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Mary Martin films of Turanian Herder-Farmers

Creator:
Martin, Mary  Search this
Project director:
Spooner, Brian  Search this
Extent:
12 Film reels (6 hours, color silent; 4,145 feet, S8 mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Middle East
Iran
Date:
1974-1978
Scope and Contents:
Full film record of life among Turanian pastoralists in northeastern Iran. Documentation focuses on scenes revealing the gendered division of labor: herding and milking of goats by men, processing milk into kashk (tart) by women, and men engaged in the collection of firewood. Other domestic and agricultural activities shown are plowing and irrigation of fields, harvesting and drying of barley, animal slaughter, spinning goat hair, making grape molasses, and drying tobacco. Footage also includes ceremonial activities associated with Persian new year and pilgrimages to Islamic shrines.

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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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 Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Biographical / Historical:
Filmmaker and anthropologist Mary Martin Conducted fieldwork in northeastern Iran in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Turan Program from 1974 through 1978. She is currently Coordinator of the Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1988.14.1
Provenance:
Received from Mary Martin in 1988.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Domestic animals  Search this
Nawrūz (Festival)  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Mary Martin films of Turanian Herder-Farmers, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1988.14
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc963b84fad-5329-49db-891b-50096428183c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1988-14

Arabia, Hadhramaut (Hadhrami) -- Irrigation Cultivation

Collection Creator:
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (5 minutes, black-and-white silent, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1960
Scope and Contents:
Edited film: demonstrates the use of important farming implements as well as the techniques of sowing, weeding, and threshing. Legacy Keywords: Yemen ; Arabia, Hadhramaut ; Middle East; Hadhrami
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2006.2.704; E00428
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc95cb7d50e-f492-4491-b65c-d3349788da2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2006-02-ref62

Arabia, Hadhramaut (Hadhrami) -- Irrigation Cultivation

Collection Creator:
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (5 minutes, black-and-white silent, 16mm)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1960
Scope and Contents:
Edited film: demonstrates the use of important farming implements as well as the techniques of sowing, weeding, and threshing. Legacy Keywords: Yemen ; Arabia, Hadhramaut ; Middle East; Hadhrami
General:
Local Numbers: HSFA 2006.2.704; E00428
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Institut Für Den Wissenschaftlichen Filmen (IWF) Encyclopaedia Cinematographica film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc98730d001-12e0-47b4-85bc-cef971525c66
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2006-02-ref784

Your Guide to Everyone’s Favorite Winter Citrus: Clementines

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 18:49:47 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_d7da6271a27c78437b6173f3d14c07dc

Archaeological landscapes of the Near East / T.J. Wilkinson

Author:
Wilkinson, T. J (Tony J.)  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 260 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Middle East
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Landscape archaeology  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Historical geography  Search this
Call number:
DS44.9 .W55 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745092

The World After Oil

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Sun, 01 Apr 2007 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_cfb4f34c387d512158366a4af6ed0f7a

New Online Database Catalogues 20,000 Threatened Archaeological Sites

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_d9a9e58cae0a2f648c87bef294ef51fa

Robert McCormick Adams Oral History Interviews

Creator::
Adams, Robert McC. (Robert McCormick), 1926-2018, interviewee  Search this
Extent:
3 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Date:
1984
Introduction:
The Oral History Program is part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The purpose of the program is to conduct interviews with current and retired members of the Smithsonian staff who have made significant contributions, administrative and scholarly, to the Institution. The project's goal is to supplement the published record and manuscript collections in the Archives, focusing on the history of the Institution and contributions to the increase and diffusion of knowledge made by its scholars.

The Robert McCormick Adams interviews were accessioned into the Oral History Collection because of his role as Secretary of the Smithsonian from 1984 to 1994.
Descriptive Entry:
The Robert McCormick Adams Interviews were conducted during three sessions in 1994 and 2012 by Smithsonian Institution Archives Historian Pamela M. Henson. The first two interviews discuss his education and research prior to his being named Secretary of the Smithsonian in 1984. The third interview discusses his tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian and his research at UCSD. The collection consists of approximately 4.25 hours of audio recordings and 75 pages of transcript.

Additional documentation pertaining to Adams can be found in the Records of the Office of the Secretary, and the Robert McCormick Adams Papers in the Smithsonian Archives.
Historical Note:
Robert McCormick Adams (1926-2018),archaeologist and anthropologist, served as the ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1984 to 1994. Adams received the bachelors of philosophy from University of Chicago in 1947, the masters in 1952 and the Ph.D. in 1956. Adams' research focused on field studies in the history of irrigation and urban settlement, primarily in the Middle East, but also Mesoamerica. He served on the faculty of the University of Chicago and Oriental Institute from 1955 to 1984, serving as director of the Oriental Institute from 1962 to 1968, and as Provost of the University from 1982 to 1984.

At the Smithsonian, Adams initiated new programs to ensure cultural diversity, establishing a Cultural Education Committee in 1986. He oversaw acquisition of the National Museum of the American Indian and development of the National Postal Museum from the National Philatelic Collection. Adams oversaw construction of the Quadrangle, a complex housing the National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the International Center. He also sought to reinvigorate research at the Institution, as well as incorporate new technologies into education, research, and museum programs. The National Science Resources Center was created to improve the teaching of pre-college science and mathematics.

Adams faced several challenges head-on, raising awareness of the deteriorating infrastructure of the Smithsonian and initiating a renovation program for its historic structures. When the "culture wars" erupted at the Smithsonian in the 1990s, with criticisms of exhibits including The West as America, an exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Science in American Life, at the National Museum of American History, and a script developed at the National Air and Space Museum for an exhibit on the Enola Gay, Adams oversaw a thoughtful national discussion of the issues.

Upon his retirement from the Smithsonian in 1994, Adams was appointed an adjunct professor at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) where he continued anthropological research and publication. Over the course of his career Adams explored the importance of social interaction and cultural ecology in the evolution of civilizations and how cultural ecology helps explain the rise of civilizations and how cultures affect each other.
Rights:
Restricted. Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Archaeologists  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Irrigation -- Middle East  Search this
Human settlements -- Middle East  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9602, Robert McCormick Adams Oral History Interviews
Identifier:
Record Unit 9602
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Robert McCormick Adams Oral History Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9602

Arid lands : today and tomorrow : proceedings of an international research and development conference, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., October 20-25, 1985 / edited by Emily E. Whitehead [and others]

Author:
Whitehead, Emily E  Search this
University of Arizona Office of Arid Lands Studies  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 1435 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Date:
1988
Topic:
Arid regions  Search this
Land development  Search this
Conferences -- Land development  Search this
Conferences -- Arid regions  Search this
Régions arides--Congrès  Search this
Call number:
GB611 .A69 1988
GB611.A69 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_361589

Lineamenti generali del commercio della neve nel Mediterraneo e nel Medio Oriente / Xavier de Planhol

Author:
Planhol, Xavier de  Search this
Physical description:
p. 315-339 ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Afghanistan
Middle East
Mediterranean Region
Date:
1973
Topic:
Water resources development--Economic aspects  Search this
Snow--Economic aspects  Search this
Irrigation--Economic aspects  Search this
Call number:
HD1698.A3 P565 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634388

How a German Archaeologist Rediscovered in Iran the Tomb of Cyrus

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_83b820324c6fb8739b93928f45c6c35c

These Cold War Satellite Images Revealed 10,000 Undiscovered Archaeological Sites

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 01 May 2014 13:30:48 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_50370ff6540933ac3bd0461ce6d08e83

What Endures From the Ancient Civilizations That Once Ruled the Central Andes?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:04:01 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_b13a92fc0453829ef5f2ed5104c844da

Ancient DNA Could Unravel the Mystery of Prehistoric European Migration

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:32:58 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_0c5f0cdc6231af53d72233dc77173bf4

A Salute to the Wheel

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_8d8b3b2f1465cdaff7d363a52378b7a6

Journal

Alternate Title:
General log and notes on Persian Gulf and Jeddah (Jidda) on the Red Sea  Search this
Collection name:
Donald S. Erdman Papers, 1948
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Sketches
Place:
Persian Gulf
Saudi Arabia
Jiddah
Red Sea
Date Range:
1948
Start Date:
19480303
End Date:
19480816
Topic:
Ichthyology  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Fisheries  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007428
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
Donald S. Erdman Papers, 1948
See more records associated with this person:
Erdman, Donald S.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI4744
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Online Media:

National Geographic atlas of the Middle East

Title:
Atlas of the Middle East
Most concise and current source on the world's most complex region
Author:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 atlas (128 pages) illustrations (some color), color maps 28 cm
Type:
Maps
Cartes
Reference works
History
Atlases
Thematic maps
Place:
Middle East
Moyen-Orient
Date:
2008
Topic:
Natural resources  Search this
Ressources Naturelles  Search this
Economic history  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Conditions économiques  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111703

Ancient Egyptians and their neighbors : an activity guide / Marian Broida

Author:
Broida, Marian  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 186 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Juvenile literature
Juvenile works
Place:
Middle East
Egypt
Date:
1999
To 622
To 332 B.C
Topic:
Handicraft  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Study and teaching  Search this
Activity programs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083801

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