Archive for the ‘Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection’ Category

Earliest known plantation baseball game film discovered

Friday, April 5th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

A 26-second film of a game played by African-American employees at Pebble Hill Plantation, circa 1919, may be the earliest moving images of baseball filmed in Georgia. The 28mm home movie, part of the Pebble Hill Plantation Film Collection (c. 1917-c. 1976), was donated to the University of Georgia Libraries’ Walter ...

UGA Libraries’ Media Archives preserves only known films of stage actress

Friday, March 29th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Three reels of early home movies showing theater actress Annie Russell (1864-1936)—the only moving images of her known to exist—have been discovered in the University of Georgia Libraries’ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the only public institution in Georgia devoted entirely to preserving moving images. Born in ...

Peabody Screening: Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream – March 20

Monday, March 18th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

To warm up baseball fans for the March 31 start of Major League Baseball’s regular season, the University of Georgia’s George Foster Peabody Awards and Peabody Award Collection will present three baseball-themed documentaries that have won the coveted award. The films will all be screened in the auditorium of the ...

First Peabody Winners Festival set for March 27

Thursday, March 14th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Thirty-plus recipients of the University of Georgia’s prestigious Peabody Awards will be announced via webcast at 10 a.m. March 27, and later that day, at 7 p.m., a sampling of the latest winners will be screened in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 300 Hull St., ...

Peabody Screening: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg – March 13

Monday, March 11th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

To warm up baseball fans for the March 31 start of Major League Baseball’s regular season, the University of Georgia’s George Foster Peabody Awards and Peabody Award Collection will present three baseball-themed documentaries that have won the coveted award. The films will all be screened in the auditorium of the ...

Peabody Screening: When It Was a Game – March 6

Monday, March 4th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

To warm up baseball fans for the March 31 start of Major League Baseball’s regular season, the University of Georgia’s George Foster Peabody Awards and Peabody Award Collection will present three baseball-themed documentaries that have won the coveted award. The films will all be screened in the auditorium of the ...

Baseball documentaries from the Peabody Archives

Friday, February 22nd, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

To warm up baseball fans for the March 31 start of Major League Baseball’s regular season, the University of Georgia’s George Foster Peabody Awards and Peabody Award Collection will present three baseball-themed documentaries that have won the coveted award. The films will all be screened Wednesdays in March at 7 ...

UGA Special Collections Libraries Launch Community Docent Program

Friday, January 4th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is now accepting applications for participants in its docent program. The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the library galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders to adults. Docents are trained to ...

2013 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductees announced

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - Jean Cleveland

Judson Mitcham, Georgia’s poet laureate, and the late author Toni Cade Bambara, who compiled one of the first anthologies of African-American women’s writing, will be honored as the newest inductees of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at its 2013 ceremony. A poet and novelist, Mitcham—the only two-time winner of the ...

UGA Special Collections Thanksgiving Schedule

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 - Renna Tuten

The UGA Special Collections Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Special Collections Libraries will reopen on Monday, November 26 at 8:00 A.M.