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Community Craft Center Norris - Dollmaking Demonstration and Discussion, 1976

Identifier: Cirillo Tape 7

Scope and Contents

Unedited raw footage from the Community Craft Center in Norris, TN. Video begins with an extended clip of children playing and brushing their teeth in front of the camera.

Second segment features Jeanne Bowman, a member of the Community Craft Center, demonstrating how to make cornshuck dolls for Bonnie Terry.

Third segment features members of the Community Craft Center discussing the history of the Center and how it works. It was started as part of a community action underthe Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. At the time of the video, the group has over 200 members. The group mentions that they offer free classes in traditional Appalachian arts and crafts such as weaving, pottery, and quilting, and that the Center's goal is to share these skills with the community as a means of generating supplemental income.


  • 1976


1 open reel video : 1/2-inch black and white monaural EIAJ-1 videotape on 5-inch reel

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Repository

601 S Gay Street
Knoxville TN 37902 United States