A popular exhibit of microphones has debuted online via the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. In displays at the Russell Special Collections Libraries room allows for only a portion of the Steele Microphone Collection but the online exhibit shows the entire collection and puts the microphones in more historical context.
In addition to a look at the advent of broadcasting history and evolution of the microphone, biographical information on the collection creator, the late James "Jim" U. Steele, is provided.
Rachel Ankirskiy, a former Media Archives student and now UGA employee, researched, wrote and put the site together, current student employee. Alex Ankirskiy photographed the collection.
Emily McGinn of the The Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab, known informally as the DigiLab, assisted with the project.