11 videocassettes (U-matic) (ca. 5 hrs.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. + brochure and 3 sound cassettes
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' files containing: correspondence; resumes; photos; printed material; biographical data; and inventory lists. Also included are financial records and mailing lists.
REELS 1909-1910, 2003-2004: Files on 25 artists, including John Alexander, Terry Allen, Eugene Bavinger, Larry Bell, Leon Berkowitz, Peter Bodner, George Bogart, Barry Buxkamper, Jon Carsman, Nancy Chambers, Walter Cooper, Lee Baxter Davis, Warren Davis, George Dombek, Letitia Eldridge, Janet Fish, David Gilhooly, George Green, Richard Haas, James Havard, Tony La Selle,Stephen Lorber, Philip Makanna, Jim Malone, and Raffaele Martini; and printed material from Smither Gallery and Cranfill Gallery, predecessors of Delahunty Gallery.
REELS 2092-2093: Files on artists Jan McComas, David McManaway, Larry Scholder, Robert Tiemann, and Robert Wade.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Dallas, Tex.
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent 1980 for microfilming by Murray Smithers.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.