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Festival Recordings: Taoist Worship Ceremony; Haitian Voodoo Ceremony in Honfour

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Hawaii/Caribbean Programs 1989 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Place, Jeffrey (recorder)  Search this
Taylor, Lori Elaine (recorder)  Search this
Performer:
Pang, Duane J. L., 1951-  Search this
Voudon Group de Madame Nerva  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Haitians  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
Chinese Americans  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Hawaii
Honolulu (Hawaii)
China
Haiti
Jacmel (Haiti)
Date:
1989 June 27
Track Information:
101 Taoist Cermony / Duane J. L. Pang. English language.

102 Altar Workshop in Honfour / Voudon Group de Madame Nerva.
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-CT-0239
General:
Taoist Worship Ceremony Pt.1,; Haitan Vodoun Ceremony in Honor of Ghede ;Tape 2 of 2
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 27, 1989.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Religion  Search this
Taoism  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Dance  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-CT-0239
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Hawai'i / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1989-ref715

Vodun Music, Hounfor Nerva, Jacmel

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Vennum, Thomas (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Nerva, Madame  Search this
Hounfor Nerva  Search this
Performer:
Hounfor Nerva  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Place:
Jacmel (Haiti)
Haiti
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-CT-0003-2
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Haiti, Jacmel (Haiti), January 24, 1989.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Religious  Search this
Drum  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-CT-0003-2
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: The Caribbean: Cultural Encounters in the New World
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1989-ref1010

Haitian Fieldwork: Madam Nerva, Voodoo Hounfor- Jacmel

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Vennum, Thomas (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Nerva, Madame  Search this
Voudon Group de Madame Nerva  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (VHS))
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jacmel (Haiti)
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-1/2VHS-0026
General:
DVD copy
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Jacmel (Haiti).
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Ritual  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-1/2VHS-0026
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: The Caribbean: Cultural Encounters in the New World / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1989-ref1076

Festival Recordings: Jamaican Dancing Booth: Ritual Dance Workshop- Kumina and Maroon Groups; Vodun Group, Marcial JUN 27 1989

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Jones, Holt (recorder)  Search this
Artist:
Reyes, Marcial  Search this
Hallis, Ophera  Search this
Voudon Group de Madame Nerva  Search this
Kumina Group  Search this
Performer:
Reyes, Marcial  Search this
Hallis, Ophera  Search this
Voudon Group de Madame Nerva  Search this
Kumina Group  Search this
Maroon Drumming Group  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Jamaicans  Search this
Haitians  Search this
Americans  Search this
Puerto Ricans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Jamaica
Haiti
Puerto Rico
Date:
1989 June 27
Track Information:
101 Ritual Dance Workshop / Kumina Group, Maroon Drumming Group, Voudon Group de Madame Nerva. Drum.

102 Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena / Ophera Hallis, Marcial Reyes. Percussion instruments. Spanish language.
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-CT-0159
General:
tape 3/4
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 27, 1989.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Dance  Search this
Bomba (Dance)  Search this
Plena (Music)  Search this
Drum  Search this
Percussion instruments  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-CT-0159
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: The Caribbean: Cultural Encounters in the New World / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1989-ref599

Festival Recordings: Caribbean: Altar Workshop JUN 27 1989

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Voudon Group de Madame Nerva  Search this
Performer:
Voudon Group de Madame Nerva  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Haiti
Date:
1989 June 27
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-CT-0277
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, June 27, 1989.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Religion  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-CT-0277
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: The Caribbean: Cultural Encounters in the New World / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1989-ref613

Festival Interviews: Grupo Afro-Cuba's Palamonte Ceremony. Vodun Ceremony in Honfour JUL 03 1989

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Weathers, Natalie (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Nerva, Madame  Search this
Pradines, Emerante de  Search this
Grupo Afrocuba  Search this
Performer:
Grupo Afrocuba  Search this
Voudon Group de Madame Nerva  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Cubans  Search this
Haitians  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Cuba
Haiti
Date:
1989 July 3
Track Information:
101 Interview / Grupo Afrocuba.

102 Voudon Ceremony in the Honfour / Madame Nerva.
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-CT-0346-5
General:
Grupo Afro-Cuba's Palamonte Ceremony, Vodoun Ceremony In Honor Of Ghede; Eme De Pradines (P)
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, July 3, 1989.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
World music  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-CT-0346
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: The Caribbean: Cultural Encounters in the New World / Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1989-ref618

Vodun Music, Hounfor Nerva, Jacmel

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Vennum, Thomas (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Nerva, Madame  Search this
Hounfor Nerva  Search this
Performer:
Hounfor Nerva  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
Jacmel (Haiti)
Haiti
Date:
1989 January 24
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-CT-0004
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Haiti, Jacmel (Haiti), January 24, 1989.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Ritual  Search this
Drum  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-CT-0004
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: The Caribbean: Cultural Encounters in the New World / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1989-ref886

Caribbean Fieldwork: Haitian Vodun and Drumming- Madam Nerva

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean Program 1989 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Portes de Roux, Heliana (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Nerva, Madame  Search this
Voudon Group de Madame Nerva  Search this
Performer:
Nerva, Madame  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
Jacmel (Haiti)
Haiti
Date:
1989 June 25
Local Numbers:
FP-1989-CT-0327-5
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Haiti, Jacmel (Haiti), January 25, 1989.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Drum Performance  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1989, Item FP-1989-CT-0327
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1989 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: The Caribbean: Cultural Encounters in the New World / Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1989-ref895

The Show-Down vol. 1 no. 10

Published by:
Show-Down Publishing Company, American, founded 1935  Search this
Edited by:
Sally J. Cathrell Jr., American, 1913 - 1981  Search this
Written by:
Neil Lawrence  Search this
Subject of:
Ethel Waters, American, 1896 - 1977  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 11 1/4 × 8 13/16 × 1/16 in. (28.6 × 22.4 × 0.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 11 1/4 × 17 1/2 × 3/16 in. (28.6 × 44.4 × 0.4 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Latin jazz (Music)  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.77
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a4bb72a7-cd51-4c59-802b-e82357bb7f8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.77
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Abbott's Monthly Vol. II No. 1

Created by:
Abbott's Monthly, American, 1929 - 1933  Search this
Published by:
Robert Sengstacke Abbott, American, 1830 - 1940  Search this
Edited by:
Lucius Clinton Harper, American, 1895 - 1952  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 3/8 x 8 9/16 x 1/4 in. (28.9 x 21.7 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
3435 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 1931
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd550285a19-5e43-45c9-a3bc-b4080d03c637
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.2
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Haitian Voodoo workshop; Corporan, Henry; Cricket discussion; Dupigny, Corporan

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Caribbean American Program 1980 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Dupigny, Joan, 1941-  Search this
Corporan, Héctor, 1945-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Haiti
Caribbean Area
Date:
1980 October 12
Local Numbers:
FP-1980-7RR-0222
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Washington (D.C.), United States, October 12, 1980.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Topic:
Sports  Search this
Cricket  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1980, Item FP-1980-7RR-0222
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife / Series 3: Caribbean Americans / 3.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1980-ref273

George Eaton Simpson photographs

Creator:
Simpson, George Eaton, 1904-1998  Search this
Photographer:
Ramsey, Frederic, 1915-1995  Search this
Extent:
521 Prints (silver gelatin)
90 Negatives (acetate)
70 Lantern slides
347 Negatives (nitrate)
185 Color slides
4 Prints (Kodachrome color)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Trinidadians  Search this
Black Carib Indians  Search this
Yoruba (African people)  Search this
Jamaicans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Lantern slides
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Trinidad
Ibadan (Nigeria)
Haiti
Jamaica
Date:
1936-1987
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents George Eaton Simpson's fieldwork in Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Nigeria from 1936-1964. There are 704 images in several formats including negatives, prints, and slides. The photographs were primarily made by Simpson, but a few were made by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. Ramsey's prints are stamped on verso with his name. Many prints and slides are annotated by Simpson.

The collection also includes a few reprints of articles based on Simpson's field work and words and musical transcription from Savalou Ricourt, a musician of Port au Prince in 1937.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series:

1. Haiti, 1936-1937

2. Jamaica, 1953, 1957

3. Trinidad, 1960

4. Nigeria, 1964

5. Lantern slides, undated

6. Publications, 1940-1987
Biographical/Historical note:
George Eaton Simpson (1904-1998) was an anthropologist whose focus was the various social aspects of Caribbean religions. He wrote over 60 articles and books, and taught sociology and anthropology at Oberlin College from 1947-1971.

Born in Knoxville, Iowa, Simpson received his B.S. from Coe College in 1926, his M.A. from the University of Missouri in 1927, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1934. In 1947 he began teaching at Oberlin College in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In addition to teaching classes, Simpson served on numerous committees and as department chair.

Simpson conducted fieldwork in the Caribbean, specifically Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad, and Nigeria. He focused primarily on Caribbean religions such as Vodun in Haiti, Rastafarianism in Jamaica, and the Spiritual Baptists in Trinidad. His fieldwork has been documented in numerous articles and books, including "The Vodun Service in Northern Haiti", "The Shango Cult in Nigeria and Trinidad", and Black Religions in the New World. He occasionally collaborated on articles with fellow anthropologists Joseph G. Moore and J. Milton Yinger. He also served as a visiting professor at several leading universities.

He was the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Wellcome Medal for Anthropological Research, the Anisfield-Wolf Award in Race Relations (with J. Milton Yinger), Doctor of Humane Letters – Oberlin College, and Doctor of Humane Letters – Coe College.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-14
Related Materials:
Additional photographs from Simpson are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 2001-24.

The George Eaton Simpson Film Study of Plaisance, Haiti, 1937, accession No. 92.12.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains silent black and white film footage of Plaisance, Haiti shot by Simpson and his colleagues. The footage contains events also depicted in the photograph collection including work coumbites, marketplace scenes, a wedding ceremony, a funeral, drumming and dancing at a social gathering, and a dancing demonstration. Included in this accession are 21 audiotapes recorded by Simpson and Joseph G. Moore during their fieldwork in Jamaica and Trinidad.

The Joseph G. Moore Collection: Jamaican Revival and Kumina, 1957-1958, accession No. 92.1.1 in the Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives contains related material to Simpson's study of Jamaican Revival Zion and Kumina. The collection contains film footage of Morant Bay and West Kingston, Jamaica shot in 1957. The footage was originally intended for the "Odyssey" program or possibly a short feature. Some of the it ended up being featured on the CBS program "Lamp Unto My Feet" which also includes interviews with Joseph G. Moore and George Eaton Simpson. There is over 10 hours of footage, and in 1992 Simpson, Smithsonian Institution Human Film Studies Archives Director John Homiak, and research associate Ken Bilby recorded approximately 10 hours of commentary about the footage. This collection also contains audio recordings made in 1993 of a discussion between Simpson, Homiak, and Bilby concerning the relation of Jamaican Revival with Rastafari.

Sound recordings by Simpson held in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections in the Folkways Records Collection and the Moses and Frances Asch Collection.

Oberlin College has a manuscript collection of George Eaton Simpson's papers (RG 30/64) that document Simpson's research and academic work.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Anthropoligical Archives by George E. Simpson in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice to access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Spiritual Baptist -- Trinidad and Tobago  Search this
Orisha religion  Search this
Revivals  Search this
Rastafari movement  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Schools  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Markets  Search this
Dance  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Drummers (Musicians)  Search this
Christian sects  Search this
Religion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 93-14, George Eaton Simpson photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.93-14
See more items in:
George Eaton Simpson photographs
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-93-14
Online Media:

Marilyn Houlberg Haiti Collection

Creator:
Houlberg, Marilyn  Search this
Extent:
267 color negatives (35mm)
8 Cassettes
19 videocassettes (video 8)
4,011 color slides (35mm)
3,012 Photographic prints (color, 12 x 16 inches or smaller)
27 sound disk cd-r
12 videodiscs (dvd)
1 Reel (Super8)
30 Notebooks (field notes)
0.5 Linear feet (mixed materials; lecture/research files and correspondence)
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color negatives
Cassettes
Videocassettes (video 8)
Color slides
Photographic prints
Sound disk cd-r
Videodiscs (dvd)
Reels
Notebooks
Audiocassettes
Videocassettes
Cd-roms
Dvds
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1970s - circa 2012
Summary:
The Marilyn Houlberg Haiti Collection includes negatives, audio cassettes, video reels, prints, CDs, DVDs, field books, and manuscript materials, including lecture/research files and correspondence, which were created from the 1970s to circa 2012 by Houlberg and focus on the arts and culture of Haiti, especially those of the Afro-Caribbean religion of Voudou.
Scope and Contents:
The Marilyn Houlberg Haiti Collection includes approximately (267) 35mm color negatives, (8) audio cassettes, (19) Video8 (8mm video format) reels, (27) CD-ROMS, (1) CD, (12) DVD-ROMS, (1) Super8 reel, (4,011) color slides, (3,012) color photographic prints (12 x 16 inches or smaller), hundreds of copy prints, (7) memory cards, (1) canister of 35mm film, and manuscript materials, including correspondence, (30) field books and lecture/research files that were created by Houlberg from the 1970s to circa 2012, and which focus on the arts and culture of Haiti, especially those of the Afro-Caribbean religion of Voudou.

The research files include notes that informed her teaching, exhibitions, and publications, including: "Haitian Studio Photography: A Hidden World of Images" in Rebecca Busselle, ed., Haiti: Feeding the Spirit (1992); Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (exhibition catalog, 1998); and "Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou: Lasiren, Queen of Mermaids", in Mami-Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African-Atlantic World (2008).
Biographical / Historical:
Artist, anthropologist, and art historian Dr. Marilyn Hammersley Houlberg was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939. Houlberg received an Associate of Arts degree from Wright Junior College (1959) and a BFA from the University of Chicago (1963). After graduating, she traveled to North Africa and explored Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. In 1964, Houlberg researched Haitian art, religion, and indigenous photography in Haiti and in 1965 was awarded a scholarship for graduate study from the University of Chicago. There she completed her MAT in Art History in 1967. Following graduation, Houlberg worked at the Nigerian Museum in Lagos, where she documented Yoruba sculpture, masquerades, religion, body art, and indigenous photography.

She began her teaching career at the University of Chicago as a lecturer on African art and African civilization, working there from 1971 to 1973. At the University of London, Houlberg earned a Masters in Anthropology, producing the thesis Yoruba Twin Sculpture and Ritual (1973). She also extensively photographed her travels abroad in Yorubaland. Between 1974 and 1990, Houlberg taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, Kalamazoo College, and Northwestern University. From 1974 to 2008 she continued teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lecturing on Yoruba art and ritual in West Africa and the New World, and the art and ritual of Vodou in Haiti.

Houlberg has lectured worldwide at numerous museums and symposiums since 1972, including in Lagos, Nigeria; Jacmel, Haiti; Toronto, Canada; Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; and Cologne, Germany. Her essays have been published in several issues of African Arts. Some of Houlberg's significant publications include Arts of the Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou, in Sacred Waters: Arts for Mami Wata and Other Divinities in Africa and the Diaspora (2008) and Water Spirits of Haitian Vodou: Lasiren, Queen of Mermaids, in Mami-Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African-Atlantic World (2008). The exhibition Mami-Wata at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (2009) featured her photographs.
Related Materials:
The Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives also holds several other collections by Marilyn Houlberg: two collections document Nigeria (EEPA 2005-002 and EEPA 2015-015) and another documents Haiti (EEPA 2012-004).
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Voodooism  Search this
Religion -- Haiti  Search this
Notebooks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color negatives
Audiocassettes
Videocassettes
Color slides
Photographic prints
CD-ROMs
DVDs
Citation:
Marilyn Houlberg Haiti Collection, EEPA 2015-016, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2015-016
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2015-016

Blue roots : African-American folk magic of the Gullah people / Roger Pinckney

Author:
Pinckney, Roger 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 170 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Carolina
Saint Helena Island
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Gullahs--Folklore  Search this
Magic  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629573

Lecture on Haitian Voodoo at the Renwick Grand Salon by Thomas Vennum, Jr. [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife 1982  Search this
Artist:
Vennum, Thomas  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Haiti
Date:
1982
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Local number:
FP-1982-CT-0079
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_339034

Peintres Haïtiens et vaudou : Musée de Laval, juillet-août- septembre 1970 / [Jean Metellus]

Author:
Métellus, Jean 1937-  Search this
Laval (Mayenne, France) Musée du Vieux Château  Search this
Physical description:
[14] p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1970
[1970]
Topic:
Painting, Haitian  Search this
Artists--Exhibitions  Search this
Voodooism in art  Search this
Call number:
ND306 .M58 1970
ND306.M58 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381234

Voudou Nou [sound recording}

Performer:
Rara Machine (Musical group)  Search this
Papa Jube  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Afro-Caribbean  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1994
Topic:
Rara  Search this
Voodooism  Search this
Local number:
Shanachie 64054
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_344389

Meditating on Legba : the Orisha and religious imagination in vodoun / by Donald J. Cosentino

Author:
Cosentino, Donald 1941-  Search this
University of Florida Center for African Studies  Search this
Physical description:
12 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Haiti
Date:
1989
Topic:
Voodooism  Search this
Cults  Search this
Call number:
BL2490.H2 C83 1989
BL2490.H2C83 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_365945

Life In a Haitian Valley Film Study 1934

Creator:
Herskovits, Melville J (Melville Jean) 1895-1963  Search this
Herskovits, Frances S (Frances Shapiro) 1897-  Search this
Physical description:
1,400 feet (52 minutes) silent b&w film/video
Culture:
Haitians  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Pictures of saints (233-240 roll 3)
Place:
Mirebalais, Haiti
Haiti
Caribbean
Date:
1934
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Marketing--market women--transportation of produce to market (38-107, 127-200 roll 1)  Search this
Marketing--mode of produce transportation--donkey--baskets, loads on head (38-200 roll 1)  Search this
Markets--peasants--market women selling--makeshift enclosures (227-330 roll 1)  Search this
Dwellings--field shelters--thatch--wattle and daub (1-33 roll 2)  Search this
Agriculture--tillage--men hoeing fields--women planting seed(40-121 roll 2)  Search this
Agriculture--tillage--use of hoe on tropical soils--African retention  Search this
Cooking--yard context--fire hearths--utensils--woman tending pots (122-144 roll 2)  Search this
Agriculture--tillage--communal labor for clearing field--"combite" (149-243 roll 2)  Search this
Drumming--tillage, rhythmic accompaniment to--"combite" (157-243 roll 2)  Search this
Music--palliative to work--"combite" (157-243 roll 2)  Search this
Cordage--braiding fiber cordage--lashings for drumheads (301-385 roll 2)  Search this
Musical instruments--drummaking--three-part vodum drum ensemble(1-72 roll 3)  Search this
Ritual--libations--drums--baptising the vodun drums (64-80, 185-199 roll 3)  Search this
Ritual--religious practices--drawing "veve" around tree (201-225 roll 3)  Search this
Ritual--religious practices--vodun altar--candles  Search this
Ritual--religious practices--vodun altar--flagwaving--dancing--prostration--houngan twirling woman (241-301 roll 3)  Search this
Dancing--demonstration--man illustrating dance steps--kinesics (1-80 roll 4)  Search this
Communication--gestures--two men talking (81-121 roll 4)  Search this
Games--gambling--men playing "wari" streetside--African retentions (122-201 roll 4)  Search this
Music--drumming--vodun  Search this
Musical instruments--snare and drum (211-216 roll 4)  Search this
Musical instruments--hoe blade and metal snare--accompaniment to drums (249-52 roll 4)  Search this
Communication--gestures--kinesics--two elite males (283-322 roll 4)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1977.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives FC:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218198

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Pryce, Edward L.  Search this
Medium:
Copper repousse mounted on plywood
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Tuskegee University Tuskegee Institute Alabama 36088
Located Tuskegee University Chapel, above entrance doors on south side Tuskegee Institute Alabama
Date:
1971-1972
Topic:
Religion--God  Search this
Religion--Christianity  Search this
Religion--Islam  Search this
Religion--Buddhism--Buddha  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Emblem--Ankh  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Emblem--Chi-rho Monogram  Search this
Control number:
IAS AL000349
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_329833

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