Guide to the Lewis Cotlow films, 1949-circa 1969
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1985.11
Creators:
Cotlow, Lewis, 1898-1987
Dates:
1949-circa 1969
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
Film reels
8 hours 16 minutes
color sound; 17,400 feet
16mm
Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Original film, prints, elements, sound materials and associated texts from the following films produced by explorer Lewis Cotlow: SAVAGE SPLENDOR, ZANZABUKU, VANISHING AFRICA, TWIGHLIGHT OF THE PRIMITIVE, PRIMITIVE PARADISE, JUNGLE HEADHUNTERS, HIGH ARCTIC, IN SEARCH OF THE PRIMITIVE.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Explorer and filmmaker Lewis Cotlow directed expeditions between 1940 and 1969 while carrying the Explorers Club Flag to the Amazon, Africa, Australia, and New Guinea.

Administration
Sponsor
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Lewis Cotlow in 1978 and the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History in 1985 and 1987.

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.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
hsfa@si.edu
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