Query: Nairobi (Kenya)
Priscilla Reining papers
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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in NAA.2009-25 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 Slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

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in EEPA.1973-001 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Harold K. Schneider papers
Creators:
Fallers, Lloyd
Evans-Pritchard, Edward Evans
Forde, Cyril Daryll, 1902-
Godelier, Maurice
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Dates:
1919-1960
bulk 1949-1960
Size:
21 Sound tape reels
10.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1994-19
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Harold K. Schneider was an economic anthropologist specialized in Africa. He was trained at Northwestern University (Ph.D., 1953) and taught at Lawrence University (1953-1970) and Indiana University (1970-1987). The Schneider papers comprise mainly sets of documents relating to fieldwork in East Africa. The collection includes a few original fieldnotes, complete copies of expanded typscript versions of the notes, collations of data on subject categories, lexicons and other linguistic material, indexes, maps, and a few photographs. Also among the material are translations of German sources and copies of notes based on archival material, particularly material produced in colonial district offices. A small quantity of material concerning Africa generally reflects Schneider's broad interest in Africa and African pastoral economies.

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in NAA.1994-19 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Edward Higbee films
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 …

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in HSFA.1989.16 for Nairobi (Kenya)
J. F. Gates Clarke Oral History Interviews
Creators:
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates), 1905-1990, interviewee
Dates:
1986
Size:
16 audiotapes (Reference copies). 25 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9555
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 …

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in Record Unit 9555 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Records
Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1946-1973
Size:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-139
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, price lists, and publications documenting relations between the National Zoological Park (NZP) and domestic and foreign zoological parks and animal dealers. Much of the material documents the acquisition, loan, and exchange of animals. Most of the records were created during the tenure of …

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Gordon Davis Gibson papers
Creators:
Gibson, Gordon D. (Gordon Davis), 1915-2007
Dates:
1936-2007
Size:
95 Linear feet (154 document boxes, 1 manuscript folder, 63 card file boxes, 1 oversize box, plus 64 microfilm reels, 137 sound recordings, 3 map folders, and 3 sets of rolled maps )
Collection ID:
NAA.1984-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection is comprised of the professional papers of Gordon D. Gibson. The collection contains his correspondence, field notes, research files, museum records, writings, photographs, sound recordings, and maps.The bulk of the collection consists of Gibson's southwestern Africa research. This includes his field notes, film scripts, photographs, sound recordings, and grant proposals he wrote in support of his fieldwork in Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. In addition, the collection contains his research notes, maps, drafts, publications, and papers presented at conferences. While most of his research focused on the Herero and Himba, the collection also contains his research on the Ovambo and Okavango and other southwestern African groups. In the collection is a great deal of photocopies and microfilms of literature on southwestern African ethnic groups, many of which are in Portuguese and German and which he had translated for his files. He was also interested in African material culture, especially Central African headgear. His research on African caps is well-represented in the collection, and includes photos of caps at various museums, source materials, research notes, and textile samples of knots and loop work. Gibson's files as the curator of African ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History also make up a significant portion of the collection. Among these records are his files for the museum's Hall of African Cultures and other African exhibits; his files on the museum's African collections, early donors and collectors of the collections; his personnel files; documents relating to his committee work; department and museum memos; meeting minutes; and his records as head of the Old World Division and acting chair of the department. The collection also documents the efforts to establish the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Film Center, now the Human Studies Film Archives, as well as his work on the planning committee to establish the Museum of Man at the Smithsonian. Memos and minutes relating to the Smithsonian's Center for the Study of Man are also present in the collection. In addition to Gibson's field photos, the collection also contains African photos taken by others. Among these are Herbert Friedmann's photos of Kenya; Hausmann's Libya photos; photos by Ralph Kepler Lewis during the Morden Africa Expedition in Kenya; and photos by Lawrence Marshall, Volkmar Wentzel, Alfred Martin Duggan Cronin, and Father Carlos Estermann. There are also photos of the exhibit cases from the Hall of African Cultures; photos of Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian African artifacts; and copies of photographs he obtained from different archives, including the National Anthropological Archives. Other materials in the collection include his files as film reviews editor for the American Anthropologist during the 1960s and 70s and his activities in different organizations.

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in NAA.1984-13 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Julius and Dorette Fleischmann films
Creators:
Fleischmann, Julius
Fleischmann, Dorette
Dates:
1930-1934
Size:
14 Film reels (black-and-white silent, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1994.09
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Film shot by/for Julius Fleischmann, husband of Dorette Fleischmann, including FOOTSTEPS IN THE SEA, an "amateur film" of their 1934 around-the-world cruise in their boat, Camargo. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its …

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in HSFA.1994.09 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Foreign Zoological Parks and Aquariums Files
Creators:
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director
Dates:
1978-1994
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-043
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting National Zoological Park (NZP) relations and cooperative efforts with foreign zoological parks and aquariums during the tenures of Directors Theodore H. Reed, 1958-1983; and Michael H. Robinson, 1984-2000. Materials include correspondence and information files.

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in Accession 01-043 for Nairobi (Kenya)
Ethel Cutler Freeman papers
Creators:
Freeman, Ethel Cutler, 1886-1972
Dates:
1934-1972
Size:
61.03 Linear feet (114 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0166
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ethel Cutler Freeman was an amateur Seminole specialist and research associate with the American Museum of Natural History. Her papers also reflect field work among the Arapaho, Shoshoni, Navaho, Pueblo, Hopi, Kickapoo, and people of the Virgin Islands, the Bahama Islands, and Haiti, and the music and chants of Africa, including those of the Maasai, Zulu, and Pygmies. A small amount of material relates to the Hoover Commission on Indian Affairs, of which Freeman was a member. Correspondents include several Seminole Indians and government officials, personal acquaintances, organizations, and associates of the American Museum of Natural History.

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