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. 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...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 119
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Christmas Around the World. In a remote broadcast from a Benedictine convent in Bethlehem, Connecticut, a valuable collection of miniature cr̊che figures, fifteenth century Italian wood carvings are seen. Arranged for the story of Christmas, the entire collection of 150 carvings is presented, representing Christmas figures from all races and cultures. SEGMENT 2: Oil Well #5. The second segment is the fifth and last report on the oil well in Purcell, Oklahoma. Robert Northshield is...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 156
Scope and Contents This footage is comprised of outtakes of the Warner Brothers feature film The Congo but there is no information on it in the Warners' archives. The print was given to the museum by Norman Moray, of Warners, in 1947, on behalf of Harry M. Warner. The film was made in the Congo region that is now Zaire and provides a survey of landscapes (waterfalls, and the Lualaba River), as well as the wildlife (an elephant and a lion), and the people of the region (pygmies and Mubira people). The footage...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 158
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH Educational Expedition to Mexico, 1940. This film by Grace Fisher Ramsey, associate curator of the AMNH Department of Education, opens in color with images of Otomi women near Popocatapetl making twine from maguey fibers; they perform this task while walking along the road. A marketplace is seen with Indian craftsmen at work: plates are decorated with paints made from various earths; a man makes bracelets of braided reeds and silk. In the city of Tlaguepagua potters...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 162
Scope and Contents This film records a big game fishing trip in the converging waters of the mineral-rich Ecuadorian and Humboldt currents off the coast of Peru. The proliferous plankton, which lives off of these minerals, provides an attractive feeding ground for large game fish. After boarding their craft, the Don Fredy, at an Indian fishing village, Alfred Glassell Jr. and his crew fight and eventually haul in marlin and broadbill swordfish. Footage of the tuna fishing boats from the Oceanic Co. follows,...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 235
Scope and Contents Filmed during the Finley-Church Expedition to the Northland, 1926. This film was taken during the Finley-Church Expedition to the Northland in 1926. It opens on Campbell Church's yacht, the Westward, with footage of the cook baking bread, the staff dining, and shots of the crew. Later, small skiffs are shown transporting the expedition party to land. The camera follows the party as they climb ragged cliffs to reach the avian inhabitants. Rhinoceros auklets are taken from their nests to be...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 91
Scope and Contents A comparative study of dance forms around the world is examined in this program by Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH anthropologist, and the dance critic of the New York Herald Tribune, Walter Terry. A special feature of the program includes a performance by the John Butler dancers demonstrating the basic movements and gestures of representative dances from around the world. Charles Collingwood discusses the basic differences in dance technques with Terry and Shapiro. In India, Bali, Thailand, and...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 168
Scope and Contents Given to the museum by the estate of Anne Morgan, J. P. Morgan's youngest child, this is probably one of several French Government films she owned, as she had worked extensively with the French Government during World War I. The dances of the Dogon escarpments of Sanga and Bandiagara in Mali are the focus of this film. Three distinctive dances are highlighted and the costumes and masks worn in these dances are clearly seen. First, a simple dance is performed by women clothed in bandanas,...
Dates: [192- ]1930
Identifier: Film Collection no. 169
Scope and Contents This film was given to the AMNH by the estate of Anne Morgan, J. P. Morgan's youngest child. This is probably one of several French Government films which she owned. In this film, the Royal Cambodian Ballet performs a traditional dance on an elaborate covered patio. With articulated fingers and hyper-extended elbows, the female dancers create postures said to be similar to stone-relief sculptures on the walls of Angkor Wat. The dancers wear silk costumes, which they have been sewn into (a...
Identifier: Film Collection no. 97
Scope and Contents Edwin Harris Colbert, AMNH curator of fossil reptiles and amphibians, is interviewed for this broadcast concerning Charles Darwin's five year voyage around the world on the H.M.S. Beagle. Darwin's revolutionary theories on evolution and survival of the fittest were largely formulated during this voyage. Only 22 years old at the time, Darwin was the naturalist commissioned to make geographic and navigational surveys for the British Navy. His theories on the process of adaptation and natural...