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Pacific Survey file

Creator:
Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985  Search this
Names:
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Human Relations Area Files, inc  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Extent:
23.25 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Oceania
East Asia
Date:
circa 1940 - circa 1945
Scope and Contents:
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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.
Historical Note:
With the coming of World War II, George Peter Murdock, in a move to aid the efforts of the United States, turned the attention of his Cross Cultural Survey file (later the Human Relations Area File) to the Pacific, especially the Japanese mandated islands there. This resulting file includes abstracts and illustrations from publications on five-by-eight-inch cards and slips. They are arranged by geographic area and subject following George Peter Murdock's Outline of Cultural Materials, 1945. The set was maintained in the offices of the Ethnogeographic Board at the Smithsonian Institution. By report, the file was heavily used by the U. S. Navy in planning the invasions of islands in the Pacific.
Related Materials:
Smithsonian Institution Archives holds records related to the Pacific Survey file in Records, 1942-1946 (SIA.FARU0087), Series 8: Uncompleted Project File: 1943-1945.
Restrictions:
The Pacific Survey file is open for research.

Access to the Pacific Survey fle requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Citation:
Pacific Survey file, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0324
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d7ec26de-4372-4785-aca7-648b8946ea1e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-xxxx-0324

Agency history, 1942-1945

Creator:
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-1987  Search this
Strong, William Duncan 1899-1962  Search this
Social Science Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
American Council of Learned Societies  Search this
National Research Council (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Africa
Japan
Micronesia
Date:
1942
1942-1945
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Micronesian languages  Search this
African languages  Search this
Japanese language  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Linguists  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00363
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_234946

MS 7332 Partial list of Oceania experts in Washington

Creator:
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Oceania
Date:
January 29, 1943
Biographical / Historical:
The list was produced by the World War II agency housed at the Smithsonian whose purpose was to provide and coordinate anthropological and geographical information useful for the war effort.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7332
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7332, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7332
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3c94696d8-8481-4072-b68c-aeb35a00a65d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7332

Amos Burg photographs of Argentina and Chile

Creator:
Burg, Amos  Search this
Names:
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States. Office of Naval Intelligence, printer  Search this
Extent:
200 Prints (circa, silver gelatin (including contact prints))
Culture:
Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina)
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Chiloé Island (Chile)
Chile
Argentina
Date:
1933-1934
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Amos Burg in the coastal areas between Buenos Aires,Argentina, and Chiloe Island, Chile. Most depict the area around the Strait of Magellan, and include images of terrain, harbors, ships and shipping facilities, industries, and towns, though there are also some images relating to Yahgan peoples.
Biographical/Historical note:
Amos Burg (1901-1986) was a writer, photographer, and filmmaker for National Geographic, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and ERPI Classroom Films. He sailed around Cape Horn in a small boat in 1933-1934 and documented the trip for the National Geographic Society (NGS). Burg later obtained the release of negatives and prints from NGS to the Ethnogeographic Board, a World War II agency located in the Smithsonian. In turn, the board furnished copies to the US Navy and Army. Burg moved to Alaska in the 1950s, where he established the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Information and Education Section.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 88-36
Location of Other Archival Materials:
An additional Burg photograph can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8.
A film by Burg can be found in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 94.9.1.
The Alaska State Library and Oregon Historical Society hold Burg's papers and photographs, including original negatives.
Records relating to the Ethnogeographic Board can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers of Henry Bascom Collins and Homer Garner Barnett.
Records of the Ethnogeographic Board can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA RU000087.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Harbors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 88-36, Amos Burg photographs of Argentina and Chile, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.88-36
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32d364570-b16d-40fd-8e96-840f9cc000a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-88-36

MS 7333 Strategic Bulletins of Oceania

Creator:
Yale University. Institute of Human Relations  Search this
Names:
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
125 Items (1.25 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Oceania
Marshall Islands -- gazetteer
Marshall Islands -- Meteorology
Melanesia -- emergency adaptation
New Guinea
Marshall Islands -- Food -- Water
Caroline Islands -- Meteorology
Date:
1943
Scope and Contents:
Includes "Gazetteer of the Marshall Islands"; "Meteorology of the Marshall Islands"; "Emergency Adaptations in Melanesia: Some Practical Suggestions"; "Seaplane Landings in Northern Dutch New Guinea"; "Food and Water Supply in the Marshall Islands"; "Distribution of Diseases in Melanesia"; and "Meteorology of the Caroline Islands."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7333
Local Note:
Mimeograph documents
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7333, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7333
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38b8b69af-0f68-4e0d-95b7-eebbb69d0950
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7333

Survival on land and sea. Prepared for the United States Navy by the Ethnogeographic Board and the staff of the Smithsonian Institution, with contributions by the Bureau of Aeronautics and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, United States Navy

Author:
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Office of Naval Intelligence  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 187 p. illus., diagrs. 14 x 11 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1944
Topic:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc  Search this
Food  Search this
Call number:
TL553.7 .E84
TL553.7.E84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_43011

The Ethnogeographic board, by Wendell Clark Bennett

Author:
Bennett, Wendell Clark 1905-1953  Search this
Subject:
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C)  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 135 pages ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1947
Topic:
Geography--Societies, etc  Search this
Ethnology--Societies, etc  Search this
Call number:
G3.E83 B47 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_482301

Distribution of diseases in Melanesia / compiled by the Cross- Cultural Survey, Institute of Human Relations, Yale University

Author:
Yale University Institute of Human Relations  Search this
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C)  Search this
Physical description:
26 leaves ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Melanesia
Date:
1943
[1943]
Topic:
Diseases  Search this
Medical geography  Search this
Communicable diseases  Search this
Call number:
RA953 .Y18 1943
RA953.Y18 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355279

Food and water supply in the Marshall Islands / compiled by the Cross-Cultural Survey, Institute of Human Relations, Yale University

Author:
Yale University Institute of Human Relations  Search this
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C)  Search this
Physical description:
24 leaves ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Marhsall Islands
Marshall Islands
Date:
1943
[1943]
Topic:
Food supply  Search this
Water-supply  Search this
Drinking water  Search this
Call number:
HD9000.9.M625 F68 1943
HD9000.9.M625F68 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355280

Emergency adaptations in Melanesia : some practical suggestions / compiled by the Cross-Cultural Survey, Institute of Human Relations, Yale University

Author:
Yale University Institute of Human Relations  Search this
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C)  Search this
Physical description:
8 leaves ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Melanesia
Date:
1943
[1943]
Topic:
Survival skills  Search this
Camping  Search this
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc  Search this
Call number:
GF86 .E53 1943
GF86.E53 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355281

Gazetteer of the Marshall Islands / compiled by the Cross- Cultural Survey, Institute of Human Relations, Yale University

Author:
Yale University Institute of Human Relations  Search this
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C)  Search this
Physical description:
61 leaves ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Marshall Islands
Date:
1943
[1943]
Topic:
Geography  Search this
Gazetteers  Search this
Call number:
DU710 .G28 1943
DU710.G28 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355282

Survival on land and sea / prepared for the United States Navy by the Ethnogeographic Board and the staff of the Smithsonian Institution, with contributions by the Bureau of Aeronautics and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, United States Navy

Author:
Ethnogeographic Board (Washington, D.C)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Office of Naval Intelligence  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 187 p. : ill. ; 14 x 11 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1943
Topic:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc  Search this
Food  Search this
Call number:
TL553.7 .E84 1943
TL553.7.E84 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_205460

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