Browse Items (522 total)

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Brooks’ childhood in Royston, Georgia, his father, his educational background, his views on education and teaching, his conversion to Methodism, the beginning of his co-ops with farmers, and the…

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include the Gold Kist philosophy, technology in broilers, the resurrection of the peanut industry, and Brooks’ mother’s philanthropy.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Brooks’ ancestors’ involvement in the Civil War, his early life, his siblings, his work ethic and schedule, and his father’s political views.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include life at the University of Georgia, the beginnings of Brooks' cotton co-op and the shift to poultry (Gold Kist), Gold Kist’s importance in the popularization of poultry production, Gold Kist…

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Brooks’ wife and children, the federal government’s involvement with co-ops, troubles encountered with traditional farming methods, methods of operation in growing cotton, and overseas expansion.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include the commodity credit, working with Roosevelt and Truman, the atomic bomb, being on the War Board, being involved with Point Four, “Stomach Communism,” and Eisenhower.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Senator Russell, integration, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and McGovern.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, the embargo on Russia, the Iran hostage crisis, Ronald Reagan, and prospects for the 1988 presidential elections.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Brooks’ involvement in fighting world hunger, the Hunger Commission, and Emory University.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include the “God is Dead” controversy at Emory University, the Methodist involvement in helping Jimmy Carter be elected president, Methodist missionaries, and Brooks' involvement with United Nations.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include fishing in Alaska, Eskimos, research developments in hunger in Africa, economics and hunger, agriculture, politics and world hunger, America’s slipping economic position, past secretaries of…

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include training employees at Gold Kist and leadership at Gold Kist.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Brooks’ influences on how he runs Gold Kist, the human element of business, civil rights and the co-ops, and integration in the church and Gold Kist.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include the integration of Gold Kist, world hunger, Jimmy Carter’s run for presidency, the successes and failures of President Carter, and Ronald Reagan’s inner circle.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Harry Chapin and the World Hunger Commission/Committee, Brooks’ involvement in the Federal Trade Board, and U.S. markets.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Brooks' Alaska trip and Eskimo culture, Gold Kist’s expansion in the world market, cultural sensitivity, and exporting and foreign trade.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Taiwan, Chiang Kai-shek, poultry, Gold Kist’s future endeavors.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include the National Council of Farmer Co-ops, Senator Richard B. Russell, and labor unions in the South.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews Dean Rusk. Rusk discusses his first contact with D.W. Brooks, Gold Kist and foreign governments, Rusk's personal relationship with D.W. Brooks.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews Jimmy Carter. Carter discusses his first acquaintance with D.W. Brooks, Brooks as special consultant in agriculture, the Presidential Commission on World Hunger, diplomatic relations with China, and the Iranian situation and…

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews James T. Laney. Laney discusses meeting D.W. Brooks at Emory University in Atlanta and the qualities of Brooks.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews Fred C. Davison. Davison discusses the world impact of D.W. Brooks and his personal relationship with Brooks.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Charles Knapp’s relationship with President Jimmy Carter, the Iranian rescue mission and the C.I.A.’s past involvement in that country, Carter and the Methodist church, Brooks’ trip to Argentina…

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include the Department of Agriculture and its difficulties with the federal government, the composition of the Gold Kist business board, and the relation between protectionism and politics, and economics.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include technological advancement and high productivity, American education, America’s future economic direction, attention to detail, and economics in a competitive world.

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Harold H. Martin interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Brooks’ relationship with President Richard M. Nixon during his service as agricultural advisor, Brooks' opinion of Nixon, Truman and Brooks’ position on the Korean War Mobilization Board,…

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Harold H. Martin interviews D.W. Brooks. Topcis include the beef crisis and Gerald Ford, Brooks' relationship with Jimmy Carter (as a peanut farmer and as Governor of Georgia), the decision to build the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Carter’s…

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Harold H. Martin interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include Carter and the Iran hostage crisis and rescue mission, Brooks' opinion of Carter; Carter, the press, and Burt Lance; Brooks' opinion of Burt Lance, the beginning of the Jimmy Carter Center and…

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Herman E. Talmadge interviewed by Hal Henderson. Talmadge served as governor of Georgia from 1947 to 1955 and as United States Senator from 1957 to 1981. Topics include Georgia gubernatorial candidates in the 1966 election, Talmadge's opinions on…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Howard H. "Bo" Callaway interviewed by Hal Henderson. Callaway is a businessman and politician who has held several public offices including U.S. Congressman (1965-1967) and U.S. Secretary of the Army (1973-1975). Topics include Callaway’s decision…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Samuel Ernest Vandiver, Jr., interviewed by Hal Henderson. Ernest Vandiver served as governor of Georgia from 1959 to 1963. Vandiver talks about the 1966 Georgia gubernatorial election, including his decision to run and his subsequent decision to…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Garland T. Byrd interviewed by Hal Henderson. Byrd served as lieutenant governor of Georgia under Governor Ernest Vandiver (1959-1963). Byrd discusses the 1966 Georgia gubernatorial election, including his decision to run for governor, other possible…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Lester G. Maddox interviewed by Hal Henderson. Maddox served as governor of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. Maddox discusses the 1966 Georgia gubernatorial election, including his decision to run for governor, his opinions on politics and politicians in…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Arnall’s decision to run for governor in 1966, his views on the 1966 gubernatorial race, possible candidates in the 1966 gubernatorial race, his views on candidates in the 1966 Democratic…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

James H. "Jimmy" Gray, Sr., interviewed by Hal Henderson. Gray was editor and publisher of the Albany Herald from 1947 to 1986 and also served as the mayor of Albany (1973-1986). Topics include Gray’s decision to run for governor in 1966, possible…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ford Spinks interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Jimmy Carter’s decision to run in the 1966 Georgia gubernatorial election, Carter’s early supporters, Carter’s campaign expenses; Spinks’ evaluation of other candidates in the 1966 Democratic…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Carl E. Sanders interviewed by Hal Henderson. Sanders served as governor of Georgia from 1963 to 1967. Topics include the possiblity of Sanders serving an additional term as Georgia governor, possible candidates in the 1966 gubernatorial race,…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ivan Allen, Jr., interviewed by Hal Henderson. Allen served as Governor Ellis Arnall’s executive secretary from 1945 to 1946 and later served as mayor of Atlanta from 1962 to 1970. Topics include Ellis Arnall as governor (1943-1947), Arnall’s…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include the genesis of Henderson’s biography of Arnall and Arnall’s "destiny" to become governor. Arnall also discusses the 1942 gubernatorial election, including campaign strategies, the Cocking…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include the Dick Gallogy case and Ed Rivers (1939), Ed Rivers and the election of 1946, and the Arnall administration’s contributions to Georgia history.

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include M.E. Thompson, Jimmy Carmichael and the election of 1946, Arnall’s relationship with Thompson, the three governors controversy (1946-1947), Arnall's decision to run for governor in 1966; Roy…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Arnall discusses his family history, talks about his first political race for the Georgia House of Representatives in 1932, and Arnall's relationship with Eugene Talmadge. He talks about his tenure in…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include the 1945 Georgia constitution, influences on Arnall's career in politics, and his views on Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. Arnall also discusses his gubernatorial administration…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Arnall’s thoughts on M.E. Thompson’s run for governor, Arnall's decision to run for governor in 1966, Arnall's national and state reputation, reasons for his loss of support in Georgia…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Herman E. Talmadge interviewed by Hal Henderson. Talmadge served as governor of Georgia from 1947 to 1955 and as United States Senator from 1957 to 1981. Topics include the political relationship between Eugene Talmadge and Ellis Arnall, the 1942…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include prison reform in Georgia, the Robert Elliot Burns case, Arnall's views on taxes and the economy during his gubernatorial administration (1943-1947), differences between Arnall’s and Ed Rivers’…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Arnall's campaign platform during the 1942 gubernatorial election of 1942, the Georgia Constitution of 1945, the constitutional commission, ratification, and the poll tax.

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Herman E. Talmadge interviewed by Hal Henderson. Talmadge served as governor of Georgia from 1947 to 1955 and as United States Senator from 1957 to 1981. Topics include the genealogy and history of the Talmadge family, Talmadge’s childhood,…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Herman E. Talmadge interviewed by Hal Henderson. Talmadge served as governor of Georgia from 1947 to 1955 and as United States Senator from 1957 to 1981. Topics include the three governors controversy (1946-1947), Melvin Ernest (M.E.) Thompson and…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Arnall discusses the election of 1948, including the support for M.E. Thompson and reasons why Herman Talmadge won. Arnall also talks about responses to the Talmadges’s and Roy V. Harris’s criticisms against…

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Ellis Arnall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Arnall’s opinions on the case against John E. Whitley (1939), his experiences when attorney general under Governor Ed Rivers (1939-1941), and Henderson’s drafts of his biography about Arnall.

Collection: Series I. Ellis G. Arnall

Herman E. Talmadge speaking at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Symposium on History and Government. Talmadge served as governor of Georgia from 1947 to 1955 and as United States Senator from 1957 to 1981. Topics include Talmadge’s retirement…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Mel Steeley and Ted Fitzsimmons of West Georgia College. Vandiver discusses his early life, including his rural upbringing, his family history, his childhood, his religious background and education, and the origins of…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Mel Steeley and Ted Fitzsimmons of West Georgia College. Topics include Herman Talmadge, the salary and perks of being governor, Vandiver's management Talmadge’s 1948 campaign for governor, desegregation, selecting…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Mel Steeley and Ted Fitzsimmons of West Georgia College. Topics include the Sibley Commission, a governor’s power in the 1960s, Vandiver's involvement with the completion of the Georgia Archives building, President John…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Mel Steeley and Ted Fitzsimmons of West Georgia College. Topics include Senator Russell’s impact on Ernest Vandiver, Vandiver's life since being governor, religion, unfulfilled political aspirations, and Vandiver's…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Herman E. Talmadge interviewed by Hal Henderson. Talmadge served as governor of Georgia from 1947 to 1955 and as United States Senator from 1957 to 1981. Topics include the beginnings of his friendship with Ernest Vandiver, Vandiver’s involvement…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Carl Sanders interviewed by Hal Henderson. Sanders served as governor of Georgia from 1963 to 1967. Topics include the failures and accomplishments of Vandiver’s administrations, Vandiver's “No, not one” segregationist motto, Vandiver’s…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Vandiver discusses his early life, including the influence of his parents on his life, his ancestry, his military service, his wife, and his involvement in the campaigns of 1936 and 1938.

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson.Topics include Vandiver's involvement in gubernatorial and Senate races, Herman Talmadge’s Senate run in 1980, Vandiver's role as aide to Herman Talmadge during 1948 (for 67 days), Roy Harris, Vandiver's…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Vandiver's involvement in Georgia’s legislature in the 1950s, Governor Marvin Griffin, the Rural Roads issue, Vandiver's run for governor of Georgia in 1957 (including his opponent William…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include segregation issue, Carl Sanders' pseudo-run for Senate against Russell, Roy Harris, supporting the Kennedy-Johnson ticket, Martin Luther King, Jr., being put in jail and Vandiver’s…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Vandiver's appointees, the county unit system, Vandiver's proposed run for governor in 1966, Bo Callaway and Lester Maddox’s 1966 fight for governor, mental health program reform (Central…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include the positive and negative aspects of being governor, the work schedule of a governor, Vandiver's relationship with press, the Committee of One Hundred (rapid transit in Atlanta), Vandiver's…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Vandiver's leisure activities while governor, his children and their families, his wife’s role in his political career, and his place in Georgia’s history. Vandiver also discusses his early…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Vandiver discusses his early life and education, including his high school activities, and his friends from high school, college, and law school. He also talks about members of his administration when he…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Peter Zack Geer interviewed by Hal Henderson. Geer was Gov. Vandiver's executive secretary (1959-1962) and served as lieutenant governor of Georgia from 1962 to 1966. Topics in this interview include Geer's relationship with Vandiver before becoming…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Peter Zack Geer interviewed by Hal Henderson. Geer was Gov. Vandiver's executive secretary (1959-1962) and served as lieutenant governor of Georgia from 1962 to 1966. Topics in this interview include Vandiver as politician and his place in Georgia’s…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Robert A. "Cheney" Griffin interviewed by Hal Henderson. Griffin was the executive aide to his brother, Gov. Marvin Griffin and also served as the mayor of Bainbridge, Ga. In this interview, topics include Griffin's role as aide to his brother…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Griffin Bell interviewed by Hal Henderson. Bell is a lawyer who served as attorney general of the United States from 1977 to 1979. In this interview, topics include Bell's relationship with Vandiver before he became governor, Vandiver's “No, not one”…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Freeman Leverett interviewed by Hal Henderson. Leverett served as assistant attorney general of Georgia from 1955 to 1959. In this interview, topics include Freeman's position in Vandiver’s administration and his relationship with Vandiver,…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Henry Getzen Neal interviewed by Hal Henderson. Neal was an advisor to Vandiver during his gubernatorial campaign and later served as assistant attorney general under Vandiver (1959-1964). In this interview, topics include Vandiver's lobbying style…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Henry Getzen Neal interviewed by Hal Henderson. Neal was an advisor to Vandiver during his gubernatorial campaign and later served as assistant attorney general under Vandiver (1959-1964). In this interview, topics include Neal's relationship with…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Garland Turk Byrd interviewed by Hal Henderson. Byrd served as lieutenant governor of Georgia from 1959 to 1963. In this interview, topics include Byrd's opinion of Vandiver’s overwhelming victory in governor’s race in 1958, interest groups, the…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Homer Meade Rankin interviewed by Hal Henderson. Rankin was the editor and publisher of the Daily Tifton Gazette (c. 1959-1963) and president of the Georgia Press Association. He also served in the Georgia general assembly in the early 1960s. In this…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Betty Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Vandiver is the wife of Ernest Vandiver and served as First Lady of Georgia from 1959 to 1963. Topics in this interview include Betty Vandiver's parents and siblings, being in the Russell family,…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Betty Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Vandiver is the wife of Ernest Vandiver and served as First Lady of Georgia from 1959 to 1963. Topics in this interview include Ernest Vandiver's “No, not one” speech, Senator Russell's support for…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Betty Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Vandiver is the wife of Ernest Vandiver and served as First Lady of Georgia from 1959 to 1963. Topics in this interview include the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, desegregation, Gov. Vandiver’s…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Jane Brevard Vandiver Kidd interviewed by Hal Henderson. Kidd is the daughter of Betty and Ernest Vandiver. She served on the Lavonia City Council, managed Don Johnson's congressional campaign, served in the Georgia general assembly, and served as…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Vanna Elizabeth "Beth" Vandiver interviewed by Hal Henderson. Vandiver is the daughter of Betty and Ernest Vandiver. She has worked in the Department of Family and Children Services in Atlanta and as a teacher in Franklin County, Ga. In her…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

S.E. "Chip" Vandiver III interviewed by Hal Henderson. Vandiver is the son of Betty and Ernest Vandiver. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jordan and had a private law practice in Lavonia, Ga. In his interview, topics include his…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

S.E. "Chip" Vandiver III interviewed by Hal Henderson. Vandiver is the son of Betty and Ernest Vandiver. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jordan and had a private law practice in Lavonia, Ga. In his interview, topics include being part…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

James Dunlap interviewed by Hal Henderson. Dunlap was a classmate of Ernest Vandiver's at UGA and was a member of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. In this interview, topics include life at UGA with Vandiver, his role in Vandiver’s…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

William Bowdoin interviewed by Hal Henderson. Bowdoin was president of the Trust Company of Georgia Associates, supervisor of the Purchases Department in the Vandiver administration, and chairman of the state Ports Authority. In this interview,…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Douglas Embry interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Embry's time as editor of the Georgia Guardsman, Vandiver's accomplishments as adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard (including building armories), Vandiver's work ethic and…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

William Bonner interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Growing up in Lavonia with Ernest Vandiver, Vandiver as a student, and Vandiver’s upbringing and childhood.

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

James Owen interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Owen's time at UGA with Vandiver, Vandiver’s run for lieutenant governor in 1954, Vandiver’s run for governor in 1958, Marvin Griffin, and the Sibley Commission.

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

James Owen interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Vandiver’s accomplishments, the desegregation of the University of Georgia, and Vandiver’s style and personality.

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

George Smith interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Marvin Griffin’s administration, the beginnings of Smith's friendship with Vandiver, Vandiver and the legislature, the Honesty in Government Act, the Sibley Commission, Vandiver’s handling of…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

George Busbee interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include his impression of Marvin Griffin’s administration, the relationship between Griffin and Vandiver, and the Sibley Commission.

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

DeNean Stafford interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include meeting Vandiver at UGA, political help in Tifton County for Vandiver in his 1954 lieutenant governor campaign, Vandiver as lieutenant governor, Marvin Griffin, corruption in Griffin’s…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Robert C. Norman interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Norman's first meeting Vandiver, attending UGA and law school with Vandiver, supporting Vandiver in 1954, the relationship between Marvin Griffin and Ernest Vandiver, the Sibley Commission…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

William L. Lanier interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include meeting Vandiver in 1948, Vandiver's opponents in the 1954 lieutenant governor race, the Griffin administration’s integrity, the 1958 governor’s race, Vandiver's “No, not one” speech, the…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

William L. Lanier interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include the failures of Vandiver’s administration, Vandiver as governor, and Vandiver as aspeaker, steward, and politician.

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

David C. Jones interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Jones' first meeting Vandiver, John Greer, Griffin’s administration, the relationship between Griffin and Vandiver, the rural road issue, Vandiver's “No, not one” speech, Vandiver’s…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Robert H. Hall interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Hall's introduction to Vandiver, the relationship between Marvin Griffin and Vandiver, Vandiver's “No, not one” speech, Vandiver’s administration, corruption in Griffin administration, the…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Glenn W. Ellard interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Ellard's experience in the state legislature, his impression of various people in Marvin Griffin's administration, Griffin and Vandiver’s fight over the budget, members of Vandiver’s…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

William D. Ballard interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Ballard's impressions of members of Gov. Marvin Griffin's administration (including T.V. "Red" Williams and Roy Chalker), the relationship between Griffin and Vandiver, the rural roads…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

William D. Ballard interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include the county unit system, the accomplishments of Vandiver’s administration, Vandiver as a politician and speaker, Vandiver's personality, Vandiver's withdrawal from the 1966 gubernatorial…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Robert G. Stephens interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Stephens' experiences in law school with Vandiver, Vandiver’s political rise, members of Griffin’s administration, Vandiver as a politician, Vandiver’s political philosophy, and…

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Louise King Aiken interviewed by Hal Henderson. Topics include Ernest Vandiver as a schoolchild Vandiver's parents.

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Bill Shipp interviews Griffin Bell about his career and his tenure as U.S. Attorney General (1977-1979). Bell comments on the integration of Georgia schools and the University of Georgia, the Kennedy presidential campaign in Georgia, and Martin…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Bobby Rowan about his tenure in the Georgia Senate (1963-1974) and as a Public Service Commissioner (1989-1994). Rowan discusses his early life, including schooling, family, church attendance, and…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Charles Campbell interviews Anthony Alaimo about his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, his time as an attorney in Atlanta, and his tenure as a judge in the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Georgia). Judge…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

UGA Political Science Professor Dr. Ieda Siqueira Wiarda interviews Margaret Bennett about her life in the diplomatic corps and as the wife of Foreign Service Officer and U. S. Ambassador William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Bennett discusses her experiences…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

A Conversation with Pete Wheeler is a discussion, with Dr. William Stueck and Dr. James Cobb, of Wheeler's long career as Georgia's Commissioner of Veterans Services. Wheeler discusses his early life, attending Emory at Oxford and the University of…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

William R. "Bill" Shipp interviews Tom Watson Brown. Topics include Tom Watson (Brown's great-grandfather and national Populist leader), the Leo Frank case, Walter J. Brown, James F. Byrnes, Strom Thurmond, MARTA, the Watson-Brown Foundation, and the…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

George Justice interviews Carl E. Sanders about his activities as a Georgia state senator, governor, and business leader. Sanders discusses his early life, his involvement with the YMCA, and the state of youth during the Great Depression. He recalls…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Richard B. Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Kil Townsend about his life as a lawyer, businessman, author, and maverick Republican legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1965 to 1992. Townsend discusses his early work…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Richard B. Russell's niece Sally Russell Warrington interviews Charles Campbell about his work for Senator Richard B. Russell and Russell’s activities from 1965 to 1971. Campbell discusses growing up in Jackson, Georgia, and attending the University…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

UGA History Professor Dr. Kathleen Clark interviews Lorena Weeks about her life and her discrimination case against Southern Bell in the 1960s. Lorena Weeks recalls how she started working at Southern Bell Telephone Company. She discusses her early…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Powell Moore interviews Eugene Methvin about his Georgia roots and his life as a journalist and writer and editor for Reader's Digest. Eugene Methvin discusses his early life in Vienna, Georgia, and his family history of journalism and newspaper…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Augusta Phillips is interviewed by her niece, Mattie Hubbard about her involvement with civil rights and community activism. Phillips discusses her brothers' involvement in the World War II effort. She recalls her brothers' fight for community needs…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Zoller discusses her childhood in Columbus, Georgia. She recalls the desegregation of Columbus High School. Zoller reflects on attending the University of Georgia and subsequently working for Rich's (an Atlanta-based department store that later…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Martha Zoller discusses her early life, including her father's life and family history. She discusses her mother's opinion of integration, her family's attitude toward African Americans, and a walkout staged by the black students of Columbia High…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Bill Shipp interviews journalist and writer Robert Coram. Robert Coram recalls working on Cumberland Island first as a caretaker and then a park ranger. He comments on the preservation of Georgia's barrier islands and shark fishing. Coram discusses…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Dr. Carl Hartrampf, Jr. is a distinguished plastic surgeon in the Atlanta Area. He is a native of Atlanta, and he attended Emory University and the University of Georgia. After his internships and residencies, Hartrampf established a medical practice…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Hugh Peterson Jr was born in Washington, DC to Congressman Hugh Peterson, Sr. and Patience Elizabeth Russell Peterson. Peterson spent half of his childhood in Ailey, Ga and Washington, DC. After going to Yale University and Harvard Law School,…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Frank Barron was born in Rome, Georgia and graduated from Darlington School in 1948. Barron worked at Coca Cola 1956 before retiring from his executive position. Barron supervised many projects throughout his career and in this interview, he talks…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Former Administrative Assistant Charles Campbell, former Press Secretary Powell Moore, former Press Secretary Earl Leonard, and former aid Norman Underwood discuss their experiences working with Senator Russell in his Washington office.

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Bill Talmadge was born in 1941 in New York City. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He attended law school at the University of Georgia before clerking for State Supreme…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Gary Bertsch was born in Vallejo, California in 1944. Bertsch received a PhD in political science at the University of Oregon. Bertsch created the Center for East-West Trade Policy at the University of Georgia, which was later renamed the Center for…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Businessman James E. (Jimmy) Stewart, Jr. discusses growing up in South Georgia in the 1930s and 1940s, attending the University of Georgia, serving in the United States Army in Cold War Europe, and running a family-owned, small business in Waycross,…

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Part three of an autobiographical sketch by Dean Rusk, as told to Richard Rusk.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk talks about his childhood and background, his education, and the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Richard Rusk interviews Ralph Beaird.This interview is continued on Rusk HHHHHH.

Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk discusses his childhood in Atlanta. Topics include the Ku Klux Klan, Reconstruction, the Leo Frank case, the Atlanta race riot of 1906, and radio.

Collection: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project

Collection: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project

Collection: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

In this interview Bob Short discusses Lester Maddox. Short coordinated the campaign of Jimmy Carter when Carter ran for governor of Georgia in 1966, and then worked as press secretary for Carter's opponent in that race, Governor Lester Maddox, in…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

George Berry discusses the political career of James Carmichael, including the 1946 governor's race against Eugene Talmadge and three governors controversy. Berry served as deputy chief administrative officer in Mayor Ivan Allen's administration and…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

In this interview Zell Miller discusses his early life and political career. Miller served as lieutenant governor of Georgia from 1975 to 1991, was elected governor of Georgia in 1990, and served as a United States senator. As governor he founded the…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

In this interview Pete Wheeler discusses his career as Commissioner of Veterans Services. Wheeler began this career during the Herman Talmadge administration in 1949.

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

In this interview Bob Short discusses the Three Governors Controversy. Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Carl Sanders served in the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate and served as governor of Georgia from 1963-1967. Norman Underwood was a partner in Sanders’ law firm Troutman Sanders, LLP, in 1973, managed George Busbee’s campaign for…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

In this interview Bruce Russell and Earl Leonard discuss Richard B. Russell, Jr. Bruce Russell is the nephew of Richard B. Russell, Jr., and has worked as a school teacher, lawyer, and judge in various parts of north Georgia. Earl Leonard served as…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

T. Rogers Wade served as chief of staff to Senator Herman Talmadge from 1973 to 1980. He returned to Georgia to practice law and was active on many boards and foundations. In this interview, T. Rogers Wade discusses the career of Herman Talmadge.

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Bob Short moderates a panel discussion on the relationship between religion and politics in the United States. Panel members are Dr. Fred Craddock, Dr. Charles Gillespie, Dr. Jim Hale, and Dr. David Franklin. Topics covered include the role of…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

William “Bill” Shipp worked as a journalist in Georgia for fifty years. Shipp began his career as managing editor of the University of Georgia’s Red and Black newspaper. In 1956 Shipp began to write for the Atlanta Constitution, covering topics such…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Carl Sanders served as governor from 1963 to 1967 and had a successful law career with his firm Troutman Sanders, LLC. In this interview, Sanders discusses his rise to governor of Georgia, the 1970 gubernatorial race, and his career after politics.

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Ed Jenkins was elected to the U.S. Congress as a Democrat in 1976. While in Congress, he was active in the Ways and Means Committee, passing and supporting bills involving taxes, trade, and land and mountain preservation. In this interview he…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Joe Frank Harris served as governor of Georgia from 1983 to 1991, and is remembered for creating and implementing the Quality Basic Education Act (QBE), overseeing the building of the Georgia Dome, creating the Technical College System of Georgia,…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Roy Barnes was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1974, serving for eight years. In 1990 he made his first run for governor, but lost to Zell Miller. From 1992 to 1998 he served in the Georgia House of Representatives, followed by a successful…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Carlton Colwell was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964. He represented several North Georgia mountain counties for thirty years. Colwell served on various committees, including Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Fiscal Affairs.…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Lauren “Bubba” McDonald was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1971. He served on various committees throughout his political career, including his five-year chairmanship of the Industry Committee and, later, the Appropriations…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Bert Lance was Georgia’s highway director during Jimmy Carter’s term as governor. He ran an unsuccessful campaign to succeed Carter as governor in 1974. In 1976, Lance began his term as president of the National Bank of Georgia and became director of…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Nathan Deal worked as a lawyer, assistant district attorney and judge, before being elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1981. He served until 1993, and was president pro tempore in his last term. Deal was elected in 1992 as a Democrat to the U.S.…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Elizabeth “Betty” Vandiver and Jane Kidd are the wife and daughter, respectively, of the late Ernest Vandiver, governor of Georgia from 1959 to 1963. In this interview they recall memories of the former governor, focusing on topics such as the…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Mack Mattingly was born in Anderson, Indiana on January 7, 1931 and had a career in both business and politics in Georgia for many decades. In 1980 he became the first Republican from Georgia to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction. In this…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Griffin Bell was born Americus, Georgia, on October 31, 1918 and received his law degree at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. In this interview, Bell discusses his early years growing up in Americus, his law career, his role as…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Leroy Reginald Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 28, 1928. He attended Morehouse College, worked in the Fulton County Solicitor-General’s office, and served as a Georgia senator from 1963-1975, becoming the first black legislator in the…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Samuel Marvin Griffin, Jr. was the publisher of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight from 1972 until 2008 and son of Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin, who held office from 1955 to 1959. In this interview he discusses the life and career of his father. Ben…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 28, 1944 and has served in politics since his election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1976. Since then, he has served in the Georgia senate and both houses of Congress,…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Clarence Saxby Chambliss was born in Warrenton, North Carolina on November 10, 1943. He attended Louisiana Tech University and the University of Georgia, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1966. He received his law degree from…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Lera Catherine "Cathy" Cox was born in Bainbridge, Georgia, in 1958 and has served as a state representative, Secretary of State, and as the 21st president of Young Harris College. Cox discusses her early years in Bainbridge, Ga., and her career path…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

David Gambrell worked as campaign treasurer during Jimmy Carter's campaign for governor, and was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Carter after the death of Richard Russell. In this interview Gambrell discusses the highlights of his service in…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Nancy 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…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Herb Mabry studied labor law at Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta and entered union politics in 1950 through his carpentry work with Sears Roebuck and his membership with the Union Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. In 1969 he…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Tommy Irvin discusses his long career as Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, a position he held from 1969 to 2011. Leading up to his service with the Department of Agriculture, Irvin served on the Habersham County School Board, directed the Georgia…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Terry Coleman was born in Dodge County, Georgia, and his legislative career began when he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1972, where he served on the Appropriations Commitee. In this interview Coleman discusses his political…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Lauren "Bubba" McDonald grew up in Commerce, Georgia, and served as a commissioner in Jackson County before being elected to the state House in 1971, where he worked on the Industry Committee and the Appropriations Committee. He was later appointed…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Mike Bowers formerly served as Georgia's Attorney General (1981-1997) and made an unsuccessful run for governor in 1998. In this interview Bowers discusses his relationships with former Attorney General Arthur Bolton and George Busbee. He addresses…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Larry Walker discusses his long career in the Georgia House of Representatives, which began in 1972, including his role as house majority leader and as a member of Speaker Tom Murphy’s inner circle. Walker served in the house for 32 years and was…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Norman Underwood discusses the political careers of Georgia Governors Carl Sanders, Jimmy Carter, and George Busbee, as well as the major campaigns and issues that characterize the political atmosphere of late twentieth century Georgia. Some topics…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Joel Cowan discusses the planning and development of Peachtree City, urban development in Atlanta, and broader infrastructure issues in Georgia, such as transportation, housing, watershed management, and the roles that the public and private sectors…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Doug Barnard discusses his early life and his career in banking and in Georgia and national politics. Barnard worked for the Georgia Railroad Bank and chaired the Democratic Executive Committee before becoming Governor Carl Sanders’ executive…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Ned Young discusses his activity with the Jaycees, a civic organization, in Georgia and nationally, as well as his career of campaign management. Young worked for Ellis Arnall’s 1966 gubernatorial campaign, Lester Maddox’s campaign for governor,…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

James Tysinger discusses his early life and political career. He became interested in politics during Barry Goldwater’s campaign and became active with the Dekalb Republican Party. He was later elected to the Georgia Senate, where he served from 1968…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Buddy Darden served as a U.S Representative from Georgia’s 7th district from 1983 to 1995, and previously served as a Georgia Representative and Cobb County district attorney. In this interview he discusses his early life and his political career,…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Carter discusses his life as the son of President Jimmy Carter, from campaigning for his father to establishing free elections in Liberia. Throughout his life, he was active in many of his father’s affairs, from the peanut business to political…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Democratic Congressman Ed Jenkins discusses his 16 years of service, from attempts at preserving the textile industry in his district to serving on the Ethics committee during the Page scandal and Iran Contra affair. Jenkins discusses his fiscal,…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

John Blackmon discusses attending law school at Emory University, working in the state law department and in the Georgia Revenue Department. He mentions his experiences working under Governor Lester Maddox as state revenue commissioner and explains…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

James Lester “Jim L.” Gillis, Jr. is the grandson of Treutlen County founder and state representative Neil Gillis, the son of State Senator and Highway Commissioner Jim L. Gillis, and brother of Hugh Gillis. He discusses his time working as an…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Hugh Gillis was elected twice to the Georgia Senate, the first time in 1957, and the second in 1962. He would hold that seat for the next forty-two years, making him the longest-serving member of the Georgia General Assembly. In the senate, he was…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Elliot Levitas was elected as a Democrat to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964 and later served as a U.S. Representative from Georgia's 4th congressional district. In this interview he talks about his long career in politics, including the…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives from the Eighth and later the Ninth District, Bill Stuckey served in Congress from 1967 until 1977. While in Congress, Stuckey served on the Agriculture committee, the District of…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

In 1962, Rowan ran a successful campaign for the Georgia Senate. He was the youngest senator at the time. In 1974, he made an unsuccessful bid for governor. In 1989, he ran successfully for public service commissioner, and retired in 1994. Rowan…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Marvin Dawson Mathis served as the news director of WALB-TV in Albany, Georgia, before running a successful campaign for Congress in 1971. He served on several committees, including Agriculture, House Administration, and Steering and Policy. Mathis…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

In 1969, Sam Massell was elected as a Democrat to be the Atlanta's first Jewish mayor. He discusses his early political career and his time as mayor, including the development of MARTA, his support for the advancement of minorities, and the role of…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

John Charles Foster was elected to the Georgia Senate as a Democrat in 1974. He served as chairman of the Education Committee during his entire tenure in the senate. Under Governor Joe Frank Harris, Foster sponsored the Quality Basic Education Act…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Betty Bird Foy Sanders met Carl Sanders at the University of Georgia, and they married in 1947. When he entered politics, Betty campaigned with him, and they moved to Atlanta when Carl was elected governor in 1962. Sanders discusses raising two…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Helen Lewis was born in Cumming, Georgia, in 1924 and spent most of her career as an educator and activist for civil rights and social justice. Lewis discusses her student activism at Georgia State College for Women in the 1940s. In particular, she…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Eunice Lastinger Mixon taught eighth grade science and high school biology, chemistry and physics for thirty years in the Tift County School System, and was an instructor at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. In 1974, gubernatorial candidate…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Betty Vandiver helped her husband Ernest Vandiver run a successful campaign for lieutenant governor in 1954 and in 1958, when Ernest Vandiver was elected governor of Georgia. As first lady, Betty Vandiver was instrumental in setting up…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

James G. “Jim” Minter worked as a sportswriter for UGA’s The Red and Black newspaper, and then went on to the Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution, where he worked with Lewis Grizzard, Bill Shipp, and Reg Murphy. He was appointed executive…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Erwin Mitchell practiced law in Dalton, Georgia, before serving as a solicitor general for the Cherokee Judicial Circuit and subsequently as a Superior Court judge on the same circuit. In 1958 Mitchell was elected as a Democrat to the 85th Congress,…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Ben Blackburn was elected as a Republican to the US Congress from Georgia's fourth district and served from 1967 to 1975. While in Congress, Blackburn served on several committees, including Banking and Currency, the Housing Subcommittee, the Joint…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Louise McBee was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives from Athens-Clarke County in 1991. McBee served on and chaired several committees, including the Appropriations Committee, the Retirement Committee, the World Congress Center Overview…

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

In this interview Mary Anne Summers discusses her experiences working with a variety of Georgia politicians and public figures throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Summers became a secretary for Richard Ashford during the Vandiver administration.…
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