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Francis P. Conant Papers

Creator:
Conant, Francis  Search this
Names:
Hunter College. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Goldschmidt, Walter, 1913-2010  Search this
Naguib, Mohammed, 1901-  Search this
Extent:
20 Linear feet ((43 boxes) plus 25 digital storage media and 5 map folders )
Culture:
Southern Bauchi languages  Search this
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Place:
Africa, French-speaking West
Sahara
Egypt
Ethiopia
Uganda
West Pokot District (Kenya)
Bauchi Province (Nigeria)
Belgian Congo
Finland
Morocco
Sudan
Date:
1946-2011
bulk 1953-2008
Summary:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Francis P. Conant document his anthropological work and, to a lesser extent, his previous career as a journalist and photographer. The bulk of the collection consists of his field work in Africa, specifically his doctoral research among the Barawa in Nigeria during the 1950s; his work among the Pokot in Kenya for Walter Goldschimdt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project during the 1960s; and his later research among the Pokot during the 1970s incorporating remote sensing tools. These materials include his dissertation, field notes, kinship charts, maps, correspondence, photographs, and sound recordings. The collection also contains photographs, correspondence, and writings relating to the Bernheim-Conant expedition through Africa. Among the photos are Polaroids of Mohammad Naguib, first president of Egypt. Also present in the collection are his published and unpublished academic writings, his writings and correspondence as a news correspondent in Finland, and files from courses that he taught. In addition, the collection contains some of Conant's digital files, which have not yet been examined. Overall there is little correspondence in the collection, aside from some letters scattered throughout the collection relating to his research and writings (both as an academic and a journalist).
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into 9 series: 1) Nigeria, 1956-1960, undated; 2) Kenya, 1961-1974, undated; 3) Remote Sensing, 1967, 1971, 1976-1984, 1991-1992, 2002; 4) Bernheim-Conant Expedition, 1953-1956; 5) Writings, 1960-1966, 1974-1995, 2000-2006, undated; 6) University Files, 1956-1957, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1982-1995, undated; 7) Biographical Files and Letters, circa 1940, CIRCA 1946-1947, 1951, 1955, 1979, 1989-1991, 1996-2000, 2007-2011, undated; 8) Sound Recordings, 1956-1965, 1971, 1977-1978, undated; 9) Digital Files
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Paine Conant was a cultural anthropologist who pioneered the use of satellite data in anthropology. He conducted fieldwork in Nigeria and Kenya, and his research interests spanned cultural ecology, AIDS, malaria, and sex and gender studies. He was also Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hunter College, where he taught from 1962 to 1995.

Conant was born on February 27, 1926 in New York City. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he deferred college to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1944. He served as a field artillery observer for the 294th Field Artillery Battalion and helped liberate two concentration camps during World War II. After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he attended Cornell University, where he obtained his B.A. in 1950. While at Cornell, a Finnish student invited Conant to Finland to help relocate families, farms, and livestock further from the Russian border, a protective measure against another Russian invasion. Conant accepted his invitation and took time off from his academic studies to spend several months in Finland in 1947, as well as a summer in 1949.

After graduating from Cornell, Conant attended University of Iowa's graduate writing program for a short time. Dissatisfied with the program, he worked briefly for the Carnegie Endowment, during which time he occasionally served as a personal driver for Alger Hiss. In 1951, he returned to Finland to pursue a career in journalism. He worked for United Press International until 1953.

From December 5, 1953 to May 26, 1954, Conant traveled throughout Africa as part of the Bernheim-Conant Expedition for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The expedition was led by Claude Bernheim, the father of his first wife, Miriam. They traveled 16,000 miles through Northern Central and Eastern Africa, collecting film footage and material culture for the museum. Conant served as the writer and photographer for the expedition, publishing illustrated articles in the New York Times and Natural History Magazine.

He later returned to Africa as a doctoral student at Columbia University, where he earned his PhD in Anthropology in 1960. After studying the Hausa language at the International African Institute in London, he traveled to Nigeria as a Fellow of the Ford Foundation to carry out his fieldwork in Dass Independent District, Bauchi Province. Working among the Barawa that live in the mountains of Dass, he focused on their religion and its impact on the technology, social and political organization, and structure of their society. His dissertation was titled "Dodo of Dass: A Study of a Pagan Religion of Northern Nigeria." During his fieldwork, he also collected data on rock gongs, which were first identified and written about by Bernard Fagg in 1955.

In 1961 to 1962, Conant was a research associate for Walter Goldschmidt's Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project. The purpose of the project was to conduct a controlled comparison of four different East African societies and the farmers and pastoralists within each tribe. Conant was assigned to conduct ethnographic research among the Pokot in West Pokot District in Kenya. This research would form the basis of his remote sensing work in the same area more than a decade later. Conant was first introduced to remote sensing data in 1974 when his colleague Priscilla Reining showed him Landsat imagery of one his former fieldwork sites. He was inspired by the potential applications of satellite data to study cultural and ecological relationships. In 1975, he and Reining organized a workshop on "Satellite Potentials for Anthropological Studies of Subsistence Activities and Population Change." He incorporated remote sensing tools in his 1977 to 1980 study of the changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock in West Pokot District. His research combined traditional fieldwork (which included data he had collected in the 1960s), LANDSAT data, and geospatial data collected from the ground.

Later in his career, Conant's research interests expanded to include the spread of diseases, specifically AIDS and malaria. He, along with Priscilla Reining, John Bongaarts, and Peter Way found that uncircumcised men were 86% more likely to contract HIV than circumcised men. Their findings were published in their paper "The Relationship Between Male Circumcision and HIV Infection in African Populations" (1989). His research on malaria focused on the spread of the disease during African prehistory.

Conant taught briefly at Columbia University and was an Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, at Amherst in 1960-1961. Most of his academic career was spent at Hunter College, where he served as Chair of the Anthropology Department several times. He also founded and headed the college's Research Institute in Aruba.

Conant was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University's Pitts Rivers Museum in 1968-1969. He was also a fellow of the American Anthropological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International African Institute, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. In addition, he was actively involved with the Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Conant died at the age of 84 on January 29, 2011.

Sources Consulted

Bates, Daniel G. 2011. Francis P. Conant: A Tribute to a Friend of Human Ecology. Human Ecology 39(2): 115.

Bates, Daniel and Oliver Conant. Francis P. Conant. Anthropology News. 52(5): 25.

Conant, Veronika. Email message to Lorain Wang, October 22, 2013.

[Curriculum Vitae], Series 7. Biographical Files and Letters, Francis Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Francis P. Conant. http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/anthropology/faculty-staff/in-remembrance/francis-p.-conant [accessed August 23, 2013].

1926 -- Born February 27 in New York City, New York

1944-1946 -- Enlists in Army and serves in World War II as a flash ranger in 294th Field Artillery Battalion

1950 -- Earns B.A. from Cornell University in English and Russian, minor in Engineering

1953-1954 -- AMNH Bernheim-Conant Expedition to northern Africa

1957 -- Conducts language studies at the International African Institute

1957-1959 -- Conducts fieldwork in northern Nigeria

1960 -- Earns PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University

1960-1961 -- Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1961-1962 -- Research Associate for Culture and Ecology in East Africa Project directed by Walter Goldschimdt

1962 -- Joins faculty at Hunter College

1968-1969 -- Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University, Pitt-Rivers Museum

1977-1980 -- Sets up remote sensing monitoring area in West Pokot district in Kenya. Studies changing cultivation patterns and management of livestock

1995 -- Retires from Hunter College; Emeritus Professor

2011 -- Dies on January 29 at the age of 84
Related Materials:
For additional materials at the National Anthropological Archives relating to Francis Conant, see the papers of Priscilla Reining and John Lawrence Angel. His film collection is at the Human Studies Film Archives.

Artifacts and film collected during the Bernheim-Conant Expedition, his doctoral research in Nigeria, and his fieldwork in Kenya during the 1960s and 70s are at the American Museum of Natural History. He also deposited collections at the Pitts River Museum at the University of Oxford.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Francis Conant's widow Veronika Conant in 2012.
Restrictions:
The Francis P. Conant Papers are open for research. Access to the Francis P. Conant Papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Remote sensing  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Musical instruments -- Nigeria  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Subsistence farming -- Kenya  Search this
Subsistence herding -- Kenya  Search this
Human ecology  Search this
Landsat satellites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field recordings
Maps
Field notes
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Francis P. Conant Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2012-13
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Francis P. Conant Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw353adee01-90b3-4434-ace0-16b4f5ce003f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2012-13
Online Media:

Harold K. Schneider papers

Correspondent:
Fallers, Lloyd  Search this
Evans-Pritchard, Edward Evans  Search this
Forde, Cyril Daryll, 1902-  Search this
Godelier, Maurice  Search this
Fortes, Meyer  Search this
Hansen, Judith  Search this
Goody, Jack  Search this
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978  Search this
Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963  Search this
Merriam, Alan P. (Alan Parkhurst), 1923-1980  Search this
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005  Search this
Winter, Edward H.  Search this
Tax, Sol, 1907-1995  Search this
Southall, Aidan, 1920-2009  Search this
Richards, Audrey  Search this
Peristiany, John  Search this
Narroll, Raoul  Search this
Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985  Search this
Moore, Joseph G.  Search this
Bascom, William Russell, 1912-1981  Search this
Creator:
Schneider, Harold Kenneth, 1925-1987  Search this
Names:
Society for Economic Anthropology (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
21 Sound tape reels
10.3 Linear feet
Culture:
Suk (African people)  Search this
Pokot  Search this
Turu  Search this
Nyaturu (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Place:
Africa
Date:
1919-1960
bulk 1949-1960
Summary:
Harold K. Schneider was an economic anthropologist specialized in Africa. He was trained at Northwestern University (Ph.D., 1953) and taught at Lawrence University (1953-1970) and Indiana University (1970-1987). The Schneider papers comprise mainly sets of documents relating to fieldwork in East Africa. The collection includes a few original fieldnotes, complete copies of expanded typscript versions of the notes, collations of data on subject categories, lexicons and other linguistic material, indexes, maps, and a few photographs. Also among the material are translations of German sources and copies of notes based on archival material, particularly material produced in colonial district offices. A small quantity of material concerning Africa generally reflects Schneider's broad interest in Africa and African pastoral economies.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Harold K. Schneider are primarily comprised of documents relating to his fieldwork in East Africa. One part concerns the Pokot (Suk), a pastoral people of Kenya, among whom Schnieder conducted fieldwork in 1951-1952 and about whom he wrote his dissertation. Another part concerns the Turu, a pastoral people of Tanzania, whom Schneider visited in 1959-1960.

The collection includes original fieldnotes, complete copies of expanded typescript versions of the notes, collations of data by subject categories, lexicons and other linguistic material, indexes, maps and a few photographs. Also among the materials are translations of German documents, copies of archival items, and notes from archival research, especially in records of colonial district offices. A small quantity of material concerning Africa in general reflects Schneider's broad interests in Africa and African pastoral economies. There are also a number of sound recordings, mainly recordings of Schneider's own lectures but also including a lecture by historian George Stocking.

There is also an alphabetical file based on personal names that includes correspondence, obituaries and publications. Notable contacts include William R. Bascom, G. Boulogne, John Bucklew, Stephan Borhegyi, E.E. Evans-Pritchard, Father Delbert Ewing, Lloyd A. Fallers, George Fathauer, William N. Fenton, Daryll Forde, Meyer Fortes, H.A. Fosbrooke, Padraic Frucht, Alexander Galloway, James Gibbs, Maurice Godelier, J.R. Good, Melville J. Herskovits, Hubert H. Humphrey, Father Raymond F. Kelly, Edward E. LeClair, Jr., Alan P. Merriam, James Moody, Joseph G. Moore, Leonard Moss, Raoul Narroll, Maxine Nimitz, J. Peristiany, Nathan M. Pusey, Audry I. Richards, Chandler W. Rowe, Aidan W. Southall, Kathleen Stahl, Roy Swanson, Curtis W. Tarr, Sol Tax, and E.H. Winter.

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 National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series: 1. Personal name file (includes correspondence); 2. Pokot Material; 3. Turu Material; 4. Other Materials (comprising draft manuscripts, conference papers, lecture notes and typescripts of Turu fieldnotes; 5. General Africa Materials; 6. Sound recordings.
Biographical Note:
Harold K. Schneider was an economic anthropologist who specialized in Africa. He began his undergraduate studies at Macalester College, attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (1946-48), then returned to Macalester to complete his degree, majoring in sociology with a minor in biology (B.A., 1949). He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Northwestern University (where he studied with Melville Herskovits) in 1953. Following his fieldwork among the Pokot of Kenya, Scheider accepted a position as instructor of anthropology at Lawrence University (1953-1970). He conducted fieldwork among the Turu of Tanzania in 1959-60, from which he further developed his theories in economic anthropology. He served as the president of the Central States Anthropological Society (1965); as founding president of the Society for Economic Anthropology (1982-84); and as associate editor for American Ethnologist (1980-84). In 1970, he joined the faculty of Indiana University, where he remained until his death on May 2, 1987.

1925 -- Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on August 24, 1925

1946-48 -- Attends Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

1949 -- Receives his B.A. in sociology from Macalester College

1948 -- Marries Carol Snyder on September 11, 1948

1951-52 -- Receives a Fulbright grant to conduct fieldwork among the Pokot (Suk) of Kenya

1953 -- Receives his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University

1953-70 -- Begins as an Instructor at Lawrence University

1959-60 -- Receives the National Science Foundation research grant to conduct fieldwork among the Turu of Tanzania

1961 -- Chairman of the anthropology department at Lawrence University

1965 -- President of the Central States Anthropological Society

1970 -- Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University at Bloomington

1980-84 -- Associate editor for American Ethnologist

1980-82 -- First president of the Society for Economic Anthropology

1987 -- Remains employed at Indiana University until his death on May 2.
Separated Materials:
Films from this collection were transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives (Harold K. Schneider films, HSFS.1995.06).
Provenance:
Received from Carol S. Schneider in 1987 and 1994.
Restrictions:
The Harold K. Schneider papers are open for research.

Access to the Harold K. Schneider papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Uriha -- Turu  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Harold K. Schneider Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1994-19
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Harold K. Schneider papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a1cf8d11-6455-451c-aec1-c3c0aca1c17c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1994-19

Kenya Colony The Suks

Creator:
Photo Paul  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
c. 1920
Scope and Contents:
Text on verso reads: "Kenya Colony, The Suks. PHOTO PAUL - COPYRIGHT RESERVED. - V. NEUBERT, PRAGUE XVI."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-14
General:
Image indexed by catalogue number and subjects.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Households  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 1995-001-013
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73bb37dfa-9472-4729-962a-177b5de9f955
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5159

East African Types West Suk

Creator:
S. Skulina, Pegas Studio (Nairobi)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
c. 1950
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "East African Types - West Suk."
Additional text on verso reads: "Edition "Africa in Pictures." Copyright by S. Skulina PEGAS STUDIO - Nairobi."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-47
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by catalogue number or subjects.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 1996-005-065
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7faae5322-2115-4f61-b2c5-e01507ec4984
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5235

Suk displaying their beaded jewelry

Creator:
Frank Ltd. (Mombasa)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 10.5 x 14.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
circa 1980
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "Suk displaying their beaded jewelry."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Edition East Africa, 1341. / Copyright by: Frank Ltd., P.O. Box 81133 - Mombasa Kenya. / Printed in Italy."
Manuscript message, address, and postmarked postage stamps on verso.
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-111
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Beadwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 2010-001-0089
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7cff25bca-9b77-4021-88cf-35a72cdf9d2b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5300

East African Types West Suk

Creator:
S. Skulina, Pegas Studio (Nairobi)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
c. 1950
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "East African Types. Suk."
Additional Text on verso reads: "Edition "Africa in Pictures." Copyright by S. Skulina PEGAS STUDIO Nairobi."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-92
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by catalogue number or subject.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Labrets  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 2010-001-072
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo70c3b6c68-31a0-47f9-a72e-4968b239100e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5329

Suk Woman

Creator:
Sapra Studio (Nairobi)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
c. 1950
Scope and Contents:
Text on recto reads: "Suk Woman. No.118."
Additional text on verso reads: "This is a real photograph. Copyright by Sapra Studio P. O. Box 5882, Nairobi."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-93
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Image indexed by catalogue number or subject.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Body arts  Search this
Labrets  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 2010-001-073
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7ac12ce18-3baf-4620-be44-3eff9904b3f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5330

East African Types West Suk

Creator:
S. Skulina, Pegas Studio (Nairobi)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (photograph., b&w, 14 x 9 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Suk (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Kenya
Date:
circa 1950
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on recto reads: "East African Types; West Suk; 905."
Printed text on verso reads: "Edition 'Africa in Pictures'; Copyright by S. Skulina PEGAS STUDIO - Nairobi."
Local Numbers:
EEPA KE-20-128
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography -- Africa  Search this
Costume -- Africa  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA KE 2013-001-0286
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 23: Kenya (KE)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7f644a9e0-b8ac-4d4d-9cb8-a5ada49a468a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref5418

Collar 1

Donor Name:
Miss Linda W. Donley  Search this
Culture:
Pokot  Search this
Object Type:
Collar
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
18 Oct 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
315088
USNM Number:
E416874-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30a892ae9-d34c-483b-8ccf-b0e2b446b05f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8448400

Belt 1

Donor Name:
Miss Linda W. Donley  Search this
Culture:
Pokot  Search this
Object Type:
Belt
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
18 Oct 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
315088
USNM Number:
E416875-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37e2d42dd-c222-40b8-ada3-4e7c5fefe6f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8448401

Necklace (T'Kaukau)

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421396-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37fa4976a-4c46-4ea7-b209-be68d89687fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454122

Necklace (T'Kaukau)

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421397-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f7b82120-97dc-4489-8396-ddd58970e0ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454123

Necklace

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421398-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35201d73c-2d9d-41db-ac25-7f9e58ef9f21
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454124

Necklace

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421399-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e1608751-b1a6-4d60-a0f8-f1d55a5eedcf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454125

Necklace

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Necklace
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421400-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ca762398-d6f9-429e-85c6-475537db3d0b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454128

Bracelet (Terim)

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Bracelet
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421401-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30b49ee03-a16c-48df-8371-94874ef15d15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454129

Gourd, Baby Bottle

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Baby Bottle
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421402-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a1df764a-b393-4581-a621-d3da04fa6252
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454130
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Toy: Gourd, Baby Bottle

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Baby Bottle
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421403-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f9e0ba04-20db-4e13-9022-9cfd4c435e87
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454131

Finger Knife

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Knife
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421404-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e030732a-e67f-444f-98db-b18531c1c836
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454132

Nose Ornament

Collector:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Donor Name:
Doreen Bolnick  Search this
Culture:
Pokot Pastoral  Search this
Object Type:
Nose Ornament
Place:
Kenya, Africa
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1980
Collection Date:
1972 to 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
343165
USNM Number:
E421405-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31c16c872-0308-49ad-b4eb-70cefa323042
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8454133

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