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Creators:
Fischer, Ann K.
Fischer, John Lyle, 1923-1985
Dates:
ca. 1942-1985
Size:
31.71 Linear feet ((65 boxes, 1 manuscript folder, and 128 sound recordings) )
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains John and Ann Fischer's correspondence, field notes, manuscripts, microfilm, sound recordings, and photographs relating to their work in Micronesia, Japan, and New England. Most of the materials in this collection were produced or collected by John. Although some materials have been identified as Ann's work, not all folders containing her notes have been so identified. Since John and Ann often collaborated, some of their notes are also intermixed. Materials relating to Truk and Ponape make up the bulk of the series. They not only include John and Ann's field notes but also administrative materials relating to John's position as District Anthropologist and District Island Affairs Officer. Because they returned at various times to visit and update data, there are documents on Ponape from 1949 as well as from the 1970s and in between. The Fischers' work in Japan is also well-represented in the collection along with their research for John and Beatrice Whiting's Six Cultures Project. The collection also contains a number of psychological tests administered by John and Ann during their research in Ponape and Japan. The sound recordings are mostly related to Ponape, with additional recordings from Japan. Several of the photographs are from Micronesia, some of which were taken by Harry Clifford Fassett. There are also some photos from Japan as well as personal photographs. Additional items in the collection include John's correspondence and papers he wrote as a student.

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Creators:
Conklin, Harold C., 1926-2016
Greenberg, Joseph H. (Joseph Harold), 1915-2001
Harwood, Alan
Dates:
circa 1940s-2001
bulk 1953-2001
Size:
27 Linear feet (60 boxes, 2 manuscript folders), 8 sound recordings, 35 computer disks, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 1 map drawer)
Collection ID:
NAA.2006-25
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Alan Harwood is a Professor Emeritus at University of Massachusetts, Boston in the Anthropology Department. Trained in social anthropology he has studied illness and healing in Tanzania and communities in New York City and Boston. Harwood was the founding editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly (new series, 1986-1991) and series editor of Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology (1999-2004) The bulk of this collection is composed of Alan Harwood's 1962-1964 ethnographic research among the Safwa in Tanzania (then known as Tanganyika); his research on health beliefs and medical practices of residents in a low-income area of the Bronx, New York (1967-1970); and his research in Boston, Massachusetts on different ethnic groups' conceptions of health (1994-1995). Also among his papers are materials from his involvement in the Centers for Disease Control and American Anthropological Association (AAA) Workgroup on "The Use of Race & Ethnicity as Scientific Categories" at the 1994 AAA meeting.

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Creators:
Goldfrank, Esther Schiff
Dates:
1920-1980
Size:
7 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1982-24
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Esther Schiff Goldfrank papers, 1920-1980, document her professional life in anthropology. Much of the field material and reading notes relate to Goldfrank's work on the Pueblos, Navahos, Blood, and Teton Dakota. There is also considerable material of colleagues. Some of this seems to have been given to her directly. Other material, particularly that of Ruth Benedict's Blackfoot project, was acquired by Margaret Mead and then sent to Goldfrank. Included are field notes or manuscript articles concerning the Blackfoot Indians by Benedict, Harry D. Biele, Marjorie Lismer, Jane Richardson, and George D. Spindler. Most of the photographs in the collection concern Goldfrank's early travels with Franz Boas or Harvey Biele's work with the Bloods. Copies of illustrations used in her autobiography are also included.

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Creators:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Lupardus, Karen Jacque
Dates:
undated
Size:
267 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7360
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The texts are copies of those recorded as pencil-written field notes in NAA MS 4151 (English version published in Swanton, Myths and tales of the southeastern Indians, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 88, 1929). The original texts are quite difficult to read. Supporting documentation was found in NAA MS 2435, Swanton's Alabama-English dictiona...

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Creators:
Walkinshaw, Lawrence H
Dates:
1918-1992
Size:
box)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-079
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document Walkinshaw's ornithological research, particularly on cranes and Kirtland's Warblers. They include correspondence with colleagues; field notes, 1918-1992; and notes, lists, and other data on birds.

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Creators:
Walkinshaw, Lawrence H
Dates:
1920s-1980s
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 83-133
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of field notes, research notes, correspondence, photographs and negatives (including cellulose nitrate negatives) documenting Walkinshaw's research on cranes.

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Creators:
Becker, Herbert
Dates:
circa 1955
Size:
300 Prints (circa, silver gelatin)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.38
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of photographs of Mesquakie (Fox) Indians, probably made during or as part of Sol Tax╩╣s action anthropology work with the Fox Indians. It includes images of people, dances, archery, handicraft, vending, medical examinations, and food preparation at a single event, probably a powwow.

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Creators:
Laughlin, Robert M.
Dates:
1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016
Size:
39 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videocassettes (betamax)
20 cd-rs
6 electronic discs (dvd)
65.09 Linear feet
50 floppy discs
147 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2011-06
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Robert Moody Laughlin is an American ethnologist specializing in the study of Mayan language, history, customs, and folklore. He spent the majority of his career working for the Smithsonian Institution, first with the Bureau of American Ethnology, then with the Department of Anthropology. He has been a curator emeritus with the department since his retirement in 2006. The Robert Moody Laughlin papers (1899-2016, bulk 1954-2016) document his research and professional activities and primarily deal with language and folktales he recorded and studied, as well as the culture and history of the Tzotzil and other Mayan groups in the Chiapas region. His involvement in language education and training, advocacy for the Tzotzil and language and cultural revitalization, and administrative matters at the Smithsonian are also represented. The collection consists of materials created for books and other publications, field notes, research materials, correspondence, administrative files, sound recordings, video recordings, photographs, and electronic records.

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Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. Mound Exploration Division
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910
Dates:
1881-1889
Size:
11 Boxes
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2400
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Alabama - Arkansas; Canada, Florida - Illinois; also California and Canada, Indiana - New York, New York - North Dakota (and South Dakota), Ohio, Oregon - Tennessee (South Dakota, see North Dakota) Virginia - Wisconsin, "Miscellaneous and General" (more than one state discussed) General Correspondence, 1882-1892, A - Z Bibliography; Newsclippings; ...

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Creators:
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates), 1905-1990
Dates:
1920s-1980s
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-037
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These are the professional papers documenting the career of J. F. Gates Clarke, a lepidopterist. Clarke served on the staff of the United States Department of Agriculture, as well as the Smithsonian, as a curator and Chairman of the Department of Entomology. The papers document his research on microlepidoptera; his curatorial and administrativ...

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