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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-010

Early scholars' visits to Central America : reports / by Karl Sapper, Walter Lehmann, and Franz Termer ; edited by Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett and Ellen T. Hardy ; translated by Theodore Gutman

Author:
Sapper, Karl 1866-1945  Search this
Lehmann, Walter 1878-1939  Search this
Termer, Franz 1894-  Search this
Beaudry-Corbett, Marilyn  Search this
Hardy, Ellen T  Search this
Subject:
Sapper, Karl 1866-1945 Travel  Search this
Lehmann, Walter 1878-1939 Travel  Search this
Termer, Franz 1894- Travel  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 119 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Central America
Date:
2000
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_594840

Blanca flor de mi pueblo : sac kotzij re nu tinimit, ceremonia matrimonial Quezaltenango dramatizacion / por Alfredo Encarnación Ulín

Author:
Ulín Reyes, Alfredo Encarnación  Search this
Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena de Guatemala  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Guatemala
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F1434.2.S63 U39 1974
F1434.2.S63U39 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378550

Wealth and hierarchy in the Intermediate Area : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 10th and 11th October 1987 / Frederick W. Lange, editor

Author:
Lange, Frederick W. 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Central America
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Central America--Social life and customs  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Social status  Search this
Call number:
F1434.W43 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_425731

The Pirir papers and other colonial period Cakchiquel-Maya testamentos / by Robert M. Hill, II

Author:
Hill, Robert M. 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Pirir family  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 109 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Sources
Place:
Guatemala
Sacatepéquez
Date:
1989
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Mayas--Social life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1465 .H647 1989
F1465.H647 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379788

Mexican folkways

Author:
Toor, Frances 1890-1956  Search this
Rivera, Diego 1886-1957  Search this
Physical description:
8 v. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1925
1937
1925-1937
Topic:
Folklore--Periodicals  Search this
Art, Mexican  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F1201 .M611
AP1 .M5595
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_69191

Program Records

Topic:
Native Networks (Website)
Native Americans on Film and Video (Monograph)
Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center  Search this
Extent:
21.5 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Electronic images
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1977-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the breadth and history of the programs and work of the FVC, including the NAFVF, film screenings, the Native Americans on Film and Video publications, and the Native Networks / Redes Indigenas website. Some materials date to when the before the National Museum of the American Indian as was a part of the Smithsonian and was known at the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.

Another project documented in the accession is Proyecto Audio-Visual Indigenista (PAVI), which was a project to survey individuals and organizations in twenty-six South and Central American countries who are knowledgeable about indigenous works on audio, film and video in their respective regions. The project was initiated to increase awareness of the media in Central and South America - who produces it, what types of works are available, how these works are used in relation to indigenous and non-indigenous communities - as well as to facilitate contact between indigenous producers and organization in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and funding, distribution, and producing organization in the United States and Europe.

Staff represented in the collection include Elizabeth Weatherford, Founder and Head, and Emelia Seubert, Assistant Curator. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant proposals, images, newsletters, programs, budget records, brochures, invitations, press releases, transcripts, survey records, retreat records, audience evaluations, permissions and releases, audio and video recordings, clippings, and other related records. Some materials are in Spanish as well as in electronic format.
Historical Note:
Created in 1979 within the former Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in New York, the Film and Video Center (FVC) was the country's oldest media arts center for Native and indigenous film. The center was dedicated to promoting Native and indigenous filmmaking throughout the Americas and opening up new opportunities for Native film.

One of its major programs was the biennial Native American Film + Video Festival (NAFVF), which showcased new works of independent film and videomakers and Native American mediamakers, with a focus on current issues and contemporary life. The Festival ran from 1979 to 2011.

In addition to the NAFVF, the FVC also presented and supported a variety of film festivals. Starting in 2000 as a partnership with the Center for Contemporary Arts, the Native Cinema Showcase brought Native films and filmmakers to Santa Fe's Indian Market. Among the other festivals it participated in or supported are: the Pacifika Showcase; the D.C. Environmental Film Festival; First Nations/First Features: A Showcase of World Indigenous Cinema; the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum's Native FilmFest in Palm Springs, California; and Arizona State Museum's Native Eyes Film Festival in Tucson, Arizona.

FVC also hosted two film ongoing film series that showed feature-length films, followed by discussion: Dinner and a Movie in Washington, D.C., and At the Movies in New York. At each location there were regular daytime screenings for general audiences and frequent special programs. In Washington, films were shown several time a week that were geared towards families, educators, and students. In New York, daily screenings highlighted topics related to current exhibitions and important themes in contemporary Native American life. Also in New York, FVC presented Especially for Kids which was a daily morning program for children.

In addition the FVC published Native Americans on Film and Video (2 volumes) which serves as a compilation of primarily documentary films made by and about Native Americans. Not only do the volumes contain listings of video tapes and films, including general descriptions, production data, running times, production credits, language of the production, and distribution information; but also sections on special film collections across the country and additional resources.

Another project that the FVC worked on was developing the website, Native Networks / Redes Indigenas, which reflected the live meetings and workshops that the FVC organized for filmmakers attending the NAFVF.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 06/23/2017 memorandum, Toda to Brill; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Proyecto Audio-Visual Indigenista  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Indians of South America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians in motion pictures  Search this
Indians in popular culture  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Indians of South America -- History  Search this
Indians of North America -- History  Search this
Indians of Central America -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Electronic images
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-252, National Museum of the American Indian. Film and Video Center, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-252
See more items in:
Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-252

Production Records

Topic:
Living Voices/Voces Vivas (Sound recording : 2001)
Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Community Services Department  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Date:
1997-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of production records created by the Community Services Department in their work producing "Living Voices/Voces Vivas." "Living Voices/Voces Vivas" was an audio series in English and Spanish featuring profiles of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians today. The profiles feature people of many ages, traditions and perspectives telling their own stories, reflecting the wide range of contemporary Native experience in Canada, Mexico, Panama, and the United States. It consists of 40 profiles in English. Voces Vivas, available on a separate CD, consists of 10 profiles in Spanish.

The production of "Living Voices/Voces Vivas" was overseen by Keevin Lewis of the Community Services Department and Elizabeth Weatherford at the Film and Video Center, National Museum of the American Indian. Materials include release forms, applications, transcripts, production notes, and interview recordings on DAT audiotapes and audiocassettes.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Hawaiians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Canada  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of South America -- Panama  Search this
Indians of North America -- United States  Search this
Indians of South America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-237, National Museum of the American Indian. Community Services Department, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 09-237
See more items in:
Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-237

Social skins of the head body beliefs and ritual in ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes edited by Vera Tiesler and María Cecilia Lozada

Editor:
Lozada, María Cecilia  Search this
Tiesler, Vera  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
Latin America
Date:
2018
Topic:
Indians--Craniology  Search this
Anthropometry  Search this
HISTORY--Mexico  Search this
Head in art  Search this
Head--Mythology  Search this
Head--Religious aspects  Search this
Indians of Central America--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Central America--Material culture  Search this
Indians of Central America--Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Material culture  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E59.C73 S63 2018e (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145622

City, craft, and residence in Mesoamerica : research papers presented in honor of Dan M. Healan / edited by Ronald K. Faulseit, Nezahualcoyotl Xiuhtecutli, Haley Holt Mehta

Honouree:
Healan, Dan M.  Search this
Editor:
Faulseit, Ronald K. 1970-  Search this
Xiuhtecutli, Nezahualcoyotl  Search this
Mehta, Haley Holt  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
2018
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Mayas--Material culture  Search this
Mayas--Social life and customs  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110475

Reciprocity and redistribution in Andean civilizations : transcript of the Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures at the University of Rochester, April 8th--17th, 1969 / John V. Murra ; with annotations by Freda Yancy Wolf and Heather Lechtman

Author:
Murra, John V.  Search this
Annotator:
Wolf, Freda Yancy  Search this
Lechtman, Heather  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 94 pages, 10 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
2017
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social evolution  Search this
Economic anthropology  Search this
Reciprocity (Commerce)  Search this
Ecology--Economic aspects  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110582

Antropológicas

Author:
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1987
1987-
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Call number:
F1434.A58X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_429697

A journey over land, from the Gulf of Honduras to the great South-Sea / performed by John Cockburn, and five other Englishmen ... who were taken by a Spanish guarda-costa, in the John and Jane, Edward Burt master, and set on shoar at a place called Porto-Cavalo, naked and wounded, as mentioned in several news-papers of October, 1731 ... ; to which is added, a curious piece, written in the reign of King James I, and never before printed, intitled, A brief discoverye of some things best worth noteinge in the travells of Nicholas Withington, a factor in the East-Indiase

Title:
Distresses and adventures of John Cockburn, &c
Author:
Cockburn, John mariner  Search this
Withington, Nicholas Brief discoverye of some things best worth noteinge in the travells of Nicholas Withington  Search this
Former owner:
Hoskins, George H. DSI  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cockburn, John mariner Travel  Search this
Withington, Nicholas Travel  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 349, [3] p., [1] folded leaf of plates : map ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Place:
Central America
East Indies
Date:
1735
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1431 .C66 1735
F1431.C66X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_118409

Cueva Blanca : social change in the archaic of the Valley of Oaxaca / Kent V. Flannery and Frank Hole ; with contributions by Robert G. Reynolds, Charles S. Spencer, and Jane C. Wheeler

Title:
Social change in the archaic of the valley of Oaxaca
Author:
Flannery, Kent V.  Search this
Hole, Frank  Search this
Contributor:
Reynolds, Robert G (Robert Gene)  Search this
Spencer, Charles S (Charles Sidney)  Search this
Wheeler, Jane C.  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 208 pages : illustrations (1 color), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Oaxaca Valley
San José Mogote
Oaxaca Valley (Mexico)
San José Mogote (Mexico)
Date:
2019
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Indians of Mexico--Antiquities  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108603

Los indios de Panamá / introducción por Noris Correa de Sanjur

Title:
Panamá
Author:
Correa de Sanjur, Noris  Search this
Palacio, William  Search this
Murillo, José Angel  Search this
Antoniadis, Ana María  Search this
Physical description:
39 p., [72] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Panama
Date:
1994
[1994]
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Clothing  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Call number:
F1565 .I36 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748812

The complete illustrated history of the Aztec & Maya : the definitive chronicle of the ancient peoples of Central America & Mexico, including the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, Mixtec, Toltec & Zapotec / Charles Phillips ; consultant, David M. Jones

Title:
Aztec and Maya
Aztec & Maya
Author:
Phillips, Charles 1962-  Search this
Jones, David M (David Michael) 1950-  Search this
Phillips, Charles 1962- Lost history of Aztec & Maya  Search this
Phillips, Charles 1962- Aztec & Maya-- life in an ancient civilization  Search this
Physical description:
512 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
2008
To 1519
To 1821
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Civilization  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F1219.3.S6 P47 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089275

The blood of kings : dynasty and ritual in Maya art / Linda Schele, Mary Ellen Miller ; photographs by Justin Kerr

Author:
Schele, Linda  Search this
Miller, Mary Ellen  Search this
Kerr, Justin  Search this
Kimbell Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 335 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Maya art  Search this
Mayas--Social life and customs  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_282980

On the social organization and mode of government of the ancient Mexicans / by Ad. F. Bandelier

Author:
Bandelier, Adolph Francis Alphonse 1840-1914  Search this
Physical description:
145 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
1879
Topic:
Aztecs  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F1219 .B229 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088924

Le mouvement du monde : croissance, fécondité et régénération sociale chez les Ngobe de Costa Rica et de Panama / by Corine Le Carrer

Author:
Le Carrer, Corine  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 500 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Theses
Place:
Costa Rica
Panama
Date:
2010
Topic:
Guaymi Indians--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049763

México prehispánico, culturas, deidades, monumentos. Prólogo del Dr. Alfonso Caso. Selección del Dr. Jorge A. Vivó. Antología de Esta semana-This week, 1935-1946

Author:
Vivó, Jorge Abilio 1906-  Search this
Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 911 p. illus. (part col.) maps (part fold.) 24cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1946
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Indian mythology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_802761

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