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Virginia Drew Watson papers

Creator:
Watson, Virginia  Search this
Watson, James B. (James Bennett), 1918-2009  Search this
Cole, J. David, 1941-  Search this
Extent:
8.13 Linear feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Brazil
Papua New Guinea
Mato Grosso (Brazil : State)
Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs
Papua New Guinea -- Antiquities
Date:
1930-2001
Summary:
Virginia Drew Watson was a cultural anthropologist best known for her work in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Her papers attest to a variety of interests related to culture and culture change, drawing on resources both archaeological and ethnographic. This collection contains catalogs, correspondence, drawings, field notes, grant proposals, manuscripts, maps, photographs, publications, reports, and slides. The majority of the field work relates to her work in Papua New Guinea, both with her husband (James B. Watson) and with J. David Cole, but there are also materials related to her work in Brazil.
Scope and Contents:
The Virginia Drew Watson papers attest to a variety of interests related to culture and culture change, drawing on resources both archaeological and ethnographic. Her work could be conveniently separated into four areas: Brazil, Plains and Caddo Indians, Papua New Guinea ethnographic, and Papua New Guinea archaeology with Cole. This collection contains catalogs, correspondence, drawings, field notes, grant proposals, manuscripts, maps, photographs, publications, reports, and slides. Most of the correspondence is with colleagues doing related work in other museums or universities in the United States or Australia. A small part of the correspondence is with friends, including missionaries, who report relevant information of interest. The collection includes original field notes from Brazil, including notes from a lecture by Radcliffe-Brown in 1943. There are also original field notes from the Tairora, Agarabi, and Gadsup groups in Highland New Guinea. In addition, this collection includes a list of Watson's publications, a copy of most of them, and some reviews.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 5 series: (1) Correspondence, 1930s-2000; (2) Brazil, 1943-1955, 1966; (3) New Guinea, 1949-2000; (4) Manuscripts, 1939-2001; (5) Books/Monographs, 1942-1977, 1997; (6) Slides of PEHNG Archeological Sites, 1965-1973, undated
Biographical Note:
Virginia Drew Watson was born on June 17, 1918, in Tomah, Wisconsin. Her undergraduate work was completed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a PhB in Sociology (1940). She conducted graduate work for both AM (1943) and PhD (1965) degrees at the University of Chicago. She was a Fellow of both the American Anthropological Association and the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Virginia Watson's early work was in archaeology, but later she pursued both archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology. She married James B. Watson, a cultural anthropologist, in 1943. During that year they went to Brazil, where Virginia Watson's work was primarily ethnographic among the Cayua Indians of Mato Grosso. On the trip returning from the field to Sao Paulo the Watsons stopped at the archaeological site of Ciudad Real del Guayra. From 1944 to 1945 Watson worked in the Cultural Relations Department of the American Consulate General in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Watsons made two trips to the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The first, 1954-1955, was funded by the Ford Foundation. Watson focused on socio-cultural aspects of the Tairora and Agarabi groups, and her work resulted in the 1965 publication of her dissertation, "Agarabi Female Roles and Family Structure, a study of socio-cultural change." The Watsons' second Papua New Guinea trip was in 1963-1964. It was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and focused on the Tairora and Gadsup groups. For Virginia Watson, the second trip was partly connected to archaeological work previously carried out by J. David Cole. Due to illness, he was unable to analyze the mass of material (25,000 objects) that he had collected. Watson analyzed the material and produced publications, one of which was in collaboration with Cole.

Virginia Watson often held one or more part-time positions. As a graduate student in 1942, she was a part-time Lecturer in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. On returning from Brazil, the Watsons moved to Oklahoma University in Norman for one year. There, Watson supervised archeology students in sorting and putting in order the university collection of artifacts as well as directing them in the field. From 1948 to 1953 Watson was a Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and she also directed students in field work. During the St. Louis years the Watsons spent two summers studying the Anglo-Spanish community in Colorado. From 1957 to 1963 she was a Lecturer at Seattle University and from 1961 to 1971 she was also an Occasional Lecturer at the University of Washington, Seattle. From 1969 to 1989 Watson held the position of Affiliate Curator at the Burke Museum, University of Washington. After she retired, Virginia Watson spent her winters in Florida and her summers in Boulder, Colorado.

Virginia Watson died in 2007.

Sources Consulted

Watson, Virgina Drew. "Curriculum vitae, 2001, For National Anthropological Archives." Virginia Drew Watson papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

"James Watson III." Bangor Daily News, December 10, 2009.

Chronology

1918 -- Born on June 17 in Tomah, Wisconsin

1940 -- Earned PhB in Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison

1942 -- Lecturer in archaeology at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

1943 -- Earned AM from University of Chicago Married James B. Watson Field research of the Cayua Indians, Mato Grosso, Brazil

1944-1945 -- Worked in the Cultural Relations Department of the American Consulate General in Sao Paulo, Brazil

1947 -- Special Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, Norman

1948-1953 -- Lecturer in anthropology and archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis

1949-1950 -- Field research of the Anglo-Spanish community, Del Norte, Colorado

1953-1955 -- First field research trip to the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

1957-1963 -- Lecturer in anthropology at Seattle University

1961-1971 -- Lecturer in anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle

1963-1964 -- Second field research trip to the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

1965 -- Earned PhD from the University of Chicago Published dissertation: "Agarabi Female Roles and Family Structure, a study of socio-cultural change"

1969-1989 -- Affiliate Curator of Melanesian Archaeology at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington

2007 -- Died
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also has the papers of Virginia D. Watson's husband, James Bennett Watson.
Provenance:
Virginia Drew Watson donated her papers to the National Anthropological Archives in 2002.
Restrictions:
The Virginia Drew Watson papers are open for research.

Access to the Virginia Drew Watson papers requires and appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Citation:
Virginia Drew Watson papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2002-12
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2004-23 Description and photographs of the Wagi Valley, Papua New Guinea

Collector:
Coffee, Richard J.  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages (11 x 8.5 in.)
2 Items (photographic prints , black & white, 3.5 x 4.5 in.)
1 Item (photographic print , black & white, 5 x 3.5 in.)
Culture:
Papuans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Typescripts
Photocopies
Photographic prints
Photographs
Place:
Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs
Date:
circa 1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of materials concerning Papua, New Guinea, collected by Richard J. Coffee of the United States Air Force. The collection contains a 19-page copy of a typed manuscript entitled "Daily Jottings On a Weeks Visit" by Herschel W. Carney. The manuscript details Carney's visit to the Wagi Valley during his service in the Air Corps. Carney spent a week in the interior of Papua New Guinea during July 1945 and describes the people and environment. The collection also includes three black-and-white photographic prints depicting indigneous men, women and children.
Biographical / Historical:
Prior to World War II, the territories of Papua and New Guinea were administered by the Commonwealth of Australia under mandates from both the British government and the League of Nations. The Japanese invasion in December 1941 brought an end to civil administration and much of the territory of New Guinea was occupied by Japanese forces before being recaptured by Australian and American forces during the final months of the war. In his manuscript, Carney describes visiting a government settlement that had been re-established by the Australians in early 1944.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2004-23
Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- Papua New Guinea  Search this
Genre/Form:
Typescripts
Photocopies
Photographic prints
Photographs
Citation:
MS 2004-23, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2004-23
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2004-23

James B. Watson papers

Creator:
Watson, Virginia  Search this
Watson, James B. (James Bennett), 1918-2009  Search this
Extent:
52.5 Linear feet (123 boxes)
47 sound recordings
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Books
Programs
Field notes
Maps
Punched cards
Journals (periodicals)
Grant proposals
Photographs
Articles
Lecture notes
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Brazil
Mato Grosso (Brazil : State)
Papua New Guinea -- Social life and customs
Date:
1904-1998
bulk 1933-1987
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of cultural anthropologist James B. Watson, and documents his fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, Brazil, and Del Norte, Co., as well as his teaching career at the University of Washington. Included are field notes, lecture notes, correspondence, maps, photographs, books, articles, journals, grant proposals, surveys, data punch cards, conference materials, and sound recordings.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is comprised of the professional papers of James B. Watson, the bulk of which relate to his research and academic work on the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The series are Research, Writings, Correspondence, Professional Activities, University Files, Biographical Files, Maps, Photographs, and Sound Recordings.

The Research series contains Watson's research on Hopi food classification systems in Arizona, Cayua acculturation in Brazil, social stratification between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking residents of Del Norte, Co., numerous research projects in Papua New Guinea, and gift exchange theories.

The Arizona, Hopi Food Classification Systems subseries consists of his research among the Hopi in Arizona, primarily on their food classication systems. Included are field notes and reports.

The Mato Grosso, Brazil and Cayua Acculturation subseries consists of research materials conducted while Watson was working as an assistant professor in Sao Paulo. Included are field notes, bibliographies, a journal, and a language notebook primarily regarding his research on culture change among the Cayua.

The Del Norte, Colorado Surveys subseries contains material related to research conducted in the summers of 1949 and 1950 as part of a study on social stratification between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking residents of Del Norte. Included are datasets from several community surveys on education, occupations, business, and cultural attitudes, along with research notes and background materials.

The Papua New Guinea subseries consists of research materials on the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Included are field notes, language materials, bibliographies, grant documents and research proposals, genealogy data, long reports and patrol reports, data punch cards, and TAT (thematic apperception test) protocols. There is material from several research projects including the Committee on New Guinea Studies (CONGS), the Kainantu Blood Group Study, and the New Guinea Religions Project. Watson's wife, Virginia Drew Watson, also has research material in this series. Language documentation include lexicons and notes about Agarabi, Auyana, Awa, Tairora, Gadsup, and Tok Pisin.

The subsubseries Micro-evolution Studies Project (MES) consists of related Papua New Guinea research as part of this multi-year project. Material included is correspondence, financial documents, memorandums and planning documents, grant proposals, language files, and work papers.

The Gift Exchange Theories subseries consists of Watson's research on gift exchange theories, primarily as they relate to small autonomous peoples. The material consists of research notes, paper ideas, bibliographies, and grant applications.

The Other Research subseries consists of papers and research that are not easily catagorized. Included are subject files on perception, notes and critiques of Marshal Sahlins's Stone Age Economics, and a research project by Watson studying innovation in high school social studies curriculum.

The Writings series primarily consists of journal articles produced over the duration of his career. Included are research notes, drafts, and some correspondence. A print copy is included where possible. There is significant material related to his book Tairora Culture, including chapter drafts, outlines, and reader comments. The writings by others are primarily annotated copies of articles, rare and small print-run items, or manuscripts by others sent to Watson for comment.

The Correspondence series contains professional and personal correspondence with Watson's colleagues and contemporaries in the field, including J. David Cole, Terence Hays, Paula Brown-Glick, Richard Lieban, Howard P. McKaughan, Harold Nelson, Kerry Pataki-Schweizer, Kenneth E. Read, Sterling Robbins, and Roy Wagner. Topics include his academic career, student dissertations, research grants and fellowships, and research related to Papua New Guinea, and in particular the Micro-evolution Studies project.

The Professional Activities series primarily consists of conference notes, papers, presentations, and symposium documents. Included are materials for the American Anthropological Association, the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, the Pacific Sciences Conference, as well as symposiums held at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Some of the files are related to specific symposiums Watson attended or helped to organize, the bulk of which are related to Papua New Guinea. Also included are Watson's lecture notes, and materials related to the United Nations West Irian Development Plan

The University Files series contains material related to Watson's academic career. The bulk of the files are course materials from the classes he taught at the Univesity of Washington, which include lecture notes, syllabi, exams, and student papers. Other materials includes student dissertation files and some of Watson's course work from the University of Chicago.

The Biographical Files series includes numerous editions of his curriculum vitae and bibliographies.

The Maps series contains maps used in Watson's research, which includes Brazil; Del Norte, Co.; and Papua New Guinea. The bulk are maps of Papua New Guinea, and include published maps, annotated maps, hand-drawn maps, patrol reports, and linguistic maps.

The Photographs series contains photographs of Watson's fieldwork and professional career. The bulk of his fieldwork photographs are from Del Norte, Co. and Papua New Guinea. The Del Norte photographs include aerial images along with photographs of residents, houses, and cultural activities. The photographs from Papua New Guinea include images of a taro garden, a woman before and at her marriage ceremony, and images of tools found at an excavation site near the Wahgi Valley.

The sound recordings contain seven identified recordings made in the Papua New Guinea Eastern Highlands, Kainantu District during James and Virginia Watson's first trip, 1954-1955. Also included are 31 recordings of lectures and classes by James Watson and others, two recordings of popular music, and six reels recorded at the Pacific Science Congress in Tokyo in 1966. The remaining 23 uncataloged recordings are unidentified or partially identified.

Please see individual series descriptions in the finding aid for additional information.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged in 9 series:

Series1: Research, 1933-1993

Series 2: Writings, 1904-1995

Series 3: Correspondence, 1933-1994

Series 4: Professional Activities, 1944-1998

Series 5: University Files, 1939-1991

Series 6: Biographical Files, 1941-1991

Series 7: Maps, circa 1920s-1970

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1942-1977

Series 9: Sound Recordings, 1954-1984
Biographical/Historical note:
James B. Watson (1918-2009) was a cultural anthropologist and university professor. He is primarily known for his ethnographic studies of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, with a concentration on acculturation. He taught at the University of Washington, was the prinicipal investigator for the Micro-evolution Studies project (MES), and the author of numerous journal articles and books.

Watson was born in Chicago, Ill., and raised in Bangor, Maine. He studied anthropology at the University of Chicago, earning his B.A. in 1941; his M.A. in 1945; and his Ph.D. in 1948. Fred Eggan acted as his advisor while he was pursuing his doctorate. He began his teaching career as an assistant professor at the Escala Livre de Sociologia e Politica, Sao Paulo (1944-1945); Beloit College (1945-1946); University of Oklahoma (1946-1947); and as an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis (1947-1955). He then became a full professor of anthropology at the University of Washington (1955-1987), where he spent the majority of his career.

His ethnographic research began with his fieldwork among the Hopi in Arizona in 1942. He researched Hopi food classification systems, which would become the subject of his master's thesis. Watson would next study the effects of acculturation among the Cayua people in Mato Grosso, Brazil in 1943-1945. This research would become the basis of his dissertation, later to be published as Cayua Culture Change: A Study in Acculturation and Methodology. His wife, anthropologist Virginia Drew Watson, accompanied him and conducted her own research. While at Washington University, he directed fieldwork in the summers of 1949 and 1950 in Del Norte, Co., conducting several community surveys on education, occupations, business, and cultural attitudes. These surveys were part of a larger study on social stratification between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking residents of Del Norte.

Watson is most noted for his work in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, where he was one of the first generation of Highland ethnographers. Along with Virginia Drew Watson, he studied the Kainantu peoples of the Eastern Highlands including the Tairora, the Gadsup, the Auyana, and the Awa. He was involved in several research projects, including the Committee on New Guinea Studies (CONGS), The Kainantu Blood Group Study, and the New Guinea Religions Project.

He was also the principal investigator for the Micro-evolution Studies project (1959-1968) where he directed a team of researchers examining the interconnections of the Kainantu peoples from the perspectives of ethnography, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology. Other MES researchers include Kenneth E. Read, Robert A. Littlewood, Howard McKaughan, Kerry J. Pataki-Schweizer, and Sterling Robbins. This research on Papua New Guinea is best described in his book Tairora Culture: Contingency and Pragmatism (1983).

He was professionally active, attending and organizing sessions at annual meetings for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO). He also organized symposiums at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Additionally, he served as a consultant to the United Nations on their West Irian Development Plan in 1967. Watson retired from teaching in 1987, but continued to publish and remain involved in AAA and ASAO. He died in 2009.

Sources Consulted: 1999 Westermark, George. ASAO Honorary Fellow: James B. Watson. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Newsletter 104: 21

Chronology

1918 -- Born on August 10 in Chicago, Illinois

1941 -- B.A. in anthropology, University of Chicago Lecturer, University of Chicago

1941-1942 -- Fieldwork: Hopi

1943 -- Married Virgina Drew Fieldwork: Mato Grosso, Brazil

1943-1945 -- Fieldwork: Brazil

1944-1945 -- Assistant Professor, Escala Livre de Sociologia e Politica, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1945 -- M.A. in anthropology, University of Chicago

1945-1946 -- Assistant Professor, Beloit College

1946-1947 -- Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

1947-1955 -- Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

1948 -- Ph.D. in anthropology, University of Chicago

1949-1950 -- Director, Washington University summer field project

1949-1950 -- Fieldwork: Del Norte, Colorado

1953-1955 -- Fieldwork: Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

1955-1987 -- Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington

1959 -- Fieldwork: Papua New Guinea and Netherlands New Guinea

1959-1968 -- Principal Investigator, New Guinea Micro-evolution Studies Project

1963-1964 -- Fieldwork: Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

1966-1967 -- Senior Specialist, Institute of Advanced Projects, East-West Center

1967 -- Consultant for United Nations Development Programme, West Irian

1967 -- Fieldwork: West Irian (Indonesia)

1987 -- Retired from teaching at University of Washington

2009 -- Died on November 12
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the papers of Virginia D. Watson.

Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD holds the Micro-evolution Project Papers, MSS 436.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by James Watson's daughter, Anne Watson, in 2003.
Restrictions:
Some research proposals not authored by Watson are restricted until 2083.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology -- Brazil  Search this
Ethnology -- Papua New Guinea  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Books
Programs
Field notes
Maps
Punched cards
Journals (periodicals)
Grant Proposals
Photographs
Articles
Lecture notes
Citation:
James B. Watson papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2003-15
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Archival Repository:
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Sex and temperament in three primitive societies

Author:
Mead, Margaret 1901-1978  Search this
Physical description:
218 pages 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Social life and customs
Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
Date:
1950
[1950]
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Personality and culture  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Papua New Guinea  Search this
Rôle selon le sexe  Search this
Ethnologie  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Seksualiteit  Search this
Papoea's  Search this
Mœurs et coutumes  Search this
Call number:
DU740 .M39 1950X
DU740.M39 1950X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418745

Sex and temperament in three primitive societies / Margaret Mead

Author:
Mead, Margaret 1901-1978  Search this
Physical description:
306 pages ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
Date:
1963
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Personality and culture  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Papua New Guinea--Social life and customs  Search this
Primitive societies--Sexual behavior  Search this
Primitive societies  Search this
Call number:
DU740 .M39 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734605

Sex and temperament in three primitive societies / Margaret Mead

Author:
Mead, Margaret 1901-1978  Search this
Physical description:
[ii], xiv, 335 pages : 1 map ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Nouvelle-Guinée (Territoire)
Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
Neuguinea
Date:
1963
©1963
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Personality and culture  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Cross-Cultural Comparison  Search this
Identification, Psychological  Search this
Personality Development  Search this
Autochtones  Search this
Arapesh (Papua New Guinean people)  Search this
Biwat (Papua New Guinean people)  Search this
Chambri (Papua New Guinean people)  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Naturvolk  Search this
Sexualität  Search this
Arapesh (Papua New Guinean people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Biwat (Papua New Guinean people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Chambri (Papua New Guinean people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Temperament--Sex differences  Search this
Arapesh (peuple de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)  Search this
Chambri (peuple de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)  Search this
Mundugumor (peuple de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée)  Search this
Ethnologie  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GN671.N5 M45 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822296

G. Vargyas : field notes from the Astrolabe Bay : (Madang Province, Papua New Guinea)/ [G. Vargyas]

Author:
Vargyas, G (Gábor)  Search this
Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Néprajzi Kutatóesoport  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. : ill. ; 30 x 42 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Date:
1987
Topic:
History  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU740.5 .V29 1987
DU740.5.V29 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_369667

The first four years 1974-1978

Author:
Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies  Search this
Subject:
Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies  Search this
Physical description:
85 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Date:
1978
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU740.4 I57 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_922035

South Sea sketches by B.A. Erdland

Author:
Erdland, Bernard August 1874-  Search this
Physical description:
[6], 106 pages, [12] leaves of plates illustrations 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Marshall Islands
New Britain Island (Papua New Guinea)
Papua New Guinea
New Britain Island
Date:
1922
Topic:
Manners and customs  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU710 .E73 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_958381

Where masks still dance : New Guinea / Chris Rainier ; essay by Meg Taylor ; forest stories by Chris Rainier

Author:
Rainier, Chris  Search this
Taylor, Meg  Search this
Subject:
Rainier, Chris  Search this
Physical description:
132 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Indonesia
Papua
Papua (Indonesia)
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
TR647.R157 T39 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512035

Making Dead birds : chronicle of a film / Robert Gardner ; foreword by Phillip Lopate ; edited by Charles Warren ; designed by Jeannet Leendertse

Author:
Gardner, Robert 1925-2014  Search this
Warren, Charles 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 137 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Guinea
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Dani (New Guinean people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Ethnographic films  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_925123

Structuring sound and movement: music and dance in the Mount Hagen area / Don Niles

Title:
Music and dance in the Mount Hagen area
Author:
Niles, Don  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes (613 pages) : illustrations, maps, music ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Western Highlands Province
Western Highlands Province (Papua New Guinea)
Date:
2010
Topic:
Folk music--History and criticism  Search this
Dance--History and criticism  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Songs and music  Search this
History and criticism  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043070

Siassi of New Guinea / Michael P. Freedman

Author:
Freedman, Michael P  Search this
Physical description:
278 leaves ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Siassi Islands
Siassi Islands (Papua New Guinea)
Date:
1972
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Call number:
GN671.N5 F73 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_295766

Tapa : de l'écorce à l'étoffe, art millénaire d'Océanie : de l'Asie du Sud-Est à la Polynésie orientale = Tapa : from tree bark to cloth : an ancient art of Oceania : from Southeast Asia to Eastern Polynesia / sous la direction de Michel Charleux ; directeur éditorial, Nicolas Neumann ; chargée des coéditions, Véronique Balmelle ; traductions du français vers l'anglais, Adam Rickards ; traduction de l'anglais vers le français, Manuel Benguigui ; suivi éditorial, Clarisse Robert

Title:
Tapa : from tree bark to cloth : an ancient art of Oceania : from Southeast Asia to Eastern Polynesia
Editor:
Charleux, Michel  Search this
Neumann, Nicolas  Search this
Balmelle, Véronique  Search this
Robert, Clarisse  Search this
Translator:
Rickards, Adam  Search this
Benguigui, Manuel 1976-  Search this
Author:
Tapa Association (Tahiti, French Polynesia)  Search this
Sponsoring body:
France Ministère des affaires étrangères Fonds Pacifique  Search this
France Ministère de la culture, de l'environnement, de l'artisanat, de l'énergie et des mines  Search this
Physical description:
600 pages : illustrations (chiefly coloured), maps (some coloured), portraits (chiefly coloured) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oceania
Date:
2017
Topic:
Tapa  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GN432 .T37 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091681

Stories and poems of New Guinea [sound recording] / read by Bernard Barshay

Editor:
Barshay, Bernard  Search this
Author:
Balthasa, Martin  Search this
Icagonat, Nendi  Search this
Jerewai, Alois  Search this
Laepa. L  Search this
Lahui, Jack  Search this
Matiabe, Arther  Search this
Raepa, R.L  Search this
Saruva, Joseph  Search this
Toleau, Gewn  Search this
Umba, Benjamin  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
New Guinea  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Collections
Fiction
Place:
Papua New Guinea
Date:
1979
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Short story  Search this
Papua New Guinean poetry (English)  Search this
Short stories, Papua New Guinean (English)  Search this
Oral interpretation of fiction  Search this
Oral interpretation of poetry  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Local number:
FW09786
Folkways 9786
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233072
Online Media:

A woman in the South Pacific : a memoir / Sherée Lipton

Author:
Lipton, Sherée  Search this
Subject:
Lipton, Sherée Travel  Search this
Physical description:
161 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oceania
Date:
2009
C2009
20th century
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1084688

New Ireland : art of the South Pacific / edited by Michael Gunn & Philippe Peltier

Author:
Gunn, Michael  Search this
Peltier, Philippe  Search this
St. Louis Art Museum  Search this
Musée du quai Branly  Search this
Ethnologisches Museum Berlin  Search this
Physical description:
302 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Papua New Guinea
New Ireland Province
New Ireland Province (Papua New Guinea)
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Art, Papua New Guinean  Search this
Ethnic art  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_809760

Children of the fire : the life, legends, and customs of the Mali Baining of Papua New Guinea / John Aranda Cabrido

Title:
Life, legends, and customs of the Mali Baining of Papua New Guinea
Author:
Cabrido, John Aranda  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : map, col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
2005?]
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU740.4 .C33 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814396

Neuirland : kunst der Südsee / herausgegeben von Michael Gunn & Philippe Peltier

Author:
Gunn, Michael  Search this
Peltier, Philippe  Search this
Ethnologisches Museum Berlin  Search this
Musée du quai Branly  Search this
St. Louis Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
303 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), 1 col. map ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Papua New Guinea
New Ireland Province
New Ireland Province (Papua New Guinea)
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Art, Papua New Guinean  Search this
Ethnic art  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_898063

People and things : social mediations in Oceania / Monique Jeudy-Ballini and Bernard Juillerat

Author:
Jeudy-Ballini, Monique 1955-  Search this
Juillerat, Bernard  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Oceania
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Exchange  Search this
Kava (Beverage)  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_700620

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