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Special Collections and Archives: Integration of Schools and Universities in Georgia: Home

Special Collections and Archives Department sources relating to the integration of Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia public school system during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Integration of Georgia State University

1. The Signal (student newspaper): University Archives
(NOTE: Photocopies of these articles are in the GSU History Box in the Reading Room.  The Signal is also available in the library's Digital Collections.)


October 5, 1956


October 30, 1956


July 12, 1957


January 23, 1959


February 6, 1959


June 27, 1962

2. Oral History Interviews (George Manners): University Archives


G87-5 (transcript): pp. 100-102; 143-148


G90-23 (tapes)


3. GSU President's Records (George M. Sparks): University Archives


G73-5, Box 28, Folder 357 (1956)


4. Laurel Bowen and Peter Roberts.  "The Changing Face of GSU:  The Road to Diversity."  Georgia State University Centennial Exhibits, 2013.  In "Georgia State University History:  A Guide to the History of Georgia State University" [research guide].


5. David Wayne Nunnery, "The Attempted Integration of Georgia State College of Business Administration in 1956: A Significant Step Toward the Withdrawal of Georgia from the Massive Resistance Stance" (senior honors thesis, n.d.): University Archives


GSU Printed Collection, Box 29-A: "GSU History"

6. GSU Vice President for Academic Affairs Records, 1969-1982


G82-29: Box 7, Folder "Integration Plan, [1973-79]"


Select Bibliography

Reed, Merl E.  Educating the Urban New South:  Atlanta and the Rise of Georgia State University, 1913-1969.  Macon, GA:  Mercer University Press, 2009.

Roche, Jeff. Restructured Resistance: The Sibley Commission and the Politics of Desegregation in Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. (GSU The University Library: LC 214.22 .G46 R63 1998)

Trillin, Calvin. An Education in Georgia: The Integration of Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes. New York: Viking Press, 1964. [relates specifically to the integration of the University of Georgia] (GSU The University Library: LB 3062 T7)

Trillin, Calvin. An Education in Georgia: Charlayne Hunter, Hamilton Holmes, and the Integration of the University of Georgia. Foreword by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Athens GA: Brown Thrasher Books, University of Georgia Press, 1991. (GSU The University Library: LD 1986 .T75 1991)

Integration of the University of Georgia



Tape No.

Transcript Location

Bell, Griffin

Chief of Staff under Governor Vandiver


Box B-1, Folder 4

Maloof, Manuel

DeKalb County politician, tavern owner


Box B-6, Folder 5



Box B-6, Folder 4

Moore, Ray

News director, WSB-TV


Box D-1, Folder 1

Smith, George T.

Georgia House, 1959-67


Box B-8, Folder 4

Tuttle, Elbert

Justice, 5th Court of Appeals, 1954-68


Box L-1, Folder 1



no transcript (video)

Vandiver, Ernest

Lieutenant Governor, 1955-59; Governor, 1959-63


Box A-2, Folder 5



Box A-2, Folder 6

Washington, Alice Holmes

Educator, leader in Atlanta black community


Box J-1, Folder 6

Williams, Carey, Sr.

Georgia Senate, 1951-52


Box D-1, Folder 5

Williams, Osgood

Board of Regents, 1949-79


Box B-9, Folder 6

Integration of Public Schools in Georgia (Sibley Commission)

1. Oral History Interviews: Georgia Government Documentation Project
(NOTE: See also the interviews of Bell, Maloof, Moore, Smith, Vandiver, and Williams listed above.)



Tape No.

Transcript Location

Bell, Griffin

Chief of Staff under Governor Vandiver


Box B-1, Folder 5

Busbee, George

State Representative, 1957-75


Box A-1, Folder 2

Combs, Doyle

NAACP leader, Stephens County


no transcript

Craig, Calvin

Member, Ku Klux Klan, 1960s-1970s


no transcript or tape

Dove, Pearlie

Educator, Clark College


Box J-1, Folder 2

Georgia Governors Roundtable

includes Maddox, Sanders, Herman Talmadge, Vandiver


no transcript

Goodwin, George

Reporter, Atlanta Journal


no transcript (videos)

Greer, John

Georgia House, 1945-54; Senate 1959-60


no transcript

Harris, Narvie

DeKalb County Schools, 1944-83


Box J-1, Folder 3

Isakson, Johnny

Georgia House, 1977-90


Box B-3, Folder 3

Lodge, Herman

Burke County Commission, 1982-present


Box I-1, Folder 3



Box I-1, Folder 3

Lokey, Hamilton and Muriel (Hamilton)

Georgia House, 1953-57


Box B-6, Folder 1

McPheeters, Annie

Head Librarian, Auburn Branch Library, 1930s and 1940s


Box J-1

Maddox, Lester

Governor of Georgia, 1967-71


Box A-1, Folder 7

Moore, Ray

News director, WSB-TV


no transcript

Musgrove, Downing

Georgia House, 1951-60


Box B-7, Folder 4

Pauley, Frances

President, Georgia League of Women Voters, 1950s


Box B-7, Folder 5

Pendergrast, Nan



Box J-1, Folder 5

Sanders, Carl

Georgia House, 1955-63; Governor, 1963-67


Box A-2, Folder 1

Sheppard, Cornelius

NAACP leader, Muscogee County


no transcript

Talmadge, Herman

Governor of Georgia, 1949-55


Box A-2, Folder 3

2. Photographs:

Lane Brothers Collection--Miscellaneous Events: one image dated August 30, 1961 titled Atlanta City School Interigation (sic)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archive--integration and segregation of public schools  (photographs of Sibley Commission meetings, protestors outside Atlanta public schools, the first day of Northside High School integration)


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