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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2019-19

Young Woman in Costume Outside Plank House 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 013 in
Culture:
Bhotia (Sherpa)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04462200
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57574
Online Media:

Old Man in Costume with Rosary and Prayer Wheel Outside Plank House 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 009 in x 011 in
Culture:
Bhotia (Sherpa)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04462300
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57575
Online Media:

Songs and dances of Nepal [sound recording] / recorded by Caspar Cronk

Commentator:
Cronk, Caspar  Search this
Performer:
Sercham, Purna Prasad  Search this
Serchan, Tan Prasad  Search this
Tsering, Nawang  Search this
Tolma, Tile  Search this
Gealchen, Rema  Search this
Ma, Soltu  Search this
Serchan, Indraman  Search this
Serchan, Govindman  Search this
Devi, Tiki  Search this
Tulachen, Prasad  Search this
Kansakar, Susila  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Takali  Search this
Nepalese  Search this
Bote (Nepalese people)  Search this
Sherpa (Nepalese people)  Search this
Khampa  Search this
Tibetans  Search this
Newar (Nepalese people)  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Songs and music
Place:
Nepal
Date:
1964
1965
Topic:
Folk songs, Nepali  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Folk dance music  Search this
Sacred music  Search this
Local number:
FW04101
Folkways 4101
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232030
Online Media:

Music of a Sherpa Village [sound recording] / recorded by John Melville Bishop

Recorder:
Bishop, John Melville  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Nepalese  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Tibet (China)
Date:
1973
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Folk songs, Sherpa language  Search this
Sherpa (Nepalese people)  Search this
Local number:
FW04320
Folkways 4320
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232122
Online Media:

Recordings done in Katmandu; Sherpa Tribesman playing a carenghi [sound recording]

Field worker:
Wheelwright, Nathaniel T  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Nepalese  Search this
Sherpa (Nepalese people)  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Songs and music
Place:
Nepal
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Date:
1984
Topic:
World music  Search this
Local number:
FP-1999-CT-0059-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_351216

Music in Sikkim [sound recording]

Producer:
King, Kathryn  Search this
Recorder:
Moore, Michael  Search this
Lieberman, Fredric  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Indians  Search this
Sherpa (Nepalese people)  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
India
Sikkim (India)
Date:
1975
Topic:
Music  Search this
World music  Search this
Jew's harp  Search this
Drum  Search this
Zūrnā  Search this
Shawm  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Local number:
Command 9002
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358611

Ethnographic Film Survey of Tamang and Sherpa Villages, Nepal 1978

Creator:
Reinhard, Johan anthropologist (1943- )  Search this
Physical description:
1,900 feet silent color film
Culture:
Sherpa (Nepalese people)  Search this
Tanang  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Asia
Nepal
Date:
1978
Local number:
HSFA 1986.13.21
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218835

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

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