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file
Collection ID:
Accession 16-322
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Dates:
1987
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Dates:
1931
Level:
item
Size:
Film reels (2 minutes, black-and-white silent; 41 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Outtakes from [Herskovits Film Study of West Africa, 1931]. Footage is fragments of scenes including carving, metalworking, women on market day, and dances.

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Dates:
circa 1930
Level:
item
Size:
Film reels (37 minutes, black-and-white silent; 900 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage depicting a Shouter service typical of the Georgia coast and Sea Islands. Footage was taken around the house and yard of a Shouter leader with dances staged for documentation. The dances and movements are part of the Ring Shout tradition, also known as the Saturday night frolic. The elevated wood floor on which some dances are performed is ...

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Dates:
1928
Level:
item
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white silent; 1438 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot during a field trip in Dutch Guyana (Surinam). Included are: Maroons poling boats up the Saramacca River, negotiating rapids and shallows; shots in Parimaribo of Creole Blacks in yards; aspects of Creole dress; Saramacca woman winnowing grain; man working on a dugout canoe; natives playing wari (a West African game widely distributed i...

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Dates:
1931
Level:
item
Size:
Film reels (71 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1900 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot during fieldwork in Dahomey (Benin), Nigeria, and the Gold Coast (Ghana). Documentation of Yoruba, Hausa, Ashanti, and Dahomean culture includes: elegbara dancers and an Igun (Egungun) ceremony in Abeokuta, Nigeria; Hausa drummers and praise singers of the Emir of Kano, Nigeria; court scenes and Kwasidei ceremony in Asokore (Gold Coast...

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Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928-1934
Size:
5 Film reels (black-and-white silent)
0.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited footage shot in West Africa (1931), Haiti (1934) and Georgia (U.S. ca. 1930) for/by Melville Herskovits. 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 termino...

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Dates:
1934
Level:
item
Size:
Film reels (52 minutes, black-and-white silent; 1400 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot during a three-month field study in the valley and village of Mirebalais, central Haiti. Documentation of Haitian culture includes various subsistence and craft activities (hoeing, planting, marketing, and rope making); a combite or communal work group (known elsewhere in Haiti as the Société Congo) clearing a field; the heading, "dres...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
1983-1994
Size:
25.89 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (5 blueprint storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-082
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Experimental Gallery proposals, installation of exhibitions, gallery activities with the public, and research; administrative files concerning financial reports, funding (through the Cafritz and Rockefeller foundations, as well as the Pew Charitable Trusts), contracts, ex...

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