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Guide to the Mignon Smith and Carol Bennett Alabama Radio Network Papers MSS.3369

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

April 2011

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Collection Title:

Mignon Smith and Carol Bennett Alabama Radio Network Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.3369

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

10.5 Linear feet

Dates:

1963-2007

Abstract:

Newspaper clippings, transcripts of interviews, press releases and presidential convention media packets, covering people and events and their influence on Alabama.

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mignon Smith, 2007

Preferred Citation:

Mignon Smith and Carol Bennett Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2011

Biographical/Historical note

Mignon Smith was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Her father, J. Craig Smith, was the head of Avondale Mills, a large textile company manufacturing mainly denim cloth and cotton yarn. She attended school in Sylacauga, Alabama, through the ninth grade and then graduated from the Madeira School in Virginia, and later from Briarcliff Junior College in New York. She transferred to the University of Alabama as a junior and majored in political science and journalism.

The youngest Joint Master of Fox Hounds in the United States (in 1954), after college, Mignon started a riding school and small stud farm south of Birmingham. When her lease on the farm ran out, she moved to Washington, DC, where she became a radio news reporter for Alabama stations. She is now retired from radio reporting and works fulltime in the thoroughbred breeding, racing, and sport business.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains newspaper clippings, transcripts of interviews, press releases and presidential convention media packets, covering people and events, and their influence on Alabama. As stated in an advertisement for the Mignon Smith Alabama Radio Report from Washington, "Not only do Washington politics affect Alabama, and Alabamians affect Washington politics, but there is the same interplay in other areas such as civic organizations, trade associations, agriculture, the arts, etc. Alabama radio listeners should be kept abreast of this Washington news and how it affects them."

The collection is arranged in three primary series: Subjects, Presidential Conventions, and Alabama People. Another smaller group of materials includes some information about Mignon Smith, the Alabama Radio Network, and the Washington-Alabama News Report.

The collection also included several video tapes (Beta and VHS), books, and periodicals listed below. The books and periodicals have been added to Hoole's Alabama Collection, and the videos have been added to the Manuscript's photographic unit.

AV materials * Beta - Heflin on the Bork vote * VHS - George Wallace movie, 1998 * VHS - Anita Hill Hearings * VHS - Thomas [Clarence] 10/91

Books Lister Hill: Statesman from the South, by Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton. That's the Way I Saw It, Bob Ingram. Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites, Wayne Flynt. Voices Rising: Alabama's Women at the Millennium, curated by Ruth Stevens Appelhof, Jennifer Orpha Kelly. William Christenberry: The Early Years, 1954-1968, J. Richard Gruber. Practical Guide to the Law of Political Broadcasting, M. Scott Johnson

Periodicals Alabama News Media Directory, 1989-1990 Alabama Broadcasters Association - 1982 Radio & Television Membership Directory - 1984-1985 Radio & Television Membership Directory - 1986 Radio & Television Membership Directory - 1986 Directory - 1989-1990 Directory - 1986 Advertising Agency Directory Alabama Broadcaster - nos. 190-252, May 1986-December 1992 (missing nos., 200, 203-204, 208-209, 224, 227, 231-239.)

Subjects

Scope and Contents note

This series includes newspaper clippings, interview transcripts, and press releases over a wide variety of subjects covered by Mignon Smith and Carolyn Bennett for the Alabama Radio Network.

Components in Detail

Abortion (1 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 1

Abortion (2 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 2

Alabama - General (1 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 3

Alabama - General (2 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 4

Alabama - Supreme Court Box 3369.001 Folder 5

Birmingham Box 3369.001 Folder 6

Blacks (1 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 7

Blacks (2 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 8

Blue Dogs Box 3369.001 Folder 9

Bombings (includes photographs) (1 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 10

Bombings (includes photographs) (2 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 11

CIA (see also Alabama People: Shelby, Richard) Box 3369.001 Folder 12

Campaign Finance Reform Box 3369.001 Folder 13

Chemical Weapons Box 3369.001 Folder 14

Chemical Weapons Treaty Box 3369.001 Folder 15

Church Fires Box 3369.001 Folder 16

Civil Rights (1 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 17

Civil Rights (2 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 18

Coal Box 3369.001 Folder 19

Congress Box 3369.001 Folder 20

Contract with America (see also Subjects: Republicans) Box 3369.001 Folder 21

Death Penalty (1 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 22

Death Penalty (2 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 23

Education, Alabama Box 3369.001 Folder 24

Education, Desegregation Box 3369.001 Folder 25

Endangered Species Box 3369.001 Folder 27

Equal Rights Amendment Box 3369.001 Folder 28

FBI Box 3369.001 Folder 29

Farm Box 3369.001 Folder 30

Farmers, Black Box 3369.001 Folder 31

Fish Box 3369.001 Folder 32

Flags Box 3369.001 Folder 33

Gees Bend Box 3369.001 Folder 34

Guns and Gun Control (1 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 35

Guns and Gun Control (2 of 2) Box 3369.001 Folder 36

Health Care Box 3369.002 Folder 37

Health Care, Alabama Box 3369.002 Folder 38

Health Care, Drugs Box 3369.002 Folder 39

Health Care, HMOs Box 3369.002 Folder 40

Health Care, Long Term Box 3369.002 Folder 41

Health Care, Malpractice Box 3369.002 Folder 42

Health Care, Midwives Box 3369.002 Folder 43

Highways and Roads Box 3369.002 Folder 44

Huntsville Box 3369.002 Folder 45

Indians Box 3369.002 Folder 46

Indians, Mowas Box 3369.002 Folder 47

Infant Mortality Box 3369.002 Folder 48

Insurance Box 3369.002 Folder 49

Jobs and Unemployment Box 3369.002 Folder 50

KKK Box 3369.002 Folder 51

Lobbying Box 3369.002 Folder 52

Lottery Box 3369.002 Folder 53

Medicaid Box 3369.002 Folder 54

Medicaid, Alabama Box 3369.002 Folder 55

Medicare Box 3369.002 Folder 56

Mercedes Box 3369.002 Folder 57

Militias Box 3369.002 Folder 58

Minimum Wage Box 3369.002 Folder 59

Miscellaneous (1 of 2) Box 3369.002 Folder 60

Miscellaneous (2 of 2) Box 3369.002 Folder 61

NASA Box 3369.002 Folder 62

National Guard Box 3369.002 Folder 63

NEA Box 3369.002 Folder 64

Organ Transplants Box 3369.002 Folder 65

PACs Box 3369.002 Folder 66

Pay Raises Box 3369.002 Folder 67

Pensions Box 3369.002 Folder 68

People for the American Way (1 of 2) Box 3369.002 Folder 69

People for the American Way (2 of 2) Box 3369.002 Folder 70

Police Box 3369.002 Folder 71

Pollution Box 3369.002 Folder 72

Pornography Box 3369.002 Folder 73

Post Offices Box 3369.002 Folder 74

Poverty Box 3369.002 Folder 75

Prisons Box 3369.002 Folder 76

Privacy Box 3369.002 Folder 77

Punitive Damages Box 3369.002 Folder 78

Railroads, Alabama Box 3369.002 Folder 79

Redistricting Box 3369.002 Folder 80

Republicans, Alabama Box 3369.002 Folder 81

Rivers Box 3369.002 Folder 82

Samford University Box 3369.002 Folder 83

School Integration - Alabama before 1971 Box 3369.002 Folder 84

School Prayer Box 3369.002 Folder 85

Scottsboro Boys Box 3369.002 Folder 86

Selma (see also Subjects: Voting Rights) (1 of 2) Box 3369.002 Folder 87

Selma (see also Subjects: Voting Rights) (2 of 2) Box 3369.002 Folder 88

Slavery Box 3369.002 Folder 89

Social Security Box 3369.002 Folder 90

Social Security - NOTCH Box 3369.002 Folder 91

Southern Christian Leadership Conference Box 3369.002 Folder 92

Somalia Box 3369.002 Folder 93

Sports, Alabama Box 3369.003 Folder 94

Steel Box 3369.003 Folder 95

Supreme Court Box 3369.003 Folder 96

Tax Reform (1 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 97

Tax Reform (2 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 98

Ten Commandments (see also Alabama People: Moore, Roy) Box 3369.003 Folder 99

Tenn Tom (see also Miscellaneous Materials - Audio Visual Materials, audio cassette 3369.008/014) Box 3369.003 Folder 100

Term Limits Box 3369.003 Folder 101

Textiles, Alabama Box 3369.003 Folder 102

Timber Box 3369.003 Folder 103

Tobacco Box 3369.003 Folder 104

Tort Reform Box 3369.003 Folder 105

Triana (1 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 106

Triana (2 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 107

Turtle Excluder Devices Box 3369.003 Folder 108

Tuskegee (see also Alabama People: Ford, Johnny, and Subjects: Venereal Disease) Box 3369.003 Folder 109

Tuskegee Airmen Box 3369.003 Folder 110

TVA Box 3369.003 Folder 111

Unemployment Box 3369.003 Folder 112

Uniforms Box 3369.003 Folder 113

Unions Box 3369.003 Folder 114

University of Alabama Box 3369.003 Folder 115

University of Alabama Birmingham Box 3369.003 Folder 116

University of Montevallo Box 3369.003 Folder 117

Venereal Diseases (see also Subjects: Tuskegee) Box 3369.003 Folder 118

Veterans and V.A. Box 3369.003 Folder 119

Veterans, Alabama Box 3369.003 Folder 120

Veterans, Health Care Box 3369.003 Folder 121

Vietnam Box 3369.003 Folder 122

Voting Rights (see also Subjects: Selma) (1 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 123

Voting Rights (see also Subjects: Selma) (2 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 124

War Powers Act Box 3369.003 Folder 125

Watergate: Democratic Headquarters Break-in Box 3369.003 Folder 126

Water Box 3369.003 Folder 127

Welfare (1 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 128

Welfare (2 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 129

Whistleblowers Box 3369.003 Folder 130

Women (1 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 131

Women (2 of 2) Box 3369.003 Folder 132

Yugoslavia - Bosnia, Kosovo Box 3369.003 Folder 133

Alabama People

Scope and Contents note

This series includes newspaper clippings, interview transcripts, and press releases from variety of Alabamians interviewed for the Alabama Radio Network.

Components in Detail

Aderholt, Robert Box 3369.004 Folder 1

Arrington, Richard Box 3369.004 Folder 2

Bachus, Spencer Box 3369.004 Folder 3

Barkley, Charles Box 3369.004 Folder 4

Barr, William Box 3369.004 Folder 5

Bedford, Roger Box 3369.004 Folder 6

Bennett, Jim Box 3369.004 Folder 7

Bevill, Tom (1 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 8

Bevill, Tom (2 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 9

Bowers, Chris Box 3369.004 Folder 10

Braswell, Walter Box 3369.004 Folder 11

Browder, Glen Box 3369.004 Folder 12

Brown, Janice Box 3369.004 Folder 13

Callahan, Sonny (1 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 14

Callahan, Sonny (2 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 15

Collier, Ben Box 3369.004 Folder 16

Cooper, Charles Box 3369.004 Folder 17

Cooper, Lee - ABA Box 3369.004 Folder 18

Cramer, Bud Box 3369.004 Folder 19

Davis, Angela Box 3369.004 Folder 20

Davis, Natalie Box 3369.004 Folder 21

Dees, Morris Box 3369.004 Folder 22

Denton, Jeremiah (1 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 23

Denton, Jeremiah (2 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 24

Dickinson, Bill Box 3369.004 Folder 25

Edwards, Jack Box 3369.004 Folder 26

Erdreich, Ben Box 3369.004 Folder 27

Espy, Mike Box 3369.004 Folder 28

Everett, Terry Box 3369.004 Folder 29

Flippo, Ronnie Box 3369.004 Folder 30

Folmar, Emory Box 3369.004 Folder 31

Folsom, Jim Box 3369.004 Folder 32

Ford, Johnny (see also Subjects: Tuskegee) Box 3369.004 Folder 33

Fox, Earl Box 3369.004 Folder 34

Gingrich, Newt Box 3369.004 Folder 35

Gold, Victor Box 3369.004 Folder 36

Graddick, Charlie Box 3369.004 Folder 37

Harris, Claude Box 3369.004 Folder 38

Hayes, Ron Box 3369.004 Folder 39

Heflin, Howell (see also Miscellaneous Materials - Audio Visual Materials, video 3369.008/001) (1 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 40

Heflin, Howell (2 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 41

Herman, Alexis (1 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 42

Herman, Alexis (2 of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 43

Hilliard, Earl (1of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 44

Hilliard, Earl (2of 2) Box 3369.004 Folder 45

Hilliard, John Box 3369.004 Folder 46

Hubbert, Paul Box 3369.004 Folder 47

Hunt, Guy Box 3369.004 Folder 48

James, Fob Box 3369.004 Folder 49

Keller, Helen Box 3369.004 Folder 50

King, Coretta Scott Box 3369.004 Folder 51

King, Martin Luther, Jr. Box 3369.004 Folder 52

Lewis, John Box 3369.004 Folder 53

Lowery, Joseph, Rev. Box 3369.004 Folder 54

McGregor, Milton Box 3369.004 Folder 55

Millender-McDonald, Juanita Box 3369.004 Folder 56

Moore, Roy (see also Subjects: Ten Commandments) Box 3369.004 Folder 57

Moorer, Thomas Box 3369.004 Folder 58

Nichols, Bill Box 3369.005 Folder 59

Owens, Jesse Box 3369.005 Folder 60

Parks, Rosa (1 of 2) Box 3369.005 Folder 61

Parks, Rosa (2 of 2) Box 3369.005 Folder 62

Pepper, Claude Box 3369.005 Folder 63

Pitt, Redding Box 3369.005 Folder 64

Powell, Colin Box 3369.005 Folder 65

Privett, Caryl Box 3369.005 Folder 66

Pryor, Bill Box 3369.005 Folder 67

Rice, Condoleeza (1 of 2) Box 3369.005 Folder 68

Rice, Condoleeza (2 of 2) Box 3369.005 Folder 69

Riley, Bob Box 3369.005 Folder 70

Roper, Bill Box 3369.005 Folder 71

Sanders, Hank Box 3369.005 Folder 72

Satcher, David Box 3369.005 Folder 73

Saxon, John Box 3369.005 Folder 74

Scrushy, Richard Box 3369.005 Folder 75

Seldon, Jack Box 3369.005 Folder 76

Sessions, Jeff Box 3369.005 Folder 77

Shelby, Richard (see also Subjects: CIA) (1 of 2) Box 3369.005 Folder 78

Shelby, Richard (2 of 2) Box 3369.005 Folder 79

Shelby, Richard - Zona Rosa Massacre Box 3369.005 Folder 80

Siegelman, Don Box 3369.005 Folder 81

Spann, Johnny (Mike) Box 3369.005 Folder 82

Sudduth, Jimmy Lee Box 3369.005 Folder 83

Sullivan, Jean Box 3369.005 Folder 84

Thomas, Clarence (see also Miscellaneous Materials - Audio Visual Materials, videos 3369.008/002 and 3369.008/003) (1 of 5) Box 3369.005 Folder 85

Thomas, Clarence (2 of 5) Box 3369.005 Folder 86

Thomas, Clarence (3 of 5) Box 3369.005 Folder 87

Thomas, Clarence (4 of 5) Box 3369.005 Folder 88

Thomas, Clarence (5 of 5) Box 3369.005 Folder 89

Thompson, Fred Box 3369.005 Folder 90

Tutwiler, Margaret Box 3369.005 Folder 91

Wallace, George (see also Miscellaneous Materials - Audio Visual Materials, video 3369.008/004) (1 of 2) Box 3369.005 Folder 92

Wallace, George (2 of 2) Box 3369.005 Folder 93

Wallace, George, Jr. Box 3369.005 Folder 94

Whitestone, Heather, Miss America Box 3369.005 Folder 95

Williams, Jett (and Hank) Box 3369.005 Folder 96

Windom, Steve, Lt. Gov. Box 3369.005 Folder 97

Campaigns and Conventions

Scope and Contents note

This series includes newspaper clippings, interview transcripts, press releases, and convention media packets for the Republican and Democratic national conventions for 1972 though 2000.

Components in Detail

2000 Democratic - Los Angeles (1 of 3) Box 3369.006 Folder 1

2000 Democratic - Los Angeles (2 of 3) Box 3369.006 Folder 2

2000 Democratic - Los Angeles (3 of 3) Box 3369.006 Folder 3

2000 Republican - Philadelphia (1 of 2) Box 3369.006 Folder 4

2000 Republican - Philadelphia (2 of 2) Box 3369.006 Folder 5

1996 Democratic - Chicago Box 3369.006 Folder 6

1996 Republican - San Diego Box 3369.006 Folder 7

1988 Democratic - Atlanta (1 of 3) Box 3369.006 Folder 8

1988 Democratic - Atlanta (2 of 3) Box 3369.006 Folder 9

1988 Democratic - Atlanta (3 of 3) Box 3369.006 Folder 10

1984 Democratic - San Francisco (1 of 4) Box 3369.006 Folder 11

1984 Democratic - San Francisco (2 of 4) Box 3369.006 Folder 12

1984 Democratic - San Francisco (3 of 4) Box 3369.006 Folder 13

1984 Democratic - San Francisco (4 of 4) Box 3369.006 Folder 14

1984 Republican - Dallas (1 of 2) Box 3369.007 Folder 15

1984 Republican - Dallas (2 of 2) Box 3369.007 Folder 16

1980 Democratic - New York City (1 of 5) Box 3369.007 Folder 17

1980 Democratic - New York City (2 of 5) Box 3369.007 Folder 18

1980 Democratic - New York City (3 of 5) Box 3369.007 Folder 19

1980 Democratic - New York City (4 of 5) Box 3369.007 Folder 20

1980 Democratic - New York City (5 of 5) Box 3369.007 Folder 21

1980 Republican - Detroit (1 of 2) Box 3369.007 Folder 22

1980 Republican - Detroit (2 of 2) Box 3369.007 Folder 23

1976, 1980 Republican National Conventions Box 3369.007 Folder 24

1972 Republican Convention Box 3369.007 Folder 25

Vice Presidents Box 3369.007 Folder 26

Miscellaneous Materials

Components in Detail

Mignon Smith and Staff Box 3369.007 Folder 1

Mignon Smith's Alabama Radio Report Box 3369.007 Folder 2

The Washington-Alabama New Report Box 3369.007 Folder 3

Alabama Broadcasters Association Conventions & Meetings Box 3369.007 Folder 4

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - "To Kill a Mockingbird" playbill Box 3369.007 Folder 5

The Phillips Collection (museum/gallery folder) Box 3369.007 Folder 6

Blue Dogs 2002 calendar Box 3369.007 Folder 7

Audio Visual Materials

Alabama People: Heflin, Howell (beta video) Box 3369.008 Folder 8

Alabama People: Thomas, Clarence (Thomas video) Box 3369.008 Folder 9

Alabama People: Thomas, Clarence (Anita Hill video) Box 3369.008 Folder 10

Alabama People: Wallace, George (Wallace movie) Box 3369.008 Folder 11

Alabama People: Dees, Morris (audio cassette) Box 3369.008 Folder 12

Alabama People: Moorer, Thomas (audio cassette) Box 3369.008 Folder 13

Subjects: Tenn Tom (audio cassette) Box 3369.008 Folder 14

Miscellaneous Material: "Alabama in the Beginning" (audio cassette) Box 3369.008 Folder 15

Miscellaneous Material: The Talladega College Choir. "From a Mighty Long Way... We Thank You" Box 3369.008 Folder 16

Directories

Alabama News Media Directory, 1989-1990 Box 3369.008 Folder 17

Alabama Broadcasters Association. Radio & Television Membership Directories: 1982, 1984-1985, and 1986 Box 3369.008 Folder 18

Alabama Broadcasters Association. Advertising Agency Directory, 1986 Box 3369.008 Folder 19

Alabama Broadcasters Association. Directories: 1988 and 1989-1990 Box 3369.008 Folder 20

Publications

Alabama Broadcasters Association. A Practical Guide to the Law of Political Broadcasting Box 3369.008 Folder 21

Alabama Broadcasters Association. Alabama Broadcaster, 1986-1987, nos. 190-207 (May 1986-December 1987) Box 3369.008 Folder 22

Alabama Broadcasters Association. Alabama Broadcaster, 1988-1989, nos. 210-226 (April 1988-November 1989) Box 3369.008 Folder 23

Alabama Broadcasters Association. Alabama Broadcaster, 1990-1992, nos. 228-252 (February 1990-December 1992) Box 3369.008 Folder 24

Oversize

Components in Detail

San Jose Mercury News, "The Convention Answer Book," (1984 Democratic Convention) Box 3369.009 Folder 1

Detroit Free Press - Detroit Special Edition (1980 Republican Convention) Box 3369.009 Folder 2

Detroit Free Press/The Detroit News, July 17, 1980 Box 3369.009 Folder 3

Christian Science Monitor, Midwestern Edition, July 17, 1980 Box 3369.009 Folder 4

The Windsor Star, Special Feature, July 14, 1980 Box 3369.009 Folder 5

Washington Post - convention 1980 - "The Republicans in Detroit," July 14, 1980, p. A14 Box 3369.009 Folder 6