Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to Powerhouse for God, 1988-1989


Collection ID:
Dornfeld, Barry, 1958-
Physical Description:
45 Film reels
color sound

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Collection consists of the edited film, Powerhouse for God, and related outtakes. The films document a Baptist pastor and his congregation in Virginia's northern Blue Ridge Mountains and center on the worship service and devotional performances.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.


Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Barry Dornfield in 1989.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Preferred Citation
Powerhouse for God
, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution


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