Black Mountain College audiovisual collection, 1976-1997
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of recordings (10 VHS tapes and 7 reel-to-reel tapes) of readings given by former Black Mountain College students and educators: Paul Metcalf, Michael Rumaker, Jonathan Williams, Joel Oppenheimer, Fielding Dawson.
- 1976-1991, undated
Language of Materials
The materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
No interlibrary loan.
Conditions Governing Use
The materials are open for research in the Cratis D. Williams Reading Room.
Biographical / Historical
Black Mountain College (1933-1957) was an experimental college specializing in the liberal arts located near Black Mountain, North Carolina. The college was host to a number of noted writers, poets, artists, and scientists who either attended as students or visited as lecturers. It was the epicenter of the Black Mountain Poets, a group of avante-garde poets whose members had either attended or taught at the college.
1 Linear Feet (1 shoebox, 2 medium book boxes, 1 small CD box)
The collection consists of lectures and readings by individuals associated with Black Mountain College. Featured poets and writers include: Fielding Dawson, Paul Metcalf, Joel Oppenheimer, Michael Rumaker, and Jonathan Williams.
The collection is arranged into two chronologically arranged series, Series I: Video, 1989-1997 and Series II: Audio, 1976-1977
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Leverett T. Smith, Jr., December 2010.
Processed by Trevor McKenzie, September 2017.
- Dustin Witsman (Processing Archivist)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Code for undetermined script
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