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Creators:
Speed, Francis
Harper, Peggy
Dates:
circa 1966
Size:
2 Film reels (22 minutes, black-and-white sound; 800 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1982.11
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

"Studies in Nigerian Dance, no. 1 and 2" made ca. 1966 by Francis Speed. Collection includes associated texts. 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and termino...

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Creators:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Information, Technology and Society
Dates:
1942-1978
Size:
39 Items
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0684
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Thirty-nine 16mm films on various subjects relating to telephone systems and communications, such as pole worker safety; party line etiquette; the transition from silent film to sound film; and the application of satellites, lasers and transistors to sound communication.

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Creators:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Dates:
1968-1981
Size:
15 Items (15 films, 16 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0685
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Fifteen 16mm composite optical track sound films of varying length, all in color except for two. The films were acquired by the National Zoo and presumably used as training films exhorting employees to practice safe work habits and avoid accidents. Each film provides full credits and the distributors and producers are listed.

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Creators:
Porterfield, Jeanne
Chickering, Lisa
Dates:
1954-2015, undated
Size:
38 Film reels
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
Collection ID:
HSFA.2015.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

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.

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First Art Film Festival in America (1951 : Woodstock, N.Y.)
Dates:
1951 Sept
Size:
0.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.firsart
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The First Art Film Festival in America sound recordings measure 0.6 linear feet and date to 1951. The recordings on seven sound tape reels are of a symposium sponsored by the Woodstock Artists Association, American Federation of the Arts and Film Advisory Center. Participants are Alfred Frankfurter, Bartlett Harding Hayes, Jr., Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Herbert Matter, Curt Oertel, Nathan Resnick, Aline Saarinen, and Ralph Wickiser. The panel for the first day of the symposium concerned the subject "Art Film: Aesthetic and Production" and day two concerned " Art Films: Use and Distribution."

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Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1893-1969
Size:
2.96 Cubic feet (consisting of 5.5 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 8 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material. )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Motion
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Motion Pictures forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
circa 1973
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-179
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of motion picture and sound elements for the exhibition films that accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition (Hall 10) "It All Depends: How Man Affects and Is Affected by His Natural Environment." Some of the film offerings that accompanied the exhibit were: "Man's Use of the Earth"- a 10-minute ...

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Creators:
Pfriem, Bernard, 1914-1996
Dates:
1932-1995
Size:
8.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.pfribern
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of painter and educator Bernard A. Pfriem measure 8.4 linear feet and date from 1932-1995. The material documents Pfriem's career through biographical material, general and business correspondence, writings, subject files, printed matter, photographic material, sound, film, and video recordings, and artwork. A large portion of the papers concern Pfriem's tenure as founder and director of the Lacoste School of the Arts in Provence, France.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1979
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consists of film and sound elements for the film, "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory." This 28 minute film was made in 1979 to accompany the exhibition, "Edison: Lighting a Revolution" at the National Museum of History and Technology. The film was a biographical piece featuring the invention of electric light a...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1973-1974, 1982
Size:
4.52 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (4 film boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-234
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document elements for three film productions: "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation," a 7-minute animated description of speciation created for the National Zoological Park, Office of Education and Film Polski (Polish and English sound mixes); "The Last Wheel Works," a 20-minute film demonstrating how old wooden wa...

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