National Anthropological Archives

Guide to the Smithsonian National Associates Program Research Expedition records, 1990-1993


Collection ID:
Smithsonian National Associates Program
James-Duguid, Charlene, 1942-
Physical Description:
15.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
The collection includes material from the expeditions. Among them are field notes, audio and video tapes, photographs and slides, and typescript transcriptions.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical / Historical
In 1988, anthropologist Charlene James-Duguid, program manager with the Smithsonian Associates, organized the Smithsonian Research Expedition Program. The program offered members the opportunity to work with professional scholars in a variety of disciplines. In return, participants contributed financial support and labor.
One of the program's offerings was guided on-site anthropological field work. The subjects and itineraries differed from year to year. They included loggers of Balinese ceremonial dancers; merchants at the Brimfield, Massachusetts, Antique and Collectible Flea Market; Cheyenne, Wyoming, Frontier Days celebration; Crow Indians at the Crow Fair and Family Reunion; Crow Indian Agency legal system; Orofino, Clearwater County, Idaho, lumberjacks; and Willow Tree Health Club in southwestern Washington, D.C., and . James-Duguid led each group. The program ended in 1994.


Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed. Contact the repository for more information.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
Access to Smithsonian National Associates Program Research Expedition records requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
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Preferred Citation
Smithsonian National Associates Research Program Expedition records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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