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Creators:
United States. Panama Canal Commission
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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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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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
circa 1846-1942
Size:
0.49 Cubic feet (consisting of 1 box, 2 folders, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.02.Mexico
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Mexico forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.2: Geographical Categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Kingsford, Katherine
Dates:
circa 1904-1914
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1040
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album of photographs of Panama and the Panama Canal, circa 1904-1914.

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Creators:
Fisher, Richard
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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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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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 (1992).

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Creators:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997
Dates:
circa 1945-1949
Size:
40 Prints (silver gelatin)
40 Negatives (acetate)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-59
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Much of the collection consists of photographs depicting structures at Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Also included are photographs of T. Dale Stewart and his family, excavations, and modern buildings. There are also lists of captions for a 1949 trip to Peru, though the photographs are not included in the collection.

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Stine, W.P.
LaBrose, Susan Stine
Dates:
1904-1911.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1039
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

W. P. Stine was an engineer involved in the building of the Panama Canal. He also worked on road building projects in Panama. The collection consists of blueprints, letters, and a letterpress book pertaining to the Panama Canal.

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Creators:
Ferne, Hortense T., 1885-1976
Dates:
1932-1933
Size:
180 acetate negatives (black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
71 Photographic prints (gelatin silver, 10 x 13 inches.)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.045
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains 180 black-and-white acetate negatives and 71 gelatin silver prints taken by American artist Hortense Ferne. The images depict scenes of everyday life in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Puebla, Morales, Guerrero and the Federal District, as well as the Teotihuacán archaeological site. A few images of San Jose Mission and the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, are also present.

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Creators:
Little, M. Ruth
Little, John Frances
Dates:
1907-1914
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0708
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

82 photographs glued to pages in a scrapbook documenting the building of the Panama Canal. Subjects of the photographs include the workers, the worksite, equipment (steamshovels, trains, tools), the camp, building interiors and exteriors, and the local terrain. Locations include: Cucaracha; Culebra Cut; Cunette; Village of Tabernilla, C.Z.; Hodge...

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