Smithsonian Underwater Archaeology Film Collection, ca. 1960's
Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Film, dye, on reels, some in cans
approx. 4 cubic feet
approx. 50 reels of 16mm film
16mm motion picture film
Most of the film in the collection was made in the 1960's by or under Mendel Peterson, then curator of underwater archaeology in the Division of Armed Forces History. Some footage was made for a project sponsored by the Explorers' Guild, according to information supplied by Joe Young.
Approximately 50 reels of 16mm motion picture film in various lengths. Includes the negative and completed film, narrated by Mendel Peterson for the Explorers' Guild film, and two short color films show Peterson and another man doing carpentry work in an outdoor setting, then straining a liquid into a bottle.
Smithsonian Underwater Archaeology Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History