Eleanor Dickinson Pentecostal Videotape and Audiotape Collection, 1967-1977
Dickinson, Eleanor 1931-
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
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
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.
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.
Eleanor Dickinson Pentecostal Videotape and Audiotape Collection, 1967-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist