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Museum centennial

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 231
Scope and Contents Filmed as an episode of the television show New York Illustrated, Museum Centennial focuses on the centennial anniversary of the American Museum of Natural History. Mary Lindsay, wife of the then Mayor of New York, hosts. Shown in the film are a school group at the skeleton of Apatosaurus (then named Brontosaurus) and various museum exhibition halls. Discussions with museum curators provide interesting historical background to several of these. Richard Van Gelder, Department of Mammals,...
Dates: 1969

Musicale of primitive instruments

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 85
Scope and Contents Willard Rhodes, Columbia University anthropologist specializing in musicology, discusses numerous musical instruments from the AMNH collection. Dancers appear on a large keyboard set to illustrate Rhodes's concepts concerning primitive music. A group of musicians give a music performance with a score especially created for this program by Samuel Barber, noted composer and Pulitzer Prize winner, using nose flutes, water gongs, a Congo piano, and other exotic and aboriginal musical instruments...
Dates: 1954

Mutiny on the Bounty ; Otters ; The story of oil

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 31
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Mutiny on the Bounty. On April 28, 1789, a mutiny occured on the H.M.S. Bounty, resulting in a unique intermingling of Tahitian and English culture on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH anthropologist, explains the ethnological characteristics of the Pitcairn Islanders, the descendants of English crewmen and Tahitian women. This segment is hosted by Charles Collingwood. SEGMENT 2: Otters. This segment provides the audience with live and filmed views of...
Dates: 1953

Nanook of the north

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 232
Scope and Contents Often considered the "father" of the naturalistic documentary, Nanook of the North was made in 1922 by Robert Flaherty. The museum acquired two prints and 25,000 feet of outtakes of the film from its producer, Revillon Fr̈res, at Flaherty's request; in 1967, the outtakes were given to the Museum of Modern Art. Nanook of the North is a portrait of an Eskimo family's struggle for survival. Flaherty's objective was to illustrate the manner in which the Eskimo lived before the influence of white...
Dates: 1922

Nature's side show

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 239
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Finley Expedition to Arizona, 1925. This film was taken during the 1925 Finley Expedition to Arizona, near the Tucson Mountains. The actual "side show" is preceded by footage of various animals found in the area: a horned lizard, a gila monster, a fox, a prairie dog, a peccary, jackrabbits, cactus wrens, and mourning doves. A family of ground squirrels is also shown, one of whom is seen eating a grasshopper. The next sequence, one of the "side shows," involves the eating...
Dates: 1925

Navajo Indians

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 46
Scope and Contents The cultural conflict resulting from differences in the basic way of life of the Navajo Indian and the white man in America, is discussed in detail on this program. Hosted by Charles Collingwood and Adventure science reporter, Robert Northshield, the program is enhanced by the expertise of Clyde Kluckhorn, chairman of Harvard University's Department of Anthropology and a leading authority on the Navajos. Paul Curtis and the American Mime Theatre act out pantomime interpretations of the...
Dates: 1953

New Mexican descendants of conquistadores

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 106
Scope and Contents This broadcast discusses the inhabitants of Truchas, New Mexico, who were direct descendants of the Spanish conquerors who opened the North American continent to colonization and development. The Spanish conquerors were searching for the seven golden cities of Cibola, but found only Indians, pueblos and mud huts instead of gold. The Spanish government commissioned the Cortes and Velazquez expeditions after receiving reports of gold. Bernard De Voto, a noted lecturer and Pulitzer Prize...
Dates: 1955

Niagara Falls ; Navajo

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 78
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Niagara Falls. This remote broadcast from Niagara Falls features Bobb Schaeffer, AMNH paleontologist, and Dr. Anderson, Niagara Park official, discussing a disaster which occured six weeks earlier when Prospect Point broke away from the Falls. The forces of nature are dramatically observed through films of the point at Niagara Falls breaking away and plunging into the gorge. SEGMENT 2: Navajo. The second segment of the season's premiere describes the Adventure crew's three-week...
Dates: 1954

Nigeria

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 249
Scope and Contents Anthropologist Francis Paine Conant made this film as part of his dissertation for Columbia University. The film documents the use of the tools Conant collected for the AMNH from the peoples of northcentral Africa. Conant filmed Fulani (i.e. Fulbe), Hausa, and the "pagan" Dass (i.e. Maguzawa) people performing various tasks. Two men build a cone or cylinder house; a bow is made by bending a straight branch, one end of which is anchored in a tree hole as the other is tugged until the desired...
Dates: 1958

Northwest Coast Indians

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 98
Scope and Contents The story of the Northwest Coast Indians and the loss of their culture is the subject examined. Harry Tschopik, AMNH ethnologist, discusses the recent disappearance of the Coast Indians' culture as a result of an obsession with a tribal institution called potlatch. A ceremony in which tribal members try to outdo each other by giving away their most prized possessions, this practice eventually undermined their economic and traditional value system. Some of the artifacts, such as carvings,...
Dates: 1955

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Scientific expeditions -- Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) 3
Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) -- Description and travel 2
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Apatosaurus 1
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Astronomical instruments 1
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Bali (Indonesia : Province) -- Social life and customs 1
Bees -- Behavior 1
Beijing (China) -- Description and travel 1
Birds -- Brazil -- Collection and preservation 1
Body marking 1
Body painting -- Cameroon 1
Body painting -- Peru -- Ucayli River Region 1
Body piercing 1
Cameroon -- Social life and customs 1
Chimpanzees -- Behavior 1
Chimpanzees -- Training 1
Cinematographers -- Belgium 1
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Kruger National Park (South Africa) 1
Lampreys -- Great Lakes (North America) 1
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Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960 6
Central Asiatic Expeditions Films (1921-1930) 6
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Shackelford, James B. 5
Ekholm, Gordon F. (Gordon Frederick), 1909-1987 4
Forrester, Frank H. 3
Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1887-1973 3
RKO Pictures 3
Shapiro, Harry L. (Harry Lionel), 1902-1990 3
Asaeda, Toshio 2
Bogert, Charles M. (Charles Mitchill), 1908-1992 2
Chamberlain, Joseph Miles 2
Denis, Michaela 2
Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926 1
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe (Mary Lenore Jobe), 1878-1966 1
Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1926-1927) 1
American Legion (Steamship) 1
American Museum of Natural History. Akeley Memorial Hall of African Mammals 1
Andrews Whaling Expedition to Japan and Korea of the American Museum of Natural History (1911-1912) 1
Andrews, Yvette Borup 1
Anthony, H. E. (Harold Elmer), 1890-1970 1
Asiatic Zoölogical Expedition (1st : 1916-1917) 1
Baltimore Zoo (Baltimore, Md.) 1
Barry, Catherine E. 1
Bateson, Gregory, 1904-1980 1
Blakely, Dudley Moore, 1902-1982 1
Buchsbaum, Ralph Morris, 1907-2002 1
Bugniet, R. 1
Carneiro, Robert L. (Robert Leonard), 1927- 1
Cazier, Mont A. 1
Chapin, James Paul, 1889-1964 1
Cherrie, George Kruck, 1865-1946 1
Christie, Ernest J. 1
Clark, Eugenie 1
Clark, James L. (James Lippitt), 1883-1969 1
Colbert, Edwin H. (Edwin Harris), 1905-2001 1
Coles, Charles, 1917-2013 1
Columbia University-American Museum of Natural History Expedition to Africa (1929-1931) 1
Crocker, Templeton, 1884-1948 1
Cutting, C. Suydam (Charles Suydam), 1889-1972 1
DeBeers Consolidated Mines, Ltd. 1
Department of Education 1
Dole, Gertrude Evelyn, 1915-2001 1
Dutcher, Irving 1
E. J. Mauther 1
Fairservis, Walter Ashlin, 1921-1994 1
Fawcett, Brian 1
Fawcett, Percy Harrison, 1867-1925? 1
Field Expedition to Brazil (1926) 1
Field, Marshall, 1893-1956 1
Fisher, Clyde, 1878-1949 1
France. Ministère des colonies 1
General Electric Company 1
Goodwin, George Gilbert 1
Granger, Myron I. 1
Hayden Planetarium-Grace Peruvian Eclipse Expedition (1937) 1
Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939 1
Heyerdahl, Thor 1
Hope, John William, 1889-1982 1
Instituto Butantan 1
Ipyranga (Ship) 1
Jansson, Arthur August, 1890-1960 1
Kahn, Morton C. (Morton Charles), 1896-1959 1
Lennon, R. E. (Robert E.) 1
Mason, Brian (Brian Harold), 1917-2009 1
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978 1
Myron I. Granger Archaeological Expedition to Peru and Ecuador (1930) 1
National Film Board of Canada 1
Nelson, N. C. (Nels Christian), 1875-1964 1
O'Donnell, Charles Oliver 1
O'Donnell-Clark African Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1931) 1
Olsen, George, d. 1939 1
Olson, Ronald L. (Ronald Leroy), 1895-1979 1
Orttung, Jane Raven 1
Pallister, John 1
Parr, Albert Eide, 1900-1991 1
Pough, Frederick H. 1
Pough, Richard H. (Richard Hooper), 1904-2003 1
Raddatz, Richard 1
Ralston Purina Company 1
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944 1
Rockwell, Robert H. 1
Romanoff, Alexis Lawrence, 1892-1980 1
Runcie Stockhausen, Walter Osborne, 1881-1966 1
Schneirla, T. C. (Theodore Christian), 1902-1968 1
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946 1
Shippee, Robert 1
Shippee-Johnson Peruvian Expedition (1931) 1
Siemel, Sasha 1
Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984 1
Stout, Clare 1
Stout, Gardner D. 1
Templeton Crocker Pacific Expedition (1st : 1934-1935) 1
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1
Wang, Hao-t'ing 1
Weyer, Edward Moffat, 1904-1998 1
Wilner Film and Slides 1
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