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Eugene H. Boudreau photographs of Tarahumara peoples

Creator:
Boudreau, Eugene H.  Search this
Extent:
485 Prints (circa 485 mounted and unmounted color prints)
77 Prints (silver gelatin (including some copies of color prints))
600 Color negatives (circa, acetate (including 35 mm))
64 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
250 Color slides (circa)
7 Copy negatives (7 copy negatives (including one color negative))
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Color negatives
Negatives
Color slides
Copy negatives
Photographs
Place:
Tarahumara Mountains (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1959-1988
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Eugene H. Boudreau depicting Tarahumara people, ceremonies (including Easter observances), villages, and craftspeople. The collection documents activities including weaving and textiles, brickmaking, pottery making, basketmaking, hatmaking, and food preparation. There are also images of a mercury mine, an archeological excavation, scenery of the Tarahumara Mountains and images of masks and other artifacts probably at Boudreau's house in California.
Biographical/Historical note:
Eugene H. Boudreau (b. 1934) was born in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in geology (1959). He traveled to Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico, for the first time while working as a mining geologist. As a result of his interest in the residents of these states, Boudreau began to collect the histories, textiles, and information about the Mestizo and indigenous Mexican peoples. He first visited the Tarahumara in the mountains of Sinaloa and Chihuahua in 1960. Over the ensuing forty years, Boudreau collected artifacts, conducted research, and published a series of books on the culture of the area.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 99-47
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds Eugene H. Boudreau's papers.
Mexican objects collected by Boudreau held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 416144.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Villages  Search this
Pottery craft  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Brickmaking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 99-47, Eugene H. Boudreau photographs of Tarahumara peoples, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-47
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-99-47

Toshi Hodges photographs of Tarahumara Holy Week ceremonies

Creator:
Hodges, Toshi  Search this
Extent:
75 Negatives (acetate)
18 Color transparencies
62 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Color transparencies
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1950
Scope and Contents note:
Images of Tarahumara people celebrating Easter and Holy Week in and near Basihuare, Guachochi and Chihuahua City in Chihuaha, Mexico. The collection includes images of a church and other buildings, dances and people in dance regalia, spectators, musicians, encampments, and a market.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 96-8
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Footage of other Tarahumara Easter ceremonies held in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 82.10.2 and HSFA 87.15.1.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Dance  Search this
Holy Week  Search this
Church buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 96-8, Toshi Hodges photographs of Tarahumara Holy Week ceremonies, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.96-8
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-96-8

Hamilton Wright Jr. photographs

Creator:
Wright, Hamilton M., Jr.  Search this
Names:
Hamilton Wright Organization  Search this
Extent:
4,700 Color slides (circa)
250 Lantern slides (circa)
500 Color transparencies (circa)
7 Color prints (theatrical motion picture one-sheets)
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Hindus  Search this
Nubians (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Lantern slides
Color transparencies
Color prints
Prints
Posters
Photographs
Place:
Colorado -- description and travel
New Hampshire -- Description and Travel
Virgin Islands -- Description and Travel
Holland -- Description and Travel
Philippines -- Description and Travel
Korea -- Description and Travel
South Africa -- Description and Travel
Ecuador -- Description and Travel
Lebanon -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Hong Kong -- Description and Travel
Chile -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Venezuela -- Description and Travel
Peru -- Description and Travel
Canada -- Description and Travel
Alaska -- description and travel
Haiti -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Bolivia -- Description and Travel
Date:
circa 1923-1925, 1950-1970
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Hamilton Wright Jr. in Egypt, South Africa, India, Lebanon, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Alaska, Colorado, and New Hampshire. They include images of modern and ancient structures and monuments, artifacts, industries, cities, markets, caves, festivals, beaches, scenery, and sporting events. Most appear to have been made for the Hamilton Wright Organization, an international agency that made films and photographs to support public relations campaigns of foreign governments. Also included are some lantern slides depicting historical sites in Egypt, directed by Hamilton Wright, Sr., and one-sheets for motion picture films produced by the Hamilton Wright Organization. Additional material includes slide narration for a lecture and short news stories relating to the images in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1908, Hamilton Wright Sr. founded the Hamilton Wright Organization, a public relations firm that specialized in making travelog and newsreel film and distributing it to motion picture houses around the world, often on behalf of domestic and foreign governments. Wright's son, Hamilton Wright Jr., managed the company after his father and expanded it's work. In 1963, a Senate committee criticized the Hamilton Wright Organization for hosting press junkets and distributing its photographs, newsreels, and stories in American news media without reporting its sources. The Hamilton Wright Organization was closed by Hamilton Wright Jr.'s son in the late 1960s.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-35
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Films by the Hamilton Wright Organization can be found in the Human Studies Film Archive in HSFA 94.19.
The Film and Television Archive at the University of California at Los Angeles holds the motion picture film and related material of the Hamilton Wright Organization.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Beaches  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Pyramids -- Egypt  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Industries  Search this
Markets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo lot 76-35, Hamilton Wright Jr. photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-35
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76-35

MS 879 Analysis and comments on verbs, nouns, and syntax of Dr Lumholtz material on Tarahumare and Tubare tribes

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Creator:
Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922  Search this
Culture:
Tubare  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 879
Local Note:
Miscellaneous notes in seven envelopes.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 879, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS879
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms879

MS 7048 Diccionario Raramuri-Castellano

Creator:
Brambila, D. (David)  Search this
Vergara Bianchi, José  Search this
González R., Luis (González Rodríguez)  Search this
Extent:
315 Pages
Culture:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1952
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7048
Local Note:
electrostatic copy of typescript
Restrictions:
Restricted. N. B. For research only. Literary property rights probably still held by authors. Archives will not reproduce.
Topic:
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7048, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7048
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7048

MS 627 Historical extracts from Orozco y Berra

Collector:
Orozco y Berra, Manuel, 1816-1881  Search this
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Chichimecs  Search this
Opata  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Chichimeca  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 627
Topic:
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 627, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS627
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms627

MS 642 Tarahumara Vocabulary

Collector:
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886  Search this
Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 642
Local Note:
"Compilation from the following authorities:

Tellechea, Compendio gramatica Hervas, Vocabulario polyglotto Steffel, Tarahumarisches Wörterbuch (vide Trübner, p. 181)"
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Tarahumara (Rarámuri)  Search this
Tarahumara (Rar muri)  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 642, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS642
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms642

MS 645 Opata, Cahita, and Tarahumara comparative vocabularies

Collector:
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886  Search this
Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Culture:
Opata  Search this
Cahita  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
December 1851
Scope and Contents:
Contents: (a)- Opata Comparative vocabulary, copied by George Gibbs, 6 pages. (b)- Opata Comparative vocabulary compared with Cahita and Tarahumare, on printed schedule issued by the Interior Department.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 645-a-b
General:
Previously titled "Vocabularies (Opata, Chita, Tarahumara."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Tarahumara (Rarámuri)  Search this
Tarahumara (Rar muri)  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 645-a-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS645
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms645

Miscellaneous views, groups, and portraits

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
15 Prints
Culture:
Zoque  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Place:
Mexico
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Incompletely identified, relating to various Mexican tribes. No date. (20th Century).
Catalog 4601: (1) Tribe: Tarahumare Description: "Altamano." Two men, standing. (2) Tarahumare ? "Altamano." White woman showing chart to Indian boy. (3) Tarahumare "Tarahumara ploughman." Two men and two oxen. (4) Men and boys sitting in circle. "Tseltal." (5) Zoque "Zoque village." (6) "Adobe making. Ta ta angel." (7) Woman making tortillas ? (8) Man reaping wheat. (9) Men along street, with sheaves of wheat. (10) Mexico ? Men selling woven mats at side of street. (11) Boy in classroom. (12) "Lacandon." Man in front of straw thatched shelter. (13) Two men working in printer's office. (14) Men, some in fishing boat, holding net. (15) "Jungle camp." White woman cooking.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4601
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements  Search this
Food preparation -- tortilla making ? -- Mexico  Search this
Fishing -- Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4601, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4601
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4601

MS 3459 Tarahumara Vocabulary

Collector:
Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1894-1895
Scope and Contents:
Contains local and personal names. Also letter dated November 24, 1894, and letter of transmittal with vocabulary dated January 9, 1895.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3459
Topic:
Names, Personal -- Tarahumare  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Names, place  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Tarahumara (Rarámuri)  Search this
Tarahumara (Rar muri)  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3459, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3459
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3459

MS 2866 Tarahumare vocabulary

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Creator:
Hartman, Carl Vilhelm, 1862-1941  Search this
Extent:
650 Items (cards )
Culture:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Copy from a rough draft by C. V. Hartmann.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2866
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2866, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2866
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2866

MS 2558 Tubar grammatical and lexical terms

Collector:
Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922  Search this
Extent:
1,100 Items (cards )
Culture:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2558
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2558, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2558
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2558

MS 2510 Tarahumare Vocabulary

Collector:
Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922  Search this
Creator:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
400 Items (ca. 400 cards)
Culture:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1894 ?
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2510
Local Note:
Copied by J.N.B. Hewitt- 1896.
Rights:
Previously titled "Vocabulary."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2510, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2510
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2510

MS 4051 Tarahumare text or sermon

Collector:
Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922  Search this
Informant:
Rodriguez, Nabor  Search this
Creator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1892
Scope and Contents:
Also includes biographical sketch of Dr Lumholtz, 1 page.
Biographical / Historical:
Recored by Dr Lumholtz from Nabor Rodriguez, October 23, 1892. Rodriguez was not an Indian by birth but was entirely identified with the Tarahumare in customs and language.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4051
Topic:
Biography -- Lumholtz, Carl  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4051, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4051
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4051

Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections

Creator:
Génin, Auguste, 1862-1931  Search this
Extent:
37 Mounted prints (Album :, silver gelatin)
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Mexica (Aztec) (archaeological culture)  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Matlatzinca  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Nayarit (Mexico)
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to a Mexican natural history collection, including archeological, ethnographic, physical, entomological, ornithological, conchological, and paleontological collections. The photographs are mounted in an album entitled "Collections de Auguste Genin," where they are divided according to discipline and have accompanying typewritten descriptions by Genin. There are images of Huichol peoples; a diorite yoke from Jalapa; Aztec, Zapotec, Matlatlzinca, Huichol, and Tarahumara arms, tools, urns, vases, and idols; statuettes from Nayarit and statuettes of musicians and musical instruments; a wooden instrument from Hidalgo; ancient and modern musical instruments; terra cotta Spanish objects; coins and medals; skulls from Guerrero and the Valley of Mexico; a shell collection; and mastodon bones.
Biographical/Historical note:
Auguste Genin (1862-1931) was a a Franco-Mexican writer, poet, photographer, ethnologist. He was a resident of Mexico and director of the Mexican National Company of Dynamite and Explosives.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 86-25B
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Digital surrogates for most of the photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4523, a duplicate album sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Music -- Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 86-25B, Auguste Genin photographs of Mexican natural history collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.86-25B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-86-25b

Helga Teiwes photograph collection

Photographer:
Teiwes, Helga  Search this
Names:
Arizona State Museum  Search this
Gila River Indian Reservation (Ariz.)  Search this
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah  Search this
Extent:
3775 Negatives (photographic)
3126 Slides (photographs)
433 Photographic prints
196 Transparencies
16 Linear feet
Culture:
San Carlos Apache  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Photographs
Place:
Cuzco (Peru)
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Peru
Arizona
Mexico
New Mexico
Date:
1965-2002
Summary:
The Helga Teiwes photograph collection contains over 7,000 negatives, slides and prints made by Teiwes between 1965 and 2002. For over thirty years Teiwes worked as a staff photographer for the Arizona State Museum, photographing and documenting Native American communities across the American Southwest. During this time, Teiwes also privately took photographs and built personal relationships among members of the Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, Apache, Diné (Navajo) and Hopi tribes. These photographs include portraits of artists at work, families in their homes, daily life on the reservation, special events and landscape photography. Additionally, the Teiwes collection includes photographs from a 1975 trip to Peru and photographs of the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) community in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Scope and Contents:
The Helga Teiwes photograph collection contains over 7,000 negatives, slides and prints made by Teiwes between 1965 and 2002 across the American Southwest, Mexico and Peru. The majority of the photographs document daily life and activities, artists at work, and special events among members of the Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, Apache, Diné (Navajo) and Hopi tribes in Arizona and New Mexico. A smaller amount of photographs documents trips Teiwes made to Mexico to photograph the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) community in Chihuahua and a 1975 summer trip to Peru. The collection is arranged into seven series with additional subseries.

Series 1, Akimel O'odham (Pima), 1965-1993, 2001, contains photographs mostly taken among the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona. These include intimate portraits, landscape views and views of farming and agriculture. Of particular note are photographs of Patricia "Pat" Stone and her family and basket weaver Julia Francisco. The majority of the photographs in Series 2, Apache, 1973-1994, are from two San Carlos Apache coming of age ceremonies, or "Changing Woman" ceremonies, from 1992 and 1994. The 1992 ceremony for Leia Tenille Johnson was held in Whiteriver, Arizona and the 1994 ceremony for Vanessa Jordan of Bylas, Arizona. A selection of 50 photographic prints from these ceremonies were later exhibited in "Western Apache Sunrise Ceremony" at the University of Kansas Museum of Anthropology. The largest series, Series 3, Diné (Navajo), 1969-2002, is divided into seven subseries by topics. This includes artists and artisans, families and individuals across the Navajo Nation, industry and agriculture, trading posts and markets, places, schools, and other topics. Of particular note are the photographs of the Greyeyes family from Tsegi Canyon, Arizona. In addition to photographing matriarch Bessie Salt Greyeyes at home with family, weaving, cooking, shopping around town and herding sheep and goats, Teiwes accompanied Pete Greyeyes to work at the Peabody Coal Mining Company. Other places and events of note include photographs of Monument Valley, Window Rock, seat of the Navajo Nation, the Hubbell and Shonto trading posts and the 1990 graduation from Navajo Community College (Now Diné College).

Series 4, Hopi, 1968-2002, highlights the work and artistry of Hopi basket weavers. Many of the photographs in this series were included in Teiwes's 1996 book Hopi Basket Weaving: Artistry in Natural Fibers. Coiled basket weavers from the Second Mesa include Madeline Lamson, Joyce Ann Saufkie, Evelyn Selestewa and Bertha Wadsworth, among others. Wicker basket weavers from the Third Mesa include Eva Hoyungowa, Abigail Kaursgowva, Vera Pooyouma and Vernita Silas, among others. Teiwes also photographed additional artists and events on the Hopi reservation including Maechel Saufkie's 1995 wedding. Series 5, Peru, 1975 includes photographs from Teiwes's 1975 summer trip to Peru. Teiwes visited and photographed several pre-Colombian archaeological sites including Sacsahuaman and Machu Piccu in addition to photographing in larger cities such as Cuzco, Lima and Quito (Ecuador). A large number of photographs in this series are from the Inti Raymi parade and festival held in Cuzco during their winter solstice. Series 6, Tarahumara (Rarámuri), 1971, 1977-1979 contains photographs from three trips to Chihuahua, Mexico to photograph the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) people for an Arizona State Museum exhibition held in 1979. Also included are photographs from the exhibition opening in Arizona. Series 7, Tohono O'odham, 1969-1995, 2002 contains photographs of the saguaro cactus harvest in addition to other special events among the Tohono O'odham people. Teiwes documented Juanita Ahill, and later her niece Stella Tucker, throughout the process of harvesting and processing the saguaro cactus plant to make jam and ceremonial wine. Additional events photographed in this series include the San Xavier Elders parade and Tumacacori festival.

The photographs in this collection range all media types: 6x6cm color/black and white negatives; 35mm color/black and white negatives; 35mm and 6x6cm color slides; 6x6cm transparencies; contact sheets; and 3x5, 4x6, 8x10 and larger color/black and white photographic prints, some matted for sale or exhibition purposes. Teiwes did include handwritten notations on the backs of some photographs and slide mounts. There is also a small amount of paper documentation.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into seven series by culture group or location. Series 1: Akimel O'odham (Pima), Series 2: Apache, Series 3: Diné (Navajo), Series 4: Hopi, Series 5: Peru, Series 6: Tarahumara (Rarámuri), Series 7: Tohono O'odham.
Biographical / Historical:
Helga Kulbe Teiwes was born in Büderich, near Düsseldorf, in Germany in 1930. In 1950 Teiwes began a trade apprenticeship in photography under Master photographer Erna Hehmke-Winterer, a specialist in black and white portraiture, architectural and industrial photography. In 1957 Teiwes earned her master's degree in photography and worked as an industrial photographer in Düsseldorf until she emigrated to New York in 1960. During her four years in New York City, Teiwes worked as a darkroom worker, an assistant photographer for Cartier Jewelers and as a transparency retoucher. She also continued to build her portfolio through free-lance work. In 1964, a trip to Mesa Verde inspired Teiwes to seek work in the Southwest. The same year she was hired by Dr. Emil Haury of the University of Arizona to photograph his excavation of Snaketown on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Following Snaketown, Teiwes was hired as a museum photographer for the Arizona State Museum (ASM) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She was also sought after for other archaeological projects during the 1960s and 1970s to take publication and studio shots. During this time, Teiwes developed a deep interest in the people and cultures of the Southwest and spent a significant amount of time on reservations building personal relationships among the Hopi, Apache, Tohono O'dham and Diné (Navajo) among others. Teiwes took a particular interest in documenting Native artists and the work they produced, including basket weavers, potters, jewelers and carvers. Teiwes also worked to capture everyday life among the Native people of the Southwest in addition to documenting special events like the Apache coming of age ceremony and the Tohono O'odham Saguaro Cactus harvest. Teiwes retired from the Arizona State Museum in 1993 but continued to work as a freelance photographer and writer in Tuscon.

Throughout her career Teiwes's photographs and essays were published nationally and internationally. Her photographic study Navajo was published by the Swiss publisher U. Bar Varlag in 1991 and published in English in 1993. Her books Kachina Dolls: The Art of the Hopi Carvers and Hopi Basket Weaving: Artistry in Natural Fibers were published by the University of Arizona Press in 1991 and 1996. From October 2003 to June 2004, the Arizona State Museum held an exhibition titled "With an Eye on Culture: The Photography of Helga Teiwes" highlighting the broad scope of her career.

In 2013, Teiwes donated her collection of personal photographs, not taken for the Arizona State Museum, to the National Museum of the American Indian, Archive Center. Teiwes's photographs taken for the Arizona State Museum are housed in the ASM's photographic archives.
Related Materials:
There is a large collection of photographs at the Arizona State Museum where Teiwes worked from 1964-1993. These photographs include harvesting of mesquite, cholla, and saguaro; traditional farming of corn at Hopi and of tepary beans among the Tohono O'odham; and craftspeople and their art in basketry, katsina carving, pottery, and weaving.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Helga Teiwes in 2013.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Please contact the NMAI Archive Center (NMAIArchives@si.edu) regarding the use of this collection, donor restrictions apply.
Topic:
Navajo Indians -- Agriculture  Search this
Navajo artists -- Photographs  Search this
Changing Woman Ceremony (Apache rite)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Photographs  Search this
Basket making -- Hopi  Search this
Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Photographs  Search this
Saguaro -- Arizona  Search this
Basket making -- Pima  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest -- Photographs  Search this
Hopi women -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helga Teiwes Photograph Collection, Box and Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.070
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Helga Teiwes photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-070
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George W. Avery photographs and negatives

Creator:
Avery, George W., 1880-1927  Search this
Extent:
7 Negatives (photographic) (black and white.)
50 Photographic prints (black and white.)
Culture:
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Black-and-white negatives
Photographs
Place:
Sonora (Mexico : State)
Chihuahua (Mexico : State)
Sinaloa (Mexico : State)
Date:
1910
Summary:
This collection contains 50 black-and-white photographic prints and 7 negatives taken by George W. Avery during his time as an agent for the Museum of the American Indian. Taken in 1910 in the states of Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa, Mexico, the images depict members of the Seri, Mayo and Tarahumara tribes.
Arrangement note:
Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by negative number.

Prints: organized in folders; arranged by print number.
Biographical/Historical note:
George W. Avery (1880-1927) was a collector and agent for the Heye Foundation/Museum of the American Indian. In 1926, Avery collected for the museum in Mexico, possibly in the company of E.H. Davis. He also purchased pieces for Heye/MAI in Alaska.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Photographs
Citation:
George W. Avery photographs and negatives, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (photograph or negative number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.022
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-022

Blanket

Culture/People:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Collector:
James Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
James Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
James Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Blanket
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven
Dimensions:
188.1 x 128 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place:
Río Batopilas (Batopillas) drainage; Chihuahua State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
25/2638
Barcode:
252638.000
See related items:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6fa6d4a9b-84c8-42ef-9a3d-189dbaf161e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_268558
Online Media:

Bowl/Dish

Culture/People:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Collector:
James Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
James Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
James Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Bowl/Dish
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Dimensions:
67.1 x 27.2 x 11.9 cm
Object Type:
Food/Beverage Serving
Place:
Río Batopilas (Batopillas) drainage; Chihuahua State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
25/2645
Barcode:
252645.000
See related items:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)
Food/Beverage Serving
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62d86ca7c-3817-4258-9520-dc379c3d00f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_268565
Online Media:

Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Collector:
James Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
James Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
James Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Agave/Maguey fiber
Techniques:
Double-woven, twill-plaited
Dimensions:
21.2 x 15 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Río Batopilas (Batopillas) drainage; Chihuahua State; Mexico
Catalog Number:
25/2673
Barcode:
252673.000
See related items:
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e713bb7e-d4f1-4f5a-a812-ce40e86e453e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_268596
Online Media:

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