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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 292 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Afrique equatoriale : Tchad

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 176
Scope and Contents This film provides a general overview of the various peoples of Chad, including footage of Bolong Tam Tam (men dancing in circular formation); warriors of Mokoulou; Jeram Hatab, Sultan of the Dangaleats at Korbo; and the Mokoulous' Sultan Kabir; the landscape of Chad with market scenes at Moyto Hadjerai; wells in the Hadjeri land in the north central region of the country; the oasis of Fada; Mount Fada; and Zakourna National Park. Indigenous animals seen in the film are dromedaries,...

Afrique noire : Senegal

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 177
Scope and Contents This film provides a general portrait of Senegalese life. The opening sequence features a Wolof woman modeling a variety of progressively more ornate sisal and wood hairpieces decorated with handmade brass ornaments. Among the Wolof, the intricacy of a woman's hairpiece denotes her age and marital status. The hairpieces pictured are now part of the museum's Man in Africa hall. Other images of Senegalese life depicted in the film include the fishermen of Kayar with their beautifully painted log...

Afrique occidentale : Mali

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 178
Scope and Contents A broad panorama of various locations throughout Mali is offered here, including San Sangha, Mopti, Tombouctou (Timbuktu), and the Bani and Niger Rivers. One event featured appears to be a celebration where some men play drums while others display their weapons. In other scenes a group of men capture a manatee, and people ride horses and camels. Several mosques are filmed, their buttresses and columns showing the influence of Sudanese culture.

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...

Age of dinosaurs

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 141
Scope and Contents Edwin Harris Colbert, paleontologist at the AMNH, joins narrator Charles Collingwood for this broadcast on the subject of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs that had ruled the world for 150 million years are examined through fossil skeletons and reconstructions of the reptiles from the Triassic and Jurassic periods as seen in the museum's Hall of Early Dinosaurs and Hall of Late Dinosaurs. Animal World, a film produced by Irwin Allen for Warner Brothers and the Mobil Oil Company, shows animated models of...

Alaskan Eskimos

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 4
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH and the University of Alaska excavation of the Ipiutak archaeological site in Point Hope, Alaska, 1941. In the summer of 1941, Harry L. Shapiro, then associate curator of the AMNH Department of Anthropology, visited Froelich G. Rainey of the University of Alaska during the excavation of the Ipiutak archaeological site in Point Hope, Alaska. The opening sequence of the film documents the journey of Shapiro, Rainey, and the excavation staff from Seattle to Point Hope...