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Eleanor Dickinson Pentecostal Videotape and Audiotape Collection, 1967-1977

view Eleanor Dickinson Pentecostal Videotape and Audiotape Collection, 1967-1977 digital asset number 1
Donor:
Dickinson, Eleanor 1931-
Interviewee:
Mayes, Harrison
Collector:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
3 Videotapes, User copies : Cassettes, 3/4", black-and-white, U-Matic
3 Videotapes : Open reel, 1/2", 7" diam., black-and-white, Sony
Audiotape : Open reel, 1/4", 7" diam
0.66 cu. ft.: 2 boxes: 6 videotapes, 1 audiotape
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Videtoapes
Audiotapes
Place:
Appalachian Region
Date:
1967
1967-1977
1940-1980
Notes:
Eleanor Dickinson, artist, produced several exhibits as well as a book on Pentecostal worship in the South entitled "Revival!" She documented Pentecostal and Baptist ceremonies using videotape, audiotape, line drawings and velvet painting.
Summary:
Videotapes of Pentecostal ceremonies, such as snake handling, laying on of hands, baptisms, foot washing, casting out of devils, dancing in ecstasy; a video interview with Brother Harrison Mayes at his home in Middleburg, Kentucky; and an audiotape of revival meetings.
Videotape # 1: Ampex U-Matic cassette: Interview with Brother Harrison Mayes, 1977, copy recorded 4/5/86?
Videotape # 3 : "Revival," 1977, a recording in 3 sections: (1) serpent handlers, 30 min.; (2) healing and casting out devils, 20 min.; (3) Appalachian music, 10 min.
Audiotape : 7" open reel, 1800 ft., 1-7/8 IPS, 6 hrs. playing time, quarter track stereo. 100 selections from tapes of Suthern Pentecostal and Baptist revival meetings in eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky, and West Virginia, 1968-1973.
Cite as:
Eleanor Dickinson Pentecostal Videotape and Audiotape Collection, 1967-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist
Topic:
Evangelistic work
Revivals
Exorcism
Imposition of hands
Foot--Religious aspects
Foot washing (Rite)
Ecstatic dance
Religion
Religion and culture
Pentecostal churches
Rites and ceremonies
Snake cults (Holiness churches)
Baptism
Baptists
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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