Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection

Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection The only public archive in Georgia devoted solely to the preservation of audiovisual materials. The Walter J. Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection was started in 1995 and currently preserves over 250,000 titles in film, video, audiotape, transcription disks, and other recording formats dating from the 1920s to the present.
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Our mission is to preserve, protect, and provide access to the moving image and sound materials that reflect the collective memory of broadcasting and the history of the state of Georgia and its people.

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04/28/2021
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A huge thank you to everyone that attended our Peabody Transcriptathon! We so appreciate your help making this programs more accessible. Special thanks to those from Grady College who came out to join us.

If you were unable to make the event but still interested in correcting transcripts of public radio programming from the Peabody Awards Collection, you can! The transcripts are available on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting's webpage at any time. We encourage you to check out the programs available for correction at the link below.

A web app for transcripts that were automatically generated from speech-to-text software

The countdown is over and today is the day of our Peabody Transcriptathon!At 3:00 - 5:00 PM ET we'll be meeting to corre...
04/28/2021

The countdown is over and today is the day of our Peabody Transcriptathon!

At 3:00 - 5:00 PM ET we'll be meeting to correct transcripts of public radio programs submitted to the Peabody Awards and digitized to be made accessible through the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

We would love your help to expand access to these historic programs by helping correct the simple errors made in the computer generated speech-to-text transcripts. Anyone with a good internet connection is welcome and encouraged to attend! The corrected transcripts will be made available alongside the corresponding Peabody Awards Collection record, providing valuable keyword search access for scholars, researchers, students, teachers, lifelong learners and future generations.

Register in advance at the event link to be there.

The countdown is over and today is the day of our Peabody Transcriptathon!

At 3:00 - 5:00 PM ET we'll be meeting to correct transcripts of public radio programs submitted to the Peabody Awards and digitized to be made accessible through the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

We would love your help to expand access to these historic programs by helping correct the simple errors made in the computer generated speech-to-text transcripts. Anyone with a good internet connection is welcome and encouraged to attend! The corrected transcripts will be made available alongside the corresponding Peabody Awards Collection record, providing valuable keyword search access for scholars, researchers, students, teachers, lifelong learners and future generations.

Register in advance at the event link to be there.

The Peabody Transcriptathon is TOMORROW! One transcript that will be available for correcting is that of the Peabody Awa...
04/27/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Peabody Awards Collection Transcriptathon with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

The Peabody Transcriptathon is TOMORROW!

One transcript that will be available for correcting is that of the Peabody Award winning program "Journey's End: The Memories and Traditions of Daisy Turner and Her Family." Produced by Vermont Public Radio and the Vermont Folklife Center, this radio program features story teller Daisy Turner giving the "personal perspective of a black Vermonter who was keeper of her family's history." Daisy Turner was born in 1883 and lived to be 104, and the program includes 20 parts each based on her memories and the history of the Turner family.

Tomorrow at 3:00 PM EDT you can join us to correct this and other public broadcasting programs from the Peabody Awards Collection that we've digitized in partnership with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. These transcripts will provide valuable keyword text searchability that will make these programs even more accessible to researchers, students, and learners of all kinds. Please register at the link below!

Help make public radio programs submitted to the George Foster Peabody Awards more searchable and accessible online! --- About: Some 4,000 hours of public radio and television programming submitted to the George Foster Peabody Awards between 1941-1999 have been digitized, preserved and made availabl...

Continuing our countdown to our Peabody Transcriptathon with only two days to go, we're excited to share another public ...
04/26/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Peabody Awards Collection Transcriptathon with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Continuing our countdown to our Peabody Transcriptathon with only two days to go, we're excited to share another public radio program we've digitized and whose transcript we have available for correction!

Pasadena, California-based public radio station KPCC submitted the episode "Shades of Learning," from their series "Shades of LA" for a Peabody Award in 1995. This is the fourth episode of their nine-part series on life in Los Angeles and features discussion of the changing demographics of Southern California schools, bilingual education, and ethnocentric curricula.

To join us, register now at the link below.

Help make public radio programs submitted to the George Foster Peabody Awards more searchable and accessible online! --- About: Some 4,000 hours of public radio and television programming submitted to the George Foster Peabody Awards between 1941-1999 have been digitized, preserved and made availabl...

Our upcoming Peabody Transcriptathon event to correct transcripts of public radio programs has made public radio! Check ...
04/26/2021
University Of Georgia Works To Preserve Local Radio Broadcasts, Make Them More Accessible | 90.1 FM WABE

Our upcoming Peabody Transcriptathon event to correct transcripts of public radio programs has made public radio! Check out this article on WABE and listen to us talking about how excited we are about this project and event. We'd love to see you there this Wednesday.

The University of Georgia Libraries is continuing efforts to archive thousands of hours of local public radio news broadcasts from the last century. It’s a labor-intensive process that sometimes only humans can do. The broadcasts were submitted for the Peabody Awards, the prestigious honor that’...

We’re five days out from our Peabody Transcriptathon Event! Today we're highlighting one of the older programs whose tra...
04/23/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Peabody Awards Collection Transcriptathon for *Radio* Content!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

We’re five days out from our Peabody Transcriptathon Event! Today we're highlighting one of the older programs whose transcript you can correct next week.

"This is Polio" is a four-part documentary recorded in the waiting room and polio ward of the Columbus, Ohio Children's Hospital. It includes interviews with patients, parents, doctors, and others. The program was created by WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio to inform the public about polio and was submitted for a Peabody award in 1952.

To correct this and other transcriptions at our event next Wednesday, register at the link below.

April 28th, 3-5pm, Eastern Time AAPB Transcriptathons include a virtual community of volunteer transcribers who help to correct the simple errors made in speech-to-text transcripts in FIX IT+, AAPB's online editing platform. The corrected transcripts will be made available alongside the correspondin...

Our virtual Transcriptathon Event is only six days away! Please join us to correct transcripts of public radio programmi...
04/22/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Peabody Awards Collection Transcriptathon for *Radio* Content!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Our virtual Transcriptathon Event is only six days away! Please join us to correct transcripts of public radio programming from the Peabody Awards Collection that we've digitized in partnership with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

We'll be correcting transcripts for programs including the first episodes of Latino USA produced by KUT Austin in 1993. These early episodes include segments on Latino Jazz originator Mario Bauza, youth theater in San Antonio, and Latino leaders discussing political and cultural events. The corrected transcripts will provide valuable keyword search access to these and other programs, making them more accessible to researchers, students, and future generations.

The event is Wednesday, April 28th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Register at the link below!

April 28th, 3-5pm, Eastern Time AAPB Transcriptathons include a virtual community of volunteer transcribers who help to correct the simple errors made in speech-to-text transcripts in FIX IT+, AAPB's online editing platform. The corrected transcripts will be made available alongside the correspondin...

Chicago Filmmakers will be discussing the Peabody Awards winner "What Happened Miss Simone?" this Thursday 3/25. Details...
03/24/2021
FILMS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA EXPERIENCE (F.A.D.E.) SEMINAR SERIES — Chicago Filmmakers

Chicago Filmmakers will be discussing the Peabody Awards winner "What Happened Miss Simone?" this Thursday 3/25. Details are below. Registration link in comments. https://chicagofilmmakers.org/upcoming-screenings-and-events/fade-february-april-2021

Presented in partnership with Free Spirit Media, Films of the African Diaspora Experience is a seminar series that explores the past, present, and future of the Black Lives Matter movement through a cinematic lens. Admission is free; all donations will go towards a scholarship fund for an emerging B

Brown Media mourns the passing of a legend. The Peabody Board of Jurors wrote last year: "Cicely Tyson is a beacon light...
01/29/2021
Cicely Tyson Receives Peabody Career Achievement Award

Brown Media mourns the passing of a legend. The Peabody Board of Jurors wrote last year: "Cicely Tyson is a beacon lighting the path, fine-tuning our capacities to envision and see each other. The empathy in her characters, their determination and commitment, their joys and sorrows, have shown us how to regard each other from a place of compassion and respect. Cicely Tyson, we see you, we salute you, we thank you, and we celebrate your extraordinary contributions to American media and television."

Legendary actress changed perceptions of African Americans in television and film. Read more: http://www.peabodyawards.com/stories/story/cicely-tyson-receives-career-achievement-award

As we celebrate #BMA25, Research & Instruction Librarian Patrice Green discusses some important stories found in the Pea...
12/16/2020

As we celebrate #BMA25, Research & Instruction Librarian Patrice Green discusses some important stories found in the Peabody Awards Collection:

"Two of the most important Peabody winners are Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years and Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads (1965-1985), and these projects shaped formal and informal civil rights education for an entire generation. The entries and winners for each category over the years illustrate something very humbling about our country - that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Someone could even create a codebook with entry titles and description language to visualize some very revealing data comparing what Americans found concerning back then to what concerns us now. Looking through the entries from the last two decades put the news from my lifetime on a highlight reel, with coverage from 9/11/2001 to Hurricane Katrina to Barack Obama’s presidency. The winners from 1993 alone - the year I was born - are enough to see that we still have a long way to go as a nation when it comes to progress."

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years: http://www.peabodyawards.com/award-profile/eyes-on-the-prize-americas-civil-rights-years

Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads (1965-1985): http://www.peabodyawards.com/award-profile/eyes-on-the-prize-ii-america-at-the-racial-crossroads

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to highlight the faculty and staff who have helped make BMA successful! Me...
12/14/2020

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to highlight the faculty and staff who have helped make BMA successful! Meet Research & Instruction Librarian Patrice Green!

"My time at Special Collections began in 2019 and working with Brown Media has really expanded my idea of what I can do and create in this role. I perform research and instruction for Brown Media, and the collections are as endlessly entertaining as they are humbling. I’ve long been fascinated by film and media archives, along with the actual art of film itself - at one point I fully considered being a nitrate film specialist or running away to California to pursue a career in cinematography. Working with Brown Media allows me to explore the creative and scholarly parts of myself by investigating the physical and digital materials we collect, the content they store, and the all-important context in which they came to be."

To celebrate #BMA25, Exhibition Coordinator Jan Hebbard reflects on past exhibits curated by student employees:"One of m...
12/11/2020

To celebrate #BMA25, Exhibition Coordinator Jan Hebbard reflects on past exhibits curated by student employees:

"One of my favorite parts of the job is working with student curators. I help them identify a topic the collection will support and dive into research, writing, and object selection for a display. A great recent student project was a wall case that highlighted Sesame Street, a Peabody award winning children’s program, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. Our student Celia Clark used items from the Peabody Awards collection to create a colorful display in the hallway. Then our staff used the exhibit as an anchor point for hosting a Family Day event with puppet shows, storytime, crafts, and a chance to watch older episodes of the show from the archives. I like finding a story like this that can excite our audience and lets something they find familiar lead them to learning more about archives and archival collections"

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to highlight the faculty and staff who have helped make BMA successful! Me...
12/10/2020

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to highlight the faculty and staff who have helped make BMA successful! Meet Jan Hebbard!

"I have worked as the exhibition coordinator with BMA since 2018. I focus on using the collections to tell stories in our physical gallery spaces for visitors of all ages. As someone who really likes modern American history, BMA’s collections offer a real playground of materials to explore and use in storytelling."

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to highlight some of our incredible former student employees. Meet Latatia...
12/09/2020

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to highlight some of our incredible former student employees. Meet Latatia West!

"I worked in the Brown Media Archives (BMA) many years back when an undergrad student at UGA between 1999-2003. At the time that I began my position as a student worker with BMA, I was wrestling with identifying a major that not only fit my career aspirations, but also matched my interests. I ultimately decided to major in history thanks, in part, to finding that I thoroughly enjoyed the various projects that I worked on in BMA that required that I view or dig into historical film and other items. I’m currently a Policy Manager in state government and feel that the skills/abilities that I sharpened while working in BMA (attention to detail, analysis of info, etc) have definitely contributed to the success and enjoyment that I’ve experienced in my career."

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to highlight some of our incredible former student employees. Meet Lauren ...
12/08/2020

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we want to highlight some of our incredible former student employees. Meet Lauren Chambers & Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz!

"Stepping into the Brown Media Archives every Friday for two years (2006 - 2008) was always like stepping into another world, a world in which transformative social change was possible, even probable in conditions of collective strength.

As a three-person research team -- Dr. Barbara McCaskill (Professor of English), Lauren Chambers (PhD English, 2012), and Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz (MA English, 2007) -- we were so privileged to have access to hours of raw news material of Civil Rights Movement activities throughout the South, as well as talented, dedicated archivists to guide our analyses of this material. Every week, we would pore through hours of material then meet in a conference room to discuss our findings. Who are we seeing featured in these clips? What movement strategies are being demonstrated? And importantly, what lessons do these brave foot soldiers gift us for the ongoing, urgent march to justice and liberation?

The Brown Media Archives and resident archivists were a tremendous research aid as we collected, organized, and analyzed research to eventually produce a set of pedagogical resources called “Freedom on Film: Civil Rights in Georgia."* This supplementary aid allows teachers to introduce students to an array of perspectives and more nuanced histories of Civil Rights Movement organizing. The richness of the archival research found in the Brown Media Archives propelled our investigation into nine different Georgia cities and towns to illuminate the state’s Civil Rights history and resistance. Without this archival research, many of the stories we told would likely never have found their way to students and activists across the state."

*The Freedom on Film website is temporarily offline for site management. We'll update this post with a link when the site is back online.

Dr. Lauren Chambers earned a Ph.D in English Literature from The University of Georgia in 2013. She currently serves as an English faculty member at Palm Beach State College in Florida.

Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz earned an MA in English Literature from the University of Georgia in 2007 and an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in 2011. She continues to build on her work with the CRDL, having recently directed a documentary short on the desegregation of Georgia State University which was produced by Susan-Sojourna Collier and based on the book "Ground Crew: The Fight to End Segregation at Georgia State" written by UGA Dean Emeritus in the School of Social Work, Dr. Maurice Daniels. The film premiered at GSU's inaugural Groundbreaker Lecture in which were honored the women who desegregated the university.

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We are located on the University of Georgia campus in the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library building.

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