Photographs of Native Americans at the Folklife Festival
Photographs depicting Native Americans at 1973 Folklife Festival. They include images of a dancer and spectators, a man wearing a headdress, and two men talking.
Guy Ederheimer photographs
Photographs taken by Guy Ederheimer from 1930 to 1931 in Egypt and South Africa. Images taken in South Africa are portraits and include a Zulu wedding dance. Pictured are the best man, the bride, dancers, mothers with their children. The Egyptian images show Cairo and the Nile River.
Philip M. Abram photographs
10 Photographic prints ((dupe prints), color, 8 x 10 in. or smaller)
Photographs taken and postcards gathered by Philip M. Abrams during his travels through Liberia, Mali, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon and Burkina Faso, 1970-1973. Activities documented in the images include a Bundu sande women's society performance with Sowei (female guardian spirit) masks in Liberia; a Dogon dama (festival) masquerade staged for tourists in Sangha, Mali; a Grebo war dance in Krutown, Monrovia, Liberia; young Vai boys during initiation into the poro male secret society; and masked Vai dancers performing on Providence Island, Monrovia.
Raymond Corbey collection of African postcards
Postcards collected by Dr. Raymond Corbey whose published works discuss most of the postcards in this collection. One part of the collection consists of postcards which Corbey acquired. The second part of the collection was compiled by a French colonial, known only as "Nic." Dr. Corbey organized the postcards according to theme and publisher. Themes include Northern Africa World Fairs and Religious Societies. Publishers include J. Geiser (Algiers), Lehnert and Landrock (Tunis), Gautron (Dakar), Fortier (Dakar), and Nels and Ernest Thill (Brussels). Among the more prominent postcard images is one of a minkisi by R. Visser (ca. 1890), depictions of installations and fairs at Tervuren (1900) colon sculptures in Savalou (Benin), circa 1920, an early depiction of a "Ricksha" boy, a Luba mask dancer, and a village chief in Dahomey.
Norman and Sally Coe Scopitone Film Collection
Scopitones are three minute long 16mm films that were viewed on a Scopitone machine, a jukebox-like player. A precursor to music videos, Scopitones -- both the films and the machines -- were popular in the United States from around 1962 to 1968. The films featured sets, costumes, and dancers in support of well-known performers singing a single song. The collection includes Scopitone films from the United States and Europe.
Virgil Whyte "All-Girl" Band Collection
Whyte, Virgil (bandleader)
Includes 7 VHS videotapes and 1 audio tape produced by Florice Whyte Kovan, containing interviews and recollections by some band members. Studio portraits and snapshot photographs in 3 scrapbooks, which also contain display advertisements and newspaper clippings from about the band, 1940s. Snapshots include documentation of the band's travels and leisure activities while on …
Mary Kawena Pukui papers
The collection consists of typescripts of transcription of notes, letters, texts, and so forth that were made from Kawena Pukui's manuscript notes by her son-in-law George Bacon. Some of the material are from newspapers. Included are: FOLDER 1, A history of the times of Kamehameha I by John Ii, translated by …
Acee Blue Eagle papers
30 Linear feet (55 document boxes and 8 oversize boxes)
Acee Blue Eagle was a Pawnee-Creek artist, poet, dancer, teacher, and celebrity. The papers relate to both Blue Eagle's personal and professional life. Also included are some materials of Blue Eagle's friend Mae Abbott and a collection of art by other Indians.
David J. Marcou photographs
This collection consists of 32 digital photographs shot by David J. Marcou and depict The Last Stand symphony dress rehearsal on April 24, 2008 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The photographs depict the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra; co-composers Bill Miller (Mohican/Stockbridge-Munsee), Joshua Yudkin, and Kristin Wilkinson; conductor Amy Mills; La Crosse Symphony Orchestra …
Oral history interview with Donald Windham
An interview of Donald Windham conducted 2007 March 12, by Elizabeth Kornhauser, for the Archives of American Art, at Windham's home, in New York, N.Y.