Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Columbus Museum films, 1938-circa 1959


Collection ID:
Columbus Museum (Columbus, Ga.)
1938-circa 1959
Physical Description:
2 Film reels
43 minutes
black-and-white color silent sound; 1318 feet

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Film of the Lawson Field archeology excavation by Gordon R. Willey, Ft. Benning GA, c. 1938. Kinescope of Auburn Television's program about the Smithsonian Institution's River Basin Survey study of the Chattahoochie River valley in 1959.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 the Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences in 1986.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
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.
Preferred Citation
Columbus Museum films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution


Keywords table of terms and types.
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Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746