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Collection Dates: 1985 – 2005
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of approximately 150 hours of footage that chronicles Savannah, Georgia, the surrounding area and some of the key people responsible for its preservation and prosperity. Most of the footage is b-roll, lots of aerial views of the coast and the city showing the canopy, industry, neighborhoods, etc. There are many hours of perfect light shots of all the districts and outlying areas.
Biographical Note: "Founded in 1733 by colonists led by James Edward Oglethorpe, Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia and one of the outstanding examples of eighteenth-century town planning in North America."--"Savannah" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ (Viewed February 5, 2010)
Extent: 262 videocassettes (U-matic) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.;Production documents.;121 videocassettes (Beta-SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.;Production documents.; sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.;Production documents.
Genre: Documentaries and factual works
Subject Headings: Savannah (Ga.);Savannah (Ga.)--Aerial film and video footage;Savannah Region (Ga.);Savannah Region (Ga.)--Aerial film and video footage;Plant canopies--Georgia--Savannah;Industries--Georgia--Savannah;Neighborhoods--Georgia--Savannah;Documentaries and factual works.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Mickey Youmans.
Cite Collection As: Mickey Youmans and Murray Wilson Savannah video library, circa 1985-2005. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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