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Identifier: KC-19-01-18

Scope and Contents

Much of the film footage in the Edgar Snow Paper came from the production of his documentary, "One Fourth of Humanity". The film, which was in fair condition but without any order, and consisted of three types of footage: original film from which the final product was cut; dubbed footage from which came the edited work- print (a master print used to model the final product); and the final production footage. Only the original footage and the final production footage have been included in this inventory, with the dubbed footage placed in storage. The original and final footage have been edited into 1200 foot reels and appropriate portions were video taped. The final Master film (the master positive from which a new negative is made) was not video taped, nor was the sound track footage which has been separately transferred to 1/4 inch tape and cassettes.


  • 1928-1982


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English , Chinese , French .

Conditions Governing Access

Materials in this record group (series) are stored onsite and offsite. Items stored onsite require a minimum of 1 business day to retrieve them for use. Any items stored offsite will list a Location number and will require a minimum of 2 business days to retrieve them for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the materials are advised to contact UMKC University Archives.


From the Collection: 39 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City University Archives Repository

UMKC University Archives
UMKC University Libraries
800 E 51st Street
Kansas City MO 64110 United States