Fonds 39 - Dan Jorgensen fonds

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Dan Jorgensen fonds

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39

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  • 1974 - 1975 (Creation)
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    Dan Jorgensen

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83 photographs : b&w ; prints ; 17.5 x 12.5 cm mounted on card 20 x 14 cm

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(1947 -)

Biographical history

In 1974 and 1975, Dan Jorgensen traveled in Papua New Guinea’s Sanduan Province where he studied the initiation cult and mythology of the Telefolmin people. In 1981 Dan Jorgensen received his PhD in anthropology from UBC, writing a thesis about his travels and studies in Papua New Guinea. Since 1977 he has been a faculty member of University of Western Ontario in the Anthropology department. He specializes in the anthropology of religion

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Fonds consists of 83 photographs taken between 1974 and 75 when Dan Jorgensen was in Papua New Guinea to study the Telefolmin people. The images have been mounted on card and are labeled with place and title. Most of them were assigned a number and letter by Dr. Jorgensen. On the verso of the card, Dr. Jorgensen has detailed what is happening in the image.

The material is grouped according to a letter designation which Dr. Jorgensen had assigned. The assistant archivist has assigned a DJ and number to those images that Dr. Jorgensen had not numbered.

D:
1 Daduvip boy
2 village children
3 Daduvip children
4 Foiwalmin boy
5 three young girls
6 3 Telefomin girls
7 Daduvip children
8 women and children
9 women in mourning
10 women and children
11 gov’t headsman
12 Daduvip woman [Mislabeled. This is a portrait of Robinokof, a young man, of Dividuvip hamlet.]
13 father and son
14 Faiwolmin hunter
15 decorated feather bag
16 spirit house
15 Faiwolmin man
17 imitation headdress [initiation?]
19 two men in dance regalia
20 traditional dress
21 dancing costume
22 Telefolmin men

F:
1 prized taro plant
2 new taro garden
4 man and his gear
5 mother and child
6 pandanus fruit
7 preparing food
8 cooking fruit
9 placing cooking stones
10 cooking fruit parcels
11 food for feast
12 singeing pig
12 cooking for feast
13 & c. 2 small feast
14 cooking for feast
15 Daduvip women
16 pig-kill
17 binding pig for sacrifice
18 killing pig
19 kill pig
20 pig dispatched
21 singeing pig
23 butchering a pig

H:
1 & c. 2 ancestral village
2 Telfolip village
3 house building
4 house building
5 house building
6 house building
7 & c. 2 old Daduvip woman
8 spirit house
9 spirit house
10 the Yolan-ritual house
11 men’s compound
12 Kobelman
13 menstrual & childbirth hut
15 ethnographer’s house

[DJ] :
1 curing ceremony
2 plating ritual
3 ceremonial planting
4 curer & patient
5 fighting demonstration
6 fighting demonstration
7 fighting shield
8 fight demonstration
9 healing ritual
10 healing ritual
11 healing rituals
12 sacred netbag
13 child prophet NOTE: Consultation of photographer necessary before public display of this image
14 dancers
15 clay sculptures
16 Ifitamin valley
17 slow cooking technique
18 preparing a fire
19 ceremony
20 curing ritual
21 food for feast
22 (H 14 F 3) old garden house

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This material was found in the Archives backlog.

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Copies of Dr. Jorgensen’s PhD thesis Taro and arrows: order, entropy, and religion among the Telefomin, are available at UBC Main Library and Rare Books Special Collections.

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No further accruals are not expected though there is the possibility that additional material may be found in the backlog at a later date.

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Multiple Private Records Box 7

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Copied from MemoryBC by Katie Ferrante on 18 November 2015.
Revised December 8, 2015

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