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Arctic exploration ; Indo-European languages

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 82

Scope and Contents

SEGMENT 1: Arctic Exploration. Sir Hubert Wilkins, the first person to explore the Arctic Circle in a submarine (in 1931), discusses the climate of the region and his unusual experiences in the submarine. The logistics of submarines are demonstrated with a model brought into the studio. Sir Hubert was a noted geographer and climatologist who served as consultant to the Quartermaster Research and Development Command of the U.S. Army. Highlights from his films on the historic submarine expedition are shown. SEGMENT 2: Indo-European Languages. Languages and their historical interrelationships as part of the Indo-European language group are examined by Russell F. W. Smith, dean of the University College, University of Chicago. Students from the International House in New York City, speaking in several of the Indo-European language groups, demonstrate the similarities and differences between their languages.

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through inter-library 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

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired Oct. 24, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138735

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Perry Wolff, director and producer; Shelby Gordon, Frank deFelitta and Irwin Blacker, writers.

Title
Arctic exploration ; Indo-European languages, 1954
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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