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Creator:  Wade, T. Rogers.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 002 T. Rogers Wade on Herman Talmadge 
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Abstract:  T. Rogers Wade served as chief of staff to Senator Herman Talmadge from 1973 to 1980. He returned to Georgia to practice law and was active on many boards and foundations. In this interview, T. Rogers Wade discusses the career of Herman Talmadge.
Creator:  Wade, T. Rogers.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 126 T. Rogers Wade 
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Abstract:  T. Rogers Wade was chairman of Herman E. Talmadge's 1980 re-election campaign, as well as a former administrative assistant and chief political fundraiser for the senator in Washington, D.C. Upon returning to Georgia, he was named vice president of Watkins Associated Industries, a national company with major holdings in transportation, development, seafood processing, insurance and communications. Wade discusses his work with Herman Talmadge, his life after politics, and his opinion on party politics in Georgia.
Creator:  Wade, T. Rogers.
Collection Title:  T. Rogers Wade Collection of Herman E. Talmadge Materials 
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Abstract:  Materials in the T. Rogers Wade Collection of Herman E. Talmadge Materials relate to Herman Talmadge's senatorial reelection campaign in 1980.
Creator:  Wade, T. Rogers.
Collection Title:  T. Rogers Wade Collection of Herman E. Talmadge Materials, Series IV. Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  T. Rogers Wade Collection of Herman E. Talmadge Materials, Series IV. Audiovisual Materials includes 12 audiocassettes, three phonodiscs containing campaign jingles for Eugene and Herman Talmadge, 16 quarter-inch open reel audio tapes and one Umatic videocassette containing material from Talmadge's 1980 senatorial campaign, and 18 VHS videocassettes, the bulk of which are copies of Herman Talmadge's lenthy interview with Mel Steeley as part of West Georgia College's Georgia Political Heritage oral history program.
Creator:  Walker, Larry, 1942-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 028 Larry Walker 
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Abstract:  Larry Walker discusses his long career in the Georgia House of Representatives, which began in 1972, including his role as house majority leader and as a member of Speaker Tom Murphy’s inner circle. Walker served in the house for 32 years and was influential in changing the state flag and in developing the Georgia National Fair and Ag Center in Perry, Georgia.
Creator:  Walsh, Frank O., III
Collection Title:  Frank O. Walsh III Collection of Massie Family Georgia Political Letters 
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Abstract:  Ten typed, signed letters to constituent, Mrs. Gerald T. (Elizabeth) Massie of Tucker, Georgia, from Georgia politicians: Senator Richard B. Russell, Senator Herman E. Talmadge, and Governor Carl Sanders. Content of the letters includes several topics, such as: desegregation, the 1964 Presidential Election, and the "Great Society."
Creator:  Watson, Jack
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 164 Jack Watson 
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Creator:  Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922.
Collection Title:  Thomas E. Watson Letter 
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Abstract:  One two-page handwritten letter from lawyer, politician, and publisher Thomas E. Watson to Thomas A. Walden, circa 1913. In the letter, Watson expresses his current state of mental health, his support of Ben Walker for Congress, and a brief opinion on state senatorial district schemes.
Creator:  Webb, Lee W., 1914-1995.
Collection Title:  Lee W. Webb, Jr. Collection of Richard B. Russell Letters 
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Abstract:  Three letters from Senator Russell to Lee Webb, Jr. in response to Webb's request for help with a claim against the Veteran's Administration.
Creator:  Webb, Ruby
Collection Title:  Ruby Webb Collection of E. D. Rivers Materials 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of personal correspondence, telegrams, cards, photographs and souvenirs of Ruby Webb, secretary to Downing Musgrove, who was the Executive Secretary to Georgia Governor E. D. (Eurith Dickinson) Rivers, and covers the years 1936 to 1941. Also included are pamphlets and news clippings reflecting Rivers administration, and a pictorial record of businesses in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Creator:  Weeks, Lorena, 1929-
Collection Title:  Lorena Weeks Files related to Weeks v. Southern Bell 
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Abstract:  The collection contains materials pertaining to Lorena Weeks’s sex discrimination case against Southern Bell Telephone Company. The materials date from 1966 to 2009 and detail her fight to be promoted from operator to switchman, a job Southern Bell claimed to be reserved only for men, despite such practices being declared unacceptable by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Creator:  West, Linton Burnside, Sr., 1894-1988.
Collection Title:  Linton B. West, Sr. Collection 1930 Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign Materials 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of newspapers and printed materials concerning the Georgia gubernatorial election of 1930.
Creator:  Westmoreland, Bill.
Collection Title:  Bill Westmoreland Letter from Richard B. Russell 
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Abstract:  The collection contains one letter from Senator Richard B. Russell to Bill Westmoreland, dated August 13, 1965, stating that rumors indicating he is in poor health are false, and expressing his intention to run for U.S. Senate re-election. Also contains a photocopy of a clipping, showing Senator Russell with wounded soldiers from Georgia at a U.S. hospital.
Creator:  Wheeler, Peter, 1922-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-06 Pete Wheeler 
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Abstract:  In this interview Pete Wheeler discusses his career as Commissioner of Veterans Services. Wheeler began this career during the Herman Talmadge administration in 1949.
Creator:  Howard J. Wiarda
Collection Title:  Howard J. Wiarda and Iêda de Barros Siqueira Wiarda Collection: Howard J. Wiarda Papers 
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Abstract:  Howard J. Wiarda is a scholar, consultant, think tanker, and political advisor in the fields of international relations, foreign policy, and comparative politics. His papers document his academic and political career, including his research, advising of government officials, and participation in Washington think tanks, and are predominantly composed of research files and writings.
Creator:  Williams, Melba R.
Collection Title:  Melba R. Williams Papers 
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Abstract:  The Melba Williams Papers span the dates 1954-1994, with the bulk of the papers representing personal documents generated through Williams’ work in the Democratic Party at the local, state and national level, and during her tenure as a member of the State Elections Board.
Creator:  Williams, Brian
Collection Title:  Mississippi Agriculture Oral History Collection 
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Creator:  Williford, Robert L.
Collection Title:  Robert L. Williford Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake Project Files 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of papers accumulated by Elberton Star publisher Robert L. Williford from 1951 to 1993. These files relate to his involvement in the development of the Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake located in Elbert County, Georgia. The records include clippings, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting the dam’s history as well as reports and correspondence of both the steering committee and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Correspondees of significance include Richard B. Russell, Herman Eugene Talmadge, President Jimmy Carter, William J. Dorn, Philip Landrum, and Douglas Barnard.
Creator:  Williford, Robert L.
Collection Title:  Robert L. Williford Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake Project Files, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  Robert L. Williford Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake Project Files, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials includes five audiocassettes and one VHS videocassette documenting the construction of the dam, and one betacam videocassette preservation copy of the VHS video.
Creator:  Willingham, Robert M.
Collection Title:  Robert M. Willingham Democratic Party of Georgia Files 
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Creator:  Wise, Phil
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 158 Phil Wise 
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Abstract:  Phil Wise served as a member of the White House staff of President Jimmy Carter. In this interview, he briefly talks about his childhood, his early relationship with Carter, and his increased involvement in Carter’s administrations, first in managing the Southern base of Carter’s 1976 presidential campaign, and later working as Carter’s Appointments Secretary. Wise describes the personalities and leadership styles of Jimmy Carter and his Chief of Staff, Hamilton Jordan. Wise also mentions returning to work at the Carter Center as Vice President of Operations.
Creator:  Wood, Robert F.
Collection Title:  Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign Speech by Robert F. Wood 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of a five-page mimeographed speech presented by Georgia gubernatorial candidate, Robert F. Wood, to an audience in McDonough, Georgia on 25 June 1938.
Creator:  Wood, Mary M.
Collection Title:  Mary M. Wood Papers 
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Abstract:  Mary M. Wood is an educator, researcher and founder of the Developmental Therapy Institute, which focuses on training, research, development and outreach in Developmental Therapy-Teaching (DTT). Her papers document her work to improve the lives of troubled children, teens, and their families through effective interventions and includes publications, research and grant files.
Creator:  Wood, Dorothy, L., 1930-2008
Collection Title:  Wood and Associates Collection, Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  Wood and Associates Collection, Audiovisual Materials is comprised of 50 16mm films, three 2-inch videotapes, and ten quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, The materials document the public relations and advertising work of Wood & Associates for numerous political campaigns between the years of 1969 and 1992 including Georgia gubernatorial campaigns for Jimmy Carter (1970) and George Busbee (1974 and 1978), the U.S. senatorial campaigns of Sam Nunn (1972) and Norman Underwood (1980), the U.S. congressional campaigns of John J. Flynt, Jr. (1976), Smith Foster (1976) and Marge Thurman (1977), and the Atlanta mayoral campaigns of Rodney Cook (1969) and Buck Melton (1975). Also included is a commercial for swimming pool chlorinators manufactured by Tesco Chemical.
Creator:  Wood, Dorothy, L., 1930-2008
Collection Title:  Wood and Associates Political Advertising Collection 
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Abstract:  The collection documents Wood & Associates' public relations and advertising work for numerous political campaigns (1969-1980) including Georgia gubernatorial campaigns for Jimmy Carter (1970) and George Busbee (1974 and 1978), the U.S. senatorial campaigns of Sam Nunn (1972) and Norman Underwood (1980), Smith Foster (1976) and Marge Thurman (1977), and the Atlanta mayoral campaign of Rodney Mims Cook (1969).
Creator:  Wright, Cynthia Diane, 1954-
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 105 Cynthia Wright 
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Abstract:  Cynthia Diane Wright served as a research associate with the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government. She also served as corporate counsel to the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority and was assistant legal counsel to Governor George Busbee from 1978-1980. Wright served as chief legal counsel to Governor Zell Miller during his first term, from 1991-1995. During that time, she authored the legislation and constitutional amendment which established the Lottery for Education. She served as a judge of the State Court of Fulton County. In 1996, Gov. Miller appointed her to a judgeship on the Superior Court of Fulton County. Wright discusses her early life, her work under Governors Busbee and Miller, and explains the state of Georgia's judiciary.
Creator:  Wrigley, Steven Wayne.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 081 Steve Wrigley 
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Abstract:  Steve W. Wrigley worked as a senior policy analyst for the Georgia State Senate in 1987 and advised Senator Zell Miller on the Mountain Protection Act. When Miller was elected lieutenant governor, Wrigley served as his executive assistant. From 1993 to 1998, he served as chief of staff for Governor Miller. In 1998, he joined the University of Georgia system, becoming the first director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s International Center for Democratic Governance. In 2000, he was named UGA’s vice president for government relations, overseeing connections between UGA and federal, state, and local government. In 2002, Wrigley was appointed interim vice president for external affairs, and later permanent vice president. Wrigley returned to his former position as director of the Vinson Institute in 2006. Wrigley discusses Zell Miller's personal as well as political life and Miller's approch to fellow politicians and his legislative agenda.
Creator:  WSB-TV (Television station: Atlanta, GA)
Collection Title:  WSB-TV, Georgia Giant Documentary Files 
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Abstract:  The collection consists of records relating to the creation and production of Richard Russell, Georgia Giant, a documentary produced by WSB-TV (Atlanta, GA) in 1970. WSB-TV is the first and largest of Georgia’s radio and television stations and is now owned by Cox Enterprises, formerly Cox Broadcasting Corporation.
Creator:  WSB-TV (Television station: Atlanta, GA)
Collection Title:  WSB-TV, Georgia Giant Documentary Files, Series VI: Audiovisual Materials 
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Abstract:  WSB-TV, Georgia Giant Documentary Files, Series VI. Audiovisual Materials consists of 139 16mm films that were created in the production of Richard Russell: A Georgia Giant, in 1970. The reels include negative, internegative, magnetic sound, optical sound, answer print, and composite print reels. Additionally, one 2-inch videotape contains an introduction to the documentary by Herman Talmadge, aired on WSB-TV when the documentary was shown. Five Umatic videotapes and 11 VHS videotapes, containing copies of the final production, were made by the Russell Library in the 1980s and 1990s, and integrated into the collection in 2011. The full-length Georgia Giant runs two hours and 48 minutes, while the shorter classroom version is 34 minutes long. User copies are available only for the finished productions.