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Samurai sword polishing at the National Museum of Natural History film
Creators:
Krantz, Victor
Dates:
December 1971
Size:
1 Film reel (18 minutes, color silent; 600 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1991.17
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record of a Japanese sword polisher cleaning all the Samurai swords in the collections. Footage also includes Samurai warrior, Smithsonian anthropologist Eugene Knez, and Manager of the Department of Anthropology's Processing Lab, George Phebus, examining tsubas (sword hilts). Please note that the contents of the collection and the …

Adrienne Kaeppler films
Creators:
Kaeppler, Adrienne L., 1935-
Dates:
1965-1988
Size:
Film reels (4 hours 27 minutes, black-and-white color silent; 9592 feet)
Videocassettes (27 hours 55 minutes, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1990.18
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of film and video created and collected by Adrienne Kaeppler. Film and video documents dance and arts in the Pacific region. 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 …

John Steelquist film of the Tarahumara
Creators:
Steelquist, John
Dates:
circa 1960
Size:
Film reels (2 hours 30 minutes, black-and-white silent; 4,000 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1998.04
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage documents travel in Sierra Madre Mountains in northern Mexico and shows daily activities of the Tarahumara Indians and a Jesuit mission in the Tarahumara village of Sisoguichi. Footage also features head of Jesuit mission Padre Luis G. Verplancken, S.J. The edited television program "Pillars of the World" was constructed …

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Explorers Club films
Creators:
Explorers Club
Dates:
circa 1940-1970
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white color silent sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1991.21
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of 23 films created or collected by the Explorers Club. Films include DJUKA - Morton Kahn, SWEENY, AFGHANISTAN, RIDDLE OF MAYAN CAVE, WONDERS OF THE SAHARA, JAMBO PORINI: EAST AFRICA, MEXICO, TIBET-FORBIDDEN TIBET, PRIMITIVE PEOPLES OF MATTO GRASSO, A STORY OF THE TROPICS, LA JEUNE FORET, FROM NEW LANDS TO …

William O. Field films
Creators:
Field, William O. (William Osgood), 1904-
Dates:
1928-1963
Size:
6 Film reels (2 hours 46 minutes, black-and-white color silent; 5200 feet, 16mm)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1997.07
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of films by geologist William O. Field of the Nile River, Kashmir, the U.S.S.R., Moscow, and Samoa. The collection also includes 8 albums of still photographs and 8 albums of negatives of Africa, photographs of British Guiana, folders with paper materials relating to the Africa expedition/film, miscellaneous photographs and …

Smithsonian National Associates Program Research Expedition videos
Creators:
Smithsonian Associates
James-Duguid, Charlene, 1942-
Kaeppler, Adrienne L., 1935-
Dates:
1990-1993
Size:
Video recordings
Collection ID:
HSFA.1993.18
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of video recordings created in association with the Smithsonian National Associates Research Expeditions. Subjects include: Balinese Dance Performances, 1992; Brimfield Antiques, MA; Cheyenne Frontier Days; Crow Fair "90-'93; and Lumberjack Days. Collection includes production logs. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect …

The Agnicayana Ritual in India
Creators:
Gardner, Robert, 1925-2014
Staal, Frits
Dates:
1975-1976
Size:
Film reels (color sound, 22,000 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1976.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record of the twelve-day Nambudiri Agnicayana ritual performed in Panjal, India, the world's oldest surviving ritual, a Vedic sacrifice to Agni, the god of fire. Filmed in Kerala, southwest India, this 12-day ritual was performed in 1975 for perhaps the last time. Footage documents the material and spatial preparations …

Ethiopian Jubilee
Creators:
Sweeney, Edward C., 1906-1967
Dates:
1955
Size:
1 Film reel (20 minutes, color silent; 710 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1991.03
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film, shot in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, documents the 25th anniversary of the coronation of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I. Film includes shots in the Church of St. Mary's, an address by Selassie to the Ethiopian Parliament, the reception of international dignitaries, and processions in the streets of Addis …

Gus Van Beek films of Smithsonian Institution excavations at Tel Jemmeh, Israel
Creators:
Van Beek, Gus W. (Gus Willard), 1922-
Dates:
1970-1973
Size:
Film reels (2 hours, color silent; 3000 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1990.14
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot of excavations at Tel Jemmeh, Israel. Excavation site is located on the ancient border between Israel and Egypt and was occupied chiefly from 1700 B.C. to 200 B.C. by Canaanites, Philistines, Assyrians, Persians, and Ptolemies of Egypt. Series of large mud brick storage chambers, built by the Ptolemaic government as …

Mary Jo Arnoldi videos of Bamana Puppet Masquerades
Creators:
Arnoldi, Mary Jo
Dates:
1978-1992
Size:
19 Videoreels (1/2 inch) (9.5 hours, black-and-white sound)
4 Videocassettes (4 hours, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2007.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of video recordings of Bamana puppet masquerade performances taped in Markala, Segou Region of Mali and the village of Kirango, Mali. 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 …

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