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Loran Smith collection

Loran Smith collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Loran Smith collection
Creator: Smith, Loran
Creator: Miller, Mary Douglas Morris
Inclusive Dates: 1956-2014
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: UA0105
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

Loran Smith is a 1962 graduate of the University of Georgia where he captained the 1960 Bulldog track team and was named MVP his senior year. He created Georgia's pre-game Tailgate Show and the Head Coach's locker room show. Smith is the author of numerous books and his Banner-Herald column runs in more than 20 papers throughout the state. Smith's syndicated weekly radio show, "Sports Conversations," is heard on approximately 50 stations in Georgia. A past chairman of the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Smith was elected to the Georgia Sports hall of Fame in 1997. UGA Alumni Association

Scope and Content

This collection has two cassette tapes, one DVD, one VHS tape and one photocopied speech. The cassette tapes are recordings of interviews with Governors Miller [1991] and Perdue [circa 2000s] discussing their UGA football memories. The DVD holds an interview with 101 year old UGA alumnus Louise Jordan [2014] and the VHS tape is about the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy [ND]. The photocopied notes are from a 1956 speech by Mary Morris Miller.

Administrative Information

Conditions governing access note

Though this collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings are in their original format and do not have copies available for public use. One can make a request for a public use copy but the ability to convert an item is dependent upon the format and condition of the recording.

Preferred citation note

Loran Smith collection, UA0105, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Football -- Georgia -- Athens.
Jordan, Louise
Miller, Zell
Perdue, Sonny
Speeches (documents)
Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae -- Georgia -- Athens.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Loran Smith interview with Governor Zell Miller [cassette tape], 1991 June 21
12Loran Smith interview with Governor Sonny Perdue [cassette tape], 2000s
13Loran Smith interview with Louise Jordan-101 year old UGA alumnus [DVD], 2014 February 25
14Notes made by Mary Morris Miller for her talks on Athens for the Newscomers Group of the University Women's Club, 1956
15"Summer of joy" [UGA Studies Abroad-Art and Environmental Design-Cortona, Italy-VHS]