Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 022 Nancy SchaeferReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 022 Nancy Schaefer

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 022 Nancy Schaefer

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 022 Nancy Schaefer
Creator Schaefer, Nancy Isabelle Smith, 1936-2010.
Dates 2008 April 9
Extent 1.0 interview
Repository Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
AbstractNancy Schaefer served as a Republican senator for Georgia's 50th district from 2004 to 2008. She presided over Family Concerns, Inc., a conservative religious group. In this interview, Schaefer discusses her early years in Clayton, Georgia, and her service as a state senator representing parts of northeast Georgia. She focuses on her efforts to reform Child Protective Services and her work representing the organizations Family Concerns and the Southern Baptist Convention to the United Nations. She also addresses her run for mayor of Atlanta, her campaigns for lieutenant governor, and her run for Congress. Other topics include the rise of Republicanism in Georgia and a variety of social issues.

Administrative Information

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 022, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.


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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.


Biographical Note

Nancy Schaefer was born in Clayton, Georgia, on June 28, 1936. She studied art at Toccoa Falls College. Schaefer became a Republican state senator for the 50th district in 2004. She has made her name by representing conservative social values, and is president and founder of Family Concerns, Inc., a conservative religious group. She ran for lieutenant governor in 1994 and governor in 1998, but was unsuccessful both times. She was long-time representative of the Trustee of the National Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. She represented both Family Concerns and the Southern Baptist Convention at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women, Human Settlements, and Food. She was the former vice president of the Georgia Baptist Convention, and a frequent speaker for churches, radio talk shows, and political organizations. As a Georgia senator, Schaefer focused on campaigning against Child Protective Services and served on a variety of committees. Nancy Schaefer died in 2010.


Scope and Content

Schaefer discusses her early years in Clayton, Georgia, and her service as a state senator representing parts of northeast Georgia. She focuses on her efforts to reform Child Protective Services and her work representing the organizations Family Concerns and the Southern Baptist Convention to the United Nations. She also addresses her run for mayor of Atlanta, her campaigns for lieutenant governor, and her run for Congress. Other topics include the rise of the Republican party in Georgia and social issues.


Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection


Access Points

Education--Georgia.
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.
Georgia--General Assembly--Senate.
Oral histories.
United Nations.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
ROGP 022 Nancy Schaefer video, 2008 April 9 ( 40.0 minutes ) VIEW ONLINE
 
ROGP 022 Nancy Schaefer transcript, 2008 April 9 VIEW ONLINE