Join us for the annual celebration of ASALH's founder, the historian and educator Carter G. Woodson
Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries
In 1979, Randall Bewley, Curtis Crowe, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, and Michael Lachowski formed the band Pylon in Athens, Georgia. All connected to the local art scene, what the members lacked in musical experience they made up for with bold experimentation. The group created a danceable, new wave sound and unique visual style that became a foundational part of the emerging music scene in Athens during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
In 1969, professor Jack Kehoe journeyed to Italy to create a unique opportunity for University of Georgia students. He found the ideal site for an experiential learning environment amidst the history, culture and beauty of Cortona.
"Experiencing Cortona: Celebrating 50 Years of UGA Study Abroad" reflects on the program’s history with a display of original artifacts, photographs, documents and more drawn from the Cortona Program Records, a part of the university’s archives housed in the Hargrett Library.
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Have you ever wondered who does all the research for some of your favorite documentaries and films? The answer is freelance archival producers! These "footage detectives" dive into the archives and wade through decades worth of material to bring documentaries to life. Their profession has been described as "Indiana Jones for nerds." Footage researchers are born storytellers, and their behind-the-scenes tales are often even more entertaining than what we see on the screen.
Join the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection for a week-long celebration of Home Movie Day 2020! On Tuesday October 13 at 2 p.m., the Brown Media Archives will host a virtual tour of their home movie collections. Media archivists and audiovisual technicians will discuss and narrate some of their favorite home movies from the archives. They will also talk about the importance of home movies and how Brown Media Archives preserves and provides access to decades of amateur home films.
Historically the American political poster has been sorely neglected as an art form and has played a minor cultural role despite its effectiveness in conveying a political message to millions of voters often through the skillful use of visual communication. Join the Richard B.
Join UGA Libraries, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Georgia Review in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame with a lecture by W. Ralph Eubanks. The event is part of the 2020 Spotlight on the Arts Festival.
Join the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection for a week-long celebration of Home Movie Day 2020! On Thursday October 15 at 7 p.m., artist Keith Bennett will discuss via livestream his home movie collection, housed at the Brown Media Archives. Bennett’s collection features several videos of the B-52's performing and touring in the 1970s and 1980s, as he is married to band vocalist Cindy Wilson. Bennett will discuss his experiences traveling with and filming the famous Athens band in the early days.
Featuring vibrant hostess DeAundra Peek, the American Music Show ran as a public access cable television program in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1981 to 2005.