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George Eaton Simpson photographs

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Lantern slides
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Trinidad
Ibadan (Nigeria)
Haiti
Jamaica
Date:
1936-1987
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents George Eaton Simpson's fieldwork in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Nigeria from 1936-1964. There are 704 images in several formats including negatives, prints, and slides. The photographs were primarily made by Simpson, but a few were made by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. Ramsey's prints are stamped on verso with his name. 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.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series:

1. Haiti, 1936-1937

2. Jamaica, 1953, 1957

3. Trinidad, 1960

4. Nigeria, 1964

5. Lantern slides, undated

6. Publications, 1940-1987
Biographical/Historical note:
George Eaton Simpson (1904-1998) was an anthropologist whose focus was the various social aspects of Caribbean religions. He wrote over 60 articles and books, and taught sociology and anthropology at Oberlin College from 1947-1971.

Born in Knoxville, Iowa, Simpson received his B.S. from Coe College in 1926, his M.A. from the University of Missouri in 1927, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1934. In 1947 he began teaching at Oberlin College in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In addition to teaching classes, Simpson served on numerous committees and as department chair.

Simpson conducted fieldwork in the Caribbean, specifically Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad, and Nigeria. He focused primarily on Caribbean religions such as Vodun in Haiti, Rastafarianism in Jamaica, and the Spiritual Baptists in Trinidad. His fieldwork has been documented in 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. He occasionally collaborated on articles with fellow anthropologists Joseph G. Moore and J. Milton Yinger. He also served as a visiting professor at several leading universities.

He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Wellcome Medal for Anthropological Research, the Anisfield-Wolf Award in Race Relations (with J. Milton Yinger), Doctor of Humane Letters – Oberlin College, and Doctor of Humane Letters – Coe College.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-14
Related Materials:
Additional photographs from Simpson are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 2001-24.

The George Eaton Simpson Film Study of Plaisance, Haiti, 1937, accession No. 92.12.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains silent black and white film footage of Plaisance, Haiti shot by Simpson and his colleagues. The footage contains events also depicted in the photograph collection including work coumbites, marketplace scenes, a wedding ceremony, a funeral, drumming and dancing at a social gathering, and a dancing demonstration. Included in this accession are 21 audiotapes recorded by Simpson and Joseph G. Moore during their fieldwork in Jamaica and Trinidad.

The Joseph G. Moore Collection: Jamaican Revival and Kumina, 1957-1958, accession No. 92.1.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains related material to Simpson's study of Jamaican Revival Zion and Kumina. The collection contains film footage of Morant Bay and West Kingston, Jamaica shot in 1957. The footage was originally intended for the "Odyssey" program or possibly a short feature. Some of the it ended up being featured on the CBS program "Lamp Unto My Feet" which also includes interviews with Joseph G. Moore and George Eaton Simpson. There is over 10 hours of footage, and in 1992 Simpson, Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives Director John Homiak, and research associate Ken Bilby recorded approximately 10 hours of commentary about the footage. This collection also contains audio recordings made in 1993 of a discussion between Simpson, Homiak, and Bilby concerning the relation of Jamaican Revival with Rastafari.

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.

Oberlin College has a manuscript collection of George Eaton Simpson's papers (RG 30/64) that document Simpson's research and academic work.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Anthropoligical Archives by George E. Simpson in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice to access.
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, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-14
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George Eaton Simpson photographs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-93-14
Online Media:

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

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
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
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

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