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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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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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Gordon Gibson films
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

Belt Of Shell And Iron Beads

Collector:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Belt
Place:
Sehitwa, Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
23 Feb 1960
Collection Date:
1953 to 1954
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
229340
USNM Number:
E397991-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3484f333f-359b-46d7-a6c4-db808d45c2ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8426078
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Botanical

Donor Name:
No Information  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Object Type:
Botanical
Place:
Southern (not certain), Africa (not certain)
Accession Date:
1991
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
999999
USNM Number:
ET15991-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d12a5d35-5177-45e8-b5ba-40d369e204ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8496360

Skin Pouch

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Pouch
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407659-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a36fe257-6b91-4698-96f5-7b7639b0faf1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8939903
Online Media:

Skin Pouch

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Pouch
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407659-2
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/310d3596d-7307-482e-8020-8f531c5eb51c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8939904
Online Media:

Skin Pouch

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Pouch
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407659-3
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bcac9ede-ae4f-4740-aa0b-75a9f7c2723c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8939905
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Leg Ornaments

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Leg Ornament
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407676-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a713584f-8691-4b4a-a4ac-9841342f8033
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437686
Online Media:

Ladle, Wood

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Object Type:
Ladle
Place:
Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407684-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3740a4fa3-213e-4fbe-b864-2457a39bbae1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437696
Online Media:

Pail, Wood

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Pail
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407688-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f0b04271-510e-410e-8dcc-816c3eabbd4c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437700
Online Media:

Wooden Milk Pail "Ehoro"

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Milk Pail
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
23 Feb 1960
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
229340
USNM Number:
E397988-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a30f74f7-2717-41d3-bdd9-daffe460c9f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8426074
Online Media:

Horn And Leather Cosmetic Container "Onya"

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Cosmetic Container
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
23 Feb 1960
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
229340
USNM Number:
E397989-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ef326f8b-78a6-418f-aa68-68008a49702c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8426075
Online Media:

Anklets Of Iron Beads 2

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Anklet
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
23 Feb 1960
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
229340
USNM Number:
E397993-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e9c6f930-7675-4b62-b46a-85697c7248ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8426080
Online Media:

Frame, Basketry

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Object Type:
Frame
Place:
Ohopoho Village, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407607-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/352048b2f-8026-4a9d-bba1-2ee968c7c3b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437603
Online Media:

Leather Headdress With Band

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Headdress
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407661-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b569cd22-dd42-4484-82d5-a0f9e4b32d62
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437669
Online Media:

Apron, Skin

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Apron
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407665-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31b82b4be-1b98-4797-b134-4694afeeac5f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437673

Headdress

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Headdress
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407670-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36e7f6d0f-a0d8-44bc-8e2c-1b08fa8e9d09
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437679
Online Media:

Cape, Leather

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Cape
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407672-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37ccfdddd-814e-43d5-837d-c0f0d12e1ce8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437682
Online Media:

Apron, Leather

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Apron
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407674-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/336ac3935-804f-474b-8a01-e8e0f0a024a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437684

Apron, Leather

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Apron
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407675-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/366246daa-aa9f-4b1b-937e-a35a4e3d744d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437685
Online Media:

Cosmetic Kit, Powder Puff And Powder

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Herero  Search this
Mbanderu  Search this
Object Type:
Cosmetics Set
Place:
Ngamiland, Botswana, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407677-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34a1524fa-bbf5-42f4-86b8-379134bb71ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437687
Online Media:

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