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Creators:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011
Dates:
circa 1938-2011
Size:
26.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2017-27
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Edmund Snow Carpenter (1922-2011) was an archaeologist and visual anthropologist who worked extensively with the indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic as well as Papua New Guinea. With his colleague and close collaborator Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), he laid the groundwork for modern media theory. Carpenter is also known for his work as an ethnographic filmmaker and as a collector of Paleo-Eskimo art. The Papers of Edmund Carpenter, circa 1938-2011, document the research interests and projects undertaken by Carpenter in the fields of cultural anthropology, ethnographic filmmaking, media theory, archaeology, and indigenous art.

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Creators:
Kramer, Carol, 1943-2002
Dates:
1943-2002,
bulk 1961-2002
Size:
31 Linear feet (64 boxes, 2 cassette tapes, 1 oversize box, 1 map drawer)
Collection ID:
NAA.2006-14
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The bulk of these papers document the professional life of Carol Kramer, a leading figure in ethnoarchaeology, specializing in the Middle East and South Asia. She was also a major advocate for the professional development of women in anthropology and archaeology. Dating 1943-2002, the collection includes field notes, writings, correspondence, daily planners, teaching files, photographs, sound recordings, maps, computer disks, and botanical specimens. Her ethnoarchaeological research in "Shahabad" (a.k.a. "Aliabad") in Iran and in Rajasthan, India is well-represented in the collection.

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Creators:
Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961
Dates:
1901-2011
bulk 1911-1960
Size:
27.3 Linear feet
1.4 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.meiemari
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Hildreth Meière measure 27.3 linear feet and 1.40 GB and date from 1901 to 2011, with the bulk of material dating from 1911 to 1960. The collection documents Meière's life and travels, and her long and prolific career as an architectural muralist through biographical material, correspondence, writings, thirteen diaries, files regarding her war relief work during the Spanish Civil War and World War II, printed and digital materials, extensive photographs and slides, eight sketchbooks, and two videocassettes and 93 reels of motion picture film documenting her travels, her volunteer efforts in Spain following the civil war, artwork, and home movies.

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Creators:
Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970
Dates:
1862-1967
bulk 1920-1967
Size:
3.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.birnmart
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967. The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.

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Creators:
Arnheim, Rudolf
Dates:
1919-1998
Size:
9.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.arnhrudo
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art historian, educator, writer and psychologist Rudolf Arnheim measure 9.6 linear feet and date from 1919 to 1998. The papers document his career in New York, Michigan, and abroad through biographical material, correspondence, writings, lectures, diaries, printed material, and sound recordings.

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Creators:
Wilson, Judith, 1952-
Dates:
1966-2010
Size:
11.2 Linear feet
27.94 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.wilsjudi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American art historian Judith Wilson measure 11.2 linear feet and 27.94 GB and date from 1966 to 2010. Wilson's career is documented through correspondence with friends, colleagues, artists, universities, and art organizations; notebooks; files on writing projects, conferences, lectures, symposia and other professional activities; and a small amount of printed material. Also found is research material on artist Bob Thompson, including photographs, printed material, correspondence, notebooks and a documentary video recording. Additionally, the collection includes sound recordings of 71 interviews of artists and art collectors and six video recordings. Some of the materials are in digital format.

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Creators:
Porterfield, Jeanne
Chickering, Lisa
Dates:
1954-2015, undated
Size:
38 Film reels
7 Sound tape reels
5 electronic_discs_dvd
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
5 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
67.86 Linear feet
18 Sound discs (vinyl)
4 Cassette tapes
Collection ID:
HSFA.2015.16
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection documents their work as travel filmmakers, photographers, and writers from 1954-2015. Their films are an example of the travel lecture film, a genre which combined silent travelogue films with live narration. Chickering and Porterfield presented their films throughout the United States and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s before turning to freelance still photography and travel writing in the early 1980s. The audiovisual and photography collection begins with their first joint travels in the 1950s and covers a range of their professional activities through the early 2000s, mainly encompassing original travel footage, edited travelogues, and travel still photography. Supporting documentation includes film scripts, lecture recordings, personal and professional manuscripts, financial and professional records, and a substantial amount of newspaper and magazine articles which serve as a record of the press generated by and about Chickering and Porterfield.

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Creators:
Stansbury, Jacqueline
Stansbury, Benjamin H., 1935-1996
Dates:
1955 - 1995
Size:
5 Cubic feet (15 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1350
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the inventing and design work of Benjamin Stansbury.

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Creators:
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Dates:
1909-1937
Size:
1428 Negatives (photographic)
40 Photographic prints (black & white)
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.032
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection includes portraits of individuals and families, as well as scenic shots and landscape views made between 1909 and 1937. Speck was an anthropologist and ethnographer, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and worked on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation collecting ethnographic materials across the Eastern United States and Canada. His collection of photographs includes materials from native communities ranging from Newfoundland to Ontario in Canada and from Maine to South Carolina in the United States.

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Creators:
Thompson, Bob, 1937-1966
Dates:
1949-2005
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.thombob
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York African American figurative painter Bob Thompson measure 2 linear feet and date from 1949 to 2005. The collection includes biographical material, videocassettes, correspondence, writings by Bob Thompson and others, exhibition files, scattered personal business records, printed material, photographs, and photograph albums. The correspondence is mostly between Carol Thompson, the artist's wife, and others concerning Bob Thompson's artwork.

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