Query: Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
Gordon Davis Gibson papers
Creators:
Gibson, Gordon D. (Gordon Davis), 1915-2007
Dates:
1936-2007
Size:
95 Linear feet (154 document boxes, 1 manuscript folder, 63 card file boxes, 1 oversize box, plus 64 microfilm reels, 137 sound recordings, 3 map folders, and 3 sets of rolled maps )
Collection ID:
NAA.1984-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is comprised of the professional papers of Gordon D. Gibson. The collection contains his correspondence, field notes, research files, museum records, writings, photographs, sound recordings, and maps.The bulk of the collection consists of Gibson's southwestern Africa research. This includes his field notes, film scripts, photographs, sound recordings, and grant proposals he wrote in support of his fieldwork in Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. In addition, the collection contains his research notes, maps, drafts, publications, and papers presented at conferences. While most of his research focused on the Herero and Himba, the collection also contains his research on the Ovambo and Okavango and other southwestern African groups. In the collection is a great deal of photocopies and microfilms of literature on southwestern African ethnic groups, many of which are in Portuguese and German and which he had translated for his files. He was also interested in African material culture, especially Central African headgear. His research on African caps is well-represented in the collection, and includes photos of caps at various museums, source materials, research notes, and textile samples of knots and loop work. Gibson's files as the curator of African ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History also make up a significant portion of the collection. Among these records are his files for the museum's Hall of African Cultures and other African exhibits; his files on the museum's African collections, early donors and collectors of the collections; his personnel files; documents relating to his committee work; department and museum memos; meeting minutes; and his records as head of the Old World Division and acting chair of the department. The collection also documents the efforts to establish the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Film Center, now the Human Studies Film Archives, as well as his work on the planning committee to establish the Museum of Man at the Smithsonian. Memos and minutes relating to the Smithsonian's Center for the Study of Man are also present in the collection. In addition to Gibson's field photos, the collection also contains African photos taken by others. Among these are Herbert Friedmann's photos of Kenya; Hausmann's Libya photos; photos by Ralph Kepler Lewis during the Morden Africa Expedition in Kenya; and photos by Lawrence Marshall, Volkmar Wentzel, Alfred Martin Duggan Cronin, and Father Carlos Estermann. There are also photos of the exhibit cases from the Hall of African Cultures; photos of Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian African artifacts; and copies of photographs he obtained from different archives, including the National Anthropological Archives. Other materials in the collection include his files as film reviews editor for the American Anthropologist during the 1960s and 70s and his activities in different organizations.

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in NAA.1984-13 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction exhibition records
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1969
Size:
3 folders
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-081
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An innovated exhibition exploring contemporary problems of rats in urban areas. The show included a simulated environment of a back yard with live rats. The exhibit was created and exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in November 1969.

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in ACMA.03-081 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
Videotapes
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs
Dates:
circa 1980-1987
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-018
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videocassettes of training and educational programs. Programs in this accession include "Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf;" "Of Myths and Men: The American Presidency;" "Museum Careers;" "Museum Bracketmaker;" "Lights Beneath the Sea;" "Children in the Museum;" and "Docents on Tour." Also included are supplemental booklets to …

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in Accession 90-018 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
Productions
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1976, 1978-1979, 1986, 1992, undated
Size:
1.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 film box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-080
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Place of Dreams;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience;" "To Fly!;" "Uncovering the Earth;" and "Berlin Airlift." "Place of Dreams" features a close-up look at the National Air and Space Museum's unparalleled collection …

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in Accession 09-080 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
Productions
Dates:
circa 1973
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-179
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of motion picture and sound elements for the exhibition films that accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition (Hall 10) "It All Depends: How Man Affects and Is Affected by His Natural Environment." Some of the film offerings that accompanied the exhibit were: "Man's Use of the …

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in Accession 02-179 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
Website Records
Dates:
2017
Collection ID:
Accession 17-272
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Imagining Spacewalks" Tumblr blog as it existed on April 14, 2017. The blog was inspired by the National Air and Space Museum's exhibition "Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity." The blog allows users to submit images, artifacts, and stories that celebrate the rich history of humans …

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in Accession 17-272 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
Video of Performance of The Shame-man Meets El Mexican't at the Smithsonian Hotel and Country Club
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo
Luna, James
Dates:
1993
Size:
Video recordings (14 hours, VHS)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2002.06
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Video recording of a controversial Native American Public Programs presentation: The Shame-man Meets El Mexican't at the Smithsonian Hotel and Country Club. 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 …

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in HSFA.2002.06 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
Collected Smithsonian Publications (Braille)
Dates:
1974-1975
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 81-091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Braille versions of The Smithsonian Institution: An Establishment for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men (6 chapters) by Walter Karp, published by the Smithsonian and American Heritage Magazine; Seeing the Smithsonian: The Official Guidebook to the Smithsonian Institution, Its Museums and Galleries (2 volumes); and two …

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in Accession 81-091 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
Records
Creators:
Smithsonian/Man and the Biosphere Program
Dates:
1972-1989
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-087
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the Smithsonian Institution’s activities with the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concerning the preservation of endangered historical and cultural ruins such as Mohenjo-Daro (Pakistan), Carthage (Libya), and the Abu Nidal Egyptian temples (Philae Project, Nubian Campaign); the study of …

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in Accession 90-087 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man
Website Records
Dates:
2015
Collection ID:
Accession 15-209
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Imagining Spacewalks" Tumblr blog as it existed on April 8, 2015. The blog was inspired by the National Air and Space Museum's exhibition "Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity." The blog allows users to submit images, artifacts, and stories that celebrate the rich history of humans …

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in Accession 15-209 for Smithsonian Institution. Museum of Man