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Caribbean Dutch Treat

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
2 folders
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1963
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Bravo Portugal!

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
2 folders
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1965
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Europe's Mini-Countries

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
2 folders
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1968
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Winter in Mexico

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
2 folders
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1973
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Caribbean Dutch Treat lecture recording

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 cassette tape (85 min.)
Container:
Item 2015.16.2 OS 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Cassette tapes
Date:
1981 June 2
Scope and Contents:
Presented June 2, 1981 at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Caribbean Dutch Treat lecture recording

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel (90 min.)
Container:
Item 2015.16.2 OS 2
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tape reels
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Bravo Portugal! field sound

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 cassette tape
Container:
Item 2015.16.4 OS 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Cassette tapes
Date:
circa 1965
Scope and Contents:
Apparently audio from filming of Bravo Portugal!; possibly used in lecture narration. Includes musical performances of significant length.
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Martha Deane WOR Radio Program

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel
Container:
Item 2015.16.10-2 OS
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tape reels
Date:
1957 September 2
Scope and Contents:
Radio interview with Chickering and Porterfield.
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Caribbean Dutch Treat lecture recording

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel (81 min.)
Container:
Item 2015.16.2 OS 3
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tape reels
Date:
1964 February 11
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Winter in Mexico lecture recording

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel (50 min.)
Container:
Item 2015.16.3 OS 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tape reels
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Narration to the second half of reel 1 and the first half of reel 2 only.
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Austria à la Carte lecture recording

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel (126 min.)
Container:
Item 2015.16.11 OS 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tape reels
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Portugal with Pleasure unedited voice track

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel (41 min.)
Container:
Item 2015.16.6 OS 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tape reels
Date:
1966 June 24
Scope and Contents:
Unedited voice track of Portugal with Pleasure lecture narration, including outtakes, level tests, and room tune.
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Personal photography

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1.48 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-2002
undated
Scope and Contents:
This subseries consists of miscellaneous and promotional prints and negatives of and by Chickering and Porterfield. Photographs of interest include personal photographs from childhood and young adulthood, photographs from the pair's first trip around the world in 1956 and a number of subsequent journeys, and professional portraits of Chickering and Porterfield (both headshots and at lectures).

Photographs arrived loose and remain unarranged. Many materials still in original housing.
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2015.16, Subseries 9.2
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Miscellaneous

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
38 folders
13 containers ((Kodachrome boxes))
Container:
Box 13-19, 128
Box 136
Type:
Archival materials
Slide sheet
Slides
Containers
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Including: Brazil, Egypt, Israel, New York state, Delta Queen Cruise, unlabeled.
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Austria à la Carte

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
2 folders
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Press

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1993
undated
Scope and Contents:
This subseries consists of articles and press written by others about Chickering and Porterfield, as well as the fields of travel film and photography more generally.

Arranged chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
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Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2015.16, Subseries 4.1
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Margaret Mead

Collection Director:
Klima, George J., 1922-2016  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel (1/4 inch)
Container:
Item 2017.8.10-4 OS
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tape reels
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Side 1: "Biological Basis of Cultural Diversity" 50 min. minus discussion, Margaret Mead, Side 2: Sythrah Suite [entirely classical music].
Collection Restrictions:
The George J. Klima collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
The George J. Klima collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection

Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
38 film reels
7 sound tape reels
5 electronic discs (dvd)
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
5 videocassettes (digital betacam)
67.86 Linear Feet
18 sound discs (vinyl)
4 cassette tapes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Film reels
Sound tape reels
Electronic discs (dvd)
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Sound discs (vinyl)
Cassette tapes
Date:
1954-2015, undated
Summary:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. Their films are an example of the travel lecture film, a genre which combined silent travelogue films with live narration. Chickering and Porterfield presented their films throughout the United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before turning to freelance still photography and travel writing in the early 1980s. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.
Scope and Contents:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.

Records pertaining to Chickering and Porterfield's film career include full lecture scripts for their five major silent travel films: Austria à la Carte (1960), Caribbean Dutch Treat (1963), Bravo Portugal! (1965), Europe's Mini-Countries (1968), and Winter in Mexico (1973). Chickering and Porterfield delivered these scripts at venues throughout the United States in front of live audiences while the (silent) travelogues were screened behind them, essentially acting as live narrators. Silent access copies are available for each of these films except for Austria à la Carte; audio recordings of their live lectures are available for Austria à la Carte, Caribbean Dutch Treat, Winter in Mexico. Reference video is also available for Chickering and Porterfield's two shorter sound films: Four Seasons of Austria (1962) and Portugal with Pleasure (1968). Other film material includes several sets of lecture tour records listing dates, locations, topics, and fees, as well as a large amount of advertising material.

Also included in this collection are a large number of published and unpublished manuscripts, including both personal projects and assignment travel writing. Several personal narrative essays and more complete memoir drafts give insight into Chickering and Porterfield's filmmaking process, industry tips, and travel methods, as well as anecdotes from the field. Assignment travel writing ranges geographically, with a focus on cruise ships.

Other materials in the collection include extensive inventories of still photography, personal and professional correspondence, and a substantial amount of printed material which was retained as a central resource for press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 9 series: Series 1. Film documentation, 1959-1986, undated; Series 2. Still photography documentation, 1958-2004, undated; Series 3. Writings, 1954-1997, undated; Series 4. Printed material, 1959-2002, undated; Series 5. Other professional materials, 1987-2000, undated; Series 6. Correspondence, 1957-1992, 2000, 2015, undated; Series 7. Films and film-related sound recordings, circa 1960-2015; Series 8. Other audiovisual material, 1957, 1966, 1981, undated; Series 9. Photographs, 1956-2001, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Lisa Chickering (1922-) and Jeanne Porterfield (1923-2010) were travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers in New York City whose professional output spanned from the 1960s through the early 2000s. Chickering and Porterfield first met in Chicago, where they were childhood friends and neighbors. Porterfield attended the University of Chicago and eventually earned a master's in musicology from the American Conservatory of Music, after which she trained under Uta Hagen to pursue stage and television acting; Chickering trained as an opera singer and pianist before turning to work as a stage and cabaret singer, as well as a model at the John Robert Powers Agency. The pair's filmmaking career began in 1954, when they traveled to Paris for a singing engagement Chickering had booked. When they arrived, they found the engagement had fallen through. Porterfield began to act as Chickering's agent, and the two cobbled together a three-year international tour, which they documented on an 8mm camera. Upon returning to New York in 1958, they incorporated a production company, Viewpoints, Inc., and returned to Europe to film their first professional project.

Viewpoints, Inc. released five full-length (70-80 minute) silent travelogues through the 1960s and early 1970s, set in Western European and North American tourist destinations: Austria à la Carte (1960), Caribbean Dutch Treat (1963), Bravo Portugal! (1965), Europe's Mini-Countries (1968), and Winter in Mexico (1973). Chickering and Porterfield acted as directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors on each film. The pair also presented these films on the travel lecture film circuit at venues in the United States and Canada ranging from Kiwanis clubs to major concert halls, narrating their silent footage onstage in front of live audiences.

Viewpoints, Inc. also released two shorter 30-minute public relations sound films sponsored by Volkswagen of America: Four Seasons of Austria (1962, which used footage from Austria à la Carte) and Portugal with Pleasure (1968, which used footage from Bravo Portugal!). Both of these films won awards at the American Film Festival. A third public relations film, co-sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the Curaçao Tourism Board and titled Curaçao: The Caribbean Dutch Treat, was released in 1962 and used footage from Caribbean Dutch Treat.

Chickering and Porterfield turned to still photography in earnest in the 1980s and continued working through the early 2000s; their work was published as educational filmstrips as well as in various leading travel and lifestyle publications, including in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, Glamor, Gourmet, Harper's Bazaar, and Better Homes & Gardens. The pair also authored a number of travel features to accompany their photos, with a particular emphasis on cruise ships.

Porterfield died in 2010 in New York City, where Lisa still lives.

1922 -- Lisa Chickering born December 24 in Chicago, Illinois.

1923 -- Jeanne Porterfield born February 14 in Beloit, Wisconsin.

1954 -- First joint travels abroad

1958 -- Viewpoints, Inc. (production company) incorporated

1960 -- Austria à la Carte released

circa 1962 -- Recipients, Silver Plaque of Merit in Tourism from Austrian National Tourist Office

1962 -- Recipients, American Film Festival Blue Ribbon (for Four Seasons of Austria) Four Seasons of Austria released

1962 -- Recipients, Blue Ribbon from the American Film Festival Travel Category (for Four Seasons of Austria)

1963 -- Caribbean Dutch Treat released

1965 -- Bravo Portugal! released

1968 -- Europe's Mini-Countries released

1968 -- Recipients, American Film Festival Blue Ribbon (for Portugal with Pleasure) Portugal with Pleasure released

1968 -- Recipients, Blue Ribbon from the American Film Festival Travel Category (for Portugal with Pleasure)

1972-1975 -- Educational filmstrips photographed by Chickering and Porterfield distributed by the Society for Visual Education, Inc.

1973 -- Winter in Mexico released

circa 1975 -- Began working in still photography and travel writing

1982 -- Recipient (Porterfield), Grand Prize for Black and White Photography, Society of American Travel Writers

1983 -- Recipients, First and Second Prize, Society of American Travel Writers Freelance Council Photo Contest

1987-1990 -- President (Chickering), Travel Journalists' Guild

2008 -- Recipient (Chickering), Bern Keating Award for Lifetime Service, Travel Journalists' Guild

2010 -- Died (Porterfield) January 15 in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Anthropological Film Collection (formerly the Human Studies Film Archives) by Lisa Chickering in 2015.
Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Rights:
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Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2015.16
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George J. Klima collection

Director:
Klima, George J., 1922-2016  Search this
Extent:
2 videocassettes (vhs)
33 sound tape reels (1/4 inch)
1 sound cassette
16 film reels (16mm and Super 8mm)
1.04 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videocassettes (vhs)
Sound tape reels
Sound cassettes
Film reels
Date:
1953-2014, undated
Summary:
The George J. Klima collection documents his field work, published works, and professional activities from 1953-2014 and primarily deal with his work studying cattle herding and kinship among the Barabaig in northern Tanzania. The collection consists of camera original film and sound recordings, photographs, field notes, and publications (text and audiovisual). Also included are correspondence; teaching and adminstrative materials from his time as a professor at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany); and personal audiovisual recordings including experimental films.
Scope and Contents:
The George J. Klima collection documents his field work in Tanzania with the Barabaig, publications stemming from that field work, and other professional activities over the period 1953-2014 and undated. The collection consists of camera original film and sound recordings, photographs, field notes, correspondence, publications, research and teaching materials, and personal audiovisual recordings.

Film and audio materials include documentation of Barabaig rituals and everyday life, with a particular emphasis on cattle herding and markets. 35mm color slides include a notable selection of portraits of Barabaig women. Field notes provide some context to these materials, but stand on their own as resources on Barabaig kinship, language, and culture. The collection also includes copies of all of Klima's published Barabaig writings and films, including film scripts, along with correspondence with publishers and field informants.

Of note among the general anthropological research materials are a series of taped live lectures by noted anthropologists and artists, including Margaret Mead, Edmund Carpenter, and Marvin Harris, among others; these recordings often include audience questions and informal discussion with the lecturer. Also included in this collection are a selection of published material by others on the Barabaig; teaching films, slides, correspondence and administrative materials from his time as a professor at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany); and personal audiovisual materials including experimental films.
Arrangement:
The George J. Klima collection is arranged in 3 series: Series 1: Barabaig field work, 1953-1998, undated; Series 2: Barabaig publications, 1955-2014, undated; Series 3: Other professional activities, 1952-1993, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
George J. Klima was a cultural anthropologist known for his work on the Barabaig, a nomadic cattle-herding tribe in northern Tanzania, upon whom he published both written and visual ethnographies. Klima was an associate professor in the Anthropology Department at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany) from 1968 through his retirement, circa 1992, upon which he served as associate professor emeritus until circa 2014.

Born on July 29, 1922, in New York City, Klima served in the United States Navy from 1942-1945 before earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Anthropology from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York (1952). He then conducted anthropological fieldwork among the Barabaig over two periods, April 1955 through November 1956 and May 1958 through October 1959. In 1965, Klima earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with studies in social anthropology and linguistics. His dissertation, entitled "Kinship, Property, and Jural Relations Among the Barabaig," drew on this fieldwork, as did his two major publications: The Barabaig: East African Cattle-Herders (book, 1970) and Barabaig (film, 1979).

Prior to joining the faculty at SUNY Albany, Klima taught and lectured at UCLA, the University of Southern California, and California State College at Los Angeles. Among other subjects, Klima taught ethnographic filmmaking. He described the process of filmmaking as "teleological," in that short- and long-term filming goals inform the very nature of the filmmaking process; his own filmmaking prioritized the capture of "visual fieldnotes" above sequences intended to educate a broader audience (Klima, "Filmmaking as Teleological Process").

Klima died in December 2016 in Lewes, Delaware.

Sources consulted: The George J. Klima collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution; Klima, George J. "Filmmaking as Teleological Process." In Anthropological Filmmaking: Anthropological Perspectives on the Production of Film and Video for General Public Audiences, edited by Jack R. Rollwagen, 223-235. Harwood Academic Publishers: New York, 1988.

1922 July 29 -- Born in New York, New York.

1942-1945 -- United States Navy

1952 -- Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Anthropology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

1955-1959 -- Anthropological fieldwork among the Barabaig, April 1955-November 1956, May 1958-October 1959

1960-1961 -- Graduate assistant and instructor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

1962-1963 -- Instructor, California State College at Long Beach

1962-1966 -- Reader (1962) and lecturer (1966) at University of California at Los Angeles

1963-1968 -- Assistant Professor, California State College at Los Angeles

1964-1967 -- Lecturer (1964-1965, 1966-1967) at University of Southern California

1965 -- Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology with studies in social anthropology and linguistics, University of California at Los Angeles

1968-circa 1992 -- Associate Professor, State University of New York at Albany

circa 1992-circa 2014 -- Associate Professor Emeritus, Associate Professor, State University of New York at Albany

2016 December -- Died in Lewes, Delaware.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Anthropological Film Collection (formerly the Human Studies Film Archives) by George J. Klima's daughter, Lynn Lemyre, in 2017.
Restrictions:
The George J. Klima collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Rights:
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Citation:
The George J. Klima collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
HSFA.2017.08
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Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection

Producer:
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Malone, Adrian  Search this
Biniman Productions (Firm)  Search this
Creator:
Grant, Michael  Search this
Meech, Richard, 1954-  Search this
Host:
Maybury-Lewis, David, 1929-2007  Search this
Extent:
172 sound cassettes
4.37 Linear feet
40 film reels (silent color negative A and B rolls, 16mm)
1,336 film reels (in 399 cans, silent color negative outtakes and trims, 16mm)
10 film reels (silent color print, 16mm)
701 sound tape reels (1/4 inch)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound cassettes
Film reels
Sound tape reels
Date:
1989-1992, undated
Summary:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection consists of film materials and associated documentation for the editing process of the ten-episode ethnographic television series aired in 1992 and hosted by Harvard anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis. The collection consists of field sound, camera original film in the form of outtakes and trims, edited silent film (A and B rolls and prints), and technical paper documentation including field and lab reports.
Scope and Contents:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection, 1989-1992, undated, comprises edited and unedited film, audio, and associated paper documentation. Footage in edited form includes A and B rolls and some resulting prints, while unedited film is in the form of trims and outtakes. Depending on the stage in the editing process, film is associated either with a general subject or with a specific edited title. Audio is largely 1/4-inch audio tapes of original field sound and translations. Associated paper documentation is largely technical and lab reports and does not exist consistently for subjects and episodes.

Of note is the large collection of trims and outtakes. As these rolls are camera original film, they are printed with "latent key numbers" along the edge of the film, or codes that advance sequentially through the roll. Each roll is associated with a unique range of latent key numbers, allowing researchers to trace camera original film through the editing process and narrow down filming order. Sequences removed from trims and outtakes for use in final episode cuts are also associated with these latent key number ranges. The National Anthropological Film Collection holds searchable lists of the collection's latent key numbers; contact the NAFC for more detail.
Arrangement:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection is arranged in 3 series: Series 1. Edited film materials, circa 1992; Series 2. Unedited film materials, 1989-1991, undated; Series 3. Technical documentation, 1989-1991, undated.
Administrative History:
The television program Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, hosted by Harvard anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis, was a television series aired in 1992 that interrogated universal human themes such as death, life, love, and spirituality in the lives of a wide range of indigenous peoples at the turn of the millennium. The program juxtaposed lives and customs in tribal societies with those of urban Canadians to underline the relevance of indigenous values.

Maybury-Lewis, at the time professor of anthropology and the curator of South American Ethnology in Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, worked extensively in Brazil and particularly with the Xavante. He was also co-founder of Cultural Survival, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of culture, land, and human rights of indigenous peoples.

Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World was created by Richard Meech and Michael Grant and written by Adrian Malone. The series was was co-produced by Biniman Productions Limited, Adrian Malone Productions Limited, BBC-TV and KCET Los Angeles, in association with the Global Television Network, and with the cooperation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, Rogers Telefund, and Telefilm Canada.

The Millennium film collection is a collection of footage that was eventually edited into episodes of the Public Broadcasting System television program Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, hosted by Harvard anthropologist David Maybury-Lewis. The series interrogated universal human themes such as death, life, love, and spirituality in the lives of a wide range of indigenous peoples at the turn of the millennium, comparing lives and values in tribal societies to those of urban Canadians.

Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World was created by Richard Meech and Michael Grant and written by Adrian Malone. The series was was co-produced by Biniman Productions Limited, Adrian Malone Productions Limited, BBC-TV and KCET Los Angeles, in association with the Global Television Network, and with the cooperation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, Rogers Telefund, and Telefilm Canada.
Provenance:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection was donated to the National Anthropological Film Collection (formerly the Human Studies Film Archives) by series co-producer and co-director Richard Meech in 2012.
Restrictions:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
The Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
HSFA.2012.13
See more items in:
Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2012-13

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