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Annual Peabody Awards programs

Annual Peabody Awards programs

Descriptive Summary

Title: Annual Peabody Awards programs
Creator: University of Georgia. School of Journalism
Inclusive Dates: 1990-2017
Language: English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: UA09-043
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

The George Foster Peabody Awards recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by radio and television stations, networks, producing organizations and and individuals. Reflecting excellence in quality rather than popularity or commercial success, the Peabody is awarded to about 25-35 winners annually from more than 1000 entries.

In 1939, the National Association of Broadcasters formed a committee to recognize outstanding achievement in radio broadcasting. Committee member Lambdin Kay, manager of WSB in Atlanta, thought the award would be more credible if it was academically sanctioned and independently administered. He approached John E. Drewry of the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady School of Journalism, who enthusiastically endorsed the idea. The Peabody Award was established in 1940 with the school as its permanent home.

George Foster Peabody, born in 1852 in Columbus, Georgia, moved with his family to New York after the Civil War. Largely self-educated, Peabody became a successful banker and supporter of humanitarian causes, especially education. Among other things, he helped finance a library, a forestry school, and a classroom building at the University of Georgia and was the school's first non-Georgia-resident trustee. In appreciation, the University awarded him an honorary degree and named the new broadcasting award for him.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of programs from the annual George Foster Peabody Awards dating 1990-2017.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

Annual Peabody Award programs, UA09-043, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 2-18


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Broadcasting -- Awards -- United States.
Broadcasting.
Peabody Awards.
Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938
Programs (documents)
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Athens.
Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Georgia Foster Peabody Awards Media Collection and George Foster Peabody Awards records, ms3000.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Peabody Awards program, 1990
 
12Peabody Awards program 53rd annual (1994) and 55th annual (1996), 1994, 1996
 
13Peabody Awards program 65th annual (1997) and 58th annual (1999), 1997, 1999
 
14Peabody Awards program 61st annual, 2002
 
15Peabody Awards program 62nd annual (2003) and 63rd annual (2004), 2003, 2004
 
16Peabody Awards program 64th annual (2005) and 65th annual (2006), 2005, 2006
 
17Peabody Awards program 66th annual (2007)and 67th annual (2008), 2007, 2008
 
18Peabody Awards program 68th annual, 2009
 
19Peabody Awards program 72nd annual and 1 luncheon ticket, 2013
 
110Peabody Awards program 73rd and 2 luncheon tickets, 2014
 
111Peabody Awards program and tickets 74th annual, 2015
 
112Peabody Awards program 75th annual, 2016
 
113Peabody Awards program 76th annual, 2017