The collection consists of 9 motion picture film reels from the University of California, Irvine, Department of Anthropology
documenting the construction and use of a canoe by a craftsman named Uliulileave from Satalo, Samoa, as well as the work of
a master Yucatec Maya potter named Alfredo Tzum.
The Department of Anthropology is a department within the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.
In the 1960s, the School of Social Sciences hosted an experimental cultural and artistic exchange program on campus known
as the Social Sciences Farm. The program brought indigenous people from Mexico, Guatemala, and Samoa to live in farm buildings
in an underdeveloped part of campus. The Farm was described as a fieldwork training site for students of anthropology, where
indigenous experts were viewed as informants or teachers. Social scientists at UC Irvine documented the skills and practices
of the informants through photography and motion pictures.
6.2 Linear feet
(9 reels in 5 canisters)
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head
of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research. Access to archival originals is restricted; patrons must use viewing copy.