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Salim Ali films

Creator:
Ali, Sálim, 1896-1987  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color silent; 15,000 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
South Asia
India
Date:
circa 1947-1980
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot of, primarily, bird migration and other subject matter of ornithological interest throughout India. Footage also includes a tiger hunt and wildlife in Assam and an ornithological expedition to Sikkim.

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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 1985.7.1
Provenance:
Received from Bombay Natural History Society and Salim Ali 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:
Ornithology  Search this
Tiger  Search this
Wildlife watching  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Salim Ali films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. Reproduced/Presented by permission of the Bombay Natural History Society.
Identifier:
HSFA.1985.07
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9a5ed517b-c8c8-475b-bf69-79ae2623e912
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1985-07

Letter from Herbert Friedmann to S. Dillon Ripley

Author:
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Johnson, David H  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Office of Strategic Services  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 7.90w x 10.69h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Sri Lanka
Date:
November 6, 1944
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Publications  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology--Field work  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Letters  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0576
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14691

Page 1 of a Letter from S. Dillon Ripley to Herbert Friedmann

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Office of Strategic Services  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 7.74w x 9.87h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Sri Lanka
India
Date:
October 7, 1944
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology--Field work  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Letters  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0577
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14692

Page 2 of a Letter from S. Dillon Ripley to Herbert Friedmann

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
Deraniyagala, P. E. P (Paulus Edward Pieris) 1900-1973  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Office of Strategic Services  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947  Search this
Colombo Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White Size: 7.74w x 9.87h ; Type of Image: Document Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Sri Lanka
Date:
October 7, 1944
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology--Field work  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Letters  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0578
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14698

Page 1 of a Letter from S. Dillon Ripley to Herbert S. Friedmann

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
Deraniyagala, P. E. P (Paulus Edward Pieris) 1900-1973  Search this
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Office of Strategic Services  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947  Search this
Colombo Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 7.92w x 10.46h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Sri Lanka
Date:
January 3, 1944
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology--Field work  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0584
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14718

Letter from Herbert Friedmann to S. Dillon Ripley

Author:
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Deignan, H. G (Herbert Girton) 1906-  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 7.84w x 10.36h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
October 23, 1943
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithology--Field work  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Birds  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0593
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14728

Page 1 of a letter to Herbert Friedmann from S. Dillon Ripley

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Office of Strategic Services  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 7.9w x 10.41h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
August 29, 1944
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithology--Field work  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Birds  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0594
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14729

Page 2 of a letter to Herbert Friedmann from S. Dillon Ripley

Author:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Office of Strategic Services  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds 1897-1947  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 7.9w x 10.41h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Sri Lanka
India
Date:
August 29, 1944
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithology--Field work  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Birds  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0595
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14734

S. Dillon Ripley and Salim Ali

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
India
Date:
1976
Topic:
Binoculars  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Field Work  Search this
Firearms  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2007-0154 and 2005-7934
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11423

Ripleys in India

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Shekar, P. B  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
India
Date:
1976
Topic:
Binoculars  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Field Work  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Women  Search this
Standard number:
2005-7933 and SIA2007-0155
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11424

S. Dillon Ripley Papers, 1913-1993 and undated, with related materials from 1807, 1871-1891

Creator:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Uniform title:
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan  Search this
Rails of the World  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Lansdowne, J. Fenwick (James Fenwick) 1937-2008  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Charles Darwin Foundation  Search this
International Council for Bird Preservation  Search this
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Physical description:
97.69 cu. ft. (79 record storage boxes) (33 document boxes) (6 half document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (oversize material)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1807
1807-1993
1913-1993 and undated, with related materials from 1807, 1871-1891
Topic:
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007008
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted indefinitely
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217208

Inventing Global Ecology: Tracking the Biodiversity Ideal in India

Author:
Lewis, Michael L. 1971-  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Gadgil, Madhav  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 379; Page numbers: 1-369
Place:
India
Date:
2004
Topic:
Ecology  Search this
Biological diversity  Search this
Conservation  Search this
Publisher:
Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14380

Scientists or Spies? Ecology in a Climate of Cold War Suspicion

Author:
Lewis, Michael L. 1971-  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
United States Dept. of Defense  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 10; Page numbers: 2323-2332
Place:
India
Bharatpur District (India)
Date:
June 15-21, 2002
Topic:
Ecology  Search this
Biological diversity  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Bird banding  Search this
Animal migration  Search this
Espionage  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14381

Indian Science for Indian Tigers?: Conservation Biology and the Question of Cultural Values

Author:
Lewis, Michael L. 1971-  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Ranjitsinh, M. K. 1938-  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)  Search this
National Tiger Conservation Authority (India)  Search this
Project Tiger  Search this
Bombay Natural History Society  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 22; Page numbers: 185-207
Place:
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
India
Date:
2005
Topic:
Ecology  Search this
Conservation biology  Search this
Biological diversity  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Tigers  Search this
Wildlife management  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14382

Mary Ripley and Salim Ali, c.1980s

Subject:
Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston  Search this
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 3.5w X 5h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
India
Date:
c.1980s
Topic:
Meetings  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2008-2061
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11813

S. Dillon Ripley, Keeper of The Castle

Author:
Lardner, James  Search this
Subject:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Design  Search this
Office of Strategic Services  Search this
Poor People's Campaign  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Physical description:
Show, p. H1
Place:
India
Date:
November 7, 1982
Topic:
Successful people  Search this
Management--Museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Rails (Birds)  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2533

S. Dillon Ripley II: The Smithsonian's Elegant Bird Man Flies High

Author:
Minetree, Harry  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston  Search this
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 54-57
Place:
Aegean Sea
India
Date:
March 24, 1975
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Successful people  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Aegean Sea  Search this
SI Buildings  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2535

S. Dillon Ripley

Author:
Challinor, David  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
S. Dillon Ripley International Center  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 6 Page numbers: 297-302
Place:
South Asia
Date:
September 2003
Topic:
Management--Museums  Search this
Museums  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Biography  Search this
Awards  Search this
Smithsonian influence  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Birds  Search this
Publisher:
American Philosophical Society
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3880

The book of Indian birds / by Sálim Ali

Author:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Bombay Natural History Society  Search this
Physical description:
xl, 440, xli-xliii p., [1] leaf of plates (folded) : ill. (some col.), map ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
1946
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL691.I4 A58 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_869480

The birds of Bhutan / Salim Ali, Biswamoy Biswas & S. Dillon Ripley

Author:
Ali, Sálim 1896-1987  Search this
Biswas, Biswamoy  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Zoological Survey of India  Search this
Physical description:
207 p., 20 p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Bhutan
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715234

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