South Carolina Arts Commission films
The majority of the works are independent films made between 1970 and 2005. They include gems by South Carolina artists such as Charleston Home Movie by Deanna Morse, Maybe Next Week Sometime by David Boatwright, Hallelujah Film by Mark Henrikson, Alabama Departure by Peter Bundy and Bryan Elsom, People Who Take Up Serpents by Gretchen Robinson, and It's Grits by Stan Woodward.
The collection comprises a variety of formats, including 370 16mm, 35mm, and Super 8mm films, as well as nearly 700 VHS, 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch, Beta, and Betacam SP videotapes. In addition, there are 12 boxes of administrative records, promotional materials, educational support materials, and records relating to the Media Arts Center activities, film festivals, and associated press clippings.
- Brakhage, Stan (Person)
For more information or a complete inventory of this collection, contact curator Lydia Pappas at PAPPASL@mailbox.sc.edu.
Copyright and Use
149,400 feet of film
66 Linear Feet
The SCAC Media Arts Center began in 1973 and continued until 2009. Under the directorship of Susan Leonard, in 1981 the SCAC Media Arts Center began to intensify its collecting of films and videos. This collection functioned as a circulating film program designed to support media education for elementary school students across South Carolina. The Media Arts Center was partially supported through grants from The MacArthur Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts. The SCAC created several circulating film programs such as New Films for the New South and Persistence of Vision as well as the long running and successful At the Movies with Bad Dog. From 1981 to 2009, At the Movies with Bad Dog educated and entertained over 9,000 students.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository
707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208