Dino J. Grossa photographs of Waica peoples
Photographs documenting Waica people, including one image of two men smoking yapo. Dino J. Grossa made the photographs in a village or villages on the Orinoco River near Caracas, Venezuela, on May 22, 1970.
John Fortenberry expedition photographs from Venezuela
This collection includes 17 photographic color prints made by John Fortenberry on a 1985 expedition with Canadian psychologists to the Amazonas region and Orinoco river in Venezuela. Photographs were made among the Yanomami (Yanoama) community, and possibly among the Piaroa and Ye'kuana (Makiritare/Mayagone) communities as well.
Hector Acebes photographs of African and South American peoples
153 Prints (silver gelatin)
Photographs made on Hector Acebes's expeditions in Africa and South America, mostly during the 1950s. Many of the images document people and markets in Africa (1949 and 1953), including Kikuyu, Masai, Mangbetu, Fulani, and Bassari peoples. There are also photographs made in the French Sudan, Guinea, Togo, Dahomey, Cameroon, the Congo Republic, Ruanda …
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-
Film documentation of the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela shot by Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon. Collection also contains camera and sound logs, correspondence, production notes, sound recordings, and related publications. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture …
Felix DiGiovanni and Paul Beer photographs of the Guahibo and other indigenous tribes of eastern Colombia
DiGiovanni, Felix V.
Photographs made by Paul Beer and Felix DiGiovanni depicting indigenous people, primarily the Guahibo, as well as the natural and cultural features of the Vaupés region of Eastern Colombia.
Timothy Asch papers
Timothy Asch was an anthropologist and ethnographic film maker who devoted his professional life to using film as a recording and teaching medium. His papers cover the period from 1966 until his premature death in 1994 and reflect his active career in the field. A large portion of the files relates to his work among the Yanomami people of Venezuela and to his concern with bias in film making.
This accession consists of records that document the administration, research, outreach, and programs of the Biodiversity Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, a bi-national collaborative research project between the Smithsonian Institution and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (National Institute for Research in the Amazon) in Brazil to determine the …
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 8: Geography
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 8: Geography is divided into three sections: the United States, Foreign Countries, and Natural Features. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
This accession consists of catalogs and brochures which document international and domestic educational tour offerings, itineraries, accommodations, and cost.
Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981
The Betty J. Meggers and Clifford Evans Papers document their research and professional activities from 1946-2012 and primarily deal with their archaeological and anthropological research in South America. Their work at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and their frequent collaboration with other researchers and professional organizations is also represented. In addition, this collection contains detailed records on South American research conducted by the Smithsonian Institution from the 1950s through the 2010s. The collection consists of research and project files, raw data and analysis, graphs and illustrations, photographs, correspondence, maps and charts, and administrative files.