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Isabel T. Kelly collection of photographs of Totonac people and archeological sites in Mexico

Photographer:
Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), 1906-  Search this
Done, Otto  Search this
Guzman, Elena  Search this
Harris, Bertha  Search this
Mcdonald, John  Search this
Smisor, George T.  Search this
Collector:
Kelly, Isabel T. (Isabel Truesdell), 1906-  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Institute of Social Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
75 Mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Piaroa  Search this
Negritos  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Tajín Site (Mexico)
Mexico -- Antiquities
Tajín (Mexico)
Papantla de Olarte (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1947-1948
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Isabel T. Kelly in Tajin, Papantla, and elsewhere in Mexico. There are images of dances and dancers (including Volador "Flying" dance, Guagua, and Negrito dances), Totonac people, a Totonac wedding, and pyramids and relief sculpture at El Tajin Site. The photographs are enlarged prints, mounted and signed, that were made for an exhibit. In part, the images relate to work of the Institute of Social Anthropology and include photographs made by Isabel T. Kelly, George T. Smisor, Done Otto, Elena Guzman, Bertha B. Harris, and John McDonald; in some cases, multiple photographers documented the same event. Also included is a watercolor drawing "Palo de Voladores" and a school workbook "Silabario Metódico de San Miguel."
Biographical Note:
Isabel Truesdell Kelly (1906-1983) was an archeologist and social anthropologist who specialized in Mexican cultures and prehistory. Born in Santa Cruz, California, she developed a long-standing scholarly interest in anthropology while an undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB). She earned her BA (1926), MA (1927), and PhD (1932) in anthropology at UCB. From 1932-1934, Kelly conducted fieldwork with the Southern Paiute as a National Research Fellow in the Biological Sciences. She then went to Mexico as a research associate under the direction of Carl Sauer and Alfred Kroeber; while there, she directed archeological investigations in Culiacan, Sinaloa. In 1936, she returned to UCB as Carl Sauer's teaching assistant and then conducted research with the Gila Pueblo Archeological Foundation in 1937. With minimal funding from UCB's Anthropology Department, Kelly returned to Mexico for archeological reconnaisance in 1939. She gained Mexican residency in 1940, finally settling in Tepepan. In 1946, Kelly became Ethnologist-in-Charge of the Smithsonian's Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA) Mexico City office; she taught and conducted research among the Totonac Indians in Veracruz and conducted health care research in El Salvador and Mexico. From 1952-1960, Kelly worked with the Institute of Inter-American Affairs (forerunner to the Agency for International Development), studying in Mexico, Bolivia, and Pakistan. In 1960, she returned to research in Mexico with the sponsorship of the Rockefeller Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, and National Geographic Society.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-32
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Totonac artifacts collected by Kelly held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 365366.
The National Anthropological Archives holds Institute of Social Anthropology photographs (Photo Lot 4623) and the ISA records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Flying dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-32, Isabel T. Kelly collection of photographs of Totonac people and archeological sites in Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-32
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw327a0bc83-3b40-4480-9dac-8a3911f72144
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-32

Selections from People's Artiists

Performer:
Peoples Artists, Inc.  Search this
Bibb, Leon (Charles Leon)  Search this
Producer:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 10 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Contents:
Blue tailed fly--Dance me a jig--Shenandoah--Darlin'--Fight my captain and land in jail
Track Information:
101 Blue Tailed Fly, The (Jimmie Crack Corn) / Peoples Artists, Inc.. Guitar.

103 Shenandoah / Peoples Artists, Inc.. Guitar.

105 Fight My Captain and Land in Jail / Peoples Artists, Inc.. Guitar.

102 Dance Me a Jig / Peoples Artists, Inc., Leon Bibb. Guitar. English language.

104 Darlin' / Peoples Artists, Inc.. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-10RR-3178
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States, June 17, 1955.
General:
CDR copy--REEL 1/5;LABELLED REEL 2;NOTES IN BOX;
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-10RR-3178
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f2e3c858-fafd-45c0-a40d-4d259f0a7d6a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref21390

Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis  Search this
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1962 - 1994
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-40b6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218385
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.021, [Charles Francis Hall Journal]

Author:
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Collection Creator:
Field, Cyrus  Search this
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Franklin, John, 1786-1847  Search this
Royal Geographic Society.  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5.4" x 8.3".)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
1861 August-1861 October
Local Numbers:
AC0702-0000008
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 19th century
Collection Citation:
Charles Francis Hall Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Charles Francis Hall Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81b6a2433-1d95-4060-abf8-e92c785232db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0702-ref27
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Institute of Social Anthropology photograph collection relating to Latin America

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Institute of Social Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
8 Color prints
39 Prints (silver gelatin)
7 Posters (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Guambiano (Guambia)  Search this
Brazilians  Search this
Colombians  Search this
Peruvians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color prints
Prints
Posters
Photographs
Place:
Peru
Brazil
Mexico
Colombia
Date:
circa 1945-1950
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made as part of the work of the Institute of Social Anthropology (ISA), some of which have been mounted on posters for a Smithsonian Institution Regents Exhibit. The photographs document people, the built and natural environments, agricultural work, and events (including dances and a Catholic procession) in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru. Some photographs also depict ISA staff, teachers, and students. The collection includes images by A. Guillen M. and ISA staff.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Institute of Social Anthropology was established under the directorship of Julian H. Steward on September 8, 1943, as an autonomous unit of the Bureau of American Ethnology. The Institute had two basic purposes: training of personnel and local students in anthropology, and acquisition of scientific information regarding Latin American rural populations. At its outset, the ISA staff consisted of eight social scientists in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4623
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Institute of Social Anthropology records, 1941-1952.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Flying dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4623, Institute of Social Anthropology photograph collection relating to Latin America, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4623
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3931d1d8a-bb61-4e1e-9c42-06f56b1f0ceb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4623

La danza de los voladores : origen y simbolismo / Leonardo Zaleta

Author:
Zaleta, Leonardo  Search this
Physical description:
62 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Veracruz-Llave (State)
Tajín Site (Mexico)
Veracruz-Llave (Mexico : State)
Date:
1992
Topic:
Totonac Indians--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Religion  Search this
Flying dance  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1014976

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