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 274 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Film Collection no. 269
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Fifth Anthropological Expedition to central Australia, 1932-1935. Also known as Australian Aboriginals, this film was made by the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum Field Research Program as a record of the Fifth Anthropological Expedition to Mount Liebig in central Australia. One of the five reels of the film consists of footage taken on the University of Adelaide-Warburton Expedition to the Mann and Ernabella Ranges, also in central Australia. Reel 1...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 243
Scope and Contents This film begins with children making various types of bird houses, and then shows the birds that inhabit the houses. A wren builds its nest out of twigs in one of the small houses; later, eggs are seen in this nest. White-breasted swallows and chickadees are shown feeding young in their houses, and a nuthatch is filmed collecting worms for its young. The film ends with a short scenario: a bluebird is shown feeding its young, and then a cat is shown eating a bluebird. Bluebird "orphans" are...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 244
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Pack-Finley Expedition to the Pacific Northwest, 1927. The film opens with canyon scenes in Wyoming, as a mule and rider take in the vista. An adult screech owl and its chick are filmed, followed by footage of a badger digging. Staff members are shown climbing a very tall tree in order to film rough-legged hawk fledglings. The next sequence, filmed in Oregon, features young Pronghorn being captured and relocated via air and ground transportation. The fawns are seen feeding...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 271
Dates: 1987 May 17
Identifier: Film Collection no. 55
Scope and Contents Scientific hoaxes of the past century are the subject of this broadcast hosted by Charles Collingwood. Paul Curtis's American Mime Theatre perform a shadow play on the discovery of the Cardiff Giant, the wolf-boys, Piltdown Man and other hoaxes. The celebrated case of the Cardiff giant proved to be a mass of gypsum that had been secretly buried near Cardiff, N.Y., and was discovered in 1869. Bergen Evans, professor of English at Northwestern University and author of The Natural History of...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 118
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Sea of Darkness is the title of the main portion of this broadcast, the second program in a series on "waters." Albert E. Parr, Director of the AMNH and a marine biologist, is interviewed by Charles Collingwood on the subject of the Atlantic Ocean. The discussion includes an analysis of the Atlantic from Labrador to Puerto Rico, and legends about the ocean. A scale model of the ocean floor and other visual aids are used to illustrate topographical features, particularly the...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 143
Scope and Contents Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, is a guest on this program which examines the subject of seabirds struggling for survival. In Arne Sucksdorff's films, The Great Adventure, and the latest one on murres, The Defenseless Seabird, the efforts to prevent overpopulation and aggressive domination are discussed. The Great Adventure was shown in previous broadcasts (May 5, 1954 and December 12, 1954). The murres are attacked and preyed upon by two species of gulls on the open ledges and...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 120
Scope and Contents Another program in a series on "The Waters of the World," this remote broadcast discusses seals, porpoises, and dolphins from the Great Aquarium and Seal Pond at Marineland in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Ken Norris, curator of Marineland, is interviewed by Charles Collingwood. The trained seals and porpoises perform in the five-story oceanarium. Norris is assisted by Captain Winston, the keeper of the seals. With underwater photographs of animals in the background, the discussion...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 272
Scope and Contents This film shows the making of fiberglass models of seven different whales that were used in a temporary exhibit in the AMNH Hall of Ocean Life. The film was made in cooperation with the museum and won an award at the International Film and Television Festival. Wil Blanche directed and filmed Raymond H. de Lucia, AMNH preparator, creating the models. Both Blanche and de Lucia narrate the film. The picture opens with de Lucia entering the museum and meeting George S. Gardner, chairman of the...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 274
Scope and Contents Originally made for the WABC Expeditions television series, this film was taken at the AMNH Lerner Marine Laboratory on Bimini Island, Bahamas. Initial aerial views of Bimini and establishing shots of the Lerner Marine Laboratory are shown. Robert Mathewson, Director, discusses the objectives of the laboratory as well as the areas of on-going research. New Zealanders Peter Suckling and his wife conduct experiments with the lateral line system of fish, a group of sensory organs associated...