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MS 4451-b Description of a Trip to the Tule Villages of the San Blas Coast

Creator:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
October, 1931
Scope and Contents:
Copy of diary. Also a note by Stirling concerning material in Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript files 4451-a and 4451-b, 2 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4451-b
Topic:
Diaries -- Stirling, Matthew Williams  Search this
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4451-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4451B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4451b

Carol F. Jopling photographs of Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi peoples of Panama

Creator:
Jopling, Carol F.  Search this
Extent:
74 Prints (circa, silver gelatin (including some mounted for exhibition))
442 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
326 Contact prints (326 contact prints (on proof sheets))
Culture:
Ngäbe (Guaymi)  Search this
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Choco Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Contact prints
Photographs
Place:
Panama Canal (Panama)
Panama
Date:
1981-1984
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Carol F. Jopling documenting the Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi peoples of Panama, as well as the Panama Canal and scenery. Jopling's photographs depict Choco and Kuna dwellings (including their construction), Choco people waiting to receive vaccinations from Navy personnel, agriculture (including coconut harvesting), boats in the Panama Canal, and city buildings. Photographs and textual materials used for an exhibit in 1998 at the American Institute of Architects Baltimore Gallery, entitled "Contrasting Vernacular Architecture: Kuna and Choco Houses of Panama," are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Carol Farrington Jopling (ca. 1917-2000) was a librarian and anthropologist. As a librarian, she mostly worked for government agencies, including the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology in 1961 and 1962. In 1973, she received her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Massachusettes, writing her disseration on the "Women Weavers of Yalalag; Their Art and Its Process." After spending four years as a research associate at Harvard's Peabody Museum, she became chief librarian of the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute in Panama (1981-1984). There, she developed a focus on the anthropological study of architecture, publishing a book on the "Art and Aesthetics in Primitive Societies" in 1971.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-37
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the papers of Carol F. Jopling.
Jopling also donated artifacts to the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 368048.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-37, Carol F. Jopling photographs of Kuna, Choco, and Guaymi peoples of Panama, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-37
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-37

MS 1745 Photostat copy of vocabulary of San Blas Indians

Collector:
Creighton, J. M., Ensign, U.S.N.  Search this
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
April 5, 1917
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1745
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1745, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1745
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1745

MS 4111 Brief Cuna vocabularies

Collector:
Tewkesbury, Richard  Search this
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1940 ?
Scope and Contents:
From the Cuna as follows: at Icandi and Pintupu on the Bayano River, 1 page. (17 words, 1 sentence); at Piria on the Bayano River, 1 page. 12 words, and from headwaters of the Chucunaque River, same page 2 words; in locality of Bayano River, 7 geographic names, 1 page, also name of chief of Naragandi.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4111
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4111, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4111
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4111

MS 1158 Vocabulary of the Language of the Indians of San Blas and Caledonia Bay, Isthmus of Darien

Creator:
Lull, Edward Phelps, 1836-1887  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
May 9, 1873
Scope and Contents:
From Transactions of the American Philological Society, 1873
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1158
Local Note:
A printed pamphlet.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1158, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1158
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1158

June Alice Spencer photograph collection

Creator:
Spencer, June Alice  Search this
Extent:
42 Photographic prints
Culture:
Kuna (Cuna)  Search this
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Panama  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Date:
1996-1997
Summary:
This collection consists of forty-two 3.5 x 5" color photographic prints of the Guna peoples of Ukupseni (formerly Playón Chico), one of the islands in the Guna Yala Indigenous Territory (formerly San Blas), Panama. The photographs were taken by June Alice Spencer during visits in 1996-1997, and depict Guna people in their daily lives.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of forty-two 3.5 x 5" color photographic prints of the Guna peoples of Ukupseni (formerly Playón Chico), one of the islands in the Guna Yala Indigenous Territory (formerly San Blas), Panama. The photographs were taken by June Alice Spencer during visits in 1996-1997, and depict Guna people in their daily lives. Notable images include villagers fishing, repairing a building's roof, harvesting a sea turtle, as well as images of the market, village buildings, molas, a young child with albinism, a young girl having her nose pierced, children at play, and the nearby airport landing strip.
Arrangement:
The materials in this collection are organized into folders.
Biographical / Historical:
June Alice Spencer is a retired Assistant Professor from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. She took the photographs in this collection while visiting Ukupseni (formerly Playón Chico), Panama, in 1996-1997.
Separated Materials:
Three Guna molas, made on the island of Ukupseni (formerly Playón Chico), were also donated to the NMAI by June Alice Spencer in 2016. These three molas were assigned object numbers: 26/9694, 26/9695, and 26/9696.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by June Alice Spencer in 2016.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); June Alice Spencer photograph collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.112
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-112

MS 3090 Music and customs of the Tule Indians of Panama

Creator:
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1924
Scope and Contents:
Material comprises 56 typed pages manuscript, transcriptions of 2 songs and descriptive analyses of 2 songs. The title page of a manuscript "Songs and Instrumental Music of the Tule Indians of Panama," is filed herein. 56 pages text, 9 pages descriptive analyses, and 11 pages transcriptions, once filed under catalog number 3090, are no longer present. Possibly this manuscript was published in Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 77, Number 11, "Study of Tule Music", 1926.)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3090
Local Note:
The following have been returned to Harrington Collection, ELM, 3/78. Another copy of "Music and Customs of the Tule Indians of Panama," found in J. P. Harrington storeroom, 4/65. "Songs and Instrumental Music of the Tule Indians of Panama." 22 page manuscript, 5 pages in the hand of J. P. Harrington, found in J. P. Harrington storeroom, 4/65.
Topic:
Cuna Indians  Search this
Music  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3090, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3090
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3090

MS 7490 Material concerning the San Blas Indians

Creator:
Randolph, Ruth Morrison  Search this
Extent:
40 Items (photographs + 2 letters )
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1920s
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Randolph became the principal of a school at Gatun, Canal Zone, in 1923 and 1924 after obtaining her master's degree in education from Washington State Normal School.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 7490, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7490
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7490

MS 4425 A Report on the Customs of the San Blas Indians

Creator:
Whitaker, C. H.  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages
62 Photographs
1 Map
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Photographs
Maps
Date:
1954
Scope and Contents:
Includes 62 photographs, and 1 map; and 1 exhibit: a printed Cuna primer, Tule Kaya Sunmakket Wilup Kan," by Alcibiades Iglesias, 1951.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4425
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4425, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4425
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4425

MS 4440 Results of Preliminary Survey of the Archeology and Ethnology of the Atrato Valley of Colombia, South America

Creator:
Verrill, John, 1904-1933  Search this
Extent:
27 Pages
5 Maps
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Choco  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes: "Cuna Glossary," 8 pages; "[Choco] Glossary [and ethnographic notes]," 11 pages; "Snapshots [captions and background information]," 8 pages; 57 snapshots of Cuna and Choco Indians. Notes on John Verrill, recorded by C. Evans from telephone conversation with M. W. Stirling, 2/62. 1 page typed. (Added 2/62)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4440
Topic:
Archeology -- Colombia  Search this
Colombia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4440, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4440
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4440

Photographic portraits and views

Photographer:
Hilu, Sam  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (35 mm color transparencies )
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1966
Scope and Contents:
Relate to Cuna Indians, Island of Carti, Panama, 1966.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4958
Local Note:
Filed: slides.
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Manuscript 4958, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4958
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4958

MS 4451-a Manuscripts relating to the Cuna and/or Tule

Creator:
Cleveland, A.G.  Search this
Extent:
244 Pages
Culture:
Tule  Search this
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Pictographs
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes: "The San Blas Coast," 77 pages, handwritten; and typed transcript, with carbon copy, 82 pages each. Original examples of Tule picture writing, (only A and F found, others missing, 5/13/76), collected and partially interpreted by A.G. Cleveland. 30 pages in 12 in x 5 in black notebook. Typescript of the interpretations, with carbon copy, 8 pages each. (For negatives of the picture writing samples, see S.I. Negative Numbers 49,394-A-N). Picture writing, 33 pages, in 9 in x 7 in notebook. "Dictionary and interpretation of the San Blas Indian Language, as interpreted by A.G. Cleveland," 91 pages, handwritten, in 12 in x 5 in black notebook. Two manuscript maps of the San Blas coast, drawn by A.G. Cleveland.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4451-a
Other Title:
The San Blas Coast
Dictionary and interpretation of the San Blas Indian Language, as interpreted by A.G. Cleveland
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pictographs -- Tule
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4451-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4451A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4451a

MS 4746 The San Blas Indians of Darien

Creator:
Oliver, Frederick L. (Frederick Lansing), 1879-  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages
4 Photographs
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Photographs
Date:
1916
Biographical / Historical:
His appended note and personal communication indicates that Captain Oliver drafted the manuscript in 1916, basing it on his experience while serving in the U. S. S. Bancroft in 1902-03; the photographs were collected sometime between 1902 and 1916.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4746

OPPS NEG 55,584-587
Local Note:
Photographs copied as Negative Numbers 55,584-587.
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4746, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4746
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4746

MS 7529 Letter to her family

Creator:
Randolph, Ruth Morrison  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages
6 Items (photographic prints )
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
December 5, 1923
Scope and Contents:
The letter describes a trip by boat up the Sambu River, Panama, and meetings with "Chokoki" Indians. The photographs show Indians, boats, and houses.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7529
Topic:
Boats -- Cuna  Search this
Dwellings -- Cuna  Search this
Panama -- Sambu River  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7529, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7529
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7529

MS 4550 Manuscripts relating to the Marsh Darien Expedition

Creator:
Marsh, Richard O. (Richard Oglesby), 1883-1953  Search this
Names:
Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924  Search this
Davis, Watson, 1896-1967  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages
7 Photographs
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Photographs
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents:
Contents as follows: "The White Indians or the Primitive White People of Southeastern Panama." Brockport, New York, October, 1923. 35 pages, typed, 7 photographs. "The Marsh Darien Expedition of 1924." 18 pages, handwritten, signed by R.O. Marsh. "The Discovery of the White Indians of Panama, as told by R.O. Marsh, their discoverer, to Watson Davis." Special newspaper feature, produced by Science Service, Inc., Washington, D.C. Copyright 1924 by Science Service. 22 pages, mimeo.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4550
Other Title:
The White Indians or the Primitive White People of Southeastern Panama
The Marsh Darien Expedition of 1924
The Discovery of the White Indians of Panama, as told by R. O. Marsh, their discoverer, to Watson Davis
Topic:
Panama  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 4550, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4550
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4550

Baby's shirt

Culture/People:
Chucunaque Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Collector:
Frederick A. Mitchell-Hedges (F. A. Mitchell-Hedges), Non-Indian, 1882-1959  Search this
Lady Lilian Mabel Alice Richmond Brown (Lilian Mabel Alice Roussel), Non-Indian, 1885-1946  Search this
Donor:
Frederick A. Mitchell-Hedges (F. A. Mitchell-Hedges), Non-Indian, 1882-1959  Search this
Lady Lilian Mabel Alice Richmond Brown (Lilian Mabel Alice Roussel), Non-Indian, 1885-1946  Search this
Object Name:
Baby's shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, thread, mother-of-pearl buttons
Techniques:
Sewn, reverse appliquéd, embroidered
Dimensions:
42.40 x 32.40 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Río Chucunaque; Emberá-Wounaan Indigenous Territory, Darién Province, Guna de Waragandí Indigenous Territory; Panama (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1920
Catalog Number:
16/6497
Barcode:
166497.000
See related items:
Chucunaque Guna (Kuna)
Clothing/Garments
On View:
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, As We Grow: Traditions, Toys, & Games
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67edcea03-2278-46b9-8cce-38ae4fac0ae5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_178338
Online Media:

Man's headdress

Culture/People:
Guna [Guna Yala]  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Man's headdress
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber, feather/feathers, cotton cord/cordage, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Twill-plaited, coiled, wrapped, tied
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Río Navagandí and Río Ticantiquí (Tigantiquí); Mulatupo Municipality; Guna Yala Indigenous Territory (San Blas); Panama
Date created:
circa 1910
Catalog Number:
12/9170
Barcode:
129170.000
See related items:
Guna [Guna Yala]
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b68ceba6-cccf-4ab5-bbbb-3b1c95880ad5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_138883
Online Media:

Airplane model

Culture/People:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Collector:
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954  Search this
Object Name:
Airplane model
Media/Materials:
Wood, cotton twine/string
Techniques:
Carved, drilled, pegged, strung
Dimensions:
85.00 x 46.00 cm
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling
Place:
Río Sangandí (Samgandí) and Río Tubugandí; Guna de Madugandí Indigenous Territory; Panama
Date created:
circa 1920
Catalog Number:
12/8753
Barcode:
128753.000
See related items:
Guna (Kuna)
Games, Toys, Gambling
On View:
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, As We Grow: Traditions, Toys, & Games
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6666f4743-0b39-4354-8f48-742c049c2659
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_138502
Online Media:

Monkey figure

Culture/People:
Guna [Guna Yala]  Search this
Collector:
David B. Stout, Non-Indian, 1913-1968  Search this
Previous owner:
David B. Stout, Non-Indian, 1913-1968  Search this
Seller:
David B. Stout, Non-Indian, 1913-1968  Search this
Object Name:
Monkey figure
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
24.00 x 16.00 x 49.50 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Ailigandí; Ailigandí Municipality; Guna Yala Indigenous Territory (San Blas); Panama
Archipelago:
Archipiélago de San Blas (San Blas Islands)
Island Name:
Isla Ailigandí
Date created:
1935-1940
Catalog Number:
20/4440
Barcode:
204440.000
See related items:
Guna [Guna Yala]
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
On View:
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, As We Grow: Traditions, Toys, & Games
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6de33e7be-8938-43f1-a917-8a919f270cf8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_218427

Gilbert S. Tower photographs of Cuna people of the San Blas Islands

Creator:
Tower, Gilbert S.  Search this
Extent:
16 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Guna (Kuna)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
San Blas Islands (Panama)
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting villages and people of the San Blas Islands made or collected by Gilbert Tower during his work in Panama. The prints are mounted on unbound pages, probably from an album.
Biographical/Historical note:
Gilbert S. Tower was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and engineer for the Panama Canal. He visited the San Blas Islands on a one-day excursion, which was sponsored by the Panamanian government, while working on the canal in 1921.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2011-37
Location of Other Archival Materials:
National Museum of Natural History Department of Anthropology Collections holds Cuna artifacts collected by Gilbert Tower (accession 327937).
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2011-37, Gilbert S. Tower photographs of Cuna people of the San Blas Islands, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2011-37
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2011-37

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