MS 2004-23 Description and photographs of the Wagi Valley, Papua New Guinea

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2004-23
Creators:
Coffee, Richard J.
Dates:
circa 1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
19 Pages
11 x 8.5 in.
2 Items
photographic prints
black & white
3.5 x 4.5 in.
1 Item
photographic print
black & white
5 x 3.5 in.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of materials concerning Papua, New Guinea, collected by Richard J. Coffee of the United States Air Force. The collection contains a 19-page copy of a typed manuscript entitled "Daily Jottings On a Weeks Visit" by Herschel W. Carney. The manuscript details Carney's visit to the Wagi Valley during his service in the Air Corps. Carney spent a week in the interior of Papua New Guinea during July 1945 and describes the people and environment. The collection also includes three black-and-white photographic prints depicting indigneous men, women and children.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Prior to World War II, the territories of Papua and New Guinea were administered by the Commonwealth of Australia under mandates from both the British government and the League of Nations. The Japanese invasion in December 1941 brought an end to civil administration and much of the territory of New Guinea was occupied by Japanese forces before being recaptured by Australian and American forces during the final months of the war. In his manuscript, Carney describes visiting a government settlement that had been re-established by the Australians in early 1944.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2004-23

Using the Collection
Citation
MS 2004-23, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Barbara Coffee, wife of Richard Coffee.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indigenous peoples -- Papua New Guinea Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Typescripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Papuans Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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