I. Georgia Narratives
Interviews in this Collection (39):
Interview with Skip Hulett, June 22, 2012 (RBRL324FPP-0001)
Skip Hulett talks with Dana Miller about his relationship with Mitchell Terry Mincey, a death row inmate who was executed in Bibb County in October 2001. Hulett, a newspaper reporter before coming to work at UGA, had known Mincey since covering…
Interview with Sandra Riggs, June 22, 2012 (RBRL324FPP-0002)
Sandra and Daniel Riggs discuss racial identity, education, and religious faith.
Interview with Virginia Schultz, June 22, 2012 (RBRL324FPP-0003)
Christine Packwood interviews Athens native Virginia Schultz. Schultz talks about her experience growing up in Normaltown in the 1930s and 1940s, working for the University of Georgia and General Motors, her family, and her religious…
Interview with Dawn Bennett-Alexander, October 12, 2012 (RBRL324FPP-0004)
Jenniffer Jones interviews her mother, Dawn Bennett-Alexander, about her early life in Washington D.C., including Bennett-Alexander's experiences during segregation and her memories of attending the March on Washington in 1963. Bennett-Alexander also…
Interview with Marjorie NeSmith, October 12, 2012 (RBRL324FPP-0005)
Henry "Dink" NeSmith interviews his mother, Marjorie NeSmith, about her early life, living in Putney, Georgia, and later in Baker County. Marjorie talks about being in college at Georgia Southwestern State University when the US entered World War II,…
Interview with Adam Hebbard, October 12, 2012 (RBRL324FPP-0006)
Jan Levinson interviews Adam Hebbard about early life, growing up in various locations throughout the Southeast and in Australia. Topics include Hebbard's parents' backgrounds, family vacations, holidays, and Hebbard's relationship with his siblings.
Interview with L. Randolph and Litashia Carter, February 8, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0007)
Rayna Carter, age 9, interviews her parents, Raymond and Litashia Carter, about her birth and their family.
Interview with Yancey Gulley, February 8, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0008)
Yancey Gulley and Corey Johnson discuss the development of their relationship over the past decade, finding a balance between career and family, and their community involvement and activism in Athens.
Interview with April King, February 8, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0009)
April King and Jake Mosley discuss their relationship, from meeting at a Drive-By Truckers show at the 40 Watt Club to their upcoming nuptials in South Carolina.
Interview with Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Feburary 8, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0010)
Jenniffer Jones interviews her mother, Dawn Bennett-Alexander, about first loves, how relationships change and grow, and "the gender of love."
Interview with Seth Hendershot, April 19, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0011)
Bob Brussack interviews Seth Hendershot about Seth's involvement with the music scene in Athens in the early '90s, jazz in Athens, and Seth's experiences in the business world including founding Hendershot's Coffee Bar.
Interview with Bruce Allen, April 19, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0012)
Lauren Griffith interviews Dr. Bruce Allen, Honorary Consul of Liechtenstein to the South, about his early life, his family, his interest in foreign service, his memories of UGA (including the Snack Shack), and the role of public diplomacy.
Interview with Robery Henry Bohler, April 19, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0013)
Louis Boyd interviews his friend and neighbor Robert Henry Bohler about his transient childhood growing up in the Great Depression and his experiences at Berry College and at Fort Sill in Oklahoma during World War II. Bohler also talks about meeting…
Interview with Geneva Blasingame, July 12, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0014)
Geneva Johnson Blasingame discusses the Linnentown community and black neighborhoods in Athens, Georgia. She recalls the University’s efforts to push out black communities in 1962. Blasingame comments on the children attending the Union Institute,…
Interview with Fannie Jordan, July 12, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0015)
Fannie Jordan discusses being born in Athens on Hull Street in 1922 and subsequently moving to Church Street, Finley Street, and Hancock Street. She reflects on playing basketball in school and attending a two-story school on Finley and Reese Street.…
Interview with Sally Rhoden, July 12, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0016)
Sally Brown Rhoden recalls growing up in Monroe, Georgia. She discusses seeing plays at the Fox Theater, her family, and social life. She recalls participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Monroe Drum and Bugle Corps. She reflects…
Interview with Hans Neuhauser, July 12, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0017)
Hans Neuhauser discusses his early life and his decision to attend the University of Georgia in 1964. He recalls his decision to work with the Coastal Plains Conservancy in Savannah in 1972 and explains what sparked his interest in the Georgia coast.…
Interview with Bennie Tillman Sr., July 12, 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0018)
Bennie Tillman discusses his early life, family, education, and career. He recalls working for contractor J.W. Davis, Snelling Dining Commons, and for St. Mary’s Hospital as a cook. Tillman reflects on living in Rocksprings, raising and keeping…
Interview with Jill Clement, September 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0019)
Louis Boyd interviews Jill Clement. Clement talks about her early life in Massachusetts and her decision to attend Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., where she met her husband, Charles Clement (see FPP -0020). Clement discusses her decades of…
Interview with Charles Clement, September 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0020)
Louis Boyd interviews Dr. Charles Clement. Clement discusses the background of his family, who settled in Indian territory in Oklahoma before moving west to Moscow, Idaho. He talks about his father's experience in a one-room school house where he…
Interview with Charlie Cook, December 2013 (RBRL324FPP-0029)
Interview with Raleigh Saperstein, April 4, 2014 (RBRL324FPP-0044)
Raleigh Saperstein talks about her involvement with the farming and local food scene in Athens, including her work with the Athens Farmers Market and Wholesome Wave outreach.
Interview with Kai Riedl, April 4, 2014 (RBRL324FPP-0045)
Kai Reidl talks about the music scene in downtown Athens, including Hot Corner and the Slingshot Festival. He also discusses economic development, collaboration, and the community.
Interview with Jacob Kennedy, April 4, 2014 (RBRL324FPP-0046)
Jacob Kennedy describes his experience as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, including his developing interest in music and seeing shows downtown.
Interview with Christina Cotsakis, April 4, 2014 (RBRL324FPP-0047)
Christina Cotsakis talks about how her study abroad experience in Costa Rica changed her outlook on her life and studies.
Interview with Paul Van Wicklen, July 11, 2014 (RBRL324FPP-0052)
Paul Van Wicklen talks about his career with UGA Libraries, starting in periodicals, then becoming a stacks supervisor, and finally moving to the new Special Collections Library. He talks about his mentors and other staff at the library. He also…
Interview with Frank McGill, July 11, 2014 (RBRL324FPP-0053)
Frank McGill talks about growing up on a family farm in Tifton, Georgia. He also talks about his career with the UGA Extension Service, becoming a specialist in peanut production. He talks about the effect of the peanut economy on small towns in…
Interview with Emogene Williams, July 11, 2014 (RBRL324FPP-0054)
Emogene Williams talks with her daughter Avis about her early life and family, growing up during the Great Depression in Covington, Georgia. She talks about what life was like for African Americans in rural Georgia, describing her memories of the KKK…
Interview with Edsel Benson, March 3, 2015 (RBRL324FPP-0061)
H. Edsel Benson talks about his experiences as a World War II veteran.
Interview with Claude Williams, March 5, 2015 (RBRL324FPP-0062)
Claude Williams was born in Tifton, Georgia in 1922. He graduated from North Georgia College in 1942 and from the University of Georgia in 1944. Williams served in the European theater of WWII, after which he obtained a journalism degree from the…
Interview with Philip Pollock Jr., March 5, 2015 (RBRL324FPP-0063)
Philip Pollock talks about his experiences as a World War II veteran.
Interview with Duard Baxter, March 6, 2015 (RBRL324FPP-0064)
Duard Baxter was born in Madison County, Georgia in 1924. After graduating high school, Baxter volunteered for the Marine Corps, serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII under the 6th Marine Division. Upon his return to the United States, Baxter…
Interview with Conulus Scott, March 18, 2015 (RBRL324FPP-0065)
Conulus Scott was born in Madison County, Georgia in 1920. He farmed and worked at a sugar mill before being drafted by the military in 1942. He served in the Medical Corps in Europe during the war. After the war, he became a plumber and continued to…
Interview with Kirin Thurman, June 19, 2015 (RBRL324FPP-0066)
Thurman talks about his experience growing up as black kid in Panoramic City, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. He talks about riding VMX dirt bikes with his older brother. Thurman talks about his process of becoming race conscious while…
Interview with Frank Bird, June 25, 2016 (RBRL324FPP-0067)
Frank Bird is a teacher in Georgia and he talks about his background in teaching, his teaching philosophy, and becoming involved with the Foxfire teaching program. He also talks about incorporating hands-on learning in his classroom.
Interview with Jan Buley, June 25, 2016 (RBRL324FPP-0068)
Jan Buley teaches literacy at the graduate level in Ontario, Canada. In this interview, she talks about her early education, her development as a teacher, and her introduction to, and continuing involvement with, the Foxfire teacher workshops in…
Interview with Dorothy Partridge, August 29, 2016 (RBRL324FPP-0069)
Dorothy Partridge is an educator and one of the participants in the earliest teacher workshops offered by Foxfire founder, Eliot Wigginton. She talks about that experience and the Foxfire model as a whole.
Interview with Dawn Bennett-Alexander, October 28, 2016 (RBRL324FPP-0070)
Interview with Jack Edmunds and Asa Phillips, November 7, 2018 (RBRL324FPP-0071)
Jack Edmunds and Asa Phillips from Hart County, Georgia talk about their experiences participating in the economic and community development program administered through the University of Georgia Archway Partnership.
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