Guide to the Joseph Ross Travel Film Collection, 1937-1961

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.2018.02
Dates:
1937-1961
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
17 Reels
16mm, black and white/color, silent. camera original reversal/print, 18,180 feet
Repository:
Little is known about the filmmaker Joseph Ross He travelled extensively and also had an intense interest in gardens and gardening. The films reflect these interests. Although most document his travels, several were shot around his home of gardens being planted and mature gardens.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The colletion consists of footage presumably shot by Joseph Ross during his travels and around his home. Hawaii, Japan, New Zealand, Tahiti, Mexico, and Guatemala are featured in the travel films. The travel films include tourist footage as well as limited documenation of local peoples and traditional cultural activities.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in two series:(1) Motion Picture Films, 1937-1961; (2) Photographs, 1947

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Little is known about the filmmaker Joseph Ross. He was the great uncle of the donor's wife and he owned a business in Albany, New York. He travelled extensively and also had an intense interest in gardens and gardening. The films reflect these interests. Although most document his travels, several were shot around his home of gardens being planted and finished gardens.

Administration
Processing Information
Each film was examined for condition and content. When appropriate repairs were made to the film. The films were prepared for long-term storage and placed in archival cans.
The photographs were removed from original frames.
Processed by Wendy Shay, June 2018
Author
Wendy Shay
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These films were donated to the National Anthropological Film Collection by Jim Shreve in 2018.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use although only reference copies may be used. For more information contact the staff at HSFA@si.edu .
Conditions Governing Use
Contact thte repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation
Joseph Ross Travel Film Collection, National Anthropogical Film Collection (fomerly the Human Studies Film Archives), National Anthropological Archives

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hawaii Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Gardens Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Home movies Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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South America Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Tourism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Amateur films Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asia Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
hsfa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa