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

Peabody Summer Screening Series: Just For Fun

Monday, June 10th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

This summer, the Peabody Awards Archive will host a Friday brown bag screening series. All screenings will be from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 268 of the Russell Special Collections Building.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the fun. Just as the Peabody Awards have one criterion (Excellence), so too does ...

UGA Media Archives story to feature on national news tonight (4/30)

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Amy Watts

Just got word that coverage of the discovery of  the oldest known film of African-American baseball players will be on both "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley." This is after coverage in the New York Times today. The footage was discovered as part of a ...

Georgia well-represented as National Digital Public Library launches

Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

  An exciting new initiative began today when the Digital Public Library of America launched its first six service and content hubs. The hubs promise to unleash millions of historical, scientific and cultural documents from many of America’s national and state institutions, making them easily searchable as digital records to anyone with an Internet ...

Special Collections Libraries Host Faculty Open House April 17th

Monday, April 8th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house for university faculty. Scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, the event will spotlight faculty members who have formed innovative collaborations with the Special Collections Libraries and showcase the exhibits and collections of the ...

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 ...