National Museum of the American Indian

Ella Clark collection of American Indian Educational filmstrips

Collection ID:
Clark, Ella
Troll Associates
Coronet (Firm)
January Productions
Educational Dimensions Group
Eye Gate Media
Clearvue, inc.
Centron Educational Films
Society for Visual Education
Universal Education and Visual Arts
Rand McNally and Company
circa 1970-1984
Physical Description:
20 Linear feet
This collection contains American Indian educational filmstrips and associated teacher's guides and other materials from circa 1970-1984. They were collected by Ella Clark, a schoolteacher in Oklahoma.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains educational filmstrips and accompanying audio cassettes pertaining to the history and culture of American Indians. The collection also contains associated teacher guides, scripts, quizzes, and filmstrip viewing equipment. The materials were published from circa 1970-1984.

This collection is intellectually arranged in two series. Series 1: Filmstrips and associated materials and Series 2: Filmstrip viewers. The filmstrips in series 1 are first organized by publisher, then by date. The materials in this collection have been physically seperated for preservation purposes. The original filmstrip boxes are located in archival record center boxes 1-5; the filmstrips and sound cassettes are located in boxes 6-18; and the textual material is located in box 19.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ella Clark was a teacher in Wagoner, Oklahoma (not to be confused with Ella E. Clark, who studied the oral histories of Indigenous people of North America). Little else is known about Ella Clark's biography.

Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated in 2005 to NMAI by Ross Byington, a US Department of Education employee who obtained the materials from Ella Clark, a teacher in Oklahoma who collected these materials during her career.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Emily Moazami, Supervisory Archivist, 2019.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The original filmstrips and audio cassettes are restricted due to condition. Textual material is accessible by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ella Clark collection of American Indian Educational filmstrips, box # and folder #, NMAI.AC.382; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Some materials in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the user's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce materials. Please contact NMAI Archives Center for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Filmstrips Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audio-visual education Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland, Maryland 20746-2863