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Milton E. Merriman travel films
Creators:
Merriman, Milton E.
Dates:
circa 1927-1960
Size:
17 Film reels (silent; 16,000 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1976.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Cut and uncut film footage shot around the world by Milton E. Merriman, mostly in the twenties but spanning 1920-1952. Most of the footage is of China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. The remainder features the Middle East; Europe and Great Bitain; Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South America; and the United …

In Search of the Early Americans
Creators:
Pendry, Alan
Shell Oil Company
Dates:
circa 1975
Size:
Film reels (42 minutes, color sound, 1,512 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1976.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film produced by the Shell Oil Company in consultation with the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology. Film presents the theory that a prehistoric land bridge existed between Seward Peninsula and Siberia allowing the migration of man to North America. Animated scenes depict the formation of glaciers and the subsequent fall …

Cook Island films
Creators:
Breidenbach, George
Dates:
circa 1975
Size:
Film reels (5 hours, sound, color, 8,500 feet, 16mm)
Sound recordings (1/4")
Collection ID:
HSFA.1975.07
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Film footage taken on the Cook Island, Puka Puka. This footage was shot as part of a collaborative project with the National Anthropological Film Center. 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 …

Man Blong Custom (Outtakes)
Creators:
British Broadcasting Corporation
Attenborough, David, 1926-
MacIntyre, Michael
Dates:
1974-1975
Size:
Film reels (color sound; 29,600 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1975.05
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of outtakes from an episode of The Tribal Eye, a seven-part BBC documentary series on the subject of tribal art, written and presented by David Attenborough. Man Blong Custom, the sixth episode in the series, was hosted by David Attenborough and filmed in Melanesia on the islands of …

Joseph E. Adams films
Creators:
Adams, Joseph E., 1913-1991
Dates:
circa 1960-1968
Size:
Film reels (color sound; 2556 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1975.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film, ANGKOR, made by Joseph E. Adams. c. 1960. Includes a sequence of the Royal Cambodian ballet. Edited film, THE EMERALD BUDDAH (A GLIMPSE OF THAILAND) made by Joseph E. Adams. c. 1960. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and …

American University Field Staff Faces of Change collection
Creators:
American University (Washington, D.C.)
Miller, Norman N., 1933-
Dates:
1972-1974
Size:
484 Film reels (color sound; 276,002 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.2014.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited films, camera original film outtakes and uncut film footage (Afghanistan and Bolivia only), from the Faces of Change film series produced by the American University Field Staff. 27 edited films were created from filming projects in five diverse geographic locations: Afghanistan (the Maldar), Bolivia (Aymara), Kenya (Boran), Taiwan, and Soko …

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes films
Creators:
Sorenson, E. Richard
Dates:
undated
Size:
Film reels (16mm)
Photographs (35mm)
Sound recordings (1/4 inch)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1974.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Uncut footage of film studies made for NINDS by E. Richard Sorenson. Includes footage made in Mexico (Tarahumara and Mestizo); South Fore, Papua New Guinea; New Hebrides; Western Caroline Islands, Micronesia; Fore, Papua New Guinea and Sepik, Papua New Guinea. Uncut footage filmed by Kalman Muller in the New Hebrides …

Matthew Stirling collection
Creators:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Stewart, Richard H. (Richard Hewett), 1901-2004
Dates:
1926-1950
Size:
Film reels (9 hours 3 minutes, black-and-white silent sound; 18,296 feet, 16mm)
2 Videocassettes (1 hour 2 minutes, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1987.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of film and video created and collected by Matthew Stirling in Papua New Guinea, Mexico, and Panama. Collection also contains annotations (recorded narratives). 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 …

Digital Content Available

Jorge Prelorán films
Creators:
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009
Dates:
1954-circa 2008
Size:
50 Film reels (50 completed films and 1 film series; 110,600 feet of original film outtakes (51 hours); 412 hours of audiotape; 31 digital books)
22 Linear feet (Papers and photographs)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2007.10
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Documentary filmmaker Jorge Prelorán was best known for his intimate approach to ethnographic film, a style known as "ethnobiography." The majority of Prelorán's films were shot in rural areas of Argentina, particularly the Andean highlands and the Pampas (plains), often in communities of mixed Indian and Spanish heritage. Prelorán documented a wide range of subjects, including art, folk crafts, agriculture, ranching, markets, religious rituals and festivals, and social and cultural change. This collection contains edited films and videos, film outtakes, audio tapes, photographic prints and transparencies, digital books, correspondence, production files, scripts, project files, and press clippings spanning 1954-2008.

Digital Content Available

Fred and Nan Klerekoper films
Dates:
1936-1945
Size:
6 Film reels (black and white, silent, positive, 16 mm)
1 Film reel (color, composite print, 16 mm)
29 Photographs (black and white prints)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2015.15
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Amateur footage shot by Presbyterian missionaries Nan and Fred Klerekoper in and around Point Barrow, Alaska, between 1936 and 1945. Also includes edited film A Time to Remember (1984) created from footage as well as a few related photographs.

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