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Creators:
Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001
Dates:
1945-2001
Size:
42.27 Linear feet (85.5 document boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 record storage boxes, 90 computer disks, 19 cassette tapes, 1 7" sound reel, 3 vinyl records, and 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NAA.2009-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains the professional papers of anthropologist Marvin Harris. Harris was a prominent anthropologist, best known for developing the controversial paradigm of cultural materialism. He authored several important books in the field of anthropology and taught at Columbia University and The University of Florida. The papers include correspondence, research materials, his publications, unpublished manuscripts, conference papers, lectures, subject files, teaching files, computer files, and photographs.

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Creators:
Higbee, Edward Converse
Dates:
1919-1929
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white silent reversal; 5,200 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Films created and collected by Edward Higbee. Films were donated in three groups: Edited film "Capetown to Cairo" and outtakes shot and edited by Edward Higbee in 1929. Films shot by E. C. Higbee c. 1925 and 1926 in Bermuda and the British West Indies; Kodak Cinegraph titled HAITI, JAMAICA, NASSAU, AND CURACAO; and print of GRASS. Edited film an...

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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:
Wright, Willie Ann
Dates:
1983
Size:
8 Items
Collection ID:
AAA.wrigwill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This collection includes eight photographs of Sam Doyle, his paintings, and his home in Frogmore on St. Helena's Island, South Carolina, taken by Willie Anne Wright in April 1983.

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Creators:
Noxon, Nicolas, 1936-2016
Rosten, Irwin
Dates:
1969-1971
Size:
Film reels (color sound)
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1987.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of outtakes from the MGM documentaries, The Man Hunters, Childhood, the Enchanted Years, and The Lost World, as well as the edited films The Man Hunters and Kifaru the Black Rhinoceros. Collection also contains associated texts, sound recordings, production logs, and field notes. Please note that the contents of the collection...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Curatorial
Dates:
1981-2011
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-375
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents closed, denied, and unfinished exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). These records contain correspondence, research, notes, checklists, label texts, brochures, floor plans and designs, clippings, loan information, photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic ...

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Creators:
Gesteland, Robert C.
Dates:
1957-1958
Size:
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.2007.17
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Material from the 1957-58 Harvard Peabody Smithsonian expedition to the Kalahari Desert, including: Daily log of Robert C. Gesteland for the Harvard Peabody Smithsonian expedition to the Kalahari Desert, 1957-58, plus radio log for ZS3A and ZSR2014, South West Africa, Star legend interviews for Lorna Marshall and a trip log for Gesteland's travels ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities
Dates:
1963-1969
Size:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 91
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include correspondence, memoranda, and other information about the activities of the Office of International Activities, which establishes cooperative research programs with institutions of higher learning in other countries and fosters programs for the international exchange of persons in those fields of science and humanities ...

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1970s - circa 2012
Size:
267 color negatives (35mm)
8 Cassettes
19 videocassettes (video 8)
4,011 color slides (35mm)
3,012 Photographic prints (color, 12 x 16 inches or smaller)
27 sound disk cd-r
12 videodiscs (dvd)
1 Reel (Super8)
30 Notebooks (field notes)
0.5 Linear feet (mixed materials; lecture/research files and correspondence)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2015-016
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The Marilyn Houlberg Haiti Collection includes negatives, audio cassettes, video reels, prints, CDs, DVDs, field books, and manuscript materials, including lecture/research files and correspondence, which were created from the 1970s to circa 2012 by Houlberg and focus on the arts and culture of Haiti, especially those of the Afro-Caribbean religion of Voudou.

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Creators:
Drewal, Henry John
Drewal, Margaret Thompson
Dates:
1970-1989
Size:
10,000 Slides (color)
10,617 Copy slides
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-028
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Both Henry John Drewal and Margaret Drewal traveled to Nigeria, Ghana and Togo (West Africa) for extended periods from 1967-1986. During their trips to Nigeria they conducted research into the ritual performance, masking traditions, and traditional sacred rites of the Yoruba people as well as Mami Wata devotes of Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria. They are the co-authors of Gelede: Art and Female Power among the Yoruba (1993).Both Henry John Drewal and Margaret Drewal traveled to Nigeria, Ghana and Togo (West Africa) for extended periods from 1967-1986. During their trips to Nigeria they conducted research into the ritual performance, masking traditions, and traditional sacred rites of the Yoruba people as well as Mami Wata devotes of Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria. They are the co-authors of Gelede: Art and Female Power among the Yoruba (1993). Photographs taken by Henry John and Margaret Thompson Drewal during the 1970s and 1980s of Yoruba and Ewe art and culture.

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