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Collection Dates: 1957 – 1989
Scope and Content Note: This collection contains films, videos, and radio spots produced by the Atlanta Gas Light Company from the 1950s through 1970s. It includes home movies of company events, training and promotional films, commercials, and footage of the Mrs. Georgia Pageant in the 1960s.
Biographical Note: "In February 1856 the Atlanta Gas Light Company was incorporated to provide gas lighting to the city of Atlanta. One of Georgia's oldest companies, Atlanta Gas Light has provided gas light, heat, and power to many of Atlanta's homes and still delivers natural gas to 1.5 million homes in Georgia. The company is a division of AGL Resources, a publicly traded multistate energy company."--"Atlanta Gas Light Company" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/business-economy/atlanta-gas-light-company (Viewed April 10, 2014)
Extent: 80 film reels : sd., b&w, col. ; 16 mm.;7 film reels : sd., b&w, col. ; 8 mm.;15 videocassettes (Umatic) : sd., b&w, col. ; 3/4 in.;2 videoreel : sd., b&w, col. ; 2 in.;3 film reels : sd., b&w, col. ; super 8 mm.;87 sound reels : analog.;1 sound reel : analog ; 8 track, 2 1/2 in. x 3 3/4 in.;15 audiocassettes : analog;12 slides : col. ; 3 x 3 cm.
Genre: Commercials;Advertising;Home movies and video;Beauty contests;Instruction
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Atlanta Gas Light.
Cite Collection As: Atlanta Gas Light collection, 1957-1989. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries
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