Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary CollectionRichard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection
Creator Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
Dates 1986-2013
Extent 24.0 interviews
Repository Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
AbstractOral history collection consisting of 19 interviews conducted for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies from 2003-2013.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Though the collection is open for research, reference copies of the audiovisual recordings are available upon request. Research requests will be filled as soon as possible and will be dependent upon the condition of the recordings.

Copyright Information

It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to reproduce material for publication. Persons wishing to reproduce materials in the Russell Library collections should consult the Director. Reproduction or quotation of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.


Biographical Note

For more detailed biographical information about each interviewee, please consult the individual interview finding aids.


Scope and Content

Oral history collection consisting of 19 interviews conducted for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies from 2003-2013. More detailed scope and content information for each interview can be found in the corresponding individual interview finding aid, which can be accessed by doing a search through the Russell website.


Organization and Arrangement

Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection is arranged by interview.


Related Collections in this Repository

Walter A. Lundy Files, Red and Black (Fall 1953) Integration Issue Papers

Bill Shipp Papers

Eye of the Storm Documentary Film Collection

S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Papers

Guthrie vs. Evans: Georgia State Prison Reform Records

William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers

Carl E. Sanders Papers

Augustus Turnbull Collection of Carl Sanders Speech/Press Files

Roy V. Harris Papers

Harold Paulk “Hal” Henderson Oral History Collection

Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies


Access Points

Alaimo, Anthony A., 1920-
Bell, Griffin Boyette, 1918-
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Governors--Georgia.
Legislators--United States.
Methvin, Eugene H.
Oral histories.
Politicians--Georgia.
Rowan, Robert A., 1935-
Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
Sound recordings.
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Townsend, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1918-2008, 1916
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945.
United States--Politics and government--1945-1969.
United States. Congress. Senate.
Weeks, Lorena, 1929-
Wheeler, Peter, 1922-

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

OHD-001 No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech, 2003 November 10

1.0 moving image 88 minutes
No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech is a public oral history that documents the experiences of the editors of the University of Georgia's newspaper, Red and Black, who in 1953 resigned in protest following their defense of Horace Ward's right to attend the University of Georgia Law School. Moderated by Harry Montevideo, the program includes interviewers Dr. Maurice Daniels and Dr. Kent Middleton, as well as University of Georgia President Michael Adams.
OHD-001 No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech video VIEW ONLINE
OHD-001 No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-002 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Judge Griffin B. Bell, 2004 June 15

1.0 moving image 84 minutes
Bill Shipp interviews Griffin Bell about his career and his tenure as U.S. Attorney General (1977-1979). Bell comments on the integration of Georgia schools and the University of Georgia, the Kennedy presidential campaign in Georgia, and Martin Luther King's releases from jail in Georgia. Griffin discusses the abolished county unit system and on the E.F. Hutton and Exxon Valdez cases. Bell recalls his time as an attorney supporting the civil rights movement, his relationship with Charlie Block, and the confirmation of Judge Alex Lawrence. He reflects on the estrangement between President Johnson and Richard B. Russell and his own confirmation as attorney general. Bell discusses his time as attorney general under President Carter, attending the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and his support of President George H.W. Bush. Bell also weighs in on the Iran-Contra affair, his role in the Florida Election Controversy, and the Watergate source Deep Throat.
OHD-002 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Judge Griffin B. Bell video VIEW ONLINE
OHD-002 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Judge Griffin B. Bell transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-003 Robert A. “Bobby” Rowan interviewed by Sheryl Vogt, 2005 February 9

1.0 sound recording 90 minutes
Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Bobby Rowan about his tenure in the Georgia Senate (1963-1974) and as a Public Service Commissioner (1989-1994). Rowan discusses his early life, including schooling, family, church attendance, and conversations at home about the Bible and politics. He recalls his early involvement with the 4-H Club, public speaking, and the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University of Georgia. He reflects on his work as Public Service Commissioner, State Senator, and his service in the Army and National Guard. He also comments on food stamps, including nutritional programs for pregnant women and the Child and Infant Healthcare Act. Rowan reflects on his multiple political campaigns, his political relationships, and his upcoming gubernatorial race. Other topics discussed include women in the General Assembly, his battle with cancer, and PeachCare.
OHD-003 Robert A. “Bobby” Rowan, Part 1 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-003 Robert A. “Bobby” Rowan, Part 2 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-003 Robert A. “Bobby” Rowan, Part 3 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-003 Robert A. “Bobby” Rowan transcript (entire interview) VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-004 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Anthony A. Alaimo, 2005 March 4

1.0 moving image 88 minutes
Charles Campbell interviews Anthony Alaimo about his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, his time as an attorney in Atlanta, and his tenure as a judge in the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Georgia). Judge Anthony Alaimo discusses his early life and education. He comments on his perception of and involvement with World War II, his enlistment and training in the Army Air Corps, and the crash which led to his time as a POW. Regarding his time as a POW, Alaimo discusses his experiences during captivity and his multiple escape attempts. He discusses his role in the film "Great Escape" and his subsequent education at the Emory Unviersity School of Law. Alaimo reflects on serving as an attorney in both Atlanta and Brunswick and as a judge. He comments on the Georgia prison system and the Guthrie V. Evans case and the significant changes he made as a federal judge.
Charles Campbell interviews Anthony Alaimo about his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, his time as an attorney in Atlanta, and his tenure as a judge in the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Georgia).
OHD-004 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Anthony A. Alaimo video VIEW ONLINE
OHD-004 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Anthony A. Alaimo transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-005 Sandy Creek Park Oral Histories

6.0 interviews
Sarah Duncan interviews participants in the building and growth of Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.
OHD-005-01 Donald Stewart, 2005 July 20 1.0 sound recording 71 minutes
Donald Stewart discusses his education, his work with the Soil Conservation Service and the idea for Sandy Creek Park. He comments on watershed programs in Athens including dams and flood control. Stewart also discusses Athens-Clarke County's involvement in the Sandy Creek project.
OHD-005-01 Donald Stewart (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-01 Donald Stewart transcript VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-02 George Chandler, 2005 July 21 1.0 sound recording 97 minutes
George Chandler discusses his early life and career and how he became involved and Sandy Creek Park. He discusses the phases the park has gone through, from original planning to landscaping and natural area conservation. He comments on budgeting, flooding, funding, and equipment. Chandler discusses his priorities for the park and his work since completing the park project.
OHD-005-02, George Chandler Part 1 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-02, George Chandler Part 2 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-02 George Chandler transcript (entire interview) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-03 Nancy Smith, 2005 July 13 1.0 sound recording 142 minutes
Nancy Smith discusses her experience as director of Sandy Creek Park. She weighs in on recreational parks versus resource-based parks, and reflects on Sandy Creek Park's spillway and maintenance. She also comments on issues regarding the park such as SPLOST, advertising, and the unification of Athens-Clarke County.
OHD-005-03 Nancy Smith, Part 1 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-03 Nancy Smith, Part 2 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-03 Nancy Smith, Part 3 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-03 Nancy Smith transcript (entire interview) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-04 Rick Kelly, 2005 July 24 1.0 sound recording 100 minutes
Rick Kelly discusses Sandy Creek Park’s role in the Athens community, its budget and maintenance, and many aspects of the lake including security, lifeguards, and concern for patron safety. He comments on the merger of the city and county governments into Athens-Clarke County, the changes to the park since its opening, and issues of beach erosion and wildlife conservation.
OHD-005-04 Rick Kelly, Part 1 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-04 Rick Kelly, Part 2 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-04 Rick Kelly transcript (entire interview) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-05 Rick Main, 2005 July 25 1.0 sound recording 103 minutes
Rick Main discusses his previous work for the U.S. Forest Service and the Soil Conservation Service. He reflects on the budgeting and construction of Sandy Creek Park and discusses using inmate labor in the construction of the park. Main comments on flood control, erosion, and wildlife management in Georgia.
OHD-005-05 Rick Main, Part 1 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-05 Rick Main, Part 2 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-05 Rick Main transcript (entire interview) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-06 Robert Farmer, 2005 August 2 1.0 sound recording 83 minutes
Robert Farmer discusses his work with the Soil Conservation Service, priorities for the design of Sandy Creek Park, and the importance of setting, maintenance, and meeting citizens' desired uses for a park. He comments on the involvement of county commissioners and difficulties with wildlife management and the dam.
OHD-005-06 Robert Farmer, Part 1 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-06 Robert Farmer, Part 2 (audio) VIEW ONLINE
OHD-005-06 Robert Farmer transcript (entire interview) VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-006 Margaret R. Bennett interviewed by Ieda Siqueira Wiarda, 2006 January 30

1.0 moving image 105 minutes
UGA Political Science Professor Dr. Ieda Siqueira Wiarda interviews Margaret Bennett about her life in the diplomatic corps and as the wife of Foreign Service Officer and U. S. Ambassador William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Bennett discusses her experiences coming to America, growing up as the daughter of Foreign Service workers, and becoming an ambassador's wife. She reflects on meeting famous people such as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Bennett recalls living in Greece, Lisbon, Austria, Australia, Italy, the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Spain, the United States, and Panama. Bennett also discusses her husband's work with the United Nations, the University of Georgia, as well as their time at NATO.
OHD-006 Margaret R. Bennett video VIEW ONLINE
OHD-006 Margaret R. Bennett transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-007 Pete Wheeler interviewed by William Stueck and James C. Cobb, 2006 June 14

1.0 moving image 105 minutes
A Conversation with Pete Wheeler is a discussion, with Dr. William Stueck and Dr. James Cobb, of Wheeler's long career as Georgia's Commissioner of Veterans Services. Wheeler discusses his early life, attending Emory at Oxford and the University of Georgia, and his work with the Office of Price Administration after getting out of the service after World War II. Wheeler discusses the importance of the Department of Veterans Services and explains the duties of the Commissioner of Veteran Affairs. He mentions a specific project he undertook to identify all the Veterans in the former state mental hospital, Central State Hospital, in Milledgeville and to provide the services these veterans are entitled to. Wheeler also discusses his work with veterans from other wars such as the Spanish-American War and the widows of soldiers who had faught in the American Civil War. He explains his wife's experience during World War II and the employment of the rest of his family during the war. Wheeler recalls the desegregation of the veteran's home in Milledgeville and the importance of the Veteran's Administration.
OHD-007 Pete Wheeler video VIEW ONLINE
OHD-007 Pete Wheeler transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-008 Tom Watson Brown interviewed by Bill Shipp, 2006 August 8

1.0 moving image 90 minutes
William R. "Bill" Shipp interviews Tom Watson Brown. Topics include Tom Watson (Brown's great-grandfather and national Populist leader), the Leo Frank case, Walter J. Brown, James F. Byrnes, Strom Thurmond, MARTA, the Watson-Brown Foundation, and the T.R.R. Cobb House. Brown discusses his family and southern populism, the start of World War II, and his early life. He recalls Strom Thurmond's 1954 Senatorial Campaign in South Carolina, his service in the military, and his experience at Princeton and Harvard Law School. Brown also discusses his involvement in MARTA, the murder of Mary Phagan, and the rehabilitation of the T.R.R. Cobb House. He discusses his interest in the Civil War, including the preservation of Civil War battlefields and books on Southern history. Brown comments on the effect of technology and the internet on scholarship and literacy, his investment in the Atlanta Falcons, and his political contributions.
OHD-008 Tom Watson Brown video VIEW ONLINE
OHD-008 Tom Watson Brown transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-009 Carl E. Sanders interviewed by George Justice, 2004 August 17

1.0 moving image 95 minutes
George Justice interviews Carl E. Sanders about his activities as a Georgia state senator, governor, and business leader. Sanders discusses his early life, his involvement with the YMCA, and the state of youth during the Great Depression. He recalls serving in the ROTC, Army Air Corps, and World War II. Sanders comments on his time in law school at the University of Georgia and his competitive spirit. He reflects on his campaigns the general assembly and for governor. Sanders recalls the integration of the University of Georgia, the establishment of Augusta College (later Georgia Regents University), and the effect of World War II on young politicians. He discusses his relationships with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard B. Russell. Sanders discusses his political legacy, Georgia's progress, and the effect of press on the office of governor.
OHD-009 Carl E. Sanders video VIEW ONLINE
OHD-009 Carl E. Sanders transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-010 Kil Townsend interviewed by Sheryl Vogt, 2006 November 17

1.0 moving image 119 minutes
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.
OHD-010 Kil Townsend video, Part 1, 2006 November 17 VIEW ONLINE
OHD-010 Kil Townsend video, Part 2, 2006 November 17 VIEW ONLINE
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UC 0136Kil Townsend [User Copy 0136], 2006 November 17
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UC 0239Kil Townsend: Part 1 [User Copy 0239], 2006 November 17
 

OHD-011 Charles Campbell interviewed by Sally Russell Warrington, 2009 May 5

1.0 moving image 99 minutes
Richard B. Russell's niece Sally Russell Warrington interviews Charles Campbell about his work for Senator Richard B. Russell and Russell’s activities from 1965 to 1971. Campbell discusses growing up in Jackson, Georgia, and attending the University of Georgia. He recalls joining Senator Russell's Washington, D.C. staff in 1965. Campbell recalls working his way from legislative assistant to executive secretary and subsequently administrative assistant. He discusses the nature of Senator Russell's relationship with his staff. Campbell comments on Russell's attitude toward Georgia and his perception of the Civil Rights Movement, sit-ins, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Campbell reflects on Senator Russell's reputation and work on Congressional issues other than civil rights, including his work with agriculture policy, national defense, education, rural electrification, and the space program. He discusses Russell's mentorship of younger senators. Campbell discusses Senator Russell's relationship with Lyndon Johnson and the media. Campbell comments on his work as the Chairman of the Russell Foundation and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. He discusses Russell's eulogies and funeral.
OHD-011 Charles Campbell video VIEW ONLINE
OHD-011 Charles Campbell transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-012 Lorena Weeks interviewed by Kathleen Clark, 2009 November 9

1.0 moving image 73 minutes
UGA History Professor Dr. Kathleen Clark interviews Lorena Weeks about her life and her discrimination case against Southern Bell in the 1960s. Lorena Weeks recalls how she started working at Southern Bell Telephone Company. She discusses her early life working several jobs to provide for her family. Weeks reflects on her decision to apply for a switchman job after President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. She discusses her reaction upon being denied on the basis of being a woman. Weeks comments on her attempt to get union backing and subsequent decision to sue. Weeks recalls appealing the decision with Sylvia Roberts after losing her suit in district court. She recalls Sylvia Roberts' personality and attitude toward the case. Weeks discusses the effect of the lawsuit on her family. She recalls testifying in Washington, D.C. to the FCC. Weeks discusses the circumstances surrounding her childhood and the early death of her parents.
UGA History Professor Dr. Kathleen Clark interviews Lorena Weeks about her life and her discrimination case against Southern Bell in the 1960s.
OHD-012 Lorena Weeks video VIEW ONLINE
OHD-012 Lorena Weeks transcript VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-013 Eugene Methvin interviewed by Powell Moore, 2011 March 29

1.0 moving image 90 minutes
Powell Moore interviews Eugene Methvin about his Georgia roots and his life as a journalist and writer and editor for Reader's Digest. Eugene Methvin discusses his early life in Vienna, Georgia, and his family history of journalism and newspaper ownership. He recalls his starting position in the back end of the print shop and attending the University of Georgia to study journalism. He discusses working for the student newspaper the Red & Black. Methvin reflects on playing football for the University of Georgia and interning at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He discusses covering the police beat and courts. Methvin comments on his experience in the Air Force after graduating in 1955. He discusses his first assignment for Reader's Digest. Methvin discusses his coverage of rural electrification and organized crime. He discusses his findings regarding organized crime and how they lead to the Omnibus Crime Act in 1970. Methvin comments on contemporary treatment of Al Qaeda and on how US courts should approach them. Methvin discusses his opinion on Scientology and reflects on the article he wrote denouncing the religion. He comments on his experience writing his two books. Methven reflects on his research on riots and his perception of the Soviet Union as unstable. Methvin discusses the similarities between the mafia and communism. He recalls the effect of the draft on the University of Georgia and discusses his involvement with the university.
OHD-013 Eugene Methvin video, 2011 March 29 156.0 minutes VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-014 John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger interviewed by William Stueck, 1986 May 29

1.0 sound recording 90 minutes
In this critical oral history, William Stueck interviews John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger about the Nixon Administration's approach to Civil Rights. Other panelists include Professor Robert Cohen, Professor [Jonathan Houghton?], and graduate student Chris [Schutz?], all of the History Department. Part 1: John Ehrlichman recalls the process of nominating a successor for Justice Abe Fortas of the Supreme Court. He discusses the failed nominations of Clement Haynesworth and G. Harold Carswell. Ehrlichman comments on the role of Leon Panetta in the Office for Civil Rights and Nixon's compliance with desegregation. J. Stanley Pottinger additionally reflects on the effect of Hubert Humphry's unsuccessful presidential campaign on the enforcement of school desegregation. Part 2: Panelists discuss outside criticisms of Nixon's Civil Rights activism, bussing and the Kent State Shooting. They comment on the controversy of the Scranton Commission and the Nixon Administration's reaction to the shooting. Part 3: Panelists comment on a plan to consolidate all intelligence agencies to prevent domestic terrorism. They comment on the increased wiretapping and efforts to find people planning to hurt Americans. Panelists take questions from the audience regarding public opinion polls, Judge Rehnquist, and the identity of Deep Throat.
OHD-014 John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger audio, Part 1, 1986 May 29 VIEW ONLINE
OHD-014 John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger audio, Part 2, 1986 May 29 VIEW ONLINE
OHD-014 John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger audio, Part 3, 1986 May 29 VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-015 Augusta Phillips interviewed by Mattie Hubbard, 2011 October 26

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Augusta Phillips is interviewed by her niece, Mattie Hubbard about her involvement with civil rights and community activism. Phillips discusses her brothers' involvement in the World War II effort. She recalls her brothers' fight for community needs in Ocilla, GA such as a school, improvement of living conditions, and other governmental help. Phillips discusses her brothers' efforts to teach masonry and carpentry to locals and explains the importance of these skills to the community. Phillips recalls her efforts in writing to the Department of Education to secure help for the community. She discusses the loan obtained which successfully built a new school and the continued efforts to persuade the Department of Education to build more schools. Phillips recalls the 1965 integration of schools and the involvement of SNCC. She discusses discrimination in other areas such as funeral homes and construction. Phillips recalls threats of lynching and the indifference shown by police. She mentions Coinonia Farm, CB King, and building houses near Americus. Phililps comments on "separate but equal" and Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church.
OHD-015 Augusta Phillips interviewed by Mattie Hubbard video, 2011 October 26 VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-016 Athens Feminists: Linda Chafin [CLOSED]

 

OHD-017 Martha Zoller

OHD-017-01 Martha Zoller interviewed by Bill Shipp, 2012 December 17 1.0 moving image
Zoller discusses her childhood in Columbus, Georgia. She recalls the desegregation of Columbus High School. Zoller reflects on attending the University of Georgia and subsequently working for Rich's (an Atlanta-based department store that later merged with Macy's). She discusses the beginning of her radio show in 1996, the Martha Zoller Show, and the role of politics in the media. Zoller discusses the 2012 presidential election, her own congressional race, and her stance on gay marriage and abortion. She reflects on women in politics and her experience running in a race against the "good ol' boy network." Zoller explains which counties make up the 9th district and why the district is conservative. She comments on campaign spending reform, abortion, and the role of the Hispanic vote in Georgia. Zoller discusses her book Indivisible, the Republican Party's approach to women, and Medicare cuts.
OHD-017-01 Martha Zoller interviewed by Bill Shipp video, 2012 December 17 VIEW ONLINE
OHD-017-02 Martha Zoller interviewed by Callie Holmes, 2013 January 10 1.0 moving image
Martha Zoller discusses her early life, including her father's life and family history. She discusses her mother's opinion of integration, her family's attitude toward African Americans, and a walkout staged by the black students of Columbia High School. Zoller recalls blockbusting efforts in DeKalb county. Zoller recalls attending the University of Georgia and experiencing the campaign of the "Unknown candidate" for student government. She discusses her work with the Dukakis campaign and the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Zoller comments on her transition to being a conservative, her opinion on abortion, and her self-described feminism. Zoller explains how she became involved with talk radio, recalls several instances of being threatened, and reflects on the Atlanta AM radio market. She discusses her work with the Georgia Gang and other media opportunities. Zoller recalls working with Dick Williams and Bill Shipp and discusses how internet and satellite radio has influenced the industry. Zoller discusses her congressional run and endorsements by Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Georgia Right to Life, and Citizens United. She reflects on her fundraising efforts and the role of women in politics. Zoller comments on the persistence of Karen Handel, Cathy Cox, and Linda Schrenko. She discusses the role of the Tea Party in Georgia.
OHD-017-02 Martha Zoller interviewed by Callie Holmes video VIEW ONLINE
 

OHD-018 Robert Coram interviewed by Bill Shipp, 2013 March 4

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Bill Shipp interviews journalist and writer Robert Coram. Robert Coram recalls working on Cumberland Island first as a caretaker and then a park ranger. He comments on the preservation of Georgia's barrier islands and shark fishing. Coram discusses his involvement with covering the war on drugs, including the development of the drug trafficking industry, the ineffectiveness of the war on drugs, the potential legalization of drugs, and Coram's novels regarding drugs. Coram discusses his biographies of military figures including Bud Day and Col. Scott "Flying Tiger". He recalls serving as press secretary for Carl Sanders' 1970 reelection campaign. Coram comments on desegregation, Carter's campaign, the Atlanta Hawks' champagne photo, and Larry Lloyd. Coram reflects on Georgia's shift from being an overwhelmingly Democratic to an overwhelmingly Republican state, Carter's presidential administration, and his current work. Coram comments on the political management of the Georgia barrier islands, including topics of mass tourism, littering, Camden County's request for a bridge, and the undeveloped islands serving as a monument to robber barons. He expands on his knowledge of drug culture, the Turks and Caicos, and his Esquire magazine article. Coram discusses his experience with "cowboy journalism" and his experience as an advocate versus as a reporter.
OHD-018 Robert Coram video VIEW ONLINE