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  • Bessie Eldreth

    <p>Bessie Eldreth (1913-2016) was fond of saying, “Singing is my life,” and she told engaging stories not only about her singing but also about the rewards and challenges she encountered as a woman growing up and raising a family in Ashe and Watauga counties in the northwest mountainous corner of North Carolina.</p>

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  • Covered Bridges

    <p>This film examines the vernacular architecture of Indiana’s many covered bridges, including their use as a key symbol of local identity. Available for instructional use.</p>

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  • Limestone

    <p>This film documents three key dimensions of limestone in the Midwest; the cutting, the carving and the production of limestone gravestones. Also considered are the ancillary traditions such as the use of abandoned quarry pits as local swimming holes. Available for instructional use.</p>

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  • Morel Mushrooms

    <p>This film explores the secretive traditions surrounding morel mushroom hunting, including legends, search strategies, tall tales, festivals, superstitions and family recipes. Available for instructional use.</p>

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  • Quilting

    <p>This film explores the deep tradition of quilting in the U.S. with a focus on contemporary quilting. In doing so, the film considers both the tension between conservatism and dynamic change in quilt design, cloth, type of stitch, and function, as well as the shifting social functions of this folk art form that balances utility with beauty. Available for instructional use.</p>

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  • Stepping

    <p>This film explores the tradition of African American stepping, primarily among college men and women. Dance forms, chants, songs and social functions of this tradition serve as the focus of this film. Available for instructional use.</p>

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  • Euchre

    <p>This film examines the card game euchre, played with gusto throughout the Midwest. Focus is on the informal traditions surrounding the game including hand gestures, jargon, taunts and chants, as well as the variation in rules of play among a wide variety of players. Available for instructional use.</p>

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  • The Fiddlers of James Bay

    <p>This National Film Board of Canada documentary traces the history of the fiddle’s arrival in Canada 300 years ago via Scottish traders from Orkney Island.</p>

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  • Shady Grove Camp Ground

    <p>Documentary producer and filmmaker Stan Woodward has devoted approximately seven years and filmed over 170 hours on five Lowcountry campgrounds</p>

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  • Lord Have Mercy: Olger's Store

    <p>Colorful documentary about Jimmy Olger, proprietor of Olger's Store and Museum in Virginia.</p>

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