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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico

Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Former owner:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
93 Photographic prints
9 Negatives (photographic)
24 Copy negatives
Culture:
Nahua  Search this
Guerrero Nahua  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Wixarika (Huichol)  Search this
Chinantec [Chinantla]  Search this
Cora  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Negatives (photographic)
Copy negatives
Photographs
Negatives
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1933-1940
Summary:
Images consist mostly of portraits of the indigenous people in the Mexican states of Michoacán, Guerrero, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Veracruz. The collection primarily contains images of Wikarika (Huichol) people, but includes images of the Purepecha (Tarasco), Guerrero Nahua, Chinantec [Chinantla], Zoque, Otomí (Otomi), Tzotzil Maya, Yoreme (Mayo) and Zapotec peoples.
Scope and Contents:
The Donald Bush Cordry collection primarily contains photographic prints and negatives made by Cordry while he collected objects from 1935 to 1938 on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Photographic materials from his private 1933 trip to Guerreo and a few taken around 1940 are also housed in the collection. The photographs depict the native peoples of the Mexican states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, and Veracruz and represent people preparing food, making masks, pottery and textiles, and dressing for and participating in ceremonies. In addition there are village scenes and informal portraits of individuals. Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States, includes images shot within the Purepecha (Tarasco) and Guererro Nahua communities between 1935 and 1936. (Negatives: N21118-N21126; Prints: P11986- P12008; Copy Negatives: N36725-N36731) Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States, is the largest series and includes images shot in various Wixarika (Huichol) villages in 1937 and depicts many ceremonial functions. (Prints: P12659-P12672, P12880-P12887, P13273-P13275, P13386-P13414; Copy Negatives: N36855-N36863, N41431-N41432) Series 3: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Sonora and Mexico States, includes images from various culture groups from around 1940. These include Chinantec [Chinantla], Zoque, Otomí (Otomi), Tzotzil Maya, Yoreme (Mayo) and Zapotec. (Prints: P15052-P15053, P15202-P15203, P15347-P15348, P16553-P16562; Copy Negatives: N37306-N37307, N37335-N37336, N37506-N37507)

The photographic prints are all silver gelatin (DOP) and are a range of sizes. The majority of the negatives are copy negatives made by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation during a photo conservation project in the 1960s.
Arrangement note:
Arranged into three series by date and geographical location. Series 1: Michoacán and Guererro States: Purepecha (Tarasco), Guererro Nahua, 1933, 1935-1936; Series 2: Nayarit and Sinaloa States: Wixarika (Huichol), 1937; Series 3: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Sonora States: Various communities, circa 1940. Within each series the prints and negatives are physically arranged by catalog number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Starting in high school, Donald Bush Cordry was deeply committed to theatrical set design and puppetry and while attending the Minneapolis Institute of Art began to carve his own wooden marionettes and hand puppets. In 1931, Cordry made his first trip to Mexico (Guerrero) and become fascinated by contemporary Mexican Indian art, especially mask making. In 1934, Cordry moved to New York to work as a marionette designer for puppeteer Tony Sarg and soon contacted George G. Heye to learn more about Mexican Indian art. From 1935 to 1938, Cordry collected Mexican masks and other art forms on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. On his first 1935 collecting trip for Heye, Cordry traveled throughout the states of Michoacán and Guerrero and collected carved and painted dance masks.

In 1936, Cordry married fellow artist Dorothy Mann. Shortly after their wedding, the newlyweds traveled by horseback for six months through Nayarit, Jalisco, and southern Sonora and extensively collected among and photographed the Huichol, Cora and Mayo Indians. The couple moved to Mexico in 1938, first settling in Oaxaca; in the mid-1940s, no longer working for Heye, they relocated to Mexico City. There Cordry established his own design business and produced decorative Mexican folk art-style crafts. His business was highly successful and his work was featured in House and Garden magazine. The couple moved to Cuernavaca, where in 1953 Cordry suffered a stroke and was forced to close his workshop. His stroke also put an end to his traveling and collecting activities. Deeply interested in the history and traditions of Mexican Indians, Cordry assembled an extensive reading library of pre- and post-conquest Mexico materials and together with his wife published "Costumes and Textiles of the Aztec Indians of the Cuetzalan Region, Puebla, Mexico" (1940); "The Costumes and Weaving of the Zoque Indians of Chiapas, Mexico" (1941); and, most importantly, "Mexican Indian Costumes" (1968). Cordry's monumental "Mexican Masks" (1980) was published shortly after his death. Cordry died in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the age of 71.
Related Materials:
There are around 900 ethnographic items collected by Donald Cordry in Mexico in the National Museum of American Indian's ethnology collections. For more information about these materials contact NMAI Collections.

The National Anthropological Archives (National Museum of Natural History) holds several collections of Donald B. Cordry photographs. See: NAA Photo Lot 87-38, NAA Photo Lot 82-14, and NAA Photo Lot 80-3. The Donald Cordry Mexican mask collection at Natural History can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accession 355867.
Provenance:
The majority of the Donald Cordry photographs came to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation along with field collections in 1936 and 1938. There were additional donations of photographs made by Cordry in 1937, 1940, 1941 and 1943.
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:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- Social life and cutoms  Search this
Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Nayarit (Mexico)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photographic prints
Negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv43995f9d3-738a-4dd3-9cf4-4b071077f0a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-008
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Oaxaca, Chiapas, Sonora, Mexico States: Various communities

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
16 Photographic prints
6 Copy negatives
Culture:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Chinantec [Chinantla]  Search this
Zoque  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Yoreme (Mayo)  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents:
This series includes photographic prints and copy negatives made across Mexico sometime around 1940, after Cordry was no longer working for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. The photographs were included with additional gifts and exchanges with the MAI in 1940, 1941 and 1943. The prints include portraits of Tzotzil Maya women in San Bartolomé de los Llanos, Chiapas; Chinantec [Chinantla] women in Choapam, Oaxaca; Zoque men and women in Copainala and Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas; an Otomi fiesta in Chalma, Mexico; Yoreme (Mayo) man and woman in Huatabampo, Sonora; and a Zapotec woman in Villa Hidalgo (Yalálag), Oaxaca. There are also several images of Zoque masks Cordry collected and two photographs of watercolor paintings made by Cordry.
Prints: P15052-P15053, P15202-P15203, P15347-P15348, P16553-P16562. Copy Negatives: N37306-N37307, N37335-N37336, N37506-N37507.
Collection 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).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Series 3
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4585d1176-e05f-4dc1-82b3-804e3a1a4830
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref512

Tzotzil Maya group in a plaza

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 10
Culture:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1940
Scope and Contents:
Group of Tzotzil Maya women and young girls gathered near a plaza fountain in San Bartolomé de los Llanos, Chiapas State, Mexico. They wear traditional clothing and some hold jugs for gathering water.
Collection 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).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P15052
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 3: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Sonora, Mexico States: Various communities
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv428b59de8-913b-4893-af6a-b21caa71016a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref548

Tzotzil Maya group portrait

Collection Creator:
Cordry, Donald Bush  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Copy negative
Container:
Photo-folder 10
Culture:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Date:
1940
Scope and Contents:
Group portrait of five young Tzotzil Maya women and children in traditional clothing in San Bartolomé de los Llanos, Chiapas State, Mexico. They are posed in front of a fence.
Collection 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).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.008, Item P15053
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Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico
Donald B. Cordry photographs from Mexico / Series 3: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Sonora, Mexico States: Various communities
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv47f3d4c3f-1f51-414b-add7-abca018a9eab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-008-ref549

Irving Goldman papers

Creator:
Goldman, Irving, 1911-2002  Search this
Names:
Jenner Committee  Search this
Extent:
27 Sound recordings
9.3 Linear feet (26 boxes)
Culture:
Shuswap  Search this
Modoc  Search this
Cubeo (Kobeua)  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Nuxalk (Bellacoola)  Search this
Dakelh (Carrier)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Field notes
Photographs
Color slides
Place:
Vaupés (Colombia)
Chiapas (Mexico)
British Columbia
Date:
1928-1999
bulk 1934-1994
Summary:
Irving Goldman (1911-2002) was an anthropologist who conducted research among the Modoc Indians in California, the Ulkatcho Carrier of British Columbia, and the Cubeo Indians in the Vaupes region of the Northwest Amazon. The focus of the collection is Goldman's field research on the Cubeo. The collection also includes some materials relating to his work on the Modoc, the Ulkatcho Carrier, Polynesians, and Tzotzil of Chamula Indians of Chiapas, Mexico. Other materials in the collection include his professional and personal correspondence and his writings. Another important part of this collection is from his personal materials. Goldman was a Communist from 1936-1942, and in 1953 was brought before the Jenner Committee. The file Goldman kept of this investigation includes a transcript of his appearance in front of the Committee, as well as many newspaper clippings.
Scope and Contents:
The focus of the collection is Irving Goldman's field research on the Cubeo Indians of Vaupes, Colombia. In addition to documentation from multiple trips to Cubeo, the collection also includes some materials relating to his work on the Modoc, the Ulkatcho Carrier, Polynesians, and Tzotzil of Chamula Indians of Chiapas, Mexico. The Cubeo materials include field notes, research notes, questionnaires and photographs that Goldman used in his publications, which include The Cubeo: Indians of the Northwest Amazon and Hehenewa of the Cuduiari: An Introduction to Cubean Religious Thought, which was published posthumously as Cubeo Hehenewa Religious Thought: Metaphysics of a Northwestern Amazonian People. Additional materials from his Cubeo research are 26 field recordings of music, interviews, and dances. Also in the collection is a sound recording relating to the Kwakiutl Indians. The work on Polynesia for his publication "Ancient Polynesian Society" consist of his reading notes. His Ulkatcho Carrier notes contain language material from his field research among the Ulkatcho, Nazko, and Quesnel, three Carrier bands in the Blackwater dialect group. His notes from his research in Chiapas contain ethnographic and linguistic notes on what appears to be Tzotzil. The Modoc materials also contain ethnographic and linguistic notes.

The correspondence in the collection is a mix of professional and personal. This includes correspondence from former students and recommendations he wrote for them. In the writing series are notes and edits of chapters and manuscripts for his books, as well as articles that Goldman wrote and a couple of speeches he gave. The collection includes many photographs, most of which do not have descriptions of locations. The identified photographs include images from Vaupes and Chiapas, Mexico. There is one folder that includes some photographs of the Modoc and another that contains pictures from the British Columbia Ulkatcho.

Another important part of this collection is a file on the Jenner Committee's investigation of Goldman and a transcript of his testimony in front of the committee, as well as many newspaper clippings.

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 in 7 series: (1) Professional Correspondence, 1951-1999; (2) Field Research, 1935-40, 1955-90, undated [Bulk 1970-1985, undated]; (3) Writings, 1941-45, 1958-94 [Bulk 1968-85]; (4) Conferences, 1975-1976; (5) Personal Material, 1928-1977 [Bulk 1943-1958]; (6) Photographs, Undated, 1934, 1948-40, 1948, 1955, 1962-79 [Bulk 1978-1979]; (7) Microfilm, undated; (8) Sound recordings, 1968-70, 1986, undated.
Biographical Note:
Irving Goldman was born September 2, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York to Louis and Golda Goldman, immigrants from Russia. Goldman graduated from Brooklyn College in 1933, and continued from there to Columbia University for graduate work, where he studied under Franz Boas. In 1936, he joined the American Communist Party, but left the party in 1942.

As a graduate student, Goldman conducted research among the Modoc Indians in California (1934) and the Cubeo in the Vaupes region of the Northwest Amazon (1939). For his graduate work at Columbia, he focused on the Ulkatcho Carrier of British Columbia, which he researched from 1935-36. His thesis, "The Alkatcho Carrier of British Columbia" was published in Acculturation in Seven American Indian Tribes (1940). Goldman received his Ph.D. in 1941.

Goldman began World War II as a Research Analyst for the Coordinator of InterAmerican Affairs (1942-43). He was reassigned to the Office of Strategic Services, where he was a 2nd Lieutenant (1943-1945). In 1945 he was transferred to the U.S. Department of State, where he was the Chief of Branch for the Office of Research and Analysis, until he was released in 1947 as a security risk due to his earlier involvement with communism.

Goldman taught at Sarah Lawrence from 1947 until 1981, where he also served on many faculty committees, as well as their Board of Trustees. During this time, Goldman also continued his anthropological research. He spent 1955 in Chiapas, Mexico, studying Tzotzil of Chamula Indians. He also did library research on Polynesia, which led to his book Ancient Polynesian Society (1970), a key work in anthropological thought. During his time at Sarah Lawrence College, Goldman also published two other significant books: The Cubeo: Indians of the Northwest Amazon (1963) and The Mouth of Heaven: An Introduction to Kwakiutl Religious Thought (1975). In 1968, he returned to the Cubeo, continuing his research there into the early 1980s. His wife, Hannah, who died in 1986, traveled occasionally with him. From 1980 to 1987, Goldman taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

During the McCarthy era, in 1953, Goldman was forced to testify before the Jenner Senate Committee, which investigated connections between academics and communism. While Goldman admitted to having been a part of the party, he took his First Amendment right to avoid naming others who he knew had been members. This was a risky and rare tactic; however it had a positive outcome for him, as Sarah Lawrence College, where Goldman was teaching at the time, decided not to fire him since he had spoken his conscious and no more.

Goldman died April 7, 2002. Goldman's peers considered him to have "insightful analyses that were often ahead of his time" (Rubel 2003) and to have had "the courage to tackle big problems in the realm of comparative research." (Rubel 2003) His final manuscript was published posthumously as Cubeo Henewa Religious Thought: Metaphysics of a Northwestern Amazonian People (2004).

Sources Consulted

Rubel, Paul and Abraham Rosman. 2003. Irving Goldman (1911-2002). American Anthropologist 105:4.

Shenn, Jody. 2002. Remembering Irving Goldman. News and Events at Sarah Lawrence.

Schildkrout, Enid, and Irving Goldman. 1989. A Conversation with Irving Goldman. American Ethnologist 16:3.

1911 -- Born April 18 in New York, New York.

1933 -- Earns B.S. from Brooklyn College.

1934 -- Fieldwork on Modoc Indians, California.

1935-1936 -- Fieldwork on Ulkatcho Carrier Indians, British Columbia.

1939-1940 -- First fieldwork on Cubeo Indians, Vaupes, Colombia.

1941 -- Earns Ph.D. from Columbia University.

1942 -- Research Analyst on Latin America for the Coordinator of InterAmerican Affairs.

1943-1945 -- 2nd Lieutenant for the Office of Strategic Services.

1945-1947 -- Chief of Branch for the Office of Research and Analysis for the United States State Department.

1947 -- Left State Department; began to teach at Sarah Lawrence College.

1953 -- Investigated by the Jenner Committee for his communist connections.

1955 -- Fieldwork on Tzotzil of Chamula Indians, Chiapas, Mexico.

1968-1980 -- Goldman continuously returned to Vaupes, Colombia to study the Cubeo.

1980 -- Began to teach at the New School for Social Research.

1981 -- Retired from Sarah Lawrence College.

1987 -- Retired from the New School for Social Research.

2002 -- Died April 7, 2002 in Brooklyn, New York.
Related Materials:
Materials at the NAA relating to Irving Goldman's involvement with the Handbook of South American Indians can be found in Manuscript 4846 and the Handbook of South American Indians records, 1934-47.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Sonya Shenn of the Department of Anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2002. An unidentified 8mm film in the collection was transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives in 2007 (HSFA 2008.04)
Restrictions:
Access to the Irving Goldman papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Cubeo language  Search this
Carrier language  Search this
Bella Coola language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Tzotzil language  Search this
Modoc language  Search this
Shuswap language  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Color slides -- 1960-1990
Citation:
Irving Goldman papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2003-11
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw342644939-5f47-4aa5-8da9-53912e4adca1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2003-11

Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin papers

Creator:
Berlin, Elois Ann, 1937-  Search this
Former owner:
Berlin, Brent  Search this
Extent:
104 Linear feet
Culture:
Aguaruna (Aguarana)  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
South America
North America
Chiapas (Mexico)
Amazonas (Peru)
Date:
circa 1960 - circa 2007
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin's ethnobiological, ethnomedical, nutritional anthropological and ethnolinguistic research in Chiapas, Mexico (among the Tzeltal and Tzotzil-speaking communities of Highland Chiapas) and Amazonas, Peru (among the Aguaruna and Huambisa-speaking communities of the Cenepa and Santiago Rivers, tributaries of the Marañón River). The collection includes Brent's color classification research; teaching files; and materials from the Berlins' various projects, such as the South American Indian languages Documentation Project (SAILDP); Programa de Colaboración sobre Medicina Indigena Tradicional y Herbolaria (PROCOMITH), and Maya ICGB.

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.
Provenance:
Received from Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin in 2010 and 2017.
Restrictions:
Access to the Brent and Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ethnobotany  Search this
Traditional medicine  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Brent Berlin and Elois Ann Berlin papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2010-05
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f450cf2a-9769-48b4-aa36-7a051021ef8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2010-05

Frederick Starr negatives and lantern slides

Creator:
Starr, Frederick, 1859-1933  Search this
Photographer:
Lang, Charles B.  Search this
Grabic, Louis  Search this
Extent:
152 Lantern slides
3344 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Zoque  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo  Search this
Mazatec [Huautla]  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Maya  Search this
Wampanoag  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Mazahua  Search this
Ute  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tzeltal Maya  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Triqui (Trique) [San Joan Copala]  Search this
Shuar  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Chol Maya  Search this
Totonac  Search this
Osage  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Tonkawa  Search this
Otomí (Otomi)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Mixe  Search this
Chinantec  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Chibcha  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Mehináku (Mehinacu)  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Cahuilla  Search this
Haida  Search this
Karajá (Caraja)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Teotihuacán (archaeological culture)  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Purepecha (Tarasco)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Macushi (Macusi)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Negatives (photographic)
Negatives
Place:
Colombia
Washington
West Virginia
Kansas
Kentucky
New Mexico
Brazil
Ecuador
Missouri
Wisconsin
Oklahoma
Ohio
New York
Georgia
Mexico
Iowa
Arkansas
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Alaska
Date:
1894-1910
Summary:
The collection includes materials from cultures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, and Guiana: Acoma Pueblo, Apache, Arapaho, Arikara, Assiniboine, Caddo, Cahuilla, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chibcha, Chinantec, Chippewa (Ojibwa), Choco, Chol, Chontal, Cochiti Pueblo, Crow, Cuicatec, Eskimo, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huastec, Huave, Iowa, Iroquois, Isleta, Karaja, Kwakiutl, Laguna Pueblo, Macusi, Mandan, Maya, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mehinaku, Menomini, Mixe, Mixtec, Navajo, Nez Perce, Osage, Otomi, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pima, Ponca, Potawatomi, Salish, San Blas, San Felipe Pueblo, Sauk & Fox, Shuar, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Tarasco, Teotihuacan, Tepehua, Tlaxcala, Tlingit, Tonkawa, Totonac, Triqui, Tzental, Tzotzil, Ute, Wampanoag, Zapotec, Zoque, Zuni.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged by item number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Frederick Starr was born in Auburn, New York, on September 2, 1858. He received a Ph.D. in biology in 1884 at Coe College, where he was later appointed professor of biology. Starr did postgraduate work in anthropology at Yale. In 1889 he was appointed head of Ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History, and in 1892 he was chosen by William Harper to organize the Anthropology Department at the new University of Chicago. Starr remained at the University until his retirement in 1923. Besides his field studies with various Indian tribes in the United States, Starr traveled to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Guiana, Japan, the Philippines, and Africa. He died in Tokyo, Japan, on August 14, 1933. Starr was the author of several books and scholarly articles.
General note:
Starr hired professional photographers Charles B. Lang and Louis Grabic to accompany him on his field trips. One lantern slide of Moses Ladd (Menomini) was taken by William H. Jackson.
Provenance:
Dr. Frederick Starr, Purchased, circa 1929
Restrictions:
Access restricted. Researchers should contact the staff of the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection.
Topic:
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Colombia  Search this
Indians of North America -- Alaska  Search this
Indians of North America -- Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of Central America -- Guatemala  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Midwest  Search this
Indians of South America -- Ecuador  Search this
Indians of South America -- Guiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.052
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv40602e9f6-8984-4da6-a139-bd97c27fa824
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-052

Ceremonial Chocolate Gourd Set

Donor Name:
Walter F. Morris Jr.  Search this
Culture:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Object Type:
Gourd Container / Cover
Place:
Venustiano Carranza, Chiapas, Mexico, North America
Accession Date:
4 Aug 1978
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
332766
USNM Number:
E419566-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/324d1b7b0-aa6e-4a69-8788-87d737f7e3be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8452043

Man's hat

Culture/People:
probably Chamula Maya (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Sandra Froehner Evans, Non-Indian  Search this
Stanley C. Froehner, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Sandra Froehner Evans, Non-Indian  Search this
Stanley C. Froehner, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Man's hat
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber, wool yarn, ribbon
Techniques:
Braided, stitched
Dimensions:
37.6 x 37.6 x 15.5 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
San Cristobal Market; San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Date created:
1985
Catalog Number:
26/6566
Barcode:
266566.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66f0ae3ad-2185-4ae1-ae57-c4594ffd60a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391714
Online Media:

Man's hat

Culture/People:
probably Chamula Maya (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Sandra Froehner Evans, Non-Indian  Search this
Stanley C. Froehner, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Sandra Froehner Evans, Non-Indian  Search this
Stanley C. Froehner, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Man's hat
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber, imitation/faux leather, ribbon, cotton thread
Techniques:
Braided, sewn, tied
Dimensions:
40.0 x 4.5 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
San Juan Chamula; Chamula Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created:
1985
Catalog Number:
26/6606
Barcode:
266606.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b2dfcb47-d1eb-4656-87f9-dbe00a1b2b65
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391754
Online Media:

Man's hat

Culture/People:
probably Huixteco Maya [Chiapas] (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Sandra Froehner Evans, Non-Indian  Search this
Stanley C. Froehner, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Sandra Froehner Evans, Non-Indian  Search this
Stanley C. Froehner, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Man's hat
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber, wool yarn, thread
Techniques:
Braided, sewn, knotted, woven
Dimensions:
36.0 x 4.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Huixtán; Huixtán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created:
1985
Catalog Number:
26/6607
Barcode:
266607.000
See related items:
Huixteco Maya [Chiapas]
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d03684b6-638a-4379-a2ae-7701481a1e55
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391755
Online Media:

Woman's dress

Culture/People:
probably Chamula Maya (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's dress
Media/Materials:
Cotton-synthetic cloth, embroidery floss, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, embroidered
Dimensions:
107.0 x 91.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1975
Catalog Number:
26/6991
Barcode:
266991.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60364be54-ed3e-4d8e-ae0b-72f60569374c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_393991
Online Media:

Man's coat/jacket

Culture/People:
Chamula Maya  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Man's coat/jacket
Media/Materials:
Wool felt, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, fringed
Dimensions:
106.0 x 132.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created:
1975-1977
Catalog Number:
26/6992
Barcode:
266992.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws690b775d9-810a-4e5b-b1a7-8e080f1e45ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_393992
Online Media:

Woman's huipil/shirt

Culture/People:
probably Chamula Maya (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's huipil/shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, embroidery floss, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, embroidered
Dimensions:
73.0 x 100.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Date created:
1970-1975
Catalog Number:
26/6993
Barcode:
266993.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a0d5e948-340b-404b-b308-194fd84f1576
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_393993
Online Media:

Woman's huipil/shirt

Culture/People:
probably Chamula Maya (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's huipil/shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, embroidery floss, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, embroidered
Dimensions:
57.0 x 79.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Date created:
1970-1975
Catalog Number:
26/6994
Barcode:
266994.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c37ba39a-842b-41ca-87c5-be7db9f6fc41
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_393994
Online Media:

Man's shirt

Culture/People:
probably Chamula Maya (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Man's shirt
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, tasseled
Dimensions:
73.0 x 100.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas; San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico (inferred)
Date created:
1970-1975
Catalog Number:
26/6995
Barcode:
266995.000
See related items:
Chamula Maya
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a54eb14c-2857-4894-be3a-f5c3150d9bbf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_393995
Online Media:

Man's basket hat

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Collector:
Carl R. Berman, Non-Indian, 1915-1990  Search this
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Previous owner:
Carl R. Berman, Non-Indian, 1915-1990  Search this
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Donor:
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Object Name:
Man's basket hat
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber, wool yarn, ribbon
Techniques:
Braided, sewn
Dimensions:
40.5 x 1.0 x 13.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Zinacantán; Zinacantán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created:
1950-1960
Catalog Number:
26/8545
Barcode:
268545.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60acfeabb-6e1d-4829-9f68-86d7694ec704
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_400947
Online Media:

Man's basket hat

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Collector:
Carl R. Berman, Non-Indian, 1915-1990  Search this
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Previous owner:
Carl R. Berman, Non-Indian, 1915-1990  Search this
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Donor:
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Object Name:
Man's basket hat
Media/Materials:
Palm fiber, thread, twine/string
Techniques:
Braided, sewn
Dimensions:
5.8 x 32.4 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Zinacantán; Zinacantán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created:
1950-1960
Catalog Number:
26/8546
Barcode:
268546.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68157f9fd-d865-403a-a135-1e2c5fee0390
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_400950
Online Media:

Backpack

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Collector:
Carl R. Berman, Non-Indian, 1915-1990  Search this
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Previous owner:
Carl R. Berman, Non-Indian, 1915-1990  Search this
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Donor:
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Object Name:
Backpack
Media/Materials:
Cotton twine/string
Techniques:
Looped
Dimensions:
53.5 x 23.0 cm
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Zinacantán; Zinacantán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created:
1950-1960
Catalog Number:
26/8547
Barcode:
268547.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws681021ea6-0ded-4e32-95fc-36e2052f8f86
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_400963
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Tzotzil Maya  Search this
Collector:
Carl R. Berman, Non-Indian, 1915-1990  Search this
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Previous owner:
Carl R. Berman, Non-Indian, 1915-1990  Search this
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Donor:
Blanche P. Berman (Blanche Polsky Berman), Non-Indian, 1913-2012  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn, wool yarn
Techniques:
Woven, embroidered, braided, fringed
Dimensions:
38.5 x 31.3 x 5.3 cm
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Zinacantán; Zinacantán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Date created:
1950-1960
Catalog Number:
26/8548
Barcode:
268548.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66861874e-f700-44b1-a429-760c67319338
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_400974
Online Media:

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