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Various News Clips from Ed Lightsey, WALB-TV, 1970 - 1979, Digitized 2017, 2006-09-28

 DVD — Box: 1, dvd: 1
Collection number: DVD 1

Scope and Contents

Digitized 16mm film from WALB-TV (Albany, Georgia, United States), mostly from the 1970's, donated by Ed Lightsey. Raw newsreel compilations include segments on Jimmy Carter; Ku Klux Klan rally in Plains, Georgia; 1980 Georgia 2nd District Congress campaign spots for Charles Hatcher; Dwight Eisenhower heart attack news report; Escaped convicts; Football; 1973 National Meat boycott; The Georgians at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave w/ H. Jordan and J. Powell; "Insight with Ed Lightsey" interview with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee; Hamilton Jordan Roast; and more.


  • 1970 - 1979
  • Digitized: Digitized 2017
  • Acquired: 2006-09-28

Conditions Governing Access

The original master tapes are filed with University of Georgia. Digital copies of the tapes will be returned to Valdosta State University Archives and Special collections


1 DVDs (1 DVD and electronic records (mp4). DVD composed of 11 16mm news reels. )


From the Collection: English


Ed Lightsey signed deed of gift; second signed deed of gift 09-28-2006 for WALB tapes.

2006. 123 tapes of WALB news stories from the 1970's primarily. The deed of gift and the gift record for University of GA and inventories and papers for the University of GA Peabody library are in a folder in the Director's office. The tapes were to be digitized by UGA with the digital copies returned to VSU Archives. UGA would retain the tapes.

Processing Information

Digitized by University of Georgia Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection onto DVD disc. Converted by Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections to MPEG-4 (video/mp4) and MKV formats. 720x480 resolution. 4:3 Aspect Ratio. 29.970 FPS. 20171017.



Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
229-259-5055 (Fax)