Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to Children's Games, circa 1930


Collection ID:
circa 1930
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
4 minutes
black-and-white silent; 79 feet

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Footage of western children playing various outdoor games on a lawn.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Transferred from the National Anthropological Archives in 1987.
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
Children's Games, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information

Local Number

Local Number
HSFA 1987.17.3


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