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   Robert Joseph Flaherty Papers , 1884-1970

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Robert Flaherty Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078765 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951.
Title:Robert Joseph Flaherty Papers , 1884-1970
Physical description:ca. 30,100 items (80 boxes, 16 v.)
Language(s):In English
Access: Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects. The following boxes are located off-site: CMI Boxes 81-96. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

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Description

Scope and Content

Professional and personal papers of Robert J. Flaherty and of his associates Frances Hubbard Flaherty and David Flaherty, concerning his career as an explorer in the Hudson Bay area, and as a film-maker from 1913 until 1951. The collection includes correspondence, diaries, financial records, scripts, publicity materials, his books, short stories, and articles and stills from his films including NANOOK OF THE NORTH (1922), MOANA (1925), MAN OF ARAN (1934), ELEPHANT BOY (1937), THE LAND (1941), and LOUISIANA STORY (1948). Also, files of the Robert Flaherty Foundation, including the later personal papers of Mrs. Flaherty.

Series I General correspondence

Boxes 1-33

Series II: Canadian Explorations

On microfilm reel MN#1910

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.

 The following boxes are located off-site: CMI Boxes 81-96. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Restrictions on Use

Reader must use microfilm.

1) No original materials may be removed from the library at any time.

2) Requests for photoduplication must be made in writing to one of the officers of International Film Seminars.

Preferred Citation

Robert Flaherty Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 06/--/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scripts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Documentary films--Production and direction.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Explorers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Flaherty, David.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Flaherty, Frances Hubbard.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hudson Bay--Description and travel.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International Film Seminars (Firm)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion picture industry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion picture producers and directors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Robert Flaherty Foundation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Film producer and director, pioneer in the documentary film. Robert Joseph Flaherty was married to Frances Hubbard Flaherty. His brother was the documentary film-maker David Flaherty.

The Robert Flaherty Foundation, later absorbed by International Film Seminars, Inc., was established after Flaherty's death to encourage study of "the Flaherty method" of film-making, to advise young directors, and to ensure the continued availability of the Flaherty films.

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