Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection
Creator: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Inclusive Dates: 1986 - ongoing
Language(s): English
Extent: 61 interview(s)
Collection Number: RBRL175OHD
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Oral history collection consisting of 42 interviews conducted for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies from 2003-2019.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

Oral history collection consisting of 19 interviews conducted for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies from 2003-2013. More detailed scope and content information for each interview can be found in the corresponding individual interview finding aid, which can be accessed by doing a search through the Russell website.

Organization and Arrangement

Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection is arranged by interview.

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

Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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

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Eye of the Storm Documentary Film Collection

S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. Papers

Guthrie vs. Evans: Georgia State Prison Reform Records

William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Papers

Carl E. Sanders Papers

Augustus Turnbull Collection of Carl Sanders Speech/Press Files

Roy V. Harris Papers

Harold Paulk "Hal" Henderson Oral History Collection

Foot Soldier Project for Civil Rights Studies

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Georgia's Political Heritage Program, State University of West Georgia

W. Tapley Bennett, Sr. Papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries

Griffin B. Bell Papers, School of Law, Mercer University

Records of the Governor. Jimmy Carter. Georgia Department of Archives and History

Records of the President. Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter Library, National Archives and Records Administration

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


OHD-001 No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech

1 moving_image(s) 88 minutes
No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech is a public oral history that documents the experiences of the editors of the University of Georgia's newspaper, Red and Black, who in 1953 resigned in protest following their defense of Horace Ward's right to attend the University of Georgia Law School. Moderated by Harry Montevideo, the program includes interviewers Dr. Maurice Daniels and Dr. Kent Middleton, as well as University of Georgia President Michael Adams, Dr. Derrick Alridge, and Horace Ward. Panelists recall their personal experiences with segregation and racism as well as receiving criticism by faculty, students, and staff. Other topics discussed include McCarthyism, African American enrollment in US Universities, and racial tension in the 1950s.
In the fall of 1953 the four student editors of the Red and Black, Walter Lundy, Bill Shipp, Gene Britton, and Priscilla Arnold, defended the right of a young black man, Horace Ward, to be admitted to the all white University of Georgia School of Law. A series of editorials appeared earlier in 1952 and in the fall of 1953 that challenged racial segregation in Georgia's public schools. University System Board of Regents member Roy Harris threatened to have the Board of Regents withhold appropriations for the school newspaper unless the staff stopped running editorials advocating the abolition of segregation in schools. At Harris's request, the University of Georgia ultimately placed the Red and Black under the strict authority of the publications control board which would review the content of future editions and editorials. This action led to the resignation of both Lundy and Shipp who refused to surrender what had been a free and unfettered press. Their Wednesday, December 2nd, resignations were front page stories in the December 4th edition which was produced under the direction of acting editors Pricilla Arnold and Gene Britton. Arnold and Britton also declared their resignations on the editorial pages of the same edition.
–-Adapted from the introduction by Harry Montevideo to the No Other Road public oral history program.
OHD-001 No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech video Access Online
OHD-001 No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech transcript Access Online

OHD-002 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Judge Griffin B. Bell

1 moving_image(s) 84 minutes
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 Luther King's releases from jail in Georgia. Griffin discusses the abolished county unit system and on the E.F. Hutton and Exxon Valdez cases. Bell recalls his time as an attorney supporting the civil rights movement, his relationship with Charlie Block, and the confirmation of Judge Alex Lawrence. He reflects on the estrangement between President Johnson and Richard B. Russell and his own confirmation as attorney general. Bell discusses his time as attorney general under President Carter, attending the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and his support of President George H.W. Bush. Bell also weighs in on the Iran-Contra affair, his role in the Florida Election Controversy, and the Watergate source Deep Throat.
Griffin Boyette Bell was born in 1918, in Sumter County, Georgia. After attending Georgia Southwestern College for a time, Bell left to work in his father's tire store in Americus. He was drafted in 1942, serving in the Army Quartermaster Corps and the Transportation Corps at Fort Lee, Virginia. Upon his discharge in 1946, he enrolled in Mercer University Law School, and became city attorney of Warner Robins before graduating or passing the Georgia bar exam. Following his graduation he worked in Savannah and Rome before joining in 1953 the lawfirm that would become King and Spalding in Atlanta. His interest in politics led to his appointment to chief of staff for Governor Ernest Vandiver and his subsequent involvement with the Sibley Commission, organized to oversee desegregation of Georgia's public schools. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy appointed Bell to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and he spent 14 years on the bench, returning to King and Spalding only to be nominated U.S. Attorney General by Jimmy Carter in 1976. He served in that position from 1977 to 1979, returning to Atlanta to practice law. He led investigations of E.F. Hutton in 1985 and the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, and also served on the Commission of Federal Ethics Law Reform at the request of President George H.W. Bush.
Murphy, Reg. Uncommon Sense: The Achievement of Griffin Bell (Atlanta: Longstreet, 1999).
OHD-002 Judge Griffin B. Bell video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-002 Judge Griffin B. Bell PDF transcript Access Online

OHD-003 Robert A. "Bobby" Rowan interviewed by Sheryl Vogt

1 sound_recording(s) 90 minutes
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 conversations at home about the Bible and politics. He recalls his early involvement with the 4-H Club, public speaking, and the Demosthenian Literary Society at the University of Georgia. He reflects on his work as Public Service Commissioner, State Senator, and his service in the Army and National Guard. He also comments on food stamps, including nutritional programs for pregnant women and the Child and Infant Healthcare Act. Rowan reflects on his multiple political campaigns, his political relationships, and his upcoming gubernatorial race. Other topics discussed include women in the General Assembly, his battle with cancer, and PeachCare.
Robert A. "Bobby" Rowan was born in Enigma, Georgia, in 1935. He attended the University of Georgia, studied agriculture, and was elected campus leader. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and then returned home to work as a schoolteacher and farmer. In 1962, Rowan ran a successful campaign for the Georgia Senate. He was the youngest senator at the time. He served as secretary of the Rules Committee. He was also a key figure in sponsoring the Mental Health Bill of Rights and the Special Education Act. In 1974, he made an unsuccessful bid for governor. Rowan was appointed by Governor George Busbee to the Board of Human Resources, where he served for eight years, and then to the Children's Youth Commission by Governor Joe Frank Harris. In 1989, he ran successfully for public service commissioner, and retired in 1994.
OHD-003 Robert A. "Bobby" Rowan, Part 1 (audio) Access Online
OHD-003 Robert A. "Bobby" Rowan, Part 2 (audio) Access Online
OHD-003 Robert A. "Bobby" Rowan, Part 3 (audio) Access Online
OHD-003 Robert A. "Bobby" Rowan transcript (entire interview) Access Online

OHD-004 A Life of Public Service: A Conversation with Anthony A. Alaimo

1 moving_image(s) 88 minutes
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 Anthony Alaimo discusses his early life and education. He comments on his perception of and involvement with World War II, his enlistment and training in the Army Air Corps, and the crash which led to his time as a POW. Regarding his time as a POW, Alaimo discusses his experiences during captivity and his multiple escape attempts. He discusses his role in the film "Great Escape" and his subsequent education at the Emory Unviersity School of Law. Alaimo reflects on serving as an attorney in both Atlanta and Brunswick and as a judge. He comments on the Georgia prison system and the Guthrie V. Evans case and the significant changes he made as a federal judge.
Anthony A. Alaimo was born in 1920 in Sicily, and grew up in Jamestown, New York. After graduating from Ohio Northern University, Alaimo joined the Army Air Corps and became a fighter pilot in World War II. He was shot down over Holland and imprisoned by the Germans in the camp later made famous by the film The Great Escape. Following the war he attended Emory University Law School, subsequently practicing law in Atlanta and Brunswick. In 1971, he was appointed U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of Georgia, and in 1972 presided over the Guthrie v. Evans prison reform case. In 1976, he was made Chief Judge of the District, a post he held until 1990.
OHD-004 Anthony A. Alaimo video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-004 Anthony A. Alaimo PDF transcript Access Online

OHD-005 Sandy Creek Park Oral Histories

6 interview(s)
Sarah Duncan interviews participants in the building and growth of Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia.
In this series of interviews, Sarah Duncan interviews participants in the building and growth of Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia. Sandy Creek Park began its evolution in 1968, when the first parcel of land was acquired, a process that would continue through 1973 with the land dedicated to the park eventually enlarging to 674 acres. In 1978 a dam for the park was built, the resulting lake covering 260 acres. In 1980 the Sandy Creek Nature Center was proposed, and in 1981 Sandy Creek Park was officially opened to the public. Georgia's first greenway, Sandy Creek Greenway, a 4.1-mile hiking trail connecting Sandy Creek Park with Sandy Creek Nature Center, was dedicated in 1991. In 1996 the park came under the control of the newly organized Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services. The sponsors of the park are Athens-Clarke County, Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture.
OHD-005-01 Donald Stewart , 2005 July 20 ( 1 sound_recording(s) 71 minutes )
Donald Stewart discusses his education, his work with the Soil Conservation Service and the idea for Sandy Creek Park. He comments on watershed programs in Athens including dams and flood control. Stewart also discusses Athens-Clarke County's involvement in the Sandy Creek project.
OHD-005-01 Donald Stewart audio, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-005-01 Donald Stewart PDF transcript Access Online
OHD-005-02 George Chandler , 2005 July 21 ( 1 sound_recording(s) 97 minutes )
George Chandler discusses his early life and career and how he became involved and Sandy Creek Park. He discusses the phases the park has gone through, from original planning to landscaping and natural area conservation. He comments on budgeting, flooding, funding, and equipment. Chandler discusses his priorities for the park and his work since completing the park project.
OHD-005-02 George Chandler audio, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-005-02 George Chandler transcript Access Online
OHD-005-03 Nancy Smith , 2005 July 13 ( 1 sound_recording(s) 142 minutes )
Nancy Smith discusses her experience as director of Sandy Creek Park. She weighs in on recreational parks versus resource-based parks, and reflects on Sandy Creek Park's spillway and maintenance. She also comments on issues regarding the park such as SPLOST, advertising, and the unification of Athens-Clarke County.
OHD-005-03 Nancy Smith audio, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-005-03 Nancy Smith transcript Access Online
OHD-005-04 Rick Kelly , 2005 July 24 ( 1 sound_recording(s) 100 minutes )
Rick Kelly discusses Sandy Creek Park's role in the Athens community, its budget and maintenance, and many aspects of the lake including security, lifeguards, and concern for patron safety. He comments on the merger of the city and county governments into Athens-Clarke County, the changes to the park since its opening, and issues of beach erosion and wildlife conservation.
OHD-005-04 Rick Kelly audio, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-005-04 Rick Kelly transcript Access Online
OHD-005-05 Rick Main , 2005 July 25 ( 1 sound_recording(s) 103 minutes )
Rick Main discusses his previous work for the U.S. Forest Service and the Soil Conservation Service. He reflects on the budgeting and construction of Sandy Creek Park and discusses using inmate labor in the construction of the park. Main comments on flood control, erosion, and wildlife management in Georgia.
OHD-005-05 Rick Main audio, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-005-05 Rick Main transcript Access Online
OHD-005-06 Robert Farmer , 2005 August 2 ( 1 sound_recording(s) 83 minutes )
Robert Farmer discusses his work with the Soil Conservation Service, priorities for the design of Sandy Creek Park, and the importance of setting, maintenance, and meeting citizens' desired uses for a park. He comments on the involvement of county commissioners and difficulties with wildlife management and the dam.
OHD-005-06 Robert Farmer audio, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-005-06 Robert Farmer transcript Access Online

OHD-006 Margaret R. Bennett interviewed by Ieda Siqueira Wiarda

1 moving_image(s) 105 minutes
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 coming to America, growing up as the daughter of Foreign Service workers, and becoming an ambassador's wife. She reflects on meeting famous people such as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Bennett recalls living in Greece, Lisbon, Austria, Australia, Italy, the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Spain, the United States, and Panama. Bennett also discusses her husband's work with the United Nations, the University of Georgia, as well as their time at NATO.
Margaret R. White Bennett was born in New York City in 1922 to parents who were in the diplomatic corps. Moving with her parents, Bennett lived in Caracas, Prague, Riga, Washington D.C., Buenos Aires, and Berlin. In 1945, she married William Tapley Bennett, Jr., who would become the longest serving member of the American Foreign Service in a career culminating with his post as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Security Council in 1972 and U.S. Ambassador to NATO in 1978. With her husband, Margaret Bennett represented the diplomatic face of the United States in Vienna, Athens, Santo Domingo, and Portugal. Mrs. Bennett lives in Washington, D.C.
OHD-006 Margaret Bennett video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-006 Margaret R. Bennett PDF transcript Access Online

OHD-007 Pete Wheeler interviewed by William Stueck and James C. Cobb

1 moving_image(s) 105 minutes
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 Georgia, and his work with the Office of Price Administration after getting out of the service after World War II. Wheeler discusses the importance of the Department of Veterans Services and explains the duties of the Commissioner of Veteran Affairs. He mentions a specific project he undertook to identify all the Veterans in the former state mental hospital, Central State Hospital, in Milledgeville and to provide the services these veterans are entitled to. Wheeler also discusses his work with veterans from other wars such as the Spanish-American War and the widows of soldiers who had fought in the American Civil War. He explains his wife's experience during World War II and the employment of the rest of his family during the war. Wheeler recalls the desegregation of the veteran's home in Milledgeville and the importance of the Veteran's Administration. Wheeler also comments on his relationships with Senator Russell, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Zell Miller, and Joe Frank Harris
Peter Wheeler was born in Crawford, Georgia on October 19, 1922. He attended the University of Georgia, where he majored in education, and was called to active duty in the army upon his graduation in 1943. He was discharged from the army in 1946, and attended the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta at night, while working for the Federal Office of Price Administration. In 1949 he was named Commissioner of Veterans Services in the Herman Talmadge administration, an office he has held for 14 terms under eleven governors. Mr. Wheeler was president of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs in 1964 to 1965, has served on the National Veterans Day Committee, and was Chairman of the National World War II Memorial Advisory Board from 1994 to 2004.
OHD-007 Pete Wheeler video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-007 Pete Wheeler PDF transcript Access Online

OHD-008 Tom Watson Brown interviewed by Bill Shipp

1 moving_image(s) 90 minutes
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 T.R.R. Cobb House. Brown discusses his family and southern populism, the start of World War II, and his early life. He recalls Strom Thurmond's 1954 Senatorial Campaign in South Carolina, his service in the military, and his experience at Princeton and Harvard Law School. Brown also discusses his involvement in MARTA, the murder of Mary Phagan, and the rehabilitation of the T.R.R. Cobb House. He discusses his interest in the Civil War, including the preservation of Civil War battlefields and books on Southern history. Brown comments on the effect of technology and the internet on scholarship and literacy, his investment in the Atlanta Falcons, and his political contributions.
Thomas Watson Brown, the great grandson of Tom Watson, grandson of J. J. Brown, and son of Walter J. Brown, was born in 1933, in Washington D.C. Following his graduation from Princeton University in 1954, Mr. Brown worked on Strom Thurmond's successful U.S. Senate campaign. He then entered the Army, working for the Counter Intelligence Corps, and was discharged in 1956. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1959 and came to Atlanta, working for Charles Weltner's law firm. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta Transit Company (later MARTA), sat on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society for twenty-five years (winning the Martin Luther King Award for Social Justice), was a board member and attorney for Spartan Communications (founded by Walter J. Brown), and served as President and Chairman of the Watson-Brown Foundation. He died January 13, 2007.
OHD-008 Tom Watson Brown video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-008 Tom Watson Brown PDF transcript Access Online

OHD-009 Carl Sanders interviewed by George Justice

1 moving_image(s) 95 minutes
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 serving in the ROTC, Army Air Corps, and World War II. Sanders comments on his time in law school at the University of Georgia and his competitive spirit. He reflects on his campaigns the general assembly and for governor. Sanders recalls the integration of the University of Georgia, the establishment of Augusta College (later Georgia Regents University), and the effect of World War II on young politicians. He discusses his relationships with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard B. Russell. Sanders discusses his political legacy, Georgia's progress, and the effect of press on the office of governor.
Carl E. Sanders was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1925. He attended the University of Georgia, where he accepted a football scholarship. In 1943, before he could finish his college education, he enlisted in the Air Force and trained as a B-17 pilot. After World War II he returned to the University, finishing three years of law school in two years and passing the bar in 1947. That same year he married Betty Foy of Statesboro, Georgia. Sanders entered private practice in Augusta and eventually started the law firm of Sanders, Thurmond, Hester and Jolles. In 1954, he made a successful bid for the Georgia House of Representatives. Two years later, in 1956, he won a seat in the Georgia Senate. At the time, the seat rotated between Richmond, Glascock and Jefferson counties. Sanders was subsequently elected to the same seat by both Jefferson and Glascock counties due to his overwhelming popularity, becoming the only man to serve three consecutive terms in a multi-county district. In 1959, Governor Vandiver named Sanders floor leader of the Senate. He went on to serve as president pro tempore of the Senate from 1960 to 1962. Sanders took the next step in his political career by running for governor in 1962 against Marvin Griffin. With his positive campaign, Sanders emerged victorious, making him at 37 the youngest governor in the country at the time. Sanders could not succeed himself as governor and, therefore, retired back into private life in 1967. Instead of returning to Augusta, he and his family remained in Atlanta where he started a new law firm. On April 25, 1970, Sanders reemerged to announce for what would be his last attempt at public office. His campaign for governor, however, ended in defeat, with Jimmy Carter taking office. Sanders never ran for public office again but worked for many other Democratic candidates such as Zell Miller, Andrew Young, and Sam Nunn. He also went on to serve as Finance Chairman for the Democratic Party of Georgia during George Busbee's term as governor. Sanders managed the law firm, today known as Troutman Sanders LLP, for 25 years, and afterwards continued to serve the firm as partner and Chairman Emeritus. Sanders died November 16, 2014.
OHD-009 Carl Sanders video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-009 Carl Sanders PDF transcript Access Online

OHD-010 Kil Townsend interviewed by Sheryl Vogt

1 moving_image(s) 119 minutes
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 developing the Republican Party in Georgia and supporting Repblican candidates such as Eisenhower and Bo Callaway. Townsend also discusses the careers of Dick Freeman and Rodney Cook and his initial run for the newly created Buckhead seat in the State House. He explains how his support of seating Julian Bond invited racially-focused criticism from early Georgia Republicans. Townsend reflects on his legislative fights regarding pensions, abortion, infrastructure, and teachers. He discusses the large number of counties in Georgia, how the county unit system influenced that number, and efforts to consolidate counties in Georgia. Townsend comments on being reelected, campaign contributions, and mobile home manufacturing. Townsend reflects on current affairs issues such as the wars in the Middle East, party politics in America, and international trade.
Kiliaen Van Rensselaer Townsend was born in Garden City, Long Island, New York, in 1918. A graduate of Williams College and the University of Virginia Law School, he served in the Counter Intelligence Corps, and after World War II settled in Atlanta. He became a member of the Georgia Bar and was an associate at Dorsey and Dorsey. In the early 1950s his Dixie Radiant Glass Heat corporation introduced electric heat in homes and hotels in the Atlanta area, and his Atlanta Motor Lodges corporation was, in the early 1960s, Atlanta's biggest hotel motel chain. Townsend had been active in Republican party politics in Georgia since the party reactivated in the state in 1947, and organized the first Eisenhower for President Committee in the country, with the help of Bobby Jones. He continued to be active in the campaigns of outsider Republican/conservative presidential candidates for the rest of his life, including Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney, Ross Perot, Steve Forbes, and John McCain. In 1965 he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, becoming one of the first Republicans in the House since Reconstruction. Often seen as a maverick, he advocated for the reform of Pardons and Paroles, the homeless, and the consolidation of Georgia's 159 counties. In 1992 Townsend retired as the longest-serving Republican in the legislature. He became an educational consultant, authoring two books, The Boarding School Guide and The College Comparison Guide. Kil Townsend died in 2008 at the age of 89.
OHD-010-01 Kil Townsend video, Part 1, 2006 November 17 Access Online
OHD-010-02 Kil Townsend video, Part 2, 2006 November 17 Access Online

OHD-011 Charles Campbell interviewed by Sally Russell Warrington

1 moving_image(s) 99 minutes
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 of Georgia. He recalls joining Senator Russell's Washington, D.C. staff in 1965. Campbell recalls working his way from legislative assistant to executive secretary and subsequently administrative assistant. He discusses the nature of Senator Russell's relationship with his staff. Campbell comments on Russell's attitude toward Georgia and his perception of the Civil Rights Movement, sit-ins, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Campbell reflects on Senator Russell's reputation and work on Congressional issues other than civil rights, including his work with agriculture policy, national defense, education, rural electrification, and the space program. He discusses Russell's mentorship of younger senators. Campbell discusses Senator Russell's relationship with Lyndon Johnson and the media. Campbell comments on his work as the Chairman of the Russell Foundation and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. He discusses Russell's eulogies and funeral.
Charles E. Campbell was born in 1942. Graduating with a degree in political science from the University of Georgia in 1964, he had begun work on a master's degree when he was asked to introduce Senator Richard B. Russell at a Blue Key banquet in October 1964. Impressed, Russell hired Campbell, who went to work for Russell in December of 1965 as a legislative assistant. Campbell became Russell's executive secretary and then his administrative assistant (chief of staff), staying with the Senator until Russell's death in 1971. During this time he earned his law degree, and, following his tenure in Washington, he went to practice law with Heyman and Sizemore. In 1974 and 1980 Campbell helped manage Herman Talmadge's senate campaigns. Campbell retired from the firm of McKenna Long and Aldridge in 2009, as a top-ranked bankruptcy/restructuring attorney. In 2009, he retired as chairman of the Russell Foundation, a position he held for seventeen years.
OHD-011 Charles Campbell video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-011 Charles Campbell PDF transcript Access Online

OHD-012 Lorena Weeks interviewed by Kathleen Clark

1 moving_image(s) 73 minutes
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 life working several jobs to provide for her family. Weeks reflects on her decision to apply for a switchman job after President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. She discusses her reaction upon being denied on the basis of being a woman. Weeks comments on her attempt to get union backing and subsequent decision to sue. Weeks recalls appealing the decision with Sylvia Roberts after losing her suit in district court. She recalls Sylvia Roberts' personality and attitude toward the case. Weeks discusses the effect of the lawsuit on her family. She recalls testifying in Washington, D.C. to the FCC. Weeks discusses the circumstances surrounding her childhood and the early death of her parents.
Lorena Weeks was born in 1929 in Columbia, South Carolina. Shortly afterward her family moved to Augusta, Georgia, and, when Lorena was nine, to Louisville, Georgia, where her father was killed in a sawmill accident. Lorena's mother died nine years later, leaving Lorena to care for her younger siblings. In 1947 she went to work for Southern Bell Telephone Company as an operator. In 1965, following passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Weeks sued the company after being barred from employment as a switchman (a higher paying job) on the basis of her sex. Although she initially lost the case, she appealed, and with the help of National Organization of Women (NOW) attorney Sylvia Roberts, had her case heard in front of Griffin Bell in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1969 Weeks won her case and went to work at Southern Bell as a switchman, retiring in 1983.
OHD-012 Lorena Weeks video, transcript, and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-012 Lorena Weeks transcript (PDF) Access Online

OHD-013 Eugene Methvin interviewed by Powell Moore

1 moving_image(s) 90 minutes
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 ownership. He recalls his starting position in the back end of the print shop and attending the University of Georgia to study journalism. He discusses working for the student newspaper the Red & Black. Methvin reflects on playing football for the University of Georgia and interning at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He discusses covering the police beat and courts. Methvin comments on his experience in the Air Force after graduating in 1955. He discusses his first assignment for Reader's Digest. Methvin discusses his coverage of rural electrification and organized crime. He discusses his findings regarding organized crime and how they lead to the Omnibus Crime Act in 1970. Methvin comments on contemporary treatment of Al Qaeda and on how US courts should approach them. Methvin discusses his opinion on Scientology and reflects on the article he wrote denouncing the religion. He comments on his experience writing his two books. Methven reflects on his research on riots and his perception of the Soviet Union as unstable. Methvin discusses the similarities between the mafia and communism. He recalls the effect of the draft on the University of Georgia and discusses his involvement with the university.
Eugene Methvin was born in 1934 in Vienna, Georgia, into a family of journalists and newspaper publishers. He attended the University of Georgia, graduating with a degree in journalism in 1955. After spending three years in the Air Force as a jet fighter pilot, Methvin joined the Washington Daily News. In 1960 he went to Reader's Digest, serving in the Washington Bureau and rising to senior editor. Methvin's series of articles on organized crime for Reader's Digest in 1970-1972 had a significant influence on the creation and enactment of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. His books, The Riot Makers (1970) and The Rise of Radicalism (1973) were among the first to analyze the psychology of fringe organizations, revolutionary groups, and terrorists. In 1983 President Ronald Reagan named Methvin to the President's Commission on Organized Crime.
OHD-013 Eugene Methvin video and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-014 John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger interviewed by William Stueck

1 sound_recording(s) 90 minutes
William Stueck interviews John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger about the Nixon Administration's approach to Civil Rights. Other panelists include Professor Robert Cohen, Professor [Jonathan Houghton?], and graduate student Chris [Schutz?], all of the History Department. Part 1: John Ehrlichman recalls the process of nominating a successor for Justice Abe Fortas of the Supreme Court. He discusses the failed nominations of Clement Haynesworth and G. Harold Carswell. Ehrlichman comments on the role of Leon Panetta in the Office for Civil Rights and Nixon's compliance with desegregation. J. Stanley Pottinger additionally reflects on the effect of Hubert Humphry's unsuccessful presidential campaign on the enforcement of school desegregation. Part 2: Panelists discuss outside criticisms of Nixon's Civil Rights activism, bussing and the Kent State Shooting. They comment on the controversy of the Scranton Commission and the Nixon Administration's reaction to the shooting. Part 3: Panelists comment on a plan to consolidate all intelligence agencies to prevent domestic terrorism. They comment on the increased wiretapping and efforts to find people planning to hurt Americans. Panelists take questions from the audience regarding public opinion polls, Judge Rehnquist, and the identity of Deep Throat.
Chief Domestic Advisor in 1971. In 1975 Ehrlichman was convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury for his role in the Watergate Scandal.
J. Stanley Pottinger served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Justice from 1973-1977 and is considered one of the first people who knew that Deep Throat was Mark Felt.
OHD-014-01 John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger audio, Part 1, 1986 May 29 Access Online
OHD-014-02 John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger audio, Part 2, 1986 May 29 Access Online
OHD-014-03 John Ehrlichman and J. Stanley Pottinger audio, Part 3, 1986 May 29 Access Online

OHD-015 Gussie Davis Phillips interviewed by Mattie Davis Hubbard

1 moving_image(s) 70 minutes
Gussie Davis Phillips was born in 1924. Phillips and her five brothers organized to improve the state of education in Oscilla, Georgia. Phillips is interviewed by her niece, Mattie Davis 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 in Ocilla, GA such as a school, improvement of living conditions, and other governmental help. Phillips discusses her brothers' efforts to teach masonry and carpentry to locals and explains the importance of these skills to the community. Phillips recalls her efforts in writing to the Department of Education to secure help for the community. She discusses the loan obtained which successfully built a new school and the continued efforts to persuade the Department of Education to build more schools. Phillips recalls the 1965 integration of schools and the involvement of SNCC. She discusses discrimination in other areas such as funeral homes and construction. Phillips recalls threats of lynching and the indifference shown by police. She mentions Koinonia Farm, CB King, and building houses near Americus. Phililps comments on "separate but equal" and Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church.
OHD-015 Gussie Davis Phillips video and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-017 Martha Zoller

2 interview(s)
Over two interviews, Martha Zoller discusses her radio show, her conservative leanings, and her campaign for the US House of Representatives in 2010.
Martha Zoller began her talk radio career in 1994 after graduating from the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. From 1996 to 2001, Martha Zoller hosted a public affairs program, "The Brenau News Forum." At the time of these interviews, Zoller hosts a daily conservative talk radio show on WXKT FM 103.7 from 9 am to noon EST. She was a regular panelist on Fox 5 Atlanta's The Georgia Gang, has been seen on CNN, FNC, and MSNBC and has appeared on ABC's World News Tonight, The Newshour, PBS, and NBC's The Today Show. Zoller is also a contributor to Human Events Online, Pajamas Media, Jewish World Review and various other publications. Her first book, Indivisible: Uniting Values in a Divided America was released in November 2005. Zoller lives in Gainesville, Georgia, with her husband and four children.
OHD-017-01 Martha Zoller interviewed by Bill Shipp , 2012 December 17 ( 1 moving_image(s) 50 minutes )
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 merged with Macy's). She discusses the beginning of her radio show in 1996, the Martha Zoller Show, and the role of politics in the media. Zoller discusses the 2012 presidential election, her own congressional race, and her stance on gay marriage and abortion. She reflects on women in politics and her experience running in a race against the "good ol' boy network." Zoller explains which counties make up the 9th district and why the district is conservative. She comments on campaign spending reform, abortion, and the role of the Hispanic vote in Georgia. Zoller discusses her book Indivisible, the Republican Party's approach to women, and Medicare cuts.
OHD-017-01 Martha Zoller video and interview index in OHMS Access Online
OHD-017-02 Martha Zoller interviewed by Callie Holmes , 2013 January 10 ( 1 moving_image(s) 89 minutes )
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 School. Zoller recalls blockbusting efforts in DeKalb county. Zoller recalls attending the University of Georgia and experiencing the campaign of the "Unknown candidate" for student government. She discusses her work with the Dukakis campaign and the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Zoller comments on her transition to being a conservative, her opinion on abortion, and her self-described feminism. Zoller explains how she became involved with talk radio, recalls several instances of being threatened, and reflects on the Atlanta AM radio market. She discusses her work with the Georgia Gang and other media opportunities. Zoller recalls working with Dick Williams and Bill Shipp and discusses how internet and satellite radio has influenced the industry. Zoller discusses her congressional run and endorsements by Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Georgia Right to Life, and Citizens United. She reflects on her fundraising efforts and the role of women in politics. Zoller comments on the persistence of Karen Handel, Cathy Cox, and Linda Schrenko. She discusses the role of the Tea Party in Georgia.
OHD-017-02 Martha Zoller video and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-018 Robert Coram interviewed by Bill Shipp

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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 his involvement with covering the war on drugs, including the development of the drug trafficking industry, the ineffectiveness of the war on drugs, the potential legalization of drugs, and Coram's novels regarding drugs. Coram discusses his biographies of military figures including Bud Day and Col. Scott "Flying Tiger". He recalls serving as press secretary for Carl Sanders' 1970 reelection campaign. Coram comments on desegregation, Carter's campaign, the Atlanta Hawks' champagne photo, and Larry Lloyd. Coram reflects on Georgia's shift from being an overwhelmingly Democratic to an overwhelmingly Republican state, Carter's presidential administration, and his current work. Coram comments on the political management of the Georgia barrier islands, including topics of mass tourism, littering, Camden County's request for a bridge, and the undeveloped islands serving as a monument to robber barons. He expands on his knowledge of drug culture, the Turks and Caicos, and his Esquire magazine article. Coram discusses his experience with "cowboy journalism" and his experience as an advocate versus as a reporter.
Robert Coram was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his work as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is the author of seven novels and four nonfiction books, including American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day and Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War. He lives in Atlanta.
OHD-018 Robert Coram video and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-019 Herman Talmadge 100th Birthday Event

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OHD-019-01 Herman Talmadge panel Access Online
OHD-019-02 Herman Talmadge 100th Birthday video Access Online

OHD-020 Robert Bielen interviewed by Howard Wiarda

1 moving_image(s) 58 minutes
Dr. Robert Bielen, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania medical school, joined the Peace Corps in order to fulfil his military obligations. He was in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s at the time where the country was facing political unrest. His interview offers insight to international relations at the time and US military intervention. He also talks about his relationship to the U.S. Embassy, the political climate prior to the Revolution, and the local people's perception regarding the coup d'etat.
Dr. Robert Bielen was born in Garfield, New Jersey. He attended the University of Pennsylvania for undergrad and med school. Bielen joined the Peace Corps as a physician in order to satisfy his military obligation. He served in the Dominican Republic during the famous military coup d'etat. After the Peace Corps, Dr. Bielen worked as an Orthopedic Surgeon in California for over 50 years.
OHD-020 Robert Bielen video and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-021 Dr. Carl Hartrampf interviewed by Dr. Robert McGinnis

1 moving_image(s) 90 minutes
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 in Atlanta. Here, he invented the procedure called the TRAM Flap surgery which reconstructs breasts after mastectomy. Hartrampf has received numerous awards for his medical achievements, especially for victims of breast cancer.
Dr. Carl Hartrampf, Jr. is a distinguished plastic surgeon in the Atlanta Area. He is a pioneer in the development of reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Hartrampf is world-renowned for his contributions in procedures using autogenous tissue for breast reconstruction. He has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking scientific and medical achievements. Hartrampf retired from medicine in 1999.
OHD-021 Dr. Carl Hartrampf video and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-022 Walter Allen interviewed by Freda Giles

1 moving_image(s) 67 minutes
Dr. Walter Allen, Sr. grew up in Allendale, South Carolina where he learned how to play the trumpet in his high school band. He began his music career as a teenager by playing in a variety of bands, including the military band during his service in the US Army. Allen became a music teacher in the Athens-Clarke County school system where he dealt with the effects of segregation and integration of the schools. He is involved in the city of Athens, and he volunteers his time to teach people in Africa with the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help in Kenya. Allen talks about how his childhood experiences have influenced his determination to fight injustices relating to race and poverty, especially within education.
OHD-022 Walter Allen video and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-023 Tom Beard, Peter Conlon, and Alex Cooley interviewed by David Barbe, Callie Holmes, and Christian Lopez

1 moving_image(s) 115 minutes
Music promoters, Alex Cooley and Peter Conlon, along with Presidential aid, Tom Beard, talk about the development of the music scene in Atlanta. Cooley and Conlon talk about the several concerts and festivals they arranged over the years. And the three of them talk about how Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign produced rock concerts in order to raise money. They discuss the relationship between race, music, and politics in the South, and they talk about the difficulty of financing a music event.
Peter Conlon was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His father moved his family to Tucker, Georgia when he was very young. Conlon first fell in love with rock and roll when he bought his first album, Meet the Beatles. While he attended the University of Georgia, Conlon started booking live shows for the student concert committee and the Interfraternity Council. He learned how to get high profile artists to come to Athens. Also Conlon worked on Jimmy Carter's Presidential campaign while he was in law school. Conlon is now known as one of Atlanta's most powerful concert promoters. He books concerts in Atlanta's largest and acclaimed music venues. His most famous legacy is Music Midtown which he founded with Alex Cooley.
Alex Cooley is a native of Atlanta, Ga, and he attended Georgia state and the University of Georgia. He is able to assess the cultural importance of music, and he helped shape Atlanta's music landscape. Cooley has organized several music festivals all over the Deep South in order to introduce rock and roll and countercultural values to the south. His influence saved The Fox Theatre, and he turned the Tabernacle and the Roxy into music landmarks in the Atlanta area. In 1987, Cooley was inducted into the Georgia Music hall of Fame. He is also one of the founders of Music Midtown. Cooley is known as one of the best music promoters in Atlanta.
Tom Beard is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He worked on Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign, and he served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President. Beard is a distinguished managing director and financial planner. Beard currently serves on the board of directors of AHL Services.
OHD-023 Tom Beard, Peter Conlon, and Alex Cooley video and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-024 Hugh Peterson, Jr. interviewed by Sheryl Vogt

1 moving_image(s) 177 minutes
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, Peterson served as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the US Army. Peterson then joined the law firm of King and Spalding in Atlanta. He retired from the firm in 1992, and he is now the Chairman of the Board in the VNS Corporation.Peterson talks about his father's career, his family, and his own career.
OHD-024 Hugh Peterson, Jr. video and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-025 Mack Mattingly

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OHD-025-01 Mack Mattingly interviewed by Woodie Woodward

( 1 moving_image(s) 130 minutes )
OHD-025-01 Mack Mattingly video, 2015 April 28 Access Online

OHD-025-02 Mack Mattingly interviewed by T. Rogers Wade

( 1 moving_image(s) 126 minutes )
OHD-025-02 Mack Mattingly video, 2015 April 29 Access Online

OHD-025-03 Mack Mattingly and Johnny Isakson interviewed by Sheryl Vogt

( 1 moving_image(s) 88 minutes )
OHD-025-03 Mack Mattingly and Johnny Isakson video, , 2015 September 25 Access Online

OHD-025-04 Mack Mattingly interviewed by Sheryl Vogt

( 1 moving_image(s) 152 minutes )
OHD-025-04 Mack Mattingly video Access Online

OHD-026 Linda Fuller interviewed by Steven Armour

1 moving_image(s) 79 minutes
Linda Fuller Degelmann co-founded Habitat for Humanity International with her husband Millard Fuller. Through her work at Habitat for Humanity she has helped create initiatives such as the Carter Work Projects, Women's Builds, and mental health care partnerships. After her work with Habitat for Humanity, she and Millard founded another housing ministry, the Fuller Center. In this interview, Fuller discusses how the original goal of addressing poverty housing grew into an international organization. She comments on the broad trends in poverty-housing as well as her specific experiences that illuminate the lessons and challenges she has learned through her decades-long career.
Linda Fuller was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1941. She married her husband, Millard Fuller in 1959. He was a fellow attorney/businessman in a marketing firm. His drive and expertise made them a very wealthy couple. Due to their suffering marriage, they reevaluated their values and made a commitment to the Christian ideals. After leaving his high-profile job, they started a low-cost home program in southwest Georgia. Afterwards, Linda and Millard did several years of housing work in Zaire (presently the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Due to the success of the work in Zaire, Millard and Linda established Habitat for Humanity International in 1976. Habitat for Humanity International focuses on the housing needs of people all around the world. In 2005, they were forced out of Habitat for Humanity International, so they founded the Fuller Center for Housing. There Linda started her own female-led housing projects. Millard unexpectedly died in 2009, and in 2011 Linda got remarried to Paul Degelmann. Linda Fuller today focuses on the Fuller Center for Housing to deliver affordable housing to any persons in need.
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OHD-026 Linda Fuller video and interview index in OHMS, 2015 June 17 Access Online

OHD-027 Gene Habiger interviewed by Gary Bertsch

1 moving_image(s) 127 minutes
General Eugene "Gene" Habiger was born in California in 1939. He attended the University of California before enlisting in the Army. He then returned to school and graduated from the University of Georgia. In 1996 he became the Commander and Chief for the United States Strategic Command, and he remained in that position until he retired in 1998. After his retirement from the military, he became the Security Czar at the Department of Energy, and is involved in several organizations including the Nuclear Threat Initiative. In this interview he talks about nuclear weapons, his career in the US Air Force, and his involvement in US-Russia relations after the end of the Cold War. Habiger also discusses his contribution to the University of Georgia's Department of Student Affairs.
General Eugene "Gene" Habiger was born in California in 1939. He attended the University of California for two years before joining the Army. He then returned to school and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia. Habiger then joined the Air Force because of his desire to fly. After finishing Officer Training School, he graduated as a Second Lieutenant. Habiger held a variety of staff and flying assignments. He had more than 5,000 flying hours and participated in 150 combat missions during the Vietnam War. Habiger rose through the ranks in the Air Force and became a four-star general who served as the Commander in Chief for the United States Strategic Command from 1996 to 1998. After his retirement from the military, he served as the Director of Security and Emergency Operations in the US Department of Energy from 1999 to 2001. Habiger became a distinguished fellow and policy advisor at the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia.
OHD-027 Gene Habiger video and interview index in OHMS, 2016 April 29 Access Online

OHD-028 Jim Grimsley interviewed by John Inscoe

1 moving_image(s) 86 minutes
Jim Grimsley was born in 1955 in North Carolina. He worked as a playwright for 7 Stages Theater for over 20 years and has written numerous semi-autobiographical novels including Winter Birds and Dream Boy. He is a Professor of Practice in the English and Creative Writing departments at Emory University. In this interview, Grimsley discusses his experience with school integration as he talks about recent memoir How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood.
OHD-028 Jim Grimsley video and interview index in OHMS, 2016 May 09 Access Online

OHD-029 John Vaughn interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 moving_image(s) 91 minutes
John Vaughn was born in Rome, Georgia during the 1930s. Vaughn attended Morris Brown College and served in the Korean War as a battalion engineer. Vaughn taught in Summerville, Mississippi and has participated in the civil rights initiatives of Mississippi and Rome, Georgia. In this interview, Vaughn talks about his military experience, his teaching experience, his work in the NAACP, and changes in Rome, Georgia.
OHD-029 John Vaughn video and interview index in OHMS, 2016 July 7 Access Online

OHD-030 Frank Barron interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 moving_image(s) 50 minutes
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 about the construction of interstate I-75.
OHD-030 Frank Barron video and interview index in OHMS, 2017 July 7 Access Online

OHD-031 Senator Russell Staff Oral History - Charles Campbell, Earl Leonard, Powell Moore, moderated by Norman Underwood

1 moving_image(s) 85 minutes
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.
OHD-031 Senator Russell Staff Oral History video Access Online

OHD-032 Tom Johnson interviewed by Powell Moore

1 moving_image(s) 74 minutes
Tom Johnson, from Macon, Ga, earned an MBA from Harvard University and worked in politics alongside Lyndon B. Johnson before working in professional journalism. In this interview, Johnson details his experience of the White House Fellowship Program, the relationship between Richard B. Russell and Lyndon B. Johnson, and his transition back into journalism. He details the work he did for the Dallas Times Herald, LA Times, and CNN, including covering the invasion of Kuwait and the 2016 Presidential Election.
OHD-032 Tom Johnson video and interview index in OHMS, 2016 November 14 Access Online

OHD-033 IVF Oral History - Dr. Edouard Servy, Dr. Benjamin Brackett, and Dr. Joe Massey interviewed by Sheryl Vogt

1 moving_image(s) 175 minutes
Doctors Edouard Servy, Benjamin Brackett, and Joe Massey discuss the history of and their experiences with In vitro fertilization (IVF).
OHD-033 Dr. Edouard Servy, Dr. Benjamin Brackett, and Dr. Joe Massey video Access Online

OHD-034 Bill Talmadge interviewed by Powell Moore

1 moving_image(s) 80 minutes
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 Court Justice Bond Almand. He then worked on Senator Herman Talmadge's legislative staff before becoming a lobbyist for Coca-Cola. He later became campaign manager for Ronald 'Bo' Ginn's 1982 gubernatorial campaign. He then served as the Chief of Staff for Representative Richard Ray before working as a lobbyist for King & Spalding. In this interview, Talmadge describes his career, talking about Herman Talmadge, Bo Ginn, and Richard Ray.
OHD-034 Bill Talmadge video and interview index in OHMS, 2017 August 21 Access Online

OHD-036 Igor Khripunov interviewed by Gary Bertsch

1 moving_image(s) 71 minutes
Igor Khripunov was born in the 1940s and works at the University of Georgia's Center for International trade and security as a Distinguished Fellow and professor. Khripunov began his career as a translator for the Soviet Union. Previously, Khripunov has worked in many positions in Soviet affairs, including in the Soviet Union Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this interview, Khripunov talks about his work in Soviet Union politics, his work with the University of Georgia, the end of the Cold War, and nuclear security.
Dr. Igor Khripunov is a leading expert on nuclear security, security culture, and CBRN proliferation. He edits the 1540 Compass, and works closely with international organizations like the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency on security assessment, training, and best practices.
OHD-036 Igor Kripunov video and interview index in OHMS, 2018 November 19 Access Online

OHD-037 Gary Bertsch interviewed by Chris Tucker

1 moving_image(s) 86 minutes
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 International Trade and Security. Bertsch has expertise on weapons-related political relations and China-US relations. In this interview, Bertsch talks about his work at the University of Georgia, East-West relations, and work conducted by the Center of International Trade and Security.
Dr. Gary Bertsch is the founding director in 1987 of the Center for International Trade and Security, a University of Georgia-based program conducting international research, teaching and outreach to promote economic prosperity, international peace and security.
OHD-038 Gary Bertsch video and interview index in OHMS, 2018 November 16 Access Online

OHD-038 Jimmy Stewart, Jr. interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 moving_image(s) 111 minutes
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, Georgia. Other topics of interest include Stewart's role at the Stewart Candy Company, views on economic development, and various family memories.
OHD-038 Jimmy Stewart Jr. video Access Online

OHD-039 James Hamilton interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 sound_recording(s) 88 minutes
James Hamilton was born in South Carolina. Hamilton has worked in many sectors of litigation, and on many famed cases including as the assistant to chief council in the Watergate Committee. Hamilton represented Senator Herman Talmage in the Watergate investigation. In this interview, Hamilton discusses the work he conducted in these hearings, as well as the vetting process for choosing a candidate for political offices.
OHD-039 James Hamilton audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-040 W. Russell King interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 sound_recording(s) 98 minutes
Russell King moved around frequently as a child but eventually settled in South Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate studies and law school before working as Herman Talmadge's Senior Legislative Assistant. In this interview, King discusses the details of working for Talmadge, covering his relations in the Senate, caring for him outside of the office, and his campaign. He mentions working for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. and changes in southern politics.
OHD-040 Russell King audio and interview index in OHMS Access Online

OHD-041 Phillip Parkerson interviewed by Sheryl Vogt

1 moving_image(s) 227 minutes
Philip T. Parkerson, a historian and retired U.S. Foreign Service official, begins by discussing his early life in Eastman, Georgia, U.S. Navy service during the Vietnam War, and education at the University of Georgia. Parkerson joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1983. Most of this interview examines his life and career working in several South American nations from the 1980s through the early 2000s. It concludes with a brief exploration of Parkerson's work since retiring from the foreign service.
OHD-041 Phillip Parkerson video Access Online

OHD-042 Everett Griner

2 interview(s)

OHD-042-01 Everett Griner interviewed by Abigail Taylor

( 1 interview(s) 25 minutes )
Moultrie, Georgia
OHD-042-01 Everett Griner audio Access Online

OHD-042-02 Everett Griner interviewed by Gary Cooper

( 1 interview(s) 20 minutes )
Moultrie, Georgia
OHD-042-02 Everett Griner audio Access Online

OHD-043 Leslie Mattingly interviewed by Sheryl Vogt

1 moving_image(s) 36 minutes
St. Simons Island, Georgia
OHD-043 Leslie Mattingly video Access Online

OHD-044 Christine Davis Lambert interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 moving_image(s) 51 minutes
Madison, Georgia
OHD-044 Christine Davis Lambert video Access Online

OHD-045 Tom Clements interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 moving_image(s) 86 minutes
Athens, Georgia
OHD-045 Tom Clements video Access Online

OHD-046 Loch Johnson interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 interview(s) 98 minutes
Salisbury, Connecticut
OHD-046 Loch Johnson video Access Online

OHD-047 Lang Whitaker interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 interview(s) 72 minutes
Memphis, Tennessee
OHD-047 Lang Whitaker video Access Online

OHD-048 Janice L. Mays interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 interview(s) 88 minutes
Washington, D.C.
OHD-048 Janice L. Mays video Access Online

OHD-051 Kent Felty interviewed by Ashton Ellett

1 interview(s) 119 minutes
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
OHD-051 Kent Felty video Access Online

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