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Series 7
Audiovisual material, 1965-2007
Boxes AV 1 - AV 3

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of audiovisual material including sound, video, and film recordings from 1965-2007, including audio of productions of Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, Ameri/cain Gothic, and Doctor Jazz. Also present are sound recordings of music by Julius Hemphill, conference and seminar recordings from the Black Arts Seminar at Howard University in 1970, and the National Black Theater Summit performance of On Golden Pond from March 2-8, 1998. The series also contains video footage of the ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative from 1992-1998 and footage of Harrison's productions including Anchorman, Doxology Opera, and Goreé Crossing. Also present is film of Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death recorded in 1970.

The series also includes material not pertaining directly to Harrison's work, such as rough cuts of a documentary film on Max Roach and memorial tributes to actor and co-founder of the Negro Ensemble Company, Moses Gunn.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by subject then in alphabetical order.

Productions by Paul Carter Harrison
Box Folder Content
AV1 - Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, silent color outtakes, 1970 [original: 16mm film, no soundtrack]
AV1 - Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, produced by KCRA News, November 1970 [original: 16mm film]
AV1 - Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, 1970 [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Ameri/cain Gothic, Rebecca Bondor commercial reel, includes "Pilgrim Invitational Hymn" and sound effects, spliced reel, no date [original: open reel tape] Rebecca Bondor commercial reel, includes "Pilgrim Invitational Hymn" and sound effects, spliced reel, no date [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Ameri/cain Gothic, sound effects, no date [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Anchorman, Schaeffer Theatre, Bates College, March 25, 1990 [original: VHS] [1 of 2] Bates College, March 25, 1990 [original: VHS] [1 of 2]
AV1 - Anchorman, Schaeffer Theatre, Bates College, March 25, 1990 [original: VHS] [2 of 2]
AV1 - The Color of Love, Paul Carter Harrison and Angela Jackson, ETA production, no date [original: VHS] Angela Jackson, ETA production, no date [original: VHS]
AV1 - Doxology Opera, by Paul Carter Harrison and Wendell Logan, February 18, 2001, Tape 1 of 2 [original: VHS] Wendell Logan, February 18, 2001, Tape 1 of 2 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Doxology Opera, by Paul Carter Harrison and Wendell Logan, February 18, 2001, Tape 2 of 2 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Doxology Opera: The Doxy Canticles. Work in Progress, Columbia College Chicago presentation, 1994 [original: VHS] Columbia College Chicago presentation, 1994 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Doxology Opera, meeting at ISA, February 11, 1995, [original: VHS] [1 of 3]
AV1 - Doxology Opera, meeting at ISA, February 11, 1995, [original: VHS] [2 of 3]
AV1 - Doxology Opera, meeting at ISA, February 11, 1995, [original: VHS] [3 of 3]
AV1 - Doxology Opera, visual effects used in Columbia College Chicago presentation, 1994 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Doxology Opera, computer animation, June 21, 2001 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Doctor Jazz, Tape # 1, no date [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Doctor Jazz, Tape # 2, no date [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Drama of Nommo, first tape October 17, 1972, third tape October 28, 1972 [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Elvira and the Lost Prince, January 2, 1994, and Food for the Gods, February 6, 1994, ETA production [original: VHS] Food for the Gods, February 6, 1994, ETA production [original: VHS]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, August 27-29, 1992 [original: VHS] [1 of 2]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, August 27-29, 1992 [original: VHS] [2 of 2]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, March 13, 1994 [original: VHS] [1 of 2]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, March 13, 1994 [original: VHS] [2 of 2]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, August 20-21, 1994 [original: VHS]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, March 11-12, 1995 [original: VHS]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, December 2, 1995 [original: VHS]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, December 7-8, 1996 [original: VHS]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, March 22-23, 1997 [original: VHS] [1 of 2]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, March 22-23, 1997 [original: VHS] [2 of 2]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, October 24-25, 1998 [original: VHS]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation Playwrights Discovery/Development Initiative, June 13-14, 1998 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Goreé Crossing, recording of play, and rehearsal with Paul Carter Harrison, no date [original: VHS]
AV3 - Goreé Crossing, vocal dub from science and industry tapes, no date [original: CD-R]
AV3 - Goreé Crossing, vocal dub, University of Illinois, Chicago, no date [original: CD-R]
AV3 - Louie and Opheliaby Gus Edwards, New Jersey Performing Arts Center show soundtrack, February 2007 [original: CD-R]
AV3 - Sty of the Blind Pig, 2002 [original: CD-R]
AV3 - Sweet Thunder by Ben Tyler, no date [original: CD-R]
AV3 - Sweet Thunder by Ben Tyler, no date [original: VHS]
AV1 - Tophat, Side 1: performance 1966, Side 2: music score [original: open reel tape]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, no date [original: CD-R] [1 of 2]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, no date [original: CD-R] [2 of 2]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, performance, March 14, 2007 [original: CD-R]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, production footage, ocean alone; new crawl with Henrieta; Marie and Amistad; old crawl over ocean; and Mammy photos/African art, 1998 [original: VHS] [1 of 2]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, production footage, ocean alone; new crawl with Henrieta; Marie and Amistad; old crawl over ocean; and Mammy photos/African art, 1998 [original: VHS] [2 of 2]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, production footage, ocean alone; new crawl with Henrieta; Marie and Amistad; old crawl over ocean; and Mammy photos/African art, 1998 [original: Betacam SP]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, production footage, slave ships over ocean crawl, October 8, 1998 [original: VHS] [1 of 2]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, production footage, slave ships over ocean crawl, October 8, 1998 [original: VHS] [2 of 2]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, safety dub of Master David, Ebony Joann, Carla, slave ships credit, 1998 [original: VHS]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, safety dub of Master David, Ebony Joann, Carla, slave ships credit, 1998 [original: VHS]
AV3 - The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae by Marcia Leslie, source footage, no date [original: VHS
AV3 - Youngblood, 1978 [original: VHS
Conferences and seminars
AV2 - Black Arts Seminar at Howard University, "Black Music," Archie Shepp, Donald Byrd, Al Mosley, February 11, 1970; "Black Drama," Barbara Ann Teer, Archie Shepp, Larry Neal, Doug Jackson, Acklyn Lynch, February 12, 1970 [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Black Writers' Conference, Ramada Inn, Chicago, Illinois, March 27-29, 1992 [original: VHS] [1 of 2]
AV2 - Black Writers' Conference, Ramada Inn, Chicago, Illinois, March 27-29, 1992 [original: VHS] [2 of 2]
AV2 - "National Black Theater Summit: On Golden Pond," March 2-8, 1998 [original: VHS]
AV2 - "National Black Theater Summit: Panel #1 - Keynote Address and Legal Social Issues", Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, March 7, 1998, [original: VHS]
AV2 - "National Black Theater Summit: Panel #2 - Economics," Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, March 7, 1998, [original: VHS]
AV2 - "National Black Theater Summit: Panel #3 - Developing Black Playwrights," Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, March 7, 1998, [original: VHS]
AV2 - "National Black Theater Summit: Panel #4 - Diversity within the Black Arts Community," Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, March 7, 1998, [original: VHS]
AV2 - "National Black Theater Summit: Panel #5 - Audience and Community Development," Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, March 7, 1998, [original: VHS]
AV2 - "National Black Theater Summit: Panel #6 - Aesthetic, Standards, Practices," Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, March 7, 1998, [original: VHS]
AV2 - "National Black Theater Summit: Panel #7 - Closing Session," Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, March 7, 1998, [original: VHS]
AV2 - "New horizons for Sociology in an age of crisis," recording of conference presentation by Edward A. Tiryakian, no date [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Shepp, Archie, with Larry Neal at Howard University, and Butler, Jerry: "You and Me," Smokey Robinson and the Miracles: "What love has joined together," 1970 [original: open reel tape]
Documentaries
AV2 - "A Stage of Our Own," WGN-TV documentary by Bill Borson, Jonathan Towers and others, narrated by James Earl Jones, 1996 [original: VHS]
AV2 - "Free to Dance," PBS Great Performances Series, featuring Katherine Dunham, Eleo Pomare and Asadata Dafora, 2001 [original: VHS]. Katherine Dunham, Eleo Pomare and Asadata Dafora, 2001 [original: VHS].
AV2 - "In motion: Amiri Baraka," documentary by St. Claire Bourne, 1983 [original: VHS]
AV2 - "Local Color: The Production of a Play at the St. Louis Black Repertory Theater," documentary by Amanda Aschinger and Oleg Passer, Solstice Productions, 2003 [original: VHS]
Other recordings
AV2 - "A Portrait of Max," rough cut, no date [original: VHS] [1 of 2]
AV2 - "A Portrait of Max," rough cut, no date [original: VHS] [2 of 2]
AV2 - Development of documentary film on Max Roach, Max Roach interview, no date [original: VHS]
AV2 - Family event at the home of Paul Carter Harrison's mother, 1989 [original: VHS]
AV2 - Futurology, musical by Sandra Barnes and Anthony J. Dixon, circa 2004 Sandra Barnes and Anthony J. Dixon, circa 2004
AV2 - Kuntu, October 22, 1970 [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Hemphill, Julius, live performance at the 11th Street Theatre, New York, with Baikida Carroll, Jerry Riley and Phillip Wilson, November 16, 1979 [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Hemphill, Julius, music, 1979 [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - "Moses Gunn: A Celebration of his Life," Judson Memorial Church, NYC, January 16, 1994 [original: VHS]
AV2 - Radio Nederland interview, no date [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - "Ring Shout," recording of prayer meeting at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Georgia, 1994
AV2 - Sty of the Blind Pig, Broadway Theatre Archives, 1974 [original: VHS] Broadway Theatre Archives, 1974 [original: VHS]
AV2 - Tribute to Moses Gunn in Los Angeles, Bradley Theatre, LATC, February 21, 1994 [original: VHS]
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