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Ozzie G. Simmons papers

Creator:
Simmons, Ozzie G.  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Institute of Social Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
5.25 Linear Feet (Six document boxes (including one box of restricted materials), four card file boxes, and one oversize folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Drawings
Place:
Temuco (Chile)
Lunahuaná (Peru)
Valparaíso (Chile)
Date:
1949-1966
1980
bulk 1950-1953
Summary:
Ozzie G. Simmons (1919--988) served as field director in Peru for the Bureau of American Ethnology's Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA) from 1949 to 1952 and as Consulting Anthropologist for the Institute of Inter-American Affairs, Chile. The papers in this collection mainly concern his field research on the role of alcohol in the community of Lunahuaná, Peru. The collection also contains draft manuscripts on the activities of the public health service in Lima and Chimbote, Peru, and his study of medical centers in Chile.
Scope and Contents:
The papers in this collection mainly concern Ozzie G. Simmons' field research on the role of alcohol in the community of Lunahuaná, Peru. Materials include field notes, reading notes, survey responses, photographs, drawings, maps, and demographic information. The collection also contains draft manuscripts pertaining to his study of medical centers in Chile, focusing on preventative and educational activities and the relationship of the health centers with local communities. In addition, the collection contains a draft manuscript by Simmons on the activities of the public health service in Lima and Chimbote, Peru.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into two series: Series 1. Peru Research, 1950-1966, 1980; Series 2. Chile Research, 1952-1953.
Biographical Note:
Ozzie Gordon Simmons (1919--1988) was born in the Canadian city of Winnipeg to American parents. He studied sociology at Northwestern University (BA, 1941) and Harvard University (MA, 1948; PhD, 1952). Simmons' doctoral dissertation, "Anglo Americans and Mexican Americans in South Texas: A study in dominant-subordinate group relations," was based on field research he conducted in Gallup, New Mexico and San Antonio, Texas, under Clyde Kluckhohn and Talcott Parsons. Simmons also served in the Air Force during World War II.

Simmons served as field director in Peru for the Bureau of American Ethnology's Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA) from 1949 to 1952. The ISA was an autonomous unit of the Smithsonian Institution which aimed to train Latin American anthropologists. Field personnel taught and mentored students in the field, while also pursuing their own research interests in the host country. In Simmons' case, he became involved in a study on the use of alcohol in the Peruvian town of Lunahuaná. After the ISA came to an end in 1952, Simmons briefly worked in Chile for the Institute of Inter-American Affairs.

Simmons' later career included appointments at Harvard University, the University of Colorado Boulder, the Ford Foundation, and Fordham University's Hispanic Research Center. In 1962, Simmons received the Hofheimer Prize from the American Psychiatric Association. His research interests included Latin American culture and society, medical anthropology, the use of alcohol, social psychiatry, and population. His last book, Perspectives on Development and Population Growth in the Third World, was published in 1988, shortly before his death.

Ozzie Simmons passed away on November 26, 1988 at age 69 of lung cancer.

Sources Consulted

American Anthropological Association. 1989. Deaths: Ozzie Gordon Simmons. Anthropology Newsletter 30(1): 4.

Demb, Sarah R. 1999. Simmons, Ozzie Gordon, (1919-1988) Papers, 1947-1948: A Finding Aid. Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University.

Obituary Editor. 1988. Obituaries: Ozzie G. Simmons, 69, Sociology Researcher. New York Times, November 29.

Simmons, Ozzie G. 1964. [Peru Research: Faculty Fellowship Application]. Ozzie Gordon Simmons Papers. National Anthropological Archives.

1919 -- Born October 9 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

1941 -- Joins the Air Force for four years during World War II Earns BA from Northwestern University

1947-1948 -- Conducts field research in Gallop, New Mexico and San Antonio, Texas under Clyde Kluckhohn and Talcott Parsons at Harvard University

1948 -- Earns MA in Sociology from Harvard University

1949-1952 -- Field Director Peru, Institute of Social Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution Visiting Professor, National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru

1952 -- Earns PhD in Sociology from Harvard University

1953 -- Consulting Anthropologist, Institute of Inter-American Affairs, Chile

1953-1961 -- Lecturer to Associate Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University Director, Harvard Community Health Project, Harvard University

1961-1968 -- Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder Director, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Boulder Senior Faculty Associate in Research, Brandeis University

1962 -- Receives Hofheimer Prize from the American Psychiatric Association

1969 -- Program Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ford Foundation

1971 -- Program Director for Social Science, Ford Foundation

1981 -- Joins Hispanic Research Center, Fordham University

1988 -- Dies of lung cancer on November 26 in Westwood, New Jersey
Related Materials:
Other materials related to Ozzie Gordon Simmons at the National Anthropological Archives include the Institute of Social Anthropology records and Manuscript 4623 Institute of Social Anthropology photographs.

In addition, Simmons' field notes from New Mexico and Texas during the period of 1947 to 1948 are held by Harvard University's Peabody Museum Archives.
Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted to protect the identity and privacy of individuals from Lunahuaná, Peru. Series 1. Peru Research contains sensitive information about the medical histories of individuals from Lunahuaná, as well as information about the victims of alleged crimes. Boxes 1 through 5, as well as some materials in Boxes 7 and 8, have been restricted until 2031-2032. One folder from Box 8 has been restricted until 2046.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Medical anthropology  Search this
Health facilities  Search this
Alcohol  Search this
Drinking behavior  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Drawings
Citation:
Ozzie G. Simmons papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1997-10
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Chile

Collection Creator:
Simmons, Ozzie G.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1953
Scope and Contents:
This series contains drafts of manuscripts written by Simmons based on his research on public health centers in Chile. His research examines the structure, projects, and personnel of the health centers, with a focus on preventative and educational activities, and the relationship of the health centers with local communities.
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted to protect the identity and privacy of individuals from Lunahuaná, Peru. Series 1. Peru Research contains sensitive information about the medical histories of individuals from Lunahuaná, as well as information about the victims of alleged crimes. Boxes 1 through 5, as well as some materials in Boxes 7 and 8, have been restricted until 2031-2032. One folder from Box 8 has been restricted until 2046.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Ozzie G. Simmons papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1997-10, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Peru

Collection Creator:
Simmons, Ozzie G.  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
1949-1966
bulk 1950-1953
Scope and Contents:
This series contains Ozzie Gordon Simmons' research related to Peru. The majority of materials pertain to his field research in the community of Lunahuaná, Peru, exploring the role of alcohol in the local culture. Other prominent themes in Simmons' Lunahuaná research include celebration and religious societies, kinship and family relations, the structure of land tenure and labor relations, and health and illness, with a focus on folk medicine.

The series consists primarily of research materials, such as field notes, reading notes, survey responses, photographs, drawings, maps, and demographic information, as well as publications by other scholars and clippings from newspapers and periodicals. In addition, the series includes a grant application and a draft manuscript on the activities of the public health service in Lima and Chimbote, Peru.
Arrangement:
Subseries 1. Field Notes from Lunahuaná Typescript; Subseries 2. Field Notes from Lunahuaná Coded; Subseries 3. Drafts And Research by Chapter; Subseries 4. Supporting Research on Lunahuaná; Subseries 5. Grant Application; Subseries 6. Photographs; Subseries 7. Peru Maps; Subseries 8. Health Center Research
Restrictions:
Simmons' field notes are restricted due to the presence of sensitive information about the medical histories of individuals from Lunahuaná. See inventory for length of restrictions.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Ozzie G. Simmons papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1997-10, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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LHA Photos

Collection Creator:
Simmons, Ozzie G.  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Photos
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Black and white photographs from Lunahuaná, Peru, including portraits of individuals and families, and photos depicting the production of alcohol.
Series Restrictions:
Simmons' field notes are restricted due to the presence of sensitive information about the medical histories of individuals from Lunahuaná. See inventory for length of restrictions.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Ozzie G. Simmons papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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A Survey of Aspects of Health Center Activities in Valparaiso and Temuco, Chile, by Simmons, Copy 2

Collection Creator:
Simmons, Ozzie G.  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1952
Scope and Contents:
Copy of a report drafted by Simmons for the Institute of Social Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution: "A Survey of Aspects of Health Center Activities in Valparaiso and Temuco, Chile".
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted to protect the identity and privacy of individuals from Lunahuaná, Peru. Series 1. Peru Research contains sensitive information about the medical histories of individuals from Lunahuaná, as well as information about the victims of alleged crimes. Boxes 1 through 5, as well as some materials in Boxes 7 and 8, have been restricted until 2031-2032. One folder from Box 8 has been restricted until 2046.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Ozzie G. Simmons papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Un Estudio Sobre Aspectos de Actividades de Unidades Sanitarios en Valparaiso y Temuco, Chile Simmons (2 copies)

Collection Creator:
Simmons, Ozzie G.  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1952
Scope and Contents:
Copy of a report drafted by Simmons for the Institute of Social Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution: "A Survey of Aspects of Health Center Activities in Valparaiso and Temuco, Chile" (2 copies, Spanish version).
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted to protect the identity and privacy of individuals from Lunahuaná, Peru. Series 1. Peru Research contains sensitive information about the medical histories of individuals from Lunahuaná, as well as information about the victims of alleged crimes. Boxes 1 through 5, as well as some materials in Boxes 7 and 8, have been restricted until 2031-2032. One folder from Box 8 has been restricted until 2046.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Ozzie G. Simmons papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Health Care in San Miguel

Collection Creator:
Simmons, Ozzie G.  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1953
Scope and Contents:
Copy of a report drafted by Simmons for the Institute of Inter-American Affairs: "The Health Center of San Miguel: An Analysis of a Public Health Program in Chile".
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted to protect the identity and privacy of individuals from Lunahuaná, Peru. Series 1. Peru Research contains sensitive information about the medical histories of individuals from Lunahuaná, as well as information about the victims of alleged crimes. Boxes 1 through 5, as well as some materials in Boxes 7 and 8, have been restricted until 2031-2032. One folder from Box 8 has been restricted until 2046.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Ozzie G. Simmons papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1997-10-ref128

Lunahuaná : análise de alguns aspectos ecológicos de uma comunidade sub-desenvolvida / Alfonso Trujillo Ferrari

Author:
Ferrari, Alfonso Trujillo  Search this
Physical description:
92 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Peru
Lunahuaná (Peru)
Date:
1960
Topic:
Population  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F3611.L86 F47 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_981392

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