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Interview with Ivan Allen, February 17, 1971

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:10 - Father's involvement with Senator Russell

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Partial Transcript: Mayor Allen, would you mind telling me how you first met the senator or got to know him on a personal basis?

Keywords: Governor Hardeman; Hugh Peterson; Ivan Allen, Sr.; campaigns; reform; reorganization

00:06:17 - Russell's contributions to Georgia / Atlanta's urban development in the 1960s

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Partial Transcript: I would like to comment on what I think is really the greatest contribution to the state that Senator Russell has made...

Keywords: City of Atlanta; Model Cities Grant; family legacy; federal assistance; housing; leadership; mayors; rebuilding; revitalization; urban renewal

00:13:01 - Russell on the race issue

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Partial Transcript: I had communication from the White House...

Keywords: civil rights; equal opportunity; race; recommendations; segregation

00:18:17 - Russell's relationship with the Democratic Party / Russell's personal life

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Partial Transcript: Do you have any personal knowledge as to how much the president, President Johnson, relied upon his good friend Senator Russell?

Keywords: Democratic Party; Dixiecrats; Southern senators; nominations