Guide to the Aleš Hrdlička films, circa 1931-1939

Collection ID:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
circa 1931-1939
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
Film reels
black-and-white silent

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of films of an archeological expedition with Aleš Hrdlička to the Aleutian Islands and Kodiak Island, Alaska and footage taken by or for Hrdlička in conjunction with his book "Children Who Run on All Fours." These materials form part of the Aleš Hrdlička papers in the National Anthropological Archives.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the National Anthropological Archives in 1982, 1990, and 2015.
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
Aleš Hrdlička films,, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Aleš Hrdlička papers.

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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746