Muntz Library has DVD set of rare African American films
Channel 7 (KLTV) featured a piece on the Tyler Black Film Collection. SMU Professor Bill Jones discovered the collection of rare films, which is now stored at SMU. The films are rarely shown to the public due to their fragile nature. Library Director Jeanne Pyle informs us that the Robert R. Muntz Library has a DVD set of that collection. At the moment, patrons wishing to view the DVD can come to the library and view the film in our media room; media does not check out for circulation, but patrons are welcome to view the films in the library. You can find the DVD set in the library catalog under the title "Black Film Collection." This DVD set brings together a collection that is a unique and rare set of films from the 30's made completely by African Americans for Africa Americans. The set includes African American short and feature films produced between 1935 and 1956, which are in the collection of the G. William Jones Film & Video Collection/Hamon Arts Library at Southern Methodist University. The films offer a unique African American perspective in American motion picture history.