Category Archives: Moving Images

Tom Davenport collection,1973-1995

Creator: Davenport, Tom.
Collection Number: 20025
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Abstract: Tom Davenport is an independent filmmaker and film distributor living in Delaplane, Va. He began work in film with documentary filmmakers Richard Leacock and Don Pennebacker in New York and made his first independent film in 1969. In 1970, he returned to rural Virginia Continue reading Tom Davenport collection,1973-1995

Opelika Pictures Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997).

Creator: Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997) [manuscript].
Collection number: 20290
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Abstract: Opelika Pictures is a film company founded by New York-based filmmaker Macky Alston (Wallace McPherson Alston III). Alston directed the documentary film, “Family Name,” which examines the links between Continue reading Opelika Pictures Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997).

Joseph W. Straley papers, 1936-2002.

Creator: Straley, Joseph W., 1914-
Collection number: 5252
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Abstract: Physics professor and activist Joseph Ward Straley (1914-2005) was born in Paulding, Ohio. Straley joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina in 1945; he retired from the Continue reading Joseph W. Straley papers, 1936-2002.

WTVD videotape collection, 1976-1992.

Creator: WTVD videotape collection, 1976-1992.
Collection number: 4929
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Abstract: This collection is comprised primarily of broadcast master videotapes in cassettes generated by television station WTVD in Durham, N.C., 1976-1992. Included are tapes from locally produced shows “Reflections,” “Reel Continue reading WTVD videotape collection, 1976-1992.

Greensboro Civil Rights Fund records, 1971-1987.

Creator: Greensboro Civl Rights Fund.
Collection number: 4630
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Abstract: On 3 November 1979, members of the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Party attacked Communist Workers Party (CWP) demonstrators as they gathered for a public march in Continue reading Greensboro Civil Rights Fund records, 1971-1987.

Mound Bayou collection, 1928-1995

Creator: Mound Bayou (Bolivar Co., Miss.) collection.
Collection number: 5009-z
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Abstract: Mound Bayou, located in Bolivar County, Miss., was founded on 12 July 1887 as an African-American colony by Isaiah T. Montgomery and Benjamin T. Green. In 1994, Milburn Continue reading Mound Bayou collection, 1928-1995

William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003.

Creator: Ferris, William R.
Collection number: 20367
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Abstract: William R. Ferris (1942- ), born and raised in Vicksburg, Miss., is an author, folklorist, filmmaker, professor, photographer, administrator, and scholar chiefly working in the areas of African American and southern culture. Among his Continue reading William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003.

John W. Hatch papers, 1967-1995.

Creator: Hatch, John W. (John Wesley), 1928-
Collection number: 4801
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Abstract: John W. Hatch began teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health in 1971 and retired from UNC-CH as Kenan Professor of Health Education in 1995. Papers of John W. Hatch, documenting his Continue reading John W. Hatch papers, 1967-1995.

Harry Lee Harllee films, 1927-1945.

Creator: Harllee, Harry Lee, 1876-1952.
Collection number: 4773
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Abstract: Harry Lee Harllee was a naturalist, ornithologist, taxidermist, and founder of the Harllee Museum of Natural History in Florence, S.C. In 1927, he founded the Harllee Construction Company, also in Florence, S.C. In 1947, his Continue reading Harry Lee Harllee films, 1927-1945.

Barbara Lau collection, 1979-2004.

Creator: Lau, Barbara (Barbara A.)
Collection number: 20055
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Abstract: Barbara Lau (1958- ), folklorist and program coordinator, has studied African-American shape-note singing groups in the midwest, coordinated the 1983 Shape-Note Singing Continue reading Barbara Lau collection, 1979-2004.