Alabama State Council on the Arts / Alabama Folklife Association VHS Recordings Collection

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1986 - 2003 (Inclusive dates)
Collection, 1986-2003, consisting of videotapes featuring interviews, field recordings, musical performances, memorials, and religious ceremonies from across Alabama. Documentaries from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) are also in the collection. All the materials are recorded on video home system tapes (VHS), varying in length and brand. Recordings worth noting include recordings of gospel groups; Primitive Baptist church services and funerals; white and African American Sacred Harp group sings; gospel conventions and meetings; and Sacred Harp conventions and meetings. 
Creator and/or Contributor
Brown, Jerry Dolyn (contributor), Walbert, James D. (contributor), Harp, Rosetta (contributor), Williams, Dewey (contributor), Sheppard, Jeff (contributor)
Conditions Governing Access

LIMITED ACCESS. Please make an appointment with Kevin Nutt, the audiovisual archivist, to see this material (334-353-4725).

4 (video cassette boxes)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Sacred Harp Singers of Georgia and Alabama (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
National Sacred Harp Sing (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Alabama Sacred Harp Convention (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Gospel music--Alabama. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Primitive Baptists--Hymns. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Shape-note singing--Alabama. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Folk art--Alabama. (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Alabama Folklife Association (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Alabama State Council on the Arts (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
VHS (Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT))
Preferred Citation
Alabama Folklife Association/Alabama State Council on the Arts VHS Recordings Collection, State Government Records Collections, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.