Goin' Back: Remembering UGA Oral History CollectionGoin' Back: Remembering UGA Oral History Collection

Goin' Back: Remembering UGA Oral History Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Goin' Back: Remembering UGA Oral History Collection
Creator: Lane, Fran
Creator: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
Dates: 2006-2016
Extent: 60.0 interviews
Collection Number: RBRL/470/GBOH/OLD
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Collection Description

Scope and Content

Goin' Back: Remembering UGA is an oral history project designed to preserve the memories of former students, faculty and staff, and higher administration officials of the University of Georgia.

To learn more history of the University of Georgia, please visit the University Archives website, part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Custodial History note

Originally a joint project of the Public Affairs Office and the Alumni Association, the collection is now archived at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the Special Collections Libraries.

Preferred citation

Goin' Back: Remembering UGA Oral History Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Information note

Original and transfer media for this collection include tape and digital video files, as well as transcripts. Transcripts will be processed for inclusion in the finding aid.

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, 2017.


Related Materials

Access Points


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

GBOH-001 Louise McBee interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview
GBOH-001 Louise McBee video Access Online
 

GBOH-002 Dan Magill interviewed by Fran Lane, Part 1

Extent: 1.0 interview 85 minutes
Scope and Content: Magill discusses his early life in Athens and working on UGA’s athletic fields before enrolling at the University and graduating with a degree in journalism in 1942. He remembers working at the Atlanta Journal newspaper covering sports, the Sports Information Director for UGA in 1949, and serving as the head tennis coach. He talks about the best athletes he has seen from the University, particularly tennis players.
GBOH-002 Dan Magill video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-002 Dan Magill video Access Online
 

GBOH-003 Dan Magill interviewed by Fran Lane, Part 2

Extent: 1.0 interview 72 minutes
Scope and Content: Magill remembers Athens and the University of Georgia while he was a student there in the late 1930s and early 1940s, particularly the University’s cavalry and the locations of its athletic fields. He discusses how UGA became the semi-permanent host of the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships and the site of the Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. He talks about some of the memorable men he met while working at UGA, including Jim Whatley, “Spec” Towns, William Tate, and Dean Rusk. He also remembers his classmates who died while serving in World War II and his efforts to erect a memorial on campus in their honor.
GBOH-003 Dan Magill video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-003 Dan Magill video Access Online
 

GBOH-004 Tyus Butler interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 61 minutes
GBOH-004 Tyus Butler video Access Online
 

GBOH-005 Elizabeth Aderhold interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 27 minutes
GBOH-005 Elizabeth Aderhold video Access Online
 

GBOH-006 Henry King Stanford interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 37 minutes
GBOH-006 Henry King Stanford video Access Online
 

GBOH-007 Joanna Stegeman Traylor interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 37 minutes
GBOH-007 Joanna Stegeman Traylor video Access Online
 

GBOH-008 George Marshall interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 61 minutes
GBOH-008 George Marshall video Access Online
 

GBOH-009 Fred Birchmore interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 123 minutes
GBOH-009 Fred Birchmore video Access Online
 

GBOH-010 Charley Trippi interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 45 minutes
Scope and Content: Trippi reflects upon growing up in a Pennsylvania coal mining community during the Great Depression and the way it motivated him to pursue education and professional athletics. He discusses accepting an offer from UGA to play football and his memorable experiences at UGA, particularly the 1943 Rose Bowl. He remembers serving in the Air Force during World War II, playing AA baseball with the New York Yankees, playing nine seasons with the Arizona Cardinals football team, coaching for five years with the Cardinals, and coaching football at UGA.
GBOH-010 Charley Trippi video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-010 Charley Trippi video Access Online
 

GBOH-011 Claude McBride interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 74 minutes
GBOH-011 Claude McBride video Access Online
 

GBOH-012 Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

Extent: 1.0 interview
Processing Information note: [currently being processed for digital access]
 

GBOH-013 Verner Chaffin interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 96 minutes
Scope and Content: Chaffin remembers growing up in Toccoa and details his undergraduate experiences at UGA in the late 1930s, particularly the campus buildings, campus politics between fraternity members and independents, campus traditions like freshman hazing and homecoming, and memorable faculty members. He discusses attending UGA law school, serving in naval intelligence in the Pacific during World War II, and serving in the Korean War. He talks about working as a professor of law at the University of Alabama then at the University of Georgia for about fifty years.
GBOH-013 Verner Chaffin video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-013 Verner Chaffin video Access Online
 

GBOH-014 Mary Frances Early interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 51 minutes
Scope and Content: Early discusses growing up in Atlanta and the influence her parents had on her pursuing music education professionally. She talks about attending Clark College and teaching music in Atlanta Public Schools before deciding to pursue a master’s degree at UGA in 1961. Early remembers her application process to UGA, her relationships with white students while enrolled, and her relationship with the University since 2000. She reflects on her perception of the extent to which the University has become more inclusive and diverse.
GBOH-014 Mary Frances Early video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-014 Mary Frances Early video Access Online
 

GBOH-015 Dr. Morris Phelps interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 48 minutes
GBOH-015 Dr. Morris Phelps video Access Online
 

GBOH-016 Bob Bowen interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 66 minutes
GBOH-016 Bob Bowen video Access Online
 

GBOH-017 Bill Flatt interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 77 minutes
GBOH-017 Bill Flatt video Access Online
 

GBOH-018 Betsy Powell interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 59 minutes
GBOH-018 Betsy Powell video Access Online
 

GBOH-019 Gene Michaels interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 82 minutes
GBOH-019 Gene Michaels video Access Online
 

GBOH-020 Upshaw Bentley interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 125 minutes
GBOH-020 Upshaw Bentley video Access Online
 

GBOH-021 "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 29 minutes
Scope and Content: Anderson recalls growing up in Decatur and his early interest in sports journalism, which he initially pursued at UGA. He discusses his shifting interest toward broadcast journalism, his work as a DJ in Athens and Commerce, and his move to Nashville to pursue a country music career after graduating from UGA in 1959. He recalls writing and recording his first hit, “City Lights,” his early success as a singer, performing in the Grand Ole Opry, and working on television.
GBOH-021 "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-021 "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson video Access Online
 

GBOH-022 Lessie Bailey Smithgall interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 51 minutes
GBOH-022 Lessie Bailey Smithgall video Access Online
 

GBOH-023 Betty Russell Vandiver interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 76 minutes
GBOH-023 Betty Russell Vandiver video Access Online
 

GBOH-024 Gen. Eugene Phillips interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 55 minutes
GBOH-024 Gen. Eugene Phillips video Access Online
 

GBOH-025 Leo Costa interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 55 minutes
GBOH-025 Leo Costa video Access Online
 

GBOH-026 Nash Boney interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview
GBOH-026 Nash Boney video Access Online
 

GBOH-027 Curtis Beall, Sr. interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 68 minutes
GBOH-027 Curtis Beall, Sr. video Access Online
 

GBOH-028 Lois Ellison interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 107 minutes
GBOH-028 Lois Ellison video Access Online
 

GBOH-029 Dr. Eugene Younts interviewed by Claude McBride

Extent: 1.0 interview 45 minutes
GBOH-029 Dr. Eugene Younts video Access Online
 

GBOH-030 Bill Simpson interviewed by Tom Jackson

Extent: 1.0 interview 84 minutes
GBOH-030 Bill Simpson video Access Online
 

GBOH-031 Bob Edge interviewed by Tom Landrum

Extent: 1.0 interview 40 minutes
GBOH-031 Bob Edge video Access Online
 

GBOH-032 Terry Wingfield interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 83 minutes
GBOH-032 Terry Wingfield video Access Online
 

GBOH-033 Charles Knapp interviewed by Tom Jackson

Extent: 1.0 interview 73 minutes
Scope and Content: Knapp remembers his early life in Iowa and his work as an economics professor and member of President Jimmy Carter’s administration before becoming the President of UGA in 1987. He discusses some of the challenges he faced at UGA, including improving the school’s academic reputation, moving past an athletic scandal, increasing minority student enrollment, responding to student protests, rebuilding Brooks Hall after a fire, budget cuts, fundraising, and replacing Vince Dooley as head football coach. He talks about the work he has done since leaving UGA in 1997.
GBOH-033 Charles Knapp video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-033 Charles Knapp video Access Online
 

GBOH-034 Larry Dendy interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 51 minutes
GBOH-034 Larry Dendy video Access Online
 

GBOH-035 Claude Williams, Jr. interviewed by Claude McBride

Extent: 1.0 interview 64 minutes
GBOH-035 Claude Williams, Jr. video Access Online
 

GBOH-036 Don and Carolyn Carter interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview
Processing Information note: [currently being processed for digital access]
 

GBOH-037 Tom Johnson interviewed by Tom Jackson

Extent: 1.0 interview 103 minutes
Scope and Content: Johnson recalls growing up in Macon and the influence that his high-school job at the Macon Telegraph had on his career ambitions. He reminisces on his experiences at UGA, particularly covering the desegregation of the school for The Red and Black. He discusses meeting Lyndon B. Johnson as a White House and working in Texas for the Johnson family. He discusses working as editor of the Dallas Times-Herald, editor and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, and president of CNN. He reflects on his work-life, balance, depression, and advocacy for mental health.
GBOH-037 Tom Johnson video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-037 Tom Johnson video Access Online
 

GBOH-038 Bill Hale and David Fisher interviewed by host Bob Castro for WGTV

Extent: 1.0 interview
GBOH-038 Bill Hale and David Fisher interviewed by host Bob Castro, video Access Online
 

GBOH-039 Frank Halter interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview
GBOH-039 Frank Halter video Access Online
 

GBOH-040 Libby Dreesen and Billye Faye Vickers interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview
GBOH-040 Libby Dreesen and Billye Faye Vickers video Access Online
 

GBOH-041 Jim Cobb interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview
GBOH-041 Jim Cobb video Access Online
 

GBOH-042 Robert Williams interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview
GBOH-042 Robert Williams video Access Online
 

GBOH-043 Orlean Castronis interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 71 minutes
GBOH-043 Orlean Castronis video Access Online
 

GBOH-044 Joan Zitzelman and Winston Stephens interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 71 minutes
GBOH-044 Joan Zitzelman and Winston Stephens, video Access Online
 

GBOH-045 Jack Davis interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 49 minutes
Scope and Content: Davis reflects upon artists who influenced his drawing style and his early experiences drawing for his high school newspaper and yearbook. He recalls his tenure in the Navy during World War II and attending UGA after the war, including his experiences in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, taking art classes under Lamar Dodd, and drawing for The Red and Black newspaper and Pandora yearbook. Davis also discusses his career as a comic book artist in New York, his move to MAD magazine, and drawing posters of athletic events for UGA.
GBOH-045 Jack Davis video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-045 Jack Davis video Access Online
 

GBOH-046 Pete McCommons interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 71 minutes
GBOH-046 Pete McCommons video Access Online
 

GBOH-047 Jack and Marilyn Kehoe interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 44 minutes
GBOH-047 Jack and Marilyn Kehoe video Access Online
 

GBOH-048 Abit Massey interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 78 minutes
GBOH-048 Abit Massey video Access Online
 

GBOH-049 Darrell Huckaby interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 72 minutes
GBOH-049 Darrell Huckaby video Access Online
 

GBOH-050 Neely Young interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview
Scope and Content: Young discusses his early life in Cedartown, Georgia and his experiences at UGA in the early 1960s, particularly as a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He talks about his career as a newspaper editor and publisher for newspapers around the state and his ownership of Georgia Trend magazine. He reflects on issues Georgia faces like race and illegal immigration as well as the impact technological innovations have had on print journalism.
GBOH-050 Neely Young video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-050 Neely Young video Access Online
 

GBOH-051 Sylvia Hutchinson interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 82 minutes
GBOH-051 Sylvia Hutchinson video Access Online
 

GBOH-052 Larry Weatherford interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 83 minutes
GBOH-052 Larry Weatherford video Access Online
 

GBOH-053 Charles Stewart interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 44 minutes
GBOH-053 Charles Stewart video Access Online
 

GBOH-054 Emory and Fran Thomas interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 81 minutes
GBOH-054 Emory and Fran Thomas video Access Online
 

GBOH-055 Fran Thomas interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 44 minutes
GBOH-055 Fran Thomas video Access Online
 

GBOH-056 Philip Lee Williams interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 121 minutes
GBOH-056 Philip Lee Williams video Access Online
 

GBOH-057 Tommy Altman interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview 69 minutes
GBOH-057 Tommy Altman video Access Online
 

GBOH-058 Judge Robert Benham interviewed by Paul Kurtz

Extent: 1.0 interview 104 minutes
GBOH-058 Robert Benham video Access Online
 

GBOH-059 Mary Diallo, Kerry Rushin Miller, and Harold Black interviewed by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Extent: 1.0 interview 83 minutes
GBOH-059 Mary Diallo, Kerry Rushin Miller, and Harold Black, audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online
GBOH-059 Mary Diallo, Kerry Rushin Miller, and Harold Black, audio Access Online
 

GBOH-060 Gwen West Griffin interviewed by Fran Lane

Extent: 1.0 interview
 

GBOH-061 Charlotte Jones interviewed by Fran Lane

GBOH-061 Charlotte Jones video on YouTube

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