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Rastafari in Global Context

Author:
Yawney, Carole  Search this
Homiak, John P.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2001
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_30591

Frederic G. Cassidy papers and sound recordings concerning Jamaican language, 1951-1991

Creator:
Cassidy, Frederic Gomes, 1907-  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
15 Sound tape reels
Culture:
Rastafari  Search this
Gullah  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Place:
Jamaica
Caribbean
Date:
1951 -1991
bulk 1951-1952
Summary:
The Frederic G. Cassidy papers contain sound recordings and partial transcriptions; drafts of manuscripts and conference papers; and one map, all relating to his work on Jamaican and Creole lanugages.
Scope and Contents:
Of primary interest in the Frederic G. Cassidy papers are his 1952 sound recordings of everyday Jamaican people. The recordings are itemized and described according to a typed inventory found among the papers. There are partial handwritten notes and transcriptions of some of the recordngs as well as a map of Jamaica which Cassidy used in his field work. The papers also contain drafts of articles and conference papers on Jamiacan and Creole languages. It is not clear which, if any, of these drafts were published.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederic Gomes Cassidy (1907-2000) was a Jamaican-born lexicographer who is best known as a long time editor and director of the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) Project at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was a professor of English. In 1951 Cassidy received a Fullbright Research Fellowship to go back to Jamaica to interview people about their daily lives. These recordings became the source for Jamaica Talk (1961) and the Dictionary of Jamaican English (1967) which he co-authored with R.B.LePage.
Related Materials:
Digital surrogates of the sound recordings are also held by the Dictionary of American Regional English at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of the West Indies Archives in Kingston, Jamaica.
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Claire M. Cassidy and Michael Cassidy in 2008.
Restrictions:
The Frederic G. Cassidy papers and sound recordings are open for research. Access to the Frederic G. Cassidy papers and sound recordings requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Creole dialects  Search this
Pidgin languages  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2008-22 Frederic G. Cassidy papers concerning Jamaican language, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2008-22
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Frederic G. Cassidy papers and sound recordings concerning Jamaican language, 1951-1991
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2008-22

Olive Lewin (1927-2013): A Life of Service

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:39:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_e12c18d42c24d0c4d25fdf7ef3b0c933

George Eaton Simpson photographs

Creator:
Simpson, George Eaton, 1904-1998  Search this
Photographer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
521 Prints (silver gelatin)
90 Negatives (acetate)
70 lantern slides
347 Negatives (nitrate)
185 color slides
4 Prints (Kodachrome color)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Trinidadians  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Jamaicans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Lantern slides
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Trinidad
Ibadan (Nigeria)
Haiti
Jamaica
Date:
1936-1987
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents George Eaton Simpson's fieldwork in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Nigeria from 1936-1964. There are 704 images in several formats including negatives, prints, and slides. The photographs were primarily made by Simpson, but a few were made by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. Ramsey's prints are stamped on verso with his name. Many prints and slides are annotated by Simpson.

The collection also includes a few reprints of articles based on Simpson's field work and words and musical transcription from Savalou Ricourt, a musician of Port au Prince in 1937.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series:

1. Haiti, 1936-1937

2. Jamaica, 1953, 1957

3. Trinidad, 1960

4. Nigeria, 1964

5. Lantern slides, undated

6. Publications, 1940-1987
Biographical/Historical note:
George Eaton Simpson (1904-1998) was an anthropologist whose focus was the various social aspects of Caribbean religions. He wrote over 60 articles and books, and taught sociology and anthropology at Oberlin College from 1947-1971.

Born in Knoxville, Iowa, Simpson received his B.S. from Coe College in 1926, his M.A. from the University of Missouri in 1927, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1934. In 1947 he began teaching at Oberlin College in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In addition to teaching classes, Simpson served on numerous committees and as department chair.

Simpson conducted fieldwork in the Caribbean, specifically Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad, and Nigeria. He focused primarily on Caribbean religions such as Vodun in Haiti, Rastafarianism in Jamaica, and the Spiritual Baptists in Trinidad. His fieldwork has been documented in numerous articles and books, including "The Vodun Service in Northern Haiti", "The Shango Cult in Nigeria and Trinidad", and Black Religions in the New World. He occasionally collaborated on articles with fellow anthropologists Joseph G. Moore and J. Milton Yinger. He also served as a visiting professor at several leading universities.

He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Wellcome Medal for Anthropological Research, the Anisfield-Wolf Award in Race Relations (with J. Milton Yinger), Doctor of Humane Letters – Oberlin College, and Doctor of Humane Letters – Coe College.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-14
Related Materials:
Additional photographs from Simpson are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 2001-24.

The George Eaton Simpson Film Study of Plaisance, Haiti, 1937, accession No. 92.12.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains silent black and white film footage of Plaisance, Haiti shot by Simpson and his colleagues. The footage contains events also depicted in the photograph collection including work coumbites, marketplace scenes, a wedding ceremony, a funeral, drumming and dancing at a social gathering, and a dancing demonstration. Included in this accession are 21 audiotapes recorded by Simpson and Joseph G. Moore during their fieldwork in Jamaica and Trinidad.

The Joseph G. Moore Collection: Jamaican Revival and Kumina, 1957-1958, accession No. 92.1.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains related material to Simpson's study of Jamaican Revival Zion and Kumina. The collection contains film footage of Morant Bay and West Kingston, Jamaica shot in 1957. The footage was originally intended for the "Odyssey" program or possibly a short feature. Some of the it ended up being featured on the CBS program "Lamp Unto My Feet" which also includes interviews with Joseph G. Moore and George Eaton Simpson. There is over 10 hours of footage, and in 1992 Simpson, Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives Director John Homiak, and research associate Ken Bilby recorded approximately 10 hours of commentary about the footage. This collection also contains audio recordings made in 1993 of a discussion between Simpson, Homiak, and Bilby concerning the relation of Jamaican Revival with Rastafari.

Sound recordings by Simpson held in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections in the Folkways Records Collection and the Moses and Frances Asch Collection.

Oberlin College has a manuscript collection of George Eaton Simpson's papers (RG 30/64) that document Simpson's research and academic work.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Anthropoligical Archives by George E. Simpson in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice to access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Spiritual Baptist -- Trinidad and Tobago  Search this
Orisha religion  Search this
Revivals  Search this
Rastafari movement  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Schools  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Markets  Search this
Dance  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Drummers (Musicians)  Search this
Christian sects  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 93-14, George Eaton Simpson photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-14
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George Eaton Simpson photographs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-93-14
Online Media:

"Discovering Rastafari!," 2007

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Public Affairs.  Search this
Container:
Box 26 of 31
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Public Affairs., Clippings
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Clippings
Clippings / Box 26
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refidd1e7611

Discovering Rastafari!, 2008

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Public Affairs.  Search this
Container:
Box 29 of 31
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Public Affairs., Clippings
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Clippings
Clippings / Box 29
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refidd1e8215

"Discovering Rastafari!," 2009

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Public Affairs.  Search this
Container:
Box 30 of 31
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-001, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Public Affairs., Clippings
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Clippings
Clippings / Box 30
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-001-refidd1e8380

Ethiopia Arisen: Discovering Rastafari

Author:
Homiak, John P.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2006
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_116218

Never Trade a Continent for an Island: Rastafari Diasporic Practice, Globalization and the African Renaissance

Author:
Homiak, John P.  Search this
Eddy, Maloka  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2001
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
See others in:
Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_20899

Understanding a Modern Antique: Challenges to Representing Rastafari in the Twenty-First Century

Author:
Homiak, John P.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2005
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_21189

The Rastafarians sounds of cultural dissonance Leonard E. Barrett

Author:
Barrett, Leonard E http://viaf.org/viaf/49327275/  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 257 pages illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1977
Topic:
Rastafari movement  Search this
Religion  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
BL2532.R37 B37 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111565

From Garvey to Marley : Rastafari theology / by Noel Leo Erskine ; foreword by Stephen W. Angell and Anthony B. Pinn, series editors

Author:
Erskine, Noel Leo  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
©2005
Topic:
Rastafari movement  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110216

Discovering Rastafari!

Author:
Mason, Michael Atwood  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2007
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_153374

Review of Leonard Perceval Howell and the Genesis of Rastafari

Author:
Homiak, John  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
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Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_150701

When Goldilocks Met the Dreadlocks: Refections on the Contributions of Carole D. Yawney to Rastafari Studies

Author:
Homiak, John P.  Search this
Niaah, Jahlani  Search this
MacLeod, Erin  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
See others in:
Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_142064

Rastafari

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 9-11
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1983-1994
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D. C. Exhibition Records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D. C. Exhibition Records
Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D. C. Exhibition Records / Series 2: Research Files / Community of Origin Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-027-ref1052

Black creativity in Jamaica and its global influences, 1930-1987 / Bernard Steiner Ifekwe

Author:
Ifekwe, Bernard Steiner  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Garvey, Marcus 1887-1940  Search this
Marley, Bob  Search this
Tosh, Peter  Search this
United Negro Improvement Association  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
2018
Topic:
Rastafari movement  Search this
Reggae musicians  Search this
Arts, Jamaican  Search this
Creative (Literary, artistic, etc.)  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Call number:
NX164.B55 A78 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111976

Nuff Crisis! [sound recording}

Performer:
Culture (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1989
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
Local number:
Shanachie 43064
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only,No duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_334738

International Herb [sound recording}

Performer:
Culture (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1990
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
Local number:
Shanachie 44006
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only,No duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_334777

Earth's Rightful Ruler [sound recording}

Performer:
Pablo, Augustus  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Jamaica
Date:
1988
Topic:
Reggae music  Search this
Melodica  Search this
Local number:
Shanachie/Message 1005
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only,No duplication
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_334972

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