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John and Naomi Bishop collection

Creator:
Bishop, Naomi Hawes  Search this
Bishop, John Melville  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound, 16mm)
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Linear feet
Culture:
Helambu Sherpa (Nepalese people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Sound films
Place:
Asia
North America
Malemchigāon (Nepal)
New England
Date:
1977-2009
Scope and Contents:
Edited films, outtakes, stills, and narration tracks by John and Naomi Bishop. Includes footage shot in the village of Melamchi, Nepal, for the film Himalayan Herders.

Supplementary material: Supplementary materials: audio tapes, 35mm slides, black-and-white stills.

Annotatations (recorded narratives) are by John Bishop, documentary filmmaker, Naomi Bishop, anthropologist, John Homiak, Human Studies Film Archives and Nogabu, cultural informant from Melamchi. Footage complements [Melemchi Village, 1989].

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received in multiple accessions from John and Naomi Bishop. Initial accessions of the Melamchi films were received in 1987 and 1990, and additional groups of material were received in 2002, 2008, and 2017.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Music  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Video recordings
Citation:
John and Naomi Bishop collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution 
Identifier:
HSFA.1987.07
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Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9fc221701-0345-491a-9b56-8cc341aa0944
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1987-07

National Anthropological Film Center films of Nepal

Creator:
National Anthropological Film Center (U.S.)  Search this
Reinhard, Johan  Search this
Extent:
Film reels (color sound; color silent, 16mm)
Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Sound films
Place:
Asia
Nepal
Date:
1976-1981
Topic:
Newar (Nepalese people)  Search this
Farming  Search this
Childbirth  Search this
Sherpa (Nepalese people)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound films
Identifier:
HSFA.1986.13NPL
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National Anthropological Film Center films of Nepal
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9de784355-1566-40b0-a4c0-0d6ad3a7c11d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1986-13npl
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Sherry B. Ortner photographs relating to Sherpa research

Creator:
Ortner, Sherry B., 1941-  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
1,036 Slides (35mm)
88 Photographic prints (and associated negatives)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Photographic prints
Place:
Nepal
Date:
1966-1990
Scope and Contents:
The Sherry B. Ortner photographs relating to Sherpa research comprise photographs made during Ortner's fieldwork among the Sherpa communities of Nepal. They include photos from her doctoral research in the 1960s, as well as later research in the 1970s and 1990. Images show people, places, and events among the Sherpa communities in the Mt. Everest region. Also included to a lesser degree are photographs in and around Kathmandu.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into four series:

Series 1. Sherpa research, 1966-1968

Series 2. Sherpa research and film expedition, 1976

Series 3. Sherpa research, 1979

Series 4. Sherpa research, 1990
Biographical / Historical:
Sherry B. Ortner (b. 1941) is a cultural anthropologist and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at UCLA. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1970 after carrying out extensive fieldwork among the Sherpas of Nepal from 1966-1968, looking at religion, politics, and Himalayan mountaineering. She continued research among the Sherpas in 1976, 1979, and 1990, publishing several important works including Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering (1999) which won the J.I. Stanley prize for best anthropology book in 2004.

Ortner's later work includes research relating to meanings of "class," where she carried out fieldwork among her own high school graduating class, and the relationship between American culture and Hollywood films.
Provenance:
The photographs were donated by Sherry B. Ortner in 2018.
Restrictions:
The Sherry B. Orner photographs relating to Sherpa research collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Sherpa (Nepalese people)  Search this
Citation:
Sherry B. Ortner photographs relating to Sherpa research, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Sherry B. Ortner photographs relating to Sherpa research, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2019-19
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Sherry B. Ortner photographs relating to Sherpa research
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw370d482ac-a9f0-432b-9323-214ba3cd22b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2019-19

The Sherpas of Nepal : Buddhist highlanders / Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf

Author:
Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von 1909-1995-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 298 p., [33] p. of plates (1 folded) : ill., map, ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nepal
Date:
1964
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DS485.N4 F8
DS485.N4F95
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_847896

The land of the Sherpas / Ella Maillart

Author:
Maillart, Ella 1903-1997  Search this
Physical description:
61 p., [58] p. of plates : ill,, map ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nepal
Date:
1955
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS485.N4 M2 1955
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_867089

Rhythms of a Himalayan village / Hugh R. Downs

Author:
Downs, Hugh R  Search this
Physical description:
x, 228 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nepal
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS493.9.S5 D68 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_868381

The Sherpas of Nepal / by Jennifer Bourdillon and Victor Coverley-Price

Author:
Bourdillon, Jennifer, 1929-  Search this
Coverley-Price, Victor  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : ill., 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nepal
Date:
1959
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DS485.N4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_869728

Sherpas through their rituals / Sherry B. Ortner

Author:
Ortner, Sherry B. 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 195 p. : ill.; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Himalaya Mountains Region
Date:
1978
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Buddhism--Doctrines  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_735786

Life and death on Mt. Everest : Sherpas and Himalayan mountaineering / Sherry B. Ortner

Author:
Ortner, Sherry B. 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 376 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Mountaineering--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_588953

Sherpa, Himalaya, Nepal / Mario Fantin

Author:
Fantin, Mario 1921-  Search this
Physical description:
39, [104] p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nepal
Himalaya Mountains
Date:
1971
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_595175

Geschichte und Sozialordnung der Sherpa. Mit einem Vorwort zum Gesamtwerk von Frederich W. Funke. Mit Titelbild, 20 Abb., 8 tab., 3 Taf., 6 Genealogien u. 2 Kt

Author:
Oppitz, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
170 p. col plate, fold map. 6 geneal. tables (in pocket) 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
Call number:
DS485.H6 K45 Bd.8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_316206

Anthropologie der Sherpa ; anthropologische und kulturhistorische Beziehungen der Sherpa zu den Tibeto-Chinesischen Randvölkern. Mit 44 Tafeln, 22 Schemen, 7 Karten und 46 Abbildungen

Author:
Teschke, Gerd Chr  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. (part col.), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Call number:
DS493.9.S5 T33
DS485.H6K45 Bd. 11
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_110317

The Tibetan symbolic world : psychoanalytic explorations / Robert A. Paul

Author:
Paul, Robert A  Search this
Physical description:
x, 347 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Tibet Autonomous Region
Tibet (China)
Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
Date:
1982
Topic:
Kings and rulers  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Divine right of kings  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
DS786 .P37 1982X
DS786.P37 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144720

Religiöses Leben der Sherpa

Author:
Funke, Friedrich W  Search this
Physical description:
369 p. 32 l. of illus. (part. col.) 2 fold maps. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Call number:
DS485.H6 F684X Bd.9
DS485.H6F684X Bd.9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_159435

Ṁani-rimdu : Sherpa dance-drama / Luther G. Jerstad

Author:
Jerstad, Luther G  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 192 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nepal
Date:
1969
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Dance  Search this
Call number:
GV1703.N4 J56
GV1703.N3 J4
GV1703.N4J56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1410

Materielle Kultur und Kunst der Sherpa : mit einem Anhang zum Gemeinschaftsleben / von Marlis Schmidt-Thomé und Tsering T. Thingo

Author:
Schmidt-Thomé, Marlis  Search this
Thubten Jigme Norbu 1922-2008  Search this
Physical description:
478 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Topic:
Arts, Sherpa  Search this
Call number:
DS493.9.S5 S354
DS485.H6K45 Bd. 10
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81376

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