Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.101
Creators:
Hines, Arthur J.
Dates:
circa 1950-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Linear feet
Repository:
The Arthur J. Hines films collection contains audio and film recordings that were created by amateur filmmaker and World War II veteran Arthur J. Hines. The materials document contemporary American Indian lives and includes footage of powwows and of prominent American Indian artists and athletes, circa 1950-1979.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains audio and film recordings that were created by amateur filmmaker Arthur J. Hines circa 1950-1979.
The material includes Hines' film
For God and Country
, including raw footage and audio soundtrack recorded circa 1950-1955. This film documents contemporary American Indian lives and includes footage of powwows and of prominent American Indian artists and athletes. Other film footage includes a home movie shot at a Powwow in the late 1970s. The materials were recorded on various formats including 16mm Kodachrome color film, Super-8mm color film, and an audio Memorex tape.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The material is organized in two film series: Series 1:
For God and Country
, circa 1950-1955, Series 2: Powwow Home Movie, circa 1976-1979.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Amateur filmmaker and World War II veteran Arthur J. Hines was born on February 7, 1916 in Brooklyn, NY to Anna Daly and John Hines. In the early 1940s, Hines worked as a firefighter for the NY Fire Department.
During World War II, Hines served as a Lieutenant Naval Rescue Pilot in the United States Navy, where his responsibilities included searching the Pacific Ocean for downed pilots. After the War, Hines served on the Navy Reserves until 1952. He held a number of positions post-War including a Rug salesman and a superintendent in an Upper West Side New York City brownstone. In 1955 Hines' daughter Cynthia was born.
In his spare time, Hines was an avid traveler and amateur filmmaker. He traveled across the world to locations such as Guadalajara and Timbuktu, capturing footage on his moving image film cameras. Additionally, Hines was involved with the American Indian rights movement in the 1940s and advocated for American Indians to choose their own lawyers, among other causes. Later, a visit to an Oklahoma Indian festival inspired Hines to make a home movie documentary, which would later be entitled,
For God and Country
.
In the 1970s Hines moved to St. Petersburg, FL. He died on May 7, 2008 and was buried in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The films in this collection have been digitized for research access and are available for playback in the NMAI Archives offices. The original reels are not available for playback due to fragility.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Emily Moazami, Supervisory Archivist, 2019.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Margaret Carson, the niece of Arthur J. Hines, in 2016.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access copies may be viewed by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur J. Hines films, NMAI.AC.101; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Diné (Navajo) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pawnee Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powwows Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/