Richard Gates Slattery photograph collection of Fisher Site, Loudoun County, Virginia, circa 1938-1940

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.83-13
Creators:
Slattery, Richard Gates (collector and photographer)
Dates:
circa 1938-1940
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
20 prints
silver gelatin
4 negatives
acetate
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting archeological excavations at Fisher Site in Loudoun County, Virginia. They include views of the surrounding area, the dig site, members of the field expedition, and burials, bones, and artifacts discovered during the dig. Some photographs are by Waldo Rudolph Wedel.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Fisher Site is a Late Woodland village located along the Potomac River in Loudoun County. Waldo Rudolph Wedel was Smithsonian Assistant Curator of Archeology and conducted weekend surveys of sites along the Potomac River as an off-season project from 1938-1939. Richard Gates Slattery was an amateur archeologist and a member and officer with the Maryland Archeological Society. Slattery conducted surveys and carried out excavations on both sides of the Potomac during the 1930s-1960s.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 83-13

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 83-13, Richard Gates Slattery photograph collection of Fisher Site, Loudoun County, Virginia, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds Slattery's report on the Winslow Site (MS 7190) and notes relating to the Shepard Barrack site (MS 7199).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Slattery can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Waldo Rudolph Wedel and Mildred Mott Wedel Papers.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Department of Anthropology holds specimens from the Fisher Site (accessions 152209 and 155365) as well as artifacts and specimens from other sites, donated by Slattery.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by George Metcalf, Museum Specialist for the Smithsonian's Division of Archeology, and Richard G. Slattery, 1982, along with a letter from Metcalf to Slattery regarding the photographs, dated 1964, which is also included in the collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Loudoun County (Va.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Virginia -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/