Series I. Movie film
(16mm) by Pat Hitchcock. Includes outtakes. Village of Rankhandi (also known as Khaalaapur). Morris E. Opler, from the Ford Foundation. North Indian village prior to development. US/India Joint University Venture (Lucknow and Cornell)1953-56. Disciplines of study include anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, linguistics (John Gompers), child psychology, history, social psychology. John T. Hitchcock, Project Director. Robert J. Smith.
Series II. Photographic
Includes colored slides, black and white negatives in isinglass slips, 3x5 drawers. Years of study: 1954, 1984 (1968, 1978, 1984 - Smithsonian)
Series III. Field notes
HRAF format, typed cross index cards.
Series IV. Black and white prints
HRAF code, indexed with key
Series V. Allan Atwell files
Contemporary art of India.
Series VI. Maps
Regulation government maps, specialized maps (eg. every house, tree, well in a village, population 5000)
Series VII. Phonodiscs
Language records, 78 rpm, archaic vocabulary, Basis of Gompers' introductory Hindi
Series VIII. Surveys
Crop production and other surveys
Series IX. Jhabiran files
Control village (Muslim) most others are Hindi. HRAF coded, includes photographs.
Series X. Census material
Most comprehensive village study ever. All documented, statistics of health.
Village dialect, village music