James Faris (1936 – present) is an American cultural anthropologist and epistemologist who received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1966. He conducted fieldwork in the fishing settlement of Cat Harbour, Newfoundland, among the Nuba of Southeastern Kordofan in the Sudan, and among the Navajo in the American Southwest. His research specializations include cognitive anthropology, art and aesthetics, ritual, social organization and reproduction, anthropological linguistics, and visual anthropology and critical theory and representation. The James Faris Papers, 1960-2014, primarily document his fieldwork with the Nuba peoples of Southeastern Sudan. His papers also include materials related to representation of the Nuba peoples and various controversies in visual anthropology and documentary film that related to Leni Riefenstahl and her filmmaking among the Nuba. During the 1960s Faris was drawn into activism against the Vietnam War while at the University of Connecticut and his papers contain ephemeral materials on radical anthropology and racism from that period. The collection consists of field notes, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, films (including scripts and transcriptions), videos, book and papers drafts, and news and magazine clippings.
Photographs and copies of drawings documenting the structures at Mitla archeological site, including the Columns Group and palace building and associated sculptures. There is also a photograph of the Beau Relief at Palenque, published in the Field Columbian Museum's journal "Anthropology." Some of the copy photographs were likely made by De Lancey ...
Enlarged halftone prints depicting Apache and Yuma Indians in Arizona, copied in the 1970s from original glass negatives. According to the Native American Photo Co., these photographs were probably made by Richard W. Hammer, a surveyor in the Southwest during the 1880s.
Portraits (indoor and outdoor), landscapes, and depictions of Hopi life, daily activities and ceremonies. Prints are signed by the photographer.
Photographs of drawings depicting kachinas, which may have been collected for Jesse Walter Fewkes' papers on Hopi and Tusayan kachinas.
The Anne Forbes collection includes documents and photographs pertaining to her research on Indian arts in the Southwest, United States conducted during 1948-1948 and revisited in 1958. The work culminated in the dissemination of a survey titled "Survey of American Indian Arts and Crafts, Southwest and Northern Plains." Forbes focused mostly on Pueblo paintings having developed personal relationships with several Pueblo painters including Joe Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo), Velino Herrera (Zia Pueblo) and Jose Rey Toledo (Jemez Pueblo).
This accession consists of the correspondence of Vincent D. Roth. He worked at the Oregon State Department of Agriculture and then the University of Arizona Experimental Station in Yuma, before moving on to be the Resident Director of the Southwest Research Station (part of the American Museum of Natural History) near Portal, Arizona. His ...
Photographs depicting collections of baskets that were probably made by Southwest or California Indians. Photographs may have been made by or for the Bureau of American Ethnology. Some of the photographs have numbererical identifiers, as though for illustration or exhibition.
Images depict petroglyphs and pictographs in New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Oaxaca, Mexico. Also includes indoor and outdoor portraits and views of the daily lives of people from tribes in the Southwest.
Photographs depicting a village, people, and rock formations in or near the Hopi village of Oraibi. The small albumen prints are the same as those normally used to make stereographs.