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Creators:
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009
Dates:
1954-circa 2008
Size:
50 Film reels (50 completed films and 1 film series; 110,600 feet of original film outtakes (51 hours); 412 hours of audiotape; 31 digital books)
22 Linear feet (Papers and photographs)
Collection ID:
HSFA.2007-10
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Documentary filmmaker Jorge Prelorán was best known for his intimate approach to ethnographic film, a style known as "ethnobiography." The majority of Prelorán's films were shot in rural areas of Argentina, particularly the Andean highlands and the Pampas (plains), often in communities of mixed Indian and Spanish heritage. Prelorán documented a wide range of subjects, including art, folk crafts, agriculture, ranching, markets, religious rituals and festivals, and social and cultural change. This collection contains edited films and videos, film outtakes, audio tapes, photographic prints and transparencies, digital books, correspondence, production files, scripts, project files, and press clippings spanning 1954-2008.

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Creators:
Houlberg, Marilyn
Dates:
1961-circa 2005
Size:
6567 slides (photographs) (11 Binders, color)
14 Documents (1 Binder)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2005-002
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection consists of 6,567 color slides taken by Dr. Marilyn Houlberg during various field studies among the Yoruba in southwest Nigeria between 1961 and circa 2005. The images depict Yoruba art and culture with a special focus on artisans, art objects, body arts, costume, festivals, hairstyles, indigenous photography, weaving and textiles. Cultural events depicted include Balufon festivals, Egungun and Gelede masquerades, social events (weddings, christenings, funerals), and religious ceremonies (initiation and animal sacrifice). Also included are various scenes of daily life, architecture, food preparation, markets, portraits and landscapes. Houlberg extensively documented Yoruba artists in the process of creating their art, including carvers Yesufu Ejigboye, Runshewe, and Lamidi Fakeye, as well as the final pieces themselves. Houlberg documentated art in situ, such as Yoruba house posts, shrines, wall art and wood doors and art objects, including Gelede masks, Ibeji (twin) and Eshu figures, Osanyin staffs, and Ogboni and Shango shrines. Manuscript and printed materials, including Houlberg's resume, thesis, and numerous published articles are also available in this collection.

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Creators:
Scherer, Joanna Cohan
Dates:
1960-2014
Size:
13.5 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-190
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Joanna Cohan Scherer was employed by the Smithsonian Institution from 1966-2006. She worked at the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology Archives (later known as the National Anthropological Archives) as a museum technician until 1970 when she was asked to become illustrations researcher of the Handbook of North American Indians, a 20-volume ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1925-1949
Size:
78.77 cu. ft. (65 record storage boxes) (1 half document box) (90 3x5 boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 46
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit traces the operation of the Smithsonian from 1925 to 1949. It contains records from the last years of Secretary Charles D. Walcott's administration, perhaps most notably the ambitious but abortive fund raising campaign to add $10,000,000.00 to the Smithsonian's endowment. The Depression and consequent cut-backs in government ...

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Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Leaf, Bill
Lincoln, Harry
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Dates:
undated
Size:
199 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2501
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Stories handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Alfred Kiyana, Bill Leaf, and two unidentified writers, with English translations from Harry Lincoln in Truman Michelson's hand. These were collected by Michelson in Tama, Iowa. One text, titled "The buffalo who lived with an Indian woman," is by Alfred Kiyana. Bill Leaf authored "Two men, one beca...

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Leaf, Bill
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Sakihtanohkweha, 1875-1957
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Dates:
undated
Size:
324 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2764
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Nineteen stories handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Alfred Kiyana, Bill Leaf, and Sakihtanohkweha (Mrs. Bill Leaf). These texts were collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. Eight of the stories are by Alfred Kiyana. They are: Red-Leggings; When Bullhead killed two elks; The woman and the toad; The rooster; Turtle; Raccoon, who yelled l...

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Fontaine, Alec
MacKenzie, Sylvester, 1876-
Moreau, Mathieu
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Dates:
1937
Size:
17 Items (0.17 linear feet (10 notebooks and 30 cards)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4332
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Collection of 10 notebooks containing notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson at Bersimis, Natashquan, and Seven Islands in Quebec, Canada, in 1937. Also a set of index cards with linguistic notes, some of which are marked Weenusk (Eastern Swampy Cree). The field notebooks consist primarily of Innu-aimun (Montagnais) linguistic notes, includi...

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Creators:
Servodyne Corporation
Gunnarson, John
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1955-1971
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0839
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Servodyne Company attempted to develop a prototype of the household microwave. The business records cover the operations and meetings of the company, as well as the corporation's financial troubles and liquidation following its bankruptcy in 1968. Also included are design details and photographs of the ovens.

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Creators:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Bullard, Jack
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
Lasley, Lucy
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Dates:
undated
Size:
25 Items (0.25 linear feet (approximately 745 pages)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1875
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

This collection contains stories handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary with English translations by Ida Poweshiek. These texts were collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. List of titles based on English translations: 1.) The Winter Story of Longhair, by Lucy Lasley and Jack Bullard; text 18 pages, translation 27 pages. 2.) Fasting, by Lucy ...

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Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938
Leaf, Bill
Lincoln, Harry
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918
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Dates:
undated
Size:
25 Items (0.25 linear feet (425 pages)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS1879
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Nine stories in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by various authors with English translations by Ida Poweshiek. Contents: 1) Wapasaya by Bill Leaf; text 29 pages, translation 34 pages. 2.) When Wisahkeha fed bees to the wolves, by Alfred Kiyana; text 17 pages, translation 14 pages. 3.) Wisake, by Sakihtanohkweha (Mrs. Bill Leaf); text 40 pages, translation...

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