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Hugh Dinsmore Miser photograph collection

Collector:
Miser, Hugh D. (Hugh Dinsmore), 1884-1969  Search this
Photographer:
Bryan, Kirk, 1888-1950  Search this
Christensen, Heber  Search this
Nelson, Wilbur A. (Wilbur Armstrong), 1890-1969  Search this
Names:
Emerson, Benjamin Kendall, b. 1843  Search this
Extent:
7 Prints (silver gelatin)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Arkansas
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Utah and Ariz.)
Arizona
Utah
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs mounted on two unbound album pages, probably put together by Hugh D. Miser. They depict pictographs in Utah; Elarco Natural Bridge in Glen Canyon, Arizona; an Arkansas diamond mine; and a portrait of Ben K. Emerson. Miser acquired the photographs from Kirk Bryan, Heber Christensen, and Wilbur A. Nelson.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hugh Dinsmore Miser (1884-1969) was a geologist who spent most of his career with the United States Geological Survey (1912-1969). An authority on manganese and diamonds in Arkansas, he was involved in mapping expeditions and investigations of deposits of minerals.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 74-44
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 74-44, Hugh Dinsmore Miser photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.74-44
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw309e6d5d3-9d97-45e6-b01e-776b8c7fb980
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-74-44

South Africa

Collection Creator:
Soule, Thayer  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (89 minutes, color silent; 3,151 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1950
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents travel in South Africa. Film includes: diamond and gold mines; Cape Town (OK Bazaar, Adderley Street, Rhodes Memorial, and Cape Town University); atop Table Mountain; KWV Winery; Seven Weeks Poort; ostrich farm; Wilderness Lagoon; Transkei with scenes of local inhabitants; Hlukluwe game reserve; Durban (Zulu Rickshaw boys and Athlone Gardens); Zululand showing Zulus and a dance at Ndwedwe; Natal Park mountains; Johannesburg (Rissik Street, Jobert Park, mine dumps, Rand Refinery, making gold bricks, and a mine dance); Pretoria (a Ndbele family, Zulus, and Kruger statue); and various wild animals at Kruger Park.

Supplementary materials: publicity materials, still photographs, sound recording lecture

Legacy keywords: Tourism ; Diamond mines and mining ; Gold mines and mining ; Cities and towns ; Dance ; National parks and reserves ; Farms South Africa ; Gardens ; Landscapes ; Animals Africa
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1991.20.24
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:
Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9a9c2d1fc-1c82-4f4b-8237-384d20b993b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1991-20-ref13

Cape to Kenya

Collection Creator:
Soule, Thayer  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (82 minutes, color silent; 2,959 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents travel from the Cape of Good Hope to Kenya. Locales visited in South Africa include: Cape Town; vineyards of Paarl; an ostrich farm; the Transkei; Zululand; Durban; game reserves of Hluhluwe, Kruger National Park and Mkuze; Pretoria; Johannesburg; Soweto; Premier Diamond Mine; Victoria Falls; and Matabele. Locales in Uganda include Kampala and Murchison Falls and in Kenya include Nairobi and Amboseli-Maasai Reserve. Peoples filmed include: Zulus, Ndebele people, Indian population of Durban, Bantu of Soweto, and the Maasai.

Supplementary materials: publicity materials, still photographs, sound recording of lecture

Legacy keywords: National parks and reserves ; Landscapes ; Waterfalls ; Diamond mines and mining ; Vineyards ; Cities and towns Africa ; Farms South Africa
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 1991.20.8
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:
Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Thayer Soule Travel Lecture Films collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9ad599064-97f7-4fa1-baba-ae2174435af0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1991-20-ref30

Weldon B. Cooke Collection

Creator:
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Names:
Weldon B. Cooke Aeroplane Co.  Search this
Cooke, Weldon B., 1884-1914  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Photographs
Date:
1911-1948
bulk 1911-1914
Summary:
The Weldon B. Cooke Collection consists of newspaper articles and photographs relating to Cooke and the various aircraft he built or flew, including the Diamond, Wiseman-Cook, Sandusky Tractor, and Aeromaid aircraft. There are also severala few broadsides from events Cooke participated in, along with a program and ticket from the "3rd International Aviation Meet, 1912."
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of newspaper articles and photographs relating to Cooke and the various aircraft he built or flew, including the Diamond, Wiseman-Cook, Sandusky Tractor, and Aeromaid aircraft. There are also a few broadsides from events Cooke participated in, along with a program and ticket from the "3rd International Aviation Meet, 1912."

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The Weldon B. Cooke Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Weldon B. Cooke (1884-1914) was a flying pioneer involved in aviation as a pilot, mechanic, and builder. Cooke graduated from the California School of Mechanical Arts and the College of Electrical Engineering, University of California. In 1910, he built a Montgomery-type glider, and during the summer of 1911 he taught himself to fly in a Curtiss-type biplane: the Diamond. In this aircraft, Cooke became involved with exhibition flying and participated in several air meets, including the 1912 Los Angeles meet. Cooke soon become involved in building aircraft, beginning with his rework of an aircraft which had been built by Ben Noonan, Don Prentiss, and Fred Wiseman: the "Wiseman-Cooke." In this aircraft, Cooke participated in exhibition flying and carried the first official mail at Eureka, CA in 1912. Late in 1912, he left the exhibition flying business to form the Weldon B. Cooke Aeroplane Company in Sandusky, Ohio, where he built a Tractor Biplane Flying Boat. He left Ohio to assist with the operation of the Benoist Company's early St. Petersburg-Tampa passenger air-boat line. He returned to his Sandusky company in 1914, but the company soon became bankrupt. Cooke then returned to California, where he become involved with Silas Christofferson's airline between Oakland and San Francisco, piloting the Christofferson Flying Boat, Aeromaid. Following his time with Christofferson, Cooke returned to exhibition flying, and died in 1914 during an exhibition flight held at the Pueblo Colorado Fair Grounds.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Almarose Cooke Worden, gift, 1997, 1998-0001.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Cooke Aircraft Family  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Air mail service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Christofferson Aircraft Family  Search this
Wiseman-Peters #2 Biplane  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Photographs
Citation:
Weldon B. Cooke Collection, Acc. 1998.0001, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1998.0001
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Weldon B. Cooke Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg240bb2da3-c073-4b47-aabd-3a8ca942cda4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1998-0001
Online Media:

Explorations of the highlands of the Brazil; with a full account of the gold and diamond mines. Also, canoeing down 1500 miles of the great river São Francisco, from Sabará to the sea / by Captain Richard F. Burton, F. R. G. S., etc

Author:
Burton, Richard Francis 1821-1890  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. front., illus., map. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Place:
Brazil
São Francisco River (Brazil)
Date:
1869
Topic:
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Canoes and canoeing  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F2513.B97X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_101496

Incwadi Yami; or, Twenty years' personal experience in South Africa

Author:
Matthews, J. W (Josiah Wright) b. 1841  Search this
Rosenthal, Eric  Search this
Cloete, Ena  Search this
Physical description:
542 p. illus., port. 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1887
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717318

Diamonds : an early history of the king of gems / Jack Ogden

Author:
Ogden, Jack  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 388 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2018
Topic:
Diamond jewelry--History  Search this
Diamonds--History  Search this
Diamond mines and mining--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104354

A dissertation prospectus "Diamond mining and secret-sacred ritual institutions : the Kono experience : a study in social change" / J. Sorie Conteh

Author:
Conteh, J. Sorie (James Sorie) 1943-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Kono District
Date:
1973
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Kono (African people)--Government relations  Search this
Kono (African people)--Social conditions  Search this
Kono (African people)--Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
DT470 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108690

Population characteristics of diamond boom towns in Kono / David King

Author:
King, David  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
National Diamond Mining Company (Sierra Leone)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Statistics
Place:
Sierra Leone
Kono District (Sierra Leone)
Date:
1975
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Population  Search this
Call number:
DT470 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108710

Kolmanskop : past and present / photography by Helga Kohl ; text by Amy Schoeman

Author:
Schoeman, Amy  Search this
Kohl, Helga  Search this
Physical description:
119 pages, [61] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Bildband
Place:
Namibia
Namib Desert
Kolmanskop (Namibia)
Date:
2004
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Ghost towns  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088712

Modernity's rush : time, space, and race in the shadows of the diamond fields / Lindsay Weiss

Author:
Weiss, Lindsay  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Northern Cape
Date:
2015
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Diamond miners  Search this
Archaeology and history  Search this
Boardinghouses  Search this
Call number:
DT13 .M38 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088546

Diamond trade and war in Africa : a case study of Sierra Leone

Author:
Bolori, Ahmed S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
2003
Civil War, 1991-2002
Topic:
Conflict diamonds  Search this
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DT515.9.B6 B736
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_810508

[Trade catalogs on diamond mining ... ]

Author:
Arkansas Diamond Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1910
[1910?]-
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Call number:
053129
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_700041

Searching for placer diamonds / by W. Dan Hausel

Author:
Hausel, W. Dan  Search this
Wyoming State Geological Survey  Search this
Physical description:
11 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Wyoming
Date:
2004
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Call number:
TN993 .H38 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746925

Rogue diamonds : northern riches on Dene land / Ellen Bielawski

Title:
Northern riches on Dene land
Author:
Bielawski, E  Search this
Subject:
Bielawski, E  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest Territories
Gras, Lac de, Region
Canada
Date:
2004
2003
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Land tenure  Search this
Treaties  Search this
Call number:
E99.C59 B45 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759039

The diamond industry of South Africa

Physical description:
17 p. : [7] plans, ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1893
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Diamond industry and trade  Search this
Call number:
TN991 .D53 1893
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_615867

Diamond mining in Sierra Leone 1930-1980

Author:
Zack-Williams, Alfred 1945-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Sierra Leone
Date:
1992
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
Q127.A4 S28 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_503298

Crater of Diamonds : jewel of Arkansas / by Bobbie Lou Hendrix

Author:
Hendrix, Bobbie Lou  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arkansas
Crater of Diamonds State Park (Ark.)
Date:
1989
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Call number:
TN993 .H49 1989
TN993.H49 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_441088

The last empire : De Beers, diamonds, and the world / Stefan Kanfer

Author:
Kanfer, Stefan  Search this
Subject:
De Beers Consolidated Mines History  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 409 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1993
1836-1909
1909-1961
1961-1994
Topic:
Diamond mines and mining--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_460793

Mines and mineral statistics of New South Wales and notes on the geological collection of the Department of Mines [microform] / compiled by direction of John Lucas. Also Remarks on the sedimentary formations of New South Wales / by W.B. Clarke. And Notes on the iron and coal deposits, Wallerawang, and on the diamond fields / by Professor Liversidge

Author:
Clarke, William Branwhite 1798-1878  Search this
Liversidge, Archibald b. 1847  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
252 p., [26] leaves of plates (24 folded) : ill., maps
Type:
Microforms
Place:
New South Wales
Date:
1875
Topic:
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Diamond mines and mining  Search this
Call number:
mfm 003107.56.11
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475981

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