This accession consists of field notes of Fenner Albert Chace (1908-2004), zoologist in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, documenting work in the Ifalik (Ifaluk) Atoll, Micronesia. Chace specialized in the research of crustaceans. Materials also include scientific illustrations and a map.
MS 7057 Songs written in Faraulep script on matchbook covers by Ifaluk islander
Mostly on wooden match boxes.
This accession consists of field notes of Frederick M. Bayer (1921-2007), zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, 1947-1961, 1975-1996. Bayer specialized in the study and classification of soft corals (Octocorallia). These materials consist of his catalogs and journals for his expeditions to the Bikini Atoll, the Ifaluk …
Scott Williams collection
109 Sound recordings
Video recordings (27 hours, color sound)
Collection consists of full film record and edited films shot by Scott Williams in the Federated States of Mirconesia. Collection also contains associated texts, still film, sound recordings, annotations (recorded narratives, and field notes. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the …
Frederick M. Bayer photographs from the Scientific Investigations of Micronesia survey of Ifalik Atoll
Bayer, Frederick M.
122 Negatives (acetate)
0.58 Linear feet
The collection consists of 122 photographs of people and marine life made by Bayer while on the SIM survey of Ifalik Atoll in 1953, as well as 68 aerial photographs of the Atoll. The aerial photographs are stamped on verso as official Navy photographs. Bayer's marine life photographs include underwater images of coral …
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.
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 …