Reflections on Georgia Politics

Oral History
Oral History

Young Harris College’s Zell & Shirley Miller Library and University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies collaborated on an oral history collection called Reflections on Georgia Politics.

History of the Project

Reflections on Georgia Politics began in the fall of 2006 at Young Harris College as a lecture and discussion program hosted by political historian and campaign consultant and YHC alumnus Bob Short, ‘51. Short is a veteran public affairs and political consultant who former YHC President Cathy Cox has called “the most effective politician I’ve ever known who was never elected to office.” He has served as administrative aide to four Georgia governors and two U.S. Senators. He also managed the campaigns of several public officials, including Jimmy Carter when he ran for governor of Georgia in 1966.

In late 2007, the Richard B. Russell Library at the University of Georgia began producing Reflections on Georgia Politics as an oral history video series to further illuminate and personalize the tectonic shifts that occurred in Georgia politics in the late 20th century.

Adding to the History

Former governors, constitutional officers, congressmen and senators, state legislators, political organizers and journalists have strengthened the broad net cast by Reflections on Georgia Politics. At 119 programs and counting, and almost five days of video footage, the collection represents a tremendous historical resource.

Find Out More

Access the video interviews and transcripts for Reflections on Georgia Politics. For more information, contact the library.