Willard Edwin Graves photographs of Burma, 1908-1913
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-7
Creators:
Graves, Willard Edwin
Dates:
1908-1913
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
67 lantern slides
1 cassette tape
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting government buildings, Christian missions, Buddhist pagodas and monks, Muslim mosques, industry, agriculture, and dances in Burma. People depicted include Chins, Karens, Shans, Burmese, and Methodist missionaries. Some of the handcolored lantern slides are marked by the Christian Lecture Bureau in Chicago and others depict a map and sheet music, indicating that they may have been assembled for a lecture.
A recording made in 1970 by the Reverend Harry Harwood, who taught at the same school as Graves but at a later time, includes a commentary on the slides.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Williard Edwin Graves (1880-1966) was an American missionary in Rangoon from 1908-1913. He and his wife, Almyra Alford Graves, were commissioned by the Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church to teach at the Methodist Episcopal Church School for Boys in Rangoon. Graves later served as principal of the school until his wife's ill health forced them to return to the United States

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogate is available online.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 75-7

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 75-7, Willard Edwin Graves photographs of Burma, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional missionary photographs of Burma can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 74-50.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The United Methodist Church's General Commission on Archives and History holds the Willard Edwin Graves Papers.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The lantern slides and tape recording were donated by Anabel and James Robertson to the Department of Anthropology processing lab and then transferred to the National Anthropological Archives, 1974.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lantern slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burmese -- Agriculture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rangoon (Burma) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mosques Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buddhist monks Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Missions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pagodas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shan (Asian people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chin (Southeast Asian people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burmese Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Karen (Southeast Asian people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiocassettes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harwood, Harry 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/