James A. Jensen photograph collection of Vladimir Kozak art and artifacts and Chief Joseph lithograph, circa 1965-1974

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-1
Creators:
Jensen, James A., 1918- (collector and photographer)
Dates:
circa 1965-1974
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Lithograph
1 Watercolor
95 color slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The bulk of the collection is comprised of images of paintings by Vladimir Kozak and his artifacts relating to Brazilian tribes, photographed by James A. Jensen at Kozak's home in Curitaba, Brazil, in September 1965. It also includes a watercolor image of body decoration at a ceremony held by the upper Xingu River tibes of Central Brazil. Additionally, there is one lithograph poster of a J. A. Jensen painting of Chief Joseph, dated 1974.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
James A. Jensen (1918-1998) was a paleontologist and Director of the Earth Sciences Museum at Brigham Young University (BYU). While at BYU, he conducted fieldwork in both North and South America, at which point he may have met Vladimir Kozak. He created pastel and acrylic artwork, particularly of flowers, landscapes, and American Indians.
Artist Vladimir Kozak was trained in Czechoslovakia in mechanical engineering, sculpture, and painting. In 1923, he immigrated to Brazil. As Kozak's interest in the Indian tribes of Brazil grew, he increasingly focused on painting and sculpting, particularly during the 1940s and 1950s. He also became a still photographer, film maker, and collector of Indian artifacts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals of much of artwork depicted in slides in Glenbow Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 79-1

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 79-1, James A. Jensen photograph collection of Vladimir Kozak art and artifacts and Chief Joseph lithograph, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of Brazilian Indians can be found in the National Museum of the American Indian Archives in the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides and the Borys Malkin slides, negatives and other material.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photographs of Chief Joseph can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 59.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by James A. Jensen of the Earth Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Utah, 1978.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Plateau Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yawalapiti Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waura Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Suya Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mehinacu Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of South America -- Brazil Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Xavante Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watercolors Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Timbira Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nez Percé Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cayapo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuikuru Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Body painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apalakiri Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kamaiurá Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Urubu Kaapor Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Héta Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bororo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caraja Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph (Nez Percé Chief), 1840-1904 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kozák, Vladimir, 1897-1979 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/