Hubbard, Bernard R (Bernard Rosecrans) 1888-1962 Search this
468 ft (13 min) sound color/b&w video
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Edited film is a biography of Bernard Hubbard, S.J., a Jesuit priest nicknamed "the glacier priest" who conducted and filmed many expeditions to Alaska over a 30 year period. His interest as an amateur volcanologist and geologist is shown through various trips to Alaskan sites including Taku Glacier, Aniakchik, and Valley of 10,000 Smokes. His relationship to the people is depicted by his dog sled trip to Holy Cross to bring needed medicine to combat a flu epidemic, scenes of ice fishing and preparing for an <umiaq> trip with the King Islanders, and scenes of King Island village life. Film also includes his lecture tour undertaken to counteract the "myth" of a frozen Alaska and his Jubilee tour. Footage from ARCTIC SPRINGTIME, WINTER IN ESKIMO LAND, and ESKIMO TRAILS is used extensively.
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD