Adelaide De Menil and Edmund Snow Carpenter collection
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011
Full film record shot in 1969-70 in Papua New Guinea Highlands and Sepik area for a project on the impact of media on traditional cultures. Footage includes a male initiation rite including incising the skin and rubbing dirt for scarification. Supplementary materials include audio tapes of wild sound shot at the …
Joseph Ross Travel Film Collection
Little is known about the filmmaker Joseph Ross He travelled extensively and also had an intense interest in gardens and gardening. The films reflect these interests. Although most document his travels, several were shot around his home of gardens being planted and mature gardens.
Robert Laughlin videos of the Maya
A POCO HAY CIMARRONES? - Comedia Tzotzil (63:00); El Haragan Y El Zopiltoe - Farsa Tzozil (43:00); Herencia Fatal-Drama Tzotzil- (63:00) 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at …
Percy B. Eckhart films
Percy B. Eckhart was a lawyer, a prolific oil painter, and a supporter of the arts. Most of the film footage in this collection is of travel, but there is also film footage of his family, and of a fiction film.
Harry B. Taylor films
The Harry B. Taylor films contain amateur film recording daily life in an American missionary community (Episcopal Diocese of Wuhu renamed the Diocese of Anking) for promotional and fundraising purposes as well as personal use. Film footage also includes rural and village life in China and family home movies in the United States.
David and Judith MacDougall films
Edited films and outtakes taken by David and Judith MacDougall in Kenya and Uganda. Collection also includes associated texts, sound recordings, production logs, and field notes. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its …
Edited film of daily life and celebrations on the Mokil atoll in the Caroline Islands, shot in 1947 through the Coordinated Investigation of Micronesian Anthropology. English narration, as if from the point of view of a Mokil islander, emphasizes familial and social relationships and in particular the influence of economic standing …
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection
7 Sound tape reels
5 Electronic discs (DVD)
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
5 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
67.86 Linear feet
18 Sound discs (vinyl)
4 Cassette tapes
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. Their films are an example of the travel lecture film, a genre which combined silent travelogue films with live narration. Chickering and Porterfield presented their films throughout the United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before turning to freelance still photography and travel writing in the early 1980s. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.
Digital Content Available
Aleš Hrdlička films
Collection consists of films of an archeological expedition with Aleš Hrdlička to the Aleutian Islands and Kodiak Island, Alaska and footage taken by or for Hrdlička in conjunction with his book "Children Who Run on All Fours." These materials form part of the Aleš Hrdlička papers in the National Anthropological …