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Betty LaDuke collection

Creator:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Sponsor:
Heifer International  Search this
Extent:
2 electronic_discs_dvd
4 Boxes (Printed Material (non-photographic))
11 Posters ((Oversize))
24 Prints (visual works)
2488 Negatives (photographic) (color , 35 mm)
3,194 Photographs (color , 20 x 24 inches or smaller)
Culture:
Ethiopians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic_discs_dvd
Posters
Prints (visual works)
Negatives (photographic)
Photographs
Color photographs
Portraits
Textiles
Drawings
Color negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Africa
Lalibela (Ethiopia)
Eritrea
Nāq̄fā (Eritrea)
Asmara (Ethiopia)
Ethiopia
Mits'iwa (Eritrea)
Date:
circa 1981-2018
Summary:
The collection dates from circa 1981 to 2018 and consists of photographic prints, negatives, posters, art prints, DVDs and printed and manuscript materials. Photographs depict architecture, agricultural work, beadwork, weaving, village scenes, artists, artists at work, artworks, markets, celebrations, scenic views, animals, churches and mosques. Most depict Kunama or Saho peoples, particularly women and children. LaDuke also regularly photographed war zones during the Border War, especially those in Nakfa and Gelebe, portraying Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. Locations include villages in Ethiopia and Eritrea, particularly Senafe, Nakfa and Massawa, as well as Border War zones various battlefields and camps for internally displaced persons.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 3,194 color photographs (20 x 24 inches or smaller), 2,488 color 35 mm negatives, a copy of a sketchbook, 11 posters, 24 art prints, biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, and 3 DVDs, created by Betty LaDuke in circa 1981-2018.

The majority of the photographs were taken in Eritrea, including in Agordat, Asmara, Barentu, Emebet, Geleba, Keren, Massawa, Mendefera, Nakfa, Senafe and Serona, though some were taken in Ethiopia, especially in Lalibela. Images depict architecture, agricultural work, beadwork, weaving, village scenes, artists, artists at work, artworks, markets, celebrations, scenic views, animals, churches and mosques. Most of the photos depict Kunama or Saho peoples, particularly women and children. LaDuke also regularly photographed war zones during the Border War, especially those in Nakfa and Gelebe, portraying Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, Red Cross workers, World Food Program supply tents and the Tacoumbia Food Distribution Center. Other notable subjects include the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW), artwork in the Saint George Gallery and children at Dekemhare School.

LaDuke frequently documented art workshops that she attended, artwork and exhibits. Many of her photos depict artwork by Berhane Adonais, Michael Adonais, Mussie Asgodam, Haile Berthe, Danny Dafla, Isak Fasil, Josief Idris, Terhas Iyassu, Elsa Yacob, Abraham Mogos, Kiros Adebe, Tzeghereda Yohannes, Teamrat Ghidei, Afewerki Asmeron, Demoz Russom and Jacob Abraha, as well as the artists themselves at work, socializing or posing by their finished artwork. Additionally, the collection includes four pen and ink drawings by the artists Afewerki Haile, Yoseirf G. Idris and Fessahaie Zemicael, and a number of art prints by LaDuke.

A copy of LaDuke's sketchbook depicts scenes in Asmara and surrounding areas, Tekul, Aidkeh, Keren, Barantu, Tocumbia, Mendefera, Senafe and Massawa. LaDuke sketched village, market and street scenes, celebrations, churchgoers at a Coptic Church, animals, Saho basketmakers, Kunama peoples, St. George's Restaurant and grain mill workers, among other subjects.

Biographical Materials include artist statements and biographical notes, a letter announcing LaDuke as winner of the Vida Scudder Award, a blank registration form for the Northern National Art Competition, for which LaDuke served as judge, a letter to LaDuke from Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan, exhibit schedules and a resume.

The printed material in the collection includes clippings of publications in which LaDuke's artwork is featured, such as Sojourners, Ashland Magazine, School Arts Magazine and Calyx, promotional materials and a holiday notecard produced by Heifer International, announcements and posters. Exhibition files for LaDuke's shows include clippings, announcements, catalogs, photos, correspondence and a CD-ROM of her photos. Additionally, there are a substantial number of exhibit reviews published in such magazines and newspapers as The Oregonian, The Christian Science Monitor and the Durango Herald.

Finally, the collection contains three DVDs entitled Africa Between Myth and Reality (circa 2000), Betty LaDuke: Art Reflection Life (2006), and With Love from Eritrea (2018)which document LaDuke's artistic process and artwork.
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into 10 series:

Series 1: Photographic Prints, 1994-2002 (3,031 prints; Binders 1-7)

Series 2: Sketchbook (Copy), circa 1998 (1 Book; Binder 8)

Series 3: Color Photographic Prints, 1986-2003 (135 items; Boxes 9-10)

Series 4: Exhibition-Related Prints, Photographs and Posters, circa 1992-circa 2002 (21 items; Box 11)

Series 5: Art Prints and Matted Color Photographic Prints by LaDuke, 2001, 2008, undated (38 items; Boxes 12-13)

Series 6: Biographical Materials, circa 1999-circa 2009 (6 folders; Box 15)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1996-2008 (32 folders, Boxes 15-16)

Series 8: A/V Material, circa 2000-2018 (3 DVDs, Box 17)

Series 9: Art Prints and Poster by Other Artists, 1994, undated (5 items; Box 18)

Series 10: Negatives, 1994-2002 (2,488 items)
Biographical/Historical note:
Artist, writer, professor and multicultural women's art advocate Betty LaDuke (b. 1933) was born in the Bronx to Russian and Polish immigrant parents. She attended California State University in Los Angeles and the Otis College of Art and Design. After three years of teaching junior high art in East Los Angeles, LaDuke moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1964 to accept a position in the art department at Southern Oregon University, where she would teach for over 30 years. Beginning in 1972, she began to undertake annual research journeys to Asia, Latin America, Oceania and Africa, where she found inspiration for the paintings and prints that would make up her circulating exhibits. Upon her retirement from teaching in 1996, LaDuke began to travel to project sites of Heifer International, a humanitarian organization concerned with world hunger and environmental sustainability. These experiences inspired a new phase of her work, including a return to mural painting. LaDuke has published several books on women's art and has been the subject of a book by Gloria Feman Orenstein, entitled Multi-Cultural Celebrations: the Paintings of Betty LaDuke 1972-1992.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. The negatives are located in cold storage. All negatives have been digitized and are available online.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Weddings  Search this
Schools  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Internally displaced persons  Search this
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Refugee camps  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Weaving -- Ethiopia  Search this
Markets  Search this
Artists -- Ethiopia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color photographs
Photographs
Portraits
Textiles
Drawings
Posters
Color negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Betty LaDuke collection, EEPA 2007-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2007-003
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2007-003

Heifer International Card

Collection Creator:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. The negatives are located in cold storage. All negatives have been digitized and are available online.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty LaDuke collection, EEPA 2007-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty LaDuke collection / Series 7: Printed Material / 7.1: Featuring LaDuke's Art
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2007-003-ref1018

Gelder, Austin, "Speaking Without Words: Stories in a Sketchbook", World Ark

Collection Creator:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July/August 2007
Scope and Contents:
A Heifer International publication
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. The negatives are located in cold storage. All negatives have been digitized and are available online.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty LaDuke collection, EEPA 2007-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty LaDuke collection / Series 7: Printed Material / 7.3: Exhibition Reviews / Reviews, 2001-2007
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2007-003-ref297

Heifer International Holiday Card

Collection Creator:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. The negatives are located in cold storage. All negatives have been digitized and are available online.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty LaDuke collection, EEPA 2007-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty LaDuke collection / Series 7: Printed Material / 7.1: Featuring LaDuke's Art / Heifer International Card
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2007-003-ref327

Heifers, Hope & Happiness: An Inspirational Touring Art Exhibit Mailer

Collection Creator:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Produced by Heifer International, Little Rock, AR
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. The negatives are located in cold storage. All negatives have been digitized and are available online.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty LaDuke collection, EEPA 2007-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty LaDuke collection / Series 7: Printed Material / 7.1: Featuring LaDuke's Art / Promotional Materials
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2007-003-ref333

[Correspondence 1991]

Collection Creator:
Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1991
Collection Restrictions:
Access to student records (consisting of graded materials and student recommendation letters), grant proposals sent to Harris for review by grant agencies, and part of his faculty recruitment files are restricted until 2081. Series 10. Computer Files are also restricted due to preservation concerns.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Marvin Harris papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Marvin Harris papers
Marvin Harris papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2009-27-ref1708

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Extent:
32 Folders (Boxes 15-16)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996-2008
Scope and Contents:
This series largely includes clippings of publications in which LaDuke's artwork is featured, such as The Other Side, The Witness, Sojourners Magazine, Jefferson Monthly, Steps Along the Way, Ashland Magazine, School Arts Magazine and Calyx. There is also a holiday notecard produced by Heifer International and promotional materials for videos, slides and books by LaDuke. Exhibition files for thirteen of LaDuke's shows include PR materials, write-ups, announcements, catalogs, photos, correspondence and a CD-ROM. Finally, there are clippings (1992-2007) of exhibition reviews published in such magazines and newspapers as The Oregonian, The Christian Science Monitor and the Durango Herald.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged in chronological order within 3 subseries:

Subseries 7.1: Featuring LaDuke's Art, 1996-2008, undated (10 folders; Box 15)

Subseries 7.2: Exhibition Files, circa 1993-circa 2008 (14 folders; Box 15)

Subseries 7.3: Exhibition Reviews, 1992-2007 (2 folders; Box 16)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. The negatives are located in cold storage. All negatives have been digitized and are available online.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty LaDuke collection, EEPA 2007-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2007-003, Series 7
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Betty LaDuke collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2007-003-ref15

"Heifer International: Rwanda/ Uganda Study Tour" Poster

Collection Creator:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
EEPA 2007-003-2627
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. The negatives are located in cold storage. All negatives have been digitized and are available online.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty LaDuke collection, EEPA 2007-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty LaDuke collection
Betty LaDuke collection / Series 4: Exhibition-Related Prints, Photographs and Posters / Promotional Posters
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2007-003-ref214

"Dreaming Cows Mural Project," Print Produced for Heifer International

Collection Creator:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2008
Scope and Contents:
EEPA 2007-003-2660
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. The negatives are located in cold storage. All negatives have been digitized and are available online.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Betty LaDuke collection, EEPA 2007-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty LaDuke collection
Betty LaDuke collection / Series 5: Art Prints and Matted Color Photographic Prints by LaDuke / 5.1: Art Prints / Unsigned Art Prints
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-2007-003-ref799

Human centered design : toolkit

Title:
HCD toolkit
HCD
Author:
IDEO (Firm)  Search this
International Development Enterprises  Search this
Heifer International  Search this
International Center for Research on Women  Search this
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
149 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Place:
Developing countries
Date:
2009
[2009]
Topic:
Human engineering  Search this
Design--Social aspects  Search this
Economic assistance  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101889

The promise. Beatrice / Heifer Project International ; Dick Young Productions, LTD

Producer:
Young, Dick  Search this
Peterson, Tom  Search this
Writer:
Wilkinson, Stephan  Search this
Author:
Heifer International  Search this
Production company:
Dick Young Productions  Search this
Subject:
Biira, Beatrice Childhood and youth  Search this
Heifer International  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (approximately 5 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in
Type:
Video recordings
Promotional films
Place:
Developing countries
Uganda
Date:
2004
Topic:
Agricultural assistance  Search this
Humanitarian assistance  Search this
Agricultural development projects  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
video 001626
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839163

Arkansas - Landmarks and Points of Interest

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 08 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_5f78e249b311286eee668ddf4fb3e1ce

Betty LaDuke [videorecording] : art reflecting life

Title:
Art reflecting life
Author:
Swanberg, Sara  Search this
Walker, Amoris  Search this
Salem Art Association (Salem, Or.)  Search this
Subject:
LaDuke, Betty  Search this
Heifer International  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (ca. 65 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
Oregon
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Call number:
ND237.L22 B47 2006
video 000802
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829961

Green architecture now = Grüne Architektur heute! = L'architecture verte d'aujourd'hui! / Philip Jodidio

Title:
Grüne Architektur heute!
Architecture verte d'aujourd'hui!
Author:
Jodidio, Philip  Search this
Physical description:
416 p. : col. ill., col. plans, ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Sustainable architecture  Search this
Sustainable buildings--Design and construction  Search this
Green products  Search this
Green technology  Search this
Architecture--Environmental aspects  Search this
Call number:
NA2542.36 .J63 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_944970

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