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Harold Scheffler Photographs

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  • 1958-1968

The Solomon Islands photographs of American anthropologist Harold Scheffler were produced during field research on Choiseul between 1958 and 1961 and later work from 1967 to 1968 on Rendova and other islands near New Georgia. The photographs also include images taken on Simbo (Solomon Islands), Norfolk Island and in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Most of the photographs document social life in rural villages of the Solomons, including religious activities, ritual, dance, and material culture. The images from Rendova include extensive documentation of the Christian Fellowship Church, a religious revitalization movement led by Silas Eto. The images were digitized from originals held by the UC San Diego Library.


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From the Harold Scheffler Papers. MSS 481. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.