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Marshall McLuhan

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1973
1981-1988
2000
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series documents aspects of Carpenter's long professional collaboration and relationship with media theorist Marshall McLuhan. It includes Carpenter's reflections and memories of McLuhan's life, written after the latter's death (some of which is also detailed in sub-series 2.3 Memoir); various drafts and notes on the topics of media theory and mass communications; and press clippings and articles related to McLuhan's life and work, as well select articles and reviews written by McLuhan and a sound recording of a 1973 lecture by McLuhan entitled "Ideas."

Of special mention in this sub-series is an annotated copy of Understanding Media: A Report to the United States Office of Education from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (1960) – otherwise titled Report on Project in Understanding New Media. This report is a curriculum created for the NAEB on media literacy, a precursor to McLuhan's seminal work Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964). Also included in the sub-series are annotated copies of draft chapters from 1964's Understanding Media, sent to Carpenter for review.

Correspondence between Carpenter and McLuhan can be found in Series 3: Correspondence.
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.6
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw35aa5ff64-0163-41c9-a886-3378ff788623
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref263

"Eskimo Mapping"

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-2002
undated
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series documents Carpenter's research and work on the manuscript "Eskimo Mapping," a work documenting Inuit and indigenous Arctic conceptions of geography and space. It includes correspondence, drafts, and notes, as well as a full manuscript draft (in Box 50). The bulk of the sub-series consists of research reprints and archival reference photocopies and photographic prints from various repositories in which Carpenter conducted research on maps of Arctic regions, as well as examples of Inuit and other indigenous maps.
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Series Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.2
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38e0c5444-3d74-4987-b763-f64ee3e0391c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref114

Carl Schuster

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1963
1986-2000
bulk 1940-1949
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series documents Carpenter's work related to the papers of the art historian Carl Schuster at the Museum der Kulturen (Museum of Ethnology) in Basel, Switzerland. Schuster's work focused on tribal art and traditional symbolism.

The bulk of the material relates to an unidentified project entitled "Cheek Marks," a term which likely referred to comparisons of facial markings and symbols in ancient and tribal art. This material comprises catalog records and item descriptions, as well as reference photographs and artistic reproductions of described artifacts and art. Additional material in the sub-series includes correspondence; notes; articles and presentations; and reports – some produced and/or collected by Carpenter, and some by Schuster.

Carpenter edited/co-authored Schuster's oeuvre as the 12-volume Social Symbolism in Ancient and Tribal Art: A Record of Tradition and Continuity (1986-1988). It was condensed into one volume, entitled Patterns That Connect: Social Symbolism in Ancient and Tribal Art, in 1996. It is unclear how much of the material retained in this sub-series relates to that publication.
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Series Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.9
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3fca737ed-2d1e-49ca-b161-5d2c858b82b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref262

Norse penny

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
circa 2001-circa 2003
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series documents Carpenter's interest in a Norwegian Viking coin found in the 1950s at a Native American archaeological site in Maine – variously called the "Norse Penny," the "Maine Penny," and the "Goddard Coin." Carpenter published a short work on the subject in 2003, analyzing the purported provenance and discovery of the coin: Norse Penny (New York: Rock Foundation).

The bulk of the material in the sub-series consists of correspondence with archaeologists, archivists, museum curators, scholars, colleagues, and friends on the topics of the Norse Penny, numismatics, archaeology, Viking settlement and culture, and other themes. The sub-series also contains catalog records, notes, and reprints of articles.
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is contained in 7 folders, labeled by Carpenter (a) through (e).
Series Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.8
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3382ae2ea-0cdc-4d6f-827f-ade5948f55a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref267

Museum exhibitions

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1974-2011
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series documents Carpenter's involvement in the creation and evaluation of several museum exhibitions on the topics of anthropology and art. It includes articles, brochures and guides, correspondence, notes, proposals and plans, and photographs.

Of note in this series are materials related to the 1999 exhibition "Witness to a Surrealist Vision" and the Musée du Quai Branly's 2008 exhibit on ancient arctic art "Upside Down."
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Series Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.7
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
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National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw396755aa3-3026-40d5-89ee-9b55c0affd44
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref268

Memoir

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947
1992-2007
undated
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series documents an unfinished memoir by Carpenter biographizing individuals who influenced his work, including Dorothy Lee, Marshall McLuhan, Arthur C. Parker, Frank Ridley, Carl Schuster, Frank Speck, and the Aivilik Inuit Ohnainewk (alternately Aninouek, Onainewk, or Harry Gibbons). It includes drafts, correspondence, notes, and accumulated biographical research.

Of note in this sub-series is the transcript of an interview of Carpenter by his former student, anthropologist Harald Prins. In it he reflects on Carpenter's philosophies, his work with Marshall McLuhan and Carl Schuster, and his ethnographic projects in Papua New Guinea and the Arctic (Box 10). Also of note is an annotated draft of Carpenter's 1992 talk on Inuit ("Eskimo") art and identity, featuring Ohnainewk, "What Identity; Whose Identity" (Box 11).
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Series Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.3
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b78cf832-cde3-4f8a-a0b9-8c3bba08d0e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref260

George Heye and the Museum of the American Indian

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978
1990-2006
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series documents aspects of Carpenter's relationship with the Museum of the American Indian in New York City and his concerns regarding the publication of the book The Heye and the Mighty by Roland W. Force. It consists of correspondence as well as copies of memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, and other documentation surrounding George Heye and the Museum of the American Indian.
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Series Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.5
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw357f35c45-beb1-40ad-9f83-df08a75f45a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref289

Robert Flaherty

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-2009
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series documents Carpenter's research related to Robert Flaherty and Flaherty's work on the Inuit ("Eskimo") hunter Comock. Carpenter served as the editor to The Story of Comock the Eskimo, as told to Robert Flaherty (1968), which was later re-published as Comock: The True Story of an Eskimo Hunter (2003). The bulk of the sub-series consists of compiled and reproduced research files on Flaherty, Comock, and Inuit art and archaeology. These files include reference photographs and photocopies from archival repositories; newspaper and magazine clippings; biographies and reviews; and notes. Also included is correspondence related not only to Comock and Flaherty, but to Carpenter's other Arctic and Inuit projects.

Of note in this sub-series is an incomplete mock-up of a book labeled "Comock, Enooesweetok and Flaherty," as well as a galley of the French translation of The Story of Comock the Eskimo, as told to Robert Flaherty ("L'Histoire de Comock L'Esquimau"). Also included is Richard Leacock's recounting of his experience with Robert Flaherty creating 1948's Louisiana Story.

Related material can be found in sub-series 2.2: "Eskimo Mapping."
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Series Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.4
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36ce6bfba-32c7-4248-a747-58c97c0f5320
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref288

"Atlas of Siberia"

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 2003
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series documents Carpenter's work on the unpublished English-language translation of The Historical-Ethnographic Atlas of Siberia (Moscow, 1961). Material includes drafts and inventories in preparation for publication by the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and the Rock Foundation, which was never completed. A brief narrative history of the work's journey through publication processes can be found in the folder "Summary regarding publication under Rock Foundation."
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Series Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.1
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e6f468f5-0b37-4ef6-b21d-c731965e89fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref89

General

Collection Creator:
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947-1958
1970-circa 2007
undated
Scope and Contents:
This sub-series consists of research material unassociated with specifically identifiable or long-term projects. Some material in this sub-series thematically overlaps with other parts of this collection. Most of the material is related to the topics of ancient and tribal art, as well as archaeology. This sub-series consists of article reprints, correspondence, museum and archival collections research (including collection catalogs), interviews and oral histories, manuscripts and article drafts, and fragments of drafts. The bulk of the material in this sub-series consists of illustrations and photographs used in Carpenter's various publications or for reference and research purposes.

Of special interest in this sub-series are two folders of correspondence, notes, and research into the Zhokhov Island archaeological site in Russia. Also of note are a series of sound recordings of Ted Carpenter talking with other anthropologists and scholars.
Arrangement:
The material in this sub-series is arranged alphabetically.
Restrictions:
Use of archival sound recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2017-27, Subseries 2.10
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Edmund Snow Carpenter papers
Edmund Snow Carpenter papers / Series 2: Research and project files
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3826dd627-cb9c-4a1c-b5ec-7b6e1f56ca9e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-27-ref287

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