Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Division of Agriculture and Extractive Industries Audiovisual Collection

Summary

Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1348
Dates:
1938-1994, undated
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3.5 Cubic feet
2 boxes, 32 films
Repository:
The collection contains films (8mm and 16mm), videocassettes, and audio recordings on diverse subjects related to agriculture and extractive industries

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
The collection contains films, videocassettes and audio recordings on diverse subjects related to agriculture and extractive industries. Films include amateur footage shot in and around Mississippi in the years between 1939-1951 depicting cotton picking, farm equipment, and rural life. Other subjects found in the collection include: beekeeping, milling, mining, events related to agriculture or extractive industries (World Dairy Expo, Helium Centennial), and advertisements or promotional films created by farming equipment companies (Caterpillar, Minneapolis-Moline).

Arrangement

Arrangement
The collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1: Motion Picture Film Motion Picture Film, 1938-1991
Series 2: Videocassettes Videocassettes, 1991-1994, undated
Series 3: Sound Recordings Sound Recordings, 1963-1978

Administration

Author
Analiese Oetting
Processing Information
Processed by Analiese Oetting (audiovisual archives specialist contractor) in 2023.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Viewing audiovisual portion of collection requires special appointment. See repository for details.

Keywords

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Audiotapes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dairy farms Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Farm equipment Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petroleum Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tractors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Department of Agriculture Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videocassettes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cotton farming Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amateur films Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Home movies Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sawmills Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertisements -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
8mm films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
16mm films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Agriculture and Extractive Industries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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