Harvard Botanical Museum 16mm Film Collection, ca. 1943-1978 : Guide.
Early in the history of motion pictures the medium of film was recognized for its invaluable uses in education. Moving pictures allow for a broad range of educational topics to be taught by utilizing the medium's ability to communicate information and expand upon complex ideas and topics. This collection of 16mm educational films from the Harvard Botanical Museum Collection focuses on the topics of agriculture through ethnography and history. The films were created between 1943 and 1978 and used as educational tools for students in Harvard classrooms.
Language of Materials
Material is in English.
Access by appointment only. Applications to consult this material should be directed to the staff of the Harvard Film Archive.
Film prints are made accessible by appointment only and in close consultation with HFA staff. Although films do not circulate for individual use, students, filmmakers, artists, and researchers are encouraged to use the collections on-site. If their condition allows, prints from the HFA collection may be viewed on a flatbed viewer at the HFA’s Conservation Center.
Reproduction and/or publication of materials subject to copyright requires written permission from a) the copyright owner, his/her heirs or assigns and from b) the Fine Arts Library, owner of the original material.
Extent1 collection (45 16mm film prints)
The Harvard Botanical Museum 16mm Film Collection was used for educational purposes by the Harvard Botanical Museum, which was founded in 1858 by Asa Gray and originally called the Museum of Vegetable Products. Collecting continued over the years in a variety of forms, including film. The films within this collection span from 1943 to 1978, and while one film within the collection was produced by Harvard University, most were acquired from outside producers. They focus on a variety of specific topics all focusing around agriculture and botanical sciences, some with ethnographic and historical looks at agriculture.
Films are listed alphabetically. Filmographic information, including year of release, director, and description, are included when available.
This collection was donated by the Tozzer Library at Harvard University in January 2012.
Arranged & encoded by: Tara Maharjan, March 2012
- Agriculture Films
- Amahuaca Indians -- Agriculture -- Peru
- Amahuaca Indians -- Peru -- Rites and ceremonies
- Amahuaca Indians -- Peru -- Social life and customs
- American Museum of Natural History Expedition to the Peruvian
- Aymara Indians
- Bolivia--Social life and customs
- Corn-- Mexico
- DeKalb County Farm Bureau (DeKalb County, Ill.)--History
- Documentary Films
- Educational Films
- Ergot alkaloids
- Ethnographic Films
- Forest management
- Hallucinogenic drugs
- Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
- Handicraft -- Papua New Guinea
- Harvard University
- Harvest festivals -- Peru
- Huichol Indians -- Religion.
- Hybrid corn
- Indian textile fabrics -- Peru
- Indian weapons -- Peru
- Indians of Mexico -- Agriculture
- Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies.
- Indians of South America -- Social life and customs
- Johnston (Iowa)
- Maine. Dept. of Agriculture
- Malay Peninsula -- Pictorial works
- Maple sugar
- Maple sugar -- Minnesota -- Motion pictures
- Maple sugar industry--Vermont
- Mexico -- History -- To 1519
- Mexico--Social life and customs
- Mexico. Agriculture
- Mille Lacs Indian Reservation (Minn.) -- Motion pictures
- Montaña (1960-1961)
- Natural Rubber Bureau (U.S.)
- Nett Lake Indian Reservation (Minn.)
- Nonfiction Films
- Ojibwa Indians -- Food -- Motion pictures
- Ojibwa Indians -- Minnesota -- Motion pictures
- Opium poppy
- Opium poppy growers
- Opium trade.
- Orchids -- Australia
- Orinoco River Delta (Venezuela)
- Peyotism -- Mexico
- Poisonous plants -- Toxicology
- Poisonous plants -- United States
- Poppy industry.
- Rice workers
- Rice--Bali (Island)
- Rubber plantation workers
- Sponsored Films
- Sugar maple--Pictorial works
- Tehuacán River Valley (Mexico)--Social life and customs
- Tobacco -- Physiological effect
- Traditional medicine -- Peru
- Waica Indians
- Wheat products
- Wild rice -- Minnesota
- Yanomamo Indians -- Social life and customs
- Yanomamo Indians—Venezuela
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