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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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