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Seminole Adventures videos

Creator:
Seminole Tribal Museum Authority  Search this
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida  Search this
Extent:
Video recordings (32 hours, VHS)
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Seminole Adventures series produced by Seminole Tribal Museum Authority and Ah-Tha-Thi-Ki Museum.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from the American Indian Program, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Seminole Adventures videos, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2002.07
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9aa9921f2-b3c9-4654-b87d-3af0b22ddebb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2002-07

Video of William Sturtevant Lecture: Seminole History and Tradition

Names:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (1 hour, color sound; VHS)
Culture:
North America  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Florida
Date:
November 7, 1999
Scope and Contents:
Full video recording of a lecture given by William Sturtevant on November 7, 1999 at Eckerd college, Florida. Lecture was given as part of a lecture series, "Discovering Native America. Tape includes introduction of Sturtevant and post lecture questions.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 2012.11.1
Related Materials:
The William Sturtevant Papers are held in the National Anthropological Archives, accession number 2008-24.
Provenance:
Received from the National Anthropological Archives in 2012.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Video of William Sturtevant Lecture: Seminole History and Tradition, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2012.11
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc959e218d3-abec-45bc-8e7c-a89484597d60
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2012-11

Ethel Cutler Freeman films

Creator:
Freeman, Ethel Cutler, 1886-1972  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (3 hours 40 minutes, color silent; 6900 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Africa, Central
Africa, East
Africa, North
Africa, Southern
North America
South Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Egypt
Kenya
Malawi
Florida
Uganda
Date:
circa 1949-1950
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of films shot in Africa and Florida by Ethel Cutler Freeman. The films form part of the Ethel Cutler Freeman papers in the National Anthropological Archives.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical / Historical:
Ethel Cutler Freeman, an amateur Seminole specialist and a research associate with the American Museum of Natural History, born in 1886, died 1972. Wrote papers relating to her field work among the Arapaho, Hopi, Kickapoo, Navaho, Pueblo, Shosoni, and people of the Virgin Islands, the Bahama Islands, and Haiti, music and chants of Africa, including the Masai, Zulu, and Pygmies, material relating to the Hoover Commission on Indian Affairs, of which Freeman was a member.
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Ethel Cutler Freeman papers.
Provenance:
Transferred from the National Anthropological Archives in 1986.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Ethel Cutler Freeman films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1986.11F
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc977267dfb-b558-4003-8fb8-6d2ab497e393
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1986-11f

Percy B. Eckhart films

Creator:
Eckhart, Percy B. (Percy Bernard), 1877-1969  Search this
Extent:
23 Film reels (14,300 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Seminole  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Place:
Caribbean Area
Africa
Asia
Europe
South America
United States
Mediterranean Region
Date:
1925-1954
Summary:
Percy B. Eckhart was a lawyer, a prolific oil painter, and a supporter of the arts. Most of the film footage in this collection is of travel, but there is also film footage of his family, and of a fiction film.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the films of Percy B. Eckhart. The travel film footage includes trips to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Virginia, Florida, Scandinavia, Northern Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and Western Europe. The home movie film footage was filmed in Lyme, Connecticut; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Charlevoix, Michigan. The miscellaneous film footage is outtakes and tests from a professional or serious amateur fiction film and Eugene Castle's "Hindenberg Explodes!" Castle's film is the only one in this collection that was published.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 3 series: (1) Travel Footage, 1926-1936, 1949-1950; (2) Home Movies, 1925-1932, 1947; (3) Miscellaneous Film Footage, 1954
Biographical Note:
Percy Bernard Eckhart was born in 1877 in Lake Forest, Illinois. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and his law degree from Harvard University. He taught public utility law at the University of Chicago and was a founding partner in the law firm of Eckhart, McSwain, Hassell, and Husum. He also served as legal counsel for the Art Institute of Chicago. His support of the arts included serving as a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, a founder of the Ravinia Festival association, and a governing member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestral association. He additionally served as director and officer of the B. A. Eckhart Milling company, a firm started by his late father; as a member of the executive committee of Montgomery Ward & Co; as a director of Chicago Title & Trust company, and the Champlain Oil & Refining company; and as president of the DeSoto Securities company, DeSoto Realty Trust, and the 208 La Salle Street corporation. In 1951, he received Northwestern University's centennial award. In his spare time, he was also a prolific oil painter (primarily of landscapes, some of which were exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1920s). Eckhart died in 1969 in Lake Placid, New York.

Sources Consulted

"Percy Eckhart Dies at Age 93; A Civic Leader." Chicago Tribune, July 16, 1969.

Chronology

1877 -- Born in Lake Forest, Illinois

1899 -- Graduated from the University of Chicago

1902 -- Received J.D. from Harvard University

1903-1915 -- Taught public utility law at the University of Chicago

1951 -- Received Northwestern University's centennial award

1969 -- Died in Lake Placid, New York
Provenance:
Donated by Wendy Williams in 2017.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Harbors  Search this
Ships  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Beaches  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Ruins  Search this
Citation:
The Percy B. Eckhart films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2017.05
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9aaa72ff8-5eae-4417-8b81-1b3d5b98ec1b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2017-05

Gordon Gibson films

Creator:
Gibson, Gordon D.  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (5 hours 14 minutes, black-and-white color silent sound; 12,042 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Damara (African people)  Search this
Herero (African people)  Search this
Himba (African people)  Search this
Nzima (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Sound films
Place:
Africa, Southern
Angola
Botswana
Namibia
Date:
1953-1973
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot by Gordon D. Gibson from 1953-1973. Collection also includes associated texts, sound recordings, production logs, and field notes.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Gordon Davis Gibson papers, 1937-2007.
Provenance:
Received from Gordon Gibson in 1983.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Sound films
Citation:
Gordon Gibson films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1983.05
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f34a8bc7-db66-4b86-a3c0-87301dde3c04
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1983-05

David Collier Sharpstone films

Creator:
Sharpstone, David Collier  Search this
Smith, Lance Bales  Search this
Extent:
16 Film reels (silent, black-and-white and color, acetate film; 7,870 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Place:
Zimbabwe
London (England)
New York (N.Y.)
Rome (Italy)
Uganda
Malawi
Kenya
Congo (Democratic Republic)
South Africa
Sudan
Rwanda
Utah
California
Date:
circa 1946-1955
Summary:
David Collier Sharpstone worked in the mining industry. He and his family lived in Uganda and Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) during the 1940s and 1950s. This collection contains their film footage and Lance Smith's "Journey to Africa".
Scope and Contents:
The Sharpstone family's amateur films of eastern Africa were shot by members of the Sharpstone family during the 1940s and 1950s. They include footage of the family at home in Zimbabwe and Uganda, activities at the Conemara and Kilembe mines, and trips taken by the family to other parts of Africa, frequently to preserves to view wildlife. "Journey to Africa" was created by Lance Smith and the involvement – if any – by the Sharpstones in its creation is unknown, although David Sharpstone, Sharpstone's mistress, and Alfred Pugsley, the General Manager of Kilembe Copper Mine, appear in both Sharpstone's and Smith's films.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note - David Collier Sharpstone:
David Collier Sharpstone (1902-1967) was an American geologist who worked at the Kilembe Copper Mine in Uganda and the Connemara Mine in Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia). He lived with his wife, Ramah, and their children Alexandra (Alex) and William (Bill) in Kilembe while working at the Kilembe Mine and on a farm called Stoneycroft near Harare (then Salisbury) while working at the Connemara Mine. The family also lived in London for a year while Sharpstone worked in Europe. In 1942, he traveled to South Africa as part of a U.S. survey team looking for alternative mineral resources during World War II. At different points in his career he worked for the Metals Reserve Corp, a subsidiary of the Reconstruction Finance Corp, and the Homestake Mineral Development Company, part of the Homestake Mining Company.

Sharpstone had a passion for photography. He used 16mm Eastman Kodak and 8mm and 16mm Bell and Howell cameras. He also used a Leica screw mount camera. He did his own editing and splicing and took many trips with his wife while living in Uganda and Zimbabwe to observe and film the animals and countryside. He died in California in 1967.
Biographical Note - Lance Smith:
Lance Smith was a farmer and politician in Rhodesia. He was born in England in 1910 and emigrated to Rhodesia in 1935. He served as a policeman in Gwelo before moving with his family to Banket and buying a farm. He became active in politics in the 1950s and eventually rose to the position of Minister of Internal Affairs. He was one of the signers of the Unilateral Day of Independence (UDI) proclamation on November 11, 1965, which declared the independence of Rhodesia from Great Britain. He was also one of the founders of the Rhodesian Front Party, serving as the vice president under president Ian Smith, to whom he was not related. Smith left office in 1974 and returned to his farm in Banket, where he remained after Zimbabwe gained its independence in 1980 and Mugabe's rise to power. He died on May 4, 2000.

Sources Consulted

Smith, Ian. "Serving in Ian Smith's Rhodesian Air Force." The Sunday Mail, November 22, 2020. https://www.pressreader.com/zimbabwe/the-sunday-mail-zimbabwe/20201122/281659667588772

Wikipedia. "Lance Smith (politician)." Accessed December 7, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Smith_(politician)
Provenance:
The Sharpstone collection was donated by Richard Stewardson via the Archives of Ontario.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Dancing  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Animals  Search this
Victoria Falls  Search this
Citation:
The David Collier Sharpstone films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2000.06
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc95d1cba93-9e3d-46f6-9c63-80d7ae59bce7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2000-06

William Byrne films

Extent:
3 Film reels (black-and-white sound, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Africa
Ghana
South Africa
Date:
circa 1940-1945
Scope and Contents:
MAMPRUSI VILLAGE, POTTERY IN THE GOLD COAST seemingly produced by British Ministry of Information. Also, NAMAQUALAND AND ZULULAND.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from William Byrne in 1996.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Cities and towns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
William Byrne films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1996.04
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc956c3a7c8-1de4-4cf1-b269-b521042e9968
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1996-04

J. S. Robinson travel films

Creator:
Robinson, Jesse S. (Jesse Squibb), 1889-  Search this
Extent:
86 Film reels (color silent; black-and-white silent; 36,900 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
North America
United States
Europe
Norway
Japan
East Asia
Guatemala
Mexico
Canada
South Africa
Egypt
Fiji
Philippines
Thailand
Southeast Asia
Africa, North
Date:
circa 1930-1965
Scope and Contents:
Amateur travel film shot by Jesse S. Robinson, professor of economics at Carleton College, of his numerous travels throughout the world. Travels include (1930) Norway (fjords), Sweden (Gota Canal), Russia (Leningrad, Moscow, Kiev); (1931) Florida (Clearwater) to Virginia, eastern U.S., Virginia to Halifax, Nova Scotia; (1932) Texas and Mexico; (1934) Italy, France, England (London), Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Germany (Oberammergau); (1935) National Parks (Black Hills, Yosemite, Glacier National Parks, Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Yellowstone); (1936) Gettysburg, Texas Centennial, Arkansas, Carlsbad Caverns and Taos (New Mexico), Mexico; (1937) Hawaii, Fiji, Japan, China, Singapore, Java, Bali, Australia, New Zealand; (1938) Cuba, Valley Forge, Gaspe (Quebec), Niagara, Kenora (Ontario, Canada); and (1948) British Isles, France, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium. Undated travels include Bermuda, Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, Saba, St. Kitts, Lesser Antilles, Nevis, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Tobago, British Guiana, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Minnesota, Guatemala, Bermuda, Nassau, Jamaica, Okefenokee Swamp (Georgia), Williamsburg (Virginia), Washington, D.C., Acadia National Park (Maine), Rochester (New York), Provincetown (Rhode Island); Rocky Mountains, South Africa (Johannesburg, Durban, Hluhlule, Kruger, Amboseli), Philippines, Thailand, India, Ceylon, Saigon (Vietnam), Taiwan, Okinawa (Japan), Tahiti, Samoa, Kashmir, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Morocco (Casablanca, Marrakesh), Egypt.

Legacy keywords: Tourism ; Ruins archeological ; Landscapes ; Cities and towns ; Architecture Religious

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1997.12.1
Provenance:
Received from American Film Institute (National Center for Film and Video Preservation) in 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
J. S. Robinson travel films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1997.12
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc98f0e9e68-68f2-40c4-a0c7-fff97095fa4c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1997-12

Martin Moyer film collection

Creator:
Martin Moyer Productions  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (black-and-white, color, sound, silent; 179,000 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Silent films
Travelogs
Educational films
Place:
Africa
South Africa
Fiji
Oceania
Tonga
India
Suva (Fiji)
Nepal
Europe
Italy
Greece
North America
Vancouver Island (B.C.)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Cascade Range
Date:
circa 1950-1985
Scope and Contents:
Film collection created by Martin Moyer primarily consists of 59 edited film titles produced and distributed for the educational film market by his independent film company Martin Moyer Productions based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, geography, environmental sciences, art, mathematics, forestry, and physical education.

Collection also includes ten edited films produced by Martin Moyer in the early 1950s in partnership with Charles Stinson for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji. These ten shorts were filmed in Fiji and the Pacific Islands and document the culture of that region. In addition, the collection includes film of South Africa from the 1940s and 1950s attributed to Richard Peck.

Finally, there are miscellaneous film materials related to collaborative and sponsored projects that include film footage of India, Nepal, Europe and Africa.

Supplementary materials: photographs, synopses, study guides, promotional materials, newspaper articles.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical / Historical:
Martin Moyer was an independent producer and distributer of educational films primarily from the 1950s through the 1970s. His company, Martin Moyer Productions, was based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, art, geography, forestry, environmental sciences, physical education and mathematics. In the early 1950s Moyer, in partnership with Charles Stinson, produced short films shot in Fiji and other South Pacific islands, for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji.
Provenance:
Received from Martin Moyer in 1996.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Formations (Geology)  Search this
Art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
silent films
Travelogs
Educational films
Citation:
Martin Moyer film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1996.06
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc98393af90-7f94-46f2-93e3-124b3a558747
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1996-06

Austrian Motorcycle Expedition Through Africa, Capetown to Cairo film

Creator:
Bohmer, Josef  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (37 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1365 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Arabs  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Africa, North
Africa, Eastern
Egypt
Sudan
Kenya
South Africa
Date:
1935-1936
Scope and Contents:
Edited film of a motorcycle expedition by six Austrians who traversed Africa from October 1935 to March 1936. Footage documents the rigors of overland travel on motorcycle as well as encounters with three tribal groups: Zulus in South Africa, Kikuyu in Kenya, and Latukas in the Sudan. Film includes ceremonial dance at a Zulu wedding, Zulu homesteads, and activities around a mission school; Kikuyu women on the way to market and in a market and distinctive ear ornamentation worn by these women; and Latuka homesteads and kraals. Also included are shots of Victoria Falls, expedition members with African bearers climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro, crossing the Nubian Desert, and logistics of setting up a mobile camp.

Collection also contains sound recordings and annotations (recorded narratives), photographs, field notes and maps.

Legacy Keywords: Dwellings circular thatched Zululand ; Schools mission schools South Africa ; Dance weddings Zulu South Africa ; Hair wearing of Zulu South Africa ; Markets marketwomen Kikuyu Kenya ; Corrals kraals Latuka Sudan ; Mutilation ear lobes Kikuyu Kenya ; Adornment ear ornaments Kikuyu Kenya ; Tents use in expedition camping ; Motorcycles Putsh as overland transport Africa ; Water wheels ox-driven Sudan ; Architecture Great Pyramids Egypt ; Language and culture

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Number:
HSFA 1979.1.1
Provenance:
Received from Josef Bohmer in 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Lotuko (African people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Austrian Motorcycle Expedition Through Africa, Capetown to Cairo film, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1979.01
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9e6ff2683-558e-4ed1-8c2b-4486d4beca16
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1979-01

George Morren films

Collector:
Morren, George E. B.  Search this
Film editor:
Castle, Eugene W.  Search this
Extent:
4 Film reels (60 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1429 feet)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Africa, Southern
Caribbean Area
Oceania
South Africa
Southeast Asia
Puerto Rico
Bali (Indonesia : Province)
Date:
circa 1930s
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of four four travelogues collected by George Morren.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from George Morren in 1993.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
George Morren films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1993.03
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f59c8ca4-acf4-49e7-9aa9-66e4311364bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1993-03

Aloha Baker film collection

Creator:
Wanderwell, Aloha, 1906-1996  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (39 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1700 feet , 35mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Borôro (Bororo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Place:
Africa, North
Egypt
Africa, East
Mozambique
Uganda
South Africa
South America
Mato Grosso (Brazil : State)
Date:
1921-1931
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of edited footage taken by Aloha Baker. The collection also contains related manuscript and photograph materials.
Related Materials:
Other repositories with films, papers, photographs, and ephemera associated with Aloha Baker include Library of Congress, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Detroit Public Library.
Provenance:
Received from Richard Diamond in 1976 and 1993.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Citation:
Aloha Baker film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1976.05
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9aa0422a6-a371-469f-b318-196ee53ec292
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1976-05

Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection

Creator:
Soule, Thayer  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; color silent, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogues (motion pictures)
Silent films
Place:
French Polynesia
Africa, Central
Europe
South Africa
East Asia
North America
South America
Date:
1946-1985
Scope and Contents:
Film collection contains 34 travel films from around the world made by Thayer Soule, some of which were made with associates, that he used in presenting travel lectures around the country from 1935 to 1995. He was an associate with Burton Holmes, dean of travel lecturers, from 1946 to 1958.

Collection also includes still photographs, publicity materials and scripts and audio tape recordings of the accompanying lectures for some of the films.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Thayer Soule in 1991.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)
silent films
Citation:
Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1991.20
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9fde82ee8-8b58-4911-88cb-8d89f3d54e33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1991-20

Frederick Burnham films of Eastern and Southern Africa

Names:
Burnham, Frederick Russell, 1861-1947  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (35 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1,200 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Travelogs
Silent films
Place:
Africa, East
Africa, Southern
Cape Town (South Africa)
Durban (South Africa)
Date:
1929
Scope and Contents:
Footage from the Frederick Russell Burnham family trip to southern and eastern Africa in 1929.

Footage shot of travels in South Africa, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Zambia and eastern Africa. The trip attempts to retraces Frederick Russel Burnham's earlier trip to Africa in 1893 as a scout for British mining interests. Shots of urban Cape Town, Durban, and Bulawayo and various scenic-historic locations including sites such as the burial place of Cecil Rhodes, the ruins of Great Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. Ethnographic footage includes scenes of "rickshaw" drivers in native costumes and headdresses, Zulu (or Matebele?) miners performing a communal dance and mule and oxen trains from the South African mines; Masai (?) tribesmen in native dance. Shots of Safari camp and abundant wildlife.

Legacy keywords: Houses colonial ; Mining mule trains ox trains ; Transportation "rickshaws" ; Dress traditional dress headdress ; Markets urban ; Dancing tribesmen ; Miners emigrant tribesmen ; Monuments Cecil Rhodes ; Boats as transportation ; Herding goats ; Ruins archeological ; Language and culture ; Africa ; South Africa ; Cape Town (South Africa) ; Durban (South Africa) ; Zimbabwe ; Zimbabwe ; Kenya ; Victoria Falls ; Tangyanyika ; Zulu (African people) ; Masai (African people) ; Metabele (NDabele)

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1985.4.1
Provenance:
Received from Frederick R. Burnham II in 1985.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Safaris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travelogs
silent films
Identifier:
HSFA.1985.04
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9c74fead8-d5f1-40d1-9c51-805e7cf59d66
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1985-04

Paul Travis films

Creator:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975  Search this
Extent:
5 Film reels (2 hours 24 minutes, black-and-white silent; 3810 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Kikuyu (African people)  Search this
Maasai (African people)  Search this
Nyoro (African people)  Search this
Ndebele (African people)  Search this
Bira (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Africa, Southern
Africa, North
Africa, East
Europe
Date:
1927-1928
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot by artist Paul Travis during a trip through Africa and Southern Europe during 1927 and 1928.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Paul B. Travis papers, 1925-1989.
Provenance:
Received from the Archives of American Art in 1989.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Paul Travis films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1989.17
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9db08a5ef-20ed-4312-9486-95937a25e560
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1989-17

Laura Boulton films

Creator:
Boulton, Laura, 1899-1980  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (16mm)
0.5 Linear feet
Culture:
Bantu-speaking peoples  Search this
Ovambo (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Toda (Indic people)  Search this
Mandingo (African people)  Search this
Songhai (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Sound films
Place:
Asia
North America
Africa
Europe
Oceania
Samoa
Nepal
Date:
1934-1985
Scope and Contents:
Film and video of the ethnomusicology collection of Laura C. Boulton, shot primarily by Dr. Boulton among traditional peoples around the world. (See inventory attached to agreement).

Collection contains supplementary material: associated texts, sound recordings, annotations, sound logs, and field notes.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Related Materials:
The Columbia University Center for Ethnomusicology has the Laura Boulton Collection of Traditional Music; the Harvard University Archive of World Music (Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library) houses Boulton's liturgical music collection; the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress contains wax cylinders, aluminum discs and reel-to-reel tapes of Boulton's field recordings of traditional vocal and instrumental music worldwide; and Smithsonian Folkways has the originals of recordings Boulton made for Folkways Records.
Provenance:
Received from the Laura Boulton Foundation in 1987.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Art  Search this
Ethnological expeditions  Search this
Hinduism  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Sound films
Citation:
Laura Boulton films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1987.09
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Laura Boulton films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc92ccfe958-07e2-43f2-9d43-f4b4180b2860
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1987-09

Paul Sully films of Tangoma graduation ceremonies

Filmmaker:
Sully, Paul, 1949-  Search this
Sound designer:
Gardsbane, Diane  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (3 hours 12 minutes, color sound silent; 3500 feet, S8mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Swazi (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Sound films
Place:
Africa, Southern
Eswatini
Gege (Eswatini)
Lubombo (Eswatini)
Date:
1980-1981
Scope and Contents:
Footage depicting ceremonies of "graduation" of diviners in Swaziland, Southern Africa, taken in 1980 and 1981.

Collection also includes associated texts, still film, sound recordings, annotations (recorded narratives), production logs, and field notes.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Paul Sully in 1983.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
silent films
Sound films
Identifier:
HSFA.1983.07
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Paul Sully films of Tangoma graduation ceremonies
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc979039e9b-f5af-4f02-8123-2177baa87090
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1983-07

Kalman Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides)

Creator:
Müller, Kal, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
39 Film reels (color, 16mm)
5,000 Slides (color, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Slides
Place:
Melanesia
Vanuatu
Pentecost Island (Vanuatu)
Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
Banks Islands (Vanuatu)
Malekula (Vanuatu)
Date:
1968-1974
Scope and Contents:
4 distinct film projects shot by Kalman Muller in Vanuatu (New Hebrides) with assistance from both the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes and the Nationall Anthropological Film Center/Smithsonian Institution.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Films and a portion of the slides were received from Kalman Muller and the National Institutes of Health in 1974 and 1975. An additional group of slides was received from Kalman Muller in 2019 (accession 2019.21).
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ni-Vanuatu  Search this
Citation:
Kalman Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides), Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1975.01
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Kalman Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91baf9def-d7dd-4fba-a1bb-15673ffe4588
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1975-01
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The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific

Creator:
Low, Sam  Search this
Extent:
57 Film reels (color sound; 57,388 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Palau
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
Edited film and outtakes of film shot on the atoll of Satawal in the Caroline Islands under the supervision of anthropologist Sam Low. The film explores the continuity of Polynesian navigational methods.

Supplementary materials: camera and shot logs

Legacy keywords: Language and culture ; Navigation ; Outrigger canoe ; Ethnology ; Fishing ; Sailing ; Boatbuilding ; Food preparation cooking ; Prayers

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Sanford Low in 2015.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Navigation  Search this
Canoes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2015.17
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The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9bc0c21ac-49d6-49cb-a1de-56ff31c0511c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2015-17

Lotsee Patterson collection

Creator:
Patterson, Lotsee  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (sound; 170 feet, 8mm)
Photographs
5 Sound recordings (1 hour)
Culture:
Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Photographs
Sound recordings
Sound films
Place:
North America
New Mexico
Date:
1973-1974
Scope and Contents:
Presentation materials for a University of New Mexico Training Library Aides in Pueblo Indian School, 1973-1974 directed by Lotsee Patterson.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Lotsee Patterson in 2007.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Lotsee Patterson collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2007.16
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9221b6340-f303-4bfb-8bf2-fc96fe000bf6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2007-16

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