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William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands

Creator:
Mann, William M., 1886-1960  Search this
Extent:
400 Negatives (circa, nitrate)
220 Prints (circa 220 (duplicates not counted) prints, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Marovo (Solomon Islands people)  Search this
Fijians  Search this
Lau (Solomon Islands people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Solomon Islands
Fiji
Date:
1915-1916
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by William M. Mann during a zoological expedition to Fiji and the British Solomon Islands. They document indigenous people, villages, and the natural environment, as well as activities such as tapa making, building construction, and ceremonies.
Biographical/Historical note:
William M. Mann (1886-1960) was an entomologist and zoologist who took part in several collecting expeditions and directed the Smithonian Institution's National Zoological Park for three decades. Born in Helena, Montana, Mann completed his BA at Stanford University in 1911 and earned his doctorate in entomology from Harvard University in 1915. After completing his studies at Harvard, he was selected as a Sheldon Traveling Fellow for a trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands (1915-1916). Mann returned to the United States to serve as an entomologist for the United States Department of Agriculture (1916-1925). In 1925, he was appointed Superintendent of the National Zoological Park, a position he held until his retirement in 1956.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 110
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, circa 1885-1981 (SIA RU007293), which include field notes from his trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 110, William M. Mann photographs of Fiji and the Solomon Islands, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.110
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-110

Guardians of Marovo Lagoon : practice, place, and politics in maritime Melanesia / Edvard Hviding

Author:
Hviding, Edvard  Search this
University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 473 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Solomon Islands
New Georgia
New Georgia (Solomon Islands)
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Land tenure  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Maritime anthropology  Search this
Coral reef ecology  Search this
Economic development  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_589017

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