Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park, circa 1919-1921
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.30
Creators:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930
Dates:
circa 1919-1921
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
45 prints
silver gelatin and photostat
3 sketches on graph paper
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs, drawings, and maps relating to Jesse Walter Fewkes' excavations in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Photographs depict the ruins and paths through the park before and after excavation and repair. There are also original photographs by George L. Beam made for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Some of the drawings are original illustrations for Fewkes' publications.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850‐1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist who served as chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and was curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. Some of his research focuses on the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians, an interest he developed while on a collecting trip in the western United States. In 1891, Fewkes became director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology. Embarking on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1895, he conducted excavations in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida. During the summers of 1908‐1909, 1915‐1916, and 1918-1922, Fewkes worked almost exclusively on excavations and repairs of ruins in Mesa Verde National Park.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 30

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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 30, Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Fewkes photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4321, Photo Lot 1, and Photo Lot 86 (his negatives).
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Fewkesʹs field notes and papers (MS 4408).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

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Jesse Walter Fewkes photographs of excavations in Mesa Verde National Park, circa 1919-1921

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Electronic finding aid available via the website of the National Anthropological Archives.
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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Excavations (Archaeology) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colorado -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Beam, George L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
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