Guide to the Colin Turnbull and Joseph Towles films, circa 1950-1972
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1991.13
Creators:
Towles, Joseph A.
Turnbull, Colin M.
Dates:
circa 1950-1972
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
Film reels
32,350 ft
Video recordings
Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage shot by Colin Turnbull and Joseph Towles among the Mbuti Pygmies, Zaire and the Ik, Uganda, between 1954 and 1972. Footage documents the nkumbi initiations among the Mbuti, villager-Pygmy interactions; subsistence and daily life among the Ik pastoralists of northwestern Uganda.
Supplementary materials: associated texts and 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 Myrtle G. Glascoe, The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, in 1991.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

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
Colin Turnbull films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Joseph A. Towles Papers are held by the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, College of Charleston.

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
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