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Collection Creator:
Cidey, Guy  Search this
Breslar, Jon, 1949-2005  Search this
1.17 Linear feet
Archival materials
Circa 1975-1982
Scope and Contents:
This series is composed of prints and 35mm slides of Mayotte villages, Mahorais, and their ceremonies. Also in the series are prints of an Arabic manuscript; photocopies of the manuscript can be found in Series 4. Writings. The 35mm slides appear to be from his field work for his dissertation while some of the prints appear to have been taken while Breslar was in the field working on the housing project. Sixty-three of the prints were assigned a number by Breslar. Some of these were published in L'Habitat Mahorais: Une Perspective Ethnologique, but the numbering on the prints do not all correspond with the numbering in the publication. At the beginning of Subseries: 35mm Slides is Breslar's guide to his slides, which lists 21 boxes. However, only 4 slide boxes were received with Breslar's papers, and the labels on the boxes (as listed below) do not correspond with any of the boxes in the guide. Of use in the guide is a key to the abbreviations Breslar used to label his slides.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Jon H. Breslar papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
NAA.2007-04, Series 5
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives