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Kava (Fiji)

Artist:
Charles Surendorf, born Richmond, IN 1906-1979  Search this
Medium:
woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
image: 10 3/4 x 15 in. (27.3 x 38.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1940
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Architecture\domestic\hut  Search this
Landscape\Fiji  Search this
New Deal\Works Progress Administration  Search this
Object\other\dish  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jean Nichols
Object number:
1974.38.126
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70f202e19-efc9-4937-bee4-0c457069ec76
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edanmdm:saam_1974.38.126

Bridge in Suva

Artist:
Charles Surendorf, born Richmond, IN 1906-1979  Search this
Medium:
woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
image: 10 x 13 in. (25.4 x 32.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1940
Topic:
Architecture\bridge  Search this
Dress\accessory\umbrella  Search this
Landscape\tree\palm tree  Search this
Architecture\domestic\hut  Search this
Landscape\tropic  Search this
Architecture\boat\fishing boat  Search this
New Deal\Works Progress Administration  Search this
Landscape\Fiji\Suva  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jean Nichols
Object number:
1974.38.131
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7fd1a7ae2-d8bb-4230-837e-664221d04bff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1974.38.131

5 Cents, Fiji, 1998

Physical Description:
nickel, steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .13 cm x 1.93 cm; 1/16 in x 3/4 in
Object Name:
coin
Place made:
Fiji
Date made:
1998
ID Number:
2018.0028.20
Accession number:
2018.0028
Catalog number:
2018.0028.20
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-9286-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1876065
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The Crisis Vol. 11 No. 1

Published by:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Photograph by:
C. M. Battey, American, 1873 - 1927  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
9 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1/8 in. (24.8 x 17.1 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 1915
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51b789f0a-1022-44c9-8129-d6a535e29962
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.15
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Abbott's Monthly Vol. II No. 1

Created by:
Abbott's Monthly, American, 1929 - 1933  Search this
Published by:
Robert Sengstacke Abbott, American, 1830 - 1940  Search this
Edited by:
Lucius Clinton Harper, American, 1895 - 1952  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 3/8 x 8 9/16 x 1/4 in. (28.9 x 21.7 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
3435 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 1931
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd550285a19-5e43-45c9-a3bc-b4080d03c637
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.2
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American Airlines Fiji

Sponsor:
American Airlines, Inc.  Search this
Medium:
Poster, Advertising, Commercial Aviation
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 50.8 × 38.3cm (1 ft. 8 in. × 1 ft. 3 1/16 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
circa 1971
Inventory Number:
A20060224000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94f3605d5-88d9-4557-a4a2-2c4a6318b4d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20060224000

Photographs relating to peoples of the South Pacific

Creator:
Riesenberg, Saul H. (possible collector)  Search this
Photographer:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936  Search this
Emory, Kennneth Pike, 1897-1992  Search this
LaVoy, Merl  Search this
Stokes, John F. G.  Search this
Extent:
16 Prints (16 prints (duplicates not included), silver gelatin, albumen, copy prints)
6 Copy negatives (acetate)
Culture:
Fijians  Search this
Polynesians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Copy negatives
Photographs
Place:
Oceania
Fiji
Polynesia
Date:
circa 1890-1970
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to South Pacific peoples, possibly collected for an exhibit by Saul Riesenberg at the National Museum of Natural History. A large portion of the collection consists of photographic copies of published woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs. Additional photographs in the collection were made by William Louis Abbott (accession 41342), Merl LaVoy, John F. G. Stokes, and Kenneth Pike Emory. One photograph may have been made on an expedition of the USS Albatross.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 112
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds Saul Herbert Riesenberg's papers.
The National Anthropological Archives holds the William Louis Abbott Collection of papers, as well as additional Abbott photographs (Photo Lot 8 and Photo Lot 97).
Additional Merl LaVoy photographs are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot R92-40, Photo Lot 8, and Photo Lot 97.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 112, Photographs relating to peoples of the South Pacific, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.112
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-112

Mura Bayly photographs and papers

Collector:
Bayly, Mura  Search this
Photographer:
O. Kurkdjian & Co.  Search this
Wegner & Mothe  Search this
Martin, Josiah  Search this
Sigrist, J.  Search this
Extent:
29 Lantern slides
192 Prints (silver gelatin, albumen, halftone, chromolithograph, collotype, and platinum)
0.5 Linear feet (papers)
Culture:
Javanese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Maori (New Zealand people)  Search this
Samoans  Search this
Fijians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Fiji
Java (Indonesia)
Samoa
New Zealand
Date:
circa 1908-1910
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is comprised of papers and photographs relating to Mura Bayly's travels in Indonesia and the Pacific islands. Photographs including prints and lantern slides document daily life, arts, architecture, ceremonies, and various events of Javanese, Fijian, Samoan, Maori, and other people. Some photographs were made by professional photographers, including O. Kurkdjian studio, Carli Studio, Josiah Martin, and other photographers in the region. Bayly's papers include handwritten notes for her illustrated lectures, a typed manuscript for a story titled "Peter goes to Java," a journal kept during her time in Java, and an autograph album containing signatures and seals acquired during her travels.
Biographical/Historical note:
Mura Bayly was born in South Africa and educated in England, France, Germany, and Austria. In the 1910s Bayly traveled throughout Indonesia and the Pacific islands, pursuing ethnological interests. She became well known in New York as a lecturer on Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands, and in 1911, when she was about 25 years old, she was elected as a fellow of the American Geographical Society. Bayly published stories of her travels in American, European, and other periodicals, and she designed her own silk clothing. During her travels Bayly collected skeins of silk fibers and her trips may have focused on clothing design and the acquisition of textiles.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2010-22
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Dance  Search this
Markets  Search this
Wayang plays  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2010-22, Mura Bayly photographs and papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2010-22
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2010-22

William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands

Creator:
Mann, William M., 1886-1960  Search this
Extent:
400 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
220 Prints (circa 220 (duplicates not counted) prints, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Marovo (Solomon Islands people)  Search this
Fijians  Search this
Lau (Solomon Islands people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Solomon Islands
Fiji
Date:
1915-1916
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by William M. Mann during a zoological expedition to Fiji and the British Solomon Islands. They document Indigenous people, villages, and the natural environment, as well as activities such as tapa making, building construction, and ceremonies.
Biographical/Historical note:
William M. Mann (1886-1960) was an entomologist and zoologist who took part in several collecting expeditions and directed the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park for three decades. Born in Helena, Montana, Mann completed his BA at Stanford University in 1911 and earned his doctorate in entomology from Harvard University in 1915. After completing his studies at Harvard, he was selected as a Sheldon Traveling Fellow for a trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands in 1915. Mann returned to the United States to serve as an entomologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (1916-1925). In 1925, he was appointed Superintendent of the National Zoological Park, a position he held until his retirement in 1956.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 110
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, circa 1885-1981 (SIA RU007293), which include field notes from Mann's trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 110, William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.110
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-110

MS 4807 Collections of the United States South Sea Surveying and Exploring Expedition 1838, 9, 40, 41 & 42. By T. R. Peale, U. S. Patent Office, 1846

Creator:
Peale, Titian R. (Titian Ramsay), 1780-1798  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Extent:
57 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Catalogue of 2516 ethnological specimens, numbered 1-2487.
Some original accession data concerning anthropological specimens collected on the Wilkes Expedition are also included in section C, in the Manuscript volume catalogued in the Smithsonian Institution Library as follows: MSS c Case U58 eori U. S. Exploring Expedition Original invoices and other official papers. Estimated 73 full pages FF. Section C, "Original Invoices of Miscellaneous Specimens" (1839-41) includes "Catalogue of Boxes Barrels &c Shipped on board the American Ship Lausanne [from ?] Oahu," no date, 4 pages and other untitled lists that include some anthropological entries. Also in Section C is a 1-page "List of articles...[belonging to the] Philological Dept." signed by H[oratio ] Hale; these are mostly printed articles, but there is one reference to a Quichua and Moxa grammar, presumably a Manuscript.
Biographical / Historical:
Note on title page states: The collections made by the Exploring Expedition under Capt. Wilkes were brought to Washington and unpacked at the U. S. Patent Office, where they were on exhibition for several years. About 1851 they were transferred to the Smithsonian Building. This catalogue was presented to the Nat. Museum in January 1877 by Mr Peale in person. Accompanying letter of A. H. Clark to [G. B.] Goode, March 24, 1887 transmits catalogue to Goode, stating that it was found "Among the National Institute papers several months ago." Title page refers to catalogue(s) of 134 mammal specimens and 150 ornithological species which are not included in this volume. Note with Smithsonian Institution Library card catalogue entry for a 46 page typescript of this volume states that the original Manuscript catalogs of birds and mammals are in the American Museum of Natural History, and xerox copies of both are in the MNH, Division of Mammals (Dr D. H. Johnson).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4807
Topic:
Expeditions -- United States South Sea and Exploring Expedition  Search this
Pacific Islanders  Search this
Specimens -- catalog of  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4807, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4807
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4807
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Portrait (Front) of Young Woman with Scarification and Wearing Tapa Skirt and Ornaments Painting

Creator:
Agate, Alfred T.  Search this
Names:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Agate, Alfred T.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (leaf , 006 in x 009 in)
Culture:
Fijians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1840
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08527600

NAA MS 382524
Local Note:
Note: in Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1845, Vol. 3, P 74, Text: "Mr Drayton (Joseph) Procured Very Correct Camera Lucida Dwgs Of A Girl About 16 Years of Age; Signed by Artist, Agate Del 1
Colored pencil Watercolor painting
Place:
Melanesia Fijian Islands
Fiji Fijian Islands
Provenance:
Hopkins, M. C. Mr
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 382,524, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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A. T. Agate drawings of Natives of Oceania and ornamental architecture
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms382524-ref4

MS 1072 Viti Levu vocabulary

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Informant:
Semi, Fijian, 1876  Search this
Source:
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Creator:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages
Culture:
Fijians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Viti Levu vocabulary, a mountain dialect of the Fiji Islands. Obtained from Semi in New York City in January 1876. This is in a parallel column with the dialects of the Viti Islands, extracted from Horatio Hale's Ethnology and Philology of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, Philadelphia, 1846.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1072
Local Note:
7 pages 10X141/2 inches, copies. Also material copied from H. Hale in notebook 7 X 8 inches
Topic:
Fijian language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Fiji -- Vocabularies -- 1876 -- 1838-1843  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1072, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1072
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1072
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Woman's Skirt, "Liku"

Collector:
Lt. Robert E. Johnson  Search this
Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Length - Object:
20 cm
Unknown - Ties:
51 cm
Circumference - Object:
93 cm
Culture:
Fijian  Search this
Object Type:
Skirt
Place:
Lakemba Islands, Lau Islands, Fiji, Melanesia
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838 to 1842
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E4628-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dfc2e554-0b93-4003-8b30-c60307022acb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8465306
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Woman's Skirt, "Liku"

Collector:
Lt. Charles Wilkes  Search this
Donor Name:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Length - Object:
22 cm
Unknown - Ties:
74 cm
Circumference - Object:
93 cm
Culture:
Fijian  Search this
Object Type:
Skirt
Place:
Lakemba Islands, Lau Islands, Fiji, Melanesia
Accession Date:
1858
Collection Date:
1838 to 1842
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
66A00050
USNM Number:
E4658-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/388720ba8-b1cc-451d-8cc7-82708fe0b090
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8465527

Camallanus carangis

Collector:
T. L. Deardorff  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Remarks:
Vial/bottle
Sex:
male
Stage:
adult
Type Citation:
Olsen, L. S. 1954. A New Species of Camallanus (Nematoda) from a Fijian Marine Fish. Trans. Am. Micros. Soc. 73 (3): 258-260.
Type Status:
Paratype
Place:
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
Mar 1995
Common name:
Nematodes
Published Name:
Camallanus carangis Olsen, 1954
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 086947.00
USNM Number:
1382154
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Invertebrate Zoology
Nematoda
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39b94e6e6-9e1f-4ced-ad80-3dc63c31adf5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12036456

Camallanus carangis

Collector:
H. W. Manter  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
South Pacific Ocean  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Remarks:
Vial/bottle
Type Citation:
Olsen, L. S. 1954. A New Species of Camallanus (Nematoda) from a Fijian Marine Fish. Trans. Am. Micros. Soc. 73 (3): 258-260.
Type Status:
Type
Place:
Fiji, South Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
Feb 1951
Common name:
Nematodes
Published Name:
Camallanus carangis Olsen, 1954
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 037429.00
USNM Number:
1338111
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Invertebrate Zoology
Nematoda
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3981187f4-441d-49cd-be1c-ddc6d03cb11f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_11992413

MS 39-d-2 Drawings by Tichkematse and others

Creator:
Tichkematse, 1857-1932  Search this
Extent:
13 Drawings (12 leaves, graphite, crayon, watercolor, and ink, 20 x 23 cm.-22 x 54 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Some items were incorrectly grouped with MS 39C. 10 of the drawings are heavily water and mildew damaged, now laminated, primarily scenes of warfare. The origin of the drawings and their association to each other is not recorded. Three drawings are attributed to the Cheyenne artist Tichkematse on the basis of style, and two others are inscribed with names that have been identified as Cheyenne. Three are from an unknown Plains tribe. One contains copies of scenes appearing in the Bloody Knife robe pictures in Ms. 2372. One pictures two Fijian (?) figures drawn in a Western style.
Biographical / Historical:
Tichkematse a.k.a. Squint Eyes, Quchkeimus (1857-1932) was among the men held prisoner at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida, from 1875-1878. While imprisoned, he learned to speak English and to read and write. Upon release he attended school at the Hampton Institute in Virginia for about a year before coming to work at the Smithsonian, primarily preparing bird and mammal specimens. During his time at the Smithsonian, he also produced drawings illustrating his old life on the Plains. In 1880 he returned to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation in what is now Oklahoma, but he continued his affiliation with the Smithsonian, collecting bird and mammal specimens as well as craft items acquired from Cheyenne friends and relatives, which he shipped to the museum. For additional information on Tichkematse, see Plains Indian Art from Fort Marion by Karen Daniels Petersen (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK 1971), "Squint Eyes: Artist and Indian Scout" by Bob Rea, (2002) www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/scout, and "Tichkematse: A Cheyenne at the Smithsonian" by Candace Greene, (2000) www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/squint_eyes/squint_eyes.htm.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 39D-2
Album Information:
MS 39D2 000
Provenance:
Mooney, James
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 39D-2, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS39D2
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MS 39-d-2 Drawings by Tichkematse and others
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms39d2
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Anonymous drawing of two men in profile

Collection Creator:
Tichkematse, 1857-1932  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite and ink, 24 x 33 cm.)
Culture:
Fijians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
This drawing appears to be unrelated to other materials in this manuscript. Adrienne Kaeppler, Curator of Oceania, has identified the figures as Fijian and suggested that the drawing may have come from materials associated with the US Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition).
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 11006300

NAA MS 39D-2
Album Information:
MS 39D2 013
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 39D-2, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 39-d-2 Drawings by Tichkematse and others
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms39d2-ref14

Festival Recordings: Asian Tea House: Fijian American Cooking (Louise Lomaloma, Sala Sucu)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2010 June 28
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2010, Item FP-2010-CT-0227
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 2: Asian Pacific Americans: Local Lives, Global Ties / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Charles F. Hockett papers

Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet ((10 document boxes) plus 2 record storage boxes of sound recordings)
Culture:
Fijians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-2000
bulk 1940-1989
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of linguist Charles F. Hockett. Included are research materials consisting of field notes and notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, annotated copies of other scholars' work, a few drawings, photographs, and sound recordings.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains the professional papers of linguist Charles F. Hockett. Included are research materials consisting of field notes and notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, annotated copies of other scholars' work, a few drawings, photographs, and sound recordings.

The materials in this collection document Hockett's career as a structural linguist, and provides glimpses into his military service and his passion for music. Hockett's writings and notes, which comprise the majority of the materials in the collection, demonstrate his contributions to the field of linguistics.
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into 9 series: 1) Field Research, 1937-38, 1940; 2) Writings, 1940-2000; 3) Correspondence, 1945-2000; 4) Professional Activities, 1965-1970, 1989, 1993; 5) Teaching Files, 1993; 6) Biographical Files, 1934, 1942-1957-1965, 1974, 1984, 1988, 1999; 7) Notes and Drawings, 1964, 1970-1983, 1987-1988; 8) Photographs, 1944, 1960, 1978-1991, 1999; 9) Sound Recordings, 1952-1957, 1961, 1970-1976
Biographical Note:
Charles Francis Hockett was a linguist best known for his contribution to structural linguistics. Strongly influenced by the work of Leonard Bloomfield, he was "widely considered Bloomfield's chief disciple, and the most prominent explicator and elaborator of Bloomfield's works" (Gair 7). While he primarily focused on Algonquian languages, Hockett also studied Chinese, Fijian, and English.

Hockett was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 17, 1916 to Homer and Amy Hockett. He matriculated at Ohio State University in 1932 and graduated in 1936 with a BA and MA in ancient history. He then went on to study at Yale where he received his PhD in 1939. Afterward, he completed two years of postdoctoral study and had the opportunity to work with Leonard Bloomfield directly.

Drafted into the US Army in 1942, Hockett prepared language-training materials, language guides, and dictionaries for military personnel. He was eventually promoted to Captain and left the military in 1946 when he became a professor of linguistics at Cornell University. In 1957 he joined the Department of Anthropology. Hockett stayed at Cornell until 1982 when he retired to emeritus status. He later served as an adjunct professor of linguistics at Rice University.

He died on November 3, 2000.

Sources Consulted

James W. Gair, "Charles F. Hockett," in Biographical Memoirs volume 89. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2007.

Chronology

1916 -- Born January 17 in Columbus, Ohio

1932 -- Entered Ohio State University at 16

1936 -- Graduated summa cum laude with BA & MA in ancient history

1939 -- Summer of fieldwork in Kickapoo and autumn in Michoacán, Mexico Received PhD in Anthropology from Yale; dissertation based on fieldwork in Potawatomi

1940-1941 -- 2 years of postdoctoral study, including two quarters with Leonard Bloomfield at Chicago, followed by a stay at Michigan

1942 -- Drafted into US Army

1945 -- Dispatched to Tokyo as a first lieutenant to help train U.S. troops in Japanese

1946 -- Began university teaching career as an assistant professor of linguistics in the Division of Modern Languages at Cornell where he was in charge of Chinese and continued to run the Chinese program for 15 years Separated from the army with a terminal leave promotion to captain

1957 -- Become a member of Cornell's Department of Anthropology (later named the Goldwin Smith Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology)

1964 -- President of the Linguistic Society of America

1974 -- Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

1982 -- Retired from Cornell to emeritus status

1983 -- Festschrift written (Agard et al., 1983)

1986 -- Distinguished lecturer of the American Anthropological Association Visiting professor, later adjunct professor of linguistics at Rice University

2000 -- Died on November 3

Selected Bibliography

1939 -- Potawatomi Syntax. Language 15: 235-248.

1944 -- with Zhaoying Fang. Spoken Chinese: Basic Course. Military edition published (without authors' names) as a War Department Education Manual. Civilian Edition. New York: Holt.

1947 -- Peiping phonology. Journal of the American Oriental Society 67: 253-267.

1948 -- Implications of Bloomfield's Algonquian Studies. Language 24: 17-131.

1955 -- A Manual of Phonology. Baltimore: Waverley Press. How to Learn Martian. Astounding Science Fiction 55: 97-106.

1958 -- A Course in Modern Linguistics. New York: Macmillan.

1960 -- The Origin of Speech. Scientific American 203(3): 88-89.

1970 -- A Leonard Bloomfield Anthology. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

1973 -- Man's Place in Nature. New York: McGraw-Hill.

1987 -- Refurbishing our Foundations: Elementary Linguistics from an Advanced Point of View. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1997 -- Approaches to Syntax. Lingua 100: 151-170.
Related Collections:
National Anthropological Archives Manuscript 7402. Letters to Charles Hockett regarding Algonquian linguistics 1937-1938.

National Anthropological Archives Manuscript 2009-15. May Mayko Ebihara conducted this oral history interview with Hockett on August 25, 1981 as part of a larger oral history project with anthropologists.

For additional Hockett correspondence, see: C. F. Voegelin Papers, American Philosophical Society. Henry Lee Smith Papers, 1935-1972 (bulk 1956-1972), University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Charles Hockett's daughter, Rachel Hockett.
Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Kickapoo language  Search this
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2011-14
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