Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 142 Sadie FieldsReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 142 Sadie Fields

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 142 Sadie Fields

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 142 Sadie Fields
Creator: Fields, Sadie
Dates: 2012 August 29
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/220/ROGP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Sadie Fields is best known for her work for the Christian Coalition in Georgia. In this interview, Fields discusses her early years growing up in south Georgia and the formation of her interest in politics. She describes her experience working for the campaigns of John Knox and Guy Millner in their gubernatorial races in Georgia, as well as her work for Pat Buchanan during the 1996 presidential race. Fields also addresses her years as state director of the Christian Coalition and gives her thoughts on the role of religion in the public sphere.

Collection Description

Biographical note

Sadie Fields was born Sara Anne Studdard, c.1945, in Tifton, Georgia, and raised in Homerville, Georgia. Both of her parents were educators, her father a principal and her mother a teacher. She worked for the campaign of John Knox in his run for governor. When Knox lost the primary runoff to Guy Millner, Fields became the grassroots coordinator of Millner's campaign. In 1996, she went to work for Pat Buchanan's presidential campaign, and the following year she became director of the Georgia Christian Coalition.

Scope and Content

Fields discusses her early years growing up in south Georgia and the formation of her interest in politics. She describes her experience working for the campaigns of John Knox and Guy Millner in their gubernatorial races in Georgia, as well as her work for Pat Buchanan during the 1996 presidential race. Fields also addresses her years as state director of the Christian Coalition and gives her thoughts on the role of religion in the public sphere.


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 Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 142, 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

Christian Coalition.
Oral histories.
Political campaigns--Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ROGP 142 Sadie Fields video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
ROGP 142 Sadie Fields video, 2012 August 29 (Extent: 73.0 minutes ) Access Online