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Hood-Williamson research archives on the serpent handlers of Southern Appalachia, 1975-2004.

Author: Ralph W Hood, Jr.; W Paul Williamson
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Archival Material : English
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This archive currently consists of 184 DVDs of 400+ hours documenting the contemporary serpent handlers of Southern Appalachia, with extensive footage of entire services and interviews with church members of the major Jesus Name serpent handling churches of Appalachia from 1975-2004. The archives consist of several groupings to aid interested scholars and researchers. They can be identified as follows: Sand  Read more...
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Named Person: John Wayne Brown; Dewey Chafin; Jamie Coots; Dennis Covington; Lydia Hollins; Carl Porter; Verlin Short; Billy Summerford
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph W Hood, Jr.; W Paul Williamson
OCLC Number: 64576259
Notes: Physical Description Note: Each DVD contains information in the following formats: .BUP, .IFO, and .VOB
Processing Information: Collection arranged and described (with previous data from Steve Cox) by Chapel Cowden, 2012.
Description: 8.0 linear ft. 184 videodiscs + approx. 2,500 photographs.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Serpent handlers of Southern Appalachia.

Abstract:

This archive currently consists of 184 DVDs of 400+ hours documenting the contemporary serpent handlers of Southern Appalachia, with extensive footage of entire services and interviews with church members of the major Jesus Name serpent handling churches of Appalachia from 1975-2004. The archives consist of several groupings to aid interested scholars and researchers. They can be identified as follows: Sand Mountain, Alabama (26 DVDs); Del-Rio, Tennessee (8 DVDs); Jolo, West Virginia (24 DVDs); Kingston, Georgia (49 DVDs); Middlesboro, Kentucky (10 DVDs); Calhoun, Georgia (7 DVDs); Interviews with handlers, focusing upon the experience of handling and of near-death experiences from serpent bites (34 DVDs); Fatal bites, funeral, and wake (5 DVDs); Special interests DVDs, including TV clips and documentaries, arbor meetings and handling in private homes (12 DVDs); Isolated footage of additional churches (9 DVDs). In addition, there are approximately 2,500 photographs documenting the same church services.

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