This version of FOLKLIFE OF THE GEORGIA WIREGRASS combines an exhibit from the late 1980's with new material. The negatives for photographs in this exhibit are housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and at Valdosta State University. We wish to thank all the people of the Georgia Wiregrass who tirelessly gave of their time and knowledge, helping to make this body of documentation available to the general public.
Production and funding: Arts Experiment Station of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the Georgia Folklife Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the South Georgia Folklife Project of Valdosta State University with funding from the Georgia Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Valdosta State University, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.
Exhibit Directors and Curators: Tom Rankin (original 1980s exhibit) and Laurie Kay Sommers
Exhibit Design: James Hornsby, Fred Sanchez
Archivist: Deborah S. Davis
Webmaster: Patrick J. Taylor
Project Directors: Syd Blackmarr (original 1980s exhibit) and Laurie Kay Sommers
Photography: Thomas A. Adler, William Lightfoot, Howard Marshall, Beverly Robinson, David H. Stanley, and Carl Fleischhauer, Laurie Sommers, Diane Kirkland, Billy Rowe, B.K. Lilja, Mike Tanner, Paul Leavy, James Horton, Tommy and Sharon Connell.
Special Thanks: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections, American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, Stacey Wright, Jennifer Johnson, Katrina Rash, Michael Holt, Carl Fleischhauer, Dr. John Burrison, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Valdosta State University College of the Arts, Bank of America, Evaline Ervin, Valdosta Daily Times, Marvin Broomberg family, Connell Studios, Lowndes County and Ft. Valley State Extension Services, Melva Morfaw, John Crowley, Diane Howard, Donald Davis, and Luther A. Oakes, Jr.