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Creators:
Coulter, Thomas, 1793-1843
Dates:
1824-1827
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7289
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

From 1824 to 1827 Thomas Coulter traveled from London, England to Vera Cruz, Mexico. This journal consists of daily meteorological observations taken by Coulter on this journey.

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Creators:
Kaplan, Flora S.
Dates:
1965-1989
bulk 1972-1977
Size:
0.3 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Box)
56 Photographic Prints
3284 slides (photographs)
1828 negatives (photographic)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.024
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Flora S. Kaplan collection includes manuscript materials, field notes, slides, negatives and photographs. The extensive slide collection was taken in several regions of Mexico from the mid-to-late 1960's through the early 1980's and documented local craft processes, particularly ceramics, their makers, their families and life styles.

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Creators:
ANONYMOUS
Dates:
after January, 1917
Size:
1 Blueprint
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2539
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Manuscript notations show not only the location of mound sites, but also names and types of artifacts found (i.e. "carved stone," "axe heads," "broken pottery," etc.) at many of the sites. Base map is entitled, "Mexican Oilfields...Ozuluana County, State of Veracruz, 1916." In the lower right corner a note indicating when the blueprint was made per...

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Creators:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935
Dates:
undated
Size:
48 pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1555
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Creators:
M., J. M.
Dates:
May 1918
Size:
2 Prints
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2927
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Refers to heights located about 50 miles from Tampico, Mexico on the Panuco River.

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Creators:
Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), 1906-
Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), 1906-
Dates:
circa 1947-1948
Size:
75 mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-32
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Isabel T. Kelly in Tajin, Papantla, and elsewhere in Mexico. There are images of dances and dancers (including Volador "Flying" dance, Guagua, and Negrito dances), Totonac Indians, a Totonac wedding, and pyramids and relief sculpture at El Tajin Site. The photographs are enlarged prints, mounted and signed, that were made for an...

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Creators:
Cordry, Donald Bush
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1933-1940
Size:
93 Photographic prints
9 negatives (photographic)
24 copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.008
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

Images consist mostly of portraits of the indigenous people in the Mexican states of Michoacán, Guerrero, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz. The collection primarily contains images of Wikarika (Huichol) people, but includes images of the Purepecha (Tarasco), Guerrero Nahua, Chinantec [Chinantla], Zoque, Otomí (Otomi), Tzotzil Maya, Yoreme (Mayo) and Zapotec peoples.

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Creators:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975
Stirling, Marion
Dates:
1876-2004, undated
bulk 1921-1975
Size:
37.94 Linear feet (84 boxes, 3 map folders)
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers, 1876-2004 (bulk 1921-1975), document the professional and personal lives of Matthew Stirling, Smithsonian archaeologist and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1928-1957), and his wife and constant collaborator, Marion Stirling Pugh. The bulk of the material is professional in nature and includes material from Matthew's early career in the 1920s, the careers of Matthew and Marion together from when they married in 1933 to Matthew's death in 1975, and Marion's life and work from 1975 until her death in 2001. The majority of the documentation relates to the investigation of the Olmec culture in Mexico by the Stirlings, including the discoveries of eight colossal Olmec heads. In addition, the collection documents their work in Panama, Ecuador, and Costa Rica, looking for connections between Mesoamerica and South America. Materials include field notes, journals, correspondence, photographs, writings, clippings, ephemera, articles, and scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videocassettes (betamax)
20 cd-rs
6 electronic discs (dvd)
65.09 Linear feet
50 floppy discs
147 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin is an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He has been a curator emeritus with the department since his retirement in 2006. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 24-July 5, 2010
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2010
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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