Oral histories pertaining to history of North and Northwest Georgia. Contains materials from the following collections and series:

Recent Submissions

  • Phillip M. Goldstein 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Philip M. Goldstein, retired Marietta City Council Member, discusses the history of his father's business and the buildings it had inhabited.
  • Johnny Fulmer 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Johnny Fulmer discusses how he started the Marietta Square Farmers Market and how it expanded over the years.
  • Felecca Wilson Taylor 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Felecca Wilson Taylor talks about her mother, Hattie Wilson, and her one experience participating in a sit-in that occurred at McLellan's.
  • Deane Bonner 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Deane Bonner, president emeritus of the Cobb County NAACP, discusses some of the early pioneers of the Cobb County NAACP.
  • Leigh Colburn 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Leigh Colburn discusses the impact of Marietta High School on the community and her transition from working in elementary schools to high school.
  • Dr. Tim and Reed Brown 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Reed and Dr. Tim Brown discuss the Marietta School System, their careers, Reed Brown with West Side School and Dr. Tim Brown as a teacher and then Assistant Principal of Marietta High School.
  • Bob Ormsby 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Bob Ormsby, former Lockheed president, discuses the C5 aircraft development and the reduction of weight they needed to do for it, the creation of the Aircraft Museum, and the impact of the aircraft industry on the city of ...
  • Bill Paden 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Bill Paden, a retired Lockheed Martin engineer, discusses the restoration and history of a prototype C-141B. He details the reason the C-141As were converted to C-141Bs which essentially stetched the plane to increase ...
  • Sherman Martin 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Sherman Martin talks about going to Pyote Air Force Base to select B-29s to refurbished by Lockheed for the Korean War.
  • Mayor Bill Dunaway 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Mayor Bill Dunaway discusses the drug stores that were around Marietta and the integration of the luncheonettes that his father ran in the 60s.
  • Louis and Josetta Walker 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Louis and Josetta Walker talk about their experiences and work with the Marietta School System. Louis also talks briefly about attending Marietta High School in 1965.
  • Jean Lindsay Galt and Jan Gault Russel 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Jean Lindsay Galt and Jan Galt Russel discuss what remains of the original building after Theatre in the Square began using it and recall
  • Fred D. Bentley, Sr 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-11)
    Fred D. Bentley, Sr. discusses why he started his law practice on Washington Avenue and about the history of the Bentley Firm building which is located in the original Cobb County Courthouse from the 1800s.
  • Interview with Martha and Mark Lemon 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-03-02)
    Oral history of Martha Lemon and Mark Lemon, Martha's son. This oral history mostly covered the history of the Lemon House and family in Acworth, Georgia.
  • Interview with Jerica Richardson 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2022-02-25)
    Oral history of Jerica Richardson, Cobb County's District Two Commisioner. Richardson discusses growing up, moving to Atlanta on the heels of Hurrican Katrina, and her nontraditional track to public office.
  • Interview with Reverend Steven Mints 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ) (2021-12-01)
    Oral history of Rev. Steve Mints. Rev. Mints discusses growing up in Marietta, his path into ministry and his ongoing work in the community and in government.
  • Interview with Alfred Jackson 

    Scott, Thomas Allan (1943- ); Cawley, Mary B. (2021-09-23)
    Oral history with Alfred Jackson. Oral history covers a variety of topics, including education during the early twentieth century, agriculture, cemeteries in Cobb County, Naval service, and work at the Dobbins Air Force Base.
  • Interview with Cecil Frey Bullard 

    Cawley, Mary Boswell (Kennesaw State University Archives, 1987)
    Cecil Frey Bullard was employed for 47 years by the Cobb County Sheriff's Department. Bullard discusses the Bullard family as well as farming, education, law enforcement, and historic properties in Cobb County.
  • Interview with John Steve Frey, Sr. and Sara Skelton Bozeman Frey 

    Cawley, Mary Boswell (Kennesaw State University Archives, 1988-01-28)
    John Steve Frey, Sr. was born in east Cobb County on January 4, 1898. Owner of a Marietta grocery store for 20 years, Mr. Frey later farmed and ran a cotton gin in Kennesaw. He also worked as a Cobb County deputy sheriff.
  • Interview with Harvey E. Durham and Bessie H. Durham 

    Scott, Thomas, Allan (1943 -) (Kennesaw State University Archives, 1987-05-20)
    Oral history interview with Harvey E. Durham and Bessie H. Durham. The Durhams were Acworth natives and successful farmers.

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