Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the William O. Field films, 1928-1963

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1997.07
Creators:
Field, William O. (William Osgood), 1904-
Dates:
1928-1963
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
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Physical Description:
6 Film reels
2 hours 46 minutes
black-and-white color silent; 5200 feet
16mm
Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of films by geologist William O. Field of the Nile River, Kashmir, the U.S.S.R., Moscow, and Samoa. The collection also includes 8 albums of still photographs and 8 albums of negatives of Africa, photographs of British Guiana, folders with paper materials relating to the Africa expedition/film, miscellaneous photographs and other papers.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 Diana S. Field in 1997.
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
William O. Field films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa, North Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa, East Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South Asia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asia, Central Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Europe Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oceania Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egypt Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sudan Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nile River Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jammu and Kashmir (India) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Himalaya Mountains Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caucasus Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dagestan (Russia) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georgia (Republic) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Samoa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shilluk (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kashmiri (South Asian people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georgians (South Caucasians) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Samoans 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
hsfa@si.edu