Archbold Expedition to New Guinea, 1938-1939.
Film of the "discovery" of the Grand (Baliem) Valley
Held by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
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Creator: Archbold, Richard Aviator-explorer (1907-1976)
Title: Richard Archbold Expedition to Papua New Guinea, 1938-1939
Phy. Description: 1,526 ft (55 min) silent color video
Summary: Footage documenting the third Archbold expedition which was a joint
effort of the American Museum of Natural History and the government of the
Netherlands Indies. Dyaks recruited in Borneo provided porterage and basic
transport was by a PBY-2 (Catalina) flying-boat named "Guba" which was flown
by Archbold. Areas visited included: northern slopes of Snow Mountains from the
Baliem River to Lake Habbema, Mt. Wilhelmina, lowlands and mountains of the
middle Idenburg River region, and the high valley of the Baliem.
Subject - Geographical: Oceania
Repository Loc: Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center,
Local Number: HSFA 93.27.1
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