Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Distinguishes audiovisual material in the Library that are part of the 1987 Cataloged Film Collection created under the direction of Nina Root.
Found in 292 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Film Collection no. 250
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Arizona Expedition, 1940. Richard Archbold, AMNH research associate in mammalogy, organized this six-month-long expedition to collect all the elements for an Arizona group for the museum's Hall of North American Mammals. Animal behavior experiments were also conducted. Archbold was accompanied by A. L. Rand, AMNH research associate in ornithology, and photographer J. Lichtenfels. Expedition staff members are introduced in the film's opening sequence. Scenes of the desert...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 32
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The $2,000,000 J. P. Morgan Gem Collection. Brian Mason, AMNH curator of physical geology and mineralogy, describes the museum's collection of gems, which consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Mason discusses how these gems were cut and polished, using films produced by DeBeers Consolidated Mines Ltd. and E. J. Mauther. The reasons why the stones are so valuable are also examined. SEGMENT 2: Lampreys. Lampreys and their detrimental effect on the fishing industry in...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 171
Scope and Contents John Burroughs (1837-1921), author and naturalist, is filmed going about his daily routine at his home, Woodchuck Lodge, in the Catskill Mountains. This film is unique for the time as it was filmed in color; it is the earliest color film in the collection. It was made using a process called "prizma" color, in which both sides of the positive film were coated with emulsion; one side was dyed blue and green, the other side red and yellow. When projected together the image is in natural color...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 183
Scope and Contents A Little Journey through Iran is a record of the Dyers' travels through that country. Included in the film are magnificent shots of the Tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae, and the tombs of the other Achaemeni kings, Darius I, Darius II and Xerxes, and the nearby ruins of Persepolis. The Dyers also visited and filmed Esfahan, Shiraz, and the port city of Bandar Abbas, where the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf meet. Footage of Persian women in brightly colored clothes and veils, an oasis on...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 163
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Field Museum-Chicago Daily News Abyssinian Expedition, 1926-1927. The film was made by Charles Suydam Cutting, with the assistance of scientist Alfred M. Bailey. The expedition party also included Louis Agassiz Fuertes, the noted ornithologist and artist, who was killed shortly after this expedition in a tragic automobiletrain collision. The film opens with Arussi Galla women washing themselves and their clothes in the river Awash. Scientists are seen in camp and, as James E....
Identifier: Film Collection no. 63
Scope and Contents Margaret Mead, AMNH anthropologist, discusses the sociological, economic, cultural, and political changes that have taken place on Manus in the Admiralty Islands in the twenty-five years between her first and second visits. Photographs and artifacts from the first trip are shown, along with a film taken in 1953 which includes newsreels of American troops landing on the island.
Identifier: Film Collection no. 109
Scope and Contents The topic of discussion for this broadcast is the concept of adventure. After a brief examination of the various meanings of the word, three feature films are shown to illustrate different types of adventure. Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, joins host Charles Romine to narrate the program. The first film shows carnivorous plants indigenous to bogs and marshes, especially the Venus's fly trap and pitcher plant, devouring insects. This film was made by Dr. Harlow of the New York State...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 1
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:...
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...