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Creators:
Penney, James, 1910-1982
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1981 August 21-December 6
Size:
2 Items (sound tape reels (3 hr., 9 min.))
79 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.penney81
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of James Penney, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Clinton, New York, on August 21 and December 6, 1981.

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Creators:
Newcomb, Franc Johnson
Klah-Tso
Ah dith don hie
Begay, Segony
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Dates:
1938
Size:
122 Pages
2 Items (pencil sketches )
1 Drawing
6 Photographs
Collection ID:
NAA.MS3924B
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Contains several kinds of information from 8 named informants, including informants, including interpretations of sand paintings, stories and legends, accounts of ceremonies, and autobiographical sketches of informants. (See also Manuscript Number 4435 which contains more of the same collected in January-June, 1939.)

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Creators:
Powers, Willow Roberts, 1943-
Leighton, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1908-2007
Murphy, Jane M.
Dates:
2002
Size:
5 Sound cassettes (analog)
2 Folders
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2003-20
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is comprised of oral history interviews of Dr. Alexander Leighton and Dr. Jane Murphy, conducted by Dr. Willow Powers in 2002 and funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation's Historical Archives Program. The collection includes recordings of the interviews on 5 audiocassettes, interview transcripts, permission forms, correspondence relati...

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Creators:
Derr, John Sebastien
Dates:
1906-1909
Size:
1 lantern slide (color, 8 x 10 cm.)
93 lantern slides (black & white, 8 x 10 cm.)
1 folder (calendar (1909) , illustrated, 15 x 24 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1993-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs or collected by Dr. John Sebastien Derr, a member of the Sudan United Mission in Cameroon from 1906-1909. As a missionary he was devoted to converting the people in Cameroon to Christianity and to dispelling Islam. The majority of the slides depict life in Adamawa, northern Cameroon. The images document Islamic and other populations in Cameroon. The individual and group portraits of men, women, and children primarily focus on the lives of the indigenous peoples, though a few pictures of Europeans are included. A Hausa leader is featured among the portraits. The Sudan United Mission calendar displaying snapshots of a different missionary with each month. Dr. Derr is featured in January of 1909. Also included in the calendar are a list of officers, five prayers, a list of societies in the Sudan without a missionary and events that relate to the Sudan United Mission. Images of musicians, cooks, hunters, and laborers give some sense of village and missionary life. Other scenes reveal Central African terrain. There are two or three views of mountains, sunrise or sunset, and regional vegetation. Many images capture architecture, among which are building styles ranging from thatched edifices to colonial buildings and to urban street scenes in colonial Egypt. Maritime activity is exhibited in the shots of various boats used by the African peoples. European seamen and passengers are depicted as well. Along with photographs of northern Cameroon, there are several images of life in colonial Egypt.

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Creators:
Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
Dates:
circa 1910-1915
Size:
52 Prints (silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2J
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by H. S. Poley in the American Southwest. There are depictions of archeological sites in New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado, as well as images of Tewa people at San Juan Pueblo and Cochiti people at Cochiti. Descriptions of the photographs are also available with the collection.

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Creators:
DeWitt, Miriam Hapgood, 1906-1990
Brown, Robert F.
Dates:
1987-1988
Size:
6 Items (sound files (3 hr., 46 min), digital, wav file)
67 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.dewitt87
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Miriam Hapgood DeWitt conducted 1987-1988, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Washington, James W., 1911-2000
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1987 June 29
Size:
90 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.washin87
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of James W. Washington conducted 1987 June 29, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Dates:
1967 June 15
Size:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.blaine67
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Nell Blaine conducted 1967 June 15, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.

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Creators:
Ya-Ching, Lee
Dates:
1938-1970
Size:
11.9 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 11.9 cubic feet of material chronicling Lee Ya-Ching's role as a pilot trying to raise funds for China during World War II. The collection contains the following types of material: correspondence, both official and personal; maps; publications; newspapers; invitation; programs from events; lecture notes; scripts from radio shows; photographs, both official and snapshots; trip schedules and agendas; address books; scrapbooks; and official paperwork and licenses.

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Creators:
Meggers, Betty Jane
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981
Dates:
1893-2012
Size:
129 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-01
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

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.

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