Emry Kopta collection, 1907-1924

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.036
Creators:
Kopta, Emry
Dates:
1907-1924
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
413 Photographic Prints
black and white
103 negatives (photographic)
black and white
Repository:
The Emry collection contains images of Hopi ceremonies, including the Soyaluna Ceremony, the Niman Ceremony, Katsina dances, the Snake Dance, the Butterfly Dance and the Buffalo Dance.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Negatives: organized in envelopes; arranged by image number
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by image number

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Artist Emry Kopta lived and worked for more than twelve years at First Mesa with a Hopi family that adopted him. While living as part of the community, he made more than two hundred photographs of the Hopi, ranging from scenes of everyday life to religious ceremonies.

Administration
Processing Information note
NMAIA Review
Author

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Preferred Citation note
Emry Kopta collection, 1907-1924, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi Indians -- Rites and ceremonies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arizona Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snake dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopi dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/