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Instructional Media Center Policies
The IMC provides a variety of media that can assist USA community
members in developing instruction, presentations, or completing
assignments. These include educational videos, documentaries, and
feature films. The IMC also houses music cds, audio cds and cassettes,
USA faculty, staff and students may check out up to 5 media
items. Media items have a 14-day loan period with a 50¢ per day late
fee. Patrons who lose or damage media items will be required to pay
for the replacement of the item plus a $25.00 processing fee.
The IMC provides preview rooms for reviewing DVD, VHS, and music/audio CD materials.
Order of Myths
Call Number: GT 4211 .M6 O73 2008, Marx Library Media Collection
"The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. In 2007, it is still racially segregated. Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city’s two carnivals to explore the complex contours of this hallowed tradition and the elusive forces that keep it organized along enduring color lines. With unprecedented access, Brown... uncovers a tangled web of historical violence, power dynamics, and intertwined and interdependent race relations" -- Container.
Mardi Gras : made in China
Call Number: HD 9736 .C63 F89 2006, Instructional Media Center
A documentary that explores the production, consumption, and disposal of Mardi Gras beads. Follows "The Bead Trail" backwards from Mardi Gras to the factories where the beads are made. When each group is shown images of the other, the cycle of misunderstanding goes a long way in explaining how the commodity chain is kept in place. Includes added post-Hurricane Katrina updates.
Call Number: GT4211.N4 M373 1985, Instructional Media Center
With colorful scenes of Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans and Mobile, this film shows and describes the history, customs and traditions of Mardi Gras in the United States, primarily in Louisiana.