William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands, 1915-1916
NAA.PhotoLot.110

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.110
Creators:
Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Dates:
1915-1916
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
circa 400 negatives
nitrate
circa 220 (duplicates not counted) prints
silver gelatin
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by William M. Mann during a zoological expedition to Fiji and the British Solomon Islands. They document indigenous people, villages, and the natural environment, as well as activities such as tapa making, building construction, and ceremonies.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William M. Mann (1886-1960) was an entomologist and zoologist who took part in several collecting expeditions and directed the Smithonian Institution's National Zoological Park for three decades. Born in Helena, Montana, Mann completed his BA at Stanford University in 1911 and earned his doctorate in entomology from Harvard University in 1915. After completing his studies at Harvard, he was selected as a Sheldon Traveling Fellow for a trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands (1915-1916). Mann returned to the United States to serve as an entomologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (1916-1925). In 1925, he was appointed Superintendent of the National Zoological Park, a position he held until his retirement in 1956.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Copy negatives for some of the nitrate negatives are available.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 110

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 110, William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, circa 1885-1981 (SIA RU007293), which include field notes from his trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fiji Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fijians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lau (Solomon Islands people) Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marovo (Solomon Islands people) Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solomon Islands Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland , 20746
Phone: 301.238.1300
naa@si.edu