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Gould: Caste

Collection Creator:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-  Search this
Container:
Box 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959, 1971
Collection Restrictions:
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Robert I. Levy papers are open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Robert I. Levy papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert I. Levy papers
Robert I. Levy papers / Series 2: Nepal / 2.4: Research materials
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3191d22d1-665c-44b2-a36d-49f6d3f75b1f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-11-ref217

Ethnographic Film Survey of the Raji People of Western Nepal

Collection Creator:
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)  Search this
Reinhard, Johan  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color silent; 1,300 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot for the National Anthropological Film Center, Smithsonian Institution, to identify villages for a future film project. Aspects of Raji daily life are featured; weaving fishnets and casting them to fish; women washing and preparing vegetables; young girls bringing water up from the well; men carrying branches to use in building houses; a religious ceremony involving the planting of a tree and the blessing of "tika," a red dye mixed with rice; the use of sevearl varieties of mortars and pestles; men transporting large loads to other villages in baskets.
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1986.13.24
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National Anthropological Film Center films of Nepal
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9eb5e5524-3600-4e29-8c1a-8b2272d7f04e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1986-13npl-ref30

2. Caste system

Collection Creator:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-  Search this
Container:
Box 46, Item 170
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1975 October 29
Collection Restrictions:
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Robert I. Levy papers are open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Robert I. Levy papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert I. Levy papers
Robert I. Levy papers / Series 2: Nepal / 2.3: Interview sound recordings / Tejeswor:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a6e528dc-1567-43de-9357-ddbd8efcb5f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-11-ref420

4. Feelings about caste system

Collection Creator:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-  Search this
Container:
Box 42, Item 66
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1975 October 20
Collection Restrictions:
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Robert I. Levy papers are open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Robert I. Levy papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert I. Levy papers / Series 2: Nepal / 2.3: Interview sound recordings / Asa Maru:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ee93bfc7-47cc-4175-9a58-154efcd82ad5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-11-ref305

9. Caste; Contamination; Women's bodies

Collection Creator:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-  Search this
Container:
Box 44, Item 135
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1973 August 26
Collection Restrictions:
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Robert I. Levy papers are open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Robert I. Levy papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert I. Levy papers / Series 2: Nepal / 2.3: Interview sound recordings / RhB:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37e459dd2-5f53-47e0-b025-db9f98b73364
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-11-ref382

Arapachana Manjushri Kumarabhuta

Medium:
Gilt copper, cast; pigments; sealed with copper base plate that had previously been separated, inscribed with double vajra; contents within
Dimensions:
H x W: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Southern Tibet or northern Nepal
Date:
First half of the 16th century
Topic:
Manjushri  Search this
Nepal  Search this
Tibet  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
Alice S. Kandell Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Accession Number:
S2016.33a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Sackler Gallery 26a: The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34f6a0dc7-32d4-498e-8e5b-f7e1ffe7b407
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2016.33a-b
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Vasudhara, Goddess of Abundance

Medium:
Gilt copper with semi-precious stones and traces of vermilion
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.9 x 16.1 x 14.9 cm (8 1/4 x 6 5/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Nepal
Date:
dated 1082
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
lotus  Search this
Nepal  Search this
Vasudhara  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
black and white inlay  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Susanne K. Bennet in memory of Felicja "Lusia" Arendt (1928-1942?)
Accession Number:
S2012.2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye350359a3b-d4bd-4aa6-88f5-826b0898279d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.2

Sri Cakrasamvara and Vajravarahi

Medium:
Copper, gilt, jewel inlay
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 16.1 x 14.1 x 6.7 cm (6 5/16 x 5 9/16 x 2 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Nepal
Date:
16th-17th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
moon  Search this
drum  Search this
vajra  Search this
Nepal  Search this
skull  Search this
Akshobhya Buddha  Search this
Vajravarahi  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
black and white inlay  Search this
Chakrasamvara  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1924.10
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye315a535c4-c740-4cfb-8689-8ce349ae1f67
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1924.10
Online Media:

11. Lore; Love; Goddesses; Caste; Family relations

Collection Creator:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Item 103
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1975 October 15
Collection Restrictions:
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Robert I. Levy papers are open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert I. Levy papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert I. Levy papers
Robert I. Levy papers / Series 2: Nepal / 2.3: Interview sound recordings / Puneswori (PuSw):
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b4e7d93e-fc07-4632-a25a-60a68bff6df2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-11-ref346

Queen as the Goddess Prajnaparamita

Medium:
Gilt copper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20.3 x 17 x 17 cm (8 x 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Nepal
Date:
14th century
Topic:
portrait  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
casting  Search this
Nepal  Search this
queen  Search this
Prajnaparamita  Search this
mudra  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1986.23
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3d53862f5-16bc-4575-bd14-f4a0792b5bf0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1986.23
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6. Father's 2nd marriage; Family relations; Caste reactions

Collection Creator:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Item 87
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Date:
1975 October 17
Collection Restrictions:
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Robert I. Levy papers are open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert I. Levy papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert I. Levy papers
Robert I. Levy papers / Series 2: Nepal / 2.3: Interview sound recordings / Kamela:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32663657f-31ea-4070-a05e-2f55f95c773c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-11-ref328

Castes

Collection Creator:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-  Search this
Container:
Box 69
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1975
Collection Restrictions:
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Robert I. Levy papers are open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Robert I. Levy papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert I. Levy papers
Robert I. Levy papers / Series 2: Nepal / 2.4: Research materials / Maps:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw399f8de27-389f-4c88-9a0c-a3775a9bf517
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-11-ref713

Asan Tol Project

Collection Creator:
Lewis, Todd, 1952-  Search this
Extent:
Video recordings (color sound)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
Full video record is a documentation project including scenes of the celebration of Paunchadon in Kathmandu (the Buddhist feast day of the "Five Gifts" when voluntary associations (gouti) give offerings to the Vajracarya (Newar Buddhist elites). Shots of ritual offerings of food being given in ceremonial fashion at courtyard shrines, in homes, and on the streets. Shots of a Newar courtyard (baha) where puja offerings are made before the images of a Bodhisattva. Interior of a merchants house where an image of the Buddah is kept and prestations of food given to the Vajracarya.

Legacy Keywords: Ritual Paunchadon Pancadana Kathmandu (Nepal) ; Caste groups ritual relations between Kathmandu ; Altars ritual offerings Paunchadon Kathmandu ; Food as ritual offering ; Statues Buddhist ; Shrines Buddhist ; Priests Paunchadon Kathmandu ; Ritual offerings puja ; Language and culture

Video camera: Brian Hollander
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1989.5.1 - 5a
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Todd Lewis films of Asan Tol, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Todd Lewis films of Asan Tol
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9cdc7d2e7-9423-43da-819d-32be8be3953e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1989-05-ref9

Central Asia, Nepal (Gaine) -- Dance Song with Accompaniment of Three "Sarangi" Fiddles

Collection Creator:
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (6 minutes, black-and-white sound, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Edited film: three members of the Gaine caste perform a narrative song. One instrument carries the melody while the other two provide accompaniment. Another Gaine improvises a solo dance composed of traditional movements. Legacy Keywords: Nepal ; Central Asia, Nepal ; Asia; Gaine
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2006.2.370; E01706
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc90d745ce3-3d82-4c4b-baa8-c0892fa10025
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2006-02-ref164

Central Asia, Nepal (Newar, Jyapu Caste) -- "Bansuri khala" Group of Musicians with Transverse Flutes

Collection Creator:
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (3 minutes, black-and-white sound, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Edited film: members of the Jyapu caste play an instrumental arrangement of a secular song. A dancer improvises movements to it according to the typical expressions used in men's dances in the area. Legacy Keywords: Nepal ; Central Asia, Nepal ; Asia; Newar, Jyapu Caste
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2006.2.373; E01708
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9cd84f97d-d9f7-4484-82bc-dc374441911a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2006-02-ref166

Central Asia, Nepal (Newar, Kullu Caste) -- Covering and Tuning the Drum "Madal"

Collection Creator:
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (9 minutes, black-and-white sound, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Edited film: skins and bracing cords for this small barrel-shaped drum are cut from goatskin and placed on the instrument. Both skins are smeared with black tuning paste and are tuned by using the bracing cords. The drum is demonstrated by the drum maker, a member of the Kullu caste. Legacy Keywords: Nepal ; Central Asia, Nepal ; Asia; Newar, Kullu Caste
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2006.2.374; E01703
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc904c757b8-b3e2-4b46-a81b-ce80f329bac8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2006-02-ref167

Central Asia, Nepal (Gaine) -- Dance Song with Accompaniment of Three "Sarangi" Fiddles

Collection Creator:
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (6 minutes, black-and-white sound, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Edited film: three members of the Gaine caste perform a narrative song. One instrument carries the melody while the other two provide accompaniment. Another Gaine improvises a solo dance composed of traditional movements. Legacy Keywords: Nepal ; Central Asia, Nepal ; Asia; Gaine
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2006.2.370; E01706
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9ead701b8-1b2c-48ab-9bcd-cab5aeb3048f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2006-02-ref987

Central Asia, Nepal (Newar, Jyapu Caste) -- "Bansuri khala" Group of Musicians with Transverse Flutes

Collection Creator:
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (3 minutes, black-and-white sound, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Edited film: members of the Jyapu caste play an instrumental arrangement of a secular song. A dancer improvises movements to it according to the typical expressions used in men's dances in the area. Legacy Keywords: Nepal ; Central Asia, Nepal ; Asia; Newar, Jyapu Caste
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2006.2.373; E01708
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc95f8b6a93-62bb-457f-9fc6-b820ed16ff69
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2006-02-ref991

Central Asia, Nepal (Newar, Kullu Caste) -- Covering and Tuning the Drum "Madal"

Collection Creator:
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (9 minutes, black-and-white sound, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Edited film: skins and bracing cords for this small barrel-shaped drum are cut from goatskin and placed on the instrument. Both skins are smeared with black tuning paste and are tuned by using the bracing cords. The drum is demonstrated by the drum maker, a member of the Kullu caste. Legacy Keywords: Nepal ; Central Asia, Nepal ; Asia; Newar, Kullu Caste
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2006.2.374; E01703
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91ee9a54c-0dfa-43b2-825f-a687894a9d71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2006-02-ref993

John T. Hitchcock papers

Creator:
Hitchcock, John Thayer, 1917-2001  Search this
Extent:
52 Boxes
Culture:
Nepalese  Search this
Magar (Nepalese People)  Search this
East Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Rankhandi (India)
Nepal
Asheville (N.C.)
India
South Asia
Date:
1944-1997
Summary:
The John T. Hitchcock Papers contain correspondence, field notes, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and slides relating to his ethnographic research in India and Nepal (1960s). The collection also contains materials relating to his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin.
Provenance:
Received from Catharine McClellan in 2004.
Restrictions:
Access to the John T. Hitchcock papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Shamanism  Search this
Caste -- Nepal  Search this
Caste -- India  Search this
Citation:
John T. Hitchcock papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2004-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3aef8407d-6df1-4d84-bc45-dcc57ac1a4f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2004-18

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