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1.
George Wallace, July 15, 1974. Interview A-0024.
The Past, Present, and Future of George Wallace: Longstanding Alabama governor and former presidential candidate George Wallace discusses Alabama politics and racial issues in the United States.
Interviewee: George Wallace    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:39:59     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 14 excerpts.
2.
Dale Bumpers, June 17, 1974. Interview A-0026.
Arkansas Governor and Senator Describes the Changing Political Landscape of the South: Arkansas Governor Dale Bumpers describes the accomplishments of his administration (1970-1975), the changing political conditions and the political strategy that had allowed for his election, and his hopes for the future as he prepared to enter the United States Senate.
Interviewee: Dale Bumpers    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:00:54     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 6 excerpts.
3.
William J. (Bill) Clinton, June 15, 1974. Interview A-0027.
An Unsuccessful First Step in a Successful Political Life: Bill Clinton discusses his victory in an Arkansas Democratic congressional primary and his upcoming race against the incumbent Republican congressman.
Interviewee: William J. (Bill) Clinton    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:02:17     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 10 excerpts.
4.
Orval Faubus, June 14, 1974. Interview A-0031.
A Southern Governor Reflects on His Legacy: Orval Faubus defends his legacy.
Interviewee: Orval Faubus    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:35:30     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 16 excerpts.
5.
David Pryor, June 13, 1974. Interview A-0038.
Future Arkansas Governor Plans for an Active Term: David Pryor discusses the new political order in Arkansas just months before he won the state's governorship.
Interviewee: David Pryor    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:00:14     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 9 excerpts.
6.
Reubin Askew, July 8, 1974. Interview A-0045.
On the Rising South and the Governorship of Florida: Florida governor Reubin Askew describes his approach to politics and comments on the political character of Florida and the American South.
Interviewee: Reubin Askew    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:25:47     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 14 excerpts.
7.
Claude Pepper, February 1, 1974. Interview A-0056.
The Rise of Conservatism and the Decline of a Liberal Politician in Florida: Claude Pepper reflects on his political career and the rise of conservatism in Florida.
Interviewee: Claude Pepper    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 00:47:32     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 6 excerpts.
8.
Jimmy Carter [exact date unavailable], 1974. Interview A-0066.
The Democratic Party and the Popularization of Southern Politics: Jimmy Carter, the governor of Georgia, discusses the growing influence of the Democratic Party in southern states and links it to distinctly southern trends, such as increased voter participation and the impact of the civil rights movement.
Interviewee: Jimmy Carter    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:59:15     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 13 excerpts.
9.
Hodding Carter, April 1, 1974. Interview A-0100.
A Journalist Puts an Acid Tongue and Incisive Mind to Race in Mississippi: Journalist Hodding Carter describes the changes wrought in Mississippi by the civil rights movement.
Interviewee: Hodding Carter    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:36:09     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 12 excerpts.
10.
Ferrel Guillory, December 11, 1973. Interview A-0123.
Republican Progress and Democratic Disarray in 1970s North Carolina: Political journalist Ferrel Guillory describes the state of party politics in North Carolina.
Interviewee: Ferrel Guillory    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:42:51     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 9 excerpts.
11.
Rita Jackson Samuels, April 30, 1974. Interview A-0077.
The Growing Presence of African Americans in Georgia's Government: Rita Jackson Samuels, coordinator of the Governor's Council on Human Relations in Atlanta, Georgia, describes her role in expanding the presence of African Americans in Georgia's state government.
Interviewee: Rita Jackson Samuels    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 00:47:44     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 8 excerpts.
12.
Howell Heflin, July 9, 1974. Interview A-0010.
A Changing Judiciary in Alabama: Howell Heflin, who sat on the Alabama State Supreme Court in the 1970s before a two-decade tenure in the United States Senate, discusses the post-segregation Alabama judiciary.
Interviewee: Howell Heflin    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:11:49     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 10 excerpts.
13.
John Lewis, November 20, 1973. Interview A-0073.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Leader Describes His Role in the Civil Rights Movement: John Lewis served as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1963 to 1966. In this interview, Lewis outlines his role within the civil rights movement through his participation in the sit-in movement of 1960 in Nashville, the Freedom Rides through Alabama and Mississippi in 1961, the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, the Selma voter registration drive in 1965, and the shift towards the politics of black power within SNCC by 1966. Throughout the interview, he situates the activities of SNCC within the civil rights movement more broadly, focusing on issues of leadership, religion, and politics.
Interviewee: John Lewis    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 02:00:42     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 8 excerpts.
14.
Terry Sanford, [date unknown]. Interview A-0140.
A Southern Governor's Reflections on North Carolina Politics: Terry Sanford recalls his political career as a Democratic governor of North Carolina. He discusses the impact of race on southern politics and the realignment of political parties in the late twentieth century. Sanford attempts to reject the image of southern exceptionalism.
Interviewee: Terry Sanford    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 02:02:19     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 17 excerpts.
15.
Andrew Young, January 31, 1974. Interview A-0080.
An African American Congressman from Georgia Remembers Changing Race Relations During the Civil Rights Movement: Andrew Young, the first African American congressman from Georgia since Reconstruction, describes his involvement in the early civil rights movement. After dedicating much time and energy to voter registration drives as a minister in Georgia, Young later entered politics and was first elected to Congress in 1972. Young cites the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the decisive turning point in race relations and argues that it was this access to political power that allowed African Americans to bring to fruition other advances they had made in education, business, and social standing.
Interviewee: Andrew Young    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 00:42:21     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 4 excerpts.
16.
Lindy Boggs, January 31, 1974. Interview A-0082.
A Congresswoman from Louisiana Discusses the Evolution of Louisiana Politics since the 1930s: Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs discusses changes in Louisiana politics dating back to the 1930s, when she participated in the People's League, and through the 1950s and 1960s, which saw the gradual elimination of the "race issue" in politics. Boggs offers her thoughts on the nature of the Louisiana congressional delegation, the role of the South in Congress, and the impact of the women's movement on Congress during the 1970s.
Interviewee: Lindy Boggs    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 00:42:27     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 5 excerpts.
17.
Moon Landrieu, January 10-11, 1974. Interview A-0089.
New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu Surveys the Changing Political Landscape: New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu describes the changing political landscape of the Crescent City following World War II through his tenure as mayor in the 1970s. Stressing the importance of voter registration and the appointment of African American public officials, Landrieu emphasizes the role of political leadership in effecting real change in New Orleans race relations during the long years of the civil rights movement.
Interviewee: Moon Landrieu    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:23:13     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 5 excerpts.
18.
Bert Nettles, July 13, 1974. Interview A-0015.
Bert Nettles Discusses Alabama Politics: Bert Nettles discusses the state of politics and the Republican Party in Alabama in the 1970s. He discusses, among other things, desegregation, the need for honesty and ethics reform in the political system, and the effect of Watergate on the Republican Party.
Interviewee: Bert Nettles    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:27:28     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 16 excerpts.
19.
Frances Farenthold, December 14, 1974. Interview A-0186.
Texas State Legislator Describes Changes in Texas Politics During the Late 1960s and Early 1970s: A two-term member of the Texas state legislature, Frances Farenthold describes reform efforts in Texas politics during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In addition, Farenthold talks about what she perceives as a decline in overt racism during the post-World War II years, the role of women, and other demographic and sociocultural changes in Texas politics.
Interviewee: Frances Farenthold    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:27:39     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.
20.
Nancy Palm, December 16, 1974. Interview A-0194.
Republican County Chairperson Describes the Evolution of the Republican Party in Texas: Nancy Palm was the chairperson of the Republican Party in Harris County, Texas, during the 1960s and 1970s. She describes her own transition from liberal to conservative in the 1950s, the importance of political organization to the evolution of the Republican Party in Texas, her perception of women's liberation, and the role of such politicians as John G. Tower, John Connally, George Bush, and Richard Nixon in the rise of southern conservatism.
Interviewee: Nancy Palm    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 00:58:08     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 5 excerpts.
21.
Clarke Reed, April 2, 1974. Interview A-0113.
Mississippi State Republican Party Chairman Discusses the Growing Prominence of the South and the Republican Party in National Politics: Clarke Reed became the state chairman of the Republican Party in Mississippi during the mid-1960s, thus overseeing the growing prominence of the Republican Party in the South and the burgeoning importance of the South in national politics into the mid-1970s. In this interview, he describes his own political philosophy in relationship to southern conservatism and his perception of various Republican political leaders.
Interviewee: Clarke Reed    Interviewer: Jack Bass, Walter DeVries
Duration: 01:35:36     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.