Collection Number: 20402

Collection Title: Terry W. Rushin Documentary on A. R. Cole, 1969

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Archival processing of the Terry W. Rushin Documentary on A. R. Cole was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Size 2 items
Abstract The Terry W. Rushin Collection contains a documentary film made by Terry W. Rushin while he was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The short film, titled A. R. Cole, Potter, documents the artistic practice and pottery shop of Arthur Ray "A. R." Cole, whose family has worked in the ceramic arts for more than three generations. The film is shot entirely on location at A. R. Cole's pottery shop in Sanford, N.C., while the non-synchronous soundtrack consists of audiotaped interviews with A. R. Cole and his daughters, Celia and Neolia. The collection contains a 16mm moving image print of the film, as well as a digitized version with added title cards and countdown.
Creator Rushin, Terry W. (Terry Wayne), 1945-2012.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Use of audio or moving image materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Terry W. Rushin Documentary on A. R. Cole #20402, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Rhoda Wynn on behalf of Terry W. Rushin on September 2005 (Acc. 100214).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Terry Wayne Rushin (1945-2012) was born in Greensboro, N.C. He graduated from Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, N.C. and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he took film courses under Professor Earl Wynn in the Department of Radio, Television and Motion Pictures (RTVMP). Rushin later made a home in Chickasha, Okla., and traveled the world as an oil rig engineer.

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The Terry W. Rushin Collection contains a documentary film made by Terry W. Rushin while he was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The twenty-five minute film, titled A. R. Cole, Potter, documents the artistic practice and pottery shop of Arthur Ray "A. R." Cole, whose family has worked in the ceramic arts for more than three generations. The film is shot entirely at A. R. Cole's pottery shop in Sanford, N.C. (Lee County, N.C.), and includes footage of A. R. Cole grinding clay and throwing a pot on the wheel, as well as scenes of A. R. Cole's daughters, Celia and Neolia, storing and preparing pottery orders. The non-synchronous soundtrack of the film consists of audiotaped interviews with A. R. Cole and his daughters, who discuss the family's long history with the ceramic arts, A. R. Cole's use of natural, or raw materials, and the evolving business of the pottery shop. The collection contains a 16mm moving image print of the film, as well as a digitized version with added title cards and countdown.

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2 items.

Film F-20402/1

A. R. Cole, Potter, 1969 #20402, Series: "Terry W. Rushin Documentary on A. R. Cole, 1969." F-20402/1

16mm moving image film

800 ft. (25 minutes)

positive ; black and white ; sound (optical)
Digital Folder DF-20402/1

A. R. Cole, Potter, 1969 #20402, Series: "Terry W. Rushin Documentary on A. R. Cole, 1969." DF-20402/1

Digitized version of F-20402/1 with added title cards and countdown. Digital Folder includes original DVD files and an access copy.

Processing information: The digital files were extracted from DVD-R. Original DVD files are dated October 2005. An access .mp4 file was made from the DVD files in August 2018 for viewing purposes.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Asia Harman and Anne Wells, July 2018

Encoded by: Anne Wells, July 2018

Archival processing of the Terry W. Rushin Documentary on A. R. Cole was made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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