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Locusts

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 130

Scope and Contents

John Schmidt, a Rutgers University entomologist, explains the latest discoveries in protection from locust plagues. The historical incidence of locust plagues in Egypt and China dates back as far as the Biblical Seventh Plague vented on the Egyptians. The story progresses to more recent history when Brigham Young's Mormon settlement was infested in Utah and to the twentieth century when an enormous swarm of locusts attacked Morocco. Models and microscopic views of locusts are shown in the studio, while Schmidt discusses various aspects of their behavior and entomological methods devised to combat the ravenous insects. Film material entitled Teeth of the Wind is shown with the cooperation of the U.S. Information Agency.

Dates

  • 1956

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired March 11, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139632

General

Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Douglas Stone, writer; Grover Cole, production design; Bernard Birnbaum, supervisor of film; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.

Title
Locusts, 1956
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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