The Georgia Political Papers and Oral History Program is comprised of over 3,000 linear feet of archival collections, along with an extensive number of oral history interviews, that document the unique political culture of the state of Georgia.
The archival holdings include the papers of five U.S. Representatives – Newt Gingrich, Bob Barr, Pat Swindall, Mac Collins, and Lynn Westmoreland – along with Speaker Thomas B. Murphy of the Georgia House of Representatives, Georgia House representative and Carrollton mayor Tracy Stallings, and other state representatives, state senators, political staffers, and political activists. Finding aids for these collections are searchable here.
Oral history interviewees include President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell, U.S. Senator Herman Talmadge, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, Governor Carl Sanders, Governor Joe Frank Harris, Governor George Busbee, Governor Zell Miller, Governor Roy Barnes, civil rights activist Hosea L. Williams, and many other politicians and political activists. These resources are available via the Digital Library of Georgia.