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Alan Harwood Papers

Correspondent:
Conklin, Harold C., 1926-2016  Search this
Greenberg, Joseph H. (Joseph Harold), 1915-2001  Search this
Creator:
Harwood, Alan  Search this
Extent:
27 Linear feet (60 boxes, 2 manuscript folders), 8 sound recordings, 35 computer disks, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder, 1 map drawer)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Chinese Americans  Search this
Irish Americans  Search this
Jamaican Americans  Search this
Puerto Ricans  Search this
Safwa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilms
Sound recordings
Photographic prints
Field notes
Place:
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Boston (Mass.)
Mbeya Region (Tanzania)
Date:
circa 1940s-2001
bulk 1953-2001
Summary:
Alan Harwood is a Professor Emeritus at University of Massachusetts, Boston in the Anthropology Department. Trained in social anthropology he has studied illness and healing in Tanzania and communities in New York City and Boston. Harwood was the founding editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly (new series, 1986-1991) and series editor of Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology (1999-2004) The bulk of this collection is composed of Alan Harwood's 1962-1964 ethnographic research among the Safwa in Tanzania (then known as Tanganyika); his research on health beliefs and medical practices of residents in a low-income area of the Bronx, New York (1967-1970); and his research in Boston, Massachusetts on different ethnic groups' conceptions of health (1994-1995). Also among his papers are materials from his involvement in the Centers for Disease Control and American Anthropological Association (AAA) Workgroup on "The Use of Race & Ethnicity as Scientific Categories" at the 1994 AAA meeting.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection is composed of Alan Harwood's ethnographic research among the Safwa in Tanzania (then known as Tanganyika); his research on health beliefs and medical practices of residents in a low-income area of the Bronx, New York; and his research in Boston, Massachusetts on different ethnic groups' conceptions of health. The few photographs in the collection are aerial views of Isyesye, where he conducted his Safwa research, and images from Utengule taken by White Fathers and dating from the 1940s. The collection also contains Harwood's linguistic recordings of Kimalila and of Kisafwa and Kinyiha spoken in various dialects. In addition, the collection contains sound recordings of Safwa ceremonies and an audio letter from Harold Conklin, Mario Bick, Georgeda Buchbinder Bick, and Michiko Takaki. Also among his papers are his correspondence as the editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly and of Ethnicity and Medical Care; materials from his involvement in the Centers for Disease Control and American Anthropological Association (AAA) Workgroup on "The Use of Race & Ethnicity as Scientific Categories" at the 1994 AAA meeting; and letters of recommendation (restricted until 2056) that Harwood wrote for students and colleagues. In addition, the collection contains Harwood's course notes as an undergraduate student at Harvard and as a graduate student at University of Michigan and Columbia University. The collection also contains Harwood's research notes on North Luzon as Conklin's student research assistant at Columbia University. Harwood's correspondence is spread throughout the collection and filed by project. Among his notable correspondents are Harold Conklin and Joseph Greenberg. Their letters can be found with the Safwa materials.
Arrangement:
Arranged into 8 series: (1) Safwa Research, 1961-1970; (2) Bronx Research, 1957-1986; (3) Boston Research, 1993-1996; (4) Professional Activities, 1975-2001; (5) Student Files, 1953-1962; (6) Microfilm; (7) Photographs, circa 1940s & 1963; (8) Sound Recordings, 1962-1964
Biographical/Historical note:
Alan Harwood was born on March 20, 1935 in Tarrytown, New York. He earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Social Relations from Harvard University in 1957 and attended the London School of Economics on a one year fellowship the following year. When he returned to the United States, he began his graduate studies in anthropology at the University of Michigan, earning his M.A. in 1960. He went on to Columbia University for his doctorate, which he was awarded in 1967.

Under a pre-doctoral fellowship funded by the Social Science Research Council, Harwood conducted ethnographic research on the Safwa of the southwestern region of Tanganyika (now known as Tanzania). From September 1962 to 1964, Harwood carried out his research mainly in the village of Isyesye, near Mbeya, Southern Highlands Region. At the time, witchcraft accusations were common, and it thus became the subject of his dissertation, Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Social Categories among the Safwa, later published in 1970.

In 1967, Harwood was hired by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center (formerly called the Neighborhood Medical Care Demonstration) in Bronx, New York. From 1967 to 1970, he directed a study on the health, illness, and medical beliefs and practices of residents in a low-income area of the south Bronx. One of the articles produced from this research was Harwood's "The Hot-Cold Theory of Disease: Implications for Treatment of Puerto Rican Patients" (1971). Harwood also looked at spiritism among the Puerto Rican community, which led to his publication, Rx: Spiritist as Needed: A Study of a Puerto Rican Community Mental Health Resource (1977).

From 1994 to 1995, Harwood was the co-principal investigator of a study conducted under the Tufts New England Medical Center on conceptions of health and well-being among 4 ethnic groups in Boston: African Americans, Mandarin-speaking Chinese Americans, Irish Americans, and Puerto Ricans. Harwood led the group studying Irish Americans.

In addition to his research, Harwood was the founding editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly (new series, 1986-1991) and series editor of Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology (1999-2004) and of Studies in Medical Anthropology (2004-2006). He also edited Ethnicity and Medical Care (1981), a book geared towards health professionals.

In 1971, Harwood spent a year in New Zealand as a visiting senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. From 1972 to 2002, he was a professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. During his tenure, he also served as adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology (1993-2002) and as associate dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Arts and Sciences (1998-2001). In addition, he was a lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (1992-present).

In 1982, Harwood was honored with the Wellcome Medal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland for Research in Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems. He is also a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association and of the Society for Applied Anthropology.
Restrictions:
Materials that identify the participants in Harwood's Bronx and Boston studies are restricted until 2056.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Medical anthropology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Microfilms
Sound recordings
Photographic prints
Field notes
Citation:
Alan Harwood Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2006-25
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Alan Harwood Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2006-25

Kinyiha and Kisafwa speeches from Tanzania [sound recording]

Creator:
Harwood, Alan  Search this
Speaker:
Haonga, Zinzendorf  Search this
Mwanangwa, Francis  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound tape reel (150 min.) : analog ; 5 in
Culture:
Safwa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Speeches
Place:
Mbozi District (Tanzania)
Mbeya Region (Tanzania)
Date:
1962
1962-1964
Topic:
Safwa language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Local number:
Harwood Sound Recording 1
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Alan Harwood Sound Recordings 1962-1964
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273374
Online Media:

Kisafwa and Kimalila speeches from Tanzania [sound recording]

Creator:
Harwood, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound tape reel : analog ; 5 in
Culture:
Safwa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Speeches
Place:
Tanzania
Topic:
Safwa language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Local number:
Harwood Sound Recording 2
See more items in:
Alan Harwood Sound Recordings 1962-1964
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273376

Malimba Songs, Dances, and Iganjo Ceremony, 1963, 1964 [sound recording]

Creator:
Harwood, Alan  Search this
Mwanzanje  Search this
Pasti  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound tape reel (200 min.) : analog ; 5 in
Culture:
Safwa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Songs
Dance
Ritual (events)
Place:
Isyesye (Tanzania)
Date:
1963
1963, 1964
Topic:
Safwa--Songs--Musical performances  Search this
Safwa--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Local number:
Harwood Sound Recording 3
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Alan Harwood Sound Recordings 1962-1964
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273378

Ancestor ceremony (asaye) and Kisafwa dialect, 1963 [sound recording]

Creator:
Harwood, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound tape reel (200 min.) : analog ; 5 in
Culture:
Safwa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Ritual (events)
Place:
Mbalizi (Tanzania)
Date:
1963
Topic:
Safwa--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Safwa language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Local number:
Harwood Sound Recording 4
See more items in:
Alan Harwood Sound Recordings 1962-1964
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273381
Online Media:

Safwa Prayers, Dances, and 'Omwengulo' [sound recording]

Creator:
Harwood, Alan  Search this
Speaker:
Hoswe  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound tape reel (150 min.) : analog ; 5 in
Culture:
Safwa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Ritual (events)
Place:
Isyesye (Tanzania)
Topic:
Safwa--Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Local number:
Harwood Sound Recording 5
See more items in:
Alan Harwood Sound Recordings 1962-1964
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273383
Online Media:

Safwa Songs, recorded in Igamba, and Kibungu glottochronology [sound recording]

Creator:
Harwood, Alan  Search this
Mitea  Search this
Fukya  Search this
Matola  Search this
Juda  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound tape reel : analog ; 3 in
Culture:
Safwa (African people)  Search this
Type:
Books
Place:
Igamba (Tanzania)
Topic:
Safwa--Songs--Musical performances  Search this
Glottochronology--Kibungu  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Local number:
Harwood Sound Recording 7
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Alan Harwood Sound Recordings 1962-1964
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_273386
Online Media:

L'Afrique Chante et Danse 1966 French language version

Creator:
Brom, John L  Search this
Physical description:
archival original one film reel (1,081 feet) sound color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Leopoldville (Congo)
Africa
Date:
1966
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Ceremonies--funeral  Search this
Ceremonies--wedding  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Tutsi (African people)  Search this
Pygmies  Search this
Hutu (African people)  Search this
Safwa (African people)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1998.18.3-1A
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305422

Africa Sings and Dances 1966 English language version

Creator:
Brom, John L  Search this
Physical description:
reference one video cassette (30 minutes) sound color 1/2 inch
master one video cassette (30 minutes) sound color BetacamSP
archival original one film reel (1,081 feet) sound color 16mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Leopoldville (Congo)
Africa
Date:
1966
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Ceremonies--funeral  Search this
Ceremonies--wedding  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Music  Search this
Dance  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Mangbetu (African people)  Search this
Tutsi (African people)  Search this
Pygmies  Search this
Hutu (African people)  Search this
Safwa (African people)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1998.18.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287706

Married woman's garment : Safwa people, Tanzania

Author:
Carey, Margret  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Tanzania
Date:
2006
Topic:
Safwa women's wrappers (Garments).)  Search this
Clothing  Search this
Leather garments  Search this
Call number:
N7380.5 .H39 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_818344

Zum Sinn der Brautgabe bei den Nyakyusa, Safwa und Nyika, Tansania

Author:
Arnold, Bernd  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Tanzania
Date:
1984
Topic:
Bride price  Search this
Marriage customs and rites  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .D77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510562

Zur Ursache der Jungheirat bei den Nyakyusa und Safwa (S-W Tanzania)

Author:
Arnold, Bernd  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1975
Call number:
GN1 .D77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_516710

Witchcraft, sorcery, and social categories among the Safwa

Author:
Harwood, Alan  Search this
International African Institute  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 160 p., 5 plates. illus., geneal. table, maps, plan. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tanzania
Date:
1970
Topic:
Witchcraft  Search this
Call number:
GN475.8 .H34
GN475.8.H34
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_5418

Costume design in Tanzania : a historical perspective and its implications for contemporary design practice

Author:
Merinyo, Ndesumbuka Lamtane  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Sawa, Ailinda  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Tanzania
Date:
2008
Topic:
Clothing and dress  Search this
Women's dress  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Leather garments  Search this
Kangas  Search this
Clothing  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Call number:
N7397 .A47 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_900508

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