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Thompson, M. E. (Melvin Ernest), 1903-1980



  • Existence: 1903 - 1980

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

M.E. Thompson oral history interview, Summer 1976

Identifier: ThompsonME_1976_P1976-10
Scope and Contents This interview was conducted for Georgia Public Television by Gene Gabriel Moore.

Among topics discussed: Three‑governor controversy; purchase of Jekyll Island; Ku Klux Klan; Ellis Arnall administration; 1948 governor's race; E. D. Rivers; white primary; sales tax issue; assessment of Herman Talmadge, Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, Carl Sanders, Lester Maddox, and Jimmy Carter; comparative styles of campaigning.
Dates: Summer 1976

M.E. Thompson oral history interview, August 12, 1971

Identifier: ThompsonME_19710812_P1989-36
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Jane Herndon. Among topics discussed: Rivers's education; Young Harris College; 1928 governor's race; "Blue Ridge chickens"; education reforms; "Little New Deal"; sales tax; highway‑building program; scandal over pardons and paroles; Rivers and Judge Beckwith; appointment of Charles Reed to Supreme Court. Comparison of Ellis Arnall and Rivers; scandals in highway department; use of road building for political gains; Rivers and Democratic National Committee; Grassroots Politics in...
Dates: August 12, 1971

WSB Radio records

Identifier: M004
Abstract: WSB Radio was first radio station to broadcast in the city of Atlanta, on March 15, 1922. With its many breakthrough practices, from being the first radio station to use a slogan to broadcasting a Spanish translation of "Voice of America" programs to Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis, WSB always remained cutting edge and more importantly, relevant. The records, 1920-1985, contain correspondence, memos, scrapbooks, news clippings, publicity materials, program log books, scripts, radio...
Dates: 1920-1985; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1980