Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 121 Rusty PaulReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 121 Rusty Paul

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 121 Rusty Paul

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 121 Rusty Paul
Creator: Paul, Russell K. (Rusty)
Dates: 2010 October 27
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/220/ROGP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
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 Description

Biographical note

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, served as a city councilman in Stone Mountain and Sandy Springs, and served as a state senator in the Georgia General Assembly.

Scope and Content

Paul discusses his childhood and early interest in politics growing up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama. He also 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.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Custodial History note

Reflections on Georgia Politics began in the fall of 2006 at Young Harris College, as a lecture and discussion program hosted by Georgia political veteran Bob Short. In late 2007, the Richard B. Russell Library began producing the program as an oral history video series to further illuminate and personalize the tectonic shifts that occurred in Georgia politics in the late twentieth century.

Preferred citation

Reflections on Georgia Politcs Oral History Collection, ROGP 121, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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, 2013.


Related Materials

Access Points

Committee for Sandy Springs.
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998
Oral histories.
Perdue, Sonny, 1946-
Republican Party (Ga.)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1954-)
Sandy Springs (Ga.)

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Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ROGP 121 Rusty Paul video and interview index in OHMS, 2010 October 27 Access Online
ROGP 121 Rusty Paul video on YouTube, 2010 October 27 (Extent: 99.0 minutes ) Access Online
ROGP 121 Rusty Paul PDF transcript Access Online