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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:  Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project 
Creator:  Ellett, Ashton
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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 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 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:  Georgia and National Political Ephemera Collection 
Creator:  Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
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Abstract:  The Georgia and National Political Ephemera Collection includes material documenting political campaigns in Georgia, in the United States as well as a small amount of material on Canadian, French, and British political parties. The bulk of the collection is comprised of bumper stickers but also includes pamphlets, brochures, clippings, matchbooks, posters, and signs from candidates' political campaigns.
Collection Title:  Thomas M. Hayes Collection of Georgia Republican Party Campaign Photographs 
Creator:  Hayes, Thomas M.
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Abstract:  The collection consists of photographs collected by Thomas M. Hayes depicting Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon and his campaign activities in Georgia in 1964. It includes photographs of Richard and Pat Nixon's visit to Atlanta.
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:  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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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:  Georgia Republican Party Records 
Creator:  Georgia Republican Party.
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Abstract:  The Georgia Republican Party Records contain materials from the political organization related to the running of the state party. The records represent the functions of the state party and include: the election of statewide and national candidates to political office, statewide political planning, gathering of voting statistics, and fundraising for the party. The records date from 1975 to 1999, with the bulk from 1980 to 1996.
Collection Title:  Erwin C. Surrency Collection of Political Materials 
Creator:  Surrency, Erwin C., 1924-
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Abstract:  The Erwin C. Surrency Collection of Political Materials consists of political campaign materials collected by Surrency over the course of his career as law librarian and professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and, later at the University of Georgia. It covers the years 1946-1964 and includes printed materials, handbooks, press releases, news clippings, bumper stickers, buttons, and pamphlets. Materials document Democratic and Republican Party campaigns at the national level and the Pennsylvania state or local level including Adlai Stevenson's 1952 presidential campaign and the 1964 "Republicans for Johnson" presidential campaign. Georgia national and state materials mainly pertain to Mrs. Jesse W. Jenkins' 1950 gubernatorial campaign. Also includes AFL-CIO political education materials (1950-1954, 1964).
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