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Parque Borinquen, Santurce, Puerto Rico. [Picture postcard.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color; Ink on paper, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Container:
Box 13, Item Grouping U.S.A.--Puerto Rico.
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Santurce (Puerto Rico) -- 1920-1930
Puerto Rico
Caribbean
Date:
1911
Scope and Contents:
Illustration of a kiosk in a park nestled in palm trees and other buildings.
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000052 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Accomodations, Public  Search this
Beaches  Search this
Architecture -- Hispanic American  Search this
Indians of North America -- Tainos  Search this
Photography, Tropical  Search this
Boricuas  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / Puerto Rico - Cathedrals/Churches
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2234

Visit El Morro castle, Havana [postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Havana (Cuba)
Caribbean
Scope and Contents:
Photo depicts the main fort, El Morro, on Havana's harbor coastline; the fort dates back to early Spanish occupation of the island.
General:
Series II, Box 17, Foreign, Cuba--General.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Spanish-American War, 1898  Search this
Architecture, Spanish  Search this
Historic sites -- Cuba -- Havana  Search this
Harbors  Search this
Military history  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Occupation, Colonial  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Cuba - General
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2249

Bohios or Native Huts. Cuba [postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
American Photo Studios, Havana, Cuba  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (b/w, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Cuba
Caribbean
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a photograph of a rural landscape with house in Cuba. These "bohios" are thatched with palm leaves, built with local wood, and contain "hamacas."
General:
Series II, Box 17, Foreign--Cuba.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Huts  Search this
Dwellings -- Cuba  Search this
Architecture, Caribbean  Search this
Social conditions -- Cuba  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Cuba - General
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2250

Carromatos--Floats. [Picture postcard.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (black and white, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Havana (Cuba)
Caribbean
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a photograph of horse-drawn, canvas-covered wagons, standing in the middle of the city street. The title, "carromatos--floats", contrasts the English word 'floats' for the wagons that bring the sugar and/or the tobacco harvest into Havana. Note by "Raymond" on verso. Imprint on left edge: "No. 41 Wilson's Obispo 41 y 43 Habana."
General:
Series II, Box 17, Foreign--Cuba--Havana.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Rural population  Search this
Harvesting  Search this
Cities and towns -- Cuba  Search this
Travel  Search this
Farmers -- Cuba  Search this
Streets -- Cuba  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Cuba - Havana
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2252

Prado Park and Neptune Foundation, Havana. No. 3400

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
E. C. Kroop Co. Publ. Milwuakee  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Havana (Cuba)
Caribbean
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a color photograph of park in Havana. There is a fountain in the center with a man and a woman near it. Captioned: "Prado Park and Neptune Fountain, Havana. This park has been renovated during the American Occupation, 1898-190---" No stamp or message on verso.
General:
Series II, Box 17, Foreign--Cuba--Havana.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Streets -- Cuba  Search this
Cities and towns -- Cuba  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Cuba - Havana
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2254

Mercado Tocon, Havana, Cuba. [Company cat. no. 8260.]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Detroit Photographic Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Havana (Cuba)
Caribbean
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a color photograph of a market scene in Havana. The image depicts people walking in the street around a two story market building. No message or stamp.
General:
Series II, Box 17, Foreign--Cuba--Havana.
Publication:
Detroit Photographic Company., Copyright 1904
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Markets -- Cuba  Search this
Streets -- Cuba  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Cuba - Havana
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2255

Obispo Street, Havana--Most prominent business section [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
E.C. Kropp Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Havana (Cuba)
Caribbean
Scope and Contents:
Reproduction of a color photograph of a business street in Havana. The shot includes men standing outside a row of shops and buildings. The area looks like a business district and the signs on the stores and buildings are in Spanish and English. No stamp or message.
General:
Series II, Box 17, Foreign--Cuba--Havana.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cities and towns  Search this
Central business districts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Cuba - Havana
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2256

West View, Morro Castle, Havana [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Publisher:
E.C. Kropp Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Havana (Cuba)
Caribbean
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of a lighthouse on the coast of Cuba. The lighthouse sits on a small penninsula surrounded by a fortress, with the Cuban flag waving above the fort. Caption: "This formidable fortress was built in 1600 by the Spanish government. The light tower was erected in 1790. Its light is visible at a distance of 33 miles."
General:
Series 1, Box 17, Foreign--Cuba--Havana.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Lighthouses  Search this
Ocean scenes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Cuba - Havana
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2257

Picturesque Havana: Selected Views [picture postcard book]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Creator:
C. Jordi, Havana, Cuba (publisher?)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Havana (Cuba)
Caribbean
Scope and Contents:
A booklet of black and white photographs with a variety of scenes from Cuba, including varied street and ocean scenes. There are some particularly interesting images, like those of farmworkers harvesting pineapple, men gathering to watch a cockfight, and a crowded beach.
General:
Series II, Bix 17, Foreign--Cuba-Havana.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cities and towns -- Cuba  Search this
Cockfights  Search this
Farmworkers  Search this
Streets -- Cuba  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Cuba - Havana
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2258

Paseo de los Martires, Cartagena, Colombia [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Source:
Extractive Industries, Division of.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Cartagena (Colombia)
Colombia
Caribbean
Scope and Contents:
Color illustration: aerial view of the main avenue, Cartagena, Colombia.
Biographical / Historical:
Cartagena was Colombia's main port to the Caribbean. Colombia's independence from Spain was declared in Cartagena in 1811. The martyrs are the soldiers and civilians who were killed during the Spanish siege of Cartagena. The Boulevard of the Martyrs honors their memory.
General:
Series II, Box 14, Foreign--Colombia.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Slavery -- United States  Search this
Memorials  Search this
Wars of Independence -- South America  Search this
City planning  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Picture postcards -- 1900-1920
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
See more items in:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 2: Geographical Locations outside the United States / Colombia
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2298

Perry H. Wheeler collection

Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Photographer:
Stengle, James M., Dr.  Search this
Creator:
University of Georgia  Search this
Garden Club of America  Search this
Emory University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Names:
Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)  Search this
National Arboretum (U.S.)  Search this
Washington National Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Bonnet, Henri, Ambassador  Search this
Bonnet, Henri, Madam  Search this
Estes, Billie Sol  Search this
Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward, 1920-1997  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-  Search this
Mellon, Paul  Search this
Mellon, Rachel Lambert  Search this
Mesta, Perle Skirvin, 1889-1975  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Palmer, Bertha HonorĂ©, 1849-1918  Search this
Truman, Margaret  Search this
Extent:
25.75 Cubic feet
3,958 Photographic items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lists
Awards
Certificates
Invoices
Negatives
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographs
Invitations
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Plans (drawings)
Place:
Canada
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Africa
Europe
Caribbean
South America
West (U.S.)
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1880-1984
bulk 1950-1965
Summary:
The Perry H. Wheeler Collection includes the design, client and business records of Perry H. Wheeler, a landscape architect best known for his work on numerous townhouse gardens in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., during the 1960s as well as the redesign of the White House Rose Garden in collaboration with Rachel Lambert ('Bunny') Mellon during the Kennedy administration.
Scope and Contents note:
The Perry H. Wheeler Collection includes the design, client and business records of Perry H. Wheeler, a landscape architect best known for his work on numerous townhouse gardens in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. during the 1960s as well as the redesign of the White House Rose Garen in collaboration with Rachel ('Bunny') Lambert Mellon during the Kennedy adminstration. The collection includes photographic images, plans, drawings, client correspondence, plant lists, invoices, newspaper and magazine clippings, certificates, awards, and invitations. The bulk of the collection and most of the professional papers date from about 1950 to 1965 and relate to various garden design projects by Wheeler, many of them located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Of particular note are documents for Wheeler's public design work including the White House grounds, Washington National Cathedral, U. S. National Arboretum, President John F. Kennedy's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery, and the British and Cambodian Embassies in Washington, D.C. Noteworthy correspondents include President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Ladybird Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, and Margaret Truman.

There are also over 3,000 35mm slides dating from the 1950s and 1960s that document Wheeler's personal travels to Europe, Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the American West.
Biographical/Historical note:
Perry Hunt Wheeler (1913-1989), a Georgia native, began his higher education at Emory University, going on to graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1937. Immediately afterward Wheeler enrolled in Harvard University from which he earned a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture in 1938. After graduation, Wheeler collaborated on garden projects in Atlanta, Georgia with fellow landscape architect Helen Hawkins Clarke. During World War II, Wheeler moved to Washington, D.C. to serve under the Office of Civilian Defense and the Office of Strategic Services Camouflage Division. Following the war, Wheeler worked at Garden House a Georgetown shop where he advised homeowners on tasteful garden design, accessories, and furnishings. By 1948 Wheeler had established a landscape architecture practice in Washington, D.C. His practice grew via word of mouth through Washington's social circles and through a shared office with landscape architect Rose Ishbel Greely, and later with architect Gertrude Sawyer.

In 1947, he formed a 'bachelor household' in Georgetown with James Snitzler. Later, at the invitation of Rachel Lambert "Bunny" Mellon, he and Snitzler created a second home outside of Washington called "Spring Hill" on property owned by Mellon. Shortly after Snitzler's death in 1968, Wheeler moved permanently to Middleburg, Virginia and continued to travel, lecture, and consult with clients. Wheeler semi-retired in 1981 to 'Budfield,' a property in Rectortown, Virginia where he passed away in 1989, leaving his estate to his partner, James M. Stengle.

Wheeler is best known for his work on private gardens in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood. He frequently employed the use of intricate brickwork, low-maintenance planting, and simple water features in creating his charming and functional designs. His most noteworthy commissions outside the private realm include collaboration with Bunny Mellon on the White House Rose Garden, designing a Garden Club of America-commissioned gazebo and its surroundings for the U.S. National Arboretum, and plantings for the National Cathedral and President John F. Kennedy's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.
Provenance:
Gift from the estate of James M. Stengle, 1993.
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Presidents -- United States  Search this
Landscape architects  Search this
Presidents' spouses -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lists
Awards
Certificates
Invoices
Negatives
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographs
Invitations
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Plans (drawings)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Perry H. Wheeler collection.
Identifier:
AAG.WHE
See more items in:
Perry H. Wheeler collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-whe
Online Media:

Frederic G. Cassidy papers and sound recordings concerning Jamaican language, 1951-1991

Creator:
Cassidy, Frederic Gomes, 1907-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
15 Sound tape reels
Culture:
Rastafari  Search this
Gullah  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Place:
Jamaica
Caribbean
Date:
1951 -1991
bulk 1951-1952
Summary:
The Frederic G. Cassidy papers contain sound recordings and partial transcriptions; drafts of manuscripts and conference papers; and one map, all relating to his work on Jamaican and Creole lanugages.
Scope and Contents:
Of primary interest in the Frederic G. Cassidy papers are his 1952 sound recordings of everyday Jamaican people. The recordings are itemized and described according to a typed inventory found among the papers. There are partial handwritten notes and transcriptions of some of the recordngs as well as a map of Jamaica which Cassidy used in his field work. The papers also contain drafts of articles and conference papers on Jamiacan and Creole languages. It is not clear which, if any, of these drafts were published.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederic Gomes Cassidy (1907-2000) was a Jamaican-born lexicographer who is best known as a long time editor and director of the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) Project at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was a professor of English. In 1951 Cassidy received a Fullbright Research Fellowship to go back to Jamaica to interview people about their daily lives. These recordings became the source for Jamaica Talk (1961) and the Dictionary of Jamaican English (1967) which he co-authored with R.B.LePage.
Related Materials:
Digital surrogates of the sound recordings are also held by the Dictionary of American Regional English at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of the West Indies Archives in Kingston, Jamaica.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Claire M. Cassidy and Michael Cassidy in 2008.
Restrictions:
The Frederic G. Cassidy papers and sound recordings are open for research. Access to the Frederic G. Cassidy papers and sound recordings requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Creole dialects  Search this
Pidgin languages  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2008-22 Frederic G. Cassidy papers concerning Jamaican language, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2008-22
See more items in:
Frederic G. Cassidy papers and sound recordings concerning Jamaican language, 1951-1991
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2008-22

The Prinzessin Band. [Active no. 8145] : [stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
MID-OCEAN--Miscellaneous
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Caribbean
Prinzessin Victoria Luise
Local Numbers:
RSN 5050

Video number 03834
General:
Musicians on ship.
Currently stored in box 1.1.28 [160A]. Orig. no. 16-B.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bands (Music) -- 1900-1910.  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Ships  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5045-5136
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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African Blues / West Indian Tunes: [sheet music]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Edward B. Marks Music Co.  Search this
Names:
Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940  Search this
Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper.)
Container:
Box 118, Folder K Blues, Ensembles on Cover
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sheet music
Place:
Caribbean
Scope and Contents:
Introduced by Sam Manning and Fred Hall's Orchestra. Lyrics about a man's desire to return to Africa. Cover includes painting of West Indian scene with palm tree and an inset reproduction of a photograph of Fred Hall's Royal Terrace Orchestra.
Local Numbers:
040300101.tif (AC Scan No. for front and back covers.

040300102.tif (AC Scan No. for lyrics, pp. 2 and 3).

040300103.tif (AC Scan No. for lyrics, pp. 4 and 5).
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
West Indians  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sheet music
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 3: African-American Music
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 3: African-American Music / 3.7: Blues and Jazz Music / Blues, Ensembles on the Cover
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s03-ref1080

Hal and Halla Linker Film and Video Collection ca. 1955-1985

Creator:
Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
reference 54 DVDs (22.5 hours) sound color DVD
archival original 121 video reels (50 hours) sound color 2 inch
archival original 950 film reels (860,000 feet) sound silent color b&w 16mm
Type:
Television programs
Collection descriptions
Travelogs
Place:
South America
Central America
North America
Asia
Africa
Oceania
Middle East
Caribbean
Date:
ca 1955-1985
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Dance  Search this
Instruments--musical instruments  Search this
Music  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Villages  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Food  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Handicrafts  Search this
Industries  Search this
Geography  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Games  Search this
Animals  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002-016
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363918

Life In a Haitian Valley Film Study 1934

Creator:
Herskovits, Melville J (Melville Jean) 1895-1963  Search this
Herskovits, Frances S (Frances Shapiro) 1897-  Search this
Physical description:
1,400 feet (52 minutes) silent b&w film/video
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Pictures of saints (233-240 roll 3)
Place:
Mirebalais, Haiti
Haiti
Caribbean
Date:
1934
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Marketing--market women--transportation of produce to market (38-107, 127-200 roll 1)  Search this
Marketing--mode of produce transportation--donkey--baskets, loads on head (38-200 roll 1)  Search this
Markets--peasants--market women selling--makeshift enclosures (227-330 roll 1)  Search this
Dwellings--field shelters--thatch--wattle and daub (1-33 roll 2)  Search this
Agriculture--tillage--men hoeing fields--women planting seed(40-121 roll 2)  Search this
Agriculture--tillage--use of hoe on tropical soils--African retention  Search this
Cooking--yard context--fire hearths--utensils--woman tending pots (122-144 roll 2)  Search this
Agriculture--tillage--communal labor for clearing field--"combite" (149-243 roll 2)  Search this
Drumming--tillage, rhythmic accompaniment to--"combite" (157-243 roll 2)  Search this
Music--palliative to work--"combite" (157-243 roll 2)  Search this
Cordage--braiding fiber cordage--lashings for drumheads (301-385 roll 2)  Search this
Musical instruments--drummaking--three-part vodum drum ensemble(1-72 roll 3)  Search this
Ritual--libations--drums--baptising the vodun drums (64-80, 185-199 roll 3)  Search this
Ritual--religious practices--drawing "veve" around tree (201-225 roll 3)  Search this
Ritual--religious practices--vodun altar--candles  Search this
Ritual--religious practices--vodun altar--flagwaving--dancing--prostration--houngan twirling woman (241-301 roll 3)  Search this
Dancing--demonstration--man illustrating dance steps--kinesics (1-80 roll 4)  Search this
Communication--gestures--two men talking (81-121 roll 4)  Search this
Games--gambling--men playing "wari" streetside--African retentions (122-201 roll 4)  Search this
Music--drumming--vodun  Search this
Musical instruments--snare and drum (211-216 roll 4)  Search this
Musical instruments--hoe blade and metal snare--accompaniment to drums (249-52 roll 4)  Search this
Communication--gestures--kinesics--two elite males (283-322 roll 4)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1977.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives FC:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218198

George Eaton Simpson Film Study of Plaisance, Haiti 1937

Creator:
Simpson, George Eaton anthropologist  Search this
Physical description:
451 feet (18 minutes) silent b&w film/video
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Caribbean
Haiti
Date:
1937
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1992.12.1
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219100
Online Media:

Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church Meeting in Jamaica ca. 1979 (sound recording)

Physical description:
archival original 1 sound tape reel analog 7 inch
Type:
Sound recordings
Collection descriptions
Place:
Jamaica
Caribbean
Date:
ca 1979
Topic:
Religious--activities--beliefs  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2016.5.1
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_379829
Online Media:

American Virgins 1975 131

Creator:
Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 video reel (23 minutes) sound color 2 inch
Type:
Television programs
Travelogs
Place:
Caribbean
Virgin Islands
Date:
1975
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Shopping  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.141
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305436

Martinique Magnifique 115 1975

Creator:
Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 video reel (23 minutes) sound color 2 inch
Type:
Television programs
Travelogs
Place:
Martinique
Caribbean
Date:
1975
Topic:
Island life  Search this
Volcanoes  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Historic houses  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.137
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
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Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305525

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