Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the David Efron films, circa 1930sE


Collection ID:
Efron, David, 1904-
circa 1930s
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
black-and-white silent positive; 200 feet

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Collection consists of film shot in conjunction with David Efron's gestural work at Columbia University shot circa late thirties.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 1994.
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.

Related Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds MS 2004-07 David Efron Gesture Research.

More Information

Local Number

Local Number
HSFA 1994-028


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Human Studies Film Archives
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