Matthew Williams Stirling and Marion Stirling Pugh papers
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.
This accession consists of production records created by the Community Services Department in their work producing "Living Voices/Voces Vivas." "Living Voices/Voces Vivas" was an audio series in English and Spanish featuring profiles of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians today. The profiles feature people of many ages, traditions and …
F. Louis and Lucille Hoover papers
F. Louis Hoover was an art educator, editor, and museum director with a special interest in Latin American Indians. This collection consists of photographs, maps, printed and processed material, and pictographs of chants relating to the Cuna. Included is part of an art collection, most of which is in the …
MS 1998-33 Chief Antonio Zarco visit collection
2 Photographs (color, 7.5 x 9 inches.)
23 Pages (photocopies, 11 x 8.5 inches.)
This collection contains 9 black and white photographs and photocopies of correspondence relating to a visit by Chief Antonio Zarco, a Choco Indian, to the Smithsonian Institution in early 1980s to identify objects in its ethnology collections. Also includes two color prints of Zarco, neighbors and children in Panama, 1963, during the filming …
MS 4451-a Manuscripts relating to the Cuna and/or Tule
Includes: "The San Blas Coast," 77 pages, handwritten; and typed transcript, with carbon copy, 82 pages each. Original examples of Tule picture writing, (only A and F found, others missing, 5/13/76), collected and partially interpreted by A.G. Cleveland. 30 pages in 12 in x 5 in black notebook. Typescript of the interpretations, with carbon copy, 8 pages …
George W. Sims Papers
Collection documents Sims's activities as a traveler and his interest in historic restoration. It includes forty-one notebooks, 6,000 color slides, a smaller number of photographic prints, forty-one stereo view cards, and three boxes of personal papers and ephemera. While some images are personal, the majority form a documentary record of various subjects and places and provide biographical information on Sims.
Photographs copied by George Peter Murdock's Strategic Index of Latin America
Photographs assembled circa 1942-1948, probably as part of the Strategic Index of Latin America, and relating to people and scenery in Latin America. They depict transportation, irrigation, agriculture and industry (including rubber production), cities and villages, and archeological finds. The prints are arranged geographically into the following locations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil …
Neal Griffith Smith Oral History Interview
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea
Brandes, E. W. (Elmer Walker)), b. 1891
Peck, Richard K.
116 Photographs (Lantern slides)
Edited film made by the United States Department of Agriculture during an expedition to locate disease resistant varieties of sugar cane in the Territory of Papua and Mandated Territory of New Guinea. Footage was shot during 57 flights in what was ostensibly the first European exploration of sites in the interior …
William Edwin Safford photograph albums relating to Easter Island, Samoa, and South America
Photographs collected by Wiliam Edwin Safford while on US Navy expeditions to Chile, Easter Island, Ecuador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, and Samoa. They depict Indigenous peoples and activities, towns, scenic views, and the crew of the USS Mohican and members of the US Navy. There are also photographs of Guatemala made …