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Film Collection

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope 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:

The Hopi Indians ; Balance of nature

Identifier: Film Collection no. 69
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: The Hopi Indians. This documentary deals with the culture and acculturation of the Hopi who live in virtual isolation from the white man's world on a group of mesas 100 miles northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. The program was prepared with the cooperation of Oliver La Farge, President of the Association of American Indian Affairs and renowned novelist. The deep religious and intellectual beliefs of the Hopi have brought a unique form of government which has been called "beneficial...
Dates: 1954

The lost art of the Tlingit of Alaska

Identifier: Film Collection no. 206
Scope and Contents The film was made by Oshin Agathon for the museum a few years before he made The Chisena of Mozambique, also in the collection. It records the lost art of basket weaving of the Tlingit people in southern Alaska. Agathon persevered in his efforts to capture the process on film in spite of discouragement by ethnologists who insisted such a task was impossible. With the help of his friend Hardy Trefzger, a former U.S. Commissioner in Yakutat and fluent in Tlingit, Agathon succeeded. The film...
Dates: 1957

The Morden African Expedition

Identifier: Film Collection no. 224
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Peabody Museum of Natural History-Morden African Expedition, 1956. In 1956 William James Morden and his wife, Irene, traveled to Africa to collect ethnographic and zoological specimens for the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. As in 1953, they were accompanied by collector Walter Hoesch, who concentrated his efforts on small mammals and birds. Southwest Africa Beautiful labyrinthine villages decorated with flowers and gourd-bearing vines characterize an...
Dates: 1956

The Morden African Expedition

Identifier: Film Collection no. 223
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Morden African Expedition, 1953. The five reels of film taken during the Morden African Expedition of 1953 each represent one leg of the trip and is treated individually. In addition to co-leaders William James Morden and Irene Morden, collectors Walter Moesch and Lili Braun were also members of the expedition. Windhoek to Etosha Pan Etosha Pan is the largest salt pan in Africa and is located in South-West Africa (now Namibia) in the center of Etosha National Park, an...
Dates: 1953

The Morden African Expedition

Identifier: Film Collection no. 222
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Morden African Expedition, 1947. The purpose of the expedition was to collect artifacts to fill the gaps in the AMNH anthropology collection, and to study and film the Turkana people of northern Kenya. The six reels of film that comprise the expedition material are discussed individually. New York; Cape Town; Lodwar, Kenya The arrival in Cape Town, South Africa, of the freighter, Robin Luxford, from New York, signals the beginning of the expedition's journey through...
Dates: 1947

The Morden African Expedition

Identifier: Film Collection no. 221
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Morden Expedition to Africa and Asia, 1922-1924. When William James Morden decided to organize his 1922-1924 expedition to East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and the Sudan) he hired professional cinematographer Herford Tynes Cowling to accompany him and film the local people. The result is this film that captures an ethnographic cross-section of a small part of East Africa. Not all of the peoples depicted could be positively identified, despite extensive research and consultation...
Dates: 1922-1924

The Morden-Clark Asiatic Expedition

Identifier: Film Collection no. 225
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Morden-Clark Asiatic Expedition to Central Asia, 1926. Filmed by James Lippitt Clark, this is a record of one of two museum expeditions that were to rendezvous in Central Asia. Led by William James Morden, this was an expedition across the Himalayas and the Karakoram Mountain Range to a restricted territory in Russia, called the Pamirs, looking for specimens of Marco Polo's sheep (Ovis poli) and ibex. Morden and Clark crossed the Himalayas, encountering many hardships,...
Dates: 1926

The Morden-Graves North Asiatic Expedition

Identifier: Film Collection no. 226
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Morden-Graves North Asiatic Expedition to Soviet Central Asia and eastern Siberia, 1929. The second AMNH-sponsored expedition led by William James Morden journeyed to Soviet Central Asia and far eastern Siberia in search of saiga antelope and the long-haired Siberian tiger. Along with him were George Gilbert Goodwin, AMNH mammalogist, George Coe Graves II, whose father financed the expedition, and two Soviet guides, dispatched from the Soviet Academy of Science. The...
Dates: 1929

The pagan Sudan

Identifier: Film Collection no. 263
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Queeny African Expedition, 1950. The Pagan Sudan records Edgar Monsanto Queeny's expedition along the Nile River to Lake Nyibor in the Sudan, to study the Dinka people. As the film opens, the staff engages in typical expedition chores such as loading trucks and pitching camp. Along the Nile they witness the Madi people using harpoons to kill a hippopotamus trapped in a papyrus swamp. They then float the body out and butcher it to supply meat for the village. The main...
Dates: 1952

The penetration of the Bellingshausen Sea : Operation Deep Freeze

Identifier: Film Collection no. 252
Scope and Contents Filmed during the U.S. Antarctic Research Program's Expedition to the Bellingshausen Sea, 1960. Made by Robert Cushman Murphy and a U.S. Navy cameraman, the film is a record of the U.S. Antarctic Research Program's expedition to the Bellingshausen Sea in Antarctica. Two Navy icebreakers, the Glacier and the Burton Island, and their crews (nearly 600 men) penetrated the sea which had remained unexplored since its discovery in 1821. Murphy, an AMNH ornithologist, traveled on the Glacier under...
Dates: 1960