Ray Moore Papers

Ray Moore Papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Moore, Ray, 1922-
Title: Ray Moore Papers
Dates: 1952-1996
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box and 53 audiovisual items)
Coll. Number: ms3774

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Index Terms

16mm.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations.
Audiovisual materials.
Borders, William Holmes, 1905-
Broadcasting.
Burns, Olive Ann
Cobb, Ty, 1886-1961
Documentaries.
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.
VHS (TM)
WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

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.


Related Material

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Bireley's Drinks commercials, 1952
 
2Atlanta Crackers souvenir pictures, 1953
 
3Today Show, NBC, football, 1957
 
4Clippings, 1958-1979
 
5WSB-TV Focus scripts, 1964-1968
 
6The Search [documentary on Georgia religions], 1968
 
7TV 5 WAGA scripts [includes Stone Mountian Expressway, shooting of Mrs. King, Sr., Georgia Housing Authority], 1969-1974
 
8TV 5 WAGA scripts, 1969-1975
 
9Ray Moore portrait, 1970s
 
10Commencement speech, Shamrock High, 1972
 
11Center of Creation [documentary on Atlanta's urban growth], 1972
 
12Center of Creation script, 1972
 
13Correspondence and memoranda, 1964-1983
 
14Cold Sassy Tree - Olive Ann Burns correspondence, 1987-1992
 
15Olympics, 1990-1996
 
16Miscellaneous writings
 
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raymoore_0001Election Night Report, WSB-TV, 1980s ( 3/4" video )
 
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raymoore_0002Vietnam Revisited. Col. (Ret.) Ben Purcell and Joy Purcell ( VHS )
Interview with Col. Ben Purcell, a Georgian who spent four or five years in solitary confinement in the Hanoi Hilton prison in Vietnam.
 
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raymoore_0003State of War. Produced by GPTV (1 hr. 25 mins.), 1972 ( VHS )
Narrated by Ray Moore for WGTV. The story about Georgians involved at home during WWII.
 
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raymoore_0004The Pioneering Spirit. Georgia Tech Communications Division. (11 mins.), 1981 ( VHS )
Written by Ray Moore and filmed by son Russ. The story of Georgia Tech graduate John Young piloting the space shuttle Columbia on its first flight.
 
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raymoore_0005Ty Cobb with Ray Moore, 1955 ( VHS )
Ty Cobb interviewed by Ray Moore in 1955.
 
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raymoore_0006Bill Tush - CNN - Veteran news anchors program, 1978 November 18 ( VHS )
Includes Ray Moore.
 
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raymoore_0007WSB-TV Reunion shown at White Columns, 1991 February ( VHS )
 
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raymoore_0009Olympic Marketing Video (11 mins.) ( VHS )
Story of Olympic marketing video written by Ray Moore and created by Georgia Tech to use before the IOC meeting in Puerto Rico. A strong reason for the IOC to consider Atlanta seriously.
 
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raymoore_0010WSB Radio Reunion, 2005 May 21 ( VHS )
Includes some early broadcasters.
 
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raymoore_00111. Ray with Ty Cobb; 2. Tallulah Gorge; 3. Don McClellan's Sky Dive; 4. 1st few minutes of Paul Anderson documentary ( VHS )
Ty Cobb interviewed by Ray Moore in 1955. Karl Wallenda's high-wire walk over gorge; Ray was the emcee of the event. Paul Anderson, billed as strongest man in the world. Gold medal Olympian super heavyweight class in 1956 Melbourne Games. Born and died in Georgia, trained in Atlanta. A home named after Paul is still taking problem boys and turning them around.
 
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raymoore_0012Dr. King interviewed by Ray Moore, Nov. 22, 1963 - footage count 2858. Recorded from CBS "Four Days In November", 1963 ( VHS )
Ray Moore's 90-second interview with Dr. King on the day of President Kennedy's assassination. Ray found him when no one else could. Story ran on all networks.
 
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raymoore_0013Stones of Bastogne at Sixty (rough cut) ( VHS )
Tenth Armored Division. Produced and narrated by Ray Moore for his WWII division, recounting how our tanks beat the 101st Airborne into Bastogne by 8 hours for that historic fight. This was a celebration and reunion of a few of our veterans with the Belgian townspeople.
 
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raymoore_001450 Something. Four 3-minutes reports, WSB-TV, 1990 February ( VHS )
 
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raymoore_001550 Something: 4 parts ( VHS )
 
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raymoore_0016I Walked Today (opening only; about 1:40, audio only), 1966 ( VHS )
 
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raymoore_0017I Walked Today - A-roll, 1967 March 1 ( 16mm film )
Portion of a documentary. Ray Moore filmed one and a half minutes featuring a dog fight over the Sea of Galilee between the Israeli and Syrian jet fighters. Video clip used on at least three NBC network newscasts.
 
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raymoore_0018I Walked Today - B-roll, 1967 March 1 ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0019I Walked Today - Opt S/T neg ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0020Center of Creation, A-Roll, 1972 ( 16mm film )
Hour-long documentary dealing with the growth of Atlanta and suggesting solutions. Several Atlantans [featured].
 
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raymoore_0021Center of Creation, B-roll [2000 ft.], 1972 ( 16mm film )
Hour-long documentary dealing with the growth of Atlanta and suggesting solutions. Several Atlantans [featured].
 
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raymoore_0022Center of Creation, C-Roll, 1972 ( 16mm film )
Hour-long documentary dealing with the growth of Atlanta and suggesting solutions. Several Atlantans [featured].
 
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raymoore_0023Center of Creation, Opt S/T neg [1800 ft. +/-], 1972 ( 16mm film )
Hour-long documentary dealing with the growth of Atlanta and suggesting solutions. Several Atlantans [featured].
 
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raymoore_0024Meriwether at Reidsville. Sound: Buckler ( 16mm film )
Jim Meriwether was Georgia's number one criminal after he held up Happy Herman's Market on Buford Highway. I was a friend and helped get him out of prison on parole. But he eventually got arrested again on drunk driving on the Perimeter southwest of Atlanta. That ended his last taste of freedom. He died in prison and we filmed his funeral.
 
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raymoore_0025Jim Meriwether Funeral. Camera: Bridgers, 1971 ( 16mm film )
Burial of Jim Meriwether in potter's field at the prison.
 
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raymoore_0026Reidsville [Prison] ( 6 16mm films )
 
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raymoore_0027Reidsville Prison, gen. shots around prison cells & men, 1971 June 12 ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0028E. Stanley Jones, famous missionary author, 1969 ( 16mm film )
America's leading missionary to India.
 
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raymoore_0029Holy Land outtakes, 1966 ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0030Moscow, 1965 ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0031Moscow, 1965 ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0032Bobby Jones interview ( 16mm film )
Primarily discuss Grantland Rice and Bobby's early career. "Bobby arrived at the loading dock at the old WSB building and rolled in on his wheelchair. He was wonderfully kind."
 
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raymoore_0033Snakes (20 mins), 1968 ( 16mm film )
Snake handlers in Cartersville from Ray's 3-1/2 hour production called "The Search".
 
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raymoore_0034Otto Graham [football player/coach] ( 16mm film )
Star place kicker on the Cleveland Browns and best in the profession in the late 1950s.
 
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raymoore_0035Ray Moore in Senate, 1972 ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0036Senate Committee Ray ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0037Ray & Weather, 1957 ( 16mm film )
90 degree weather; commercial for Westinghouse air conditioner from Davison's dept. store $199.00 or $2.25/week.
 
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raymoore_0038Robert Shaw [2 pieces in 1 can], 1968 ( 16mm film )
Robert Shaw interview about religious pageant in Atlanta Stadium called 'Behold the Man.' Shaw was scheduled to direct a mass choir, but fell ill. His assistant led them and the huge choir was magnificent. Stadium was filled. Dr. Borders played the role of Christ.
 
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raymoore_0039#2 Dr. William Holmes Borders at Wheat Street Apartments, 1966 ( 16mm film )
Ray does not appear. Someone else interviews Dr. William Holmes Borders about why he wants to build a shopping center and a credit union to join with the housing development he created for his congregation. Dr. Borders explains.
 
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raymoore_0040Pyramids, 1966 ( 16mm film )
Ray's films of the pyramids while visiting with Georgians.
 
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raymoore_0041Outtakes, Berlin, Budapest, 1965 ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0042Brennan with Peabody Nomination, 1972 ( 16mm film )
Bob Brennan reads several segments which go with each self-nominated piece being entered for consideration of a Peabody on Ray Moore's behalf. Several editorials as well as "Center of Creation"
 
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raymoore_0043Brotherhood of Freedom, 1966 ( 16mm film )
Index card in can: Brotherhood of Freedom, reel size 400; running time 5:55 (213), Date scheduled Friday nite 2/25/66.
 
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raymoore_0044[Ray Moore home movies], 1968-1970 ( 16mm film )
 
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raymoore_0045Open Housing Editorial, B-roll, 1971 February 12 ( 16mm film )
TV5 Open housing tour conducted by Ray for the Georgia Legislature showing them some dilapidated rural housing. As a result, the Legislature passed bills to assist rural poverty.
 
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raymoore_0046Open Housing Editorial, A-roll, 1971 February 12 ( 16mm film )
TV5 Open housing tour conducted by Ray for the Georgia Legislature showing them some dilapidated rural housing. As a result, the Legislature passed bills to assist rural poverty.
 
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raymoore_0047Harry Stuhldreher interview by UGA Coach Harry Mehre, 1956 ( 16mm film )
Stuhldreher, one of the 1920s Knute Rockne/Notre Dame/Four Horsemen football players in discussion with Harry Mehre, UGA coach and fellow Notre Dame player
 
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raymoore_0048Richard Widmark interview, 1956 March 9 ( 16mm film )
Widmark and Moore in light discussion centered around Universal's film he's promoting, BACKLASH.
 
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raymoore_0049Dave Garroway interview, 1956 ( 16mm film )
Garroway talks about his work schedule and personal life; he was then engaged to Pamela Wilde.
 
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raymoore_0050Robert Frost interview, 1955 January 27 ( 16mm film )
Frost gives several definitions of poetry and reads "The Road Less Traveled." Filmed inside the home of Agnes Scott College's president
 
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raymoore_0051Senator John McClellan of Arkansas interview, 1957 ( 16mm film )
Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee at Jesse Jewell Chicken Hq. in Gainesville.
 
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raymoore_0052Miss America interview, 1956 ( 16mm film )
Marian McKnight of Manning, South Carolina, Miss America for 1957, interviewed in 1956.
 
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raymoore_0053Ray Moore Tape (7:30) ( 1/4" audio )