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The Media Archives holdings of "Cinema Showcase" include completed as-aired programs as well as raw footage for the program. The archival material exists on various formats of videotape and on 16mm film. Transfers have been made of several programs for viewing and research; additional transfers can be made by request but transfers are dependent upon condition and format. We require 24-48 hours lead time to inspect the original materials; additional time may be required to transfer certain formats. Audio materials from Whaley's radio program Cinema Soundtrack are as yet uncataloged.

This collection contains films, videos, and radio spots produced by the Atlanta Gas Light Company from the 1950s through 1970s. It includes home movies of company events, training and promotional films, commercials, and footage of the Mrs. Georgia Pageant in the 1960s.

The collection consists of production elements and video recordings of interviews and other footage related to Harry Crews and to the making of the documentary "Harry Crews: Guilty as Charged."

The collection consists of footage related to Del Ward from 1987-1997. Included are recordings from WMAZ, Del at Macon College and Wesleyan College, and various promotional spots.

The collection consists of raw footage from all around Georgia from 1992-2003. Some of the footage was used in the Discover America series. Locations filmed include Atlanta, Savannah, St. Simons, Columbus, Dawsonville, Peachtree City and Valdosta.

The collection consists of sound recordings of Elmo Ellis editorials.

The collection consists of a 32.5 minute film, probably shot for insurance purposes, which focuses on the devastation of the commercial and governmental center of Gainesville, but also includes footage of damage to nearby residential areas. In particular, it features the damage to the public square, the county courthouse, the Georgia Power Company, the Cooper Pants Factory, and the First Methodist Church. The 1936 Gainesville tornado (part of a massive tornado outbreak across the Deep South that also heavily damaged Tupelo, Mississippi) is generally regarded as the fifth deadliest in U.S. history. Extensive recovery efforts involving many local, regional, state, and national resources eventually rebuilt Gainesville, culminating in the 1938 dedication of the new city hall and county courthouse by President Franklin Roosevelt.

Audio field recordings made in coastal and North Georgia by Art Rosenbaum, primarily between 1976 and 1983, with one each from 1955 and 1966. Musicians were recorded in their homes and churches. Some oral histories are included along with performances. Genres represented include old-time string band music, gospel, ballads, blues, work songs, shout songs, banjo picking, and religious singing. Performers include the McIntosh County Shouters, Howard Finster, Neal Pattman, Gordon Tanner, Joe Rakestraw, Jake Staggers, the Eller Brothers with Ross Brown, Doc and Lucy Barnes, and W. Guy Bruce.

The collection consists of videotaped entries to the Atlanta Film Festival, including their gay and lesbian festival entries (both documentaries and drama). There are also many animated titles by artists such as Aardman Animations and animator Bill Plympton. In addition, there are festival promotional films consisting of compilations of festival entries.

The collection consists of audio of "Reflections on Georgia" that were produced for broadcast on WUGA on old farm ways, saints and spirits, etc. Also included is audio of "Folklore in Georgia" featuring performances of local folk musicians including Howard Finster. "Bicentennial Minutes" features information about Georgia and UGA.

The collection consists of tapes of the Pam & Buffy Show, a children's program that aired on Atlanta cable television from 1993-2001. Topics covered include living drug-free, recycling, etiquette, self-esteem, holidays, and personal hygiene.

The collection consists of audio recordings from the Savannah Music Festival during the first decade of the 21st century.

Because of its business and housing content, we believe this 16mm color amateur film of scenes in and around Athens was made by Joel A. Wier. We date the original film to 1947 because the films screening at the downtown theaters - the Ritz, the Georgia, and the Palace - are "The Dark Corner" (released in April 1946), "The Jolson Story" (released in October 1946), "The Razor's Edge" (released in December 1946), and "Valley of Fear" (released in February 1947). The two earlier films may have taken some time to get to Athens after their initial New York and Los Angeles premieres. The more striking aspects of the footage are the extreme differences shown between the houses along Milledge and Prince Avenues, and the African-American neighborhoods, as well as the then fairly new public housing and apartments along Broad Street. These neighborhoods have been identified as "Tip Toe Alley" (between Finley and Newton Streets at Baxter Street) and "Linden Town" (Lumpkin near Baxter), both of which were razed for public housing and for University of Georgia expansion. Also included is footage of local service organization members (Kiwanis, Pilot Club) gathering for lunch downtown, local bankers and businessmen outside their buildings, a scene of the Chamber of Commerce building, aerial views of Athens, a livestock auction at the Northeast Georgia Livestock Association building, a Shriners parade downtown, the airport, UGA campus scenes, the Garden Club of Georgia's Founders Garden, a golf course, Athens General Hospital, and the Rodgers Hosiery Company.

The collection consists of one reel of footage of the town of Bowman, Georgia in 1938.

The Underground sound collection was donated by Robbie Collins who ran Underground Sound Recording Studio and recorded Athens, Georgia bands. Included in his donation are recordings of: R.E.M., Love Tractor, Vic Varney, and Go Van Go. The recordings are from 1987-1992 on 1/2" and 1/4" open reel.

This collection contains approximately 2000 1/4" open reels and cartridges (or carts) from the University of Georgia student-run radio station WUOG. The recordings run from 1973 until approximately 2003 and contain original programs and recordings. Some of the programs in the collection feature performances by REM, the B52s, Pylon, and Love Tractor, among others.

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.

The Rayburn Moore collection consists of footage related to the Moore family. Also included are two reels of film showing touring performances of KFFA Radio's "King Biscuit Time," and one reel showing a walking tour around Ralston Purina's Research Farm outside of St. Louis, Missouri. One of the King Biscuit Time reels is a circa 1943 country store performance by blues artists Sonny Boy Williamson and Robert Junior Lockwood. The second King Biscuit Time reel is a 1952 bus performing tour of various Arkansas locations by Sonny Boy Williamson and other African-American performers.

The collection consists of home movies of Morgan County High School (Madison, Georgia) football games. The films cover a period from 1955-1967, when Bill Corry was the football coach.

Consists of over 5 million feet of newsfilm from WSB-TV, Atlanta, Georgia. Footage covers the Civil Rights Movement, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the political careers of Jimmy Carter, Julian Bond, Andrew Young, Maynard Jackson, Herman Talmadge, Lester Maddox, Carl Sanders, George Wallace, Richard Russell, William Hartsfield, and other prominent politicians. Some highlights from the footage are the 1961 desegregation of the University of Georgia, the 1961 Albany Movement, footage from the Orly Airport crash which killed 106 Atlanta arts patrons in Paris, and the 715th home run hit by Hank Aaron in 1974 to break the major league home run record. Other footage about transportation, the arts, business, people, land, sports, politics, and local events are also covered. Contains edited and raw footage. No televised newscasts are included.

For 35 years, Foxfire has been collecting history of the Southern Appalachian region, its people, and their ways of life. Starting with the publication of the first issue of The Foxfire Magazine in March 1967, Foxfire students have collected over 2,500 hours of taped interviews, more than 80,000 black and white negatives and photos, over 10,000 color slides, and 1,100 videotaped interviews with the elders of the Appalachian region. A unique feature of the audiotaped, videotaped, and photographic collections is that the information was collected by high school students, transcribed for the most part by hand, and published in The Foxfire Magazine and book series. The archives include a large amount of data never published.

The collection consists of 50 years of radio, television and film productions, papers, and photographs documenting the founding and growth of Protestant Radio and Television Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Consists of over 1,600 film canisters containing multiple reels of raw news footage from WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany, Georgia. Footage includes Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Albany Movement in 1961-62, as well as demonstrations surrounding his appearances and arrest there. Politicians appearing include Jimmy Carter, Sam Nunn, Herman Talmadge, Lester Maddox, Carl Sanders, George Wallace, Richard Russell, and Richard Nixon. Footage also contains Vietnam-era events in the region, local 1976 Bicentennial events coverage, coverage of the Georgia State Legislature, and many local topics such as agricultural issues, city commission meetings and human interest stories. No finished broadcast programs are included.

The collection consists of over 500 film reels from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Topics covered include parks and historic sites (e.g. Tallulah Falls, Fort McAllister), hunting, fish (especially trout), birds (woodpeckers, eagles, etc), wildlife (e.g. white-tailed deer), various locations around Georgia (Atlanta, Sapelo Island, etc) and incidents in Georgia history.

The collection consists of film and video of the University of Georgia's Redcoat Band. The footage was taken from 1976-1983 and features many halftime shows from those years.

The collection consists of an "Our Hometown" type of town film, made in 1947 by Sol Landsman and Arthur Loevin. The film depicts the people and businesses of Swainsboro, Georgia.

The collection consists of hundreds of hours of footage from Parade of Quartets, a gospel program aired on WJBF-TV in Augusta, Georgia. This collection documents decades of regional gospel music performances, religious practices, and political activities, and represents possibly the largest collection of gospel performance footage at any North American library. The collection is a rare example of a sustained African American media presence on a southern television affiliate.

The collection consists of a film made in 1936 about Cordele, Georgia, plus outtakes. It and others like it were made by itinerant filmmakers, a niche market in filmmaking from the 1920s through the 1950s. These men traveled various regions of the country with camera and film, usually partnering with Chambers of Commerce to photograph people and businesses in town, then to show the film at the local movie theater where townsfolk flocked to pay to see themselves on the screen. This film in particular was made by itinerant photographer H.C. Kunkleman for his company, Pacific Film Productions, based in Erie, Pennsylvania. Included are scenes of the town of Cordele and its citizens (police officers, barbers, etc), local schools and students (O'neal Grade School and Northern Heights School), and local businesses (a cinema, Cordele Banking Company, LeRoys Cafe, a barber shop, Bob's Place). There are DVD viewing copies as well as one 35mm soundtrack negative, one 35mm picture negative, two 35mm fine grain prints, three 35mm answer prints, and one DigiBeta master.

The collection consists of a film about Fitzgerald, Georgia, made in 1947 by Sol Landsman. Included is footage of various citizens, the rotary club, various schools in the town, Allen's Super Market, M.M. Fletcher Buick, a Chevrolet dealer, Liles Bros. Dairy Products, a cinema, and the Central Methodist Church. In the collection there are one 35mm soundtrack negative, one 35mm picture negative, one 35mm print, one DigiBeta master, and one DVD viewing copy.

The collection consists of newsfilm clips from WRDW-TV in Augusta, Georgia. The clips date from 1961-1968, with additional footage from 1974 and 1976. Included is footage of Fort Gordon, Carl Sanders, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herman Talmadge, and several beauty pageants (including Miss America) and contestants.

The collection consists of radio transcription discs of recordings by Eddie Cannon and His Radio Playboys (featuring Ruby Lee Yopp Havis), originally aired on WBML Radio in Macon, Georgia.
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