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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. 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.

The Peabody Awards Collection is the flagship of the archives, and contains nearly every entry for the first major broadcast award given in the United States. Entries begin in 1940 for radio and 1948 for television, programs by local, national, cable, and international producers.

Georgia history is highlighted in three newsfilm collections: the WSB Newsfilm Collection, containing raw news footage from 1949 to 1981; the WALB Newsfilm Collection of raw news footage from Albany and surrounding areas from 1961 to 1978; and the WRDW Newsfilm Collection which features footage of Augusta, Georgia from 1961-1976.

Amateur film, video, and audiotape highlighting Georgia people, places, and musicians can be found in our collections. [Learn more...]

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