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Collection Dates: 1925 – 1965
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of home movies of Frank Sheffield of Americus, Georgia and his family, recorded over a period of forty years, from 1925-1965. Highlights include footage of England in the 1930s (Trafalgar Square, opening of Parliament, street scenes, the Thames, Whipsnade Zoo, Queen Mary in the historic royal coach); the Harrold-Sheffield wedding; the Sheffields' honeymoon at Lakemont; a dinner party thrown by the Sheffields in 1932; the Sheffield and Harrold family servants; Lindbergh's transatlantic flight; scenes of Americus, Georgia; New Orleans in the 1940s; pyramids in Yucatan, Cuervavaca and Taxco; a Southern Field Flying Jennie airshow from the 1960s; and a trip to Cape Cod.
Biographical Note: Frank Sheffield was born in Americus, Georgia and later became an attorney in Atlanta. He died in 1994 in Americus.
Extent: 64 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.;3 film reels : si., col. ; super 8 mm.
Genre: Home movies and video;Travelogues
Subject Headings: Sheffield, Frank, 1900?-1994;Sheffield, Frank, 1900?-1994--Family;Sheffield, Frank, 1900?-1994--Travel;Sheffield, Quenelle Harrold;Hale, Anne Sheffield;Hale, Frank Sheffield;Sweet Briar College;Los Alamos Ranch School;Sparks Circus;Lawyers--Georgia--Atlanta;England--Description and travel;Trafalgar Square (London, England);Thames River (England);Whipsnade Wild Animal Park;Weddings--Georgia;Honeymoons--Georgia--Lakemont;Household employees--Georgia;Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974;Transatlantic flights;New Orleans (La.)--Description and travel;Pyramids--Mexico;Air shows;Cape Cod (Mass.)--Description and travel;Americus (Ga.)--Description and travel;St. Simons Island (Ga.)--Description and travel;Fort Frederica National Monument (Ga.);Saint Marys (Ga.)--Description and travel;Cumberland Island (Ga.)--Description and travel;Dwellings--Georgia--Cumberland Island;Souther Field (Americus, Ga.)--Description and travel;Bar Harbor (Me.)--Description and travel;Charleston (S.C.)--Description and travel;New York (N.Y.)--Description and travel;Radium Springs (N.M.)--Description and travel;Home movies and video.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Sheffield Hale, 2009.
Cite Collection As: Frank Sheffield home movie collection, 1925-1965. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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