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Walking Among the Stars Demo: Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A in Virtual Reality

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-12-27T20:28:12Z
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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cxcpub
YouTube Channel:
cxcpub
Data Source:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_gxogmyY_V_Q

Cooper-Hewitt: JA Felt

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-03-11T18:50:02Z
Topic:
Design  Search this
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism  Search this
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cooperhewitt
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_4Qv23mvOfcE

Nomads of Eurasia / edited by Vladimir N. Basilov ; translation by Mary Fleming Zirin ; photography by Dana Levy and Joel Sackett

Author:
Basilov, V. N (Vladimir Nikolaevich)  Search this
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County  Search this
Denver Museum of Natural History  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
Eurasia
Eurasie
Date:
1989
Topic:
Nomads--History  Search this
Nomads  Search this
Nomaden  Search this
Nomades--Histoire--Catalogues d'exposition  Search this
Nomades--Catalogues d'exposition  Search this
Call number:
GN387 .N799 1989
DS62.2 .N5 1989
GN387.N799 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_365034

The Tartars, from The Travels of Marco Polo

Designer:
Witold Gordon, American (b. Poland), 1885–1968  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Type:
albums (bound) & books
Print
Object Name:
Print
Made in:
USA
Date:
1930
Credit Line:
Gift of Allen P. Golden
Accession Number:
1992-174-1-10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4113ade93-bc81-433d-9e49-22f671701513
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1992-174-1-10

Palace Yurt

Designer:
Janice Arnold, (American, born 1953)  Search this
Maker:
Janice Arnold, (American, born 1953)  Search this
Manufacturer:
JA FELT Studio & Lab  Search this
Medium:
Medium: center: bleached jute burlap, wool, silk roving; border: recycled coffee bags, Merino wool, silk roving, reclaimed metallic silk organza; backing: wool, linen; rope: Merino wool, lyocell, honey tussah silk Technique: felted
Type:
non-woven textiles
Door panel
Object Name:
Door panel
Made in:
Grand Mound, Washington, USA
Date:
2008
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through Exhibition Funds
Accession Number:
2010-14-1-a/c
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq499af83d8-6752-45cc-9723-447bf4fd5ba3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2010-14-1-a_c

Nomad

Artist:
Pat Hickman, born Fort Morgan, CO 1941  Search this
Lillian Elliott, born Detroit, MI 1930-died Berkeley, CA 1994  Search this
Medium:
reeds, waxed linen thread, hog casings, acrylic paint and india ink
Dimensions:
8 1/2 x 15 x 12 1/4 in. (21.7 x 38.2 x 31.2 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1983
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor
Object number:
1984.79
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74d9cd495-307c-43a1-97da-0a179b6d5e61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.79

Fashioning Identity

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (digital audio file)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2013 July 06
Scope and Contents:
Martinez, Moura (Garifuna wedding dressmaker); Sealy (Guyana); Davenport, Mintamere (Dress maker from Ethiopia) Art built on language; communities' actions to keep language alive; Kalmykian culture (tea, music); Kalmyk-Americans; geography; nomadic culture; Ghengis Kahn army and conquest of Europe and Asia; Kalmykian language in Europe; immigrant communities in UA; storytelling and myths; cultural resilience and genocide; religion; yurts as symbolism; Kalmyk food; writing system
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: 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2013, Item 130706_Will-To-Adorn_Rock-The-Runway_0059
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 5: The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity / 5.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2013-ref606

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: July 7, 2013

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 18:56:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_217f75fd6e1647fc0fdde18b021dd80d

Dasht-i Lar Region: Nasir Al-Din Shah in his Later Years, Being Read To

Topic:
Early Photography of Iran
Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Names:
Islamic Archives  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (b&w, 17.8 cm. x 12.8 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
ca. 1890
Scope and Contents:
"Nasir al-Din Shah and a few of his courtiers at the Yurt Khanlar Khani in Dasht-I Lar. The photograph has a very close relative in Ghasem Safi's book with inscriptipons that include the date of the event and the name of the attendants, some of whom are also visible in this image. The event and its image is dated to June/July of 1890. The figure seated beside the king on the ground is Adib al-Mulk. The rest of the figures, though wearing the same cloths and in very similar poses to the image in the database of Smithsonian, cannot be positively identified as the inscription on the photo only provides a list of the attendants." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- FSg curatorial research specialist remark on Antoin Sevruguin photo condition reads, "Very thick glass."
- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 55.1: Landscape." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]
Arrangement:
According to Myron B. Smith handwritten document (Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran), Antoin Sevruguin's 696 glass negatives, at the time of their acquisition, were arranged into 61 boxes without any apparent organization. Today they are housed in archival document boxes, essentially duplicating the original arrangement, and stored on shelves. This glass negative was included into "Box 55."
Biographical / Historical:
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, leaving behind only a fraction of his large collection of glass negatives, which is currently in the Archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.4 2.12.GN.55.01
General:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Landscapes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.4 2.12.GN.55.01
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Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 2: The Islamic Archives / 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs / 2.12.01: Glass Plate Negatives / Glass Plate Negatives: Sets 1-61
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref10535

Manuscript and Research Material

Creator:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Names:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Tung, Kuang-zung.  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Wenley, A. G. (Archibald Gibson), 1898-1962  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Manuscripts
Place:
China
Date:
1915-1933
Scope and Contents:
This series contains Bishop's unpublished typed manuscript entitled Archaeological Research in China 1923-1934—Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, [n.d.] 2v. : some ill.; 27cm., a field report that chronicled the two Gallery-sponsored expeditions; various drafts and research notes in Box 2, which are organized according to their original order from their envelopes and notecards based on subject.
The papers concern Bishop's Gallery-sponsored travels to China, 1923 to 1927 and from 1929-1934, while acting as Associate Curator at the Freer Gallery of Art. The collection includes a large collection of still prints and maps.The earliest still photographic prints in the Bishop Papers date from his employ at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where he conducted archaeological reconnaissance from 1915 to 1918 in China, Korea, and Japan. All subsequent images were created or collected by Bishop and his assistant Kwang-zung Tung during the Freer Gallery-sponsored expeditions of 1923-1934. This selection of digitized prints showcase prints which are not reflected in the Bishop manuscript or the photograph books. These selected images include place views of various excavations that featured prominently in the Bishop manuscript as well as the writings of A.G. Wenley and Dr Li Chi, who accompanied Bishop during his archaeological excavations in China. These include place views of Shansi, Shensi, Hsi-yin-Ts'un, Yu Ho Chen, Yun Kang and Peitaiho. In addition, images from Bishop's photographs of Mongolia, Manchuria and Nanjing, which are focused less on the excavation activities and depict more of the social and physical landscape of the areas Bishop visited, were chosen to reflect the comprehensive nature of Bishop's still print collection.
This series contains Bishop's unpublished typed manuscript entitled Archaeological Research in China 1923-1934. it is a field report that chronicled the two Freer Sackler Gallery sponsored expeditions. There are various drafts and research notes in box two.
Carl Whiting Bishop, Series 1: Manuscript and Research Material
Biographical / Historical:
Carl Whiting Bishop was an Associate Curator and Associate in Archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art from 1922 to 1942.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.02 1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Manuscripts
Collection Citation:
The Carl Whiting Bishop Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.02, Series 1
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Carl Whiting Bishop Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-02-ref11
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Edward Francis Witz photograph collection of Mongolian yurts and clothing

Creator:
Witz, Edward Francis  Search this
Extent:
9 color prints
Culture:
Mongols  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color prints
Photographs
Place:
Mongolia
Date:
2002-2004
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs relating to Edward Francis Witz's time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bayankhongor, Mongolia. Witz's photographs depict his host family, the yurt in which he lived, and Witz wearing a del (a traditional Mongolian garment) made by his host mother.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2005-26
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Clothing and dress  Search this
Yurts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2005-26, Edward Francis Witz photograph collection of Mongolian yurts and del, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2005-26
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2005-26

Symphyotrichum laeve (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
A. L. Norrbom  Search this
Laureano Rodriguez  Search this
Place:
Sandoval Co., Valles Caldera National Preserve, jct. Rd. VC09 &VC12 (yurt), New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 Aug 2007
Common name:
Cavalinda
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Symphyotrichum laeve (L.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Barcode:
01700139
USNM Number:
3504447
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33db5ffc8-f8b6-497a-882e-909906b57ac8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12729755

Heterotheca villosa var. foliosa (Nutt.) V.L. Harms

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
A. L. Norrbom  Search this
Laureano Rodriguez  Search this
Place:
Sandoval Co., Valles Caldera National Preserve, jct. Rd. VC09 & VC12 (yurt), New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 Aug 2007
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Heterotheca villosa var. foliosa (Nutt.) V.L. Harms
Barcode:
01682800
USNM Number:
3504449
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36358f4ac-6f0c-4080-8a44-9314a9262449
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12691711

Glen Echo Yurt artist in residence program

Collection Creator:
Dempsey, Richard W., 1909-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard Dempsey papers, 1929-1989, bulk 1960s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Dempsey papers
Richard Dempsey papers / Series 4: Project and Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Decorative Storage

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 07 Jan 2020 15:00:04 +0000
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more posts:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Data Source:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_4898495b40e787900d9abcd90770f0ae

Notebooks, circa 1896-1897 : vol. II, Bering Island, 1897

Collection name:
Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 40 Folder 7 Envelope 5
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Russia
Beringa, ostrov
Mednyy, Ostrov
Glinka
Date Range:
1897
Start Date:
18970726
End Date:
18970827
Topic:
Northern fur seal  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007074
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943
See more records associated with this person:
Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI871
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AV - Kazakhs Aityrstage, Yurt 2/2 [SFF SVHS 2]

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Scope and Contents:
SVHS tape, label reads: "Khazakhs [sic] 2002."

Located in Box 16, on the top layer of tapes.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.7: Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref1756

AV - Kazakhs Aityrstage, Yurt 1/2 [SFF SVHS 1]

Collection Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Odell, Scott, 1935-  Search this
Container:
Box 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Scope and Contents:
SVHS tape, label reads: "Kazakh stage and Yurt #1 of 2."

Located in Box 16, on the top layer of tapes.
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the archives staff for information.
Collection Citation:
J. Scott Odell folk music collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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J. Scott Odell folk music collection
J. Scott Odell folk music collection / Series 8: Accruals / 8.7: Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-odel-ref895

Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection

Creator::
Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)  Search this
Extent:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Manuscripts
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1865-1867
Descriptive Entry:
This collection includes correspondence, mostly to Spencer F. Baird, from members of the Scientific Corps of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, including Kennicott, Dall, Bannister, and Elliott; copies of reports submitted to divisional chiefs from expedition staff members; newspaper clippings concerning the expedition; copies of notes on natural history taken by Robert Kennicott; and a journal containing meteorological data recorded by Henry M. Bannister from March to August, 1866.
Historical Note:
The Western Union Telegraph Expedition, 1865-1867, also known as the Russian-American Telegraph Expedition, was undertaken to study the possibility of setting up a communications system with Europe by way of Alaska, the Bering Straits, and Asia. The expedition was organized in three divisions, working in Canada, Russian-America (Alaska), and Asia. Robert Kennicott, the veteran Alaskan explorer, was placed in charge of the Russian-American division. Under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution and the Chicago Academy of Sciences, a Scientific Corps was established, with Kennicott in command, to accompany the Russian-American division and make collections in natural history. Naturalists William H. Dall, Henry M. Bannister, and Henry W. Elliott served as members of the Scientific Corps. On the death of Kennicott on May 13, 1866, Dall became chief of the Scientific Corps until the expedition was terminated in July 1867 due to the successful laying of the Atlantic Cable.
Restrictions:
It appears that some of the material in this collection was removed from the official correspondence files of the Smithsonian.
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7213, Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7213
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Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7213
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One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
From the rugged Oregon coast, to the Himalayan foothills, to the Bolivian Andes, languages are struggling to survive. Of the more than 7,000 languages spoken in the world today - many of them unrecorded, and with small numbers of speakers - up to half may disappear in this century.

Languages are humankind's principal way of interacting and of communicating ideas, knowledge, values, memories, and history. As primary vehicles of cultural expressions such as poetry, songs, textile weaving, basket making, and foodways, they are essential to the identity of individuals and communities. Languages also embody the accumulation of thousands of years of a people's science and art - from observations of wind and weather patterns to creation stories. Much of what humans know about the natural world is encoded in oral languages. Safeguarding endangered languages is crucial to preserving cultural and intellectual diversity worldwide.

When a language disappears, unique ways of knowing, understanding, and experiencing the world are lost forever. When a language survives, along with the stories and knowledge it contains, we all gain a deeper connection to our common cultural heritage. The 2013 Festival celebrated the survival of languages, and the wondrous art and knowledge they contain.

The world's endangered languages are speaking up, finding their global voice. No culture has a monopoly on genius, and we never know where the next great idea will come from. Languages provide different pathways of thought, leading us to different places. They are the seedbeds for new ideas. They support identity, creativity, and self-worth - all abundantly on display at the 2013 Festival.

K. David Harrison and Marjorie Hunt were Program Curators and Arlene Reiniger was Program Coordinator. Advisors included: Gregory D.S. Anderson, Betty Belanus, Joshua Bell, Jean Bergey, Olivia Cadaval, Aron Crowell, Kevin Healy, Emil Her Many Horses, Gwyneira Isaac, Henry Ke'a, Richard Kennedy, Robert Leopold, Theodore Levin, Mary Linn, Michael Mason, Fernándo Nava, Gabriela Pérez Báez, Ruth Rouvier, Theresa Secord, Daniel Sheehy, Kalena Silva, Beth Thomas, Jennifer Weston, Colin Williams, and Steve Zeitlin.

The program was produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in collaboration with UNESCO, the National Geographic Society's Enduring Voices Project, and the Smithsonian's Recovering Voices Initiative. Major support was provided by the Dr. Frederik Paulsen Foundation; Microsoft Local Language Program; the Embassy of Colombia in Washington, D.C.; the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, and the Caro y Cuervo Institute; the U.S. State Department Fund for Innovation in Public Diplomacy and the United States Embassy in Bolivia; the Inter-American Foundation; and the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, the University of Hawai'i System, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Additional support was provided by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; the Smithsonian's Recovering Voices Initiative; the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center; the Christensen Fund and the International Institute of Education; the Dirección de Salvaguarda del Patrimonio Cultural del Gobierno de Oaxaca and the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C.; the Welsh Government/Llywodraeth Cymru; the Smithsonian Institution Consortium for World Cultures and the Consortium for Understanding the American Experience; Certified Languages International; Diplomatic Language Services; CETRA Language Solutions; Mango Languages; the Nina & Ivan Selin Family Foundation; the Linguistic Society of America; the Center for Traditional Music and Dance; the Smithsonian Latino Center; and the Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas.
Researchers:
Gregory D.S. Anderson, Joshua Bell, Dawn Biddison, Walter Brooks, Olga Lucía Calderón, Emalani Case, Víctor Cata, Jeremy Fahringer, Michele Goldwasser, K. David Harrison, Josefa María Hernández, Carmen Beatriz Loza, Daniel Manjarrés, Linda Moriarty, Gabriela Pérez Báez, Sean Quirk, Aaron Sala, Theresa Secord, Jeff Todd Titon, Norman Valencia, Jessie Vallejo
Presenters:
Gregory D. S. Anderson, Betty Belanus, Olivia Cadaval, Víctor Cata, Adriana Cruz, James Early, Blenda Femenias, María Firmino-Castillo, Kevin Healy, Alexandro D. Hernández, Chinchi Kungaa, Carmen Beatriz Loza, Michael Mason, Gabriela Pérez Báez, Sean Quirk, Aaron Sala, Silvia Salgado, Theresa Secord, Daniel Sheehy, Jessie Vallejo, Cynthia Vidaurri, Ranald Woodaman
Participants:
Colombia

Arhuaco -- ArhuacoAti Janey Mestre Izquierdo, 1979-, Pueblo Bell, Cesar, Colombia

Kamentzá -- KamentzáHugo Jesús Jamioy Juagibioy, 1971-, Cesar, Colombia

Ri Palenge -- Ri PalengeÉlida Cañate Díaz, 1990-, Palenque, Bolivár, ColombiaMaría del Transito Hernández Cabarcas, 1990-, San Basilio de Palenque, Bolivár, ColombiaAndris Padilla Julio, 1992-, San Basilio de Palenque, Bolivár, Colombia

Uitoto -- UitotoCalixto Kuiru, 1941-, Bogotá, D.C., ColombiaFany Kuiru Castro, 1962-, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

Wayuunaiki -- WayuunaikiMónica López Pushaina, 1992-, Albania, La Guajira, ColombiaJoaquín Ramón Prince Bruges, 1972-, Uribia, La Guajira, ColombiaBenito Pushaina Apshana, 1982-, Uribia, La Guajira, ColombiaLuis Misael Socarrás Ipuana, 1970-, Albania, La Guajira, ColombiaMarciano Urrariyú Gouriyu, 1990-, Albania, La Guajira, Colombia

Garifuna – Los Angeles and New York City Diaspora

Libaya Baba (drumming and dance group) -- Libaya Baba (drumming and dance group)Dayton Bernardez, 1969-, Los Angeles, CaliforniaJeff Bernardez, 1965-, Inglewood, CaliforniaKelsie Bernardez, 1966-, Inglewood, CaliforniaConrad Nolberto, 1957-, Los Angeles, California

Greg Palacio, 1962-, cultural artist, Los Angeles, California

Carlos "Mingo" Alvarez, 1951-, Wanaragua dancer, drummer, drum maker, cultural historian, Los Angeles, California

Flavio "Paps" Alvarez, 1950-, Wanaragua chief, Los Angeles, California

Philip Gabriel, Wanaragua dancer, Chicago, Illinois

Carlos Gonzalez, Wanaragua dancer, Miami Garden, Florida

Georgette Lambey, 1968-, singer, dancer, Los Angeles, California

James Lovell, 1964-, musician, singer, songwriter, storyteller, educator, Brooklyn, New York

Martha Martinez, 1941-, singer, dancer, foodways, cultural leader, Los Angeles, California

Chester Nunez, drummer, singer, Bronx, New York

Delmo Nunez, drummer, singer, Bronx, New York

Julio Nunez, drummer, singer, Bronx, New York

Ruben Reyes, 1962-, language teacher, cultural historian, filmmaker, Los Angeles, California

Miriam Suazo-Moore, dancer, educator, poet

Hawaiian

Kalani Akana, 1957-, -- kumu hula -- , Honolulu, Hawaii

Kaimana Barcarse, teacher, radio DJ, voyager, Hilo, Hawaii

Chad Kālepa Baybayan, wayfinder, non-instrument navigator, Kailua, Kona, Hawaii

Kanani Beniamina, -- ni'ihau -- shell lei maker, Makaweli, Hawaii

Snowbird Puananiopaoakalani Bento, -- kumu hula -- , Honolulu, Hawaii

Pele Ka'io, hula learner

Nāoho Kanahele, hula learner

Tuhi Kanahele, hula learner

Kekuhikuhi K. Keali'ikanaka'oleohaililani, kumu hula, Hilo, Hawaii

Kalehua Krug, immersion teacher, musician

Kihapaiokalani Krug, language homeschool teacher

Kamaleikuhalia Krug, language learner

Ka'ulakauikeaokea Krug, language learner

Leleapao'o Krug, language learner

Earl Kawa'a, cultural educator, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii

Kihei Nahale-a, -- makuakane -- , Kahuku, Hawaii

Nāhiku Nahale-a, -- kikikane -- , Kahuku, Hawaii

Wahinepō'aimoku Nahale-a, -- kikamahine -- , Kahuku, Hawaii

Lolena Nicholas, Hawaiian language and culture expert

Puakea Nogelmeier, Hawaiian language expert

Aaron Salā, musician, singer, Kane-oha, Hawaii

Makanani Salā, dancer

Noheahiwahiwa Stibbard, -- makuahine -- , Kahuku, Hawaii

Taupōuri Tangarō, -- kumu hula -- , Hilo, Hawaii

Annette Ku'uipolani Wong, Hawaiian language and culture expert, Honolulu, Hawaii

Keola Wong, Hawaiian language expert

Isthmus Zapotec – Mexico

Rosaura López Cartas, artisan tortilla maker, knowledge bearer, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico

Víctor Cata, writer, language activist

Reyna López López, field researcher, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico

Natalia López de Paz, writer, language activist, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico

Velma Orozco Trujillo, expert cook, knowledge bearer, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico

Martín Fabian Peña Santos, musician

Vicente Guerra López, musician

Gerardo Valdivieso Parada, musician

Kallawaya – Bolivia

Walter Alvarez Quispe, 1940-, medicinal practitioner, La Paz, Bolivia

Max Chura Mamani, 1953-, medicinal practitioner, La Paz, Bolivia

Lucio Cuba Quispe, 1946-, medicinal practitioner

Fernando Huanca Mamani, 1944-, medicinal practitioner

Lola Palluca Nina de Quispe, 1965-, weaver, ritualist, El Alto, Bolivia

Yola Martina Quispe de López, 1961-, weaver, ritualist, El Alto, Bolivia

Kalmyk – Russian Federation

Olga Semenovna Andratova, musician, singer

Baator Bukhaev, musician

Namin Songadzheyavich Mandzhiev, singer, dancer

Nina Kochayevna Mandzhieva, musician, singer

Ervena Semenovna Matsakova, musician, singer

Shard Nigryan Nasanka, instrument maker, woodcarver

Viktor Batyrovich Okchayev, musician

Dmitriy Sergejevich Sharaev, musician, singer

Kichwa – Ecuador

Hatun Kotama -- Hatun KotamaAlfonso Cabascango, flutistEnrique Cachiguango, founder, flutistMariano Maldonado, flutist, weaver, Otavalo, EcuadorPatricio Maldonado, flutist, weaver, language teacher, Otavalo, EcuadorMariano Quinchuquí, flutist, flute makerSegundo Quinchuquí, flutist, Otavalo, EcuadorJulio Tabango, flutist, shoe maker, Otavalo, Ecuador

Koro – India

Khandu Degio, 1987-, basket maker, spirit house maker, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Ramda Degio, 1956-, basket maker, spirit house maker, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Sorsomi Degio, 1972-, weaver, East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Sange Mijew, 1986-, basket maker, spirit house maker, East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Bhokta Newar, 1974-, basket maker, spirit house maker, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Quechua – Bolivia

Los Masis – Indigenous Andean Music -- Los Masis – Indigenous Andean MusicGonzalo Del Carpio Soria, 1976-, Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaRene Figueroa Cano, 1996-, Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaWalter Montero Valda, 1978, Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaYamil Adrián Patzi Zubieta, 1981, Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaEdgar Sahonero Gutiérrez, 1957-, Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaRoberto Sahonero Gutiérrez, 1949-, Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaRobert Sahonero Cuéllar, Sucre, Chuquisaca, BoliviaGillmar Sandy Gildres, 1982-, Sucre, Chuquisaca, Bolivia

Siletz Dee-ni – Oregon

Rosalee Jurado, 1983-, dancer, regalia maker, Salem, Oregon

Kathy Kentta-Robinson, 1960-, dancer, regalia maker, basket maker, Logsden, Oregon

Robert Kentta, 1963-, dancer, regalia maker, basket maker, Logsden, Oregon

Alfred "Bud" Lane III, 1957-, dancer, regalia maker, basket maker, Siletz, Oregon

Alissa Lane, 1980-, dancer, regalia maker, Siletz, Oregon

Cheryl Lane, 1957-, dancer, regalia maker, Siletz, Oregon

Sonya F. Moody-Jurado, 1967-, dancer, regalia maker, Salem, Oregon

Joseph C. Scott, 1966-, dancer, regalia maker, Shedd, Oregon

Andrew Viles, 1959-, basket maker, Eugene, Oregon

Carson Viles, 1990-, dancer, Eugene, Oregon

Tuvan – Russian Federation

Said Mikhailovich Chüldük, 1977-, saddle maker, leatherworker, throat singer, musician, Kyzyl, Tuva, Russia

Marat Boragaevich Damdyn, instrument maker, Kyzyl, Tuva, Russia

Ayana Samiyaevna Mongush, 1976-, musician, composer, Kyzyl, Tuva, Russia

Artysh Kherlievich Salchak, 1981-, nomad traditions, Kyzyl, Tuva, Russia

Cheynesh Ivanovna Salchak, nomad traditions

Artur Dorzhuevich Shozhunchap, stone carver

Aldar Konstantinovich Tamdyn, 1975-, instrument maker, throat singer, yurt and furniture maker, Kyzyl, Tuva, Russia

Raisa Kopeekovna Tas-ool, seamstress, Kyzyl-Dag, Tuva, Russia

Wabanaki – Maine

Cassandra Dana, Passamaquoddy student, dancer, Princeton, Maine

Stacey Dana, Passamaquoddy student, dancer, Princeton, Maine

Brenda Lozada, Passamaquoddy language teacher, dancer, Princeton, Maine

George Neptune, 1988-, Passamaquoddy basket maker, museum educator, Sullivan, Maine

Jennifer Sapiel Neptune, 1969-, Penobscot basket maker, Old Town, Maine

Wayne Newell, Passamaquoddy storyteller, singer, educator, Princeton, Maine

Molly Neptune Parker, 1939-, Passamaquoddy basket maker, language educator, Princeton, Maine

Gabriel Paul, 1985-, Penobscot-Passamaquoddy-Maliseet basket maker, language instructor, Indian Island, Maine

Theresa Secord, 1958-, Penobscot basket maker, Waterville, Maine

Blanche Sockabasin, Passamaquoddy elder, singer, teacher, Princeton, Maine

Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy historic preservation officer

Welsh – Wales

Gwyneth Glyn, singer-songwriter, poet, Caerdydd, De Morgannwg, Wales

Ifor ap Glyn, poet, broadcaster, Caermarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

Twm Morys, poet, musician, singer, Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd, Wales

Owen Saer, language teacher, choir director, Caerdydd, De Morgannwg, Wales

Yiddish – New York City

An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble -- An-sky Yiddish Heritage EnsembleMichael Alpert, singer, violin and accordion player, poyk/drummer, dancerEthel Raim, singer, New York, New YorkPete Rushefsky, tsimbl/hammered dulcimer playerJake Shulman-Ment, violin player, Brooklyn, New York
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Identifier:
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