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Haliburton, R. G. (Robert Grant), 1831-1901
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908
Müller, F. Max (Friedrich Max), 1823-1900
Dates:
1891
Size:
49 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7083
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Notes include statements from Moroccan informants about the existence, location, physical and cultural characteristics of and superstitions about the pygmies. The handwritten notes include some statements by Moroccan and European informants that are not included in the typescript. Letters include: Haliburton to Max Muller, August 8, 1891, summarizi...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
June 23-July 4, 1999
Size:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Collection ID:
CFCH.SFF.1999
Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.

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Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928-1934
Size:
736 Negatives (photographic) (+contact prints (5 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
736 Photographic prints ((6 v.), black & white, 3 x 4 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-029
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Melville J. Herskovits during his trips with his wife, Frances Shapiro Herskovits, to Surinam (1928-29); Dahomey, now Republic of Benin (1931); Haiti (1934); and Brazil (1941-42). From 1928 to 1943 Melville Herskovits and his wife, Frances Herskovits (nee Shapiro) traveled together throughout West Africa and the Americas to collect evidence of the legacy of African culture. The contributions of Frances Herskovits to her husband's research were fully recognized in an exhibition held by the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, from April 2-August 9, 1998. Entitled, "Living Tradition in Africa & the America: The Legacy of Melville J. and Frances S. Herskovits," the brochure noted, "On each trip, Frances was a full partner in the research...Until Melville's death in 1963, they worked together on the analysis of their data and the writing of books and articles; and after he died, she edited a collection of his papers."

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Creators:
Films Incorporated
Dates:
1922-1982
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white color sound; 32,097 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.22
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of 35 titles selected from a list of preview prints Films Inc. was seeking to gift to various archives. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views...

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Creators:
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Dates:
1928-1934
Size:
5 Film reels (black-and-white silent)
0.25 Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.01
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited footage shot in West Africa (1931), Haiti (1934) and Georgia (U.S. ca. 1930) for/by Melville Herskovits. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and termino...

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Creators:
Acebes, Hector R.
Dates:
1949-1953
Size:
206 photographic prints ((2 boxes), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
130 slides (photographs) ((1 vol), color)
23 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-009
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographic images taken by Hector R. Acebes from 1949 to 1953 throughout many countries to include Mali, Tanzania and Morocco.

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Creators:
Towles, Joseph A.
Turnbull, Colin M.
Dates:
circa 1950-1972
Size:
Film reels (32,350 ft)
Video recordings
Linear feet
Collection ID:
HSFA.1991.13
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot by Colin Turnbull and Joseph Towles among the Mbuti Pygmies, Zaire and the Ik, Uganda, between 1954 and 1972. Footage documents the nkumbi initiations among the Mbuti, villager-Pygmy interactions; subsistence and daily life among the Ik pastoralists of northwestern Uganda. Supplementary materials: associated texts and annotations (re...

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Creators:
National Film and Sound Archive (Australia)
Dates:
circa 1910-1963
Size:
9 Film reels (black-and-white color silent; 1659 feet, 35mm, 9.5mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1989.09
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Collection consists of films from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Additional titles include [C. W. Barnes Home Movies], THE CHASE FOR THE COCKADE, [Domesticating Elephants in Africa], HUNTING THE WHITE BEAR, IN THE FOREST, INTERNATIONAL NEWS: ARCTIC EXPLORERS RESCUE ORPHAN (ANIMAL) FROM ICE FLOWS, KINGDOM OF THE WATERS, MARVELS I...

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Creators:
Link, Walter, 1902-1982
Dates:
circa 1930-1969
Size:
22 Film reels (black-and-white silent; 16,447 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2004.22
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

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 language and terminology used...

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Creators:
Weeks, Edwin Lord
Dates:
[ca. 1885-1976]
Size:
0.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.weekedwi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Paintings in watercolor (18), oil (54), and drawings in graphite (5), pen and ink (3), and pastel (1), capture the exoticism of Weeks' travel in the Near East and North Africa, his interest in medieval armour and love of the New England seashore. Also included are a family crest; animal studies; a 3 p. typescript titled "Cairo Notes"; a 3 p. accoun...

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