Alabama (regarding discrimination in all the public universities in Alabama), the Georgia Voter ID case, U.S. v. Thevis (regarding racketeering), and the Tri-State Crematory case.
Creator:  Murphy, John Reginald, 1934-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 104 Reg Murphy 
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Abstract:  John Reginald "Reg" Murphy attended Mercer University in Macon, and worked for the Macon Telegraph. In 1955 he opened the Atlanta bureau of the Macon Telegraph. He was chosen to be a Neiman Fellow at Harvard in 1959, and in 1961 went to work for the Atlanta Constitution as political editor. He became managing editor of Atlanta magazine in 1965, and returned to the Constitution in 1968, succeeding Ralph McGill as editor. In 1975 Murphy left Georgia for the San Francisco Examiner, and in 1981 went to the Baltimore Sun. In 1996 he joined the National Geographic Society as president and chief executive. In 1999 his biography of Griffin Bell, Uncommon Sense: The Achievement of Griffin Bell was published. Murphy discusses his kidnapping, his time working as a journalist in Atlanta, and Atlanta's development into the cultural hub of the South.
Creator:  Myers, Henry Tift, Sr., 1907-1968.
Collection Title:  Henry Tift Myers, Sr. Papers 
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Abstract:  Lieutenant Colonel Henry Tift Myers, Sr., a native of Tifton, Georgia, was the first Presidential pilot, and transported Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman around the world in specially-designed airplanes that were the predecessors of the modern Air Force One. Myers also piloted several members of Congress, high ranking military officers, visiting royalty, and other VIPs and guests of the United States government. Among his notable passengers were Madame Chiang, wife of Chiang Kai-shek, Mexican President Miguel Alemán, the King and Queen of Greece, and Winston Churchill. He captained the 1943 global war front flight that carried Senator Richard B. Russell and the Special Senate Subcommittee to inspect military installations. Myers was also the holder of a number of air speed and flight distance records. The Henry Tift Myers, Sr. Papers document both his personal and professional life from 1931 to 1968 (bulk 1943-1947), with an emphasis on his service as the first Presidential pilot during World War II. The collection consists of correspondence, flight logs, printed material, ephemera, clippings, notes, photographs, drawings, and maps.
Creator:  Myers, J. Frank, 1920-2005.
Collection Title:  J. Frank Myers Papers 
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Abstract:  The J. Frank Myers Papers document Myers' involvement in politics, community groups and economic development in Americus and Sumter County, Georgia. The papers consist of correspondence, legal, personal, and founding documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, area maps, and a menu from The Varsity Restaurant.