Magic of David Butler / director, writer, producer, Rancy Boyd-Snee

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.boydranc
Creators:
Boyd-Snee, Rancy
Dates:
c1985
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
Master: 1 videocassette (14 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in; reference copy: 1 videocasette (14 min.) (VHS) ; sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Reference copy: 1 videocasette (14 min.) (VHS) ; sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A documentary about David Butler written, edited and produced by Rancy Boyd-Snee in 1985. Boyd-Snee discusses the similarities between African figural and black American sculpture; Butler's methods and materials; his imagery; and how his life changed as a result of media exposure. The video also includes comments by Nick Spitzer of the Louisiana Folklife Program, Butler's dealer Richard Gasperi, and William Fagaly, chief curator at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1986 by Rancy Boyd-Snee.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Rancy Boyd-Snee. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Terms of Use
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Butler, David, 1898- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boyd-Snee, Rancy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fagaly, William A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gasperi, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spitzer, Nicholas R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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