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Statues Hardly Ever Smile

Directed by:
Stan Lathan, American, born 1945  Search this
Produced by:
Chamba Productions, founded 1971  Search this
Kent Garrett, American, born 1941  Search this
Created by:
Kathleen Collins, American, 1942 - 1988  Search this
Subject of:
Brooklyn Museum, American, founded 1895  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 19 Minutes
Length (Film): 750 Feet
Type:
sound films
color films (visual works)
short subjects
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1971
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Children  Search this
Communities  Search this
Dance  Search this
Education  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Museums  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.63.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52c5ea12e-35e4-4b99-8497-29c7800bf706
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.63.1a

Carole Yawney films and videos

Creator:
Yawney, Carole D.  Search this
Extent:
Film reels
Video recordings
Culture:
Rastafarians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound films
Place:
Caribbean Area
Jamaica
Date:
Undetermined
Scope and Contents:
Original film and video created by Carole Yawney for her Rastafarian research in Jamaica.

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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.
Provenance:
Received from John P. Homiak/Collections and Archives Program, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, in 2007.
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:
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Genre/Form:
Sound films
Video recordings
Citation:
Carole Yawney films and videos, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2007.11
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc99f8499ef-c9e1-437e-b637-343dc38ecc7d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2007-11

Film clip from Feather on Jazz: Jazz in the Concert Hall

Created by:
Leonard Feather, British American, 1914 - 1994  Search this
Subject of:
Leonard Feather, British American, 1914 - 1994  Search this
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Lionel Hampton, American, 1908 - 2002  Search this
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959  Search this
Benny Goodman, American, 1909 - 1986  Search this
Owned by:
Ernie Smith, American, ca. 1925 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration (digital file): 00:08:10
Physical extent (film): 300 ft
Type:
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
Place depicted:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1967
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift in memory of Ernest (Ernie) R. Smith, Jazz Historian
Object number:
2015.275.18.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Portfolio/Series:
Feather on Jazz
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57392e872-4692-485d-a106-f6785c2ed1fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.275.18.1a

Explorers Club films

Creator:
Explorers Club  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (black-and-white color silent sound)
Culture:
Eskimo/Inuit  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Silent films
Place:
Asia, Central
Central America
Africa, Central
South Asia
South America
North America
Afghanistan
Guatemala
Chad
Kenya
Tanzania
India
Pakistan
Brazil
Canada
Date:
circa 1940-1970
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of 23 films created or collected by the Explorers Club. Films include DJUKA - Morton Kahn, SWEENY, AFGHANISTAN, RIDDLE OF MAYAN CAVE, WONDERS OF THE SAHARA, JAMBO PORINI: EAST AFRICA, MEXICO, TIBET-FORBIDDEN TIBET, PRIMITIVE PEOPLES OF MATTO GRASSO, A STORY OF THE TROPICS, LA JEUNE FORET, FROM NEW LANDS TO OLD, HIGH ARTIC, ARTIC EXPEDITION, ANTARCTICA HERE WE COME, Cotlow outs, AFRICA, ETHIOPIAN JUBILEE, SECOND BYRD EXPEDITION, ARTIC FILM-1956, Lindbergh flight.

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Provenance:
Received from the Explorers Club in 1991.
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:
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Genre/Form:
Sound films
silent films
Citation:
Explorers Club film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1991.21
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Explorers Club films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9da1dd169-0b7d-4657-a07a-03f073044393
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1991-21

Penn State educational films

Film distributor:
Pennsylvania State University. Audio-Visual Services  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color black-and-white sound, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Educational films
Sound films
Place:
Southeast Asia
Oceania
West Indies
Jamaica
Australia
Date:
1950-1979
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of at least 15 film prints retired from Penn State's Audio-Visual Services Library.

Comprises two accessions: 1991.08 and 1993.15.

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Related Materials:
The Human Studies Film Archives holds additional titles from the Pennsylvania State University Audio-Visual Services in the Penn State educational film collection, collection number HSFA.1994.19.
Provenance:
Received from Pennsylvania State University Audio-Visual Services in 1991 and 1993.
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:
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Genre/Form:
Educational films
Sound films
Citation:
Penn State educational films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1991.08
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Penn State educational films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc963646cfb-f2bb-4867-a267-26864f3b74a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1991-08

Northeast Archeology Project films

Creator:
Timreck, T. W. (Theodor William)  Search this
Names:
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943-  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; 1,900 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
North America
Europe
Maine
Labrador (Canada)
Norway
Denmark
Date:
1979-1990
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot over 15 years by Timreck. A large percentage, if not all, covers work by SI archeologist Bill Fitzhugh. RED PAINT PEOPLE was cut from this footage. Timreck (and Fitzhugh) are continuing to shoot material that is a continuation of this project. This material of interviews, sites, Labrador, etc. is known as the Northeast Archeology Project.

Outtakes of a film project exploring comparative maritime adaptations especially between Scandanavia and northeastern North America and aspects of the circumpolar culture theory in northern anthropology with focus on the Smithsonian's maritime Archaic archeology project conducted 1970-1980. Footage includes interviews with Graham Clark, William Fitzhugh, Erika Hellskog, Alice Kehoe, Eric Brink Petersen, Paul Simonsen, James Tuck, and Steve Williams. Locations filmed include the coast of Maine; Denmark; Norway; Varanger Fjord, Norway; and Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada. Also included are: artifacts in the Tromso Museum; standing stones, petroglyphs, and cairns at Bohustlan, Sweden; Bronze age village site on St. Mary, Scilly Isles, England; merry maiden stone circle in Cornwall, England; Carnac, France; Port au Choix artifacts in Newfoundland Museum; artifacts in Port au Choix Museum; and excavations at Nulliak Cove, Labrador. Edited film, RED PAINT PEOPLE, was produced from this footage.

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Local Numbers:
HSFA 1991.10.1
Provenance:
Received from Ted Timreck in 1991.
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:
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Topic:
Maritime anthropology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Northeast Archeology Project films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1991.10
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9acdc035f-2057-4454-b67e-8341ece7d678
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1991-10

Colin Turnbull and Joseph Towles films

Creator:
Towles, Joseph A.  Search this
Turnbull, Colin M.  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (32,350 ft)
Video recordings
Linear feet
Culture:
Bira (African people)  Search this
Ndaka (African people)  Search this
Mbuti (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound films
Place:
Africa
Ituri Forest (Congo)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Belgian Congo
Mbandaka (Congo)
Date:
circa 1950-1972
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot by Colin Turnbull and Joseph Towles among the Mbuti Pygmies, Zaire and the Ik, Uganda, between 1954 and 1972. Footage documents the nkumbi initiations among the Mbuti, villager-Pygmy interactions; subsistence and daily life among the Ik pastoralists of northwestern Uganda.

Supplementary materials: associated texts and annotations (recorded narratives)

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Related Materials:
The Joseph A. Towles Papers are held by the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, College of Charleston.
Provenance:
Received from Myrtle G. Glascoe, The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, in 1991.
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:
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Genre/Form:
Sound films
Video recordings
Citation:
Colin Turnbull films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1991.13
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc918edde01-00b9-4cbd-82b4-8d643a859eb7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1991-13

John and Naomi Bishop collection

Creator:
Bishop, Naomi Hawes  Search this
Bishop, John Melville  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound, 16mm)
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Linear feet
Culture:
Helambu Sherpa (Nepalese people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Sound films
Place:
Asia
North America
Malemchigāon (Nepal)
New England
Date:
1977-2009
Scope and Contents:
Edited films, outtakes, stills, and narration tracks by John and Naomi Bishop. Includes footage shot in the village of Melamchi, Nepal, for the film Himalayan Herders.

Supplementary material: Supplementary materials: audio tapes, 35mm slides, black-and-white stills.

Annotatations (recorded narratives) are by John Bishop, documentary filmmaker, Naomi Bishop, anthropologist, John Homiak, Human Studies Film Archives and Nogabu, cultural informant from Melamchi. Footage complements [Melemchi Village, 1989].

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Provenance:
Received in multiple accessions from John and Naomi Bishop. Initial accessions of the Melamchi films were received in 1987 and 1990, and additional groups of material were received in 2002, 2008, and 2017.
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:
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Topic:
Music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Video recordings
Citation:
John and Naomi Bishop collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution 
Identifier:
HSFA.1987.07
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John and Naomi Bishop collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9fc221701-0345-491a-9b56-8cc341aa0944
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1987-07

I am the Pain Doctor

Creator:
Baker, Dan  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (27 minutes, color sound; 1000 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Guam
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documenting the work of Chamorro traditional curer, Jaun Cepeda, on the island of Guam, Micronesia. Film discusses aspects of the history of Guam and the roots of the indigenous healing tradition practiced by contemporary Guamanian curers. Detailed are the curer's trade and indigenous ideas about the cause of disease, diagnoses and knowledge of materia medica, with examples of the physical and ritual aspects of therapy.

Legacy Keywords: Healers sirahanu Guam ; Therapy magical Guam ; Illness ideas about ; Healing massage infusions Guam ; Medicine indigenous preparation of Guam ; Spirits as cause of disease Guam ; Acculturation medical systems indigenous Guam ; Plants materia medica Guam

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Local Number:
HSFA 1990.2.1
Provenance:
Received from Dan Baker in 1990.
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:
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Topic:
Chamorro (Micronesian people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
I am the Pain Doctor, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1990.02
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc95b11929f-d9d6-4014-b24e-691a64ad13f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1990-02

James Ault Baptist Church films

Creator:
Ault, James M., 1946-  Search this
Extent:
107 Film reels (color sound; 75,600 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Baptists  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
North America
Massachusetts
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
Footage and film shot in 1987 for the film BORN AGAIN about a congregation of fundamentalist Baptists in and around Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Provenance:
Received from James Ault in 1989.
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:
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Topic:
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
James Ault Baptist Church films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1989.21
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9afd95176-cc7a-4b3b-b9ad-72487d26bd26
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1989-21

Powerhouse for God

Creator:
Dornfield, Barry  Search this
Extent:
45 Film reels (color sound, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
North America
Virginia
Date:
1988-1989
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of the edited film, Powerhouse for God, and related outtakes. The films document a Baptist pastor and his congregation in Virginia's northern Blue Ridge Mountains and center on the worship service and devotional performances.

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.
Provenance:
Received from Barry Dornfield in 1989.
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:
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Topic:
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Powerhouse for God, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1989.15
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc916efdc6d-6555-40d7-a1c9-e5cc55c00804
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1989-15

Metos Jah Hut

Creator:
Holaday, Duncan  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 900 feet)
1 Videocassette (9 minutes, color sound)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Videocassettes
Sound films
Video recordings
Place:
Southeast Asia
Malaysia
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of footage shot among the Senoi of Malaysia documenting aspects of their religion, mythology, and curing rituals and a television broadcast produced from this project.

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Provenance:
Received from Duncan Holaday in 1989.
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:
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Topic:
Senoi (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Video recordings
Citation:
Metos Jah Hut, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1989.11
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Metos Jah Hut
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc972a5717d-2a38-4cd4-a043-3ccf6343f6d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1989-11

Janet Hoskins collection

Creator:
Whitney, Laura Scheerer  Search this
Hoskins, Janet  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound, 16mm)
Video recordings
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound films
Place:
Asia
Sumba Island (Indonesia)
Date:
1985-1991
Scope and Contents:
OBLIGATIONS TO THE ANCESTORS 1/2" VHS video; SETTING UP THE GONGSTAND RITUAL; MISCELLANEOUS KODI; PREPARATIONS FOR THE FEAST IN MANGGANIPI; FEAST IN DREAM VILLAGE; Materials shot on the Island of Sumba in Indonesia.

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Provenance:
Received from Janet Hoskins and Laura Scheerer in two accesions in 1988.
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:
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Topic:
Sumbanese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Video recordings
Citation:
Janet Hoskins collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1988.02
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc936191799-49f0-4453-a640-bd930389b4b5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1988-02

Lewis Cotlow films

Creator:
Cotlow, Lewis, 1898-1987  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (8 hours 16 minutes, color sound; 17,400 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Inuit (Canadian Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Africa, Eastern
North America
South America
Arctic regions
Oceania
Uganda
Tanzania
Kenya
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Congo (Brazzaville)
Canada
Papua New Guinea
Date:
1949-circa 1969
Scope and Contents:
Original film, prints, elements, sound materials and associated texts from the following films produced by explorer Lewis Cotlow: SAVAGE SPLENDOR, ZANZABUKU, VANISHING AFRICA, TWIGHLIGHT OF THE PRIMITIVE, PRIMITIVE PARADISE, JUNGLE HEADHUNTERS, HIGH ARCTIC, IN SEARCH OF THE PRIMITIVE.

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Biographical / Historical:
Explorer and filmmaker Lewis Cotlow directed expeditions between 1940 and 1969 while carrying the Explorers Club Flag to the Amazon, Africa, Australia, and New Guinea.
Provenance:
Received from Lewis Cotlow in 1978 and the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History in 1985 and 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:
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Topic:
Chimbu (Papua New Guinean people)  Search this
Dani (New Guinean people)  Search this
Enga (Papua New Guinean people)  Search this
Medlpa (Papua New Guinean people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Identifier:
HSFA.1985.11
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Lewis Cotlow films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91afaead0-d81e-4dbf-b886-88265b4b236b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1985-11

Irwin Dermer films

Creator:
Dermer, Irwin  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Middle East
Asia, Central
Afghanistan
Iran
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
Edited film THREADS OF LIFE and outtakes by Irwin Dermer documenting peoples of Iran and Afghanistan. The film was shot in 1973 and focuses on various aspects of rug production and trade.

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Provenance:
Received from Irwin Dermer in 1987 and 1999.
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.
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Irwin Dermer films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1987.02
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Irwin Dermer films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc99a1ac659-95b0-41d8-ae3a-5d05c3f56bce
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1987-02

Black Journal: Alice Coltrane

Produced by:
National Educational Television, American, 1954 - 1970  Search this
William Greaves, American, 1926 - 2014  Search this
Directed by:
St. Clair Bourne, American, 1943 - 2007  Search this
Subject of:
Alice Coltrane, American, 1937 - 2007  Search this
John Coltrane, American, 1926 - 1967  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 17 Minutes
Length (Film): 580 Feet
Type:
sound films
color films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
Dix Hills, Huntington, Long Island, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Families  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Profile films  Search this
Spirituality  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.16.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
© National Educational Television
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Black Journal
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cc27a5ab-2c2f-4077-9403-28720a470ace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.16.1a

Black Journal: Biafra / The Bandits

Produced by:
National Educational Television, American, 1954 - 1970  Search this
Directed by:
Jim Morris  Search this
Carlos Patrick, American  Search this
Edited by:
Samuel B. Holmes  Search this
Mack L. Leslie III  Search this
Vernon West  Search this
Winston Sims  Search this
Christopher Williams  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 11.05 Minutes
Length (Film): 400 Feet
Type:
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
Place filmed:
New York City, New York County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Nigeria, Biafra, West Africa, Africa
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Africa  Search this
Children  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Public television  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.57.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
© National Educational Television
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Black Journal
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5395c227b-7b8d-472a-b12b-37da42a602df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.57.1a

Bryan Dew films

Creator:
Dew, Bryan, 1940-2006  Search this
Extent:
125 Film reels (black-and-white color silent sound; 38,368 feet, 16mm, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Silent films
Place:
North America
Alberta
Arizona
Colorado
New Mexico
Wyoming
Date:
1908-1987
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of films of the American West created and collected by Bryan Dew. Collection also contains production logs, lab receipts and other materials related to A Ten Dollar Horse and a Forty Dollar Saddle.

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.
Provenance:
Received from Bryan Dew in 1999.
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:
Rodeos  Search this
Cowboys  Search this
Ranching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
silent films
Citation:
Bryan Dew films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1999.12
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Bryan Dew films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc96b53aaf8-0d05-4be9-9113-8604c3d601df
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1999-12

National Anthropological Film Center films and slides of Ladakh

Creator:
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)  Search this
Schecter, Steven  Search this
Sorenson, E. Richard  Search this
Extent:
66 Film reels (color sound, 16mm)
Slides (color, 35mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Slides
Photographs
Sound films
Place:
South Asia
Tibet Region
Ladākh (India)
Date:
1978-1981
Topic:
Buddhist monks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound films
Identifier:
HSFA.1986.13LDKH
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National Anthropological Film Center films and slides of Ladakh
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc927424627-dc0b-472c-8568-c6a542e6d071
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1986-13ldkh
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National Anthropological Film Center films of the Cook Islands

Creator:
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; 43,700 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Culture:
Polynesians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Oceania
Cook Islands.
Aitutaki Atoll (Cook Islands)
Pukapuka Atoll (Cook Islands)
Date:
1976-1978
Scope and Contents:
Full film record created for the National Anthropological Film Center, Smithsonian Institution. Collection also contains still film, sound recordings, annotations (recorded narratives), 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.
Provenance:
Received from National Anthropological Film Center in 1986.
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.
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
National Anthropological Film Center films of the Cook Islands, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1986.13COOK
See more items in:
National Anthropological Film Center films of the Cook Islands
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9a1f0a55e-5df6-4eb5-9e3b-9b0584e07c53
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1986-13cook

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