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Dimitar Krustev films

Creator:
Krustev, Dimitar  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (color silent reversal; 2,036 feet, 16mm)
1 Book
180 Slides (35mm)
2 Sound cassettes
Culture:
Choco/Chocoan  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Books
Slides
Sound cassettes
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1971-circa 1977
1996
Summary:
Dimitar Krustev was a painter, photographer, and writer who travelled in Central and South America to document vanishing cultures. This collection includes materials relating to trips to the Pirre highlands in Darién province of Panama, where he filmed the Choco.
Scope and Contents:
The films in this collection were shot in the Pirre highlands in Darién province of Panama, and document the Choco. According to The Journals of Dimitar Krustev (1996), Krustev filmed with a Bolex in 1971 and again in 1977. The supplemental materials in this collection include a copy of The Journals of Dimitar Krustev, slides taken on his trips to Pirre, and audio cassettes of music (probably recordings of the Choco for the films).

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 2 series: (1) Films, 1971-circa 1977; (2) Supplemental Materials, 1971-circa 1977, 1996
Biographical Note:
Dimitar Krustev was born in Bulgaria in 1920. He emigrated to the United States when he was 19 because he did not want to live under soviet rule. He was later condemned to death by the Communist Party, leading him to seek American citizenship.

He graduated from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, prior to his emigration. After reaching the United States, he earned his BA in Commercial Art from Kent State University and his Masters in Art History from the University of Iowa.

Krustev worked for nine years as a graphic artist for Better Homes and Gardens, while simultaneously working as a commissioned portrait artist. He then founded the Des Moines Krustev Studio of Art.

After becoming inspired by Rousseau's concept of the "Noble Savage," he made it his goal to paint and document disappearing, indigenous peoples. In pursuit of this goal, he travelled through Central and South America during the 1960s and 1970s. His student, later wife, Helen Marie came with him on many of these trips. The two travelled frequently between Des Moines and Ajijic, Jalisco, in Mexico for nearly 30 years before they moved to Ajijic in 2000. In addition to painting, Krustev was an avid photographer and writer. His paintings are held in a number of private collections and have been exhibited around the world.

Sources Consulted

Bercovitch, Heiyn. "Dimitar & Helen." Lake Chapala Review, February 2005.

"Dimitar Krustev." Des Moines Register, March 3, 2013.

Chronology

1920 -- Born in Bulgaria

circa 1939 -- Emigrated to the United States

1960s-1970s -- Travelled through Central and South America documenting vanishing cultures

2000 -- Moved to Ajijic, Jalisco (Mexico)

2013 -- Died on February 11 in Ajijic
Related Materials:
Krustev's papers and journals are held at the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming, and some of his films are held at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.
Provenance:
The materials within this collection were donated by the creator, Dimitar Krustev.
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.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
The Dimitar Krustev films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2006.04
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Dimitar Krustev films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9602b36e8-2645-4c07-a001-b9b7bc433d59
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2006-04

Alexander Wetmore in Panama Holding an Agami Heron

Author:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5 x 4.5; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Rio Imamado, Panama
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
April 16, 1947
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Darien, Panama  Search this
Field trips  Search this
Herons  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2008-3240; Wetmore Neg. # 3305
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11260

Watson M. Perrygo on a Field Collecting Trip to Panama

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984  Search this
Taxidermist (USNM)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Person, candid Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Darien (Panama : Province)
Rio Imamado, Panama
Date:
April 11, 1947
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Field trips  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Ladders  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2008-3183; Wetmore Neg. # 3279
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11262

Watson M. Perrygo with Drying Bird Skins Collected on a Field Trip to Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984  Search this
Taxidermist (USNM)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.5 w x 4.5 h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic Print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Rio Imamado, Panama
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
April 16, 1947
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Birds--Collection and preservation  Search this
Field trips  Search this
Birds  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Standard number:
Wetmore # 3304 and SIA2008-3184
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11263

Richard O. Marsh papers

Creator:
Marsh, Richard O. (Richard Oglesby), 1883-1953  Search this
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Culture:
Kuna (Cuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1923-1994
Summary:
Richard Oglesby Marsh (1883–1953) was an engineer, American diplomat and amateur ethnologist who participated in several engineering and ethnological expeditions to Panama. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and Human Rights of the Tule People of San Blas and the Darien and was the author of White Indians of Darien and several popular articles on Panama.
Scope and Contents:
The Marsh Darien expedition of 1924-1925, the focus of this collection, was sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution together with the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Rochester, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, the Military Intelligence Division of the U.S. Army, the Canal Zone administration, and the government of Panama. Expedition members included John L. Baer (Smithsonian Institution ethnologist), Paul Benton (Rochester Times-Union reporter), Charles M. Breder, Jr. (New York Aquarium biologist), Raoul Brin (botanist), Charles Charlton (Pathé News cinematographer), Herman L. Fairchild (University of Rochester emeritus geologist), Harry Johnson (taxadermist) Omer Malsbury (Canal Zone Administration), Lieut. Glen Townsend (U.S. Army) and Francisco Pinzón, the expedition cook.

The Marsh Papers include diaries, photographs, correspondence, maps, articles in draft and published form, and miscellaneous papers, chiefly relating to Marsh's experiences as leader of the Marsh Darien expedition to Panama in 1924-1925 and his contacts with the Kuna (also known as Tule). The collection also features materials on the negotiations that took place on the U.S.S. Cleveland with representatives of the U.S. and Panamanian governments and the Kuna Indians during the Kuna uprising of 1925, in which Marsh served as a mediator.

Correspondents include Marsh's wife, Helen Louise Cleveland Marsh; his son Richard O. Marsh, Jr.; and C.L.G. Anderson.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical Note:
Richard O. Marsh (1883-1953) was an engineer, U.S. State Department employee, and ethnologist who made numerous engineering and scientific expeditions around the world. He was the author of The White Indians of Darien [c1934]. The Marsh-Darien expedition of 1924-1925, the focus of this collection, was sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution together with the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Rochester, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, the Military Intelligence Division of the U.S. Army, the Canal Zone administration, and the government of Panama.

Chronology

1883 -- Born in Illinois

1901 -- Enrolled in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1903 -- Employed by the Army Corps of Engineers in Texas

1905 -- Enrolled in the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

1909 -- Married Helen Cleveland in September

1910 -- Appointed First Secretary of the U.S. legation in Panama in April

1912 -- Secretary, American Embassy, St. Petersburg, Russia

1915 -- Elected mayor of Warsaw, Illinois

1923 -- Returned to Panama as employee of engineer George Goethals in June

1924 -- Headed Marsh-Darien expedition to Panama in January

1925 -- Returned to San Blas, Panama Published "Blond Indians of the Darien Jungle" in The World's Work

1931 -- Traveled to Nicaragua

1933-1935 -- Public Works Administration

1934 -- Published White Indians of Darien (New York: Putnam)

1935-1939 -- Chief engineer, Land Utilization Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1941 -- Reconnaissance engineer, U.S. Military, North Africa, in December

1949-1952 -- State Road Department, Florida

1953 -- Died, Vero Beach, Florida, on September 4
Related Materials:
Additional material relating to the Marsh Darien Expedition is included in MS 4550 in the National Anthropological Archives. Additional Marsh correspondence is contained in the Aleš Hrdlicka papers. On Marsh's adventures in Panama, see James Howe, A People Who Would Not Kneel: Panama, the United States, and the San Blas Kuna (Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998).
Provenance:
The Marsh papers were donated to the archives by Richard O. Marsh, Jr. in 1997.
Restrictions:
The Richard O. Marsh papers are open for research.

Access to the Richard O. Marsh papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Richard O. Marsh papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1997-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3759a350a-977a-40ec-a136-5c280fad440a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1997-18

Alexander Wetmore Sits in a Canoe

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Darien (Panama : Province)
Jaque (Darien, Panama)
Panama, Darien, Jaque, La Playita Station
Date:
1947
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Canoes and canoeing  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Field Work  Search this
Standard number:
None
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11264

Watson M. Perrygo

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Panama
Darien (Panama : Province)
El Brazo, Jaque (Darien, Panama)
Jaque (Darien, Panama)
Panama, Darien, Jaque, El Brazo
Date:
1946
Topic:
Expeditions  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Field trips  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Birds--Collection and preservation  Search this
Standard number:
None
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11273

Darién - a book of travels / photography: Sandra Eleta ; text: Sandra Eleta and Consuelo Tomas ; Drawings: Ologwagdi

Author:
Eleta, Sandra  Search this
Tomás, Consuelo 1957-  Search this
Ologwagdi  Search this
Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (Panama)  Search this
United Nations Development Programme  Search this
Physical description:
123 p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 33 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
2007
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1569.D3 E45 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_940385

Media rights and the performance of community : a record of people in the act of remembering from the Emberá Wounaan village of Arimae, Darién / Seth Porcello

Author:
Porcello, Seth  Search this
Physical description:
64 leaves : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Panama
Darien (Province)
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
2006
Topic:
Mass media in community development  Search this
Communication--Citizen participation  Search this
Local mass media  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
P92.P2 P67 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822303

El Darién, imagen y proyecciones / Teodoro E. Méndez

Author:
Méndez, Teodoro E  Search this
Physical description:
560 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Panama
Darien (Province)
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
2004
Topic:
Physical geography  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HC147.Z7 D376 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_763358

Resumen ejecutivo del informe final : compatibilización de la estructura normativa, fortalecimiento de la estructura institucional / Programa de Desarrollo Sostenible de la Provincía de Darién

Author:
Programa de Desarrollo Sostenible de Darién  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : col. ill
Type:
Books
Place:
Panama
Darien (Province)
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Sustainable development  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
F1569.D3 R47 1998a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_763587

Tormenta en el Darién : vida de los indios chocoes en Panamá / José Manuel Reverte Coma

Author:
Reverte Coma, José Manuel 1922-  Search this
Physical description:
624 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
2002
Topic:
Material culture  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Chocoes  Search this
Indios de América Central--Panamá  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_769127

Organización comunitaria para el comanejo, oportuniadades y limitaciones : el caso de la Reserva Hidrólogica Filo del Tallo, Darién, Panamá / Eysel Castillo Ororio, Francisco Herrera y coordinación del equipo técnico de CEASPA

Author:
Castillo Osorio, Eysel  Search this
CEASPA  Search this
World Resources Institute  Search this
Switzerland Direktion für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Humanitäre Hilfe  Search this
Subject:
Reserva Hidrólogica Filo del Tallo (Darien, Panama)  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Panama
Panama, Bay of
Darien (Province)
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1999
Topic:
Marine parks and reserves--Management  Search this
Marine biodiversity conservation  Search this
Environmental policy--Citizen participation  Search this
Environmental conditions  Search this
Call number:
QH91.75.P2 C37 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_769884

Atlas de los recursos marino-costeros de la Provincia del Darién : consultoría para elaborar el plan de manejo costero integral en el Golfo de San Miguel y zonas adyacentes, en el marco del Programa de Desarrollo Sostenible del Darién / preparado por Arden & Price Consulting, University of Miami

Author:
Arden & Price Consulting  Search this
University of Miami  Search this
Programa de Desarrollo Sostenible del Darién (Panama)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill. ; 28 x 43 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
2003
[2003]
Topic:
Coastal zone management  Search this
Marine resources  Search this
Sustainable development  Search this
Call number:
HT395.P342 D372 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776055

Plan piloto de manejo utilizando técnicas de aprovechamiento de bajo impacto, enero 1999 : ubicación: area de Naranzati, Distrito Chepigana, Provincia de Darién / William T. Grauel, Ricardo Pineda M., Manuel Rodes

Author:
Grauel, William T  Search this
Pineda M., Ricardo  Search this
Rodes, Manuel  Search this
Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (Panama)  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1999
Topic:
Forest policy  Search this
Forests and forestry--Economic aspects  Search this
Call number:
SD572.P2 G73 1999a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780105

Plant collecting in the land of Balboa / by William L. Stern

Author:
Stern, William Louis 1926-  Search this
Physical description:
p. 44-50 : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Panama
Darien (Province)
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1960
1960]
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Call number:
QK221 .S74 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_519495

Informe sobre un reconocimiento arqueológico en el Darién, Panamá

Author:
Cruxent, José María  Search this
Subject:
Balboa, Vasco Núñez de 1475-1519  Search this
Physical description:
105 p. : ill., maps, plates ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1957
1957?]
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1569.D3 C95 1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433657

The phantom gringo boat : shamanic dicourse and development in Panama / Stephanie C. Kane

Author:
Kane, Stephanie C  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 241 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Panama
Darien (Province)
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Social conditions  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Rural development  Search this
Human ecology--Political aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473426

Estudio de la dinamica socioeconomica de la provincia del Darien Panama : informe final / Fréderico Charles Devé

Author:
Devé, Fréderic Charles  Search this
Physical description:
61 leaves : maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1985
Topic:
Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
F1569.D3 D48 1985
F1569.D3D48 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_345499

Breve estudio de los grupos humanos del Darién / [Ana Hernández de Pitti and three others]

Author:
Pitti, Ana de  Search this
Author:
Panama Dirección General de Planificación y Administración Sección de Planificación Social  Search this
Physical description:
37 leaves : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Darien (Panama : Province)
Date:
1972
Topic:
Social conditions  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
F1569.D3 B74 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1077469

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