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Production elements from Macky Alston's feature-length and short documentaries and incidental family films and compilations based on his grandmother's home movies.

Thomas May's home movies.

Video recordings of Athens, Georgia area musical performances, primarily at AthFest events and the 40 Watt Club.

Recordings of interviews conducted as part of research for Greene's books: Praying for Sheetrock (1991), politics and civil rights in McIntosh County (Ga.); Last Man Out (1996), a mine disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia; The Temple Bombing (2003), the bombing of a synagogue in Atlanta in 1958; There is No Me Without You (2006), AIDS and orphans in Ethiopia; and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet (2011), a humorous look at life with nine children.

One moving image recording and two audio recordings.

Footage of exhibitions, events, and promotional appearances related to the activities and collections of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Savannah Tree Foundation recordings relating to planting projects and tree protection.

Sound and music recordings of Elephant 6 bands including Olivia Tremor Control, Apples in Stereo, Sunshine Fix, Elf Power, E6 Holiday Surprise, Gerbils, Bablicon, Ulysses, Robert Schneider, and shows at the 40 Watt.

133 reels of film containing home movies from the Patel, Broaddus, Cofer, and Halloran families

One film about Aunt Arie Carpenter; one film about the Meaders family.

ca. 700 1/4 inch audio reels, primarily episodes of the radio program "Leonard's Losers." Each season of the show featured a College series and a Pro series. The Collection contains complete or near-complete runs of the series from 1974-1991 with some years missing or incomplete. It also includes recorded commercials, several recordings of Leonard Postero voicing his creations "Percy Peabody" and "Leonard Postosties," as well as interviews with significant figures from the world of sports including Jim Koger and Fran Tarkenton.
Also contains the undated radio series "A Moment in American History" with Patrick Shannon, 100 episodes on 9 reels.

Wittop interview with Mary Kay Mitchell on WUGA

17 audio discs containing radio programs, auditions, and promotional spots

Home movies of the Alfred Gruenhut family following their emigration to the United States, mostly filmed in Chicago, and home movies made by Joseph Gruenhut of his family, including in Atlanta, Georgia.  Alfred's papers are housed in the Hargrett Rare Books & Manuscripts Library.

1 news story from WAGA-TV

Films created by Thomas Crowley at SUNY Buffalo and at the University of Georgia.

Collection includes: Raw footage from The Road to Gulu, a cinéma-vérité look into the AIDS crisis through the "Lost Children" living in war-torn Northern Uganda; tape of The Lost Generation, about Ernest Hemingway and literary circle, by Steve Crissman with Tom Folsom; and Ireland footage from the early 2000s by Tom Folsom and journalist/author Brendan Koerner.

"Pathe Baby was the trade name for a 9.5 mm home movie system introduced in France for Christmas 1922. An extensive catalog of existing Pathe Freres films were issued in this new format. The first were only 30 feet long -- about 90 seconds of cranking. But the innovative freeze frame mechanism lengthened the showing time by not wasting footage on title cards. In 1924, film length was increased to 60 feet. In 1928, Super reel films that were 300 feet long were introduced. 9.5 mm persisted as the 'standard' format in Europe thru the 1950's. Pathex was the trade name of Pathe Exchange, Inc., Pathe's US subsidiary. In America, film exchanges distributed movie releases to theaters. The 9.5 mm format was introduced in America for Christmas of 1925 (Model D projectors)."--pathex.com

One 16mm film depicting the city of Savannah, Georgia in 1936.

Moving image and sound recordings related to the personal and professional lives of Millard and Linda Fuller. Most of the materials pertain to the Fullers' work with Habitat for Humanity International, while a small portion of the collection relates to the Fuller Center for Housing and the Fullers' personal activities.

Audio recordings created during the late 1970s featuring prominent Athenians including William Tapley Bennett, dean emeritus William Tate, Sue Fan Tate, Mrs. James Barrow, and E. Merton Coulter.

"Between 1979 to 1981, at least 30 African-American children and young adults disappeared or were murdered in Atlanta. Although 23-year-old Wayne Williams was prosecuted for two of the crimes, the rest of the cases were ultimately closed following his conviction in 1982. Forty years later, with the official re-opening of the case by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, this five-part docuseries tells the inside story of the shocking tragedy, shedding new light on the horrific killings through exclusive archival footage, unseen court documents and interviews with those closest to the children and investigation."--HBO Website (https://www.hbo.com/atlantas-missing-and-murdered-the-lost-children accessed 2021-04-22).


Sound and video recordings of Pylon songs and musical performances.

5 boxes of materials, including videotapes, films, papers, photographs, slides, related to the production of the film "Displaced in the New South."

Recordings featuring numerous Hip-hop and Rap musicians throughout the South compiled by Brian Lassiter, an Atlanta music producer and promoter. 

Recordings of church services and choral and gospel music. Many recordings occurred at historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs) and African American churches. 

One unidentified audio recording.

1st Annual Battle of Tunnel Hill, Georgia Reenactment plus the complete Civil War History of the village where the Atlanta Campaign began

Moving image of the dedication of State Historical Marker at the birthplace of Moss on Cobb St., Athens, Georgia and a sound recording of an orientation soundtrack.

Two editions of Presence of the Past Historic Houses of Athens, Georgia presented by the Athens Historical Society.
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