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Creators:
Roosevelt Memorial Association
Dates:
circa 1901-1928, 1933, 1936 and 1958
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7472
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Newspaper clippings and personal accounts of the 1913 expedition document malaria infections and the wound Roosevelt sustained when he plunged into the river, trying to save a capsized canoe. The newspaper clippings also include information about the specimens collected during the expedition for the American Museum of Natural History. For...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Dates:
circa 1986-2005
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-270
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of images of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) facilities, research, staff, and events. In addition, some images document Panama in general as well as the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya which STRI helped to found. Materials consist of slides, prints, and digital images. Some materials are in electronic ...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2010
Size:
2.7 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-056
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition documenting the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner's research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and folkways that also uncovered and illuminated the connections with West African and Afro-Brazilian communities.

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Creators:
Cowan, Richard
Sharon, Douglas
Dates:
1977
Size:
Film reels (color sound; 22,000 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1988.09
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Full film record explores a pre-Columbian tradition of folk therapy known as curanderismoin northern Peru. Based on seven years of ethnographic research by Douglas Sharon, the footage documents the activities of Eduardo Calderon, a Peruvian fisherman, ceramacist and curandero(healer). Scenes of the healer in various daily interactions with members ...

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Dates:
1920-1950
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white silent, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2014.05
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Distribution prints previously held University of Oregon Libraries. Films on various subjects relating to cultural or natural history. 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 odds with contemp...

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Creators:
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924
Dates:
1898-1902
Size:
588 Photographic prints
190 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.103
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection contains photographic prints and copy negatives taken by Ales Hrdlicka in Arizona and Mexico between 1898 and 1902. The majority of the photographs were donated by George Pepper to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in 1923. Native communities that Hrdlicka photographed during his research include--Purepecha (Tarasco), Yoeme (Yaqui), Hualapai (Walapai), Havasupai (Coconino), Piipaash (Maricopa), Mojave (Mahave), Tohono O'odham (Papapgo), Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan), Tepecano, Akimel O'odham (Pima), Opata, Cora, Seri, Wixarika (Huichol), Nahua, Otomi and Yoreme (Mayo). Ales Hrdlicka (1869-1943) was born in the Czech Republic moved to the United States in 1881. Hrdlicka became known as the "Father" of Physical Anthropology and worked at the U.S. National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural History).

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Creators:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dates:
1860-1961
Size:
66 cu. ft. (132 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7176
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists primarily of reports, notebooks, notes, photographs, maps, and related materials documenting field research conducted by staff naturalists of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and its predecessor, the Bureau of Biological Survey. The reports, which primarily concern biological surveys conducted in the Un...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
2009-2015
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-206
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created by Johnnetta B. Cole, Director of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), 2009-2017. These records document the functioning of NMAfA, its advisory board, and the museum's relations with the Smithsonian Institution (SI) in general and the African community. Materials include correspondence, budgets...

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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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Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
1877-1975
Size:
337.16 cu. ft. (672 document boxes) (116 microfilm reels)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 192
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Records prior to 1907 consist mostly of incoming correspondence (outgoing correspondence can be found in record unit 112). After 1907 the records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the material consists of routine public inquiries. In addition, these records document museum accessions and Smithsonian expeditions and ...

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