This accession consists of records documenting relations between the curators for south and southeast Asia and dealers and collectors during the tenure of Vidya Dehejia, 1994-2002, and Debra Diamond, 2001- . Materials include correspondence, brochures, images, clippings, and related materials.
Robert Merrill King Papers
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
William A. Smalley papers
William A. Smalley (1923-1997) was a missionary and anthropological linguist. This collection mainly concerns his work with Hmong scripts and the Khmu' language and contains correspondence, notes, writings, reference materials, photographs, and sound recordings.
Institute for Intercultural Studies
Chin, Woon Ping
Footage of a ngaben a Balinese Hindu cremation ceremony in the village of Penyaringan, Bali, May, 1978, documents one of the most elaborate rites of passage performed by Balinese householders whereby the dead, through cremation, are transformed into purified spirits whose assistance can be enlisted in human affairs. Documentation includes: ngentenin …
Olov Janse Photographs
Glass Plate and film negatives of various artifacts and archaeological sites reflecting Janse's research throughout China and SE Asia.
Whipple Spear Hall collection
Photographs (290 images; prints)
Films and photographs shot in the 1930s by American businessman Whipple S. Spear Hall. Locations include Philippines (including Manila), southeast Asia, Oceania, China, Papua New Guinea, Java and possibly Torres Strait. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of …
A. Harvey Schreter papers
3,943 Slides (35mm color)
19 Sound cassettes
9 Videocassettes (VHS)
A. Harvey Schreter (1916-2008) was a world traveler and collector of pre-Columbian, African, and Pacific art. The collection contains materials related to trips taken by Harvey and his wife Phyllis between 1960 and 2000, slide lectures based on these trips,and personal and professional papers.
Joseph Harvey Riley Papers
These papers consist of unpublished studies of birds in some of the collections mentioned above, and notes and lists compiled during Riley's research on the avifauna of the West Indies.
This accession consists of records documenting the design and installation of exhibitions. Exhibitions documented in this accession include revisions to "Monsters, Myths and Minerals;" "Timur and the Princely Vision: Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century;" "India Along the Ganges: Photographs by Raghubir Singh;" "Yokohama: Prints from Nineteenth Century …
Petrus Buleni Fau photographs of Nias funeral
Photographs made by Petrus Buleni Fau documenting the funeral ceremony for Samogo Fau, a noble elder of Bawomataluo village in South Nias. They include images of processionals, spectators, and Fau's grave.