Georgia Center/WGTV papers

Georgia Center/WGTV papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: University of Georgia. Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
Creator: WGTV (Television station : Athens, Ga.).
Title: Georgia Center/WGTV papers
Dates: 1953-1987
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA02-035

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 Note

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

Index Terms

Television broadcasting--Georgia.
University of Georgia. Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
WGTV (Television station : Athens, Ga.).

General Notes

RG 5-5

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

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

Related Material

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11 The advocate [production stills]
2Still from Basic issues of man [production still], 1961-1962
3 Ceramics [production stills]
4 Chatooga River [production stills]
5 Columbia [production stills]
6 Desert detectives [production stills]
7 Election coverage from Atlanta Constitution building [production stills], 1972
8 ETV docu-drama [production stills], 1962
9 Eye on you [production stills]
10 Exploratory [production stills]
11 Facing the test [production stills]
12 Final thaw [production stills]
13 For the love of Mike [production stills]
14-15General TV stills
16 Jimmy Carter-close up: executive dept
17-18 A political animal [production stills]
19 RED by Mary Feldhaus-Weber [production stills]
20 Sentence is life [production stills]
21 Sometimes harmonious [production stills]
22 Sonia [production stills]
23 Spirit of St. Augustine [production stills]
24 Step by step [production stills]
25 Studio Theater [production stills]
26 These items for sale [production stills]
27Production stills [ This is no slum]
28 UGA Homecoming Parade, 1980
29 Urban mythology [production stills]
30Production stills
31 WGTV bulletin, 1963-1965
32 WXGA bulletin, 1963-1965
33[WGTV, WXGA and WVAN program guides], 1964-1965
34-35 Notes for selective television viewers [and other WGTV materials], 1960-1971
21Exterior shots (small)
2Pictorial introduction to Georgia Center
4Addition, 1987
6Interior views
7Misc. items from folders
8Misc. items from misc. envelope #11
9Information on the Center for Continuing Education, prepared for the Alumni Committee Studying the Center, 1955
10Georgia Center expansion-1984 Kellogg Grant (from misc. envelope #11), 1984
11Publicity about the Center (from misc. envelope #11)
12Events at the Center (from misc. envelope #11)
13The Georgia Center for Continuing Education [WGTV]
14-15 TV 8: prime time at Rich's Lenox-WGTV-channel 8 [images, promotional material], 1979
16WGTV-20th anniversary [promotion and images], 1980
17WGTV-20th anniversary celebration [correspondence and planning], 1980
18Jerry Appy - 1st Station Manager [photographs]
19June Sparks-Ole Timers resolution
20[WGTV transmitting tower-photographs and diagrams]
21[Television facility layout]