Photographs relating to a trip to the Middle East and Europe, circa 1901-1902
199 negatives : nitrate
Photographs probably made by a tourist during a 1901 tour of Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany, and England. The photographs largely document ancient sites, cities, and some people. Additional photographs of Memphis, Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana, may offer clues as to the residence of the photographer or collector. Identified individuals include Mr. and Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Allen, Dorothy, and Lee.
Photo lot 104, Photographs relating to a trip to the Middle East and Europe, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Description and travel
NAA Photo Lot 104
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing
Robert E. Kuntz photographs of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East, circa 1949-1966
Kuntz, Robert E
circa 2168 negatives : acetate
circa 548 modern prints
78 color slides
Hong Kong (China)
Dr. Robert E. Kuntz (1916-2003) was a parasitologist for the U.S. Navy and the Southwest Research Foundation. After earning his MS in zoology from Oklahoma University and Ph.D. in parasitology from the University of Michigan, he joined the United States Navy in 1943. He was a parasitologist and medical entomologist with the Naval Medical Research Institute and then Chairman of the department of parasitology at the Southwest Foundation for Research and Education, a position that brought him into contact with groups in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In 1964, Kuntz retired from the Navy as a captain. He wrote hundreds of publications and his photographs have been reproduced in textbooks, National Geographic Magazine, and other publications.
Photographs made by Robert E. Kuntz documenting people and natural and built environments that he encountered during his world travels. Locations depicted include Asia (Taiwan, India, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Japan), the Middle East (Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Yemen), Africa (Sudan, Libya, Kenya, and Nigeria), and Oceania (Borneo and the Philippines). Images of Taiwan include street scenes of Taipei, festivals and ceremonies (including celebrations of 10-10 Day, Buddha's birthday, and Lantern Festival), temples, villages and agriculture, boats and harbors, artwork and shrines, carving, construction, markets, bridges, and a cemetery. The collection also includes images of the Acropolis of Athens, the Taj Mahal and other structures in India, historical structures and the harbor in Istanbul (Turkey), markets and vendors in west Pakistan, and Wat Benchamabophit and Wat Arun in Thailand, ancient structures in Baʻlabakk (Lebanon), St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai) and a parade and ceremonies in Egypt.
Photo Lot 2003-25 Robert E. Kuntz negatives and slides, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Alixa Naff photographs of Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean and audio tapes on Mediterranean folklore, circa 1957-1972
Naff, Alixa 1919-2013
circa 1500 black & white and color slides
circa 300 prints : silver gelatin
28 color prints
13 open reel audio tapes
1 box : 35 mm acetate negatives
Alixa Naff began collecting Arab folklore in 1962 when she visited 16 communities in the U.S. and eastern Canada. After earning her MA and PhD, she taught at California State University, Chico, and at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Naff left academia in 1977 to research and collect material relating to the Arab immigrant experience (particularly Syrian and Lebanese immigrants from the turn of the 20th century). In 1984, with prompting from Richard Ahlborn, curator of the Smithsonian Institution Community Life Division (now the Department of Cultural Affairs), Naff donated her collection of Arab immigrant material. Naff eventually became the archivist of the "Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection", named in honor of her parents, at National Museum of American History Archives Center.
Photographs taken by Alixa Naff between 1957 and the early 1970s on trips to England, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, and open reel audio tapes of interviews regarding Syrian-Lebanese folklore that Naff conducted in 1965 in the Lebanese Village of Rashaya al-Wadi. Comprising this collection are images of cities, structures, art, people, activities, and scenery, and two folders of Dr. Naff's notes relating to the recorded interviews. Photographic formats include 35mm slides, black and white prints, and 35mm negatives. Naff annotated many of the slide mounts or verso of prints with descriptions and identifications.
Photo Lot 2011-02, Alixa Naff photographs of Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean and audio tapes on Mediterranean folklore, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Language and languages--Documentation
NAA Photo Lot 2011-02
Negatives are not available for viewing. Some restrictions on open reel audio tapes
"Upper and Middle Cherokee (Tsălaki)," vocabulary and kinship charts 1885, 1886 and August - November, 1887
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Smith, N. Jarrett Cherokee
Smith, Ross Cherokee
Blythe, James Cherokee
Blythe, David Cherokee
1885, 1886 and August - November, 1887
Mooneyʹs informant in 1885 and 1886 in Washington for the Upper Cherokee was N. J. Smith (Tsálatihĭ), "chief of the East Cherokees," and in North Carolina in 1887 Mooney revised the Upper Cherokee with N. J. Smithʹs brother, Ross Smith. The Middle Cherokee was recorded in 1887 on the reservation from James Blythe, "the official interpreter, and his brother David . . . ." The Middle Cherokee is "written or underlined with red ink." (See title page)
Recorded in the schedule of John Wesley Powellʹs Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages.
Manuscript 351, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Negative log book number 26, or "green book," documenting various Smithsonian museums and events. Information includes negative numbers, subjects of the photographs, persons and departments for whom the pictures were taken, dates the pictures were taken, photographers, and dates the information was entered into the log books.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-001, Negative Log Book Number 26, 1996-1999