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 273 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Film Collection no. 145
Scope and Contents Filmed during AMNH Central African Expedition, 1948. The film material taken on the AMNH Central African Expedition, 1947-1948, is unedited, raw footage. The five-month-long expedition, led by James Lippitt Clark, AMNH director of preparation and installation, is well-documented in field notes and reports. It is not reflected in the film that the expedition moved haphazardly back and forth among the countries visited: Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo (now Zaire), and French Equatorial Africa...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 146
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The expedition collected zoological specimens throughout Mongolia, but the main collecting was done in the Gobi Desert. This film shows some of the animals that were collected for scientific purposes, as well as those kept as pets. The animals collected includes swans, nightjars, ruddy shelducks, grebes, ducks, gazelles, wild asses, and jerboas. Next are seen the animals "kept" by members of the expedition: an...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 147
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The film records the paleontological finds of the expedition. The most important is shown first: the discovery of the "perfect dozen" nest of dinosaur eggs by George Olsen, paleontologist, at the Flaming Cliffs of Shabarakh Usu in the Gobi Desert. Bones of Baluchitherium, one of the largest land mammals, a hornless relative of today's rhinoceros, and Embolitherium, an Oligocene mammal, are also seen being...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 148
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The film opens with animated maps tracing the routes of the expeditions. Members of the expedition staff are introduced as they work in the field: Roy Chapman Andrews, leader; Walter Granger, chief paleontologist; Albert Thomson, assistant paleontologist; Leslie Erskine Spock, geologist; Alonzo W. Pond, archaeologist; and Captain W. P. T. Hill, topographer. The next segment shows the problems the expedition...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 150
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. Film brought from the U.S. was intended for recording the expedition, but some precious film was used to photograph Peking (now Beijing), the site of the expedition's headquarters. Because of the need to conserve film, this film is choppy, but provides a record of the city in the 1920s. The varied modes of transport are shown: trolleys, ox carts, sedan chairs, rickshaws, camels, wheelbarrows, horsedrawn...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 220
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Morden Expedition to Africa and Asia, 1922-1924. William James Morden's Ceylon is a travelogue of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the 1920s. Tamil and Sinhalese people, ancient Buddhist ruins, tropical landscapes, and day to day activities are shown in great detail on tinted stock. Buddhist Sinhalese and Hindu Tamil men, women, and children are seen in a variety of activities throughout the film. In one scene, a group of Sinhalese women wearing wrapped skirts called comboys bathe...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 152
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Martin Johnson African Expedition, 1924-1928. Children of Africa is comprised of outtakes from a Martin and Osa Johnson film made during the AMNH Martin Johnson African Expeditions, 1924-1928. Agnes G. Kelly Saunders, AMNH Department of Education, edited, titled, and distributed the film. The film consists of footage taken in east and central Africa, beginning with Cairo, Egypt, where children tend goats, fish, and make faces for the camera. The scene then shifts to...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 153
Scope and Contents Edited from footage taken during the AMNH Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian Expedition to India, Nepal, and Burma, 1922-1923, the AMNH First Asiatic Zoological Expedition to Yunnan, China, 1916-1917, and the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. Agnes G. Kelly Saunders created Children of Asia by editing footage focusing on children found in films taken during three AMNH expeditions to Asia, the First and Third Asiatic Expeditions, and the Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 154
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Educational Expedition to Mexico, 1940. Grace Fisher Ramsey of the AMNH Department of Education made a series of short films in 1940, during the Educational Expedition to Mexico This particular film is an introduction to the children of Mexico The film opens with Mexican mothers carrying their babies by tucking them into their shawls. Footage of children playing is seen, some of them girls with their dolls. New schools are visited where primary and intermediate...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 164
Scope and Contents Filmed during a Field Museum of Natural History expedition to China, Tibet, and Vietnam, 1929. This expedition film is a record of a collecting trip organized under the auspices of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The expedition team of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., his brother Kermit, and Charles Suydam Cutting went to China and Tibet in order to collect indigenous animals, in particular, the giant panda. The film, however, is primarily a record of the people, many of whom are not...