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Linda Klug Papers, 1965-1986

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Creator:
Klug, Linda M (Linda Marie) 1940-
Physical description:
7.3 linear feet (15 boxes)
Culture:
Filipinos
Zapotec Indians
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Dissertations
Maps
Scripts (documents)
Place:
Philippines
Samal Island (Phillipines)
Oaxaca (Mexico : State)
Date:
1965
1965-1986
Notes:
The audiotapes (21), audiocassettes (3), and reels of film (64) from this collection were transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives. Also, one artifact was sent to Collections.
Linda M. Klug (1940- ) was an anthropologist and professor emeritus at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington. Klug's research interests include the Zapotec Culture of Mexico and Samal Culture in the Philippines. She conducted field work in the Philippines beginning in September of 1968 and remained there until November of 1969. While in the Philippines, Klug focused on studying the Zamboanga area and the island of Malanlipa (Lahat Ano). Klug later returned to the Philippines during the summer of 1971 in order to shoot footage for her documentary films: Life on Samal Island (published 1976) and Patterns of Samal Childhood. Much of Klug's work in the Philippines influenced her later career.
Electronic finding aid available via website of National Anthropological Archives
The Linda Klug papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives in 2002 by Professor Linda Klug.
Organization:
(1) Field Notes (1968-ca.1970); (2) Writings and Drafts (1965-1986); (3)Films (ca. 1971-ca. 1976); (4) Research (ca. 1968-ca. 1986); (5) Personal (1968-1984); (6) Visual Material (ca. 1968 - ca. 1971)
Summary:
These papers relate to the professional and personal life of Linda M. Klug. The bulk of this collection relates to Klug's work in the Philippines with the Samal culture. The collection mainly reflects Klug's interests in linguistics and childhood behavior. The collection also pertains to Klug's interests in a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: ethnomusicology, marriage and religious practices, kinship units, economic and ecological factors, and gastronomy. Included in the collection are field notes, linguistic materials, research notes, her PhD dissertation, compositions, correspondence, card files, maps, photographs, slides, a journal, expense accounts, grant applications, scripts and other documents that cover a period from the mid -1960's to the mid-1980's.
Cite as:
Linda Klug Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Linguistics
Children
Ethnobotany
Ethnology
Ethnomuiscology
Fishing
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_263872

Carol Kramer Papers, 1943-2002, bulk 1961-2002

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Creator:
Kramer, Carol 1943-2002
Physical description:
31 linear feet (64 boxes, 2 cassette tapes), 1 oversize box, 1 map drawer
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Books
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Maps
Sound recordings
Place:
India
Iran
Jodhpur (India)
Udaipur (Rajasthan, India)
Rajasthan (India)
Guatemala
Date:
1961
1961-2002
1943-2002
bulk 1961-2002
Notes:
Carol Kramer was a leading figure in ethnoarchaeology. She began her graduate work in archaeology at the University of Chicago but received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. Her first ethnographic field work was in 1970 in Guatemala where she worked with an urban potter in addition to her excavation work. During the course of her career she excavated at several Iranian sites. In 1980 she changed her focus to India due to the Iranian revolution. In 1997 she published Pottery in Rajasthan: Ethnoarchaeology in Two Indian Cities. Her last publication was Ethnoarchaeology in Action (2001), which she co-wrote with Nicholas Daivd. Kramer taught at Queens College as well as Lehman College and the Graduate Center. In 1990, she joined the faculty of the Anthropology Department at the University of Arizona, where she taught until her death. In 2003 she was posthumously honored with the Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis by the Society for American Archaeology. Kramer passed away at the age of 59 in 2002.
Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.
Organization:
Arranged into 15 series: (1) Research, 1961-1997; (2) Writings, 1972-2002; (3) Talks, 1972-1999; (4) Grants/Fellowships, 1974-2000; (5) Professional Activities, 1966-2002; (6) Teaching, 1971-2002; (7) Student, 1961-1973; (8) Personal, 1943-2001; (9) Writings by Others, 1949-2001; (10) Photographs, 1967-1996; (11) Card Files; (12) Maps; (13) Botanical Specimens; (14) Sound Recordings, 1985; (15) Computer Disks
Summary:
The bulk of these papers document the professional life of Carol Kramer. The collection contains field notes, writings, correspondence, daily planners, teaching files, photographs, sound recordings, maps, computer disks, and botanical specimens. Also in the collection are her notes and grade transcripts as a college and graduate student. Her ethnoarchaeological research in "Shahabad" (a.k.a. "Aliabad") in Iran and in Rajasthan, India is well-represented in the collection in the form of her notes, maps, writings, and photographs. In addition, there are plant specimens that Kramer collected in Iran. Also among her research files are photocopies of her field notes from her work in Guatemala. Although her field notes from the Hasanlu Project are absent, the collection does contain a few photographs and some notes and correspondence from her research for her article on the Hasanlu Project's excavations at Dalma Tepe. In addition, the collection contains "A System of Pottery Classification According to Shape," a paper by Robert H. Dyson, Jr. and T. Cuyler Young, Jr. for the Hasanlu Project. Materials relating to the Godin Project consist of correspondence from 1996 and 1997 and a 1973 group photo. Copies of her monographs are present in the collection along with drafts, figures, and correspondence for her published writings and dissertation. Many of the papers that she presented at professional meetings, seminars, and special lectures can also be found in the collection, including her 1994 AAA Distinguished Lecture, "The Quick and the Dead: Ethnography in and for Archaeology." In addition, there are two cassette tape recordings of Kramer presenting her paper, "Ceramics in Two Indian Cities," and the subsequent group discussion at the 1985 School of American Research Advanced Seminar, "Social and Behavioral Sources of Ceramic Variability." Also of special interest are materials documenting her involvement in the 1981 "Resolution to Implement the 1972 American Anthropological Association Resolution on Fair Practices in Employment of Women." Kramer's professional correspondence is spread throughout the collection, mixed together with other documents, filed by subject. Much of her later correspondence is in the form of e-mail printouts. Letters of reference she wrote can also be found on her computer disks, which consist of several 3.50" and 5.25" floppy disks. Other files on the disks include materials for her books and articles, research data, her performance evaluations files, notes for courses she taught, and her will.
Cite as:
Carol Kramer Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Ethnoarchaeology
Pottery industry
Women anthropologists
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_270141

Trió Songs and Stories, 1964 [sound recording]

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Donor:
Lewis, Thomas H Bethesda Naval Hospital
Physical description:
1 sound tape reel analog 7 in
Culture:
Trió
Type:
Sound recordings
Collection descriptions
Place:
Suriname
Date:
1964
Organization:
Collection containing original master reel recorded in 1964
Summary:
Recorded in Turuyo at the juncture of the Tapanohony and Paloemeu Rivers, Surinam.
Cite as:
Trió Sound Recordings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Trio Indians--Songs--Speeches
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 98-80
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273144
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Translation of the Mohawk version of the Constitution of the League

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Creator:
Newhouse, Seth
Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B (John Napoleon Brinton) 1859-1937
Physical description:
43 pages, typescript document
Culture:
Iroquois Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1937
Notes:
See also MS 1343, MS 1358, and MS 1359.
Cite as:
Manuscript 3490, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Constitution--Iroquois
Government--Iroquois
Local number:
NAA MS 3490
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Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_274263

Two amulets collected in Bafodea, Sierra Leone, 1979

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Collector:
Prussin, Labelle
Physical description:
2 sheets : colored inks ; 59 x 40 centimeters and 33 x 22 centimeters
Culture:
Limba (African people)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1979
Notes:
Original amulet that Simon Ottenberg collected is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.
Summary:
Two amulets (called "hatumere" by the Fulbe and "sebe" by the Mande) collected by Labelle Prussin in Bafodea, Sierra Leone in 1979. One is a copy that Labelle Prussin had made of an amulet inscribed in Arabic. The original amulet was later collected by Simon Ottenberg and is now in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. The other amulet is an Arabic inscribed sheet of paper previously mounted over the lintel of the entrance to the Chief's house in Bafodea.
Cite as:
Manuscript 2008-18, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Amulets
Arabic scripts
Local number:
NAA MS 2008-18
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_279890

Chris Gjording Papers 1966-1991, bulk 1977-1991

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Creator:
Gjording, Chris N. 1943-1993
Falla, Ricardo
Subject:
CEASPA
Corporación de Desarrollo Minero Cerro Colorado
Physical description:
6 linear feet (15 document boxes and 1 tape)
Culture:
Guaymi Indians
Mayas
Type:
Sound recordings
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Field notes
Place:
Central America
Guatemala
Ixcán
El Salvador
Honduras
Panama
Colorado Mountain (Panama)
Quintana Roo (Mexico : State)
Date:
1966
1966-1991
bulk 1977-1991
Notes:
Chris Gjording was an anthropologist and Jesuit priest, best known for his research on the Guaymí people of Panama and how they were affected by a transnational copper mining project on their land. Gjording was born on January 12, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. In 1960 he entered a Jesuit seminary in Sheridan, Oregon and obtained his A.B. in philosophy from Spring Hill College in 1966. After earning his M.A. in philosophy from Tulane University (1967) and his M.Div. in theology from the Toronto School of Theology (1973), he was ordained as a Jesuit priest in Spokane, Washington. He taught philosophy and liberation theology at Gonzaga University (1973-75) before continuing his education at the New School for Social Research, where he received his M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1985) in social and cultural anthropology. As a graduate student in 1977, Gjording spent the summer conducting ethnographic fieldwork among campesino communities in Chinacá, Guatemala and in Chirilagua, San Miguel, El Salvador. He returned to Central America the following year to work in Chiriquí, Panama with Centro de Estudios y Acción Social (CEASPA), a Jesuit-sponsored organization, as the anthropologist on an interdisciplinary team studying the Cerro Colorado copper mining project and its impact on Panama. Gjording's research focused on the Guaymí people, who lived on the land where the mining project was to occur. His research became the subject of his dissertation, "The Cerro Colorado Copper Project: Panama, Multinational Corporations and the Guaymi Indians." A revised version of the dissertation was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in 1991 as Conditions Not of Their Choosing: The Guaymí Indians and Mining Multinationals in Panama. From 1985 to 1989, Gjording served as codirector of Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación (E.R.I.C.), a Jesuit organization in El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras. As part of his responsibilities, he published and wrote many of the articles for Informaciones, a bimonthly newsletter in Spanish on the social, political, and economic situation in Honduras. Gjording left the priesthood in 1991 and obtained a position teaching anthropology and peace studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. At the age of 50, Gjording died of lung cancer on July 5, 1993.
Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.
Organization:
Arranged into 7 series: (1) Correspondence, 1985-91; (2) Panama, 1977-91; (3) Latin America, 1977-90; (4) Journals, 1977-1982, 1988-1989; (5) Personal Files, 1966-1991; (6) Photographs, 1976-89; (7) Computer Disks
Summary:
The papers of Chris Gjording primarily document his research and activities in Central America, particularly his research on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project in Chiriquí, Panama. Materials pertaining to Panama include Gjording's field notes (portions of which are missing due to severe insect infestation); photographs; reference materials he collected; and his writings, which include his articles, dissertation, and drafts of his dissertation revised for publication. In addition to his work in Panama are his field notes and photographs from his research on campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Gjording also kept subject files on Latin American countries, focusing on the poor and oppressed and the social and political climate. His writings on those subjects are present in the collection and include a draft of his unpublished paper on peasant uprising in El Salvador and issues of Informacciónes, the Spanish-language newsletter that Gjording published and wrote articles for in Honduras. The collection also contains correspondence and notes relating to his visits to the Guatemalan Indian refugee camps in Los Lirios and Maya Balam in Quintana Roo in Mexico. In addition, the collection contains some of his correspondence with his mentor Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest and anthropologist, whom he refers to as "RF" in his notes. The collection also contains computer disks with chapters in Spanish from Falla's book on Ixcán, possibly Masacres de la selva : Ixcán, Guatemala , 1975-1982 (1992).
Cite as:
Chris Gjording Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Missionaries
Refugees
Copper industry and trade
Applied anthropology
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282348

Pictographic map of San Blas coast prepared by Chief Igwa Nigdibippi for John P. Harrington, 1924-1925

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Creator:
Nigdibippi, Chief Igwa
Physical description:
1 map : hand-drawn; 145 x 238 cm
Culture:
Cuna Indians
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Works of art
Place:
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Date:
1924
1924-1925
Notes:
A glass negative (BAE GN 4304) was made of the right half of the map and published in Frances Densmore's "Study of Tule Music," SMC 77:11 Plate 4, 1926. See catalog record for BAE GN 4304 for digital image of the glass negative. Reference prints of the map can be found in the NAA's file prints collection.
See NAA INV 04280902 for photo of Chief Igwa Nigdibippi working on map.
Chief Igwa Nigdibippi (possibly also known as Chief Golman), from Agligandi Island, visited Washington, D.C. in 1924 with members of the Marsh-Darien expedition. It is uncertain whether he painted the map during this visit.
Information about the conservation treatment of the map can be found at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/features/artwork_conservation.htm.
Summary:
Pictographic map of the Caribbean coastline of Panama with Kuna place-names and various drawings of persons and events. 7 drawings on 12" by 9" manila paper sewn onto map. The name "EQUAEGEPIPI" is lettered in two places on the map. The map is rolled-up and in brittle condition.
Cite as:
Manuscript 4490, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
BAE Neg 4304
OPPS Neg 44,252
NAA MS 4490
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Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282384

C. Earle Smith, Jr. papers, 1942-1998, bulk 1960s-1997

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Creator:
Smith, C. Earle (Claude Earle) 1922-1987
Cutler, Hugh C. 1912-1998
Correspondent:
Byers, Douglas Swain
Flannery, Kent Vaughn
Grieder, Terence
MacNeish, Richard S
Mangelsdorf, Paul C (Paul Christoph) 1899-
Marcus, Joyce
Roosevelt, Anna Curtenius
Snarskis, Michael J (Michael Jay)
Tolstoy, Paul
Physical description:
8 linear feet (20 document boxes plus 1 restricted box)
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Field notes
Manuscripts
Place:
Cuba
Oaxaca (Mexico : State)
Tehuacán (Mexico)
Guilá Naquitz Cave (Mexico)
Asunción Nochixtlán (Mexico)
Coxcatlan (Mexico)
Mexico, Valley of (Mexico)
Guitarrero Cave (Peru)
Huaylas, Callejón de (Peru)
Galgada Site (Peru)
Cañete River Valley (Peru)
Costa Rica
Bat Cave (Catron County, New Mexico)
Fort Confederation (Ala.)
Russell Cave National Monument (Ala.)
Date:
1942
1942-1998
bulk 1960s-1997
Notes:
The papers of C. Earle Smith, Jr. were processed with the assistance of a Wenner-Gren Foundation Historical Archives Program grant awarded to Vernon (Jim) Knight of the University of Alabama.
Photographs from C. Earle Smith Jr.'s excavation of Bat Cave can be found in Photo Lot R86-67 Herbert W. Dick photographs of exavations at Bat Cave, 1948-1950.
Claude Earle Smith, Jr. was one of the founders of the modern field of archaeobotany. Known as "Smitty" by his friends, he was born on March 8, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Orlando, Florida. He was trained as an economic botanist at Harvard University, where he earned his bachelor's (1949), master's (1951), and doctorate (1953) in botany. As a student at Harvard in 1948, he was sent by Paul C. Manglesdorf to excavate Bat Cave, New Mexico, where he and Herbert Dick, another Harvard student, discovered the earliest remains of corn. Smith later served as botanist at various archaeological sites in Latin America, working with Richard MacNeish in Tehuacán Valley; Kent Flannery in Oaxaca Valley; Paul Tolstoy in the Basin of Mexico; Ronald Spores in Nochixtlan; Terence Grieder in La Galgada, Peru; Thomas Lynch in Callejón de Huaylas, Peru; Joyce Marcus in Cañeta Valley, Peru; Anna Roosevelt in the Middle Orinoco area of Venezuela; and Michael J. Snarskis in Costa Rica. He also conducted ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Yucatán, Panama, the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and Australia. From 1953 to 1958, Smith served as assistant curator of botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and as acting director of the Taylor Memorial Arboretum. He was also a curator of botany at the Field Museum of Natural History (1959-61) and Senior Research Botanist for the Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1962-69). In 1970, Smith took a faculty position in the anthropology and biology departments at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and was acting chair of the anthropology department between 1981 and 1986. He served as president of the Society for Economic Botany in 1979. At the age of 65, Smith was killed in an automobile accident on October 19, 1987.
Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.
At his death, C. Earle Smith, Jr.'s papers were left with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama. They were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Smith's widow, Roberta Smith Largin.
Organization:
Collection is organized into 8 series: 1) Correspondence, 1962-98; 2) Research, 1942-91; 3) Writings, 1956-87; 4) Professional Activities; 5) University of Alabama, 1969-87; 6) Writings by Others; 7) Personal Files, 1950-87; 8) Photographs, circa 1960s-82
Summary:
This collection documents the research and professional activities of C. Earle Smith, Jr. through correspondence, research notes, data, manuscripts, publications, and photographs. Represented in the collection is his fieldwork in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and Costa Rica. Among his research files is a cotton specimen from Guila Nacquitz Cave. The only materials pertaining to his early work in Bat Cave are a few pages of notes and articles about his discovery of early corn remains. In fact, most of the collection dates from the 1960s up to his death in 1987. There is, however, some correspondence dated after his death regarding the return of specimens that he had been analyzing for others. The collection also contains his files as a professor at the University of Alabama; papers he presented; talks that he gave; photographs of plant remains; and drawings of botanical specimens from Encyclopédie méthodique and multiple volumes of Transactions of the Linnean Society . His correspondence make up the bulk of the collection and can be found throughout the series. He corresponded with eminent figures in the fields of anthropology and botany, including Kent V. Flannery, Richard MacNeish, Paul Mangelsdorf, and other colleagues.
Accretion 2014-09 consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and field notebooks for his work at Bat Cave and other sites. This accretion is unprocessed.
Cite as:
C. Earle Smith, Jr. papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Botany, Economic
Ethnobotany
Plant remains (Archaeology)
Cotton
Corn
Archeology
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282773

Journal kept by Lewis Ketchum, a Penobscot, circa 1837-1879

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Creator:
Ketchum, Lewis
Physical description:
1 book : 3 1/4 x 5 inches
Culture:
Penobscot Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Journals (accounts)
Collection descriptions
Date:
1837
1837-1879
circa 1837-1879
Summary:
19th century manuscript book kept by Lewis Ketchum (Penobscot), mostly written in the Penobscot dialect of Eastern Abenaki with some notes in English. The manuscript descended through the Ketchum family and documents tribal matters from 1837 to 1879, including charity, marriages, births, and customs.
Cite as:
Manuscript 2008-23, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Penobscot language
Local number:
NAA MS 2008-23
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282944

Richard L. Hay papers, 1953-2004

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Creator:
Hay, Richard L (Richard LeRoy) 1926-
Correspondent:
Leakey, Mary D
Leakey, Louis S. B
Physical description:
12.5 linear feet (13 document boxes, 3 flat boxes, 8 card file boxes, and 1 oversized box) plus 1 CD-RW and 1 map folder
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Photographs
Maps
Realia
Surveying instruments
Place:
Laetoli (Tanzania)
Olduvai Gorge
Oldoinyo Lengai (Tanzania)
Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
Rusinga Island (Kenya)
Amboseli (Kenya)
Tanzania
Kenya
Amargosa Desert (Nev. and Calif.)
Searles Lake (Calif.)
Oregon
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Wyoming
Wisconsin
New Mexico
Japan
France
Scotland
Pakistan
Date:
1953
1953-2004
Notes:
Richard LeRoy Hay was a geologist, known for his contributions to sedimentary petrography and archaeological geology. He worked closely with Mary Leakey for several years and provided the geological framework for Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli in Tanzania. Hay was born on April 29, 1926 in Goshen, Indiana. He attended Ursinus College briefly (1944-45) before transferring to Northwestern University, where he received his B.S. (1946) and M.S. (1948) in geology. In 1952, he earned his Ph.D. in geology from Princeton University. Hay made his first trip to Olduvai Gorge in 1962 and continued to research and publish numerous articles on Olduvai for the next four decades. His most significant publication was his monograph, Geology of the Olduvai Gorge (1976), in which he provided a detailed study of the geologic history of Olduvai, placing hominid remains and other archaeological findings at the site in a paleogeographic context. Also significant was his geological analysis of tuff at Laetoli bearing early hominid footprints; he coauthored with Mary Leakey "Pliocene Footprints in the Laetolil Beds at Laetoli, Northern Tanzania" (1979) and "The Fossil Footprints of Laetoli" (1982). In addition to Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli, Hay conducted geological fieldwork at Oldoinyo Lengai, Ngorongoro caldera, and Kerimasi volcano in Tanzania, as well as Rusinga Island, Lake Magadi, Amboseli, and Mount Suswa in Kenya. He also worked at several sites in the United States, including the John Day region of Oregon, the Green River formation in Wyoming, Amargosa Desert in Nevada, and Searles Lake in California. Additionally, he worked in west-central Wisconsin where he discovered the replacement of uppermost Precambrian and Cambrian-Ordovician rocks by low-temperature potassium-feldspar. Hay passed away at the age of 79 on February 10, 2006.
Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives in January 2009 by Richard L. Hay's widow, Lynn Hay.
Further accruals are expected.
Organization:
Collection is organized into 8 series: 1) Correspondence with Louis and Mary Leakey, 1961-1970 and 1988-1996; 2) East Africa Research, 1962-2002; 3) Non-East Africa Research, 1953-2004; 4) Sample Descriptions; 5) Specimen Sample Lists, 1959-1998; 6)Publications, 1959-2004; 7) Photographs, 1957-1999; 8) Fieldwork Tools
Summary:
This collection is comprised of the professional papers of Richard LeRoy Hay. Among his papers are his correspondence with Mary D. and Louis S. B. Leakey and his research at Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli, consisting of his field notebooks, maps, photographs, data, and documentation of geological specimens he collected. Also in the collection is his research at other sites in East Africa, including Kerimasi and Oldoinyo Lengai in Tanzania and Rusinga Island in Kenya. To a lesser extent (although still a significant amount) in the collection is the documentation of Hay's research in the United States. Present are field notebooks and photographs from his research in Amargosa, Nevada which served as a geologic analog for Olduvai. Also in the collection are field notebooks spanning from 1958 to 2004 containing his notes on his research in Oregon; Hawaii; Wyoming; California; New Mexico; Colorado; Arizona; Wisconsin; and other regions in the country. Mixed in are notes from his research in other countries including Pakistan, Scotland, and France. Also in the collection are his field notebooks from his service in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, during which he spent some time in Japan. There are no notes from his work as a geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey.
Cite as:
Richard L. Hay papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Archaeological geology
Geology
Geologists
Archeology
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_283255

Print of a plan for a Chinese temple, undated

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Collector:
Meyer, Frank Nicholas
Physical description:
1 sheet ; 67 x 37 inches
Culture:
Chinese
Type:
Prints
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Notes:
Digital surrogate is available.
Summary:
One undated Chinese print, measuring 67 x 37 inches with red characters on white paper, representing a plan for a temple.
Cite as:
Manuscript 253,207, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Architecture, Chinese
Local number:
NAA MS 253,207
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292102

Print representing ancient Chinese characters, undated

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Collector:
Meyer, Frank Nicholas
Physical description:
1 sheet ; 55 x 27 inches
Type:
Prints
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Summary:
One undated Chinese print, measuring 55 x 27 inches with red character on white paper. Represents an ancient Chinese character made by an emperor.
Cite as:
Manuscript 253,208, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Chinese characters
Local number:
NAA MS 253,208
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292103

Hester Merwin Carib Indian drawings, circa 1940

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Creator:
Ayers, Hester Merwin 1902-1975
Physical description:
10 color drawings ; 13 x 18 inches to 18 x 21 inches
Culture:
Carib of Dominica
Carib Indians
Type:
Works of art
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Portraits
Date:
1940
circa 1940
Notes:
Salybia is the administrative center of the Carib Territory, a 3700 acre district in Dominica which was established in 1903 for the descendants of the indigenous Carib people who inhabited Dominica prior to European colonization and settlement.
Summary:
This collection contains 10 color portrait drawings, undertaken circa 1940 by artist Hester Merwin Ayers, depicting Carib Indians in Salybia, Dominica. Subjects include men and women.
Cite as:
Manuscript 7294, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
NAA MS 7294
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292105

Tewa drawings, undated

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Physical description:
3 drawings ; 26 x 19 inches, 14 x 23 inches, 11 x 29 inches
Culture:
Tewa Indians
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Type:
Works of art
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
undated
Notes:
The Tewa (or Tano) are a linguistic group of Pueblo American Indians who speak the Tewa language and share the Pueblo culture.
Originally in the papers of John P. Harrington.
Summary:
This collection is comprised of three undated color drawings depicting Tewa subjects.
Cite as:
Manuscript 6045, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
NAA MS 6045
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292118
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Print representing ancient Chinese characters, undated

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Collector:
Meyer, Frank Nicholas
Physical description:
1 sheet ; 55 x 27 inches
Type:
Prints
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Summary:
One undated Chinese print, measuring 55 x 27 inches with red character on white paper. Represents an ancient Chinese character made by an emperor.
Cite as:
Manuscript 253,209, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Chinese characters
Local number:
NAA MS 253,209
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292154
Additional Online Media:

Two volumes of Chinese stories, undated

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Physical description:
2 volumes
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Place:
China
Date:
undated
Notes:
Digital surrogate is available.
Summary:
Consists of two undated volumes of Chinese stories with English translations. Beveled wooden covers with the Chinese character for happiness carved and painted green on the front cover, treated top and tail edges. The volume entitled "The Story of Tea" measures 7.5 x 5 inches and contains 12 color illustrations depicting the process of harvesting, drying and packaging tea. The second volume measures 8.5 x 6 inches and contains 10 accounts of fairies occuring in Chinese folklore, with a color illustration of each fairy.
Cite as:
Manuscript 364,394, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Fairies
Folklore
Tales
Tea
Local number:
NAA MS 364,394
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292155

Artwork for the Brain Boy comic book, circa 1962

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Creator:
Springer, Frank 1929-2009
Physical description:
1 sheet ; 23 x 14.5 inches
Type:
Comic books
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1962
circa 1962
Notes:
Digital copy available.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds a copy of the first issue of the Brain Boy comic book (MS 1999-22).
The comic Brain Boy featured the adventures of Matt Price, an undercover agent with psychic powers who worked for a clandestine branch of the Secret Service called the Organization of Active Anthropologists.
Donated by Steve Chaput.
Summary:
An original page of artwork for the "Brain Boy" comic book (No. 3, Page 3, December-February 1963), signed by Frank Springer (the artist or inker). Reverse side is stamped "Dell Comics."
Cite as:
Manuscript 1999-19, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
NAA MS 1999-19
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292186

Mayan codex, undated

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Physical description:
12 panels : color illustrations ; approximately 5 x 4.5 inches each (50 inches total length)
Culture:
Mayas
Type:
Codices
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Notes:
Digital copy is available.
Donated by William H. Crocker.
Summary:
This collection is comprised of an undated Mayan codex, consisting of 12 accordion-folded panels measuring approximately 5 x 4.5 inches each, with color illustrations and Maya script on both sides.
Cite as:
Manuscript 1998-31, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 1998-31
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292227

Hopi illustrations, circa 1930

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Physical description:
70 leaves : color illustrations
Culture:
Hopi Indians
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Type:
Works of art
Collection descriptions
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Photocopies
Date:
1930
circa 1930
Notes:
Digital copy is available.
Summary:
This collection consists of approximately 98 Hopi color illustrations on 70 leaves. The illustrations were used in the 1930 book "The Oraibi Book of Indian Designs for Arts and Crafts or Decorative Work" by J. Preston Myers. Also includes a photocopied manuscript of the book.
Cite as:
Manuscript 1998-46 Hopi Illustrations, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Hopi art
Local number:
NAA MS 1998-46
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292234

Oglala Sioux census, 1904

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Creator:
United States Office of Indian Affairs Pine Ridge Agency
Brennan, John R. Major d. 1919
Physical description:
36 leaves ; 15 x 9 inches
Culture:
Oglala Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Census records
Collection descriptions
Place:
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
Date:
1904
Notes:
The Pine Ridge Reservation was originally part of the Great Sioux Reservation established by the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868, which encompassed approximately 60 million acres of parts of South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming. In 1876, the U.S. government violated the treaty of 1868 by opening up 7.7 million acres of the Black Hills to homesteaders and private interests. In 1889 the government divided the remaining area of Great Sioux Reservation into seven separate reservations, including the Pine Ridge Reservation. Major John R. Brennan (d. 1919) was superintendent of Pine Ridge from 1900 to 1917.
Donated by Richard Pohrt.
Addl. KW Subjects:
Sioux
Summary:
This collection is comprised of a census of the Oglala Sioux at the Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, taken on June 30, 1904 by Indian agent Major John R. Brennan. The census consists of 938 handwritten entries on 36 leaves.
Cite as:
Manuscript 1999-24, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
NAA MS 1999-24
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_292347

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