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    Smithsonian Underwater Archaeology Film Collection, ca. 1960's.
     
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    Creator: 
    Armed Forces History, Division of (NMAH, SI) (collector).
    Title: 
    Smithsonian Underwater Archaeology Film Collection, ca. 1960's.
    Phy. Description: 
    approx. 4 cubic feet
    approx. 50 reels of 16mm film.
    Medium : 
    Film, dye, on reels, some in cans.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Most of the film in the collection was made in the 1960's by or under Mendel Peterson, then curator of underwater archaeology in the Division of Armed Forces History. Some footage was made for a project sponsored by the Explorers' Guild, according to information supplied by Joe Young.
    Scope and Content: 
    Approximately 50 reels of 16mm motion picture film in various lengths. Includes the negative and completed film, narrated by Mendel Peterson for the Explorers' Guild film, and two short color films show Peterson and another man doing carpentry work in an outdoor setting, then straining a liquid into a bottle.
    Provenance: 
    Transferred from the Division of Armed Forces History, 5/1987.
    Finding aids: 
    Preliminary inventory.
    Cite as: 
    Smithsonian Underwater Archaeology Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
    Subject-Topical: 
    Underwater archaeology -- 1960's
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Bermuda
    Subject-Name: 
    Peterson, Mendel
    Explorers' Guild
    Form / Genre: 
    16mm motion picture film
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0262Add Copy to MyList

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