Andrew Avery home movie collection


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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1930 – 1959
Scope and Content Note: The Andrew Avery Home Movie Collection documents the people and events of Bainbridge, Georgia and Decatur County from 1934 to the early 1950s in over 8000 feet of film that lasts for over 200 minutes. Mr. Avery, a UGA graduate, focused his camera on crops such as cotton, peanuts, sugar cane, and many others and the traditional farming practices of the time. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church appears in his footage along with every other church in the county and the Temple located in Bainbridge. Also included in this amateur footage is a hospital built in Bainbridge by African-American physician Dr. Joseph Howard Griffin.

To view indexes for each movie, please see the Avery Home Movies OHMS page.
Biographical Note: Mr. Avery was a Baptist his entire life and he was a longtime member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church which appears in his footage along with every other church in the county and the Temple located in Bainbridge. He was also an active member of the Gideons and pushed hard for the peanut business in Decatur County. Avery gave away bibles and bags of peanuts constantly until his death.
Extent: [25] film reels : sd., b&w, col. ; 16 mm.
Genre: Home movies and video;Documentaries and factual works
Subject Headings: Crops--Georgia--Bainbridge;Crops--Georgia--Decatur County;Cotton--Georgia--Bainbridge;Cotton--Georgia--Decatur County;Peanuts--Georgia--Bainbridge;Peanuts--Georgia--Decatur County;Sugarcane--Georgia--Bainbridge;Sugarcane--Georgia--Decatur County;Agriculture--Georgia--Bainbridge;Agriculture--Georgia--Decatur County;Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (Bainbridge, Ga.);Church buildings--Georgia--Bainbridge;Synagogues--Georgia--Bainbridge;Hospital buildings--Georgia--Bainbridge;Hospitals--Georgia--Bainbridge;Bainbridge (Ga.);Decatur County (Ga.);Baptism;Picnics--Georgia;Church dinners--Georgia--Decatur County;Hutto Middle School (Bainbridge, Ga.);Slaughtering and slaughter-houses--Georgia;Pork industry and trade--Georgia;Schools--Georgia--Bainbridge;Schools--Georgia--Decatur County;Avery, Andrew, fl. 1934-1950;Griffin, Joseph Howard, 1888-1980;Home movies and video.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Andrew Avery.
Cite Collection As: Andrew Avery Home Movie Collection, 1930-195-? Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries

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