- Collection ID:
Harper, Francis, 1886-1972
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
2 Film reels
black-and-white silent; 1,551 feet
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage shot of a settlement near the Okefinokee Swamp before the inhabitants were moved to make way for a Works Progress Administration project. Footage includes shots of settlers engaged in agriculture, logging, and domestic activities and wildlife.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Received from Delma E. Presley in 1982.
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing 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.
Okefinokee Swamp, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds the Francis Harper Papers, 1902-1968.
The Department of Special Collections, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, holds the Francis Harper papers, 1899-1973.
The Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., holds the Francis Harper collection of folk music of the Okefenokee Swamp region of Georgia, 1944.
Human Studies Film Archives
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