Download Finding Aid
Collection Dates: 1936 – 1967
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of footage of Gordon and Macon (including downtown scenes), Georgia, and families based in Gordon. There are also some early home movies of a kaolin mine's operation that were transferred from their original 16mm to VHS in the 1980s ; the Walter J. Brown Media Archive does not have the original 16mm film. Also included is footage of numerous beach vacation trips in Georgia and Florida, mountain trips, picnics, a trip to England and Scotland, scenes of Central of Georgia railroad trains and stations, a mobile x-ray clinic for tuberculosis, family pets (cat and dog), birthday parties, Zoo Atlanta, Willie B. II gorilla, petting zoos, parades (including centennial of the Civil War parade and a Halloween parade), the Gordon mines, Rock Eagle, Warner Robbins, and miscellaneous family footage.
Extent: 10 - 16mm film : silent, bw
8 - 8mm film : silent, color
1 - Super-8 film : silent, color
4 - VHS : silent, bw, color
Genre: Home movies and video
Subject Headings: Gordon (Ga.);Central business districts--Georgia--Gordon;Macon (Ga.);Central business districts--Georgia--Macon;Families--Georgia--Gordon;Family vacations--Georgia;Family vacations--Florida;Family vacations--England;Family vacations--Scotland;Blankenship, H. C.--Travel--Georgia;Blankenship, H. C.--Travel--Florida;Blankenship, H. C.--Travel--England;Blankenship, H. C.--Travel--Scotland;Scotland;England;Blankenship family;Kaolin mines and mining;Mines and mineral resources--Georgia--Gordon;Mineral industries--Georgia--Gordon;Mountains;Mountains--Georgia;Picnics;Picnics--Georgia;Beaches--Georgia;Beaches--Florida;Central of Georgia Railway;Railroad trains--Georgia;Railroad stations--Georgia;Tuberculosis--Treatment;Mobile hospitals;Radiography, Medical;Diagnosis, Radioscopic;Pets--Georgia;Cats--Georgia;Dogs--Georgia;Birthday parties--Georgia;Zoo Atlanta;Gorilla--Georgia--Atlanta;Petting zoos--Georgia;Rock Eagle (Putnam County, Ga.);Parades--Georgia;Halloween--Georgia;United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Centennial celebrations, etc;Warner Robins (Ga.);Home movies and video.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Dupree Blankenship, 1999.
Cite Collection As: Dupree Blankenship home movie collection, 1937-1967. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Objects in the collection