Subtitle on insert: Female musicians of Herat. Vocal works sung in Dari. Compact disc. Program notes by Veronica Doubleday in English and French (19 p. ;ill.) inserted in container. "These recordings offer a view of the private music-making of women and girls during the 1970s, before Afgham cultural traditions came under threat through civil war. . .The region was predominantly Sunni Muslim, but the city had a large Shia minority. . .most people spoke the local dialect of Afghan Persian (Dari)." "Herati women tend to sing at length, and in editing this CD many items have been shortened through fading or they are abstracted from longer sequences." "Only short abstracts of the song texts are given."
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed.
The collection consists of photographs relating to Native Americans, which were submitted to the copyright office of the Library of Congress in and around the early 20th century. Many of the photographs are studio portraits as well as photographs made as part of expeditions and railroad surveys. It includes images of people, dwellings and other structures, agriculture, arts and crafts, burials, ceremonies and dances, games, food preparation, transportation, and scenic views. Some of the photographs were posed to illustrate literary works, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Hiawatha, while others depict paintings or other artwork.
Collection is organized alphabetically by copyright claimant.
The collection was formed from submissions made to the Library of Congress as part of the copyright registration process. In 1949, arrangements were made to allow the Bureau of American Ethnology to copy the collection and some negatives were made at that time, largely from the Heyn and Matzen photographs. The project was soon abandoned, however, as too large an undertaking for the facilities of the BAE. In 1957-1958, arrangements were begun by William C. Sturtevant of the BAE to transfer a set of the photographs from the Library of Congress to the BAE.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 59
In 1965, the Bureau merged with the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology to form the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology, and in 1968 the Office of Anthropology Archives transformed into the National Anthropological Archives.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Photo Lot 59, Library of Congress Copyright Office photograph collection of Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution