Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of 50 years of radio, television and film productions, papers, and photographs documenting the founding and growth of Protestant Radio and Television Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Biographical Note: In July 1945 in Montreat, North Carolina, The Protestant Hour radio program was launched by an informal association of denominations leaders which formed the Southern Religious Radio Conference. The first programs aired in 1945. The Protestant Radio Center was chartered in 1949 by Agnes Scott College, Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, Emory University, the Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church U.S., the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., the Protestant Episcopal Church, the United Lutheran Church, and the National Council of Churches Southeastern office. In 1953 a building for the PRC was erected near the Emory University campus. The name of the organization was changed in 1954 to The Protestant Radio and Television Center, Inc. (PRTVC) to accommodate the addition of television broadcast programming. Emory University purchased the property for campus expansion. After that the PRTVC moved to the Pritchett Center on the campus of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta and in 2002 the name of the of the radio program The Protestant Hour was changed to Day 1. In 2004 the Protestant Hour organization merged with The Alliance for Christian Media.
Extent: [ca. 1000] film reels : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm.;[ca. 1000] film reels : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 35 mm.;[ca. 484] videocassettes : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.;[ca. 6240] sound tape reels : analog ; 1/4 in.;[ca. 2620] sound discs : analog ; 16 in.;[ca. 1496] sound cassettes : analog.
Extent: Related materials in the Hargrett Library: Protestant Radio and Television Center records
Provenance: Collected and recorded by the Protestant Radio and Television Center. Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by the Protestant Radio and Television Center. The rights to this collection are owned by The Alliance for Christian Media with digital content available from Day1.
Cite Collection As: Protestant Radio and Television Center collection, 1945-1995. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.