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Elizabeth Bayley Willis photographs of peoples, artifacts, and scenery of Northeastern India

Creator:
Willis, Elizabeth Bayley (collector and photographer)  Search this
Photographer:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Pal, Panna  Search this
Pyngrope, R.  Search this
Extent:
33 Color slides
1 Color postcard
53 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Khasi (Indic people)  Search this
Mishmi (Indic people)  Search this
Lushai (Asian people)  Search this
Akha (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Color postcards
Prints
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
Arunāchal Pradesh (India)
Assam (India)
Brahmaputra River Valley
Date:
circa 1950-1965
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting indigenous peoples, antiquities, implements, textile types, and scenery in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and other areas of northeastern India. Represented photographers include Elizabeth Bayley Willis, Verrier Elwin, Panna Pal, R. Pyngrope, and other photographers.
Biographical/Historical note:
Elizabeth Bayley Willis (1902-2003) was a scholar of textiles and decorative arts who was affliliated with several museums and galleries including the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Henry Gallery of the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1952, she was appointed to the United Nations Technical Assistance Board, where she focused on marketing of textile and other decorative art products from India to improve economic development; she later worked on similar missions for the UN in Vietnam, Formosa, and Morocco. Willis went to India to consult the Uttar Pradesh government about the development and preservation of crafts and served as an advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Textile Commissioner, and the All India Handloom Board. Between 1957 and 1965, Willis returned to India several times to collect textiles and continue her research on the tribal arts of northeastern India and Bhutan.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-11
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs collected by Willis can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Willis also donated artifacts to the Department of Anthropology, in accessions 255963, 264169, 268921, 270239, and 279910.
The Special Collections at the University of Washington holds the Elizabeth Bayley Willis Papers, 1933-1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
These photographs cannot be reproduced without permission from the photographers.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Postcards
Citation:
Photo lot 79-11, Elizabeth Bayley Willis photographs of peoples, artifacts, and scenery of Northeastern India, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-11
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-11

Biodiversity of fishes in Arunachal Himalaya : systematics, classification, and taxonomic identification / Achom Darshan, Santoshkumar Abujam, Debangshu Narayan Das

Author:
Darshan, Achom  Search this
Abujam, Santoshkumar  Search this
Das, Debangshu Narayan  Search this
Physical description:
270 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Identification
Classification
Place:
India
Arunāchal Pradesh
Date:
2018
Topic:
Fishes  Search this
Fish surveys  Search this
Ichthyology--Classification  Search this
Call number:
QL615
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104524

Species begonias of the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal, India / Rekha Morris

Author:
Morris, Rekha 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
200 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Himalaya Mountains
India
Arunāchal Pradesh
Date:
2017
Topic:
Begonias  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089409

Tribal art and craft / A. K. Das

Author:
Das, A. K (Aioswarjya Kumar)  Search this
Physical description:
x, 190 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Arunāchal Pradesh
Arunāchal Pradesh (India)
Date:
1979
Topic:
Basket making  Search this
Industries, Primitive  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
745.5 .D18
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_859080

Orchid flora of Arunachal Pradesh / H.J. Chowdhery ; (illustrations & photographs by the author)

Author:
Chowdhery, H. J  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 824 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Arunāchal Pradesh
Date:
1998
Topic:
Orchids  Search this
Botany  Search this
Call number:
QK495.O64 C46 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_567184

On the Papilioninae (Papilionidae : Lepidoptera) from Arunachal Pradesh & adjoining areas of Assam in north-eastern India / by G.S. Arora and D.K. Mondal ; edited by the director, Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta

Author:
Arora, G. S  Search this
Mondal, D. K  Search this
Physical description:
65 p., [7] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Classification
Place:
India
Arunāchal Pradesh
Date:
1981
Topic:
Papilionidae--Classification  Search this
Insects  Search this
Call number:
QL561.P2A76 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_197220

Arunachal : peoples, arts and adornments in India's eastern Himalayas / Peter van Ham ; foreword by Alan Macfarlane

Author:
Van Ham, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
236 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Texts
Place:
Arunāchal Pradesh (India)
Date:
2014
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028517

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