|Title: Ed Friend Visual Materials, Series III: Films|
|Creator: Friend, Edwin Hugo (Ed), Sr.|
|Extent: 4.0 moving images|
|Collection Number: RBRL/064/EF|
|Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies|
|Abstract: Ed Friend was a photographer and wildlife conservation officer who was very active in politics in Georgia in the mid-twentieth century. This collection includes Friend's Highlander Folk School film and Wildlife, a film shot for the the Georgia Forestry Commission, as well as a copy of Stan Hannan's film, Rhodesia Unafraid.|
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 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.
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.
The audiovisual material is arranged by format.
Reference copies of the audiovisual recordings are available upon request and are dependent upon the condition of the recordings.
Ed Friend Visual Materials, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.
Original and transfer media formats for this collection include 16mm film, VHS videocassettes, betacam videocassettes, DVDs, and digital video files.
Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair Use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.
Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2011.
Revisions made by Russell staff, 2013.