National Anthropological Archives

William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands, 1915-1916

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.110
Creators:
Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Dates:
1915-1916
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
400 Negatives
circa
nitrate
220 Prints
circa 220 (duplicates not counted) prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by William M. Mann during a zoological expedition to Fiji and the British Solomon Islands. They document Indigenous people, villages, and the natural environment, as well as activities such as tapa making, building construction, and ceremonies.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William M. Mann (1886-1960) was an entomologist and zoologist who took part in several collecting expeditions and directed the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park for three decades. Born in Helena, Montana, Mann completed his BA at Stanford University in 1911 and earned his doctorate in entomology from Harvard University in 1915. After completing his studies at Harvard, he was selected as a Sheldon Traveling Fellow for a trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands in 1915. Mann returned to the United States to serve as an entomologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (1916-1925). In 1925, he was appointed Superintendent of the National Zoological Park, a position he held until his retirement in 1956.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Existence and Location of Copies note
Copy negatives for some of the nitrate negatives are available.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 110, William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, circa 1885-1981 (SIA RU007293), which include field notes from Mann's trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands.

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 110

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory available in repository.


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Marovo (Solomon Islands people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fijians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lau (Solomon Islands people) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solomon Islands Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fiji Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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