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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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
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

Salz im Volksglauben der Nama und Dama

Author:
Schmidt, Sigrid  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1991
Topic:
Dama  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Salt--Social aspects  Search this
Call number:
Q85.8 .J865
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_916739

Heinrich Vedder's The Bergdama / an annotated translation of the German original with additional ethnographic material by Adi Inskeep ; editor, Mathias Schladt

Title:
Bergdama
Author:
Vedder, Heinrich  Search this
Schladt, Mathias  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xxi, 1,072 p.) : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833857

The music of dead sisters : a feminist comparison of two folktales about singing bones and reeds / Cheryl Stobie

Author:
Stobie, Cheryl  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Namibia
Date:
2014
Topic:
Nama folk tales  Search this
Dama folk tales  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Damara (African people)--Folklore  Search this
Literature and folklore  Search this
Call number:
P92.S58 C74X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1033249

Folk and formal, local and national : Damara knowledge and community conservation in southern Kunene, Namibia / S. Sullivan

Author:
Sullivan, Sian  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Namibia
Date:
1999
Topic:
Ethnobotany  Search this
Beehives  Search this
Honey  Search this
Environmental management  Search this
Seeds--Harvesting  Search this
Call number:
QH1 .C561
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678407

James Archbell's Beschrijving der Walvischbaai en omliggende plaatsen aan de westkust van Africa in 1823 : an English translation with introduction and notes

Author:
Vigne, Randolph  Search this
Archbell, James 1798- Beschrijving der Walvischbaai en omliggende plaatsen aan de westkust van Africa in 1823 English  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Archbell, James 1798-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Walvis Bay (Namibia)
Date:
1991
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
QH1 .C561
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_673356

Gender, ethnographic myths and community-based conservation in a former Namibian 'homeland'

Author:
Sullivan, Sian  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Namibia
Date:
2000
Topic:
Economic conditions  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Women, Damara  Search this
Environmental management  Search this
Call number:
GN645 .R49 2000X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_630435

Die gesellschaftliche Stellung von San-Gruppen in ihren Beziehungen zu Ovambo, Nama und Tswana, belegt älteren deutschsprachigen Quellen

Author:
Liedtke, Wolfgang  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Namibia
Date:
1992
Topic:
History--Sources  Search this
Ethnic groups  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
GN2 .M986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551409

//Hūs : an African game for all races

Author:
Seftel, S. M  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Namibia
Date:
1995
Topic:
Dama board games  Search this
Games  Search this
Board games  Search this
Mancala (Game)  Search this
Call number:
QH5 .M686
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551742

Dama

Author:
Shaw, Ella Margaret  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1993
Topic:
Dama baskets  Search this
Call number:
TT879.B3 S53 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551767

Hunters, herders and farmers in South-West Africa / by John Seymour

Author:
Seymour, John  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Namibia
Date:
1951
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnic groups  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Call number:
G1 .G344
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108758

The journal of Joseph Tindall, missionary in South West Africa, 1839-55 edited with introduction, footnotes and sketch-map by B.A. Tindall

Author:
Tindall, Joseph 1807-1861  Search this
Editor:
Tindall, B. A (Benjamin Arthur) 1879-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 221 pages illustrations, map 22 cm
Type:
Sources
Diaries
History
Reisebericht 1839-1855
Place:
Namibia
Namibie
Date:
1959
19th century
Topic:
Missions--History  Search this
Missions  Search this
Zendingsreizen  Search this
History  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Sources  Search this
Damara (African people)  Search this
Methodist Church  Search this
Missionaries  Search this
Namibia  Search this
Tindall, Joseph  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117505

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