Guide to the Martin Moyer film collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1996.06
Creators:
Martin Moyer Productions
Dates:
circa 1950-1985
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
Film reels
black-and-white, color, sound, silent; 179,000 feet
16mm
Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Film collection created by Martin Moyer primarily consists of 59 edited film titles produced and distributed for the educational film market by his independent film company Martin Moyer Productions based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, geography, environmental sciences, art, mathematics, forestry, and physical education.
Collection also includes ten edited films produced by Martin Moyer in the early 1950s in partnership with Charles Stinson for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji. These ten shorts were filmed in Fiji and the Pacific Islands and document the culture of that region. In addition, the collection includes film of South Africa from the 1940s and 1950s attributed to Richard Peck.
Finally, there are miscellaneous film materials related to collaborative and sponsored projects that include film footage of India, Nepal, Europe and Africa.
Supplementary materials: photographs, synopses, study guides, promotional materials, newspaper articles.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Martin Moyer was an independent producer and distributer of educational films primarily from the 1950s through the 1970s. His company, Martin Moyer Productions, was based in Seattle, Washington. Film subjects include social and cultural studies, art, geography, forestry, environmental sciences, physical education and mathematics. In the early 1950s Moyer, in partnership with Charles Stinson, produced short films shot in Fiji and other South Pacific islands, for their production company South Sea Films based in Suva, Fiji.

Administration
Sponsor
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Martin Moyer in 1996.

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
Martin Moyer film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
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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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