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Theodoor de Booy negatives and photographs collection

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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv40d78d698-296e-40fa-a8e3-7fd27f8de54b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-006
Online Media:

Tribu y clases en el Caribe antiguo / por Francisco Moscoso ; prólogo, Rafael Julián

Author:
Moscoso, Francisco 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 518 p. : map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
West Indies
Date:
1986
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Social life and customs  Search this
Social classes--History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1018817

Culturas aborígenes del Caribe : textos de las exposiciones presentadas en el Seminario Regional de Culturas Aborígenes del Caribe : evento científico realizado ... en la ciudad de Santo Domingo, República Dominicana los días 12 y 13 de noviembre de 1998

Author:
Seminario Regional de Culturas Aborígenes del Caribe (1998 : Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)  Search this
Banco Central de la República Dominicana  Search this
Physical description:
308 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
2001
Topic:
History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_727726

The peoples of the Caribbean : an encyclopedia of archaeology and traditional culture / Nicholas J. Saunders

Author:
Saunders, Nicholas J  Search this
Physical description:
399 p. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
Place:
Caribbean Area
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_794874

Historia de nuestros indios : versión elemental / Ricardo E. Alegría ; ilustraciones, Mela Pons de Alegría

Author:
Alegría, Ricardo E  Search this
Alegría, Mela Pons de  Search this
Physical description:
86 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Puerto Rico
Date:
1992
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F1969.A44 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_797977

Barril sin fondo : antropología para curiosos / Marcio Veloz Maggiolo

Author:
Veloz Maggiolo, Marcio  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Caribbean Area
Date:
1996
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003584

Tibes : people, power, and ritual at the center of the cosmos / edited by L. Antonio Curet and Lisa M. Stringer

Author:
Curet, L. Antonio 1960-  Search this
Stringer, Lisa M. 1966-  Search this
Subject:
Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Tibes (Tibes, Ponce, P.R.)  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 329 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Puerto Rico
Tibes (Ponce)
Tibes (Ponce, P.R.)
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Sacred space--History  Search this
Landscapes--Social aspects--History  Search this
Power (Social sciences)--History  Search this
Social classes--History  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011008

The Indians of Hispaniola / Juan Tomás Tavares K

Author:
Tavares K., Juan Tomás 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill., port. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Hispaniola
Date:
1978
[1978?]
Topic:
History  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
F1619.2.T3 T38 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_922374

Saladoid economy and complexity on the Arawakan Frontier / by Meredith D. Hardy

Author:
Hardy, Meredith D (Meredith Devereaux) 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
p. ; cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
United States Virgin Islands
Saint Croix
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Saladoid culture--Antiquities  Search this
Indians of the West Indies--Antiquities  Search this
Saladoid culture--Social life and customs  Search this
Social structure--History  Search this
Social classes--History  Search this
Call number:
F1619.2.S25 H37 2008a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_971711

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