National Anthropological Archives

Institute of Social Anthropology photograph collection relating to Latin America, circa 1945-1950

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.4623
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Institute of Social Anthropology
Dates:
circa 1945-1950
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
8 Color prints
39 Prints
silver gelatin
7 Posters
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made as part of the work of the Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA), some of which have been mounted on posters for a Smithsonian Institution Regents Exhibit. The photographs document people, the built and natural environments, agricultural work, and events (including dances and a Catholic procession) in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. Some photographs also depict ISA staff, teachers, and students. The collection includes images by A. Guillen M. and ISA staff.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Institute of Social Anthropology was established under the directorship of Julian H. Steward on September 8, 1943, as an autonomous unit of the Bureau of American Ethnology. The Institute had two basic purposes: training of personnel and local students in anthropology, and acquisition of scientific information regarding Latin American rural populations. At its outset, the ISA staff consisted of eight social scientists in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 4623, Institute of Social Anthropology photograph collection relating to Latin America, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Institute of Social Anthropology records, 1941-1952.

Contained in
Contained in
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 4623


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Posters Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peru Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brazil Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexicans Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Totonac Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guambiano (Guambia) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brazilians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colombians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peruvians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colombia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flying dance Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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