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Georgia Political Papers and Oral History Program

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.

Georgia Political Papers and Oral History Program (GPPOHP) interviews

In 1984, Dr. Mel Steely of the University of West Georgia's Department of History  launched the Georgia's Political Heritage Program to document contemporary Georgia politics and political life. Over the following decades, Steely conducted recorded interviews with governors, senators, representatives, political activists, political staffers, and other individuals. In 2018, Dr. Michael Camp re-launched the program as the Georgia Political Papers and Oral History Program. Selected interviews from the program are available online at the Digital Library of Georgia at https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/uwg_phc.

Some of the interviews have been transcribed, and these transcriptions are available alongside the interviews from which they have been drawn.