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Visiting Samoa ca. 1976

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-04-20T14:44:19.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
YouTube Channel:
HSFAFilmClips
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_3Dvw_kB5jOw

Native American Dance Footage, ca. 1960 Film Clip

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-07-12T14:51:42.000Z
YouTube Category:
Film & Animation  Search this
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
YouTube Channel:
HSFAFilmClips
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_M9fMHcHYlpQ

Digging Up the Dead in Madagascar (1963)

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-08-06T20:23:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Film & Animation  Search this
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
YouTube Channel:
HSFAFilmClips
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_NfFsdKDmk7I

Mountain Dancers of Poland - ca. 1973

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-03-17T19:41:22.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
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Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
YouTube Channel:
HSFAFilmClips
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edanmdm:yt_qxy8uYEL4ow

Capital of Earth: the Maroons of Moore Town (outtakes)

Creator:
Miller, Jefferson  Search this
Bilby, Kenneth M., 1953-  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; 7,600 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Maroons  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
West Indies
Jamaica
Moore Town (Jamaica)
Blue Mountains (Jamaica)
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
Outtakes from a film project shot in eastern Jamaica among the descendants of escaped African slaves who formed rebel communities in the Blue Mountains. Documented are aspects of Maroon culture including communal labor (with digging songs), Kromanti drumming and healing rights, and cultivation and marketing of agricultural produce.

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 Numbers:
HSFA 1991.12.2
Related Materials:
The Human Studies Film Archives also holds an edited release print of Capital of Earth: the Maroons of Moore Town as part of its Penn State Film collection.
Provenance:
Received from Jefferson Miller 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:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Capital of Earth: the Maroons of Moore Town (outtakes), Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1991.12
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f747645e-40ea-486f-82bc-28184484e102
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1991-12

Bess Lomax Hawes films

Creator:
Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009  Search this
Extent:
6 Film reels (58 minutes, black-and-white sound; 2683 feet, 35mm, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
North America
California
Georgia
Date:
1964-1973
Scope and Contents:
Four films made by Bess Lomax Hawes while she was a folklorist in the Anthropology Department, California State University at Northridge, Los Angeles, California (formerly San Fernando Valley State College). There is a study guide for each film.

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 Bess Lomax Hawes in 1995.
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:
Dance  Search this
Music  Search this
Songs  Search this
Sacred music  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Games  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Bess Lomax Hawes films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1995.10
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9f52e0498-e299-46bf-8b15-7df780f90021
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1995-10

Clipping

Collection Creator:
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, holds the intellectual property rights, including copyright, to all materials created by Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt with the exception of the following items: two holiday cards found in box 11, folders 22-23. For these two items, copyright held by Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Requests for permission to reproduce should be submitted to ARS.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers / Series 13: Nancy Holt Papers / Project, Sun Tunnels (1976)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ce2f4812-2b96-4b11-963f-658cd9a21da8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smitrobe-ref560
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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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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

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Motion Pictures

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
2.96 Cubic feet (consisting of 9 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 8 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Theater programs
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
1893-1969
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Motion Pictures forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents note:
Motion pictures were first publicly exhibited in the United States at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. While the films exhibited there were technically crude with little to no plot or story and far from the polished product of today, they immediately caught the public's attention.

Within a short time the motion picture industry (creation, distribution, and marketing) had grown into a lucrative business. Those first motion pictures were often short serial films run in a series to keep customers coming back to follow the story's plot line to its conclusion. Gradually, films became longer and a number of performers developed legions of fans guaranteeing a certain amount of box office business from name recognition of the star alone.

Initially, the film industry consisted of many small companies, but competition cleared the field and fewer, larger corporations cornered the market in both production and distribution. Independent theatre owners, who were at first almost wholly independent of the production companies, also became rare as the major theatre chains developed their own movie studios to ensure a steady stream of films to be shown at their theaters. The film industry, at first based in New York City and on the East Coast, moved to the famed Hollywood, California, in the late 1910s early 1920s.

The Motion Pictures section of the Warshaw Collection consists of various types of materials relating to motion pictures. The collection is especially strong for the silent movie era, 1893-1927. This portion of the collection is divided into seven series.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Motion Pictures is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Actors  Search this
Topic:
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc.  Search this
Actresses  Search this
Motion picture industry  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Theater  Search this
Motion pictures -- History  Search this
Motion pictures, American  Search this
Filmmakers  Search this
Silent films  Search this
Sound film  Search this
Entertainment  Search this
Actresses -- United States  Search this
advertising -- Motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Theater programs
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Motion Pictures, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Motion
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d7ad748a-7b70-4e46-90ec-f606ade06bd4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-motion
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Film of a famadihana

Creator:
Archdeacon, Sarajane  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (23 minutes, color sound; 400 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Madagascar
Africa
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents:
Footage of a Famadihana (also known as "digging up the dead" ceremony) is an exhumation ceremony to honor ancestors. This famadihana was performed by the Malgache people of Madagascar. The body of an ancestor is exhumed, re-wrapped in burial cloths and re-buried. The extended family celebrates with a feast. The film has a sound track narration recorded by filmmaker, Sarajane Archdeacon.

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 Numbers:
HSFA 2001.6.1
Provenance:
Received from Sarajane Archdeacon in 2001.
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
Festivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Film of a famadihana, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2001.06
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9593d7887-e785-4b94-a3c3-141bc10d9d6a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2001-06
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John Marshall and Nicholas England Ghana Drumming films

Creator:
Marshall, John, 1932-2005  Search this
England, Nicholas M.  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (9 hours, color sound; 19,843 feet, 16mm)
Sound recordings (9 hours, 1/4 inch)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound recordings
Sound films
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
circa 1966-1971
Scope and Contents:
John Marshall and Nicholas England joint project in Ghana.

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 Documentary Educational Resources in 2008.
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
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
John Marshall and Nicholas England Ghana Drumming films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2008.11
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc937de7095-8639-4a6f-81db-7d529ddfb152
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2008-11

Wolper Productions John Marshall film

Creator:
Wolper Productions  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Former owner:
Marshall, John, 1932-2005  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (15 hours, color sound; 32,320 feet, 16mm)
Sound recordings (15 hours, 1/4 inch)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound recordings
Sound films
Place:
Africa, Southern
Namibia
Date:
1974
Scope and Contents:
Wolper Productions/National Geographic Society full film record of a film on John Marshall, Bushmen of the Kalahari.

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 Documentary Educational Resources in 2008.
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.
Occupation:
Filmmakers  Search this
Topic:
!Kung (African people)  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Wolper Productions John Marshall film, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2008.12
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91a50c86b-b0ea-4a1a-b257-7b4f296ccc36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2008-12

Dale-Patterson Family collection

Creator:
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Polk, P. H., 1898-1985  Search this
Names:
Barry, Marion, 1936-2014  Search this
Dale, Almore M., 1911-1984  Search this
Dale, Dianne  Search this
Dale, John Henry, Jr., 1888-1973  Search this
Dale, Lucille Emma Patterson, 1889-1973  Search this
Dale, Marie Howard, 1914-2011  Search this
Dale, Norman Edward, 1908-1991  Search this
Garner, Araminta Dale, 1913-1987  Search this
Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988  Search this
Patterson, Wilhelmina Bessie, 1888-1962  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Programs
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Postcards
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1866 - 1990.
Summary:
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 2010 and measure 6 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892.
Scope and Contents note:
The Dale-Patterson family papers, which date from 1866 to 1990 and measure 6 linear feet, document the personal and professional lives of the Dale-Patterson family who came to live in Hillsdale, Anacostia, area of Washington, D.C., in 1892. The collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, clippings, and ephemera.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged in four series:

Series 1: Dale-Patterson Family papers Series 2: Charles Qualls papers Series 3: Community Organizations Series 4: Subject Files
Biographical/Historical note:
The Dale family came to Washington, DC in 1886 when John Henry Dale, Sr., a gifted self-taught man, obtained a position as clerk in the newly contracted Pension Bureau building at 5th and G Streets, NW. First they lived near 13th Street and Florida Avenue, NW, then moved to Howard Road in Anacostia. Dale built a house at 2619 Nichols Avenue, now Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, drawing the plans and supervising the construction. The Dales and only one other family lived in this solidly built house for 100 years before it was sold to a church group and demolished.
General Note:
Finding Aid Note: This finding aid is associated with a MARC collection-level record.361883
Provenance:
The Dale-Patterson Family collection was donated to the Anacostia Community Museum on April 07, 2013.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Rights:
The Dale-Patterson Family collection is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African American families  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Programs
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Postcards
Citation:
Dale-Patterson Family collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dianne Dale.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-074
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7c29572e9-2bd6-4b2a-8982-b527693b7885
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-074
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Frank L. Kreznar films

Creator:
Kreznar, Frank L.  Search this
Kreznar, Sonia  Search this
Extent:
22 Film reels (color sound; color silent, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Home movies
Sound films
Silent films
Place:
Europe, Eastern
Date:
1959-1979
Scope and Contents:
Short films created by amateur filmmaker Frank L. Kreznar.

Collection contains supplementary materials, namely, associated texts, still film, and production logs.

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 Sonia Kreznar in 1997.
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:
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Sound films
silent films
Citation:
Frank L. Kreznar films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1997.17
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc95f0d7548-20c2-4805-9a59-6f771f0e7ed2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1997-17

Scott, Mrs. Anita Beadle

Extent:
2 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 2, Cassette 11
Box 2, Cassette 13
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
1993 June 15
General:
2012.79.3.46.1a, 2012.79.3.48.1a
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to collection materials requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The NMAAHC Media Preservation team can provide reproductions of some materials for research and educational use. Copyright and right to publicity restrictions apply and limit reproduction for other purposes.
Collection Citation:
Pearl Bowser Collection, National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection
Pearl Bowser Audiovisual Collection / Series 3: Audio Tape / 3.2: Oral Histories / Jackson, Mississippi
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/io39131159e-9374-4c01-8352-aa2b1bb70d36
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-a2012-79-av-ref4
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Susan Fanshel films of the Navajo

Creator:
Fanshel, Susan  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; 42,199 feet, 16mm)
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
North America
Arizona
Date:
1982-1986
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of full film record and edited film based on anthropologist John Adair's 1938 work among the Navajo. The films explore Navajo life and culture through four generations of a Navajo family. Collection also contains sound recordings and press and publicity materials.

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 Susan Fanshel in 1987 and 2011.
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.
Occupation:
Silversmiths  Search this
Topic:
Families  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Religion  Search this
Navajo language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Susan Fanshel films of the Navajo, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1987.03
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Susan Fanshel films of the Navajo
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9edc0db3d-d647-4700-bcf6-07b4f73c3e64
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1987-03

Threads of Survival

Director:
Vander, Kathryn  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (25 minutes, color sound)
Culture:
Hmong (Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
North America
Southeast Asia
United States
Laos
Thailand
Date:
1991
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents the Hmong immigrants to the United States in their struggles to maintain the culture and traditions from their native Laos. Weaving and sewing of elaborate clothing and storycloths are depicted as the main vehicle for cultural transmission. Large tapestries on which pictures are stitched are used to tell a story. Attire such as belts, dresses and jackets become particularly important during the New Year Festival. Featured in a New Year celebration are the extensive preparations in making the finest clothes for the celebration, the ball game during the celebration which serves as a courtship ceremony for the unmarried youths, and a dancing festival. Various Hmong people interviewed also explain the importance of being dressed in one's finest clothing for burial as to please the ancestors of the deceased and to insure their generosity in the next life. Despite the many religious and ceremonial roles ornate weaving plays, many Hmong women interviewed identified the storycloths to be the most important use of sewing and weaving for their historical and sentimental values in helping later generations remember and understand the Hmong culture that existed in Laos. Storycloths also depict the treacherous journey of the Hmong refugees to Thailand during the Vietnam War.

John Prusak, Director of Photography ; Paul Locricchio, Sound Recordist ; Doreen Matthews, Editor

Legacy Keywords: Dress makers Laos United States ; Clothing fashions industry, special styles Laos United States ; Sewing Laos United States ; Weaving Laos United States ; Looms hand Laos United States ; Festivals for New Years Laos United States ; Adornment Laos United States ; Design and patterns in decorative art Laos United States ; Decorations Laos United States ; Courtship Laos United States ; Assimilation Laos United States ; Death and rebirth in initiation ceremonies posessions after Laos United States ; Ancestor worship of Laos United States ; War economic adjustments to refugees Laos United States ; Refugees war Laos United States ; Story tellers Laos United States ; Myths texts of Laos United StatesDress makers Laos United States ; Clothing fashions industry, special styles Laos United States ; Sewing Laos United States ; Weaving Laos United States ; Looms hand Laos United States ; Festivals for New Years Laos United States ; Adornment Laos United States ; Design and patterns in decorative art Laos United States ; Decorations Laos United States ; Courtship Laos United States ; Assimilation Laos United States ; Death and rebirth in initiation ceremonies posessions after Laos United States ; Ancestor worship of Laos United States ; War economic adjustments to refugees Laos United States ; Refugees war Laos United States ; Story tellers Laos United States ; Myths texts of Laos United States

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 1993.21.1
Provenance:
Received from Kathryn Vander in 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:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Weaving  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Citation:
Threads of Survival, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1993.21
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc955a7eedd-e088-4cde-9d9e-6cd184f2dfbb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1993-21

RCA Type PM-45 Portable Sound Film Recording Equipment

Collection Creator:
Laport, Edmund A.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 62
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Edmund A. Laport Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Edmund A. Laport Collection
Edmund A. Laport Collection / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8797ed451-933a-4569-8e1e-7776660a8729
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0016-ref69

AT&T/Bell Film Collection

Creator:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Extent:
39 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Training films
Date:
1942-1978
Scope and Contents note:
Thirty-nine 16mm films on various subjects relating to telephone systems and communications, such as pole worker safety; party line etiquette; the transition from silent film to sound film; and the application of satellites, lasers and transistors to sound communication.
Arrangement:
4 series: Series 1, Promotional Films; Series 2, Scientific/Educational Films; Series 3, Corporate/Technical Training Films; Series 4, Acquired Films.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Division of Information, Technology and Society, National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Researchers must view videotape copies.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Industrial safety  Search this
Lasers  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Sound film  Search this
telephone  Search this
Transistors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Training films
Citation:
AT&T/Bell Film Collection, 1942-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0684
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AT&T/Bell Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d8f0b5e1-a943-4213-b32b-c0cf78339cf1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0684

Listen to This

Collection Creator:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film (16mm color composite optical track print, 550 ft.)
Container:
Reel OF 684.13
Reel RF 684.2-3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
circa 1978
Scope and Contents:
Promotional film about the transition from silent to sound film. Various clips from old movies (e.g. The Jazz Singer). NOTE" "The historic segments of this film have been made from the original picture and original disc and film soundtracks."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Researchers must view videotape copies.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
AT&T/Bell Film Collection, 1942-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
AT&T/Bell Film Collection
AT&T/Bell Film Collection / Series 1: Promotional Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fcf0a754-5ff2-4c2e-9509-7449fbf88624
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0684-ref524

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