William F. Stiles collection of negatives, slides and photographic prints, 1938-1974

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.014
Creators:
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980
Dates:
1938-1974
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
82 photographic prints
mostly albumen
242 negatives (photographic)
acetate
211 slides
color
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
This collection consists of views of New York, Rhode Island, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Newfoundland and Quebec (slides are primarily of Saint Augustin, Quebec).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Stiles collection consists of views made by Stiles on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation from 1938 to 1974. More than half of these document the life of Innu peoples of Quebec, Canada, in the years 1952, 1958, 1959, and 1964. They depict Innu men, women, and children, and food preparation, dwellings, fishing, canoes, settlements, the preparation of animal skins, and ceremonials. Stiles apparently photographed among the Seminole and Miccosukee peoples of Florida in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1966, and 1974. He also variously photographed the Narragansett and Niantic peoples of Rhode Island, the Onondaga on the Onondaga Reservation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina, the Seneca of New York, the Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree) and the Mohawk of Quebec, and the Mushuaunnuat of Labrador. He also photographed various archaeological sites in New York State, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Negatives arranged by negative number (N21703-N21711, N21792-N21802, N22300-N22310, N22481-N22484, N22594-N22597, N22630, N22705-N22710, N22722, N23504, N23581-N23585, N23675-N23684, N26086-N23585, N23675-N23684, N26086-N26100, N26109-N26126, N26186-N26188, N29562-N29604, N32844-N32867, N33295-N33343, N41162-N41186)
Prints arranged by print number (P13375-P13385, P13431-P13438, P15331-P15346, P15770-P15773, P15885-P15889, P16102, P17154, P17212-P17217, P17282-P17284, P18537-P18551, P18586, P19991-P20002)
Slides arranged by slide number (S02005-S02178, S02389, S04518-S04519, S04559-S04575, S04675-S04678, S04694-S04702, S04753-S04760)

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Before joining the staff of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in May 1938, William F. Stiles was George G. Heye's personal driver. An employee of the Museum for almost forty years, Stiles retired in March 1978 as the Curator of Collections. Although Stiles published very little, he was an active field collector and participated in numerous archaeological expeditions. As is evident from his photographs of the Innu and Seminole peoples, he often visited individual communities more than once and over the course of several years.

Administration
Processing Information note
NMAIA Review
Author

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Preferred Citation note
William F. Stiles collection of negatives, slides and photographic prints, 1938-1974, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or print number).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Seminole Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Canada Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Florida Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mississippi Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eastern Band of Cherokee Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Innu [Ekuanitshit (Mingan)] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Innu [Pakuashipi (Saint Augustin)] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Rhode Island Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) -- South Carolina Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seneca [Tonawanda] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Innu [Uashat-Maliotenam (Seven Islands)] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Innu [Moisie] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color slides Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Innu [Unaman Shipit (Romaine)] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mushuaunnuat (Barren Ground Naskapi) [Utshimassit (Davis Inlet)] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seneca [Allegany] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seneca [Cattaraugus] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Niantic Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Narragansett Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Onondaga Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miccosukee Seminole (Mikasuki) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Attikamekw (Tete De Boule Cree) [Weymontachie Band, Saint Maurice River, Quebec] Cree Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mohawk [Kahnawake (Caughnawaga)] Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
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