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"The social structure of a French village community with special reference to the kinship system"

Collection Creator:
Gallagher, Orvoell Roger, 1916-1975  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Scope and Contents:
M.A. thesis, London School of Economics
Collection Restrictions:
The O. Roger Gallagher papers are open for research.

Access to the O. Roger Gallagher requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
O. Roger Gallagher papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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O. Roger Gallagher Papers
O. Roger Gallagher Papers / Studies of French Communities
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39eff5016-fde0-42ae-8364-7215c07c7703
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0212-ref16

Grewia sp.

Biogeographical Region:
25 - East Tropical Africa  Search this
Collector:
William Richard Quentin Luke  Search this
L. Festo  Search this
Abdullah  Search this
Max. Elevation:
260  Search this
Min. Elevation:
250  Search this
Place:
Makuyuni Division; Makuyuni Ward; Kimboza Community Forest Reserve, N of River Ruvu; SE end of Kimboza Kibangire Village community forest., Morogoro Rural District, Morogoro, Tanzania, Africa
Collection Date:
20 Mar 2006
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Common name:
"Sely"
Afopotsy
Afotra
Hafojaza
Hafotra
Tanggle
Valo
afotrantsohy
grewia
hafatra-oncora
hafopotsy
kayu ibang
o hugerongo
selimbarika
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Malvales Tiliaceae
Published Name:
Grewia sp.
Barcode:
01208157
USNM Number:
3518107
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Crowdsourcing Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/347c20764-99f8-442a-a9a0-e15f369180b7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11143333
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The American Egypt, Street Scene in the Village of Walpi, Arizona [picture postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Publisher:
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color, 3.5" x 5.5.")
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Arizona  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Walpi (Arizona)
Scope and Contents:
Color reproduction of hand-tinted image depicting a village scene in a Native American community. To the left, a row of dwellings with multiple stories. At the bottom stands a woman, and behind her another woman holds a child's hand. This scene is reminiscent of one that shows a "suburb" of El Paso inhabited by Mexican families.
General:
Series I, Box 1, U.S.A.--Arizona.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Village Communities  Search this
Pueblos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / Arizona - Specific geographical locations
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80e47b7e9-2bda-4711-b7bd-9c4c082cdd67
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2186

Taos Indian Pueblo and Cliff Dweller Ruins: Cliff Dweller Canyon [postcard]

Topic:
Ethnic Imagery Project, Archives Center
Collector:
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Philatelic Collection, Smithsonian Institution.  Search this
Blenkle, Victor A., Dr., 1900-1978 (physician)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (color; Ink on paper, 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".)
Container:
Box 3, Item Grouping U.S.A.--Colorado--Geographical Views.
Culture:
Taos Indians  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Taos (Colo.)
Colorado -- 1920-1930
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0200-0000077 (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Village Communities  Search this
Ruins -- Colorado  Search this
Manitou (Algonquian deity)  Search this
Pueblos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards -- 1920-1930
Picture postcards -- 1920-1930
Collection Citation:
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection, c. 1880-c. 1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
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Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection
Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection / Series 1: Geographical Locations within United States / Colorado - Geographical Views
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83be187c3-64b6-4d24-bc94-834a5091c9e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0200-ref2227

Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
C. Delnatte  Search this
S. Bun  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Bord de piste forestiere. Dans les premiers km le long de la piste en partant du village; Commune dans ce milieu perturbe  Search this
Min. Elevation:
200  Search this
Place:
Piste de Bélizon, region de Saul, French Guiana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
24 Aug 2007
Common name:
Fefeimata
Oson-likantinkap
Sirinit (Sungei)
doehoet, doehoet tawar
la'au shaneso
os en mikantinkap
si lohot
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Amaranthaceae
Published Name:
Cyathula prostrata (L.) Blume
Barcode:
00998788
USNM Number:
3554827
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b0f0caf4-1d9e-4add-9f38-fe40322d0b27
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10716534
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Helen DeMott papers, 1896-1997

Creator:
DeMott, Helen, 1920-1997  Search this
DeMott, Helen, 1920-1997  Search this
Subject:
Bland, Celia  Search this
Chester, Alfred  Search this
Burkhardt, Rudy  Search this
Eastman, Max  Search this
Finkelstein, Miriam  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Ponsot, Marie  Search this
Rolick, Esther G.  Search this
Schloss, Edith  Search this
Wright, Clifford  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Watercolors
Photographs
Manuscripts
Travel diaries
Poems
Notes
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11100
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)243969
AAA_collcode_demohele
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_243969
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Sida setosa Mart. ex Colla

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
C. Delnatte  Search this
S. Bun  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Bord de piste forestiere. Dans les premiers km le long de la piste en partant du village; Commune par taches sur cette portion de piste  Search this
Min. Elevation:
200  Search this
Place:
Piste de Bélizon, region de Saul, French Guiana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
24 Aug 2007
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Malvales Malvaceae
Published Name:
Sida setosa Mart. ex Colla
Barcode:
00998787
USNM Number:
3554826
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dd1e041f-54ad-46bb-b01d-ce9b2a6f0eff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10716531

Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Artist:
Antonio Salemme, 1892 - 2 May 1995  Search this
Sitter:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 3 Nov 1879 - 26 Aug 1962  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Without Base: 31.8cm (12 1/2")
With Base: 47cm (18 1/2")
Base: 15.2 x 15.2 x 15.2cm (6 x 6 x 6")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1965 cast from c. 1926 original
Topic:
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Male  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Natural Resources\Explorer\Arctic  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Science and Technology\Scientist\Cartographer  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Literature\Writer\Scientific  Search this
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Dartmouth College
Object number:
EXH.CP.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm483d7942b-1956-43b6-aa04-7d6f0f07d148
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.CP.18

[Post Village]: signs and signboard.

Photographer:
Hinds, Steve  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Post Village (Smyrna, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Cobb County -- Smyrna
Date:
1997.
Scope and Contents:
"The centrally located Leasing Center leases for the entire Post Village community. Variegated Ginger and Angel Wing Begonias front the sign marking the location of the Leasing Center."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Georgia -- Smyrna.  Search this
Signs and signboards  Search this
Caladium  Search this
Office buildings  Search this
Begonias  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GA157002
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia / GA157: Smyrna -- Post Village
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6254a4d6b-fb0c-4ae8-87a4-5db77f615f8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23992

[Post Village]: community gardens.

Photographer:
Christensen, Carol  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Post Village (Smyrna, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Cobb County -- Smyrna
Date:
1996.
Scope and Contents:
"Residents enjoy the use of the garden rooms in the rear of their apartment homes."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Georgia -- Smyrna.  Search this
Dogs  Search this
People  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Apartment houses  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Community gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GA157005
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia / GA157: Smyrna -- Post Village
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6de777d7f-080c-475f-a730-e6cfe5166b5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23995

[Post Village]: community gardens.

Photographer:
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Post Village (Smyrna, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Cobb County -- Smyrna
Date:
1997 Jun.
Scope and Contents:
"The shade garden off the main pool area has Astilbes in the foreground and Hostas flowering in the rear."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Georgia -- Smyrna.  Search this
Community gardens  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Hosta  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Astilbes  Search this
Benches, wooden  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GA157006
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia / GA157: Smyrna -- Post Village
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69a94ed71-6053-45ea-94b1-9ef2004931fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23996

Audio Log Sheets

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife / Series 2: American Folklore Society Centennial / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5603c05dc-94c1-46e0-9b6d-2ef2cafc6f3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1988-ref2018
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Benjamin Harrison Hay film of Buck Run mining community

Creator:
Hay, Benjamin Harrison  Search this
Extent:
2 Film reels (33 minutes, black-and-white silent; 800 feet, 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
North America
Pennsylvania
Buck Run (Schuylkill County, Pa.)
Date:
circa 1930-1940
Scope and Contents:
Footage documenting coal mine operation and other activities in Schuykill County, Pennsylvania filmed by Mr. Wettereau's uncle, Benjamin Hay. Footage shows local people, school children, mine workers and miners, and a man with a dog (collie) posing for camera or working. Much of the footage shows the daily workings of an anthracite coal mining operation (Schuykill County, Pennsylvania) in both winter and warmer weather.

Shown are steam shovels moving coal, various rail cars that are empty, filled with coal, being filled with coal and carrying miners into and out of tunnel; bull dozer pushing dirt; track workers working on the train tracks; workers laying pipe across trestle over ravine and alongside rail tracks; water running out of a tunnel through a sluiceway; internal shots of large mine building and men picking up their pay at window. Writing on bull dozer and steam shovel reads: Bazley Inc, Pottsville, PA. Also captured is a spirited horse (thoroughbred?) held by a man and being ridden by a man; car being pulled out of snow bank; homes in a town with two young women (one in raccoon coat) playing with two dogs (one is the collie) in snow (older woman with camera photographing them); tree branches and power and telephone lines and poles weighed down with ice (presumably after a winter ice storm).

Legacy keywords: Coal mines and mining ; Heavy machinery ; Railroad ties ; Railroad cars ; Railroad tracks ; Ice ; Land use, Rural ; Village Communities ; Amateur films

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 Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 1983.12.1
Provenance:
Received from Richard B. Wettereau and Cynthia Wettereau in 1983.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Coal mines and mining  Search this
Coal miners  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
Benjamin Harrison Hay film of Buck Run mining community, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1983.12
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc90ea6de26-f77a-49ca-bd88-0404831da730
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1983-12
Online Media:

Poverty and piety in an English village : Terling, 1525-1700 / Keith Wrightson and David Levine

Author:
Wrightson, Keith  Search this
Levine, David 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Case studies
History
Place:
England
Essex
Terling (England)
Terling
Date:
1995
Topic:
Village communities  Search this
Rural development  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Sociology & Social History  Search this
Social Sciences  Search this
Social Conditions  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HN398.T45
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150128

Community and clientele in twelfth-century Tuscany : the origins of the rural commune in the plain of Lucca / Chris Wickham

Author:
Wickham, Chris 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
History
Place:
Italy
Lucca (Province)
Lucca (Italy : Province)
Tuscany (Italy)
Tuscany
Date:
1998
To 1434
Topic:
Villages--History  Search this
Rural population--History  Search this
Rural conditions  Search this
Rural population  Search this
Villages  Search this
Sociology & Social History  Search this
Social Sciences  Search this
Social Conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HN488.L82W5313
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1150165

Helen DeMott papers

Creator:
DeMott, Helen, 1920-1997  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Photographs  Search this
Bland, Celia  Search this
Burkhardt, Rudy  Search this
Chester, Alfred, 1928-1971  Search this
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969  Search this
Finkelstein, Miriam  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Ponsot, Marie  Search this
Rolick, Esther G., 1922-  Search this
Schloss, Edith, 1919-  Search this
Wright, Clifford, 1919-  Search this
Extent:
7.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Watercolors
Photographs
Manuscripts
Travel diaries
Poems
Notes
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Date:
1896-1997
Summary:
The papers of painter Helen DeMott measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1896-1997. DeMott's painting career from 1940-1996 is documented through her numerous sketchbooks and original artwork. Also found is biographical material, correspondence, writings and poems, scrapbooks, printed material, photographic material, audio and video recordings, and scattered material from collagist Ray Johnson.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Helen DeMott measure 7.9 linear feet and date from 1896-1997. DeMott's painting career from 1940-1996 is documented through her numerous sketchbooks and original artwork. Also found is biographical material, correspondence, writings and poems, scrapbooks, printed material, photographic material, audio and video recordings, and scattered material from collagist Ray Johnson.

The scattered biographical material contains official documents, DeMott's resume, circulars and receipts from the Art School of the National Academy of Design, and two obituaries. Correspondence includes letters from publishers regarding DeMott's book proposal "Geography into Landscape," correspondence with universities and scientific institutions regarding her Wave series, and personal correspondence including letters from photographer, filmmaker, and painter Rudy Burckhardt, writer Alfred Chester, painter Clifford Wright, and collagist Edith Schloss.

The bulk of the writings is DeMott's poetry, as well as some artist's statements, loose notes, a speech, travel diaries, and handwritten, typed, and edited manuscripts, including a typed manuscript of "Geography into Landscape." Writings by others include poetry by Celia Bland, Miriam Finkelstein, and Marie Ponsot. Scrapbooks document DeMott's research and artwork related to waves and includes clippings, photographs of artwork, sketches and notations, and typed notes on painting waves. Printed material includes magazine and newspaper articles about Helen DeMott and various other artists, and many articles related to water waves.

Photographic material includes black and white photographs of DeMott's artwork and personal photographs. Of interest is a 1943 photograph of a group at the Art Students League which includes Ester Rolick, Edith Schloss, Max Eastman, and Helen DeMott. Also found are slides and transparencies of artwork and slides for lectures on waves. Audiovisual Recordings include one reel-to-reel tape and five videotapes, some related to DeMott's study of waves.

There is one folder of material from collagist Ray Johnson containing scattered letters and mail art, exhibition fliers, and collages. Measuring 4.2 linear feet, the bulk of DeMott's papers are sketchbooks and original artwork spanning her artistic career. There are numerous loose sketches, notes, sketchbooks, holiday cards, watercolors, and oversized drawings in pencil, ink, and oil pastels, much of which is related to waves. Original artwork by others includes Esther Rolick and Edith Schloss.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 9 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1911-1997 (Boxes 1, 9; 7 folders)

Series 2: Letters and Correspondence, 1896, 1930-1995 (Boxes 1-2; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1950-circa 1996 (Boxes 2-3; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1967-1989 (Box 3; 2 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1961-1996 (Boxes 3, 9; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-1996 (Boxes 3-4, 9; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Audiovisual Recordings, 1975, 1978, undated (Box 4; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Ray Johnson, 1947, 1963, undated (Box 4; 1 folder)

Series 9: Artwork, 1941-1996 (Boxes 4-9, OV 10-13; 4.2 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Helen DeMott (1920-1997) was a New York City based painter and poet and well-known East Village community activist.

In the 1940s, DeMott attended the National Academy of Design and Art Students League. In the late 1960s, DeMott began focusing her work on the scientific study of waves, specifically the structure of water wave surfaces, a theme that remained in her work for the rest of her career. In 1974-1975, DeMott completed two building murals of water wave structures in New York City: Wave Spill, located at 155 First Avenue and 10th Street; and River Wave, at 509 Amsterdam Avenue. She had a solo exhibition at the Green Mountain Gallery in 1969, and exhibited at the ground-breaking alternative space, 112 Workshop/112 Greene Street in 1979. DeMott was received a number of grants and awards throughout her career including National Community Arts Competition winner in 1974, a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (CAPS) in 1976, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1978, and a Gottleib Foundation grant in 1983. She passed away in 1997.
Provenance:
The Helen DeMott papers were a bequest to the Archives of American Art in 2003 by James Goldiner, executive for the estate of Helen DeMott.
Restrictions:
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Citation:
Helen DeMott papers, 1896-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.demohele
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Sydel Silverman papers

Creator:
Silverman, Sydel  Search this
Names:
American Anthropological Association  Search this
City University of New York  Search this
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research  Search this
Extent:
24.96 Linear feet (59 document boxes plus 1 oversize box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Italy
Monte Castello di Vibio (Italy)
Date:
1939-2010
bulk 1949-2010
Summary:
The Sydel Silverman papers, 1939-2010 (bulk 1949-2010) document her field research in Italy, her work as an educator and foundation executive, and her involvement in professional organizations. Sydel Silverman taught at Queens College in New York, was Executive Officer of the CUNY Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, and served as president of the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Her primary fields of research have been agrarian communities in Italy and the history and practice of anthropology. Materials in the collection include field notes, journals, correspondence, calendars, published and unpublished writings, conference papers and lectures, teaching files, student files, photographs and slides, and sound recordings.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the professional papers of anthropologist Sydel Silverman. Included are research materials consisting of field notes, journals, other scholars' publications, and newspaper clippings; correspondence; postcards; calendars; published and unpublished writings; conference papers and lectures; brochures; itineraries; conference meeting notes; teaching files, including syllabi and reading lists; student files such as class notes and papers from Silverman's years as an anthropology student; photographs and slides; and sound recordings.

The materials in this collection document Silverman's travels through Italy while conducting field research, her role as an educator and academic administrator, and her involvement in professional organizations such as the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the American Anthropological Association. Silverman participated heavily in conferences and seminars across the U.S. and internationally. A copious note taker, Silverman recorded her reflections on many of these experiences. Her notes can be found throughout the collection.

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 organized into 10 series: (1) Field Research, 1939-2002 [bulk 1960-1987]; (2) Correspondence, 1959-2009; (3) Writings, 1963-2009; (4) Wenner-Gren Foundation Files, 1985-2009; (5) Professional Activities, 1961-2010; (6) Teaching Files, 1958-2005; (7) Biographical Files, 1961-2008; (8) Student Files, 1949-65; (9) Photographs, 1961-2002; (10) Sound Recordings, 1960-61
Biographical Note:
Sydel Silverman was an anthropologist known for her work as a researcher, writer, academic administrator, and foundation executive. Her career in anthropology began with her graduate studies at the University of Chicago (1952-1957) and Columbia University (1957-63). After graduation she started teaching at Queens College in New York (1962-75) and became Executive Officer of the CUNY Ph.D. Program in Anthropology (1975-86). After leaving CUNY, she moved on to the Wenner-Gren Foundation, serving as president of the Foundation from 1987 to 1999.

Silverman was born on May 20, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. Sydel, the youngest of seven siblings, was raised in the Jewish neighborhood of Lawndale on the west side of Chicago. Silverman credited her Uncle Hirschel for inspiring her to learn about foreign cultures and traditions, writing that her time spent with him reading about mysticism and oriental religions "may have been the beginnings of what became my interest in anthropology" (Silverman 2008).

Silverman graduated from high school in January 1951 and entered the University of Illinois at Navy Pier as a pre-med student. At the end of her second year at the University of Illinois, she entered the University of Chicago's program in Committee on Human Development, which combined study in biology, psychology, and sociology-anthropology. The program allowed students to enter with only two years of college with a special exam, which Silverman passed. She completed her Masters in 1957 and enrolled in the PhD program in Anthropology at Columbia University, during which she decided to focus her research on central Italy.

Silverman's first experience in Italy was in 1955 when she spent a year traveling through Europe with her first husband, Mel Silverman. They moved from city to city, beginning in Naples and then Rome, the city that Sydel writes was "the instant beginning of my love affair with Italy" (Silverman 2008). Upon their return from Europe the couple moved to New York. Sydel began working as a secretary but she soon decided to go back to school. She "picked anthropology, because it was the closest thing to being multi-disciplinary while still having a label, and Columbia was the obvious place to go in New York" (Silverman 2008). She was inspired to focus on the Mediterranean for her fieldwork because of Conrad Arensberg's cultural anthropological work in Europe.

In August of 1960 Sydel left for Italy to conduct a community study of the village Montecastello di Vibio. Silverman confessed in her memoirs that she was "never good at fieldwork," but she formed relationships with many of the locals who helped her collect data for her dissertation. Her research in Italy was one of the first social-anthropological studies of Central Italy and is known for its description of the traditional agrarian system of that area (the mezzadria) shortly before it was abolished by law. Silverman's dissertation research resulted in a book, Three Bells of Civilization, and numerous journal articles. She was awarded her Ph.D. in 1963.

Silverman's subsequent research in Italy included a study of a land reform area in the South (1967) and several field seasons (1980-85) devoted to a comparative study of competitive festivals in Central Italy. Most notable from this work are her publications on the Palio of Siena.

Silverman's other primary research interest has been in the history and practice of anthropology. She edited Totems and Teachers (1981, rev. 2004), a text about prominent anthropologists, and co-authored One Discipline Four Ways (2005). Her book The Beast on the Table (2002) analyzes twenty-five international symposia that she organized and led while at the Wenner-Gren Foundation and is a record of the living history of anthropology. She later became interested in parallels between the history of anthropology and that of the movies, which she presented as the 2006 Distinguished Lecture to the American Anthropological Association (published in The American Anthropologist Volume 109, Issue 3). In addition, she initiated an effort to save the primary documents of anthropology, co-authoring with Nancy Parezo the book Preserving the Anthropological Record (1992, rev. 1995) and co-organizing CoPAR (the Council for the Preservation of Anthropological Records).

Silverman's career as an administrator began in 1970 when she was elected as departmental chair at Queens College. In 1975 she was chosen as the Executive Officer of the CUNY Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, and under her leadership the program went from disarray and the threat of elimination to being cited as one of the ten top anthropology doctoral programs in the country. She also led a successful effort to retain full anthropology departments at all the senior CUNY colleges during the New York City budget crises of 1965-76. In 1987 she was appointed president of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and acted as the spokesperson for the Foundation, overseeing fellowship and grant funding and advocating for the field of anthropology. She retired from Wenner-Gren in 1999.

Silverman died of cancer on March 25, 2019 at age 85.

Sources Consulted

Silverman, Sydel. 2008. "Memoirs." Sydel Silverman Papers: Box 42. National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Roberts, Sam. "Sydel Silverman, 85, Dies; Defended Anthropology in Academia." New York Times, April 5, 2019.

Chronology

1933 -- Born May 20 in Chicago, Illinois

1951 -- January: Entered University of Illinois at Navy Pier, pre-med, through August 1952

1952 -- Entered University of Chicago, Program in Human Development

1953 -- December 27: Married Mel Silverman

1957 -- September: Entered Columbia University, Department of Anthropology Received M.A. from University of Chicago

1960-1961 -- Conducted fieldwork in Montecastello di Vibio

1962 -- September: Began teaching classes at Queens College, CUNY

1963 -- PhD awarded

1966 -- Mel Silverman died

1968 -- Fall semester: Acting Chairman, Dept. of Anthro., Queens Tenure awarded, Queens College

1970-1973 -- Department Chairman, Anthropology, Queens

1972 -- March 18: Married Eric R. Wolf

1975 -- Executive Officer of Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate School (through June 1982)

1980-1982 -- Festival research and travels in Italy: Siena, Perugia, Gubbio, Rome, Florence, Geneva

1982-1983 -- September: Acting Dean of the Graduate School, CUNY

1987 -- President of Wenner-Gren Foundation

1999 -- Eric R. Wolf died Retired from Wenner-Gren presidency

2019 -- Silverman died of cancer on March 25 at age 85

Selected Bibliography

1968 -- Silverman, Sydel F. "Agricultural Organization, Social Structure, and Values in Italy: Amoral Familism Reconsidered." American Anthropologist 70 (February 1968): 1-20.

1970 -- Silverman, Sydel F. "'Exploitation' in Rural Central Italy: Structure and Ideology in Stratification Study." Comparative Studies in Society and History 12 (July 1970): 327-339.

1975 -- Silverman, Sydel. Three Bells of Civilization: the Life of an Italian Hill Town. New York: Columbia University Press, 1975.

1976 -- Silverman, Sydel. "Anthropology and the Crisis at CUNY." Anthropology News 17, no.10 (December 1976): 7-10.

1981 -- Silverman, Sydel, ed. Totems and Teachers: Key Figures in the History of Anthropology. New York: Columbia University Press, 1981.

1984 -- Silverman, Sydel. "Anthropological Perspectives on Suicide." In Suicide: The Will to Live vs. The Will to Die, edited by Norman Linzer, 225-233. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1984.

1986 -- Silverman, Sydel. "Anthropology and History: Understanding the Boundaries." Historical Methods 19 (Summer 1986): 123-126.

1992 -- Silverman, Sydel and Nancy J. Parezo, eds. Preserving the Anthropological Record. New York: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 1992.

2002 -- Silverman, Sydel. The Beast on the Table: Conferencing with Anthropologists. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2002.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Sydel Silverman in April 2011.
Restrictions:
Files containing Silverman's students' grades and papers have been restricted, as have grant and fellowships applications sent to Silverman to review and her comments on them. For preservation reasons, the computer disks from The Beast on the Table are also restricted.

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Women anthropologists  Search this
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Festivals  Search this
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Citation:
Sydel Silverman papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2011-11
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a241621d-7fae-4cee-83a2-1b234ba1930e
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H. Arlo Nimmo Film of Tawitawi, Philippines

Creator:
Nimmo, Harry  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (3 minutes, color silent; 50 feet, 8mm)
Culture:
Bajau (Southeast Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
Asia
Tawitawi (Philippines)
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents:
Footage shot at the Bajau (Sama Dilaut) village of Tungkallang, Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. Footage depicts village scenes incuding houses, houseboats, a wedding and fishing nets.

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 Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Numbers:
HSFA 2011.2.1
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the H. Arlo Nimmo papers.
Provenance:
Received from the National Anthropological Archives in 2011.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
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Topic:
Fishing  Search this
Village Communities  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
H. Arlo Nimmo Film of Tawitawi, Philippines, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2011.02
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc913c49c28-7c7a-48e1-81af-6c8a1eb484f7
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The People of India, Volume One

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Collection Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
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Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 1
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Topic:
Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
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Collection Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03, Series FSA A1990.03 1
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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The People of India, Volume Two

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Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
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Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
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Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03 2
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Indigenous peoples -- South Asia  Search this
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Collection Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03, Series FSA A1990.03 2
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