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Creator:
Callender, Charles 1928-  Search this
Co-Creator:
El Guindi, Fadwa  Search this
El Messiri, Nawal  Search this
Abdel Wahab, Mohamad Fikri  Search this
Physical description:
8 cubic feet
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
Africa
Nubia
Date:
1949
1949-1980
Notes:
Charles Callender was born on October 30, 1925. He earned a M.A. (1954) and Ph.D. (1958) in anthropology from the University of Chicago. While affiliated with the American University in Cairo, Callendar interviewed Nubian migrants in Cairo and Alexandria as part of the Nubian Ethnological Survey. In October 1962, he traveled to the Dahmit District of Nubia where he studied the rituals of the Kenuz. Callender returned to the U.S. in 1963 when he joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Callender died in 1986.
Summary:
The Charles Callender Papers contain class lecture notes, field materials from the Fox Census Project (1949-1954) and his work among the Kenuz in the Dahmit District in Nubia, and his correspondence and manuscripts relating to his work on the Northeast Volume of the Handbook of North American Indians. Among the Kenuz materials are the field notes of Callender's assistants Fadwa El Guindi and Mohamad Fikri Abdel Wahab and his interviewers including Nawal el Messiri.
Cite as:
Charles Callender Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Topic:
Rituals  Search this
Religion  Search this
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229768