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Dates:
2003
Size:
12 audiotapes (reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9615
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 ...

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Creators:
Reed, Edwyn C.
Dates:
June 2, 1883
Size:
1 item (page + photograph )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1292
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Copy of inscription on Easter Island tablet in the Chile National Museum. Also photograph of "inscription from Easter Island" marked "For M.M. Pinart, with Capt D---? compliments, June 2, 1883"

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Creators:
Thomson, William J. (William Judah), 1841-1909
Dates:
circa 1880-1890
Size:
7 drawings
15 prints (albumen)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs depicting Rongorongo "boards," wooden objects incised with glyphs that originated on Easter Island. The boards shown include the Oar, Keiti, Aruku Kerenga, Mamari, Echancree, Small Santiago, and Large Santiago. The material was probably collected by William J. Thomson for his report "Te Pito Te Henua, or Easter Island."

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Creators:
Koch, Walter M.
Dates:
circa 1970s
Size:
234 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2001-12
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Images of petroglyphs in Mata Ngarau, a sacred site at Orongo on Easter Island. The photographs are mounted on pages that have been removed from a three-ring binder with "Los Petroglifos de Mata Ngarau Orongo" and "Walter Koch M." handwritten on the front. A map of the Mata Ngarau section and a key to where photographs were made is also available w...

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Creators:
Tauber, Charles
Dates:
undated
Size:
36 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4443
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Cultural History, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1888-1896
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0778
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of 172 Russian egg patterns, a popular craft among immigrants from Russia and the Ukraine. The egg patterns are drawn in ink on 3 2" x 5" paper with color combinations of red, green, yellow, black, purple, brown, blue, and burnt orange. The collection is arranged into one series by pattern numbers from 1 to 172.

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Dates:
circa 1970
Size:
34 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.127
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of pages from two manuscripts with Easter Island texts. Adrienne Kaeppler of the Smithsonian Institution identified them as copies of petroglyphs, drawings, and pictographs from rongorongo boards with an explanation of the characters in the native language. The location of the original manuscripts has not yet been determined.

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Creators:
Alexander, Robert Percival
Love, Charles M.
Dates:
1794-1984
Size:
31 Boxes ((circa 2000 items))
Collection ID:
SIL-RA.XXXX-0008
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Materials collected by Robert P. Alexander, acquired by him chiefly between 1975 and 1985. The collection includes photocopied, reprinted, or excerpted articles from periodicals and chapters from books, abstracts, copies of typed manuscripts, and some non-book format materials (e.g. sound recordings, slides, etc.). The source of each item is generally typed or handwritten on the piece, although the source is not recorded in every case. Some soft-bound longer monographic works are also included in the collection. The collection includes materials issued from the late 18th century (i.e., in modern editions or photocopies) through the first half of the 1980s, with the bulk of the collection dating from the late 19th century onwards.

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Creators:
Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926
Dates:
circa 1886-1902
Size:
3 Albums (circa 145 prints, silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-26
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs collected by Wiliam Edwin Safford while on US Navy expeditions to Chile, Easter Island, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, and Samoa. They depict indigenous peoples and activities, towns, scenic views, and the crew of the USS Mohican and members of the US Navy. There are also photographs of Guatemala made by Alberto. G. Valdeavellano an...

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Creators:
Hodges, Toshi
Dates:
1950
Size:
75 negatives (acetate)
18 color transparencies
62 prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.96-8
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Images of Tarahumara people celebrating Easter and Holy Week in and near Basihuare, Guachochi and Chihuahua City in Chihuaha, Mexico. The collection includes images of a church and other buildings, dances and people in dance regalia, spectators, musicians, encampments, and a market.

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