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

States Rights (1962) – Brown Media Archives Newsfilm collection

Monday, July 15th, 2013 - Laura D. Shedenhelm

The balance between federal and state power is a recurring theme in the American political dialogue as seen in this 1962 clip of HEW Secretary Anthony J. Celebrezze speaking at the National Press Club: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/news/id:wsbn34627

Peabody Summer Screening Series: “Dog Days”

Friday, June 28th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Peabody Awards Archive's Summer Fun Friday brown bag screening series continues in July on the theme "Dog Days." 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. July 5: Double feature: "Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman" and "Martha ...

Welcome AthFest! Special extra tours of Special Collections this week

Monday, June 17th, 2013 - Renna Tuten

The Russell Building University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries, home to the Brown Media Archives, the Hargrett Library, and the Russell Library are delighted to welcome fans to Athfest 2013.  To celebrate, there will be special free guided tours of the exhibit galleries at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 20th, ...

Saturday performance to celebrate book documenting traditional folk music

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 - Jean Cleveland

Traditional ballads and fiddle tunes will be heard at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries June 15 to celebrate the recently released “Mary Lomax Ballad Book – America’s Great 21st Century Ballad Singer” by Art Rosenbaum. With ballads and songs they learned from their father who sang for his ...

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 ...