level:deepsouth is an online anthology about growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The anthology is open to submissions of creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, and reviews) and images (photos and flyers), as well as to contributions for the lists.

*last updated November 22, 2021


* To add to this compilation of Deep Southern, Generation X videos, films, and images, use the contact form on the about page.

“The Clyde Frog Show” (1970s children’s show from Mississippi Authority for Educational Television)

Videos of The Swimming Pool Qs (including early performances)

The John Buckley Collection (500+ photos, 1969 – 1976) in Florida Memory from the State Library and Archives of Florida

“WCFT-TV 33 News Tuscaloosa, Alabama – April, 1979”

“My Alabama Log Cabin, 1979–80”

The South Carolina State Fair on “The Mr Knozit Show” in October 1980

Get the Side Effects (with director’s commentary) (documentary, 1980)

images from Blackfoot at Sandy Creek in Montgomery County, Alabama, 1981

Dayton, Tennessee Air Show, 1981

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Motocross, September 13, 1981

1981 Black Gold Festival in Hazard, Kentucky

“South Carolina Early 1980s” (home movie)

RAIDERS! (11-year-olds try to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark in Mississippi in 1982)

“Mississippi Shooting in 1983” (home movie)

The Deborah Thomas Collection (2600+ photos of Tallahassee, 1983 – 1989) in Florida Memory from the State Library and Archives of Florida

North Alabama Ice Storm in Huntsville, February 1985 (photo with radio voiceover)

WAPT 6PM News (edited) 2-17-86 (Jackson, Mississippi)

Columbia, South Carolina – Memories of a City – 1986 Bicentennial Celebration

Athens, Ga. Inside/Out (documentary, 1987)

“A Day in the Life of Alabama” (News 10 special, 1987)

“School Board Protest” on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting show Folks, 1987

Lynyrd Skynyrd live in Birmingham, Alabama on October 20, 1987

AIDS in Atlanta (news report, 1987)

MerleFest ’88 (documentary)

Nirvana live at Masquerade in Atlanta (1990)

Storm Orphans: “Wasted Union” and “Black Betty” (1991)

Miss North Carolina 1991 Pageant

1991 South Carolina (home movie)

Myrtle Beach Pavilion 1991: Ferris Wheel Incident 

Medical Detectives, Season 7, Episode 5: “The Alibi” (Crystal Todd case in Horry, SC in 1991)

REM: Past Present and Future (documentary, 1992)

Beanland live at The Varsity (November 12, 1992)

“Archival images from Georgia’s 1993 blizzard” 

1993 Miss South Carolina Pageant

“Superchunk – ‘The First Part'” (from Conan O’Brien in 1994)

“Skateboarding Birmingham, Alabama (1995–2000)”

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (documentary about the West Memphis Three, 1996)

Lost in Mississippi (documentary about jailhouse suicides in Mississippi, 1996)

Waking in Mississippi (documentary, 1998)

“The Life and Death of Billy Jack Gaither: Assault on Gay America” from PBS’s Frontline 

MSU On-Air interview with Del Rendon and Dave Hood of Dark Horse Tavern (2001)

Widespread Panic: Panic in the Streets (DVD extra to live album, 2002)

Beanland: Rising from the Riverbed (documentary, 2004)

West of Memphis (documentary about the West Memphis Three, 2012)

“Photos: Life in Mississippi Delta in the 1980s and ’90s” on PBS NewsHour (February 7, 2015)

“Local concert promoter remembers Prince’s surprise Birmingham concert” (WTVM, April 2016)

The South in Color: A Visual Journal by William Ferris (UNC Press, 2016)

“Charleston, SC – 1960’s – 1980’s – Photo Gallery (Remember the Times)” from Charleston Daily, June 28, 2016

Pylon Reenaactment Society on PBS’s Subcarrier (Season 2, Episode 7, December 2017)

“Teenage Kentucky Vampires” on Real Stories (documentary about a 1996 murder, 2018)

What Haunts Us (document about Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, 2018)

“Historical Photos from Memphis and the Mid-South in the 1970s” in The Commercial Appeal, January 10, 2019

“Vintage photos show what Alabamians were up to in the Eighties,” on, February 19, 2020

“Document Gravel Springs, Mississippi, in the 1970s” exhibit (February 25, 2019 – March 13, 2020)

The Jupiter Coyote Story, posted by WRTC-FM on January 6, 2021

“Looking back on Dukes of Hazzard cast visit to Hazard, Kentucky for the Black Gold Festival 40 years later” on WYMT, (September 16, 2021)

“Nashville, Tennessee in October 1981, 40 Years Ago” on (October 13, 2021)

honorary non-Southern inclusion: Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986)