William D. Boehmer photographs of Seminole Indians, circa 1939-1963
NAA.PhotoLot.18

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.18
Creators:
Boehmer, William D.
Dates:
circa 1939-1963
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
circa 400 negatives
nitrate
circa 250 negatives
acetate
35 mm
circa 2200 prints (enlargements)
silver gelatin
circa 2200 negatives
acetate
32 color negatives
acetate
35 mm
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made during William Boehmer's time teaching on the Brighton and Big Cypress Reservations. They depict day schools, classes, students and other Seminole Indians (including the Osceola family), celebrations (including Field Days, a pow wow, and Civilian Conservation Corps Achievement Day), handicrafts, agriculture, meetings, and Seminole dances.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William D. Boehmer (d. 1991) was an Educational Field Agent for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and taught on reservations in Florida. In 1938, he moved to Brighton, Florida, with his wife, Edith M. Boehmer, to teach at the Seminole Indian Agency. When the school closed in 1954, Boehmer began working with other Seminole groups, including those at the Big Cypress Reservation and the Hollywood Seminole Reservation.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 18

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Enlargements and prints made from original negatives by the Smithsonian Institution, circa 1966-1972.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 18, William D. Boehmer photographs of Seminole Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Boehmer of Seminole Indians held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4526.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries hold an oral history with William Boehmer.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Original negatives donated by William D. and Edith M. Boehmer, circa 1966-1970.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Box list and basic inventory available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Big Cypress Reservation (Fla.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brighton Reservation (Fla.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Florida Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvesting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Southern States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schools Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seminole Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland , 20746
Phone: 301.238.1300
naa@si.edu