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Collection Dates: 1947
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of an "Our Hometown" type of town film, made in 1947 by Sol Landsman and Arthur Loevin. The film depicts the people and businesses of Swainsboro, Georgia.
Biographical Note: "In the age of the automobile, Swainsboro, the [Emanuel] county seat, has been called the 'Crossroads of the South' for its location at the intersection of U.S. highways 1 and 80. In 1822 the state legislature named it 'Swainsborough' in recognition of Stephen Swain, the state senator who introduced the bill for the county's creation in 1812. The town's name was changed to Paris at its incorporation on February 18, 1854, but three years later reverted to its current name, Swainsboro."--"Emanuel County" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ (Viewed February 8, 2010)
Extent: [2?] film reels : sd., b&w ; 35 mm.
Genre: Documentaries and factual works
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Tony Bellamy.
Cite Collection As: Swainsboro "Our Home Town" film collection, 1947. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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