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Theodoor de Booy negatives and photographs collection

Source:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Creator:
Booy, Theodoor Hendrik Nikolaas de, 1882-1919  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
2 Photographic prints
793 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Island Caribbean  Search this
Taíno [Puerto Rico]  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Date:
1912-1918
Scope and Contents note:
The Theodoor de Booy collection consists of photographic negatives and prints made by de Booy from 1912 to 1918. The materials largely relate to various archaeological expeditions undertaken by de Booy on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation to such places as the Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic's Island of Saona, Cuba, Venezuela's Island of Margarita, and Trinidad. The West Indies views represent excavation sites, archaeological activities, and antiquities presumably felt to be related to the Indians of the West Indies. In addition are city street scenes, landscapes, and seascapes; plantations; native peoples and their dwellings, social customs, and agricultural practices; and U.S. military activities in the region as well as a few negatives made in New York at the Museum of the American Indian.
Arrangement note:
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N04070-N04362, N04489-N05070, N06068-N06098). Prints Arranged by print number (P00286, P00287).
Biographical/Historical note:
Theodoor de Booy was born in 1882 in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands. The son of a vice-admiral, he received his education from the Royal Naval Institute of Holland; in 1906, at the age of 24, he immigrated to the United States. During a 1911 trip to the Bahamas, he explored several caves and mounds and, based on his discoveries, published an article in the American Anthropologist entitled "Lucayan Remains on the Caicos Islands." This trip affirmed his interest in antiquities, and in 1912 he accepted one of the first positions on George Gustav Heye's "scientific staff," who were charged with collecting American Indian specimens throughout the Western Hemisphere for the Museum of the American Indian collections. De Booy's appointment was as field explorer for the West Indies. From 1912 to 1918, as an employee of the Museum, de Booy conducted archaeological expeditions to and excavations in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Santo Domingo, Cuba, Venezuela, and in Trinidad. After 1918, de Booy worked for a short time at the University of Pennsylvania Museum and then joined the State Department Inquiry as a specialist for South America. A casualty of the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919, de Booy died in Yonkers, New York, at the age of 37.
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:
Some restrictions: Cultural Sensitivity
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies -- Social life and customs  Search this
Excavations (Aerchaeology) -- West Indies  Search this
Indians of the West Indies -- Antiquities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Negatives
Citation:
Theodoor de Booy negatives and photographs collection, 1912-1918, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.006
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-006
Online Media:

Photographs of Smithsonian Institution anthropology exhibits at Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology. exhibit designer  Search this
United States National Museum., exhibit designer  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Extent:
31 Mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Xochicalco Site (Mexico)
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents note:
Images of United States National Museum anthropological exhibits at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also called the St. Louis World's Fair. Images of the Department of Anthropology's exhibits include those of photographs and models of Mayan and Mesoamerican temples; antiquities from Mexico, Mesoamerica, and the West Indies; and American Indian, Mexican, and Mesoamerican sculptures, ceramics, tools, textiles, masks, and baskets. Photographs also document the Bureau of American Ethnology's exhibits, including "symbolic art," drawings and paintings on artifacts from tribes of the New Southwest, Plains, and Northwest Coast. The collection also includes a photograph of carved designs on a structure at Xochicales, possibly used in the exhibition or as part of its design.
Biographical/Historical note:
The National Museum's Department of Anthropology and the Bureau of American Ethnology exhibits at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition were highly integrated, and both were designed by then chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology and former head curator of the Department of Anthropology, William Henry Holmes. The exhibits were intended to illustrate "the culture of the Native American peoples as shown in their arts and industries." The exhibit featured examples of architecture, sculpture, ceramics, metal work, water craft, musical instruments, pipes, and ceremonial objects and included models of Aztec ruins based on plans by De Lancey W. Gill.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-31
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Papers, photographs, and records relating to exhibitions at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4689, MS 7571, MS 7208, Photo Lot 24, and Bureau of American Ethnology Letters Received 1888-1906.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds Exposition Records of the Smithsonian Institution and the United States National Museum, 1867-1940 (SIA RU000070) as well as photographs of the exhibits.
Additional photographs of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 107, Photo Lot 89-8, and Photo Lot 90-1.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Mayas -- Antiquities  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 82-31, Photographs of Smithsonian anthropology exhibits at Louisiana Purchase Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-31
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-31

Revista dominicana de antropología e historia

Author:
Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo  Search this
Centro Dominicano de Investigaciones Antropológicas  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
West Indies
Date:
1977
1980-
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1601 .R454
F1601.R454
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_146550

Comptes rendus des communications du dixième congrès international d'études des civilisations précolombiennes des Petites Antilles, Fort-de-France, 25-30 Juillet 1983 = Proceedings of the tenthInternational Congress for the Study of the Pre-Columbian Cultures of the Lesser Antilles = Actas d el décimo Congreso Internacional para el Estudio de las Culturas Pre-Colombinas de las Antillas Menores

Author:
International Congress for the Study of the Pre-Columbian Cultures of the Lesser Antilles (10th : 1983 : Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies)  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 477 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Antilles, Lesser
Date:
1983
1985
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F2001 .I613 1983
F2001.I613 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_295921

Revisión crítica de la arqueología del Caribe : actas del Segundo Simposio de la Fundación de Arqueología del Caribe / editado por Iraida Vargas Arenas

Title:
Fundación Arqueológica, Antropológica e Histórica
Author:
Fundación de Arqueología del Caribe Simposio (2nd : 1985 : Vieques Island, P.R.)  Search this
Vargas Arenas, Iraida  Search this
Fundación de Arquelogía del Caribe  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 219 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Caribbean Area
Date:
1988
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Call number:
F1619 .S612 1985
F1619.S612 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_359485

Ancient Caribbean / John M. Weeks, Peter J. Ferbel

Author:
Weeks, John M  Search this
Ferbel, Peter J  Search this
Physical description:
lxxi, 325 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
West Indies
Caribbean Area
Date:
1994
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_460069

Caverna, costa y meseta : interpretaciones de arqueología indocubana / Felipe Pichardo Moya

Author:
Pichardo Moya, Felipe 1892-  Search this
Physical description:
152 p. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cuba
Date:
1990
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1769 .P55c 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471658

Archaeological reconnaissance of the Island of St. John, United States Virgin Islands / by Frederick W. Sleight. Ceramic periods of St. Thomas and St. John Islands, Virgin Islands / by Ripley P. Bullen

Title:
Ceramic periods of St. Thomas and St. John Islands, Virgin Islands
Author:
Sleight, Frederick W  Search this
Bullen, Ripley P  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 49, 74 p. illus., fold. maps. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States Virgin Islands
Saint John
Saint John (V.I.)
Date:
1962
1962]
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F2098 .S63 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_481941

An account of the antiquities of the Indians : chronicles of the New World encounter / Ramón Pané

Author:
Pané, Ramón d. 1571  Search this
Arrom, José Juan 1910-2007  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 72 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Sources
Place:
Hispaniola
Date:
1999
Topic:
History  Search this
First contact with Europeans  Search this
Religion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_560093

Proceedings. [R. P. Bullen, editor]

Author:
International Congress for the Study of Pre-Columbian Cultures of the Lesser Antilles, 4th, St. Lucia, 1971  Search this
Bullen, Ripley P  Search this
St. Lucia Archaeological and Historical Society  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 216 p. illus., map. 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Antilles, Lesser
Date:
1973
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F2001 .I612 1971
F2001.I612 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_64573

Revista dominicana de arqueología y antropología

Author:
Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. ill. 22-23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1971
1972
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
F1601 .R454
F1601.R454
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_65465

Proceedings

Title:
Compte-rendu des communications
Author:
International Congress for the Study of Pre-Columbian Cultures of the Lesser Antilles  Search this
Physical description:
illus. 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Antilles, Lesser
Date:
1961
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F2001 .I612
F2001.I612
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_70219

Archeology of the Virgin islands, by Theodoor de Booy

Author:
Booy, Theodoor Hendrik Nikolaas de 1882-1919  Search this
Physical description:
100 p. illus., x pl. (incl. maps) 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States Virgin Islands
Date:
1919
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E51 .I392 vol. 1 no. 1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776636

Excavations at the Indian Creek Site, Antigua, West Indies / Irving Rouse, Birgit Faber Morse ; with an appendix by Elizabeth S. Wing

Author:
Rouse, Irving 1913-2006-  Search this
Morse, Birgit Faber  Search this
Wing, Elizabeth S  Search this
Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
x, 70 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Antigua and Barbuda
Indian Creek Site (Antigua, West Indies)
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F2035 .R68 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783220

Jolly Beach and the preceramic occupation of Antigua, West Indies / Dave D. Davis

Title:
Antigua, West Indies
Author:
Davis, Dave D  Search this
Peabody Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 146 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua
Jolly Beach Site (Antigua and Barbuda)
Jolly Beach Site
Date:
2000
©2000
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Archeologie  Search this
Steentijd  Search this
Kolonisatie  Search this
Call number:
F2035 .D38 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_788930

Journal of the Virgin Islands Archaeological Society

Author:
Virgin Islands Archaeological Society  Search this
Physical description:
ill. 22 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States Virgin Islands
Date:
1974
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F2136 .V817
F2136.V817
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_80115

Proceedings of the First Puerto Rican Symposium on Archaeology / Linda Sickler Robinson, editor ; Agamemnon Gus Pantel and Gary S. Vescelius, editorial advisors

Author:
Puerto Rican Symposium on Archaeology (1st : 1973 : San Juan, P.R.)  Search this
Robinson, Linda Sickler  Search this
Fundación Arqueológica, Antropológica e Histórica de Puerto Rico  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 201 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Caribbean Area
Date:
1976
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1619 .P78 1973X
F1619.P78 1973X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_85201

Archaeological investigations at the Aklis Site, Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands / by Michele Helene Hayward and Michael A. Cinquino ; with contributions by Yvonne M. Narganes Storde [and others]

Author:
Hayward Merkling, Michele H  Search this
Cinquano Argana, Michael A  Search this
Narganes Storde, Yvonne M  Search this
Physical description:
260 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM
Type:
Books
Place:
United States Virgin Islands
Saint Croix
Aklis Site (Saint Croix, V.I.)
Saint Croix (United States Virgin Islands)
Date:
2002
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Archaeological surveying  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F2096 .H39 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_918122

Revista de arqueología y etnología

Author:
Cuba Junta Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología  Search this
Physical description:
16 no. 26 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Cuba
Date:
1946
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1769 .R5Z
F1769.R5Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_367024

Cuba before Columbus by M.R. Harrington. Part 1, vol. 1-[2]

Author:
Harrington, M. R (Mark Raymond) 1882-1971  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume (570 pages), cix pl. (part folded; including maps~|~|~ plans) illustrations 18 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Cuba
Date:
1921
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Call number:
E51 .I393 no. 17
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953881

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