Eugene H. Boudreau photographs of Tarahumara Indians, circa 1959-1988

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-47
Creators:
Boudreau, Eugene H.
Dates:
circa 1959-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
485 prints
circa 485 mounted and unmounted color prints
77 prints
silver gelatin (including some copies of color prints)
600 color negatives
circa
acetate (including 35 mm)
64 negatives
acetate
35 mm
250 color slides
circa
7 copy negatives
7 copy negatives (including one color negative)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made by Eugene H. Boudreau depicting Tarahumara Indians, ceremonies (including Easter observances), villages, and craftspeople. The collection documents activities including weaving and textiles, brickmaking, pottery making, basketmaking, hatmaking, and food preparation. There are also images of a mercury mine, an archeological excavation, scenery of the Tarahumara Mountains and images of masks and other artifacts probably at Boudreau's house in California.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Eugene H. Boudreau (b. 1934) was born in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in geology (1959). He traveled to Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico, for the first time while working as a mining geologist. As a result of his interest in the residents of these states, Boudreau began to collect the histories, textiles, and information about the Mestizo and indigenous Mexican peoples. He first visited the Tarahumara in the mountains of Sinaloa and Chihuahua in 1960. Over the ensuing forty years, Boudreau collected artifacts, conducted research, and published a series of books on the culture of the area.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 99-47

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 99-47, Eugene H. Boudreau photographs of Tarahumara Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Tarahumara (Rarámuri)

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds Eugene H. Boudreau's papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Mexican objects collected by Boudreau held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 416144.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Eugene H. Boudreau, 1999.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Folder list available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Tarahumara Mountains (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rites and ceremonies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mines and mineral resources Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Villages Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pottery craft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Textile fabrics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brickmaking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tarahumara Indians Culture 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/