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Black Mountain College audiovisual collection, 1976-1997

Identifier: AC-962

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Trevor McKenzie, September 2017.

Dustin Witsman (Processing Archivist)
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository