Ben Epps Collection


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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 2001
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of elements for a program titled, Ben T. Epps: the Legacy of Georgia’s First Aviator, which was produced by the UGA Center for Continuing Education and William J. "Bill" Evelyn. VHS cassette of the full program is available at the Media Desk as VHS 3843.1.
Biographical Note: "The father of the state’s aviation, Ben Epps - inventor, mechanic, and aviator - was the first Georgian to build and fly an airplane. Over a thirty-year career Epps was an innovator who instilled a love of flying in many young Georgians, including his own children."--"Ben Epps (1888-1937)" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ (Viewed February 2, 2010)
Extent: 24 videocassettes (BetacamSP) : sd., col.;1/2 in.; 15 sound cassettes : analog
Genre: Documentaries and factual works;Biographies
Subject Headings: Epps, Ben T.;Air pilots--Georgia--Biography;Aeronautics--Georgia--History
Provenance: Tapes recorded and collected by the University of Georgia. Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by the University of Georgia.

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