Media archivists to discuss Foxfire exhibit on GPB

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 12/09/2016

Mary Miller, with the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, and Kimberly Ellis, a UGA graduate student in Historic Preservation and student employee in Media, will be guests on GPB’s On Second Thought, a one-hour, daily news talk show that airs at 9 a.m.

Miller and Ellis will be discussing the current “Foxfire: 50 years of Cultural Journalism Documenting Folk Life in the North Georgia Mountains”  exhibit at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Foxfire, a project begun to inspire North Georgia students that gained national attention, illustrates the concept of “experiential learning,” a popular theory in higher education. Ellis curated the exhibit, along with her fellow grad student, Dixie Gallups, as part of their work in the Media Archives and an example of “experiential learning” in action.

In 2000, the Foxfire Fund, Inc. donated their entire videotape collection to the Brown Media Archive, one of three special collections libraries at the UGA Libraries. A unique feature of the audiotaped, videotaped, and photographic collections is that the information was collected by high school students, transcribed for the most part by hand, and published in The Foxfire Magazine and book series. The archives include a large amount of data never published.

The segment is expected to air between 9:06 and 9:15 a.m.

The exhibit, which has been popular with visitors, will be on display through Dec. 16.

http://gpbnews.org/programs/second-thought

www.libs.uga.edu/scl

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