Guide to Okefinokee Swamp, circa 1929

Collection ID:
Harper, Francis, 1886-1972
circa 1929
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
HSFA 1982.4.1

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
Okefinokee Swamp, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logging Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manners and customs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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