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Laura Boulton films

Creator:
Boulton, Laura, 1899-1980  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (16mm)
0.5 Linear feet
Culture:
Bantu-speaking peoples  Search this
Ovambo (African people)  Search this
Dogon (African people)  Search this
Toda (Indic people)  Search this
Mandingo (African people)  Search this
Songhai (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Sound films
Place:
Asia
North America
Africa
Europe
Oceania
Samoa
Nepal
Date:
1934-1985
Scope and Contents:
Film and video of the ethnomusicology collection of Laura C. Boulton, shot primarily by Dr. Boulton among traditional peoples around the world. (See inventory attached to agreement).

Collection contains supplementary material: associated texts, sound recordings, annotations, sound 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 Columbia University Center for Ethnomusicology has the Laura Boulton Collection of Traditional Music; the Harvard University Archive of World Music (Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library) houses Boulton's liturgical music collection; the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress contains wax cylinders, aluminum discs and reel-to-reel tapes of Boulton's field recordings of traditional vocal and instrumental music worldwide; and Smithsonian Folkways has the originals of recordings Boulton made for Folkways Records.
Provenance:
Received from the Laura Boulton Foundation in 1987.
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:
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Art  Search this
Ethnological expeditions  Search this
Hinduism  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Sound films
Citation:
Laura Boulton films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1987.09
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Laura Boulton films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc92ccfe958-07e2-43f2-9d43-f4b4180b2860
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1987-09

Basket, Fiber

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Ohopoho Village, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407610-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/342079874-f489-4a4a-8431-2b73cf4712e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437607

Basket, Fiber

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Ohopoho Village, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407611-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ed5d7844-2037-4cd1-8ee5-848542ed441f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437608

Tray, Fiber

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Object Type:
Tray
Place:
Ohopoho Village, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407612-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39db28044-3e34-4fc4-8d8b-39a6f2e898dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437609

Necklace, Bead

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407613-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d18a3b4d-990c-4643-b1a1-24d6ccdd7747
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437610

Bracelet

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Object Type:
Bracelet
Place:
Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407614-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b070cd90-dd72-48de-a016-1c8a38dbebb0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437611

Bracelet

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Object Type:
Bracelet
Place:
Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407614-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/345cfd774-95bd-4797-8e67-1114f870b5b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437612

Bracelet

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Object Type:
Bracelet
Place:
Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407614-2
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d002c13a-c0d5-4a92-9070-df32d529c129
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437613

Gourd With Red Powder And Wood

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Gourd
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407618-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35aaaa3cc-e81b-4890-9577-830af468b03d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437617

Pair Sandals

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Sandal
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407621-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d430a7fd-d4fc-4903-86b7-684218352287
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437623

Knife And Sheath

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Knife/Sheath
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407622-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35f7b23ef-4e47-4076-89cd-efd8dd0a91a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437624

Bow

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Bow
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407625-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c674bee7-73e2-4d9a-a6a6-5cf0adbc1bc5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437627

Bow

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Bow
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407625-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/317919c58-5939-4e25-b96c-b20a6552fa82
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437628

6 Arrows

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Arrow
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407626-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fb9baf10-76af-4d41-b28a-67920a8f70bc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437629

Wooden Cup

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Cup
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407629-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d17c500a-6bef-4907-be50-0532fa1041f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437632
Online Media:

Wooden Cup

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Cup
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407629-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/344ece1bd-8199-4d8e-b8b4-0bee273aa17b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437633

2 Bottles Cosmetic Powder

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Cosmetic
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407637-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3139a2bee-9495-49c9-81a8-8e1250a3a60b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437642

Buttons, Ivory 3

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Button
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407638-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3645fb2db-9489-4c52-9346-99f7717d39f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437643

4 Arrow

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Arrow
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407642-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f3b66dc5-8652-4245-a156-0c967f4d42e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437648

2 Arrows

Donor Name:
Dr. Gordon D. Gibson  Search this
Culture:
Ovambo  Search this
Kwanyama  Search this
Object Type:
Arrow
Place:
Benoni, Ovamboland, Namibia, Africa
Accession Date:
9 Apr 1968
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
273832
USNM Number:
E407645-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39b5f4e5c-89ba-4c20-b122-ad2642f9475d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8437651

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