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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.

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.
To view indexes for each movie, please see the Avery Home Movies OHMS page.

The collection consists of twenty-nine 9.5mm film reels. There are 16 commercially-produced 30 ft. Pathex films in their original boxes: 1.) The Cuttle Fish; 2.) The Death Head Hawk Moth; 3.) The Sacred Beetle; 4.) The Horned Toad; 5.) Bill and Bob in 'A Meeting with Reynard' (60 ft.); 6.) Mytiliculture; 7.) Making of an Artificial Rose; 8.) Salt of Vendee; 9.) Salt in Vendee; 10.) Fancy Mud (60 ft.); 11.) Japanese Lilies; 12.) Pathex Review No. 3: Fighting the River Flowers - Signs of Spring - Philippine Flappers; 13.) Arab Women; 14.) Arab Milliners; 15.) Ruins of Dougga, Tunis; and 16.) The Great Moslem Prayer. The other reels are home movies shot by Carl Leo Ottosen (1902-1991), the donor's father, circa late 1920s-1930s; they include footage of family members Carl Johann Ottosen (Carl Leo's father), Karen O. Ottosen (Carl Leo's mother), Esther Nova Jacobsen Ottosen (Carl Leo's wife), June Alice Ottosen (Carl Leo's sister), Agda and Oscar Benson (Carl Leo's aunt and uncle), and Peter and Lillie Overgaard (also an aunt and uncle). There are also street scenes from Copenhagen, a Danish farm, backyard scenes from Chicago and some shipboard footage . Also included are one 9.5mm Pathex camera, one 9.5mm Pathex projector (20,070) in original box, one Pathex instruction manual ("Photographing with the Pathex Motion Picture Camera"), and various Pathex accessories, including a cleaning and repair kit, a light bulb and a lamp.

The collection consists of footage of a deer herd health evaluation in Clinch and Echols counties, Georgia, January 10-13, 1966. In the footage, 12 white-tail deer (ten adults and two fawns) were collected and necropsied. Later scenes were filmed at the UGA Vet School.
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