Georgia Center/WGTV papers

Georgia Center/WGTV papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Center/WGTV papers
Creator: WGTV (Television station : Athens, Ga.)
Creator: Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Inclusive Dates: 1953-1987
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: UA02-035
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

Cox Enterprises, owner of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution donated the channel 8 license to UGA for an educational television station. On May 23, 1960 WGTV began broadcasting out of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. In 1965, WGTV merged with a group of four stations owned by the State Board of Education to form Georgia Educational Television, later known as Georgia Public Television and the forerunner of today's GPB television network. In 1982, ownership of the license was transferred from the University of Georgia to the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission. WGTV is now a metro Atlanta station and the flagship for Georgia's Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) state network.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of WGTV production stills, bulletins and guides. There are also photographs of the Georgia Center, its television studio and employees.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

Georgia Center/WGTV papers, UA02-035, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 5-5

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: WGTV program guide, Georgia Room LXJ35 .G4, and Georgia Center film and videotape collection.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11The advocate [production stills]
12Still from Basic issues of man [production still], 1961-1962
13Ceramics [production stills]
14Chatooga River [production stills]
15Columbia [production stills]
16Desert detectives [production stills]
17Election coverage from Atlanta Constitution building [production stills], 1972
18ETV docu-drama [production stills] , 1962
19Eye on you [production stills]
110Exploratory [production stills]
111Facing the test [production stills]
112Final thaw [production stills]
113For the love of Mike [production stills]
114-15General TV stills
116 Jimmy Carter-close up: executive dept
117-18A political animal [production stills]
119RED by Mary Feldhaus-Weber [production stills]
120Sentence is life [production stills]
121Sometimes harmonious [production stills]
122Sonia [production stills]
123Spirit of St. Augustine [production stills]
124Step by step [production stills]
125Studio Theater [production stills]
126These items for sale [production stills]
127Production stills [This is no slum]
128 UGA Homecoming Parade , 1980
129Urban mythology [production stills]
130Production stills
131 WGTV bulletin , 1963-1965
132 WXGA bulletin , 1963-1965
133[WGTV, WXGA and WVAN program guides], 1964-1965
134-35Notes for selective television viewers [and other WGTV materials], 1960-1971
21Exterior shots (small)
22Pictorial introduction to Georgia Center
24Addition, 1987
26Interior views
27Misc. items from folders
28Misc. items from misc. envelope #11
29Information on the Center for Continuing Education, prepared for the Alumni Committee Studying the Center, 1955
210Georgia Center expansion-1984 Kellogg Grant (from misc. envelope #11), 1984
211Publicity about the Center (from misc. envelope #11)
212Events at the Center (from misc. envelope #11)
213The Georgia Center for Continuing Education [WGTV]
214-15TV 8: prime time at Rich's Lenox-WGTV-channel 8 [images, promotional material], 1979
216WGTV-20th anniversary [promotion and images], 1980
217WGTV-20th anniversary celebration [correspondence and planning] , 1980
218Jerry Appy - 1st Station Manager [photographs]
219June Sparks-Ole Timers resolution
220[WGTV transmitting tower-photographs and diagrams]
221[Television facility layout]

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