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1930-1988

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 14 Bankers boxes of audiocasssettes containing over 3100 radio programs taped off-air. Programs include: That Was the Week That Was; Frontier Gentleman; G.I. Journal; The Cavalcade of America; Studio One; Lum and Abner, etc.

The collection consists of sound recordings of Elmo Ellis editorials.

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 home movies from David Mitchell's family. Scenes include Easter celebrations; footage of Dellinger, Georgia; footage of Daytona and Fort Myers, Florida; and footage of Alabama.

The collection consists of 21 films made by J. Aubrey Smith, donated by him in 2001, along with camera equipment he used and records he kept from his work (such as log books, maps to locations, notes on filming techniques, camera manuals, etc.). Smith's films were made for the Agricultural Extension Service. Some of them were sponsored by Rich's Department store. As sponsored films, they have a subtle or sometimes quite blatant message since the purpose of a sponsored film is to teach about or exhort the viewer to use a service or product. Since he was working for an agricultural entity, these films are primarily about improving agriculture, growing better crops, eliminating insects, and being efficient in the home and on the farm. During the post-World War II years as America was expanding economically, these films promoted the idea that a better life could be had through education, proper exploitation of local resources (such as the Agricultural Extension Service), more efficient use of home and farm equipment, all by tapping in to the improvements that had come from the war. The result would be an improvement of one's community by improving one's life, whether that be by using chemical pesticides, buying one's draperies at Rich's, joining a co-op, or learning new farming methods.

The collection consists of hundreds of hours of Arnold Michaelis' audio, film, and video interviews with the world's leading political and cultural personalities recorded since 1958. Martin Luther King, Jr., Adlai Stevenson, Dean Rusk, Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Indira Gandhi are just a few of the men and women interviewed by Mr. Michaelis in their own homes. Arnold Michaelis sought "to record for today and posterity, the flavor of the thinking and the essence of the ideas of the men and women whose lives will be studied by future generations." The bulk of the collection is made up of films, television programs, and radio programs that Michaelis produced, and elements used in those productions. The majority of the audiotapes in the collection consist of interviews, edited and unedited, with celebrities and political figures.

ca. 1960-1999

The collection consists of audio recordings and segments of various programs penned by Sloane, as well as recordings of some of his lectures, interviews, and phone conferences. Among the programs available are The Right to Live (1947, NBC) and Joy of Bach (1978). The only videocassette in the collection is a recording of part one of Kids Like These.

The Telenews Collection consists of approximately 720 reels of 16mm black and white newsfilm dating from c. 1961 to c. 1964, the bulk of which is from 1962. Representative stories concern the space program, the Cold War, the Kennedys, Dean Rusk, Congressional hearings, De Gaulle, Vietnam, and Telstar. These clips are currently untransferred but can be made available for viewing upon request.

The collection consists of 1368 radio transcription discs from several UCLA collections. Titles in this collection include: Al Clauser and His Oklahoma Outlaws; The Ballet; Bing Crosby; Carnation Bouquet; Carnation Contented Hour (extensive run); Carnation Family Party; Casey, Crime Photographer; Chuck Wagon Group; Father Knows Best (extensive run); Flynn and Quinn; Good News of 1939; Hallmark Playhouse; Heartbeat Theatre (extensive run); I Can't Leave Her Behind; Labor Arbitration; Lone Journey; Louella Parsons Show; Mystery Is My Hobby (extensive run); NBC Symphony; National Farm and Home Hour; Oklahoma Roundup; President Truman speech; "Red" Carnation Gives a Weekend Party; Rising Tide; Scientific Dissertation; Sons of the Pioneers Show (extensive run); Stars Over Hollywood; Suspense; This Is Your FBI (extensive run); Uncle Tom's Cabin; We're Very Fussy On the Radio/How to Break Into Radio; What's Doin' Ladies.

The collection consists of home movies from the Alberts family. The footage is primarily family scenes involving James Alberts' young daughter, Jill, in the first three years of her life. One reel of footage was taken aboard the "Eastward E-7-68" marine research vessel. Other locations include New Hampshire and Natureland.

1969-1975

The collection consists of footage taken from a trip to Barcelona and Costa Brava, Spain, and other family footage taken in Macon, Georgia upon their return from the trip. Much of the footage of Spain is of Bernard's daughters and includes their first communions and various birthday parties. Also included are shots of street festivals, a Palm Sunday festival, and northern Spain (including Viella and the border of France).

The collection consists of home movies of the Berry family, who lived in Pennsylvania. Included is footage of their home life, including birthdays, holidays, scenes of children playing and dinner parties; family trips and vacations to many locations including Atlantic City, deserts in the western United States, Disneyland in California (some footage of various rides is included), Yosemite National Park, and Busch Gardens in Florida; and other significant events in their lives.

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.

The collection consists of home movies of the Cearley family. Included are scenes of Georgia, California, Idaho, Dallas, Galveston, Fort Worth, Hawaii, Okinawa, and Oklahoma.

The collection consists of family home scenes in Alabama in the early- to mid-1960s including baby bath time, Christmas, snow scenes, a cemetery visit, a highway trip to Chattanooga (gasoline selling at 27 cents/gallon), the Smokey Mountains, a small zoo, downtown Scottsboro, AL; a winter ice storm; the Sam Houston historic schoolhouse in Maryville, Tennessee; and a trip to Jamaica.

The collection consists of 8mm home movies from the Dunn family depicting Mexico and the Yucatan, California, Georgia, the Everglades and Jekyll Island. Also included is footage of a wedding.

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.

The collection consists of home movies of Geneva Grant's family. Included is footage of Macon, Georgia; a wedding; the family's home; Christmas; Hollywood Beach and Miami, Florida; and Six Flags Over Georgia shortly after it opened.

The collection consists of home movies from the Hammond family. Included are scenes from World War II, home life, Christmas, a farm and a lake.

The collection consists of Louis C. Harris, Sr.'s entire home movie collection (1942-1960) of silent, black-and-white and color, camera-original, 8mm and 16mm home movie footage shot between 1942 and 1960 in Italy; Algiers; Augusta, Georgia; Florida; South Carolina; and Yucca Flat, Nevada; and three commercial 16mm films. The National Film Preservation Foundation generously funded full film preservation of several reels of Mr. Harris's home movies. Three reels of Kodachrome document a July, 8 1953 soap box derby sponsored by the Augusta Chronicle. But three months before this innocent American pastime, Mr. Harris was invited by the government, as a member of the press, to witness a 16-kiloton atomic blast at Yucca Flat, Nevada, on March 17, 1953. He made a short Kodachrome 16mm film of his trip west which includes scenes at the Phoenix, Arizona airport; day and evening shots of the Las Vegas Strip including the famous "Vegas Vic" waving cowboy neon sign erected in 1951 (the Pioneer Club casino which it advertised closed in 1995); at Indian Springs AFB where atomic bomb drop planes were being "decontaminated" with water and brooms after blast flyovers; at the test location with other journalists being briefed; the atomic blast itself; and colleagues present just after the test. His newspaper accounts of the events that week (available on microfilm in the UGA Main Library) describe the safety of the test and the need for Americans to prepare for potential nuclear war. The family's papers and Mr. Harris's home audio disc recordings are also at UGA.

The collection consists of Harlan family home movies featuring a California vacation, a new baby, Christmas celebrations, New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Washington (D.C.), a prom, and a graduation.

The collection consists of footage shot in various locations, including Orangeburg and Edisto Beach, South Carolina (c. 1946/1947); Iran and Portugal (1964); and Berlin, Prague and Portofino (1965). There is also footage of marlin fishing in Mexico in June, 1965. Included is a purchased black-and-white film about Florida water park acts entitled "Aqua Frolics."

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.

The collection consists of John Newman's home movies, including a reel of construction sites of buildings built by his father's construction business, Newman Construction Company; Newman Construction Company's projects in 1937, 1938 and 1939 (including several Public Works Administration projects); and one short reel of John F. Kennedy's appearance at the La Grange, Georgia, airport in October 1960. Other scenes from Newman's home movies include children's birthdays, holidays, a wedding (with footage of the bride preparing for the ceremony and the table of gifts), Panama City (Florida), Christmas, and school pageants, as well as other scenes around LaGrange, Georgia. The films were shot by John R. Newman (father of Fred Newman) and Claire Newman.

The collection consists of one reel of Super8mm film that captures the UGA campus in 1968 and in particular a campus demonstration called "Persecution City" in North Campus. The footage also features sculpture on display in North Campus.

The collection consists of six reels of home movies showing an outdoor baseball game, a train yard and railroad crew, children playing, beach scenes in Florida, cleanup of a train wreck, and outdoor snow scenes.

The collection consists of home movies from the Powell family, including footage of their home, the outdoors, children playing, camping trips to Roosevelt State Park, Buffalo Camp in Blairsville, Pine Mountain, Dublin and Davis Lake, putting together a pop-up camper, swimming and boating lakeside, a hospital, flowers, skydiving, dogs, kittens playing, and winter snow at the family home. Also included is travel footage of locations such as Murphy, North Carolina, where they viewed the "world's largest ten commandments;" Cypress Gardens in Florida; Looking Glass Falls; Pisgah National Forest; Busch Gardens in Florida; Grandview Overlook; New River Gorge National Park; and Grandfather Mountain Mile High Swinging Bridge.

The collection consists of home movies from the family of Mary and Philip Ready. There are typical family scenes of birthday parties, holidays, and childrens' dance recitals, but the Ready home movies focus on travel, including footage of New York State, New York City, the World's Fair in British Columbia and Montreal, Niagara Falls, New Jersey, Washington (D.C.), Arlington Cemetary, the Grand Canyon, California, Las Vegas, Yellowstone National Park, and Hawaii.

The collection consists of home movies from the Reap family of Tampa, Florida. Notable places and events covered include Nantahala Forest, ruby mining in Franklin (N.C.), Charleston (Miss.), and the annual celebration of the Gasparilla Invasion in Tampa, Florida. Other films include footage of birthday parties, weddings, and holidays.

The collection consists of home movies from the Rossiter family of Savannah, Georgia. There is footage of a St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, as well as movies of the family having a picnic and playing on the beach. Also included is footage of travel in Europe; locations include Luzern, Paris, East Berlin, West Berlin, Venice, Travis Field, Ireland and England.
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