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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Paul Fejos
RLIN number: NXCP88-A117
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and education in Hungary; medical training; to United States, 1923; Rockefeller Institute, 1924-26; film industry, Hollywood and Europe during the late 1920s and early 1930s; ethnographic work for Swedish film industry, 1937-40; work with primitive tribes, Madagascar, Seychelles; shipwreck on Komodo Island; archaeology and anthropology in Peru, 1940, with Axel Wenner-Gren; Army Specialized Training Unit, Stanford University, 1943-44; Director, Wenner-Gren Foundation; use of technical aids in anthropology; Yale, 1950-51; Columbia, 1951; international symposia in Austria; ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY.
Extent: Transcript: 244 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from Dr. Lita Fejos Osmundsen, Wenner-Gren Foundation, 14 East 71st St., New York, N.Y. 10021; certain pages closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1962 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Fejos, Paul, 1897-1963
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1897
Speaker occupation: Anthropologist
Age at speaking: 65
Document date: 1962
Interviewer: Mason, John T., 1909-
Locations discussed: Peru; South America
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Anthropologists; Anthropology; Archaeology; Motion picture producers and directors; Oral history; Peru; South America
Topics discussed - Other terms: Ethnology--Field work; Fejos, Paul, 1897-1963; Motion pictures in ethnology; Peru--Antiquities; Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research; Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research; Wenner-Gren, Axel
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018993-14436