Howard Finster tapes

Howard Finster tapes

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Finster, Howard, 1916-
Creator: Mitchell, David, photographer
Title: Howard Finster tapes
Dates: circa 1980
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 slide box)
Coll. Number: ms3400

Biographical/Historical Note

"The Reverend Howard Finster emerged from the rural Appalachian culture of northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia to become one of America's most important creative personalities in the last quarter of the twentieth century. He was a visionary artist in various visual media as well as a poet and a musician, and his creative output and cultural influence were enormous. Although he has been called 'the Picasso of folk artists,' his fusion of tradition and innovation makes the label 'folk artist' questionable." - "Howard Finster." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved August 1, 2008)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two tapes of Howard Finster preaching. One was recorded by Finster himself and given to David Mitchell, the other was recorded by Mitchell at a church.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Finster, Howard, 1916- -- Sermons

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Howard Finster tapes. MS 3400. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collection of this repository: Howard Finster collection, 1900s.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Howard Finster, 1- 9- 94
2 You are Eternal by Howard Finster