Subject Source: Lcnaf
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1
Collection number: MS-65
Scope and Contents Ed Lightsey(1944-2014) was a native of Valdosta, Ga, and an alumnus of VSU. Lightsey’s life included turns as a writer, television anchorman, author, auctioneer, disc jockey, public speaker, soldier, and numerous positions in politics and government. He served as a senior correspondent for Georgia Trend magazine. Prior to that, his career included a decade as an independent contractor and auctioneer; a stint as district director and campaign manager for U.S. Congressman Charles Hatcher;...
Dates: Acquired: 2006; Majority of material found in 1970's
Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-27
Scope and Contents Melvin Thompson, the first person elected to the office of lieutenant governor of Georgia, served as the state's governor in 1947-48. He is best remembered for his fight with Herman Talmadge over the governorship after the death of Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in 1946. The papers of M.E. Thompson consist primarily of correspondence relating to the Three Governors Controversy and Thompson’s subsequent campaign years. The major correspondents include Jimmy Carter, Phil Landrum, Herman...
Dates: 1947-1980; Other: Majority of material found in 1947, 1954, 1956
DVD — Box 1, dvd: 1
Collection number: DVD 1
Scope and Contents Digitized 16mm film from WALB-TV (Albany, Georgia, United States), mostly from the 1970's, donated by Ed Lightsey. Raw newsreel compilations include segments on Jimmy Carter; Ku Klux Klan rally in Plains, Georgia; 1980 Georgia 2nd District Congress campaign spots for Charles Hatcher; Dwight Eisenhower heart attack news report; Escaped convicts; Football; 1973 National Meat boycott; The Georgians at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave w/ H. Jordan and J. Powell; "Insight with Ed Lightsey" interview with...
Dates: 1970 - 1979; Digitized: Digitized 2017; Acquired: 2006-09-28