Photographs used to illustrate Alfred Louis Kroeber's Handbook of the Indians of California, circa 1900-1919

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.66E
Creators:
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960 (author and possible photographer)
Dates:
circa 1900-1919
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
12 prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Images included in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 78 ("Handbook of the Indians of California") and photographs of spoons and acorn gruel stirrers, some of which were also published in the volume. Among the photographs included as plates are the interior of a Yurok sweat house (plate 10), a Chilula sweat house (plate 13), a Yurok boat (plate 13), a view of the Karok center of the world (plate 22), and a Wintun cradle (plate 35).

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Alfred Louis Kroeber (1876-1960) was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, but his family moved to New York City shortly afterward. He received his BA (1896) and MA (1897) from Columbia University and worked as a teaching assistant there from 1897-1898. During this time, he took courses from Franz Boas who introduced him to the university's newly established Department of Anthropology. Kroeber received his PhD in Anthropology in 1901 and then accepted a position at the University of California at Berkeley, where he founded the Department of Anthropology. Kroeber conducted extensive research into California tribes and collected artifacts for museums. His "Handbook of the Indians of California," submitted in 1919, was published in the Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin in 1925. In 1923, Kroeber published "Anthropology," considered among the first general textbooks on the subject.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 66E

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in A. L. Kroeber, "Handbook of the Indians of California," BAE Bulletin 78, 1925.

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 66E, Photographs used to illustrate Alfred Louis Kroeber's Handbook of the Indians of California, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Papers and notes by Kroeber can be found in National Anthropological Archives MS 2108, MS 2622, MS 2560, and MS 3134.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Kroeber held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7116, MS 4365-a, MS 1897-a, MS 4623, NAA MS 4372(4), American Ethnological Society records, Records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Handbook of South American Indians Records, and collections of personal papers.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Karok Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chilula Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buildings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wintun Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Implements, utensils, etc. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yurok Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boats and boating Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
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