Paul and Astrid Oscanyan photograph collection relating to Iceland and Greenland, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-2
Creators:
Oscanyan, Paul
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
10 Prints
silver gelatin
1 Volume
6 Colored prints
7 Prints
color halftone
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Collection of photographs made or collected by Paul and Astric Oscanyan relating to Iceland and Greenland. They include Jon Helgason's work on Reykjavik between 1786 and 1936, with photographic plates and copies of drawings; reproductions of paintings by Emanuel A. Petersen of Eskimo or Inuit settlements and boats on or near the coast of Greenland; and photographs of Greenland, possibly made or collected by Paul Oscanyan during the Michigan Greenland Expeditions. One photograph mount has a handwritten letter on its verso, from November 1939.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Paul Oscanyan was a member of the University of Michigan Greenland Expeditions in 1927-1928.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 89-2
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USNM ACC 356736

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 89-2, Paul and Astrid Oscanyan photograph collection relating to Iceland and Greenland, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts donated by the Oscanyans can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 356736.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The collection was placed on loan in the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia, 1942. It was donated by Paul and Astrid Oscanyan to the Smithsonian in 1982, as part of accession 356736. Photo lot 89-2 was sent to the archives by the Processing Lab in 1988.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dogsledding Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inuit Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic peoples Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenland Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reykjavík (Iceland) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eskimos Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Petersen, Emanuel A. (Emanuel Aage), 1894-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oscanyan, Astrid Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jón Helgason, 1866-1942 (author) 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/