Query: Nairobi (Kenya)
Ivan Karp papers
Creators:
Karp, Ivan
Dates:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Size:
16.24 Linear feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

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in NAA.2013-30 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 25-July 6, 2014
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.2014
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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in CFCH.SFF.2014 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Sandra Nichols collection
Creators:
Nichols, Sandra
Dates:
1976-1990
Size:
Film reels (color sound, 16mm)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.2012.05
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection comprises the edited films and outtakes of several films: Maragoli (1976); The Fragile Mountain (1982); The Fountains of Paradise (1984); The Water of Ayole (1988); An African Recovery (1990). May also contain uncut footage from an uncompleted project in Cameroon. Suppplementaty materials: audio recordings, field notes, production logs, transcripts of interviews, photographs. Please note …

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in HSFA.2012.05 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Robert and Nancy Nooter photographs
Creators:
Nooter, Robert (photographer )
Dates:
1985
Size:
147 Slides (photographs) (color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-012
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Robert and Nancy Nooter of Swahili doors of coastal Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar and pyramids at Meroe, Sudan, 1985.

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in EEPA.1993-012 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Glynn Ll. Isaac papers
Creators:
Behrensmeyer, Anna K.
Isaac, Barbara
Leakey, Mary D. (Mary Douglas), 1913-1996
Leakey, Louis S. B.
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Dates:
1954-1997
Size:
100 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2002-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Glynn Isaac Papers document his lifelong interest in the study of human origins and evolution. A significant portion of the collection consists of files relating to Glynn Isaac's field work at Koobi Fora, Olorgesailie, Lake Natron, and Naivasha/Nakuru (1961-1985). These files contain accession records, catalogs, correspondence, drawings, field notes, grant proposals, lectures, manuscripts, maps, printouts, photographs, publications, reports, and slides. Glynn Isaac's teaching experiences at University of California - Berkeley and Harvard are also well represented with class notes and other teaching materials. His studies at the University of Cape Town and the University of Cambridge are also documented. Among the extensive correspondence files are letters from the members of the Leakey family along with students and colleagues studying hominid development in Africa. The collection also features copies of his lectures and a complete set of his publications including reviews.

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in NAA.2002-06 for Nairobi (Kenya)
African Postcard Collection
Dates:
1898-[ongoing]
Size:
61 Volumes
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.

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in EEPA.1985-014 for Nairobi (Kenya)
David Collier Sharpstone films
Creators:
Sharpstone, David Collier
Smith, Lance Bales
Dates:
circa 1946-1955
Size:
16 Film reels (silent, black-and-white and color, acetate film; 7,870 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2000.06
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

David Collier Sharpstone worked in the mining industry. He and his family lived in Uganda and Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) during the 1940s and 1950s. This collection contains their film footage and Lance Smith's "Journey to Africa".

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in HSFA.2000.06 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Paul Travis films
Creators:
Travis, Paul Bough, 1891-1975
Dates:
1927-1928
Size:
5 Film reels (2 hours 24 minutes, black-and-white silent; 3810 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.17
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot by artist Paul Travis during a trip through Africa and Southern Europe during 1927 and 1928. 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 …

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in HSFA.1989.17 for Nairobi (Kenya)
James A. Baldwin Collection
Creators:
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Dates:
1935-1988
Size:
4.29 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2017.47
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

James Baldwin was a writer and an activist and is one of the most prominent voices from his generation to bring light to issues of racial and sexual discrimination. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and awards. The collection provides insight into his family, writing process, and travels during his lifetime.

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in NMAAHC.A2017.47 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Research Records
Dates:
1964-1999
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-003
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the research records of zoologist James Francis Lynch (1942-1998). In 1974, Lynch became the first staff scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (CBCES) which was renamed the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in 1985. Lynch administered or participated in several projects conducted on the Center's property …

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