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George Eaton Simpson photographs of the Caribbean and Nigeria

Creator:
Simpson, George Eaton, 1904-1998  Search this
Photographer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
521 Prints (silver gelatin)
90 Negatives (acetate)
70 lantern slides
347 Negatives (nitrate)
185 color slides
4 Prints (Kodachrome color)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Trinidadians  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Jamaicans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Negatives
Lantern slides
Color slides
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Trinidad
Ibadan (Nigeria)
Haiti
Jamaica
Date:
1936-1964
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents George Eaton Simpson's fieldwork in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Nigeria and consists of 704 unique images. The 1936 images of Haiti were primarily made at Milot, Fort Liberté, and Cap Haitien. The 1937 images were predominantly taken in Plaisance, Haiti; these include images of people, buildings, houses, street views, coumbites (communal work groups), a wedding ceremony and procession, markets, social gatherings with drumming and dancing, dancing demonstrations, and Vodun ceremonies. Images of Jamaica in 1953 and 1957 were made primarily in Kingston, Spanish Town, and Morant Bay; these depict people, buildings, houses, outdoor scenes, Revival Zion leaders and ceremonies, Jonkonnu (John Canoe) dancers, Rastafarian activists and leaders, and Kumina-related instruments. Images from Trinidad in 1960 primarily depict Maracas Bay, Tunapuna, and Port of Spain, and relate to the Shango Cult and the Spiritual Baptists (sometimes referred to as Shouters); included are religious participants, ceremonies, processions, baptisms, temples, and shrines and altars. The Nigerian images date to 1964, and largely depict subjects in Ibadan and Lalupon, including people, markets, a dance festival, temples, ceremonies, and shrines.

The photographs were primarily made by Simpson, but some were made in Jamaica by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. Many prints and slides are annotated by Simpson. The collection also includes a few reprints of articles based on Simpson's field work and words and musical transcription from Savalou Ricourt, a musician of Port au Prince in 1937.
Biographical/Historical note:
George Eaton Simpson (1904-1998) was an anthropologist who researched the various social aspects of Caribbean religions. Simpson received his BS from Coe College (1926), his MA from the University of Missouri (1927), and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (1934). He taught in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Oberlin College from 1947-1971. Simpson conducted fieldwork in numerous locales, including Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Nigeria, focusing primarily on Caribbean religions such as Vodun in Haiti, Rastafarianism in Jamaica, and the Spiritual Baptists in Trinidad. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including "The Vodun Service in Northern Haiti," "The Shango Cult in Nigeria and Trinidad," and Black Religions in the New World.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-14
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Simpson's film footage of Plaisance, Haiti, held in Human Studies Film Archives HSFA 92.12.1.
Additional photographs from Simpson held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 2001-24.
Oberlin College Archives holds the George E. Simpson Papers, 1940-1985.
Sound recordings by Simpson held in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections in the Folkways Records Collection and the Moses and Frances Asch Collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Spiritual Baptist -- Trinidad and Tobago  Search this
Orisha religion  Search this
Revivals  Search this
Rastafari movement  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Schools  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Markets  Search this
Dance  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Drummers (Musicians)  Search this
Christian sects  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 93-14, George Eaton Simpson photographs of the Caribbean and Nigeria, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-14
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-93-14
Additional Online Media:

Traditional music of the Garifuna (Black Carib) of Belize [sound recording] / recorded and produced by Carol and Travis Jenkins

Recorder:
Jenkins, Carol  Search this
Jenkins, Travis  Search this
Performer:
Flores, Nicho  Search this
Castillo, John  Search this
Castillo, Paulino  Search this
Flores, Isawel  Search this
Nolberto, Isawel  Search this
Arzu, Bernadette  Search this
Aranda, Junior  Search this
Norales, Hortensia  Search this
Guzman, Suzanne  Search this
Mejia, Isabelle  Search this
Williams, Dora  Search this
Flores, Flores  Search this
Martinez, Mili  Search this
Ramirez, Eulalia  Search this
Palacio, Andy 1961-2008  Search this
Arzu, Eric  Search this
Lucas, Albert  Search this
Chamorro, Marica  Search this
Nicasio, Patricia  Search this
Martinez, Monaco  Search this
Lambey, Josephine  Search this
Núñez, Valentia  Search this
Lewis, Marcella  Search this
Diego, Joe  Search this
Moreira, Richard  Search this
Miranda, Hortense  Search this
Velasquez, Coro  Search this
Castillo, Cora  Search this
Palacio, Roman  Search this
Alvarez, Fabina  Search this
Martinez, Gene  Search this
Palacio, Carlota  Search this
Nolberto, Paula  Search this
Estrada, Williams  Search this
Moreira, Victoria  Search this
Garcia, P. C.  Search this
Núñez, Henry  Search this
Núñez, Bobsy  Search this
Núñez, Lena  Search this
Composer:
Williams, Gabaga  Search this
Casimiro, Alfonsa  Search this
Núñez, Beads  Search this
Enriquez, Simona  Search this
Creator:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Belizeans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Belize
Date:
1982
Topic:
World music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Garifuna (Caribbean people)  Search this
Local number:
FW04031
Folkways 4031
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232003
Additional Online Media:

Exhibition Records

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Community Services  Search this
Extent:
33 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1999-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of exhibition fieldwork records and production recordings produced by the Office of Community Services for the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) inaugural exhibitions "Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities" and "Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories." Native American communities represented include the Iglulik (Igloolik) Eskimos, Metis, Kahnawake, Island Carib Indians, Pamunkey Indians, Kamia Indians, Mataco Indians, Yakama Indians, Cherokee Indians, Kiowa Indians, Tapirape Indians, Urubu Kaapor Indians, Seminole Indians, Nahuas, Tohono O'odham Indians, Huichol Indians, Choctaw Indians, Siksika Indians, and Chiricahua Indians. Materials include field notes, interview transcripts, meeting agendas, signed release forms, and audio and visual recordings in a variety of formats. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 02/08/2011 memorandum, Toda to Pahn; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Chiricahua Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Huichol Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Exhibitions  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Kamia Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Mataco Indians  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Nahuas  Search this
Pamunkey Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Siksika Indians  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Urubu Kaapor Indians  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Exhibitions  Search this
Iglulik Eskimos  Search this
Metis  Search this
Tapirape Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-065, National Museum of the American Indian, Office of Community Services, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-065
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-065

Coloring the Caribbean

Title:
Race and the art of Agostino Brunias
Author:
Bagneris, Mia L.  Search this
Author:
Container of (work): Brunias, Agostino Paintings Selections  Search this
Subject:
Brunias, Agostino Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
In art
Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Place:
West Indies
Date:
2018
Topic:
Race in art  Search this
Imperialism in art  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
ND623.B76 B34 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097033

Dabuyabarugu [sound recording] : inside the temple: sacred music of the Garifuna of Belize / recorded and produced by Carol and Travis Jenkins

Recorder:
Jenkins, Carol  Search this
Jenkins, Travis  Search this
Performer:
Gongez, Sara  Search this
Vincente, Margaret  Search this
Creator:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 Phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Belizeans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Belize
Date:
1982
Topic:
World music  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Sacred music  Search this
Garifuna (Caribbean people)  Search this
Local number:
FW-COMM-LP-04032
FW04032
Folkways 4032
Restrictions & Rights:
Access by appointment
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_231803
Additional Online Media:

Traditional Music of the Garifuna of Belize [sound recording]

Producer:
Jenkins, Carol  Search this
Jenkins, Travis  Search this
Performer:
Núñez, Lena  Search this
Castillo, John  Search this
Flores, Nicho  Search this
Arzu, Bernadette  Search this
Flores, Isawel  Search this
Nolberto, Isawel  Search this
Aranda, Junior  Search this
Williams, Dora  Search this
Norales, Hortensia  Search this
Guzman, Suzanne  Search this
Flores, Flores  Search this
Martinez, Mili  Search this
Ramirez, Eulalia  Search this
Palacio, Andy 1961-2008  Search this
Arzu, Eric  Search this
Williams, Gabaga  Search this
Lucas, Amigo  Search this
Lambey, Josephine  Search this
Casimiro, Alfonsa  Search this
Lewis, Marcella  Search this
Núñez, Valentia  Search this
Miranda, Hortense  Search this
Diego, Joe  Search this
Moreira, Richard  Search this
Velasquez, Coro  Search this
Núñez, Beads  Search this
Castillo, Cora  Search this
Alvarez, Fabina  Search this
Palacio, Roman  Search this
Palacio, Carlota  Search this
Martinez, Gene  Search this
Isawel, Nolberto  Search this
Nolberto, Paula  Search this
Garcia, P.C  Search this
Moreira, Victoria  Search this
Estrada, Williams  Search this
Núñez, Bobsy  Search this
Núñez, Henry  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Belizeans  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Belize
Hopkins (Belize)
Barranco (Belize)
Dangriga (Belize)
Seine Bight (Belize)
Date:
1982
Topic:
World music  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Dance  Search this
Belize--Songs and music  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Garifuna (Caribbean people)  Search this
Local number:
FW-COMM-LP-04031
Folkways 4031
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_325670

Folk Masters: 1993 Concert Series: Mestizo and Creole Music [sound recording]

Performer:
Campesinos de Michoacán  Search this
Chatuye (Musical group)  Search this
Florencio Baro y Eri Okan  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Mexican Americans  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Belizean  Search this
Afro-Cuban  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Mexico
Virginia
United States
Vienna (Va.)
Washington
Yakima (Wash.)
California
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Belize
Florida
Miami (Fla.)
Cuba
Date:
1993
Topic:
Music  Search this
Afro-Cuban  Search this
Bembe  Search this
Violin  Search this
Harp  Search this
Drum  Search this
Garifuna (Caribbean people)  Search this
Mexico--Songs and music  Search this
Local number:
FP-1994-CT-0297
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only; No duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_342263

Music of Guatemala 2: Garifuna Music [sound recording]

Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Guatemalans  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Guatemala
Date:
1999
Topic:
World music  Search this
Garifuna (Caribbean people)  Search this
Guatemala--Songs and music  Search this
Local number:
Caprice 21631
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_352627

Exhibition Records, 1999-2004

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Community Services  Search this
Subject:
Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities (Exhibition) (2004-2015: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories (Exhibition) (2004-2014: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
33 cu. ft. (33 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Exhibitions
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
Kahnawake Indian Reserve (Québec)
Date:
1999
1999-2004
Topic:
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Chiricahua Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Huichol Indians  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Kamia Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Mataco Indians  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Nahuas  Search this
Pamunkey Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Siksika Indians  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Urubu Kaapor Indians  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Iglulik Eskimos  Search this
Métis  Search this
Tapirapé Indians  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-065
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 02/08/2011 memorandum, Toda to Pahn; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1999-2004 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Community Services]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299058

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