Guide to the John and Naomi Bishop collection, 1977-1996
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1987.07
Creators:
Bishop, Naomi Hawes
Bishop, John Melville
Dates:
1977-1996
Languages:
Supplementary materials are in English.
Physical Description:
Film reels
color sound
16mm
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Edited films, outtakes, stills, and narration tracks by John and Naomi Bishop. Includes footage shot in the village of Melamchi, Nepal, for the film Himalayan Herders.
Supplementary material: Supplementary materials: audio tapes, 35mm slides, black-and-white stills.
Annotatations (recorded narratives) are by John Bishop, documentary filmmaker, Naomi Bishop, anthropologist, John Homiak, Human Studies Film Archives and Nogabu, cultural informant from Melamchi. Footage complements [Melemchi Village, 1989].
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Sponsor
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received in multiple accessions from John and Naomi Bishop. Initial accessions of the Melamchi films were received in 1987 and 1990, and additional groups of material were received in 2002, 2008, and 2017.

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
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation
John and Naomi Bishop collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution 

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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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