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Arizona State Museum, Tucson, 1972-1980

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Computer Services  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-204, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Computer Services, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Potters: Arizona State Museum Pottery Fair

Collection Photographer:
Teiwes, Helga  Search this
Extent:
4 slides (photographs)
Container:
Box 9, Sheet 15
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1994
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helga Teiwes Photograph Collection, Box and Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Pilot training program - Arizona State Museum, 1986-1988

Collection Creator::
Heritage Preservation (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-306, Heritage Preservation (Organization), Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Pilot training program - Arizona State Museum - Teaching notes, 1987

Collection Creator::
Heritage Preservation (Organization)  Search this
Container:
Box 11 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-306, Heritage Preservation (Organization), Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Summer Institute in Anthropology Museums (SIAM) - Arizona State Museum, 1963

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 62 of 76
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 190, United States National Museum. Office of the Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Arizona State Museum, Native Peoples of the Southwest

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History.  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History., Exhibition Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Arizona State Museum Paths of Life Opening: Joaquin Brothers Band

Collection Photographer:
Teiwes, Helga  Search this
Extent:
11 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 6x6cm)
Container:
Box 12, Sheet 50
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
Nov 1993
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Please contact the NMAI Archive Center (NMAIArchives@si.edu) regarding the use of this collection, donor restrictions apply.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helga Teiwes Photograph Collection, Box and Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Arizona State Museum Exhibit: Violin maker, Dancers, Gallery

Collection Photographer:
Teiwes, Helga  Search this
Extent:
14 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 6x6cm)
42 slides (photographs)
Container:
Box 11, Sheet 34-38
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helga Teiwes Photograph Collection, Box and Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Arizona State Museum, Paths of Life Exhibit Panels: Tohono O'odham, Akimel O'odham, Apache

Collection Photographer:
Teiwes, Helga  Search this
Extent:
34 negatives (photographic) (black and white, 6x6cm)
6 Photographic prints
Container:
Box 12, Sheet 66-68
Box 20, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helga Teiwes Photograph Collection, Box and Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Arizona State Museum

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Business Ventures, Product Development and Licensing  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. Any requests to access these records during the restriction period, including requests from the staff of Smithsonian Business Ventures, must first receive permission, in writing, from the Director of Product Development and Licensing, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 08/16/1994 memorandum, Johnstone to Watson; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-001, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Business Ventures, Product Development and Licensing, Product and Contract Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Helga Teiwes photographs of reunion of A. E. Douglass's first dendrochronology class

Creator:
Teiwes, Helga  Search this
Photographer:
Arizona State Museum  Search this
Names:
University of Arizona  Search this
Bannister, Bryant  Search this
Douglass, A. E. (Andrew Ellicott), 1867-1962  Search this
Ellis, Florence Hawley  Search this
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992  Search this
Tanner, Clara Lee  Search this
Thompson, Raymond H.  Search this
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996  Search this
Extent:
6 Prints (silver gelatin)
1 Poster
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Posters
Photographs
Date:
1985
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs and poster documenting the reunion at the University of Arizona of A. E. Douglass's first class on tree-ring studies, part of the University's Centennial celebrations. The photographs depict attendees at the reunion of the class on its fifty-fifth anniversary, including Waldo Wedel, Emil Haury, Florence Hawley Ellis, Clara Lee Tanner, Bryant Bannister, and Raymond Thompson.
Biographical/Historical note:
Andrew Ellicott Douglass (1867-1962) pioneered dendrochronology, the use of tree rings to date material found in archeological sites, and founded the University of Arizona Tree-Ring Laboratory. On February 14, 1985, the Arizona State Museum hosted a reunion of Douglass's 1930 dendrochronology class; the four students in attendance were Waldo Wedel, Florence Hawley Ellis, Emil W. Haury, and Clara Lee Tanner. Also in attendance were Arizona State Museum and Centennial Director Dr. Raymond Thompson and tree-ring professor Dr. Bryant Bannister.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R85-12
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the papers of Waldo Rudolph Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel and an Oral history interview of Waldo R. Wedel (MS 2011-29).
Reports by Emil W. Haury can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 3304-a, MS 3199, and MS 3972-a-b-c-d-e.
Reports by Florence Hawley Ellis can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7082.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Permission for reproduction or use must be obtained from the Arizona State Museum.
Topic:
Dendrochronology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Class reunions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Posters
Citation:
Photo Lot R85-12, Helga Teiwes photographs of reunion of Andrew Endicott Douglass's first dendrochronology class, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R85-12
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Helga Teiwes photograph collection

Photographer:
Teiwes, Helga  Search this
Names:
Arizona State Museum  Search this
Gila River Indian Reservation (Ariz.)  Search this
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah  Search this
Extent:
3775 negatives (photographic)
3126 slides (photographs)
433 Photographic prints
196 Transparencies
16 Linear feet
Culture:
Apache -- San Carlos  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Tohono O'Odham  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Place:
Cuzco (Peru)
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Peru
Arizona
Mexico
New Mexico
Date:
1965-2002
Summary:
The Helga Teiwes photograph collection contains over 7,000 negatives, slides and prints made by Teiwes between 1965 and 2002. For over thirty years Teiwes worked as a staff photographer for the Arizona State Museum, photographing and documenting Native American communities across the American Southwest. During this time, Teiwes also privately took photographs and built personal relationships among members of the Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, Apache, Diné (Navajo) and Hopi tribes. These photographs include portraits of artists at work, families in their homes, daily life on the reservation, special events and landscape photography. Additionally, the Teiwes collection includes photographs from a 1975 trip to Peru and photographs of the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) community in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Scope and Contents:
The Helga Teiwes photograph collection contains over 7,000 negatives, slides and prints made by Teiwes between 1965 and 2002 across the American Southwest, Mexico and Peru. The majority of the photographs document daily life and activities, artists at work, and special events among members of the Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, Apache, Diné (Navajo) and Hopi tribes in Arizona and New Mexico. A smaller amount of photographs documents trips Teiwes made to Mexico to photograph the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) community in Chihuahua and a 1975 summer trip to Peru. The collection is arranged into seven series with additional subseries.

Series 1, Akimel O'odham (Pima), 1965-1993, 2001, contains photographs mostly taken among the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona. These include intimate portraits, landscape views and views of farming and agriculture. Of particular note are photographs of Patricia "Pat" Stone and her family and basket weaver Julia Francisco. The majority of the photographs in Series 2, Apache, 1973-1994, are from two San Carlos Apache coming of age ceremonies, or "Changing Woman" ceremonies, from 1992 and 1994. The 1992 ceremony for Leia Tenille Johnson was held in Whiteriver, Arizona and the 1994 ceremony for Vanessa Jordan of Bylas, Arizona. A selection of 50 photographic prints from these ceremonies were later exhibited in "Western Apache Sunrise Ceremony" at the University of Kansas Museum of Anthropology. The largest series, Series 3, Diné (Navajo), 1969-2002, is divided into seven subseries by topics. This includes artists and artisans, families and individuals across the Navajo Nation, industry and agriculture, trading posts and markets, places, schools, and other topics. Of particular note are the photographs of the Greyeyes family from Tsegi Canyon, Arizona. In addition to photographing matriarch Bessie Salt Greyeyes at home with family, weaving, cooking, shopping around town and herding sheep and goats, Teiwes accompanied Pete Greyeyes to work at the Peabody Coal Mining Company. Other places and events of note include photographs of Monument Valley, Window Rock, seat of the Navajo Nation, the Hubbell and Shonto trading posts and the 1990 graduation from Navajo Community College (Now Diné College).

Series 4, Hopi, 1968-2002, highlights the work and artistry of Hopi basket weavers. Many of the photographs in this series were included in Teiwes's 1996 book Hopi Basket Weaving: Artistry in Natural Fibers. Coiled basket weavers from the Second Mesa include Madeline Lamson, Joyce Ann Saufkie, Evelyn Selestewa and Bertha Wadsworth, among others. Wicker basket weavers from the Third Mesa include Eva Hoyungowa, Abigail Kaursgowva, Vera Pooyouma and Vernita Silas, among others. Teiwes also photographed additional artists and events on the Hopi reservation including Maechel Saufkie's 1995 wedding. Series 5, Peru, 1975 includes photographs from Teiwes's 1975 summer trip to Peru. Teiwes visited and photographed several pre-Colombian archaeological sites including Sacsahuaman and Machu Piccu in addition to photographing in larger cities such as Cuzco, Lima and Quito (Ecuador). A large number of photographs in this series are from the Inti Raymi parade and festival held in Cuzco during their winter solstice. Series 6, Tarahumara (Rarámuri), 1971, 1977-1979 contains photographs from three trips to Chihuahua, Mexico to photograph the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) people for an Arizona State Museum exhibition held in 1979. Also included are photographs from the exhibition opening in Arizona. Series 7, Tohono O'odham, 1969-1995, 2002 contains photographs of the saguaro cactus harvest in addition to other special events among the Tohono O'odham people. Teiwes documented Juanita Ahill, and later her niece Stella Tucker, throughout the process of harvesting and processing the saguaro cactus plant to make jam and ceremonial wine. Additional events photographed in this series include the San Xavier Elders parade and Tumacacori festival.

The photographs in this collection range all media types: 6x6cm color/black and white negatives; 35mm color/black and white negatives; 35mm and 6x6cm color slides; 6x6cm transparencies; contact sheets; and 3x5, 4x6, 8x10 and larger color/black and white photographic prints, some matted for sale or exhibition purposes. Teiwes did include handwritten notations on the backs of some photographs and slide mounts. There is also a small amount of paper documentation.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into seven series by culture group or location. Series 1: Akimel O'odham (Pima), Series 2: Apache, Series 3: Diné (Navajo), Series 4: Hopi, Series 5: Peru, Series 6: Tarahumara (Rarámuri), Series 7: Tohono O'odham.
Biographical / Historical:
Helga Kulbe Teiwes was born in Büderich, near Düsseldorf, in Germany in 1930. In 1950 Teiwes began a trade apprenticeship in photography under Master photographer Erna Hehmke-Winterer, a specialist in black and white portraiture, architectural and industrial photography. In 1957 Teiwes earned her master's degree in photography and worked as an industrial photographer in Düsseldorf until she emigrated to New York in 1960. During her four years in New York City, Teiwes worked as a darkroom worker, an assistant photographer for Cartier Jewelers and as a transparency retoucher. She also continued to build her portfolio through free-lance work. In 1964, a trip to Mesa Verde inspired Teiwes to seek work in the Southwest. The same year she was hired by Dr. Emil Haury of the University of Arizona to photograph his excavation of Snaketown on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Following Snaketown, Teiwes was hired as a museum photographer for the Arizona State Museum (ASM) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She was also sought after for other archaeological projects during the 1960s and 1970s to take publication and studio shots. During this time, Teiwes developed a deep interest in the people and cultures of the Southwest and spent a significant amount of time on reservations building personal relationships among the Hopi, Apache, Tohono O'dham and Diné (Navajo) among others. Teiwes took a particular interest in documenting Native artists and the work they produced, including basket weavers, potters, jewelers and carvers. Teiwes also worked to capture everyday life among the Native people of the Southwest in addition to documenting special events like the Apache coming of age ceremony and the Tohono O'odham Saguaro Cactus harvest. Teiwes retired from the Arizona State Museum in 1993 but continued to work as a freelance photographer and writer in Tuscon.

Throughout her career Teiwes's photographs and essays were published nationally and internationally. Her photographic study Navajo was published by the Swiss publisher U. Bar Varlag in 1991 and published in English in 1993. Her books Kachina Dolls: The Art of the Hopi Carvers and Hopi Basket Weaving: Artistry in Natural Fibers were published by the University of Arizona Press in 1991 and 1996. From October 2003 to June 2004, the Arizona State Museum held an exhibition titled "With an Eye on Culture: The Photography of Helga Teiwes" highlighting the broad scope of her career.

In 2013, Teiwes donated her collection of personal photographs, not taken for the Arizona State Museum, to the National Museum of the American Indian, Archive Center. Teiwes's photographs taken for the Arizona State Museum are housed in the ASM's photographic archives.
Related Materials:
There is a large collection of photographs at the Arizona State Museum where Teiwes worked from 1964-1993. These photographs include harvesting of mesquite, cholla, and saguaro; traditional farming of corn at Hopi and of tepary beans among the Tohono O'odham; and craftspeople and their art in basketry, katsina carving, pottery, and weaving.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Helga Teiwes in 2013.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Please contact the NMAI Archive Center (NMAIArchives@si.edu) regarding the use of this collection, donor restrictions apply.
Topic:
Navajo Indians -- Agriculture  Search this
Navajo artists -- Photographs  Search this
Changing Woman Ceremony (Apache rite)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Photographs  Search this
Basket making -- Hopi  Search this
Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Photographs  Search this
Saguaro -- Arizona  Search this
Basket making -- Pima  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest -- Photographs  Search this
Hopi women -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helga Teiwes Photograph Collection, Box and Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.070
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Additional Online Media:

AAAC: 1989 - Arizona State Museum, 1984-1985

Collection Creator:
Robbins, Warren M  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Series 9 - Smithsonian Conflict, 1982-2002 restricted for 5 years from the date of transfer, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 09/13/2010 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-001, Robbins, Warren M, Warren M. Robbins Papers
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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MS 3972 Archaeological reports

Creator:
Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992  Search this
Scantling, Frederick H.  Search this
Arizona State Museum  Search this
University of Arizona. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Photographs
Place:
Arizona -- Archeology
Date:
November 15, 1938-April 15, 1939
Scope and Contents:
Includes: (a)-A preliminary report covering archaeological investigations on the Papago Indian Reservation, Arizona. Text, 10 pages; 10 photographs 3-1/4 x 4 in. - 1938-1939 (Guano Cave and Jackrabbit Ruin) (b)- A Preliminary Report covering period from February 3 to May 29, 1941. 10 pages 28 centimeters. (c)- A Report on excavations at Arizona P:16-2 and 16:20 Pueblo and Pit House villages- June 15 to August 10, 1941 5 pages 28 centimeters
(d) - A Preliminary Report on the Bluff Site (Arizona P:16:20), An Early Pithouse Village in the Forestdale Valley, East-Central Arizona, June 31 - July 12, 1944. 6 pages 28 centimeters. 8-1/2 x 11", and 6 photographs. April 4, 1946 - Preliminary Report on the Archeological Reconnaissance in the San Carlos Indian Reservation, June 19, to July 30, 1945, 6 pages 28 centimeters. Emil J. Maury, Director. 5 photographs, 16 centimeters.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3972-a-b-c-d-e
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Papago Indian Reservation  Search this
Guano Cave (Arizona)  Search this
Jackrabbit Ruin (Arizona)  Search this
Bluff site (Arizona)  Search this
Forestdale Valley (Ariz.)  Search this
San Carlos Indian Reservation (Arizona)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 3972-a-b-c-d-e, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3972
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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The Seri Indians of Sonora, Mexico / by Bernice Johnston

Author:
Johnston, Bernice  Search this
Arizona State Museum  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill., map, ports. ; 23 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Sonora (State).)
Date:
1970
C1970
Call number:
F1221.S43 J72 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1002574

Our Peoples - Tohono O'odham - Resources: Arizona State Museum Archives, 2000

Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Exhibitions and Public Spaces  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 12/20/2007 memorandum, Toda to Pahn; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-030, National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Exhibitions and Public Spaces, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 3312 The Prehistoric Pueblo of Kinishba

Creator:
Baldwin, Gordon C. (Gordon Cortis), 1908-1983  Search this
Extent:
117 Items (Approximately 117 pages text)
76 Items (illustrations )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Kinishba (Arizona) -- Archeology
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3312
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3312, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3312
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3312

Western Apache material culture : the Goodwin and Guenther collections / Alan Ferg, editor ; with contributions by William B. Kessel ... [et al.] ; photographs by Helga Teiwes ; index by Madelyn Cook

Author:
Ferg, Alan  Search this
Kessel, William B  Search this
Arizona State Museum  Search this
Subject:
Goodwin, Grenville 1907-1940 Ethnological collections  Search this
Guenther, Edgar Ethnological collections  Search this
Guenther, Minnie Ethnological collections  Search this
Arizona State Museum Ethnological collections  Search this
Physical description:
x, 221 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1996
1996, c1987
Topic:
Antiquities--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
E99.A6 W425 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775231

Tarahumara (Rarámuri)

Collection Photographer:
Teiwes, Helga  Search this
Extent:
253 slides (photographs)
224 negatives (photographic)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1977-1979
1971
Scope and Contents:
Series 6: Tarahumara (Rarámuri) contains photographs from 1971, 1977-1978 in Chihuahua, Mexico and 1979 in Arizona at the Arizona State Museum. The Rarámuri, or Tarahumara, are Native people from the Northwest region of Mexico. Located in the state of Chihuahua, in a portion of the Sierra Madres known as the Sierra Tarahumara, the Tarahumara people as of 2016 number between 50,000 and 70,000 many who still practice traditional lifestyles. Helga Teiwes took three trips to Mexico to visit the Tarahumara taking the bulk of photographs in this series on her first trip in 1971. Unlike the majority of Teiwes's photographs from other communities, many of her Tarahumara subjects are unnamed perhaps due to the language barrier, and are marked simply as "Tarahumara Woman" or "Tarahumara Man." Teiwes photographed women weaving, women cooking meals in their cave dwellings, men working the fields, as well as many landscape views between Creel and Los Mochis. In 1977 Teiwes returned to Panalachic, Mexico to photograph Tarahumara dancers. In 1978 Teiwes photographed the Tarahumara group, which included a violin maker and dancers, that came to Arizona in 1979 for the Arizona State Museum exhibit featuring Tarauhmara material culture. The majority of the photographs in this series are 6x6cm black and white negatives and 35mm color slides.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Please contact the NMAI Archive Center (NMAIArchives@si.edu) regarding the use of this collection, donor restrictions apply.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helga Teiwes Photograph Collection, Box and Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.070, Series 6
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Program Records

Topic:
Native Networks (Website)
Native Americans on Film and Video (Monograph)
Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center  Search this
Extent:
21.5 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Electronic images
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1977-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the breadth and history of the programs and work of the FVC, including the NAFVF, film screenings, the Native Americans on Film and Video publications, and the Native Networks / Redes Indigenas website. Some materials date to when the before the National Museum of the American Indian as was a part of the Smithsonian and was known at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.

Another project documented in the accession is Proyecto Audio-Visual Indigenista (PAVI), which was a project to survey individuals and organizations in twenty-six South and Central American countries who are knowledgeable about indigenous works on audio, film and video in their respective regions. The project was initiated to increase awareness of the media in Central and South America - who produces it, what types of works are available, how these works are used in relation to indigenous and non-indigenous communities - as well as to facilitate contact between indigenous producers and organization in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and funding, distribution, and producing organization in the United States and Europe.

Staff represented in the collection include Elizabeth Weatherford, Founder and Head, and Emelia Seubert, Assistant Curator. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant proposals, images, newsletters, programs, budget records, brochures, invitations, press releases, transcripts, survey records, retreat records, audience evaluations, permissions and releases, audio and video recordings, clippings, and other related records. Some materials are in Spanish as well as in electronic format.
Historical Note:
Created in 1979 within the former Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in New York, the Film and Video Center (FVC) was the country's oldest media arts center for Native and indigenous film. The center was dedicated to promoting Native and indigenous filmmaking throughout the Americas and opening up new opportunities for Native film.

One of its major programs was the biennial Native American Film + Video Festival (NAFVF), which showcased new works of independent film and videomakers and Native American mediamakers, with a focus on current issues and contemporary life. The Festival ran from 1979 to 2011.

In addition to the NAFVF, the FVC also presented and supported a variety of film festivals. Starting in 2000 as a partnership with the Center for Contemporary Arts, the Native Cinema Showcase brought Native films and filmmakers to Santa Fe's Indian Market. Among the other festivals it participated in or supported are: the Pacifika Showcase; the D.C. Environmental Film Festival; First Nations/First Features: A Showcase of World Indigenous Cinema; the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum's Native FilmFest in Palm Springs, California; and Arizona State Museum's Native Eyes Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona.

FVC also hosted two film ongoing film series that showed feature-length films, followed by discussion: Dinner and a Movie in Washington, D.C., and At the Movies in New York. At each location there were regular daytime screenings for general audiences and frequent special programs. In Washington, films were shown several time a week that were geared towards families, educators, and students. In New York, daily screenings highlighted topics related to current exhibitions and important themes in contemporary Native American life. Also in New York, FVC presented Especially for Kids which was a daily morning program for children.

In addition the FVC published Native Americans on Film and Video (2 volumes) which serves as a compilation of primarily documentary films made by and about Native Americans. Not only do the volumes contain listings of video tapes and films, including general descriptions, production data, running times, production credits, language of the production, and distribution information; but also sections on special film collections across the country and additional resources.

Another project that the FVC worked on was developing the website, Native Networks / Redes Indigenas, which reflected the live meetings and workshops that the FVC organized for filmmakers attending the NAFVF.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 06/23/2017 memorandum, Toda to Brill; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Proyecto Audio-Visual Indigenista  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Indians of South America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians in motion pictures  Search this
Indians in popular culture  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Indians of South America -- History  Search this
Indians of North America -- History  Search this
Indians of Central America -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Electronic images
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-252, National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-252
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-252

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