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Georgia Governors (P2000-05), 1976, 1985-1989, 1994

Identifier: Series A:

Scope and Contents of the Series

Interviews in this series are with former governors of Georgia. Most of the interviews were conducted by the Georgia Government Documentation Project between 1986 and 1988, in the aftermath of a November 1985 conference on Georgia's governors sponsored by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, and featuring four of the state's then seven living governors. Papers presented at this conference were later included in Harold P. Henderson and Gary W. Roberts, eds., Georgia Governors in an Age of Change (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1988). Interviews with former governors Marvin Griffin and M.E. Thompson were conducted by Gene Gabriel Moore in 1976 for Georgia Public Television and were aired at the time of their death. The original interviews are part of the Georgia Public Television Collection of the Georgia Government Documentation Project. Most of these interviews are biographical in nature, covering the narrator's background, entry into politics, and career before and after becoming governor, in addition to the narrator's gubernatorial career. One interview with Ernest Vandiver, conducted by Cliff Kuhn, focuses on the October 1960 arrest of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the subsequent involvement of John and Robert Kennedy in the matter. Another interview with Carl Sanders discusses the gubernatorial race between Sanders and Jimmy Carter.


  • Creation: 1976, 1985-1989, 1994


Restrictions on Access

Access to some interviews restricted. See notes in Contents List.


From the Collection: 230 Item(s)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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