Cook Islands Archive -  USP Cook Islands Campus



Cook Islands Archive

USP Cook Islands is currently building an archive of (1) images of the Cook Islands  (2) archival records of the Cook Islands.  

The Image Collection includes over 4000 images of the Cook Islands in the 1950s from the Donald Stanley Marshall collection; 500 high resolution images of Cook Islands art in overseas galleries and museums; and donated images from a number of sources, local and overseas. 

The Archival Records include the field notes of  D.S. Marshall (Mangaia, Rarotonga, Tahiti, 1950 1960) and the library and some of the papers of Emeritus Professor Ron Crocombe. 

During the period 1951 to 2004, D.S. Marshall undertook 12 expeditions to Polynesia, a number of them on behalf of the Peabody Museum, Salem, carrying out research work in Honolulu, Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Samoa, the Australs and the Tuamotus. From 1980-1990 Marshall worked at the University of California, Berkeley on post-doctoral studies in anthropology and linguistics. In 1990, he became director of publications and research for Oceania at the Peabody Essex Museum, and editor of Neptune.

The D S Marshall archive has recently been microfilmed by the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau.  See reel list here

Refer also: trove.nla.gov.au/version/94193259






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