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The People Act audio recordings

Identifier: MS-0098

Scope and Contents

Vinyl records that contain the recordings of various stories from "The People Act" program, as well as the front cover of the notebook that originally contained these vinyl records when they were given to the people of Carroll County.


  • 1952

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical / Historical

"The People Act" was a radio program created to display the work done by communities around America that made a difference in their world, and for others around them. They focus on the individual efforts of people within small towns to make their communities better places by working with others and through using government programs. The idea to share the stories of these various communities came from Elmore McKee (the program's future director) and was turned into a radio program during the early 1950s. J. Carson Pritchard (the director of "The People Act") first met with Elmore McKee during his time working for the Carroll County Service Council. Pritchard was granted a year's leave from West Georgia College as Chaplain and Community Relations Director to work on the program in 1952-1953. The program, along with being aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System, was recorded on vinyl records. The vinyl records within this collection were given to the people of Carroll County, Georgia, for their participation in the program. The People Act program featured Carroll County in a story that discussed the effect that a visitor from India had on the local populace. This portion of the radio program was played on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) on May 11, 1952.


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This collection contains vinyl records that record the audio of the radio program, "The People Act." It also includes the front cover of the notebook in which these records were transported with a note explaining how and why it was given to the people of Carroll County.


Arranged in chronological order by the numbers given on the vinyl records. However, this collection does not contain all of the vinyl records that were originally part of "The People Act" series, and, therefore, some numbers are missing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Neva Lomason Memorial Library on August 26, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Avery Stanley, March 2022.

Guide to the The People Act Audio Recordings
The People Act audio recordings
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Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States