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Adventures on the Upper Nile

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:...
Dates: 1931

Afghanistan archaeology ; Chicken egg embryo

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...
Dates: 1953

Africa: Exploration and Expedition exhibition photographic slides

Identifier: PSC 613F
Scope and Contents

Views of the temporary exhibition, Africa: Exploration and Expedition, held at the American Museum of Natural History, 1998, Library Gallery. Includes rare books, artifacts, portraits, and maps as well as items from the Chapin Lang Congo Expedition 1909-1915. Curated by Roscoe Thompson, then Assistant Director of Library Services.

Dates: 1998

African Peoples Hall photographic slide collection

Identifier: PSC 9
Scope and Contents

American Museum of Natural History Hall of African Peoples.

Dates: undated

African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire exhibition photographic slides

Identifier: PSC 103G
Scope and Contents

Views of the temporary exhibition African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire, held at the American Museum of Natural History, 1990-1991. Includes artifacts in display cases and wall graphics.

Dates: circa 1990

African safari

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...
Dates: 1955

African villages and music

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...
Dates: 1956

After hours at the Museum ; Domesticated animals ; Peter Freuchen

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...
Dates: 1954

After hours at the Museum ; Red deer

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...
Dates: 1955

Age of dinosaurs

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...
Dates: 1956

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