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Leymus mollis subsp. villosissimus (Scribn.) Á. Löve & D. Löve

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
The Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
25 Aug 1936
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Leymus mollis subsp. villosissimus (Scribn.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Barcode:
03455431
USNM Number:
1648440
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cb0e66b0-5cb5-418b-9512-223181544258
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15980294

The Arctic Circle records

Creator:
The Arctic Circle (Gallery: Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Source:
Witt, Ellen, 1917-2007  Search this
Witt, Bert  Search this
Names:
Arluk, George, 1949-  Search this
Ashevak, Karoo, 1940-  Search this
Pitseolak, Peter, 1902-1973  Search this
Pudlo, 1916-1992  Search this
Former owner:
Witt, Bert  Search this
Witt, Ellen, 1917-2007  Search this
Extent:
634 Slides (photographs)
152 Photographs
1.6 Linear feet
Culture:
Inuit (Canadian Eskimo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Articles
Slides
Brochures
Clippings
Place:
Arctic Region -- photographs
Cape Dorset (Nunavut)
Baker Lake (Nunavut)
Date:
1967-1987
bulk 1971-1986
Summary:
The Arctic Circle records include materials gathered by Bert and Ellen Witt for their private gallery of Inuit art The Arctic Circle. These materials include native artists information which is organized by community, reference material organized topically, slides from the gallery's annual print collections as well as photographs of scupltures and textiles displayed in the gallery. Much of the reference material used by the gallery pertains to native communities in the Nunavet Territory of Canada such as Cape Dorset and Baker Lake as well as other small communities throughout the Northwest Territiories. Additionally photographs taken by Bert and Ellen Witt's son Tony during a trip to Canada in 1973 are included in this collection.
Scope and Contents:
The Arctic Circle records include materials gathered by Bert and Ellen Witt for their private gallery of Inuit art The Arctic Circle. These materials include native artists information which is organized by community, reference material organized topically, slides from the gallery's annual print collections as well as photographs of scupltures and textiles displayed in the gallery. Much of the reference material used by the gallery pertains to native communities in the Nunavet Territory of Canada such as Cape Dorset and Baker Lake as well as other small communities throughout the Northwest Territiories. Additionally photographs taken by Bert and Ellen Witt's son Tony during a trip to Canada in 1973 are included in this collection.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into three series: Series 1: Papers, 1971-1980, Series 2: Reference Materials, 1967-1987, Subseries 2.1: Artists Listed by Community, 1971-1984, undated, Subseries 2.2: Reference Library, 1967-1987, undated, Series 3: Photographs, 1971-1987, Subseries 3.1: Gallery Objects, 1979-1987, Subseries 3.2: Witt Family Arctic Trip, 1973, Subseries 3.3: Other Photos, 1971, 1975

Series 1: Papers, 1971-1980

Series 2: Reference Materials, 1967-1987

Subseries 2A: Artists Listed by Community, 1971-1984, undated

Subseries 2B: Reference Library, 1967-1987, undated

Series 3: Photographs, 1971-1987

Subseries 3A: Gallery Objects, 1979-1987

Subseries 3B: Witt Family Arctic Trip, 1973

Subseries 3C: Other Photos, 1971, 1975
Biographical / Historical:
The Arctic Circle was founded in Los Angeles in 1970 as a private art gallery devoted entirely to the exhibition and sale of scupltures and graphics by Inuit artists of the Canadian arctic. Between 1970 and the late 1980's approximately six to eight exhibitions were mounted on themes illustrative of native life in the Canadian arctic. The gallery was created and founded by Bert and Ellen Witt and run out of their home on North La Jolla Avenue in Los Angeles, California. Bert Witt, sometimes accompanied by his wife Ellen and son Tony, traveled extensively in the Canadian arctic visiting many Inuit communities and forming personal aquaintances with native artists. Through the Artic Circle, Witt supported the Arctic co-operative movement by purchasing art through co-ops in each settlement he visited or through the co-op distribution points for the Northwest Territories and Arctic Quebec.
Provenance:
The archival material in this collection accompanied a donation to NMAI by Bert and Ellen Witt in 2001 that included sculptures, drawings, prints and textiles. An additional three photographs were donated by Bert Witt in 2004.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Inuit art -- 20th century -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Articles
Slides
Brochures
Clippings
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection Title, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.004
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-004

MS 1988-27 Eskimo drawing and prints

Extent:
2 Prints (color, woodblock.)
8 Drawings (crayon, pencil.)
Culture:
Inuit  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Drawings
Place:
Cape Dorset (Nunavut)
Date:
circa 1966
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two color woodblock prints and eight crayon/pencil drawings made by Inuit residents of Cape Dorset in Nunavut territory, Canada, circa 1966. The prints and drawings depict traditional Inuit subjects, including birds, bears, fish and hunting scenes.
Biographical / Historical:
Cape Dorset is an Inuit community located on Dorset Island in the Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut, Canada. Since the 1950s, Cape Dorset, often called the "Capital of Inuit Art," has been a center for Inuit artists, especially in the areas of drawing, printmaking, and carving.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1988-27
Topic:
Eskimo ?  Search this
Eskimo ?  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Prints
Citation:
Manuscript 1988-27, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS1988-27
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1988-27
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Pedicularis hirsuta L.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1934 to 29 Aug 1934
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Scrophulariaceae
Published Name:
Pedicularis hirsuta L.
Barcode:
03922235
USNM Number:
1695803
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38ea997ac-0357-4d82-952f-7c1f3526d9e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15646561

Luzula confusa Lindeb.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Malte Oskar Malte  Search this
Place:
Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Baffin Island: Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
4 Aug 1928
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Juncaceae
Published Name:
Luzula confusa Lindeb.
Barcode:
03845706
USNM Number:
1733263
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b28855d3-c425-4776-be29-83405c29d5a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15595454

Dryas integrifolia Vahl

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
The Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
9 Aug 1934 to 28 Aug 1934
Common name:
entireleaf mountain-avens
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae
Published Name:
Dryas integrifolia Vahl
Barcode:
03749658
USNM Number:
1695814
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d339f300-d47d-46ef-b185-ce0ef80c6e95
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15395297

Dryas integrifolia Vahl

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
The Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
9 Aug 1934 to 28 Aug 1934
Common name:
entireleaf mountain-avens
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae
Published Name:
Dryas integrifolia Vahl
Barcode:
03749657
USNM Number:
1695827
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33da86007-4256-4e78-a9c3-75d21ca53d14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15389627

Saxifraga caespitosa L.

Collector:
Malte Oskar Malte  Search this
Place:
Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Baffin Island: Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
4 Aug 1928
Common name:
tufted alpine saxifrage
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Saxifragaceae
Published Name:
Saxifraga caespitosa L.
Barcode:
03778342
USNM Number:
1733261
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36eb94ecf-e658-4882-a2cf-0d2639979093
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15262525

Draba alpina L.

Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
The Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
25 Aug 1936
Common name:
alpine draba
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Brassicales Brassicaceae
Published Name:
Draba alpina L.
Barcode:
03795449
USNM Number:
1695991
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c45a0cf8-1844-43e0-a2ae-e43c91693419
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15201829

Draba cinerea

Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
The Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
25 Aug 1936
Common name:
grayleaf draba
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Brassicales Brassicaceae
Published Name:
Draba cinerea
Barcode:
03751014
USNM Number:
1696010
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dcc5ea8a-450d-4d04-a5f5-f18d7ff5c2d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15198458

Silene uralensis subsp. uralensis var. mollis

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Malte Oskar Malte  Search this
Place:
Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Baffin Island: Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
4 Aug 1928
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae
Published Name:
Silene uralensis subsp. uralensis var. mollis
Barcode:
03632293
USNM Number:
1733265
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d1c5407c-f935-4b41-aecb-eee970272e64
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15124338

Montia fontana L.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
The Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
9 Aug 1934 to 28 Aug 1934
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Portulacaceae
Published Name:
Montia fontana L.
Barcode:
03605629
USNM Number:
1695944
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3eac1b2fd-96ca-4444-9051-c112dd70404a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15104855

Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
The Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
9 Aug 1934 to 28 Aug 1934
Common name:
moss campion
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae
Published Name:
Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq.
Barcode:
03630134
USNM Number:
1695825
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3468897c5-f130-49ae-bc72-55d0ccb2b874
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15099831

Stellaria longipes Goldie

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
The Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
9 Aug 1934 to 28 Aug 1934
Common name:
Gon-chin-jo-na-yeh
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae
Published Name:
Stellaria longipes Goldie
Barcode:
03608754
USNM Number:
1695838
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b62985c5-4ec2-484a-badd-da299df6820c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15085528

Stellaria longipes Goldie

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
The Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
9 Aug 1934 to 28 Aug 1934
Common name:
Gon-chin-jo-na-yeh
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae
Published Name:
Stellaria longipes Goldie
Barcode:
03608752
USNM Number:
1695943
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3458be405-0a9a-4a20-a624-3fc2bb832c12
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15085626

Salix arctica Pall.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Malte Oskar Malte  Search this
Place:
Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Baffin Island: Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
4 Aug 1928
Common name:
arctic willow
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Salicales Salicaceae
Published Name:
Salix arctica Pall.
Barcode:
03423307
USNM Number:
1654243
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c9958c7d-50ab-4d2b-a1ea-c336ce59db57
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14987645

Armeria maritima var. labradorica (Wallr.) Lawr.

Collector:
Malte Oskar Malte  Search this
Place:
Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Baffin Island: Cape Dorset., Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
4 Aug 1928
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Plumbaginales Plumbaginaceae
Published Name:
Armeria maritima var. labradorica (Wallr.) Lawr.
Barcode:
03129786
USNM Number:
1430060
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/332efcb62-09f5-45e8-85e3-38b9b540d02b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14516841

Carex ursina Dewey

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
9 Aug 1934 to 28 Aug 1934
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Carex ursina Dewey
Barcode:
02138223
USNM Number:
1695862
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38ca6d680-79cb-4448-ba86-979ac0ecb0cf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13621693

Carex ursina Dewey

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Nicholas Vladimir Polunin  Search this
Place:
Canadian Eastern Arctic. Baffin Island. Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
9 Aug 1934 to 28 Aug 1934
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Carex ursina Dewey
Barcode:
02138224
USNM Number:
1695837
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b2868508-fd96-44d4-8d64-ce64b566ea07
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13621694

Carex atrofusca Schkuhr

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
Malte Oskar Malte  Search this
Place:
Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Baffin Island: Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
4 Aug 1928
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae
Published Name:
Carex atrofusca Schkuhr
Barcode:
02103976
USNM Number:
3200788
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f2bdadfa-9259-4ff7-9015-a5c12188bda6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13525591

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