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Southern Oral History Program Interview Database
  • All fields: 1974
(617 results)



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    • C-0277
    • Clark, Henry T. (Henry Toole), 1917-
    • February 25, 1998
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Henry Clark on his appointment as a ""swinging professor"" at the University of Connecticut; summary of Clark's personal initiatives at UConn, 1973-1975; summary of consultaion activities designed to assist leaders in various health agencies and...
    • U-0186
    • Fillette, Ted, 1945-
    • 11 April 2006
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • This is the second of two interviews with Ted Fillette, a southern lawyer who began working with the Legal Aid Society of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in the early 1970s. The interview begins with Fillette's assessment of grassroots activism...
    • A-0269
    • Howe, Gedney.
    • February 18, 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Prominent Charleston attorney and local political power, Gedney Howe, reflects on politics in South Carolina, and particularly on questions of religion. He discusses Mendel Rivers, a Democratic U.S. Congressman representing South Carolina's first...
    • A-0154
    • Hamilton, George, 1941-
    • February 12, 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Hamilton, a South Carolina Humanities Affairs officer, discusses the Civil Rights struggle in 1961; attitudes in S.C. in regard to race; feeling of younger blacks; job opportunities in S.C. for blacks; Hamilton's background; Hamilton's encounter...
    • A-0102
    • Coleman, J. P. (James Plemon), 1914-
    • March 30, 1974
    • Citation or quotation requires prior written approval of interviewee.
    • Political changes in Mississippi in the past 25 years; race question, when the race issue slacked off; role of the Democratic Party in Misssissippi; Mississippians vote; Democratic party problems; loyalists and regulars difficulties; discussion of...
    • B-0003
    • Foreman, Clark, 1902-1977.
    • 16 November 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • This interview covers three separate conversations with Clark Foreman regarding his career in race relations, public service, and politics. His childhood in Georgia and his travels in Europe led to his work for the Commission on Interracial...
    • U-0470
    • Murrah, William, 1945-
    • May 25 2010
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Bill Murrah of Knoxville, Tenn., is a social activist, community organizer, and theologian. He was involved in community development of poor neighborhoods in East Harlem, New York, and in Knoxville. Murrah discusses his activist roots in the...
    • A-0024
    • Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998.
    • 15 July 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Longstanding Alabama governor and former presidential candidate George Wallace discusses Alabama politics and racial issues in the American South. Wallace speaks at length about the alienation of politicians from a majority of Americans, and...
    • A-0027
    • Clinton, Bill, 1946-
    • 15 June 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • This interview took place during Bill Clinton's unsuccessful 1974 bid for a seat representing Arkansas in the United States House of Representatives. Two years later, he ran uncontested to become the state attorney general, and in 1978 he won the...
    • A-0082
    • Boggs, Lindy, 1916-
    • 31 January 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Lindy Boggs discusses her involvement in Louisiana politics dating back to the 1930s, when she was involved in the People's League during her years in law school. At the time, Boggs's husband, Hale Boggs, presided over the People's League, which...
    • A-0194
    • Palm, Nancy.
    • 16 December 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Nancy Palm describes her role as the chair of the Republican Party in Harris County, Texas, from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s. Educated at Vanderbilt, Palm held liberal political views early in life and cast her first vote for Franklin...
    • A-0004
    • Blount, Winton M., 1921-
    • July 10, 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Political background; Republican party in Alabama; strategic problems in which races to run in and which not – Blount’s opinion on various mistakes; George Wallace; industrial development; future of Republican party – in Alabama and South;...
    • A-0280
    • West, John Carl.
    • December 2, 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • In this continuation of interview A-0279, Democrat Governor John Carl West discusses politics in South Carolina, Charles Ravenel’s bid to become governor in 1974, and what he sees as his achievements as governor, including the attraction of...
    • A-0278
    • Waring, Thomas.
    • February 19, 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Thomas Waring, former editor of Charleston's News and Courier newspaper, discusses the importance of Strom Thurmond to the Republican Party and reflects at length on his uncle, Judge J. Waties Waring, and the reaction in Charleston to the Warings...
    • C-0328-2
    • Holshouser, James E.
    • 13 March 1998
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Elected to the governorship of North Carolina in 1972, James E. Holshouser Jr. was the first Republican chief executive of that state since 1896. In this interview, he remembers his service to the state, from his early days administering a budget...
    • G-0047-2
    • Pollitzer, Mabel, 1885-1979.
    • 16 June 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • This is the second of two interviews with Mabel Pollitzer of Charleston, South Carolina. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Pollitzer taught biology at an all-girls school for more than forty years during the first half of the twentieth...
    • G-0039
    • McGill, Eula, 1911-
    • 12 December 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Eula McGill talks about being raised in a family of Alabama textile workers and gaining an early appreciation for unions despite the physical threats to workers and organizers from bosses and non-union workers. She shares well-formulated thoughts...
    • J-0042
    • Erwin, Richard C., 1923-
    • 22 September 1995 and 11 October 1995
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
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    • A-0281
    • Workman, William D. (William Douglas), 1914-1990.
    • February 5, 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Journalist and 1962 Republican candidate for the US Senate William D. Workman reflects on the rise of the Republican party in the South and his attempt to unseat Olin Johnston. He discusses Strom Thurmond and the Dixiecrat movement and southern...
    • A-0320
    • Gill, Edwin M. (Edwin Maurice), 1899-1978.
    • September 10, 1974; September 12, 1974; October 2, 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Interview 1 (September 10, 1974): Summary of Gill's career in state government from 1929; focus on Governor O. Max Gardner; Gill as member of legislature during Gardner's term and subsequently his personal secretary. 13 pages Interview 2 (September...

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