Guide to the Community Life Afro-American Audiovisual Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0201
Creators:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
South Carolina Commission for the Arts
Negro History Associates
Dates:
1964-1976
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.66 Cubic feet
Repository:
The history of the collection is unknown.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one series that includes videotaped interviews with six southern African American folk artists (listed below), five filmstrips covering topics in African American history, and one audiotape. The videotaping project was funded by the South Carolina Commission for the Arts.
Interviewees Mary Jane Bennett, Low Country Basket Sewer Irene Brown Alvina Moultrie Scrape Nelson, Netmaker Nellie Mae Rowe, Folk Artist Phillip Simmons, Blacksmith

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The history of the collection is unknown.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Wendy Shay, audiovisual archivist, July 2015.
Author
Wendy Shay
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Division of Community Life in February 1986.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Community Life Afro-American Audiovsual Collection, 1964-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
U-matic videocassette reference copies may be too fragile to play. Original audio and video tapes can't be used. Check each item listing for existing digital reference copies in the Smithsonian Institution Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Reference copies, when available, must be used. Access to this collection is limited because of the condition of the existing reference copies and the format of the original videotapes. A digital reference copy for Phillip Simmons: Blacksmith can be found in the Smithsonian Instsitution's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African American artists -- South Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans -- South Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blacksmithing -- South Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Basket making -- South Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Filmstrips Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Domestic relations -- South Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- South Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk art, Black -- South Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nets -- South Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews -- 1970-1990 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes -- 1970-1980 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South Carolina Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rowe, Nellie Mae, 1900-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bennett, Mary Jane Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Irene Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moultrie, Alvina Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nelson, "Scrape" Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simmons, Philip, 1912- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives