O.T. Littleton prints and negatives, 1938, 1953

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.023
Creators:
Littleton, O. T. (Otis T.)
Dates:
1938
1953
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
6 acetate negatives
5 x 7 inches.
35 photographic prints
gelatin silver.
Repository:
This collection is comprised of 35 gelatin silver prints and 6 acetate negatives taken in 1938 and 1953 by Otis T. Littleton at various archaeological excavations in southern California, including Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Colusa County and Kern County. The majority of the images depict human remains and are restricted.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by image number.
Negatives: organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Otis T. Littleton was an archaeologist who conducted excavations in California. His "finds" were generally believed to be the result of honest fieldwork, but most have turned out to be forgeries and fantasy pieces, with misrepresented provenance.

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
O.T. Littleton prints and negatives, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Human remains (Archaeology) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gelatin silver prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology) -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/