Hudson Museum/Maine Basketmakers' Alliance Video Collection, 2006-2008
NMAI.AC.019

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.019
Creators:
Hudson Museum (University of Maine at Orono).
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance.
Dates:
2006-2008
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
51 Videocassettes (MiniDV)
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
Videotapes of interviews with basketmakers from the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance (MIBA) documenting Maine Indian art forms. Created by the Hudson Museum in partnership with MIBA.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Videotapes of interviews with basketmakers from the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance (MIBA) documenting Maine Indian art forms. Created by the Hudson Museum in partnership with MIBA.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance Video Collections consists of a single series containing video recordings of interviews with Maine Indian basketmakers and other artisans.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The following description of the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine is from their website, found at http://www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum/index.html:
"The Hudson Museum maintains a collection of over 8,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects including a world class assemblage of 2,828 Precolumbian ceramics, lithics and gold work dating from 2000 BC to the time of the Spanish Conquest. This collection is complemented by contemporary ethnographic objects from Mexico, Guatemala and Panama.
The North American collection includes Native American and Native Alaskan objects from the Northwest Coast, Arctic, Plains, Southwest and Northeast. The Maine Native American collection boasts 400 objects, including the largest institutional collection of Penobscot basketmaking tools in the region. Southwestern holdings include historic Pueblo pottery, Hopi kachinas, Navajo textiles, Pima and Havasupai basketry, Navajo and Zuni silverwork and contemporary art. Arctic holdings feature ethnographic clothing, tools and weapon"
The following description of the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance is from their website, found at http://www.maineindianbaskets.org/:
"The Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance (MIBA) is a nonprofit Native American arts service organization focused on preserving and extending the art of basketmaking within Maine's Native American community. MIBA seeks to preserve the ancient tradition of ash and sweetgrass basketmaking among the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes."

Administration
Processing Information note
Processed by Michael Pahn, Media Archivist in 2010.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Michael Pahn
Acquisition Information
These materials were donated to the National Museum of the American Indian by the Hudson Museum of the University of Maine in March 2010. The primary contact at the Hudson Museum was Gretchen Faulkner, Museum Director.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hudson Museum/Maine Indian Baksetmakers' Alliance Video Collection, Videotape Title; National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use note
Researchers seeking permission for commercial uses of these materials must contact the Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance directly. Maine Indian Basketmakers' Alliance may be contacted at:
Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance P.O. Box 3253 Old Town, ME 04468 (207) 859-9722 miba@gwi.net http://www.maineindianbaskets.org/
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indian basket makers--Interviews--Maine Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian basket makers--Maine Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Maine Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mi'kmaq (Micmac) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mini-DV Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Passamaquoddy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Penobscot Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland , Maryland, 20746-2863
Phone: 301.238.1400
nmaiarchives@si.edu