Guide to the William Vitarelli films of the Western Caroline Islands, 1951-1974

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1980.02
Creators:
Vitarelli, William V.
Dates:
1951-1974
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
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Physical Description:
Film reels
3 hours 58 minutes
color silent; 8300 feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Silent footage taken by Vitarelli in Micronesia from 1951-1974. Cut and uncut footage. 3,300' is footage of the Modekngei people building their own school (Belau Modekngei School) on Babelthaup Island, Palau Group, Western Caroline Islands in 1974. Other footage includes the Vitarelli family in Micronesia, Saipan, Ponape, Palau, Grotto Marpi, old Abai, new Abai, Yap Day on Yap, Melekiak and Ngersul, Guam, outriggers, dancing, saw mill, Rota, Japan, Ulithi, Falalop, etc. Sync sound annotation made by Vitarelli.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from William V. Vitarelli in 1980.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Conditions Governing Access
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.
Preferred Citation
William Vitarelli films of the Western Caroline Islands, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Oceania Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Micronesia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Palau Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guam Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yapese (Micronesian people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
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Suitland 20746
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