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La Iniciación

Creator:
Blanc, Giulio V., 1955-1995  Search this
Blanc, Giulio V., 1955-1995  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1993 May
Topic:
Hispanic American art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1243
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Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1243
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ICSS library

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 48
Box 49
Box 50
Box 51
Box 52
Box 53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s-1980s:
Scope and Contents:
Categorical labels under which the remaining material in the ICSS library was arranged include Theoretical-Culture and Mental Health; Transcultural psychiatry; General psychiatry; Systems; Religion and mental health; Origins and history; Health care delivery-Black; Health care delivery-Hispanic; Health care delivery-General; Organizational issues; Deinstitutionalization; Social science and mental health; Working with healers; Family therapy; Network therapy; Stress, social support, and schizophrenia; System delivery approach; Crisis intervention; Black healing; Black religion; Divination; Healing processes; Concepts of disease; Rootwork; Spiritualism; Voodoo; Spanish healing; Curanderismo; Espiritismo; Santeria; Umbanda; White healing; Charismatic renewal; Evil eye; Herbalism; Holistic healing; Psychic/occult; Readers/advisors; Witchcraft; African healing; Asian healing; South American healing; Altered states of consciousness; Cults; Hot and cold; Shamanism; Spirit possession; General healing; Culture, language, and cognition, etc.; Theory/comparative studies; Clinical; and Misc.
Arrangement:
The material is arranged alphabetically within pre-existing categorical labels. The majority of individual folders in the collection are labeled by author name.
Collection Restrictions:
The Vivian E. Garrison papers are open for research.

Certain materials in the collection contain personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI). These materials are restricted for 80 years from the date of their creation. Restricted materials are noted in the following finding aid and have been removed to boxes 54-61.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings.

Access to the Vivian E. Garrison papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 9: Scholarly literature and bibliographies / 9.1: Articles, books, and journals
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref1701

Santeria - self and world view

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Series Restrictions:
Any restrictions in this series are noted at the item level.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 5: Publications, manuscripts, and associated research files / 5.3: Manuscript drafts and associated research files / 50 spiritist clients in La Caridad/Medical Anthropology:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref3211

#7 (Brandon - Sacrifice): "Sacrificial Practices in Santeria" (WP #38)

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982
Series Restrictions:
The following sub-series are restricted due to the presence of personal health information (PHI) and personally-identificable information (PII): (3.2) until 2064; (3.3) until 2068; (3.4) until 2063. Any additional restrictions are noted at the item level.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 3: Inner-City Support System Project / 3.6: Working papers and publications / ICSS Local Publications:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref2129

#7 (Brandon - Sacrifice): "Sacrificial Practices in Santeria" (WP #38 - draft)

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1982
Series Restrictions:
The following sub-series are restricted due to the presence of personal health information (PHI) and personally-identificable information (PII): (3.2) until 2064; (3.3) until 2068; (3.4) until 2063. Any additional restrictions are noted at the item level.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 3: Inner-City Support System Project / 3.6: Working papers and publications / ICSS Local Publications:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref2130

#40d: Hernandez - Santeria

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Series Restrictions:
The following sub-series are restricted due to the presence of personal health information (PHI) and personally-identificable information (PII): (3.2) until 2064; (3.3) until 2068; (3.4) until 2063. Any additional restrictions are noted at the item level.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 3: Inner-City Support System Project / 3.6: Working papers and publications / ICSS Working Papers: Afroamerican Religions Series:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref2190

Eugenio (la santería)

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980
Series Restrictions:
The following sub-series are restricted due to the presence of personal health information (PHI) and personally-identificable information (PII): (3.2) until 2064; (3.3) until 2068; (3.4) until 2063. Any additional restrictions are noted at the item level.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 3: Inner-City Support System Project / 3.1: Research files, data, and instruments
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref2607

Santería and brujería: Loose notes and handouts

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1989
Series Restrictions:
The following sub-series are restricted due to the presence of personal health information (PHI) and personally-identificable information (PII): (3.2) until 2064; (3.3) until 2068; (3.4) until 2063. Any additional restrictions are noted at the item level.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 3: Inner-City Support System Project / 3.5: Administrative files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref2869

Rafael: Santeria notes

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes
Container:
Box 89, Item 128-129
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
circa 1973-1976
Subseries Restrictions:
The material in this sub-series is restricted until 2057 due to the presence of personal health information (PHI).
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 2: Columbia University Bronx Research Center / 2.3: Sound recordings / Clinic cases:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref449

Santeria mtg.

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 96, Item 261
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
1980 September 28
Subseries Restrictions:
The material in sub-series (3.3) is restricted until 2068 due to the presence of personal health information (PHI).
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 3: Inner-City Support System Project / 3.3: Sound recordings of clinical interviews, consultations, and treatments / Espiritistas:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref605

Santeria, Am. Museum of Natural Healing

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 97, Item 276
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound cassettes
Date:
1988 June 15
Subseries Restrictions:
The material in sub-series (3.3) is restricted until 2068 due to the presence of personal health information (PHI).
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 3: Inner-City Support System Project / 3.3: Sound recordings of clinical interviews, consultations, and treatments / Hispanic healers:
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref622

Magazine Que Pasa: in Puerto Rico (Official Visitors Guide to Puerto Rico), Vol. XXII No. 12, December 1970. In pages 8 through 12 there is an article entitled "Puerto Rico's Santería, A True Folk Art".

Collection Collector:
Vidal, Teodoro  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1592-1992, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Teodoro Vidal Collection
Teodoro Vidal Collection / Series 6: Publications / 6.1: Publications / Travel Brochure "Que Pasa" (1970-76)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0712-ref1079

Festival Recordings: Celebrations Stage: Regalia & Identity; Georgia Sea Island Celebrations; Santeria Discussion

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. American South Program 1996 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Laronga, Steve (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Littleturtle, Angel  Search this
Motlow, Shirley  Search this
Quimby, Douglas, 1936-2007  Search this
Quimby, Frankie  Search this
Diaz, Coco  Search this
Torres, Neri  Search this
Romeu, Ruben  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (digital audio tape)
1 Sound cassette (digital.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
American Indian  Search this
African American  Search this
Afro-Cuban  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1996 June 29
Track Information:
101 Regalia & Identity- American Indian Traditional Clothing / Angel Littleturtle, Shirley Motlow. English language.

102 Georgia Sea Island Celebrations / Douglas Quimby, Frankie Quimby. Percussion instruments. English language,Sea Islands--Creole dialect.

103 Santeria Discussion / Coco Diaz, Neri Torres, Ruben Romeu. English language,Spanish language.
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-DAT-0011
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, 1996.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Documentary  Search this
Songs  Search this
Dance  Search this
Games  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Percussion instruments  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costumes  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Santeria  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Item FP-1996-DAT-0011
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: The American South / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1996-ref656

Festival Recordings: Iowa Civic Center: Scandinavian-American Dance; Dance Party- Cuban-American Music

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Iowa Program 1996 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Friedman, Adam (recorder)  Search this
Beaman, John (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Rotto, Beth Hoven  Search this
Musser, Bill  Search this
Armenteros, Philbert  Search this
Caballero, Rodolfo  Search this
Foot-Notes (Musical group)  Search this
Ife Ile (Musical group)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Scandinavian Americans  Search this
Cuban Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Iowa
Decorah (Iowa)
Florida
Miami (Fla.)
Date:
1996 June 28
Track Information:
101 Scandinavian-American Dance / Foot-Notes (Musical group), Beth Hoven Rotto, Bill Musser. Fiddle,Mandolin,Guitar,Bass.

102 Dance Party- Cuban-American Music / Ife Ile (Musical group), Philbert Armenteros, Rodolfo Caballero. Conga (Drum),Bata (Drum),Chekeré.
Local Numbers:
FP-1996-CT-0174
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 28, 1996.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Old-time music  Search this
Religious  Search this
Percussion  Search this
Violin  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Bass  Search this
Conga (Drum)  Search this
Bata (Drum)  Search this
Cheker ̌  Search this
Religion  Search this
Santeria  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1996, Item FP-1996-CT-0174
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1996 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Iowa - Community Style / 3.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1996-ref719

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Culture:
Afro-Caribbean cults  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Sound recordings
Slides (photographs)
Contracts
Notes
Digital images
Memorandums
Plans (drawings)
Audiotapes
Audiocassettes
Negatives
Photographic prints
Videotapes
Correspondence
Video recordings
Place:
Caribbean Area
Haiti
Jamaica
Virgin Islands
Costa Rica
Panama
Colombia
Gabon, -- Ngounié, -- Samba
Date:
October 8-13, 1980
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the 1980 Festival of American Folklife. Materials may include photographs, audio recordings, motion picture film and video recordings, notes, production drawings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, informational materials, publications, and ephemera. Such materials were created during the Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as in the featured communities, before or after the Festival itself.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 7 series.

Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera

Series 2: American Talkers

Series 3: Caribbean Americans

Series 4: Community Activities and Food Preservation

Series 5: Finnish Americans

Series 6: Folk Housing and Energy Efficiency

Series 7: Southeast Asian Americans
Historical note:
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998.

The 1980 Festival of American Folklife was produced by the Smithsonian Office of Folklife Programs and cosponsored by the National Park Service.

For more information, see Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Introduction:
The 1980 Festival was the third to use "community" as its over-arching theme, and the last to be held in October. As with recent Festivals, it was held on a site on the National Mall later to be occupied by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, between 14th and 15th Streets and between Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive (see site plan). It was also the first to be organized by the newly-established Office of Folklife Programs (1980-1992), successor to the former Folklife Program of the Office of American and Folklife Studies (1977-1980). The indoor programming in several museums that had characterized the 1977-1979 Festivals was discontinued and all activities were held outdoors.

When families and community groups gather to celebrate or to mourn, Festival Director Ralph Rinzler observed in the program book, they depend on traditional flavors, sounds, dances, and prayers to reinforce their sense of belonging, their group strength and cultural identity. At the annual Folklife Festival, the Smithsonian acknowledged the power of these traditions, which recall the value that Americans continue to place on being members of groups - familial, occupational, ethnic, regional, and religious. Festival organizers considered this recognition a step in the process of cultural conservation, in the belief that cultural variety, on a national and on a global scale, makes life itself more rewarding. Community and identity thus served as the twin poles around which Festival programs were organized.

The 1980 Festival (October 8-13) included a Caribbean Carnival with steel band and calypso competitions; Finnish Americans from northern Minnesota demonstrating a traditional "whip-sled" for children and such crafts as making Christmas tree ornaments from wood shavings; Southern carpenters building a traditional "dog trot" house; Southeast Asians demonstrating weaving, embroidery, stone carving, calligraphy; among others. The Festival asserted that rootedness is a tangible part of the fascination with history, our own or our country's or that of some distant place. This was seen as a part of life that everyone should value, and so the Festival not only celebrated customs and ways of doing things, but evoked the pride of being someone from somewhere. The 1980 Program Book provided information on each of the programs.

The 1980 Festival was again co-presented by the Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Music Performance Trust Funds. It was organized by the Office of Folklife Programs.

Folklife Advisory Council

Wilcomb E. Washburn, Chairman, Roger Abrahams, Richard Ahlborn, Richard Dorson, William Fitzhugh, Lloyd Herman, Robert Laughlin, Scott Odell, Ralph Rinzler, Peter Seitel, Richard Sorenson, Thomas Vennum

Office of Folklife Programs

Ralph Rinzler, Director; Richard Derbyshire, Archivist; Susan Kalcik, Folklorist; Jeffrey LaRiche, Program Coordinator; Jack Santino, Folklorist; Peter Seitel, Senior Folklorist; Thomas Vennum, Ethnomusicologist; Steve Zeitlin, Folklorist

National Park Service

Russell E. Dickenson, Director; Manus J. Fish, Jr., Regional Director, National Capital Region
Fieldworkers and presenters:
Steve Addiss, John W. Berquist, Charley Camp, Amy Catlin, Dennis Coelho, Héctor Corporán, Amanda Dargan, Richard Flint, Marjorie Hunt, Geraldine Johnson, Fred Lieberman, Howard Marshall, Von Martin, Maxine Miska, Bill Moore, Elliott Parris, Leslie Prosterman, Arthur Rosenbaum, Jack Santino, Marta Schley, Katherine Williams, Margaret Yocom, Steven Zeitlin
Forms Part Of:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife forms part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival records .

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers

1967 Festival of American Folklife records - [Ongoing]
Related Archival Materials note:
Within the Rinzler Archives, related materials may be found in various collections such as the Ralph Rinzler papers and recordings, the Lily Spandorf drawings, the Diana Davies photographs, the Robert Yellin photographs, and the Curatorial Research, Programs, and Projects collection. Additional relevant materials may also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives concerning the Division of Performing Arts (1966-1983), Folklife Program (1977-1980), Office of Folklife Programs (1980-1991), Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (1991-1999), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present), and collaborating Smithsonian units, as well as in the administrative papers of key figures such as the Secretary and respective deputies. Users are encouraged to consult relevant finding aids and to contact Archives staff for further information.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Food habits  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Folk art  Search this
arts and crafts  Search this
World music  Search this
Folk festivals  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Afro-Caribbeans  Search this
Santeria  Search this
Rumba (Dance)  Search this
Reggae music  Search this
Rastafarians  Search this
Carnivals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Sound recordings
Slides (photographs)
Contracts
Notes
Digital images
Memorandums
Plans (drawings)
Audiotapes
Audiocassettes
Negatives
Photographic prints
Videotapes
Correspondence
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1980
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-sff-1980
Online Media:

Caribbean Americans

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Three programs at the 1980 Festival focused attention on immigrant communities, two of which involved what was called the "New Immigration", subsequent to passage of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act. The 1965 Act represented an effort to equalize opportunity for immigrants to the United States without favoring the traditional Western-Northern European or Western Hemispheric source countries. The new immigrants tended to be largely urban located and oriented. Because of their visibility and the discrimination against visible minorities, they often suffered multiple levels of disregard by the larger population. The life styles, cultures, and languages of the new immigrants were perceived to be little known, appreciated, or regarded by the general American public as the decade began.

American cities were seen as the frontiers of the new immigrants; the arenas where the wills, interests, and cultures of each group came into contest with those of other ethnic groups; and the settings where competition or coalescence took place among them. It was cities that saw scenes of confrontation between traditions and of adjustments from both sides - natives and immigrants. The cities were also the sites of the celebrations and the contributions of most new immigrants. This was true both for the Southeast Asian Americans program and for the Caribbean Americans program.

Many factors, including the growing acceptance of "cultural pluralism" rather than "Anglo-conformity" as a model for the United States, imbued the contemporary Caribbean immigrant community with the confidence to proclaim and practice openly their Caribbean heritage. An obvious example was the proliferation in many North American cities of the Caribbean festival of Carnival that had been featured in the 1979 Festival. In Boston, Hartford, New York, Montreal, Toronto, and Los Angeles, this festival has emerged as a full-scale annual community celebration, while in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Miami, and other cities, some aspects of Carnival can be seen on a smaller scale. One function of these carnivals was the impetus they give to the internal unification of the Caribbean communities themselves. Considerations of class and island origin have tended to divide members of the American Caribbean community from each other, but the carnivals have emerged as Caribbean, and their acceptance by the community as such held the potential for even greater unification in the future.

In addition to Carnival, the Caribbean immigrant community contributed to the American scene in sports, religion, music, dance, literature, and the arts. Cricket, once considered an elite British game, is the sport that every child is introduced to in the Caribbean. West Indians have been credited with bringing to a game that was once considered stylish but stuffy a spirit of fun and fete that can now be enjoyed any Saturday or Sunday afternoon in West Indian communities in such cities as Hartford, Boston, and New York.

In Miami, New York, and Washington, the distindly Caribbean religions of Santeria, the worship of Vodun (Voodoo), and Rastafarianism can be found. Santeria, practiced by many Cubans, is a synthesis of Catholicism with the Yoruba religion of West Africa. Vodun, a Haitian religion, is a similar blend of Christianity and the religious worship of ancient Dahomey. Rastafarianism, however, is a modern religion that originated in Jamaica in the 1930s based on belief in the divinity of the former Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, and the perception of Ethiopia as the original homeland to which blacks in the Western Hemisphere should repatriate. Caribbean music was part of the sound of many an American city - whether the Yoruba drumming of Santeria, the reggae rhythms that originated with the Rastafarians, or the rumba, the samba, and the calypso - and likewise part of the 1980 Festival. Syncretism between these Caribbean rhythms and the rhythm-and-blues beat of the United States was demonstrated in such new dance beats as the "salsa" and "soca" (soul-calypso).

Caribbean contributions to American community life featured at the 1980 Festival thus included an impressive record of achievement and an infusion of cultural forms adding to the vitality and diversity of American life through the contributions of immigrant communities.

Katherine Williams was Caribbean Americans Program Coordinator, and Roy Bryce-LaPorte was Special Consultant
Participants:
Miguel Alpizar, Santero, Silver Spring, Maryland

George Andre, 1946-, Brazilian music discussant, Washington, D.C.

Ruthven John Blake, 1947-, publicist & M.C., Silver Hill, Maryland

Elliott P. Boisdore, Mardi Gras discussant, New Orleans, Louisiana

Brightwood Elementary School, Hispanic American games, Washington, D.C.

Marie Brooks & Claude Brooks, dancer and drummer, New York, New York

William Brown, Umbanda discussant leader, Brazilian costumed band, Washington, D.C.

Selwyn Callendar, stick fighter, Washington, D.C.

Isolina Campbell, Botanica, Washington, D.C.

Caribbean American Carnival Day Association (Edward Harry, leader), costume band, Boston, Massachusetts

Carifolk Singers (Augustus Howell, 1944-, leader), Caribbean folk singers, Washington, D.C.

Lucy Carvajal, 1923-2002, craftsperson, Washington, D.C.

Mildred Catuy, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Byron Chambers, Cricket discussant, Teaneck, New Jersey

Hector Corporan, 1945-, presenter, Washington, D.C.

Ruben O. Davis, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Joan Dupigny, 1941-, Ole Mas & Kiddies costume band, Washington, D.C.

Camboy Estevez, Dominican costume band, Washington, D.C.

Sylvia Fisher, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Winston T. Fleary, 1943-, leader, Afro-Caribbean Dancers, Big Drum Nation, Brooklyn, New York

Iona Forbes, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Randolph Forbes, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Henry Frank, Vodun discussant, New York, New York

Paul Greenhall, kite flyer, Washington, D.C.

Marjorie Hall, 1955-, Rastafari discussant, Washington, D.C.

Errol Hosein, 1936-, Cricket discussant, Bloomfield, Connecticut

Oscar Anstey Hunte, 1942-, fire, eater, Montreal, Quebec

Image (John Roseman, leader), Calypso Band, Rockville, Maryland

Lucille Jacob, costume band, Hartford, Connecticut

Edgar King, 1909-1993, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Allen Labertis, costumed individual (Moko Jumbie), Baltimore, Maryland

Urban Lane, costume band, Washington, D.C.

Steve LaRoche, costumed individual (bat), Washington, D.C.

Hollis Lashley, Master of Ceremonies, Washington, D.C.

Sylvie S. Lee Kin, 1945-1995, kite flyer, Silver Spring, Maryland

Vernon Lee Kin, kite flyer, Silver Spring, Maryland

Elliott Mannette, 1929-, steelpan tuner, Long Island, New York

Godfrey Marchand, 1940-, costume designer, Miami, Florida

Dianne Marshall, dancer, Washington, D.C.

Von Martin, publicist & M.C., Seabrook, Maryland

Maryland Pacesetters (Pasley Graham, 1937-, agent), steelband, Baltimore, Maryland

Sandra Mendoza, Cuban costume band dancer, Washington, D.C.

Stephenson Michael, 1952-, leader, Duro Ladipo Theatre Ensemble, costume band, Silver Spring, Maryland

Will Morris, 1948-, stick fighter, Washington, D.C.

Loline F. Payne, 1918-1990, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Winston Peters ("Gypsy"), 1952-, extemporaneous calypsonian, Brooklyn, New York

James Porter, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Premier International (Nadine Howell, leader), Reggae band, Silver Spring, Maryland

Rosalie Roman, Puerto Rican costume band, Washington, D.C.

Ralph Roper, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Samba Batucada Group (William Brown, leader), Samba workshop, Washington, D.C.

Silver Stars Steel Orchestra (Kelvin Griffith, captain), steel band, Boston, Massachusetts

Sons of His Majesty (Satta Blue, 1954-, leader), Nyabingi drummers, Rastafari discussants, Washington, D.C.

Triangle Systems (Linda Phifer, leader), kiddies and costume band, Washington, D.C.

The Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra (Paul Gervais, 1941-, leader), steelband, Baltimore, Maryland

The Trinidad and Tobago Steelband of Washington, D.C. (Franklin Harding, 1941-, leader), steelband, Washington, D.C.

Brian Walker, 1957-, dancer, costume band, Washington, D.C.

Levi Warren, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Reginald Warren, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

The West Indian American Labor Day Association (Carlos Lezama, 1923-, leader), carnival organizer, New York, New York

Peter Whiteman, 1944-, costume designer, costume band leader, Washington, D.C.

The Wild Tchoupitoulas (Jason Berry, agent), Mardi Gras krewe, New Orleans, Louisiana

Connie Williams, cook, Brooklyn, New York
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Festival shots: Afro-Cuban Group; Quarteto Patria; Staff photo; Santeria; Jamaican Dignitaries

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Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Cuarteto Patria  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
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Jamaicans  Search this
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Washington (D.C.)
Cuba
Jamaica
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Recorded in: Washington (D.C.).
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-1/2VHS-0010
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Festival shots: Santeria; Eliades Son de la Loma, Conga; Felix Entrevista

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Varela Miranda, Félix  Search this
Son de la Loma (Musical group)  Search this
Cuarteto Patria  Search this
Image (Musical group)  Search this
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Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (VHS))
Culture:
Cubans  Search this
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Archival materials
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Cuba
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FP-1989-1/2VHS-0018
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DVD copy
ML4
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Recorded in: Washington (D.C.).
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Topic:
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Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Collection Citation:
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Festival shots: Grupo Changüí de Guantánamo; Felix Varela Miranda; Santeria; Cuarteto Patria; Conga; Madame Nerva

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Artist:
Varela Miranda, Félix  Search this
Grupo Changüí de Guantánamo.  Search this
Cuarteto Patria  Search this
Voudon Group de Madame Nerva  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (VHS))
Culture:
Cubans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Type:
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Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Cuba
Puerto Rico
Contents:
Shot by Mario Lama
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-1/2VHS-0022
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DVD copy
ML3a
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Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), 1989.
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Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Santeria  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-1/2VHS-0022
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Living Santeria, NMNH, 2/28/2003, MiniDV

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Smithsonian Institution  Search this
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Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-266, Smithsonian Institution, Video Recordings
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Video Recordings / Box 1
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