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S. Ann Dunham papers

Creator:
Dunham, S. Ann (Stanley Ann)  Search this
Extent:
18 Linear feet ((44 boxes))
Culture:
Javanese (Indonesian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Indonesia
Date:
1965-2013
Summary:
The S. Ann Dunham papers, 1965-2013, primarily document her work as an economic anthropologist in Indonesia. The papers include her dissertation research on blacksmithing and materials relating to her professional work as a consultant for organizations like the Ford Foundation and Bank Raykat Indonesia (BRI). Her work included projects on microcredit, women in development, and rural industries. Materials consist of field notebooks, correspondence, reports, research proposals, case studies, surveys, lectures, photographs, research files, and floppy disks.
Scope and Contents:
The S. Ann Dunham papers, 1965-2013, primarily document her work as an economic anthropologist in Indonesia. The papers include her dissertation research on blacksmithing and materials relating to her professional work as a consultant for organizations like the Ford Foundation and Bank Raykat Indonesia (BRI). Her work included projects on microcredit, women in development, and rural industries. Materials consist of field notebooks, correspondence, reports, research proposals, case studies, surveys, lectures, photographs, research files, and floppy disks.

The field notebooks are mostly written in English, but also contain a mixture of Indonesian and Javanese, and include notes from her years of fieldwork in central Java, work-related travel, experiences as a consultant, and notes on readings.

The bulk of the professional materials relate to Dunham's work at the Ford Foundation as Program Officer for Women and Employment in Jakarta from 1981-1984. Her work with the Provincial Development Program in the Indonesian Department of Industries, a consultancy in Pakistan, at Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), and at Women's World Banking are represented to a lesser degree.

Academic materials primarily deal with Dunham's work toward her PhD, including her comprehensive exams and her dissertation.

The personal and biographical materials include limited material regarding her son, President Barack Obama, and a comprehensive collection of her resumes and qualifications.

The bulk of the photographs relate to Dunham's early field research for dissertation, and subsequently her work as a consultant.

Materials related to Dunham's computer files from 1991-1995 includes floppy disks, inventories, copies of floppy disks on CDs with content lists, and printouts of selected documents. They include final versions of her dissertation and files relating to her work with Women's World Banking and DAI (Development Alternatives Incorporated). The floppy disks and CD-roms are unavailable for research. The printed inventories, content lists, and documents are available.

The reference and research materials were collected by Dunham over the course of her career and studies. A bibliography of the majority of the reference and research materials is filed with the materials.

The collected materials about S. Ann Dunham comprise files posthumously collected by Bronwen Solyom about Dunham and her legacy. These include academic files, publication files, biographical material, and files relating to the recognition of Dunham and her work.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 8 series: Series 1. Field notebooks, 1977-1994; Series 2. Professional, 1974-1994, undated; Series 3. Academic, 1973-1992, undated; Series 4. Personal and biographical, 1965-1994, undated; Series 5. Photographs, 1978-1992, undated; Series 6. Computer files, 1991-2012, undated; Series 7. Reference and research, circa 1969-2012, undated; Series 8. Collected materials about S. Ann Dunham, 1972-2013, undated.
Biographical Note:
Chronology

1942 November 29 -- Born in Wichita, Kansas

1961 August 4 -- Son Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. born in Hawaii

1967 -- BA, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii

1967 -- First trip to Indonesia

1970 August 15 -- Daughter Maya Soetoro born in Indonesia

1972-1973 -- Asia Foundation grant

1973-1974 -- Part-time instructor in handicrafts, Bishop Museum, Honolulu

1973-1978 -- East-West Center, Technology and Development Institute grant

1975 -- M.A. in Anthropology, University of Hawaii

1975 -- Went to Indonesia for PhD fieldwork

1979-1980 -- Consultant on international development, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

1981-1984 -- Program Officer for Women and Employment, Ford Foundation Regional Office for Southeast Asia, Jakarta

1986-1987 -- Rural Development Consultant to the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan, under the Gujranwala Integrated Rural Development Project (GADP), credit component

1988-1992 -- Research Coordinator and Consultant to the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (under 3 separate contracts funded by the World Bank and USAID in microfinance)

1992 -- PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii

1992-1994 -- Research and Policy Coordinator, Women's World Bank, New York City

1995 November 7 -- Died in Honolulu

Stanley Ann Dunham was an anthropologist who worked primarily in Indonesia conducting research for her PhD in economic anthropology while also building a professional career as an international consultant with various non-governmental organizations. Born in 1942 in Kansas, Dunham attended high school in Mercer Island, WA and moved to Honolulu, HI with her family. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received her BA in 1967, her MA in 1975, and her PhD in 1992, all in anthropology.

Dunham's research and work dealt mostly with Indonesian handicrafts and small non-argricultural rural industries, including the study of economic and technical aspects that were important to enabling and sustaining development and village level microfinance programs.

Her dissertation Peasant Blacksmithing in Indonesia: Surviving Against all Odds was completed in 1992. The first half of her dissertation was published posthumously in 2009.

Dunham is the mother of President Barack Obama.

She died on November 7, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

(Chronology courtesy of the Ann Dunham Chronology by Ellen Chapman, S. Ann Dunham papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.)
Separated Materials:
Objects have been transferred to the Anthropology Collections department. For more information please contact the department at 301.238.1340.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the NAA by Ann Dunham's daughter, Maya Soetoro-Ng, in 2011.
Restrictions:
The S. Ann Dunham papers are open for research.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Access to the S. Ann Dunham papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Women anthropologists  Search this
Economic anthropology  Search this
Mothers of presidents -- United States  Search this
Microfinance  Search this
Blacksmithing  Search this
Citation:
S. Ann Dunham papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2011-04
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National Anthropological Archives
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Reference and research

Collection Creator:
Dunham, S. Ann (Stanley Ann)  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1969-2012, undated
Scope and Contents:
This series contains reference and research materials that Dunham collected over the course of her career and studies. Dated circa 1969-1994 and undated, the materials include clippings, maps, reading notes, journals, scholarly articles, and reports.

The clippings include primarily Indonesian articles on a wide range of topics of personal and professional interest. The maps are related to Dunham's research, work, and the places she lived. The reading notes include her summaries and critiques of what she read.

The sources (filed A-Z) include approximately 300 titles and include journal articles, chapters in books, conference papers, working papers, and other gray literature. Topics include labor, poverty, women in development, agriculture and sustainability, small businesses and microfinance, population growth and migration, and other aspects of economic anthropology. A bibliography of these titles was compiled with the assistance of volunteers from the Hawaii student chapter of the Society of American Archivists, Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2011-2012. A copy of the bibliography is filed with these materials.

The blacksmithing sources include three comb-bound sourcebooks containing photocopies of articles and selected pages from books on three different aspects of the subject—archaeology, history and ethnography, and art history.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged in 4 subseries: 7.1 Clippings, 1970-1994, undated; 7.2 Maps of Indonesia, 1974-1983, undated; 7.3 Reading notes, undated; 7.4 Sources, circa 1969-circa 1993.
Collection Restrictions:
The S. Ann Dunham papers are open for research.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Access to the S. Ann Dunham papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
S. Ann Dunham papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2011-04, Series 7
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National Anthropological Archives
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Banking

Collection Creator:
Dunham, S. Ann (Stanley Ann)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1994
Scope and Contents:
This subseries documents Dunham's work at the Bank Rakyat Indonesia and at Women's World Banking from 1988-1994. Materials include reports, case studies, and surveys.

Dunham worked for Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), the Peoples Bank of Indonesia, between 1988 and 1992 on short-term consultancies funded by the World Bank. She was associated with the Harvard Institute for International Development that advised the Minister of Finance and BRI.

Dunham managed and supervised research in seven Indonesian provinces on BRI's rural banking programs, from development of design strategies to presentation of final recommendations. She was involved at a critical period when BRI's failing government-subsidized rural credit program for rice farmers (known as BIMAS) had been discontinued, and was being replaced by a rapidly expanding unsubsidized commercial microfinance operation made widely available to a variety of rural and then more general borrowers. It became very successful. Through market potential surveys (MARPOTSU) and arrears studies, Dunham obtained data that supported her argument for replicating and expanding the program to a wider range of small borrowers than at first envisioned, and to understanding and reducing the rate of arrears in loan repayments.

She worked at Woman's World Banking in New York as Research and Policy Coordinator from February 1993 to mid-1994. There are very few hardcopy papers from this period as much of the material relating to her work was saved on floppy disks.
Arrangement:
The Bank Rakyat Indonesia materials appear first in alphabetical order. The Women's World Banking material is filed at the end of the series.
Collection Restrictions:
The S. Ann Dunham papers are open for research.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Access to the S. Ann Dunham papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
S. Ann Dunham papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2011-04, Subseries 2.5
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S. Ann Dunham papers
S. Ann Dunham papers / Series 2: Professional
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) references

Collection Creator:
Dunham, S. Ann (Stanley Ann)  Search this
Extent:
5 Folders
Container:
Box 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2001-2011
Scope and Contents:
References compiled about the microfinance program Dunham was part of.
Collection Restrictions:
The S. Ann Dunham papers are open for research.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Access to the S. Ann Dunham papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
S. Ann Dunham papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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S. Ann Dunham papers
S. Ann Dunham papers / Series 8: Collected materials about S. Ann Dunham / 8.3: Supplemental materials
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-04-ref492

Help Transcribe Field Notes Penned by S. Ann Dunham, a Pioneering Anthropologist and Barack Obama's Mother

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:51:59 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_c1879f3fb1b4c60f9cf3f3640d911c8a

Is Rent-to-Own Solar Power the Answer?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:28:16 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Could This MIT Economist Make Banking Useful to the Poor?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:46:53 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_75f00cbbfdfce1b04babc48dff323e74

Cordillera in June : essays celebrating June Prill-Brett, anthropologist / B.P. Tapang, editor

Author:
Tapang, Bienvenido P  Search this
Physical description:
x, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Philippines
Cordillera Administrative Region
Cordillera Administrative Region (Philippines)
Date:
2007
©2007
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Cordillera Administrative Region (Philippines)--Social conditions  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078998

One hen : how one small loan made a big difference / written by Katie Smith Milway ; illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

Author:
Milway, Katie Smith 1960-  Search this
Fernandes, Eugenie 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Place:
Africa
Ghana
Date:
2008
C2008
1960-
Topic:
Microfinance  Search this
Communities  Search this
Picture books for children  Search this
Borrowing and lending  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Chickens  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Call number:
PZ7.M657 On 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_949638

Community-based organizations : the intersection of social capital and local context in contemparary urban society / edited by Robert Mark Silverman

Author:
Silverman, Robert Mark 1967-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 217 p. : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Community development  Search this
Community organization  Search this
Social capital (Sociology)  Search this
Non-governmental organizations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_951064

[Trade catalogs from I. Stern & Co., Inc.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1897  Search this
Company Name:
I. Stern & Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Jelinek Alloys ; I. Stern Products Corp. ; Stern Golds  Search this
Notes content:
Ultra Brand Alloys ; microfine ; fine cut pellets ; fine cut fillings ; hard inlay casting gold ; copings and abutments ; coping bridge ; copings ; m.o.d. inlays ; carmichaels ; 2-surface inlays ; 3/4 crowns ; pin-ledges ; intricate anatomical carvings ; precision attachments
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Dental equipment and supplies  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_39617
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_39617

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