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Discovering Black Film History: Tracing the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection
Vol. 23, No. 2, Black Representations (2011), pp. 147-173
Published by: Indiana University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/filmhistory.23.2.147
Page Count: 27
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Abstract This paper focuses on how the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection developed as an archival collection, and what this teaches us about contemporary constructions of film history and African American history. More specifically, it describes the appeals and dangers of framing these films within a lost-then-found narrative template, in which their acquisition by an archive is imagined to provide a satisfying sense of closure.
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