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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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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:
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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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Human Studies Film Archives
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Tanna Island

Collection Creator:
Müller, Kal, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
13 Film reels (color sound; 11,770 feet, 16mm)
Photographic slides (color transparencies, 35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Photographic slides
Date:
1973 and 1974
Scope and Contents:
Full film shot on Tanna Island at various ceremonial grounds and house sites in the Yoohnanan village vicinity. Film includes extensive footage of the rehearsals of Tannese dances traditionally performed as part of ceremonial life at the Yoohnanan ceremonial grounds; the male nao and toka dances and the female napenapen (basket-basket) dance (performed in an atmosphere of "custom" revival); daily sessions of kava drinking illustrating the method by which kava roots are prepared as a beverage and imbibed by men; the sequestering and ritual associated with recently circumcised boys; documentation of a nekowair ceremony at which nao and toka dances are performed, rituals related to clan alliances of exchanges of kava roots, pigs, and "lap-lap" are made between village groups, and pigs are ritually sacrificed. The custom practices documented in this film record (including the traditional dances, kava drinking, and the wearing of penis wrappers) relate to the revitalization practices of the John Frum cargo cult.

A large volume of 35mm slides taken on Tanna Island are also included in the series.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1975.1.2
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Kalman Muller films and photographs of Vanuatu (New Hebrides), Human Studies Film Archives, 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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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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.
Collection Rights:
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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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Human Studies Film Archives
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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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Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection / Series 9: Photographs / 9.3: Travel photography / 9.3.1: Selected photographs / Slides (35mm): / International:
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2015-16-ref343

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.
Collection Rights:
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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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Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection / Series 4: Printed material
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
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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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection

Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
484 Film reels (color sound; 276,002 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Aymara [Chulumani (Chulemani)]  Search this
Boran (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Asia
Hong Kong
Afghanistan
South America
Bolivia
Taiwan
Date:
1972-1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited films, camera original film outtakes and uncut film footage (Afghanistan and Bolivia only), from the Faces of Change film series produced by the American University Field Staff. 27 edited films were created from filming projects in five diverse geographic locations: Afghanistan (the Maldar), Bolivia (Aymara), Kenya (Boran), Taiwan, and Soko Islands (Hong Kong) and are based around the themes rural society, education, rural economy, beliefs and women.

Supplementary materials: Study guides, still photographs, sound recordings, annotations, translations, reviews, essays, production logs and 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.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 2014.2
Provenance:
Received from Norman Miller in multiple accessions in the following years: 1975 (accession number 1975-002); 1986 (accession number 1986-010); 2005 (accession number 2006-005); and 2014 (accession number 2014-002).
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:
Education  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2014.02
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Andean Women

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 612 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Edited film explores the paradox of Aymara women's lives in the Bolivian highlands. Women believe the dominant Hispanic ideal that women should be subservient to men and to only undertake tasks appropriate to their limited strength and intelligence even as Aymara culture recognizes equal gender contributions to the community and family survival through cooperation and reciprocity.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Domestic and family life ; Towns, villages and other settlements

Credits: Smith, Hubert filmmaker (1938- ) ; Reichline, Neil, cameraman
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.9
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
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AUFS Bolivia Aymara Film Project

Collection Creator:
American University (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miller, Norman N., 1933-  Search this
Extent:
84 Film reels (17 hours, color sound; 36,800 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
Full film record of the American Universities Field Staff "Faces of Change" film series in Bolivia. Footage was shot in a high Andes valley of western Bolivia in the villages of Ayata (a primarily mestizo town) and Vitocota (an Aymara Indian community), both located in Munecas Province, Department of La Paz. The project explored the nature of Altiplano social structure as manifest between the residents of these related communities, focusing on social and cultural factors which unite as well as divide them. Documentation includes: planting and harvesting of potatoes and ocha; manufacture of chicha (corn beer); sheep herding; market days; the Fiesta of Santiago held conjointly between Vitocota and Ayata and the Fiesta of San Lorenzo in Ayata; dispute management and settlement which accompanies these celebrations; syncretic rites (using coca leaves) performed at the beginning of the Aymara year (August 1); the role of Aymara women in the Andean economy; and the syncretic nature of Altiplano Bolivian religious and magical beliefs and practices. The edited films VIRACOCHA, THE CHILDREN KNOW, POTATO PLANTERS, ANDEAN WOMEN, THE SPIRIT POSSESSION OF ALEJANDRO MAMANI, and MAGIC AND CATHOLICISM were produced from this film project.

Legacy Keywords: Syncretism Aymara Bolivia ; Agriculture Bolivia ; Harvests potatoes ocha division of harvest Bolivia ; Festivals religious Aymara mestizo Fiesta of Santiago in Vitocota processions Dea de la Bandeta (Flag Day) Fiesta of San Lorenzo in Ayata Bolivia ; Curing brujos Bolivia ; Drinking social festivals ritualistic drunkenness Bolivia ; Alcoholic beverages chicha manufacture of fermented cane juice drinking of Bolivia ; Chicha drinking manufacture of festivals Bolivia ; Coca use of Bolivia ; Divination use of coca in Aymara Bolivia ; Weaving looms Aymara Bolivia ; Disputes settlement of boundaries Bolivia ; Spirit possession suicide Bolivia ; Musical instruments flutes drums playing the kena-kena(straigt flute) festivals Bolivia ; Herding pigs sheep llamas alpacas Bolivia ; Markets transportation of produce to shopping at trade Bolivia ; Mills sugar cane Bolivia ; Dancing Festival of Santiago mestizo Indian snake dance traditional Bolivia ; Sports soccer Bolivia ; Planting potatoes ochas corn methods consideration of saints' days in Bolivia ; Abortion ideas about birth control Bolivia ; Ploughing Bolivia ; Haciendas prohibition of system Bolivia ; Cultivation corn Bolivia ; Labour mestizo hired conditions division of between men and women conflict of with education wages Bolivia ; Originarios land-owners Bolivia2HRAF ; Music hymns brass bands phonograph records singing of patriotic songs Bolivia2HRAF ; Magic divinations sacrifices invocations magical objects Bolivia2HRAF ; Libations offering of chanting Bolivia ; Sacrifice invocations Bolivia2HRAF ; Washing clothes Bolivia2HRAF ; Churches icons Bolivia2HRAF ; Costume dance masks Bolivia2HRAF ; Masks dance characters Bolivia2HRAF ; Prayer lamentations Santiago Bolivia ; Shelters lamars Festival of Santiago Bolivia2HRAF ; Ritual lamars arcos coca Bolivia2HRAF ; Children treatment of relations between mestizo and Aymara education of Bolivia2HRAF ; Drunkenness festivals attitudes towards Bolivia2HRAF ; Games soccer Bolivia ; Police Aymara mestizos' relations with Bolivia2HRAF ; Debts collection of Bolivia2HRAF ; Icons Santiago San Lorenzo Bolivia ; Visions of Santiago Bolivia ; Social system Agrarian reform criticism of Bolivia2HRAF ; Medicine western travelling "physician" mestizo Bolivia2HRAF ; Education directives schools instruction conflict of with labour teachers language of instruction Bolivia2HRAF ; Conversation Bolivia ; Food eating boiled corn eating soup eating boiled calla eating freeze-dried ocha buthchering lamb Alliance for Progress donations Bolivia2HRAF ; Schools Bolivia2HRAF ; Households chores Bolivia2HRAF ; Houses adobe construction of habitability Bolivia ; Meat butchering of lamb Bolivia2HRAF ; Butchering lamb Bolivia ; Wills and testaments drafting of division of estate Bolivia2HRAF ; Spouses physical abuse of Bolivia2HRAF ; Suicide spirit possession Bolivia2HRAF ; Boundaries fields disputes Bolivia2HRAF ; Military conscription Bolivia2HRAF

Credits: Smith, Hubert filmmaker (1938- ) ; Reichline, Neil, cameraman
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2014.2.3
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Richard Kenneth Saker films of Tibet

Creator:
Saker, Richard Kenneth, 1908-1979  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (44 minutes, color silent; 500 feet, 8mm)
261 Negatives (black-and-white)
395 Photographic prints (black-and-white and hand-colored)
Culture:
Tibetans  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Negatives
Photographic prints
Silent films
Place:
East Asia
Tibet Region
Date:
1942-1943
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of film and photographs taken by Richard Kenneth Saker of Tibetan New Year (Losar) and of Western Tibet 1942-1943. Collection also includes chapters from his unpublished memoir relating to his tour of duty in Tibet.

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:
Richard Kenneth Saker was the British Trade Agent posted to Gyantse, Tibet from 1941-1943.
Provenance:
Received from Stephen Saker in 2008.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Nomads  Search this
New Year  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Richard Kenneth Saker films of Tibet, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2008.16
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Photographs of Tibet

Collection Creator:
Saker, Richard Kenneth, 1908-1979  Search this
Extent:
291 Negatives (black-and-white)
395 Photographic prints (black-and-white hand-colored)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Date:
1942-1943
Scope and Contents:
Contains photographs of Gyantse and New Year festivities (Losar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Chaam dancers are also photographed in courtyard. Other images include a 1943 trek into Western Tibet including scenery and peoples encountered such as nomadic groups and Indian traders as well as some miscellaneous photographs of Saker and his wife.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Richard Kenneth Saker films of Tibet, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Whipple Spear Hall collection

Creator:
Hall, Whipple Spear  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (950 feet, 16mm)
Photographs (290 images; prints)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Photographs
Silent films
Travelogs
Place:
Asia
China
Philippines
Date:
circa 1930-1940
Scope and Contents:
Films and photographs shot in the 1930s by American businessman Whipple S. Spear Hall. Locations include Philippines (including Manila), southeast Asia, Oceania, China, Papua New Guinea, Java and possibly Torres Strait.

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 American Film Institute (National Center for Film and Video Preservation) in 1999.
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
Travelogs
Citation:
Whipple Spear Hall collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1999.13
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Whipple Spear Hall Photographs

Collection Creator:
Hall, Whipple Spear  Search this
Extent:
Photographs (290 images; prints)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
circa 1930-1940
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of various locales including the Philippines (including Manila), southeast Asia, Oceania, China, Papua New Guinea, Java and possibly Torres Strait. Collection also includes some hand-tinted photographs.

Legacy keywords: Great Wall of China (China) ; Floods Philippines
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1999.13.4
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Whipple Spear Hall collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Andreas E. Laszlo films

Creator:
Laszlo, Andreas E.  Search this
Extent:
24 Film reels (7 hours 40 minutes, color silent sound; 16,024 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Cree  Search this
Chokwe (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Sound films
Place:
North America
Africa, Central
British Columbia
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1948-1954
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of films shot by Dr. Andreas E. Laszlo in Africa and British Columbia. Collection also includes a travel diary and slides.

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 Lucille Phelps Laszlo in 1995 and 1999. Slides transferred from the National Anthropological Archives in 2003 (HSFA accession 2003.04).
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
Sound films
Citation:
Andreas E. Laszlo films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1995.04
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Expedition to Portuguese West Africa

Collection Creator:
Laszlo, Andreas E.  Search this
Extent:
21 Film reels (6 hours 46 minutes, color silent sound; 14,249 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1953
Scope and Contents:
Film Footage and assembled lecture film from an expedition to Portuguese West Africa.

Legacy Keywords: Language and culture ; Rites and ceremonies ; Rituals ; Puberty rites ; Funeral rites and ceremonies ; Marriage customs and rites g ; Domestic and family life ; Villages Africa ; Dance ; Music ; Fishing ; Hunting ; Animals ; Missions
Local Number:
HSFA 1995.4.1
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Andreas E. Laszlo films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Hassoldt and Ruth S. Davis films

Creator:
Davis, Hassoldt, 1907-1959  Search this
Davis, Ruth  Search this
Extent:
23 Film reels (color silent; 17,000 feet, 16mm)
8 Linear feet
500 Photographs
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Photographs
Silent films
Place:
South America
Africa, West
Guyana
French Guiana
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
circa 1930-1960
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of motion picture film outtakes, production elements, and incomplete edited films shot in Guyana and French Guiana. Collection also includes numerous photographs from the two filming projects as well as other travels and a Denis Roosevelt filmed African expedition, newspaper articles, correspondence, books, unpublished manuscripts and travel writings as an explorer.

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 Aline Hulbert in 1994.
Restrictions:
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Rights:
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Topic:
Boni (French Guianese and Surinamese people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Hassoldt and Ruth S. Davis films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1994.08
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Footage of French Guiana

Collection Creator:
Davis, Hassoldt, 1907-1959  Search this
Davis, Ruth  Search this
Extent:
9 Film reels (color silent; 6247 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1946-1948
Scope and Contents:
Film footage associated with edited film "Jungle Terror" documents an expedition into French Guiana. Filmed are Roucouyenne and Boni Indians; wasp mats; Roucouyenne Indian village life; panning for gold; lumber mill; Devil's Island prisoners; travelling on river and river scenes; missionary church; jungle flora and fauna; making red dye; camp scenes; humans bathing chimpanzee; canoes; and drums.

Legacy Keywords: Expeditions ; Villages ; Primates ; Drums ; River boats ; Canoes ; Missionaries ; Wasps ; Insects ; Prisons
Local Number:
HSFA 1994.8.4
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Hassoldt and Ruth S. Davis films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Kalman Muller films of Jalisco

Creator:
Müller, Kal, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound silent, 16mm)
Linear feet
Video recordings
Culture:
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound films
Place:
Central America
Jalisco (Mexico)
Date:
1973-1975
Scope and Contents:
Edited film and footage focused on Huichol religious ceremonies as practiced by the Huichol of San Andres Coamiata, Jalisco, Mexico.

Supplementary materials: associated texts, still film, annotations (recorded narratives), 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:
Bulk of materials received from Steven Dreben 1989. Video of edited film received from Hollywood Home Entertainment in 1993. Reels of edited film received from Thomas Perry in 2007.
Restrictions:
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Rights:
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Topic:
Music  Search this
Art  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Religion  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- Agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Kalman Muller films of Jalisco, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1989.03
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Huichol Film Project (1989.3.2)

Collection Creator:
Müller, Kal, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
7 Film reels (color silent; 6,962 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
Full film record of the Huichol of San Andres Coamiata, Jalisco, Mexico. Featured are scenes of religious rituals, peyoteros preparing to gather peyote, Huichol costumes, making of yarn drawings, musical instruments, sacrifice of animals, and manufacture and use of yellow face paint. Footage was shot in association with the [Huichol Film Project, Summer 1974].
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1989.3.2
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Kalman Muller films of Jalisco, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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