Query: Central America
Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs
Creators:
Britton, Joe
Matheis-Kraft, Carol
Dates:
1945
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1234
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Panama, the Panama Canal, the Canal Zone, the San Blas Islands, military installations in Panama, villages, local buildings, people, flora and fauna, circa 1945.

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Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives
Creators:
Panama Canal Company
Dates:
1903-circa 1939
Size:
6 Cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1116
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of 719 negatives on various subjects relating to the building of the Panama Canal and the U.S. presence there until the late 1930s.

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Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Creators:
Fisher, Richard
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.
Dates:
1902-1968
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes , 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1045
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Fisher Collection of Panama Canal materials contains materials collected by Richard Fisher, who lived in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. Materials include books and pamphlets, stereographs, postcards, and panoramic photographs detailing the construction and history of the Panama Canal.

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Collected Glass Plate Negatives of Panama
Dates:
circa 1927-1932 and undated
Size:
0.45 cu. ft. (3 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7455
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of glass plate negatives and lantern slides of Panama and its environs. The glass plate negatives are of plants, animals, and various sites in Panama. Included are many negatives of diseased palm trees and a few images of the San Blas Islands. The photographer of the negatives …

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W. A. Fishbaugh Panama Canal Photograph Album
Creators:
Hunt, Mary Alice Minear
Hunt, George Laird
Fishbaugh, William Arthur
Minear, A. Bruce
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Dates:
1905-1908.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1021
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photograph album of commercially-produced photographs of Panama Canal construction.

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MS 1328 Sun, moon and maize in many languages of the Southwest, of Mexico, and South and Central America
Creators:
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910
Dates:
undated
Size:
11 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1328
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2631 Ethnographic references covering Mexico, Central America, and part of the West Indies
Creators:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Dates:
undated
Size:
1,400 Items (cards )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2631
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Charles Edwards Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album
Creators:
Wood, Charles Edwards, 1876-1954
Dates:
undated
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1114
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album of photographs taken during the construction of the Panama Canal. Subjects of the photographs include the earliest digging, tree removal, mosquito control, locks, equipment, Wood's family, a fire in Colon that occurred during the building of the Canal, and the first boats to use the Canal. Photographs include …

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Marshall Saville photograph collection
Creators:
Saville, Marshall H. (Marshall Howard), 1867-1935
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924
Saville, Foster H. (Foster Harmon), 1874-1942
Dates:
1901-1922
bulk 1907-1918
Size:
526 Negatives (photographic) (526 glass plate negatives, black and white)
51 Photographic prints (black and white)
2 Lantern slides (black and white, color)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.037
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Photographs and glass plate negatives documenting the various archaeological expeditions of all three Savilles. The bulk of the images concern the activities headed by Marshall Saville (and assisted by Foster and Randolph) in both South and Central America. Included to a lesser degree are the explorations of Foster in North America and Randolph in the Caribbean, South and Central America. Images document archaeological digs, their settings, the peoples encountered, as well as the objects found. The dates of the images found in this collection and taken by the various Savilles during their numerous expeditions are as follows (the photographer(s) attributed to photographs taken during a specific expedition is/are listed in parentheses following the country of the specific expedition) : 1891: Honduras (Marshall), 1900-1902: Mexico (Marshall), 1907: Cuba (Marshall), 1907: Ecuador (Marshall, Foster, Randolph), 1915: Honduras (Marshall), 1915: Cuba, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala (Randolph), 1914-1916: Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica (Marshall, Foster, Randolph), 1918: Pantigo site, Easthampton, Long Island, New York (Foster), 1922: Photographic portrait of Marshall

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Chris Gjording papers
Creators:
Gjording, Chris N., 1943-1993
Dates:
1966-1991
bulk 1977-1991
Size:
6.34 Linear feet (15 document boxes, 1 cassette tape, and 37 computer disks)
Collection ID:
NAA.2008-19
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Chris Gjording primarily document his research and activities in Central America, particularly his research on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project in Chiriquí, Panama. Materials pertaining to Panama include Gjording's field notes (portions of which are missing due to severe insect infestation); photographs; reference materials he collected; and his writings, which include his articles, dissertation, and drafts of his dissertation revised for publication. In addition to his work in Panama are his field notes and photographs from his research on campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Gjording also kept subject files on Latin American countries, focusing on the poor and oppressed and the social and political climate. His writings on those subjects are present in the collection and include a draft of his unpublished paper on peasant uprising in El Salvador and issues of Informacciónes, the Spanish-language newsletter that Gjording published and wrote articles for in Honduras. The collection also contains correspondence and notes relating to his visits to the Guatemalan Indian refugee camps in Los Lirios and Maya Balam in Quintana Roo in Mexico. In addition, the collection contains some of his correspondence with his mentor Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest and anthropologist, whom he refers to as "RF" in his notes. The collection also contains computer disks with chapters in Spanish from Falla's book on Ixcán, possibly Masacres de la selva: Ixcán, Guatemala, 1975-1982 (1992).

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