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FE 4244 - The Pipil Indians of El Salvador

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 4000 - 8, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
2 slicks, liner notes mechanicals.

Cover Design: Ronald Clyne
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 2: Folkways Production / 2.2: Album Cover Mechanicals
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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5321724fe-caec-4c06-9f8f-b797b22e6caf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref11597

FE 4244 The Pipil Indians of El Salvador, recorded by David Blair Stiffler

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents note:
Record labels, correspondence, label copy, proofs, liner notes (final), contract copy
Liner note proofs rehoused to OS04-08
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at rinzlerarchives@si.edu or (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, File Asch_02_015_037
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 2: Folkways Production / 2.1: Production Files
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk533340d0a-1dd8-48a7-ba3a-9a8c9bfd5921
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref5537

Chris Gjording papers

Creator:
Gjording, Chris N., 1943-1993  Search this
Names:
Jesuits  Search this
Extent:
6.34 Linear feet (15 document boxes, 1 cassette tape, and 37 computer disks)
Culture:
Ngäbe (Guaymi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Panama
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua.
Peru
Venezuela
Date:
1966-1991
bulk 1977-1991
Summary:
The papers of Chris Gjording primarily document his research and activities in Central America, particularly his research on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project in Chiriquí, Panama. Materials pertaining to Panama include Gjording's field notes (portions of which are missing due to severe insect infestation); photographs; reference materials he collected; and his writings, which include his articles, dissertation, and drafts of his dissertation revised for publication. In addition to his work in Panama are his field notes and photographs from his research on campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Gjording also kept subject files on Latin American countries, focusing on the poor and oppressed and the social and political climate. His writings on those subjects are present in the collection and include a draft of his unpublished paper on peasant uprising in El Salvador and issues of Informacciónes, the Spanish-language newsletter that Gjording published and wrote articles for in Honduras. The collection also contains correspondence and notes relating to his visits to the Guatemalan Indian refugee camps in Los Lirios and Maya Balam in Quintana Roo in Mexico. In addition, the collection contains some of his correspondence with his mentor Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest and anthropologist, whom he refers to as "RF" in his notes. The collection also contains computer disks with chapters in Spanish from Falla's book on Ixcán, possibly Masacres de la selva: Ixcán, Guatemala, 1975-1982 (1992).
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chris Gjording primarily document his research and activities in Central America, particularly his research on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project in Chiriquí, Panama. Materials pertaining to Panama include Gjording's field notes (portions of which are missing due to severe insect infestation); photographs; reference materials he collected; and his writings, which include his articles, dissertation, and drafts of his dissertation revised for publication. In addition to his work in Panama are his field notes and photographs from his research on campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador. Gjording also kept subject files on Latin American countries, focusing on the poor and oppressed and the social and political climate. His writings on those subjects are present in the collection and include a draft of his unpublished paper on peasant uprising in El Salvador and issues of Informacciónes, the Spanish-language newsletter that Gjording published and wrote articles for in Honduras. The collection also contains correspondence and notes relating to his visits to the Guatemalan Indian refugee camps in Los Lirios and Maya Balam in Quintana Roo in Mexico. In addition, the collection contains some of his correspondence with his mentor Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest and anthropologist, whom he refers to as "RF" in his notes. The collection also contains computer disks with chapters in Spanish from Falla's book on Ixcán, possibly Masacres de la selva: Ixcán, Guatemala, 1975-1982 (1992).

Additional materials in the collection are copies of Gjording's curriculum vitae; his student papers; and his college and graduate school diplomas. In addition, the collection contains a letter approving Gjording's advancement to the diaconate and priesthood and his decree of dismissal from the Society of Jesus in 1991.

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.
Arrangement:
Arranged into 7 series: (1) Correspondence, 1985-91; (2) Panama, 1977-91; (3) Latin America, 1977-90; (4) Journals, 1977-1982, 1988-1989; (5) Personal Files, 1966-1991; (6) Photographs, 1976-89; (7) Computer Disks
Biographical Note:
Chris Gjording was an anthropologist and Jesuit priest, best known for his research on the Guaymí people of Panama and how they were affected by a transnational copper mining project on their land.

Gjording was born on January 12, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. In 1960 he entered a Jesuit seminary in Sheridan, Oregon and obtained his A.B. in philosophy from Spring Hill College in 1966. After earning his M.A. in philosophy from Tulane University (1967) and his M.Div. in theology from the Toronto School of Theology (1973), he was ordained as a Jesuit priest in Spokane, Washington. He taught philosophy and liberation theology at Gonzaga University (1973-75) before continuing his education at the New School for Social Research, where he received his M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1985) in social and cultural anthropology.

As both a priest and anthropologist, he felt that "field research essentially involves interpersonal relationships; and [he had] no category for engaging in such relationships with nothing in view as a potential benefit for the other." (Gjording's journal, January 11, 1978) Influenced by liberation theology, Gjording consequently focused his research on the rural poor of Central America during a period of social and political turmoil.

As a graduate student in 1977, Gjording spent the summer conducting ethnographic fieldwork among campesino communities in Chinacá, Guatemala and in Chirilagua, San Miguel, El Salvador. He returned to Central America the following year to work in Chiriquí, Panama with Centro de Estudios y Acción Social (CEASPA), a Jesuit-sponsored organization, as the anthropologist on an interdisciplinary team studying the Cerro Colorado copper mining project and its impact on Panama. Gjording's research focused on the Guaymí people, who lived on the land where the mining project was to occur. His research became the subject of his dissertation, "The Cerro Colorado Copper Project: Panama, Multinational Corporations and the Guaymi Indians." A revised version of the dissertation was published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in 1991 as Conditions Not of Their Choosing: The Guaymí Indians and Mining Multinationals in Panama.

Gjording left Panama in 1982 but returned to Central America after completing his dissertation in 1985 to serve as codirector of Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación (E.R.I.C.), a Jesuit organization in El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras. As part of his responsibilities, he published and wrote many of the articles for Informaciones, a bimonthly newsletter in Spanish on the social, political, and economic situation in Honduras. In addition, he wrote articles for the Panamanian magazine Diálogo Social; due to the political climate in Panama, he wrote some of the articles under the pseudonym "Enrique Lobo," a name he chose in honor of the anthropologist Eric Wolf. From 1987 to 1989, he made several trips to the Guatemalan refugee camps in Quintana Roo, Mexico. He conducted informal research on the background and situation of the refugees and taught workshops that provided them guidance on whether to return to Guatemala or stay in Mexico.

Gjording returned to the United States in 1989 on a sabbatical from Central America. He left the priesthood in 1991 and obtained a position teaching anthropology and peace studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Gjording died of lung cancer on July 5, 1993 at the age of 50.

Sources Consulted

Gjording, Chris. 1978. [Daily Journal]. Chris Gjording Papers. National Anthropological Archives.

Roseberry, William. 1993. Chris N. Gjording. Anthropology Newsletter. 34(7): 44.

Chronology

1943 -- Born January 12 in Los Angeles, California

1966 -- Earns A.B. from Spring Hill College in Philosophy

1967 -- Earns M.A. from Tulane University in Philosophy

1973 -- Earns M.Div. from Toronto School of Theology Becomes an ordained Jesuit priest

1977 -- Spends summer in Central America conducting fieldwork in campesino communities in Guatemala and El Salvador

1978 -- Earns M.A. from the New School for Social Research in Anthropology

1978-1980 -- Conducts fieldwork in Chiriquí, Panama on the Guaymíes and the Cerro Colorado copper mining project

1985 -- Earns Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in Anthropology

1985-1988 -- Codirector of E.R.I.C. (Equipo de Reflexión, Investigación y Comunicación), El Progreso, Yoro, Honduras

1989 -- Returns to United States

1991 -- Leaves priesthood Teaches Anthropology and Peace Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

1993 -- Dies on July 5 at the age of 50

Selected Bibliography

1979 -- Gjording, Chris N. "Nicaragua's Unfinished Revolution," America 141 (October 6, 1979): 166-171.

1980 -- Lobo, Enrique. "La Nueva Política Indigenista (o bien: Acabemos con el Indio)," Diálogo Social 123 (May 1980): 15- 18. Lobo, Enrique. "El Pueblo Guaymí y el Gobierno Panameño (o bien: Acabemos con el Guaymí)," Diálogo Social 125 (July 1980): 22-25.

1981 -- Gjording, Chris N. The Cerro Colorado Copper Project and the Guaymí Indians of Panama. Occasional Paper No. 3. Cambridge: Cultural Survival, 1981.

1983 -- Gjording, Chris N. "The Guaymí People and Cerro Colorado." In Panama in Transition: Local Reactions to Development Policies. Monographs in Anthropology 6, edited by John Bort and Mary Helms, 19-52. Columbia: Museum of Anthropology, University of Missouri, 1983.

1987 -- Gjording, Chris N. "25 Años de Reforma Agraria . . . ¿Y Que?." Informaciones 8 (May-July 1987): 9-21.

1991 -- Gjording, Chris N. Conditions Not of Their Choosing: The Guaymí Indians and Mining Multinationals in Panama. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Karin Gjording.
Restrictions:
Computer disks in the collection are restricted due to preservation concerns.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Copper mining  Search this
Refugees -- Guatemala -- Ixcán  Search this
Mining -- Peru  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Citation:
Chris Gjording papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2008-19
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d5a1a4d6-468d-424f-bbbf-e3abd6dc49f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2008-19

Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection

Creator:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
42 Printed pages
30 Postcards
25 Photographic prints
Culture:
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Printed pages
Postcards
Photographic prints
Date:
1880-1960
Summary:
This collection consists of 42 NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, 30 postcards, and 25 stereographs depicting indigenous peoples of North and Central America, with dates ranging 1880 – 1960. The bulk of the collection consists of images of Native communities throughout the United States, and includes portrait images, dwellings, and landscape views.
Scope and Contents:
The Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection consists of 42 NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, 30 postcards, and 25 stereographs, with dates ranging 1880 – 1960. The images depict indigenous peoples of the Americas, and spans a large geographical breadth extending from the Arctic in the north to El Salvador in Central America in the south. The bulk of the collection consists of images of Native communities throughout the United States, and includes portrait images, dwellings, and landscape views. Of particular note are the NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, marketed towards children from 1949 to 1952, which depict outdoor activities as romanticized constructions about American Indian identity and life.
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into 9 series, organized thematically and then regionally by location or culture group. Series 1: NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, Series 2: Arctic/Subarctic, Series 3: Northwest Coast, Series 4: California, Series 5: Southwest, Series 6: Plains, Series 7: Northeast/Great Lakes, Series 8: Southeast, Series 9: Central America
Biographical / Historical:
Douglas E. Evelyn worked for several decades in senior-level management positions with the Smithsonian Institution, including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of American History, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Evelyn is also the author of a number of scholarly articles and books, among them On This Spot: Pinpointing the Past in Washington, D.C., co-authored with Paul Dickson.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Douglas E. Evelyn in 2006.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
The following images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity: 226_pht_010_003; 226_pht_010_004; 226_pht_012_002; P33114; P33116; P33120.
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.
Topic:
Indians of Central America -- El Salvador  Search this
Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians. Minnesota  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.226
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4b273f6eb-dfba-407f-be23-97e7e40da172
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-226
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Central America

Collection Creator:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph
Container:
Photo-folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereographs
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents:
P33118

This series contains 1 Keystone View Company stereograph depicting a woman and child using a metate to grind corn in El Salvador.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
The following images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity: 226_pht_010_003; 226_pht_010_004; 226_pht_012_002; P33114; P33116; P33120.
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.
Topic:
Indians of Central America -- El Salvador  Search this
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.226, Series 9
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv45ad1872e-304e-47ec-8668-5bbd9a2621fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-226-ref9

Historia de la religión en Mesoamérica y áreas afines : coloquio / Barbro Dahlgren de Jordán, editora

Author:
Dahlgren de Jordán, Barbro  Search this
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas  Search this
Coloquio de Historia de la Religión en Mesoamérica y Areas Afines (1st : 1983 : Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
303 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Latin America
Central America
Mexico
Date:
1987
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Shamanism  Search this
Indian mythology  Search this
Indians of Central America--Religion  Search this
Call number:
F1434.2.R3 C719 1983
F1434.2.R3C719 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333308

A portrait pipe from San Salvador, Central America by Andrew E. Douglass

Author:
Douglass, A. E (Andrew Ellicott) 1867-1962  Search this
Physical description:
pages 349-354, [2] leaves of plates illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
El Salvador
Date:
1889
Topic:
Calumets  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Central America--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1485 .D68 1889
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979606

Highland-lowland interaction in Mesoamerica : interdisciplinary approaches : a conference at Dumbarton Oaks, October 18th and 19th, 1980 / Arthur G. Miller, editor

Author:
Miller, Arthur G. 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1984
C1983
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Culture diffusion  Search this
Call number:
F1219.7.H53 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178790

Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John L. Stephens ; illustrated by numerous engravings ; in two volumes

Title:
Incidents of travel
Author:
Stephens, John L., 1805-1852  Search this
Illustrator:
Catherwood, Frederick  Search this
Donor:
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Stephens, John L., 1805-1852 Travel  Search this
Stephens, John L., 1805-1852 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes, [70] leaves of plates (3 folded) illustrations, map, plans 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Bookplates (Provenance)
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Chiapas (Mexico)
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Chiapas
Yucatán (State)
Date:
1841
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Central America--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1432 .S833 1841
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001436

The Oxford handbook of Mesoamerican archaeology / edited by Deborah L. Nichols and Christopher A. Pool

Title:
Mesoamerican archaeology
Editor:
Nichols, Deborah L..  Search this
Pool, Christopher A.  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xv, 979 pages) : illustrations, maps
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
2012
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Archaeology--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Indians of Central America--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities  Search this
Regions & Countries - Americas  Search this
History & Archaeology  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Call number:
F1219 .O94 2012 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1152802

S. K. Lothrop negatives, photographs and lantern slides

Creator:
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1,188 Acetate negatives
3 Photographic prints
18 Lantern slides
Culture:
Maya (archaeological culture)  Search this
Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Selk'nam (Ona)  Search this
Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel)  Search this
Tz'utuhil Maya (Tzutuhil/Zutigil)  Search this
Quiché Maya (Quiche)  Search this
Central America  Search this
Island Caribbean  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
K'iche' Maya (Quiché)  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Inka (Inca) (archaeological)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Acetate negatives
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
North America
Zuni (N.M.) -- Photographs
Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
Date:
1915-1928
Scope and Contents:
The S.K. Lothrop collection primarily contains negatives, photographic prints, and lantern slides made by Lothrop while employed by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Lothrop traveled on behalf of the Museum to New Mexico, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Peru. The four New Mexico negatives in this collection date from 1915, before Lothrop worked for the Museum, and depict scenes around Zuni. During his 1924 trip to El Salvador, Lothrop photographed volcanos, archaeological sites, antiquities, the landscape, villages, and native peoples engaged in pottery and rope making, food preparation, house building, and ceremonial activities. The 1925 views particularly concentrate on Argentina (but also Chile and Peru). The Argentina materials include views made in the Tierra del Fuego (also part of Chile), including depictions of the daily lives and ceremonial activities of natives peoples of Tierra del Fuego--Selk'nam (Ona) and Yámana (Yagán/Yahgan); the Patagonia landscape; and excavations undertaken by the Museum's La Plata Expedition. The 1928 Guatemala views include depictions of Mayan ruins of Zaculeu and of Tz'utuhil Maya (Tzutuhil/Zutigil), Quiché Maya (Quiche), and Kaqchikel Maya (Cakchiquel) people engaged in weaving, rope making, canoeing, and ceremonial actitivies. The collection also contains photographs made by Lothrop before he worked for the Museum, including 1915 views of effigy mounds in Wisconsin and views at Hopi, Acoma, and Santa Clara; 1917 views of Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador; and 1918 views of Guatemala, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Nicaragua.
Arrangement note:
Lantern slides Arranged by lantern slide numbers (L00101-L00103, L00577-L00579, L00584-L00585, L00589, L00597, L00622-L00629)

Negatives Arranged by negative numbers (N09139-N09140, N09147-N09308, N09316-N09389, N09760-N09997, N10310-N10577, N10803, N14031-N14212, N19372-N19620)

Prints Arranged by print numbers (P10108-P10110)
Biographical/Historical note:
Samuel Kirkland Lothrop was an archaeologist and photographer who extensively traveled and worked throughout Central America and South America. George Gustav Heye originally hired Lothrop to research native Guatemalan and El Salvadoran textiles and pottery. He subsequently excavated on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian in such places as the Tierra del Fuego. Here he photographed indigenous communities who would not survive the twentieth century as a distinct culture group. In 1923, he also photographed the activities of the Hendricks-Hodge Hawikku Expedition excavations. In addition to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, the Peabody Museum and the Carnegie Institute sponsored his research and archaeological work.
Provenance:
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic and related manuscript collections separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian
Topic:
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of Central America -- El Salvador -- Photographs  Search this
Fuegians -- Social life and customs -- Photographs  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Argentina -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
S. K. Lothrop collection of negatives, photographs and lantern slides, 1915-1928, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.010
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv44afe2ce2-971a-46ed-a9e8-af14d391f1eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-010

Pioneering Adventures

Author:
Bates, Lincoln  Search this
Subject:
Stephens, John Lloyd 1805-1852  Search this
Catherwood, Frederick  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
pgs. 34-39
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Date:
January-February 1986
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Biography  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3780

Trails Retold

Author:
Niiler, Eric  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Payne  Search this
Stephens, John Lloyd 1805-1852  Search this
Catherwood, Frederick  Search this
San Diego Museum of Man  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Path to the Lost Cities: In the Footsteps of the Maya Explorers (1998 San Diego Museum of Man)  Search this
Physical description:
Science in Pictures Section, pgs. E-1 and E-3
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
Wednesday, August 26, 1998
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Publisher:
San Diego, CA
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3781

Path to the Lost Cities: In the Footsteps of the Maya Explorers

Subject:
Catherwood, Frederick  Search this
Stephens, John Lloyd 1805-1852  Search this
Johnson, Payne  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
San Diego Museum of Man  Search this
Physical description:
2 pgs
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Date:
1998
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Publisher:
San Diego, California San Diego Museum of Man
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3782

Quest for the Lost Cities

Author:
Johnson, Payne  Search this
Subject:
Catherwood, Frederick  Search this
Stephens, John Lloyd 1805-1852  Search this
San Diego Museum of Man  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Path to the Lost Cities: In the Footsteps of the Maya Explorers (1998 San Diego Museum of Man)  Search this
Physical description:
pgs. 84-91
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
November 1998
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Publisher:
San Diego, California
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3783

Notes on middle American archaeology and ethnology

Author:
Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Archaeology  Search this
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
no. in v. illus., plates. 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1940
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1219.C3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_313766

Ancient Mesoamerica

Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Date:
1990
C1990-
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F1435 .A542
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_425745

Mesoamerican sites and world-views : a conference at Dubarton Oaks, October 16th and 17th, 1976 / Elizabeth P. Benson, editor

Author:
Benson, Elizabeth P  Search this
Physical description:
245 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Indian philosophy  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Call number:
F1435.3.P5 M47X
F1435.3.P5M47X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_139021

Calendario de fiestas religiosas tradicionales de El Salvador / [Dirección del Patrimonio Cultural, Sección de Investigaciones, Departamento de Etnografía]

Author:
El Salvador Dirección del Patrimonio Cultural Departamento de Etnografía  Search this
Physical description:
258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
El Salvador
Date:
1978
[1978]
Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Fasts and feasts  Search this
Religion  Search this
Call number:
GT4822.A2 S24 1978X
GT4822.A2S24 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_134019

The works of Hubert Howe Bancroft

Title:
Bancroft's works
Author:
Bancroft, Hubert Howe 1832-1918  Search this
Physical description:
39 volumes : frontispiece (portrait) illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Bibliographies
History
Bookplates (Provenance)
Annotations (Provenance)
Ink stamps (Provenance)
Place:
Pacific States
Mexico
Central America
British Columbia
Pacific states
United States
Washington (State)
Idaho
Date:
1886
1890
1886-1890
20th century
Topic:
Indians of Central America  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F851 .B215 1882aZ
F851.B215 1882aZ
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_260078

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