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D-1290: Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Palace of the Caliph (Dar al-Khilafa, Jawsaq al-Khaqani, Bayt al-Khalifah): the Polo Maydan and the Racecourses

Topic:
Islamic art and architecture series
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (28 cm. x 21.6 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra -- Dar al-Khilafa
Date:
1911-1913
Scope and Contents:
Additional information reads, "At Sāmarrā' there are the remains of a number of 'Abbāsid walled tracks which appear to be racecourses. Ernst Herzfeld found one track in the course of the German expedition of 1911-13 to the 'Abbāsid capital at Sāmarrā', and the outline of two more became known from a series of maps of the Sāmarrā' district made by the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force in 1917. Herzfeld published his first brief discussion of these courses in 1948 in his Geschichte der Stadt Samarra', and a further description was published posthumously in his Persian empire in 1968."[Northedge Alastair,1990): The Racecourses at Samarra; Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 53, p.31-56.]
Arrangement:
Drawings are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes or in flat file folders by size, and stored in the map case drawers.
Local Numbers:
D-1290

FSA A.06 05.1290
General:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Alastair Northedge's publication, "An Interpretation of the Palace of the Caliph at Samarra (Dar Al-Khilafa or Jawsaq Al-Khaqani). In Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Drawings related primarly to the second campaign of excavation at Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld on behalf of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin in 1912-1913.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Abbasids  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.06 05.1290
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 5: Drawings and Maps
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc30922fe75-2a8b-4429-808b-81689c28d0ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref24699

LS-0475

Collection Creator:
Spandorf, Lily  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawings (visual works) (Medium: pen, 11 x 13.5)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 6, Item LS-0475
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings (visual works)
Date:
1997
Scope and Contents note:
Woman sits playing drum for two young girls. First inscription reads, "African Immigrants, a Smithsonian project" and "Remi Aluko, African Immigrant Project."

Missing Title

Festival Program: African Immigrant Folklife

Subjects: Remi Aluko

Signed: yes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Lily Spandorf drawings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lily Spandorf drawings
Lily Spandorf drawings / Drawings and Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5189606f2-1e39-4434-8cc9-1008ccac90e1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-span-ref5306

LS-0489

Collection Creator:
Spandorf, Lily  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawings (visual works) (Medium: pen, 12 x 9)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17, Item LS-0489
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings (visual works)
Date:
1997
Scope and Contents note:
Two women perform (one holds microphone) while man plays conga drums in background. Banner bearing band's name, "Mahala", hangs in background.

Missing Title

Subject: Mahala

Festival Program: African Immigrant Folklife

Signed: yes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Lily Spandorf drawings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lily Spandorf drawings
Lily Spandorf drawings / Drawings and Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5c3d8dc3f-7709-427e-828b-3d499817fa3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-span-ref5334

LS-0491

Collection Creator:
Spandorf, Lily  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawings (visual works) (Medium: pen)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17, Item LS-0491
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings (visual works)
Date:
1997
Scope and Contents note:
Kwame Ansah Brew and Kofi Roger Dennis perform. Inscription reads, "Anansegromma Storytelling Theater". Signed by Brew and Dennis.

Missing Title

Subjects: Kwame Ansah Brew and Kofi Roger Dennis

Festival Program: African Immigrant Folklife

Signed: yes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Lily Spandorf drawings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lily Spandorf drawings
Lily Spandorf drawings / Drawings and Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54275f257-357c-439c-afc3-66f059cfb951
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-span-ref5338

LS-0560

Collection Creator:
Spandorf, Lily  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawings (visual works) (Medium: ink/yellow paper, 10.45 x 8.49)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 21, Item LS-0560
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings (visual works)
Scope and Contents note:
Woman and man dressed in traditional clothing sit at table of sculptures. Inscription reads "African Artisans".

Missing Title

Signed: yes
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Lily Spandorf drawings, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lily Spandorf drawings
Lily Spandorf drawings / Drawings and Papers
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50c3949bb-82f7-448c-b9da-4d791b4b7790
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-span-ref5477

Poor People's March on Washington: Marks, Mississippi Rally Mississippi Rally, and Eudora African Methodist Church

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact sheet (black and white)
1 Folder (1 sheet: photographic negatives, black and white, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

Permission for the duplication or publication of items in the Diana Davies Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana J. Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

or

Photo by Diana J. Davies. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and COllections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWNE-0434
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Diana Davies photographs
Diana Davies photographs / Series 11: Social Justice: Peace Movement, Civil Rights Movement, Poor People's March, United Farm Workers, Women's Rights
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk539bbddfc-e00c-4f07-8390-a673e565a0d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref1016

Poor People's March on Washington: Marks, Mississippi Rally Mississippi Rally, and Eudora African Methodist Church

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black and white)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

Permission for the duplication or publication of items in the Diana Davies Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana J. Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

or

Photo by Diana J. Davies. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and COllections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWPR-0434-26
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Diana Davies photographs
Diana Davies photographs / Series 11: Social Justice: Peace Movement, Civil Rights Movement, Poor People's March, United Farm Workers, Women's Rights
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5cae85687-8dd3-4108-aba7-746ee7c6b0cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref1017

Poor People's March on Washington: Marks, Mississippi Rally, and Eudora African Methodist Church

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact sheet (black and white)
1 Folder (1 sheet: photographic negatives, black and white, 35 mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact sheets
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

Permission for the duplication or publication of items in the Diana Davies Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana J. Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

or

Photo by Diana J. Davies. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and COllections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWNE-0435
See more items in:
Diana Davies photographs
Diana Davies photographs / Series 11: Social Justice: Peace Movement, Civil Rights Movement, Poor People's March, United Farm Workers, Women's Rights
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56fb07309-ec43-46c9-a0e6-b9d1d35c16c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref1018

African-American women in rural Tennessee

Collection Photographer:
Davies, Diana, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black and white )
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1960s
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.

Permission for the duplication or publication of items in the Diana Davies Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the archives staff for further information.
Collection Citation:
Diana J. Davies photographs, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

or

Photo by Diana J. Davies. Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and COllections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.DAVIE, File FP-DAVI-BWPR-0026
See more items in:
Diana Davies photographs
Diana Davies photographs / Series 5: Miscellaneous Concerts and People
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56995dfc0-0b20-49e7-b05f-751fd8a649a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-davie-ref871

Francis P. Conant Papers

Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Names:
Hunter College. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010  Search this
Naguib, Mohammed, 1901-  Search this
Extent:
20 Linear feet ((43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Culture:
Southern Bauchi languages  Search this
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Sahara
Egypt
Ethiopia
Uganda
West Pokot District (Kenya)
Bauchi Province (Nigeria)
Belgian Congo
Finland
Morocco
Sudan
Date:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Summary:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. The bulk of the collection consists of his field work in Africa, specifically his doctoral research among the Barawa in Nigeria during the 1950s; his work among the Pokot in Kenya for Walter Goldschimdt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project during the 1960s; and his later research among the Pokot during the 1970s incorporating remote sensing tools. These materials include his dissertation, field notes, kinship charts, maps, correspondence, photographs, and sound recordings. The collection also contains photographs, correspondence, and writings relating to the Bernheim-Conant expedition through Africa. Among the photos are Polaroids of Mohammad Naguib, first president of Egypt. Also present in the collection are his published and unpublished academic writings, his writings and correspondence as a news correspondent in Finland, and files from courses that he taught. In addition, the collection contains some of Conant's digital files, which have not yet been examined. Overall there is little correspondence in the collection, aside from some letters scattered throughout the collection relating to his research and writings (both as an academic and a journalist).
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into 9 series: 1) Nigeria, 1956-1960, undated; 2) Kenya, 1961-1974, undated; 3) Remote Sensing, 1967, 1971, 1976-1984, 1991-1992, 2002; 4) Bernheim-Conant Expedition, 1953-1956; 5) Writings, 1960-1966, 1974-1995, 2000-2006, undated; 6) University Files, 1956-1957, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1982-1995, undated; 7) Biographical Files and Letters, circa 1940, CIRCA 1946-1947, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1989-1991, 1996-2000, 2007-2011, undated; 8) Sound Recordings, 1956-1965, 1971, 1977-1978, undated; 9) Digital Files
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

Conant was born on February 27, 1926 in New York City. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he deferred college to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1944. He served as a field artillery observer for the 294th Field Artillery Battalion and helped liberate two concentration camps during World War II. After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he attended Cornell University, where he obtained his B.A. in 1950. While at Cornell, a Finnish student invited Conant to Finland to help relocate families, farms, and livestock further from the Russian border, a protective measure against another Russian invasion. Conant accepted his invitation and took time off from his academic studies to spend several months in Finland in 1947, as well as a summer in 1949.

After graduating from Cornell, Conant attended University of Iowa's graduate writing program for a short time. Dissatisfied with the program, he worked briefly for the Carnegie Endowment, during which time he occasionally served as a personal driver for Alger Hiss. In 1951, he returned to Finland to pursue a career in journalism. He worked for United Press International until 1953.

From December 5, 1953 to May 26, 1954, Conant traveled throughout Africa as part of the Bernheim-Conant Expedition for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The expedition was led by Claude Bernheim, the father of his first wife, Miriam. They traveled 16,000 miles through Northern Central and Eastern Africa, collecting film footage and material culture for the museum. Conant served as the writer and photographer for the expedition, publishing illustrated articles in the New York Times and Natural History Magazine.

He later returned to Africa as a doctoral student at Columbia University, where he earned his PhD in Anthropology in 1960. After studying the Hausa language at the International African Institute in London, he traveled to Nigeria as a Fellow of the Ford Foundation to carry out his fieldwork in Dass Independent District, Bauchi Province. Working among the Barawa that live in the mountains of Dass, he focused on their religion and its impact on the technology, social and political organization, and structure of their society. His dissertation was titled "Dodo of Dass: A Study of a Pagan Religion of Northern Nigeria." During his fieldwork, he also collected data on rock gongs, which were first identified and written about by Bernard Fagg in 1955.

In 1961 to 1962, Conant was a research associate for Walter Goldschmidt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project. The purpose of the project was to conduct a controlled comparison of four different East African societies and the farmers and pastoralists within each tribe. Conant was assigned to conduct ethnographic research among the Pokot in West Pokot District in Kenya. This research would form the basis of his remote sensing work in the same area more than a decade later. Conant was first introduced to remote sensing data in 1974 when his colleague Priscilla Reining showed him Landsat imagery of one his former fieldwork sites. He was inspired by the potential applications of satellite data to study cultural and ecological relationships. In 1975, he and Reining organized a workshop on "Satellite Potentials for Anthropological Studies of Subsistence Activities and Population Change." He incorporated remote sensing tools in his 1977 to 1980 study of the changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock in West Pokot District. His research combined traditional fieldwork (which included data he had collected in the 1960s), LANDSAT data, and geospatial data collected from the ground.

Later in his career, Conant's research interests expanded to include the spread of diseases, specifically AIDS and malaria. He, along with Priscilla Reining, John Bongaarts, and Peter Way found that uncircumcised men were 86% more likely to contract HIV than circumcised men. Their findings were published in their paper "The Relationship Between Male Circumcision and HIV Infection in African Populations" (1989). His research on malaria focused on the spread of the disease during African prehistory.

Conant taught briefly at Columbia University and was an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, at Amherst in 1960-1961. Most of his academic career was spent at Hunter College, where he served as Chair of the Anthropology Department several times. He also founded and headed the college's Research Institute in Aruba.

Conant was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University's Pitts Rivers Museum in 1968-1969. He was also a fellow of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International African Institute, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. In addition, he was actively involved with the Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Conant died at the age of 84 on January 29, 2011.

Sources Consulted

Bates, Daniel G. 2011. Francis P. Conant: A Tribute to a Friend of Human Ecology. Human Ecology 39(2): 115.

Bates, Daniel and Oliver Conant. Francis P. Conant. Anthropology News. 52(5): 25.

Conant, Veronika. Email message to Lorain Wang, October 22, 2013.

[Curriculum Vitae], Series 7. Biographical Files and Letters, Francis Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Francis P. Conant. http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/anthropology/faculty-staff/in-remembrance/francis-p.-conant [accessed August 23, 2013].

1926 -- Born February 27 in New York City, New York

1944-1946 -- Enlists in Army and serves in World War II as a flash ranger in 294th Field Artillery Battalion

1950 -- Earns B.A. from Cornell University in English and Russian, minor in Engineering

1953-1954 -- AMNH Bernheim-Conant Expedition to northern Africa

1957 -- Conducts language studies at the International African Institute

1957-1959 -- Conducts fieldwork in northern Nigeria

1960 -- Earns PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University

1960-1961 -- Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1961-1962 -- Research Associate for Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project directed by Walter Goldschimdt

1962 -- Joins faculty at Hunter College

1968-1969 -- Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University, Pitt-Rivers Museum

1977-1980 -- Sets up remote sensing monitoring area in West Pokot district in Kenya. Studies changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock

1995 -- Retires from Hunter College; Emeritus Professor

2011 -- Dies on January 29 at the age of 84
Related Materials:
For additional materials at the National Anthropological Archives relating to Francis Conant, see the papers of Priscilla Reining and John Lawrence Angel. His film collection is at the Human Studies Film Archives.

Artifacts and film collected during the Bernheim-Conant Expedition, his doctoral research in Nigeria, and his fieldwork in Kenya during the 1960s and 70s are at the American Museum of Natural History. He also deposited collections at the Pitts River Museum at the University of Oxford.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Francis Conant's widow Veronika Conant in 2012.
Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Musical instruments -- Nigeria  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Subsistence farming -- Kenya  Search this
Subsistence herding -- Kenya  Search this
Human ecology  Search this
Landsat satellites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw353adee01-90b3-4434-ace0-16b4f5ce003f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2012-13
Online Media:

Bernheim-Conant Expedition

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1956
Scope and Contents note:
From December 5, 1953 to May 26, 1954, Conant traveled throughout Africa as part of the Bernheim-Conant Expedition for the American Museum of Natural History. The expedition was led by Claude Bernheim, the father of Conant's first wife, Miriam. The other members of the expedition party were Miriam; her mother, Janine; her sister, Danielle; and David Perrin, the son of Janine's colleague. The party began their journey in Morocco and traveled through the Sahara Desert, French West Africa, the Belgian Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt. During the expedition, Conant took a number of photographs and wrote articles that were published in the New York Times and the Natural History Magazine. He also wrote an unpublished manuscript titled Hotels and Desert Wells. In addition, he collected objects for the American Museum of Natural History.

This series primarily consists of photos taken during the expedition. The photos include images of African people, landscapes, Egyptian monuments, irrigation systems, markets, dwellings, a hospital, animals, Conant, and the Bernheim family. Also among the photos are Polaroid pictures of Mohammad Naguib, the first president of Egypt. Some of Conant's writings are also in the series along with his correspondence with potential publishers, as well as a daily journal and financial and equipment records.
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13, Series 4
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c9e03648-cf79-444a-afd0-c228346b8189
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref287

Conant Review of Kopytoff: The African Frontier 1989 310

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Container:
Box 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Francis P. Conant Papers / Series 5: Writings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a20933d6-081f-46e6-904d-c6c9402fe8f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref378

University Files

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-1957, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1982-1995, undated
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains syllabi, lecture notes, handouts, and reading materials for courses that Conant taught at Columbia University; University of Amherst, Massachusetts; and Hunter College. Course topics include primitive religion, African ethnology, cultural anthropology, history of anthropological theory, sex and gender studies, and remote sensing. The bulk of the files are from his courses at Hunter College, where he spent most of his academic career. This series also contains a letter inviting Conant to join the Presidential Task Force on AIDS at Hunter College and materials relating to a colloquium at the college on AIDS in Africa and USA. This series also contains slides of the exterior and interior of houses in Aruba. These appear to pertain to his position as founder and head of Hunter College's Aruba Research Center.
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13, Series 6
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw392a274b8-fd1b-4905-bd5f-ea3b34037558
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref394

Kenya

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Extent:
7.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1974, undated
Scope and Contents note:
This series consists of Conant's files as a research associate for the Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project directed by Walter Goldschimdt. The purpose of the project was to conduct controlled comparisons of four different East African societies and the pastoralists and farmers within each tribe. Emphasis was placed on the relationship between cultural and environmental variables. Conant was assigned to work among the Pokot in West Pokot District in Kenya from 1960-1961. His research was divided between the pastoralists of Masol Location and the farmers of Mwinna Location.

The series contains project correspondence and discussion notes; field journals; language notes; kinship charts; census information; notes and drafts of papers on sexual violence and sexual behavior among the Pokot; drafts of an unpublished manuscript on the Pokot; photographs; and transcripts of sound recordings. Conant numbered his field photographs and organized them on card files with accompanying notes extracted from his field notebooks. He also created a topical index to his photographs and field notebooks. This series also contains notes on material culture collections Conant acquired for the American Museum of Natural History.

See Series 8. Sound Recordings, Subseries: Kenya 1970s for associated field recordings. See Series 3. Remote Sensing for his later research on the Pokot. Series 4. Bernheim-Conant Expedition contains photos of Kenya from his expedition in Africa during 1953-1954.
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13, Series 2
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32c53ce34-6796-4004-82d6-0023dd21c299
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref62

103

Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (7" reel, 7 1/2 ips)
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound recordings
Date:
1965 January 4
Scope and Contents note:
FC Broadcast Afr. Rel. Ch V

FMC Broadcast 1/4/65 7:30 am Channel 5 African Religion

Francis Conant interviewed on radio broadcast
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Francis P. Conant Papers / Series 8: Sound Recordings / 8.4: Other
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33010f292-d229-409d-9c68-d60a703225c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref650

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Collection Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (5" reel, 7 1/2 ips)
Container:
Box 42
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound recordings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Pygmy, Congo Songs & Music

Central African Music (+Pygmy)

See Box 43 for original sound recording box
Collection Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Francis P. Conant Papers / Series 8: Sound Recordings / 8.4: Other
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw399551419-2deb-40b8-b170-937aeeaa271d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-13-ref658
Online Media:

Sexual Egalitarianism among the: !Kung (Bushman), Mbuti (African pygmies, and Bayek pygmies)

Collection Creator:
Laderman, Carol  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Carol Laderman Papers are open for research. Access to the Carol Laderman Papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use sound recordings of Main Peteri ceremonies transcribed and published in Taming the Wind of Desire must be obtained from Columbia University's Center for Ethnomusicology.
Collection Citation:
Carol Laderman Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Carol Laderman Papers
Carol Laderman Papers / Series 2: Writings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3bbe7392e-75bc-41b0-ac0d-a97e7a5e3ea6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2012-09-ref155

[Coney Island, low view inside park : stereoscopic photonegative,]

Topic:
UNITED STATES--NEW YORK
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
White, C. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- 1900-1910
New York (N.Y.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents:
Boer War scene: troops lined up for inspection. Orig. no. 18-C scratched in plate. [This note may have been introduced into this record in error: Orig. no. 10-C2.]
Local Numbers:
RSN 129

AC0143-0000129 (AC scan number)
General:
One image fogged.
In box 1.1.1 [162], moved from [158].
Envelope marked "'04".
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. 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. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
South African War, 1899-1902  Search this
Amusement parks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Coney Island -- 1890-1920.  Search this
Resorts -- New York  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.
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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 109-192
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86e0fe7bf-5425-4ca3-a489-d48365d5da2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref1004

[Boer War scene, Luna Park, Coney Island : stereoscopic photonegative]

Topic:
UNITED STATES--NEW YORK
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
White, C. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Luna Park (Coney Island, New York, N.Y.)
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- 1900-1910
New York (N.Y.) -- 1900-1910
Date:
[ca. 1904-1906.]
Scope and Contents:
Spectators watching parade of soldiers.
Local Numbers:
AC0143-0000136 (AC scan no.)

RSN 136
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.1 [162], moved from [158]. Orig. no. 53-B.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. 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. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Amusement parks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Coney Island -- 1890-1920.  Search this
Resorts -- New York  Search this
South African War, 1899-1902  Search this
Parades -- New York (State) -- New York  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.
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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 109-192
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82d5fe20c-8a77-42e2-81ed-8a5d8f9fdcbd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref1011

[African American boy with tools and wheel. Active no. 9417 : stereo photonegative,]

Topic:
COMICS
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Photographer:
Davidson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (pieces, 5" x 8".)
Culture:
African Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Date:
1906
Local Numbers:
RSN 14591
General:
Company catalog card included.
Similar to RSN 23324.
Currently stored in box 3.1.35 [39].
Editorial comment: This image was intended to amuse white audiences, pandering to and reinforcing negative racial stereotypes of the period. --David Haberstich, Archives Center.
Issuing Body Note:
Company acc. no. 94599.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. 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. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Children  Search this
Equipment  Search this
Tools  Search this
Racism  Search this
Ethnic wit and humor -- 1890-1920  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 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 14520-14605
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f33236b6-399f-4c7f-b42c-23f59f2fe6e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref11192

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