"Arts of the Monsoon" DVDs
1 Videodiscs (DVD)
This collection consists of two copies of the DVD "Arts of the Monsoon," (2016) one standard and one Blu-ray. Produced in 2016 by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, the film portrays how the dhows, in sailing across the monsoon winds of he Indian Ocean between Oman and East Africa, brought cross-cultural influences along the coastal areas of Sur, Salalah, and Zanzibar.
Lynn McLaren Photographs
10 Photographic prints (black and white , 8 x 10 inches.)
38 Transparencies (color , 120mm.)
The collection consists of 38 color transparencies, 648 color slides and 10 black-and-white photographic prints taken by Lynn McLaren Demarest while on assignment for various news outlets in the 1950s and 1960s. A majority of the slides and transparencies were taken in East Africa and document indigenous peoples, agriculture (cotton in particular), health and nutrition education, UNICEF activities, architecture, natural landscapes, animals, fishers, coffee plantations and the sisal industry. Locations include Mobassa, Lamu Island, Zanzibar, Dar es Saalam, Lake Victoria, Mount Kilimajaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Mikumi National Park (Tanzania). The black-and-white photographs depict East African leaders, such as Julius Nyerere, and prominent international visitors to the region, including Robert Kennedy. A small number of slides and transparencies were taken in India.
Joseph D. Mountain Collection
This collection follows Mountain's aviation career.
Christraud M. Geary photographs of East Africa
Photographs taken by Dr. Christraud M. Geary during a research trip to Kenya and Tanzania in August 1994.
Julius and Dorette Fleischmann films
Film shot by/for Julius Fleischmann, husband of Dorette Fleischmann, including FOOTSTEPS IN THE SEA, an "amateur film" of their 1934 around-the-world cruise in their boat, Camargo. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its …
William O. Field films
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 Folklife Festival records: 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
REMC 2 educational film collection
Titles are educational films of ethnographic interest dating back to late 40s but primarily from 60s and 70s. Some film titles came with teacher instructional information found in film cans. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of …
African Postcard Collection
This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Consists of photographs collected by the United States National Museum (USNM) Division of Ethnology and later by the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology (SOA). Coverage is worldwide outside North America. Most of the items are photographic prints, some in albums. There are also negatives, photomechanical prints, artwork, and newsclippings. For the …