Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the James T. Brink videos, 1974-1976


Collection ID:
Brink, James T. (James Thomas)
Physical Description:
26 Video recordings
13 hours
black-and-white sound; video reels

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
26 open reel-to-reel video tapes recorded in 1974-76 of the Bamana people in the Kolokani area, Mali, Africa.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 James T. Brink in 2001.

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
James T. Brink videos, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution


Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kolokani (Mali) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bamana (African people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Human Studies Film Archives
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