Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Edward Higbee films, 1919-1929

Collection ID:
Higbee, Edward Converse
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
Film reels
black-and-white silent reversal; 5,200 feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Films created and collected by Edward Higbee. Films were donated in three groups:
Edited film "Capetown to Cairo" and outtakes shot and edited by Edward Higbee in 1929.
Films shot by E. C. Higbee c. 1925 and 1926 in Bermuda and the British West Indies; Kodak Cinegraph titled HAITI, JAMAICA, NASSAU, AND CURACAO; and print of GRASS.
Edited film and outtakes shot by E. C. Higbee on a 1929 trip through the Mediterranean; Kodak Cinegraphs documenting sites throughout the world; and WHALING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC from the Filmo Library Adventure Series.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Trew Higbee Bennett in three donations made in 1989 and 1990.

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
Edward Higbee films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746