Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection (University of Georgia)

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The Walter J. Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection was started in 1995 and currently preserves over 250,000 titles in film, video, audiotape, transcription disks, and other recording formats dating from the 1920s to the present. The archives are housed in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries on the northwest part of the University of Georgia campus. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and provide access to the moving image and sound materials that reflect the collective memory of broadcasting and the history of the state of Georgia and its people.

Peabody Awards Collection, newsfilm, audio and radio collections, educational collections, Georgia-related collections, home movies/amateur films, interviews, religious broadcasting, Georgia town films, television broadcasting, and University of Georgia-related audio-visual items.
Parent Institution:
University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Building 300 S. Hull Street University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 30602


Name Description
Amateur Film of Athens, 1946-1947 1947 amateur film of Athens, Georgia.
Andrew Avery Home Movie Collection, 1930-195-? Home movies dating from the 1930s to 1950s documenting life in Bainbridge, Georgia with an emphasis on the area's agricultural output.
Georgia Folklore Collection Field recordings of Georgia folk musicians from 1890 to 1998 collected by Art Rosenbaum.
Georgia Home and Amateur Movies Georgia home movies dating from 1920 to 1980 belonging to the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
Georgia Town Films Collection Town films dating from 1936 to 1947 of Athens, Bowman, Cordele, and Fitzgerald, Georgia.
H.C. Blankenship and John Scott Home Movie Collection, circa 1936-1967 Home movies of the Blankenship family of Gordon and Macon, Georgia from 1936 to 1967 which depict family life, 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, and Warner Robins.
Kaliska-Greenblatt Home Movie Collection, circa 1923-1937 Home movies by Athens, Georgia residents, William Kaliska and Sidney Greenblatt, taken during the 1920s and 1930s.
Louis C. Harris Home Movie Collection, 1942-1960 Home movies dating from 1942 to 1960 by Augusta, Georgia newspaper editor Louis C. Harris including nuclear bomb testing and a soap box derby in Augusta.
Parade of Quartets Collection Footage dating from 1980-2011 of the Parade of Quartets television program, an African American gospel program featured on WJBF-TV in Augusta, Georgia.
Pebble Hill Plantation Film Collection Home movies dating from 1917 to 1976 documenting life at the Pebble Hill Plantation near Thomasville, Georgia.
WALB Newsfilm Selected raw footage from Albany, Georgia's NBC affiliate, WALB during the Albany Movement, 1961.
WRDW newsfilm collection, 1961-1976 Newsfilm clips from WRDW-TV in Augusta, Georgia dating from 1961 to 1976.
WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection Selected raw news footage of both Georgia and national civil rights events and leaders from Atlanta's WSB-TV station from 1956 to 1980.