2 boxes of index cards annotating the video recordings
James D. Russell's Sperryville Documentation Project is an audiovisual collection documenting the Sperryville, VA community. It contains video interviews with Russell about his books and other work that he undertook to preserve the history of the community, his family, and particularly his great grandmother Sister Caroline Terry, who was born into slavery in Rappahannock County, VA. The collection is comprised of the original miniDV video recordings, DVCAM masters, VHS access copies, and digital photographs stored on CD-Rs, which were taken at the time of taping.
Sperryville Documentation Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu