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Photograph of Tsangpo Valley

Creator:
White, J. Claude (John Claude), b. 1853  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (carbon, 10 x 3.5 cm.; mounted 16 x 5 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Panoramas
Photographs
Place:
Tsangpo Valley
Tibet (China)
China
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one carbon print by John Claude White, depicting a panoramic view of the Tsangpo River Valley, Tibet, circa 1904.
Arrangement:
oversized file folder
Biographical / Historical:
John Claude White (1853-1918) was an amateur British photographer who spent his professional life working for the British Raj. From 1883 to 1908, White was stationed in Kathmandu and Sikkim. His famous images of the Himalayas were taken during this period. He accompanied Francis Younghusband on the British expedition to Tibet in 1903-1904 and made a number of landscape photographs during the campaign, including the image in this collection.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1998.06
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Panoramas
Photographs
Identifier:
FSA.A1998.06
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1998-06
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Emma A. Koch photograph collection of India, South Asia, and Australia

Collector:
Koch, Emma Augusta, 1847-1932  Search this
Names:
Bourne & Shepherd  Search this
Scowen & Co.  Search this
Shepherd & Robertson  Search this
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Shepherd, Charles  Search this
Extent:
165 mounted prints (circa 165 mounted prints, albumen)
Culture:
Pushtuns  Search this
East Indians  Search this
Burmese  Search this
Andamanese (Indic people)  Search this
Assamese  Search this
Fakirs  Search this
Pakistanis  Search this
Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people)  Search this
Kashmiri (South Asian people)  Search this
Bengali (South Asian people)  Search this
Tibetans  Search this
Nepalese  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Australia
India
Afghanistan
Assam (India)
Bengal (India)
Rajasthan (India)
Tibet (China)
Nepal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Burma
Andaman Islands (India)
Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Date:
circa 1862-1885
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by Emma A. Koch documenting the people and natural and built environments of India, South Asia, and Australia. The collection largely consists of images of East Indian peoples, structures, scenery, and activities, including tea making and entertainment; areas of India most commonly depicted are Assam, Bengal, and the Andaman Islands. Additional photographs portray people, architecture, and scenery in Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Tibet, and Australia. Most of the photographs were likely taken by Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd (Bourne & Shepherd), with some made by Scowen & Co., Shepherd & Robertson, Benjamin F. Simpson, Reynolds, and Ganey.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 161, USNM ACC 40922
Location of Other Archival Materials:
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 79-38.
Photographs in the Koch Collection (accession 40922), previously filed in Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 8, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 161. These photographs were also collected and donated by Koch in 1903 and form part of this collection.
Additional photograhs by Bourne & Shepherd can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 82-44, Photo Lot 91-27, and Photo Lot 97.
Additional photographs by Shepherd & Robertson can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 8.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives hold additional photographs by Benjamin Simpson, Samuel Bourne, Bourne & Shepherd, Scowen & Co., and Shepherd & Robertson.
Material found in Gus Van Beek's office can also be found in the National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 79-34.
Koch also donated an album of dried flowers to the Department of Anthropology as part of accession 40922.
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Emma A. Koch photograph collection of India, South Asia, and Australia, circa 1862-1885
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Architecture -- India  Search this
Tea trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 161, Emma A. Koch photograph collection of India, South Asia, and Australia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.161
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-161

William F. Baggerman photographs of world travels

Creator:
Baggerman, William F.  Search this
Extent:
1,688 color slides
31 Negatives (acetate, 35 mm)
22 Prints (silver gelatin)
5 color prints
3 Postcards (color halftone)
1 Drawing
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Negatives
Prints
Color prints
Postcards
Drawings
Photographs
Place:
Iran
Afghanistan
Sahara
Tibet (China)
Tara River (Montenegro and Bosnia and Hercegovina)
Algeria
Balkan Peninsula
Brazil
Peru
Amazon River Region
Pakistan
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Sacsahuamán Site (Peru)
Bamiyan Site (Afghanistan)
Date:
circa 1947-1970
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made during William F. Baggerman's travels, including trips on the Pan-American Highway, the Tara River in Yugoslavia, and a Transsaharan "expedition" in the Amazon River Region, and in the Balkans, Tibet, Iran, Afghanistan, and Bakistan. They document people and their natural and built environments, as well as markets, ceremonies and festivals, transportation, and historical sites. Title slides and images of magazine articles and maps indicate that slides in the collection were probably used for lectures. The collection is accompanied by publications, letters, and itineraries relating to Baggerman's travels, as well as audio tapes of Sogyal Rinpoche's Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and jewelry pieces collected by Baggerman (including rings and a bracelet).
Biographical/Historical note:
William Francis Baggerman was a businessman in Missouri and Florida and an advocate for Tibet. An amateur photographer, he documented a variety of organized "expeditions" and "safaris" to foreign destinations, which he made in the 1950s and 1960s.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-23
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Baggerman also donated a Dalton Super Model Adding Machine to the National Museum of American History, in accession 1986.0977.
The Missouri History Museum holds the William F. Baggerman Papers (circa 1940-1991).
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Pan American Highway System  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-23, William F. Baggerman photographs of world travels, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-23
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-23

Joe T. Marshall photograph collection of Philippine peoples and scenes

Collector:
Marshall, Joe T. (Joe Truesdell), 1918-  Search this
Publisher:
Philippines. Bureau of Science  Search this
Photographer:
Paar, Th. (Thomas) (Darjeeling)  Search this
Extent:
104 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Tibetans  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Subanun  Search this
East Indians  Search this
Kalinga (Philippine people)  Search this
Philippine Negritos  Search this
Ifugao (Philippine people)  Search this
Filipinos  Search this
Bontoks (Philippine people)  Search this
Igorot (Philippine people)  Search this
Bagobo (Philippine people)  Search this
Isneg (Philippine people)  Search this
Ilongot (Philippine people)  Search this
Tagalog (Philippine people)  Search this
Tinguian (Philippine people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Philippines
India
Tibet (China)
China
Date:
circa 1890-1912
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs, most of which were made by the Philippines Bureau of Science, documenting people, dwellings, daily activities, scenery, monuments, and transportation. There are also some images of Filipinos after a volcanic eruption. Philippine peoples depicted include Tingian, Tagalog, Igorot, Bontok, Ifugao, Ilongot, Mandaya (Isneg), Bagobo, Kalinga, Philippine Negrito, Subananun, and Filipino.

The collection also includes photographs made in India, China, and Tibet. Most of the Indian and Tibetan photographs are by Th. Paar of Darjeeling.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-18
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Bureau of Science photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 81-58B.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Plants  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 87-18, Joe T. Marshall photograph collection of Philippine peoples and scenes, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-87-18

John Claude White Photograph of Kangmar Valley

Creator:
White, J. Claude (John Claude), b. 1853  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (carbon, image 15 x 20 cm., mounted 40 x 51 cm)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Kangmar
Tibet (China)
China
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of two items: 1. Carbon print by John Claude White, depicting a panoramic view of a mountain valley and village in Kangmar, Tibet, circa 1904.
Arrangement:
Oversized file folder in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
John Claude White (1853-1918) was an amateur British photographer who spent his entire professional life working for the British Raj. From 1883 to 1908, White was stationed in Kathmandu and Sikkim, and his famous images of the Himalayas were taken during this period. He accompanied Francis Younghusband on the British expedition to Tibet in 1903-1904 and made a number of landscape photographs during the campaign, including the image in this collection.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1998.05
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
FSA.A1998.05
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1998-05
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Special Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits  Search this
Extent:
16.33 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (6 oversize drawing boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Video recordings
Videotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1985, 1988, 1991-1995, 1998-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting special exhibitions and traveling exhibitions produced or hosted at the National Museum of Natural History. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Baseball as America;" "America's Wildest Places: Our National Wildlife Refuge System;" "A Place Called Home;" "Dinotopia;" "Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations;" "Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness;" "Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925;" "Spirit of Ancient Colombian Gold;" "Passion for Plants: Contemporary Art from the Shirley Sherwood Collection;" "Peter Rabbit's Garden;" "Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan;" "Caves: A Fragile Wilderness;" "Hawaiian Treasures;" "In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite;" "Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People;" "Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Portraits;" "Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang;" "Masters of the Ocean Realm: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises;" "Korean American Century;" "Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand;" "World of Wonders;" "Desert and Sea: Visions of Baja California;" "Subhankar Banerjee: Seasons of Life and Land;" "Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt;" "Transitions: Photographs by Robert Creamer;" "Visual Griots;" "Ancient Microworlds;" "Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey;" "Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibit;" "Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska;" "Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands;" "Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota;" "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People;" "Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga;" "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists;" "Spiders!;" "Shark!;" "Meteorites on a Mission;" "Voyages of Discovery;" "Making of the Natural History Museum's Galapagos IMAX Film;" "Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver, and Gems;" "Royal Tombs of Sipan;" "Seeds of Change;" and "Wonder Bound: Rare Books on Early Museums." Materials include memoranda, correspondence, press releases, object lists, scripts, installation images, floor plans, architectural drawings, brochures, budgets, checklists, schedules, exhibition catalogs, graphic elements, videos, maps, ephemera, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Floppy disks
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Maps
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Video recordings
Videotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-068, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-068
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Special Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-068

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Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
"Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925," 2006
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-068, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Special Exhibition Records
Special Exhibition Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-068-refidd1e1368

Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 1921-1925, Brochure, 2006

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-289, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach, Program Files
See more items in:
Program Files
Program Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-289-refidd1e825

Oral history interview with Mary Lee Hu

Interviewee:
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Craft Council  Search this
Cleveland Institute of Art -- Students  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Lawrence Arts Center  Search this
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -- Students  Search this
University of Washington -- Faculty  Search this
Baldridge, Mark S., 1946-  Search this
Choo, Chunghi  Search this
Christensen, Hans, 1924-1983  Search this
Dingeldein, Otto  Search this
Eikerman, Alma  Search this
Farafol, Daphne  Search this
Fenster, Fred, 1934-  Search this
Fike, Phillip G., 1927-1997  Search this
Halper, Vicki  Search this
Ho, Ron  Search this
Kidman, Hero  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Marshall, John, 1936-  Search this
Matsukata, Miye, 1922-1981  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
McMurray, James  Search this
Moty, Eleanor  Search this
Noffke, Gary  Search this
Pujol, Eleanor  Search this
Seppä, Heikki  Search this
Turner, Gary  Search this
Warashina, Patti, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 wav files (5 hr., 42 min.), digital)
163 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Afghanistan -- Description and Travel
Australia -- Description and Travel
China -- Description and Travel
Indonesia -- Description and Travel
Iran -- Description and Travel
Nepal -- Description and Travel
Ohio -- Description and Travel
Papua New Guinea -- Description and Travel
Tibet (China) -- Description and Travel
Turkey -- description and travel
Date:
2009 March 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Mary Lee Hu conducted 2009 March 18-19, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Hu's home and studio, in Seattle, Washington.
Hu speaks of growing up outside Cleveland, Ohio; her early interest in making objects; attending the Lawrence Art Center camp in Kansas at the age of 16 where she first experimented with metals; her like of working with tools in order to create something; taking metal smith classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art during high school; attending Miami University in Ohio for two years followed by two years an Cranbrook Academy of Art; working as a TA with L. Brent Kington at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale; her collaborative work in both textiles and metals while at Carbondale which lead to her first experimentation in weaving silver wire; creating a body of work for her Master's thesis in which all the pieces were woven wire; various works, their origins, when, where and why they were created, including her Neckpiece, Choker, Bracelet, Brooch and Ring series; her aesthetic interest in patterns, line and positive/negative space; a limited interest in and use of color in her work; the transition from silver to gold wire; a progressively larger interest in the history of jewelry and body adornment which eventually became a lecture at the University of Washington, where she taught for 26 years; numerous trips around the world to countries such as China, Tibet, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia; a strong interest in ethnic and native jewelry/body adornment practices; the various purposes which jewelry can serve in society; her involvement with the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Council; her technique based teaching practices; the role that modern technology plays in teaching, learning, and making jewelry; the lack of support and funds for metals programs in universities around the country; her library, which includes aver 2,000 books about the history of jewelry and body adornment; her collection of jewelry from around the world; her want to create beautiful and functional jewelry; the public and private aspects to jewelry and it's role in museums; current projects and the importance to maintain interest of metals in younger generations. Hu also recalls Gary Turner, Hans Christensen, Otto Dingeldein, Heikki Seppä, Hero Kielman, Phil Fike, Patti Warashina, Gary Noffke, Elliott Pujol, Chonghi Choo, Daphne Farafo, Vicki Halper, Ron Ho, Miye Matsukata, Alma Eikermann, Mark Baldridge, Kurt Matzdorf, Eleanor Moty, Fred Fenster, John Marshall, James McMurray, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Lee Hu (1943- ) is a metalsmith in Seattle, Washington. Smith was educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Southern Illinois University. She teaches at the University of Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 43 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Body adornment  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Jewelry making -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Jewelry making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Jewelry making -- Technique  Search this
Metal-workers -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hu09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hu09

Joseph Francis Rock Collection

Creator::
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962  Search this
Extent:
2.02 cu. ft. (4 document boxes) (1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Date:
1922-1929
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists chiefly of photographs of landscapes and plants taken by Rock on collecting trips to China and Tibet, 1922-1929. The Rock Specimen Catalog, located in the Botany Library of the National Museum of Natural History, includes a list of plants collected, 1921-1924, and identification of plants taken, 1928-1929. Also in the Botany Department are manuscript maps prepared by Rock showing his itinerary, 1925-1927.
Historical Note:
Joseph Francis Rock (1884-1962) was a botanist who specialized in the flora of Hawaii and China. He directed many expeditions on which he collected zoological, ornithological, and botanical specimens.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
China  Search this
Tibet (China)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7287, Joseph Francis Rock Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7287
See more items in:
Joseph Francis Rock Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7287

Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman in Tibet, China, Mongolia: 1923-25, 6/2/2006

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Guest Services  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-214, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Guest Services, Friday Noon Lecture Program Audiotapes
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Friday Noon Lecture Program Audiotapes
Friday Noon Lecture Program Audiotapes / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa07-214-refidd1e8018

1933 Mount Everest, Nepal and Tibet, China, Houston Mount Everest Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
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National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3130

1933 Mount Everest, Nepal and Tibet, China, Houston Mount Everest Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1933-550-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date / 1933 Mount Everest, Nepal and Tibet, China, Houston Mount Everest Flight
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3131

1933 Mount Everest, Nepal and Tibet, China, Houston Mount Everest Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1933-550-02
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events / Series J1: Events, Air Expositions, Meets, Races, Shows, and Special Flights, by Date / 1933 Mount Everest, Nepal and Tibet, China, Houston Mount Everest Flight
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3134

Robert Brainerd Ekvall and Betty Ekvall photographs of Tibet, China, and Vietnam

Creator:
Ekvall, Robert B. (Robert Brainerd), 1898-1983  Search this
Names:
Christian and Missionary Alliance  Search this
Ekvall, Betty (probable photographer)  Search this
Extent:
146 color slides (circa)
Culture:
Vietnamese  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Tibetans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Vietnam
Tibet (China)
Gansu Sheng (China)
Date:
circa 1925-1940
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Robert Brainerd Ekvall and Betty Ekvall while missionaries on the China-Tibet border. The photographs document Tibetan, Chinese, and Vietnamese people, ceremonies, dances and musicians, shrines, traders, boats, towns, agriculture, and scenery. The collection also includes images of the Ekvalls and other missionaries and a map of Gansu province from the Christian and Missionary Alliance newsletter.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Brainerd Ekvall (1898-1978) and Betty Ekvall were missionaries for the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the Tibetan Plateau on the China-Tibet border. Robert Ekvall was born in Gangsu province, China, to parents who were among the first Christian and Missionary Alliance missionaries in Tibet. After his father's death, Ekvall returned to the United States with his mother. He attended Wheaton Academy and Wheaton College, graduating in 1920. In 1921, Ekvall married fellow Wheaton alumnus Martha Elizabeth Fischer (commonly known as Betty) and both attended the Nyack Missionary Institute. The next year they left for China, where Robert taught at the Bible school. They also traveled into Tibet to establish a mission station in Ngawa. In 1927, the Ekvalls returned to the United States due to political turmoil in China, though they went back to China the following year. On another furlough in the U.S., Robert Ekvall did some graduate work in anthropology at the University Chicago. The Ekvalls returned to Tibet, where Betty Ekvall died of illness in 1940. In 1941, Robert Ekvall traveled to Indochina where their son, David, was doing missionary work; he was repatriated to the United States in 1944 and joined the United States Army in Burma and China. He later published books, articles, and poems on Tibet and China, and taught at the University of Washington.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2003-12
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College holds the oral history interviews, correspondence, photographs, and a manuscript by Ekvall (CN 092).
The Newark Museum holds some Tibetan material from Ekvall.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2003-12, Robert Brainerd Ekvall and Betty Ekvall photographs of Tibet and Indochina, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2003-12
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2003-12

Imperial Russian Geographical Society photographs of Central Tibet

Creator:
Russkoe geograficheskoe obshchestvo  Search this
Photographer:
Norzunov, Ovshe M.  Search this
T︠S︡ybikov, G. T︠S︡. (Gonbochzhab T︠S︡ėbekovich), 1873-1930  Search this
Extent:
50 mounted prints (platinum)
Culture:
Buddhists  Search this
Tibetans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Lhasa (China)
Tibet (China)
Date:
circa 1900
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting Tibetan monasteries, Potala Palace, Tibetan women, cities, and scenery in Central Tibet, including the region's capital, Lhasa. Prints are in a boxed set issued by the Imperial Russian Geographical Society (Russkoe geograficheskoe obshchestvo).
Biographical/Historical note:
G. Ts. Tsybikov was a Russian-educated Buriat scholar and a Buddhist who made a pilgrimage to Lhasa in 1899-1902. He documented his pilgrimage in photographs and made extensive notes on Tibetan society and politics. In May 1903, he presented his photographs and report to the Geographical Society, which won him the society's Przhevalskii prize. Ovshe M. Norzunov was a Mongolian Kalmuk who also traveled to Tibet as a Buddhist pilgrim, in 1989, 1900, and 1901. Because of their Mongolian heritage, Tsybikov and Norzunov were able to enter Lhasa at a time when Western visitors were barred from the city. Their photographs, published in the January 1905 issue of National Geographic, are noted for having created the magazine's "hallmark" photographic focus.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-122
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Digital surrogates of a similar set of photographs are held by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages  Search this
Buddhist monasteries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 76-122, Imperial Russian Geographical Society photographs of Central Tibet, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-122
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76-122

Buxus sinica var. insularis (Nakai) Cheng

Biogeographical Region:
36 - China  Search this
Collector:
Tibet-MacArthur  Search this
Deborah A. Bell  Search this
Dr. Vicki A. Funk  Search this
S. Ge  Search this
Y. Meng  Search this
Dr. Z.L. Nie  Search this
R. H. Ree  Search this
Dr. Jun Wen  Search this
Su-Kung Wu  Search this
Z. Yang  Search this
J. P. Yue  Search this
W. J. Zuo  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2640  Search this
Place:
Dongjiu Xiang: Layue Cun: Sangdanzhongqiao, Linzhi (Nyingchi) Xian, Xizang (Tibet), China, Asia-Temperate
Collection Date:
8 Sep 2006
Common name:
boxwood
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Buxaceae
Published Name:
Buxus sinica var. insularis (Nakai) Cheng
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3099abb9f-819d-43c7-a2e4-0be83776c893
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12611697

Buxus sinica var. insularis (Nakai) Cheng

Biogeographical Region:
36 - China  Search this
Collector:
Tibet-MacArthur  Search this
Deborah A. Bell  Search this
Dr. Vicki A. Funk  Search this
S. Ge  Search this
Y. Meng  Search this
Dr. Z.L. Nie  Search this
R. H. Ree  Search this
Dr. Jun Wen  Search this
Su-Kung Wu  Search this
Z. Yang  Search this
J. P. Yue  Search this
W. J. Zuo  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2640  Search this
Place:
Dongjiu Xiang: Layue Cun: Sangdanzhongqiao, Linzhi (Nyingchi) Xian, Xizang (Tibet), China, Asia-Temperate
Collection Date:
8 Sep 2006
Common name:
boxwood
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Buxaceae
Published Name:
Buxus sinica var. insularis (Nakai) Cheng
Barcode:
00995429
USNM Number:
3540646
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dca7546e-cc79-4af2-aa56-95402844c87d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10243324

Archineura incarnata

Collector:
[Not Stated]  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Tibet, China
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Calopterygidae, Calopteryginae
Published Name:
Archineura incarnata (Karisch, 1891)
Barcode:
00328430
USNM Number:
USNMENT328430
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Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a5a67d45-2b8b-4aa0-ae4b-e874e753d147
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9244165

Calamagrostis emodensis Griseb.

Biogeographical Region:
36 - China  Search this
Collector:
Tibet-MacArthur  Search this
Deborah A. Bell  Search this
Dr. Vicki A. Funk  Search this
S. Ge  Search this
Y. Meng  Search this
Dr. Z.L. Nie  Search this
R. H. Ree  Search this
Dr. Jun Wen  Search this
J. P. Yue  Search this
W. J. Zuo  Search this
Min. Elevation:
3400  Search this
Place:
Qu Xiang, Nielamu (Nyalam) Xian, Xizang (Tibet), China, Asia-Temperate
Collection Date:
15 Sep 2006
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Calamagrostis emodensis Griseb.
Calamagrostis pseudophragmites (Haller f.) Koeler
Barcode:
00995477
USNM Number:
3540857
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c2b5608c-7f30-4067-9ad3-b139cf690452
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10243489

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