Guide to the Hassoldt and Ruth S. Davis films, circa 1930-1960
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1994.08
Creators:
Davis, Hassoldt, 1907-1959
Davis, Ruth
Dates:
circa 1930-1960
Languages:
Moving image materials are silent; supplementary materials are in English.
Physical Description:
23 Film reels
color silent; 17,000 feet
16mm
8 Linear feet
500 Photographs
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of motion picture film outtakes, production elements, and incomplete edited films shot in Guyana and French Guiana. Collection also includes numerous photographs from the two filming projects as well as other travels and a Denis Roosevelt filmed African expedition, newspaper articles, correspondence, books, unpublished manuscripts and travel writings as an explorer.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Custodial History
Previously titled "Hassoldt Davis Collection ca. 1930s - 1950s."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Aline Hulbert in 1994.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Digital Content
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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
Hassoldt and Ruth S. Davis films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
South America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa, West Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guyana Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
French Guiana Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Côte d'Ivoire Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boni (French Guianese and Surinamese people) Topical 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
hsfa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa