Guide to the Salim Ali films, circa 1947-1980

Collection ID:
Ali, Sálim, 1896-1987
circa 1947-1980
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
Film reels
color silent; 15,000 feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage shot of, primarily, bird migration and other subject matter of ornithological interest throughout India. Footage also includes a tiger hunt and wildlife in Assam and an ornithological expedition to Sikkim.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Custodial History
Previously titled "Salim Ali's Ornithological Field Footage ca. 1947-1980."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Bombay Natural History Society and Salim Ali in 1985.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1985.7.1

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
Salim Ali films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. Reproduced/Presented by permission of the Bombay Natural History Society.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Ornithology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tiger Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
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