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Collection Dates: 1988 – 2010
Scope and Content Note: Includes interviews with Eugene Odum, Milton Masciadri, Emory Thomas, and Daniel Quinn; Delta Prize ceremony and Creative Research Awards: Albert Christ-Janer Award; and the program Generation Gap: Has American Public Opinion Really Changed?
Biographical Note: Betty Jean Craige came to the University in 1973 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Washington in comparative literature with a focus on Spanish literature. Her first position at UGA was as an instructor of comparative literature. Craige was promoted to professor in 1983 and was awarded the title of University Professor in 1995. In 1993, she became the director of the Humanities Center which was later renamed the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. In 1996, Craige and Gary Bertsch received a nearly $1 million grant to found and direct the Delta Prize for Global Understanding, a prize awarded to people such as Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter and Mikhail Gorbachev. She has authored 17 books on such varied topics as literature, politics, ecology, art and her parrot, Cosmo. In addition, Craige curated two museum exhibitions of Spanish artist Alvar's work and her 2006 documentary titled Alvar Sunol: his vision and his art won first place in the short documentary category at the Indie Gathering film festival.
Extent: 42 items
Cite Collection As: Betty Jean Craige papers, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries
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