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Valor in Black and White: War Stories of Horace Poolaw

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-11-17T15:43:57.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Npi_Nrw-B9o

Porcelain for Emperors

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-12-21T14:30:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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FreerSackler
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
YouTube Channel:
FreerSackler
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_e3ckTvhBAg4

Jay Ruby papers

Creator:
Ruby, Jay  Search this
Extent:
29 Linear feet (24 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1955-2000
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Jay Ruby document his writings, research, and professional activities as well as the history of visual anthropology.
Biographical / Historical:
Jay Ruby was a professor of Anthropology at Temple University and is a prominent figure in the field of visual anthopology.
Local Note:
This collection is unprocessed.
Related Materials:
The Society for Visual Anthropology records contain Ruby's files documenting the history of the society. The papers of Timothy Asch contain Ruby's correspondence.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Visual anthropology  Search this
Citation:
Jay Ruby papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2010-10
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2010-10

Conversations with Paul

Collection Creator:
Jablonko, Allison Peters, 1936-  Search this
Jablonko, Marek  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (22 minutes)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
2000
Scope and Contents:
Edited video constructed from a video oral history with visual anthropologist Paul Byers.

Interview was conducted by Allison Jablonko, Yanick Geffroy and Martino Nicolet over four days in July 2000.

Edited video focuses on photography, visual research and origins of anthropology. Interview was filmed with two cameras in Paul Byers apartment.

Discussion includes the human impulse to label including the label of visual anthropology; photographers as voyeurs or flaneurs who have the ability to be in and outside as needed; growth of photography's aesthetics and its impact on the use of photography for research; analysis of photography for the study of non-verbal communication; Margaret Mead's innate ability to connect people; Gregory Bateson's question to God; Raymond Birdwhistell's work in kinesics; and attending conferences.

Video also uses some of Byers' photographs to demonstrate points being discussed.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 2008.6.2
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:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Allison and Marek Jablonko collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Allison and Marek Jablonko collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1984-14-ref5

Jorge Prelorán films

Creator:
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009  Search this
Names:
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Extent:
50 Film reels (50 completed films and 1 film series; 110,600 feet of original film outtakes (51 hours); 412 hours of audiotape; 31 digital books)
22 Linear feet (Papers and photographs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Place:
Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Argentina
Date:
1954-circa 2008
Summary:
Documentary filmmaker Jorge Prelorán was best known for his intimate approach to ethnographic film, a style known as "ethnobiography." The majority of Prelorán's films were shot in rural areas of Argentina, particularly the Andean highlands and the Pampas (plains), often in communities of mixed Indian and Spanish heritage. Prelorán documented a wide range of subjects, including art, folk crafts, agriculture, ranching, markets, religious rituals and festivals, and social and cultural change. This collection contains edited films and videos, film outtakes, audio tapes, photographic prints and transparencies, digital books, correspondence, production files, scripts, project files, and press clippings spanning 1954-2008.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains edited films and videos, film outtakes, audio tapes, photographic prints and transparencies, digital books, correspondence, production files, scripts, project files, and press clippings spanning 1954-2008.

The majority of Prelorán's films were shot in rural areas of Argentina, particularly the Andean highlands and the Pampas (plains), often in communities of mixed Indian and Spanish heritage. Prelorán documented a wide range of subjects, including art, folk crafts, agriculture, ranching, markets, religious rituals and festivals, and social and cultural change. Several films focus on natural history and science. There are also a number of experimental and fiction films.

Prelorán formed close friendships with many of the subjects of his films and corresponded with them long after the films were completed. This is reflected in the paper records, as is Prelorán's wide circle of colleagues and collaborators, including anthropologists, musicians, animators, historians, painters, writers, photographers, current and former students at UCLA, and fellow filmmakers. The extensive collection of press clippings, screening notices, and festival catalogs documents Prelorán's influence in Argentina, Europe, and the United States.

In the series of digital books, Prelorán presents the personal stories of individuals involved in creative work. Some books feature subjects profiled in the films, updating or expanding on their stories.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 11 series: (1) Completed Films and Videos, 1954-circa 2008; (2) Film Outtakes, 1960s-1980s; (3) Audio, 1969-2008; (4) Correspondence, 1954-2005 (bulk 1967-1992); (5) Production Files, 1961-1998; (6) Project Files, 1967-1995; (7) UCLA, 1968-2005 (bulk 1980s); (8) Press Clippings, 1960-2005; (9) Photographs, 1961-2000; (10) Books, 1994-1998, undated; (11) Electronic Files, circa 2000-circa 2006
Biographical Note:
Documentary filmmaker Jorge Prelorán was best known for his intimate approach to ethnographic film, a style known as "ethnobiography." In films such as Hermógenes Cayo (Imaginero) (1970), Los Hijos de Zerda (Zerda's Children) (1974), and Zulay Frente al Siglo XXI (Zulay Facing the 21st Century) (1989), Prelorán's protagonists tell their personal stories, while also revealing the stories of their communities and cultures. Prelorán worked in Latin America and the United States, but primarily in his native country of Argentina. His career spanned from 1954 to 2008, including nearly twenty years as a film professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Prelorán was born May 28, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His father, an engineer, was Argentine and had studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he met his wife, an American. Prelorán grew up speaking both Spanish and English. Initially pursuing a career in architecture, he studied at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. He made his first film, Venganza, with neighborhood friends in Buenos Aires in 1954. The film won the Beginner's Festival of Cine Club Argentina that same year. Prelorán was accepted as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and studied architecture there for one year. In 1956 he withdrew from UC Berkeley and was drafted into the US Army. Prelorán served in West Germany until 1958. Upon his return he changed educational plans and began formal study of filmmaking, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Motion Pictures from UCLA in 1960.

Shortly before the end of his service in the US Army, Prelorán married Elsa Dondi, a former classmate from Buenos Aires. They lived together in Los Angeles until Elsa returned to Argentina for the birth of their daughter, Adriana, in 1961. The couple separated shortly thereafter.

Prelorán's professional career as a filmmaker began in 1961 with a commission from the Tinker Foundation of New York for a series of films on the Argentine gaucho. In the course of shooting for these films, Prelorán traveled extensively throughout Argentina, visiting many locations in Patagonia and in the northwest where he would later return to make many of his films. From 1963-1969, Prelorán was under contract at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán to produce educational films; he also produced a series of short films on Argentine folklife with support from Fondo Nacional de las Artes and under the mentorship of folklorist Augusto Raúl Cortazar, Ph.D.

In the late 1960s, Prelorán became involved with UCLA's Ethnographic Film Program and in 1970 he returned to UCLA as a lecturer for two semesters. Later that year he was a fellow at Harvard University's Film Study Center, where he produced the English-language version of Imaginero (Hermógenes Cayo). Prelorán was the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships, in 1971 and 1975, and used those opportunities to produce quite a number of films, including Damacio Caitruz (Araucanians of Ruca Choroy).

Prelorán remarried in 1972. His wife, Mabel Freddi, became a collaborator on his films. She wrote the screenplay for Mi Tia Nora (My Aunt Nora) (1983) and co-directed Zulay Frente al Siglo XXI (Zulay Facing the 21st Century) (1989), among other credited and un-credited roles. After the Argentine military coup of March 1976 and the disappearances of fellow filmmaker Raymundo Gleyzer and Mabel's niece, Haydee, the Preloráns became fearful for their own safety. They fled to the United States, a move that would become permanent. Prelorán accepted a position as associate professor at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. He later joined the faculty as a tenured professor.

During his time at UCLA, Prelorán was twice selected as a Fulbright Scholar, in 1987 and 1994. He continued to produce films, including the Academy Award-nominated documentary short Luther Metke at 94 (1980) and the 7-hour natural history television series Patagonia (1992). After retiring in 1994, Prelorán continued to mentor film students as Professor Emeritus; he also began work in a new medium, creating a series of digital books, "Nos = Otros" ("Sages Amongst Us") (unpublished), featuring individuals engaged in creative and educational pursuits.

Prelorán died at his home in Culver City, CA at the age of 75 on March 28, 2009.

Sources Consulted

UCLA, School of Theater, Film and Television. "Jorge Prelorán 1933 - 2009." Obituary. Last modified March 31, 2009. Accessed April 1, 2009. http://tft.ucla.edu/news/obituary

Jorge Prelorán Collection. Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Rivera, Fermín. Huellas Y Memoria de Jorge Prelorán. Documentary film. 2010.

Woo, Elaine."Jorge Prelorán dies at 75; Argentine filmmaker and former UCLA professor." Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2009. Web. 29 Apr 2009.

1933 -- Born May 28 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

1952-1954 -- Studies at the College of Architecture, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina

1954 -- Completes first film, Venganza, a fictional short

1955 -- Studies at the College of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley

1956-1958 -- Drafted into United States Army, stationed in Schwetzingen, West Germany

1959-1960 -- Earns Bachelor of Arts in Motion Pictures from UCLA

1961-1963 -- Produces films on the Argentine gaucho for the Tinker Foundation, New York

1963-1969 -- Produces films at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina

1968 -- Attends the First International Colloquium on Ethnographic Film at UCLA

1969 -- Shoots film for The Warao People in Venezuela, under a grant from the Ford Foundation to the Ethnographic Film Program at UCLA

1970 -- Lecturer at UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television Fellow at the Film Study Center, Harvard University

1971 -- Receives first Guggenheim Fellowship; completes several film projects in Argentina

1975 -- Receives second Guggenheim Fellowship; continues filming in Argentina

1976 -- Moves to United States Associate professor at UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television

1978 -- Guest of Honor at the 2nd Margaret Mead Ethnographic Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History, New York

1980 -- Academy Award nominee for Luther Metke at 94

1985 -- Guest at the White House for a State Dinner in honor of Argentine President Raul Alfonsin

1986 -- Naturalized as a United States citizen

1987 -- First selection as Fulbright Scholar; begins production of the series Patagonia, en Busca de su Remoto Pasado

1994 -- Second selection as Fulbright Scholar; completes pre-production for the narrative feature film "Vairoletto: The Last Gaucho Outlaw" Retires from UCLA as professor emeritus

2009 -- Dies on March 28 in Culver City, California
Related Materials:
The Human Studies Film Archives holds a copy of Fermín Rivera's edited biographical documentary film, Huellas y Memoria de Jorge Prelorán (HSFA 2015.1.27), as well as transcripts of interviews conducted with Jorge and Mabel Prelorán for the film (in Spanish).

The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, holds the original film for four titles Prelorán produced for the Tinker Foundation (New York, NY). These are: The Llanero; The Gaucho of Corrientes; The Gaucho of the Pampas; and The Gaucho of Salta. The Ransom Center has both English and Spanish versions of these titles. These four films were preserved in 2010 and 2011 with funding from the Tinker Foundation. HSFA holds high quality video masters of all four titles. A fifth film produced for the Tinker Foundation, El Gaucho Argentino, Hoy (The Argentine Gaucho, Today), is held at the HSFA in its Spanish version only.

The Arthur Hall Collection at Temple University, Phildadelphia, Pennsylvania and Ile Ife Films in Belfast, Maine hold a copy of The Unvictorious One that differs from the two versions held at the HSFA.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the Human Studies Film Archives in two accessions. The first accession, 2007-10, contains the edited films, outtakes, audio recordings, papers, and photographs and was donated by Jorge Prelorán. Materials had been stored at Prelorán's home office and home editing suite before they were packed by the processing archivist and sent to the HSFA. The second accession, 2011-07, contains the digital books and some additional photographs. This accession was donated by Mabel Prelorán. These materials had also been stored at Prelorán's home office and were sent to the HSFA by Mabel Prelorán.
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.

Various copyrights and restrictions on commercial use apply to the reproduction or publication of film, video, audio, photographs, and the digital books.

Access to the Jorge Prelorán collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Biography  Search this
Citation:
The Jorge Prelorán films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
HSFA.2007.10
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
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ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2007-10
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Balikci

Collection Creator:
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1986
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with filmmaker Asen Balikci and the Commission on Visual Anthropology (Montreal, Canada).
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.

Various copyrights and restrictions on commercial use apply to the reproduction or publication of film, video, audio, photographs, and the digital books.

Access to the Jorge Prelorán collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
The Jorge Prelorán films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jorge Prelorán films
Jorge Prelorán films / Series 6: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2007-10-ref466

Oral history interview with Robert Mangold, 2017 November 16

Interviewee:
Mangold, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Mangold, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, Christopher, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Chaet, Bernard  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Marden, Brice  Search this
Nice, Don  Search this
Welliver, Neil  Search this
Wyman, Robert  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art  Search this
Mnuchin Gallery  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Society for Visual Anthropology (U.S.)  Search this
Yale/Norfolk Summer School of Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17524
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391130
AAA_collcode_mangol17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_391130
Online Media:

Cover statement

Author:
Scherer, Joanna Cohan  Search this
O'Donnell, Joan Kathryn  Search this
Hinsley, Curtis M.  Search this
Banta, Melissa  Search this
Jacknis, Ira  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2017
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_143887

From site to sight: anthropology, photography, and the power of imagery

Author:
O'Donnell, Joan Kathryn  Search this
Banta, Melissa  Search this
Hinsley, Curtis M.  Search this
Jacknis, Ira  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2017
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_144612

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan

Author:
Scherer, Joanna Cohan  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_135547

Research Films and the Communications Revolution in Principles of Visual Anthropology

Author:
Sorenson, E. R.  Search this
Chanock, F. O.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1975
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_131749

Visual Records, Human Knowledge, and the Future

Author:
Sorenson, E. R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1975
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_131752

Research Filming of Naturally Occuring Phenomena: Basic Strategies

Author:
Sorenson, E. R.  Search this
Jablanko, Allison  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1976
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_131756

The Society for Visual Anthropology's Visual Research Conference:The First Twenty-Four Years (1985-2008)

Author:
Scherer, Joanna Cohan  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_116601

Artifact Identification Using Historical Photographs: The Case of Red Cloud's Manikin

Author:
Scherer, Joanna Cohan  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2014
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_119224

Impressions of the African Past: Interpreting Ethnographic Photographs from Cameroon

Author:
Geary, Christraud M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1990
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_119328

Melville J. Herskovits: Motor Behavior and the Imaging of Afro-American Culture

Author:
Homiak, John P.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1990
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_114603

The look of music, the sound of dance: Music as a visual art

Author:
Kaeppler, Adrienne L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1996
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_114629

Memory in Black and White: Race, Commemoration, and the Post Bellum Landscape

Author:
Ruffins, Fath Davis  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2007
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_108218

The Growth of an Anthropological Photograph Collection: From Passive Acceptance to the Imperative for Controlled Growth

Author:
Glenn, James R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1990
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_97484

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