The National Film Preservation Foundation grant will help preserve Collins’s short film, The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy. The archive is also preserving the director’s only feature film, Losing Ground .
An April 20 oral history interview with gospel music luminary Kurt Carr is a milestone in the ongoing evolution of a key music library collection to support Yale’s new interdisciplinary program in Music and the Black Church.
The Yale Film Archive has received a grant to preserve Losing Ground , the 1982 masterwork of the late Kathleen Collins, a pioneering Black writer and filmmaker whose work was largely unseen for decades after her death in 1988 at the age of 46.
Yale University Library’s Beinecke Library has acquired a collection of more than 200 prints by renowned American photographer Gordon Parks. The prints constitute one of the largest collections of the photographer’s work available for study in an institution.