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Georgia Center for Continuing Education (WGTV) records

Georgia Center for Continuing Education (WGTV) records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Center for Continuing Education (WGTV) records
Creator: Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Inclusive Dates: 1970s-1980s
Language(s): English
Extent: 14 Linear Feet 14 boxes
Collection Number: UA97-300
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, WGTV began broadcasting out the 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 to today's GPB televsion 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

This collection contains materials that were used by WGTV during the 1970s and 1980s. It also contains administrative files pertaining to the television station.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged by subject.

Administrative Information

Condition governing access note

Through 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

Georgia Center for Continuing Education (WGTV) records, UA97-300, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 5-5

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Television stations -- Georgia.
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Athens.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Administrative subject files A-O
2Administrative subject files P-WGTV program guides
3Art cards (A-Z)
4Display placards (photographic)
5Filmstrip #1 "A model for caring"
6Filmstrip #2 "A step ahead In caring"
7Filmstrips #3 and #4 "Working with anger emotion" and "Putting it all together in helping"
8Filmstrips: miscellaneous
9Photographic material
10Photographic material
11Photographic material
12Graphics and notes
13Oversized graphics
14Sidney Lanier-poet of the marshes (Kodaliths)