Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to the Film of Papua New Guinea, circa 1930-1939


Collection ID:
circa 1930-1939
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
black-and-white silent; 400 feet

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Amateur film taken in Papua New Guinea, ca. 1930s, by unknown person.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 Fred A. Ware, Jr., in 2003.

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
Film of Papua New Guinea, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution


Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Papua New Guinea Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Human Studies Film Archives
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