Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 143 Margaret HollimanReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 143 Margaret Holliman

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 143 Margaret Holliman

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 143 Margaret Holliman
Creator: Holliman, Margaret
Dates: 2012 July 11
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/220/ROGP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Margaret Holliman is a conservative Georgian who has been active in many political campaigns and organizations. She worked on the campaigns of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Holliman has also attended several Republican National Conventions and has served as the head of the Georgia Republican Federation of Women. Holliman discusses her early start in political volunteering, her opinion of prominent Republicans in the past forty years, and the future of the Republican Party in Georgia.

Collection Description

Biographical note

Margaret Holliman is a conservative Georgian who has been active in many political campaigns and organizations. She worked on the campaigns of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Holliman has also attended several Republican National Conventions and has served as the head of the Georgia Republican Federation of Women.

Scope and Content

Margaret Holliman discusses her childhood in Bainbridge, Georgia. She discusses her involvement in politics and her conservative husband's influence on her beliefs. Holliman recalls volunteering for Republican candidates such as Barry Goldwater and Bo Callaway. She discusses Republicans' campaign strategies in a predominantly Democratic Georgia.

Holliman recalls the origin of Republican Party strength in Georgia. She reflects on serving as a co-chairman for Reagan's presidential campaign in Georgia and her work with the Georgia Republican Federation of Women. Holliman recalls attending several Republican National Conventions, observing the nominations of Nixon and Reagan. She comments on Nixon and Reagan's presidential administrations.

Holliman discusses prominent Republicans such as Bob Shaw, Rodney Cook, and Kil Townsend. She reflects on those Democrats that switched parties and became Republicans. Holliman discusses the future of the Republican Party in Georgia. She comments on the Tea Party movement and on the influence of the religious right. Holliman comments on Sadie Fields' influence on Republican politics and explains how average citizens can get involved in politics.


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 143, 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

Callaway, Howard H. (Howard Hollis), 1927-
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhouse), 1913-1994.
Oral histories.
Political campaigns--Georgia.
Presidential candidates--United States--History--20th century.
Reagan, Ronald
Reed, Ralph
Republican Party (Ga.)
Shaw, Bob.

Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ROGP 143 Margaret Holliman video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
ROGP 143 Margaret Holliman video (Extent: 30.0 minutes ) Access Online