Film reels (black-and-white, color, sound, silent; 179,000 feet, 16mm)
Vancouver Island (B.C.)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Scope and Contents:
Film collection created by Martin Moyer primarily consists of 59 edited film titles produced and distributed for the educational film market by his independent film company Martin Moyer Productions based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, geography, environmental sciences, art, mathematics, forestry, and physical education.
Collection also includes ten edited films produced by Martin Moyer in the early 1950s in partnership with Charles Stinson for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji. These ten shorts were filmed in Fiji and the Pacific Islands and document the culture of that region. In addition, the collection includes film of South Africa from the 1940s and 1950s attributed to Richard Peck.
Finally, there are miscellaneous film materials related to collaborative and sponsored projects that include film footage of India, Nepal, Europe and Africa.
Supplementary materials: photographs, synopses, study guides, promotional materials, newspaper articles.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.
Biographical / Historical:
Martin Moyer was an independent producer and distributer of educational films primarily from the 1950s through the 1970s. His company, Martin Moyer Productions, was based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, art, geography, forestry, environmental sciences, physical education and mathematics. In the early 1950s Moyer, in partnership with Charles Stinson, produced short films shot in Fiji and other South Pacific islands, for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji.
Received from Martin Moyer in 1996.
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.
Correspondents: Berthold Laufer, Bella Weitzner, Maggs Bros., R.B. Orr, W.C. Park, Burton Thompson, Harmon Hendricks, F.W. Skiff, Alanson Skinner, Thea Heye, Charles Lummis, George Gustav Heye, Glen Stewart, Jon R. Swanton, Mrs. Frank C. Churchill.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.