The Hugh L. Gordon Papers range from 1951 to 2009, with the bulk dating from 1966 to 1989. The majority of the documents were created by Gordon during the course of his duties as Director of Personnel at Lockheed-Georgia (GELAC), as well as Regional Executive for Region 4 of the National Alliance of Businessmen (NAB) and leadership positions with the Private Industry Council of Atlanta, Inc. (PIC) and the Atlanta Employer’s Voluntary Merit Employment Association (AEVMEA). In addition, the Gordon Papers include material generated as part of the creation of the collection. The Hugh L. Gordon Papers contains seven sub series: Correspondence; Atlanta Employer’s Voluntary Merit Employment Association; Interviews (2000-2008); Lockheed-Georgia Company (1951-2002); National Alliance of Business (1956-2001); Private Industry Council of Atlanta, Inc. (1968-1992); and Writings (1971-2006).

Correspondence (1974-2008) consists of letters and e-mail printouts between Hugh Gordon and individuals, as well as representatives of research institutions. The bulk of the correspondence deals with research for Gordon’s book project. The Atlanta Employer’s Voluntary Merit Employment Association (1965-2007) sub-series contains correspondence, minutes, publications, and reports generated as part of the day-to-day activities of the organization. Of interest to researchers is the sound recording and transcript of the luncheon meeting at the Dinkler Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 12, 1966. Speakers included Whitney M. Young, Jr., President of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971. In his address, Young encouraged business leaders to get involved with the civil rights movement as a matter of their own “enlightened self interest.” The majority of the Interviews (2000-2008) sub-series is made up of sound recordings of interviews conducted by Gordon, as part of his research. They are organized by subject areas to provide organizational or biographical background. The sub-series also includes written transcripts of the interviews with J. Joseph Kruse conducted by Gordon in 2001 and 2002. The Lockheed-Georgia Company (1951-2002) sub-series is organized by format. It contains items regarding Lockheed’s implementation of affirmative action programs, as well as related materials. The bulk of the National Alliance of Business (1968-2001) sub-series deals with Gordon’s responsibilities as Regional Executive for Region 4 of the organization, which included Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It is organized by format and activity. In addition to Gordon’s correspondence, the sub-series contains a folder of photocopied communications (Feb-Jun 1978) from the files of Jack R. Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President of Operations for the NAB. The Private Industry Council of Atlanta, Inc. (1968-1992) sub-series relates to Gordon’s activities in the Atlanta PIC, including his role in its founding in 1978, and is organized by format. The Writings (1971-2006) sub-series contains Gordon’s book proposals arranged chronologically. It also includes a caption for a photograph of the signing of the first Plans for Progress pact featuring Lockheed Chairman Courtlandt Gross on May 25, 1961, as well as a collection of autobiographical items.

Recent Submissions

  • Dinkler Plaza Hotel luncheon sound recording 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ).; Mescon, Michael H.; Horsey, Richard H.; Young, Whitney M. (Kennesaw State University Archives, 1966-08-12)
    Sound recording digitized from audiocassette of speakers during Dinkler Plaza Hotel luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 12, 1966. The recording features Whitney M. Young, Jr., the Executive Director of the National ...
  • Interview with J. (John) Edward Stahl 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2006-07-10)
    Sound recording digitized from audiocassette of a telephone interview with J. (John) Edward Stahl by Hugh L. Gordon. Stahl discusses his education and his career at the Marietta location of Lockheed.
  • Dinkler Plaza Hotel luncheon transcript 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ).; Mescon, Michael H.; Horsey, Richard H.; Kowalczyk, Midge. (Kennesaw State University Archives, 1966-08-12)
    Written transcript of speakers during Dinkler Plaza Hotel luncheon in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 12, 1966.
  • Interview with Clarence W. Sinkfield 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ).; Patton, Randall L. (1958- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2004-03-10)
    Sound recording digitized from audiocassette of an interview with Clarence W. Sinkfield by Hugh L. Gordon and Randall Patton, Professor of History at Kennesaw State University. Sinkfield discusses his childhood in the ...
  • Interview with Ernest "Pappy" Ross 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2004-02-12)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of a telephone interview with Ernest "Pappy" Ross by Hugh L. Gordon. Ross discusses his early childhood in Donora, Pennsylvania, and his education at Morris Brown University. ...
  • Interview with Victor L. Priebe 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2004-03-03)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of a telephone interview with Victor L. Priebe by Hugh L. Gordon. Priebe discusses his work as part of the organization, Jobs Now, from its conception in 1967-1968 to its end ...
  • Interview with Wade Mitchell 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2006-01-23)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of interview with Wade Mitchell by Hugh L. Gordon. Mitchell discusses his career with The Trust Company of Georgia from 1962 to 1993, particularly the years following 1968.
  • Interview with Harold S. Mintz 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2002-08-07)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of an interview with Harold S. Mintz by Hugh L. Gordon. Mintz, a retired manager with the Lockheed Marietta location, discusses his experiences with informally integrating a ...
  • Interview with Jim Mercer 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2002-03-21)
    Sound recording of a telephone interview digitized from an audiocassette with Jim Mercer by Hugh L. Gordon. Mercer was in labor relations at the Marietta location of Lockheed in 1961, during the complaint filed by African ...
  • Interview with Jack McLendon 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2002-11-02)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of an interview with Jack McLendon by Hugh L. Gordon. McLendon attended the Georgia Institute of Technology before being drafted in 1944 into the U.S. military. On his return, ...
  • Interview with Pope Barrow McIntire 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2004-03-03)
    Sound recording of a telephone interview digitized from audiocassette with Pope Barrow McIntire by Hugh L. Gordon. McIntire was a partner of the King & Spalding law firm from 1953 to his retirement in 1987. He worked with ...
  • Interview with Sherman A. Martin 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2002-08-12)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of an interview with Sherman A. Martin by Hugh L. Gordon. Martin is a former executive with Lockheed Martin, working at both the Burbank and Marietta locations during his ...
  • Interview with William Layburn 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2002-03-21)
    Sound recording of a telephone interview digitized from audiocassette with William Layburn and Hugh L. Gordon. Layburn, who worked in the Personnel Department for Western Electric in Atlanta in the 1960s, discusses his ...
  • Interview with Gordon Kemp 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ).; Patton, Randall L. (1958- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2004-03-12)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of an interview between Gordon Kemp, Hugh L. Gordon, and Randall Patton, Prof. of History at Kennesaw State University. Kemp discusses his childhood in northwest Atlanta near ...
  • Interview with Thomas K. Hamall 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2007-10-29)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of an interview between Thomas K. Hamall and Hugh L. Gordon. Hamall briefly recounts his upbringing and education, then moves on to his work experience. He worked in a number ...
  • Interview with Richard M. Drabant 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2004-03-04)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of a telephone interview between Richard M. Drabant and Hugh L. Gordon. They discuss Drabant's education at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, his employment ...
  • Interview with Sue Dominy 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2003-04-15)
    Sound recording digitized from an audiocassette of a telephone interview between Sue Dominy and Hugh L. Gordon. Sue worked in the employment office at Lockheed-Georgia and discusses hiring practices for African Americans ...
  • Interview with Lois Austin 

    Gordon, Hugh L. (1922- ).; Patton, Randall L. (1958- ). (Kennesaw State University Archives, 2004-03-08)
    Sound recording digitized from audiocassette of an interview between Lois Austin; Randall Patton, Professor of History at Kennesaw State University; and Hugh L. Gordon. Austin discusses her husband, Robert B. Troutman, ...