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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Masquerades on days following whipping day contests, Mgbom Village. Hihi masqueraders, an additional masquerader is without the fowl feathers. Ekoro grass hat on top of head on one left is also employed in male initiations." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

Publication caption reads, "Hihi net masks and costumes worn by boys being initiated into the village secret society ."

"There is an annual form of initiation called isubu eda, which is found only in the Itim subgroup of the Afikpo villages. In this form the boys are initiated in a forest bush area one evening, spend the night in the common, and are free to leave the next morning. For the next six orie days those boys from the home village who are initiated into isu...

The photograph depicts hihi masked performers. The net mask is dark and usually has a headpiece, called ekoro. A raffia dress is worn from the shoulders to the feet. The hihi like to dance about together, shoulder to shoulder, singing the songs used in the annual whipping ritual day in the village.

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Creators:
Poor, Henry Varnum, 1887-1970
Dates:
1873-2001
bulk 1904-1970
Size:
12.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.poorhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Henry Varnum Poor measure 12.9 linear feet and date from 1873-2001, with the bulk from the period 1904-1970. Correspondence, writings, artwork, printed material and photographs document Poor's work as a painter, muralist, ceramic artist and potter, architect, designer, writer, war artist, educator and a co-founder of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Also found is extensive information about the design and construction of Crow House, his home in New City, New York, commissions for other architectural projects, and his personal life.

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Custom Craft
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
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Dates:
1888-1996
Size:
200 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes approximately 250,000 photonegatives, photoprints, color transparencies from the photographic business founded by Addison Scurlock in Washington, D.C. Collection also includes business records and ephemera.

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Creators:
Goldring, N. (Nancy)
Dates:
circa 1950-2015
Size:
4.7 Linear feet
0.213 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.goldnanc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York artist Nancy Goldring measure 4.7 linear feet and 0.213 GB and date from circa 1950-2015. Her career and personal life are documented through biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; project and exhibition files; printed and digital material; scrapbooks; atwork; and photographic material. Notable correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Robert Lax, and Leo Steinberg.

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Creators:
Kiesler, Lillian, 1910?-2001
Dates:
circa 1910s-2003
bulk 1958-2000
Size:
49.1 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.kieslill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York artist Lillian Kiesler and architect and sculptor Frederick Kiesler measure 49.1 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1910s-2003, with the bulk of the material from 1958-2000. The collection documents their personal and professional lives and the legacy of Frederick Kiesler's work through biographical material, correspondence, legal, financial and business records, teaching files, exhibition and performance files, artwork, subject files, printed and digital material, writings and interviews, monographs, photographic material, and sound and video recordings. Also found are papers related to Abstract Expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and the papers of artist Alice Hodges.

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Creators:
Barney, Alice Pike, 1857-1931
Dates:
circa 1889-1995
Size:
15.63 cu. ft. (26 document boxes) (4 12x17 boxes) (1 21x25 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7473
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Creators:
McLain, Kimowan (Metchewais)
Dates:
1991-2011
Size:
871 negatives (photographic)
1918 slides (photographs)
989 polaroid prints
15 Notebooks
0.8 Linear feet
1,496 Photographic prints
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.084
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The collection of Kimowan McLain, significant First Nations artist, contains materials related to his artistic practice and his personal life. The materials include not only photographs of his art, completed and in-progress, but also sketchbooks and journal entries that give important context to his major works and artistic practices. The materials range from his early career in the early 1990s as a magazine editor to his solo and group exhibitions to his time as an art professor at various universities and images of his final works in 2011. McLain balanced both Western and Native artistic methods and history in his work, his archive provides valuable insight into the swiftly evolving and often contested world of contemporary Native American art.

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Creators:
Bransom, Paul, 1885-
Dates:
1862-1985
Size:
10.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.branpaul
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of wildlife illustrator, painter, and cartoonist Paul Bransom measure 10.1 linear feet and date from 1862 to 1985. Almost half of the collection is comprised of Bransom's correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his early career as an illustrator, and his relationships with authors, art editors, and publishers from the 1900s to the 1940s. Correspondence also contains a wealth of cards, many of which bear reproductions or original artwork by his many artist friends. Also found in the papers are biographical essays, certificates and awards, memorabilia, writings and notes, business files, bibliographies, an artwork inventory, exhibition catalogs, clippings, printed illustrations, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbooks, and original artwork.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "A female Ibibio style mask, as Afikpo call it. Female by its hair style. Porcupine quills. Style from the Ibibio people some distant south of Afikpo, but probably made at Afikpo." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

Publication caption reads, "An ibibio mask at the Mgbom okumkpa in 1960. The masquerader is wearing a pink plastic necklace made up of numerous disks strung together and a porcupine quill headdress."

"Okumpka, the most elaborate masquerade found at Afikpo Village-Group, is the most popular and well attended Afikpo masked ritual. It consists of a series of skits, songs, and dances presented by masked players in the main common of a village during of an afternoon or evening. The play is closely associated with the village secret society; all play...

The photograph depicts dancer wearing female ibibio mask and using the dark raffia ori costume. Players in the skits wear this mask to represent an adult woman or at other time a man, and okumkpa musicians sometimes use it as well. The name refers to the fact that Afikpo consider it of Ibibio design and origin. The carving is both purchased by Afik...

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Creators:
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006
Dates:
1832-2008
bulk 1960-2000
Size:
55 Linear feet
Collection ID:
SAAM.NJP.1
Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center

The archive is comprised of the papers of the artist (his writings, notes, scores, plans and designs, photographs and assorted print ephemera), his library (books, magazines, trade catalogs, etc.), as well as three dimensional artifacts from his studio (objects, toys, televisions, radios, the artist's desk, etc.) and over 200 videotapes (the artist's single-channel videotapes, installation videotapes, and videotape records of performances and interviews).

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