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Collection Title:  R. Chappelle Matthews Papers 
Creator:  Matthews, Robert Chappelle, 1908-1986
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Abstract:  The Chappelle Matthews Papers span the dates 1951 to 1977, with the bulk of the papers representing Matthew's years service in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1949-1976.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  The Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection consists of interviews with politically prominent Georgians conducted by Bob Short since 2007. Interviewees include former governors, members of both the U.S. and Georgia Congresses, secretaries of state, lobbyists, journalists, lawyers, activists, and relatives of prominent politicians. Included with these oral histories are a few public programs recorded at Young Harris College in 2006-2007. Most interviews were recorded in the homes and offices of interviewees or in the Bob Short Oral History Studio at the University of Georgia. The conversations cover many topics at the intersection of politics and public life in modern Georgia, with a particular strength in gubernatorial contests, the Civil Rights movement, reapportionment, the development of Atlanta, the rise of the Republican party in Georgia, political journalism, and the interaction between religion and politics.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-01 Bob Short on Lester Maddox 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  In this interview Bob Short discusses Lester Maddox. Short coordinated the campaign of Jimmy Carter when Carter ran for governor of Georgia in 1966, and then worked as press secretary for Carter's opponent in that race, Governor Lester Maddox, in 1967 and 1968.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-02 George Berry on James Carmichael 
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
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Abstract:  George Berry discusses the political career of James Carmichael, including the 1946 governor's race against Eugene Talmadge and three governors controversy. Berry served as deputy chief administrative officer in Mayor Ivan Allen's administration and under Mayor Sam Massell as chief administrative officer during Atlanta's critical transition from primarily white to mixed race leadership. In 1983, Berry became the commissioner of Industry, Trade and Tourism for the state of Georgia. He remained in that position until 1990, when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-03 Zell Miller 
Creator:  Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-04 Bob Short 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press secretary for Governor Lester Maddox in 1967 and 1968. Short discusses his early life, his political career, and the changes in Georgia politics that developed in the 1950s and 1960s.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-05 Bob Short 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press secretary for Governor Lester Maddox in 1967 and 1968. Short discusses his experience working for Carter and Maddox, and his federal role as the Regional Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-06 Pete Wheeler 
Creator:  Wheeler, Peter, 1922-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-07 Bob Short on the three governors controversy 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  In this interview Bob Short discusses the Three Governors Controversy. Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press secretary for Governor Lester Maddox in 1967 and 1968.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-08 Bob Short on the 1962 gubernatorial race 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press secretary for Governor Lester Maddox in 1967 and 1968. In this interview, Short discusses the 1962 Georgia gubernatorial election and the effect of the end of the county unit system on its outcome.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-09 Bob Short on the Herman Talmadge-Zell Miller Debates 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press secretary for Governor Lester Maddox in 1967 and 1968. In this video Short discusses the legacy and importance of political debates in the U.S. and in Georgia, including the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Nixon-Kennedy debates, and Georgia’s Talmadge-Miller debates.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-10 Carl Sanders and Norman Underwood on George Busbee 
Creator:  Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
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Abstract:  Carl Sanders served in the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate and served as governor of Georgia from 1963-1967. Norman Underwood was a partner in Sanders’ law firm Troutman Sanders, LLP, in 1973, managed George Busbee’s campaign for governor, and became Busbee’s executive secretary in 1975. In this video Sanders and Underwood discuss George Busbee’s career as governor of Georgia from 1975 to 1983, commenting on his hard work, popularity, and the amendment to the Georgia Constitution that allowed him to serve two consecutive terms.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 001 Bruce Russell and Earl Leonard on Richard B. Russell, Jr. 
Creator:  Leonard, Earl T., Jr.
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Abstract:  In this interview Bruce Russell and Earl Leonard discuss Richard B. Russell, Jr. Bruce Russell is the nephew of Richard B. Russell, Jr., and has worked as a school teacher, lawyer, and judge in various parts of north Georgia. Earl Leonard served as Senator Russell's press secretary in Washington, D.C., retired from the Coca-Cola Company as senior vice president for corporate affairs, and served on various boards and foundations at the University of Georgia, including the University of Georgia Foundation and the Richard B. Russell Foundation.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 002 T. Rogers Wade on Herman Talmadge 
Creator:  Wade, T. Rogers.
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 003 Religion and Politics forum 
Creator:  Craddock, Fred.
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 004 Bill Shipp 
Creator:  Shipp, Bill, 1933-
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Abstract:  William “Bill” Shipp worked as a journalist in Georgia for fifty years. Shipp began his career as managing editor of the University of Georgia’s Red and Black newspaper. In 1956 Shipp began to write for the Atlanta Constitution, covering topics such as the civil rights movement, the space program, and numerous political campaigns and leaders in Georgia. In this interview, Shipp discusses the role of the media in politics, including its effect on public opinion and its influence on elections.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 005 Carl Sanders 
Creator:  Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
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Abstract:  Carl Sanders served as governor from 1963 to 1967 and had a successful law career with his firm Troutman Sanders, LLC. In this interview, Sanders discusses his rise to governor of Georgia, the 1970 gubernatorial race, and his career after politics.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 006 Ed Jenkins 
Creator:  Jenkins, Edgar Lanier, 1933-
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Abstract:  Ed Jenkins was elected to the U.S. Congress as a Democrat in 1976. While in Congress, he was active in the Ways and Means Committee, passing and supporting bills involving taxes, trade, and land and mountain preservation. In this interview he discusses his early life and political career, sharing his opinions on foreign policy and party politics.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 007 Joe Frank Harris 
Creator:  Harris, Joe Frank, 1936-
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Abstract:  Joe Frank Harris served as governor of Georgia from 1983 to 1991, and is remembered for creating and implementing the Quality Basic Education Act (QBE), overseeing the building of the Georgia Dome, creating the Technical College System of Georgia, and working to bring the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta. In this interview, Harris discusses the QBE, attratcting businesses to Georgia, water resource management, and his working relationships in public service.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 008 Roy Barnes 
Creator:  Barnes, Roy E. (Roy Eugene), 1948-
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Abstract:  Roy Barnes was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1974, serving for eight years. In 1990 he made his first run for governor, but lost to Zell Miller. From 1992 to 1998 he served in the Georgia House of Representatives, followed by a successful run for governor against Guy Millner. In this interview, Barnes talks about growing up in Cobb County, Georgia, his political career, and his term as governor from 1999 to 2003.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 009 Carlton Colwell and Eric Holmes on Politics and Lobbying 
Creator:  Colwell, Carlton, 1926-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 010 Bubba McDonald on Tom Murphy 
Creator:  McDonald, Lauren, 1938-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 011 Bert Lance 
Creator:  Lance, Bert, 1931-
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Abstract:  Bert Lance was Georgia’s highway director during Jimmy Carter’s term as governor. He ran an unsuccessful campaign to succeed Carter as governor in 1974. In 1976, Lance began his term as president of the National Bank of Georgia and became director of the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) during Carter’s presidency. In this interview, Lance discusses his early memories of Georgia politics, the development of the interstate highway system in the state, and government reorganization. He also talks about his loss to George Busbee in the 1974 gubernatorial election and his working relationship with Jimmy Carter throughout Carter's governorship and presidency.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 012 Nathan Deal 
Creator:  Deal, John Nathan, 1942-
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Abstract:  Nathan Deal worked as a lawyer, assistant district attorney and judge, before being elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1981. He served until 1993, and was president pro tempore in his last term. Deal was elected in 1992 as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress, but four months into his second term he switched to the Republican Party. He went on to win his first term as a Republican in 1996, and ran a successful campaign to become Governor of Georgia in 2010. In this interview Deal discusses his path into politics and describes how he came to change his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 1995, shortly after his reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. Deal also elaborates on his positions regarding a number of issues, including immigration reform, U.S. foreign policy with Iraq and Afghanistan, social programs, tax policy, environmental issues, and global trade policies.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 013 Betty Vandiver and Jane Kidd on Ernest Vandiver 
Creator:  Kidd, Jane Brevard Vandiver, 1953-
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Abstract:  Betty Vandiver and Jane Kidd are the wife and daughter, respectively, of the late Ernest Vandiver, governor of Georgia from 1959 to 1963. In this interview they recall memories of the former governor, focusing on topics such as the efforts to improve conditions at Central State Hospital, integration at the University of Georgia, Governor Vandiver’s military career, and the state of political parties in Georgia in the mid-twentieth century and in 2007.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 014 Mack Mattingly 
Creator:  Mattingly, Mack Francis, 1931-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 015 Griffin Bell 
Creator:  Bell, Griffin Boyette, 1918-
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Abstract:  Griffin Bell was born Americus, Georgia, on October 31, 1918 and received his law degree at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. In this interview, Bell discusses his early years growing up in Americus, his law career, his role as chief of staff under Governor Ernest Vandiver, and his service as Attorney General under President Jimmy Carter. He addresses the legal and judicial aspects of civil rights--particularly school integration--and talks about his work challenging white collar crime and corruption. Bell also discusses his relationship with President Jimmy Carter during his tenure as Attorney General.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 016 Leroy Johnson 
Creator:  Johnson, Leroy Reginald, 1928-
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Abstract:  Leroy Reginald Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 28, 1928. He attended Morehouse College, worked in the Fulton County Solicitor-General’s office, and served as a Georgia senator from 1963-1975, becoming the first black legislator in the General Assembly since 1907. In this interview Johnson discusses his career in the Georgia senate. He addresses his rise to chair of the Judiciary Committee, his efforts to desegregate the capitol and appoint black officials, and his relationships with his fellow senators. Johnson also covers his formative years at Morehouse College taking guidance from its president, Benjamin Mays. Other topics include his unsuccessful run for mayor of Atlanta and his efforts to stage a Muhammad Ali-Jerry Quarry boxing match in the city.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 017 Sam Griffin on Marvin Griffin 
Creator:  Griffin, Samuel Marvin, Jr.
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Abstract:  Samuel Marvin Griffin, Jr. was the publisher of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight from 1972 until 2008 and son of Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin, who held office from 1955 to 1959. In this interview he discusses the life and career of his father. Ben Wiggins, Governor Griffin's executive secretary, also contributes.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 018 Johnny Isakson 
Creator:  Isakson, John Hardy (Johnny), 1944-
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Abstract:  John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 28, 1944 and has served in politics since his election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1976. Since then, he has served in the Georgia senate and both houses of Congress, and has run a successful real estate business. In this interview Isakson discusses his career as a Georgia legislator and U.S. Congressman. In addition to his personal stories, he addresses contemporary issues such as defense, social security, health care, and tax reform.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 019 Saxby Chambliss 
Creator:  Chambliss, Clarence Saxby, 1943-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 020 Cathy Cox 
Creator:  Cox, Lera Catherine (Cathy), 1958-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 021 David Gambrell 
Creator:  Gambrell, David Henry, 1929-
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Abstract:  David Gambrell worked as campaign treasurer during Jimmy Carter's campaign for governor, and was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Carter after the death of Richard Russell. In this interview Gambrell discusses the highlights of his service in the Senate, such as his vote against a resolution to withdraw troops from Vietnam and his support for the Lockheed bailout when he served on the Banking Committee. Other topics include family life, campaign finance, shifts in party politics, the career of Griffin Bell, and the Watergate scandal.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 022 Nancy Schaefer 
Creator:  Schaefer, Nancy Isabelle Smith, 1936-2010.
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Abstract:  Nancy Schaefer served as a Republican senator for Georgia's 50th district from 2004 to 2008. She presided over Family Concerns, Inc., a conservative religious group. In this interview, Schaefer discusses her early years in Clayton, Georgia, and her service as a state senator representing parts of northeast Georgia. She focuses on her efforts to reform Child Protective Services and her work representing the organizations Family Concerns and the Southern Baptist Convention to the United Nations. She also addresses her run for mayor of Atlanta, her campaigns for lieutenant governor, and her run for Congress. Other topics include the rise of Republicanism in Georgia and a variety of social issues.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 023 Herb Mabry 
Creator:  Mabry, Herb, 1929-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 024 Tommy Irvin 
Creator:  Irvin, Thomas T. (Tommy), 1929-
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Abstract:  Tommy Irvin discusses his long career as Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, a position he held from 1969 to 2011. Leading up to his service with the Department of Agriculture, Irvin served on the Habersham County School Board, directed the Georgia School Boards Association, served as a Representative in the Georgia House, and managed Lester Maddox's 1966 campaign for governor.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 025 Terry Coleman 
Creator:  Coleman, Terry Lewis, 1943-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 026 Bubba McDonald 
Creator:  McDonald, Lauren, 1938-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 027 Mike Bowers 
Creator:  Bowers, Michael Joseph, 1942-
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Abstract:  Mike Bowers formerly served as Georgia's Attorney General (1981-1997) and made an unsuccessful run for governor in 1998. In this interview Bowers discusses his relationships with former Attorney General Arthur Bolton and George Busbee. He addresses his work in support of open government and recalls important cases on which he has worked.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 028 Larry Walker 
Creator:  Walker, Larry, 1942-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 029 Norman Underwood 
Creator:  Underwood, Norman Lee, 1941-
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Abstract:  Norman Underwood discusses the political careers of Georgia Governors Carl Sanders, Jimmy Carter, and George Busbee, as well as the major campaigns and issues that characterize the political atmosphere of late twentieth century Georgia. Some topics include the end of the county unit system, race relations, education policy, and shifts in party politics. As a student at George Washington University, Underwood worked as an intern for Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. After earning his law degree in 1966, Underwood was hired by Carl Sanders' law firm, Troutman Sander, LLP, becoming a partner in 1973. He served as George Busbee's campaign manager in the 1974 gubernatorial election, and served as Busbee's executive secretaary when he was governor. He was appointed as a judge to the Georgia Court of Appeals in 1979, and Zell Miller later appointed him to the Judicial Selection Committee. After his years in public office, Underwood returned to Troutman Sanders, LLP as a senior counsel.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 030 Joel Cowan 
Creator:  Cowan, Joel, 1958-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 031 Richard Guthman 
Creator:  Guthman, Richard, 1934-
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Abstract:  Richard Guthman discusses his work on the Atlanta City Council and the major developments in the city since the 1970s. Guthman was elected to the council in 1973, representing District 8. Prior to this he chaired the Police Commission and the Fulton County Republican Party.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 032 Doug Barnard 
Creator:  Barnard, Druie Douglas, 1922-
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Abstract:  Doug Barnard discusses his early life and his career in banking and in Georgia and national politics. Barnard worked for the Georgia Railroad Bank and chaired the Democratic Executive Committee before becoming Governor Carl Sanders’ executive secretary during his term of office. He then worked on the State Highway Board from 1966 to 1976. In 1977, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served on the Banking Committee where he pushed for improvements to the Internal Revenue Service and promoted the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 033 Ned Young 
Creator:  Young, Ned B., 1934-2008.
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Abstract:  Ned Young discusses his activity with the Jaycees, a civic organization, in Georgia and nationally, as well as his career of campaign management. Young worked for Ellis Arnall’s 1966 gubernatorial campaign, Lester Maddox’s campaign for governor, Maddox’s 1970 bid for lieutenant governor, and advised the campaigns of Bill Stuckey and Sam Nunn.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 034 James Tysinger 
Creator:  Tysinger, James, 1921-
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Abstract:  James Tysinger discusses his early life and political career. He became interested in politics during Barry Goldwater’s campaign and became active with the Dekalb Republican Party. He was later elected to the Georgia Senate, where he served from 1968 to 1998 and served on overview committees for the Georgia World Congress Center and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 035 Buddy Darden 
Creator:  Darden, George, 1943-
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Abstract:  Buddy Darden served as a U.S Representative from Georgia’s 7th district from 1983 to 1995, and previously served as a Georgia Representative and Cobb County district attorney. In this interview he discusses his early life and his political career, reflecting on his college years working for Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr., his campaigns for office, and his legislative career on the state and national level. He also shares his thoughts on several policy topics and recalls his relationships with political figures like Senator Russell, Carl Vinson, Tom Murphy, and Roy Barnes, while also giving insight to his personal and family life.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 036 Chip Carter, III 
Creator:  Carter, James Earl III, 1950-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 037 Ed Jenkins 
Creator:  Jenkins, Edgar Lanier, 1933-
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Abstract:  Democratic Congressman Ed Jenkins discusses his 16 years of service, from attempts at preserving the textile industry in his district to serving on the Ethics committee during the Page scandal and Iran Contra affair. Jenkins discusses his fiscal, social, economic, and military policy beliefs and explains his disapproval of several major political moves during his term of service including entering the first Gulf War.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 038 John Blackmon 
Creator:  Blackmon, John A., 1933-
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Abstract:  John Blackmon discusses attending law school at Emory University, working in the state law department and in the Georgia Revenue Department. He mentions his experiences working under Governor Lester Maddox as state revenue commissioner and explains how he improved the state tax structure by modeling it more closely after the federal one.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 039 Michael Thurmond 
Creator:  Thurmond, Michael L., 1953-
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Abstract:  Having served as a Representative in Georgia State House, the director of DFACS, chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, and Georgia Commissioner, Michael "Mike" Thurmond discusses his early life in Athens, his education, his experience with legislative policies and politics, his philosophy on labor in Georgia, and the outlook for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 040 James L. Gillis, Jr. 
Creator:  Gillis, James Lester Jr., 1916-
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Abstract:  James Lester “Jim L.” Gillis, Jr. is the grandson of Treutlen County founder and state representative Neil Gillis, the son of State Senator and Highway Commissioner Jim L. Gillis, and brother of Hugh Gillis. He discusses his time working as an assistant district forester, running a successful campaign for the Georgia Senate, and serving as first mayor and then county commissioner of Treutlen County. Gillis recalls the history of the naval stores industry in Georgia and the influence of environmentalism and industrialization on Treutlen county and the forestry industry.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 041 Hugh Gillis 
Creator:  Gillis, Hugh, 1918-
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Abstract:  Hugh Gillis was elected twice to the Georgia Senate, the first time in 1957, and the second in 1962. He would hold that seat for the next forty-two years, making him the longest-serving member of the Georgia General Assembly. In the senate, he was elected president pro tempore, and served on the Appropriations Committee. Hugh discusses the three governors controversy and his long career in Georgia politics, including his experiences with corruption in the highway department and the integration of the University of Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 042 Elliott Levitas 
Creator:  Levitas, Elliott Harris, 1930-
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Abstract:  Elliot Levitas was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964 and later served as a U.S. Representative from Georgia's 4th congressional district. In this interview he talks about his long career in politics, including the seating of Julian Bond, the gubernatorial appointment of Lester Maddox, and the independent election of the speaker of the house. He also recalls chairing the State Planning and Community Affairs Committee, serving as a member of the Judiciary Committee, and sponsoring the Chattahoochee Bill, which sought to protect the river from pollution and development.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 043 Bill Stuckey 
Creator:  Stuckey, Williamson Sylvester, 1935-
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Abstract:  Elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives from the Eighth and later the Ninth District, Bill Stuckey served in Congress from 1967 until 1977. While in Congress, Stuckey served on the Agriculture committee, the District of Columbia committee, the Interstate and Foreign Commerce committee and its subcommittee on Commerce and Finance and was chairman of the Commerce, Housing and Transportation subcommittee. In this interview, Stuckey discusses the Stuckey's chain of stores, his political campaigns, his service on committees, his experience in Congress during the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal, and his opinion on America's oil dependency. He also discusses how the Democratic Party of Georgia and Congress have changed over the years.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 044 Bobby Rowan 
Creator:  Rowan, Robert A., 1935-
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Abstract:  In 1962, Rowan ran a successful campaign for the Georgia Senate. He was the youngest senator at the time. In 1974, he made an unsuccessful bid for governor. In 1989, he ran successfully for public service commissioner, and retired in 1994. Rowan discusses his campaigns, his service in the state legislature, his experiences with other legislators and politicians, the mental health system in Georgia, and how his personal life has affected his politics.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 045 Dawson Mathis 
Creator:  Mathis, Marvin Dawson, 1940-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 046 Sam Massell 
Creator:  Massell, Samuel, 1927-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 047 John C. Foster 
Creator:  Foster, John Charles, 1934-
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Abstract:  John Charles Foster was elected to the Georgia Senate as a Democrat in 1974. He served as chairman of the Education Committee during his entire tenure in the senate. Under Governor Joe Frank Harris, Foster sponsored the Quality Basic Education Act for the equal funding of both urban and rural schools. Foster comments on his experience as a state Senator, extensively discussing education policy and politics from the local to the national level (including No Child Left Behind, testing as an evaluative tool, vouchers, and pre-k programs). Foster discusses his interactions with other legislators, Democratic party politics, and politicians' relationships with minorities and labor unions.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 048 Betty Sanders 
Creator:  Sanders, Betty Bird Foy, 1926-
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Abstract:  Betty Bird Foy Sanders met Carl Sanders at the University of Georgia, and they married in 1947. When he entered politics, Betty campaigned with him, and they moved to Atlanta when Carl was elected governor in 1962. Sanders discusses raising two children, helping to develop the new governor's mansion, and entertaining many renowned politicians and business leaders. She also discusses helping to create the Georgia Council of Arts and her love of hats.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 049 Helen Lewis 
Creator:  Lewis, Helen M., 1924-
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Abstract:  Helen Lewis was born in Cumming, Georgia, in 1924 and spent most of her career as an educator and activist for civil rights and social justice. Lewis discusses her student activism at Georgia State College for Women in the 1940s. In particular, she focuses on her work with the Student League for Good Government supporting progressive Democrat Jimmy Carmichael in Georgia's 1946 gubernatorial race and her civil rights advocacy with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). She also discusses her career teaching and addressing issues of labor, poverty, and education across the Appalachian region.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 050 Eunice Mixon 
Creator:  Mixon, Eunice Lastinger, 1931-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 051 Betty Vandiver 
Creator:  Vandiver, Betty Russell, 1925-
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Abstract:  Betty Vandiver helped her husband Ernest Vandiver run a successful campaign for lieutenant governor in 1954 and in 1958, when Ernest Vandiver was elected governor of Georgia. As first lady, Betty Vandiver was instrumental in setting up Milledgeville's Central State Hospital, Georgia's first mental institution. She elaborates on her childhood as part of the Russell family, discusses various political campaigns, and recalls the many political personalities she and her husband encountered.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 052 Jim Minter 
Creator:  Minter, James G., 1930-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 053 Erwin Mitchell 
Creator:  Mitchell, Harlan Erwin, 1924-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 054 Ben Blackburn 
Creator:  Blackburn, Benjamin Bentley, 1927-
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Abstract:  Ben Blackburn was elected as a Republican to the US Congress from Georgia's fourth district and served from 1967 to 1975. While in Congress, Blackburn served on several committees, including Banking and Currency, the Housing Subcommittee, the Joint Economic Committee, the Subcommittee on International Trade of the Bank and Currency Committee, and the Housing and Domestic Finance Committee. Blackburn recalls his time in Congress, his committee assignments, the environment among the Georgia delegation, and his participation in the Republican Study Committee. He discusses his reelections, including being the only Republican congressman from Georgia in 1972. Blackburn mentions Watergate, the Republican Convention in 1972, and Gerald Ford's political outlook after pardoning Nixon.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 055 Louise McBee 
Creator:  McBee, Mary Louise, 1924-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 056 Mary Anne Summers 
Creator:  Summers, Mary Anne.
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Abstract:  In this interview Mary Anne Summers discusses her experiences working with a variety of Georgia politicians and public figures throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Summers became a secretary for Richard Ashford during the Vandiver administration. During the Sanders administration, she was secretary to Doug Barnard, and assistant to the governor. She then went to work as an assistant to the Georgia Senate, and helped numerous Georgia senators with speeches and bills. After that, she worked with the Tourism Committee and traveled around Georgia. She worked on Charles Weltner’s 1964 campaign for Congress and assisted Zell Miller in his 1974 campaign for lieutenant governor. She became involved with Elliot Levitas’ campaign for the house of representatives, and remained on his staff throughout his time as a Georgia congressman.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 057 Keith Mason 
Creator:  Mason, Keith, 1960-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 058 David Poythress 
Creator:  Poythress, David, 1943-
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Abstract:  David Poythress began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate general and became assistant attorney general in 1971. Since then, Poythress has served in a variety of elected and appointed positions, including as secretary of state, state labor commissioner, and adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard. In this interview, Poythress discusses his early life and education, his investigation into nursing home revenue and Medicaid, his time as secretary of state for Georgia, his campaign for governor in 1998, and his experiences with the Georgia Department of Defense and the Georgia National Guard.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 059 Thurbert Baker 
Creator:  Baker, Thurbert E., 1952-
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Abstract:  Thurbert Baker worked in Fulton County in the public defender’s office. He then worked as a lawyer for the Environmental Protection Agency. In 1989, he ran his first campaign for the Georgia House of Representatives, where he subsequently served five terms. He served in the House Judiciary Committee and was Governor Zell Miller’s House floor leader. As floor leader, he helped to pass the state-wide lottery for the HOPE Scholarship. In 1997, Governor Miller appointed him attorney general. He was reelected three times. Baker recalls his early interest in law, his education at UNC-Chapel Hill and Emory, and his time as Attorney General. He also discusses difficult cases he has seen, legislation he has been involved with, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 060 Harold Murphy 
Creator:  Murphy, Harold Lloyd, 1927-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 061 Shirley Miller 
Creator:  Miller, Shirley Carver, 1936-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 062 Wyche Fowler 
Creator:  Fowler, William Wyche, 1940-
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Abstract:  William Wyche Fowler was elected to the Atlanta city council in 1975, and eventually became president of the council. Upon Andrew Young’s resignation, Fowler won a special election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1977. He served on the Ways and Means Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. Fowler was also appointed as a charter member of the Intelligence Committee, and was involved with the Boland Amendment. In 1986, he was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat, defeating incumbent Republican Mack Mattingly. From 1996 to 2001, he served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President Bill Clinton. Fowler discusses his early work with Charles Weltner, his time as an Atlanta city councilman, his experience as a legislator in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, and his appointment as ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 063 Millard Grimes 
Creator:  Grimes, Millard, 1930-
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Abstract:  Millard Grimes worked as an editor for The Red and Black, and graduated from UGA with a degree in journalism in 1951. He returned to the Columbus Ledger as associate news editor, and in 1955 the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for documenting corruption in Phenix City, Alabama. He then served as publishing chief executive officer at numerous newspapers, including the Opelika-Auburn News and the Rockdale Citizen. In 1991, he entered magazine publishing when he purchased the Georgia Journal and Georgia Trend. Grimes discusses his life as a journalist and editor, recalling his experiences working with various newspapers, the Columbus Ledger's investigation which led to a Pulitzer Prize, and the state of newspapers and reporting in a modern world.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 064 Carlton Colwell 
Creator:  Colwell, Carlton, 1926-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 065 Jim Martin 
Creator:  Martin, James Francis (Jim), 1945-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 066 Eric Tanenblatt 
Creator:  Tanenblatt, Eric J., 1966-
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Abstract:  Eric J. Tanenblatt graduated from Emory University with a degree in economics. He immediately started as a campaign worker for George H.W. Bush, organizing college campuses. There, he met and worked with Senator Paul Coverdell. When Bush was elected President, Tanenblatt moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the administration. He served as a special assistant to Secretary Louis Sullivan in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was then appointed director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Peace Corps, serving as its liaison to the White House. In 1992, he directed Paul Coverdell’s senate campaign, and served as his state director in Georgia. In 2000, he served as chairman of George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in Georgia. In 2001, he left to serve as Governor Sonny Perdue’s chief of staff. In 2004, he served as finance chairman for Perdue’s reelection campaign. Tanenblatt discusses his experience with political campaigns, Republican party politics in Georgia, and his passion for volunteerism.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 067 George Hooks 
Creator:  Hooks, George, 1945-
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Abstract:  George Hooks was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1980. Under Governor Joe Frank Harris, he served as the assistant administration floor leader. He served five terms in the house, and was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1991. Hooks was appointed chairman of the Rules Committee, and then chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Hooks has also worked on many standing committees, including the Senate-House Budgetary Responsibility Committee, the Senate-House Legislative Services Committee, and the Reapportionment Committee. Hooks discusses his time in the Georgia House and Senate, flag and reapportionment issues, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 068 Glenn Anthony 
Creator:  Anthony, Glenn, 1924-
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Abstract:  Glenn Anthony reported for the United Press International, covering various civil rights groups in Alabama and Tennessee. He entered politics when he went to work for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, lobbying for business interests. He was involved in establishing numerous programs, including Stay and See Georgia, a travel program. He lobbied for over twenty years with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Forest Association. Anthony discusses his early life, lobbying for business interests, and his experience with different Georgia governors.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 069 Marie Barnes 
Creator:  Barnes, Marie Dobbs, 1948-
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Abstract:  Marie Dobbs Barnes married Roy Barnes in 1970. In 1974, Roy ran a successful campaign for the Georgia State Senate; Marie was active in this and subsequent campaigns, while also raising their three children. Marie became an active advocate for early childhood education upon her husband's election to governor in 1998. She began the Georgia Early Learning Initiative, which created early childcare learning facilities, and Safe Kids Georgia, which checked the safety of car seats. Barnes discusses how she met her husband, her work on his campaigns, and programs she championed during her tenure as First Lady, including the Georgia Early Learning Initiative and Safe Kids Georgia. She also discusses Gov. Roy Barnes' work with the state flag, transportation, and water conservation.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 070 Harold G. Clarke 
Creator:  Clarke, Harold G., 1927-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 071 George Berry 
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
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Abstract:  George J. Berry went to work in the finance department of the city of Atlanta in 1962. Berry was chosen to be the deputy chief administrative officer in Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen's administration. Mayor Sam Massell promoted him to chief administrative officer during Atlanta's critical transition from primarily white to mixed race leadership. Under Mayor Maynard Jackson, Berry was appointed Commissioner of Aviation in 1978. There, he oversaw the development of terminals and runways in the Atlanta Airport. In 1983, Berry became the commissioner of Industry, Trade and Tourism for the state of Georgia. He remained in that position until 1990, when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. Berry discusses his support for Henry Grady's vision of the New South, his work as Commissioner of Aviation, and the relationship between businesses, Georgians, and the city of Atlanta.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 072 Ed Johnson 
Creator:  Johnson, Edward H., 1948-
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Abstract:  Edward H. Johnson went to work for Zell Miller’s campaign for lieutenant governor in 1974. Upon Miller’s election, Johnson was appointed as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. In 1977, Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia State Senate, where he served until 1980. After his departure, he held numerous legal and judicial posts, and in 1998, he was appointed to the Court of Appeals. Johnson discusses his earily life, his time in legislature, and the judicial system of Georgia. He comments on the state of the judicial system, the importance of DNA evidence, and the death penalty.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 073 DuBose Porter 
Creator:  Porter, DuBose, 1953-
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Abstract:  DuBose Porter ran a successful campaign as a Democrat for the Georgia House of Representatives, in 1982. In 1987, Porter and Griffin Lovett bought Dublin’s daily newspaper, The Courier Herald. Porter oversees the business and publishing aspect of the paper. In 1991 and 1992, he served as Governor Miller’s administration floor leader in the legislature. In 2003, he was elected speaker pro tempore in the Georgia House of Representatives. In 2005, he was elected leader of the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He served on numerous committees, including Appropriations, Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Ethics, and Rules. He served as a member of Governor Miller’s Preservation 2000 Committee, and as Chairman of Education and Higher Education. Porter disusses the newspaper business, his time in the legislature, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 074 George T. Smith 
Creator:  Smith, George T. (George Thornwell), 1916-2010.
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Abstract:  George T. Smith joined the U.S. Navy in 1940 and after two years was placed on the Naval Land Force Equipment Depot. He left the military in 1945 and returned home. In 1948, he graduated from the University of Georgia Law School and went into private practice in Cairo, Ga. In 1958, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. In 1963, he was appointed Speaker of the House. He successfully campaigned for lieutenant governor in 1966, but was defeated for reelection by Lester Maddox in 1970. Smith went into private practice in Marietta and made an unsuccessful run for governor in 1974. In 1976, he was elected to the Georgia Court of Appeals, and in 1980, he was elected Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. Smith discusses his time serving in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Georgia government, his race for lieutenant governor, and the Julian Bond case.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 075 Fletcher Thompson 
Creator:  Thompson, Standish Fletcher, 1925-
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Abstract:  Fletcher Thompson was elected as a Republican to the Georgia General Assembly as a state senator in 1964. In 1966, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served in the two succeeding congresses, but was unsuccessful in a bid for reelection in 1972 and returned to his law practice in Atlanta. Thompson discusses his military service, campaigns for public office, and the Republican Party of Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 076 Aubrey Morris 
Creator:  Morris, Aubrey R., 1922-2010.
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 077 Lewis Massey 
Creator:  Massey, Lewis A., 1962-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 078 Charles Campbell 
Creator:  Campbell, Charles E., 1942-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 079 Max Cleland 
Creator:  Cleland, Joseph Maxwell, 1942-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 080 Bob Holmes 
Creator:  Holmes, Robert A., 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert A. “Bob” Holmes was invited to teach as a professor in the political science department of Clark Atlanta University in 1971. Holmes became active in a variety of political issues and campaigns. In 1974, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives as a Democrat. He was the first African American to serve on the budget subcommittee. In 1989, he became director of the Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy, researching international political issues. He promoted election law reform and co-sponsored Motor Voter legislation. In 1990, he was appointed chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. Holmes discusses being an African American in the Georgia legislature, his recollection of politicians he served with and worked for, and the electoral system of Georgia and the United States.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 081 Steve Wrigley 
Creator:  Wrigley, Steven Wayne.
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 082 Bill Lee 
Creator:  Lee, William J., 1925-
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Abstract:  William J. “Bill” Lee was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1956. He continued to serve for forty-two years, making his the longest uninterrupted tenure in the house by any representative until tying with Tom Murphy in 2002. As a state representative, he served as chairman of the Rules Committee and of the House Democratic Caucus. In 1998, he declined to run again, and worked as an aide to Speaker Tom Murphy. In 2002, Murphy was defeated, and Lee retired from politics. Lee discusses his time in legislature, comments on many historic events that occurred during his time in the state House of Representatives, and discusses party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 083 J. Roy Rowland 
Creator:  Rowland, J. Roy (James Roy), 1926-
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Abstract:  James Roy Rowland attended South Georgia College and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. In 1952, he received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He practiced medicine in Dublin, Georgia, from 1952 to 1982. He was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives, and served there from 1976 to 1982. He served on several committees, including Health and Ecology, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Judicial, and Rules. In 1982, he ran a successful campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, and served in five succeeding congresses, retiring in 1995. Rowland discusses his medical career, his political career, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 084 Bobby Kahn 
Creator:  Kahn, Robert S.
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Abstract:  Bobby Kahn, a Democratic political activist from Savannah, Georgia, is the former chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Kahn was elected chairman in 2004; his term expired in 2007. He previously served as chief of staff under former Governor Roy Barnes. Kahn discusses his work with the Democratic party, his time as chief of staff for Governor Roy Barnes, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 085 Tyrone Brooks 
Creator:  Brooks, Tyrone L., 1945-
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Abstract:  Tyrone L. Brooks was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1980. He has sat on numerous committees, including Economic Development and Tourism, Governmental Affairs and Retirement, and Appropriations. Brooks has served as president of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, and is a member of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. Brooks discusses his activities as a civil rights activist, his time in the legislature, and his work with the SCLC.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 086 Lonnie King 
Creator:  King, Lonnie.
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Abstract:  Lonnie King was born in Arlington, Georgia. He was raised in Atlanta and served in the U.S. Navy. He left the Navy in 1957, returned to Atlanta, and earned his degree from Morehouse College. In 1960 he was present at the founding of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee at Shaw University. On March 9, 1960, King and SNCC published An Appeal for Human Rights as an advertisement in various Atlanta newspapers. A critical document of the Civil Rights Movement, the Appeal called for complete racial desegregation by peaceful and nonviolent means. King discusses his childhood in the deep south, his work with SNCC and SCLC, and his friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 087 Tom Houck 
Creator:  Houck, Thomas, 1947-
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Abstract:  Thomas Houck dropped out of high school at age 15 and joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to work under Hosea Williams. In 1965, he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at a meeting of the SCLC, and in 1966 he came to Atlanta and became the King family’s personal driver. Later, he became an organizer for the SCLC, and was active in numerous demonstrations and marches. His case, Houck and Williams vs. Birmingham-Jefferson County, led to the desegregation of Southern jails. Houck went on to help campaign for various Atlanta mayors and governors, including Maynard Jackson and Zell Miller, and started doing commentary for WGST Radio. Houck discusses his work with the SCLC, some personal experiences with the King family, his work on various campaigns, and the state of party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 088 Willie Bolden 
Creator:  Bolden, Willie, 1938-
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Abstract:  Willie Bolden was born in Sumter, South Carolina on December 7, 1938. and was raised in Savannah, Georgia. He is best known for his work as a civil rights activist. In this interview, Bolden discusses his activity with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Poor People’s Campaign, and the Summer Community Organization for Political Education (SCOPE). Specifically, he addresses his work with voter registration drives in Albany, Georgia, the efforts to integrate hotels and restaurants in St. Augustine, Florida, and his role as “wagon master” for the Poor People’s Campaign. Other topics include the events of Bloody Sunday and his relationship with civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hosea Williams.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 089 Matt Towery 
Creator:  Towery, Matthew, 1959-
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Abstract:  Matthew Towery was an unofficial page for Governor Lester Maddox, and continued in an official capacity during Maddox’s term as lieutenant governor. He became a speech writer in Mattingly’s successful run for senate in 1980. In 1989 with the encouragement of Newt Gingrich, Towery started the Campaign for Georgia’s Future, and the next year ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor. In 1992, he served as Gingrich’s campaign chairman for his successful race for the U.S. House of Representatives. Towery won a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives, making him the first Republican to preside over the Democratic House. In this interview, Towery comments on his experience working on several political campaigns, his own experience in legislature, and on party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 090 Pierre Howard 
Creator:  Howard, Pierre, 1943-
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Abstract:  Pierre Howard was elected to the Georgia Senate as a Democrat in 1972. He continued to be reelected until 1988. In 1974, Governor George Busbee appointed him assistant floor leader of the senate, a position he held for eight years. Howard proposed numerous acts of legislation, including the Community Care Act. Governor Zell Miller appointed him chairman of the Senate Human Resources Committee. He served there for sixteen years. In 1990, Howard was elected lieutenant governor, and served under Governor Miller for two terms. Roy Barnes appointed him to the Board of the Natural Resources Committee, which he chaired for three years. Howard discusses his relationship with political colleagues in the Georgia legislature, his family's history in public service, and several campaigns he worked on.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 091 Chuck Clay 
Creator:  Clay, Charles C., 1950-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 092 McCracken Poston 
Creator:  Poston, McCracken King, 1959-
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Abstract:  McCracken Poston gained his first political experience as a law student campaigning for Buddy Darden’s run for Congress. In 1988 he ran a successful campaign for the Georgia House of Representatives, where he stayed until 1996. He then made a bid for Congress against Nathan Deal, which he lost. Poston returned to Ringgold, Georgia to practice law, and serve as juvenile court judge on the Lookout Mountain Circuit. As a criminal defense attorney, Poston famously and successfully defended Alvin Ridley, who had been charged with imprisoning and killing his wife, and Ray Brent Marsh, in the Tri-state Crematory case. In this interview, Poston discusses his political career, including his working relationship with Speaker Tom Murphy and his efforts to pass an ethics reform bill. He also shares his experience practicing law in high profile cases.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 093 Harry Dixon 
Creator:  Dixon, Harry Donival, 1925-
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Abstract:  Harry Donival Dixon entered U.S. Maritime Service and served in World War II in 1943. In 1963, he was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives. He served as chairman of the Regulated Beverages committee for 27 years, and rewrote many of Georgia’s liquor laws. Dixon served on the State Board of Transportation. He served in the Georgia House for 38 years. Dixon discusses his service in the war, several campaign experiences, and his time in the legislature.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 094 Ford Spinks 
Creator:  Spinks, Ford B., 1927-
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Abstract:  Ford B. Spinks was born in Tifton, Georgia on April 5, 1927. In 1962, he ran a successful campaign twice – due to reapportionment – for Georgia State Senate. He continued in the Georgia Senate, and served in many committees until leaving the senate in 1971. He supported Jimmy Carter through many campaigns, and was appointed public service commissioner in 1971, a post he held until 1989. Outside of politics, he was a farm equipment dealer and served as director of the Bank of Tifton and chairman of the Coastal Plain Area Tourism Council. Spinks discusses Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign, his own campaigns for public service commissioner, and the state of politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 095 Powell Moore 
Creator:  Moore, Powell A., 1938-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 096 Hank Huckaby 
Creator:  Huckaby, Henry M., 1941-
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Abstract:  Henry M. “Hank” Huckaby worked as an assistant dean of admissions at Georgia State for four years. In 1973, he went to work under Governor Jimmy Carter’s administration in the Office of Planning and Budget, serving in subsequent years as director of the Senate Research Office and deputy commissioner of the new Department of Community Affairs. In 1980, Huckaby was selected to be chairman of the Georgia Residential Finance Authority, and served there for the next ten years. Under Governor Miller, he served as director of the Office of Budget and Planning. Upon leaving political life, he went to work in the Policy Research Center at Georgia State University, and in 1997 he became director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In 2000, he was appointed senior vice president in Finance and Administration at the University of Georgia. Huckaby discusses his friendship with and work for Zell Miller, his work in several government positions, and the state of education in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 097 Chuck Clay 
Creator:  Clay, Charles C., 1950-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 098 Stephanie Benfield 
Creator:  Benfield, Ethel Stephanie Stuckey, 1965-
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Abstract:  Stephanie Stuckey Benfield was born in Eastman, Georgia, on December 25, 1965. The daughter of Congressman Bill Stuckey, Benfield grew up in Washington, D.C. While building her own practice, Stuckey and Manheimer, she worked as legislative aide and attorney to Georgia Senator Mary Margaret Oliver. In 1998, she ran a successful campaign for the Georgia State House of Representatives, currently representing District 85. She discusses the Stuckey family, her time as a state legislator, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 099 Mary Margaret Oliver 
Creator:  Oliver, Mary Margaret, 1948-
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Abstract:  Mary Margaret Oliver served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1987-1992, and the Georgia Senate from 1993-1998. When Oliver was elected to the senate, she was appointed to chair the Judiciary Committee during her freshman term, and was the first woman to chair the Committee in 40 years. In 2002, Oliver ran successfully for the Georgia House, and represents District 83. Oliver discusses her time in legislature, the causes she is passionate about, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 100 Peter Banks 
Creator:  Banks, Peter Louis, 1938-
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Abstract:  Peter Louis Banks worked as a congressional intern for U.S. Representative John James Flynt, Jr., from Georgia during law school. After graduating from law school, he worked as an attorney for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He was elected to the Georgia Senate as a Democrat in 1974 and served for four years. In 1978 he ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress, losing in the Democratic primary to Virginia Shapard. He was elected mayor of Barnesville, Georgia, in 2007. Banks discusses his time as a congressional intern, his time in the Georgia legislature, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 101 Dan Ebersole 
Creator:  Ebersole, W. Daniel.
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Abstract:  W. Daniel Ebersole moved to Atlanta in 1974 to work as a volunteer aide to Atlanta city council member Charles Helms. He worked on Zell Miller’s campaigns for lieutenant governor and U.S. Senate against Senator Herman Talmadge in 1980. From 1980-1990 he was a policy analyst and director of the Georgia Senate Research Office. In the 1990’s he was deputy director of the Office of Planning and Budget and Senior Executive Assistant to Governor Zell Miller. Ebersole has also been the commissioner of the Georgia Merit System. From 1997-2010 he was the director of the Georgia Office of Treasury and Fiscal Services. Ebersole discusses his friendship with Zell Miller, his time working for state government, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 102 Dick Pettys 
Creator:  Pettys, Richard, 1946-
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Abstract:  Richard Pettys attended the University of Georgia, where he worked on the student newspaper the Red and Black. In 1965 he began working for three newspapers in Gwinnett County that would soon become the Gwinnett Daily News. In 1969 he joined the Associated Press, and the next year was named capitol correspondent for Georgia. Considered the “Dean” of the Capitol Press Corps, he covered every governor from Lester Maddox to Sonny Perdue, and 40 legislative sessions. Pettys retired from the Associated Press in 2005 and went to work for Insider Advantage Georgia, an online political and business newsletter. Pettys discusses his entrance into journalism, his experience with many politicians at the capitol, and his life after journalism.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 103 Reid Harris 
Creator:  Harris, Reid Walker, 1930-
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Abstract:  Reid Walker Harris was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964 and served for six years. During this time he worked on achieving the independence of the legislature, and was the principal author of several laws concerning conservation of the coast lands, including the Georgia Surface Mining Act and the Coastal Marshland Protection Act. Harris served as head of the environmental section of Governor Jimmy Carter’s Goals for Georgia program and later as chairman of the governor’s State Environmental Council. Reid Harris discusses his time in legislature, his struggles with wetland legislation, and his work after retiring from public life.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 104 Reg Murphy 
Creator:  Murphy, John Reginald, 1934-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 105 Cynthia Wright 
Creator:  Wright, Cynthia Diane, 1954-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 106 Cathey Steinberg 
Creator:  Steinberg, Cathey Weiss, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cathey Weiss Steinberg served in the Georgia General Assembly for sixteen years in both the Georgia House of Representatives (1977-1989) and in the Georgia Senate (1991-1993). She is recognized as a strong advocate for women’s rights. She was the primary sponsor of the 1981-1982 Equal Rights Amendment legislation. From 1993-1999, she was the managing partner for Ahead of the Curve, a public policy consulting and advocacy training firm. In 1999, Governor Roy Barnes appointed Cathey Steinberg as Georgia’s first Consumer Insurance Advocate. She held that position until 2003. Steinberg later served as the executive director of the Juvenile Justice Fund, a non-profit child advocacy organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been a consultant in public and community relations and marketing, and a frequent guest speaker and lecturer. Steinberg discusses the sexism and antisemitism she faced early in her legislative career, her work in the private sector with juveniles, insurance, and women, and the state of party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 107 Betty Vandiver 
Creator:  Vandiver, Betty Russell, 1925-
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Abstract:  Betty Vandiver helped her husband Ernest Vandiver run a successful campaign for lieutenant governor in 1954 and in 1958, when Ernest Vandiver was elected governor of Georgia. As first lady, Betty Vandiver was instrumental in setting up Milledgeville's Central State Hospital, Georgia's first mental institution. Vandiver discusses a recent Russell family reunion, her friends and associates while her husband was in office, and her daughter Jane Kidd.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 108 Jane Kidd 
Creator:  Kidd, Jane Brevard Vandiver, 1953-
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Abstract:  Jane Brevard Vandiver Kidd was involved in politics early, serving as chair of Youth for Herman Talmadge in Talmadge’s 1968 Senate campaign, and campaigning for her father during his 1972 U.S. Senate campaign. She graduated from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism in 1975, and in 1980 she won a seat on the Lavonia City Council, which she kept for three terms. In 1992 she was Don Johnson’s campaign manager in his successful run for congress, and served as Johnson’s district director. In 2004 Kidd was elected to the state house, serving for one term before mounting an unsuccessful bid for a state senate seat. In 2007 she was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Kidd discusses her experience in legislature, some issues faced by Democrats in Georgia, and the political climate of the 2010 election year.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 109 Milton Jones 
Creator:  Jones, Milton, 1936-
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Abstract:  Milton Jones served in the United States Army Reserves from 1954-1962, retiring as a Sergeant 1st class. A Democrat, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1963 and served until 1970. In 1974, Governor Jimmy Carter appointed him to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents where he served until 1981. Jones discusses his time in legislature including issues with reapportionment and gubernatorial elections, his experience serving on the Board of Regents, and his impression of party poiltics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 110 Tom Buck 
Creator:  Buck, Thomas Bryant III, 1938-
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Abstract:  Thomas Bryant Buck, III, was first elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1966. He served for thirty-eight years in the Georgia House of Representatives, one of the longest tenures of any lawmaker in the state's history. He became a committee chairman during his third year in the house, and worked his way steadily up the house leadership ladder, serving in turn as chairman of the Retirement Committee, the University System Committee, and the powerful Ways and Means and Appropriations Committees. In 2004, Buck retired from political office after nineteen legislative sessions. Buck discusses his time in the legislature, the process of drafting a budget, and the state of party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 111 Carol Jackson 
Creator:  Jackson, Carol.
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Abstract:  Senator Carol Jackson, a Democrat from Cleveland, was elected to the state Senate from Georgia's 50th District in 1998. Lieutenant Governor Taylor has appointed Senator Jackson to serve as vice chair of the Corrections, Correctional Institutions, and Property Committee, and as secretary of the Agriculture Committee. She is a member of the Appropriations, Veterans and Consumer Affairs, and Ethics Committees. Senator Jackson came to the General Assembly after serving 14 years as Superior Court Clerk in White County. She served as president of the Superior Court Clerks Association of Georgia. Jackson discusses her experience in legislature, her struggles to be taken seriously because of her gender, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 112 Forrest Burson on Bill Burson 
Creator:  Burson, Forrest.
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Abstract:  Bill Burson served as an aide to Senator Herman Talmadge and later to Governor Carl Sanders. In 1967, the newly elected governor, Lester Maddox, appointed Burson Director of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. Over the next three years Burson fought a “War on Hunger” attempting to create food stamps programs across Georgia. Burson was elected State Treasurer in 1970 and campaigned for the U.S. Senate in 1972. After losing the senatorial campaign, he worked as a lobbyist for business interests in the Southeast. In 1975, he became Zell Miller’s administrative and special assistant, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. Forrest Burson, son of Bill Burson, discusses his father's work in journalism, as a public servant, and as an important figure in the Miller administration.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 113 Wayne Garner 
Creator:  Garner, Wayne
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Abstract:  Wayne Garner served in the Georgia State Senate from 1980 until 1993. Garner chaired the Senate Committee on Corrections for approximately ten years. He was later named majority leader of the Senate and, ultimately, President Pro Tempore. In April of 1993, Garner was appointed to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole by then-Governor Zell Miller, where he served as Chairman. In December of 1995, Governor Miller named Garner to the position of Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, where he served for approximately five years. Garner discusses his early life in Georgia, his time in the legislature, and his friendship with many prominent Georgians.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 114 Jack Etheridge 
Creator:  Etheridge, Jack.
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Abstract:  Jack Etheridge served as a law clerk for a State Superior Court Judge and Federal District Court Judge. He became an associate with Smith, Kilpatrick, Cody, Rogers & McClatchy (now Kilpatrick & Stockton) and later spent ten years as partner with Huie, Etheridge, and Harland. Etheridge served as a State Representative in the General Assembly from 1992 through 1996 and served as the Chairman of the Fulton County Delegation. In 1966 Etheridge became a Superior Court Judge until 1977, when he assumed position as Senior Judge of Georgia State Superior Courts. Etheridge discusses his time in the legislature, his work as a judge, and his passion for mediation.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 115 Bob Cohn 
Creator:  Cohn, Bob.
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 116 Kathy Ashe 
Creator:  Ashe, Kathy.
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Abstract:  Kathy Blee Ashe was first elected to the Georgia General Assembly House of Representatives in June of 1991. As a member of the Georgia House of Representatives for House District 56, Ashe served on the Education, Children and Youth, Higher Education, and Appropriations committees. She has also served on the Appropriations K-12 Education Subcommittee. She has been the Chair of the Fulton County House Delegation and active in the Women’s Caucus. Ashe discusses her time in the legislature, the issues she championed, and the state of party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 117 Harry Geisinger 
Creator:  Geisinger, Harry.
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Abstract:  Geisinger's political involvement has included membership on the National Legislative Conference on Campaigning Financing and Ethics. He was the first advisor to the National Legislative Leaders Conference and was honored as an outstanding leader with his attendance at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He has served as a member on the Marta oversight committee (MARTOC), Natural Resources and Environment, and Transportation House Committees. He has also served as the Vice Chair of the Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications Committee. Geisinger discusses his time in legislature, the economic value of horse racing, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 118 Bob Shaw 
Creator:  Shaw, Bob.
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Abstract:  Robert J. Shaw was born on August 21, 1929, in Bronwood, Georgia. He attending Georgia Tech and Georgia State before enlisting in the Air Force in 1950. Shaw has served as the Chariman of the Development Authority of Fulton County as well as being an active member in the Republican Party of Georgia. He unsuccessfully ran for State Senate in 1964. Shaw discusses his activities with the Republican party and comments on legislative matters and public policy.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 119 Mary Beazley 
Creator:  Beazley, Mary.
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Abstract:  Mary W. Beazley was bonh on November 8, 1929 in Athens, Georgia. She attended the Georgia State College for Women and the University of Georgia. Beazley worked as a staffer for Gov. Vandiver, Lt. Gov. Geer, Gov. Maddox, Gov. Carter, Lt. Gov Miller, Carter's presidential campaign and presidential administration, and Gov. Miller. Beazley discusses her experiences working for politicians and her life outside of politics.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 120 Jimmy Paulk 
Creator:  Paulk, James L. (Jimmy), 1949-
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Abstract:  James L. Paulk, known as Jimmy, was born March 26, 1949, in Fitzgerald, Georgia. He received a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Management from the University of Georgia in 1972. At the age of 26, Paulk defeated Senator Martin Young, then the longest serving member of the Georgia Senate, to represent as a Democrat the 13th District, which covered Ben Hill, Irwin, Turner Worth, Crisp, Dooley, and part of Tift counties. After leaving office in 1980, Paulk relocated to New York City to work with the National Audobon Society. Paulk discusses his early work in the legislature, the friends he had made in the capitol, and his opinion of party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 121 Rusty Paul 
Creator:  Paul, Russell K. (Rusty)
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Abstract:  Rusty Paul grew up in the Birmingham, Alabama, area during the 1950s and 60s. He has worked in journalism as a newspaper and radio reporter, chaired the Republican Party in Georgia, and served as a state senator in the Georgia General Assembly. In this interview, Paul discusses his childhood and early interest in politics growing up in segregated Birmingham, as well as his varied career. He gives an overview of his work as Georgia Chair of the Republican Party, Georgia senator, and city councilman in Stone Mountain and Sandy Springs. Other topics include the decision to change the Georgia state flag and the rise of the Republican Party.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 122 Ron Fennel 
Creator:  Fennel, Ron.
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Abstract:  Ron Fennel has served in various political positions over his 33-year career, including two terms as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing his hometown of Brunswick (1988-1992). While a member of the Legislature, he co-authored the Ethics in Government Act, River & Mountain Protection Act and Solid Waste Management Act. He discusses his time in the General Assembly, his friendship with Zell Miller, and his activities outside of politics.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 123 Don Johnson 
Creator:  Johnson, Clete Donald (Don), Jr., 1948-
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Abstract:  Don Johnson was elected to the State Senate from the 47th District in 1987 to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Parks Brown. Johnson, a Democrat, served on the Judiciary, Reapportionment, Agriculture, Transportation, Finance, Public Utilities, and Rules Committees and was chair of the Appropriations Committee from 1990 to 1992. He was a member of the Senate Democratic Party Caucus Policy Committee and served as Governor Joe Frank Harris’ assistant administration floor leader in the senate from 1989 until 1992. He discusses his service as a state senator, as a Representative in Congress, and his opinion on party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 124 Bill Jordan 
Creator:  Jordan, William H., 1929-
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Abstract:  William H. Jordan, Jr., served as executive secretary on the staff of Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr. from 1955 to 1968. In April 1968, he resigned to work for the Senate Appropriations Committee and was a member of the committee staff until circa 1982. While on the committee, Jordan served on the subcommittee overseeing the District of Columbia and as chief counsel of the Subcommittee on Foreign Aid. Jordan recalls his relationship with Richard B. Russell, his time working for the appropriations committee, and comments on party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 125 Nan Orrock 
Creator:  Orrock, Nan.
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Abstract:  Senator Nan Orrock was elected by Atlanta voters to the Georgia Senate in 2006, after serving ten terms in the House of Representatives, where she was the first woman elected as House majority whip. She also served as the Governor’s Floor Leader, a committee chair, and a member of the Speaker’s Policy Committee. Her Senate District 36 encompasses downtown Atlanta, stretching north to Lenox Square, south to the city limits and west to the MARTA north-south line. Orrock discusses her early work in the civil rights movement, her time in the legislature, and the nature of party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 126 T. Rogers Wade 
Creator:  Wade, T. Rogers.
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 127 Tom Baxter 
Creator:  Baxter, Tom.
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Abstract:  Tom Baxter was a reporter, editor of the Sunday Perspective section, national editor, and chief political correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has written about politics in the South since 1987, joining InsiderAdvantage in 2007 to edit a website and newsletter devoted to that subject. He has witnessed many of the groundbreaking political developments of the past four decades in the South, and covered every presidential election since 1988, as well as the first integrated election in South Africa in 1994. Baxter comments on his time covering the South, the state of journalism in the present day, and party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 128 Karen Handel 
Creator:  Handel, Karen.
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Abstract:  Karen Handel served as Secretary of State of Georgia from 2007 to 2010, when she resigned to run for governor of Georgia, a bid which was ultimately unsuccessful. In this interview she discusses her upbringing, public service career, and political philosophy. She talks about her experience as Secretary of State of Georgia, her identification as a Republican, her strategies for balancing the state budget, her work on voter ID laws, and her attempts to enact ethics reform in the state legislature.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 129 Ralph Reed 
Creator:  Reed, Ralph
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Abstract:  Ralph Reed is founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. He was senior advisor to the Bush-Cheney campaigns in both 2000 and 2004, and chairman of the Southeast Region for BC04. As chairman of the Georgia Republican Party he led the GOP to its biggest victory in history, helping to elect the first Republican Governor and third U.S. Senator since Reconstruction. Reed is chairman and CEO of Century Strategies, LLC, a public relations and public affairs firm. Reed served as the executive director of the Christian Coalition from 1989-1997. Reed discusses his work with the Republican Party, his work with Coalitions, and the influence of religion on politics.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 130 David Morrison 
Creator:  Morrison, David
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 131 Abit Massey 
Creator:  Massey, Abit
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 132 Laughlin McDonald 
Creator:  McDonald, Laughlin
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 133 Julian Bond 
Creator:  Bond, Julian, 1940-
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Abstract:  Julian Bond was a civil rights activist who held leadership roles in several organizations, including the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He helped organize civil rights activities such as sit-ins, protests, and voter registration drives across Georgia. He also held public office as a member of the Georgia House, and, later, senate. In this interview, Bond discusses his early years, his education at Morehouse College, and his involvement in the civil rights movement, including his activities with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He talks about the racial and political climate in Atlanta in the 1960s. Bond also describes his experience in the political arena as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and, later, the Georgia senate.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 134 Bill Stephens 
Creator:  Stephens, William Veach (Bill), 1956-
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Abstract:  Senator Bill Stephens, a Republican from Canton, was elected to the State Senate in 1998 to represent the 51st Senate District. He discusses his work with Gov. Zell Miller, his time in the State Senate, and the state of party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 136 Roy Moultrie 
Creator:  Moultrie, Roy D., 1932-
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 137 Lindsay Thomas 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas is a U.S. Representative from Georgia. He was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (1983-1993). Thomas discusses his involvement with agriculture, his experience in Washington, D.C. and his work with water resource management in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 138 Doug Teper 
Creator:  Teper, Douglas Clark "Doug", 1958-
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Abstract:  Douglas Clark Teper attended Georgia State University both for his bachelor's degree and law school. He was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives in 1988 and served through 2005. He served on the Industry, Judiciary, and Rules Committees. Teper discusses his early forays into politics, his time in the legislature, and his work in Iraq.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 139 John Lewis 
Creator:  Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21-
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Abstract:  John Lewis is best known for his civil rights activism in the 1960s and, since 1986, his work as a U.S. Representative. In this interview John Lewis discusses his early years in rural Alabama and his work as a civil rights leader and U.S. Representative. He covers his early activism and education in non-violence in Nashville as a student of Fisk University's American Baptist Theological Seminary, his participitation in the Freedom Rides, and his work organizing demonstrations as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He discusses his relationships with other civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Hosea Williams, and James Lawson, and his involvment with sit-ins and marches, including his experiences being assaulted and jailed. He also gives details about his experience in the famous march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 140 Eva Galambos 
Creator:  Galambos, Eva Cohn.
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Abstract:  Eva Galambos has served as mayor of Sandy Springs since 2005. She is a retired economist specializing in urban finance and labor economics. She has also served as an arbitrator resolving disputes between labor and management. Galambos has been deeply involved in the founding and development of Sandy Springs. She was president of Committee for Sandy Springs from 1975-2005, leading the effort to incorporate Sandy Springs. She is a co-founder and former secretary of Sandy Springs Revitalization and founder of Sandy Springs Clean and Beautiful. Galambos discusses her time as a journalist, her experience with the founding of Sandy Springs, and her work as mayor.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 141 Marti Fullerton 
Creator:  Fullerton, Martha (Marti) Plemmons, 1943-
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Abstract:  Martha (Marti) Plemmons Fullerton was born on January 13, 1942, in Murphy, N.C. She attending Young Harris College and Florida State University. Fullerton held various positions in the Bowdoin Commission from 1963 to 1999. She also served on the Constitutional Revision Committee and as an aide in the State Senate. Fullerton has also worked in the Lieutenant Governor's office and the Governor's office. In 1998 she was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Labor by Governor Zell Miller. Fullerton discusses her friendship with Zell Miller, her experience in politics, and her appointment to Labor Commissioner.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 142 Sadie Fields 
Creator:  Fields, Sadie
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Abstract:  Sadie Fields is best known for her work for the Christian Coalition in Georgia. In this interview, Fields discusses her early years growing up in south Georgia and the formation of her interest in politics. She describes her experience working for the campaigns of John Knox and Guy Millner in their gubernatorial races in Georgia, as well as her work for Pat Buchanan during the 1996 presidential race. Fields also addresses her years as state director of the Christian Coalition and gives her thoughts on the role of religion in the public sphere.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 143 Margaret Holliman 
Creator:  Holliman, Margaret
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Abstract:  Margaret Holliman is a conservative Georgian who has been active in many political campaigns and organizations. She worked on the campaigns of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Holliman has also attended several Republican National Conventions and has served as the head of the Georgia Republican Federation of Women. Holliman discusses her early start in political volunteering, her opinion of prominent Republicans in the past forty years, and the future of the Republican Party in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 144 Andrew Young 
Creator:  Young, Andrew, 1932-
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Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 145 Billy Lovett 
Creator:  Lovett, Billy
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Abstract:  Billy Lovett is a former Lawrence County Comissioner, member of the State Public Service Commission, candidate for Governor, and businessmen in Atlanta. Lovett discusses hsi work in the Public Service Commissioner, his campaign for Governor, and the role of party politics in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 146 Bill Hardman 
Creator:  Hardman, Bill, 1926-
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Abstract:  Bill Hardman discusses his career as the director of tourism for the state of Georgia from 1959 to the early 1970s, including his office's attempts to improve Georgia's reputation among out-of-state travelers and to lure vacationers headed to Florida through efforts such as building Welcome centers and improving major roadways. He also discusses efforts to promote Georgia tourism outside of the state through trade shows and at public events like Kennedy's inauguration parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade. Other topics include the Southeast Tourism Society and the annual Hoedown in Washington, D.C., the development of the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Six Flags, the impact of sports on Atlanta tourism, and changes to the tourism industry in the late twentieth century.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 148 George Berry on James Carmichael 
Creator:  Berry, George J., 1937-
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Abstract:  George Berry discusses the political career of James Carmichael, including his early life, his involvement with Rickenbacker Field and the Bell Aircraft Corporation in Marietta, his work with Governor Ellis Arnall, and the 1946 governor's race against Eugene Talmadge and Three Governors Controversy. Berry also discusses Carmichael's civic involvement in Marietta and Cobb County. Berry served as deputy chief administrative officer in Mayor Ivan Allen's administration and under Mayor Sam Massell as chief administrative officer during Atlanta's critical transition from primarily white to mixed race leadership. In 1983, Berry became the commissioner of Industry, Trade and Tourism for the state of Georgia. He remained in that position until 1990, when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for lieutenant governor.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 149 Ray Moore 
Creator:  Moore, Ray
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 150 Dick Yarbrough 
Creator:  Yarbrough, C. Richard (Dick), 1937-
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Abstract:  For the past 15 years, Dick Yarbrough has gained a large following with his syndicated newspaper column which reaches some 600,000 households and more than 1.3 million readers each week throughout Georgia. In March, 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal named Dick Yarbrough to the recently revamped state board of juvenile justice. Yarbrough discusses his experience with the State Ethics Commission, serving on the Olympics committee, and his experience with art.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 151 Casey Cagle 
Creator:  Cagle, Casey
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 152 Frank Albert 
Creator:  Albert, Frank
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Abstract:  After graduating from the University of South Carolina, serving six months in the army, and opening a John Deere dealership in Augusta, Georgia, Frank Albert was elected to the Georgia Senate in 1964. He served as a Republican Senator for eight years, working closely with such politicians as Governor Zell B. Miller, Senator Culver Kidd, and Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives Tom Murphy. Albert recalls a few particularly memorable experiences, including Culver Kidd’s “Crown Royal pants” and the articles written about him when he endorsed Democratic candidate Zell B. Miller for Governor.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 153 Andrew Young 
Creator:  Young, Andrew, 1932-
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Abstract:  Andrew Young is a politician, businessman, and activist. Over his career, he has worked as a pastor, was involved in the Civil Rights Movement, served as a U.S. Representative and UN Ambassador, and as mayor of Atlanta. In this interview, he discusses the importance of economic enfranchisement and global economic policy, his work fueling economic growth in his terms as Atlanta mayor, securing the bid for Atlanta to host the 1996 Olympics, and the ramifications of current technological change.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 154 Garland Pinholster 
Creator:  Pinholster, Garland F.
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Abstract:  Garland Pinholster grew up in Clyatville, Georgia in a farming family. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, served at Fort Benning during the Korean War, coached college sports at Oglethorpe University, and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. In this interview he talks about his coaching career, his entry into politics, and his role in the growth of the Republican Party in Georgia. Pinholster also discusses the influence of early Republicans candidates Barry Goldwater and Paul Coverdell, his views on political extremism and the Tea Party, and his work on the State School Board and the Georgia State Board of Transportation.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 155 Johnny Isaskson 
Creator:  Isakson, John Hardy (Johnny), 1944-
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Abstract:  Johnny Isakson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and has served in politics since his election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1976. Since then, he has served in the Georgia Senate and both houses of Congress, and has run a successful real estate business. In this interview, Isakson sits down to talk after his return from a month-long tour of Georgia to meet with his constituents. He addresses various issues that include homeland security, the budget and economy, trade and transportation, and education.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 156 Ray Holland 
Creator:  Holland, Ray
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Abstract:  Ray Holland is an attorney who served in the Georgia House from 1989-2003. In this interview Holland discusses his education at the University of Georgia and his introduction to politics through the YMCA Youth Assembly. He discusses his early experiences as a legislator after being elected in 1988, including the Biennial Institute, first impressions of other legislators, and serving on various committees. Holland discusses proposing budget reform legislation, his relationship with Zell Miller, and ethics issues. Holland also discusses reapportionment and the rise of the Republican party, minority politicians, and demographic changes in Georgia. He talks about rural economic development, compensation of public officials, and the controversy over changing the Georgia state flag.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 157 Jay Beck 
Creator:  Beck, Jay
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Abstract:  Jay Beck was born in Albany, Georgia, and was a close friend of Hamilton Jordan. Beck served on Carter’s staff during his presidency, and later worked as financial consultant for the Carter Center. Beck discusses Hamilton’s Jordan’s role as campaign manager and Chief of Staff for Jimmy Carter, Jordan and Carter’s political partnership, and the types of policy that they initiated, relating to issues of energy, education, economy, and international relations. Beck also comments on Carter’s unsuccessful 1980 reelection campaign.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 158 Phil Wise 
Creator:  Wise, Phil
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 159 Sam Doss 
Creator:  Doss, Sam
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Abstract:  Sam Doss was elected to the Georgia State Senate as a Democrat in 1968. In the legislature, he served on the Higher Education and Appropriations Committees. He was responsible for advocating for the legislation that led to the establishment of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, Georgia. In this interview, he talks about his childhood, his involvement with the Junior Chamber of Congress organization, and memories of his senate career.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 160 Charles Graves 
Creator:  Graves, Charles
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Abstract:  Charles Graves worked in the news industry, as a local reporter and then as the press secretary for U.S. Congressman George Davis. He also served as a Georgia State Representative and then Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party. In this interview he discusses his childhood, early news career, his coverage of the Bertha Hill trial, his entry into state politics, and his role as Executive Director of the state Democratic Party. He also comments on issues relating to other politicians and administrations, and reflects on the decline of the Democratic Party in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 161 Stacey Abrams 
Creator:  Abrams, Stacey
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Abstract:  Stacey Abrams served as State Representative for Georgia’s 89th House District and was selected to the role of House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly. In this interview, she discusses her early life, education, and career, including roles in city government, entrepreneurial business, state politics, and writing.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 162 Frank Moore 
Creator:  Moore, Frank
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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.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 163 Stacey Abrams 
Creator:  Abrams, Stacey
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Abstract:  Stacey Abrams served as State Representative for Georgia’s 89th House District and was selected to the role of House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly. In this interview, she discusses issues facing Georgia, including the public education system (with a discussion about the differences between public schools, charter schools, and private schools), voter registration, political reapportionment and redistricting, and challenges to Medicaid expansion.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 164 Jack Watson 
Creator:  Watson, Jack
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Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 165 Marion Pope 
Creator:  Pope, Marion
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Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 166 Eric Johnson 
Creator:  Johnson, Eric, 1953-
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Collection Title:  Reid Harris Papers related to the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act 
Creator:  Harris, Reid Walker, 1930-
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Abstract:  This collection documents Georgia Representative Reid Harris' involvement in the creation of the Coastal Marshland Protection Act of 1970. Harris served as head of the environmental section of Governor Jimmy Carter’s Goals for Georgia program and later as chairman of the governor’s State Environmental Council. The files include scrapbooks, publications, press releases, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and draft legislation.
Collection Title:  Reverend Calvin Peterson and Disabled in Action Atlanta Collection 
Creator:  Disabled in Action (Atlanta).
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Abstract:  Reverend Calvin Peterson is the founder and director of Disabled in Action, a non-profit organization with a mission to advocate, educate and empower people with disabilities living in poverty, their families and caregivers, and with an emphasis on equity and inclusion. The collection includes articles of incorporation, correspondence, press releases, news clippings, brochures, flyers, photographs, DVDs, and other materials that document Rev. Peterson and Disabled in Action's advocacy and activism.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Ray Papers 
Creator:  Ray, Richard B.
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Abstract:  Richard B. Ray represented the third district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993. His papers document his congressional service and include constituent mail, committee and legislation files, press files, office files, and photographs.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection: Collection Summary 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell Jr. served in public office for fifty years as a state legislator (1920-1931), governor of Georgia (1931-1932), and U.S. Senator (1933-1971). Russell was best known for his efforts to strengthen the national defense and to oppose civil rights legislation. He also made significant contributions in the areas of agriculture, soil and water conservation, and bringing economic opportunities to Georgia. Russell's papers document the entirety of his career, with the vast majority of the materials focusing on his terms in the U.S. Senate. The records include constituent correspondence and other correspondence files, speeches and media files, legislative files, files on civil rights, and published materials.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup A: Georgia Legislative/Speaker of the House Papers 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup A: Georgia Legislative/Speaker of the House Papers contains a small amount of material which reflects some of Russell's official activities as state representative and Speaker of the House. It includes correspondence, an Armistice Day speech, and an index file that Speaker of the House Russell maintained for House committee assignments.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup B: Georgia Gubernatorial Papers 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  Although a small series, the Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup B. Georgia Gubernatorial Papers are an important source of information on the 1930 gubernatorial campaign, the Robert E. Burns extradition case, and the Georgia state budget for 1932 to 1933.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series I: Dictation 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection comprehensively documents Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The Dictation Series is composed of letters and memoranda entirely or partially dictated by Senator Russell. The series is an integration of the copies for the Winder and Washington offices. Most of the dictated correspondence or memos contain Russell's views on upcoming legislation, political appointments, support of or opposition to bills and amendments as well as his positions on such issues as defense, the Vietnam war, agriculture issues, the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and civil rights and other national issues. Senator Russell rarely expressed his opinions regarding local and state politics in writing or in any public forum.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series II: Intra-Office Communications 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, series II. Intra-Office Communications comprehensively reveals Richard Russell's daily activities as a United States Senator representing the state of Georgia. Materials in this series are divided into four categories: Memoranda, Appointment Books, Guest Registers, and Mail Desk Diaries. Not many files survived from Russell's first eleven years in office; the main series for this time period are Early Office, Political, Political Patronage, Personal, and a few files in General.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series III: Speech/Media 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup C, Series III. Speech/Media comprehensively reveals Richard Russell's activities as a United States senator representing the state of Georgia. The Speech/Media series consists of manuscripts, typescripts, printed copies, and transcripts of Senator Russell's speeches, articles, interviews, press releases, and related materials; daily copies of the Congressional Record; and speeches, articles, and press releases by other colleagues of the senator. Not many files survived from Russell's first eleven years in office; the main series for this time period are Early Office, Political, Political Patronage, Personal, and a few files in General.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series IV: Early Office 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series IV. Early Office reflects Russell's first years as a United States senator and reveals him as a strong supporter of New Deal legislation. Some gubernatorial papers were transferred to Russell's senate office and are found in this series. This series contains correspondence with some printed materials and is incomplete. There are few files documenting Russell's office during the first eleven years, especially from 1938 to 1943, the main series for this time period are Early Office, Political, Political Patronage, Personal, and a few files in General. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX: Legislative 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series IX. Legislative is primarily constituent mail, but includes legislative drafts, memoranda, hearing transcripts, and correspondence with congressional colleagues. Although official senate committee records remain with each committee and, when retired by the committee, they are transferred to the Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, in Washington, D.C., as part of the permanent records of Congress, Senator Russell retained copies of some materials related to these committees. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series V: Personal 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  Subgroup C, Series V. Personal contains correspondence and material of a personal nature including invitations, greetings, announcements, commendations, gifts, family material, etc. With the exception of some correspondence with his mother, all family correspondence was removed to Exhibit B and restricted by donor agreement. Especially noteworthy are the materials related to History, Miscellaneous, and Trips. While History generally has materials relating to Russell's interest in the subject, specifically the Civil War, Russell occasionally designated certain items to be placed here. For example, at his direction, research and strategy files from the 1960 civil rights debates are located here. Miscellaneous has a significant amount of correspondence from personal friends. Trips contains correspondence and material on all of Senator Russell's trips including those made in his capacity as a member or chairman of a senate committee. For example, correspondence and material from Russell's 1943 global tour of the war front as chairman of a special senate committee to investigate overseas military bases demonstrate the senator's work on such assignments. During many of these overseas trips prior to 1950, Russell had very revealing correspondence with his mother, which is included. Trips are filed under year in which they were made. If more than one trip was made within a year, the trips were filed alphabetically by country within the year.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VI: Political 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VI. Political not only spans the entire senate career of Russell but also carries over the gubernatorial office with the 1932 senatorial campaign and the early senate office procedures through Russell's office filing reorganization circa 1943. The Political series is a rich source of documentation for studying political campaigns in the mid-twentieth century. The campaign files cover Senator Russell's campaigns of 1932, 1936, 1942, 1948, 1954, 1960, and 1966. In addition to the senatorial campaign files, the series contains files documenting Russell's unsuccessful 1952 race for United States president. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books. The Special Name files contain information at a particular point in time on individuals whom Senator Russell considered of enough interest to warrant an individual folder. Such individuals include Lyndon B. Johnson, Eugene Talmadge, Charles Crisp, Herman E. Talmadge, Ralph McGill, Strom Thurmond, Orval Faubus, and Barry Goldwater, among others.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VII: Political Patronage 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup C, Series VII: Political Patronage documents the many individuals from Georgia and elsewhere who sought Senator Russell's assistance in winning federal appointments or jobs, and materials here reflect his role in the process. Requests are for presidential appointments, federal judgeships, federal attorneys and assistant attorneys, federal marshals and deputy marshals, federal jobs, Georgia-based postmasters, and out-of-state judgeships. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VIII: Official 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series VIII: Official is, for the most part, correspondence which did not readily adapt itself to filing in one of the other subject files, especially political or job files in the Political and Political Patronage series. The emphasis for research in this series is geographical, and it is a good series to consult when other files lack information. The subseries are County files, arranged alphabetically, and Out-of-State files, arranged chronologically. Some case mail, found throughout Official, was removed as restricted items. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Civil Rights 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series X: Civil Rights relates to many aspects of the civil rights issue. Almost all of the files deal with black-white relations in the United States, particularly those involving legislative action during Senator Russell's career in the Senate. Issues, such as the anti-lynching bill, the Fair Employment Practices Committee, racial integration, and the various civil rights bills from 1948 until 1964, are documented. There are also records related to other topics such as cloture, the literacy voting bill, the poll tax, school prayer, and some subjects which are indirectly related to the race issue. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XI: Rivers and Harbors 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XI. Rivers and Harbors contains correspondence, printed materials and publications relating to federal river and harbor projects. Files are subdivided into General, Corps of Engineers, Individual Projects, and Flood Control Projects. The individual projects were relevant to the constituents of the state of Georgia and its neighbors. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: MacArthur Hearings 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: MacArthur Hearings documents the work of the Joint Senate Committees on Armed Services and Foreign Relations from Russell's perspective. The four subseries are correspondence file, subject file, hearings materials, and committee prints. This series includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, briefs, newspaper clippings, speeches, press statements, and printed materials. The hearings materials consist of an accordion folder and a black notebook, which was carried by Senator Russell to the hearings. Both contain notes written by Russell during the hearings, speeches and statements by Russell, analyses of testimony for purposes of strategy, hearing summaries, and printed reports.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIII: Kennedy Assassinations 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIII. Kennedy Assassinations concerns both the homicides of John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy. The majority of the documents, however, relate to the president's assassination and the subsequent findings of the Warren Commission. The files of this series include information prompted by the investigation, correspondence, reports, testimony transcripts, book manuscript drafts and proofs, memoranda, evidential material, manuscript drafts and proofs of the final commission report and clippings pertaining to the assassinations, the commission reports, and other related topics. Other material related to this series is in the Dictation series and in the Intra-Office Communications series of the Winder Papers. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIV: Military Installations 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIV: Military Installations contains correspondence and printed materials on military bases primarily in Georgia. This series is subdivided into general correspondence, arranged chronologically, and individual installations, arranged alphabetically and chronologically. The general correspondence concerns the location of military bases and contains some material related to government installations that were not military. Individual installations consist of correspondence and printed materials associated with military bases located in Georgia. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIX: Case Mail 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XIX: Case Mail is case-like correspondence with constituents concerning confidential matters or disclosing information of a confidential nature in pursuit usually for redress from the federal government or for appointment or employment. Case Mail is closed for seventy-five years from the date of a file's creation. File headings include Army-Navy (all military branches), immigration, social security, veterans, pardon and parole, selective service, unemployment compensation, jobs, labor, and military academies.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XV: General 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XV: General is composed mainly of correspondence and printed materials relating to federal agencies and departments. Arrangement is chronological by latest date, and within each year date, file headings are by agency or by subject and arranged alphabetically. Because of the close relationship between the passage of legislation by the Congress and its implementation by the federal government, there is significant overlap between the General series and the Legislative series. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVI: International 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVI: International consists of correspondence and printed material relating to international regions, countries, cities, topics, and incidents. It is subdivided into general correspondence and subject files. General correspondence contains writings and materials of a general international nature. The Subject files include correspondence and materials pertaining to specific geographic regions, such as Africa and the Middle East, and countries such as Cuba, Angola, the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. Materials relating to the British Loan (1942-1946), the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Pueblo Incident, and the Dominican Republic Crisis of 1965 are located in these files. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVII: Raesly File 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVII: Raesly File consists of miscellaneous items acquired, used, and maintained by Ms. Raesly during her tenure as personal secretary. Included are three secretarial notebooks, two of which were used by Raesly; the third was used by Jane McMullan as assistant personal secretary in the mid 1960s. The notebooks contain subject paragraphs dictated by Russell or approved staff for composing letters of reply. Other items include correspondence, press releases, memoranda, and dictation copies, which were maintained by Raesly for safe-keeping and ready reference.Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVIII: Exhibit B 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XVIII. Exhibit B, under the terms of the original conveyance of the Russell Collection, was not to be made available until May 8, 1973. The primary intent of the executors was to avoid injuring or embarrassing any living person by the the dissemination of information contained in these documents. Exhibit B is currently available to researchers; however, this series must be reviewed by Russell Library staff prior to patron use. Family correspondence, excluding correspondence with Ina Dillard Russell and Richard B. Russell, Sr., is restricted. With the exception of family correspondence and some incoming correspondence, the documents were created primarily by Russell and his office staff. The general subject matter includes such topics as national defense, foreign policy, Vietnam, federal judgeships, the Warren Commission, office matters, legislation, and family affairs.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XX: Pinks [Limited to Staff Use] 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup C, Series XX. Pinks are the copies of Senator Russell's outgoing letters which index the yellow subject copies by correspondent's surname. Arrangement is chronological by latest date and alphabetical by surname within each year. This series does provide for searching by name, but it is limited to library staff use because it includes reference to case mail and other restricted correspondence.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup D: Winder Papers 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup D: Winder Papers were gathered at the request of the Russell Estate executors in the early 1980s, Russell Library staff appraised materials at the Russell family home place in Winder, Georgia, for the purpose of identifying those items which should be added to the collection at the Library. Staff members had full access to search the house and property to locate materials. This addendum to the original conveyance of the Senator's collection documents his personal life and early career and fills gaps in documentation provided by materials already at the Library. The Winder Materials are divided into five series: Early Years, School Years, Georgia Legislative and Pre-Gubernatorial Years, Georgia Gubernatorial Years, and United States Senatorial Years. Any additional non-textual materials originally filed with papers were removed for preservation purposes and improved access. These materials include photographs, audiovisual items, scrapbooks, vertical files, memorabilia, and books.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series I: Photographs 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series I. Photographs consists of over 4,500 unique photographs illustrating the life and career of Senator Russell. Early photographs include images of family members and scenes from Russell's childhood and span his life through 1 October 1970, when he made a military inspection tour at Key West, Florida. Of particular interest are the photos documenting the Senate Military Affairs Committee touring the European Theatre of Operation in 1945.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series II: Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection contains 465 pieces of audiovisual material. Although Russell was not known for extensive media appearances, early on he did make use of radio. These appearances, which began on radio in 1930, include not only campaign related activities but also many talk shows, award presentations, Senate Recording Studio releases, news conferences, and turning points in Russell's career. In addition, Russell was often sent material of interest in audiovisual form by constituents and political associates. The most comprehensive of these materials, WSB-TV's "Richard B. Russell: Georgia Giant," contains numerous hours of interviews (edited and unedited) with Russell and several historical background films that went into the making of the 3-hour documentary.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series III: Scrapbooks 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series III: Scrapbooks document Senator Russell's 1930 campaign for governor of Georgia; the thirty-eight years of his Senate career, 1933-1971; and posthumous stories. There is also an almost complete record of the entire Russell family, from weddings to deaths and even clips of nieces' and nephews' school honors. The scrapbooks were maintained by the office staff (several were compiled by family members) and include clippings from newspapers and magazines, including news and feature items, editorials, cartoons, photographs, and mementos. See also scrapbooks in the papers of Senator Russell's mother, Ina Dillard Russell, and his aunt, Addie Day Russell.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series IV: Vertical Files 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection Subgroup E, IV. Vertical Files are composed of articles, magazines, pamphlets, and brochures containing items of interest to Senator Russell. These files include popular national publications such as Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report as well as those less known. Many items are marked for filing and annotated by Russell. Where possible, arrangement follows the series headings of the senatorial papers, then alphabetical by article title. Subject matter includes the 1952 presidential campaign, civil rights, defense, agriculture and forestry, international events, the United Nations, and Civil War history.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series V: Artifacts 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B., (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Collection, Subgroup E, Series V: Artifacts include Russell's Senate office furnishings, the chair he used on the Senate Floor, his campaign ephemera, cartoons and artwork, and his official and personal gifts. Of significant interest is his childhood baseball card collection; there are approximately 1100 tobacco cards dating from the period 1911-1913, and most are in very good condition. Throughout his public service career, Russell received many plaques, citations, proclamations, honorary degrees, resolutions, and presentation certificates. Some of the more prestigious were honorary degrees from Oglethorpe University and John Marshall University, the James Forrestal Award, the Mississippi Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Great American Award, and others from military, agricultural, business, and civic groups.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project 
Creator:  Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project includes The collection consists of 175 oral history interviews relating to the personal and political life of Richard B. Russell. Interviewees include members of the Russell family, his staff and interns, other senators and public figures, and friends. The primary interviewer was Hugh Cates, a public relations manager at Southern Bell and secretary of the Russell Foundation (1977-1981). Most of the interviews were recorded between 1971 and 1979, but the majority during 1971 after Senator Russell's death. Other interviewers outside of the Russell Foundation Oral History Project include: William Stueck, Karen Kelly, Barboura Raesly, Robert G. Stephens, Jr., Dwight L. Freshley, Tom Jackson, Angus Hepburn, and Russell Library staff. Interviews provide insight into Senator Russell's political career as State Representative, Governor, and U.S. Senator, his views on various topics such as civil rights and Vietnam, and his personality and family life.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection 
Creator:  Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
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Abstract:  Oral history collection consisting of 19 interviews conducted for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies from 2003-2013.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 001 No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech 
Creator:  Adams, Michael F., 1948
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Abstract:  No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech is a public oral history that documents the experiences of the editors of the University of Georgia's newspaper, Red and Black, who in 1953 resigned in protest following their defense of Horace Ward's right to attend the University of Georgia Law School. Moderated by Harry Montevideo, the program includes interviewers Dr. Maurice Daniels and Dr. Kent Middleton, as well as University of Georgia President Michael Adams.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 002 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Judge Griffin B. Bell 
Creator:  Bell, Griffin Boyette, 1918-
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Abstract:  Bill Shipp interviews Griffin Bell about his career and his tenure as U.S. Attorney General (1977-1979). Bell comments on the integration of Georgia schools and the University of Georgia, the Kennedy presidential campaign in Georgia, and Martin Luther King's releases from jail in Georgia. Griffin discusses the abolished county unit system and on the E.F. Hutton and Exxon Valdez cases. Bell recalls his time as an attorney supporting the civil rights movement, his relationship with Charlie Block, and the confirmation of Judge Alex Lawrence. He reflects on the estrangement between President Johnson and Richard B. Russell and his own confirmation as attorney general. Bell discusses his time as attorney general under President Carter, attending the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and his support of President George H.W. Bush. Bell also weighs in on the Iran-Contra affair, his role in the Florida Election Controversy, and the Watergate source Deep Throat.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 003 Robert A. “Bobby” Rowan interviewed by Sheryl Vogt 
Creator:  Rowan, Robert A., 1935-
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Abstract:  Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Bobby Rowan about his tenure in the Georgia Senate (1963-1974) and as a Public Service Commissioner (1989-1994). Rowan discusses his early life, including schooling, family, church attendance, and conversations at home about the Bible and politics. He recalls his early involvement with the 4-H Club, public speaking, and the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University of Georgia. He reflects on his work as Public Service Commissioner, State Senator, and his service in the Army and National Guard. He also comments on food stamps, including nutritional programs for pregnant women and the Child and Infant Healthcare Act. Rowan reflects on his multiple political campaigns, his political relationships, and his upcoming gubernatorial race. Other topics discussed include women in the General Assembly, his battle with cancer, and PeachCare.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 004 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Anthony A. Alaimo 
Creator:  Alaimo, Anthony A., 1920-
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Abstract:  Charles Campbell interviews Anthony Alaimo about his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, his time as an attorney in Atlanta, and his tenure as a judge in the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Georgia). Judge Anthony Alaimo discusses his early life and education. He comments on his perception of and involvement with World War II, his enlistment and training in the Army Air Corps, and the crash which led to his time as a POW. Regarding his time as a POW, Alaimo discusses his experiences during captivity and his multiple escape attempts. He discusses his role in the film "Great Escape" and his subsequent education at the Emory Unviersity School of Law. Alaimo reflects on serving as an attorney in both Atlanta and Brunswick and as a judge. He comments on the Georgia prison system and the Guthrie V. Evans case and the significant changes he made as a federal judge.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 005 Sandy Creek Park Oral Histories 
Creator:  Chandler, George
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Abstract:  Sarah Duncan interviews participants in the building and growth of Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 006 Margaret R. Bennett interviewed by Ieda Siqueira Wiarda 
Creator:  Bennett, Margaret R.
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Abstract:  UGA Political Science Professor Dr. Ieda Siqueira Wiarda interviews Margaret Bennett about her life in the diplomatic corps and as the wife of Foreign Service Officer and U. S. Ambassador William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Bennett discusses her experiences coming to America, growing up as the daughter of Foreign Service workers, and becoming an ambassador's wife. She reflects on meeting famous people such as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Bennett recalls living in Greece, Lisbon, Austria, Australia, Italy, the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Spain, the United States, and Panama. Bennett also discusses her husband's work with the United Nations, the University of Georgia, as well as their time at NATO.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 007 Pete Wheeler interviewed by William Stueck and James C. Cobb 
Creator:  Cobb, James C.
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Abstract:  A Conversation with Pete Wheeler is a discussion, with Dr. William Stueck and Dr. James Cobb, of Wheeler's long career as Georgia's Commissioner of Veterans Services. Wheeler discusses his early life, attending Emory at Oxford and the University of Georgia, and his work with the Office of Price Administration after getting out of the service after World War II. Wheeler discusses the importance of the Department of Veterans Services and explains the duties of the Commissioner of Veteran Affairs. He mentions a specific project he undertook to identify all the Veterans in the former state mental hospital, Central State Hospital, in Milledgeville and to provide the services these veterans are entitled to. Wheeler also discusses his work with veterans from other wars such as the Spanish-American War and the widows of soldiers who had faught in the American Civil War. He explains his wife's experience during World War II and the employment of the rest of his family during the war. Wheeler recalls the desegregation of the veteran's home in Milledgeville and the importance of the Veteran's Administration.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 008 Tom Watson Brown interviewed by Bill Shipp 
Creator:  Brown, Tom Watson, 1934-2007.
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Abstract:  William R. "Bill" Shipp interviews Tom Watson Brown. Topics include Tom Watson (Brown's great-grandfather and national Populist leader), the Leo Frank case, Walter J. Brown, James F. Byrnes, Strom Thurmond, MARTA, the Watson-Brown Foundation, and the T.R.R. Cobb House. Brown discusses his family and southern populism, the start of World War II, and his early life. He recalls Strom Thurmond's 1954 Senatorial Campaign in South Carolina, his service in the military, and his experience at Princeton and Harvard Law School. Brown also discusses his involvement in MARTA, the murder of Mary Phagan, and the rehabilitation of the T.R.R. Cobb House. He discusses his interest in the Civil War, including the preservation of Civil War battlefields and books on Southern history. Brown comments on the effect of technology and the internet on scholarship and literacy, his investment in the Atlanta Falcons, and his political contributions.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 009 Carl E. Sanders interviewed by George Justice 
Creator:  Justice, George
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Abstract:  George Justice interviews Carl E. Sanders about his activities as a Georgia state senator, governor, and business leader. Sanders discusses his early life, his involvement with the YMCA, and the state of youth during the Great Depression. He recalls serving in the ROTC, Army Air Corps, and World War II. Sanders comments on his time in law school at the University of Georgia and his competitive spirit. He reflects on his campaigns the general assembly and for governor. Sanders recalls the integration of the University of Georgia, the establishment of Augusta College (later Georgia Regents University), and the effect of World War II on young politicians. He discusses his relationships with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard B. Russell. Sanders discusses his political legacy, Georgia's progress, and the effect of press on the office of governor.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 010 Kil Townsend interviewed by Sheryl Vogt 
Creator:  Townsend, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1918-2008, 1916
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Kil Townsend about his life as a lawyer, businessman, author, and maverick Republican legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1965 to 1992. Townsend discusses his early work developing the Republican Party in Georgia and supporting Repblican candidates such as Eisenhower and Bo Callaway. Townsend also discusses the careers of Dick Freeman and Rodney Cook and his initial run for the newly created Buckhead seat in the State House. He explains how his support of seating Julian Bond invited racially-focused criticism from early Georgia Republicans. Townsend reflects on his legislative fights regarding pensions, abortion, infrastructure, and teachers. He discusses the large number of counties in Georgia, how the county unit system influenced that number, and efforts to consolidate counties in Georgia. Townsend comments on being reelected, campaign contributions, and mobile home manufacturing. Townsend reflects on current affairs issues such as the wars in the Middle East, party politics in America, and international trade.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 011 Charles Campbell interviewed by Sally Russell Warrington 
Creator:  Campbell, Charles E., 1942-
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Abstract:  Richard B. Russell's niece Sally Russell Warrington interviews Charles Campbell about his work for Senator Richard B. Russell and Russell’s activities from 1965 to 1971. Campbell discusses growing up in Jackson, Georgia, and attending the University of Georgia. He recalls joining Senator Russell's Washington, D.C. staff in 1965. Campbell recalls working his way from legislative assistant to executive secretary and subsequently administrative assistant. He discusses the nature of Senator Russell's relationship with his staff. Campbell comments on Russell's attitude toward Georgia and his perception of the Civil Rights Movement, sit-ins, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Campbell reflects on Senator Russell's reputation and work on Congressional issues other than civil rights, including his work with agriculture policy, national defense, education, rural electrification, and the space program. He discusses Russell's mentorship of younger senators. Campbell discusses Senator Russell's relationship with Lyndon Johnson and the media. Campbell comments on his work as the Chairman of the Russell Foundation and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. He discusses Russell's eulogies and funeral.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 012 Lorena Weeks interviewed by Kathleen Clark 
Creator:  Clark, Kathleen
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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.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 013 Eugene Methvin interviewed by Powell Moore 
Creator:  Methvin, Eugene H.
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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.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 014 John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger interviewed by William Stueck 
Creator:  Ehrlichman, John, 1925-1999
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Abstract:  In this critical oral history, William Stueck interviews John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger about the Nixon Administration's approach to Civil Rights. Other panelists include Professor Robert Cohen, Professor [Jonathan Houghton?], and graduate student Chris [Schutz?], all of the History Department. Part 1: John Ehrlichman recalls the process of nominating a successor for Justice Abe Fortas of the Supreme Court. He discusses the failed nominations of Clement Haynesworth and G. Harold Carswell. Ehrlichman comments on the role of Leon Panetta in the Office for Civil Rights and Nixon's compliance with desegregation. J. Stanley Pottinger additionally reflects on the effect of Hubert Humphry's unsuccessful presidential campaign on the enforcement of school desegregation. Part 2: Panelists discuss outside criticisms of Nixon's Civil Rights activism, bussing and the Kent State Shooting. They comment on the controversy of the Scranton Commission and the Nixon Administration's reaction to the shooting. Part 3: Panelists comment on a plan to consolidate all intelligence agencies to prevent domestic terrorism. They comment on the increased wiretapping and efforts to find people planning to hurt Americans. Panelists take questions from the audience regarding public opinion polls, Judge Rehnquist, and the identity of Deep Throat.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 015 Augusta Phillips interviwed by Mattie Hubbard 
Creator:  Hubbard, Mattie
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Abstract:  Augusta Phillips is interviewed by her niece, Mattie Hubbard about her involvement with civil rights and community activism. Phillips discusses her brothers' involvement in the World War II effort. She recalls her brothers' fight for community needs in Ocilla, GA such as a school, improvement of living conditions, and other governmental help. Phillips discusses her brothers' efforts to teach masonry and carpentry to locals and explains the importance of these skills to the community. Phillips recalls her efforts in writing to the Department of Education to secure help for the community. She discusses the loan obtained which successfully built a new school and the continued efforts to persuade the Department of Education to build more schools. Phillips recalls the 1965 integration of schools and the involvement of SNCC. She discusses discrimination in other areas such as funeral homes and construction. Phillips recalls threats of lynching and the indifference shown by police. She mentions Coinonia Farm, CB King, and building houses near Americus. Phililps comments on "separate but equal" and Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 017 Martha Zoller 
Creator:  Holmes, Callie
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Abstract:  Over two interviews, Martha Zoller discusses her radio show, her conservative leanings, and her campaign for the US House of Representatives in 2010.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, OHD 018 Robert Coram interviewed by Bill Shipp 
Creator:  Coram, Robert
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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.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Park Collection 
Creator:  Poole, Emily
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Abstract:  This collection includes a newspaper article, program, and piece of the ribbon from the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton, Georgia celebrating improvements that were made to the park.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell, Sr. Papers 
Creator:  Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1861-1938.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of the diary and personal and political papers of Richard B. Russell, Sr. from 1872 to 1938. The personal papers include correspondence relating to Russell"s involvement on the Board of Trustees at the University of Georgia and as a member of the first Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, family related correspondence, and a few speeches made by Russell. The political series (1888-1938) contains mostly correspondence pertaining to various campaigns for public and judicial offices, including his 1911 gubernatorial bid. The business/finance records include bank statements, bills and receipts, and miscellaneous items. The legal/judicial series contains material relating to Russell"s law practice in Winder, Georgia and his many years as a noted jurist.
Collection Title:  Richard B. Russell Statue Dedication Materials 
Creator:  Richard B. Russell Foundation.
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Abstract:  The Richard B. Russell Statue Dedication Materials document the dedication on January 24, 1996, of the Russell statue that stands in the Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The materials include photographs, clippings, a certificate, a speech and related correspondence.
Collection Title:  Robert E. Argo, Jr. Papers 
Creator:  Argo, Robert E., 1923-
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Abstract:  The Robert E. Argo, Jr. Papers consist of files of a Georgia legislator from the Clarke County District. He served in the General Assembly from 1977 to 1986. This collection contains campaign finance reports, legislative correspondence, copies of bills and resolutions, Southern Legislative Conference and Southern State Energy Board (SSEB) meeting files, National Conference of State Legislatures correspondence and meeting files, and appropriation committee files. Topics include the University System of Georgia and University of Georgia, education, teachers retirement, Travel Industry Study Committee, computerized telephone solicitation, local legislation for Athens and Clarke County, and energy.
Collection Title:  Robert G. Daniell, Sr. Materials 
Creator:  Daniell, Robert G.
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Abstract:  The materials include a ballpoint pen used to sign the 12th Grade Bill in 1947, a photograph of E. D. Rivers, Robert G. Daniell, and Zed Kennimiel, and a VHS videocassette of 1989 Georgia Digest interviews with Herman Talmadge, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens Jr. Papers: Collection Summary 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. served in the Georgia State Senate (1951-1953), the Georgia State House of Representatives (1953-1959), and the U.S. House of Representatives (1960 to 1976). Stephens' papers document his service in the U.S. House of Representatives and include committee and legislation files, correspondence, and subject files.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series II: General 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens Jr. Papers, Series II: General contains correspondence, memos, forms, invitations, news releases, speeches, and other printed material on a variety of subjects including federal agencies and departments, topics related to Georgia, the U.S. House of Representatives, and congressional office matters. The files document Stephens’ congressional career from 1961 to 1976. Some of the topics include: Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW); state planning and development commissions; highways and roads; Federal Communications Commission (FCC); Fort Gordon; agriculture and forestry; and civil rights.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series III: Legislative 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens Jr. Papers, Series III: Legislative contains correspondence, bills, news releases, and other printed material pertaining to pending legislation sponsored by Stephens or other congressmen. The files document the three committees on which Stephens served: Banking and Currency (1961-1976), Interior and Insular Affairs (1971-1976), and Select Committee on Committees (1973-1974). There is some overlap with similar topics in the General series. Topics include housing and urban development, export-import bank, Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), taxation, Small Business Administration (SBA), International Development Association (IDA), and agriculture.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series V: Post Office 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens Jr. Papers, Series V: Post Office series includes appointment announcements and recommendations for postmaster positions throughout Stephens’ district. Arrangement is alphabetical by county and, in most cases, within the county folders alphabetical by town. Additional subjects include requests for improved postal facilities, star routes, commemorative stamps, and general correspondence.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series VI: Projects 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens Jr. Papers, Series VI: Projects series contains correspondence, news releases, memos, magazine articles, maps, reports, pamphlets, and other printed materials on federally funded projects in Georgia. The series is divided into the following subseries and is so arranged with all years of the subseries grouped together: A. Summaries, B. Airports, C. General, D. Health Facilities, E. Housing, F. Laboratories, G. Model Cities, H. Planning and Development Commission, I. School Grants, J. Training, and K. Water and Sewer.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Public Works 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series VII: Public Works series contains correspondence, news releases, reports, memos, news clippings, maps, and other printed material related to federal public works projects (dams, bridges, etc) in Georgia. The series is arranged alphabetically by topic – generally the project name or an organization involved. Topics include the Russell Dam, Hartwell Dam, Savannah River, and Trotters Shoals. For related topics see the General series.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XI: Political comprises correspondence, memoranda, and material relating to Stephens’ political supporters and his political campaigns. There is a mélange of materials including campaign contributions and expenditures, Democratic party information, information on opposition candidates, election information, and election results. Also found in this series is political correspondence arranged by county. There is a small amount of clippings, correspondent forms, candidate files, Republican civil rights files, two notebooks, and a scrapbook.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XII: Watersheds 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XII: Watersheds contains correspondence, reports, news releases, magazine and newspaper articles, pamphlets, and other printed material dealing with various watershed projects in Georgia. It is arranged alphabetically by project name with a separate folder of general material. For related topics see Public Works and General.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIII: News Releases 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIII: News Releases contain lists of radio, newspaper, television and unaffiliated persons to which Stephens sent news releases. The rest of the series contains telegram and printed news releases from Stephens’ office with a notation of the subject files in which a copy is place. These releases are arranged chronologically (latest date first). For other copies of the releases and related material (especially for years not covered by these releases) see II. General, News Releases. Speech material is located in Series II. General under the folder titles: “Speeches-Stephens” and “Stephens-Speeches.”
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIV: Old Lists 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIV: Old Lists contains lists of people in various work categories (accountants, bankers, etc) or members of various organizations, which indicates how Stephens kept track of constituents. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject. For other lists see II. General, Lists.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIX: Scrapbooks 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XIX: Scrapbooks of clippings and photographs document his career.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XV: Agriculture Bulletins Correspondence 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XV:Agriculture Bulletins Correspondence contains requests by constituents for Agriculture Bulletins. The series is divided into several periods (1967, 1969, and 1969-1972) in reverse chronological order and thereafter arranged alphabetically by county. For other bulletin correspondence see II. General, Bulletins – Agriculture.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XVI. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XVI. Audiovisual Materials includes 16mm films, audiocassettes, quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, and DVDs documenting campaign ads, speeches, press appearances, and policy-related activities.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XVIII: Photographs 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Abstract:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XVIII: Photographs contains images of Stephens with constituents and campaigning.
Collection Title:  Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Papers, Series XX: Artifacts 
Creator:  Stephens, Robert Grier, Jr., 1913-2003
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Collection Title:  Robert L. Williford Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake Project Files 
Creator:  Williford, Robert L.
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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.
Collection Title:  Robert L. Williford Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake Project Files, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Williford, Robert L.
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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.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Audiovisual Materials includes 47 audiocassettes, 41 quarter-inch open reel audio tapes, three Umatic videocassettes, and 53 VHS videocassettes documenting campaign ads, speeches, press appearances, and policy-related activities.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers: Collection Summary 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1938 to 1992, where he served on the Agriculture Committee, Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Appropriations Committee, and gained a reputation for supporting environmental causes. His papers document his career in Congress and include constituent correspondence, committee and legislative files, press files, and subject files.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series I: District Office 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series I: District Office documents the work of his Savannah District Office and includes constituent correspondence, speeches and press releases, administrative files, and research files.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series II: Political 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series II: Political documents Thomas's campaigns for election and re-election to the U.S. House, including financial records, publicity materials, election results, and voter opinion surveys. The series also contains files on other aspects of his political career such as appointment books, phone logs, and subject files.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series III: Personal 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series III: Personal contains personal files related to Thomas's political career, service on the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, and involvement with other organizations.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series IV: Legislative 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series IV: Legislative documents Thomas's committee service and his research on legislation, especially on bills related to the environment.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series IX: Artifacts 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series IX: Artifacts contains memorabilia from Thomas's campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives and his service in Congress, awards certificates, and other items that Thomas collected.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series V: Constituent Services 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series V: Constituent Services is composed of correspondence between Thomas and his constituents.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series VI: Press Relations and Media Activities 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series VI: Press Relations and Media Activities contains text for Thomas's speeches, press releases issued by Thomas's office, newspaper clippings from media coverage of Thomas, and materials documenting the interaction between Thomas's office and the press.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series VII: Office Administration 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series VII: Office Administration documents the work of Thomas's Washington D.C. office and includes correspondence, records from event and travel planning, office policies, staff lists, and information that the staff gathered to serve Thomas and his constituents.
Collection Title:  Robert Lindsay Thomas Papers, Series VIII: Photographs 
Creator:  Thomas, Robert Lindsay, 1943-
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Abstract:  Robert Lindsay Thomas represented the First Congressional District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1992. Series VIII: Photographs series is composed of images of Thomas at events, with constituents and Congressmen in Washington D.C. and in Georgia, delivering speeches, and campaigning.
Collection Title:  Robert M. Willingham Democratic Party of Georgia Files 
Creator:  Willingham, Robert M.
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Collection Title:  Robert Ray Papers 
Creator:  Ray, Robert
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Abstract:  Robert Ray was a Georgia State Representative. His papers document his political career and include newspaper clippings, press releases, speeches, and campaign materials.
Collection Title:  Roderick L. (RL) Grubbs Papers 
Creator:  Grubbs, Roderick L.
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Abstract:  Roderick L. (RL) Grubbs (1959-2016) was an advocate for assistive technology, a disability rights activist, and a specialist in the Georgia Department of Community Health. His papers include subject files on a variety of disability-related topics and organizations and material related to Money Follows the Person, a state program.
Collection Title:  Rodney Mims Cook Papers 
Creator:  Cook, Rodney Mims, 1924-
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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.
Collection Title:  Roger H. Lawson Press Releases 
Creator:  Lawson, Roger H., 1913-1982.
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Abstract:  The file contains press releases issued by former State Highway Board Chairman Roger Lawson during his unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor in 1958.
Collection Title:  Ronnie Fields Collection of Herman E. Talmadge Letters to Moses Leff 
Creator:  Fields, Ronnie.
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Abstract:  The collection includes a series of eighteen personal letters from Herman Talmadge to the Honorable Moses Leff, ranging from January 8, 1964 to October 15, 1980. The letters consist of thank you notes for Leff’s attendance at Talmadge’s birthdays, as well as an announcement of a marriage in the Leff family. One letter from 1969 discusses H.R. 10567, which proposed inscribing “Justice,” “Mercy,” and “Humility” on the one dollar bill.
Collection Title:  Roy Vincent Harris Papers 
Creator:  Harris, Roy Vincent, 1895-1985
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Abstract:  The Roy Vincent Harris Papers consist of the papers of Roy V. Harris from 1931-1983. Includes correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, and photographs reflecting Harris’s career as a lawyer, state politician, member of the Board of Regents, and avid segregationist. Contains copies of the conservative civil rights journal The Citizen (1975-1983), which contains articles contributed by Harris. The collection also includes personal scrapbooks (1945-1946; 1956-1969); a videotaped interview with Harris, in which he discusses his service with the state legislature and the Board of Regents, the growth of the Medical College of Georgia, and Augusta politics; and audio taped interviews with Harris in which he discusses Georgia politics, education in Georgia, and his thoughts on Huey Long and Tom Watson.
Collection Title:  Roy Vincent Harris Papers, Series V: Audiovisual 
Creator:  Harris, Roy Vincent, 1895-1985
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Abstract:  Roy Vincent Harris Papers, Series V: Audiovisual, includes 1 compact disc, 3 VHS videocassettes, 8 3/4" Umatic videocassettes, 12 audiocassettes, and nine quarter-inch open reel audio tapes containing interviews with Roy V. Harris in the 1970s and 1980s.
Collection Title:  Ruby Webb Collection of E. D. Rivers Materials 
Creator:  Webb, Ruby
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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.
Collection Title:  Russell Family Collection, Audiovisual Materials 
Creator:  Russell family.
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Abstract:  Russell Family Collection, Audiovisual Materials document birthdays and family reunions of the Russell Family in Winder, Georgia. Also included is a copy of the short version of Richard Russell: A Georgia Giant on 16mm film.
Collection Title:  Russell Hall (Middle Georgia College) Dedication Program 
Creator:  Middle Georgia College
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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.