Paul Riesman papers
The Paul Riesman papers include material on the Fula peoples of West Africa from Riesman's research in Burkina Faso during the 1960s and 1970s. Riesman's research among the Fula peoples is primarily focused on social life and child-rearing practices. The collection consists of fieldnotes, journals, correspondence, and photographs.
Daniel G. Freedman films
Collection consists of films on child rearing by Daniel G. Freedman. 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and …
Betty Bailey Lanham papers
Lanham's material consists of replies to a questionnaire related to a study of methods of enforcing behavior. Data were obtained from persons in the United States, Guyana, and Japan. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the …
William Abel Caudill papers
The collection consists of Japanese material, including: 1. general material on Japanese society and culture; 2. Japanese culture and personality studies; 3. Japanese medicine and psychiatry; 4. family and child rearing; 5. hospital studies; 6. autobiography of a mental patient, 7. nurses study and other material, including 8. biographical material; 9. Chippewa material; 10. study of a ward of a …
MS 2674 Four Fox texts by Mary Earle, Jim Peters, and Alfred Kiyana
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Peters, Jim, 1866-
Four texts in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Mary Earle (now Mrs. C. Davenport), Jim Peters, and Alfred Kiyana. A separate notebook contains English translations from Harry Lincoln in Truman Michelson's hand. Earle authored the text on how to raise children (translation pages 36-47); Peters authored "When Wisahkeha went around with …
National Anthropological Film Center films of Papua New Guinea
Maloney, M. Michael
Sorenson, E. Richard
Full film record and edited film of National Anthropological Film Center research project in Fore, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea. Supplementary materials: audio tapes, stills, camera log, journals, photographs. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the …
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.
Olga Hirshhorn Oral History Interviews
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
Joan Mencher papers
This collection contains the professional papers of anthropologist Joan Mencher. The files from her extensive career as a field researcher make up the majority of the collection. These materials include field notes, diaries, charts, tables, maps, interviews, questionnaires, scholarly papers and publications of other scholars, genealogical charts, sets of analyzed data, computer printouts, and digital files. The collection also contains copies of most of Mencher's published writings.
Melford E. Spiro papers
12 Sound recordings
Melford E. Spiro was a psychological anthropologist whose career included fieldwork on the Pacific Atoll of Ifaluk, on kibbutzim in Israel, and in Burma. His research topics included child rearing, cooperation, aggression, and supernatural beliefs. His papers, dated 1943-2003, primarily document these periods of fieldwork in relation to these topics. The collection consists of field notes, personality data and analysis, photographs, interview tapes and transcriptions, ephemera, subject card files, and research files. It also includes limited material related to his teaching and writings in the form of course outlines and research, lecture notes, annotated articles, drafts, and book reviews.