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Collection Dates: 1936 – 1978
Scope and Content Note: 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.
Biographical Note: The Sparks family lived in Warrenton, Georgia.
Extent: 12 film reels : si., col. ; 16 mm.;3 film reels : si., b&w ; 16 mm.;2 film reels : si., b&w ; 8 mm.;1 film reels : si., col. ; 8 mm.
Genre: Home movies and video
Subject Headings: Sparks family;Sparks, Jackson Gillen;Sparks, Rosa Gillen;Sparks, Francis Linton, Sr;Sparks, Maybell;Sparks, Francis Linton, Jr;Warrenton (Ga.);Warrenton (Ga.)--Buildings, structures, etc;Gardens--Georgia--Warrenton;Families--Georgia--Warrenton;Citadel Academy (Charleston, S.C.);Charleston (S.C.);Family vacations--Florida--Marineland;Family vacations--South Carolina--Charleston;Marineland (Fla.)--Description and travel;Charleston (S.C.)--Description and travel;Swimming--Georgia--Warrenton;Parades--Georgia--Warrenton;Aircraft accidents--Georgia--Warrenton;United States. Department of Labor--Officials and employees;Home movies and video.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Kathy Connell, 2009.
Cite Collection As: Sparks family home movie collection, circa 1936-1970. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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