Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

Film Collection

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Distinguishes audiovisual material in the Library that are part of the 1987 Cataloged Film Collection created under the direction of Nina Root.

Found in 140 Collections and/or Records:

The $2,000,000 J.P. Morgan gem collection ; Lampreys ; Antarctic animals

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 32
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The $2,000,000 J. P. Morgan Gem Collection. Brian Mason, AMNH curator of physical geology and mineralogy, describes the museum's collection of gems, which consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Mason discusses how these gems were cut and polished, using films produced by DeBeers Consolidated Mines Ltd. and E. J. Mauther. The reasons why the stones are so valuable are also examined. SEGMENT 2: Lampreys. Lampreys and their detrimental effect on the fishing industry in...

Admiralty Islands

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 63
Scope and Contents Margaret Mead, AMNH anthropologist, discusses the sociological, economic, cultural, and political changes that have taken place on Manus in the Admiralty Islands in the twenty-five years between her first and second visits. Photographs and artifacts from the first trip are shown, along with a film taken in 1953 which includes newsreels of American troops landing on the island.

Adventure

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 109
Scope and Contents The topic of discussion for this broadcast is the concept of adventure. After a brief examination of the various meanings of the word, three feature films are shown to illustrate different types of adventure. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, joins host Charles Romine to narrate the program. The first film shows carnivorous plants indigenous to bogs and marshes, especially the Venus's fly trap and pitcher plant, devouring insects. This film was made by Dr. Harlow of the New York State...

Adventures on the Upper Nile

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 2
Scope and Contents Charles Oliver O'Donnell (AMNH fellow) and James Lippitt Clark (AMNH vice-director of preparation and exhibition) traveled by steamer, in 1931, up the Nile from Khartoum to Shambe in the Sudan to collect giant eland for the AMNH Hall of African Mammals. Most of the footage was taken from the steamer, and consists of panoramic views of life along the Nile, and of the activities of the expedition staff and the shikaris (native hunters) on board ship. Expedition staff appearing in the film are:...

Afghanistan archaeology ; Chicken egg embryo

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 34
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Afghanistan Archaeology. Walter Ashlin Fairservis, archaeologist at the AMNH, discusses archaeological findings in Afghanistan. While on an archaeological tour in Afghanistan, he and his wife, Jan, discovered considerable evidence of ancient civilization in this region. Films of Afghan desert life include a contemporary analysis of harems. Jan Fairservis is seen in the television studio discussing various pieces of a harem costume. SEGMENT 2: Chicken Egg Embryo. In this segment...

African safari

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 100
Scope and Contents Harold E. Anthony, chairman and curator of the museum's Department of Mammals, and Charles Collingwood, narrator, take television viewers on a safari to Africa in this broadcast. Anthony, a noted animal collector, stresses the importance of safari techniques that bring back live animals for scientific study. Dioramas in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals at the museum are presented during the discussion. Several film excerpts are shown, including the lion spearing episode from Simba, King of...

An African Safari

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 3
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Central African Expedition, 1948. Starting at Cape Town and going round the southern tip of Africa up to Mombasa, Kenya, the AMNH Central African Expedition, led by AMNH director of preparation and installation James Lippitt Clark, then traveled through Nairobi, the Mountains of the Moon in the Ruwenzori Range in Uganda and Zaire, Ripon Falls (Uganda), Bagasson (Congo) and Stanleyville (now Kisangani in Zaire), all north of Lake Victoria, then to Uganda, the Belgian Congo...

African villages and music

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 140
Scope and Contents This segment, hosted by Charles Collingwood, discusses the use of music in African villages, especially music samples of the Babembe (i.e. Bembe) found in the Middle Congo of French Equatorial Africa (now Congo). Typical Babemic instruments, such as an earth bow, two-man bow, mouth harp, drums, sanza, calabash, ocarina, ngonfi, and nasambi (a lute-like instrument) are shown in films produced by Jurgen Beach of Denmark and Herbert Pepper, chairman of the Musicology Department of the University...

After hours at the Museum ; Domesticated animals ; Peter Freuchen

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 71
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: After Hours at the Museum. In a CBS film starring actress-artist Tuuklikki, the protagonist is a museum secretary who gets disoriented in the halls of the American Museum of Natural History after the museum closes. She is frightened by the masks and the animals, especially because it is dark. She finally gains her equilibrium and the film concludes with her finding her way out of the building. SEGMENT 2: Domesticated Animals. Peter Putnam, a blind history instructor at Princeton...

After hours at the Museum ; Red deer

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 107
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: After Hours at the Museum. The first segment is a previously shown short film entitled After Hours at the Museum. The previous showing was on May 16, 1954. SEGMENT 2: Red Deer. Lee Crandall, curator emeritus for the Department of Birds, New York Zoological Society, is the guest at a remote broadcast from the Bronx Zoo (i.e. New York Zoological Park). The subject of the program is the differences between the lives of red deer in captivity and in the wild. In the protected environment...