Guide to the Matthew Stirling collection, 1926-1950
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1987.04
Creators:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Stewart, Richard H. (Richard Hewett), 1901-2004
Dates:
1926-1950
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
Film reels
9 hours 3 minutes
black-and-white silent sound; 18,296 feet
16mm
2 Videocassettes
1 hour 2 minutes
color sound
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of film and video created and collected by Matthew Stirling in Papua New Guinea, Mexico, and Panama. Collection also contains annotations (recorded narratives).
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Received from Marion Stirling Pugh, The National Geographic Society, and the National Anthropological Archives in 1987, 1991, and 2017.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

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
Matthew Stirling collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Matthew and Marion Stirlng papers are in the National Anthropological Archives (NAA.2016-24). Film and photogaphs from the National Geographic Society and Smithsonian Institution archaeological expeditions to Central America are held in the National Geographic Society and the National Anthropological Film Collection in the National Anthropological Archives. Film copies of video materials are held in the Office of Inter-American Affairs records at the National Archives and Records Services.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Central America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Oceania Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Mexico City (Mexico) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Veracruz-Llave (Mexico : State) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Papua New Guinea Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
hsfa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa