Mary Vance Trent photographs of Micronesia, circa 1972-1976 (bulk 1972-1974)

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.97-15
Creators:
Trent, Mary Vance, 1914-1998
Dates:
circa 1972-1976
bulk 1972-1974
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
578 color prints
circa 578 color prints
521 color negatives
circa
9 postcards
color halftone
47 prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made during Mary Vance Trent's time in Micronesia, including in Guam, Saipan, Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, and the Marshall Islands and Taipei. The images depict towns, buildings and other remains of the Japanese and Spanish occupations, boats, airplanes, houses and hotels, US military events, aerial views, and people (including residents and United States and United Nations delegates). The collection also includes some photographs made in Cape Cod, Boston, Washington, DC, and New Hampshire, as well as commercial postcards with images of Saipan and other Mariana Islands.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Mary Vance Trent (1914-1998) was a foreign service officer for the State Department. She represented the US in the Pacific Islands, including in Samoa and Tonga (1969-1972), and acted as political advisor during the transition of Micronesia from a US territory to a municipality of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (1972-1974). Over her career, Trent acquired many Polynesian and Micronesian objects, some of which she donated to the Smithsonian.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 97-15

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 97-15, Mary Vance Trent photographs of Micronesia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Artifacts collected by Trent in Polynesia, Micronesia, and New Guinea held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 416128.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Library of Congress holds the Mary Vance Trent Papers.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Mary Vance Trent through Adrienne L. Kaeppler, 1997.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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