Smithsonian Centennial Film, 1946

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As part of the 1946 celebration of the Smithsonian Centennial, the National Geographic Society prepared the film, "Uncovering Mexico's Forgotten Treasures," from a lecture by Matthew and Marion Stirling in Constitution Hall. The film documents their archeological work in Mexico supported by the Bureau of American Ethnology and the National Geographic Society. Materials include two videotapes: a 3/4" U-Matic copy of master videotape copy of 16mm color film; and a 1/2" VHS copy of 3/4" U-Matic copy.


  • Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975
  • Stirling, Marion I
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • Smithsonian Institution Centennial (1946: Washington, D.C.)



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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520



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Permission to broadcast must be given by the National Geographic Society, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details



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Local number

SIA Acc. 91-139

Physical description

0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)

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