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Institute of Social Anthropology photographs collection relating to Latin America

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Institute of Social Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
8 color prints
39 Prints (silver gelatin)
7 Posters (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Moguex Indians  Search this
Brazilians  Search this
Colombians  Search this
Peruvians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color prints
Prints
Posters
Photographs
Place:
Peru
Brazil
Mexico
Colombia
Date:
circa 1945-1950
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made as part of the work of the Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA), some of which have been mounted on posters for a Smithsonian Institution Regents Exhibit. The photographs document people, the built and natural environments, agricultural work, and events (including dances and a Catholic procession) in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. Some photographs also depict ISA staff, teachers, and students. The collection includes images by A. Guillen M. and ISA staff.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Institute of Social Anthropology was established under the directorship of Julian H. Steward on September 8, 1943, as an autonomous unit of the Bureau of American Ethnology. The Institute had two basic purposes: training of personnel and local students in anthropology, and acquisition of scientific information regarding Latin American rural populations. At its outset, the ISA staff consisted of eight social scientists in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4623
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Institute of Social Anthropology records, 1941-1952.
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:
Dwellings  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Flying dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4623, Institute of Social Anthropology photographs collection relating to Latin America, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4623
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4623

Isabel T. Kelly photograph collection of Totonac Indians and archeological sites in Mexico

Photographer:
Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), 1906-  Search this
Done, Otto  Search this
Guzman, Elena  Search this
Harris, Bertha  Search this
Mcdonald, John  Search this
Smisor, George T.  Search this
Collector:
Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), 1906-  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Institute of Social Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
75 mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Piaroa Indians  Search this
Negritos  Search this
Totonac Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Tajín Site (Mexico)
Mexico -- Antiquities
Tajín (Mexico)
Papantla de Olarte (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1947-1948
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Isabel T. Kelly in Tajin, Papantla, and elsewhere in Mexico. There are images of dances and dancers (including Volador "Flying" dance, Guagua, and Negrito dances), Totonac Indians, a Totonac wedding, and pyramids and relief sculpture at El Tajin Site. The photographs are enlarged prints, mounted and signed, that were made for an exhibit. In part, the images relate to work of the Institute of Social Anthropology and include photographs made by Isabel T. Kelly, George T. Smisor, Done Otto, Elena Guzman, Bertha B. Harris, and John McDonald; in some cases, multiple photographers documented the same event.
Biographical/Historical note:
Isabel Truesdell Kelly (1906-1983) was an archeologist and social anthropologist who specialized in Mexican cultures and prehistory. Born in Santa Cruz, California, she developed a long-standing scholarly interest in anthropology while an undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB). She earned her BA (1926), MA (1927), and PhD (1932) in anthropology at UCB. From 1932-1934, Kelly conducted fieldwork with the Southern Paiute Indians as a National Research Fellow in the Biological Sciences. She then went to Mexico as a research associate under the direction of Carl Sauer and Alfred Kroeber; while there, she directed archeological investigations in Culiacan, Sinaloa. In 1936, she returned to UCB as Carl Sauer's teaching assistant and then conducted research with the Gila Pueblo Archeological Foundation in 1937. With minimal funding from UCB's Anthropology Department, Kelly returned to Mexico for archeological reconnaisance in 1939. She gained Mexican residency in 1940, finally settling in Tepepan. In 1946, Kelly became Ethnologist-in-Charge of the Smithsonian's Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA) Mexico City office; she taught and conducted research among the Totonac Indians in Veracruz and conducted health care research in El Salvador and Mexico. From 1952-1960, Kelly worked with the Institute of Inter-American Affairs (forerunner to the Agency for International Development), studying in Mexico, Bolivia, and Pakistan. In 1960, she returned to research in Mexico with the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Foundation, Wenner Gren Foundation, and National Geographic Society.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-32
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Totonac artifacts collected by Kelly held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 365366.
The National Anthropological Archives holds Institute of Social Anthropology photographs (Photo Lot 4623) and the ISA records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Flying dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-32, Isabel T. Kelly photograph collection of Totonac Indians and archeological sites in Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-32
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-32

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
See more items in:
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1997-10

Felix Webster McBryde's Travel Footage of Guatemala ca. 1940

Creator:
McBryde, Felix Webster  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel (1,030 feet) silent color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Guatemala
Central America
Date:
ca 1940
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Volcanoes  Search this
Landscape--country side  Search this
Formations (Geology)  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Weaving--loom weaving  Search this
Spinning-wheel  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Architecture--Religious  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Women's clothing  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2008.8.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_360923

Penny capitalism; a Guatemalan Indian economy

Author:
Tax, Sol 1907-1995  Search this
Physical description:
x, 230 p. maps (2 fold. in pocket) diagrs., tables. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Guatemala
Panajachel
Panajachel, Guatemala
Date:
1963
1953
[1963]
Topic:
Agriculture--Economic aspects  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
F1465.3.E2 T23 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_44098

Publication / Institute of Social Anthropology

Title:
Smithsonian Institution Institute of Social Anthropology publication
Author:
Smithsonian Institution Institute of Social Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
16 v. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
America
Date:
1944
1953
1944-1953
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_316508
Additional Online Media:

A cross-cultural anthropological analysis of a technical aid program, based on field analyses by Charles Erasmus [and others] of the Smithsonian Institution's Institute of Social Anthropology, with the cooperation of the Health and Sanitation Division of the Institute of Inter-American Affairs, and the Ministry of Health Servicios of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Edited by George Foster, director of the Institute of Social Anthropology

Author:
Smithsonian Institution Institute of Social Anthropology  Search this
Foster, George M (George McClelland) 1913-2006  Search this
Physical description:
104 l. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Latin America
Date:
1951
Topic:
Technical assistance--Anthropological aspects  Search this
Public health--International cooperation  Search this
Public health  Search this
Technical assistance in Latin America  Search this
Call number:
HC60 .S664
HC60.S664
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_67850

The Indian caste of Peru, 1795-1940; a population study based upon tax records and census reports

Author:
Kubler, George 1912-1996  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Peru
Date:
1973
1952
[1973]
Topic:
Population  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_929555

One Hundred Years of Smithsonian Anthropology

Author:
Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966  Search this
Subject:
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
United States Patent Office  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Institute of Social Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (Publication)  Search this
Colorado River Survey  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 119-125
Date:
1946
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Smithsonian Annual Reports (publication)  Search this
Interagency Transfers  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Memorandums  Search this
Volunteers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3491

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