Access Your Account

HomeSearch CollectionsBrowse by SubjectBrowse by Collection CreatorBrowse by Collection Title
Sorted by:  
Page: 1
Subject
Abortion--Law and legislation. (1)
Apportionment (Election laws)--Georgia. (1)
Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government. (1)
Atlanta journal-constitution. (4)
Budget--Georgia. (2)
Civil rights movements--Georgia. (2)
Civil rights movements--United States. (1)
Cobb County (Ga.)--Politics and government (1)
College integration--Georgia--Athens--History. (1)
Democratic National Convention (1988 : Atlanta, Ga.) (1)
Democratic Party (Ga.) (1)
Democratic party (Georgia) state executive committee. (1)
Editors--Georgia. (1)
Education--Georgia. (1)
Georgia State Capitol (Atlanta, Ga.) (1)
Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program. (1)
Georgia--General Assembly--House of Representatives. (2)
Georgia--General Assembly--Senate. (1)
Georgia--General Assembly. (1)
Georgia--Politics and government--20th century. (1)
Georgia--Politics and government. (1)
Georgia. Governor (1959-1963 : Vandiver) (1)
Georgia. Governor (1963-1967 : Sanders) (1)
Georgia. Governor (1967-1971 : Maddox) (1)
Georgia. Governor (1971-1975 : Carter) (2)
Great Depression. (1)
Health care reform--United States. (1)
Journalism--United States--Georgia. (2)
Journalism. (3)
Journalists--Georgia. (3)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Assassination. (1)
Little White House (Warm Springs, Ga.) (1)
Marietta (Ga.) (1)
Newspapers[X]
Oral histories. (8)
Political campaigns--Georgia. (1)
Political campaigns--United States--Georgia. (1)
Political campaigns--United States. (1)
Political corruption--United States. (2)
Politicians--Georgia. (1)
Red and Black (Athens, Ga.) (2)
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) (1)
University of Georgia--Football--History. (1)
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974. (1)
Women legislators. (1)
Women's rights. (1)
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 052 Jim Minter 
Creator:  Minter, James G., 1930-
Requires cookie*
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 073 DuBose Porter 
Creator:  Porter, DuBose, 1953-
Requires cookie*
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 102 Dick Pettys 
Creator:  Pettys, Richard, 1946-
Requires cookie*
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 160 Charles Graves 
Creator:  Graves, Charles
Requires cookie*
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:  Tom Crawford Papers 
Creator:  Crawford, Tom
Requires cookie*
Abstract:  none
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 063 Millard Grimes 
Creator:  Grimes, Millard, 1930-
Requires cookie*
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 104 Reg Murphy 
Creator:  Murphy, John Reginald, 1934-
Requires cookie*
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 127 Tom Baxter 
Creator:  Baxter, Tom.
Requires cookie*
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 125 Nan Orrock 
Creator:  Orrock, Nan.
Requires cookie*
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.