Collection Number: 20337

Collection Title: Ellen Walters Collection, 1998

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Size About 20 items (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract Ellen Walters, filmmaker, teacher, and anthropologist of Laurinburg, N.C., has produced and directed several documentary films on southern culture. The collection includes unedited video footage used in the making of The Firehouse Women: Faith, Food and Fellowship (1998) and the final edited copy of the film. The Firehouse Women, funded in part by a folklife documentation grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, features the Gibson, N.C., Firehouse Restaurant and its family of owners--three generations of women restaurateurs. The restaurant is known for its southern-style cooking, a cappella gospel music performed by the owners, and its family atmosphere.
Creator Walters, Ellen.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these Collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Ellen Walters Collection #20337, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ellen Walters of Laurinburg, N.C., in August 2000 (Acc. 98709).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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A native of News Orleans, La., filmmaker Ellen Walters earned a B.A. cum laude in anthropology and sociology from Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn., in 1982. In 1997, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in drama with a concentration in film and video from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Her first work produced in 16mm motion picure film, Jessica, won first place for Best Short Overall in the 1995 North Carolina Film and Video Festival in Raleigh, N.C., and was also selected for the Director's Choice Award at the 1997 Black Maria Film and Video Festival in New Jersey. Aunt Magg & Me, which aired on UNC-TV's North Carolina Visions in 1997, was featured at the New York Women's Film Festival and the Virginia Film Festival. Funded in part by a folklife documentation grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, her film The Firehouse Women: Faith, Food and Fellowship premiered 25 July 1998 on UNC-TV.

In addition to filmmaking, Ellen worked, 1987-1992, as an instructor at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C., in film studies, expository writing, and cultural anthropology. Walters serves as coordinator of the Film Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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Filmmaker Ellen Walters's collection includes unedited video footage used in the making of The Firehouse Women: Faith, Food and Fellowship (1998) and the final edited copy of the film. The Firehouse Women, funded in part by a folklife documentation grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, features the Gibson, N.C., Firehouse Restaurant and its family of owners--three generations of women restaurateurs. The restaurant is known for its southern-style cooking, a cappella gospel music performed by the owners, and its family atmosphere. Unedited video recordings are on U-Matic SP, while the edited version is on VHS.

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Contents list

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20 items

Arrangement: original order has been maintained.

Videotape VT-20337/1

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 3 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/1

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/2

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 4 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/2

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/3

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 5 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/3

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/4

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 6 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/4

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/5

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 7 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/5

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/6

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 8 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/6

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/7

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 9 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/7

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/8

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 10 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/8

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/9

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 11 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/9

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/10

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 12 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/10

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/11

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 13 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/11

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/12

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 14 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/12

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/13

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 15 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/13

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/14

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 16 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/14

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/15

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 17 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/15

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/16

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 18 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/16

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/17

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 19 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/17

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/18

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 20 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/18

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/19

The Firehouse Women, unedited footage: tape 21 #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/19

U-Matic SP

Videotape VT-20337/20

The Firehouse Women: Faith, Food and Fellowship #20337, Series: "Ellen Walters Collection, 1998." VT-20337/20

VHS

Edited copy

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Processing Information

Processed by: Steve Weiss, February 2001

Encoded by: Steve Weiss, February 2001

Updated by: Anne Wells, January 2018.

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