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William F. Wheeler Efe Pygmy Papers

Creator:
Wheeler, William F. (William Felix), 1943-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (document box (5 inches); 5 oversized boxes (12x17.5 inches); and 1 oversized box (16 x 20 inches)
Culture:
Efe (African people)  Search this
Pygmies  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Photographs
Place:
Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Date:
bulk 1990-2004
Scope and Contents:
William F. Wheeler papers and photographs of Efe Pygmies. A large part, if not all, of these materials are associated with the 2004 exhibit of Wheeler's Efe Pygmies photographs and artifacts at the San Diego Museum of Man titled "Efe: Archers of the Congo." This collection consists of mounted photographs (20 x 30 inches and 11 x 17 inches); text panels; "Safari Diary of William Wheeler" (3 volumes of typed diary transcripts from 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, and 1998); photocopies of the original handwritten diaires; bound sample pages of drawings from diaries; enlarged and laminated copies of field journal pages used for the exhibit; a photocopy of Efe collection provenance book (relates to artifact collection donated to NMNH Department of Anthropology Collections Management ); and list of those artifacts and items listed herein.
Biographical / Historical:
William F. Wheeler was born in Blackville, S.C. in 1943 and received an M.D. degree from Duke University after completing his internship at UC San Diego and a specialty degree in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General in Boston. After years of practicing medicine, he bought a Land Rover and began traveling Africa on his own, chalking up 40,000 miles over a five year period. To gain a more intimate experience, he returned to the most remote places and began to explore them on foot. His detailed safari journals, written in the style of 19th century explorers, describe camel journeys in the Sahara, foot safaris with Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania, and hundred of miles of treks with Efe through the rainforest of the Ituri river basin, a tributary of the Congo River. He passed away at the age of 65 of bone-marrow cancer in 2008.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2005-14
Other Archival Materials:
See Photo Lot 2005-19 for William F. Wheeler's color slides of Efe Pygmies.
A DVD video of Efee culture edited from video material was transferred to HSFA.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 2005-14 William Wheeler Efe Pygmy Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2005-14
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2005-14

John W.S. and Arthur D. Foster's World Travel Films ca. 1927

Creator:
Foster, John W.S  Search this
Foster, Arthur D  Search this
Physical description:
reference 3 video cassettes (63 minutes) silent b&w
master 3 video cassettes (63 minutes) silent b&w BetacamSP
3 videoreel (62 minutes) silent b&w one inch master
preservation one film reel (900 feet) silent b&w 35mm
preservation two film reels (1,225 feet) silent b&w 35mm
preservation one film reel (260 feet) silent b&w 16mm
archival original two film reels (1,225 feet) silent b&w 35mm
archival original four film reels (1,161 feet) silent b&w 16mm
Culture:
Pygmies  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa
Thailand
Belgian Congo
International
Asia
Middle East
Siam
Iraq
India
Calcutta (India)
Cambodia
Sudan
Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Baghdad (Iraq)
Date:
1927
ca 1927
Topic:
Aerial photography  Search this
Kites  Search this
Royal houses  Search this
Ruins  Search this
Boats  Search this
Crocodiles  Search this
Aerial views  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Palace  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Travel  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1996.8.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219465
Online Media:

The Pygmies: Hunters in the Forest 1972 Man TV Series

Physical description:
reference film 1 film reel (1,800 feet) sound color 16mm
archival original 1 film reel (1,800 feet) sound color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Zaire
Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Date:
1972
Topic:
Nomads  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Hunting--antelope  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Cookery  Search this
Honeybee  Search this
Childbirth  Search this
Language and culture  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2004.10.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives D:1 D:4 D:9 D:11 D:13 D:19
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305059

Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest [sound recording]

Recorder:
Turnbull, Colin M  Search this
Chapman, Francis S.  Search this
Liner notes:
Kisliuk, Michelle  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Mbuti (African people)  Search this
Zairean  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Place:
Africa
Republic of the Congo
Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1992
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Pgymy  Search this
World music  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Local number:
FLP 89248
Smithsonian Folkways 40401
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233656

Mbuti Pygmy Film Study 1954

Creator:
Chapman, Frances Canadian Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
3,870 ft (1 hr 48 min) silent color video
Culture:
Mbuti (African people) Ituri Rainforest, Zaire  Search this
Ndaka (Bantu) Zaire  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Ituri Rainforest, Zaire
Zaire
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Epulu River, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo
Date:
1954
Topic:
Hunting--nets--Mbuti  Search this
Housebuilding--Mbuti Pygmies  Search this
Subsistence activities--gathering honey--Mbuti Pygmies  Search this
Barkcloth--manufacture of--Mbuti Pygmies  Search this
Play--Mbuti Pygmies  Search this
Initiation rites--elima--Mbuti girls  Search this
Weddings--Mbuti Pygmies  Search this
Dancing--wedding ceremony--Mbuti Pygmies  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1991.13.3
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218988

Mbuti Pygmy Film Study 1971-1972

Creator:
Towles, Joseph anthropologist (1937-1988)  Search this
Physical description:
3,059 ft silent color video
Culture:
Mbuti (African people) Ituri Rainforest, Zaire  Search this
Bandaka Epulu village, Zaire  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Zaire
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Epulu village, northeast Zaire
Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Date:
1971-1972
Topic:
Subsistence activities--pounding rice--Bandaka  Search this
Housebuilding--clay--Bandaka  Search this
Markets--Bandaka--Ngwana  Search this
Initiation rites--phases of--nkumbi--Mbuti  Search this
Masks--dancing of--initiation rites--Mbuti  Search this
Dancing--line dance--initiation rites--Mbuti  Search this
Liminality--head shaving--Mbuti  Search this
Ceremonies--Independence Day  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1991.13.5
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218990

Mbuti Pygmy Footage: Forest Camp, Bira and Ngwana Villages, and Station de Chasse 1954

Creator:
Chapman, Frances Canadian Broadcasting Corporation cameraman  Search this
Physical description:
677 ft silent b&w video
Culture:
Ngwana Musafu village, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)  Search this
Mbuti (African people) Ituri Forest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)  Search this
Bira (African people) Eboyo village Belgian Congo (Zaire)  Search this
Bandaka Belgian Congo (Zaire)  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Belgian Congo
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Musafu village, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Eboyo village, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Epulu Station de Chasse, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Date:
1954
Topic:
Initiation rites--nkumbi  Search this
Musical instruments--slit gong--playing--making of--Bira  Search this
Drumming--nkumbi initiates--Mbuti  Search this
Smoking--pipes--bananna stem--Mbuti  Search this
Musical instruments--zither--string bow--Mbuti  Search this
Cloth--trade cloth--Ndaka  Search this
Camps--Mbuti  Search this
Tourism--zoos  Search this
Elephants--training of--Epulu Station de Chasse  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1991.13.6
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218991

Mbuti Pygmy Film Study, 1954: Edited Version 1954

Creator:
Turnbull, Colin M  Search this
Chapman, Frances Canadian Broadcasting Corporation cameraman  Search this
Physical description:
reference 2 video cassettes (70 minutes) silent color 1/2 inch
master 2 video cassettes (70 minutes) silent color 3/4 inch
master 1 video reel (70 minutes) silent color one inch
preservation film 2 film reels (2,507 feet) silent color 16mm
Culture:
Mbuti (African people) Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)  Search this
Bandaka Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Belgian Congo
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Epulu village, Ituri Rainforest, Belgian Congo (Zaire)
Date:
1954
Topic:
Initiation rites--nkumbi--Mbuti Pygmies--Bandaka  Search this
Ordeals--flogging--initiation rites--Mbuti Pygmies  Search this
Camps--initiations--Mbuti Pygmies  Search this
Scarification--initiation rites--Mbuti Pygmies  Search this
Liminality--separation--body paint--pemba--Mbuti  Search this
Doctors--ritual specialists--Mbuti  Search this
Circumcision--initiation rites--Mbuti  Search this
Rites of passage--phases of--Mbuti  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1991.13.4
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218989

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