Motion Pictures,
circa 1927-1950

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 05-143
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution
Dates:
circa 1927-1950
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of motion pictures created by, acquired by, or about the Smithsonian Institution and its staff. Highlights of the collection include footage related to the Charles Lindbergh transatlantic flight and the Lindbergh baby; footage of Native American sign language; footage from archeological expeditions in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee, Yucatan, and Honduras; footage of the preparation of anthropological collections at the National Museum; and films about Washington, D.C.
These records were transferred to the National Archives prior to the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, where they became part of Record Group 106. On March 18, 2005, they were returned to the Smithsonian Institution and were added to the Archives collections.
This accession consists of masters, preservation copies, and reference copies. Masters and preservation copies are primarily 35 mm film with some 16 mm film and digital Betacam videotapes. Reference copies include 35 mm film, 16 mm film, 3/4" U-matic videotapes, and VHS videotapes. Reference copies are not available for all items and equipment may not be available to view some reference copies.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-143, Smithsonian Institution, Motion Pictures
Access Restriction
Viewing copies are not currently available for all films, but may be made for a fee, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lindbergh, Charles Augustus, 1930-1932 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Archives (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthropology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archaeological expeditions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transatlantic flights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu