Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to Video Dialogues in Anthropology, 1982-1990


Collection ID:
Burns, Allan F. (Allan Frank), 1945-
Bernard, H. Russell (Harvey Russell), 1940-
Wagley, Charles, 1913-1991
Physical Description:
27 Videocassettes (VHS)
54 hours
color sound

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Collection consists of VHS videos from the Visual History of Anthropology Project. In 1984 Allan F. Burns, Russell Bernard and Charles Wagley, anthropologists in the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, initiated a history of anthropology project consisting of 28 video oral histories of retired or soon to be retired anthropologists. The project was funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and produced by the University of Florida.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 Department of Anthropology, University of Florida in 1989.

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
Video Dialogues in Anthropology
, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution


Keywords table of terms and types.
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Anthropology -- History Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Human Studies Film Archives
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