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The quest and occupation of Tahiti by emissaries of Spain during the years 1772-1776 Told in despatches and other contemporary documents; tr. into English and comp., with notes and an introduction by Bolton Glanvill Corney

Author:
Corney, Bolton Glanvill 1851-1924 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr2004021478 http://viaf.org/viaf/7531147  Search this
Author:
Rodríguez, Máximo http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no97070633 http://viaf.org/viaf/46827468  Search this
Physical description:
3 volume illustrations (1 folded), maps (part folded, 5 in pockets), portraits 23 cm
Type:
Books
Early works to 1800
Place:
French Polynesia
Tahiti (Island)
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Tahiti
Date:
1913
1919
Topic:
Spaniards  Search this
Discoveries in geography  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
DU870 .C67 1913
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_945972

Polynesian researches, during a residence of nearly six years in the South Sea Islands including descriptions of the natural history and scenery of the Islands, with remarks on the history, mythology, traditions, government, arts, manners, and customs of the inhabitants by William Ellis ; in two volumes

Author:
Ellis, William 1794-1872 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79127899 http://viaf.org/viaf/9930620  Search this
Former owner:
United States Department of State Library http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50063362 http://viaf.org/viaf/122229430  Search this
Physical description:
2 volume (xvi, 536; viii, 576 pages), [10] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, maps, portraits 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Polynesia
New Zealand
Society Islands (French Polynesia)
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Oceania
Date:
1829
Topic:
Ethnology--Description and travel  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Missions  Search this
Ethnology--Polynesia  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU510 .E47 1829
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955719

Eastern Pacific lands: Tahiti and the Marquesas islands by F.W. Christian. With sixty-four illustrations

Author:
Christian, F. W (Frederick William) 1867-1934 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006039526 http://viaf.org/viaf/110999981  Search this
Author:
Ranfurly, Uchter John Mark Knox 5th earl of 1856-  Search this
Rouse, Martin Luther http://viaf.org/viaf/104468262  Search this
Physical description:
269 pages front., plates, portraits, maps (part folded) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)
Oceania
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Tahiti
French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands
Tahiti (Island)
Date:
1910
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_957542

Robert I. Levy papers

Creator:
Levy, Robert I. (Robert Isaac), 1924-  Search this
Extent:
262 sound recordings
37.4 Linear feet (71 boxes, 5 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Manuscripts
Field notes
Correspondence
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia: Island)
Bhaktapur (Nepal)
Date:
1947-2001, undated
Summary:
The Robert I. Levy papers document his field work, research and professional activities from 1949-2001 and primarily deal with his work studying social organization, culture, and their psychological effects in Tahiti and Nepal. The collection consists of correspondence, field notes, sound recordings of interviews with informants in Tahiti and Nepal, interview transcripts and analyses, language and culture research materials, maps, and color slides. Also included are files about his books, articles, essays, and lectures; course materials from his time as a professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); and conference files.
Scope and Contents:
The Robert I. Levy papers document his field work, research and professional activities from 1949-2001 and primarily deal with his work studying social organization, culture and their psychological effects in Tahiti and Nepal. The collection consists of correspondence, field notes, sound recordings of interviews with informants in Tahiti and Nepal, interview transcripts and analyses, language and culture research materials, maps, and color slides.

The correspondence includes Levy's thoughts on his first field work experience in Tahiti from 1961-1964 along with extensive correspondence with Levy's cousin, anthropologist Roy Rappaport, in the same time period. Interview transcripts from Tahiti are written in Tahitian with Levy's notes in English. Transcripts from Nepal are in Newar (Devanagari script) with English translations. Full transcripts in both languages are not always present. Research materials comprise documents Levy gathered before and after his periods of field work and include extensive analyses of psychological terms in Tahitian and Newar. The color slides depict adults, children, daily activities, rituals, and some landscapes in Tahiti and Nepal.

Also included in this collection are files about his books, articles, essays, and lectures; course materials from his time as a professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); and conference files.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 4 series: Series 1. Tahiti, 1959-1964, 1970, undated; Series 2. Nepal, 1959-1990, undated; Series 3. Professional activities, 1949-2001, undated; Series 4. Slides, 1961, 1973-1978, undated.
Biographical note:
1924 -- Robert I. Levy was born on June 1st in New York, New York.

1947 -- M.D. Degree, New York University, College of Medicine.

1953-1956 -- Army Medical Corps, Neuropsychiatric and Psychiatric Services, Germany.

1954 -- Specialty certification in psychiatry. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

1956-1962 -- Private psychiatry practice. Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, School of Medicine. Attending Psychiatrist, Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, San Francisco, California. Adjunct in psychiatry, Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, California.

1961 -- Fellow, American Psychiatric Association.

1961-1964 -- From July-August 1961 and July 1962-June 1964, field work in French Polynesia. Grants from the National Institute for Mental Health and the National Science Foundation.

1964-1966 -- Research Associate, Anthropology, Bishop Museum, Honolulu. Senior Scholar, Institute of Advanced Projects, East-West Center;

1966-1967 -- Visiting Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Hawaii.

1967-1969 -- Research Professor, Social Science Research Institute of Hawaii; Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii.

1969-1991 -- Professor of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego.

1973-1976 -- Field work in Nepal. National Science Foundation grant.

1973-1975 -- Honorary Senior Fulbright-Hays Grant, Nepal.

1990-1991 -- Fellow, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC.

1991-2003 -- Research Professor of Anthropology, Duke University. Research Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego;

1996 -- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2003 -- Died August 29th in Asolo, Italy.

Robert I. Levy was a professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) from 1969 until his retirement in 1991 who was known for his ground breaking work in psychological anthropology. Born in 1924 in New York, New York, he originally trained in medicine and psychiatry (M.D. Degree, New York University, 1947). Levy was lured into anthropology in the early 1960s by Douglas Oliver to work on a field project in Tahiti. Levy spent a total of 26 months from 1961-1964 conducting research in Tahiti focused on aspects of Tahitian culture and psychological organization. The resulting book Tahitians: Mind and Experience in the Society Islands (1973) was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award. Levy went on to complete field work in Nepal in the traditional Hindu city of Bhaktapur, from 1973-1976 conducting research on social organization, culture, and their psychological correlates. The culmination of his research, Mesocosm: Hinduism and the Organization of a Traditional Newar City in Nepal, was published in 1990.

Prior to joining the faculty at UCSD, Levy was a senior scholar at the East-West Center, a research associate at the Bishop Museum, and a professor at the University of Hawaii, all in Honolulu. He was also the associate editor of ETHOS from 1971-1979 and received fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, CA (1985-1986) and the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC (1990-1991). After his retirement from UCSD in 1991 Levy was appointed a Research Professor of Anthropology at both the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Duke University. He died in 2003 in Asolo, Italy.

Source consulted: Hollan, Douglas 2005 "Mind and Experience in Tahiti, Nepal, and Beyond." ETHOS. Vol. 33, No. 4, Special Section in Honor of Robert I. Levy (Dec., 2005), pp. 430-432.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Robert Levy's wife, Nerys Levy, in 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Robert I. Levy papers are open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Caste -- Nepal  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Ethnopsychology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Correspondence
Sound recordings
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Robert I. Levy papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2014-11
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Robert I. Levy papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-2014-11

Polynesian researches during a residence of nearly eight years in the Society and Sandwich islands. By William Ellis

Author:
Ellis, William 1794-1872  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. fronts., illus., 2 pl., 3 maps, facsim. 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Polynesia
Society Islands (French Polynesia)
Hawaii
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Picairn Island
New Zealand
Date:
1853
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Missions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU510 .E47 1853
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_216001

Noa Noa

Author:
Gauguin, Paul 1848-1903 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79055546 http://viaf.org/viaf/27064953  Search this
Author:
Wolf, Luise http://viaf.org/viaf/64784324  Search this
Physical description:
2 pages leaves, 109 pages front. portrait, pl 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Tahiti
French Polynesia
Tahiti (Island)
Topic:
German language  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.G28 A1 G1912
N40.1.G28A1 G1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279511

Joseph Ross Travel Film Collection

Extent:
17 Reels (16mm, black and white/color, silent. camera original reversal/print, 18,180 feet)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Home movies
Photographs
Place:
Hawaii
Mexico
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
New Zealand
Guatemala
Japan
South America
Central America
North America
Oceania
United States
New York
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Asia
Date:
1937-1961
Summary:
Little is known about the filmmaker Joseph Ross He travelled extensively and also had an intense interest in gardens and gardening. The films reflect these interests. Although most document his travels, several were shot around his home of gardens being planted and mature gardens.
Scope and Contents:
The colletion consists of footage presumably shot by Joseph Ross during his travels and around his home. Hawaii, Japan, New Zealand, Tahiti, Mexico, and Guatemala are featured in the travel films. The travel films include tourist footage as well as limited documenation of local peoples and traditional cultural activities.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series:(1) Motion Picture Films, 1937-1961; (2) Photographs, 1947
Biographical / Historical:
Little is known about the filmmaker Joseph Ross. He was the great uncle of the donor's wife and he owned a business in Albany, New York. He travelled extensively and also had an intense interest in gardens and gardening. The films reflect these interests. Although most document his travels, several were shot around his home of gardens being planted and finished gardens.
Provenance:
These films were donated to the National Anthropological Film Collection by Jim Shreve in 2018.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use although only reference copies may be used. For more information contact the staff at HSFA@si.edu .
Rights:
Contact thte repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Travel  Search this
Ships  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Home movies
Photographs
Citation:
Joseph Ross Travel Film Collection, National Anthropogical Film Collection (fomerly the Human Studies Film Archives), National Anthropological Archives
Identifier:
HSFA.2018.02
See more items in:
Joseph Ross Travel Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2018-02

Polynesian researches during a residence of nearly eight years in the Society and Sandwich Islands / by William Ellis

Author:
Ellis, William 1794-1872  Search this
Physical description:
4 v., [15] leaves of plates (4 folded) : ill., maps ; 18 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Polynesia
Society Islands (French Polynesia)
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
New Zealand
Hawaii
Date:
1831
1833
1831-1833
Topic:
Ethnology--Description and travel  Search this
Missions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU510 .E47 1831
DU510.E47 1831
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119630

David Dunn Thomas photograph collection relating to Tahiti

Collector:
Thomas, David Dunn  Search this
Names:
Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815 (original artist)  Search this
Photographer:
Gauthier, Lucien, 1875-1971  Search this
Extent:
1 print (lithograph)
1 print (probably platinum)
Culture:
Tahitians  Search this
Marquesans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
prints
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Collection includes a L. Gauthier portrait of a tattooed Marquesan chief holding a paddle, as well as a reproduction of Francesco Bartolozzi's engraving, "The Cession of the District of Matavai in the Island of Otaheite to Captain James Wilson for the Use of the Missionaries," a representation of the meeting between Tahitians and Europeans.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81J, USNM ACC 277609
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Artifacts donated to the National Museum of Natural History by David Dunn Thomas are held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 277609.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Photo lot 81J, David Dunn Thomas photograph collection relating to Tahiti, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81J
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81j

Dolphins in danger / by Amanda Lumry & Laura Hurwitz ; illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Author:
Lumry, Amanda  Search this
Hurwitz, Laura  Search this
McIntyre, Sarah  Search this
Physical description:
32 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm
Type:
Fiction
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Date:
2005
Topic:
Animal rescue  Search this
Spinner dolphin  Search this
Dolphins  Search this
Marine animals  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776856

Sacred stones and rites of ancient Tahiti

Title:
Sacred stones & rites of ancient Tahiti
Author:
Garanger, José  Search this
Physical description:
30, [1] p. : ill., map ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
French Polynesia
Tahiti
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Date:
1969
1969]
Topic:
Marae  Search this
Sacred stones  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GN473 .G313X 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_675184

The Cyclopedia of Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, and the Cook Islands (illustrated) : a complete review of the history and traditions and the commercial development of the islands, with statistics and data never before compiled in a single publication, descriptive and biographical facts, figures and illustrations

Physical description:
112, 65, 20, 6 p., [3] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Samoan Islands
Tonga
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Cook Islands
Date:
1907
Topic:
Dictionaries and encyclopedias  Search this
Call number:
DU600 .C99 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_535558

Polynesian peasants and proletarians [by] Ben R. Finney

Author:
Finney, Ben R  Search this
Physical description:
147 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Case studies
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Date:
1973
C1973]
Topic:
Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_588586

Archipel de Tahiti : recherches sur les principales productions végétales / Gilbert Cuzent

Author:
Cuzent, Gilbert b. 1820  Search this
Florence, Jacques  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill., facsims., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Society Islands
Tahiti
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Tahitian language  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DU870 .C99 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455314

An American artist in the South Seas / by John La Farge ; introduction by Kaori O'Connor

Author:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Subject:
La Farge, John 1835-1910  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 480 p., [46] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Hawaii
Samoan Islands
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Fiji
Date:
1987
1914
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.L15 A1s 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_459813

Noa Noa. Bois dessinés et gravés d'après Paul Gauguin, par Daniel de Monfreid

Author:
Gauguin, Paul 1848-1903  Search this
Monfreid, Daniel de 1856-1929  Search this
Physical description:
154 p. illus. (part col.) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Date:
1924
1924 [i.e. 1923]
Call number:
N40.1.G28 A1 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_484798

The journal of James Morrison, boatswain's mate of the Bounty, describing the mutiny & subsequent misfortunes of the mutineers, together with an account of the island of Tahiti. With an introduction by Owen Rutter and five engravings by Robert Gibbings

Author:
Morrison, James 1763 or 4-1807  Search this
Rutter, Owen 1889-1944  Search this
Gibbings, Robert 1889-1958  Search this
Mitchell Library, Sydney  Search this
Subject:
Bounty (Ship)  Search this
Physical description:
242, [1] p., 1 l. illus. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Date:
1935
Topic:
Voyages and travels  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_484875

Tahiti : a paradise lost / David Howarth

Author:
Howarth, David Armine 1912-1991-  Search this
Physical description:
226 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island) )
Date:
1985
1985, c1983
Topic:
History  Search this
Call number:
DU870.H789 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_306894

A Tahiti, en Polynésie, à l'Île de Pâques / [guide établi par Alain Durand, Jacques Néplaz et Yves Le Bonniec]

Author:
Durand, Alain  Search this
Néplaz, Jacques  Search this
Le Bonniec, Yves  Search this
Former owner.:
Alexander, Robert Percival DSI  Search this
Physical description:
189 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Place:
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Papeete (Tahiti)
Easter Island
Date:
1978
Call number:
DU870.D87X 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309782

Les immémoriaux / par Victor Segalen

Author:
Segalen, Victor 1878-1919  Search this
Physical description:
278 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., map ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Tahiti
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island) )
Date:
1956
C1956
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DU870 .S45 1956
DU870.S45 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_329225

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