Anna and Archer Huntington home movies

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Anna and Archer Huntington home movies
Huntington, Anna (Creator)
Huntington, Archer (Creator)
Circa 1930-1979
Generously donated to the University by Brookgreen Gardens, the home movies of Anna and Archer Huntington provide rare color images of Brookgreen Gardens, the first public sculpture garden in the country. Anna Hyatt Huntington was an accomplished sculptor, and Brookgreen Gardens was originally founded by the couple to showcase her works. The collection contains footage of the Lowcountry Zoo (also located on the grounds) from the 1930s, including the construction of the bear pit and the animal being moved into his new home.

The films also document daily life in the South Carolina Lowcountry. The footage ranges from shots of the family at Atalaya Castle, the couple's winter home, to scenes of rice production on Sandy Island. Though mostly filmed in the 1930s, some of the material was shot in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection comprises over 5,000 feet of color and black and white 16mm film.
Portions of this collection may be viewed online; the remainder may be accessed upon request. Additional information about the items in this collection can be found in the MIRC Reference Catalog.
Amateur films.
Brookgreen Gardens
Figure sculpture, American
Outdoor sculpture.
Collection Members