Robert E. Kuntz photographs of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East, circa 1949-1966

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2003-25
Creators:
Kuntz, Robert E.
Dates:
circa 1949-1966
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2,168 negatives
circa
acetate
548 modern prints
circa
78 color slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Robert E. Kuntz documenting people and natural and built environments that he encountered during his world travels. Locations depicted include Asia (Taiwan, India, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Japan), the Middle East (Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Yemen), Africa (Sudan, Libya, Kenya, and Nigeria), and Oceania (Borneo and the Philippines). Images of Taiwan include street scenes of Taipei, festivals and ceremonies (including celebrations of 10-10 Day, Buddha's birthday, and Lantern Festival), temples, villages and agriculture, boats and harbors, artwork and shrines, carving, construction, markets, bridges, and a cemetery. The collection also includes images of the Acropolis of Athens, the Taj Mahal and other structures in India, historical structures and the harbor in Istanbul (Turkey), markets and vendors in west Pakistan, and Wat Benchamabophit and Wat Arun in Thailand, ancient structures in Baʻlabakk (Lebanon), St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai) and a parade and ceremonies in Egypt.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Dr. Robert E. Kuntz (1916-2003) was a parasitologist for the U.S. Navy and the Southwest Research Foundation. After earning his MS in zoology from Oklahoma University and Ph.D. in parasitology from the University of Michigan, he joined the United States Navy in 1943. He was a parasitologist and medical entomologist with the Naval Medical Research Institute and then Chairman of the department of parasitology at the Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, a position that brought him into contact with groups in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In 1964, Kuntz retired from the Navy as a captain. He wrote hundreds of publications and his photographs have been reproduced in textbooks, National Geographic Magazine, and other publications.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2003-25

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Modern prints made from original negatives by Smithsonian Institution for identification purposes, 1987.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2003-25 Robert E. Kuntz negatives and slides, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Kuntz's field notes held in the Smithsonian Institutuion Archives in the Field Book Project in SIA Acc. 12-254.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Taiwanese fish skins collected by Kuntz held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 231999.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Robert E. Kuntz, 1987.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Inventory for the color slides available in repository.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Festivals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rites and ceremonies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Taiwan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egypt Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turkey Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hong Kong (China) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borneo Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nigeria Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kenya Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Libya Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pakistan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sudan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baʻlabakk (Lebanon) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
India Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thailand Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Philippines Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yemen Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vietnam Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Korea Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Damascus (Syria) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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