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2 (plantations)

Collection Creator:
Dunham, S. Ann (Stanley Ann)  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
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 1: Field notebooks / WID (Women in Development):
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38c82accc-aadb-4e77-8c6b-37817a665162
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-04-ref87
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Reclaimiing midwives

Author:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2006
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_143978

At the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum: 'Reclaiming Midwives: Pillars of Community Support

Author:
Lowe, Gail  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2006
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_128767

Kata Kata Chants

Collection Creator:
Nimmo, Harry  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
According to the wishes of H. Arlo Nimmo, his correspondence and field notes are restricted until his death.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Standard copyright restrictions apply.
Collection Citation:
H. Arlo Nimmo papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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H. Arlo Nimmo papers
H. Arlo Nimmo papers / Series 2: Research Data / 2.5: Songs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e6fffaa0-a45e-4e8d-b824-4897ed8b8dd3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2009-17-ref126
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We Know How to Do these Things: Birth in a Newar Village

Collection Creator:
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)  Search this
Reinhard, Johan  Search this
Extent:
1 Video recording (38 minutes, color sound; VHS)
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1996
Scope and Contents:
Edited video documents a birth in the Newar village of Thecho, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Young woman is attended by mother, mother-in-law and midwife in giving birth. Video is made from film footage shot by Barbara Johnson on a 1980 Smithsonian Institution research filming project in Nepal.

Legacy keywords; Births Nepal ; Baby Nepal ; Midwives Nepal ; Labor Nepal ; Massage Nepal ; Oil mustard seed Nepal ; Propitiation offering Nepal
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1997.16.1
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National Anthropological Film Center films of Nepal
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc969eb9698-7f90-4faa-85de-55ad36e5b321
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-1986-13npl-ref35

Patterns of Health and Wellbeing 02: Opening Remarks and Keynote

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-04-29T19:28:45.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_1u2yy5UJfPQ

Letter to Amanda Carter from Virginia Bureau of Maternal and Child Health

Issued by:
Virginia Department of Health, American  Search this
Received by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Owned by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
letters (correspondence)
Place used:
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1, 1983
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Government  Search this
Health  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fannie Mae Carter Silver
Object number:
2011.75.18.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c8eaf022-e25b-4582-92a0-455c4b112a56
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.75.18.1
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Photocopy of Virginia health laws relating to midwifery

Issued by:
Virginia Department of Health, American  Search this
Received by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Owned by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
photocopies
Place used:
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1983
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Government  Search this
Health  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fannie Mae Carter Silver
Object number:
2011.75.18.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fc8b357d-b8d2-49c4-802f-f7a44f4108e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.75.18.3
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Letter to Samuel A. Graham from Virginia Bureau of Maternal and Child Health

Issued by:
Virginia Department of Health, American  Search this
Received by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Samuel A. Graham Jr., American  Search this
Owned by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Type:
letters (correspondence)
Place used:
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1, 1983
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Government  Search this
Health  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fannie Mae Carter Silver
Object number:
2011.75.18.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd560462541-a980-49f5-86f4-1d6b3ec0b8ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.75.18.4
Online Media:

Help for Midwives

Created by:
Virginia Department of Health, American  Search this
Owned by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. (14.6 x 8.6 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Place used:
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Government  Search this
Health  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fannie Mae Carter Silver
Object number:
2011.75.20
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd501e39b32-e2c7-4c88-abd9-2aff46ea953c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.75.20

Booklet of regulations for licensed midwives in the state of Virginia

Created by:
Virginia Department of Health, American  Search this
Owned by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 1/8 in. (22.9 x 15.6 cm)
Type:
pamphlets
Place used:
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1952
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Government  Search this
Health  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fannie Mae Carter Silver
Object number:
2011.75.32
Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5997cee1d-378f-471e-bb5f-4260ce71c246
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.75.32

Note handwritten by Amanda Carter about her family's midwifery careers

Written by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Owned by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 x 5 in. (20.3 x 12.7 cm)
Type:
notes
Place made:
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1980
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Families  Search this
Health  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fannie Mae Carter Silver
Object number:
2011.75.12abc
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5724a309a-0fc3-4039-b88d-ea44d55bcbf3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.75.12abc
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Midwife permit issued to Amanda Carter

Issued by:
Virginia Department of Health, American  Search this
Subject of:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Owned by:
Amanda Carey Carter, American, 1909 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (14 x 24.1 cm)
Type:
permits
Place used:
Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 2, 1955
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Government  Search this
Health  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Midwifery  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fannie Mae Carter Silver
Object number:
2011.75.17
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59858dfa7-118b-4207-8545-905f9f8d4cb3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.75.17
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Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1987 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Michigan / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59897f732-c285-41ec-8993-78083d5dac93
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1987-ref1454
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Festival Recordings: Me Contaron Los Abuelos: Midwives (Raquel Andoque Andoque, Yaneth Tanimuka, María Rosa Yucuna de Valencia, Virgelina Gómez Rodríguez); Weaving and Manual Crafts (Ana de Jesús Marín de Giraldo, Juan César Bonilla González); Mask-Mak...

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2011 July 10
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2011, Item FP-2011-CT-0096
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 2: Colombia: The Nature of Culture / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk522908e4c-ebd2-418b-b3d1-0166c0b689dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2011-ref575

G. Bruce; Food Preservation; Bryan, Pafford; Dog Trot House; Shellhorse, Pire, Brogd

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Folk Housing and Energy Efficiency Program 1980 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1980 October 11
Local Numbers:
FP-1980-7RR-0299
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, October 11, 1980.
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:
Food Preservation  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1980, Item FP-1980-7RR-0299
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Community Activities and Food Preservation / 4.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5b6948633-f0be-4db2-b8b7-3a7282644b10
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1980-ref319
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Joyce Davis; Marvin Salo - ski and snowshoe making

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Finnish-American Program 1980 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Salo, Marvin, 1927-2003  Search this
Davis, Joyce E., 1945-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Finnish Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Finland
Minnesota
Date:
1980 October 9
Local Numbers:
FP-1980-7RR-0111
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, October 9, 1980.
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:
Skis and skiing  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1980, Item FP-1980-7RR-0111
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Finnish Americans / 5.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f5abe2c9-044a-47ea-95be-953695a0e7f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1980-ref360
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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.
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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.
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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
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Citation:
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Research

Collection Creator:
Laderman, Carol  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1981
1985
1987
2000-2003
1972
1975-1977
Scope and Contents:
This series consists primarily of materials relating to Laderman's research in rural Malaysia. Laderman first conducted research in Merchang in Trengganu (now Terengganu) in 1975 to 1977, working under the auspices of the Malaysian Ministry of Health of the Institute for Medical Research. Initially focusing on nutrition and diet of pregnant and postpartum women, childbirth, and midwives (bidan kampung), her research expanded to include shamans (bomoh) and traditional healing rituals, particularly Main Peteri. Her files consist of field notes and field notebooks; surveys; glossaries of Malay words; maps; grant applications; correspondence; research progress reports; reading notes; and articles by others about her research. Among her field materials are transcripts of spells and Main Peteri, some of which include translations, and children's drawings of hantu (evil spirits). This series also contains height and weight measurements of children, which Laderman collected for the Institute for Medical Research.

At the end of the series is a report from her undergraduate field research on anemia and diet among pregnant Puerto Rican teenagers. See folder "[Report of research on anemia among Puerto Rican teenagers]."

For additional field materials, see Series 7. Photographs and Series 8. Sound Recordings.
Collection Restrictions:
The Carol Laderman Papers are open for research. Access to the Carol Laderman Papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Carol Laderman Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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NAA.2012-09, Series 1
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[Wives and Midwives, Childbirth and Nutrition in Rural Malaysia - reviews]

Collection Creator:
Laderman, Carol  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
2000
1984-1987
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Carol Laderman Papers are open for research. Access to the Carol Laderman Papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Carol Laderman Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Carol Laderman Papers / Series 2: Writings
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