Kenneth Blaisdell photographs of Naga people, 1942-1944

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-39
Creators:
Blaisdell, Kenneth
Dates:
1942-1944
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
29 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Kenneth Blaisdell while he was stationed with the United States Army in Assam. They document Konyak Naga people, villages, and activities, including work for the United States Army. There are also some images of Gurkha soldiers. The original prints were in an album; photocopies of these are available with the collection.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Kenneth Blaisdell was a lieutenant who commanded a platoon of the 679th Signal Aircraft Warning Company in the United States Army Signal Corps. From October 1942 to January 1944, Blaisdell's platoon was assigned to an installation near the Naga Hills, Assam, where they interacted with indigenous people and learned the Naga language.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals retained by Kenneth Blaisdell.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 83-39

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, 1982-1983.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 83-39, Kenneth Blaisdell photographs of Naga people, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Naga artifacts can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 356652.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of Konyak Naga people can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8 and Photo Lot 97.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Films depicting the Konyak Naga people can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in 2006.2.345 and 2006.2.351.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Original prints loaned by Kenneth Blaisdell for copying, 1982-1983.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naga Hills (Burma) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assam (India) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gurkhas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naga (South Asian people) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Konyak (Indic people) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/