Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the River Basin Survey films, circa 1931-1941

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1983.13A
Creators:
Roberts, Frank H. H. (Frank Harold Hanna), 1897-1966
River Basin Surveys
Dates:
circa 1931-1941
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
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Physical Description:
Film reels
black-and-white silent
16mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage duplicates [Frank Roberts' Footage of Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, c. 1932] refer to 86.12.4 RF, [Frank Roberts' Footage of Allantown, Arizona, 1930-1933] refer to 86.12.3 1-2 RF, [Frank Roberts' Footage of Shiloh National Military Park, Tennesee, c. 1933-1934] refer to 86.12.2 RF, and [Frank Roberts' Footage of Zuni, New Mexico, c. 1931] refer to 86.12.5 RF. Also contains footage of the Smithsonian sponsored Missouri River Basin Salvage Archaeology Project conducted by Frank H.H. Roberts. Documented are the large-scale excavations at the Lindenmeier site in northern Colorado. Evidence for PaleoIndian occupation of the area shown in the film includes fossilized bison skeletal remains and Folsom projectile points. For further description, see entries of the four titles listed above. This footage forms part of the Smithsonian Institution River Basin Surveys Records 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the National Anthropological Archives in 1983.

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Use
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Preferred Citation
River Basin Survey films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Human Studies Film Archives also holds the Frank Harold Hanna Roberts, Jr. films (HSFA.1986.12), which contain his films documenting archaeological field work in the Tennessee and Arizona, Zuni pueblo and the surrounding landscape in New Mexico, and Chichen Itza in Mexico.

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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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A:shiwi (Zuni) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
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