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Program Records

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center  Search this
Extent:
2 oversize folders.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Posters
Date:
1991, 1997, 2003, and 2006
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of posters related to symposia, film and video screenings, and the Native American Film + Video Festival. The posters display information about the programs as well as sometimes include the program schedules. Materials include posters.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- History  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of South America -- History  Search this
Indians of South America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Forums (Discussion and debate)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-328, National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-328
See more items in:
Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-328

MS 4550 Manuscripts relating to the Marsh Darien Expedition

Creator:
Marsh, Richard O. (Richard Oglesby), 1883-1953  Search this
Names:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Davis, Watson, 1896-1967  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
7 Photographs
Culture:
Cuna  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Photographs
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents:
Contents as follows: "The White Indians or the Primitive White People of Southeastern Panama." Brockport, New York, October, 1923. 35 pages, typed, 7 photographs. "The Marsh Darien Expedition of 1924." 18 pages, handwritten, signed by R.O. Marsh. "The Discovery of the White Indians of Panama, as told by R.O. Marsh, their discoverer, to Watson Davis." Special newspaper feature, produced by Science Service, Inc., Washington, D.C. Copyright 1924 by Science Service. 22 pages, mimeo.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4550
Other Title:
The White Indians or the Primitive White People of Southeastern Panama
The Marsh Darien Expedition of 1924
The Discovery of the White Indians of Panama, as told by R. O. Marsh, their discoverer, to Watson Davis
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4550, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4550
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4550

Ricardo Villaalba portrait of an indigenous Peruvian man

Creator:
Villaalba, Ricardo  Search this
Extent:
1 mounted print (albumen)
Culture:
Peruvians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Peru  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
mounted prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1865-1875
Scope and Contents note:
Studio portrait of an indigenous Peruvian man holding bow and arrows. Upper corners of the carte-de-visite have been rounded, likely for placement in an album.
Biographical/Historical note:
Ricardo Villaalba was a photographer born in Corocoro, Bolivia. From 1860 through the 1870s, he was an active in La Paz, Bolivia, and Arequipa, Peru. He became a member of the Societe Francaise de la Photographie after moving to Paris in 1880 and exhibited his work there in the 1890s.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2000-11
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Libraries at the Southern Methodist University, University of Delaware, University of California at Santa Barbara, Temple University, and the Peabody Museum at Harvard University also hold photographs by Ricardo Villaalba.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2000-11, Ricardo Villaalba portrait of indigenous Peruvian, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-11
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2000-11

Smithsonian Institution Department of Botany photograph collection relating to South America

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Botany  Search this
Names:
Smith, Albert C. (Albert Charles), 1906-1999 (possible photographer)  Search this
Extent:
75 lantern slides
Culture:
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
lantern slides
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
South America
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs probably made on an expedition or other field research in South America documenting the region's agriculture, people, and scenery. The collection includes images of botanical specimens, South American peoples, llamas, native and Western-style buildings, and canoes and waterways. The images contain signage in both Spanish and Portuguese, suggesting that the photographs were made in multiple countries. According to a note kept with the collection, Albert Charles Smith may have been the photographer for all or part of this collection.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 95
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds records of the Department of Botany.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Canoes and canoeing  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 95, Smithsonian Institution Department of Botany photograph collection relating to South America, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.95
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-95

Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides

Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Lang, Charles B.  Search this
Grabic, Louis  Search this
Extent:
152 lantern slides
3344 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Zoque Indians  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo (N.M.)  Search this
Mazatec Indians  Search this
Zapotec Indians  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Wampanoag Indians  Search this
Mazahua Indians  Search this
San Blas  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Sioux Nation  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Tzotzil Indians  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tzeltal Indians  Search this
Sauk and Fox Nation  Search this
Laguna (N.M.)  Search this
Triqui  Search this
Shuar Indians  Search this
Macusi Indians  Search this
Choco Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Chol Indians  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Tonkawa Indians  Search this
Otomi Indians  Search this
Chontal Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Mixe Indians  Search this
Chinantec Indians  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Chibcha Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Mehinacu Indians  Search this
Flathead Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Menomini Indian Tribe  Search this
Cahuilla Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Haida Indians  Search this
Caraja Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Cuna Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Cuicatec Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Caddo Indians  Search this
Tepehua Indians  Search this
Kwakiutl Indians  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Acoma (N.M.)  Search this
Teotihuacan  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Tarasco Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Huave Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Huastec Indians  Search this
Tlaxcala  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Lantern slides
Place:
Colombia
Washington
West Virginia
Kentucky
Kansas
New Mexico
Brazil
Ecuador
Missouri
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ohio
New York
Georgia
Mexico
Iowa
Arkansas
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Alaska
Date:
1894-1910
Summary:
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr was born in Auburn, New York, on September 2, 1858. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1884 at Coe College, where he was later appointed professor of biology. Starr did postgraduate work in anthropology at Yale. In 1889 he was appointed head of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and in 1892 he was chosen by William Harper to organize the Anthropology Department at the new University of Chicago. Starr remained at the University until his retirement in 1923. Besides his field studies with various Indian tribes in the United States, Starr traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guiana, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. He died in Tokyo, Japan, on August 14, 1933. Starr was the author of several books and scholarly articles.
General note:
Starr hired professional photographers Charles B. Lang and Louis Grabic to accompany him on his field trips. One lantern slide of Moses Ladd (Menomini) was taken by William H. Jackson.
Provenance:
Dr. Frederick Starr, Purchased, circa 1929
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Colombia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Midwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Ecuador  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.052
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

Charles Kroehle and George Huebner photographs of Peruvian Indians

Photographer:
Kroehle, J. Charles, 1876-1902  Search this
Huebner, George, 1862-1935  Search this
Names:
Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926  Search this
Extent:
21 mounted prints (albumen)
Culture:
Piro Indians (Peru)  Search this
Shipibo-Conibo Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Peru  Search this
Campa Indians  Search this
Cashibo Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1880s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting Peruvian Indians, including Campa, Cashivo, Cunivo, and Piro; some images depict their dwellings and weaponry. All or most of the photographs were made by Charles Kroehle and partner George Huebner, and probably collected by William E. Safford during his 1891-1892 expedition to Peru and Bolivia in connection with the World's Columbian Exposition. The photographs are mounted on disbound pages from an album.
Biographical/Historical note:
J. Charles Kroehle (1876-1902) and George Huebner were both German photographers who documented the Amazon region and its people in the late 19th century. Kroehle was primarily an expeditionary photographer and his photographs were published in books on the region, including El Peru Ilustrado (1892). George Huebner arrived in Brazil about 1885 and made pictures in Peru in Iquitos and on the Ucyali river (circa 1888); Huebner opened a studio in Manaus, Brazil in 1898 and in Belem in 1906.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 129
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Kroehle and Huebner photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97, Photo Lot 78, and Photo Lot 24.
Additional photographs collected by Safford can be found in National Anthropological Archives in MS 3366, Photo Lot 97, and Photo Lot 76-26.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the William Edwin Safford Papers, 1894-1925 (SIA RU007275) and records relating to Safford's collecting expedition in South America (in SIA RU000189).
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
Weapons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 129, Charles Kroehle and George Huebner photographs of Peruvian Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.129
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-129

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

G. Gage Skinner collection

Photographer:
Skinner, G. Gage  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
260 slides (photographs)
1 Sound cassette
Culture:
Ika (Ica/Arhuaco)  Search this
Kogi (Kagaba)  Search this
Mapuche  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Sound cassettes
Slides (photographs)
Audiocassettes
Place:
Santa Marta Range (Colombia)
Chile
Colombia
Date:
1964-1966
1972
Summary:
This collection consists of 260 photographic slides and 1 audio cassette recording made by former Peace Corps volunteer G. Gage Skinner while living and traveling in Chile and Colombia in the 1960s-1970s. Images include portraits, landscapes, ceremonies, and daily village life. Audio recording includes songs, chants, and musical instruments.
Scope and Contents:
The G. Gage Skinner collection consists of 260 photographic slides and 1 audio cassette recording made by former Peace Corps volunteer G. Gage Skinner while living and traveling in Chile and Colombia in the 1960s-1970s. Series 1: Chile, 1964-1966, includes images of individual portraits, landscapes, ceremonies, and daily village life of the Mapuche peoples of what is now the Araucanía Region of Chile. Also part of Series 1 is an audio recording of songs, chants, and musical instruments from a 1965 Nguillatún fertility ceremony near Lumaco, Chile. Series 2: Colombia, 1972, includes images of landscapes and daily village life of the Ika (Ica/Arhuaco) and Kogi (Kagaba) peoples of the area near Donachui in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range of Colombia. Images include a particular focus on Ika (Ica/Arhuaco) dwellings and architecture, weaving, trade goods, and agriculture.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in two series. Series 1: Chile, 1964-1966 and Series 2: Colombia, 1972.
Biographical / Historical:
G. Gage Skinner is a former Peace Corps volunteer, having served in Chile, 1964-1966, and later in Colombia, 1969-1972. A student of cultural anthropology and a graduate of San Diego State University, Skinner has taught at the college level, and has published on a wide range of topics, including beekeeping, the fur trade, and the history of the American West.
Related Materials:
The Peace Corps Community Archives at American University in Washington, DC maintains a collection of manuscript materials donated by G. Gage Skinner documenting his Peace Corps service in Chile and Colombia. These materials include diaries, biographical information, training materials, and publications. In addition to material culture objects in the NMAI Object Collections donated by Skinner, there are also a large number of objects documenting Mapuche culture which he donated to the San Diego Museum of Man's ethnographic collections.
Separated Materials:
G. Gage Skinner also donated a number of material culture objects to the NMAI Object Collections, documenting the Mapuche, Ika (Ica/Arhuaco), and Kamsá (Sebondoy) peoples of Chile and Colombia. The object numbers are 27/0087 - 27/0089 and 27/0102 - 27/0108.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by G. Gage Skinner in 2017 and 2018.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Peace Corps (U.S.)  Search this
Indians of South America -- Chile  Search this
Indians of South America -- Colombia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Audiocassettes
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); G. Gage Skinner collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.116
See more items in:
G. Gage Skinner collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-116
Additional Online Media:

Forgotten conquests : rereading New World history from the margins / Gustavo Verdesio

Author:
Verdesio, Gustavo  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 204 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Uruguay
Date:
2001
To 1810
Topic:
First contact with Europeans  Search this
Indians in literature  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
In literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687422

Photographs copied by George Peter Murdock's Strategic Index of Latin America

Creator:
Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985  Search this
Extent:
700 copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Virgin Islands
Venezuela
British Honduras
Chile
Brazil
British Guiana
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Suriname
Leeward Islands (Federation)
Mexico
Nicaragua.
Panama
Ecuador
Honduras
Bolivia
Argentina
Date:
circa 1942-1948
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs assembled circa 1942-1948, probably as part of the Strategic Index of Latin America, and relating to people and scenery in Latin America. They depict transportation, irrigation, agriculture and industry (including rubber production), cities and villages, and archeological finds. The prints are arranged geographically into the following locations: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, British Guiana, British Honduras, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Leeward Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, and Windward Islands. The photographs were copied from published sources (originals circa 1850s-1940s) and are individually labeled with source information and original captions.
Biographical/Historical note:
George Peter Murdock (1897-1985) was an anthropologist of comparative ethnology. Educated at Yale, he received a BA in History (1919) and PhD in Sociology (1925). He taught sociology and anthropology at the University of Maryland for two years before returning to Yale in 1928 as an assistant professor of physical anthropology. In 1931, Murdock was granted a joint appointment with Yale's newly formed anthropology department, in which he served as department chair (1938-1960) and full professor (1939-1960). During his time at Yale, Murdock embarked on his most notable project, the Cross Cultural Survey in 1937. Positioned within the Institute of Human Relations, the CCS was a catalog of anthropological data, indexed according to Murdock's Outline of Cultural Materials (1938) to enable quick reference of cultures and analyses of a unified theory of behavior. During the Second World War, the Strategic Index of Latin America, an auxiliary arm of the CCS, was created to focus on Latin American cultural questions and strategic decision making. After the war, the CCS was reorganized by a consortium of universities as the Human Relations Area Files, with Murdock at the head. Murdock left Yale in 1960 and served as Mellon Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh until 1973.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4632
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Murdock's Pacific Survey File.
Correspondence with Murdock held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7027, MS 4821, American Ethnological Society records, Handbook of South American Indians Records, and collections of personal papers.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Industries  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4632, Photographs copied by George Peter Murdock's Strategic Index of Latin America, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4632
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4632

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

O povo das águas : ensaios de etno-história amazônica / Antonio Porro

Author:
Porro, Antonio 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
204 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Brazil
Amazon River Valley
Date:
1996
1981
Topic:
History  Search this
Indians of South America--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003754

James A. Jensen photograph collection of Vladimir Kozak art and artifacts and Chief Joseph lithograph

Creator:
Jensen, James A., 1918- (collector and photographer)  Search this
Names:
Joseph (Nez Percé Chief), 1840-1904  Search this
Artist:
Kozák, Vladimir, 1897-1979  Search this
Extent:
1 Lithograph
1 Watercolor
95 color slides
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Yawalapiti  Search this
Waura Indians  Search this
Suya Indians  Search this
Mehinacu Indians  Search this
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Xavante Indians  Search this
Timbira Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Cayapo Indians  Search this
Kuikuru Indians  Search this
Apalakiri Indians  Search this
Kamaiurá Indians  Search this
Urubu Kaapor Indians  Search this
Héta Indians  Search this
Bororo Indians  Search this
Caraja Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Lithographs
Watercolor
Color slides
Watercolors
Photographs
Date:
circa 1965-1974
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the collection is comprised of images of paintings by Vladimir Kozak and his artifacts relating to Brazilian tribes, photographed by James A. Jensen at Kozak's home in Curitaba, Brazil, in September 1965. It also includes a watercolor image of body decoration at a ceremony held by the upper Xingu River tibes of Central Brazil. Additionally, there is one lithograph poster of a J. A. Jensen painting of Chief Joseph, dated 1974.
Biographical/Historical note:
James A. Jensen (1918-1998) was a paleontologist and Director of the Earth Sciences Museum at Brigham Young University (BYU). While at BYU, he conducted fieldwork in both North and South America, at which point he may have met Vladimir Kozak. He created pastel and acrylic artwork, particularly of flowers, landscapes, and American Indians.

Artist Vladimir Kozak was trained in Czechoslovakia in mechanical engineering, sculpture, and painting. In 1923, he immigrated to Brazil. As Kozak's interest in the Indian tribes of Brazil grew, he increasingly focused on painting and sculpting, particularly during the 1940s and 1950s. He also became a still photographer, film maker, and collector of Indian artifacts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-1
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs of Brazilian Indians can be found in the National Museum of the American Indian Archives in the Frederick Starr negatives and lanterns slides and the Borys Malkin slides, negatives and other material.
Photographs of Chief Joseph can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 59.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Body painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lithographs
Watercolors
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 79-1, James A. Jensen photograph collection of Vladimir Kozak art and artifacts and Chief Joseph lithograph, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-1
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-1

Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, collector and exhibit designer  Search this
Extent:
1 print (halftone)
9 mounted prints (albumen)
Culture:
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
mounted prints
Photographs
Date:
1901
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting National Museum anthropological exhibit cases at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. Exhibits include those on American Indian weaving, picture-writing, pottery, bow and arrows, narcotic utensils, and firemaking devices, as well as dioramas of Tehuelche Tohono O'Odham dwelling groups. The photographs' mounts include details relating to the 1901 Smithsonian report on the exhibits and the collection includes one halftone plate from the report.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Pan-American Exposition was a world's fair held in Buffalo, New York, from May 1 through November 2, 1901. The Department of Anthropology and the Bureau of American Ethnology created a joint exhibit for the exposition, designed by the department's Head Curator and later Chief of the BAE, William Henry Holmes.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-2L
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 4, Photo Lot 24, and Photo Lot 97 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 87-2L. These photographs also depict Smithsonian exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition and form part of this collection.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum, 1867-1940 (SIA RU000070) as well as photographs of the exhibits.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated
See others in:
Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Picture-writing  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 87-2L, Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2L
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-2l

Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection relating to the Handbook of South American Indians

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Names:
Métraux, Alfred, 1902-1963 (probable photographer)  Search this
Extent:
950 Negatives (circa, acetate)
47 Prints (silver gelatin (some copies))
Culture:
Toba Indians -- depicted  Search this
Pilaga Indians -- depicted  Search this
Chané Indians -- depicted  Search this
Aymara Indians -- depicted  Search this
Chaco -- depicted  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Prints
Maps
Illustrations
Photographs
Date:
circa 1940s
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is composed of photographs and copies of published illustrations which were collected for use in the Handbook of South American Indians (Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 143). These include images of South American Indians, their artifacts, and their built and natural environments. There are also maps detailing the movements and location of various tribes. Also included are some original photographs that were probably made by Alfred Metraux and documenting Aymara, Chaco, Chane, Matako, Pilaga, and Toba people and artifacts.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1932, the National Research Council appointed a committee of anthropologists, including Robert H. Lowie, John M. Cooper, and Leslie Spier, to assess what work would be needed to prepare a comprehensive Handbook of South American Indians. The handbook's main objective would be to "provide a concise summary of existing data that will serve as a standard reference work for the scholar, a textbook for the student, and a guide to the general reader. At the same time, it is intended to take stock of the present state of knowledge, revealing its deficiencies and suggesting problems that will stimulate future research in both the field and library." In 1940, the Bureau of American Ethnology accepted the task of compiling the handbook under special appropriation through the Department of State and with the collaboration of over 100 scientists across the American continents. The result of this work was BAE Bulletin 143; six volumes were published in 1946-1950 and an index was published in 1959.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 90
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Copies of photographs published in BAE Bulletin 143, which were previously filed in Photo Lot 14, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 90. Materials associated with the relocation are available with the collection.
The National Anthropological Archives holds additional collections of illustrations for BAE bulletins in MS 3611, MS 3279, MS 3715-b, MS 3078, Photo Lot 80-39, MS 2894, MS 3251, Photo Lot R87-2Q, and Photo lot 133.
Additional materials relating to Aldred Metraux's work in South America are held in the Institute of Social Anthropology photographs (MS 4623) and the Handbook of South American Indians Records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Maps
Illustrations
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 90, Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collection relating to the Handbook of South American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.90
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-90

Borys Malkin slides, negatives and other material

Creator:
Malkin, Borys, 1917-2009  Search this
Extent:
28 negatives (photographic) (black and white)
1 Photographic Print (black and white)
117 slides (photographs) (color)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
negatives (photographic)
Photographic Prints
slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Photographs
Color slides
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Brazil
Date:
circa 1960-1962
Summary:
Images of Brazilian Indians, including Karaja, Tapirape, Awetí (Aueto), Wayana (Oyana) and Ka'apor. Images include outdoor/ indoor portraits and daily and ceremonial activities.
Arrangement note:
Negatives: organized in envelopes; arranged by negative number

Slides: organized in binders; arranged by slide number

Prints: organized in folders; arranged by print number
Biographical/Historical note:
Boris Malkin was a naturalist and ethnographer born in Vitebsk, Belarus. Malking spent his childhood in Warsaw, Poland, where he showed an early interest in the natural world and exploration. In 1938, he emigrated to the United States, where he developed a relationship with the American Museum of Natual History through his interest in entomology. In 1941, Malkin received a scholarship to attend the University of Oregon in Eugene, but academics were put on hold when he was drafted into the Army, where he fought with Air Force units in the Pacific theater. After the war, Malkin continued his education at University College, London. In 1948, with funding from the California Academy of Science, he undertook a trip to Africa with the aim of collecting insects for the Academy. Malkin returned to the United States, spending time at the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota, where he was a lecturer in anthropology. Very soon after, Malkin resigned his position at the university to pursue intensive field work, devoting his time to collecting natural specimens as well as items documenting the material culture of the Indians of South and Central America.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Wayana Indians  Search this
Tapirapé Indians  Search this
Urubu Kaapor Indians  Search this
Caraja Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Color slides
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Borys Malkin slides, negatives and other material, circa 1960-1962, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide and catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.040
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-040

Productions

Topic:
The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World (Video recording : 1991)
The Virgin and the Bull (Video recording : 1991)
Conflict of the Gods (Video recording : 1991)
The Age of Gold (Video recording : 1991)
The Price of Freedom (Video recording : 1991)
Unfinished Business (Video recording : 1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
Latin America
Latin America -- Civilization
Spain -- Civilization
Date:
1991-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of video from the production, "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World." The five video series was written and narrated by Mexican writer and social commentator Carlos Fuentes and tells the story of Spanish and Latin American civilizations from the beginnings of history to the present. Each video was 59 minutes long and was recorded in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version is titled "El espejo enterrado reflexiones sobre Espana y el nuevo mundo." The videos were presented by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Comision Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de America (Spain). They were first aired in the United States on the Discovery Channel in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary.

"The Virgin and the Bull" (Program 1) explores the mix of people that created Latin America and the uniqueness of their culture. "Conflict of the Gods" (Program 2) retraces and describes the Indian world. "The Age of Gold" (Program 3) details the new found riches and changes in the society, as seen in Don Quixote, Diego Velazquez's paintings, and the baroque style of architecture. "The Price of Freedom" (Program 4) follows the path of the freedom fighter Simon Bolivar and the ramifications of their won freedom. "Unfinished Business" (Program 5) discusses the enormous changes in Spain, Latin America, and Hispanic communities.

Materials include release prints on VHS in English and Spanish, Spanish-language voice-overs on 1" magnetic tape, and edited master and submaster for a promotional video about the series.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Latin Americans  Search this
Don Quixote (Fictitious character) in art  Search this
Architecture, Baroque  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-026, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 05-026
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-026

La Civilisation des Incas et leur Communisme autocratique; notes et commentaires

Author:
Rouma, Georges 1881-  Search this
Physical description:
70 p. illus
Type:
Books
Place:
Peru
Date:
1924
To 1548
Topic:
Incas  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F3429.R6 1924
F3429.R6 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_343425

Contribución a la etnohistoria ecuatoriana / Segundo Moreno Y., Udo Oberem

Author:
Moreno Yáñez, Segundo  Search this
Oberem, Udo  Search this
Physical description:
406 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ecuador
Date:
1981
To 1809
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_793950

Seminário Internacional Indígenas, Missionários e Espanhóis : o Paraná no contexto da bacia do prata séculos XVI e XVII : anais

Title:
Indígenas, missionários e espanhóis : o Paraná no contexto da bacia do prata séculos XVI e XVII
Author:
Seminário Internacional Indígenas, Missionários e Espanhóis (2009 : Curitíba, Brazil)  Search this
Paraná (Brazil : State) Secretaria de Estado da Cultura  Search this
Subject:
Jesuits Missions History  Search this
Physical description:
259 p. : col. ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Brazil
Paraná (State)
Paraná (Brazil : State)
Date:
2010
To 1822
Topic:
Missionaries--History  Search this
Indians of South America--Missions  Search this
Church history  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
BX3714 .S46 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976263

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