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Bob Short Audiovisual Materials Collection

Bob Short Audiovisual Materials Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bob Short Audiovisual Materials Collection
Creator: Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
Inclusive Dates: 1955-2004
Language: English
Extent: 134 item(s)
Collection Number: RBRL/033/SHORT
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Bob Short is a journalist and writer who has been closely involved with Georgia politics since the 1950s. The audiovisual materials in his collection include films documenting Marvin Griffin's tenure as governor in the 1950s, Griffin's 1962 gubernatorial campaign against Carl Sanders, recordings documenting the States' Rights Councin in Georgia in the 1950s, and "A Visit with the Governor," a series of weekly addresses by then-Gov. Jimmy Carter that were recorded for broadcast in 1973-75.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Charles Robert "Bob" Short was born in Clayton, Georgia on April 17, 1932 and educated at Young Harris College, Georgia Southern University and the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Upon discharge from the Air Force in 1956 he began his career as a sports writer for the Atlanta Journal, and then served in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia Governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders. 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 1967 and 1968. In 1968 he was appointed regional director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness -- the forerunner of FEMA-- by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Entering the private sector in the early 1970s, Short worked for Hoffman LaRoche and Hospital Corporation of America, and for his own firm, Investmart, Inc., a marketing consulting business. Short remained active politically, consulting on a limited scale and serving as special assistant to Governor and Senator Zell Miller and Senator Johnny Isakson. Retired to Blairsville, Georgia, Short wrote the only biography of Lester Maddox, Everything is Pickrick (Mercer University Press, 1999), which won him the title "Author of the Year" from the Georgia Writers Association. In 2006 he began a lecture and discussion program at neighboring Young Harris College entitled Reflections on Georgia Politics, and then partnered with the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies to make Reflections an oral history series. In 2010, former Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox called Short "the most effective politician never elected to public office."

Scope and Content

The bulk of the audiovisual materials in this collection center around the governorships of Marvin Griffin and Jimmy Carter. Included are several 16mm films made for Marvin Griffin's 1962 gubernatorial campaign that show the former governor holding campaign rallies in towns across the state. This campaign is also documented in the film "The Griffin Years," a compilation of Griffin's achievements as governor from 1955-1959, that was created for the 1962 campaign. Bob Short's Audiovisual collection also includes a series of audio tapes of then-Gov. Jimmy Carter's weekly radio address, "A Visit with the Governor" that were recorded for broadcast in 1974. Other materials in this collection include recordings documenting the States' Rights Council in the late 1950s and interviews with Bob Short regarding his book on Lester Maddox.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Though the collection is open for research, reference copies of the audiovisual recordings are available upon request. Research requests will be filled as soon as possible and will be dependent upon the condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Bob Short Audiovisual Materials Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Information

Original and transfer media formats for this collection include 16mm film, VHS videocassettes, compact discs, audiocassettes, open reel audio tapes, DVD discs, and Umatic videocassettes.

Copyright Information

It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to reproduce material for publication. Persons wishing to reproduce materials in the Russell Library collections should consult the Director. Reproduction or quotation of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2011.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Audiovisual.
Brinkley, Jack
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Georgia. Governor (1955-1959 : Griffin)
Georgia. Governor (1967-1971 : Maddox)
Georgia. Governor (1971-1975 : Carter)
Griffin, S. Marvin, 1907-1982.
King, Martin Luther, 1899-1984
Maddox, Lester G., 1915-2003.
Miller, Zell Bryan, 1932-
National States Rights Party (U.S.)
Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
Short, Charles Robert, 1932-

Related Collections in this Repository

Reflection on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-01 Bob Short on Lester Maddox

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-01 Bob Short

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-01 Bob Short

Clifford Hodges Brewton Collection of Lester G. Maddox Speech/Press Research Files

Herman E. Talmadge Collection

William H. (Bill) Burson Scrapbooks

Zell Miller Papers

Carl E. Sanders Collection

Ed Friend Visual Materials

Related Collections in Other Repositories

S. Marvin Griffin Papers, Bainbridge College


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Marvin Griffin 1962 gubernatorial campaign films

9 moving_image(s)
In 1962 Marvin Griffin attempted a political comeback by running for governor of Georgia (the office he left in 1959) against Carl Sanders. Sanders defeated Griffin in this race, in large part by playing up the corruption issue that had plagued Griffin's previous administration. This election was the last of the great campaigns in which candidates held large rallies and barbecues. After the election Griffin said, "Everybody that ate my barbecue I don't believe voted for me." The 16mm films in this collection were created during this 1962 gubernatorial campaign. Most of the films, roughly 30 minutes long each, show Griffin speaking in towns around Georgia. Also included in this series is "The Griffin Years," a compilation of Griffin's achievements as governor from 1955-1959, which was created for the 1962 campaign.
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UC_Short 16mm 011 Marvin Griffin campaign rally in Americus, Ga. , 1962 July 7 ( 1 moving_image(s) 29 minutes ) Access Online
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UC_Short 16mm 001 Marvin Griffin campaign rally in Statesboro, Ga. , 1962 July 21 ( 1 moving_image(s) 29 minutes ) Access Online
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UC_Short 16mm 003 Marvin Griffin campaign rally in Stone Mountain, Ga. , 1962 July 28 ( 1 moving_image(s) 30 minutes ) Access Online
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UC_Short 16mm 005 Marvin Griffin campaign rally in Dublin, Ga. , 1962 August 4 ( 1 moving_image(s) 30 minutes ) Access Online
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UC_Short 16mm 007 Marvin Griffin campaign rally in Newnan, Ga. , 1962 August 25 ( 1 moving_image(s) 29 minutes ) Access Online
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UC_Short 16mm 009 Marvin Griffin campaign rally in Douglas, Ga. (Young Georgians for Griffin) , 1962 September 1 ( 1 moving_image(s) 30 minutes ) Access Online
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UC_Short 16mm 014 Marvin Griffin campaign rally in Gainesville, Ga. , 1962 September 8 ( 1 moving_image(s) 30 minutes ) Access Online
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UC_Short 16mm_016 [Marvin Griffin campaign rally in Marietta, Ga.] , 1962
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UC_Short 16mm 019 The Griffin Years , 1962 ( 1 moving_image(s) 22 minutes ) Access Online
The Griffin Years is compilation of Griffin's achievements as governor from 1955-1959,compiled from newsreels, radio broadcasts, and newspaper files. This film was created for Griffin's 1962 gubernatorial campaign against Carl Sanders in the Democratic primary.
 

A Visit with the Governor

53 sound_recording(s)
Weekly recordings made by Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter. Dates indicated for recordings reflect the date range during which these recordings were meant to be broadcast.
A Visit with the Governor, CD User Copies ( 4 sound_recording(s) )
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CD/DVD 0035SHORT CD 0012A Visit with the Governor, Governor Jimmy Carter, December 30, 1973 - April 6, 1974; December 30 [1973]-January 5, 1974 - Energy Crisis; January 6-12 [1974] - Speed Limit; January 13-19 [1974] - 1974 Budget; January 20-26 [1974] - Budget Address 1974; Ja, 2006 (transferred to CD)
CD/DVD 0035SHORT CD 0013A Visit with the Governor, Governor Jimmy Carter, April 7 - July 7, 1974; April 7-13 - Accomplishments; April 14-20 - Veto (Line Item); April 21-27 - Education; April 28-May 4 - OAS Meeting in Atlanta; May 5-11 - Trade Missions; September 15-21 - OEO Gran, 2006 (transferred to CD)
CD/DVD 0035SHORT CD 0014A Visit with the Governor, Governor Jimmy Carter, July 14 - October 26, 1974; July 14-20 - Unmet Needs Trans.; July 21-27 - South - Racial - Bible Belt; July 28-August 3 - Retarded Children; August 4-10 - Recap of his [Governor Jimmy Carter's] Administrat, 2006 (transferred to CD)
CD/DVD 0035SHORT CD 0015A Visit with the Governor, Governor Jimmy Carter, October 27, 1974 - January 11, 1975; October 27-November 2 - Prison Overcrowding; November 3-9 - Constitution Amendments; November 10-16 - GBI [Georgia Bureau of Investigation]; November 17-23 - Carter/on, 2006 (transferred to CD)
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RR 0028SHORT RR 000174-01, December 30, 1973 - January 5, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1973 December 30-1974 January 5 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 000274-02, January 6 - 12, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 January 6-12 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 000374-03, January 13 - 19, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 January 13-19 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 000474-04, January 20 - 26, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 January 20 - 26 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 000574-05, January 27 - February 2, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 January 27 - February 2 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 000674-06, February 3 - 9, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 February 3 - 9 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 000774-07, February 10 - 16, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 February 10 - 16 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 000874-08, February 17 - 23, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 February 17 - 23 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 000974-09, February 24 - March 2, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 February 24 - March 2 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001074-10, March 3 - 9, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 March 3 - 9 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001174-11, March 10 - 16, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 March 10 - 16 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001274-12, March 17 - 23, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 March 17 - 23 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001374-13, March 24 - 30, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor," [Carter], 1974 March 24 - 30 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001474-14, March 31 - April 6,1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 March 31 - April 6 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001574-15, April 7 - April 13, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor," [Carter], 1974 April 7 - 13 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001674-16, April 14 - 20, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 April 14 - 20 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001774-17, April 21 - 27, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 April 21 - 27 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001874-18, April 28 - May 4, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 April 28 - May 4 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 001974-19 - May 5 -11, 74-38 - Sept. 15 -21, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 May 5 - 11, September 15 -21 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002074-20, May 12 - 18, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 May 12 -18 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002174-21, May 19 - 25, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 May 19 - 25 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002274-22, May 56 - June 1, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 May 26 - June 1 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002374-23, June 2 - 8, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 June 2 - 8 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002474-24, June 9 - 15, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 June 9 - 15 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002574-25, June 16 - 22, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 June 16 -22 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002674-26, June 23 - 29, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 June 23 - 29 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002774-27, June 30 - July 6, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 June 30 - July 6 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002874-28, July 7 - 13, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 July 7 - 13 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 002974-29, July 14 - 20, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 July 14 -20 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003074-30, July 21 - 27, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 July 21 -27 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003174-31, July 28 - August 3, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 July 28 - August 3 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003274-32, August 4 - 10, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 August 4 -10 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003374-33, August 11 - 17, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 August 11 - 17 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003474-34, August 18 - 24, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 August 18 - 24 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003574-35, August 25 - 31, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 August 25 - 31 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003674-36, September 1 - 7, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 September 1 - 7 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003774-37, September 8 - 14, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 September 8 - 14 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003874-39, September 22 - 28, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 September 22 - 28 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 003974-40, September 29 - October 5, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 September 29 - October 5 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 004074-41, October 6 - 12, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 October 6 -12 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 004174-42, October 13 - 19, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 October 13 - 19 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 004274-43, October 20 - 26, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 October 20 - 26 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 004374-44, October 27 - November 2, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 October 27 - November 2 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 004474-45, November 3 - 9, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 November 3 - 9 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 004574-46, November 10 - 16, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 November 10 - 16 Access Online
RR 0028SHORT RR 004674-47, November 17 - 23, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 November 17 - 23 Access Online
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RR 0027SHORT RR 004774-48, November 24 - 30, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 November 24 - 30 Access Online
RR 0027SHORT RR 004874-49, December 1 - 7, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 December 1 - 7 Access Online
RR 0027SHORT RR 004974-50, December 8 - 14, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 December 8 - 14 Access Online
RR 0027SHORT RR 005074-51, December 15 - 21, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 December 15 - 21 Access Online
RR 0027SHORT RR 005174-52, December 22 - 28, 1974, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 December 22 - 28 Access Online
RR 0027SHORT RR 005275-01, December 29, 1974 - January 4, 1975, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1974 December 29 - 1975 January 4 Access Online
RR 0027SHORT RR 005375-02, January 5 - 11, 1975, "A Visit with the Governor" [Carter], 1975 January 5 - 11 Access Online
 

Audiovisual Materials

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UC SHORT CD 0004 States' Rights Council district meeting, Americus, Ga., Part one , [1955-1959] ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CD 0005 States' Rights Council district meeting, Americus, Ga., Part two , [1955-1959] ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CD 0006 States Rights' radio program , [1955-1959] ( 1 sound_recording(s) 29 minutes )
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UC SHORT RR 0063 Georgia States' Rights Dinner, Atlanta, Part 1 , 1957 October 8 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0062 Georgia States' Rights Dinner, Atlanta, Part 2 , 1957 October 8 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CD 0008 DeKalb County Appreciation Dinner for Gov. Griffin; State Farmer's Market Dedication , [1958 December] ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CD 0003 Governor Marvin Griffin's "State of State" Address , 1957 January 15 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CD 0002 Governor Marvin Griffin addresses Alabama State Legislature , 1955 August 21 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CD 0016 Governor Marvin Griffin Addresses the Mississippi Legislature , 1958 April 2 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0060 Governor Griffin - Rural Roads Public Hearing , 1958 February ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0066 Governor Griffin, Rural Roads, State of Republic Committee , 1958 January 29 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CD 0010 Inauguration of Carl Sanders and Peter Zack Geer , 1963 January 15 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT DVD 0009 Carlton Colwell , undated ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0054 [Unidentified open reel tape] , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0056 Tape #1: Wingate Dykes, Governor Griffin, Herman Talmadge, Ernest Vandiver , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0057 Tape #2: E. Cook, R. Harris , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0058 Tape #3: R. Lawson, C. Pittman , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0059 Tape #4: C. Pittman (cont), Charles J. Block , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0065 Martin Luther King , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CD 0011 Martin Luther King, Macon, Ga. , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0069 Fulton Lowell Dinner, WLET (Toccoa, Ga.) , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0067 Governor Vandiver, Columbus, Ga. , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CD 0001 Governor Ernest Vandiver , 1961 ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT RR 0071 Governor Marvin Griffin , undated ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT DVD 0010 Face the Nation, Representatives Brinkley and Eckhardt, "My Lai Vietnam" - Lt. Calley , undated ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC SHORT DVD 0011 Congressman Jack Brinkley, "In Washington" , 1982 September 1 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC SHORT DVD 0012 Congressman Jack Brinkley, House Floor Coverage, Ft. Mitchell, Alabama , [1982?] ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC Short Umatic 001 Lt. Governors' Conference - Hawaii, Miller Georgia #1 , [1984-85?] ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC Short VHS 001 Zell Miller at Republican National Convention ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC Short VHS 002 Tributes from the Senate Floor mentioning Sen. Zell Miller ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC Short VHS 003 Tributes from the Senate Floor mentioning Sen. Zell Miller , 2004 December 9 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC Short VHS 004 Maddox/Ralph McGill, Bob Short, Barbara Close , circa 2000 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC Short VHS 005 C-SPAN , 2000 April 29 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC Short VHS 006 Writers in Focus, Bob Short [interviewed by?] James Taylor , 2000 April ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC Short VHS 007 Election Night TV News, Miller Address , 1994 November 8-9 ( 1 moving_image(s) )
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UC SHORT CS 0001 Dan Bower Interview , 1990s ( 1 sound_recording(s) )
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UC SHORT CS 0002 F. Mirabella , 1990s ( 1 sound_recording(s) )