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Memoranda : kumpulan tulisan Angkatan Sasterawan '50 dengan lampiran rumusan Kongres Bahasa dan Persuratan Melayu Ketiga

Title:
Memoranda: Angkatan Sasterawan '50
Angkatan Sasterawan '50
Author:
Kongres Bahasa dan Persuratan Melayu (3rd. : 1956 : Singapore and Johor Bahru, Johor)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 281 p. ; 19 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1962
Topic:
Malay language  Search this
Malay literature  Search this
Call number:
PL5102 .K82 1962
PL5102.K82 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_406512

Yao-English dictionary compiled by Sylvia J. Lombard. Edited by Herbert C. Purnell, Jr

Author:
Lombard, Sylvia J  Search this
Author:
Purnell, Herbert C  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 363 pages 28 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Dictionaries (form)
Place:
Yao (Südostasien)
Yao-Sprache (Miao-Yao-Sprache)
Date:
1968
Topic:
Yao language (Southeast Asia)--English  Search this
Yao (Langue austro-asiatique)--Dictionnaires anglais  Search this
18.04 English language  Search this
18.94 Indonesian and Malay language and/or literature  Search this
Yao language (Southeast Asia)  Search this
Wörterbuch  Search this
Yao  Search this
Yao-Sprache  Search this
Hmong-Miën-talen  Search this
Engels  Search this
Call number:
PL3311.Y3L6X 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_234829

Carol Laderman Papers

Creator:
Laderman, Carol  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet ((15 boxes and 1 manuscript envelope) and 154 cassette tapes)
Culture:
Malays (Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Sound recordings
Photographs
Place:
Kampong Merchang (Terengganu)
Malaysia
Date:
1970-2009
Summary:
Carol Laderman was a medical anthropologist best known for her research on Malay traditional medicine. Her work focused on beliefs and practices regarding childbirth and nutrition as well as shamanic healing practices in rural Malaysia. This collection consists of the professional papers of Carol Laderman, medical anthropologist and university professor. The bulk of the collection pertains to her research on childbirth, nutrition, and shamanic healing practices in rural Malaysia. These materials include field notes, surveys, transcripts of Main Peteri ceremonies, grant applications, photographs, and sound recordings. Of special interest are her photographs of midwives and shamans treating patients, including Main Peteri ceremonies, as well as traditional Malay weddings and festivals. Also noteworthy are her recordings of Main Peteri ceremonies and her interviews with midwives and shamans. The collection also contains her unpublished and published writings; her dissertation; a report on her undergraduate fieldwork with pregnant Puerto Rican teenagers; her lecture notes and files as a university professor; files documenting her involvement in professional associations; and correspondence with colleagues.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the professional papers of Carol Laderman, medical anthropologist and university professor. The bulk of the collection pertains to her research on childbirth, nutrition, and shamanic healing practices in rural Malaysia. These materials include field notes, surveys, transcripts of Main Peteri ceremonies, grant applications, photographs, and sound recordings. Of special interest are her photographs of midwives and shamans treating patients, including Main Peteri ceremonies, as well as traditional Malay weddings and festivals. Also noteworthy are her recordings of Main Peteri ceremonies and her interviews with midwives and shamans. The collection also contains her unpublished and published writings; her dissertation; a report on her undergraduate fieldwork with pregnant Puerto Rican teenagers; her lecture notes and files as a university professor; files documenting her involvement in professional associations; and correspondence with colleagues.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized in 8 series: Series 1. Research, 1972, 1975-1977, 1981, 1985, 1987, 2000-2003, undated; Series 2. Writings, 1970, 1975, 1978-2001, 2004, undated; Series 3. Student Files, 1972, 1975, 1979, undated; Series 4. Teacher Files, 1977, 1979-1982, 2001-2002, 2007, undated; Series 5. Correspondence, 1974-1981, 1985-2005, 2009, undated; Series 6. Professional Activities, circa 1981, 1989-1990, 1994, 2004, undated; Series 7. Photographs, circa 1975-1977, circa 1982, undated; Series 8. Sound Recordings, 1976-1977, 1982, 2003, undated.
Biographical/Historical note:
Carol Laderman was a medical anthropologist best known for her research on Malay traditional medicine. Her work focused on beliefs and practices regarding childbirth and nutrition as well as shamanic healing practices in rural Malaysia.

Laderman (née Cohen) was born on October 25, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York. When she was 6, her father changed their family's surname to Ciavati due to his difficulty as a Jew finding an engineering job. Laderman grew up with musical aspirations, intending to become a concert pianist. She attended the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan and majored in music at Brooklyn College. In 1953, she married Gabriel Laderman, a painter and later an art professor. She took a leave from college to follow her husband after he was drafted into the U.S. Army five months following their wedding. Her hiatus from college spanned fifteen years, during which time she had two sons (1958, 1965). She also worked as a legal secretary in Ithaca, New York, and as a social secretary and translator for an opera singer when she and her family lived in Italy.

After returning to New York City, she enrolled in evening classes at Hunter College. Although she planned to resume her studies in music, her academic focus changed after taking an anthropology course taught by medical anthropologist Rena Gropper. In 1972, she earned her B.A. in Anthropology, and with the assistance of a Danforth Foundation Fellowship, she attended graduate school at Columbia University, where she earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1979.

As an undergraduate student, Laderman conducted fieldwork at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City (1972-1973), assisting in a project on pregnant teenagers and nutritional health. She was assigned to collect data on Puerto Rican adolescent mothers, which exposed her to humoral beliefs in food, medicine, and people. This experience would later inspire her to conduct her graduate fieldwork on nutrition and childbirth in Malaysia, where humoral beliefs were also held but not well-explored by researchers.

From 1975 to 1977, Laderman and her family lived in Merchang, in Trengganu (now Terengganu), Malaysia. Working under the auspices of the Malaysian Ministry of Health of the Institute for Medical Research, Laderman studied both traditional and hospital-based medicine. As part of her fieldwork, she received training from a hospital to collect blood samples to study the effects of birthing and dietary practices on women's health. She also apprenticed herself to a traditional midwife (bidan kampung), whom she assisted in a number of births. By comparing food ideologies and actual food intake of pregnant and postpartum women, Laderman was able to refute the prevailing view of scholars that malnutrition among rural Malays was largely due to dietary restrictions based on the humoral system. In her dissertation, "Conceptions and Preconceptions: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia," Laderman describes how Malay women adapt their diets to their needs and that their customs allow for interpretation and manipulation. In 1983, a revised version of her dissertation was published as Wives and Midwives: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia.

While seeking to gain an understanding of traditional Malay medicine in its entirety, Laderman also became exposed to theatrical spirit séances known as Main Peteri (also Puteri or Teri). At that time Main Peteri was no longer performed in most Malaysian states but was still thriving in Trengganu and nearby Kelantan. Performed primarily as healing ceremonies by shamans (bomoh), Main Peteri was a last resort for the afflicted. These performances were characterized by entranced patients, spirit possessions, singing, music, dancing, and an audience. Laderman attended and participated in a number of these ceremonies and became a student and adopted daughter to a shaman. She recorded and transcribed several Main Peteri performances and received an NEH grant (1981-1985) to translate the texts. She also returned to Merchang in 1982 to conduct further research on traditional healing ceremonies. In her monograph Taming the Wind of Desire (1991), she discusses Main Peteri and its relationship to the Malay concept of Inner Winds (angin), which determine a person's personality, talents, and drives. In 1987 to 1990, she returned to her musical roots to collaborate with ethnomusicologist Marina Roseman to transcribe, analyze, and interpret the music of Main Peteri. Together, she and Roseman also edited The Performance of Healing (1996). In addition, Laderman became interested in the effects of urbanization and globalization on traditional Malay healing practices, a topic which she addressed in a collection of her writings, The Life and Death of Traditional Malay Medicine (in press).

Laderman was a professor at the Department of Anthropology at City University of New York City College (1990-2010). She was also an associate professor at Fordham University (1982-1990) and taught briefly at Hunter College (1978-1980), Brooklyn College (1979-1980), and Yale University (1980-1982).

She died on July 6, 2010 at the age of 77.

Sources Consulted

[Autobiographical statement], Series 2. Writings, Carol Laderman Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

1972. Carol Laderman, SGS Student, Wins Danforth Fellowship. SGS Newsletter 2(7): 1.

Laderman, Carol. 1983. Wives and Midwives: Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.

Laderman, Carol. 1991. Taming the Wind of Desire: Psychology, Medicine, and Aesthetics in Malay Shamanistic Performance. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.

Maizura, Intan. 2003, September 28. A bidan, a bomoh & a New Yorker. Nuance: 16-18.

Roseman, Marina, Laurel Kendall and Robert Knox Dentan. 2011. Obituaries: Carol Laderman (1932-2010). American Anthropologist 113(2): 375-377.

1932 -- Born October 25 in Brooklyn, New York

1953 -- Marries Gabriel Laderman and takes a leave from Brooklyn College

1972 -- Earns B.A. in Anthropology from Hunter College

1972-1973 -- Conducts research at Mt. Sinai Hospital on ethnic eating patterns, food beliefs, and anemia in adolescent Puerto Rican mothers

1975-1977 -- Conducts fieldwork in Merchang in Trengganu, Malaysia

1979 -- Earns Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University

1982 -- Returns to Malaysia to conduct fieldwork on shamanism and trance healing

1982-1988 -- Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Fordham University

1988-1990 -- Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Fordham University

1990-2010 -- Professor, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York City College

2010 -- Dies on July 6
Related Materials:
Two videotapes were received with the Carol Laderman papers and transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives.

Some of Laderman's original field recordings are at Columbia University's Center for Ethnomusicology. Copies of those recording are in this collection and are so noted.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Carol Laderman's sons, Raphael and Michael Laderman in 2012.
Restrictions:
The Carol Laderman Papers are open for research. Access to the Carol Laderman Papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use. Permission to use sound recordings of Main Peteri ceremonies transcribed and published in Taming the Wind of Desire must be obtained from Columbia University's Center for Ethnomusicology.
Topic:
Traditional medicine  Search this
Shamanism  Search this
Malay language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Medical anthropology  Search this
Malays (Asian people) -- Medicine  Search this
Seances  Search this
Pregnancy -- Nutritional aspects  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Ethnology -- Malaysia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Carol Laderman Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-09
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33834bd8d-479d-4d3c-ab0d-97f73a5a3609
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2012-09
Online Media:

MS 1054 Linguistic material and correspondence regarding Polynesia (Hawaii) and Micronesia

Collector:
Alexander, W. D. (William De Witt), 1833-1913  Search this
Doane, Edward Topping, 1820-1890  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages
Culture:
Mortlockese language  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
Hawaii
Micronesia
Polynesia
Pohnpei Island (Micronesia)
Marshall Islands
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents of this envelope:--

Fornander, Hon. A., Introduction to Vol. III of his "Polynesian Race." Copied by Prof. W. D. Alexander of Honolulu. 9 fcp.pp. n.d.

Alexander (Prof. W. D.), Hawaiian Grammar, 12 mo., 52 pp. Honolulu, 1871

Doane (E. T.), Letter to Prof. W. D. Alexander, in review of Fornander's work. May 20, 1883. 6 pp.

-----, Remarks on the dialects of the islands of Ponape and Ebon, Micronesia, as related to the Malay language. 33 pp. letter size. n.d. Sent to Prof. S. F. Baird, Sec. of the Smithsonian Institution.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Ponape and Ebon. 7 pp. n.d.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Malay and Ebon. 3 pp. n.d.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Ponape and Strong's Island. 5 pp. n.d.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Ponape and Vitian. 2 pp. n.d.

-----, Comparative vocabulary of the Polynesian language and the Ponape dialect. 2 pp. n.d.

-----, Names of the Months and Days of the month in Ponape and Mortlok. 1 p. n.d.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1054
General:
Previously titled, "Notes copied from Hawaiian grammar."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Oceania  Search this
Malay language  Search this
Micronesian languages  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1054, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1054
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw329931f0a-6a6e-4329-a0f6-72bf21c43d11
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1054

Bahasa melayu : tata bahasa selayang pandang / C. Spat

Author:
Spat, C  Search this
Type:
Grammar
Date:
1989
Topic:
Malay language  Search this
Call number:
PL5106 .S73 1989
PL5106.S73 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383838

Crescent moon : Islamic art & civilisation in Southeast Asia = Bulan sabit : seni dan peradaban Islam di Asia Tenggara / James Bennett

Title:
Bulan sabit : seni dan peradaban Islam di Asia Tenggarw
Author:
Bennett, James (James Stevenson)  Search this
Art Gallery of South Australia  Search this
National Gallery of Australia  Search this
Physical description:
303 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Southeast Asia
Date:
2005
©2005
Topic:
Islamic art  Search this
Art, Southeast Asian  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Islamic influences  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055791

Rupa dan jiwa / Syed Ahmad Jamal ; diedit oleh Mohd. Fadzil

Author:
Ahmad Jamal Syed 1929-  Search this
Dewan Tengku Canselor Universiti Malaya  Search this
Physical description:
138 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
1979
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Call number:
NK1056.A1 A35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_877613

Tangan-tangan trampil : seni kerajinan Aceh = Hands of time : the crafts of Aceh / Barbara Leigh ; [Indonesian translation, Latifa Thajeb Tirtosudiro]

Author:
Leigh, Barbara 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 181 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Indonesia
Aceh
Date:
1989
Topic:
Islamic decorative arts  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Call number:
NK1059.A3 L45
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_887142

Amarasisch timoreesche teksten / opgenomen door prof. J.C.G. Jonker, geannoteerd en vertaald door P. Middelkoop

Author:
Middelkoop, Pieter 1895-  Search this
Jonker, J. C. G. (Johann Christoph Gerhard) 1857-1919  Search this
Physical description:
105 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Indonesia
Timor Island
Timor Island (Indonesia)
Date:
1939
Topic:
Timor language  Search this
Malay language--Dialects  Search this
Languages  Search this
Call number:
PL5465 .M627 1939
PL5465.M627 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390850

Tirai panggung : jurnal seni persembahan

Title:
Jurnal seni persembahan
Author:
Universiti Malaya Pusat Kebudayaan  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
1998
Topic:
Theater  Search this
Music  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_738708

Pameran Seni Lukis & Seni Khat, Pameran Tamaddun Islam pada 21 hb. Mei-3 hb. September 1984 bersamaan 20 hb. Syaʻaban-7 hb. Zulhijjah 1404

Author:
Balai Seni Lukis Negara (Malaysia)  Search this
Muzium Negara (Malaysia)  Search this
Physical description:
[148] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
[1984]
Topic:
Islamic art  Search this
Islamic calligraphy  Search this
Call number:
N6250 .P23 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_878401

Pameran perdana Persatuan Pelukis Malaysia : Dewan Tunku Chancellor, Univeristi Malaya, 29hb Mei - 7hb Jun 1981 / dirasmikan oleh, Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Ghazail Shafie, Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri ; anjuran bersama, Persatuan Pelukis Malaysia dan Pusat Kebudayaan Universiti Malaya

Author:
Zakaria Ali  Search this
Persatuan Pelukis Malaysia  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Date:
1981
1981]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Malaysian  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1025 .P26 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_911457

Life in a longhouse / Hedda Morrison

Author:
Morrison, Hedda  Search this
Physical description:
205 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
DS597.367.I23M67 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_399817

Laporan Persidangan Geologi yang ke 24, 1993 : kertas teknik = Proceedings of the 24th Geological Conference, 1993 : technical papers / Yin Ee Heng, director-general ; Penyiasatan Kajibumi Malaysia, Kementerian Perusahaan Utama

Title:
Proceedings of the 24th Geological Conference, 1993 : technical papers
Author:
Persidangan Geologi (24th : 1993)  Search this
Yin, Ee Heng  Search this
Malaysia Jabatan Penyiasatan Kajibumi  Search this
Malaysia Kementerian Perusahaan Utama  Search this
Physical description:
v, 312 p. : ill.(some fold.), maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
1993
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Call number:
QE299.5 .L315 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_481061

Serangga

Author:
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Pusat Sistematik Serangga  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Malaysia
Date:
1996
1996-
Topic:
Insects  Search this
Insects--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
QL461 .S482
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_501528

Raja Haji : pahlawan terbilang / oleh Darus Ahmad

Author:
Darus bin Ahmad  Search this
Subject:
Radja Hadji 1784 Fiction  Search this
Physical description:
116 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
Call number:
PL5139.D22 R16 1960
PL5139.D22R16 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_433968

Letterkunde van de Indische archipel. Oorspronkelijke vertalingen door A. Burger [et. al.]

Author:
Gonda, J (Jan) 1905-1991  Search this
Burger, Adolph 1906-  Search this
Physical description:
370 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1947
Topic:
Malayan literature--Translations into Dutch  Search this
Dutch literature--Translations from Malayan  Search this
Call number:
PL5065.5.D8 G63 1947
PL5065.5.D8G63 1947
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_408733

Perkembangan kesusasteraan Melayu

Author:
Arena Wati 1925-  Search this
Physical description:
383 p. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
Topic:
Malay literature--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
PL5130 .P44 1964
PL5130.P44 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_416782

Nadere bijdragen tot de kennis van het Midden Maleisch (Běsěmahsch en Sěrawajsch dialect) door O.L. Helfrich

Author:
Helfrich, Oscar Louis 1860-  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1927
Topic:
Malay language--Dialects  Search this
Call number:
PL5127 .H47n 1927
PL5127.H47n 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_403647

The Kedayan blood / by Harun Aminurrashid ; translated by Ahmad Hussain

Author:
Harun Aminurrashid 1907-1986  Search this
Physical description:
140 p., [1] leaf of plates : col. ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
Topic:
Short stories, Malay  Search this
Call number:
PL5139.H33 K25 E1960
PL5139.H33K25 E1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_427810

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