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Georgia Government Documentation Project Oral Histories

Identifier: P-OH

Scope and Contents of the Georgia Government Documentation Project

The Georgia Government Documentation Project consist of 230 oral history interviews with Georgians of all walks of life on the subject of politics in the State of Georgia. Due to restrictions, some of the interviews are only accessible in the Special Collections and Archives reading room. The majority of these oral histories are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections and links are provided in the Contents List.


  • Creation: 1971-2002


Restrictions on Access

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

History of the Georgia Government Documentation Project

The Georgia Government Documentation Project (GGDP) documents the state's political heritage through oral history interviews and collections of associated papers. The GGDP collection includes more than 200 interviews with former governors, legislators, women in politics, African-American political activists and civil rights leaders, journalists, and numerous other public figures. In addition to the interviews generated by the project, the GGDP actively collects interviews conducted by other scholars of Georgia politics.


230 Item(s)

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This Finding Aid lists the 230 Oral Histories from the Georgia Government Documentation Project.

Acquisition Information

Some oral histories are donated while some were created by GGDP personnel from the early 1980s until the early 2000s.

GGDP: Bibliography

A number of authors and scholars have used the GGDP interviews for their books, chapters, and articles. For an (incomplete) list please contact Special Collections.

Processing Information

Electronic Finding Aid created by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr., August 2016.

Georgia Government Documentation Project:
A Guide to the Oral Histories at Georgia State University Library
Hal Hansen
August 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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