Query: Ethnographic films
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Creators:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960
Cattell, Owen
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883
Ford, James B., 1844-1928
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Dates:
1917-1938
Size:
147 Motion picture films
25 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
58 Electronic discs (DVD)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.001
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection of films produced and acquired by the Museum of the American Indian (MAI) contains materials created by and for the MAI as ethnographic studies and as documentation of its own activities (including archaeological expeditions and cultural exchanges) between 1917 and 1938. Tribes represented include: Arikara, Crow, Navajo, Pilaga, Pueblo, Shoshone …

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in NMAI.AC.001.001 for Ethnographic films
Penn State educational film collection
Creators:
Pennsylvania State University. Audio-Visual Services
Dates:
1938-1978, undated
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white color silent sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1994.19
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of at least 79 film prints retired from Penn State's Audio-Visual Services Library. 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with …

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in HSFA.1994.19 for Ethnographic films
Video of Imaginero Film Screening Introduction and Panel Discussion
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Human Studies Film Archives
Dates:
June 10, 2010
Size:
1 Video recording (1 hour, color sound; miniDV)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2012.10
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full video record of John Homiak's introduction to and panel discussion following HSFA's screening of Jorge Preloran's newly preserved film, Imaginero, at National Museum of Natural History, Baird auditorium, June 10, 2010. John Homiak (Human Studies Film Archives) also moderated the panel with Joshua Bell (National Museum of Natural History, Department of …

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in HSFA.2012.10 for Ethnographic films
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.

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in HSFA.2007.10 for Ethnographic films
Siberia Through Siberian Eyes
Creators:
Badger, Mark
Dates:
1992
Size:
1 Videocassettes (VHS) (51 minutes, color sound)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1993.12
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited video documents participation of 13 students from various Siberian locales in an ethnographic film seminar given by anthropologist Asen Balikci, from University of Montreal, and filmmaker Mark Badger, from Alaska, in the Siberian town of Kazim. The Khanty inhabitants of this town are attempting to re-establish their ethnic identity which …

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in HSFA.1993.12 for Ethnographic films
Timothy Asch papers
Creators:
Asch, Timothy, 1932-1994
Dates:
1947-1995
Size:
62 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1996-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Timothy Asch was an anthropologist and ethnographic film maker who devoted his professional life to using film as a recording and teaching medium. His papers cover the period from 1966 until his premature death in 1994 and reflect his active career in the field. A large portion of the files relates to his work among the Yanomami people of Venezuela and to his concern with bias in film making.

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in NAA.1996-16 for Ethnographic films
Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection
Creators:
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
Dates:
1926-1973
Size:
983 Film reels (176 hours 39 minutes, black-and-white color silent sound, 16mm)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.2006.02
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Titles from IWF's Encyclopaedia Cinematographica of ethographic films ranging in dates from 1926 to 1973. Collection includes German language study guides for each film. 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 …

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in HSFA.2006.02 for Ethnographic films
Society for Visual Anthropology records
Creators:
Society for Visual Anthropology (U.S.)
Dates:
1968-2013
Size:
10 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2010-07
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

These records document the history and activities of the Society for Visual Anthropology. The collection consists of the files of past presidents, most of whom served in various capacities on the organization's board. Consequently, the files of each individual may cover periods outside his or her presidency, and duplication of …

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in NAA.2010-07 for Ethnographic films
John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman film and video collection
Creators:
McElwee, Ross
Blitz, Daniel
Bishop, John Melville
Baker, Peter
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Dates:
1950-2000
Size:
2 Boxes (map drawers)
3 Video recordings (published videos or video series)
99 Linear feet (714,405 feet (332 hours) 16mm film, 435 hours video tape, 309 hours audio tape, 21 published film and video titles, 29 unpublished film and video titles, 14 linear feet paper records)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1983.11
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

The John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection contains full film and video projects (outtake material), film production elements and edited films and videos, audio tapes, still photographs, negatives, transparencies, slides, published and unpublished writing by John Marshall and others, study guides for edited films, Nyae Nyae Development Foundation and Advocacy files, maps, and production files that include letters, shot logs, translations, transcriptions, editing logs, treatments, and proposals spanning from 1950-2000. This material comprises Marshall's long-term documentary record of the Ju/'hoansi of the Nyae Nyae region of the Kalahari Desert in northeastern Namibia. A great deal of the film and video footage focuses on one particular extended family, that of Toma Tsamko, whose ancestral home is at /Gautcha, an area with a large salt pan and a permanent waterhole. The life stories of some family members are captured in the footage; appearing as children in the 1950's, middle-aged parents in the 1980's, and pensioners in the final years of visual documentation. The Marshall Collection also documents other Ju/'hoansi living in Nyae Nyae and elsewhere, their relationships with neighboring ethnic groups, and national politics that affected Ju/'hoansi. Marshall also documented the local political body (the Nyae Nyae Farmers' Cooperative, or NNFC), the foundation he started (the Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia, or NNDFN), and the ways in which both groups worked with and were affected by international development organizations and foreign aid during the 1990's.

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in HSFA.1983.11 for Ethnographic films
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Creators:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011
Dates:
circa 1938-2011
Size:
26.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2017-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was an archaeologist and visual anthropologist who worked extensively with the indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic as well as Papua New Guinea. With his colleague and close collaborator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), he laid the groundwork for modern media theory. Carpenter is also known for his work as an ethnographic filmmaker and as a collector of Paleo-Eskimo art. The Papers of Edmund Carpenter, circa 1938-2011, document the research interests and projects undertaken by Carpenter in the fields of cultural anthropology, ethnographic filmmaking, media theory, archaeology, and indigenous art.

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in NAA.2017-27 for Ethnographic films
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