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Elayne Zorn Collection

Source:
Cutipa Lima, Juan de Dios  Search this
California Academy of Sciences. Anthropology Department  Search this
Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Author:
Zorn, Elayne  Search this
Names:
American Anthropological Association  Search this
Brooklyn Museum of Art  Search this
University of Central Florida. Department of Sociology & Anthropology  Search this
Cahlander, Adele  Search this
Former owner:
California Academy of Sciences. Anthropology Department  Search this
Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Cutipa Lima, Juan de Dios  Search this
Extent:
1,474 Photographic prints
11526 Negatives (photographic)
10 Videocassettes
11 Linear feet
57 Sound recordings (57 cassette tapes.)
11412 Slides (photographs)
Culture:
Quechua  Search this
Aymara  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Videocassettes
Sound recordings
Slides (photographs)
Negatives
Research
Audiocassettes
Writings
Field notes
Place:
Sacaca (Bolivia)
Potosí (Bolivia : Dept.) -- Description and travel.
Puno (Peru : Dept.)
Andes Region -- Economic integration.
Taquili (Peru) -- Economic conditions
Peru
Taquili (Peru) -- Social life and customs
Date:
1971-2010
Summary:
The Elayne Zorn Collection measures 11 linear feet and contains thousands of photographic objects including negatives, slides and prints. The collection material spans the years of Zorn's professional and student activity in the fields of anthropology and Latin American studies from around 1975 until 2010. The material in this collection reflects Zorn's long association with the community in Taquile, Peru which led up to the publication of her book, Weaving a Future, in 2004. Zorn also spent a significant amount of time conducting field research in Andean communities in Bolivia examining the relationships between tourism and textiles. Zorn's additional professional activities included serving as a textile collector and expert advisor for museum collections and exhibitions as well as performing academic duties at the University of Central Florida.
Scope and Contents:
The Elayne Zorn Collection spans the years of Zorn's professional and student activity in the fields of anthropology and Latin American studies from 1975 until 2010. This includes material from Zorn's field research in the Andean Regions of Peru and Bolivia as well as her professional activities as a textile collector and expert advisor for museum collections and exhibitions. This collection is arranged into six series with additional subseries. Series 1, Field Research, includes field notebooks, correspondence, and general research from Taquile, Peru, Sakaka, Bolivia and La Paz, Bolivia. Series 2, Professional Activities, includes presentation and lecture notes, object catalogs for various museum collections and Zorn's academic work conducted at the University of Central Florida. Series 3, Publications and Writings, contains both articles written by Zorn, including her Master's thesis and dissertation, and articles published by colleagues. Series 4, Ephemera and Miscellaneous, contains a variety of materials including posters, postcards, datebooks and calendars as well as material gathered by Zorn's former husband, Juan Cutipa. Series 5, Photographs, includes negatives, slides, prints and digital media that document Zorn's work in the field. The bulk of the photographs capture the daily lives of weavers as well as important community holidays and festivals. Series 6, Audio-Visual Materials, includes a small amount of VHS tapes as well as audio-cassettes on which Zorn recorded traditional Andean music performed at festivals she attended in Peru and Bolivia.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Field Research, 1975-2006

Subseries 1.1: Taquile, Peru, 1975-1994 [1977-1981]

Subseries 1.2: Sakaka, Bolivia, 1985-1994

Subseries 1.3: La Paz, Bolivia, 2006

Subseries 1.4: Miscellaneous Field Notes, 1976-2006

Series 2: Professional Activities, 1978-2010

Subseries 2.1: Conferences and Presentations, 1977-2009

Subseries 2.2: Museum Work, 1976-2008

Subseries 2.3: General, 1976-2010

Series 3: Publications and Writings, 1979-2009

Subseries 3.1: Elayne Zorn, 1979-2009

Subseries 3.2: Other Authors, 1979-2005

Series 4: Ephemera and Miscellaneous, 1975-2009

Series 5: Photographs, 1970-2006

Subseries 5.1: Negatives, 1976-1997

Subseries 5.2: Slides, 1970-2002

Subseries 5.3: Prints, 1978-2000

Subseries 5.4: Digital Media, 2002-2006

Series 6: Audio-Visual Materials, 1983-1994

Subseries 6.1: Cassette Tapes, 1983-1991

Subseries 6.2: Videotapes, 1991-1994
Biographical / Historical:
Elayne Leslie Zorn was born on February 3, 1952 in New York City. She attended Hunter College High School and Barnard College. She received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Textile Arts from the California College of the Arts in 1975. She then began a long association with the community on the Island of Taquile, in the Puno region of Peru, conducting fieldwork on native weaving techniques. She also began a long-term affiliation with the Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore in La Paz, Bolivia and collected textiles in the Macusani region of Peru for an exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. She received her Master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas, Austin in 1983, with fieldwork concentrated on economic development and tourism in Taquile, Peru. During her time in Peru in the 1970's and 1980's, Zorn became an accomplished musician, playing the charango and Bolivian mandolin in performances in Andean towns as well as in New York City. Zorn resumed graduate studies in 1985 at Cornell University where she received her Master of Arts degree in anthropology in 1987 followed by her Ph.D. in 1997. At Cornell she worked under the supervision of Professor Billie Jean Isbell and conducted much of her dissertation fieldwork in Sakaka, Bolivia focusing on the global transformation of cloth and identity in highland Andean regions. Zorn worked as a visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Colgate University from 1997 to 1998 and then hired as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida from 1998 until 2010. While at the University of Central Florida, Zorn received both teaching-related and research-related awards as well as grants to continue her fieldwork in the Andean regions of Peru and Bolivia. She also co-directed the PeruVine/PeruDigital Project, an interactive and immersive website to present field data from Peru's Institute of Ethnomusicology online. In 2004 Zorn published her book, Weaving a Future: Tourism, Cloth and Culture on an Andean Island (University of Iowa Press), an analysis of textile traditions as it relates to global change.

In addition to her academic duties, throughout her career Zorn collaborated with various museums and cultural institutions as a consultant and collector. These included, but are not limited to, The Brooklyn Museum, The Textile Museum, Smithsonian Center for Folklife Programs, UNICEF and the Inter-American Foundation. She was also a member of various professional societies including the American Anthropological Association, the Bolivian Studies Association, the Society for Latin American, Carribean, and Latino Studies as well as the Textile Society of America. Zorn passed away June 15, 2010 and was survived by her mother, Sandra Gordon, and her son, Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn.

Sources: http://anthropology.cos.ucf.edu/include/file/people/cv/zorn_elayne.pdf (Accessed May 01, 2012) http://digitalethnography.dm.ucf.edu/pv/Zorn.html (Accessed May 1, 2012)
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Gavriel Cutipa-Zorn, Elayne Zorn's son in April of 2011.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Tourism -- Andes Region  Search this
Women weavers -- Social life and customs -- Photographs  Search this
Festivals -- Bolivia -- Potosí  Search this
Textile fabrics -- Andes Region  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Research
Slides (photographs)
Audiocassettes
Writings
Field notes
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection Title, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.022
See more items in:
Elayne Zorn Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-022
Online Media:

Rediscovery of pre-Columbian textiles / [Bea Brommer ... [et al.]]

Author:
Brommer, Bea  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Andes Region
Peru
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
E59.T35 R44 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_559456

To weave for the sun : ancient Andean textiles in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Rebecca Stone-Miller with contributions by: Anne Paul, Susan A. Niles, Margaret Young-Sánchez

Title:
Ancient Andean textiles in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Andean textiles in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Author:
Stone, Rebecca 1958-  Search this
Paul, Anne  Search this
Niles, Susan A  Search this
Young-Sánchez, Margaret  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Physical description:
271 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Peru
Andes Region
Massachusetts
Boston
Date:
1994
1992
1994, ©1992
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Textile fabrics, Colonial  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile fabrics--Themes, motives  Search this
Textile fabrics, Colonial--Themes, motives  Search this
Incas--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
NK8812.5 .S87 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_495953

Andesu no senshoku = Textiles of Andean civilization / [henshū Idemitsu Bijutsukan]

Title:
アンデスの染織 = Textiles of Andean civilization / [編集出光美術館]
Textiles of Andean civilization
Author:
Idemitsu Biijutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Subject:
Idemitsu Biijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
114 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Peru
Andes Region
Date:
1997
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Textile fabrics, Ancient  Search this
Call number:
F2230.1.T3 I4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843673

The metamorphosis of heads : textual struggles, education, and land in the Andes / Denise Y. Arnold with Juan de Dios Yapita

Author:
Arnold, Denise Y  Search this
Yapita, Juan de Dios  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 330 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Bolivia
Andes Region
Peru
Spain
America
Date:
2006
C2006
Conquest, 1522-1548
Topic:
Education  Search this
Languages--Writing  Search this
Quipu  Search this
Inca textile fabrics  Search this
Indian literature--Criticism, Textual  Search this
Transmission of texts  Search this
Literacy  Search this
History  Search this
Colonies  Search this
Administration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_794962

Anni Albers and ancient American textiles : from Bauhaus to Black Mountain / Virginia Gardner Troy

Author:
Troy, Virginia Gardner 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Anni Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 190 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
2002
C2002
20th century
Topic:
Hand weaving--History  Search this
Textile design--Influence  Search this
Textile fabrics, Ancient  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_676247

Traditional textiles of the Andes : life and cloth in the highlands : the Jeffrey Appleby collection of Andean textiles / edited by Lynn A. Meisch ... [et al.]

Title:
Life and cloth in the highlands
Author:
Meisch, Lynn 1945-  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  Search this
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum  Search this
Subject:
Appleby, Jeffrey Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
157 p. : col. ill., map ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
1997
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_531378

Tèxtils precolombins de col.leccions públiques catalanes / Victòria Solanilla i Demestre

Author:
Solanilla i Demestre, Victòria 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
273, [1] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Andes Region
Spain
Catalonia
Date:
1999
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Textile museums  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_570492

Textile traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes : an anthology / edited by Margot Blum Schevil, Janet Catherine Berlo, Edward B. Dwyer

Author:
Schevill, Margot  Search this
Berlo, Janet Catherine  Search this
Dwyer, Edward Bridgman  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 503 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Guatemala
Andes Region
Date:
1996
1991
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Clothing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_592074

The stone and the thread : Andean roots of abstract art / by César Paternosto ; translated by Esther Allen

Author:
Paternosto, César 1931-  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 272 p. : ill., map ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
1996
Topic:
Inca sculpture  Search this
Inca architecture  Search this
Inca textile fabrics  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_592080

Amarras : el arte de teñir en los Andes prehispánicos : exposición, noviembre 1999-marzo 2000 / [Paulina Brugnoli B., Soledad Hoces de la Guardia Ch.]

Title:
Arte de teñir en los Andes prehispánicos
Author:
Brugnoli, Paulina  Search this
Hoces de la Guardia Chellew, Soledad  Search this
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino  Search this
Physical description:
42 p. : col. ill., port. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
1999
Topic:
Dyes and dyeing--Textile fabrics  Search this
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Call number:
F2230.1.T3 A43 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593083

Textile traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes : an anthology / edited by Margot Blum Schevill, Janet Catherine Berlo, Edward B. Dwyer

Author:
Schevill, Margot  Search this
Berlo, Janet Catherine  Search this
Dwyer, Edward Bridgman  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 503 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Guatemala
Andes Region
Date:
1991
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Clothing  Search this
Costume  Search this
Call number:
F1219.3.C75T5 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420562

A noble Andean art : Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino / [research, Paulina Brugnoli, Soledad Hoces ; illustrations, Soledad Hoces et al. ; photography, Fernando Maldonado ; coordination, Julie Palma ; translation, Cecilia Contreras, Barbara Caces]

Author:
Brugnoli, Paulina  Search this
Hoces de la Guardia Chellew, Soledad  Search this
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino  Search this
Subject:
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino  Search this
Physical description:
103 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
1989
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Indians of South America--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F2230.1.T3 N63 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001263

Textiles, technical practice, and power in the Andes / edited by Denise Y. Arnold with Penelope Dransart

Editor:
Arnold, Denise Y.  Search this
Dransart, Penny  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 351 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
2014
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1032413

Carrying coca : 1500 years of Andean chuspas / Nicola Sharratt

Author:
Sharratt, Nicola  Search this
Physical description:
100 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
2014
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Indians of South America--Drug use  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Coca--Social aspects  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Religious life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1048272

Kalamkari temple hangings / Anna L. Dallapiccola ; introduction by Anna L. Dallapiccola and Rosemary Crill

Writer of introduction:
Dallapiccola, Anna L (Anna Libera) 1944-  Search this
Crill, Rosemary  Search this
Issuing body:
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Subject:
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Physical description:
192 pages : color illustrations, colour map ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
India, South
Date:
2015
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile fabrics, Indic  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1061018

Weaving for the gods : textiles of the ancient Andes : October 30, 1999 to March 19, 2000 / Deborah Brinckerhoff, curator

Author:
Brinckerhoff, Deborah  Search this
Bruce Museum  Search this
Physical description:
44 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Andes Region
Peru
Date:
1999
©1999
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Textile fabrics, Ancient  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1070238

Textile intersections between the Andes and the United States : Anni Albers and Sheila Hicks / Carolina Arévalo Karl

Author:
Arévalo Karl, Carolina  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Anni  Search this
Hicks, Sheila 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
153 leaves : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Biography
Theses
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
Weaving--History  Search this
Hand weaving--History  Search this
Textile design--History  Search this
Textile design--Influence  Search this
Fiberwork--History  Search this
Textile fabrics, Ancient  Search this
Call number:
NK8910 .T49 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078349

Manual de técnicas textiles andinas : terminaciones / Ma. Soledad Hoces de la Guardia Ch., Paulina Brugnoli Bailoni

Title:
Técnicas textiles andinas : terminaciones
Author:
Hoces de la Guardia Chellew, Soledad  Search this
Brugnoli, Paulina  Search this
Physical description:
110 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
2006
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Call number:
F2230.1.T3 H63 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_922868

Arte mayor de los Andes : Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino / [investigación, Paulina Brugnoli, Soledad Hoces ; dibujos, Soledad Hoces et al. ; fotografías, Fernando Maldonado ; coordinación, Julie Palma ; traducción, Cecilia Contreras, Barbara Caces]

Author:
Brugnoli, Paulina  Search this
Hoces de la Guardia Chellew, Soledad  Search this
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino  Search this
Subject:
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino  Search this
Physical description:
103 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Andes Region
Date:
1989
Topic:
Indian textile fabrics  Search this
Indians of South America--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_929040

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