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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 The collection also contains her unpublished and published writings; her dissertation; a report on her undergraduate fieldwork with pregnant Puerto Rican teenagers; her lecture notes and files as a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 The collection also contains her unpublished and published writings; her dissertation; a report on her undergraduate fieldwork with pregnant Puerto Rican teenagers; her lecture notes and files as a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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Carol Laderman Papers
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:

Festival Recordings: Foodways: Umashu and gravy, Tuna Beryani

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. South Africa Program 1999 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Irvine, Tanya (recorder)  Search this
Bryars, Lee (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Phoqela, Joyce  Search this
Williams, Faldela  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
South Africans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
South Africa
Eastern Cape (South Africa)
Western Cape (South Africa)
Date:
1999 July 3
Track Information:
101 Umashu and Gravy / Joyce Phoqela.

102 Tuna Beryani / Faldela Williams.
Local Numbers:
FP-1999-CT-0400-7
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1999.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Malay (Asian people)  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1999, Item FP-1999-CT-0400
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 4: South Africa: Crafting the Economic Renaissance of the Rainbow Nation / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51b3953b6-fdcf-414b-ae3a-2a5e648239d2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1999-ref901

Festival Recordings: Foodways: Tuna Beryani, Koeksisters, Pap and Vleis

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. South Africa Program 1999 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Irvine, Tanya (recorder)  Search this
Bryars, Lee (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Williams, Faldela  Search this
Fourie, Anna Catherina  Search this
Mudau, Masindi  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
compact audio cassette
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
South Africans  Search this
Afrikaners  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
South Africa
Western Cape (South Africa)
Gauteng (South Africa)
Northern Province (South Africa)
Date:
1999 July 3
Track Information:
101 Tuna Beryani / Faldela Williams.

102 Koeksisters / Anna Catherina Fourie.

103 Pap and Vleis / Masindi Mudau.
Local Numbers:
FP-1999-CT-0401-7
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1999.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Malay (Asian people)  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1999, Item FP-1999-CT-0401
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 4: South Africa: Crafting the Economic Renaissance of the Rainbow Nation / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5808e213e-c44c-4eee-b8c1-7f931f659d89
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1999-ref902

Friends of Malayans

Extent:
1 Film reel (black-and-white sound; 542 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1962
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents the working partnerships developed between Peace Corps volunteers and Malayans when the two countries improved relations in 1962. Footage documents joint projects for Malayan national development. A Peace Corps volunteer surveying a future road is aided by Malayan assistants. American health care workers in collaboration with their Malayan colleagues conduct outreach programs in rural villages. Footage also depicts recreational activities enjoyed by both volunteers and Malayans. One volunteer teaches the game of basketball to his young Malayan students. Another volunteer is taught the art of carving a spinning top by an older Malayan. Two female volunteers participate in a traditional Malayan dance class with Malayan women. The film also includes a cursory history of the Peace Corps and its volunteers in Malaya. Short biographies on those volunteers profiled in the film are included in the footage.

Legacy Keywords: Peace Corps Asia ; Training Asia ; Development economics Asia ; Health public Asia ; Basketball Asia ; Professions and professionals Asia ; Health public Asia ; Construction by the government of roads Asia ; Pasttimes Asia ; Dance Asia ; Woodworking Asia ; Teachers Asia ; Education ; Relations international Asia ; Surveying of highway and railway routes Asia ; Malays (Asian people) ; North Americans
General:
Local Number= HSFA 1994.20.1
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:
Peace Corps film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Peace Corps film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9d1375d9d-f364-4255-8d80-ec466a53d58f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-20-ref1

Milestones to Malaysia

Extent:
1 Film reel (black-and-white sound; 1008 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
circa 1965
Scope and Contents:
Edited film by the Peace Corps on the establishment of Malaysia. Film documents the creation of Malaysia through a partnership with Sabah, Brunei, Sarawak, Singapore, and the federation of Malaya. This film captures everyday scenes in each state of the new nation. In addition, the film documents the formation of the new government of Malaysia. Scenes include: elections and voting, propaganda in favor of a new nation, and the signing of an agreement with Great Britain to end colonialism in Malaysia. Footage also captures the distinct cultures of the new nation through the presentation of dances at an event celebrating the newly formed Malaysia.

Legacy Keywords: Peace Corps Asia ; Development economic Asia ; Power politics Asia ; Propaganda political Asia ; Revolts political social Asia ; Government constitution of officials organization Asia ; Voting Asia ; Election Asia ; Election of political leader Asia ; Agreements Asia ; Treaties international Asia ; Military training Asia ; Ceremonies Asia ; Parades Asia ; Ministers governmental Asia ; Leadership political Asia ; Referenda political Asia ; Procession secular Asia ; Demonstration political Asia ; Conferences Asia ; Partnership Asia ; United Nations Asia ; Government officials Asia ; Dance traditional Asia ; Celebration patriotic Asia ; Malays (Asian people) ; Malayan Film Unit
General:
Local Number= HSFA 1994.20.17
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:
Peace Corps film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Peace Corps film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9100f2588-1069-48c4-9d84-0fe6aa694aa3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-20-ref11

Our Man in Borneo

Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 846 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Edited film by WCAU-TV, Philadelphia of Peace Corps volunteers in Borneo and Sarawak, Malaysia. The film is narrated by a volunteer's father. This film chronicles the volunteers time in Malaysia and documents their workdays. The film documents a volunteer's work as teachers of an English class and a music class in Malaysian schools. Additional scenes capture one volunteer's work with an American doctor and Malaysian nurses in a Malaysian hospital. A male volunteer, the narrator's son, travels from school to school by boat providing additional resources as well as technical help to native teachers.

Legacy Keywords: Peace Corps Asia ; Development economic Asia ; Techniques educational Asia ; Nurses visiting Asia ; Hospitals Asia ; Health public Asia ; Music Asia ; Villages Asia ; Singing Asia ; Games ball amateur Asia ; Boats travel Asia ; Puppet show Asia ; Schools availability and location of Asia ; Schools public description of Asia ; Students Asia ; Teaching Asia ; Education Asia ; Teachers Asia ; Malays (Asian people) ; Americans ; Edited from a production of WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, PA
General:
Local Number= HSFA 1994.20.18
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:
Peace Corps film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Peace Corps film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9cede82a6-feca-4e9d-a546-41f531e7a6a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-20-ref12

10 Tahun Merkeka

Extent:
1 Film reel (25 minutes, color sound; 894 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
Edited film by the Peace Corps celebrating the first ten years of Malaysia as a nation. Footage documents the country's five year development plan for modernization. Documentation includes physical improvements to the country's infrastructure as well as efforts to develop a highly trained work force. Footage captures road construction, new bridges and paths, land irrigation, and a river dam. Footage also documents work in health care, including nurse training, community health education, and pharmaceutical research. Initiatives in education from primary school through the university level are also described. Additional footage documents the economic value of the country's natural resources including rice, rubber, and tin.

Legacy Keywords: Peace Corps Asia ; Development economic Asia ; Ministers governmental Asia ; Surveying of highway and railway Asia ; Land clearing of for construction Asia ; Land use of as a source of productive capital Asia ; Roads construction of Asia ; Bridges construction of railway highway Asia ; Transportaion Asia ; Villages Asia ; Agriculture crops science Asia ; Dams government construction of Asia ; Construction by the government Asia ; Construction of buildings of bridges of roads Asia ; Construction of public works Asia ; Health protection of public Asia ; Care prenatal Asia ; Laboratories public health Asia ; Hospitals Asia ; Nursing schools Asia ; Nurses visiting Asia ; Pharmacology Asia ; Irrigation Asia ; Food canning of collecting of Asia Food service industry Asia ; Food raising of Asia ; Teaching Asia ; Teachers Asia ; Students Asia ; Schools description of military Asia ; Schools description of public Asia ; Schools support of government Asia ; Education adult Asia ; Education primary Asia ; Education government sponsorship support Asia ; Training military Asia ; Art exhibits Asia ; Universities Asia ; Rubber plantations Asia ; Tin production of Asia ; Factory buildings description of Asia ; Bicycle as transportation ; Malays (Asian people)
General:
Local Number= HSFA 1994.20.20
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:
Peace Corps film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Peace Corps film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc94905af04-a1f2-4f4b-8529-58247181ab5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-20-ref13

Wayang Kulit

Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 507 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Edited film documents a travelling puppet show in Malaysia. The puppet show, Wayang Kulit, travels from village to village performing Hindu stories for the children of each village. Footage documents the process of erecting a stage, warming up before the program, and performing the blessing prior to the start of the show. The stories take many nights to perform and footage includes scenes performed from one story. Footage also includes the process of making each puppet.

Legacy Keywords: Art religious Asia ; Production musical and theatrical Asia ; Puppet shows Asia ; Artisans skilled Asia ; Craftsmanship pride in Asia ; Story tellers Asia ; History oral, as a method Asia ; Religious beliefs inculcation of Asia ; Blessings Asia ; Drums as musical instruments Asia ; Rice as a crop Asia ; Malays (Asian people) ; Hindi ; Ow Kheng Law, associate producer ; S. Lawrence, photographer ; Noni Wright, writer ; John Nettleton, editor ; Tan Kay Choon, sound ; Tom Hodge, production ; Hussain, Zain Director
General:
Local Number= HSFA 1994.20.6
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:
Peace Corps film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Peace Corps film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc914dc7cc1-9869-48da-81f5-1c2b1c8576df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-20-ref5

The Elegant Idler

Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 636 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Edited film by the Peace Corps documents the importance of the oil palm tree in malaysain economy. Footage includes a brief history of the oil palm in Malaysia. A description of the tree's botanical makeup is also included. Footage documents the planting, harvesting, and processing of the fruit. In addition, footage documents attempts to scientifically engineer a better, stronger plant. One such attempt, which created the dump palm - a shorter tree that bears more fruit, is documented in the film. Footage also includes a description of government programs aimed at increading both the acreage used for planting as well as the personal wealth of the population.

Legacy Keywords: Peace Corps Asia ; Development economic Asia ; Science agricultural applied Asia ; Science government research Asia ; Plants breeding of selective Asia ; Plants raising of Asia ; Harvests Asia ; Planting Asia ; Processing of oils edible Asia ; Weddings Asia ; Land use of Asia ; Land as a source of productive capital Asia ; Land resources natural Asia ; Natural resources Asia ; Malays (Asian people)
General:
Local Number= HSFA 1994.20.7
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:
Peace Corps film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Peace Corps film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9e6a07b00-ed39-4c46-a35b-e3bca85da541
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-20-ref6

Installation of Yang Di-Pertuan Agong IV of Malaysia

Extent:
1 Film reel (black-and-white sound; 948 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Edited film by the Peace Corps documents the installation of a new constitutional monarch in Malaysia. This film documents the induction of Tuanku Ismail Nasiruddin Shag Almarhum Sultan Zainol Abidin as Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. Footage documents the process of crowning a new monarch and outlines his powers. Also included is footage of the celebration and festivities surrounding this event. Footage incudes a parade with floats, an evening banquet, a performance which inludes four traditional Malaysian dances, and a fireworks display. Film also known as "Portabalan Yang Di-Pertuan Agong IV".

Legacy Keywords: Peace Corps Asia ; Ceremonies Asia ; Kingship Asia ; Parades Asia ; Procession secular Asia ; Power politics Asia ; Government officials Asia ; Dance traditional Asia ; Fireworks display of Asia ; Election of political leader Asia ; Malays (Asian people)
General:
Local Number= HSFA 1994.20.9
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:
Peace Corps film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Peace Corps film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc96ef934d3-92d8-4051-af2f-430d0054ddcc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-20-ref7

Sabah

Extent:
1 Film reel (color sound; 974 feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Film reels
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Edited film by the Peace Corps of the Malaysian state of Sabah. Film documents Sabah's history, cultural traditions, and economic development and modernization. Film detail the British occupation of Sabah, eventual independence, and political partnership with Malaysia. Footage describes and provides examples of songs and dances native to the variou ethnic groups within Sabah. Shots of recreational activites include: cockfighting, pony racing, and buffalo racing. Additional footage documents the vast natural resources of the state, including: abaca (manila hemp), rubber, fruits, vegetables, and tobacco. Further documentation captures the building of roads and buildings as well as attempts at modernization and an increased techincal workforce.

Legacy Keywords: Peace Corps Asia ; Mountain Asia ; Land as a source of wealth Asia ; Land as a source of productive capital Asia ; Land use of clearing of Asia ; Animals cattle as a source of wealth Asia ; Agriculture crops baling of science Asia ; Agriculture government subsidies to Asia ; Crops agricultural Asia ; Rice as a crop as a food Asia ; Village Asia ; Food availability of in the environment Asia ; Food processing Asia ; Harvests Asia ; Dancing Asia ; Athletics Asia ; History Asia ; Independence Asia ; Development economic trends urban Asia ; Construction of houses Asia ; Construction of buildings by the government of roads Asia ; Government construction projects Asia ; Rubber industry plantation Asia ; Forest products Asia ; Deforestation Asia ; Trains uses description of Asia ; Agriculture cultivation Asia ; United Nations Asia ; Markets Asia ; Gambling cock fighting Asia ; Gambling betting Asia ; Racing animal Asia ; Election political Asia ; Government education sponsorship of support of Asia ; Government public education support of Asia ; Development trends urban growth Asia ; Schools availability of location of Asia ; Schools description of Asia ; Schools public support of Asia ; Schools government support of Asia ; Schools vocational Asia ; Science agricultural laboratories Asia ; Fighting cock Asia ; Malays (Asian people) ; Tony Aeria, photography ; Raymond Lopez, editing ; Daud Imam, recording ; Mustala Kemal, recording ; Wong Khyl-Weng, associate producer ; Mohd Zain Hussain, production ; Pew, Peh Kim director, writer
General:
Local Number= HSFA 1994.20.11
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:
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Collection Citation:
Peace Corps film collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Peace Corps film collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc958e5bbbc-50a3-4593-a1d1-7615e8bfde7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1994-20-ref9

Brass Plaque

Donor Name:
John V. Hoff  Search this
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Object Type:
Plaque
Place:
Perak, Malaysia, Asia
Accession Date:
22 Jul 1920
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
065251
USNM Number:
E315079-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f08a389f-2197-4342-b291-973bc2026fc1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8390475
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Diak Man

Artist:
Antonion Zeno Shindler, 1813 Bulgaria-died Washington, DC 1899  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
42 x 27 3/4 in. (106.6 x 70.5 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1893
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Architecture\domestic  Search this
Malayan  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition
Object number:
1985.66.165,712
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7fcec1f3c-b8f2-4e1f-9f0d-88c03b2f178e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.165_712

"Tetapoh" (Fish Trap)

Donor Name:
Sultan of Johore, World Columbian Exposition  Search this
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Object Type:
Fish Trap
Place:
Johore (Johor), Malaysia, Asia
Accession Date:
26 Feb 1894
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
028901
USNM Number:
E103777-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3540f8258-1c7f-465b-a6c0-22c5abb8d796
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8941122
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Spear

Donor Name:
Dr. William L. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Malaysia, Asia
Accession Date:
28 Jul 1903
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041342
USNM Number:
E221977-4
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dd603502-9f76-4f19-ad2a-5a1fea54d0da
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8941156
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Spear

Donor Name:
Dr. William L. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Malaysia, Asia
Accession Date:
28 Jul 1903
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041342
USNM Number:
E221977-5
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35fc00489-d5ea-4d3b-a486-77dfcc659b74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8941157
Online Media:

Spear

Donor Name:
Dr. William L. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Malaysia, Asia
Accession Date:
28 Jul 1903
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041342
USNM Number:
E221977-6
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30b936a59-5a18-4468-9371-daa644a6bae7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8941158
Online Media:

Spear

Donor Name:
Dr. William L. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Malaysia, Asia
Accession Date:
28 Jul 1903
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041342
USNM Number:
E221977-7
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/345025e3d-fdbd-444c-8b03-6601104e481c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8941159
Online Media:

Spear

Donor Name:
Dr. William L. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Malaysia, Asia
Accession Date:
28 Jul 1903
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041342
USNM Number:
E221977-8
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38ba914fc-1922-4056-91fa-2a626ed827d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8941160
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Spear

Donor Name:
Dr. William L. Abbott  Search this
Culture:
Malay  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Malaysia, Asia
Accession Date:
28 Jul 1903
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
041342
USNM Number:
E221977-9
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/328a0abac-da6e-42b5-ad6c-2da81b276dfb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8941161
Online Media:

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