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Shippee-Johnson Peruvian Expedition aerial film collection, 1931-1999

Identifier: Film Collection no. 292

Content Description

The collection includes films and tapes recording of the Wings over the Andes lecture which documents the 1931 Shippee-Johnson Expedition. The collection also includes outtakes of Wings over the Andes, film of a visit by the Prince of Wales to Peru in 1931, and Shippee family films. Consists of one master print made from five original nitrate films and 21 reels of outtakes, family films and royal visits.


  • 1931 - 1999



22 Film Reels : (need duration, film length, sound or no, black and white or no) ; 1/2 in. print

1 Videocassette : VHS (duration? black and white?)

Language of Materials



When Anthropology transferred the collection to the library condition was good though there are notes that the film was yellowed and aging.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Division of Anthropology, November 1991.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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New York NY 10024 USA
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