Motion Picture Film
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum holds two major Arctic film collections as well as a number of smaller collections. Donald B. MacMillan's films include educational films, films to illustrate his lectures, and thousands of feet of unedited footage shot between 1923 and 1954 in both 35mm black and white and 16mm color. The Robert A. Bartlett collection consists largely of unedited footage taken during Bartlett's expeditions on the Effie M. Morrissey between 1926 and 1945, all of it shot in 35mm black and white.
The film archive is currently unavailable to researchers and filmmakers as we preserve, digitize and catalogue it. In the meantime, we have been working on issuing some of his film on DVD and on the internet.