National Anthropological Film Center films of the Western Caroline Islands of Micronesia
Sorenson, E. Richard
Collection consists of full film record and edited film documenting life on the Caroline Islands of Micronesia. Collection also contains associated texts, still film, sound recordings, and field notes. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the …
William Vitarelli films of the Western Caroline Islands
Silent footage taken by Vitarelli in Micronesia from 1951-1974. Cut and uncut footage. 3,300' is footage of the Modekngei people building their own school (Belau Modekngei School) on Babelthaup Island, Palau Group, Western Caroline Islands in 1974. Other footage includes the Vitarelli family in Micronesia, Saipan, Ponape, Palau, Grotto Marpi, old Abai, new …
MS 2012-04 Shigeru Kaneshiro field notes and photographs
Contains Shigeru Kaneshiro's ethnographic field research in the Caroline Islands, particularly the Woleai islands and Lamotrek. His field notebook contains notes on Palau, Satawal, Elato, Fajalap [Faraulep?], Woleai islands, and Ifalik.
MS 7057 Songs written in Faraulep script on matchbook covers by Ifaluk islander
Mostly on wooden match boxes.
MS 7333 Strategic Bulletins of Oceania
Includes "Gazetteer of the Marshall Islands"; "Meteorology of the Marshall Islands"; "Emergency Adaptations in Melanesia: Some Practical Suggestions"; "Seaplane Landings in Northern Dutch New Guinea"; "Food and Water Supply in the Marshall Islands"; "Distribution of Diseases in Melanesia"; and "Meteorology of the Caroline Islands."
MS 1076 Vocabularies and Grammatical Notes of Ponape, Mortlock, and Truk languages
Edited video created by the Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications from film footage shot by Scott Williams in collaboration with the Smithsonian's National Human Studies Film Center for a National Museum of Natural History exhibit on Micronesia, ca. 1988. Video shows the relationship of Micronesians to the sea (boys playing with …
MS 7516 Documents relating to scientific investigations in Micronesia
Fischer, Ann K.
Squires, Donald Fleming
Mason, Leonard, 1913-2005
Includes John L. and Anne M. Fischer's East Caroline Handbook (1954); Donald F. Squires, The Coral Reefs of Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands (1950); Leonard Mason, Anthropology-Geography Study of Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands; Robert W. Hiatt, Marine Zoology Study of Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands (1950); Earl L. Stone, The soils and agriculture of Arno …
Saul H. Riesenberg papers
The collection is made up almost entirely of material gathered by Saul H. Riesenberg, anthropologist and ethnologist, during a year's research (1955-1956) in American Samoa. Throughout his professional career, Riesenberg was principally interested in Ponape, in the Caroline Islands. In the 1950's, however, stimulated by the work of graduate students at …
John L. Fischer and Ann K. Fischer papers
Fischer, John Lyle, 1923-1985
This collection contains John and Ann Fischer's correspondence, field notes, manuscripts, microfilm, sound recordings, and photographs relating to their work in Micronesia, Japan, and New England. Most of the materials in this collection were produced or collected by John. Although some materials have been identified as Ann's work, not all folders containing her notes have been so identified. Since John and Ann often collaborated, some of their notes are also intermixed. Materials relating to Truk and Ponape make up the bulk of the series. They not only include John and Ann's field notes but also administrative materials relating to John's position as District Anthropologist and District Island Affairs Officer. Because they returned at various times to visit and update data, there are documents on Ponape from 1949 as well as from the 1970s and in between. The Fischers' work in Japan is also well-represented in the collection along with their research for John and Beatrice Whiting's Six Cultures Project. The collection also contains a number of psychological tests administered by John and Ann during their research in Ponape and Japan. The sound recordings are mostly related to Ponape, with additional recordings from Japan. Several of the photographs are from Micronesia, some of which were taken by Harry Clifford Fassett. There are also some photos from Japan as well as personal photographs. Additional items in the collection include John's correspondence and papers he wrote as a student.