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Southern Rim 2 [videorecording] :the narrative tradition in the arts /Birmingham-Southern College and the Birmingham Museum of Art, sponsors

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Birmingham-Southern College  Search this
Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, Ala.)  Search this
Birmingham-Southern College  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Alexander, John Paul, 1945-  Search this
Allen, Jo Harvey, 1942-  Search this
Allen, Terry, 1943-  Search this
Christenberry, William, 1936-  Search this
Crews, Harry, 1935-  Search this
Dunlap, William, 1944-  Search this
Flagg, Fannie  Search this
Francis, Ke  Search this
Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916  Search this
Kahan, Mitchell Douglas, 1951-  Search this
Kotz, Mary Lynn  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
McGowin, Ed, 1938-  Search this
Roche, Jim  Search this
Surls, James, 1943-  Search this
11 videocassettes (U-matic) (ca. 5 hrs.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. + brochure and 3 sound cassettes
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Video recordings of 3 day conference on Southern art and artists and the narrative tradition shared with Southern writers. Included are sessions: "Visual Language: The Southern Birthright," moderated by William Dunlap, with Jo Harvey Allen, Harry Crews, Fannie Flagg, Mary Lynn Kotz and Jonathan Williams; "The Home Turf: A Cultivated Mythology," Mitchell Kahan, moderator, with William Christenberry, Frank Fleming, Ke Francis, Jane Livingston and James Surls; "Expatriates: the Southern Artist 'Out There'", Marcia Tucker, moderator, with John Alexander, Terry Allen, James Hill and Ed McGowin; footage of a reception for the exhibition "Southern Narrative"; and a musical performance by Terry Allen.
Also included are a brochure from the conference and 3 sound cassettes of a panel discussion held at the 1979 College Art Association meeting in Washington, D.C. relating to the first Southern Rim Conference in 1976. Particpants include John Alexander, John Canaday, William Christenberry, Larry Edwards, Jim Roche, and James Surls, with William Dunlap as moderator.
Biographical / Historical:
The 1983 conference was organized by Birmingham-Southern College art professor Linda Burgess, and was funded by NEA and the Committee for the Humanities in Alabama. It was a follow-up to the first Southern Rim Conference held in October 1976 in Valle Crucis, N.C.
Lent for duplicating 1986 by Bill Dunlap, moderator of the conference.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Artists -- Southern States  Search this
Art, American -- Southern States  Search this
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art