Ed Friend Visual MaterialsEd Friend Visual Materials

Ed Friend Visual Materials

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ed Friend Visual Materials
Creator: Friend, Edwin Hugo (Ed), Sr.
Dates: 1918-1990
Extent: 20.0 boxes (10 linear feet and 682 megabytes), including 3351 photographs, 3948 negatives, 1502 slides
Collection Number: RBRL/064/EF
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: This photograph collection contains black and white photographic prints, negatives, slides, and 16-mm film. There are numerous photographs related to Friend's service in the South Pacific during World War II, nature and wildlife in Georgia, Georgia politicians and his travels around the United States and the world. Of special interest is a film Friend shot in 1958 of the a two day seminar held at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee, which was attended by Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks and others. The collection also contains personal files with images and articles about his life.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Edwin Hugo Friend, Sr. was born on October 1, 1912 in Fincastle, Virginia. He graduated from Tech High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and later attended Georgia State College. In the early 1940s, Friend served with the Army Air Corps 342nd Bomber Squadron. While in service, he discovered his photographic skills and applied them toward the war effort. Upon his return to the states, Friend worked for the Georgia State Game and Fish Commission as a conservation officer. During his travels in this position, he developed a fascination for wildlife photography. Friend also became very involved in Georgia politics. During the administrations of Governors Marvin Griffin, Herman Talmadge, Ernest Vandiver and Carl Sanders, he served as their official photographer. As a result of an automobile accident in 1962, he retired from his state job. Later in retirement, he traveled extensively and proudly proclaimed that he had visited every country in the world. He died on September 6, 1991.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs and other visual materials largely from 1943 to 1990. Various mediums include photographs, negatives, slides, and film. Included are images of the South Pacific during World War II, Georgia wildlife and nature, various Georgia political leaders, and travels around the world, as well as a few photographs that Friend collected from the World War I period. There are also personal files, which include photographs of Ed Friend, articles about his life, and recorded memoirs.

Organization and Arrangement

Arrangement of this collection is by type. There are five series: I. Photographs, II. Slides, III. Films, IV. Print Information, and V. Personal.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Series V. Personal contains digital files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.

Preferred Citation

Ed Friend Visual Materials Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Processing Notes

All films have been transferred to videotapes, 1/2" and 3/4" (master).

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

Before material from collections at the Richard B. Russell Library may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permissions. Persons wishing to quote from materials in the Russell Library collection should consult the Director. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2000.

Digital files were added to this finding aid by Adriane Hanson., 2014.


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Access Points

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Civil rights--United States.
Documentary photography--Georgia.
Georgia--Photographs.
Georgia--Politics and government--1951-
Georgia--Social life and customs--Photographs.
Georgia. Forestry Commission--Officials and employees.
Governors--Georgia--Photographs.
Griffin, S. Marvin, 1907-1982.
Natural history--Georgia--Photographs.
Photographers--Georgia.
Photographers.
Photographs.
Rhodesia Broadcasting Corporation.
Rhodesia and Nyasaland--Photographs.
Rhodesia, Southern. Army--Chaplains.
Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002.
United States--Race relations.
Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918-2005.
Visual material.
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Zimbabwe--History--Chimurenga War, 1966-1980.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series I. Photographs

Extent: 17.0 boxes
Extent: (8.25 linear feet), including 3351 prints, 3948 negatives
Scope and Content: Ed Friend became interested in photography while serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He continued his creative pursuits while working for the Georgia State Game and Fish Commission, photographing nature and wildlife. Many of his photographs were published in state publications and even the Atlanta Journal. There are color and black and white prints, as well as corresponding 4"x5", 8"x10" and 35 mm negatives to many of these prints. Many have been individually sleeved in a polyester envelope.



A. World War II, 1943-1945

Extent: 1.0 box
Extent: (.25 linear feet)
Scope and Contents note: Friend served with the Army Air Corps 342nd Bomber Squadron in the South Pacific. While in service, he became interested in photography and shot many of the locations where he was stationed. Of interest are numerous photographs of the natives of New Guinea, of the destruction of the various areas after the fighting had ceased, and of the men and women who were serving.
BoxFolder
11Memphis, Tennessee - Special Services 4th Ferrying Group
12Ed Friend in uniform, circa 1943
13Monrovia, Liberia, (airstrip), 1943
14Lt. Muller, Smith, Poole, McCann, Rowan, RAS, Cross City, Florida, 194[?] May
15Morocco, Africa, 1943
16Pakistan, 1943
17Australia, 1943
18Nata, Brazil, 1944
19New Guinea, 1944
110New Guinea, 1945
111Douglas MacArthur's Headquarters, Hollandia, New Guinea, 1944
112Aerial views of Shangri La, New Guinea, 1944
113Pelelieu, 1944
114Damaged ship, South Pacific, 1944
115Philippines, 1944



B. Georgia Images

Extent: 5.0 boxes
Extent: (2.25 linear feet)
Scope and Contents note: This consists of photographs that Friend created when he worked for the Georgia State Game and Fish Commission and the Office of the Governor. The images include numerous wildlife scenes, nature, hunting, prisons, and everyday life in Georgia. Famous individuals include Will Rogers, Edgar Bergman and Ralph McGill. There is a panoramic view shot of soldiers taken sometime during World War I.
BoxFolder
21World War I-France, stenographic photographs
22Crash site of the airship Shenandoah (USS Navy), Lakehurst, NJ, 1925 September 2
23B-18 Airplane (Augusta, GA), 1941
24Airplane
25Airplane
26Jet
27Jets
28Airplane
29Air Force-Georgia (Transport)-Herman Talmadge and group, circa 1950
210C-97 transport plane, Dobbins Air Force Base, 1962
211Aerial View of desert
212Army base-Guantanamo, Cuba
213Port Au Prince, Haiti, 1955
214Port Au Prince, Haiti, 1958
215Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico, 1962
216Inside Army Transport Plane with passengers, circa 1960
217Decompression chamber, circa 1960
218Parachute and bi-plane
219View of malfunctioning Dutch depth charges, Col. Kuhn pilot, 1965
220Air Force pilots performing flight check, circa 1960
221Boeing C-97 Cargo Plane, Dobbins Air Force Base, circa 1960
222Boeing C-97 Cargo Plane, Dobbins Air Force Base, circa 1960
223Dobbins Air Force Base Morning Review, circa 1973
224Travis Field, Savannah, GA, Practice fire fighting, circa 1960
225National Guard Camp, Ft. Stewart, circa 1972
226TBud Davey, passenger, over North Atlantic, 1963 April
227US Air Force, E. M. and Ed Friend
228Friend and Barber (USAF and Army) in woods, circa 1970
229Ed Friend, Major William Quinn, Col. William Jackson and Pvt. Donald Kirk, 1959 December 11
230Ed Friend shaking hands with cadet
231Governor Jimmy Carter, E. Vince Moyer and Griffin at Army ceremony, circa 1971
232USAF colonel and man toss coin, circa 1957
233Military meeting including Governor Marvin Griffin, Friend, and others, circa 1953
234Sondrestrom Air Base, 1963
235Alligator
236Archery
237Aerial view of Atlanta, circa 1949
238Candler Field, Atlanta (Ed Friend in bi-plane), 1939 July 7
239Atlanta Airport, 1963
240Atlanta Division, University of Georgia
241Memorial Drive and Capitol Ave, SE [Initial construction: of Georgia Department of History and Archives], 1961
242Automobiles, 1929
243Bears
244Beaver
245Birds
246Birds
247Birds
248Bluebirds to Hawks
249Birds-Ibis
250Waterbirds
251Boats
252Bottles
BoxFolder
31Camping
32Cemetery
33Chameleon
34Chicken fights
35Chipmunks
36Church
37University of Georgia College Experiment Station Poultry Disease Research Center
38Clock
39Club and Conservationists
310Coons [Raccoons]
311Courthouse
312Cows
313Creek in the Wilderness, circa 1948
314Dahlonega Gold Mining, 1962
315Dam
316Deer
317Digging a ditch
318Dinners
319Divers (water)
320Dogs
321Dolphin (dead)
322Doves
323Education [African-American]
324Family
325Family
326Family
327816 Myrtle St., 1920
328Family Reunion, Red Oak, GA, 1946
329Family
BoxFolder
41Farming
42Fishing
43Little boy with fishing pole on beach, circa 1946
44Fishing
45Fishing--Bass
46Fishing--Trout
47Flowers
48Forestry
49Stephen Collins Foster State Park, circa 1960
410Fort Lawton Embankment, Jenkins County, Georgia
411Fort Pulaski, Georgia
4124-H Club, Dahlonega, 1934
413Fox--Read and Gray
414Ed Friend teaching photography to forestry group, Jekyll Island
415Ed Friend with camera
416Ed Friend (portrait)
417Geese
418Lem Griffs, Fargo, Georgia
419Grist Mill
420Guns
421Hawk
422Helicopter
423Horses
424Kennestone Hospital
425Hunting
426Hunting--Ralph McGill and Edgar Bergon
427Hunting--Duck hunting in Texas, Governor Marvin Griffin, 1955
428Hunting--Group with Herman Talmadge, circa 1950
429Icebergs
430Indians [Native Americans]
431Island
432Jekyll Island, Georgia
433Jesus Christ (a drawing)
434Lighthouse
435Lumber
436Marsh Hen
437Mill
438Mountains
BoxFolder
5120 Mule Team--Borax
52Midway, Georgia, 1950
53New York City, New York
54Ocean
55Okefenokee Swamp
56Opossums
57Owls
58Parachute
59Big Spring Park, Georgia
510Andersonville Prison Park
511Brady Bymim, Phoenix City, Alabama-- Columbus Enquirer
512Pig
513Plowing in North Florida, 1948
514Pool--Swimming
515Portraits
516Postcards
517Pot making, Cleveland, Georgia, 1946
518Poverty [African-American]
519Prior Street Mission--Gordon Price (A baptism), 1948
520Prison--Reidsville, 1950
521Prison--Buford and Reidsville, 1950
522Quail/Hunting dogs
523Rabbit
524Reynolds, Georgia, 1939
525Rio Bravo (ship), Brownsville, Texas
526Roberts, Chip
527Rogers, Will
528J. J. Ruth--Traveling in car from York, PA to California, 1947
529Scenery
530Sealife
531Shrimping
532Skunk
533Snakes
534Snakes
535Snow and Ice
536Squirrels
537Stone Mountain, Georgia
538Swamp
BoxFolder
61Train bridge
62Townsville Express, 1944
63Turtles (Jekyll Island), 1947
64Veterinarian Hugh Basham, Quitman, Georgia
65Voluntary Hazing
66Warthog
67Wildcat, 1948
68Wildlife
69Hepzibah, Georgia, 1939
610Wiley Spivy, Douglas, Georgia, 1947
611Mrs. Ezzy Anderson, Monroe, Georgia, 1947 July 4
612W. J. Crowe
613Fort Sumter, South Carolina
Box
7Negatives
Box
8Negatives
Box
9Negatives
Box
9.2World War I [poor condition]



C. Georgia Politicians

Extent: 2.0 boxes
Extent: (1 linear foot)
Scope and Contents note: These are images that Friend created while serving under the Griffin, Talmadge and Vandiver administrations. Various politicians photographed include Roy V. Harris, Garland Byrd, M. E. Thompson and William Hartsfield. Celebrities included are Ed Sullivan, Susan Hayward and General George Marshall. Many of Friends photographs are included in the papers of Herman Talmadge, Richard B. Russell and Ernest Vandiver.
BoxFolder
101Ivan Allen Headquarters
102Ed Friend and Iris Blitch
103Garland Byrd-the Way Laws are Made, 1959
104Garland Byrd swearing-in (Marvin Griffin, George Smith II, :Ernest and Betty Vandiver), 1960
105Garland Byrd with a child and adult
106Sprayberry, Garland Byrd, Ed Friend, circa 1958
107Howard Callaway and Fletcher Thompson
108Howard Callaway at his campaign headquarters, 1966
109Jimmy and Roselyn Carter, circa 1970
1010Ed Sullivan and Gene Cook, 1952
1011Charlie Elliot and members of Game & Fish Commission, 1948
1012Blank budget and checks signed by Charlie Elliot
1013Charlie Elliot's house, 1946
1014Carl Sanders and Peter Zack Geer
1015Marvin Griffin in a meeting with army personnel
1016Reporter with Marvin Griffin
1017Marvin Griffin receives certificate from Georgia State College of Business Administration
1018Richard B. Russell, Marvin Griffin, Herman Talmadge
1019Lt. Governor Ernest Vandiver and Marvin Griffin, speaking to General Assembly
1020Marvin Griffin and Susan Hayward
1021Fred Hand
1022William Hartsfield, Charlie Brown (Senate) and Mugsy Smith (Rep.)
1023William Hartsfield with a man
1024William Hartsfield, Marvin Griffin and Herman Talmadge
1025William Hartsfield being "thrown out" of the General Assembly, 1947
1026William Hartsfield and Iris Blitch
1027Roy V. Harris at podium
1028Roy V. Harris under a portrait of Herman Talmadge
1029Roy V. Harris, Greene and two men, 1949
1030Roy V. Harris on phone
1031Peyton Hawes, Lt. Governor's race
1032Paul Jones, Smith and a wrestler
1033Lester Maddox and Ed Friend
1034Southeastern Regional Education Board-Chappelle Matthews
1035Eleanor Roosevelt
1036Carl Sanders
1037Eugene Talmadge
1038Miss Mitt and Herman Talmadge
1039Sleeping legislators during the Two-Governor controversy, 10:30 am, 1947 March 20
1040Herman Talmadge receiving a pen set
1041Herman Talmadge swearing in various individuals
1042Herman and Betty Talmadge, election night, 1948
1043Mrs. Carlton Mobley, Mrs. Jas. R. Harris, Mrs. Chas Duncan and Larry Mellout on radio WGBE
1044Herman Talmadge receiving governor license plate, 1947
1045Eugene and Herman Talmadge
1046Herman Talmadge campaigning, 1948
1047Herman Talmadge with various groups
1048Richard B. Russell, William Hartsfield, Jim Peters, Herman Talmadge, [?], Walter George
1049Herman Talmadge signing bill [Fred Hand, Marvin Griffin], 1949
1050Miss Mitt, Herman and Betty Talmadge with group outside home in McRae, Georgia, 1950
1051Jackson Day Governor Party [Betty Talmadge], 1949
1052Lovejoy, GA-Herman Talmadge home, 1947
1053Miss Mitt with [?]
1054?, Herman Talmadge, Charlie Brown, and J. D. More, circa 1974
1055Ed Rivers, Herman and Betty Talmadge, McRae, GA, 1950
1056Betty Talmadge on plane blowing out birthday candles (Ed Friend)
1057Ernest Vandiver, Herman Talmadge and Brig. General Floyd Stewart, 1952
1058Herman Talmadge with boy and Ernest Vandiver, circa 1952
1059George Smith II, Herman Talmadge, Garland Byrd and Richard Russell in Georgia General Assembly
1060Earl Cocke Day [Herman Talmadge, Earl Cocke, General George Marshal], 1951
1061Judge Luke Arnold with Herman Talmadge, 1950
1062Peter Zack Geer, J. L. Brannister, Betty and Herman Talmadge- various Talmadge parties over the years
1063Herman Talmadge at Oglethorpe University dedication, 1973
1064Herman Talmadge with group by USAF plane
1065Herman Talmadge at governor's desk
1066Herman and Betty Talmadge at dinners
1067Herman Talmadge walking by Carl Sanders as he leaves the floor of the Georgia General Assembly
1068Iris Blitch and Miss Mit Talmadge
1069Herman Talmadge at a dinner function
1070Marvin Griffin, [?], Herman Talmadge and Jim Gillis
1071Herman Talmadge with Marvin Griffin and others
1072Col. Dominy (Georgia State Patrol) and Herman Talmadge
1073State Auditor Ed Thrasher and Herman Talmadge
1074George Stewart and Herman Talmadge
1075Herman Talmadge trying on a Stetson hat with Jim Gillis
1076Betty, Herman Talmadge on stage
1077Herman Talmadge receiving his Governor's license plate, 1947.
BoxFolder
111[?], M. E. Thompson, ?, Ed River, state democratic convention
112Ed Friend, Charles Elliot and M. E. Thompson
113M. E. Thompson signing bills
114M. E. Thompson addressing Georgia General Assembly
115Ed Thasher, State Auditor, 1950
116[?], John Davis, Marvin Griffin, Iris Blitch, Paul Brown, Miss Mitt Talmadge, Ernest Vandiver
117Ernest Vandiver, Mary Elizabeth and Marvin Griffin
118"B" Brooks and Vandiver, Pardon and Parole Board swearing-in, 1960
119Vandiver feeding a deer in the governor's office
1110Vandiver swearing-in individuals
1111Vandiver, Jack Minter (Department of Commerce), 1960
1112George Smith II, Betty Byrd, Ernest Vandiver, Garland Byrd,State Capitol
1113Vandiver family-Ernest, Betty and children
1114Vandiver at governor's desk talking on phone
1115Hunting party with Vandiver
1116Vandiver swearing-in Peter Zack Geer
1117Roy V. Harris speaking, Ernest Vandiver, Herman, Betty and Miss Mitt Talmadge
1118Vandiver giving speech, 1960
1119Vandiver seated behind governor's desk
1120Lady Bird Johnson, Betty and Ernest Vandiver, 1960
1121Swearing-in of Governor Vandiver, Lester Maddox, Betty Vandiver, 1960
1122Ernest Vandiver, Mary Elizabeth and Marvin Griffin, Marvin Moate (Speaker of the House), 1957
1123Joe Lewis and Vandiver
1124George Smith II, Vandiver, Garland Byrd, Herman and Betty Talmadge
1125Vandiver at the governor's mansion, 1959
1126Betty and Ernest Vandiver speaking to a group
1127Richard B. Russell, Herman Talmadge and Vandiver
1128Vandiver addresses State Democratic Convention, Macon, GA, 1958
1129Ed Friend and Vandiver
1130Marvin Moate and Vandiver
1131Garland Byrd and Vandiver
1132George Smith II, Herman Talmadge, Garland Byrd, Vandiver and Richard B. Russell, 1960
1133Ed Friend, Ernest and Betty Vandiver
1134Marvin Griffin, John Davis, Carl Vinson, and Vandiver at dinner
1135Betty Byrd, Ernest Vandiver shaking hands with Garland Byrd, Betty Vandiver
1136Betty Vandiver
1137Garland Byrd, Governor and Betty Vandiver, Major General George Hearn, address general assembly
1138Betty and Ernest Vandiver
1139"Gone With the Wind" party, Vandiver and David Selznick
1140Palmer Weber (CIO-PAC), Ferman, Raburn, T. W. Johnson
1141Red Williams, Recreation Department
1142Ed Friend and T. W. Worrill, 1953
1143Election-ballot boxes
1144"Worker bees" on election night
1145Ed Friend eating lunch with a group
1146Florida's Governor's Mansion, 1949
1147Governor's Conference, Sea Island [Folson, Alabama], 1954
1148Political dinners
1149Political miscellaneous
1150Opening of trolley at Stone Mountain
1151Prime Minister, Salisbury, Rhodesia, 1977



D. Oversized Photographs

Extent: 1.0 box
Extent: (1 linear foot), 21 images
Scope and Contents note: Reprints of images from the first three sub-series. They are 8x14" black and white prints, possibly used for exhibition purposes.
BoxFolder
121Fishing
122Bird-Flamingo
123Wildcat in snow
124Fox
125Alligator
126Owl
127Opossum with babies
128Birds in nest
129Quail on fence
1210Squirrels
1211Sky view of Atlanta
1212-15Air National Guard fire drill practice
1216Rio Bravo out on open sea
121710329 Airplane
1218Hollandia, New Guinea, on a canoe
1219New Guinea, Friend with local tribe, 1944
1220New Guinea, Friend with local tribe, 1944
1221Ed Friend and Ernest Vandiver



E. Trips Around the World

Extent: 3.0 boxes
Extent: (1.5 linear feet)
Scope and Contents note: Color and black and white photographs of the many trips Friend went on during his life. There are many photographs related to his numerous trips to Rhodesia, South Africa, the Caribbean, Alaska and Arizona. His vacation slides correspond to the prints. After his retirement, Friend travel exclusively and proudly proclaimed that he had visited every country in the world. Arrangement is alphabetical by country or state.
BoxFolder
131Azores
132Bahamas
133Barbados
134Belize
135Bermuda
136Brazil
137Carara
138Costa Rica
139Caracas
1310Dominican Republic
1311Dutch Caribbean
1312Egypt
1313Equador and Galapagos
1314Fiji Islands
1315France-Palais de Versailles
1316Germany
1317Guadeloupe
1318Guam
1319Haiti
1320Ireland
1321Italy-St. Peters Basilica
1322Kenya
1323Mali Mali
1324Mexico
1325New Guinea
1326New Zealand
1327Panama
1328Panama Canal Zone
1329Paraguay
1330Puerto Rico
1331Portugal
1332Rhodesia
BoxFolder
141Rhodesia
142Rhodesia
143Rhodesia
144Russia
145St. Croix
146Scotland
147Sicily
148Cape Town, South Africa
149South Africa
1410Spain
1411Sri Lanka
1412Tahiti, Ceylon, Bangkok
1413Bangkok
1414Venezuela
1415Zimbabwe
1416President Dupond, June 25, 1975
1417Myra Martin
1418Travel photographs unidentified
BoxFolder
151Arizona
152Arizona
153Arizona-Grand Canyon
154Alaska
155Alaska-Katmai National Park
156Colorado
157Florida
158New Mexico
159Mississippi
1510Oregon
1511Virginia
1512Wyoming
1513Friends and Family meet along the way
Box
16Negatives
Box
17Negatives
 

Series II. Travel Slides

Extent: 2.0 boxes
Extent: (2 linear feet), including 1502 slides
Scope and Content: This series consists mainly of slides taken by Friend of his travels around the world. Many relate to his visits to Rhodesia, the South Pacific and Alaska. There are also images related to Georgia and its wildlife. Of interest to researchers is a slide presentation that Friend had on his visits to Rhodesia.
BoxFolder
II.1ARhodesia, 1918-1990
II.1BRhodesia, Bermuda, Thailand, Switzerland, France, Hawaii, Bolivia
II.1CNew Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Florida, Mexico, Guam, Georgia Parks
II.1DNew Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, California, Israel, St. Sophia, Germany, Katmai, Haiti, Florida (Disney World), Georgia, Rhodesia
II.1EParaguay, South Africa, Hawaii (Honolulu), Arizona, 1918-1990
II.1FBelize, Columbia, Alaska, Soviet Union, Italy, South Africa, 1918-1990
BoxFolder
II.2GGeorgia (Albany, Stone Mountain, Cumming, Okefenokee, 1918-1990
II.2HRhodesia, Australia, Animals, Flowers, Snakes, Birds, Squirrel, Crocodile, family cabin, Massanutten Mountain
 

Series III. Films, 1950-1978

Extent: 4.0 moving images
Scope and Content: This collection includes two films shot by Ed Friend: the 1957 Highlander Folk School film and Wildlife, a film Friend created for the Georgia Forestry Commission in 1958. This collection also includes Rhodesia Unafraid, a 1978 propaganda film produced by Rhodesian Army Chaplains Corp officer Stan Hannan.
Conditions Governing Access note: Reference copies of the audiovisual recordings are available upon request. Research requests will be filled as soon as possible and will be dependent upon the condition of the recordings.
Highlander Folk School films, 1957
Extent: 2.0 moving images
Historical note: The Highlander Folk School footage was shot by Ed Friend in 1957 at the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the Highlander Folk School, an adult education center in Monteagle, TN, that promoted social and economic justice. Friend was dispatched to Monteagle by Roy V. Harris, a powerful Georgia politician who was deeply invested in Jim Crow and segregation, who viewed the event as an unexpected opportunity for his Georgia Commission on Education, a publicly funded anti-integration agency. Learning of the event, and its participants, he dispatched photographer Ed Friend to gather evidence that Communists directed the Civil Rights movement. Friend, posing as a vacationing freelance photographer, was given free rein by Highland founder Myles Horton to take all the pictures he liked.
Scope and Content: This silent film documents integrated social activities during the Highlander Folk School twenty-fifth anniversary celebration weekend, including dining, swimming, and dancing, and features shots of prominent civil rights and labor activists such as Ralph Abernathy, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The film is in two parts; the first part, shot in color, shows civil rights leaders and others entering and exiting the library and an interracial group swimming in a pond. The second part consists of about twenty black-and-white still photos taken by Friend during the weekend celebration; many of the pictures in the film correspond to pictures in the broadside published by the Georgia Commission on Education.
Highlander Folk School film, Part 1, 1957 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 moving image 10 minutes
Highlander Folk School, Part 2 (still images film), 1957 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 moving image 2 minutes
"Integrated in All Respects": Ed Friend's Highlander Folk School Films and the Politics of Segregation, Digital Library of Georgia online exhibit, 1957 Access Online
Wildlife, 1958 Access Online
Extent: 1.0 moving image
Scope and Content: Wildlife is a nature film shot and edited by Ed Friend for the Georgia Forestry Commission in 1958. The narrated film depicts animal and nature scenes with the aim of promoting wildlife conservation.
Rhodesia Unafraid, 1978
Extent: 1.0 moving image
Scope and Content: Rhodesia Unafraid was produced in 1978 by Stan Hannan, an officer in the Rhodesian Army Chaplains Corp. After Hannan's A Chaplain's Story was shown on Rhodesian television in 1976, the Rhodesian Army asked him to produce a follow-up, in color, that could be shown internationally to help garner support for the Rhodesian government’s cause in the Rhodesian Bush War (also known as the Zimbabwe War of Liberation or the Second Chimurenga). The resulting twenty-minute film, “Rhodesia Unafraid” was the result of a larger propaganda effort known as Operation Springboard.
 

Series IV. Print Information

Extent: 1.0 box
Extent: (.25 linear feet)
Scope and Content: Includes copies of publications where Friend's images appeared, such as the Georgia Games and Fish Commission public bulletin and the Atlanta Journal. There is also a copy of a slide presentation script that corresponds to slides located in Series II.
BoxFolder
IV.11Georgia Game and Fish Commission Public Information Bulletin
IV.12Atlanta Journal articles
IV.13Rhodesia Slide Talk presentation
IV.14Article on Herman Talmadge
IV.15Published bird photos
IV.16Articles-Charles Lindbergh, Army, Spiders
 

Series V. Personal

Extent: 279.0 files (682 megabytes)
Scope and Content: These files are scans of photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings about Ed Friend. The scans were made by Donna Friend, daughter of Ed Friend.
Conditions Governing Access note: Access Restrictions: This series is entirely composed of digital files. To access these files, please request the folders you would like through the finding aid using your research account. An archivist will be in contact with you to explain how to access the files. Please note that not all file formats are currently supported by the library for research use.
Digital
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A. Photographs of Ed Friend [digital files], 1918-1987

Extent: 123.0 files (84 megabytes)
Scope and Content: View an inventory of this folder online.
Digital
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B. Scrapbooks and Articles [digital files]

Extent: 152.0 files (304 megabytes)
Scope and Content: View an inventory of this folder online.
Digital
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C. Recorded Memoirs of Ed Friend [digital files]

Extent: 4.0 files (294 megabytes)