Mildred A. Morton collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.383
Creators:
Morton, Mildred A.
Konan, Mildred
Dates:
1970-1984
Languages:
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
0.41 Linear feet
Repository:
This collection contains articles and filmstrip material with content written by sociologist Mildred A. Konan (later Morton) circa 1970-1984.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 3 educational filmstrips and magazine publications from 1970-1984 with content written by sociologist Mildred A. Konan (later Morton). The material documents Peruvian and Mexican gourd art and artists.
The filmstrips include the titles
Peruvian Gourd Art (Los Mates Burilados Del Peru)
, and two copies of
Mexican Lacquerware (El Arte del Maque en Mexico)
. The materials include filmstrips and synchronized audio cassettes, as well as manuals written by Mildred A. Konan and Raymond W. Konan. These filmstrips were published in 1970 and 1972 by Educational Filmstrips of Hunstville, Texas.
The publications in this collection include articles written by Mildred A. Konan including the 1979
Américas
article, "Works of Art from Humble Gourds"; the 1979
Horticulture
article, "The Ubiquitous Gourd"; the 1980
Aboard: AeroPeru
article, "Works of Art from Humble Gourds" ; and the 1984
Américas
article, "A Lustrous Tradition." Some of the publications are in English and others are in Spanish.
The collection also contains an article about Peruvian artist Max Inga Adanaque from the 1980 bulletin for Partners of the Americas and a biography written by Mildred A. Konan in 1980 about Gerasimo Sosa Alache, a Peruvian potter and ceramic sculptor.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The publications and filmstrip guides are arranged in box 1 and the filmstrips and audiocassettes are arranged in a separate box.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mildred A. Konan was a sociologist who studied in Peru, Mexico, and Nigeria, specializing in rural development and social change. She taught at the University of Maryland and Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. Konan also studied gourd art with her husband Raymond W. Konan. She later changed her last name to Morton.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Emily Moazami, Supervisory Archivist, 2019.
Separated Materials
The NMAI also holds a large gourd collection collected and donated by Mildred Morton. They are cataloged under the object numbers 268642 - 268781.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mildred A. Morton, 2012.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The original filmstrips and audio cassettes are restricted due to condition. Textual material is accessible by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mildred A. Morton collection, box # and folder #, NMAI.AC.383; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Some materials may be copyrighted. Please contact NMAI Archives for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Peruvian Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Mexican Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Filmstrips Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magazines (periodicals) -- 1970-1990 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/