|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|
|Quantity:||2.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)|
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.
The collection consists of WGTV production stills, bulletins and guides. There are also photographs of the Georgia Center, its television studio and employees.
Georgia Center/WGTV papers, UA02-035, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: WGTV program guide, Georgia Room LXJ35 .G4, and Georgia Center film and videotape collection.