Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the John P. Homiak videos of Jamaica, circa 1979-1995


Collection ID:
Homiak, John P. (John Paul), 1947-
circa 1979-2013
Physical Description:
Video recordings
color sound
1 Sound tape reel
7 inch

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Collection conists of videos and sound recordings by John Homiak documenting life in Jamaica.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 John P. Homiak in 1989, 1991, 1994, 1995, and 2016.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Using the Collection

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.
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation
John P. Homiak videos of Jamaica, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information


Heliana Portes de Roux. 1989. "Creolization in the Caribbean". In Festival of American Folklife Office of Folklife Programs, Smithsonian Institution.


Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Caribbean Area Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jamaica Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Human Studies Film Archives
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