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Theodoor de Booy negatives and photographs collection

Source:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Creator:
Booy, Theodoor Hendrik Nikolaas de, 1882-1919  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographic prints
793 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Date:
1912-1918
Scope and Contents note:
The Theodoor de Booy collection consists of photographic negatives and prints made by de Booy from 1912 to 1918. The materials largely relate to various archaeological expeditions undertaken by de Booy on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation to such places as the Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic's Island of Saona, Cuba, Venezuela's Island of Margarita, and Trinidad. The West Indies views represent excavation sites, archaeological activities, and antiquities presumably felt to be related to the Indians of the West Indies. In addition are city street scenes, landscapes, and seascapes; plantations; native peoples and their dwellings, social customs, and agricultural practices; and U.S. military activities in the region as well as a few negatives made in New York at the Museum of the American Indian.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N04070-N04362, N04489-N05070, N06068-N06098). Prints Arranged by print number (P00286, P00287).
Biographical/Historical note:
Theodoor de Booy was born in 1882 in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands. The son of a vice-admiral, he received his education from the Royal Naval Institute of Holland; in 1906, at the age of 24, he immigrated to the United States. During a 1911 trip to the Bahamas, he explored several caves and mounds and, based on his discoveries, published an article in the American Anthropologist entitled "Lucayan Remains on the Caicos Islands." This trip affirmed his interest in antiquities, and in 1912 he accepted one of the first positions on George Gustav Heye's "scientific staff," who were charged with collecting American Indian specimens throughout the Western Hemisphere for the Museum of the American Indian collections. De Booy's appointment was as field explorer for the West Indies. From 1912 to 1918, as an employee of the Museum, de Booy conducted archaeological expeditions to and excavations in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Santo Domingo, Cuba, Venezuela, and in Trinidad. After 1918, de Booy worked for a short time at the University of Pennsylvania Museum and then joined the State Department Inquiry as a specialist for South America. A casualty of the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919, de Booy died in Yonkers, New York, at the age of 37.
Provenance:
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic and related manuscript collections separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Some restrictions: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies -- Social life and customs  Search this
Excavations (Aerchaeology) -- West Indies  Search this
Indians of the West Indies -- Antiquities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Negatives
Citation:
Theodoor de Booy negatives and photographs collection, 1912-1918, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.006
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-006
Additional Online Media:

Certain kitchen-middens in Jamaica / by Theodoor de Booy

Author:
Booy, Theodoor Hendrik Nikolaas de 1882-1919  Search this
Physical description:
p. 425-434, 3 leaves of plates : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1919
1913
Topic:
Kitchen-middens  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1875 .B72 1913
E51 .N42Z no. 3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_451238

Photographs of Smithsonian Institution anthropology exhibits at Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, collector and exhibit designer  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. exhibit designer  Search this
United States National Museum., exhibit designer  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Extent:
31 mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Xochicalco Site (Mexico)
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents note:
Images of United States National Museum anthropological exhibits at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also called the St. Louis World's Fair. Images of the Department of Anthropology's exhibits include those of photographs and models of Mayan and Mesoamerican temples; antiquities from Mexico, Mesoamerica, and the West Indies; and American Indian, Mexican, and Mesoamerican sculptures, ceramics, tools, textiles, masks, and baskets. Photographs also document the Bureau of American Ethnology's exhibits, including "symbolic art," drawings and paintings on artifacts from tribes of the New Southwest, Plains, and Northwest Coast. The collection also includes a photograph of carved designs on a structure at Xochicales, possibly used in the exhibition or as part of its design.
Biographical/Historical note:
The National Museum's Department of Anthropology and the Bureau of American Ethnology exhibits at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition were highly integrated, and both were designed by then chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology and former head curator of the Department of Anthropology, William Henry Holmes. The exhibits were intended to illustrate "the higher culture of the native American peoples as shown in their arts and industries." The exhibit featured examples of architecture, sculpture, ceramics, metal work, water craft, musical instruments, pipes, and ceremonial objects and included models of Aztec ruins based on plans by De Lancey W. Gill.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-31
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Papers, photographs, and records relating to exhibitions at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4689, MS 7571, MS 7208, Photo Lot 24, and Bureau of American Ethnology Letters Received 1888-1906.
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.
Additional photographs of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 107, Photo Lot 89-8, and Photo Lot 90-1.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Mayas -- Antiquities  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 82-31, Photographs of Smithsonian anthropology exhibits at Louisiana Purchase Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-31
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-31

El sitio arqueológico Hernández Colón: actividades subsistenciales de los antiguos habitantes del Valle del Río Cerrillos-Bucaná, Ponce, Puerto Rico / por: Edgar J. Maíz López

Author:
Maíz López, Edgar J.  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Puerto Rico
Ponce
Ponce (P.R.)
Date:
2002
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1080017

Before Cortés, sculpture of Middle America; a centennial exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from September 30, 1970 through January 3, 1971. Catalogue by Elizabeth Kennedy Easby and John F. Scott. Foreword by Thomas P.F. Hoving. Pref. by Dudley T. Easby, Jr

Author:
Easby, Elizabeth Kennedy  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Author:
Scott, John F (John Fredrik) 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
322 pages illustrations (some color), color maps 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Mexico
Central America
West Indies
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Indians--Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_5517

Surviving Spanish conquest : Indian fight, flight, and cultural transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico / Karen F. Anderson-Cordova

Author:
Anderson-Córdova, Karen Frances  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 258 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Hispaniola
Puerto Rico
Date:
2017
Topic:
History  Search this
Community life--History  Search this
Social change--History  Search this
Spaniards--History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078749

Historia de Cienfuegos : aborígenes de Jagua / Marcos E. Rodríguez Matamoros

Title:
Orígenes de Jagua
Author:
Rodríguez Matamoros, Marcos E  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cuba
Cienfuegos (Province)
Cienfuegos (Cuba : Province)
Date:
2004
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813552

Cultura La Hueca : Finca Sorcé, barrio La Hueca, Vieques / ensayo, Luis Chanlatte Baik, Yvonne Narganes Storde ; con la contribución de, Edwin Crespo Torres ... [et al.]

Title:
Finca Sorcé, barrios La Hueca, Vieques
Author:
Chanlatte Baik, Luis A  Search this
Narganes Storde, Yvonne M  Search this
University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras Campus) Museo de Antropología, Historia y Arte  Search this
Physical description:
101 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Puerto Rico
Vieques Island (P.R.)
Date:
2002
2005
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Indian pottery  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_824657

The prehistory of Nevis, a small island in the lesser Antilles / Samuel M. Wilson with contributions by Laura Kozuch ... [et al.] ; foreword by Irving Rouse

Author:
Wilson, Samuel Meredith 1957-  Search this
Kozuch, Laura 1961-  Search this
Yale University Department of Anthropology  Search this
Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 248 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Nevis
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Indian pottery  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Archaeological surveying  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_826214

Arqueología de la isla de Mona / Ovidio Dávila Dávila

Author:
Dávila, Ovidio  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 482 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Puerto Rico
Mona Island
Mona Island (P.R.)
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_831294

The archaeology of the Caribbean / Samuel M. Wilson

Author:
Wilson, Samuel Meredith 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 209 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Caribbean Area
Date:
2007
Topic:
Saladoid culture  Search this
Colonization  Search this
First contact with Europeans  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838980

El período de transculturación indo-hispánica / Oswaldo Morales Patiño y Roberto Pérez de Acevedo. Tres notas para la arqueología indocubana : asas-sonajeros de Cuba, tres épocas en un litoglifo, notable similitud entre dos pendientes / René Herrera Fritot. La mítica indoantillana del tabaco / Oswaldo Morales Patiño

Title:
Tres notas para la arqueología indocubana
Mítica indoantillana del tabaco
Author:
Morales Patiño, Oswaldo  Search this
Pérez de Acevedo, Roberto  Search this
Herrera Fritot, René Tres notas para la arqueologiá indocubana 1945  Search this
Morales Patiño, Oswaldo La mítica indoantillana del tabaco 1945  Search this
Physical description:
75 p., [12] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cuba
Date:
1945
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Culture--Spanish influences  Search this
Tobacco (in religion, folk-lore, etc.)  Search this
Call number:
F1769 .G78 no.4-6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_899076

Fases constructivas del hacha petaloide / Orencio Miguel Alonso. Asiento Cantabria / Antonio González Muñoz e Ignacio Avello

Title:
Asiento Cantabria
Author:
Alonso, Orencio Miguel  Search this
González Muñoz, Antonio Asiento Cantabria  Search this
Avello, Ignacio Asiento Cantabria  Search this
Grupo Guamá  Search this
Physical description:
27 p. : ill ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cuba
Date:
1947
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies--Implements  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1769 .G78 no.9/10
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_899077

Cerámica temprana en el centro del oriente de Cuba / [Jorge Ulloa y Roberto Valcárcel]

Author:
Ulloa Hung, Jorge 1965-  Search this
Valcárcel Rojas, Roberto 1968-  Search this
Physical description:
241 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cuba
Date:
2002
Topic:
Indian pottery  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1769 .U45 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_700876

Las sociedades arcaicas de Santo Domingo / Marcio Veloz Maggiolo

Author:
Veloz Maggiolo, Marcio  Search this
Physical description:
100 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Dominican Republic
Date:
1980
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717398

Arqueología prehistórica de Santo Domingo

Author:
Veloz Maggiolo, Marcio  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 384 p. ill.,maps. (some col.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Hispaniola
Date:
1972
[1972]
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717414

Vida y cultura en la prehistoria de Santo Domingo / Marcio Veloz Maggiolo

Author:
Veloz Maggiolo, Marcio  Search this
Physical description:
169 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Hispaniola
Date:
1980
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_720542

Culturas aborígenes del Caribe : textos de las exposiciones presentadas en el Seminario Regional de Culturas Aborígenes del Caribe : evento científico realizado ... en la ciudad de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana los días 12 y 13 de noviembre de 1998

Author:
Seminario Regional de Culturas Aborígenes del Caribe (1998 : Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)  Search this
Banco Central de la República Dominicana  Search this
Physical description:
308 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
2001
Topic:
History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_727726

Aspectos arqueológicos de las tierras bajas de Suramérica y las Antillas / por Betty J. Meggers y Clifford Evans

Author:
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Evans, Clifford 1920-1981  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
[1979?]
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F2229 .M483 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_728537

On land and sea : Native American uses of biological resources in the West Indies / Lee A. Newsom and Elizabeth S. Wing

Author:
Newsom, Lee A  Search this
Wing, Elizabeth S  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 323 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West Indies
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Ethnobotany  Search this
Ethnozoology  Search this
Indigenous peoples--Ecology  Search this
Human-plant relationships  Search this
Human-animal relationships  Search this
Plant remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Animal remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731493

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