The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Harold Paulk (Hal) Henderson, Sr. oral history collection
Repository: University of Georgia. Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Collection Description (CRHP): Topics include civil rights in Georgia, the desegregation of the University of Georgia, desegregation in public schools statewide, and the gubernatorial tenure of Ernest Vandiver.
Collection Description (Extant): Oral history collection consists of interviews conducted by Harold Paulk (Hal) Henderson, Sr., during his research for two monographs, "The Politics of Change in Georgia: A Political Biography of Ellis Arnall" (1991) and "Ernest Vandiver, Governor of Georgia" (2000). Series I. Ellis G. Arnall, 1981, 1985-1988, contains nineteen interviews and a recording of a speech by Herman Talmadge. Series I. documents the 1966 Georgia gubernatorial election and the life of Ellis G. Arnall, Georgia governor, 1943-1947. Additional interviews with Herman E. Talmadge, Georgia governor, 1948-1955, and U.S. Senator, 1956-1981, record information about Talmadge, his father (Eugene) and family, and politics in Georgia. Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr., 1986, 1993-1994, contains thirty-one interviews conducted by Hal Henderson, and one interview conducted by Mel Steeley and Ted Fitzsimmons of West Georgia College. Series II. documents the political and personal life of S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
Extent: 68 audiocassettes; 60 transcripts
Finding Aid URL: http://russelldoc.galib.uga.edu/russell/view?docId=ead/henderson.xml;query=;brand=default
Interviewees: Ellis G. Arnall, Samuel Ernest Vandiver, Peter Zack Geer
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Georgia
Georgia--Politics and government
University of Georgia
Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918-