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Southern culture film collection becomes part of Moving Image Research Collection at USC

More than 250 films and videotapes that capture practices and customs in the South, from snake handling to eating grits, have found a new home at the University of South Carolina.

The films and tapes, which will become part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), consist of independent films made from 1970–2005 and were housed at the S.C. Arts Commission until lack of funding and space forced the commission to find suitable space elsewhere.

The collection includes “It’s Grits,” by Stan Woodward, that documents the common thread that connects all people of the South across social, economic, political, and racial boundaries.

Cooper said he expects to have the collection completely cataloged by May 2011

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