Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to Our First History, circa 1970


Collection ID:
circa 1970
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
color sound; 1,200 feet

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Edited film about what archeology in Ecuador shows about that country's early history.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 National Anthropological Archives in 2013.
Custodial History
From the Paulina Ledergerber papers in the National Anthropological Archives. Film print was donated to the Anthropology Dept according to paper on cover of film shipper.

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
Our First History, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information

Local Numbers

Local Numbers
HSFA 2013.3.1


Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ecuador Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
South America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archaeology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Human Studies Film Archives
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