New Collections at the Smithsonian's Anthropological Archives
K N O W L E D G E E X C H A N G E February 2004 Anthropology News
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NATIONAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARCHIVES
In 2003, the Smithsonian's National Anthropo-
logical Archives and Human Studies Film
Archives acquired a wealth of fieldnotes, manu-
scripts, photographs, motion picture film and
sound recordings documenting anthropological
research, exploration and travel on every conti-
nent. Together these collections enhance the
breadth and scope of our current holdings, which
currently consist of more than 650,000 photo-
graphs, 2,500 sound recordings, eight million feet
and 1,000 hours of ethnographic moving images
(film and video), and more than 8,000 linear feet
of fieldnotes, unpublished manuscripts, maps,
'drawings and other ethnographic materials.
New Donors and Collectors
The archives gratefully acknowledges the follow-
ing new donors and collectors:
Sister Ruth Boedigheim: Photographs document-
ing Sister Inez Hilger's Araucanian fieldwork in
Chile and Argentina, 1946-1952, as well as visits
to Peru and the Panama Canal. Textual materials
include Mapuche Chilean fieldnotes [1946-19491
and Margaret Mondloch's Araucanian-Spanish
Dena F Dincauze: Correspondence, presenta-
tions, and slides relating to evaluation and review
of archaeological work at the Monte Verde site in
Federal Program, Matanuska-Susitna Borough
school District, Palmer, Alaska: Collection of 127
educational films from the 1970s and early 80s
documenting the North American Indian experi-
Nicholas M Graver: Seminole Photograph.
Curtis M Hinsley: WJ McGee photographs and
Karen Kramer: Original video project docu-
menting the Restavek children in Haiti.
Grover S Krantz: Papers, film, video, audio tapes,
correspondence, manuscripts, publications, slides
and teaching files, and materials relating to Sas-
Commander Robert E Kuntz: Color slides of
Taiwan dating from the late 1950s to early 1960s,
film negatives of Asia, Africa, Oceania and Europe.
Arthur H Leipold: Fieldnotes for a solar energy
project in Ixtenco and Cuahtenco, two commu-
nities in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1958-1959.
Ronald Little Owl: Photographs of Mandan cal-
George McGhee: Photographs of New Guinea.
Stasia Mill& Film collection of professionally
produced ethnographic and natural history titles
marketed for home consumption in the 20s and
30s by companies such as Kodak Ciegraph,
Burton Holmes Travel Film-Reels and Pathegrams.
Robert W Neumalz: River Basin Surveys Field
Materials [1959-1967, including field reports, log
books, and weekly reports as well as photographs
and survey forms. Files on Chattahoochee and
Ludislav P Novak: Studies of aging, biological
growth, and physical activities using body com-
position analysis conducted at the Mayo Clinic
and the University of Minnesota in the 1960s
Willow Powers: Oral history interviews with
Alexander Leighton and Jane Murphy, 2002.
Jean Prentiss: Nine albumen photographs taken
about 1870 by or for Alexander W Chase, survey-
or for the Coast Survey. Most depict Yurok and
Hupa from the lower Klamath River; two are of
Chase's archeolonical col- "
p' I lection.
Elizabeth S Schober:
Color slides of Tibet and
Indo-China from Bob and
Betty Fischer Ekvall,
Christian and Missionary
Sonya Shenn: Papers of
Irving Goldman Papers,
Cubeo I and Polynesia
photographs, slides, 8mm
film, microfilm, audio
Fred A Ware, Jr: Amateur
film documenting the
1933 Leahy expedition to
British geologist Sir Archibald Geike (left), Major John Wesley Powell (director, the ww valley, Papua - -
Bureau of American Ethnology), and Charles 0 Walcott (paleontologist and New Guinea, shot by un-
director, US Geological Survey). Photo by H F Reid, May 1897. The inscription known Creator.
reads, "Gift photo to WJ McGee which your Grandma thought you might care Anne Thaxter Watson:
to show to some of your acquaintances." Curtis M Hinsley Collection, National Papers of James B Watson,
Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution. including compondence,
fieldnotes, maps and publications &it-
ing to research in P a p New Guinea,
Del Norte Colorado, and Brazil. Also
contains University of Washington,
Martha Seley Whitney: Correspondence and
scrapbook relating to Muriel K Cooke's tenure
with the Peace Corps in the Philippines.
William F Webb: Photographs of Zanzibar doors
documenting collection in the National Museum
of Natural History.
The archives also received additions to the fol-
lowing collections of personal and professional
John W Griffin: Correspondence, notes and
Joel Halpem: Research and teachmg files, 1951-
Eugene Z Knez: Video and slides from Bhutan,
India, Italy, Japan and Pakistan, 1960-1986.
LUnlle Phelps Laszlo: 35mm slides taken on the
1953 Andreas E Lazlo expedition to Angola.
Beatrice Medicine: Correspondence, articles,
magazines, manuscripts, newsletters, and pro-
grams [1969-20011 relating to Native American
health care and education. Institutions and
organizations featured include the Native Ameri-
can Education Service, the National Conference
of American Indian Professors and the Intema-
tional Congress on Women's Health Issues.
John V Murra: Correspondence, photographs,
audio tapes, videotapes, biographical informa-
tion, maps, dream archives, subject files, and
copies of archival documents used in research.
James L Peacock: Photographs.
Brother Simon: American Indian Memorabilia,
Virginia D Watson: Published and unpublished
writings, data relating to the PEHNG archeologi-
cal project including correspondence, field notes
The National Anthropological Archives main-
tains the records of more than 30 professional
organizations. In 2003, the archives received the
American Anthropological Association: Files from
the following offices: Government Relations
[including Task Force files], Executive Director,
Publications, Press, and Finance.
American Dermatoglphics Association Records
Council for Museum Anthropology: Treasurer's
Records [1998-2002]; President's Records [1993-
19951; Correspondence [1986-19891; AAM Board
of Director's Meeting Minutes [1993-19951; CMA
Newsletter; Nominating Committee files [1997-
Anthropologists who wish to discuss donating
their professional papers and other cultural mate-
rials to the National Anthropological Archives or
moving images and related documentation to
the Human Studies Film'khives are invited to
contact Jake Homiak at 301/238-6655; homiak.
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