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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.

The collection consists of sound recordings of Elmo Ellis editorials.

Audio field recordings made in coastal and North Georgia by Art Rosenbaum, primarily between 1976 and 1983, with one each from 1955 and 1966. Musicians were recorded in their homes and churches. Some oral histories are included along with performances. Genres represented include old-time string band music, gospel, ballads, blues, work songs, shout songs, banjo picking, and religious singing. Performers include the McIntosh County Shouters, Howard Finster, Neal Pattman, Gordon Tanner, Joe Rakestraw, Jake Staggers, the Eller Brothers with Ross Brown, Doc and Lucy Barnes, and W. Guy Bruce.

Living Atlanta by Radio Free Georgia Broadcasting Foundation consists of audiotapes on Atlanta topics including race relations, World War II, Gone With The Wind, Black civic and social life, Atlanta's Jewish community, and unions and strikes.

The collection consists of videotaped entries to the Atlanta Film Festival, including their gay and lesbian/LGBTQ festival entries (both documentaries and drama). There are also many animated titles by artists such as Aardman Animations and animator Bill Plympton. In addition, there are festival promotional films consisting of compilations of festival entries.

6mm film, ¼" audiotape, and ¾" videotape of educational and unique items

The collection consists of audio of "Reflections on Georgia" that were produced for broadcast on WUGA on old farm ways, saints and spirits, etc. Also included is audio of "Folklore in Georgia" featuring performances of local folk musicians including Howard Finster. "Bicentennial Minutes" features information about Georgia and UGA.

The collection consists of hundreds of hours of Arnold Michaelis' audio, film, and video interviews with the world's leading political and cultural personalities recorded since 1958. Martin Luther King, Jr., Adlai Stevenson, Dean Rusk, Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Indira Gandhi are just a few of the men and women interviewed by Mr. Michaelis in their own homes. Arnold Michaelis sought "to record for today and posterity, the flavor of the thinking and the essence of the ideas of the men and women whose lives will be studied by future generations." The bulk of the collection is made up of films, television programs, and radio programs that Michaelis produced, and elements used in those productions. The majority of the audiotapes in the collection consist of interviews, edited and unedited, with celebrities and political figures.

The collection consists of audio recordings and segments of various programs penned by Sloane, as well as recordings of some of his lectures, interviews, and phone conferences. Among the programs available are The Right to Live (1947, NBC) and Joy of Bach (1978). The only videocassette in the collection is a recording of part one of Kids Like These.

The collection consists of home movies depicting the Adkins farm in Cordele, Georgia. Scenes include cotton in 1976; corn and peanut planting; and footage of a backhoe.

1969-1975

The collection consists of footage taken from a trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava, Spain, and other family footage taken in Macon, Georgia upon their return from the trip. Much of the footage of Spain is of Bernard's daughters and includes their first communions and various birthday parties. Also included are shots of street festivals, a Palm Sunday festival, and northern Spain (including Viella and the border of France).

The collection consists of home movies of the Berry family, who lived in Pennsylvania. Included is footage of their home life, including birthdays, holidays, scenes of children playing and dinner parties; family trips and vacations to many locations including Atlantic City, deserts in the western United States, Disneyland in California (some footage of various rides is included), Yosemite National Park, and Busch Gardens in Florida; and other significant events in their lives.

The collection consists of home movies of the Cearley family. Included are scenes of Georgia, California, Idaho, Dallas, Galveston, Fort Worth, Hawaii, Okinawa, and Oklahoma.

The collection consists of 8mm home movies from the Dunn family depicting Mexico and the Yucatan, California, Georgia, the Everglades and Jekyll Island. Also included is footage of a wedding.

The collection consists of Harlan family home movies featuring a California vacation, a new baby, Christmas celebrations, New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Washington (D.C.), a prom, and a graduation.

The collection consists of home movies from the Powell family, including footage of their home, the outdoors, children playing, camping trips to Roosevelt State Park, Buffalo Camp in Blairsville, Pine Mountain, Dublin and Davis Lake, putting together a pop-up camper, swimming and boating lakeside, a hospital, flowers, skydiving, dogs, kittens playing, and winter snow at the family home. Also included is travel footage of locations such as Murphy, North Carolina, where they viewed the "world's largest ten commandments;" Cypress Gardens in Florida; Looking Glass Falls; Pisgah National Forest; Busch Gardens in Florida; Grandview Overlook; New River Gorge National Park; and Grandfather Mountain Mile High Swinging Bridge.

The collection consists of home movies from the Rossiter family of Savannah, Georgia. There is footage of a St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, as well as movies of the family having a picnic and playing on the beach. Also included is footage of travel in Europe; locations include Luzern, Paris, East Berlin, West Berlin, Venice, Travis Field, Ireland and England.

The collection consists of home movies from the Sparks family, including Jackson Gillen Sparks, Rosa Gillen Sparks, Francis Linton Sparks, Sr., Maybell Sparks and Francis Linton Sparks, Jr. The movies were shot in Warrenton, Georgia; at the Citadel in South Carolina; and in Florida. Included is footage of Warrenton homes, gardens and residents; a family vacation to Marineland, Florida; swimming in the family pool; a 1938 "Kiddie Parade"; and the site of a February 1938 plane crash near Warrenton that killed a US Department of Labor mediator en route to Puerto Rico. The movies were at least partially filmed by Francis Linton Sparks, Sr.

The collection consists of home movies from Sanford Head and his family and friends. The footage mostly consists of travel footage; there are shots of West Virginia, England, Scotland, Paris and Burma, among other places. There is also footage of various family members and friends, and summer activities such as waterskiing and swimming.

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.

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.

The collection consists of film and video of the University of Georgia's Redcoat Band. The footage was taken from 1976-1983 and features many halftime shows from those years.

The collection consists of home movies of Nelle Epps and her family, dating from 1938-1970. There is footage of a pool and a garden, as well as some footage of Athens, Georgia.

The collection consists of home movies from Rob Winthrop's family. The films include footage of Groton Plantation during various hunts; bird hunts at the plantation; trips to England, Venice, Germany, Paris, and a yachting trip to Bermuda; an airshow; a hunting trip to the mountains of Mexico, including urban scenes, small village scenes, and pyramids; the family in New York City, interiors and exteriors around the city; theater district Fort Ethan Allen in Vermont; a 1933 visit to Santa Barbara; a sea voyage on the Empress of Britain going to England in 1933, and a wedding there; several London scenes including changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace; Croydon Airport 1934 and a Handley Page airplane; sculling at Henley in 1935; dogs, deer, horses, outdoor scenes, bird hunting, riding lessons, polo games; the 1947 Cheyenne Bots Sots parade; 1951 horse trials/competition and other horse shows; a christening; 1950s rowing competitions; and a safari trip to Africa in 1970.

The collection consists of home movies from the Ware family reunions over a period of approximately 30 years. The footage features family members appearing in front of the camera so that their names could be recorded.

The collection consists of: 1. Eighty-six 30-minute Dictabelts of poor to average audio quality, roughly half of them labeled "Bacon County" and apparently dictated by Crews during research and composition (circa 1974-1976) of his memoir A Childhood: The Biography of A Place. Other Dictabelt subjects include: (1) "Overdrive" interview(s) for 1977 Esquire article, (2) "The Trucker Militant"; (3) "Polo Lounge" [Beverly Hills]; and (4) Southern Express (unproduced screenplay). 2. Twenty-three videotapes, mostly multiple copies of two documentary films -- The Rough South of Harry Crews (1993) and Harry Crews: Guilty as Charged (1992). Also includes multiple NTSC copies of Crews' 1996 appearance on French TV station Canal+ program "Nulle Part Ailleurs," and original SECAM format dub; copies of Crews' acceptance remarks for Georgia Writers Hall of Fame award (December 2002) and a copy of feature film The Indian Runner, with Crews' cameo appearance. 3. Forty-three audiotape cassettes, chiefly from Crews' magazine assignments in 1970s and 1980s; also interviews with him 1979-1999 from various sources, and one partial recording of creative writing lecture/class.

The collection consists of hundreds of hours of footage from Parade of Quartets, a gospel program aired on WJBF-TV in Augusta, Georgia. This collection documents decades of regional gospel music performances, religious practices, and political activities, and represents possibly the largest collection of gospel performance footage at any North American library. The collection is a rare example of a sustained African American media presence on a southern television affiliate.

The collection consists of one DVD-R containing over 60 hours of audio files of "Monitor" programs dating between 1955 and 1975. Prominent guests include Wilt Chamberlain, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Marlene Dietrich. The collection is for study purposes only.

The collection consists of newsfilm clips from WRDW-TV in Augusta, Georgia. The clips date from 1961-1968, with additional footage from 1974 and 1976. Included is footage of Fort Gordon, Carl Sanders, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herman Talmadge, and several beauty pageants (including Miss America) and contestants.

c. 1917-c. 1960s

Includes lectures and interviews by Dodd, J. J. Sweeney lectures, SREB Seminar on the Arts, Carl Holty, plus recordings related to Apollo 17 and the human heart.
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