Begun in the mid-1980s, Georgia’s Political Heritage Program is a growing collection of oral history interviews, and several associated manuscript collections, with prominent current and former Georgia political figures at the state and federal level. Notable collections are former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the late Georgia House Speaker Tom Murphy, former U.S. Congressmen Bob Barr, Pat Swindall, and Mac Collins, and many other former Georgia state legislators. Interviews include key political figures such as Herman Talmadge, Andrew Young, Lester Maddox, Hosea Williams, and many individuals who have represented the West Georgia region during the critical civil rights era of the mid-20th century. Interviews are available on the Digital Library of Georgia website.