Carol F. Jopling photographs of Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi of Panama, 1981-1984

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-37
Creators:
Jopling, Carol F.
Dates:
1981-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
74 prints
circa
silver gelatin (including some mounted for exhibition)
442 negatives
acetate
35 mm
326 contact prints
326 contact prints (on proof sheets)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Carol F. Jopling documenting the Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi Indians of Panama, as well as the Panama Canal and scenery. Jopling's photographs depict Choco and Kuna dwellings (including their construction), Choco people waiting to receive vaccinations from Navy personnel, agriculture (including coconut harvesting), boats in the Panama Canal, and city buildings. Photographs and textual materials used for an exhibit in 1998 at the American Institute of Architects Baltimore Gallery, entitled "Contrasting Vernacular Architecture: Kuna and Choco Houses of Panama," are also available with the collection.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Carol Farrington Jopling (ca. 1917-2000) was a librarian and anthropologist. As a librarian, she mostly worked for government agencies, including the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology in 1961 and 1962. In 1973, she received her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Massachusettes, writing her disseration on the "Women Weavers of Yalalag; Their Art and Its Process." After spending four years as a research associate at Harvard's Peabody Museum, she became chief librarian of the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute in Panama (1981-1984). There, she developed a focus on the anthropological study of architecture, publishing a book on the "Art and Aesthetics in Primitive Societies" in 1971.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 98-37

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 98-37, Carol F. Jopling photographs of Kuna and Choco of Panama, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Kuna
Ngawbe

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the papers of Carol F. Jopling.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Jopling also donated artifacts to the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 368048.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Carol Jopling, 1998.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Guaymi Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cuna Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Canal (Panama) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Choco Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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