Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Grace Stansbury film of Gallup Ceremonial, circa 1939

Collection ID:
Stansbury, Grace
circa 1939
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
14 minutes
color silent; 374 feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage shot of the Gallup Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico and various archeological sites. Footage of the ceremonial includes a parade in town including American Indians from Zuni, Hopi, Santa Clara, and Laguna Pueblos. Various activities shown on the fairground include dances such as the Apache Mountain Spirit or Devil Dance, rodeo-style riding of steers and horses, horse racing, and women's and men's tug-o-war. Other footage includes the archeological sites of Chaco Canyon, Frijoles Canyon, Puye (ancestral home of the Santa Clara Pueblo), and American Indians selling wares to tourists.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Grace Stansbury was a librarian.

Custodial History
Previously titled "Grace Stansbury's Footage of Gallup Ceremonial ca. 1939."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Barbara B. Kratz in 1992.
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
Grace Stansbury film of Gallup Ceremonial, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1992.5.1

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Mexico Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pueblo Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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