Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the William Crocker films, 1957-1979

Collection ID:
Crocker, William H. (William Henry), 1924-
Physical Description:
Film reels
13,250 feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Film footage of the Canela Indians of Brazil filmed as part of Dr. William Crocker's research work among the Canela. Films range in dates from 1957 - 1979. The films are from Ethno Sries 1-30 and Show Series 1-30.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from William Crocker in 2001.

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
William Crocker films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The Human Studies Film Archives holds additional films related to William Crocker's work with the Canela. These can be found in the Steven Schecter videos and Film Studies of Traditional Indian Life in Brazil: Canela.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
South America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brazil Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canela Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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