This accession consists of records that constitute the morgue files for the Science Service, and as such contain past articles, press releases and other materials pertaining to medical, psychological, and sociological issues. In addition are supplemental correspondence, photographs, news clippings, scientific papers and articles, obituaries and related topical information. Files …
Beatrice Medicine papers
The Beatrice Medicine papers, 1913-2003 (bulk 1945-2003), document the professional life of Dr. Beatrice "Bea" Medicine (1923-2005), a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, anthropologist, scholar, educator, and Native rights activist. The collection also contains material collected by or given to Medicine to further her research and activism interests. Medicine, whose Lakota name was Hinsha Waste Agli Win, or "Returns Victorious with a Red Horse Woman," focused her research on a variety of topics affecting the Native American community: 1) mental health, 2) women's issues, 3) bilingual education, 4) alcohol and drug use, 5) ethno-methodologies and research needs of Native Americans, and 6) Children and identity issues. The collection represents Medicine's work as an educator for universities and colleges in the United States and in Canada, for which she taught Native American Studies courses. Additionally, because of the large amount of research material and Medicine's correspondence with elected U.S. officials and Native American leaders, and records from Medicine's involvement in Native American organizations, the collection serves to represent issues affecting Native Americans during the second half of the 20th century, and reflects what Native American leaders and organizations did to navigate and mitigate those issues. Collection materials include correspondence; committee, conference, and teaching material; ephemera; manuscripts and poetry; maps; notes; periodicals; photographs; training material; and transcripts.
Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon films of the Yanomamo
Chagnon, Napoleon A., 1938-
Film documentation of the Yanomamo Indians of southern Venezuela shot by Timothy Asch and Napolean Chagnon. Collection also contains camera and sound logs, correspondence, production notes, sound recordings, and related publications. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture …
Irving Goldman papers
9.3 Linear feet (26 boxes)
Irving Goldman (1911-2002) was an anthropologist who conducted research among the Modoc Indians in California, the Ulkatcho Carrier of British Columbia, and the Cubeo Indians in the Vaupes region of the Northwest Amazon. The focus of the collection is Goldman's field research on the Cubeo. The collection also includes some materials relating to his work on the Modoc, the Ulkatcho Carrier, Polynesians, and Tzotzil of Chamula Indians of Chiapas, Mexico. Other materials in the collection include his professional and personal correspondence and his writings. Another important part of this collection is from his personal materials. Goldman was a Communist from 1936-1942, and in 1953 was brought before the Jenner Committee. The file Goldman kept of this investigation includes a transcript of his appearance in front of the Committee, as well as many newspaper clippings.
Public Programs Files
These records document the planning, development and execution of public programs associated with collections and exhibitions. Programs provide additional opportunities to augment and enhance public awareness of Asian and Eastern culture beyond traditional exhibitions. Programs include hands-on projects for families, musical and dance performances, lectures, symposia, readings, films, and other …
This accession consists of Secretary Robert McCormick Adams' administrative files for 1989. Materials include correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other communications received or issued by the Office of the Secretary, reflecting a wide range of official activities. The records contain correspondence relating to major Smithsonian Institution exhibitions; copies of the Secretary's speeches …
Walter Link travel films
Amateur film footage shot by geologist Walter O. Link of oil exploration in Indonesia and Borneo and amateur travel films shot in Brazil, Peru, Caribbean, China, Europe, United States, North Africa, Australia and the Arctic. Collection also contains home movies. Please note that the contents of the collection and the …
Beatrice Wood papers
The papers of California ceramicist Beatrice Wood measure 26.6 linear feet and date from 1906 to 1998, with the bulk dating from 1930-1990. There is extensive correspondence with gallery owners, fellow artists, clients, friends, and family. The collection also contains biograpical materials, personal business records, writings, printed materials, photographs, and works of art. Of particular interest are the 28 diaries that Wood maintained from 1916 until her death in 1998 and 42 glazing formula notebooks dating from 1934-1997. Also found are documents of Steven Hoag and Esther Rosencranz, her husband and aunt respectively, that consist of correspondence, business records, and photographs given to the Archives of American Art as part of the Beatrice Wood papers.
National Cotton Council of America (NCC) Photographs and Film
224 Motion picture films
The collection consists primaily of photographs and films created by the National Cotton Council of America (NCC) to document cotton production and use and to support the advocacy and educational work of the organization.
National Anthropological Film Center films of the Western Caroline Islands of Micronesia
Sorenson, E. Richard
Collection consists of full film record and edited film documenting life on the Caroline Islands of Micronesia. Collection also contains associated texts, still film, sound recordings, and field notes. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the …