Georgia Department of Natural Resources films

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1950 – 1997
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of over 500 film reels from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Topics covered include parks and historic sites (e.g. Tallulah Falls, Fort McAllister), hunting, fish (especially trout), birds (woodpeckers, eagles, etc), wildlife (e.g. white-tailed deer), various locations around Georgia (Atlanta, Sapelo Island, etc) and incidents in Georgia history. The collection spans the 1970s through the 1990s, but is not a complete archive of all the unit's output. Also included is film footage collected by the department, dating to the 1950s.
Biographical Note: "The Department of Natural Resources has statewide responsibilities for the management and conservation of Georgia's natural and cultural resources. Most of this work is conducted by DNR's six operating divisions which include: Coastal Resources Division, Environmental Protection Division, Historic Preservation Division, Sustainability Division, Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Division and Wildlife Resources Division. The Board of Natural Resources, which is appointed by the Governor, oversees rulemaking for the agency."--From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources web page, viewed Dec. 7, 2010 (
Extent: [500?] film reels : sd., col. ; 16 mm.;[70?] film reels : sd., col. ; 35 mm.;2 D2 videotapes
Genre: Nature works;Documentaries and factual works;Historical works
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Becky Marshall and Jim Couch, 2002.
Cite Collection As: Georgia Department of Natural Resources films, 1950-1997. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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