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President Bush Discusses U.S. Ocean Action Plan at NMNH

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2008-10-05T19:54:21.000Z
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News & Politics  Search this
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Capturing the Hive Mind: How to Transcribe Bees with the Smithsonian Transcription Center

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2015-10-24T14:34:41.000Z
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Entertainment  Search this
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Transcription  Search this
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Odocoileus virginianus couesi

Collector:
V. Bailey  Search this
Length - Total:
1390 mm
Length - Tail:
200 mm
Length - Hind Tarsus:
390 mm
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Animas Mountains, New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
7 Aug 1908
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Artiodactyla, Cervidae, Capreolinae
Published Name:
Odocoileus virginianus couesi
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 8899
USNM Number:
157134
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31b7e01cd-53df-4878-afb5-4b847cdc21e7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7256045
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Odocoileus virginianus texanus

Collector:
V. Bailey  Search this
Preparation:
Partial Skull
Remarks:
cranium
Sex:
Male
Place:
Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
12 Sep 1902
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Artiodactyla, Cervidae, Capreolinae
Published Name:
Odocoileus virginianus texanus
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 7977
USNM Number:
119840
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/386107b3d-fa25-4281-b562-3478c46b166c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7244980
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Odocoileus virginianus texanus

Collector:
V. Bailey  Search this
Preparation:
Partial Skull
Remarks:
cranium
Sex:
Male
Place:
Langtry, 20 Mi N, Texas, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1902
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Artiodactyla, Cervidae, Capreolinae
Published Name:
Odocoileus virginianus texanus
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 7937
USNM Number:
117659
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38d1325df-8985-4b30-ba02-776c7e57582f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7244674
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Odocoileus virginianus texanus

Collector:
V. Bailey  Search this
Preparation:
Partial Skull
Remarks:
cranium
Sex:
Male
Place:
Langtry, 20 Mi N, Texas, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Aug 1902
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Artiodactyla, Cervidae, Capreolinae
Published Name:
Odocoileus virginianus texanus
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 7935
USNM Number:
117661
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b313455a-e063-4eeb-aaa8-4922b2671203
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7244676
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Odocoileus virginianus texanus

Collector:
V. Bailey  Search this
Preparation:
Partial Skull
Remarks:
cranium only
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rock Springs, 50 Mi E, Texas, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Jul 1902
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Artiodactyla, Cervidae, Capreolinae
Published Name:
Odocoileus virginianus texanus
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 7926
USNM Number:
117662
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Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/340549d63-ddeb-4eb2-b1a2-2c172dd2e088
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7244677
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Odocoileus hemionus columbianus

Collector:
V. Bailey  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Redding, Mountains W Of, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
6 Aug 1899
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Artiodactyla, Cervidae, Capreolinae
Published Name:
Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 7185
USNM Number:
98486
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/307b03674-d272-448c-8ead-ef31d24e2f69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7239622
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Uropsilus soricipes

Collector:
W. C. Wozencraft  Search this
Lin Yonglie  Search this
J. F. Jacobs  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Skeleton
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Shimian [Ya'an], About 17 Km SSE, Along Dahonggou Creek, In Forest Reserve, Shimian County, Sichuan, China, Asia
Collection Date:
14 Aug 1989
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Soricomorpha, Talpidae, Uropsilinae
Published Name:
Uropsilus soricipes
Accession Number:
387287
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : MSWC 147
USNM Number:
574300
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37151a391-a99b-462a-9956-0900f82d4605
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7080543

Correspondence 1956-1965

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Office of Anthropology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology  Search this
Physical description:
2 inches
Type:
Letters
Memoranda
Notes
Date:
1956-1965
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_87146

Gorilla gorilla gorilla

Collector:
Collector Unknown  Search this
Weight - Specimen:
181.4 kg
Preparation:
Fluid
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Captive Specimen: Busch Gardens, Locality Unknown
Collection Date:
18 Sep 1964
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Primates, Haplorrhini, Hominidae
Published Name:
Gorilla gorilla gorilla
Gorilla gorilla
Accession Number:
318535
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : No Number
USNM Number:
498378
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Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36736eaaf-aa19-47e0-b170-689e4d2ab4ed
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edanmdm:nmnhvz_7376183
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Odocoileus hemionus columbianus

Collector:
V. Bailey  Search this
Length - Total:
1350 mm
Length - Tail:
150 mm
Length - Hind Tarsus:
415 mm
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Mount Shasta, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
8 Aug 1898
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Artiodactyla, Cervidae, Capreolinae
Published Name:
Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 6648
USNM Number:
95070
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Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/362a289f1-2fdb-472f-8a53-0feb3f10339e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7238969
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Myotis riparius

Collector:
J. F. Jacobs  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): yes  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Female
Place:
Tiguino [Ines Arango], 130 Km S Of Coca, Francisco de Orellana, Orellana, Ecuador, South America
Collection Date:
24 Aug 1990
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae, Myotinae
Published Name:
Myotis riparius
Accession Number:
399697
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : JFJ 686
USNM Number:
574564
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Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/398d137b8-eebe-4956-a627-28daa61e0643
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7085957

Odocoileus hemionus columbianus

Collector:
V. Bailey  Search this
Length - Total:
1440 mm
Length - Tail:
170 mm
Length - Hind Tarsus:
435 mm
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Crater Lake, Oregon, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 Aug 1896
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Artiodactyla, Cervidae, Capreolinae
Published Name:
Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 5796
USNM Number:
80356
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Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e399d7ea-78f1-4285-a38a-ffce2631614e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7235290
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Donald J. Ortner Papers

Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Names:
Paleopathology Association  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthroplogy  Search this
University of Bradford  Search this
Frohlich, Bruno, 1945-  Search this
Putschar, Walter G. J., 1904-1987  Search this
Extent:
44.37 Linear feet (96 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Place:
Virginia
England
Jordan
Peru
Date:
1963-2013
Summary:
The Donald J. Ortner Papers, dated 1963 to 2013, document his research and professional activities while working in the Division of Physical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. They primarily deal with his contributions to the field of paleopathology and his work with specimens from Bab edh-Dhra, Jordan and Chichester, England. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, files related to Ortner's publications, specimen observations and analysis, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The Donald J. Ortner Papers primarily document his projects, research, and correspondence working as a biological anthropologist in the Division of Physical Anthropology of the Department of Anthropology from 1963 until his death in 2012. The bulk of the projects represented relate to his work in paleopathology, such as the Near Eastern skeletal biology program in Jordan and the medieval skeletal disease project in England. The collection consists of notes, research materials, correspondence, data and data analysis, transcripts of specimen observations, maps, blueprints, artwork, negatives, slides, photographs, CD-Roms, floppy discs, and sound cassettes.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 8 series: Series 1. Correspondence, 1966-2012; Series 2. Subject files, 1965-2013, undated; Series 3. Near Eastern Skeletal Biology Program, 1977-2010, undated; Series 4. Medieval Skeletal Disease Project, 1988-2006, undated; Series 5. Other publications, projects, and research, 1963-2011, undated; Series 6. Professional activities, 1971-2007, undated; Series 7. Biographical and office files, 1963-2011, undated; Series 8. Artwork, 1978, undated
Biographical Note:
Donald J. Ortner was a biological anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). By the time of his death, Ortner had served in many positions at the Museum, including Acting Director (1994-1996). His areas of expertise included human paleopathology, human health in medieval England, bioarcheology of the ancient Near East, and the history and evoluton of human infectious diseases. Ortner was a founding member of the Paleopathology Association.

Ortner was born in 1938 in Stoneham, Massachusetts and arrived at the NMNH in 1963, working primarily with J. Lawrence Angel who had recently started as Curator in the Division of Physical Anthropology. While working at the Museum, Ortner completed his Master's in Anthropology in 1967 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1970. His doctoral dissertation was on The Effects of Aging and Disease on the Micromorphology of Human Compact Bone.

Ortner worked with Walter G. J. Putschar, a pathologist based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, on a series of short-courses (1971-1974) on paleopathology at the Smithsonian. During the summer of 1974, Putschar and Ortner traveled to Europe (London, Edinburgh, Zurich, Strasbourg, Vienna, Prague) studying and photographing examples of skeletal pathology in museums and other repositories. The result of this research was the book Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains published in 1981, with later editions in 1985 and 2003.

In 1977, Ortner joined the Expedition to the Dead Sea Plain directed by archaeologists Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub, focusing on the site of Bab edh-Dhra. Ortner studied the tombs and skeletons for data indicating cultural and biological changes, especially urbanization and connection to the development of other "Western civilizations." Ortner participated in two more field seasons in Bab edh-Dhra in 1979 and 1981. From his research at Bab-edh-Dhra, Ortner published many scholarly articles and recreated two tombs for the Hall of Western Civilization at NMNH.

In 1988, Ortner began his collaboration with the University of Bradford in Bradford, England, teaching short-courses on paleopathology. While a Visiting Professor at the University, he also participated in a project on human health and disease in Medieval England. The project focused on leprosy and syphilis in skeletons from St. James Hospital's leprosarium cemetery in Chichester, Wharram Perry, and Magistrates' Court in Kingston-upon-Hull. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University in 1995.

Donald J. Ortner died on April 29th, 2012 in Maryland.

Sources consulted:

Ubelaker, D. H. "Obituary: Donald J. Ortner (1938–2012)." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 149 (2012): 155–156.

Arnoldi, Mary Jo and Ann Kaupp. "Donald J. Ortner, Sr. (1939-2012)." Anthropolog: Newsletter of the Department of Anthropology, Spring 2012: 1-3.

Chronology

1938 -- Born on August 23 in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

1960 -- Received B.A. in Zoology from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland.

1963 -- Began working at the Smithsonian Institution.

1967 -- Received M.A. in Anthropology from Syracuse University.

1969 -- Promoted to Assistant Curator.

1970 -- Received Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

1971 -- Promoted to Associate Curator.

1971-1975 -- Taught part-time at the University of Maryland.

1974 -- Spent summer with Dr. Walter G. J. Putschar studying pathological specimens in Europe.

1976 -- Promoted to Curator in the Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History.

1977 -- First field season at Bab edh-Dhra cemetery site in Jordan.

1979 -- Second field season at Bab edh-Dhra cemetery site in Jordan.

1981 -- Third field season at Bab edh-Dhra cemetery site in Jordan.

1988 -- Began association with the University of Bradford in Bradford, England.

1988-1992 -- Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History.

1994-1996 -- Acting Director of the National Museum of Natural History.

1995 -- Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from the University of Bradford.

1999-2001 -- President of the Paleopathology Association.

2005 -- Received Eve Cockburn Award from the Paleopathology Association in recognition of his contributions in the field of paleopathology.

2012 -- Died on April 29 in Maryland.
Related Materials:
The following photo lots depicting Donald J. Ortner can be found at the NAA:

Photo Lot 7D: Photograph of attendees after American Anthropological Association annual meeting, 1965

Photo Lot 7A: Portraits made at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 1970

Photo Lot 77-45: Photograph of Smithsonian Institution physical anthropologists, circa 1977

Photo Lot 4822: Division of Physical Anthropology collection of photographs of physical anthropologists, undated

Sound recordings of Donald J. Ortner at the NAA:

John Lawrence Angel Papers, Sound Recordings, "How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odyssey," November 9, 1981

Other collections at the NAA in which Donald J. Ortner is a correspondent or creator of material:

Records of the Department of Anthropology, 1877-1980

Department of Anthropology Annual Reports, 1920-1983

John Lawrence Angel Papers, 1930s-1980s

Three films that document Ortner's work in Bab edh-Dhra are located in the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA):

Film number 2000.9.1, The Bones of Bab edh-Dhra, ca. 1970s

Film number 2000.9.3, Bab edh-Dhra Film Project, 1970-1980

Film number 2014.3, City of the Dead, 1978

The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the original City of the Dead in Accession 05-282, Office of Telecommunications, Productions.
Provenance:
These papers were transferred to the NAA from the Department of Anthropology in 2014.
Restrictions:
The Donald J. Ortner Papers are open for research.

Access to the Donald J. Ortner Papers requires an appointment.

Requests to view forensic files are subject to review by the NAA. Forensic files can only be viewed in the National Anthropological Archives reading room. No copies are permitted unless permission is granted by the agency the report was written for.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Anthropologists -- United States  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Human remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Middle East  Search this
Scurvy  Search this
Leprosy -- Research  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Bāb edh-Dhrā Site (Jordan)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- England  Search this
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Paleopathology  Search this
Bronze age  Search this
Chichester (England)  Search this
Diseases  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2014-07
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National Anthropological Archives
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Ivan Karp papers

Creator:
Karp, Ivan  Search this
Names:
Emory University  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Kratz, Corinne Ann, 1953-  Search this
Masolo, D.A.  Search this
Extent:
16.24 Linear feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 Sound recordings
Culture:
Teso (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Manuscripts
Field recordings
Photographs
Field notes
Correspondence
Electronic records
Place:
Busia District (Kenya)
Date:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Summary:
Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the professional papers of Ivan Karp, documenting his work as an anthropologist, professor, and museum curator. The materials include his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

Karp's Iteso research files span from the late 1960s to the 1990s. These materials consist of his field notes, in both paper and digital form; household surveys; photographs; sound recordings; maps; grant proposals; bibliographic research; correspondence; notes and drafts of his dissertation; and his other writings. A great deal of the field materials was collected by his field assistants, particularly Steven Omuse. Some field materials were also collected by Karp's first wife, Patricia.

His Smithsonian files are electronic and contain little documentation regarding his administrative work. There are, however, some materials relating to the planning of exhibits at NMNH and a proposal to establish a program focusing on the African continent and the African Diaspora. There is also a memo with Karp's response to questions from a House Subcommittee regarding the National African American Museum and complaints about the NMNH Africa Hall. Other associated materials include his research and papers on museums and exhibits. While there are no files pertaining to the first two museum conferences he organized, a folder titled "Bellagio" contains documentation for the conference and associated workshops on museums and globalization that he organized while at Emory.

Karp's files from Emory are also in digital form and more substantive than his Smithsonian materials. They document his work on the different committees he chaired and programs he directed and founded, including the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship. His Emory files also include his comments on students' dissertations, papers, and proposals.

The digital files also document Karp's other areas of interests, particularly African philosophy; concepts of identity, personhood, and agency; and the relationships between international development and personhood. His work on African philosophy largely consists of files from a number of collaborative projects with Kenyan philosopher Dismas Masolo, including the 1993 conference in Nairobi they organized and the associated volume they edited, African Philosophy as Cultural Inquiry (2000). There are a few files of research on the Luo people. His research on development and personhood focuses on Africa, particularly on Kenya, and includes his papers, notes, and reference sources, which also exist in paper form. There are also files of obituaries and memorials of Karp from numerous publications and events.

Other materials in Karp's collection include his doctorate diploma, his Master's thesis, family photos, and a wedding album from his first marriage.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into 6 series: 1) Iteso Research; 2) Development Discourse; 3) Personal; 4) Photographs; 5) Sound Recordings; 6) Born Digital Files.
Biographical / Historical:
Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, museum studies, and public scholarship.

Karp was born on August 27, 1943 in Stamford, Connecticut. He attended the University of Vermont as an undergraduate, majoring in Sociology and Anthropology (1961-1965), and pursued graduate studies in Social Anthroplogy at the University of Rochester (1967-1969). Karp received his M.A. (1969) and Ph.D. (1974) from University of Virginia. As a doctoral student he conducted research among the Iteso from 1969 to 1971. His dissertation, titled Fields of Change Among the Iteso of Kenya, was published in 1978. Karp continued his research on the Iteso into the 1990s and published various papers including "Beer Drinking and Social Experience in African Society" (1980) and "Laughter at Marriage: Subversion in Performance" (1987).

Before his employment at the Smithsonian, Karp held a teaching appointment at Colgate University from 1972 to 1975 and was a professor at Indiana University from 1976 to 1984. At Indiana University, he coedited with Charles S. Bird Explorations in African Systems of Thought (1980), the first of a 34-volume series published under his editorship.

He left Indiana University in 1984 to become the Curator of African Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History. While at the Smithsonian, he served as Chair of the Ethnology Division and established with William Merrill the Smithsonian Series in Ethnographic Inquiry. It was also during this period that Karp began to critically examine museum practice, concepts of identity and agency, and systems of representation in relation to museum exhibits. He and Steven Lavine organized two major conferences on museums and co-edited the resulting conference proceedings: Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display (1991) and Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture (1992).

In 1993, Karp left the Smithsonian to direct the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts (1993-1996) at Emory University. He also served as director of the university's Institute of African Studies (1996-1999) and the Emory Center for International Studies (1996-1999). In addition, he cofounded and codirected with Corinne Kratz, his second wife, the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship (CSPS) from 1994 to 2009 and the Grant Writing Program from 1992 to 2011. Through the CSPS, he and Kratz also established and codirected the Institutions of Public Culture program, a collaboration with South African colleagues that brought together scholars of public culture from universities, museums, NGOs, political and arts organizations and related institutions (2000-2008). Karp also continued to facilitate discussions on museums, working with Kratz and his colleagues at the Rockefeller Foundation to organize a series of international workshops and a conference in 2002 on museums and globalization. He coedited Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations (2006), a collection of papers presented at the conference.

Karp retired from teaching at Emory University in May 2011 but planned to continue working with the Laney Graduate School's Grant Writing Program until full retirement in August 2013. Not long after finishing his last graduate seminar, Ivan Karp died at the age of 68 on September 17, 2011 in New Mexico.

1943 -- Born on August 27 in Stamford, Connecticut.

1961-1965 -- Undergraduate studies at University of Vermont with major in Sociology and Anthropology.

1965-1967 -- Graduate studies in Social Anthropology at the University of Rochester.

1969 -- Earns M.A. from University of Virginia. Begins conducting fieldwork among the Southern Iteso in Busia District, Kenya.

1972-1975 -- Instructor and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Colgate University.

1974 -- Earns Ph.D. from University of Virginia.

1976-1984 -- Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University.

1984-1993 -- Curator of African Ethnology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Insitution.

1987 -- Organizes conference on "The Poetics and Politics of Exhibiting Other Cultures."

1988 -- Organizes conference on "Museums and their Communities."

1993-1996 -- Director of Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University.

1994-2009 -- Director of Center for the Study of Public Scholarship, Emory University.

1996-1999 -- Director of Emory Center for International Studies, Emory University. Director of Institute of African Studies, Emory University

2000-2008 -- Director of Institutions of Public Culture program through CSPS.

2002 -- Organizes conference on " Museums and Global Public Spheres" held in Italy at Bellagio Conference Center of the Rockefeller Foundation.

2009 -- Moves to Santa Fe, NM where he had bought a home in 2003.

2011 -- Retires from teaching at Emory University. Dies on September 17 at the age of 68.
Related Materials:
Artifacts collected by Ivan Karp can be found in the National Museum of Natural History's Department of Anthropology Collections (Accession #390893 and 416181). Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music holds some of Karp's original Iteso sound recordings.
Separated Materials:
Four DVDs and a videotape were separated from the collection and transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives. One of the recordings is an interview with Karp that Robert Lavenda and Emily Schultz conducted in 1989 to accompany their introductory anthropology textbook, Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition. The rest of the recordings are of Karp giving presentations.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Corinne Kratz in 2014.
Restrictions:
Recommendations that Karp wrote for his colleagues and students are restricted until 2061.

Access to the Ivan Karp papers requires an appointment.
Topic:
Museum techniques  Search this
Luo (African people)  Search this
Social sciences -- Philosophy  Search this
Philosophy, African  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Teso language  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Manuscripts
Field recordings
Photographs
Field notes
Correspondence
Electronic records
Citation:
Ivan Karp papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2013-30
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Ivan Karp papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2013-30

Lonchophylla thomasi

Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): no  Search this
Weight - Specimen:
6.1 g
Length - Total:
58 mm
Length - Tail:
4 mm
Length - Hind-tarsus:
9 mm
Length - Ear Notch:
15 mm
Length - Wingspan:
262 mm
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
10 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae, Glossophaginae
Published Name:
Lonchophylla thomasi
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : COHJR 17033
USNM Number:
575488
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/362d2ca37-f841-43e8-83a4-847d5dcc3b4d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7156071

Lonchophylla thomasi

Microhabitat Description:
Ecological remarks by collector(s): no  Search this
Weight - Specimen:
6.8 g
Length - Total:
56 mm
Length - Tail:
4 mm
Length - Hind-tarsus:
9 mm
Length - Ear Notch:
14 mm
Length - Wingspan:
255 mm
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Nuri [Montijo District], Montijo, Veraguas, Panama, North America
Collection Date:
11 Mar 1993
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae, Glossophaginae
Published Name:
Lonchophylla thomasi
Accession Number:
403297
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : COHJR 17035
USNM Number:
575489
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33159a51d-66fb-40cd-ac0c-0ef40c39390a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7156073

Microphrys bicornutus

Collector:
Felder, Darryl L., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Manning, Raymond B., Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Twin Cay's, Belize, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
28 Apr 1983
Common name:
True Crabs
Published Name:
Microphrys bicornutus (Latreille, 1825)
USNM Number:
1256354
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c666ad5d-afbf-47ce-bf38-b4a88bcf8224
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_11363120

Macrocoeloma trispinosum

Collector:
Felder, Darryl L., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Manning, Raymond B., Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Place:
Twin Cay's, Belize, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
28 Apr 1983
Common name:
True Crabs
Published Name:
Macrocoeloma trispinosum (Latreille, 1825)
USNM Number:
1256355
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39f333a62-9431-46fb-a623-d72d7acb94c7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_11363121

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