Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection

Free Outdoor Screening: "The Killer Shrews"

Something wicked has been awakened at the Special Collections Building, set loose from the Brown Media Archives for those brave enough to watch. Dr. Speculo is broadcasting through time and space to bring us the most spine-chilling B-movie from 1959: The Killer Shrews!

Join us on the dead center of the Special Collections front lawn as we recreate the late-night horror hosts of midnights' past. Popcorn is free, picnic blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged; doors open at 6:30PM! 

HBO at 50: The Rise of Prestige Television

Home Box Office (HBO) is the longest-running subscription television service in the United States. Started in 1972, the network allowed subscribers to watch unedited theatrically released films and live sporting events for a flat rate every month. This exhibit highlights some of the groundbreaking programming created by and aired on HBO over time with items selected from the Peabody Awards Archive. This display was curated by exhibition assistant Madeline Nagy.

Film Screening, The Living Record of Our Memory

Why preserve film in a world where audiovisual materials seem so readily available online? That is the key question posed in Film, the Living Record of Our Memory, which features interviews with film archivists, curators, technicians, and filmmakers including Costa-Gavras, Jonas Mekas, Patricio Guzmán, Ken Loach, Bill Morrison, Fernando Trueba, Wim Wenders, and appearances by Martin Scorsese, Barbara Rubin, Idrissa Ouédraogo, Ridley Scott, and Ousmane Sembene.

Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice Screening

In celebration of Black History Month, join us Tuesday, February 21, 2023, for a screening of Donald L. Hollowell: Foot Soldier for Equal Justice. This documentary chronicles the civil rights attorney's legendary achievements, including serving as lead counsel in Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes's case which ultimately ended desegregation at the University of Georgia. Among Hollowell's other notable achievements were the release of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

CANCELLED: Hargrett Happy Hour: The B-52s

Note: The B-52's have postponed their Athens show on November 15th due to illness. In light of this change, we are cancelling our scheduled Hargrett Happy Hour event.

We still have great items from the band on display in our exhibit "Georgia On My Mind: Finding Belonging in Music History" and hope you will stop by to see them before the exhibit closes on Dec. 9th. If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you,

Hargrett Library & Media Archives Staff

An Afternoon With John Pruitt

Join the UGA Libraries for a program with journalist John Pruitt on Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m. in room 285 of the UGA Special Collections Building. Following a talk about his new book Tell It True, Pruitt will participate in a Q&A with the audience. A light reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck. 

Film Screening and Meet & Greet with Bill Cody, Producer of Athens, GA/Inside-Out

Released in 1986, Athens, GA/Inside-Out documented the music scene of the Classic City in the mid-1980s, featuring local legends R.E.M., Pylon, The B-52's, and more. Over 30 years later, Athens/Inside-Out 2: Red Turns into Blue captured a new generation of artists sculpting not only the music scene but the political landscape in Athens as well.