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H. Arlo Nimmo papers

Creator:
Nimmo, Harry  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet (6 document boxes, 5 card file boxes, 1 binder box, 1 flip-top box plus 16 sound reels; and 12 maps (6 of which are duplicates))
Culture:
Filipinos  Search this
Tausug (Philippine people)  Search this
Bajau (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Chants
Stories
Songs
Correspondence
Maps
Sound recordings
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Tawitawi (Philippines)
Date:
1965-1967
1963
Summary:
The papers of H. Arlo Nimmo document his field research among the Bajau (also known as Sama Dilaut) in Tawi-Tawi Province in the southern Philippines in 1963, 1965-1967, 1977, 1982, and 1997. The collection consists of correspondence, field journals, censuses, genealogies, kinship charts, transcripts of songs, unpublished manuscripts, card files, photographs, sound recordings, and maps. Nimmo's initial research focused on social change, but he collected data about other aspects of Bajau culture, including social organization, kinship, religion, fishing, boats, boat-building, art, and music.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of H. Arlo Nimmo document his field research among the Bajau (also known as Sama Dilaut) in Tawi-Tawi Province in the southern Philippines in 1963, 1965-1967, 1977, 1982, and 1997. The collection consists of correspondence, field journals, censuses, genealogies, kinship charts, transcripts of songs, unpublished manuscripts, card files, photographs, sound recordings, and maps. Nimmo's initial research focused on social change, but he collected data about other aspects of Bajau culture, including social organization, kinship, religion, fishing, boats, boat-building, art, and music.

Also in the collection are recordings of his 2001 interviews with Gerard Rixhon, an Oblates of Mary Immaculate priest, stationed in Tawi-Tawi and Jolo from 1953 to 1974. In addition, the collection contains materials regarding the Bajau from Don Hart and Rony Bautista.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into 6 series: (1) Correspondence; (2) Research Data; (3) Unpublished Manuscripts; (4) Maps; (5) Photographs; (6) Sound Recordings.
Biographical Note:
Harry Arlo Nimmo is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at California State University East Bay at Hayward. He earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from University of Hawaii in 1969. As a graduate student, he conducted six months of field research among the Bajau (also known as Sama Dilaut) of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines in 1963 and another eighteen months in 1965-67. He returned to conduct more field research in Tawi-Tawi in 1977, 1982, and 1997. As a result of civil strife, massive immigration, and economic changes following his field research in the 1960s, the Bajau culture (as studied and documented by Nimmo) no longer exists in Tawi-Tawi. In addition to his master's thesis, Social Organization of the Tawi-Tawi Badjaw (1965), and his dissertation, The Structure of Bajau Society (1969), Nimmo has published extensively on his Bajau research.

Selected Bibliography

1965 -- Social Organization of the Tawi-Tawi Badjaw. Ethnology IV (4): 421- 439.

1966 -- Themes in Badjaw Dreams. Philippine Sociological Review XIV (1): 49-56.

1968 -- The Bajau of Sulu Fiction and Fact. Philippine Studies XVI (4): 771-775. Songs of the Sulu Sea. ETC. XXV (4): 489-494. Reflections on Bajau History. Philippine Studies XVI (1): 32-59.

1970 -- Bajau Sex and Reproduction. Ethnology IX (3): 251-262. Posong, Trickster of Sulu. Western Folklore XXIX (3): 185-191.

1971 -- Bajau: Gentle Boat-Dwellers of the Philippines. Nomads of the World. Washington, D. C.: National Geographic Society.

1972 -- The Bajau of the Philippines. Ethnocentrism Series. HRAFlex Book OA8-001. New Haven: Human Relations Area Files. The Sea People of Sulu. San Francisco: The Chandler Press. You will remember us because we have sung for you. Philippine Studies XX (2): 299-322.

1973 -- A Tribe of Ancient Mariners Comes Ashore. Natural History 82 (10): 334-45.

1975 -- The Shamans of Sulu. Asian and Pacific Quarterly VII (1): 1-9.

1976 -- A Functional Interpretation of Bajau Songs. Directions in Pacific Traditional Literature, edited by Adrienne L. Kaeppler and H. Arlo Nimmo. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press.

1977 -- The Bajau of Sulu. Filipino Heritage I: 261-265.

1978 -- The Relativity of Sexual Deviance: A Sulu Example. Papers in Anthropology XIX (1): 91-98.

1984 -- Bajau. Muslim Peoples I: 75-80. Edited by Richard V. Weekes. Westport: Greenwood Press.

1986 -- Recent Population Movements in the Sulu Archipelago: Implications to Sama Culture History. Archipel 32: 25-38.

1990 -- The Boats of the Tawi-Tawi Bajau, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines. Asian Perspectives 29 (1): 51-88. Religious Beliefs of the Tawi-Tawi Bajau. Philippine Studies 38(1): 3-17. Religious Rituals of the Tawi-Tawi Bajau. Philippine Studies 38 (2): 166-198.

1994 -- The Songs of Salanda. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

2001 -- Magosaha: An Ethnography of the Tawi-Tawi Sama Dilaut. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.

2005 -- Silungan Baltapa. The Voyage to Heaven of a Sama Hero. (Co-authored with Nicole Revel, Alain Martenot, Gèrard Rixhon, Talib Lim Sangogot, and Olivier Tourny.) Paris: Geuthner.

2010 -- The H. Arlo Nimmo and Tarabasa Idji Collection. Voices from Sulu. Edited by Gerard Rixhon. Quezon City: The Ateneo de Manila University Press.

2012 -- A very far place: tales of Tawi-tawi. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press.
Separated Materials:
8 mm color film (and DVD copy) of Tungkalong shot by Nimmo in 1963 was transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives. See HSFA.2011.02
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by H. Arlo Nimmo.
Restrictions:
According to the wishes of H. Arlo Nimmo, his correspondence and field notes are restricted until his death.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Standard copyright restrictions apply.
Topic:
Sama languages  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Ethnology -- Philippines  Search this
Music  Search this
Kinship  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Chants
Stories
Songs
Correspondence
Maps
Sound recordings
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
H. Arlo Nimmo papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2009-17
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H. Arlo Nimmo papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw33c3a0819-cfcf-4423-bcbd-2549e31289ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2009-17
Online Media:

Music From the Tausug of Sulu

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Filipinos  Search this
Tausug (Philippine people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Philippines
Date:
1970
Contents:
Gabbang taqtaq --Kasi-lasa ; Luguh ; Taqtaq --Sinug kiadtu-kari --Sinug titik panjam --Kuriri --Kuriri --Lubak-lubak --Two versions of Mahamut --Billi mahaba --Tiawag kasi --Piyalurus --Tiagad-tagad --Two versions of "Malahung" -- Sinug tiangisan balu --Titik panjam --Kururi gi'ikan gadja -- Tiawag kasi --Taqtaq --Luguh maulud (religious prayer ceremony) --Luguh maulud --Langan bataq-bataq --Hadis (religious song) --Pangadji (ritual funeral music) --Langkit parrang sabbil kan apud (ballad) --Ay bah lawagunku pakayin? (lament) --Fragment from a wedding ritual -- Fragment from a kissaq (religious story) --Pagsindil (courtship repartee).
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-0023

Ethnosound.8000/1
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Philippines Ethnosound 1970
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Philippines.
General:
Recorded and written by Thomas M. Kiefer; produced in cooperation with Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music. Notes (11 p. illus., map) bound in album. Performer(s): Sung and played by native musicians.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Tausug (Philippine people)  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Islam  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-0023
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk51d42b912-c181-45f6-aac8-7ff2ce645447
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref16078

Group in Costume in Open Square

Creator:
Sigourney, W. S.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (003 in x 003 in mounted on 006 in x 010 in)
Culture:
Coastal Moro  Search this
Sulu  Search this
Tausug (Philippine people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1901
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.05125400
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Philippines -- Sulu Archipelago -- Jolo Island/Jolo
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Oceania: Philippines:Gen: Sigourney Colln:NM 40120 05125400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Oceania / Philippines / Gen
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3cf1dd717-f4dc-4470-9771-a4f49384607e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref12157

Herman Pailet photographs and postcard collection from the Philippines

Creator:
Pailet, Herman  Search this
Names:
United States. Army  Search this
Extent:
9 Negatives (glass)
426 Negatives (nitrate)
220 Postcards (circa)
165 Prints (circa, silver gelatin (some photographic postcards))
Culture:
Negritos  Search this
Igorot (Philippine people)  Search this
Ifugao (Philippine people)  Search this
Bagobo (Philippine people)  Search this
Japanese  Search this
Tausug (Philippine people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Postcards
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Philippines
Date:
1909-1914
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting United States military personnel, activities, and installations in the Philippines, as well as Philippine cities and landscapes, Indigenous tribes, and some Japanese people. Many of the postcards are made from Pailet's photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Herman Pailet (1890-1991) was a member of the United States Army stationed in the Philippines, circa 1912-1914.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 73-7
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and not available for viewing. Copy negatives available for reference.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 73-7, Herman Pailet photographs and postcard collection from the Philippines, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-7
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw303da8fdc-fb96-44c8-8567-845f0e5d9a5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-73-7

Spear

Donor Name:
Col. Frank F. Hilder  Search this
Culture:
Sulus  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Philippines
Accession Date:
8 Jul 1902
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
039609
USNM Number:
E216835-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/309ee69b4-f016-4759-bdce-e9d46e366f23
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8362194
Online Media:

Spear

Donor Name:
Col. Frank F. Hilder  Search this
Culture:
Sulus  Search this
Object Type:
Spear
Place:
Philippines
Accession Date:
8 Jul 1902
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
039609
USNM Number:
E216836-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35a4629fb-cafe-4852-9144-ae3246385139
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8362195
Online Media:

Tausug of the Philippines / Thomas Kiefer

Author:
Kiefer, Thomas Michael  Search this
Cross-Cultural Study of Ethnocentrism  Search this
Physical description:
v, 151 leaves : map. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
Call number:
DS666.T35 K47 1972
DS666.T35K47 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_311463

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