National Film Preservation Foundation

The Ethridge Collection (1939–56), home movies taken on the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm was made possible by The University of Georgia’s Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection, through a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

The project involved making a new negative of the existing old film from which a new print can be made. This method ensures that the film will last longer over time.

It is the mission of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection to preserve and protect the materials that reflect the collective memory of broadcasting and the history of the state of Georgia and its people.

The National Film Preservation Foundation is the independent, nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America’s film heritage. Working with archives and others who appreciate film, the NFPF supports activities that save films for future generations, improve film access for education and exhibition, and increase public commitment to preserving film as a cultural resource, art form, and historical record. Established in 1996, the NFPF is the charitable affiliate of the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress.