Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Homer Garner Barnett film of Philippine dance, 1947


Collection ID:
Barnett, H. G. (Homer Garner), 1906-1985
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
6 minutes
color silent; 200 feet

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Footage of a single woman dancer, possibly a professional dancer. Footage records a number of dances, or excerpts of dances, which were performed ostensibly for documentation purposes. Footage forms part of the Homer Garner Barnett Papers in the National Anthropological Archives.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.


Custodial History
Previously titled "Philippine Dance."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the National Anthropological Archives 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
Homer Garner Barnett film of Philippine dance, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Homer Garner Barnett papers.

More Information

Local Number

Local Number
HSFA 1986.11.1


Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Southeast Asia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philippines Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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