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  • 1919-1989

Drawn primarily from the Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology, this collection illuminates aspects of the vibrant cultures and diverse peoples of the Pacific Islands through 20th century photographs, dissertations and films. The Solomon Islands are exceptionally well-documented by the many images captured by anthropologists Roger Keesing and Harold Scheffler, along with early pictures taken by public health physician Sylveter Maxwell Lambert. Dissertations written in the context of anthropological fieldwork in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea are an important corpus for comparative research. Public health physician Sylvester Lambert's images recount the stories of his extensive travels in Papua New Guinea, Rennel and Bellona, Vanuatu, Tonga and many other locations in Oceania. The films of J. Edward Hoffmeister present scenes of village life in early 20th century Fiji and Tonga. Digitized from originals held by the UC San Diego library.


14311 digital objects.

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