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Ray Moore papers

Ray Moore papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ray Moore papers
Creator: Moore, Ray, 1922-
Inclusive Dates: 1952-1996
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box and 53 audiovisual items)
Collection Number: ms3774
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ray Moore (b. 1922) was an Atlanta TV newsman for twenty-three years. In 1951, he joined WSB Radio and then WSB-TV the following year. Moore resigned as news director of WSB, in 1969, and joined WAGA-TV (Channel 5) until he retired from broadcasting entirely in 1974. Moore produced a number of documentaries on penal reform, school desegregation, hunger, religion, and urban development.

Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of news scripts from WSB-TV (1964-1968) and WAGA-TV (1969-1975) about a number of topics including urban development and race relations. Also included are scripts for two of Moore's documentaries, The Search and Center of Creation.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Ray Moore papers, ms 3774, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- Race relations.
Audiovisual materials.
Borders, William Holmes, 1905-
Burns, Olive Ann
Cobb, Ty, 1886-1961
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
Journalists -- Georgia.
King, M. Luther (Martin Luther), 1899-1965
Olympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Television in religion -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Television scripts.
Video recordings.
WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in other repositories: Ray Moore collection, aarl93-003, Auburn Avenue Research Library; Government Documentation Project, Ray Moore oral histories, Georgia State Univiersity.

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Bireley's Drinks commercials, 1952
12Atlanta Crackers souvenir pictures, 1953
13Today Show, NBC, football, 1957
14Clippings, 1958-1979
15WSB-TV Focus scripts, 1964-1968
16The Search [documentary on Georgia religions], 1968
17TV 5 WAGA scripts [includes Stone Mountian Expressway, shooting of Mrs. King, Sr., Georgia Housing Authority] , 1969-1974
18TV 5 WAGA scripts, 1969-1975
19Ray Moore portrait, 1970s
110Commencement speech, Shamrock High, 1972
111Center of Creation [documentary on Atlanta's urban growth], 1972
112Center of Creation script, 1972
113Correspondence and memoranda, 1964-1983
114Cold Sassy Tree - Olive Ann Burns correspondence, 1987-1992
115Olympics, 1990-1996
116Miscellaneous writings