Godfrey J. Olsen collection of negatives and prints, 1933, 1937
NMAI.AC.001.030

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.030
Creators:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
Olsen, Godfrey J.
Dates:
1933
1937
Languages:
No_linguistic_content
Physical Description:
43 acetate negatives
black and white
5 x 7 inches.
37 photographic prints
gelatin silver
4 x 5 inches.
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
This collection contains 43 black-and-white negatives and 37 gelatin silver prints taken by Godfrey J. Olsen. The images depict several archaeological excavations in West Long Branch and Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, circa 1933. Also present are images from a survey of Bruneau Canyon, Owyhee County, Idaho, which was undertaken in 1937 for the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The Godfrey J. Olsen collection consists of 43 black-and-white negatives and 37 gelatin silver prints made by Olsen around 1933 and in 1937. The circa 1933 images depict several archaeological excavations in West Long Branch and Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, and the 1937 a survey of Bruneau Canyon, Owyhee County. Olsen made the 1937 materials for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Negatives Arranged by negative number (N20646-N20650, N20678-N20690, N21435-N21459).
Prints Arranged by print number (P10305-P10311, N10444-P10452, N12676-N12696).

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Godfrey J. Olsen was an archaeologist for the Fort Ticonderoga Museum and the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Over the course of his career, he excavated several sites in New Jersey, and in 1937 surveyed Idaho's Bruneau Canyon for the Museum of the American Indian.

Administration
Processing Information note
Processed by Heather Shannon, Photo Archivist, in 2012.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Heather Shannon
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Historically, the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation managed all photographic and related manuscript collections separately. This collection description represents current management practices of organizing and contextualizing related archival materials.

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
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Conditions Governing Use note
Some images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Preferred Citation note
Godfrey J. Olsen collection of negatives and prints, 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
Archaeological surveying--Idaho--Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bruneau Canyon (Nev. and Idaho)--Photographs Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations (Archaeology)--New Jersey--Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gelatin silver prints Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland , Maryland, 20746-2863
Phone: 301.238.1400
nmaiarchives@si.edu