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George Stoney oral history interview, June 21, 1977

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: StoneyG_19770621_P1977-15

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Lorraine Spritzer. Among topics discussed: Maggie Fisher and Committee for Georgia; Southern Regional Council; Stoney's background; Survey Graphic; why Mankin won special election; Mankin's political astuteness; Horace Moore; Stoney as Mankin's campaign manager; Helen Bullard and political advertising; Mankin's behavior; Mankin speaks to police lineup; courting Atlanta Journal‑Constitution; Ralph McGill; Mankin's interactions with women and men; Mankin's relationship with Guy Mankin, Sr.; approach women often used to succeed in professions; Mankin's ability to relate to people; Mankin's campaigns and funding; Josephine Wilkins; the black vote; Stoney enters film business. Stoney's attitude towards Mankin's county unit system fight; Mankin's eye problems; Mankin's approach to politics.


  • Creation: June 21, 1977


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.

Biographical Note

Renowned documentary filmmaker, NYU professor, and Mankin's campaign manager in 1946.


1 item(s) (audio (1:22:40 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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