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Lee Howard Marmon photographic prints and contact sheets

Creator:
Marmon, Lee Howard, 1925 -  Search this
Names:
Bolger, Ray  Search this
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud, 1896-1979  Search this
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003  Search this
Lewis, Lucy M.  Search this
Extent:
36 Photographic prints (black and white; color)
2 Contact sheets (2 contact sheets (9 photographs each), color)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Acoma  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Contact sheets
Portraits
Photographs
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
circa 1950-1987
Summary:
The Lee Howard Marmon photographic prints and contact sheets contain 36 color and black and white photographic prints and two color contact sheets of 9 images each. Subjects include Laguna and Acoma elders (1950-1965), publicity images of celebrities (1967-1973), Native American portraiture (circa 1987), the New Mexico pueblos and landscape, and the potter Lucy M. Lewis, her daughters, and their pottery (1987).
Arrangement note:
Prints: organized in folders; arranged numerically by image number
Biographical/Historical note:
Lee Howard Marmon was born as the second son of Lily and Henry "Hank" Marmon on September 25, 1925 in Laguna, New Mexico. Marmon's interest in photography was sparked when he took his first photograph at the age of 11 of an automobile accident on Route 66. Initially planning to attend the University of New Mexico to study geology, Marmon dropped out after several semesters to begin his World War II career as a Sergeant-Major on Shemya Island, Alaska in 1943. Marmon's service to the United States in the Aleutian chain lasted until 1946, after which he returned to Laguna.

Marmon retained an interest in photography and purchased his first professional camera, a 2¼ x 2¾ Speed Graphic. Later in his career, he would use a 4x5 Speed Graphic, a Rolleiflex, a Hasselblad Superwide, and a Hasselblad C model. When Marmon began photographing, he favored Kodachrome sheet film (ASA 8) and super speed B&W (ASA 100). As Marmon was learning this new hobby, his civilian life included employment as the Laguna postmaster and as a worker in his father's store, The Laguna Trading Post. Photography escalated from a hobby to a more serious pursuit after Marmon's father suggested that his son bring a camera along while making store deliveries in order to take portraits of the Laguna elders. These early black and white photographs, taken using fixed-lens cameras and natural light, became some of Marmon's most well-known images.

While Marmon mainly focused on documenting the traditions and lifestyles of the Laguna and Acoma Pueblos, a departure from this theme occurred when he moved from New Mexico to Palm Springs, California in 1966. As the official photographer for the Bob Hope Desert Classic Golf Tournament from 1967 until 1973, Marmon took publicity photographs of golfers participating in the competition along with celebrity entertainers and guests at the accompanying Bob Hope Ball. Marmon also worked as a freelance photographer throughout this time, contributing to publications such as Time Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post, working as a still photographer for Columbia Pictures, and completing a commission from President and Mrs. Nixon to photograph a collection of New Mexican Puebloan pottery.

Marmon moved back to Laguna in 1982, and in the following years he showed his work in a variety of venues, opened a bookstore called The Blue-Eyed Indian, and won an ADDY award for his contribution to the PBS documentary series, Surviving Columbus: The Story of the Pueblo People. In 2003, Marmon published a book, The Pueblo Imagination: Landscape and Memory in the Photography of Lee Marmon, in collaboration with his daughter, author Leslie Marmon Silko, and poets Joy Harjo and Simon Ortiz. The book was heralded as a success, collecting first place awards from The Mountains and Plains Bookseller's Association and from Independent Publisher Online.

After the publication of his book, Marmon's photographic activity began to diminish. His final show, Pueblo Faces and Places, was held in 2007 at the Sky City Cultural Center in Acoma, New Mexico. In recognition for achievements in the photographic field, Marmon was honored as the 88th Annual Inter-Tribal Ceremonial's "Living Treasure" of 2009, the first photographer to be given the award. Throughout his life, Marmon produced a great volume of work. In May of 2009, he donated his personal papers and over 65,000 photographs to the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) at the University of New Mexico. From a humble beginning of taking photographs of village elders, Marmon eventually built a career out of saving the memories of the Laguna and Acoma tribes and is now one of the country's best-known Native American photographers.
Restrictions:
Researchers must contact the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection. Contact information below.
Genre/Form:
Portraits
Photographs
Citation:
Lee Howard Marmon photographic prints and contact sheets, circa 1950-1987, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.054
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4db9b3d77-6fae-43df-b4d8-ad94353b5510
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-054

Leptasterias alaskensis

Collector:
W. B. Stickle Jr.  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Near Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
24 Jun 1993
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Leptasterias alaskensis (Verrill, 1909)
USNM Number:
E51428
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Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31f0868f5-4e3e-414b-9f6f-760d30d7abb8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_359341

Leptasterias alaskensis

Collector:
W. B. Stickle Jr.  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Near Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
24 Jun 1993
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Leptasterias alaskensis (Verrill, 1909)
USNM Number:
E51429
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31e154cbe-d830-4d1f-9613-cc60710cd2d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_359342

Leptasterias alaskensis

Collector:
W. B. Stickle Jr.  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Near Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
24 Jun 1993
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Leptasterias alaskensis (Verrill, 1909)
USNM Number:
E51430
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b03bd716-674e-4b93-94bc-1ff8eab5e029
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_359343

Leptasterias alaskensis

Collector:
W. B. Stickle Jr.  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Near Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
24 Jun 1993
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Leptasterias alaskensis (Verrill, 1909)
USNM Number:
E51431
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/348a67d37-2e3a-407d-83ff-dc188408fb42
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_359344

Leptasterias alaskensis

Collector:
W. B. Stickle Jr.  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Near Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
24 Jun 1993
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Leptasterias alaskensis (Verrill, 1909)
USNM Number:
E51432
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b6d17222-01b1-48ca-9fe8-fc9e8c9a615a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_359345

Leptasterias alaskensis

Collector:
W. B. Stickle Jr.  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Near Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
24 Jun 1993
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Leptasterias alaskensis (Verrill, 1909)
USNM Number:
E51433
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39b65821e-3adf-47cb-870f-cde0481b70f9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_359346

Leptasterias alaskensis

Collector:
W. B. Stickle Jr.  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Near Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
24 Jun 1993
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Leptasterias alaskensis (Verrill, 1909)
USNM Number:
E51434
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36aaaa33b-9523-4732-9ab0-b75c0b4b3c14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_359347

Leptasterias alaskensis

Collector:
W. B. Stickle Jr.  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Near Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
24 Jun 1993
Common name:
Asteroids
Published Name:
Leptasterias alaskensis (Verrill, 1909)
USNM Number:
E51435
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Echinodermata
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f5135d37-8d11-44de-b111-d556133b52f4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_359348

Canthocamptus staphylinoides

Collector:
C. A. Wilson  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Tundra excavation pond  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
male
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Near Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
3 Sep 1958
Common name:
Copepods
Published Name:
Canthocamptus staphylinoides Pearse, 1905
USNM Number:
285271
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e8adfa2f-42cb-46eb-a0bc-615b808d0dfe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_228553

Auletta krautteri

Collector:
Jim Stark  Search this
Expedition:
RACE trawl survey  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Depth (m):
228 - 228
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Western Aleutian Islands; Southeast of Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
27 Jul 2012
Common name:
Sponges
Published Name:
Auletta krautteri Austin et al., 2013
Other Numbers:
Original Number : AB12-0079
Project ID : Haul 193
USNM Number:
1478878
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Invertebrate Zoology
Porifera
NOAA Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30542f6a4-5fc1-424f-abad-78bc227858c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_13983409

Callitriche verna L.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
L. H. Jordal  Search this
Place:
Aleutian Islands, Shemya Island, Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1949
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Callitrichales Callitrichaceae (plantaginaceae)
Published Name:
Callitriche verna L.
Barcode:
00609520
USNM Number:
2009551
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/301bbfa0a-33f2-4d91-96f6-3637ac5b2dcd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2020708

Poa arctica R. Br.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
L. H. Jordal  Search this
Place:
Aleutian Islands. Shemya Island., Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1949
Common name:
arctic bluegrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa arctica R. Br.
Barcode:
04054696
USNM Number:
2044010
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f4b4763e-e088-400e-b091-ed56bb0708b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15852806

Arctopoa eminens (J. Presl) Prob.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
L. H. Jordal  Search this
Place:
Aleutian Islands. Shemya Island., Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
27 Aug 1949
Common name:
largeflower speargrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Arctopoa eminens (J. Presl) Prob.
Barcode:
04052363
USNM Number:
2044009
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34148c49c-3048-4383-acb3-0f971667b056
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15850256

Festuca rubra L.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
L. H. Jordal  Search this
Place:
Aleutian Islands. Shemya Island., Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
27 Aug 1949
Common name:
red fescue
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Festuca rubra L.
Barcode:
04045910
USNM Number:
2040845
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38728f9d8-b2a5-4d40-8b2a-68ddeb7a1ca1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15821021

Agrostis mertensii Trin.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
L. H. Jordal  Search this
Place:
The Aleutian Islands. Shemya Island., Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1949
Common name:
northern bentgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Agrostis mertensii Trin.
Barcode:
04020730
USNM Number:
2040849
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c188b406-3953-42aa-8729-818b68b1c24a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15803511

Agrostis exarata Trin.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
L. H. Jordal  Search this
Place:
The Aleutian Islands. Shemya Island., Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1949
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Agrostis exarata Trin.
Barcode:
04019275
USNM Number:
2040847
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/393702cbe-f8b1-4be2-9f8a-98978a858a5c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15801584

Koeleria spicata (L.) P. Barberá et al.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
L. H. Jordal  Search this
Place:
The Aleutian Islands. Shemya Island., Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1949
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Koeleria spicata (L.) P. Barberá et al.
Barcode:
04009175
USNM Number:
2040846
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3204ef870-927f-43c0-8662-bd70a2aa06d0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15786501

Iris setosa Pall. ex Link

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
L. H. Jordal  Search this
Place:
The Aleutian Islands. Shemya Island., Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1949
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Asparagales Iridaceae Iridoideae
Published Name:
Iris setosa Pall. ex Link
Barcode:
03948953
USNM Number:
2009549
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cc876984-9c24-4ef7-be67-2870dccceca1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15705143

Juncus haenkei E. Mey.

Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America  Search this
Collector:
L. H. Jordal  Search this
Place:
The Aleutian Islands. Shemya Islands., Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Aug 1949
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Juncaceae
Published Name:
Juncus haenkei E. Mey.
Barcode:
03854084
USNM Number:
2009553
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3619e1fcc-27ac-4d7b-9dc6-47679a27d9ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15678159

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