Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: Related Materials, 2. AudiovisualHerman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: Related Materials, 2. Audiovisual

Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: Related Materials, 2. Audiovisual

Descriptive Summary

Title: Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Subgroup C, Series XII: Related Materials, 2. Audiovisual
Creator: Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
Dates: 1940-1986
Extent: 225.0 items
Collection Number: RBRL/102/HET
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Herman E. Talmadge Collection Audiovisual materials document Herman Talmadge's career as governor of Georgia and later in the U.S. Senate, including his involvement in the Three Governors Controversy (1946-48), the Southern Caucus and segregation, and his final campaign for United States Senate (1980). The wire recordings in this collection document Talmadge's successful campaign against M.E. Thompson for the Georgia governorship in 1948, immediately following the Three Governor's Controversy.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

It was once said if you were not a Talmadge man you were a communist. The Talmadge dynasty began in 1926 when Eugene Talmadge, Herman's father, was first elected Commissioner of Agriculture. Gene would later be elected governor of Georgia to an unprecedented four terms. For over fifty years the Talmadges dominated Georgia politics until Herman was defeated in 1980.

Born on August 9, 1913, on a farm near McRae, Georgia, to Eugene and Mattie Talmadge, Herman attended public schools until his senior year when his family moved to Atlanta. In the fall of 1931, he entered the University of Georgia. By 1936, he had received his law degree and joined his father's law practice.

After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Talmadge returned to his home in Lovejoy. While continuing to practice law and to farm, Talmadge took over publishing his father's weekly newspaper, The Statesman, and started a ham-curing business.

Talmadge's first involvement in politics was as his father's campaign manager in 1946. Running for an unprecedented fourth term as governor of Georgia, Eugene Talmadge was elected in November 1946, but was in failing health. As a precaution, a small group of Talmadge supporters started a write-in campaign for Herman Talmadge during the general election. When the elder Talmadge died in December 1946, before being sworn in as governor, the Georgia General Assembly elected his son governor by a vote of 161 to 87. But outgoing Governor Ellis Arnall refused to surrender his office unless it was to elected-Lieutenant Governor Melvin E. Thompson. After a period of uncertainty, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the constitutional portion under which the General Assembly had elected Herman Talmadge did not apply. The court declared M. E. Thompson acting governor until a special election could be held. In September 1948, Talmadge was elected governor and re-elected in 1950, serving until January 1955.

As governor, Herman Talmadge concentrated on improving educational opportunities for children of all races by establishing youth centers, increasing construction of rural roads, and building additional hospitals and health care centers.

When Senator Walter George officially announced his decision not to run for United States Senate, Talmadge started campaigning to take his place. Once again he was opposed by M. E. Thompson, but defeated him in the Democratic primary. With no Republican opposition in the general election in November 1956, Talmadge was elected United States senator.

The civil rights movement of the 1950s ultimately effected equal rights legislation for African-Americans and eliminated segregated public facilities in the South. Although progress toward integrating public schools was achieved, a majority of whites in the South remained adamant in their resistance to desegregation.

As part of that majority, Talmadge had voiced his opposition as early as the 1948 Democratic Convention when President Harry Truman tried to add civil rights to the platform. And in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, Talmadge authored a book in 1955 about the wisdom of segregated education entitled You and Segregation.

When Talmadge officially began his term as the junior senator from Georgia in January 1957, he immediately joined the other Southern Democrats in their fight against civil rights legislation. "I never read a civil rights bill that didn't destroy more constitutional rights that it purported to give any group."

In response to the crisis of integrating Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, Talmadge proposed a constitutional amendment in 1959 that would have permitted the state and local governments to decide whether or not to keep their schools segregated. This proposal was the first acknowledgment from a southern senator that Brown vs. Board of Education was an established fact.

Having won a seat on the Agriculture Committee in 1957, Talmadge wielded his greatest influence on bills that affected American farmers and agriculture. By 1971, he had become chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Some of his major accomplishments in this area included guiding passage of a series of acts, which established price support programs for peanuts, cotton, wheat, and other commodities.

Talmadge probably achieved his greatest national prominence through his role on the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, which investigated the Watergate scandal and ultimately led to the resignation of the president and vice president of the United States, as well as the conviction of three cabinet members on felony charges. Talmadge thought that the Watergate investigation was one of the most important events in the history of the United States and demonstrated that a republican form of government has a way of correcting the conduct of public officials and alerting others not to make the same mistake.

At the same time he was gaining national recognition, Talmadge was besieged by a series of personal and political tragedies. In 1975, his son Robert drowned in a swimming accident at Lake Lanier; by the fall of 1977, Betty and Herman Talmadge had finalized their divorce; then, in 1978, Talmadge came to grips with a serious drinking problem. Following an alcohol treatment program at the naval hospital in Long Beach, California, he returned to Washington, ready to work, but met with scandal instead. Shortly after returning to the Capitol, Talmadge was accused of misappropriating office funds and campaign donations for his own personal use. The Senate Ethics Committee investigated the allegations and recommended that Talmadge be "denounced" for his reprehensible behavior and sentenced to reimburse the Senate for these controversial funds with interest.

Despite these problems, Talmadge sought his fifth term as senator in 1980, but was rejected by Georgia voters who chose to elect Mack Mattingly to replace him, the first Republican to hold the office since Reconstruction.

Serving twenty-four years in the United States Senate, Talmadge ranked fifth in seniority among Senate Democrats and seventh overall by the time he left office. Herman Talmadge passed away on March 21, 2002. He is survived by his one son, grandchildren, and wife Linda.

Scope and Content

The Herman E. Talmadge Collection Audiovisual materials document Herman Talmadge's career as governor of Georgia and later in the U.S. Senate, including his involvement in the Three Governors Controversy (1946-48), the Southern Caucus and segregation, and his final campaign for United States Senate (1980). The wire recordings in this collection document Talmadge's successful campaign against M.E. Thompson for the Georgia governorship in 1948, immediately following the Three Governor's Controversy.

Organization and Arrangement

The audiovisual material is arranged by format.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Access Restrictions

User reference copies of the audiovisual recordings may be available upon request. Availability is dependent upon the condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Herman E. Talmadge Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Information note

Original and transfer media formats for this collection include 16mm films, betacam videocassettes, 4 3/4" Umatic videocassettes, VHS videocassettes, audiocassettes, dictation discs, phonodiscs, 1/4" open reel tapes, wire recordings, and mp3s.

Copyright Information

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair Use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2011.

Revisions made by Russell staff, 2013.


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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Herman E. Talmadge wire recordings, 1948-1951

Extent: 21.0 sound recordings
Scope and Content: In November 1946, Georgians elected Eugene Talmadge in the Democratic Primary to succeed progressive up-and-comer Ellis Arnall as governor. But Talmadge was in poor health and those among his inner circle feared he might not live to be sworn into office. Capitalizing on a loophole in the state constitution, that in the case of a governor-elect’s death the General Assembly was empowered to choose a successor from runner-up candidates, the Talmadge machine ran Eugene’s son Herman as a write-in candidate in the general election. With no Republican on the ballot, and with the last-second discovery of additional write-in votes from his home county, the younger Talmadge placed second with just 675 votes. Eugene Talmadge died on December 21, 1946. Legislators prepared to replace the Governor-elect with his son just as another claimant stepped forward: M.E. Thompson, the new lieutenant governor. Thompson felt he should assume the governorship, but as lieutenant governor was a new state office, the constitution made no such provision. The Assembly voted to elect Herman Talmadge, and Thompson filed suit. Meanwhile, Ellis Arnall refused to leave office until a successor was legitimized. After two months of tumult the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of Thompson, providing that a special election be held in 1948 to fill the rest of the term. The Talmadge wire recordings document the aftermath of the "Three Governors Controversy," when M.E. Thompson and Herman Talmadge ran against each other for governor in 1948 and 1950.
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HET Wire 0001 H. Talmadge Final Speech of '50 campaign, 1950 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0002 NIL [E.D. Rivers speaking for M.E. Thompson], 1950 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0003 John W. Greer Jr. [County Unit Amendment Fight], October 1950 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0004 MET 1950 Opening [M.E. Thompson speech], 1950 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0005 Summerville May 27 '50 [Inaugural address, 1951], 1951 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0006 1951 Inauguration, 1951 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0007 Ellis Arnall Campaign Speech for M.E. Thompson, 1948 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0008 [Ellis Arnall] Gene Theater III, 1948 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0009 Inaugural #2 [Herman Talmadge, W.S. Mann, and Zack D. Cravey speak in Telfair County following Talmadge's 1950 victory], 1950 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0010 Gene Theatre [E.D. Rivers, Roy V. Harris, Judge Graham, Don Wheeler, Bob Elliott, and others speak in Telfair County following Talmadge's 1950 victory], 1950 November 20 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0011 Talmadge Thomaston [George Callahan and others speak in Telfair County following Talmadge victory.], 1950 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0012 Ed Rivers, 1948 July 26 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0013 Ansley [E.D. Rivers and Ellis Arnall for M.E. Thompson], 1948 September 10 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0014 Ellis [Arnall], ME [Thompson], 1948 August 30 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0015 Ellis Arnall July 19 [scratched out: "M.E. Thompson, July 10th, 1948"], 1948 July Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0016 Thompson Arnall [E.D. Rivers, Blanton Fortson, Horace Davis, Henry Persons, Gwendolyn West, and M.E. Thompson], 1948 August 14 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0017 Inaugural [address by Marvin Griffin], 1949 or 1951 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0018 Baxter Jones, John Greer, Roy Harris, Marvin Griffin [County Unit Amendment discussion], 1950 November Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0019 M.E. Thompson, 1948 August 2 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET Wire 0020 Debate [M.E. Thompson, Herman Talmadge, and Ralph McGill], 1948 August 24 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET Wire 0021 Meet the Press, 1948 October 15
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
 

Herman E. Talmadge Audiovisual items, 1940-1986

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UC HET AVA 84-01 Senate Ethics Committee Hearing, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-02 End of SEC Investigation of Talmadge, 1979 September 14
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-03 Interview with Talmadge by Mimi Mays (GA Network), undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-04 Speech by Adlai Stevenson on exchange rates, currency, trade balance, and immigration policy, 1970s
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-05 Speech by Talmadge (possibly a practice speech) on alternative energy sources, 1970s
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-06 Campaign songs for Eugene Talmadge [1940, 1942] and Herman Talmadge [1948, 1950], 1940-1950 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC 0162CD User copy, UC 0162
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UC HET AVA 84-07a Talmadge Birthday Party, 1980
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC_HET AVA 84-07b Talmadge Birthday Party, 1980
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-08 Interview during Iran Crisis; News story on peanut price supports, 1980
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-09a WXLL Radio interview by Larry Smith (inflation, welfare, WIN, education), undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-09b WXLL Radio interview by Larry Smith (inflation, welfare, WIN, education), undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-10 Georgia Roundtable radio show, WGST radio interview during SEC investigation, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-11 "Eason" interview (tobacco farmers, Medicare, health insurance), 1970s
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-12 Foreign purchases of farmland, 1980
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-13 Dictation of story concerning proposals for tax breaks on savings, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-14 Tax breaks and savings incentives - phone interview, 1980
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-15 Dictation of letter to Virginia Nelson concerning food stamp program, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-16 WGTV discussion of Talmadge investigation, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-17 Inside Washington (with Talmadge and Energy Secy Schlesinger), 1970s
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-18 Georgia General Assembly address (energy crisis, alternative energy sources, trade deficit, Georgia's economic growth), 1980
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UC HET AVA 84-19 Waldo Ellis "Prophecies Concerning Our Country", undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-20 The Healing of America by Dr. Charles F. Stanley, Pastor, First Baptist Atlanta, 1975
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-21 Costly Collapse of America's Courage, Dr. Charles F. Stanley, Pastor, First Baptist Atlanta, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-22 Open Eyes by Leo Peusner (patriotic song), undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-24 Profile of Talmadge following investigation (problems with wife and top aide during investigation), 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-23 Zell Miller speech (education, taxes on food and prescription drugs), 1979 June 11
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-25 Interview with Talmadge concerning SEC investigation, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-26 Radio show (SALT II, snail darters), 1978
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-27 1979 NAFB-NACA (21 promos for National Farm City Week), 1978 November 1
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-28 Crop Insurance Program (news story on disaster relief), 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-29 Sound Off (WSB radio talk show w/ Richard Warner interviewing Talmadge), 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-30 Dictation of replies to constituent letters, 1980
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-31 TV show question and answer segment, 1978
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-33 Interviews concerning SEC investigation, announcement of HUD grant for Albany, Ga., 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-34 News story on Carter's Energy Security Act (several takes with Talmadge comments), 1978
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-35 Sylvester Kiwanis Club speech and Q and A on farming, 1978
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-36 Interview concerning Iranian hostage situation, SALT II, 1978
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-37 Medley of Statler Brothers songs, undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-38 Dictation of replies to constituent letters, 1978
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-39 Dictation of news release concerning Dawson Mathis' support for Talmadge over Zell Miller, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-40 Dictation of letters (including letter to Richard Nixon), 1977
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-41 Interview with Herman E. Talmadge regarding Cuban refugees, food stamps, marriage tax, undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-42 Talmadge response to threats to Minchew during SEC investigation, 1978
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-43 Campaign Ads for Zell Miller featuring Maynard Jackson and Julian Bond (Senate race), 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-44 Interview with Herman E. Talmadge concerning alternative energy sources, the military draft, SALT II, UN sanctions against Rhodesia, 1979 April 4
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-45 News conference with Talmadge on Senate Ethics Committee hearings, 1979 April 30
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-46 Phone interview with Talmadge concerning his treatment for alcoholism in Long Beach, CA, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-47 Radio interview with Talmadge discussing Iran hostage situation, farm credit, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-48 Dictation of speech for a roast in honor of Tom Carr, undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-49 Interview with Talmadge concerning SALT II, fire ants, 1978
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-50 Interview with Talmadge concerning SEC investigation, rehabilitation for alcoholism, 1980 Senate campaign, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-51a Georgia Roundtable interview with Talmadge concerning SEC investigation and other topics, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-51b Georgia Roundtable interview with Talmadge concerning SEC investigation and other topics, 1979
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-52 Concern Show (Channel 38 Columbus, GA) interview with Talmadge concerning SEC investigation, Iran hostage crisis, Afghanistan, 1980 January 9
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-53 Sunday News Conference (Lou Davis interview with Talmadge), 1977 June 5
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-54 WSB Radio broadcast of Talmadge campaign speech in Rome, Ga., 1956 July 4
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC 0164CD User Copy 0164
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UC HET AVA 84-54 copy B WSB Radio broadcast of Talmadge campaign speech in Rome, GA, 1956 July 4
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-55 Meet the Press with Governor Eugene Talmadge, 1946 May 13
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-56 Press Conference [TV Program] (interview with Talmadge concerning Suez crsis, segregation, Presidential election), 1956 September 19
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-57 The Press and Eve Pearson [documentary], 1974 June 10
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-58 Talk by Former Gov. Rivers of Georgia [on] County Unit Amendment No. 1, 1952 October 27
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-59 Atlanta Week in Review withTalmadge discussing football, baseball, sales tax, and campaign for Senate, 1979 September 7
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-60 Focus [interview withTalmadge by Joe Bross] (recession, economy, trade, Iran hostage crisis), 1980 January 9
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-61 Georgia Press Conference WTCG Talmadge and Sam Nunn discuss various topics, 1974 May 12
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-62 Washington Viewpoint w/ Senator Herman E. Talmadge interviewed by Ann Corrick and Pete Clapper (farm subsidies, Civil Rights Bill, unemployment), 1964 March 9
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-63 Address by Sen. Herman Talmadge to the Athens Kiwanis Club's "Farm-City Week" gathering at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (Farm-City Week, threat of Russians, segregation), 1957 November 26
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-64 Conversaion [WSB-TV show] Russell-Talmadge panel interview (Dirksen amendment, TV in elections, Soviets, Vietnam), 1965 July 23
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-65 Georgia Spotlight [press conference?] Gov. Herman Talmadge on integration, Aswan dam, 1956 April 2
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-66 Herman Talmadge speech on education at Blue Key Awards, 1964 October 23 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-67 Close Up [WQXI radio show] Talmadge analysis of the Poor People's Campaign march on Washington, Rev. Abernathy's meeting with Congress, Paris riots of May 1968, Vietnam, 1968 May 17
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-68 Talmadge address before Georgia General Assembly (progress of Georgia), 1968 January 15
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-69 Talmadge speech at fundraiser for Alumni Association and Georgia Foundation, 1955 August 9
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-70 Capitol Cloakroom [CBS radio show] w/ Sen. Herman Talmadge (Civil Rights Bill, Johnson's reelection, price supports for tobacco), 1964 March 5
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-71 Capitol Cloakroom [CBS radio show] w/ Sen. Herman Talmadge (fiscal crisis, deficit, education, Poor People's Campaign march on Washington), 1968 May 22
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-72 Presley Walton on Civil Rights filibuster, 1964
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-73 Honors Day 1966, Emory College, address by Senator Herman Talmadge, 1966 May 14
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-74 Atlanta Now [radio show] with Senator Herman Talmadge, 1968 August 26
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-75 Talmadge radio speech on local control of schools, sponsored by Independent American magazine, 1956 June 2
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-77 News conference w/ Sen. Talmadge (Vietnam, Supreme Court, President Johnson), 1968 July 8
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-78 Meet the Press with Herman Talmadge discussing bid for governor, 1956 August 2
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC 0166CD User Copy UC 0166
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UC HET AVA 84-79 Herman Talmadge Birthday Party, Grand Ballroom, Hilton, Atlanta, Georgia - Major Address (announces intent to run for Senate in 1980), 1978 August 19
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-80a Talmadge campaign song for radio ad, undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-80b Talmadge campaign song for radio ad, undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-80c Talmadge campaign song for radio ad, undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-80d Talmadge campaign song for radio ad, undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-81 Sound Off (WSB radio talk show w/ Richard Warner interviewing Talmadge), 1979 October 16
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
General note: This recording may be the same as HET AVA 84-29: Sound Off (WSB radio talk show w/ Richard Warner interviewing Talmadge), 1979.
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UC HET AVA 84-82a WACX radio interview with Talmadge (military budget, balanced budget, Afghanistan, military draft, Yugoslavia, Iran hostage rescue attempt, Cuban refugees, farm price supports), 1980 April 12
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-82b WACX radio interview with Talmadge (military budget, balanced budget, Afghanistan, military draft, Yugoslavia, Iran hostage rescue attempt, Cuban refugees, farm price supports), 1980 May 10
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-82c WACX radio interview with Talmadge (military budget, balanced budget, Afghanistan, military draft, Yugoslavia, Iran hostage rescue attempt, Cuban refugees, farm price supports), 1980 May 17
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-82d WACX radio interview with Talmadge (military budget, balanced budget, Afghanistan, military draft, Yugoslavia, Iran hostage rescue attempt, Cuban refugees, farm price supports), 1980 May 24
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-83 Press Gallery (first Senate run, segregation), 1956
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-84 Talmadge speech at Sumter, SC (states' rights, segregation), 1956
Extent: 2.0 sound recordings
Talmadge speech, Part 1, 1956
Talmadge speech, Part 2, 1956
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UC HET AVA 84-85 HET teletalk to the Bainbridge Rotary Club, Moderator: Marvin Griffin (Civil Rights Bill, farm price supports, Russian nuclear threat), 1960 January 19
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVA 84-86 [Martin Luther King, Sr., "Tell Them" speech to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Macon, Georgia], 1962 July 28
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
Scope and Content: Walter Davis and Martin Luther King, Sr. speak to a meeting of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Macon, Georgia, on July 28, 1962, the day following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s arrest in Albany, Georgia. The origin of this recording is unknown, although a transcript was made by Senator Talmadge's office. MLK, Sr. segment starts at 21:38.
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UC HET AVA 84-87 Interview with Talmadge (Cuban refugess, food stamps), 1980 May 15
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-88 Q and A with Talmadge, Hilton Inn, Atlanta; Guest - Mr. Peter Libassi; Presiding - Mr. E. Freeman Leverett, GSBA Attorney; Host - Georgia School Boards Association, 1968 April 12
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-90 To Herman E. Talmadge . . . From Omer Cook, Ness City, Kansas (Vietnam, military draft, hog prices), 1971
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-91a Message (audio letter from Herbert John Schwalert, retired Navy officer requesting Congress send expeditionary force in SE Asia to rescue POWs), undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-91b Message (audio letter from Herbert John Schwalert, retired Navy officer requesting Congress send expeditionary force in SE Asia to rescue POWs), undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-91c Message (audio letter from Herbert John Schwalert, retired Navy officer requesting Congress send expeditionary force in SE Asia to rescue POWs), undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-92 Kin & Communities: S. Dillon Ripley, The McLain Family Band, Mrs. Jimmy Carter, Mrs. Walter Washington, Alex Haley, Margaret Mead, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (6th Annual Symposium of the Smithsonian Institution), 1978
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 84-94 Interview with Herman Talmadge, Hampton, 1986 July 3
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVA 93-30 Senator Talmadge - Athens Chamber of Commerce, 1963 January 4
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVD 84-1a TV campaign commercial audio track (Constitution, voting), 1962
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UC HET AVD 84-1b TV campaign commercial audio track (Talmadge), 1962
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UC HET AVD 84-1c TV campaign commercial audio track (poultry), 1962
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UC HET AVD 84-1d TV campaign commercial audio track (voter qualifications), 1962
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UC HET AVD 84-2 Close Up: The Capitol [WMAL-TV show] Talmadge interview by Joseph McCaffrey, 1963 December 15
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UC HET AVD 84-3a NBC interview with Talmadge on Supreme Court reapportionment decision, 1962
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UC HET AVD 84-3b WSB-TV interview with Talmadge on Supreme Court reapportionment decision, 1962
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HET AVD 84-4 Georgia Moose Association radio program with Rep. Stuckey and Jack Brinkley (Vietnam), 1967 August 23
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVD 84-5 Capitol Assignment interview w/Talmadge by Richard Rendell, 1959 September 11
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVD 84-6a [Radio reports], 1961
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UC HET AVD 84-6b [Radio reports], 1961
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UC HET AVD 84-6c [Radio reports], 1961
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVD 84-6d [Radio reports], 1961
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVF 84-01 Your Senator’s Report [Talmadge, Sen. Joseph Clark, and Sen. Hugh Scott (both of Pennsylvania) discuss Castro in Cuba and Soviet influence in Laos and Thailand], 1960
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UC HET AVF 84-02 Today [Talmadge and Sen. Thomas Foley on debating Civil Rights bill], 1960
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UC HET AVF 84-03 County Unit System (Talmadge comments on reapportionment), 1959
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC HET AVF 84-04 [Talmadge Christmas Address], 1962
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC HET AVF 84-05 Keep Posted: Should Truman be Renominated? [Saturday Evening Post TV show] (Talmadge and Gov. McMath discuss Truman), 1951 November 27
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UC 0186DVD User Copy 0186
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UC HET AVF 84-06 The Nation’s Press Conference; Chicago IL [NBC] (Talmadge discusses Russell’s nomination, DNC), 1952 July 24
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UC HET AVF 84-07 Meet the Press (Talmadge discussing Civil Rights Bill), 1961 August 25
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC HET AVF 84-08 Work Incentive Program – WIN Generic, undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC HET AVF 84-09a Work Incentive Program – WIN Employers, undated
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UC HET AVF 84-10 WIN, undated
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UC HET AVF 84-11 Free Enterprise [Warner Bros. short film on free enterprise system featuring Piggly-Wiggly Southern, narrated by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.], 1975
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UC 0225DVD User Copy 0225
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UC HET AVF 84-12 WSB-TV Salutes America [film about Tommy Clack], 1970
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UC HET AVF 84-13 The Georgia Division [Lockheed promotional film about the C-130 transport plane, the C-141 Jet Star, and other research projects], 1961
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC HET AVR 84-1a Pendragon "They Told Me You Were Leaving" [3:17], "Show Me an Honest Man" [4:03], undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVR 84-1b The Chiva Bus Bluegrass Band "Digging the Panama Canal", 1977
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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UC HET AVR 84-1c Charlie Albertson "Patriotic Medley" [3:25], "A Thing Called Love" [2:24], undated
Extent: 1.0 sound recording
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HET AVR 84-2 The President's Budget: What Should Congress Do? [CBS Radio Network Congressional roundtable discussion with Talmadge], 1957 May 19
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UC HET AVR 84-2aThe President's Budget: What Should Congress Do? (Disc 1, Parts 1-2)
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UC HET AVR 84-2bThe President's Budget: What Should Congress Do? (Disc 2, Part 3)
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UC HET AVV 84-01 Non Partisan Voter Participation Discussion: Mr. Robert S. Hatfield (Chairman, The Continental Group, Inc.), Senator Herman Talmadge (D. Georgia), Senator Charles Percy (R. Illinois), undated
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC HET AVV 84-02 Georgia General Assembly address (energy crisis, alternative energy sources, trade deficit, Georgia's economic growth), 1980
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC HET AVV 84-03 Between the Lines [TV program] w/Talmadge (SEC investigation, balanced budget amendment), 1979 March 30
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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UC HET AVV 84-04 From the Top Special Edition [Fort Gordon Military Base in Georgia] (speeches by Maj. Gen. Charles R. Myer and Col. M.F. Lynes], 1977 March 23
Extent: 1.0 moving image
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HET CS 0028-0029 George Busbee Roast with Sen. Talmadge, circa 1980
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UC HET CS 0028George Busbee Roast with Sen. Talmadge, Tape 1 of 2
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UC HET CS 0029George Busbee Roast with Sen. Talmadge, Tape 2 of 2

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