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Collection Title:  Bob Short Audiovisual Materials Collection 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  Bob Short is a journalist and writer who has been closely involved with Georgia politics since the 1950s. The audiovisual materials in his collection include films documenting Marvin Griffin's tenure as governor in the 1950s, Griffin's 1962 gubernatorial campaign against Carl Sanders, recordings documenting the States' Rights Councin in Georgia in the 1950s, and "A Visit with the Governor," a series of weekly addresses by then-Gov. Jimmy Carter that were recorded for broadcast in 1973-75.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.