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Collection Dates: 1939 – 1966
Scope and Content Note: The Ethridge home movies depict life on Southern farm land which was originally settled in 1799 and is now known as the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm. The films specifically document the mid-20th century (since 1939), showing Georgia farm life, and the family and Southern travels of Ira Lanis Ethridge.
Biographical Note: Ira Lanis Ethridge (1899-1970) was a farmer, who was born and lived all his life in Jefferson, Georgia, twelve miles north of Athens, Georgia.
Extent: 28 film reels : si., b&w and col. ; 8 mm.
Genre: Home movies and video
Subject Headings: Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm (Jefferson, Ga.);Farm life--Georgia--Jefferson;Historic sites--Georgia--Jefferson;Historic farms--Georgia--Jefferson;Ethridge, Ira Lanis, 1899-1970--Travel--Southern States;Southern States--Description and travel;Ethridge, Ira Lanis, 1899-1970--Family;Cotton gins and ginning--Georgia--Jefferson;Gristmills--Georgia--Jefferson;School buildings--Georgia--Jefferson;Home movies and video.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Susan Chaisson, 2005.
Cite Collection As: Ethridge home movie collection, 1939-1966, (bulk 1939-1959). Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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