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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Interdisciplinary Studies
Dates:
1984-1999
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-148
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the work of John Whittington Franklin in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (OIS). Franklin was a Program Specialist in OIS from 1987-1992 and as such was responsible for planning lectures, symposia, and other public programs for OIS. Franklin also served as the Chair for Asian Pacific Amer...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Associate Director for Collections and Research
Dates:
circa 1983-1993
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-027
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Roy Sieber, Associate Director for Collections and Research at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), from 1983 to 1993. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence with other museums, universities, private collectors, and the general public; information pertaining to NMAfA exhibitions,...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2010
Size:
2.7 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-056
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition documenting the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner's research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and folkways that also uncovered and illuminated the connections with West African and Afro-Brazilian communities.

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Creators:
Speed, Francis
Harper, Peggy
Dates:
circa 1966
Size:
2 Film reels (22 minutes, black-and-white sound; 800 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1982.11
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

"Studies in Nigerian Dance, no. 1 and 2" made ca. 1966 by Francis Speed. Collection includes associated texts. 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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and termino...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Cultural History
Bunch, Lonnie G.
United States. Department of Agriculture
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Dates:
1992-1993
Size:
1 Cubic foot
18 Videocassettes (VHS)
15 Cassette tapes
38 Videocassettes (Video 8)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0614
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An oral history project that grew out of the exhibit "Go Forth and Serve" which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the drafting of the second Morrill Act, which provided funds for the founding of land grant schools of higher education for black students.

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Creators:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Dates:
1984-2009
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-028
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the activities and programs of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and its relationship with funding providers and various overseas research centers. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, center information, fund raising records, reports, and other related mater...

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Creators:
Reining, Priscilla
Dates:
1916-2007
bulk 1934-2007
Size:
2 Flat boxes
60.25 Linear feet (145 boxes)
23 Computer storage devices (floppy discs, zip discs, data tapes, and magnetic tape)
6 Sound recordings
2 Map drawers
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Priscilla Reining papers, 1916-2007, primarily document the professional life of Reining, a social anthropologist and Africanist who worked for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from 1974 to 1989. Her area of specialty was sub-Saharan Africa, specializing in desertification, land tenure, land use, kinship, population, fertility, and HIV/AIDS. During the 1970s, she pioneered the use of satellite imagery in conjunction with ethnographic data. She is also known for her ground-breaking research in the late 1980s that showed that uncircumcised men were more susceptible to contracting HIV/AIDS than circumcised men. The collection contains correspondence, field research, research files, writings, day planners, teaching files, student files, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and electronic records. Reining's research files, particularly on the Red Lake Ojibwa, the Haya, HIV/AIDS, and satellite imagery, form a significant portion of the collection.

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Creators:
Conant, Francis
Dates:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Size:
20 Linear feet ((43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Collection ID:
NAA.2012-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

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Creators:
Pemberton, John, 1928-2016
Dates:
1982-1986
Size:
769 Slides (color; 35 mm)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-010
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of 769 35mm color slides, dates from 1982 to 1986 and documents various Agemo festivals, a performing art of the Yoruba religion. More specifically, Pemberton photographed Agemo funeral rites at the Asu Aluwa house in Olosiwonade, Ijebu, various Agemo priests and their stools, the Odun Agemo festival, Chief Sherafusi's Odun Agemo festival in Igbile, and Egungun dancing at the palace in Oru, Ijebu.

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Creators:
Viditz-Ward, Vera
Dates:
circa 1990
Size:
48 photographic prints (black and white , 11 x 14 inches.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-021
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 48 matted black and white photographs, measuring 11 x 14 inches, taken by photographer and art professor Vera Viditz-Ward. These prints comprised the exhibition Paramount Chiefs of Sierra Leone, which was on display at the National Museum of African Art from November 1990 through September 1991. The images consist of portraits of paramount chiefs in Sierra Leone and include ceremonial clothes and headcovers, jewelry, handheld objects, drums, staffs and ivory trumpets. Culture groups depicted include the Yalunka, Limba, Koranko, Kono, Kissi, Mende, Krim, Vai, Lokko and Temne peoples.

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