MS 1998-33 Chief Antonio Zarco visit collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1998-33
Creators:
Crocker, William H. (William Henry), 1924-
Dates:
circa 1980-1981
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9 Photographs
black and white
8 x 10 inches.
2 Photographs
color
7.5 x 9 inches.
23 Pages
photocopies
11 x 8.5 inches.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 9 black and white photographs and photocopies of correspondence relating to a visit by Chief Antonio Zarco, a Choco Indian, to the Smithsonian Institution in early 1980s to identify objects in its ethnology collections. Also includes two color prints of Zarco, neighbors and children in Panama, 1963, during the filming of a documentary about U.S. astronauts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Choco Indians live in small tribal groupings in the rainforests of northwestern Colombia and southwestern Panama. Chief Antonio Zarco, a Choco tribal leader, visited the Smithsonian Institution in the early 1970s and was able to identify several objects in its ethnology collections. In the early 1980s, Zarco was invited to return to the Smithsonian to assist with identifying other objects in the collection.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1998-33

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 1998-33, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by William Crocker.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Choco Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zarco, Antonio, Chief Personal 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/